Semi-Transparent Waterborne Stain (2400)

This waterborne Semi-Transparent Stain is formulated for 3 year durability. This unique formula penetrates deeply offering excellent UV protection and lasting defense against premature weathering and mildew.


  • Can be applied to damp wood so most jobs Can be finished in One day
  • Soap & water Clean-up
  • Low VOC formula


  • Technologically advanced formula for improved weathering
  • Lasting protection against cracking, peeling, and weathering
  • 3 year limited warranty against cracking and peeling
Product # SizePDSSDSUPC
SC0024004-16 Gal740755000183
SC0024005-20 5 Gal740755000190
Important Note: Computer screens and printers vary in how colors are displayed, so the samples shown on this page may vary slightly in color, sheen or finish from actual product and individual results. Always test a small area and let coating dry to ensure color satisfaction before coating entire area.
Please call 800-825-5382 for a retailer who carries Semi-Transparent Stain to receive a free color card that features the color selection for this product line.

  • 2100 – Weathered Gray
  • 2200 – Cedar
  • 2300 – Redwood
  • 2101 – Seashell
  • 2102 – Beige Gray
  • 2103 – Silver Fur
  • 2104 – Cape Cod Gray
  • 2105 – Coastal
  • 2106 – Nantucket
  • 2107 – Driftwood
  • 2108 – Newport Bay
  • 2109 – River Rock
  • 2110 – Gray Pine
  • 2111 – Harbor Gray
  • 2112 – Seattle
  • 2113 – Granite
  • 2114 – Coastal Gray
  • 2115 – Gray Sky
  • 2116 – Blue Spruce
  • 2117 – Blue Oak
  • 2118 – Beachwood
  • 2119 – Blue Gum
  • 2120 – Faded Denim
  • 2201 – White Pine
  • 2202 – Sugar Pine
  • 2203 – Bamboo
  • 2204 – Tan Oak
  • 2205 – Hickory
  • 2206 – Douglas Fir
  • 2207 – Birch
  • 2208 – Dark Cedar
  • 2209 – Sandalwood
  • 2210 – Rich Maple
  • 2211 – Hazelnut
  • 2212 – Pacific Dogwood
  • 2213 – Pecan
  • 2214 – Sycamore
  • 2215 – Limewood
  • 2216 – Pistachio
  • 2217 – Green Apple
  • 2218 – Avocado
  • 2219 – Olive
  • 2220 – Pacific Pine
  • 2300 – Redwood
  • 2301 – Coast Redwood
  • 2302 – Red Cedar
  • 2303 – Spanish Cedar
  • 2304 – Manzanita
  • 2305 – Red Meranti
  • 2306 – Rosewood
  • 2307 – Redheart
  • 2308 – Classic Barn
  • 2309 – New Barn Red
  • 2310 – Purpleheart
  • 2311 – Basswood
  • 2312 – Mesquite
  • 2313 – Corkwood
  • 2314 – Mahogany
  • 2315 – Tavern Oak
  • 2316 – Chestnut
  • 2317- Fig
  • 2318 – Teak
  • 2319 – English Walnut
  • 2320 – Cape Blackwood

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Protects exterior new wood, weathered wood or previously painted or stained surfaces that have been properly prepared.


All surfaces must be clean, dry, and free from dirt, mildew stains, dust and other foreign matter. Do not apply over sealed surfaces. Remove surface stains, dirt and failed oxidized stains with Superdeck Wood Cleaner. Remove solid stains or paints with Superdeck Wood Stripper. For redwood and cedar, follow cleaning or stripping with Superdeck Wood Brightener to remove tannin stains and brighten wood to its original color. For new wood remove mill glaze with Superdeck Wood Brightener.

WARNING! Removal of old paint by sanding, scraping or other means may generate dust or fumes that contain lead. Exposure to lead dust or fumes may cause brain damage or other adverse health effects, especially in children or pregnant women. Controlling exposure to lead or other hazardous substances requires the use of proper protective equipment, such as a properly fitted respirator (NIOSH approved) and proper containment and cleanup. For more information, call the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD (in US) or contact your local health authority.


Thoroughly stir contents before and occasionally during use. For uniformity, mix all cans together before use. Do not thin or mix with any other stains or coatings. A sample brush out is recommended to ensure color satisfaction.


Do not thin.


Apply without thinning by brush, roller, sprayer, or dip. When spraying and dipping, be sure to back brush to ensure uniform coverage. Penetration will vary depending on porosity and water content of the surface. Thoroughly coat cut ends and joints.


Proper application is essential in order to accomplish the full benefits of product appearance and performance. Different wood species, textures and natural color will affect finished shade. Always test a small area first for color satisfaction on before coating entire project.


Two coats are required for proper color development, the second coat MUST be applied within 7 days of the first coat.


For best results apply in shade with surface temperatures between 50°F and 90°F. Do not apply if temperatures will fall below 50øF or if rain or snow is expected within 24 hours after application. Cooler temperatures require longer drying times.

DRY TIME @ 77 F:

1 hour to touch, 4 hour minimum before coating, 7 days maximum in between first and second coat. Temperature and humidity dependent.


Approximate spread rate: 100-350 sq. ft/gal. New wood normally requires less product than old weathered wood, due to older wood being more porous.


Clean spills and spatters, hands and tools with soap and warm water. After cleaning, flush spray equipment with a compliant cleanup solvent to prevent rusting of the equipment. Follow manufacturer’s safety recommendations when using solvents. Dispose of empty container or unused portion in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations.

3 Year Limited Warranty

If this product, when applied according to product application instructions to a properly prepared exterior surface, peels or blisters within 3 years from the date of purchase, The Sherwin-Williams Company shall, upon presentation of proof of purchase to the store where the product was purchased, either replace an equivalent quantity of product sufficient to repair the peeling or blistering free of charge or refund the original purchase price. This warranty shall not apply to any defect or damage resulting from improper surface preparation, structural defects, failure of a previous product or improper application. This is your sole remedy under this warranty. To obtain performance under this warranty, contact manufacturer at (800) 825-5382 or You may be asked to contact the retailer from whom you purchased this product for further warranty instructions. THIS WARRANTY EXCLUDES (1) LABOR OR COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH LABOR FOR THE APPLICATION OR REMOVAL OF ANY PRODUCT, AND (2) ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights, which vary from state to state.

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5 Gal, Gal