Valspar® One-Coat Semi-Transparent Stain & Sealer

This semi-transparent stain and sealer adds subtle color that masks imperfections as it protects and reveals some wood grain

  • Available in over 500 nature-inspired shades
  • All-weather defense in one coat
  • Rain-ready in four hours
  • UV defense against fading
  • Provides a mold- and mildew- resistant finish
  • Six-year protection on decks, eight years on fences & siding




1/2 Pint, 1 Quart, 1 Gallon, 5 Gallon


150 ft²/gal - 400 ft²/gal

Options may vary by retailer. Contact your preferred retailer for availability.


Cowboy Suede swatch
Cowboy Suede
Gravity swatch
King’s Canyon swatch
King’s Canyon
Midnight Shadow swatch
Midnight Shadow
Monticello swatch
Monticello Tan
October Brown swatch
October Brown
Rusticana swatch
Scented Candle swatch
Scented Candle
Standing Still swatch
Standing Still
Very Black swatch
Very Black


  • Usage
    New or reconditioned wood decks, porches, outdoor furniture, steps, railings, fences and siding.
  • Prep
    Be sure surface is free of all dirt, mildew stains, loose wood fibers and other foreign matter. In order to be effective, a stain must be able to penetrate. Surfaces must be sound and may be dry or damp. If damp, the wood should be free of puddles and not feel wet. Prepare previously stained or weathered surfaces with Valspar® Wood Cleaner or Valspar® All-In-One Wood Prep. On untreated weathered surfaces, it is best to pressure wash, but at minimum, scrubbing with a stiff bristle brush and rinsing with a garden hose should be done to completely remove all loose wood fibers. Sanding is best to remove any loose wood fibers.
  • Application
    Apply with nylon or polyester brushes, stain pads or professional spray equipment. When spraying, always back-brush immediately.To ensure desired appearance and proper drying time, always finish a small test area before proceeding. Do not overapply. Shake and stir thoroughly before and during use. If project requires more than 1 container, blend all containers together to ensure uniformity. Apply to small sections at a time (1–3 boards); start at one edge of the board and work end-to-end, following through to the end of the boards to avoid lap marks. A one-coat application is recommended.
  • Dry Time
    Dry Time @ 77 °F and 50 % Relative Humidity
    To The Touch: 2 hour - 4 hour
    Recoat: 2 hour - 4 hour
  • Clean-up & Disposal
    Clean brushes and equipment with soap and water. Dispose of empty container or unused portion in accordance with local, state and federal regulations.
Application Temperature
50 - 90 °F
Recommended Coats
1 coats
Dry To the Touch*
2 hour - 4 hour
2 hour - 4 hour
*Dry Time @ 77 °F and 50 % Relative Humidity

Data Sheets

Download the product data sheet (PDS) and safety data sheet (SDS) for your Valspar one-coat semi-transparent stain sealer.

Product Number Base/Color Container Size SDS PDS
035777885079 Cedar Tone Natural 1 Gallon SDS PDS
035777885086 Redwood 1 Gallon SDS PDS
035777885017 Neutral Base 1 Quart SDS PDS
035777885130 Neutral Base 1 Gallon SDS PDS
035777885291 Neutral Base 5 Gallon SDS PDS
035777919323 Neutral Base 1/2 Pint SDS PDS

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