Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 98
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jrb Tried and true product!
I've used Thompson's Waterproofer for decades with great results. It is the tried and true product for protection from the elements. For this application I used it on the wood siding on my house after pressure washing. I used a pump up sprayer to apply it, and followed up with a brush to even it out. After one coat dried the wood passed the beading test with flying colors, the water I splashed on beaded beautifully. You simply can't go wrong with this product.
June 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Salex Worked well on pavers
I was a bit reluctant to try this after reading some of the reviews about it staying tacky and not drying properly, but I had no problems on concrete pavers. We used a small 4" roller to apply; the small roller did better than a full-sized one at getting into the bevels between pavers. For 120 square feet, we used about 1 gallon, so our coat was a bit thinner than recommended by the label. It was totally dry and not tacky at all by the end of the day (I'm in a very dry western climate so drying might take longer someplace more humid). We got an unexpected rain overnight and by morning the sealer was doing exactly what it was supposed to - water was beaded up on the surface and not soaking into the pavers (see photo).
Note that I used this on concrete pavers that will form the foundation for a small garden shed; we didn't apply it to the wood railroad ties or any other material.
June 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by OldFLdude A good product gone BAD!!
As a construction worker, I had used this product over the years with good results. BUT, apparently they have changed the formula and it is just plain LOUSY!! I prepped my new 900 sq ft concrete pool deck as required, and applied 2 coats (6 gallons total) over the next couple of days. It looked great the first couple of rain showers, but then it seemed to rinse away, leaving no protection.
Yes, THOMPSON'S refunded my purchase price, but I now have to re-do the whole surface with a different brand product.
DO NOT BUY.....DO NOT BUY.....DO NOT BUY.................
September 2, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chief Clearly effective
This sealer was very easy to use. There was almost no change to the color of the deck with the application. Its effectiveness is evident when it rains though. Water beads dramatically on the surface. After reading the reviews of others I stayed off the surface for two days to allow to cure. When I checked after that time period the surface was not tacky to the touch.
Overall happy with the product, and its application. I would recommend it.
May 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Elle A week later it is still sticky
We had a contractor apply this on our 2 month old concrete slab. It is in a warm and dry area, inside a structure. A week later it is still so sticky that my flip flop got stuck to it when I Walked across the floor. We throw events in our space and all anybody could bring up is how sticky the floor is. It's also blotchy and shows obvious application marks. Again, we used pro concrete people and still experienced these results. We will have to strip and buff 6000 sqft and cross our fingers the sticky and streaks come out.
August 30, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Doc milky formula did not spray as good as old type
I was unable to spray this milky product evenly.. I tried two different sprayers. I had to spray and then roll to get a good coverage. It has now been over 5 hours and is still sticky on my concrete drive. Old type formula would have sprayed on and been dry by now in the warm bright sun. Time will tell how this works out. If works out I will update my review.
September 5, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Barnowner Dissatisfied with product and service
I purchased a 5 gal bucket at the Carrollton Ga location
The service was good
They recommended that i have them shake the can.
I followed directions and then ran out of the product
I went back to the Cedartown location and finally was able to get someone to help me but when I asked about having the can shaken they told me "no" it was against their policy
I followed directions again
This has been 10 days and the floor is still sticky
August 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by GP78 Terrible Product, Very Poor results
The product was applied to a cured concrete driveway. Temperature during application was 75F to 80F; overnight temperature was 60F. Humidity was low. Followed all application instructions (shake can, one light coat, clean dust-free surface). Applied a light coat using a roller. The driveway is about 2000 square feet, so it took about 4 hours to roll.
Now after the drying time (>24 hrs), every place I overlapped with the roller (you have to overlap to get proper coverage) is dark and tacky.
I attempted to use the Contact Us form on the Thompson's website, but it doesn't work. So I called. The application specialist told me to wipe down the tacky areas with mineral spirits. Really? That is an absolutely ridiculous (and time consuming) solution. They should have made the product work properly to start with, especially since I followed all instructions and took care during the application. I suspect that this would be the result for many.
The Home Depot would do their customers a favor and stop offering this product.
September 5, 2016