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Thompson's WaterSeal

Model TH.041805-20

Internet #204814320

Store SKU #1000037543

5 gal. Clear Waterproofing Wood Protector

$64.98 /each

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Thompson's WaterSeal Waterproofing Wood Protector Clear provides complete outdoor wood protection. It waterproofs long after the initial water beading is gone. Use on decks and fences, outdoor furniture, exterior wood.

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  • Use on decks and fences, outdoor furniture, exterior wood
  • Covers 1,500 sq. ft.
  • Crystal clear finish
  • Coating resists mildew and UV damage
  • Helps maintain wood's natural color
  • Prevents water damage
  • Exceeds industry standard ASTM D-4446 for waterproofing wood
  • Cleans up with mineral spirits
  • Online price includes PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT

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can you spray on with a sprayer

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Yes you can spray it using a sprayer.
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Yes, had no issues.
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June 20, 2016
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Yes, I brought an inexpensive one at a Home Depot and used it two days in a row.
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June 3, 2016
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Not anymore. The old formula went on fine with a standard garden pump-up sprayer, but the new formula (sometime in the past year) is too thick. You have to use a roller or brush, or likely both.
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January 7, 2016
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No, this stuff does not work well in a sprayer. It will only come out in a thin stream and you will have to go back and brush or rub or roll it in to cover the wood adequately. I talked to Thompson's about this, and they confirmed this to be the case. They said the best way to apply it is to roll it on with a roller.
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September 9, 2015
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This can be installed with a sprayer.
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CAN IT BE APPLIED WITH A PAINT ROLLER

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CAN IT BE APPLIED WITH A PAINT ROLLER
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August 2, 2016
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yes but a brush works better easy clean up
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Yes I used a paint roller on my deck.
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Yes the Clear Waterproofing wood protector can be applied with a roller.
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Yes, just have the appropriate roller, as you will be working with a different texture then paint. Follow procedure for what to wear, as I sprayed a fence on a somewhat windy day. The sealant is lighter in feel then paint. It feels silky, like a light grade vegetable oil used in cooking.
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Does the 5 gallon can need mixing at all?

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The is no mixing required and I would suggest reading the label on the can.
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I did not do any mixing. Use the product right out of the 5 gal can.
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I just stirred it with a stir stick
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This product does not need mixing.
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Time to dry

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If I stain in the am and it rains in the pm, will everything be ok?
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It depends if it's under roof or not. I used it on my front porch and it's under roof and it took awhile to dry. My husband had to take a rag and wipe it down. If there is sun and it's out in the open, it will dry much faster.
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Please check the weather forecast before applying. Application should be done on a dry day and the following days (three or more) should not be wet. If on a windy day were a mask, also cover up, so that you do not breathe in the sealant. I would strongly suggest reading the can.
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August 1, 2016
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The water seal takes approximately 48 hours to dry.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 34 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great coverage and easy to apply with pump sprayer! After reading reviews about product thickness, I was skeptical too, but once I started and saw the results I was impressed!. Had no issues with pump sprayer and it made things faster...initially used roller last year on front side of fence. Sure there may be more expensive stuff out there but this does what I need it to do...no ugly gray fence! July 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Surprisingly Easy Application This was my first time doing such a large project by myself. Instructions on the can were easy, the canister to apply the sealant was easy. I hesitated in doing the job, especially in the heat of South Florida. Also, since I am a woman, I was reluctant and kept telling myself, I should have a man do the application. It had to be done and it came out amazingly well! When spraying the surface of my fence, the sealant saturated and covered all surfaces well. The day after I was so proud of myself, especially since it was easier then I thought. My fence looks amazing and a few neighbors came over to compliment me on how well Thompson's Water Seal made a huge difference in the way my fence now looks. One thing, I should have worn a mask, due to the wind blow back during application on that day. Next time I will apply on a windless day. That was the only downside! June 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best product out there Thompson's Water sealer is a fabulous product, it seals and keeps the water on top of the wood. We used it for our enormous deck. I give it a 10!!!!! May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Thomson seal works well The liquid applies well. The shaking of the liquid is required but difficult as the content is heavy. The discharge spout could be longer so that there is less spill- I place a plastic sheet on floor to collect the spill. August 9, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good for 2 years I'm not very knowledgeable in the care and maintenance of wood decks so there may be better, longer lasting products out there. My experience with this product is it last about 2 years. You need to clean your deck completely first before applying this product, that's the hard part. Once your deck is cleaned and dry, it is easy to apply the Thomson's with a garden sprayer. Follow the application directions on the can's label. My deck is about 800 Sq. ft., it took most of the 5 gal. to complete. Cost about $68 with tax for 5 gal can. July 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great product 4 stars great item does what is says.dried fast went on quickly August 2, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Cannot be sprayed with garden sprayer!! I have been using Thompsons Waterseal for years on our deck but this will be my last time. I always prefer to spray the product, should have listened to several of the reviews here. I decided to try the clear waterproofing The instructions indicate this can be sprayed with a"garden spayer", not so, at least with the two sprayers I tried. I knew as soon as I saw how thick the liquid was from the can it may be an issue. First spayer clogged right away, second put it out sporadically. We ended up rolling it on. That worked fine but does not cover in the crevices as well as spraying. July 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works Great - Have the Right Expectations I found this product to be excellent, because a) I did not expect to be spraying it; I planned to brush or pad it on from the beginning - this gets the product into the wood better than spraying. b) My pressure-treated pine was seasoned, clean, dry, and ready to absorb a sealer c) It is extremely hard to find a clear treatment which does not have some tint or opacity d) Seems quite a good value, and water still beads almost a year later Like anything, the product darkens the wood a little when you apply it. But after a couple of weeks of sun and drying, it looks really good, like new lumber. Doing a good job of prep-cleaning is probably one of the keys. June 11, 2016
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