Cabot Woodcare Products
16300 Series Semi-Transparent Siding, Deck and Fence



Cabot 6300
Semi-Transparent Siding, Deck and Fence Gallon
Item #'s stocked:
16306 - Neutral Base

  • Lightly pigmented to accentuate wood grain
  • Oil Based
  • Water-repellent and UV protection
  • Oil based formula is ideal for siding and fences
  • One coat application
  • When properly applied won't crack, peel or blister
  • Not intended for interior surfaces
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. 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.


On smooth surfaces, approximately 450-650 square feet per gallon; on rough surfaces, 200-300 square feet per gallon. These rates will vary depending upon the porosity of the surface.

Where to Use
Cabot Semi-Transparent Oil Based Stains are for use on exterior wood siding, fences, shingles and roofs. They are especially effective on rough-sawn surfaces; and excellent results are obtained on premium grade lumber such as cedar, fir, pine, cypress, spruce, redwood and plywood panel siding.

Preparing Your Surfaces
Proper surface preparation is the key to maximum stain performance. The durability of this product can be impaired by an unsound or poorly prepared surface. It is very important that the surface be clean of all dirt, mildew stains, loose wood fibers and other foreign matter. In order to be effective, a stain must be able to penetrate. Surfaces must be structurally sound and absolutely dry. (Moisture content must be below 15%, or wood must be exposed to dry weather a minimum of 3 to 5 days.) Previously semi-transparent stained or weathered wood surfaces must be either sanded, scrubbed with a detergent solution or Cabot Problem-SolverŪ Wood Cleaner and a stiff bristle brush, or power washed to remove the surface layer of all loose wood fibers, dirt, mildew stains, chalky residue and other foreign matter. Use Cabot Problem-Solver Wood Stripper to safely remove all stains and paints from wood surfaces. Use Cabot Problem-Solver Wood Brightener to easily remove nail and metal rust stains, and renew the wood's appearance. New smooth wood that is unseasoned or appears shiny should be allowed to weather sufficiently before staining, but generally no longer than three months.

Stir thoroughly before and occasionally while using. Intermix all containers of the same color. Apply with natural bristle brush or professional spray equipment. When spraying, always backbrush immediately to ensure uniformity. Restain depending on sun exposure and wear every 3-5 years (1 to 2 years for decks).

Cleanup and Disposal
Clean brushes and equipment with mineral spirits. Dispose of empty cans or unused portion in accordance with local, state and federal regulations. Close container when not in use. Danger: Rags, steel wool or waste soaked with this product may spontaneously catch fire if improperly discarded. Immediately after each use, place rags, steel wool or waste in a sealed, water-filled metal container.

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