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Preserva Wood 5 gal. Clear Penetrating Oil-Based Stain and Sealer

Preserva Wood

5 gal. Clear Penetrating Oil-Based Stain and Sealer

$133.00 /each

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Product Overview

DampRid refillable moisture absorbers are the long-term economical solution to moisture and odor control unlike sprays that simply mask odors; DampRid crystals absorb excess moisture from the air that can cause moldy musty odors creating fresher, cleaner air. It won't dry the air excessively to damage plants, furniture or household goods. The refillable moisture absorber can be used in bathrooms, closets, laundry rooms, bedrooms, offices, kitchens, storage closets, boats and anywhere that excess moisture and stagnant air are a problem.

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  • Highlight the natural grain and texture of your wood with Preserva Wood oil-based wood stains
  • Formulated for an easy, 1-coat application with a stain pad, brush or sprayer (for fences)
  • Apply this oil-based stain and simply wipe off any excess, it’s that easy
  • Organic oils penetrate wood to resist water damage
  • A 5 gal. pail of stain will treat 2,000 sq. ft. of smooth deck boards or 1,000 sq. ft. of rough fence boards
  • Beautifies new wood and renews old woods, while supplying the superior protection of an oil-based stain to redwood, cedar, fir or any other type of porous exterior wood
  • Actual paint colors may vary from on-screen and printer representations
  • Online price includes Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT
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Customer Questions & Answers

Can this product be used on a pressure treated wood deck?

Asked by: username
Yes! Preserva Wood can be applied to pressure treated wood. We suggest that you allow the wood to air dry for 3 to 4 weeks, so that any extra moisture in the wood has an opportunity to evaporate. This will make the wood more receptive to the stain and it will do a better job of being absorbed.
Answered by: Preserva Expert
Date published: 2016-04-22

Can this product be used on teak decks (Brazilian Teak)

Asked by: Sandy
Yes, with caution! There are many contractors that use Preserva Wood to treat Brazilian hardwoods. The key to a successful application is to treat the wood as if you were staining furniture, because it is a hardwood and will not absorb very much stain. Clean and prepare the wood as per the instructions on the can. Apply the stain sparingly, either with a stain pad or oil based brush and then REMOVE any excess stain that does not penetrate into the wood within the first 20 minutes after application. Because hardwoods do not absorb much stain, expect a spread rate of about 800 square feet per gallon.
Answered by: Preserva Expert
Date published: 2016-08-26

how often can we re seal, it has faded to a white instead of the golden color when first applied, The wood is beautiful cedar

Asked by: EJD
You should allow the deck to weather for at least 1 year to 18 months and then give it a good cleaning with a detergent based cleaner. At that time, if small droplets of water cast upon a dry deck are absorbed into the wood, then you can apply a very light application of one of our tinted stains for color retention.The CLEAR product that you used is formulated to protect your wood from moisture damage, while allowing the wood to age naturally over time. The label on the CLEAR says that it will allow the wood to "gray" naturally. If color retention is your objective, we suggest that you use one of the tinted versions of Preserva Wood. Our transparent stains are very lightly pigmented, to retain color and enhance the natural beauty of the wood, while providing additional UV protection.
Answered by: Preserva Expert
Date published: 2016-09-13

Thin to use with a pump sprayer?

I have a manual 1.5 Gal pump sprayer. Do I thin Preservawood Pacific Redwood color to apply it to a deck rail? With what and how much is the ratio?
Asked by: JustDoIt
Preserva Wood can be used "as is" and does NOT need to be thinned in order to be sprayed. Preserva Wood is naturally very thin and will easily spray through either a mechanical pump spraying system, or an inexpensive pump sprayer. Regarding your deck railing, please be sure to back brush after you spray the railing. Be sure to brush any excess stain into areas that will absorb the stain, as well as brushing out any runs. Lastly, please be aware of any wind that may be present while you are spraying the stain. Oil based stains are very light and will carry easily in the wind. Try to apply when there is no breeze and always be aware of where any overspray might land.
Answered by: Preserva Expert
Date published: 2016-07-05
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Customer Reviews

5 gal. Clear Penetrating Oil-Based Stain and Sealer is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 22.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-03-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-06-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-07-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 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!!
Date published: 2014-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-05-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-10-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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...
Date published: 2016-09-16
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