Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 9
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 2.0 out of 5.0 by Madcat Sticker mess
My bro-in-law picked this stuff up for me! recommended by Home Depot and we followed instructions and put only one coat on. It is so sticky in on most of my deck after 2 weeks and some of the days have been close to 80 degrees and most of my deck gets sun and it's still sticky. I called the co that makes this so now I have to buy more product to strip the upper layer of stain off. I am really frustrated!!
June 20, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by EastsideBiker Never dries...gets sticky in the sun
Absolutely horrible product, avoid at all costs unless you want to spend a weekend sanding down your deck to get this product back off of it. Never dries, doesn't penetrate wood in the least -- you end up wiping off 4/5 of your investment with a towel after application. Worst of all, when the sun comes out, the wood actually seems to exude this stuff and the surface gets so tacky your shoes stick to it. Without question the WORST wood-treatment product I have EVER encountered.
June 3, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by alangski Do Not Use !!!
I am a contractor with 25 plus years experience.
I applied on a seasoned deck after pressure washing.
I applied with a 3/8 mohair roller skin running the excess off on a roller grid to make sure not to apply to much. I use a roller on seasoned decks instead of a pad because a pad picks up splinters and quickly becomes a mess, I wound up with a tacky deck just like the others here did.
The preserva wood rep is sticking with the you used a roller when it says on the can not to use a roller. That is all they got. I could have rolled strawberry jelly mixed with honey on the deck and it wouldn't still be tacky, yet after 4 weeks of 90-100 degree weather (august) the deck is still tacky.
September 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by deandec Has protected my deck for 16 years
I apply Pacific Redwood transparent stain about every two or three years.
It has done a great job of protecting my mostly non-covered, west facing 16 year old heart redwood deck.
One problem I have experienced is sticky and shiny results where a deck mat or roof does shade the stained wood.
That covered wood is not absorbing additional stain. Go lightly or not at all in those areas, use the recommended pad for application with a brush for between the boards. Wipe up excess stain with paint thinner on a rag shortly after applying stain to an area.
May 5, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jack Unlike anything I've ever used
Unlike anything I've ever used and that's not ment to be a compliment. I suppose a DIYer would automatically read the instructions however having 50 years in the trades and with this product sitting beside other "similar" products I had used in the past I made the mistake of not reading the fine print. I assumed it was applied as all the others. I made the mistake of second coating a badly weathered deck. Something easily accomplished with competitors products. What I wound up with was very much like a flypaper finish that couldn't be walked on. It took about 30 hours with a hand scraper to remove. The expert reviewer stated there was a significant amount of solids in this and she wasn't kidding, Also I believe the manufacturer discourages the use of a roller for application. This in my opinion is riduculous. During the course of scraping I determined that in fact this product didn't exibit good penitration. I wouldn't use it again at any price.
April 21, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by WashingtonHomeowner Still Tacky
I agree with other reviews. This product is still tacky after over a month.
July 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CHUBBZ Worked great for me!
Easy to apply and durable for our winters and sun exposure in the summer. Used a roller to apply to my cedar fence. and it looks beautiful. I took the time to understand it was an oil based product and used it where I felt it made sense. Did not harm the lawn and I dripped on it many times in many places. Really highlights the grain of the wood. The smell is more of a mineral oil and not chemicals and the smell dissipated after a few days. I did make it a point to grab cheap rollers so I did not have to worry about cleanup, just recycled them. The fence is 6 feet high by 1000 feet long.
October 16, 2013