Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 22
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Steve First "clear" option I have ever found
After years of using "semi-transparent stain", my cedar deck is a very dark color. I have always been told you cannot use a stain without a tint. I was excited to find a product in a "clear" color so that I could minimize the further darkening of my deck. This product isn't actually "clear", it is about the color of a pot of weak coffee, but the effect is relatively clear. The coverage was impressive. I used 5 gallons on a project that normally takes 6-7 gallons. The only downside is that is takes days and days to fully dry.
October 11, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by hal still sticky
i bought this product to put on a new cedar deck. the wood was clean and dry and sanded with 60 grit. I applied the product in june and it is now sept. and it is still tacky. it is full of dust and dirt. I tried to sand it off with 60 grit again and all it does it gum up the paper. now I have to chemically clean it and resand and recoat. before winter...
September 15, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by pappi terrible product
This stain is very sticky. and never drieseven in hot summer days.. I used on my redwood deck. It kept sticking to shoes.and hands you feel it.. I bought full gallon and used a little. Could not return as i used it
about 15%. waste of money.
July 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bella Great Product
We have used this product for years on our cedar fence, our whole log cabin, and our deck too. We applied it to the cabin with a sprayer and the fence with a sprayer and another time I used a rllar on the fence. The deck we have always used a rollar, we found that we only did the deck when it really needed it and then it absorbed better and was only tacky about a week. The product is durable and lasts a long time. We live in Montana and winter is hard on wood, but this stuff really lasts. We did our fence shown here three years ago and will do it again this year, the flood lat year was hard on the fence.
March 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EJD great product so far
Just appl ied yesterday and it is already soaked in with no pooling or overload. This product went on with a sprayer and then back brushed with a long handled brush, went on quickly on a 1400 sq ft deck and under deck. Looks beautiful. This is April and warm, hope it holds up to winter rains in Wa. State.
April 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Southeast Stained dried in a few hours
I keep reading over and over that stain never dries and stays tacky forever. I used on fresh cedar and unknown type of pine posts that I had also dipped lower and below ground portion with ten percent copper napthenate. I stained entire post including previously dipped below ground portion of post. Post could be handled in a few hours and was 100% dry within 24 hours. Perhaps others or staining over urethane clear coat or some other sealant. Product worked great for me, went a long way, and really brought out character in wood.
October 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Btgr Great for our cedar fence
I bought this to seal a raw cedar fence using a basic Wagner power sprayer and it did a wonderful job sealing the fence. It also sprayed perfectly and was very easy to apply correctly.
Because it's an oil sealant and not acrylic or "hybrid" like Behr and Thompson, it was also very easy to clean up with only mineral spirits. However you also want to be careful with the rags you use as this is a high VOC product and will spontaneously combust if left in the right place. I had a pile of rags start smoking after only a few minutes of sitting in the sun.
It's also truly clear, as the wood looks identical before and after application. So don't count on it if you want your fence to have a darker "wet" look.
October 12, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Stickytackyruineddeck Wont dry. Sticky forever , Had a Tacky Deck for 2 weeks . Cost me big bucks to strip it all and go back to Thompson
Followed directions, power washed deck, let it dry thoroughly, applied product sparingly with a brush. The darn stuff will not dry. After 2 weeks of dust accumulation and footprints decided to strip it back to bare wood with chemicals and a sander and return to my old (cheaper) favorite Thompson.
Contacted the manufacturer who simply told me "you did it wrong" applied too much etc etc. no help whatsoever.
Never buy this product . Wish i had read the reviews before i purchased !
October 19, 2015