Wood Coatings

Murphy Bros. knows the value of having its staff fully trained and familiar with the technical wood coatings which we distribute, and it is our commitment to our wood coatings customers that we will provide the right product for your wood finishing needs and deliver this product on time and on spec.

At Murphy Bros. we carry the leading North American wood coatings systems by industry leaders M.L. Campbell, Old Masters, Allpro Finishes, and Cabot. We have consolidated our M.L. Campbell inventories in South Houston to enable faster delivery times for our customers and to be able to provide larger inventories of core product.

Call us today for information and pricing!

M.L. Campbell

M.L. Campbell is a leading North American manufacturer and distributor of wood finishing products and Murphy Bros. is the largest independent distributor of quality wood finishes in the Houston and South East Texas area.

M.L. Campbell has built a reputation for product consistency and dependability over a span of more than 80 years. The M.L. Campbell state-of-the-art stains, clears, and pigmented topcoats are not only the highest performing, they're also the safest to use.

WoodSong II® Spray & Wipe Stains

The perfect base for M.L. Campbell quality topcoats, these spray and wipe wood stains also respond beautifully to coverage with MLC lacquers. Properties include fast drying, great workability and open times. MLC offers a wide array of stocked colors and Murphy Bros. stain department are experts in creating custom colors for our clients.


M.L. Campbell Clear Topcoats

M.L. Campbell clear topcoat formulas are the best in the industry. Our clears exemplify state-of-the-art environmental and user safety, without sacrificing product quality or performance. Designed for interior wood surfaces exposed to moisture, heat and household chemicals. Our clear topcoats are ideal for commercial millwork, kitchen and bathroom cabinetry or general interior use.


Developed using M.L. Campbell’s solvent borne breakthrough Clean Cure™ Technology. This exceptional technology platform provides an acid cure formaldehyde free amino-alkyd pre-catalyzed lacquer that is both low odor and HAPs free helping to create a safer work environment. This self-sealing system applies and sands easily, provides UV protection, cures at normal ambient temperature and dries to a smooth touch finish. EnviroMax offers the convenience and user-friendly features of pre-catalyzed lacquer while providing the high durability and performance of a post-cat. EnviroMax was specifically formulated to eliminate formaldehyde off gassing concerns from acid cure coatings on commercial and residential projects.

Key Features:

  • Formaldehyde free solvent borne
  • Meets AWI chemical and moisture resistance standards for conversion varnish
  • GREENGUARD Certified
  • Exceptional film build and depth of image
  • Low odor


Krystal is a new generation of post-catalyzed conversion varnish finishing system that offers the ultimate in durability. Krystal’s high solids, water white, non-yellowing formula was specifically designed for interior wood surfaces that are exposed to extreme moisture, heat or household chemicals. This self-sealing system has outstanding application and sanding properties. Easy to apply with any equipment. Available in 275 and 550 VOC compliant formulas.

Key Features:

  • Water white and non-yellowing
  • Ultra low in formaldehyde
  • Excellent adhesion on both closed and open grain substrates
  • Excellent mar and scratch resistance
  • Fast dry – dries faster than most conversion varnishes for fast “stack and pack”

The latest European and domestic technologies have united in the development of these easy-to-use finishes. Our pigmented topcoats have an outstanding aesthetic appeal in environmentally friendly HAPs solvent free formulas. M.L. Campbell pigmented topcoats are designed to achieve the highest levels of appearance, wear resistance and durability. Ideal for kitchen, bath or general interior use. Available in 1000+ colors.


Pratt & Lambert Stain

Pratt & Lambert ® provides a comprehensive offering of quality interior and exterior wood stains and finishes.

Pratt & Lambert's ® Tonetic stains and finishes enhance wood projects while preserving and protecting to provide lasting value. Stainshield’s exterior stains provide a complete selection of stains to beautify and protect exterior projects.

Contractors and homeowners rely on Pratt & Lambert's ® “Never Compromise“ commitment in providing new technology, color and product selection to enhance and add value to their wood care project.

Old Masters

Old Masters' products rank within the best available in the industry. Whether your project involves removing existing coatings and enhancing the wood underneath, or preserving, protecting and enriching new wood, there is a premium product that will suit your needs with a large array of colors and finishes to choose from.

Old Masters’ products come in 15 premixed colors and can also be custom matched to a color of your selection by Murphy Bros. expert color matchers. Visit Murphy Bros. stain department to see the entire line of Old Masters products, whether you are looking for a wood stain, clear finish, stain remover or wood care product, Murphy Bros. has the Old Masters product you are looking for.


Allpro Finishes

A premium wood varnishes specially formulated to enhance the natural beauty of timber and hardwood while providing maximum durability and protection. There special formula provides a resilient hardwearing finish that provides excellent resistance to wear, abrasion, and light chemical cleanings. It applies easily and provides excellent product versatility for application to a variety of interior & exterior substrates. For Interior & Exterior Uses.

Cabot Stain

Since inventing the very first wood-preserving shingle stain in 1877, Cabot has been the leading innovator and manufacturer of premium paints, stains and finishes. Today, you can find 127 years of heritage, pride and commitment in every can of Cabot.

Cabot has developed a comprehensive family of wood care products formulated for virtually every application, from start to finish. Choose from the industry's broadest selection of interior and exterior products ranging from deep-penetrating translucent finishes to beautiful, durable trim and siding paint.

Cabot manufactures the industry's broadest line of quality exterior wood stains and surface preparation products for both residential and commercial applications. Stain products include Semi-Solid ®, Semi-Transparent, O.V.T.® Solid Color Oil and Acrylic Stains, and acclaimed Decking Stains.

Contact Murphy Bros. Paint Company to determine which Cabot product is right for your needs!

The Leader in Wood Care Since 1877

When Samuel Cabot opened the doors to his workshop in 1877, he had one mission: top-quality wood care.

Today, the Cabot heritage is alive and well in everything we do. Count on us for:

  • Easy-to-use wood preparation products
  • Long-lasting deck stains
  • Beautiful wood finishes and preservatives for outdoors
  • Rich wood stains and durable topcoats for indoors
  • Experts to answer any question, 7 days a week
  • At Cabot, we do wood care. And we're here to help.

Sikkens Stain

Sikkens is an international paint brand owned by Akzo Nobel. It is a leading brand since 1792 for Decorative Coatings and Car Refinishing.

Through the years, the product assortment has grown thanks to the introduction of new technologies. Through cooperative relationships with  architects, designers, professional painters and DIYers, Sikkens wood finishes have maintained a strong position for protection and decoration, both interior and exterior.

Sikkens offers a range of products in the following product categories:

Sikkens Cetol: Acclaimed aesthetics, exceptional translucency and durability are the hallmarks of the Cetol range.  Recognized as the premium brand throughout the world of professional woodcare, Cetol coatings provide maximum protection with an outstanding finish to enhance the natural appearance of exterior and interior timber.


Ready Seal

Ready Seal® is a professional grade oil based semi-transparent stain and sealer in one. Ready Seal® will protect, beautify and prolong the life of all your outdoor projects. It may be used to protect and enhance decks, fences, gazebos, outdoor furniture and any other exterior wood projects.


No Cracking, Chipping, Flaking or Peeling.

Enhances natural look and Protects against UV Rays.

Clean, Dry and Re-apply. No Sanding. No Stripping.

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