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    Different stain types

    Painters & Decorators

    I’d like to know what the difference is between solid, transparent and semi-transparent stains? What are their pros and cons? Thanks,

    Asked by LAURA on 21st Dec 2020
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    Pataki Peter


    Sorry for the late answer.

    Semi-transparent stains are the lightest in color, allowing much wood grain to be seen. They can come in nearly any color, and they typically last 3-4 years. Semi-solid stains are much like semi-transparent stains, except that they have a deeper color and show less of the natural wood grain.


    Answered on 13th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    kr painting&decorating

    "Transparent lets you see the grain in wood and still seal and semi lets you see the wood grain as well but will hide miner faults"

    Answered on 22nd Dec 2020 - Member since Feb 2019 - report

    "Transparent stains ,although they appear clear ,have some pigment in them for UV protection.
    Semi-transparent stains have more pigment,bit still allow some of the wood grain to show through they hide most of the wood's character but they offer the best protection from maisture and UV rays."

    Answered on 22nd Dec 2020 - Member since Nov 2020 - report

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