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

1 gal. Transparent Acorn Brown Waterproofing Stain

$18.86 /each

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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 most wood grain and minimum color
  • 1-coat protects 3 years on decks or 4 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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I had no idea I needed to treat the wood pressured treated wood I bought. Should I buy Thompson's and treat the pressure treated wood ?

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I had a great handyman build us a beautiful deck for our above ground pool. He never said a word about needing to do anything with the pressure treated wood. So I never did. I recently saw an ad so Thompson s in the Sunday paper. Should I get some and treat my deck?
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LET NEW PRESSURE TREATED DECKS DRY BEFORE USING STAIN...
A one month minimum dry time is recommended. That said, I'd wait as long as the painting season permits. If you have three months before it will get cold down there, then wait until then. It's important to have three good, consecutive dry days before applying the stain when ultimately decide to do it. And two-coat everything with a quality stain.
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LET NEW PRESSURE TREATED DECKS DRY BEFORE USING STAIN...
A one month minimum dry time is recommended. That said, I'd wait as long as the painting season permits. If you have three months before it will get cold down there, then wait until then. It's important to have three good, consecutive dry days before applying the stain when ultimately decide to do it. And two-coat everything with a quality stain. Ask the paint store person about doing it and which product to use. Some stains are meant for walls and some for walking on.
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Pressure treated wood does not need a sealer for the wood itself. But it is a good idea to use a water sealer on the wood to preserve its appearance. In several year's time, the original wood can fade, develop residue and even emit sap in certain instances. A good water sealer tries to remedy that.
Think of water sealer as a base coat of makeup/sunscreen on a person's face. In and of itself it does Read More
Pressure treated wood does not need a sealer for the wood itself. But it is a good idea to use a water sealer on the wood to preserve its appearance. In several year's time, the original wood can fade, develop residue and even emit sap in certain instances. A good water sealer tries to remedy that.
Think of water sealer as a base coat of makeup/sunscreen on a person's face. In and of itself it does nothing. But without out, you expose the skin to natural elements that over time the face may not change but the skin will wrinkle, get blotchy and scar.
Thompson's is an excellent product. Just be sure to find the desired color on the can to match what you want to see on the deck. Even the clear coats have a small about of trace color. Read Less
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Can you use a pressure sprayer to apply transparent stain sealer ?

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NO ...USE A GOOD STAIN PAD.
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I don't know about a mechanized pressure sprayer. But I have tried with a hand pump air-sprayer and it was a disaster. The stain will not apply evenly. It will leave bubbles on the surface. It truly has to be spread with a brush or a paint roller that is made for decking.
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Is Thompson's Water Seal appropriate to use on pressure treated lumber?

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YES...
YOU MUST PREPARE THE SURFACE CORRECTLY BEFORE USING...
MAKE CERTAIN THE SURFACE IS CLEAN AND DRY BEFORE USING...
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1 gal. Transparent Acorn Brown Waterproofing Stain is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I used this Thompson's WaterSeal to re-finish my ugly grey-ish fence. I first pressure washed the entire fence (a lot of work), then let it dry in the sun for a couple of days. After the fence was entirely dry again I sprayed the fence with this transparent waterproofing stain. Now the fence looks brand new and should keep this look for a while and not go grey again. All together a lot of work but the end result looks so good that it was absolutely worth it!
Date published: 2016-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what we wanted! We purchased this to stain our picnic table and 2 wooden Adirondack chairs. We are going to be replacing our (small) fence this yr or nx and will use it for that as well. We wanted a nice brown stain, but still wanted to see the wood grain. Beautiful! Just like we wanted. My husband did it with a paint brush. It looks like chocolate milk when you are applying it... but it dries to perfection! Highly recommended! Remember to read temperature requirements.
Date published: 2016-05-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from waste of money Treated my deck with this as directed on container. Was a complete waste as color uniformity was terrible from the beginning and now after 1 winter the stain has peeled up all over my deck. I wouldn't recommend this to someone I didn't like. I have never written a review here but am so dissatisfied I felt compelled to try and help someone else. It was a waste of my time and money.
Date published: 2015-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works great on pressure treated wood! used on new dog ear pressure treated fence. color goes on sort of pinkish brown. the color looks great once applied and dried. I used roller, brush, and sponge. sponge was easiest but seems to waste some product. brush works good but is very time consuming. roller worked the best but was hard for corners, which I used the sponge to finish off. dries fast and is thin enough to apply easily. I would not recommend using sprayer, I bought a 40 dollar sprayer from HD and it only made a mess.
Date published: 2015-08-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed!!! I decided this year to do a seal with a touch of color. Going by the color on the product it was just what I was looking for. However, when applied not so much. First started using a sprayer which turned out to be a disaster as It went on super super thick. Then decided to use a brush which was easier and looked better as it was applied. BUT, I was expecting and wanting Transparent Acorn Brown but I got RED.. Yes, RED.. It looks horrible and I am disappointed.. The product does seal well but be warned about the color. It's NOT BROWN... For now on I will stick to clear.
Date published: 2016-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great color great protection and lasts all season keeping your projects looking like new The Thompson's WaterSeal stain I got is perfect from Home Depot. Transparent Acorn Brown. I tested it out on a newly installed slop sick in the yard. Perfect! and the wife loves it too. I am going to apply it also to my Gazebo over the next few days as the weather is hot and clear. I also have a deck I may also use this stain color on or maybe use a slightly darker Cedar color stain as that is in the back portion of my yard and gets a great deal of sunlight during the day. I was also using just the clear Thompson's Waterseal the first time I applied the waterproofing to the deck. This all in one product is great. It stains, it seals and last all season long. I like that just like new look so I actually apply the sealer down late spring and again in the fall. Keep the water out of the wood and prevents mother nature from ruining my prized creations.
Date published: 2014-06-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Looks great for a short time I applied this to our deck last summer and after the snow melt this spring noticed that the strain was chipping and peeling in multiple places. The color has also faded substantially since last year. I followed all the directions to the letter and used the recommended stripping and cleaning solutions but still ended up with disappointing results. This stain might work well in warmer climates without snow but I certainly can't recommend it for anyone dealing with Minnesota winters.
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wish I hadn't put it on Having installed a new cedar deck I wanted to do the best thing I could to protect it. I purchased Thompson's WaterSeal transparent, Maple Brown. Before applying the stain I cleaned the deck with Thompson's 3 in 1 cleaner following the directions to a tee. The deck look fine after applying the stain in July of 2015. By May 1st of 2016 the deck looks like it is ten years old and 95% of the color is gone on horizontal surfaces. The vertical spindles have faded but the color is still there. On the can of stain it states that this product protects for 3 years and provides fade resistant color. So much for those statements. Since having this disaster I have spoken to three people that also have not had favorable results. One was a professional that stated he won't use the product as it is the worst! I now have a deck that looks awful and I don't know what to do to it.
Date published: 2016-05-19
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