Benefits of Staining Your Deck and Outdoor Furniture


Giving your home a picture perfect color palette goes beyond paint. No matter if your deck is brand new or if it has been a part of your home since move in day, exterior stain can help bring out your wood’s best attributes.

In addition to enhancing the appearance of your deck, siding, and outdoor furniture, investing in a high quality stain will help protect the natural beauty of the wood grain against age, weathering, and foot traffic. The stain acts as a waterproof seal between the wood and all external factors, reducing the risk of the wood warping, twisting, and rot. While deck stain does require some routine maintenance and upkeep, it will help preserve the wood, saving you money in the long run.

In addition to protecting the wood, stain can also help reduce risk of injuries to you, your family members, and your guests. Exterior stains help prevent the wood from splitting and cracking, thus reducing the risk of painful splinters.

Benjamin Moore’s Arborcoat Exterior Stain

Here at Gleco Paint Stores, all three of our locations carry Benjamin Moore’s Arborcoat Exterior Stain. This premium brand of exterior stain comes in a wide variety of opacities and an array of captivating colors, which allows you to express your one of a kind style.

Arborcoat Exterior Stain is suitable for use on all types of wooden decking, siding, and furniture, and it may be applied to both soft and hardwoods. With outstanding color retention, all Arborcoat finishes are easy to apply, offer superior UV protection, and resists against blistering, peeling, stains, and scuffs. In addition, Arborcoat is mildew resistant, even in humid temperatures. We offer the following finishes at all three of our PA paint store locations:

Stain-Translucent: Flat

Available in six ready mix colors: Natural (10), Redwood (20), Teak (30), Cedar (40), Mahogany (60), Silver Gray (70)

Clear Coat: Low Lustre

A clear protective coating for Benjamin Moore ARBORCOAT Translucent (623) and Semi Transparent (638) stains on deck surfaces

Semi Transparent: Flat

Available in 75 colors

Semi Solid: Flat

Available in 75 colors

Solid: Matte

Available in thousands of colors

Clear Waterproofer

A clear, water-based penetrating silicone

Semi Solid Classic Oil Finish: Flat

Available in 75 colors

Semi Transparent Classic Oil Finish: Flat

Available in 75 colors

Translucent Classic Oil Finish: Flat

Available in six ready mix colors: Natural (10), Redwood (20), Teak (30), Cedar (40), Mahogany (60), Silver Gray (70)

Oil Primer

Seals porous surfaces and improves the bond over prepared chalky surfaces

Waterborne Solid Stain: Ultra Flat

Available in thousands of colors

Which Exterior Stain is Right for Me?

The best Arborcoat stain for you highly depends on your home improvement project. For example, Arborcoat’s semi solid flat stain is ideal for softwoods like cedar and pine, while the translucent classic oil finish may be applied to both soft and hardwoods. In addition, Arborcoat’s solid, ultra flat stain comes in thousands of colors, while the clear, low lustre stain comes in six ready-made colors.

When it comes to choosing the right product for your needs, our staff at any of our three locations will be happy to assist you further to ensure you purchase the best product so you can enjoy the look for years to come.

Paint Stores that Sell Benjamin Moore Paints and Stains in PA

Whether you’re looking for a stain for your deck or any interior or exterior paint, trust the experts at Gleco Paint Stores. Our staff is ready to answer any questions you may have about your next home improvement project. For more information on our hours of operation or what Benjamin Moore products we offer, please contact us today.