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Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AHArtist Used on bare wood, happy enough with the result
I used this to finish my custom patio table. If I were to do everything again, I would finish the wood before assembling the table because keeping a wet edge on a large area is incredibly difficult. Initially, I was concerned that the stain was so opaque out of the container, but the result as it dried was exactly what I had hoped for. Keep an eye out for drips (as with any stain I presume) because they are a pain to clean up after they've dried. They recommend only one coat but I think I may apply a second coat to get a darker color and a little more even finish.
May 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tom79 Fine result
Easy to brush, dry very quickly. Requires a bit of preparation. Happy with result: effective waterproof sealing.
June 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jimbo 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.
June 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Shinypenny Waterproofing Stain
This was easy to apply, and the color is nice, and the semi-transparent allows the wood grain to show through. I'm not sure about the long term durability, since it's newly applied. It cleans up with soap and water.
I found to get even coverage when staining decking boards, is to stain the entire board, instead of staining an area, that way there is no overlapping marks. It may take longer, but it looks nicer when finished.
June 21, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by dmb25 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.
April 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by eeewee Just what my new fence needed.
What a great product, water seal and stain, perfect! I just rebuilt my fence with pressure treated pickets and needed to protect them for moisture damage, but did not want clear. Getting even color coverage is a bit tricky, so be sure to read the instructions. As you can see, I am not finished yet. I am using a brush and a roller. Next time I will apply it before I build the fence. This is a great product, I am very happy with it!
July 4, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DIYer Thompson's Transparent Acorn Brown
I purchased Thompson's TRANSPARENT acorn brown to seal my brand new privacy fence. I applied as directed. To experiment, I stained one side with a roller brush and another side with a sprayer. Rolling was too time consuming so I finished the rest of the fence with a sprayer. Both types of application produced the same results: streaky, more solid than transparent, and the worst thing was the color. I wanted a transparent acorn but got a solid RED!!! I stained my fence three months ago and the fence looks like it's 20 years old because the stain is now a FADED red. I ruined my beautiful new fence using this product. It was a TOTAL waste of time and money. This spring I will strip this terrible stain and seal with a different CLEAR sealant. The natural color of the wood was beautiful and now that is forever ruined.
February 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tvs75 Excellent Water Sealer
I used this with a paint roller and stick so I did not have to bend over. It applies pretty easily. I would not recommend a sprayer, but rolling it on was quick.
I typically do this twice a year, even though I could probably go with once a year on our deck.
Our deck is about 15x25 and took about 15 minutes total. Dry time depends on saturation and weather. Ours took a little less than 8 hours for complete dryness.
I have used Thompson's water seal for years...and will continue for many more!
June 25, 2014