PARAMOUNT® Exterior Stain - Semi-Transparent/Semi-Solid


5 Gallons/18.9 L (05), Gallon/3.78 L (01), 1/2 Pint/236 mL (16), N/A

Professional Painter

Product Details

Pittsburgh Paints & Stains Paramount super premium exterior sem-transparent/semi-solid wood stain and sealant in one offers two beatiful choices in one product. Semi-transparent provides subtle color to enrich wood's natural grain, and semi-solid provides the same rich color with more hide for wood with imperfections. It is available in fourteen beatiful, long-lasting colors, including two ready-to-use colors: Atlas Cedar and American Chestnut.


  • Most Advanced Protection & Beauty*
  • Super Premium Stain & Sealant in One
  • Delivers Extreme Weather Protection & Fade Resistance
  • Provides a Mold, Mildew & Algae Resistant Finish
  • Resists Cracking & Peeling for a Durable Finish
  • High Concentration of Transoxide Pigments Provides Rich, Penetrating Color
  • Waterproofing Protection
  • For Decks, Fences, Siding & More
*Comprised of dirt resistance, resistance to substrate cracking, mildew resistance on the dry film and fade performance over time

Area Preparation

Surface must be clean. Remove all dust, dirt, mildew, oil, loose wood fibers and other contaminants. Previous coatings must be completely removed. To ensure proper penetration, weathered, dirty or mildewed surfaces should be cleaned with a wood cleaner prior to applying stain. After rinsing, ensure surface is free of standing water. 

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 the USEPA National Lead Information Hotline at 1-800-424-LEAD or log on to Follow these instructions to control exposure to other hazardous substances that may be released during surface preparation.

Application Details

DO NOT THIN. Intermix containers to ensure color uniformity. Stir thoroughly and often during use. Apply to a small area and allow stain to dry to ensure acceptable appearance and penetration. Apply one thin coat with a high quality brush, paint/stain pad or with spray equipment. When applying by roller or 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 50°F (10°C) to 90°F (32°C) and will remain above 50°F (10°C) for the next 24 hours. Avoid staining in direct sunlight or on hot surfaces. 

Drying Time

Normally dries in 24 hours when applied in optimal temperatures of 50°F (10°C) to 85°F (29°C). Application in high humidity or in temperatures below 50°F (10°C) may prolong drying times. Allow 24 to 48 hours of drying time before light foot traffic or replacing furniture.


Approximately 250 to 350 sq. ft. (23.2 to 32.5 sq. meters) per gallon (3.78 Liters) depending on application, wood texture and porosity.


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

Code Base Sizes Download
41-8200 Stain - Custom Color 5 Gallons/18.9 L (05), 1/2 Pint/236 mL (16)
41-8200 Stain - Tint Base Gallon/3.78 L (01)
41-8200X Ready Mix Custom Color N/A, Gallon/3.78 L (01), 5 Gallons/18.9 L (05)
41-8204 Stain - Custom Color 1/2 Pint/236 mL (16), Gallon/3.78 L (01)
41-8204 Stain - Tint Base 5 Gallons/18.9 L (05)
41-8204X Ready Mix Custom Color 5 Gallons/18.9 L (05), N/A, Gallon/3.78 L (01)
41-8210 Stain - Tint Base 5 Gallons/18.9 L (05), Gallon/3.78 L (01)
41-8210X Ready Mix Custom Color 5 Gallons/18.9 L (05), Gallon/3.78 L (01)
41-8214 Stain - Custom Color Gallon/3.78 L (01)
41-8214 Stain - Tint Base 5 Gallons/18.9 L (05)
41-8214X Stain - Custom Color 5 Gallons/18.9 L (05)
41-8214X Ready Mix Custom Color Gallon/3.78 L (01)
41-8302 Stain - Tint Base 1/2 Pint/236 mL (16)