Exterior Stain

If you're looking for a way to refresh and protect your home's exterior, consider exterior stain. Exterior stain is a type of paint that enhances the natural beauty of the wood while providing durability and resistance to the elements. You can use exterior stain on a variety of surfaces, including:

  • Decks
  • Fences
  • Siding
  • Furniture

Benjamin Moore Exterior Stain

At Complete Paint & Supplies, we're proud to offer a wide range of Benjamin Moore exterior stain products for your needs. Benjamin Moore is a trusted brand producing high-quality paints and stains since 1883. They formulate their exterior stain products with advanced technology and premium ingredients to deliver superior performance and lasting beauty.

One of their most popular exterior stain products is ARBORCOAT® Exterior Stain. ARBORCOAT® Exterior Stain is a waterborne stain with different opacities, from clear to solid. It offers excellent color retention, UV protection, mildew resistance, and easy application. It also has low odor and low volatile organic compounds, VOCs, making it environmentally friendly and safe to use.

Some of the ARBORCOAT® Exterior Stain products we carry include:

ARBORCOAT® Solid Deck and Siding Stain: This product provides a rich and uniform color that covers the wood grain completely. It is ideal for wood surfaces that already have paint or stain and need refreshing.

ARBORCOAT® Semi Solid Deck and Siding Stain: This product provides a subtle color that allows the wood grain to show through. It is ideal for wood surfaces that have moderate wear and tear.

ARBORCOAT® Semi Transparent Classic Oil Finish: This product provides a translucent color that enhances the natural beauty of wood. It is ideal for wood surfaces with minimal wear and tear, such as brand-new decks, wooden siding, or rails.

ARBORCOAT® Translucent Classic Oil Finish: This product provides a clear finish that protects the wood without altering its color. It is ideal for wood surfaces that have natural or exotic colors.

Benefits Of Exterior Stain

The best exterior stain has many benefits over other types of paint, such as:

  • Preserving the natural beauty of wood by enhancing its grain and texture.
  • Protecting the wood from moisture, mold, insects, and decay.
  • Resisting fading, cracking, peeling, and blistering.
  • Extending the lifespan of the wood by reducing the need for maintenance and repairs.
  • Adding value and curb appeal to your home by improving its appearance and style.

Projects You Can Work On With Exterior Stain

You can use exterior stain on any wood surface with exposure to the outdoors, such as:

Decks: A deck is a great place to relax and entertain guests. You can use deck stain to give your deck a fresh and inviting look. You can choose from different colors and opacities, depending on your preference and the condition of your deck. For example, you can use a solid stain to cover up any imperfections or stains on your deck, or you can use a semi-transparent stain to highlight the natural beauty of your deck.

Fences: A fence is a great way to add privacy and security to your property. Exterior stain can give your fence a new and attractive look.

Siding upgrade: Upgrade the look of your home's exterior by staining the siding. Benjamin Moore exterior stain offers various colors to match your style.

Furniture: You can take exterior stain and apply it to wooden outdoor furniture to help it last longer and improve the appeal of your home’s exterior.

Ready To Start Your Exterior Stain Project?

If you're ready to start your exterior stain project, we're here to help. At Complete Paint & Supplies, we have everything you need to make your project successful. We have a large selection of Benjamin Moore and PPG exterior stain products.

We also have the necessary tools and accessories, such as brushes, rollers, sprayers, tape, drop cloths, and more. Plus, we have the expertise and advice you need, from choosing the right product and color to preparing the surface and applying the stain. We are your one-stop shop for all your exterior stain needs. We serve Northwest Michigan and the Eastern Upper Peninsula, including:

  • Petoskey
  • Charlevoix
  • Boyne City
  • Harbor Springs
  • Cheboygan

Visit our stores in Petoskey and Harbor Springs to see our products in person. Don't wait any longer. Give your home's exterior a makeover with exterior stain today. Visit our stores in Petoskey and Harbor Springs to see our products in person or contact us to get started today.

FAQs About Exterior Stain

Can you use exterior stain inside?

A: Exterior stain is primarily designed for outdoor use due to its formulation and may not be suitable for indoor applications due to potential odor and other considerations.

Can I paint over the existing exterior stain?

A: Yes, you can paint over existing exterior stain, but preparing the surface ahead of time is essential. Start by lightly cleaning the surface and sanding it so the primer adheres to it. Apply a high-quality primer before painting to ensure proper adhesion and a long-lasting finish.