Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 23
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LaxMom26 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!
September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Janice Love this stuff!!
Goes on really smooth! I did 1 solid coat then when completely dry I did thin 2ndcoat! I'm so pleasedthe wayit turned out!!
September 6, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Sergiu 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.
September 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nonsheep Good Stuff Here, More Like Paint than Stain
When I picked this out it was for a Shed Project that was going to incorporate 6x8x8 Solid Oak Timbers. The Timbers were worn & weathered with surface rust from The Oil Fields of Montana Iron Pipe! Although I like this look the wife wanted a more uniform look for her shed. She helped pick out color & stain & after the 1st coats of the 1st 2 Timbers she is Very Happy with the result. It is a thick stain almost like a paint consistency & it roles on very easily & was readily absorbed by these Timbers. The Stain also covered up the flaws & rust discoloration that was present in the Timbers.
Lets See: Easy to Apply, Goes on Really Smoothly & Looks Good... Pass on ALL Levels!
July 28, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jms0211 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.
March 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mbinny Holds up well to the winter weather
I used this to redo my deck boards. I applied it about a year ago and it has held up very well. It is easy to use and covered completely I accidentally got a solid staid but decided to use it anyway and am happy with the results. The grain of the wood doesn't show through, but the solid is more like a paint than a stain and changed the appearance making the planks look almost new (I had a few chips in the wood,) Very happy with the color and appearance.
June 8, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by honolulu Peeling
Spend hours cleaning the deck before applying and it didn't even last one year. About 70% of it peeled off after first winter. My neighbor used Behr and it still looks good.
July 29, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lady 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.
July 6, 2014