Preserva Wood 5 gal. Clear Penetrating Oil-Based Stain and Sealer-40501 - The Home Depot

Preserva Wood

Model # 40501

Internet # 100191016

Store SKU # 141628

5 gal. Clear Penetrating Oil-Based Stain and Sealer

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

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Model # 40501

Internet # 100191016

Store SKU # 141628

Store SO SKU # 212844

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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
  • Subject to or will include a PaintCare recycling fee in the following states: CA, CT, OR, RI, VT, MN
  • Click here to learn more about exterior stain products
  • Actual paint colors may vary from on-screen and printer representations

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Container Size  5 GA-Gallon  Coverage Area (sq. ft.)  300 
Application Method  Brush  Cleanup  Mineral Spirits 
Color Family  Clear  Color/Finish  Clear 
Concrete Use  No  Deck Use  Yes 
Dry to the Touch (min.)  720  Exterior Paint & Stains Product Type  Deck/House/Concrete Stain 
Interior/Exterior  Exterior  Low Temperature  No 
Opacity  Clear  Paint Product Type  Sealers 
Paint Type  Oil Based  Primer Required  No 
Sealer  Yes  Time before recoating (hours) 
Tintable  No  UV Resistant  Yes 
Waterproof  No 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty  Manufacturer will replace product that is proven to be defective within 30 days of purchase. 


Rated 2.4 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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 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 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 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
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