Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 21
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DEstefan 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!
July 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BK PREPARATION...PREPARATION...PREPARATION.WARNING WILL SOMETIMES TAKE LONGER TO PREPARE SURFACE THAN TO USE THE PRODUCT.
USE A GOOD QUALITY CLEANER BEFORE APPLICATION...
Knowing the correct surface preparation is the key to using this product...the surface where you are applying this product must be clean and ready ,,,
IF YOU PREPARE THE SURFACE PROPERLY YOU WILL BE SATISFIED...
I RECOMMEND USING A STAIN PAD FOR APPLICATION...
June 29, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BJC 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.
June 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Angela2266 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.
May 28, 2016
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 1.0 out of 5.0 by Annie 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.
May 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by diyer 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.
August 18, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MnDeckDisappointment 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.
March 12, 2016