All of our tints and stains are semi-transparent and allow the natural color and grain of the wood to show through. The color charts on our website have been created using two coats of our tinted SEAL-ONCE products on red cedar. If you are coating a different material, you may see different results. Using more than two coats will also result in a darker, more saturated appearance. The color may also vary depending on which formula you are using as the colors may appear darker or more saturated in some formulas.