Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 9
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Superior, high quality product for harsh seasonal climate
I use this product on my boat dock at Lake Tahoe every Spring to restore and protect it from the harsh extreme climate changes, ranging from intense direct summer sun to winter accumulated snow and ice. Follow manufacturer directions using bleach mixture to eliminate any mold or mildew prior to application, and wipe away excess product afterward or the surface will remain tacky for awhile. This product is outstanding.
April 6, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Nick Avoid at all costs
Applied this stuff when it was 75 degrees Fahrenheit outside. The afternoons reached 87 to 90 degrees for 3 weeks. The stuff is still tacky only parts of it have dried. It rubs right off (see the attached image). My porch is covered in bugs, dirt, leaves, pet hair and whatever else blows around a backyard.
I've used other products which had a similar problems after application but each time the chemicals have cured. Not so with this stuff.
September 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by kclonn Does not last at all.
I installed this per directions on a new cedar deck. Within a few months, the deck started turning black. Now I need to strip all of it off the deck (700 sq ft) to put something decent on it.
April 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LeighAnn Very disappointed
We built a new cedar deck May 2014 and stained it with this sealer. Shortly after staining we noticed the areas that would get water on them started turning black. Once it started to rain any area that was exposed to rain turned black. We contacted the company and were told to use bleach and water. This actually did clear it up but this is a large deck and it is not something we should have to do after six months. I emailed pictures to the company and was told that it had to be something else because they had never had this happen. They suggested pollen or something else but we have neighbors next to us that are not having this problem. I am attaching a picture because you have to see it to believe it. Remember this is only a seven month old deck. At this point this is no reflection on Home Depot as we have not contacted them yet. That is our next step.
January 7, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by joefixit Totally UN-impressed
I purchased Preserva wood for a customers project based on positive reviews from Pacific Northwest customers. The product went on well and looked great. FOR About a Month.
After 9 months it looks like the wood was never treated. The color is fading and the surface is roughing up just like untreated wood. The product did not protect it did not preserve. It was a poor choice.
I now have to go back to my customer and re-treat their items on my time and my dime.
Even the areas that were not in direct sunlight look as if they were never treated.
October 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jred Good oil-based clear wood sealer (based on years of use)
I have been using this product for quite a few years now to protect the wood decks on a couple of flat-bed trailers I own. In my opinion, oil-based stains just hold up better than water-based stains over time.
I usually treat my decks every year, and so far every new deck I have used these on has held up well. It is worth noting, however, that despite being clear, my new decks have turned very dark (almost black) over time. That could be mostly dirt build-up, as I don't clean them with a pressure-washer before treatment (as I would if this were a house deck I was trying to keep pretty).
How much of this product you use will depend a lot on how dry the wood is. My procedure is to apply the stain to a fairly small area, then apply a second coat to any place where it has all soaked in, and then wipe up any excess 10-15 minutes later. I can do two coats on two trailers in about 2/3 of a gallon on my trailers where I started doing this when the wood was new. However, I also owned a trailer where the wood was quite dry & weathered when I started this. That deck didn't deteriorate much more once I started using this stain, but it soaked up well over 1 gallon each year on that trailer alone. So if you are treating quite dry and weathered wood, be prepared to use a lot more product.
As with any oil-based paint or stain, be careful with your cleanup and disposal of products. I got sloppy once with my oil-soaked paper towels and found them smoldering, so I know that spontaneous combustion is a very real risk if you don't properly dispose of your oil-soaked products.
September 29, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rikadoo pacific redwood stain
This stuff brushes on well, covers well, an when I throw a staining party everyone likes how well it covers. I have used it with my garden, my patio, even my bed board in the back of my pick up which goes thru the car wash on a regular basis. It lasts as long as I expect it to giving my east bay location. The only reason I gave it less than 5stars is due to the difficulty in trying to find it. Since I do have it around the home an truck I don't want to have to change color due to the labor involved.
October 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jdgrdn Great on untreated wood
This sealer worked great on our new deck. You don't want to give it a second coat because it won't penetrate and will feel tacky. (I know this from accidentally overlapping on a dried area.) I'm not sure how it will do next year since our wood will have been previously treated.
August 1, 2013