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Rated 4 out of 5Â by hpiguy Rich color, Easy Application, Excellent all in one stain/waterproofer
I've been using Thompson's stain and water seal products for years.
I enjoy using them because they apply easily, dry fast and last a long time. The color from can to can is always consistent.
Acorn Brown is an excellent color for decks or fences. It penetrates the wood and looks wonderful. We applied this to our front fence and it blends into the landscaping perfectly. It covers the wood, but allows most of the grain to show through. It really makes the fence line pop from the street.
One of the biggest advantages was that we could simply apply it with a pump sprayer, the same kind of inexpensive sprayer you'd use for weed killer, then using a regular deck painting pad on a pole we smoothed out the stain onto the boards. We did 96 feet of three foot fence in just over 90 minutes, both sides. Less than 24 hours later it was completely dry, not tacky at all and soaked in well.
Clean up of the sprayer was easy with hot water and dish detergent.
I'll continue to recommend Thompson's products to friends and family.
June 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by MarilynB Looks good, quick and easy, with great waterproofing!
This semi-transparent waterproofing stain is very easy to use and has soap /water cleanup. It is a bit thicker than I had expected (kind of like a pancake batter) and looks opaque until it dries. The thickness makes it easier to use with less dripping and mess than other waterproofers. The only mess I had was with trying to pour from the can (a longer pour spout would have been nice.)
I tested it on some pressure treated wood, and after sanding it, the stain absorbed well into the wood. The acorn color looks just like it does on the chart. It does repel water well, as the beading shows in the photo.
Although I enjoy staining with a water cleanup product, I don't like the idea that I can't store it in my garage during winter months like I could with my older oil version stains.
This is just the product I need to re-waterproof the wood in our utility trailer!
June 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by bikiniwithmartini Thompson's WaterSeal Protecting My Investment
Thompson's WaterSeal Waterproofing Stain protects my new wood fence, thus my investment, from the ruthless Oklahoma weather, which can be brutal to say the least. The additional effort and time taken to apply Thompson's WaterSeal was a smart choice because the previous wood fence rotted prematurely from water damage. I waited until after the fence installion started before beginning to waterproof it and for me that was a mistake because it required more prep work to protect the roller and brush from dirt and debris when staining the bottom portions of the fence. At first I used trash sacks tucked underneath the fence to keep the dirt off while I was staining it, but found cardboard worked much easier. Cardboard doesn't shift around as much and old boxes are easily taken apart to lay underneath the fence panels. Thompson's WaterSeal Waterproofing Stain in Semi-transparent Acorn Brown is absolutely gorgeous on my wood fence and so much nicer than the weathered gray.
August 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Missy easy!
great color, semitransparent, easy to use & easy cleanup. We made shutters from rough cedar and sealed them with the Acorn Brown Waterproofing stain. Looks great!
June 5, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Zeplafied Horrible-DO NOT BUY
Google and look up other reviews on this stuff. Its absolutely horrible. It goes on like a watered down brown paint, does not absorb into the wood to show the grain. Covers in a thick sticky fashion, and leaves horrible brush strokes and blotching no matter how well you apply, thick or thin. I've used numerous other stains on projects and have never encountered this. We will now spend another weekend using stripper to remove, re-sand and re-do this entire project.
November 17, 2014