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Thompson's WaterSeal 1 gal. Woodland Cedar Transparent Waterproofing Stain

Thompson's WaterSeal

1 gal. Woodland Cedar Transparent Waterproofing Stain

$18.86 /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 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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Customer Questions & Answers

Is the sealer transparent (as in no color when applied) or does it stain the wood a color?

Asked by: tnilc20
This product by Thompson's does add color to the wood; but they also make a transparent waterproofer, called Waterproofing Wood Protector, which we had been using. Once your deck is bleached out by the sun, maybe you'd want to try this stain, and this color is awesome. See photo!
Answered by: LindaLW
Date published: 2017-02-09

Can this be applied with tank sprayer?

Asked by: smurfman
Absolutely not. It is too thick to can through a normal "pump" sprayer.
Answered by: Nick
Date published: 2016-09-18

Does the deck get slick after this has been applied?

I've heard that applying a waterproofer can make a deck very slick if it rains or gets wet. Has anyone experienced this?
Asked by: Mike
No, it was far more slippery before we used this; but we had green moldy stuff growing on it in spots, and that was quite slippery!
Answered by: LindaLW
Date published: 2016-09-18

Why does the 1 gallons have 5 stars and the 5 gallons have 2 stars? Is there a differents?

Asked by: Mike
It all depends on user experience. 1 vs. 5 gallon is just the quantity but the stain is still the same. I have used Thompson stains and they work just fine. You just make sure that you follow the easy directions printed on the container.
Answered by: Aayan
Date published: 2016-09-18
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Customer Reviews

1 gal. Woodland Cedar Transparent Waterproofing Stain is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 27.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy Waterproofing This stain is light transparent and completely waterproof. Before taking it outdoor on my wooden bench, gate and chairs I tried it on my kitchen chopping block which I've owned for about thirteen year. The stain brought it back to life; the block looks like new. So, I poured water on it to make sure that it wasn't absorbed and I was delighted with my results.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use...great look! We have two expensive wooden Adirondack chairs that have been sitting in the Florida elements for almost three years. The color degraded to an ugly gray and we considered tossing them. Instead, we bought a pressure washer which made them look new again, and stained them using the woodland cedar stain. They turned out beautifully. The color is a little more orange than we thought but we're okay with it. The stain was very easy to apply. Keep in mind it's a little watery so use sparingly so you can catch drips. We'll see how the chairs hold up in the hot, wet summer months, but right now we're very happy.
Date published: 2015-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly satisfied with this stain This stain gave a new life to our deck, shed ramp, shed base frame and our mail post. Directions labeled on the container were very easy to follow. In fact, I did not have to do any prep work as it requires no primer. I used the spray gun on the deck, a roller on the ramp and brush on the mail post. It worked well with all three. We stained 2 coats on the deck to get a bit dark stain since it gets the sun all day. Talking about mail post, the stain looks so good that our neighbors thought we got a new post. Knowing the brand, I am not much worried about longevity. Go buy it, you will like it.
Date published: 2014-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this product We love this cedar color. I was afraid it would be to red but it is just right. My poles were starting to get dark so we decided to stain them. I've used Thompson clear water sealer before so we decided to give their stain a try. It goes on very easy and a little goes a long way. Easy clean up also since it is water based. One coat will be plenty. And I am glad you can still see the wood grain.
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our 25-year-old deck looks as good as new! Love the color, easy to work with stain/waterproofer! This summer has been so hot that we weren't really looking forward to working outside. But once it cooled off just a bit, we started waterproofing the deck. So happy that Thompson's waterproofing stain was really easy to work with! It looks absolutely great! Cedar is a close color match to what it looked like 25 years ago! This waterproofer dries quickly, and is the best treatment our deck has ever had! By the way, the previous waterproofer by Thompson's had an smell, chemical-like and rather unpleasant, but this product didn't seem to have a smell at all - at least to me. Husband said he could smell it, but I couldn't. The wood just soaked it in, and we are utterly amazed at how good it looks! The job went very quickly between the two of us, and we couldn't be happier with the end results! Our deck is the prettiest one on the block!
Date published: 2016-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I couldn't be happier! I bought 1 gallon of this to stain and reseal all the wood on our 8'x9' hot tub. After stripping the tub with a pressure washer and letting it dry for a day, I got started. I was a little worried when I poured it into my paint tray. It was almost a flesh color. I was even more worried when I made the first brush stroke and that fleshy color was all over the clean wood. After about 15 minutes though, the cedar color set in and it is absolutely gorgeous. Coverage was super, I did one coat and see no need for a second one. I did the entire hot tub and still have about half a gallon left. I applied this with a cheap economy 4" paint brush and it worked perfectly. So easy that I went ahead and did the picnic table really quick while I was at it. This is one of the easiest to use products I've used in a long time. I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2014-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautified my 1-year old deck This was easy to apply with roller and brush and dries quickly. Clean up is easy with soap and water. It took 1.5 gallons to cover my 12ft x 12ft deck (144 sq.ft),despite the specifications saying a gallon will cover 300 sq.ft. Stain finish was slightly darker than I expected but very pleasing. The water sealing is promised to last 3 years on deck surface (horizontal) and 4 years on posts/fences (vertical). See the pictures for before and after comparison. I pressure washed the deck but used no chemicals, just water, in the morning. Then in the evening I applied the waterseal/transparent stain (the directions say shouldn’t be applied in direct sunlight, hence, evening). This proved to be a definite improvement of my deck, which is one-year old.
Date published: 2014-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to apply, seals well, lasts a long time This product performed great sealing my deck and giving it a new appearance. With no primer or mixing required, application was a breeze. I used an electric spray gun to cover large deck area. This stain has just the right viscosity that it had no trouble flowing through the spray gun nozzle giving my deck a nice even finish without any spatters. With single coat application and 100 degree temperature, it dried within an hour. Each gallon covering 300 square feet with single coat lasting 4 years translates to peace of mind and money well spent. I am all for it and highly recommend it.
Date published: 2014-07-09
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