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

Thompson's WaterSeal

1 gal. Semi-Transparent Maple Brown Waterproofing Stain

$28.31 /each

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Product Overview

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
  • Online Price includes Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT
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Customer Questions & Answers

Is it water based or oil based stain?

I have old based stained deck and would continue like to use oil base stain / sealer. Is Thompson's WaterSeal Waterproofing Stain Semi-Transparent Maple Brown oil based stain ? Thanks!
Asked by: Joe
This item is waterbased.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2016-10-02

Can you use this stain on pressure-treated wood?

Asked by: David
Yes, but if you are able to power wash your old wood it will give a more accurate color appearance of the new stain.
Answered by: DanO
Date published: 2016-08-06

Can you latex paint over the top of this semi-transparent stain?

Need to paint each picnic table with a different primary color
Asked by: wasteofmoney1
The stain should be stripped before painting.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2016-03-22
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Customer Reviews

1 gal. Semi-Transparent Maple Brown Waterproofing Stain is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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...
Date published: 2016-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great easy to use stain This stain was very easy to use. After I power washed my deck I applied the stain with a brush. It applied easily and covered very well. I was very happy with the maple brown color , very similar to the color I had before. The only problem I had was that my deck was older and had some areas where the old stain had worn off and I should have chosen a solid color stain as opposed to the semi-transparent stain. Certainly not a fault of the stain I used but I had some areas where the bare spots on the deck showed lighter than the rest of the deck. I did end up doing a second coat and it covered very well but with the older deck surface a solid color stain would have been better. All in all the deck came out very nice, good coverage and great color. Clean up was a snap with just water and soap. Dried quickly as well and water beads up very nicely on the deck. I would recommend Thompson's waterproofing stain to anyone looking to stain their deck.
Date published: 2016-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to work with We are very happy with this product. We used it after letting the wood dry for a day. The product was easy to use and the color was beautiful! It's only been a month so we have yet to see how long the stain will last.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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
Date published: 2016-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-08-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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...
Date published: 2015-08-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-05-01
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