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Best Water-Based Stains from Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore is the best choice when you’re looking for water-based wood stains. With an abundance of options and incredible quality, you can’t go wrong. At Hoover Paint, we can help you find the best water-based wood stain for your project. Learn what to look for in water-based stains and our top recommendations.

Gloved hand holding a brush applying stain to a wooden board at Hoover Paint near Murfreesboro, TN

Why Choose Water-Based Stains for Wood?

Oil-based stains have long been used for wood projects because they penetrate the wood more deeply and last longer. However, with advancing technology, water-based stains have grown to be on par with oil-based stains, with a few extra benefits. Water-based stain come with lower VOCs, making them safer. They’re also easier to apply and come off with a good finish, meaning even those without experience can achieve a stunning final product.

Characteristics of the Best Water-Based Stains

Your wood will be exposed to the elements. It’s going to have to withstand intense heat, rain, snow, sleet, hail, and anything else Mother Nature throws at it. Water-based stains for wood need to reduce cracking and peeling season after season. This is true whether you’re staining your deck, fence, or chicken coop. The stain should help protect the wood and provide long-lasting protection from the elements.

Your water-based stain should also be mildew—and UV-resistant. Again, since whatever you’re staining is probably outside, the moisture and heat will create the perfect situation for mold and mildew to grow, which will destroy the wood. Add in intense sunlight causing otherwise unprotected wood to fade, your stain needs to be able to protect your wood from both of these hazards.

Water-based stains for wood should also be easy to clean. Mud can splatter on them, kids can drag dirt across the deck, and drinks can spill. It is essential to be able to easily clean up messes with soap and water without damaging the stain.

Woodluxe® Water-Based Exterior Stain

Woodluxe® from Benjamin Moore is the best water-based exterior stain available. It’s comparable to oil-based stains in that it offers excellent UV protection and mildew resistance. It’s formulated to withstand all weather conditions and is available in translucent, semi-transparent, semi-solid, and solid options to enhance the look, quality, and condition of the wood. It reduces cracking and peeling, can easily be cleaned with soap and water, and even comes in dozens of colors  

Contact Us for Water-Based Stains from Benjamin Moore

When you finish a project, you want it to look its best and stay looking that way for a long time. With Benjamin Moore paints and stains, you can get the quality and finish you need for every project. Visit Hoover Paint at one of our locations in Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Cool Springs, Shelbyville, Cookeville, Green Hills, Manchester, Mt. Juliet, Clarksville, or Pleasant View, Tennessee, for assistance picking out the right water-based stain for your wood project. 

We can also help you find the other tools you need to make just one trip. We carry paint supplies like brushes, drop cloths, rollers, sprayers, caulk guns, sandpaper, solvents, paint removers, and drywall tools. We also carry wallpaper; our friendly staff is always happy to help. Call, text, or email with questions, or simply drop by. We proudly serve Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Cool Springs, Shelbyville, Cookeville, Green Hills, Manchester, Mt. Juliet, Clarksville, Pleasant View, TN, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today!