Thompson's WaterSeal 1-gal. Semi-Transparent Acorn Brown Waterproofing Stain-TH.042841-16 - The Home Depot

Thompson's WaterSeal

Model # TH.042841-16

Internet # 204813840

Store SKU # 1000037548

1-gal. Semi-Transparent Acorn Brown Waterproofing Stain

Thompson's WaterSeal 1-gal. Semi-Transparent Acorn Brown Waterproofing Stain

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$26.97 / each


Model # TH.042841-16

Internet # 204813840

Store SKU # 1000037548

Thompson's WaterSeal Waterproofing Stain provides complete outdoor wood protection. It waterproofs long after the initial water beading is gone. Use on decks and fences, outdoor furniture and exterior wood.

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  • Shows medium wood grain and medium color
  • 1 coat protects 4 years on decks or 6 years on fences and siding
  • Applies to freshly cleaned damp or dry wood
  • Prevents water damage
  • Advanced polymers provide fade resistant color
  • Coating resists mildew and UV damage
  • Subject to or will include a PaintCare recycling fee in the following states: CA, CT, OR, RI, VT, MN

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Assembled Depth (in.)  6.625 in  Assembled Height (in.)  10.25 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  4.187 in  Container Size  1 GA-Gallon 
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)  300 
Application Method  Spray, Roller or Brush  Cleanup  Soap and Water 
Color Family  Browns / Tans  Color/Finish  Acorn Brown 
Concrete Use  No  Deck Use  Yes 
Dry to the Touch (min.)  120  Exterior Paint & Stains Product Type  Deck/House/Concrete Stain 
Hazardous Code  No Air  Interior/Exterior  Exterior 
Low Temperature  No  Opacity  Semi-Transparent 
Paint Product Type  Deck and Patio Stain  Paint Type  Stain 
Primer Required  No  Sealer  Yes 
Time before recoating (hours)  Tintable  No 
UV Resistant  Yes  Waterproof  Yes 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty  Satisfaction Guaranteed 


Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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 5 by 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 5 by 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 5 by 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 5 by 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
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