shop for Benjamin Moore interior stains & clear finishes

When refinishing cabinets, tables, woodwork, floors, stairs and railings, and other wood furniture, you need the right stain or coating to complement your design style. The specialists at Village Paint & Design will explain the differences between Benjamin Moore stains and finishes so you can make the best choice to complement your décor.

Product Styles

Clear finishes protect the wood, while allowing the true nature and color of the wood grain and texture to shine through.

Water-based stains come in a variety of wood-based colors and penetrate deeply to bring out the natural beauty of the wood grain. These stains work well when you have different types of wood in your home, but would like them to have a similar shade and appearance. General Finishes offers stains that spread and blend easily. In addition, little nicks or dings to the finish can be quickly repaired.

Water-based dye stains change the color of the wood and are often used to create a unifying design theme or provide a unique weathered or antiqued finish. General Finishes offers dye stains in a plethora of color options.

Oil-based gel stains are thick and don’t penetrate as deeply into the wood as water-based stains. This ensures the deepest, richest, and most natural true wood color. Oil-based wipe-on stains are easy-to-use and provide great results. General Finishes offers gel, wipe-on, and clear oil-based stains so you can choose the type of finish and application you prefer.

General Finishes also provides a pre-stain conditioner to prevent blotching on woods that are difficult to work with such as maple, pine, and cherry.

In addition to General Finishes, Village Paint & Design offers stains and clear finishes from Deft, Lenmar, Old Masters, and Zar.

  • Professionals and DIYers prefer Deft for its resistance to brush marks, crystal clear finish, and fast drying time.
  • Lenmar has been the choice of professionals for more than 50 years, offering lasting beauty and solid protection.
  • Old Masters has spent years perfecting its formulas to ensure durability and top performance.
  • Zar is a well-known brand and the stain dries slowly so you can work at your own pace without fear of streaks.

Not sure what you need? Come to any of our Milwaukee area locations and our staff will provide guidance for the best stain color selection and finish for your project. We can also assist you with supplies and proper application techniques to enhance the natural splendor of the wood.

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Your space, your style, your Benjamin Moore. Everything you need to create an environment that you love.

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Being Green

In addition to giving back, we also want to help protect our planet. Village Paint & Design is environmentally-friendly so we are making the commitment to recycle all of our paint, as well as our customers’ spare paint with community paint collection days.

We host paint collections twice a year where customers can drop off their used or old paint, and we will safely recycle it. Call individual stores for dates and times.
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