Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 17
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MrMike Good stuff and good for 2~5 years depending on surface.
The hardest part of doing this job is getting the weather and my available time to coincide.
Cleaning up the overgrowth of plants takes more time than application.
Perhaps Spring or Fall would probably be the best time to apply, when the plants can be trimmed back or not growing...
Color / tone form gallon to gallon is good. They matched quite well.
We used rollers, brushes and tried a 'garden sprayer' for the application.
I used a 'long nap' 6" rough surface roller, and 2" 'disposable' brushes.
No point in using a quality +$25 brush on the rough wood surface.
I purchased a "Flo Master 1125d" specifically for this task last year.
If you use a sprayer, make sure is is compatible for this task.
The one I purchased at HomeDepot last year that was listed as suitable for this application.
There are pictures of the paint/stain cans on the box.
It proved absolutely unusable for this application; it was more of a mess than it's worth.
My daughter, in her words; "I would love to write a burning review of that item", as she cleaned it..
We found the best method was:
The long nap roller (with an extension pole/stick) was the fastest for the face boards, and brush to apply the product to end grain and between the boards.
Pictures attached show a small section of the fence before/after.
An aged, (+10 year old) section of fence (~14 feet long / 200 sq/ft) sucked in the preservative and needed almost a gallon.
Obviously, your mileage will vary, perhaps I'm over applying....
But only another ~ 70' to go...
September 6, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Raybrook Good fence stain - bad deck stain
Applied the stain last September after power wash and letting dry thoroughly. Applied with Wagner Sprayer. Picture below is of results after eight months. Getting ready to do deck over. I live in Central Oregon with 11 inches of moisture a year and snow on the ground for maybe 30-45 days a year. There is just something wrong with this products durability. The fence behind the deck is fine - the deck is unacceptable.
May 1, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JOHN faded away
I was very disappointed with this product ,Followed instructions to the letter and it only lasted a year just faded away . I wasnt a high traffic area either .would not recommend this product.SAVE YOUR RECEIPT YOU WILL BE RETURNING THIS
April 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jspro good product
I recommend this waterproofing stain. For best results read and follow the instructions thoroughly. Start by preparing the surface so the stain adheres. My deck is less than 1 year old is in the sun most of the day. Once ready to go it rolled on smoothly and soaked in quickly. Coverage depends on how you apply the product. The color is light so the grain shows.
July 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DanO Thompsons Stain maple brown
I have long been a fan of Thompson's waterseal and have used it on my deck for over 25 years. After power washing my deck back to the original wood my wife decided she wanted to use a atain instead of clear.the brown maple went on very easily using a long handle and flat deck brush. It covered very easily and because our temperatures were in the 80s it took only 15 minutes for it to dry and only one coat was needed to get full coverage. And it only needs to be repeated every four years.
August 4, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DentonFender Does Not Hold Up As Advertised!
Thanks to Raybrook for posting his picture. Our deck looks exactly like his. We applied this on 1 year old dry, pressure treated deck boards on two covered decks and steps. We applied as per directions with very poor results. Thompson warranties this product for 4 years but after just 9 months time it looks exactly like that picture. We are in the process of finding out if Thompson stands behind their claim to reimburse fully if not satisfied. Would not recommend for decks or porches.
June 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nonsheep Waterproofing Stain is OUTSTANDING & Nice Color Too!
When looking for a waterproofing stain Thompson WaterSeal Waterproofing Stain stands out because of the color choices & ease of use. As you can see the back stoop was never sealed & this Maple Brown hid a few wood scars. The Stain went on easily & very quickly. Was able to get between boards with a brush because the stain is less thick than paint but more fluid than just plain stains or waterproofing liquids. When it came to clean up, it was a breeze! Soap & water cleaned the Roller & Brush quickly. The dry time is quick also. Before writing this review the tackiness was a dry surface with a hint of moisture but not sticky in any way. Made the back stoop look much better. A little went a long way too! Now if it only was a little less expensive...
August 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sprinkles424 Gorgeous
This paint stain is a beautiful, natural looking color. I wanted something that would show the original fence for a natural look, not painted looking. This is perfect. We used a paint spraying gun to apply & it was soo easy! One gallon did about 40ft of a 6ft tall fence.
May 2, 2016