Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 40
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Woody Great for wood siding & T-111 plywood! - I'm a repeat buyer
My first application on raw & properly prepped (bleach & water sprayed on, to open the wood pores) Hemlock board & batten siding lasted 8 years! My neighbor has had to do his twice in the same time period, using another popular brand's semi-transparent stain.
My siding had accumulated mildew and a little graying of the color the last few years on the south & west sides of the building, so I recently stripped the remaining finish, mildew and graying of the wood by spraying/wetting the siding with a mixture of 50% chlorine bleach and 50% water. This made the siding look like fresh lumber. I let it dry for a week and applied the new coating (a moderate coat) with a hand pump type sprayer, working a 6 ft by 16 ft area at a time. This was followed immediately with a medium nap paint roller on a extendable paint stick (and paint brush, where needed) to distribute wetter areas into drier areas and to force the oil finish into the wood pores. After 1 or 2 hours a thin coat was sprayed again over the first coat and this was distributed again with the roller & brush.
This second, "wet on wet" coating (recommended by Wolman) is to saturate any areas that absorbed the finish too deeply, looking like dry spots. This second coat maximizes the life of the finish. I did the second coating on only the south & west sides, as the north & east sides are shaded and protected from the sun at all times.
The finish looks wet or shiny for a few days and drys (or absorbs) to a flat finish.
It shows the grain and knots the same as an oil stain on wood furniture does.
Their "Natural" color tone I used resulted in a color similar to an old penny, or unfinished western red cedar, or cigarette tobacco...sort of a reddish-brown color when in the can and on the siding.
I did mix in additional mildewcide to the stain, even though Wolman puts twice the mildewcide of other brands in their finish. Probably overkill, but I did this the first time too.
I mix the stain and mildewcide in the can thoroughly with a paint mixer (has paddles) attached to a drill, and immediately pour it through a "painters sock" (fine mesh paint strainer bag) into the sprayer. I shake the sprayer every time I had to pump more air into it (about every 3 minutes), to keep everything mixed well. Every time I would refill the sprayer, I would first remix what was remaining in the pail with the drill paint mixer and then pour it into the sprayer.
I will now do a quick rinse of the siding with a much weaker bleach & water solution every year or two, to rinse away any mildew or slight graying, and apply a fresh thin coat over the siding if any raw wood is noticed afterwards (as recommended by Wolman). This should extend the life of the finish to should prevent future stripping off of the finish entirely every 6-8 years (maybe never again?)...we'll see how this "maintenance" works.
Strangers and distant neighbors have made a point of stopping by to ask what brand I used...and commented how they loved the color and overall finished appearance!
August 7, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TheRedwoodGuy Excellent application and Color
This product has excellent richness in color and no overlap problems. Unlike water base sealers, the linseed oilbased product disipates over time, making removal of the product evironmentally friendly. I have been using this product for several years. Because it is an oilbased sealer it will absorb into the deck based on the moisture of the wood and back wiping excess product is esential. My joy in using the product along with my customers satisfaction in look ensures I will use it as long as they will make it!
November 15, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gmff I would recomend this product
I have stained my cedar sided home 3 times with a latex stain and it does not last long where the sun shines on it for long periods. This oil base seemed to penitrate the cedar and I am very please with the look. I used the natural color witch darkened the sideing and am well pleased.
May 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by skeeter628 easy to use and covered well.
we used both a roller and brush to smooth out the puddles after we sprayed and it was very easy to do. the area covered was far larger than we anticipated so we only needed to buy another gallon to finish.
September 21, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mothergoose Awesome Stain, beautiful color, Goes on easily
Wolmans F&P Stain is so easy to use. I have stained my Gazebo with it and my fence. I have gotten compliments saying it looks like a professional did the work. I have tried other stains and they went on awful. I will only use F&P for now on. The color natural does go on darker than what you might expect for natural color, but it does lighten some over time and regardless the color is rich and beautiful. My father is doing his fence next with it he loves mine so much!
September 11, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by birddog excellent product
recently used this product after properly cleaning a 25ftx12ft deck with ballasters. the ballasters were the hardest part, but i used a good quality sponge and dipped it in f&p then wiped the vertical wood , being sure to cover it all. the job came out beautiful. the sponge was the easiest way to do the ballasters that have found , and the coverage was excellent. the floor looks great also. when dried the job looks like a piece of furniture. the key to a good job is the prep. it took 4 hrs to clean the deck, let it dry for a day, and then apply F&P.
May 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ninrud6 Wolman's deck stain
The product label said one coat does it and they were right. Went on easily, covered perfectly and the water beads up. Takes a little longer than reported to fully absorb so if you are planning to do a second coat anyway, you may have to wait longer.
October 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by buster01 this oil stain turned out better than I expected
after receiving via mail on my front porch....I have a large deck on the back of the house....I used a spray washer adn cleaned it off then let it set fora couple of day...and then brushed the stain on....it's very good stain penatrated the wood and looks awesome....the wood now looks better than when it was new....i'm sold on this product.....the price and quality of the product was just right....I completed all of the deck 800 sq feet with the 5 gallons.....
September 17, 2013