Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 18
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Cal Acorn Brown Thompson Water Seal
The product initially looks pinkish, but dries in a beautiful reach brown color. Although it unexpectedly poured (rained) before we finished, the areas that were dry or almost dry retained the ability to repel water. However, the area we had just completed had to be redone. Overall, I thought it was much better than Behr stains and cost substantially less.
September 1, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed Stain color disappointment
I went with my good friend , our church pastor, to Home Depot to purchase what we thought would be a good deal. Had I paid closer attention, I would have taken advantage of the prior week ad for a 5 gallon can of Behr Stain in the color I wanted, for my pastor to use on my storage shed. The sale on Behr stain was 40% off regular price, but was only through Father's Day, and we tried to ask for the discount the day after that sale ended(the only day we could get to that store), but two employees said they could not give me that deal, so we had to choose another, less expensive alternative. My pastor volunteered his help mainly as a gesture of friendship.I had recently been diagnosed with a rare, serious form of cancer, and undergo radiation therapy for two months... and also could not stain seal my storage shed myself, due to long term spinal damage from a car accident 7 years ago.
I needed the wood sealed, and my pastor could only do it that day, so I chose to buy a 5 gallon can of Thompson Acorn Brown Waterproofing stain, because the price was about what I had budgeted for the job, and because the samples which were displayed above the shelf on different wood types of what it should have looked like.. seemed very close to the color I wanted, but it was totally off when the job was finished later... Much to my disappointment.
I'm satisfied with the waterproofing quality of the Thompson product, but now have 2 gallons which will likely be wasted, because he was going to match my small divider fence nearby with the leftover stain.
So now I have to wait to buy the Behr product again when it goes on sale, in the color I wanted...if I have enough in my family budget...and if he can redo the job. That is difficult for him since he has a lot of other charitable work to do, and a ministry plus a church to lead (a very small Baptist church).
I'm at fault for not checking what it actually would look like on my shed before he did the job. But time wasn't on our side that day, and I had the one chance to get the job done, and probably should have waited for another sale on Behr in the color I wanted for my shed and fence.
That is, if I live long enough. I don't know if I'll ever see the job done in the way I would have liked, since I am leaving my home to my daughter who is in college now....after I die. I want to leave her a nice place to live, and try hard to keep it up, with the small income I have from disability.
That's it. Have a nice day.
July 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PG Goes down slow
We had never used a colored sealer before and it does go down different and much slower than the clear. However the results are just awesome. It looks great and water just puddles on it even a heavy dew!
July 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DK1519 GREAT WATERPROOFING STAIN
I HAVE AN OLDER HOME WITH A LARGE PORCH. THE WOOD ON THE PORCH IS OLD BUT STILL USABLE BUT NOT VERY PRETTY. AFTER USING THIS PRODUCT, MY PORCH LOOKS GREAT! THE WOOD WAS MULTI COLORDED AND LOOKED SICK, NOW IT ALL LOOKS THE SAME COLOR AND WATER BEADS UP INSTEAD OF SOAKING INTO THE WOOD. GREAT PROTECTION FOR THE WOOD AND A LOOK THAT IS PLEASING. SO HAPPY I CHOSE THIS PRODUCT.
June 29, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by amyjo89 Satisfied
After reading application instructions for other stains, we thought we would have to wipe the stain down after we had applied it before it dried. Once we realized that this was unnecessary, application went a lot faster. Also, we were unable to use this stain in a sprayer because of the consistency.
The color was much redder than anticipated since we were expecting more of a brown color. Coverage is good and I would almost call it a semitransparent more than a transparent stain.
August 31, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by COREY JUNK!
CLEANED DECK FIRST WITH THOMPSONS DECK CLEANER THEN PUT TWO COATS ON THE DECK,HASNT EVEN BEEN 8 MONTHS AND THE THOMPSONS SEALER IS JUST PEELING OFF EVERYWERE,THIS IS THE WORST PRODUCT AND WILL NEVER USE THIS AGAIN!
April 19, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Joey Splotchy
Purchaed this waterproof stain for my fence. Went on easy with a brush. Color is darker than the sample i saw in the store. And the finish is transparent but with splotches. I would use a roller or spray it on and use a solid color but looks ok.
March 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HappyCustomer Looks great after 1 year.
We sprayed on our water seal. We sprayed 2 coats. Still repels water and look good. Highly recommend.
March 23, 2016