Cabot® Bleaching Stain

Choose Cabot® Bleaching Stain for a natural, weathered look with added waterproofing. This self-protective finish accelerates the natural gray look of your siding and shingles while resisting mold, mildew and algae.

  • Weathered-look waterproofing
  • Accelerates the natural gray look of siding and shingles
  • Self-protective finish
  • 100% acrylic
  • Creates a mold, mildew and algae-resistant finish
  • Ideal for siding, shingles and shakes

300 ft²/gal - 400 ft²/gal
For Use In Location
Dry Time
1 hour - 3 hour
Recommended Coats
Dry to Recoat
Package Sizes
1-Gallon, 5-Gallon
Water Cleanup


Application Directions

  • Before You Begin instructions
    • Surface should be clean, porous and free of any previous finishes
    • For concrete: sprinkle a few drops of water on the surface; if they are quickly absorbed then the surface is ready to prep
    • Let wood dry in the open air for 3-5 days
    • Always apply to a small test area and allow to dry
    • Cover nearby bushes and flowers
    • Apply when air and surface temperatures are between 50 ˚F and 90 ˚F
  • Preparation Warning
    WARNING! Removal of old paint by sanding, scraping or other means may generate dust or fumes that contain lead. Exposure to lead dust or fumes may cause brain damage or other adverse health effects, especially in children or pregnant women. Controlling exposure to lead or other hazardous substances requires the use of proper protective equipment such as a properly fitted respirator (NIOSH approved) and proper containment and cleanup. For more information, call the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD (in US) or contact your local health authority.
    • If needed, sand with 80-100-grit (120-180 grit for rougher surfaces) sandpaper to remove any loose wood fibers
    • Replace severely damaged or rotting boards
    • Clean with Cabot Wood Cleaner to remove dirt, grime, mildew and other contaminants
    • If needed, brighten with Cabot Wood Brightener to remove rust stains, tannin bleed or discoloration
    • If needed, remove old water- or oil-based coatings with Cabot Wood Stripper and neutralize with Cabot Wood Brightener
    • Check the label for additional and specialized directions
    • Apply with nylon or polyester brushes, stain pads or professional spray equipment. When spraying, always back brush immediately.
    • To ensure desired appearance and proper drying time, always finish a small test area before proceeding
    • Do not overapply
    • Shake and stir thoroughly before and during use. If project requires more than one container, blend all containers together to ensure uniformity.
    • Apply to small sections at a time (1-3 boards); start at one edge of the board and work end-to-end, following through to the end of the boards to avoid lap marks
    • A one-coat application is recommended
    VAPOR AND SPRAY MIST HARMFUL. Use only with adequate ventilation. When applying with a sprayer, wear a dust/mist filtering respirator (MSHA/NIOSH approval number prefix TC- 21C), or a NIOSH approved respirator with any R, P, or HE filter. If oil is not present in the paint product or recommended for use as an additive, add "N" as an additional respirator type. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Wash hands after using. Keep container closed when not in use. Do not transfer contents to other containers for storage. FIRST AID: In case of eye contact, flush thoroughly with large amounts of water. Get medical attention if irritation persists. If swallowed, call Poison Control Center, hospital emergency room or physician immediately. WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. DO NOT TAKE INTERNALLY. KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.

Cabot® Bleaching Stain

Product Number Base/Color Container Size SDS PDS
080351812682 Driftwood Gray 1 Gallon SDS PDS
080351812699 Driftwood Gray 5 Gallon SDS PDS