Cabot Semi Transparent Stains are deep penetrating, linseed oil-based stains that beautify and protect exterior wood. These lightly pigmented stains enhance the natural beauty of the wood by allowing the grain, texture, and color variations within the wood to show through. Acrylic 1300 series combines penetrating properties of oil-based with easy soap-and-water clean-up of water-based finishes. Will provide long-lasting, vapor-permeable protection that beautifies and enriches exterior wood surfaces. Formulated with non-fade, earth tone pigments to weather slowly over time.
This product was fairly difficult to apply, you have to really brush it in to get proper results. Product performed reasonably well for an alkyd stain on the 14 month weathering test. Though a fair amount of darkening did occur, the stain resisted peeling and erosion reasonable well. Signs of moisture damage (splitting/cracking) were also evident.