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BEHR Premium 1-gal. #T-172 Natural Sequoia Transparent Waterproofing Wood Finish

BEHR Premium

1-gal. #T-172 Natural Sequoia Transparent Waterproofing Wood Finish

$33.98 /each

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Product Overview

BEHR’s best wood finish, this advanced 100% acrylic formula penetrates deep into wood to deliver complete protection from the elements for up to 4 years on decks and 6 years on fences and siding. The silicone-fortified formula delivers excellent protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays. BEHR Premium Waterproofing Wood Finish is available in 3 pre-mix colors as well as 6 custom colors to reveal the beauty of your wood surface.

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  • Ideal for application on exterior wood decks, fences, siding and patio furniture
  • For the best results, be sure to properly prepare the surface using the required preparation products as listed in the label instructions
  • 100% advanced acrylic formula penetrates wood and cleans up with soap and water
  • Silicone-based technology enhances waterproof protection and durability
  • Mildew resistant finish
  • Enhanced UV protection to resist fading
  • Must apply between 35-90°F and temperature must stay above 35°F for the next 12 hours
  • Formulated for a brush, pad applicator or spray application
  • Coverage area: 1st coat 300-350 sq. ft., 2nd coat 600-700 sq. ft.; avoid applying finish too heavily two thin coats required
  • Dry Time: 1 - 2 hours before recoat. 72 hours for full cure. Additional dry time may be needed in cooler temperatures and higher humidity
  • Resists rain after 4 hours
  • Formula offers 4 years on decks and 6 years on fences and siding
  • Actual paint colors may vary from on-screen and printer representations
  • Online Price includes a Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI and VT
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Questions about transparency and durability

There is some color to the Natural Transparent finish, so why is it called transparent? The color is lovely, but I'm curious. Also, hope it holds up. Wish I had read some of the reviews of this product before totally relying on Home Depot's recommendation to buy it. As I search the net, the reviews are really mixed, more negative than I had hoped. Please tell me the stain won't start coming off in a year. The can says four years! Thank you.
Asked by: teamedup
It is what I would call semi-transparent, some color with a clear coating. It is not very durable, so if it will be getting quite a bit of wear I would try something different. I have had good success with Olympic.
Answered by: Mooch
Date published: 2016-05-19

does it come in 5 gal pale

Asked by: landing4
comes in 4.84 gal pail. i covered 28x28 new wood deck with two coats and had a pint or so left. Coverage depends on condition of wood.
Answered by: sand
Date published: 2015-10-15

After applying Natural-500, How long must it sit to prevent damage from rain?

Asked by: Anonymous
The finish must be dry in order to act properly to seal out rain droplets, and the finish must have been applied thoroughly to all surfaces of the wood to act as a uniform skin over the wood surface. Holidays in the surface application wherein some areas were not coated thoroughly will soak up rain water as quickly as any untreated wood. Natural rain events will eventually have a weathering effect on the wood because wood is a dynamic material which expands and contracts naturally with its own moisture content which can, over time, cause miniature fissures in the grain surface of lumber which then have no blockage to the passage of water on the surface. Read recoat instructions, and probable life of applied finish offered by the manufacturer. Locale and weather conditions vary across the country for probable weather exposure water levels and conditions.
Answered by: Rick
Date published: 2015-09-20

Can a deck be stripped, cleaned and weatherproofing finish be applied in the same day? Or are dry...

Can a deck be stripped, cleaned and weatherproofing finish be applied in the same day? Or are drying times needed between each step?
Asked by: wonderning
Hello, Thank you for your interest in our products. It mainly depends on how quick the deck drys after stripping and cleaning it. We want to make sure the deck is completely dry before applying our wood finish. Normally we recommend letting it dry for a minimum of 24 hours after cleaning it. If there is any moisture left on the surface with the finish is being applied, then it could potentially cause the coating to bubble. Best regards, Kevin
Answered by: Behr
Date published: 2017-02-21
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Customer Reviews

1-gal. #T-172 Natural Sequoia Transparent Waterproofing Wood Finish is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 453.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Deck stains are never perfect - but I used this based on CR testing and am a bit disappointed. Th... Deck stains are never perfect - but I used this based on CR testing and am a bit disappointed. The redwood color is more like old pepto- bismol and it seems to look & feel rather plastic. Used it on my new redwood slat fence. Did some sanding but didn't see the need to clean since it was newly installed one month prior. Application looked same on sanded & non-sanded areas. Also took a few weeks to dry without tackiness. ... we'll see how it goes. Wish they would offer a clear product that you can add small amounts of toner to get a more reasonable color ... not the full pigmented stain which is frankly always ugly from most manufacturers....!
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Looks Great Cordovan Brown tint, transparent stain. Easy to brush on, but very "watery" as it runs and drips very easily. After brushing to even out, it dried with a consistent color. Does not cover a great amount of fence, two gallons used on 40 linear feet x 6 foot high cedar fence and gate (both sides) ..
Date published: 2016-10-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not worth it, EVER! Worst product ever. The stain is already peeling!!! It's not even been a full year. Our deck is old and we spent several weekends cleaning and preparing our wrap around deck, including pressure washing. We did this last summer and applied 2 coats. In between the coats we waited a full 24 hours before the next coat. Now it's fully coming off. Some of our old wood was rotting so we had to replace them, clearly this horrible product cannot even work with brand new wood. Don't ever buy this product if you want it to last. I seriously want my money back because this product is not cheap and it didn't even do the job right.
Date published: 2016-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Going on three years on our fence and holding up nicely. While this stuff, despite being ""Natural... Going on three years on our fence and holding up nicely. While this stuff, despite being "Natural" and "Transparent" does have a slight tint. But it is very agreeable. It actually improves the natural look of our wood! We've used it on two fences now. The first, the developer put in some cheap crud, allegedly redwood. It was warped, splitting and crummy looking for Redwoodwod. After forcing the developer to replace about 12 boards, we declared victory. Instructions recommend brushing this on. Used the 5" brushes. Came out looking terrific. Hired Fence company for new Redwood fence on another property. A better grade of wood, came out beautiful. Brushing, plan. one Gal. Each 16 feet. But We put it on heavy
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Applied Behr 501 Cedar Naturaltone Transparent Weatherproofing Wood Finish after power washing an... Applied Behr 501 Cedar Naturaltone Transparent Weatherproofing Wood Finish after power washing and sanding the deck. Followed directions and used two coats applied by brush. Look and finish were excellent, although a little more red than the color sample, it looks great. It looks like the finish has a slightly shiny plastic like coating if looking at it from an angle but that is the same effect I got on my house paint that was a top of the line paint. This deck is in a full sun southern exposure at 6500 ft so I was seeking a very durable product. Water cleanup is easy.
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable Wood Finish Product Refinished the 2 decks in my backyard last weekend. I have been using the Behr premium transparent weatherproofing Cedar Naturaltone no. 501 product for many years. Each application has continued to provide protection for many years. Cleanup is a breeze. I would highly recommend it to all. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have about 650 linear feet of cedar fencing six feet tall that is about 7 years old. It had nev... I have about 650 linear feet of cedar fencing six feet tall that is about 7 years old. It had never been stained of sealed. I initially gave it a complete powerwash, followed by a thee day drying out period. Going by the estimated coverage on the can, I initially purchased 10 gallons which was a great under estimate. Before I was finished I purchased another 10 gallons, followed with another 4 gallons purchased for a second coat application as may be needed. The total purchased was 24 gallons total. I had to visit three stores in my area to secure this amount. My method of application was the Graco X5 sprayer which I highly recommend. If I had one complaint, it would be why Behr does not make this available in 5 gallon buckets instead of only in the one gallon size.
Date published: 2016-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Deck Sealer Brought the redwood stain and sealer, my 15 year old deck looks brand new!! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-04-23
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