Valspar® One-Coat Semi-Transparent Stain & Sealer

Valspar Semi-Transparent Stain & 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
Opacity Semi-Transparent
Stain Guide (PDF)
Sizes 1 Quart, 1 Gallon, 5 Gallon
Coverage 150 ft²/gal - 400 ft²/gal
Available at Lowe's
Free store pickup available for popular colors.
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How to use

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 °F - 90 °F
Dry to the Touch* 2 hour – 4 hour
*Dry Time @ 77 °F and 50 % Relative Humidity


Download the product data sheet (PDS) and safety data sheet (SDS) for your product Valspar® One-Coat Semi-Transparent Stain & Sealer.
Product Number Base Container Size SDS PDS
035777885017 Neutral Base 1 Quart SDS SDS SDS PDS
035777885079 Cedar Tone Natural 1 Gallon SDS SDS SDS PDS
035777885130 Neutral Base 1 Gallon SDS SDS SDS PDS
035777885086 Redwood 1 Gallon SDS SDS SDS PDS
035777885291 Neutral Base 5 Gallon SDS SDS SDS PDS

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