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Housser's Paint & Wallpaper

Housser's Paint & Wallpaper

Monday - Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday: 8:30am-5pm
Sunday: Closed

705-326-8066

87 Colborne Street West
Orillia, ON L3V 2Y6

Stain Opacity 101

Refreshing your deck and protecting it at the same time is made easier with ARBORCOAT® Exterior Stains, ensuring both durability and style when spending time with friends and family outdoors.

Opacity 101

When it comes to the impact stain will have on your deck’s design, understanding opacity is key.

Opacity is the degree to which you can see the natural grain of wood, achieved by using one of the following…

  • Clear stain has no colour added and shows the natural beauty of the wood.
  • Translucent stain doesn’t obscure grain and texture of wood and includes just the slightest tone.
  • Semi Transparent stain allows most of the grain and texture to show through, with slightly more prominent colour.
  • Semi Solid stain, with its deeper shades, covers most imperfections while allowing some of the grain and texture of the wood to show through.
  • Solid stain offers the greatest colour depth of all, covering the majority of imperfections while allowing the texture of the wood to peek through lightly.