Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 53
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rkmiller Expensive but Worth It
Had a new 6' Cedar fence installed in October along our property line abutting the alley. As I paid a lot for this fence I wanted to keep it in good shape. The online reviews tended to indicate this product (made by Rust-O-Leum) is exceptional. It was pricey at about $140 for 5 gallons. I purchased a $40 Echo pump sprayer in anticipation of applying the finish in this manner, but that was a bust -- it just pepper-sprayed the fence. Finally, sorted to using rollers and a 5" stain brush. Since the wood was very rough and porous, the finish really soaked in. We used 4 gallons to cover about 480 square feet: a 70x6 fence section. Bottom line, from the pictures it appears really good and enhances the look of the wood; now the test will be how it hold up over time.
December 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TKG425 I absolutely love the look of this stain on my fence!
I spent hours researching products in stores and on-line. This product had very good reviews so I decided to give it a try. I couldn't be happier. My fence was about two years old and had lost almost all of its beautiful cedar color. I power washed it, gave it a few days to dry, and applied 10 gallons of the F&P Cedar stain and the look is amazing. It has a dark, rich look and I love that it shows all the wood grain beneath it. We had a good rain about 24 hours after application and it repelled the water very well. You can't go wrong with this product. I've had numerous compliments from my neighbors and I just applied it a few days ago.
April 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FC80504 Highly recommend
Removed old water-based stain with power-washer. The water-based stain left a heavy film of pigment on the fence that faded and peeled over time.
The Wolman stain is oil based--so it penetrates the wood vs. leaving a pigment on the surface like the water-based stain. It rained and snowed three days later, and the water puddled on the fence rails and evaporated rather than being absorbed by the wood.
The stain is a rich brown color that goes on dark and then softens (the former water stain was literally "red") so it has a much more natural appearance. My fence looks 10X better than the other fences recently stained. No blotching, no pigment on the surface of the wood.
Recommendations: DO NOT try to cover an old stain with this product, as it compromises both the ability of the wood to absorb the product and the final finish. Invest the time and money to power wash the fence thoroughly first (you will know immediately if you missed a spot when you apply the Wolmans), let the fence completely dry, then apply. If the fence is not clean and dry you will compromise the final finish and protection. Also, be sure to cover any concrete where you stain (e.g. a gate), as this stuff will stain the concrete and is impossible to remove after the fact.
December 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Happyarkie Love it
My deck was 15 years old and had never had anything done to it. It looked really bad but now after a thorough cleaning and applying this stain it looks great. I couldn't be more pleased. It took a lot of stain since the wood was so old and weathered but it must have worked because it really beads up after a rain.
I applied using a roller and a cheap brush for the cracks where the roller couldn't get. Although the directions say to use mineral spirits for clean up, I just discarded the roller and brush after I was finished and cleaned up everything else with Mr. Clean and water.
Ceder is a great color for me. I've attached a photo to show what the color is on the weathered wood and on new wood. The top and rails are new wood and the spindles and decking are old wood.
October 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BigBadJG Great Product!!!!!!!!
Product looks great and the price was much lower than the local paint store.
December 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bobodaclown Easy to apply and looks good.
Ordered to cover new fence 8' x 64' board on board, 5 gallons covered the face side of the fence. Fence looks really nice. Blends in with the background better. Wife really likes the color.
Used a combination of hand pump sprayer, brush, and roller. Used the sprayer to get the side edges and the face of the setback boards, used the brush to smooth it out, and used the roller for the face boards. Took a majority of the day to complete the job.
The cover has no pour feature, think about getting a 5 gallon roller thingy, worked right from can. Used plastic container to scoop and poured into sprayer.
May 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by deckhand Great wood preserver
Preparation is most important, especilly on neglected or older wood. Applied easily with sponge on 25 year redwood deck and ballisters. Redwood is soft wood, so power washing might leave groove marks. Ready mixed deck cleaners are 99% other ingredients (water), so I suggest buying a box of TSP (tri sodium phosphate) powder mixed with chlorine bleach (to remove mildew or plant green moss):one part to 3 parts water using a scrub brush and hose down. DO NOT WORK FROM 5 GALLON CAN DIRECTLY --MIGHT CONTAMINATE-- BUT USE A CLEANED, PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINER TO SCOOP OFF INTO A PLASTIC WASH PAIL, 1/2 - 1 GALLON AT A TIME.Again, coverage is good, water repellency is great, cleanup is easy. Make sure to choose between CEDAR STAIN and NATURAL (untinted) depending on your desired effect. Can't go wrong.
September 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BFYTX Awesome!
F & P have a great product here. Looks really nice, though I will suggest if you are painting a new fence to paint it sooner rather than later having to pressure wash, etc, the old. Can see a difference between the new/old fence but it covered up nicely on the old fence with a second coat. (in the picture new fence is left to middle of pic and then the old fence - old fence has more of a glossy look to it)
Started using an electric spray gun (Wagner) and that worked for about 5 feet of the 1700 sq. ft, - a lot of solids in the stain even after straining. Went out and bought a Husky $35 dollar air compressor "sprayer" and the thing worked perfectly. - though I did still strain the stain before use.
Water beads and runs right off the fence now and it looks really good!!
April 16, 2013