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

Thompson's WaterSeal

1 gal. Transparent Maple Brown Waterproofing Stain

$1886 /each

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Product Overview

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 sliding
  • 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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Customer Questions & Answers

Is this only used on unfinished wood...we have a deck that had stain on it....and I am afraid the transparent won't cove

Asked by: Lou
Depends on what type of stain there was before applying this product. If oil-based - it might work. If poly or other synthetic types - you will have to strip it down...
Answered by: rushin2
Date published: 2017-03-19

can the product be applied with a compression sprayer?

Asked by: Cubby
No. Compression sprayer does not work properly. It spreads product unevenly, which required brushing or rolling after spraying.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2017-02-03
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Customer Reviews

1 gal. Transparent Maple Brown Waterproofing Stain is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 22.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Buy something better – this product does not work well. We applied this to a deck in Aug. 2016. T... Buy something better – this product does not work well. We applied this to a deck in Aug. 2016. The color was nice and the product did seem to work at first; we saw water bead up on the stained deck - BUT only seven months later (in March 2017) the stain is already coming off and the bare wood is showing through. The label says it “1 coat protects 3 years on a deck.” Not true. It lasted for about half a year. I will not use this product again nor recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from First time using stain instead of clear Water Seal. The instructions are correct: Roll, Brush, or... First time using stain instead of clear Water Seal. The instructions are correct: Roll, Brush, or compressor driven sprayer. A garden Sprayer will not work. Wish I had a compressor driven sprayer... Wiping up drips before they dry is REAL important. They don't hide when you roll the stain over them. Material is thick enough that getting it on the edges of the deck boards requires brushing it down in there if you are rolling it on. I found that a sponge mop is as good or better than a roller for applying to the deck boards. It's pretty. Lets see how long it lasts.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding product for outdoor projects! We were facing a choice between polyurethane and Thompson water seal for our apiary. The cost was quite different and we were concerned on longevity of the seal from both products. The trouble was that our cedar hives were not perfectly dry at that point. Due to cost - we decided to go with Tompson water seal stain. The decision was THE BEST! This product penetrated the wood thoroughly and created a coat that withstood winter abuse quite well. Now, 6 months later, we ordered another batch of Thompson for the rest of our hives. One hive that we did cover with poly - by spring it was literally peeling off in spots. So, time told us we did the right thing - Thompson product was the perfect choice for our apiary. Highly recommend for those outdoor project with concerns on moisture in wood products!!!
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product with a great price. Good product with a great price.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product at great price Last year I purchased a different waterproofing stain from a local paint store ($$) for our front deck. After less than a season, I was pretty disappointed with my choices until I found Thompson's Waterseal. This product, for half the price, has already done a much better job. I used it on our back deck that had never been waterproofed before, and have already had many compliments on it. The color in the transparent shade is perfect, nice but not too much to over power the wood The waterproofing aspect of it does what it is supposed to do. I have been very happy with the product.
Date published: 2016-07-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great product! Easy application! I used 5 gal of the Transparent Maple Brown to cover my front porch floor. The color was applied to recently sanded pine. It took 2 coats & I cut around my walls & columns with a brush & rolled the rest. A medium nap roller worked the best. I was hesitant to use a sprayer in a confined space. The color looks high end. Not too orange. I did have to touch up a few areas with a brush. If you're using a roller try to stay in straight lines with the wood grain so you don't get streaks. Overall the product was easy to use & has the consistency of chocolate milk so it's not sticky.
Date published: 2016-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Added beauty to an older deck Parts of my deck are newer than others, and I wanted to give it some color (as well as protect it) while still showing the natural grain of the wood. I chose the transparent stain, thinking it would achieve the look I wanted. After cleaning the wood, I began to apply the stain. While easy to apply, I initially felt it was a little too thin and watery, at first producing drips and color variations. I would have preferred it to be closer to the consistency of paint. As I continued, I was more careful and experimented with different rollers and brushes until I solved the problem. Funny, the color variations ended up working in my favor as the finished deck looks very natural. The stain actually looks better on the older wood than on the newer. I am very happy with the finished product, and after a recent rain, the water beaded on the wood showing me it is protected as well as beautiful.
Date published: 2015-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product...Easy to use! We have a 12x12 unfinished deck that has been exposed to the Florida elements for almost three years. The color degraded to an ugly gray. We bought a pressure washer which made the deck look new again, but we don’t want to have to pressure wash several times a year to maintain the look. We decided to stain it using the maple brown stain. It turned out beautifully. The color is not too dark and works well with our woodland cedar-stained Adirondack chairs. The stain was very easy to apply using the Linzer 5” brush with the extension pole. Keep in mind it's a little watery so use sparingly so you can catch drips. We'll see how the deck holds up in the hot, wet summer months, but right now we're very happy.
Date published: 2015-12-15
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