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Thompson's WaterSeal 1 gal. Solid Acorn Brown Waterproofing Stain

Thompson's WaterSeal

1 gal. Solid Acorn Brown Waterproofing Stain

$30.41 /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 least wood grain and maximum color
  • 1-coat protects 5 years on decks or 15 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

Can this product be sprayed?

Asked by: Jimbo
Yes you can use a sprayer!
Answered by: BobO
Date published: 2017-02-27

Can this product be used on a previously sealed deck.

My deck was sealed last year with a Rustoleum sealer. Most of it has peeled off. Can I use your product to reseal and cover the previous product that will not come off?
Asked by: Ron
It will likely peel if you don't sand first.
Answered by: BobO
Date published: 2017-02-27

Is it ok to stain twice? I meant second coat

Is it ok to stain twice? I meant second coat
Asked by: floatingcreek
Yes but the first coat must be completely dry.
Answered by: BobO
Date published: 2017-02-27

Will this solid stain cover over painted wood?

Will this solid stain cover over painted wood?
Asked by: Roxie
Hello. Our products are meant to be applied to properly prepared bare wood surfaces only. Over a stain, paint or other coating, our products will not completely penetrate into the surface like they are designed to do. The end result would be premature wear and a lenghty dry time or they won't dry at all. Regards, Thompson’s WaterSeal Customer Support
Date published: 2017-03-15
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Customer Reviews

1 gal. Solid Acorn Brown Waterproofing Stain is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great stain! My wife and I recently purchased a new home, and I used this stain on the dock in my back yard. The wood looked a little worn, and boy does this make it better. The color is just right and it is very clean looking. Matched with light or darker schemes that you may have with your home, so you don't have to worry about color clashing. I am going to start staining my fence next with the same color. Just remember, it is all in the prep work. Make sure you pressure clean and sand the surface so the stain sets in properly. Also, you may have to use two coats. One gallon does go a long way, though.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dries Fast & covers well This stain dries really fast! I sampled it on a single piece of pressure treated 5/4 board and it was dry to the touch in 20 minutes. Of course several factors affect this timing, this was just test. The solid color hides OK with one coat, but does even better with a second coat, two coats are always better than one. Note; you have to wait a couple hours before applying a second coat. The odor was fairly low on this product and the coverage was average in my experience. Overall the color looks great and the drying time was great, but I'm not sure how well it will do over time so I will update this review in six months. My deck is exposed to all day sun and is next to a pool so we will see.
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product works My deck, about 14x12' used a container of this Thompson's water seal. after the first rain a few days later water beads were evident so I know it is working and it looks great! My 'handy man' worked on it for about 1/2 day, power washing a few days before, and hand painting on the sealant. Again, it's a big improvement from the condition at house closing and I believe will extend the deck life by years!
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 4 months after applying this stain to my 2 decks it started to peel. 7 months after staining it i... 4 months after applying this stain to my 2 decks it started to peel. 7 months after staining it is almost completely gone. Waste of money and time.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed! I purchased 3 cans of the solid maple for my deck last June. I power washed the deck, dried it for a few days, it needed 2 coats, and 3 in some areas.(dried completely before each coat) Looked great last spring/summer/fall. Water beaded and it looked so good that I no longer needed an outdoor rug to cover my deck. Well here it is spring and winter over in Illinois and this is what it looks like now that the snow is all off of it. I don't recommend this product. Try something else. Now I have to retain this spring again. I live by myself and no one was on the deck all winter.
Date published: 2015-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Application, Great Color I've been using Thompson Water Seal products for years on my fences and decks and they have never let me down. I use this solid Acorn Brown color to seal and color my raised garden beds, window boxes. It has great color depth and lasts a long time. As with all the other Thompson water seal stains I've used, I average about five years on vertical surfaces and about three years on flat surfaces exposed to wear before I need to reapply. I love that I can brush, roll or spray this on. It's quite thin, yet covers well with just a bit of grain and texture showing which is the desire with a solid stain. One gallon will do 300 square feet of wood with no issue using a sprayer. You may even get more rolling it on. Brushing it on will work for small areas but being thin it does leave some brush strokes. It dries pretty quick once applied, about 30 minutes and it's safe to the touch on a warm day. Within 24 hours you're good to go. That's nice for areas where kids and pets will be around a lot. Clean up is easy, hot water and soap, and if needed for really getting it out of a sprayer you can use low odor mineral spirits. This stuff is so easy to apply that you really can't screw it up. I recommend Thompson products to anyone inquiring about staining their outdoor wood projects.
Date published: 2015-03-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This Stain is a JOKE This Stain is a joke I'm a professional Deck Maintenance Contractor, and I'v been using Olympic Stain, but I gave it a try with stain because a costumer asked me. I did her deck and it looked really nice a natural, so I recommended to other costumers and stained a few more. Now, a year past and I stared receiving calls from those costumers. The stain is peeling off, in fact, on one of the decks it lasted 3 months. Good thing I stained only 4 decks, but still lost a lot of money. I called Thompson's to complain, and they might refund the money for the stain, but not for the labor. Also, they want a copy of the receipt, so you should look for the receipt, if you have the same problem. Garbage Product
Date published: 2015-09-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's a Good Product I stained a portion of my backyard deck which is an older deck with a lot of blemishes and damaged wood. This is why I went with a solid stain instead of a transparent one. I used a paint brush to apply it to the railings and steps. It went on easily and dried very quickly. Because of all the other products I have used on this deck over the years, I will give it another coat of stain. I liked that everything cleans up with just soap and water. I would have given it 5 stars except the color on the can is darker than the actual color on my wood. It looks more like a chocolate milk color but it's treated and that's the important issue at hand. On the next section of decking, I plan on doing the flooring with a roller and just use a brush for touch ups.
Date published: 2014-07-06
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