Clear and Toner Stain – Perfect for new wood surfaces, clear and toner stain allows the wood to gray and weather naturally.
Transparent Stain – Allowing the grain to show on most types of wood, transparent stain will hide few imperfections. Typically, these nearly-clear stains often come with just a touch of color. Their durability is dependents on the quality of the pigment used to create the color.
Semi-transparent Stain – The most popular type of stain, the semi-transparent stain will hide more imperfections in the wood while still allowing some wood texture and grain to show through. You will find that the color in semi-transparent stains is usually wood-inspired colors.
Semi-solid Stain – Some brands offer semi-solid stain that will give you a similar color to a semi-transparent stains wood, but is better able to hide the imperfections in the wood.
Solid Stain – Providing the most color, a solid color stain has the best ability to hide imperfections while providing durable protection. You can get a solid stain in a wide range of colors including nature-inspired red and browns to blacks, blues, and grays.
Restoration Stain – Used on a wood or composite surface, restoration stain will fill in cracks and coat imperfections.