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Thompson's WaterSeal 1 gal. Natural Cedar Waterproofer Plus Tinted Wood Protector

Thompson's WaterSeal

1 gal. Natural Cedar Waterproofer Plus Tinted Wood Protector

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Product Overview

Apply the Thompson's WaterSeal 1 gal. Natural Cedar Waterproofer Plus Tinted Wood Protector to your deck or wood furniture to provide a reliable waterproof seal. This water proofer is resistant to UV rays and mildew growth to help maintain the wood's natural beauty and durability. The natural cedar finish supplies the wood with an attractive appearance while preserving the wood grain pattern.

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  • Seals outdoor wood surfaces including decks, sheds, fences and furniture
  • 1 gal. container waterproofs up to 250 sq. ft.
  • Natural cedar finish adds color without hiding the wood grain
  • UV-resistant to guard against fading
  • Mildew resistant to prevent the coated surface from rotting and discoloring
  • Dries to the touch in 48 hours to provide quick protection
  • Requires only 1-coat for efficient waterproof defense
  • Click here to learn more about waterproofing wood surfaces
  • Online Price includes Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, MN, OR, RI, VT

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Container Size
1 GA-Gallon
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)


Application Method
Coating Product Category
Color Family
Browns / Tans
Natural Cedar
Dry to the touch (hours)
Number of coats recommended
Paint/Stain Base Material
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Mineral Spirits
Paint/Stain Key Features
Mildew Resistant,UV/Fade Resistant
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Deck, House & Concrete
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Time before recoating (hours)

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Satisfaction Guaranteed

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Customer Questions & Answers

there is a small amount of mildew on my shed.should it be washed first and how?

there is a small amount of mildew in the back of my shed, should the shed be washed first?
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Customer Reviews

1 gal. Natural Cedar Waterproofer Plus Tinted Wood Protector is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I have used this to cover a 20 by 30 deck. It goes on easily and cleans up well. I used a roller and a brush. I used Natural Cedar and it has held up beuatifully. I am going to touch up after a two year span and stain a new 8 by 8 deck which I just added. I am optimistic. Note: I bought two extra gallons when I did the initial deck. I see that the plastic bottle is not available anymore. I am assuming that the tin can will be the same. in any case, I suggest you buy 1 or 2 gallons more than you need,just in case.
Date published: 2012-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent to protect wood decks I tried some on my deck railings and it penetrated beautifully. No more smelly flammable solvents. Use a brush or paint pad to apply and work into the wood well for best results. It has restored the beauty of my wood,and I will apply it to the deck proper this weekend. Also, Consumer Reports best buy!
Date published: 2013-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bring back 5 gallons Great product is easily applied. Mineral spirit clean up. I brush but roller friendly. Spray didn't work well for me because of uneven coverage. Prob sprayer's fault. I saw today they no longer carry 5 gal's. Only one gal. As big as my deck is the five gallons are much better for me.
Date published: 2013-04-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Natural cedar looks like pinkish orange paint. I will return it. Natural cedar looks like pinkish orange paint. I will return it.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product Great product but a little expensive. Cover well but goes quick. Need to sell the 5 gal. instead of 1 gal.
Date published: 2012-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No need to waste money on the fancier stuff ... If you are shopping for stain on, chances are you did not overpay for your house and/or fence (or you would have just paid someone to stain it for you, you would have been given colors to choose from, and your involvement would have ended at "I want it to look like THIS!"). So, let me just tell you then that this stain is a great bang for the buck. I just had my favorite team apply it for me and it looks beautiful. They were the ones who installed the fence 3 months ago: 200 ft of side by side 6ft Western Red Cedar. I opted not to pressure wash the fence. The stain adhered beautifully as the wood has dried nicely after a couple months of no rain and triple digit temps. I didn't think the new fence could look any nicer but this stain complemented the wood very well. It has a slightly stronger tint than the wood's tannins gave it naturally yet the wood grain shines through. It also provided a uniform color throughout the entire fence which tells me it's just a shade more tinted than the darkest shade of red cedar plank I purchased (which seemed more like a light orange before). My only gripe is that I bought two 5-gallon drums and I should have gotten 3000sqft out of it, instead I barely got 2400. I still need to go get another gallon in order to finish up. At eighteen a gallon and seventy five for five gallons, that's hardly a raw deal. The fancy Behr stuff was twice the price and I read too many horror stories to make it worth the extra cost.
Date published: 2012-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Protects well, looks great I recently applied this product to a freshly powerwashed 12x12' deck. The deck hadn't been stained before & even after being washed it had some discoloration from fire pit embers and general weathering, so I wanted something with some color to mask that a little. I used the Flexio 570 Paint Sprayer to apply it & it went on in minutes. The color looks great, but one word of caution - regardless of how you apply this product, be sure to shake the can THOROUGHLY before you begin. If you're not careful, you'll end up with much darker tinting at the bottom of the can. A thunderstorm popped up before it had the full 24 hours to dry, but luckily, it was a hot day & it must have already absorbed sufficiently b/c water still beads right up on the surface of the wood. All in all, great product at a reasonable price.
Date published: 2013-07-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bring back the old product!!!! They have changed this product, be aware. I cannot use with sprayer anymore. My deck and the five other decks I sealed this spring with Thompson's all squeak when you walk on them. My deck is 12 years old and I have sealed my deck every year with the Thompson's. I was thinking time to replace deck boards because of the squeaking. Now three customers have called me back with the same complaint. Brand new deck last year and we had 4 gals. left over and came up 1 gal. shy. put on this years Thompson's and now the color is different and every board we put it on squeaks. Do not use Thompson's anymore. To bad it has been my go to product for years. R.I.P. old formula. They should bring old formula back like Coke did and call it Classic Thompson's.
Date published: 2014-06-17
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