Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 9
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Averageskill TRANSPARENT HARVEST GOLD STAINED MY NEW CEDAR FENCE
Although the instructions warned me not to, I thinned the "water soluble" stain so it would spray evenly with a Hudson sprayer. About 60% water to 40% Thompson's. I figure the water will dry and the only thing left will be the original product.
As I walked along my 80' x 6' fence with the sprayer, I used a cheap 4" paint brush to spread it evenly. Seemed to be working fine. Went back for a few touch-ups then cleaned up.
About 2 hours later the fence looked perfect. I splashed a little pool water on it and viola, water beaded just like I hoped. I'll add to this review in a few months and let everyone know how it's holding up.
March 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by austinlightpollution Great product
I got 4 gallons of thompsons water seal and stain to water proof my grow box for starting plants
The product applied evenly and color I chose for looks and function protecting the wood when I start growing plant cuttings and seed starting Recommend it also for decks and fences and select outdoor furniture
July 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by steamenginesteve Holding Up Well Through Weather
Finish on my porch still beading water after second winter. The part of my redwood porch deck that gets direct sun all the time has about lost its protection after two years, but the areas protected from the severe effects of the sun is ok for another year. This Thompson's Waterseal is very thin and could be sprayed. I used a roller and brush and was satisfied with application. Wood grain really shows through.
April 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 4finesons Excellent Product!
I built my new deck late last summer and wanted to let the wood cure and dry out really well before staining. I chose Thompson's Waterproofing Stain and it was a very pleasant surprise! The one gallon coverage according to the can was up to 400 square feet. I bought 2 gallons for my 10x40 deck. I was extremely pleased with the ease of application and how far the product went. I did my entire deck, some steps, and 3 benches with only one gallon! Dried in one hour (hot sunny day). Dries to a satin finish, and the water beading is incredible. Highly Recommended!
May 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by trogo Excellent Water Protection and Looks Great
We recently completed a deck extension project. After allowing sufficient time for the wood to dry, we decided to protect the surface using Thompson’s WaterSeal Waterproofing Stain. The Transparent Harvest Gold Stain adds a little color to the original wood, yet still allows the wood grains to be visible.
Installation is very easy using a Painter’s Pad and it applied evenly throughout the deck, as long as you don’t stop and restart after it dries. It penetrates deep into the wood with one coat and dries in only 2 hours. Because it’s water-based, cleanup is also very simple.
We are very pleased with the Thompson’s Waterproofing Stain for our new deck. It is perfect for protecting new decks or restoring older weathered decks.
July 10, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RDS822 Very Tedious and Hard to manage;
Appears that everyone but me had a good experience, but I've hated trying to put the product on. I enlarged my old deck. After a year of letting the new cure, I pressured washed and then used the deck cleaner to clean the entire deck. I really liked the old thompsons that was clear and last 3-4 years, but that warranty only comes with the tinted stains now. I build furniture and have done woodworking for many years. First issue is mine, and because the banister rail is both metal and wood it was tedious to put the stain around all the handrail and not get it on the metal banisters and decklights. Because the 'wet' color is not the same as the dry, its very hard to judge the coverage until its dry. I found it to streak very badly. I've had to go back over most of the deck to sand off the streaks and globs, then reapply. Just extremely frustrating. What I was planning to take one saturday, I'm now on saturday #5. and I have no idea how to fix it now other than to sand and start over.
August 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mark Easy Way To Add Color
I've used Thompson's water seal for years for decks and to seal concrete. This new line of stain/water sealer combo is a great way to add color and protect any porous surface. The transparent is very transparent so I would maybe recommend the semi-opaque instead if you really want to see the color clearly. But of course you should always test a small area to figure out what works best for your situation. I highly recommend this product.
June 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kellen Can never go wrong w/ Thompson's
I made a small walkway for out by the pool and this stain was perfect for the outdoor and wet conditions, it looks great and the large amounts of water just bead up and dry or fall off without damaging the walkway. It's holding up without warping. Highly recommended.
August 13, 2014