Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 187
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jimbo Good Looking
#501 Cedar Naturaltone Transparent Weatherproofing Wood Finish
This is what I stained my cedar wood fence with about 3 years ago. It still looks good and my son liked it so well we stained his fence with it. He took pictures and told his coworkers about it and they used it on their wood fences. I added to my fence and the old stain looks as good as the fresh stain. You can't tell them apart. I highly recommend this on a new wood fence or if you are doing an old wood fence. It is very long lasting and looks great.
August 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by intelex22 Worst product I've ever wasted my time with
Many years ago I painted houses and sealed decks as a professional, so I know what I'm doing. If I could turn back time to July 2015, I would buy a different product than #501.
5 years ago I stripped the deck at our new house and resealed it with a different product. Last year, it was starting to look beat up so I bought this product to redo the floor and horizontal guard pieces. The vertical guard rails and rim joists still didn't need to be redone.
The old stain/weather sealer was so good I had a hard time getting it all off. I had to strip it twice, then pressure wash it. Then hand sanded the deck down to get rid of the excessively weathered wood. It looked great. Then I sealed it twice with this #501 product, the the shade, covered by a pop-up shelter, when it wasn't warmer than 80 degrees. It seemed like it went on easy with a roller. No problems.
One year later, the deck floor looks terrible and the horizontal guards aren't much better. It's worn to the wood in so many places as to look embarrassing. The stain performance was far worse in one year than than after 4 years of the prior product I use. I really wish I would have made another choice and saved myself the 30 hours it took to look this terrible so fast.
July 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kar2 Best Purchase!
Easy to apply and finished product looks great. Used it on another fence a few years ago and still looks great! Also, built a fort and repaired lawn chairs and chaise with wood and used this product to stain them.
July 1, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BuckeyeBoy49 Very good product. Easy to apply. One coat gave very good coverage without sanding and cleaning.
This wood finish was purchased as a sealer and stain for an east/west facing side gate with weathered redwood slats. It was easy to apply, looked great, and covered well. I did not sand or clean the weathered wood as I know I should have, but the product painted and covered so good on the first slat I decided to save some time and stain. The stain has not yet been time and weather tested, but so far it has been a great product.
May 11, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dale I have been using this product for years,
Very easy to apply with brush or roller also used this product as a stain and finished with poly. satin varnish on inside cabinets.
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Homeowner Excellent product
I replaced the wood on my deck, it was plain treated lumber. After putting this stain on my deck I was floored! Wow it looked incredible. I used 2 cans just for extra coverage. It stays clean even with 3 dog. All I do is water it down and the water beads off. It was easy to roll on with an extra wide roller. I put on the second coat 2 hot days later. I love the cedar color. If you look at the pic to get the dark stripes I used some older boards that were good that were just darker and then you add the stain and it is incredible.
March 8, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Shelly Should have stayed in bed
It took me two weeks to prep my deck. A newer deck. Power washed it. Then used the deck cleaner to get out all the stains. Then waited until the deck was completely dry. Stained on a cooler cloudy day. It looks terrible. Uneven coverage. Probably user error, but I have to sand it all back and try again. What a huge waste of time and money. I have stained at least a dozen decks in my past, so this isn't my first rodeo. So disappointed.
August 2, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Dougmalin Will not dry
Put down two light coats 3 weeks ago and it's still sticky.
August 12, 2016