WaterGuard® Semi-Transparent Stain

WaterGuard Semi-Transparent Wood Stain with Sealer offers convenience and value. A durable acrylic oil wood stain that provides protection, while allowing a slight hint of color that highlights the wood grain. This penetrating, advanced multi-surface sealant protects against water damage and creates a mildew-resistant coating. Perfect for almost any outdoor wood surface.

  • Ready to use semi-transparent stain with sealer
  • Durable sealant that provides waterproofing protection
  • Adds color to your surface that highlights the natural wood grain
  • Protects exterior wood surfaces including decks, fences, siding, railings, outdoor furniture and other wood or previously coated wood with a weathered clear sealant or semi-transparent stain
  • Repels water with just one thin coat
  • Provides a mildew resistant coating that helps prevent mold stains
  • Keep your wood protected and beautiful: Protects up to 4 years on decks and 6 years on fences and siding
  • SunBlock® UV defense to shield your wood surface from the fading power of the sun
  • Exclusive Scuff Guard® technology shields your wood surface from typical minor knicks, dents and scratches
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Product Features

Stain in 4 Easy Steps

Wood Stain Transparency Guide

Area Preparation

Coatings and contaminants must be completely removed from the surface. Clean with the appropriate Olympic cleaner prior to applying product.

WARNING! If you scrape, sand, or remove old paint, you may release lead dust or fumes. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST OR FUMES CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS, SUCH AS BRAIN DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD ALSO AVOID EXPOSURE. Wear a properly fitted NIOSH-approved respirator and prevent skin contact to control lead exposure. Clean up carefully with a HEPA vacuum and a wet mop. Before you start, find out how to protect yourself and your family by contacting USEPA National Lead Information Hotline at 1-800-424-LEAD or log on to www.epa.gov/lead. Follow these instructions to control exposure to other hazardous substances that may be released during surface preparation.


Approximately 250-350 sq.ft per gallon depending on application, wood texture, and porosity.

Application Details

Apply to a small area and allow to dryto ensure acceptable appearance and penetration. Apply one thin coat with a high quality brush, paint/stain pad, or by spray equipment. When applying by spray always back-brush for best results. To help avoid lap marks apply to only a few boards at a time and maintain a wet edge. Apply when no precipitation is expected for 24 hours and when air and surface temperatures are 35 °F - 90 °F (2 °C - 32 °C) and will remain above 35 °F for the next 24 hours. 

Drying Time

Normally dries in 24 hours when applied in temperatures of 50 °F (10 °C) to 85 °F (29 °C). Allow 24-48 hours of drying time before light foot traffic or replacing furniture.


Use soap and water to clean up tools.

Product Warning

Please refer to the Product Label, Technical Data Sheet (TDS) or Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for safety and detailed application instructions.

Code Base Sizes Download
55173 Stain - Custom Color 5 Gallons/18.9 L (05), Gallon/3.78 L (01)
55173S Stain - Custom Color 11.5 oz/325 mL (EA)
55173XIA Ready Mix Custom Color Gallon/3.78 L (01)
55174 Stain - Custom Color Gallon/3.78 L (01)
55174XIA Ready Mix Custom Color Gallon/3.78 L (01)
55176 Stain - Custom Color Gallon/3.78 L (01)
55176XIA Ready Mix Custom Color Gallon/3.78 L (01)
55177 Stain - Custom Color Gallon/3.78 L (01)
55177S Stain - Custom Color 11.5 oz/325 mL (EA)
55177XIA Ready Mix Custom Color Gallon/3.78 L (01)