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1 gal. #SC-129 Chocolate Solid Color Waterproofing Exterior Wood Stain and Sealer

$4198
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  • Recommended for properly prepared old, damaged wood
  • Solid Color covers imperfections with a beautiful color finish
  • Durable water repellent finish protects exterior wood surfaces
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The BEHR Premium Solid Color Waterproofing Stain and Sealer is an advanced 100% acrylic formula that delivers all-weather protection from the elements for up to 10 years on decks and 25 years on fences and siding. The product is self-priming and delivers excellent protection from the sun's harmful UV rays. This wood stain will hide imperfections and signs of aging wood and is also a great choice to refresh the color on composite decks.
  • Covers up to 400 sq. ft. per gallon with 2 coats recommended
  • For decks, fences and siding
  • Resists rain after 4 hours
  • Enhanced mildew resistant finish
  • Easy to apply
  • Soap and water clean up
  • Low temperature application
  • Online Price includes a Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT, WA
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Ratings
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TransparencySemi-TransparentSolidSolidSolid
Container Size1 Gallon1 Gallon1 Gallon1 Gallon
Paint/Stain FeaturesLow Temperature,Mildew Resistant,UV/Fade Resistant,WaterproofLow Temperature,Mildew Resistant,UV/Fade Resistant,WaterproofLow Temperature,Mildew Resistant,UV/Fade Resistant,WaterproofLow Temperature,Mildew Resistant,UV/Fade Resistant,Waterproof
Stain & Sealer In OneYesYesYesYes
Base MaterialAcrylicAcrylicAcrylicAcrylic
Surface LocationFence,Furniture,PatioDeck,Fence,FurnitureFence,Furniture,PatioDeck,Fence,Furniture
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)300400400300
Substrate/Surface Usage TypeWoodWoodWoodWood
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Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
1 Gallon
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
400

Details

Application Method
Brush,Paint Sprayer,Roller
Base Material
Acrylic
Color Family
Brown
Color/Finish
Chocolate
Dry to touch (min.)
120 min
Interior/Exterior
Exterior
Maximum Optimal Temperature (F)
90
Minimum Optimal Temperature (F)
35
Number per Package
1
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Soap & Water
Paint/Stain Features
Low Temperature,Mildew Resistant,UV/Fade Resistant,Waterproof
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Wood Deck Stain & Sealer
Recommended Number of Coats
2
Returnable
Non-Returnable
Stain & Sealer In One
Yes
Substrate Condition
Finished Wood,Pressure Treated Wood,Unfinished Wood
Substrate/Surface Usage Type
Wood
Surface Location
Deck,Fence,Furniture
Time before recoating (hours)
2
Transparency
Solid
Vertical/Horizontal
Vertical / Horizontal

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
10 years on decks 25 years fences & siding

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.5
    out of 681 reviews
  • 74% recommend this product
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Color changes as you apply
Even stirring it well by the time I got to the bottom of the can the pigment changed completely. I will have to redo the entire porch again. Looks terrible. I am very disappointed
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Response from BehrJul 20, 2021
Hello Db2haacker, thank you for your review. I’m so sorry the stain was a different color at the bottom of the can. I recommend removing the stain, cleaning with our All-In-One Wood Cleaner, letting the surface dry, then reapplying the stain and stirring the stain in the can occasionally during application. Customer satisfaction is important to us, and we appreciate your feedback. Please feel free to reach out to our Customer Care team directly for further assistance with this. Our team is happy to help you! -Joni Behr
    The color on the screen and can is not accurate. It's far more orange-red in the light.
    My deck was stained with Behr solid acrylic in Chocolate some years ago by a previous owner. Had a couple cans in the basement dating to 2016. To Behr's credit, those cans were still fresh and usable. At first, I didn't realize the Chocolate cans in the basement were the same as the deck finish, because the deck is a muted orange-red color - not brown at all. I tested the Chocolate on a board I removed and I couldn't believe that it was the same color as the deck. I thought it was the brown used for the supports. I don't recommend this color if you want something in the brown family. See my photo comparing the previous "Chocolate" stain to Behr's Cordovan Brown that I applied over it.
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      Great product-aces all the way!
      Great product-aces all the way!
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      I've always trusted Behr water sealant for my deck, and I'm so glad I stuck with it when I had my...
      I've always trusted Behr water sealant for my deck, and I'm so glad I stuck with it when I had my pergola stained. I used the same Behr ST (semi transparent) Chocolate on my fence and other wood that looked so great I just had to have the same done for my pergola. Behr really helped transform my wood from old to nearly new! (I did a separate 5 star review re my fence)
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      1 person found this helpful
      Worked great on oak bench
      Replaced half the wood on this bench with new red oak. The other boards were heavily weathered after about 15 years outside. After sanding and staining, you have to look closely to see which is which.
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        1 person found this helpful
        Terrible Product 1 year review.
        This product is so disappointing. It washes off, bubbles off and is not fit for Texas weather. It's a real let down to to the BEHR product range.
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        Response from BehrApr 27, 2021
        Hello Wayne, thank you for your review. I'm so sorry the stain is washing off and bubbling. I recommend removing the coating, cleaning the surface with our All-In-One Wood Cleaner No. 63 to clean the wood and open the pores of the wood to allow the stain to grip onto the surface, letting the surface dry, then reapplying the stain. Customer satisfaction is important to us, and we appreciate your feedback. Please feel free to reach out to our Customer Care team directly for further assistance. Our team is happy to help you! -Joni Behr
          2 people found this helpful
          Waste of money AND time!
          We researched the top brands of stains when we decided to stain our deck. At the time, Behr had the best reviews. We allowed our deck to age properly, pretreated with Behr products as recommended, and applied several coats to achieve an even finish. This project was VERY time intensive and costly with how many coats we applied. To our disappointment, the stain didn't even last one year! It has been a little more than 1.5 years now and the entire deck will need redone. Do not waste your time with this product.
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          Response from BehrMar 29, 2021
          Hi Danielle,

          Thank you for reviewing Behr Premium Semi-Transparent Waterproofing Wood Stain & Sealer. I'm very sorry to hear that your deck will need to be redone less than two years later. That certainly isn't typical or what we want our customers to go through. When applying this stain, we recommend applying two coats maximum within a 72-hour period for optimal results. Customer satisfaction is very important to us, and I encourage you to contact Behr directly for further assistance. We'd love to learn more about your project and find the best way to help.

          Kindest regards,

          Doris Behr
            1 person found this helpful
            Very disapointed in this product.
            I built a covered hot tub deck and used this product to protect the wood. The wood was treated lumber, and was allowed to "age" for about 6 months prior to using this Behr product. Before applying the Behr stain, the deck was cleaned with a pressure washer and allowed to completely dry for a couple of days. This was applied in the summer of 2019. It is now March of 2021 and the deck looks absolutely horrible. I would expect a product made by Behr and costing as much as it does, to last longer than the cheap off brand name stuff. All of the vertical wood looks great, just the actual decking looks very ugly. This decking was purchased new and not re-used wood. I spent quite a bit of money on this hot tub gazebo, and expected Behr to last longer than 18 months. I cannot recommend this item, especially for the cost. Save your money, and purchase a different brand that is cheaper. Because you will STILL end up recovering within 2 years! This is pretty sad, because Behr is all I use around the house. The interior paint is great stuff. But this deck stain is no better than any other off brand name stain.
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            Response from BehrMar 22, 2021
            Hello Baker65, thank you for your review and for being such a loyal Behr customer. I'm so sorry the stain isn't looking good on your deck. I recommend removing the coating, cleaning the surface with our All-In-One Wood Cleaner No. 63 to clean and open the pores of the wood to allow the stain to grip onto the surface, letting the surface dry, then reapplying the stain. Also please note the coating may wear out sooner than expected due to its constant contact with water, chlorine, or salt substances near the hot tub. Customer satisfaction is important to us, and we appreciate your feedback. Please feel free to reach out to our Customer Care team directly for further assistance. Our team is happy to help you! -Joni Behr
              I used the paint to stain a new fence. It took 3 coats of paint to evenly cover the picket. I put...
              I used the paint to stain a new fence. It took 3 coats of paint to evenly cover the picket. I put 4 coats on to create a stronger rain barrier to ensure the entire picket was evenly coated and colored. I like the brown color and would recommend this product. It was easy to use. I used both a paint brush and a roller brush. I prefer the brush since some of the pickets were uneven and the roller brush couldn't evenly coat the picket.
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              4 people found this helpful
              Nice color for wooden deck...
              Nice color for wooden deck
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              Color is terrible
              About 7 years ago, I used the chocolate semi-transparent on my covered deck. It was a great brown color and held up decently. When it was time to stain again, I decided to move to the solid bc the wood was getting pretty old. I got the chocolate color again bc it looks good next to my composite deck but this chocolate is nothing like the semi-transparent color. It’s super red and looks awful. See photo of chocolate semi next to the fully dried chocolate solid.
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              Response from BehrJun 30, 2020
              Hi Jenna - Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear that this color didn't turn out as expected. I recommend making sure the color was mixed correctly by comparing the paper swatch for Chocolate SC-129 to the dried stain dab on the lid of your can. If they match, the color is correct, and you may want to choose a new color to recoat your deck with. If they don't match, the color may have been mixed incorrectly, and we would recommend continuing your project with the right color. So we can assist you with this further, please feel free to reach out to us directly. We hope to hear from you! – Sara Behr
                1 person found this helpful
                not really a stain. is a film, behr has told me this
                Also still sticky, and have a couple of peel ups after a week. They told me not to apply in above 50% humidity. which rules out the whole south in 3/4 of the year.
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                Response from BehrJun 16, 2020
                Hi dontusebehr - Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear that the surface was still sticky and peeled up after a week. This is a film forming solid stain (similar to a paint); however, it should feel dry to the touch after an hour of dry time. Please keep in mind that higher humidity will slow the drying process down. I recommend cleaning a small test area with soap and water. If this reduces the stickiness, you can continue to clean the rest of the surface. To fix the peeling, I recommend sanding the loose stain from the surface, spot cleaning the bare wood, then touching up with more stain. For further assistance with this, please feel free to reach out to us directly. We'd be happy to help. - Sara Behr
                  1 person found this helpful
                  This stain covered nicely with 2 coats....
                  This stain covered nicely with 2 coats.
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                  1 person found this helpful
                  Perfect color that made our 20 year old deck look...
                  Perfect color that made our 20 year old deck look new again.
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                  not a stain.. a film
                  Not a stain at all but a "film" according to Behr themselves. Can't believe home depot sells this junk.... very disappointed in them. This "stain" will peel right off your deck. I just followed the instructions to a T on about 1000 square feet of deck. After 72 hours of "cure" time it is very sticky and can be peeled off easily... total waste of time and money. used all of their expensive prep products as well deck looked gorgeous before i put this slime on it. I was so disappointed i went to their web site to read reviews. this is direct quote from them in a response to a review... “Please keep in mind that our water-based Premium Semi-Transparent and Solid Color Wood Stains do not penetrate or are absorbed by the wood because they're film-forming stains.” This "stain" will peel right off your deck. I just followed the instructions to a T on about 1000 square feet of deck. After 72 hours of "cure" time it is very sticky and can be peeled off easily... total waste of time and money. used all of their expensive prep products as well deck looked gorgeous before i put this slime on it. I was so dissapointed i went to there web site to read reviews. this is direct quote from them in a response to a review... “Please keep in mind that our water-based Premium Semi-Transparent and Solid Color Wood Stains do not penetrate or are absorbed by the wood because they're film-forming stains.”
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                  Response from BehrJun 16, 2020
                  Hi notAStainAFilm - Thank you for your review. Sorry to hear that the finish feels sticky and peels off after 72 hours of dry time. This product should feel dry to the touch after 1-2 hours. To fix the finish, we recommend cleaning a small test area with soap and water. If this removes the stickiness, you can continue to clean the rest of the surface before sanding down the peels spots, spot cleaning the bare wood with our wood cleaner, then touching up with more stain. For further assistance with your project, please feel free to reach out to us directly. - Sara Behr
                    Color is different
                    Very orange toned unlike like the container or in-store sample. I know it can vary on different wood but this is a whole different tone, i was expecting a neutral to red tone. I am going sample some other colors because the product is amazing and covered very nice, but I am going to get sample pots this time. So recommending the product but not this color! And don't trust in-store samples.
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                    Response from BehrJun 12, 2020
                    Hi Chloe - Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear that this color turned out more orange than expected, and I'm concerned that the color on your deck doesn't match the in-store sample. I recommend checking to see if the color was mixed correctly by comparing the paper swatch for Chocolate SC-129 to the dried stain dab on the lid of your stain can. If they match, the color is correct, and we recommend recoating with a new color. If they don't match up, the color may have been mixed incorrectly, and we recommend recoating with the right color. We'd be happy to assist you with this further. Please feel free to reach out to us directly - we hope to hear from you! - Sara Behr
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                      Rating provided by a verified purchaser...
                      Rating provided by a verified purchaser
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                      Final finish is beautiful but took two coats to achieve it so I knock Ed it down to 4 rating.
                      Final finish is beautiful but took two coats to achieve it so I knock Ed it down to 4 rating.
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                      Do not buy - Color does not match
                      This product should be removed from home depot look at the actual finished board color compared to the color on the can! Completley different! Please change the label or remove this bogus product from stores.
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                      Response from BehrJun 3, 2020
                      Hi eric,

                      Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear that the color on your wood board doesn't match the label on the can! The actual stain color should match the label, as well as the physical swatch in our Exterior Wood Stains & Finishes brochure, and I'm concerned that it looks different. To fix, I recommend stirring the stain for a few minutes before use to ensure that the colorants are completely mixed in. If the color still doesn't look correct once the stain has been stirred, it's best to continue your project with a new can. We'd like to assist you with this further. Please feel free to reach out to us directly. We hope to hear from you! - Sara Behr
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                        1 person found this helpful
                        Great product, easy to apply, a little redder than pictured
                        The rendering photos are a little misleading, a real life image would be a little easier to tell the color on. It was redder than what is pictured, but I was happy with the color regardless. Follow the instructions, use the stripper and cleaner and you’ll be happy with the results!
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                          Paint color in the can did not match the color sample in the store nor does it match the color on...
                          Paint color in the can did not match the color sample in the store nor does it match the color on the outside of the can. Very disappointed.
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                          Response from BehrDec 18, 2019
                          Hi richards, thank you for your review. I’m sorry to hear that the color did not turn out as expected. It is a great idea to sample colors first. Customer satisfaction is important to us, and we appreciate your feedback. Please reach out to us directly if you need further assistance, our customer care team is happy to help you! -Giovanna Behr
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                          Went on easily and did a great job of covering the wood.
                          Went on easily and did a great job of covering the wood.
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                          Great coverage and weather resistance. I've applied it to my deck every other year for the past ...
                          Great coverage and weather resistance. I've applied it to my deck every other year for the past 10 years.
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                          Product performed as indicated.
                          Product performed as indicated.
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                          My Father and I applied this to his deck 6 years ago. We spent a significant amount of time prepp...
                          My Father and I applied this to his deck 6 years ago. We spent a significant amount of time prepping and cleaning the deck prior to applying this product per the instructions. In less than 2 years a significant amount of stain had flaked and peeled off the horizontal surfaces. The vertical surfaces are OK. Due to his health issues we have not been able to address this problem until now. The deck is so bad it is unfathomable to comprehend the amount of work it will take to get this deck looking somewhat presentable. There is a very large pergola and a lot of railing that was stained to match. Attempting to fix the horizontal surfaces to match is going to be very challenging especially since we have no intention of using Behr again.
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                          Response from BehrJul 2, 2019
                          Hi LaylaLee, thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear about the peeling issues. This is not typical, and it sounds like it will be best to remove the loose coating, clean the surface, and apply a Solid Stain over the entire surface. You can also use the solid finish on the railings that are still in good condition to get the color to match. Customer satisfaction is important to us, and we appreciate your feedback. Please reach out to us directly for further assistance, our customer care team is happy to help you! -Giovanna Behr
                            I purchased 5 gallons last Labor Day and I wish I could give this paint a good review but it didn...
                            I purchased 5 gallons last Labor Day and I wish I could give this paint a good review but it didn't even last one winter, I spent the extra on the 10 year warranty paint hoping it would be more durable, pressure washed the deck, cleaned it with Behr deck cleaner, let everything dry and applied 2 coats in the appropriate weather as per the instructions and the paint peeled after 6 months, some paint was applied over an older coat of Behr stain that would not come off with the pressure washer, most was applied directly to wood and it peeled on both surfaces.
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                            Response from BehrApr 8, 2019
                            Hi Eric,

                            Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear that your deck is peeling so soon. This is not typical, and I recommend removing the loose stain, cleaning with the All-in-One Wood Cleaner, allowing the surface to dry and applying two new coats. Customer satisfaction is important to us, and we appreciate your feedback. Please reach out to us directly if you need further assistance, our customer care team is happy to help you!

                            Regards,

                            Giovanna Behr
                              5 people found this helpful
                              I used this on inexpensive pine lumber. Pine is notoriously difficult to stain, but the Behr prod...
                              I used this on inexpensive pine lumber. Pine is notoriously difficult to stain, but the Behr product covered evenly with minimal blotching. The Chocolate color is dark enough to provide good coverage on light-colored lumber. Before application, I sanded thoroughly, then washed/scrubbed the lumber with Behr all-purpose cleaner, followed by another light sanding. Preparation is key, as is following the directions, which call for two thin coats applied with staining pads. Since the product contains sealer, a heavy first coat will prevent good adhesion of the second coat, so go easy and be patient. I allowed the first coat to dry overnight (temperature around 45-degrees). I applied the second coat the following day (temperature around 75-degrees) . It remained a little tacky (again due to the sealer) for a few hours, but dried nicely by nightfall. Time will tell how well it holds up to weather extremes, but I am very pleased so far.
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                                Looks great, better than I expected.
                                Looks great, better than I expected.
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                                  The wood that I was refinishing was very old and the stain absorbed into it more than expected, s...
                                  The wood that I was refinishing was very old and the stain absorbed into it more than expected, so the coverage was less than I hoped for. But the overall project came out nice and I am please with the product.
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                                  1 person found this helpful
                                  Easy to apply. Went on with one coat. Easy clean up
                                  Easy to apply. Went on with one coat. Easy clean up
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