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BEHR Premium 1 qt. Natural Transparent Weatherproofing Wood Finish
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BEHR Premium

1 qt. Natural Transparent Weatherproofing Wood Finish

$15.98 /each

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Product Overview

The BEHR Premium 1 qt. Acrylic Natural Clear Weatherproofing Wood Finish is waterproof to prolong the wood's natural beauty. It is designed to protect exterior wood decks, fences, siding and patio furniture. The acrylic formula combines the benefits of an oil-based finish and the convenient cleanup of a water-based product. The finish can be applied in temperatures as low as 40°F.

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  • Ideal for application on exterior wood decks, fences, siding and patio furniture
  • Formulated for a brush-on application
  • Can be applied in temperatures as low as 40°F and to damp wood
  • Acrylic formula penetrates wood like an oil-based stain and cleans up with soap and water
  • Advanced technology enhances waterproof protection and durability
  • UV protected to resist fading
  • Contains mildewcide to resist the growth of mildew to maintain a pristine appearance
  • Provides up to 80 sq. ft. of coverage
  • Waterproof formula maintains lasting beauty
  • Actual paint colors may vary from on-screen and printer representations
  • Online Price includes Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, MN, OR, RI, VT
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Questions about transparency and durability

There is some color to the Natural Transparent finish, so why is it called transparent? The color is lovely, but I'm curious. Also, hope it holds up. Wish I had read some of the reviews of this product before totally relying on Home Depot's recommendation to buy it. As I search the net, the reviews are really mixed, more negative than I had hoped. Please tell me the stain won't start coming off in a year. The can says four years! Thank you.
Asked by: teamedup
It is what I would call semi-transparent, some color with a clear coating. It is not very durable, so if it will be getting quite a bit of wear I would try something different. I have had good success with Olympic.
Answered by: Mooch
Date published: 2016-05-19

does it come in 5 gal pale

Asked by: landing4
comes in 4.84 gal pail. i covered 28x28 new wood deck with two coats and had a pint or so left. Coverage depends on condition of wood.
Answered by: sand
Date published: 2015-10-15

After applying Natural-500, How long must it sit to prevent damage from rain?

Asked by: Anonymous
The finish must be dry in order to act properly to seal out rain droplets, and the finish must have been applied thoroughly to all surfaces of the wood to act as a uniform skin over the wood surface. Holidays in the surface application wherein some areas were not coated thoroughly will soak up rain water as quickly as any untreated wood. Natural rain events will eventually have a weathering effect on the wood because wood is a dynamic material which expands and contracts naturally with its own moisture content which can, over time, cause miniature fissures in the grain surface of lumber which then have no blockage to the passage of water on the surface. Read recoat instructions, and probable life of applied finish offered by the manufacturer. Locale and weather conditions vary across the country for probable weather exposure water levels and conditions.
Answered by: Rick
Date published: 2015-09-20

can you use a roller to apply as well as a brush and is it possible to spray it on the wood

Asked by: just
Recommend using 5" brush
Answered by: Sailndayz
Date published: 2016-10-25
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Customer Reviews

1 qt. Natural Transparent Weatherproofing Wood Finish is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 458.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not worth it, EVER! Worst product ever. The stain is already peeling!!! It's not even been a full year. Our deck is old and we spent several weekends cleaning and preparing our wrap around deck, including pressure washing. We did this last summer and applied 2 coats. In between the coats we waited a full 24 hours before the next coat. Now it's fully coming off. Some of our old wood was rotting so we had to replace them, clearly this horrible product cannot even work with brand new wood. Don't ever buy this product if you want it to last. I seriously want my money back because this product is not cheap and it didn't even do the job right.
Date published: 2016-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Looks Great Cordovan Brown tint, transparent stain. Easy to brush on, but very "watery" as it runs and drips very easily. After brushing to even out, it dried with a consistent color. Does not cover a great amount of fence, two gallons used on 40 linear feet x 6 foot high cedar fence and gate (both sides) ..
Date published: 2016-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product This wood finish is great for a good color and protection. We have used on our fence that was built just a few weeks ago.
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Five Star Behr Products I've always been completely satisfied with all Behr products. Rather than using the usual TS, this was the 1st treatment used on my outdoor pergola built in 2013. The prepping was the most time consuming. I used the chocolate transparent stain, which was the perfect match. I also "opted" to use a short paint brush, and was able to paint a nice even coat in between the beams. My pergola looks NEW again! Love these products. Your Customer Service employees in the paint department are knowledge, were very helpful, and always willing to assist. Wish we had a HD on our side of town!!!!
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Going on three years on our fence and holding up nicely. While this stuff, despite being ""Natural... Going on three years on our fence and holding up nicely. While this stuff, despite being "Natural" and "Transparent" does have a slight tint. But it is very agreeable. It actually improves the natural look of our wood! We've used it on two fences now. The first, the developer put in some cheap crud, allegedly redwood. It was warped, splitting and crummy looking for Redwoodwod. After forcing the developer to replace about 12 boards, we declared victory. Instructions recommend brushing this on. Used the 5" brushes. Came out looking terrific. Hired Fence company for new Redwood fence on another property. A better grade of wood, came out beautiful. Brushing, plan. one Gal. Each 16 feet. But We put it on heavy
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Applied Behr 501 Cedar Naturaltone Transparent Weatherproofing Wood Finish after power washing an... Applied Behr 501 Cedar Naturaltone Transparent Weatherproofing Wood Finish after power washing and sanding the deck. Followed directions and used two coats applied by brush. Look and finish were excellent, although a little more red than the color sample, it looks great. It looks like the finish has a slightly shiny plastic like coating if looking at it from an angle but that is the same effect I got on my house paint that was a top of the line paint. This deck is in a full sun southern exposure at 6500 ft so I was seeking a very durable product. Water cleanup is easy.
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable Wood Finish Product Refinished the 2 decks in my backyard last weekend. I have been using the Behr premium transparent weatherproofing Cedar Naturaltone no. 501 product for many years. Each application has continued to provide protection for many years. Cleanup is a breeze. I would highly recommend it to all. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-06-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from As others have pointed out, this is not a transparent finish. It will tint your wood so that you... As others have pointed out, this is not a transparent finish. It will tint your wood so that you have red wood - not redwood. It may be just what you're looking for but I recommend you do what I did: buy a quart for a few bucks and brush it on an inconspicuous spot to see if you like it. I did not like it as it would cover up the natural color of my new redwood fence. I wasted a few bucks and have a redish spot (I wiped it off with a damp cloth within a few minutes, but some of the color already sunk in). At least I didn't stain the whole fence.
Date published: 2016-12-03
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