BEHR PREMIUM® Transparent Penetrating Oil Wood Finish

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This easy to apply oil base transparent finish enhances the natural beauty of wood. It provides UV protection and is low maintenance. It also features a mildew resistant finish and is ideal for new to slightly weathered uncoated and unsealed exterior wood surfaces.

Creates a Clear Finish that showcases the full natural beauty of the wood.
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Recommended for properly prepared new to slightly weathered, unsealed exterior wood surfaces.
23-28 m2

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Product Usage

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Must Prep
Before Applying
Wood Finish

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1 Coat

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Spread Rate
Covers 23-28 m2

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Where to Use

Recommended for properly prepared new to slightly weathered, unsealed exterior wood surfaces (0-5 years exposure) such as; Decks, Railings, Shakes, Shingles, Siding, Fences, and Wood Patio Furniture.

Usage Summary

Proper surface preparation is required.

  • For failing coatings or to remove loose wood fibers, use a product such as BEHR PREMIUM® No. 64 Wood Stain & Finish Stripper followed by BEHR PREMIUM No. 63 All-In-One Wood Cleaner to neutralize the wood.
  • When No. 64 is not needed, a product such as No. 63 MUST be used to remove mill glaze and clean the wood surface.
  • After using either No. 64 or No. 63, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose or pressure washer.
  • When rinsing with a pressure washer, use the broadest spray pattern while keeping the nozzle at least 24" away from the surface. Allow the area to dry at least 24 hours before coating.
  • Lightly sand to remove remaining wood fibers/fuzz.

For best results, a pad applicator is recommended over large deck areas.

  • Must apply between 5-32˚C.
  • Avoid applying in direct sunlight or to hot surfaces. Do not use if rain is expected within 24 hours.
  • The surface must be completely dry before application. Intermix multiple containers to ensure colour uniformity.
  • DO NOT THIN PRODUCT. Stir product occasionally throughout application.
  • Test product for penetration and colour on a small hidden area before proceeding.
  • Use a natural bristle brush for areas requiring more accuracy. Use of rollers should be limited to rough surfaces only. Use 10 mm nap or longer when appropriate.
  • A high quality pump sprayer with a variable tip or an airless sprayer with a .33 -.43 mm tip (60 mesh filter) may be used.
  • Lightly saturate the surface and back-brush any excess finish by using pad applicator.
  • Be sure to eliminate puddling and evenly distribute the finish.
  • Maintain a wet edge when applying. Apply product end-to-end or to board lengths to prevent lap marks.
  • Avoid applying finish too heavily. One coat application.
  • For optimum performance, coat all accessible sides.
  • When colour has faded and water is readily absorbed by the substrate, prep/clean with a product such as BEHR PREMIUM No. 63, allow to dry, and apply a new/fresh coat of wood finish.
  • Product can be applied annually if needed.
Dry Time
  • Dry to touch after 2-4 hours depending on wood porosity.
  • 24-48 hours before foot traffic. 72 hours for full cure.
  • For disposal of empty containers and unused product, contact your household refuse collection service.

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For one year from the date of purchase, Behr Process Corporation warrants to the original consumer purchaser, (1) that the product meets Behr Process Corporation’s manufacturing specifications, and (2) the performance of this product when applied according to the label instructions and specifications. If this product is found not to perform as specified on the label within one year from the date of purchase, Behr Process Corporation will, at its option and upon presentation of proof-of-purchase (the original receipt), either furnish an equivalent amount of new product or refund the original purchase price of this product to you. The clause of limitation of liability which follows is inapplicable in Québec. This warranty excludes (1) labour and costs of labour for the application or removal of any product, and (2) any incidental or consequential damages, whether based on breach of express or implied warranty, negligence, strict liability or any other legal theory. To the extent permitted by applicable law, any implied warranties including the implied warranties of merchantability and of fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to the duration of this express warranty. The above provisions are not intended to operate where prohibited by law. This limited warranty is the only warranty provided by Behr Process Corporation unless extended by a provincial consumer statute. To obtain warranty service, call 1-800-854-0133 ext. 2, or contact Behr Process Corporation at 2750 Centre Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2A2L3. Behr Process Corporation reserves the right to inspect any and all application of the product prior to processing your claim made under this warranty.

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BEHR PREMIUM® Transparent Penetrating Oil Wood Finish is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing penetration & lustre...true Oil Stain! Behr's Penetrating Transparent Oil Stain is a truly beautiful product. So happy that The Home Depot now carries it and also that it can be tinted into all kinds of colors. Besides the beautiful finish and waterproofing ability of this stain, the ease of application is so simple. Be sure to use the All-in-One wood conditioner first to exfoliate/open the pores of the wood; to allow the stain to do its job....wait for it to dry...then simply apply 1-coat...done. Awesome product! I look forward to using it on many many jobs.
Date published: 2017-03-29
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