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WaterGuard 5 gal. Acorn Brown Transparent Wood Stain and Sealer

  • Classic color ready to use
  • Provides Waterproofing Protection
  • Good for decks and other outdoor wood projects
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Product Overview

Deck Stain Waterproof

Waterproofing Protection

Olympic Waterguard Protects your deck from water damage, and protects against mold and mildew growth.

Fence Stain

Perfect for any wood surface

Use on vertical or horizontal new wood, pressure treated wood or weathered wood.

Deck Stain Color

Convenience and Value

Olympic Waterguard offers a ready to use wood stain that dries in 12-24 hours when applied at 50°F to 85°F.

Deck Stain Amounts By Gallon and Deck Size

How much stain is needed

The size of your project will determine how much stain you need. Solid stain color requires two coats.

Deck Cleaner

Clean your deck

Sweep debris from deck, then use Olympic Premium Deck Cleaner to wash away dirt and stains caused by mildew.

Deck Preparation

Deck prep

Tape off surfaces you don't want stained. Avoid staining decks in direct sunlight to avoid uneven drying.

Wood Stain Application to Deck

Wood stain application

For even coverage, apply the stain to one board at a time. For best results, backbrush into the wood surface.

Clear Stain on Wood Deck

Clear Stain

Clear finish allows your wood to weather and gray naturally. Least Protection, Most Wood Grain.

Olympic Transparent Stain Color On Wood Surface

Transparent/Toner

Slight hint of stain color that highlights wood grain. Less Protection, More Wood Grain.

Semi-Transparent Deck Stain Color

Semi-Transparent

Rich stain color that allows wood grain and texture to show. More Protection, Less Wood Grain.

Semi-Solid Deck Stain Color

Semi-Solid

Same rich color as semi-transparent but hides more wood grain. More Protection, Least Wood Grain.

Solid Deck Stain Color

Solid

Fully opaque color covers the wood grain and accentuates the texture. Most Protection. No Wood Grain.

Deck Resurfacer

Resurfacer

Create a new, durable surface on worn or weathered wood and concrete.

WaterGuard Transparent Wood Stain with Sealer offers convenience and value. A durable acrylic oil stain that provides protection and a slight hint of color that highlights the wood grain. Perfect for multiple wood surfaces.
  • Ready mix, ready to use transparent stain with sealer
  • Waterproofing protection
  • Provides a mildew resistant coating
  • SunBlock UV defense
  • Exclusive Scuff Guard technology
  • Protects up to 3 years on decks and 4 years on fences and siding
  • Use on exterior wood surfaces including decks, fences, siding, railings, outdoor furniture and other wood or previously coated wood with a weathered clear sealant or semi-transparent stain
  • Online price includes PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT, WA

Info & Guides

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TransparencyTonerTransparentTransparentTransparent
Container Size1 Gallon5 Gallon5 Gallon5 Gallon
Surface LocationDeck,PatioPool DeckPool DeckDeck
Paint/Stain FeaturesAlgae Resistant,Mildew Resistant,Moisture Resistant,Mold Resistant,One Coat Coverage,UV/Fade Resistant,Uniform Spray Sheen,Washable,WaterproofDries Clear,Mildew Resistant,Moisture Resistant,UV/Fade Resistant,WaterproofDries Clear,Mildew Resistant,Moisture Resistant,UV/Fade Resistant,WaterproofMildew Resistant,Moisture Resistant,UV/Fade Resistant,Waterproof
Base MaterialOil BasedWater BasedWater BasedOil Based
Stain & Sealer In OneYesYesYesYes
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Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
5 Gallon
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
1750

Details

Application Method
Brush,Pad,Paint Sprayer
Base Material
Water Based
Color Family
Brown
Color/Finish
Acorn Brown
Dry to touch (min.)
240
Interior/Exterior
Exterior
Maximum Optimal Temperature (F)
90
Minimum Optimal Temperature (F)
35
Number per Package
1
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Soap & Water
Paint/Stain Features
Dries Clear,Mildew Resistant,Moisture Resistant,UV/Fade Resistant,Waterproof
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Wood Deck Stain & Sealer
Recommended Number of Coats
1
Returnable
90-Day
Stain & Sealer In One
Yes
Substrate Condition
Pressure Treated Wood,Unfinished Wood
Substrate/Surface Usage Type
Wood
Surface Location
Pool Deck
Time before recoating (hours)
24
Transparency
Transparent
Vertical/Horizontal
Vertical / Horizontal

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
LIMITED WARRANTY

Questions & Answers

77Questions11Answers

How many square feet per 5 gallons does this covers

Asked by Square June 20, 2021
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Answer

This will cover approximately 1250-1750 sq ft per 5 gallons, depending on wood texture and porosity.

what is the actual life of this sealant?

Asked by kat June 19, 2021
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Answer

Hi Kat, this product will last for approximately 1 to 3 years when the surface is properly prepared and the product is applied following the application instructions. If you need assistance moving forward, feel free to call us at 1-800-426-6306 between 8am-5pm ET.

Can this be used on a dock that's in a fresh water lake about 5 months a year? Or would something...

Asked by MrBoylan June 9, 2021
1
Answer

Hi there, and thank you for preferring Olympic Products!. Unfortunately we do not recommend any of our products for below the waterline, it will lead to premature failure. You may want to look into a marine grade stain instead.

Can someone please tell me the VOC rating of this product? Acrylic AND oil? huh? Is it oil tox...

Asked by Nate June 8, 2021
1
Answer

Hi Nate, Waterguard Semi-transparent is a water based low VOC product <100.

Would I need to use a wood conditioner before using this product to finish a pine top on an outdo...

Asked by JD June 3, 2021
1
Answer

Thank you for contacting PPG. We would want to discuss this project further with you. Please call 1-800-441-9695 for more information.

Can i use on a wood bench?

Asked by Workerbee June 3, 2021
1
Answer

Absolutely! I would suggest giving the bench a light sanding beforehand just to make sure it penetrates properly.

Im building a rooftop tent and applied this to the wood a few days ago can i use marine epoxy and resin untop of this product?Also going to fibreglass

Asked by Roccodenzi May 19, 2021
2
Answers

I applied to decking and haven’t experienced anything like that.

Will water based go over an older pil based deck stain ?

Asked by Jim May 13, 2021
1
Answer

Hi Jim, we do not recommend applying this product over previously sealed/stained surfaces. Please call us at 1-800-426-6306 between 8am-5pm ET if you need more assistance.

What would be good to use on a wooden planter to waterproof it. Im using it to plant herbs and a few veggies.

Asked by MsP May 7, 2021
1
Answer

Hi there, we wouldn’t recommend it. Please call us at 1-800-426-6306 between 8am-5pm ET for further assistance.

Can I apply it on painted wooden deck ?

Asked by Mansour April 9, 2021
1
Answer

Mine wasn't painted, sealed with PermaSeal and looks great.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.1
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  • 67% recommend this product
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Nice results!
I sprayed 11 sections of dog eared fence panels with my graco sprayer with a 411 tip and it layed down nice. A nice rich but not overpowering cedar tone.
by GT
Applied easily, looks beautiful. Hopefully holds up to the Wisconsin weather changes!
Applied easily, looks beautiful. Hopefully holds up to the Wisconsin weather changes!
by skcraig
I sanded and re stained my kid’s playground and the...
I sanded and re stained my kid’s playground and the Olympic Waterguard semi transparent maple brown stain and sealer looks AMAZING!!
by PoolmasterCa
Very pleased. Easy to apply, looks great and it lasts even in the abusive sun my deck gets.
Very pleased. Easy to apply, looks great and it lasts even in the abusive sun my deck gets.
by KatDep
Bought the cedar stain sealer. The color was nearly as orange as home depot aprons. Was a sticky ...
Bought the cedar stain sealer. The color was nearly as orange as home depot aprons. Was a sticky feeling when dried. Had to sand it all off and went with thompsons sealer. It coated much better and wasn't sticky at all. Even went over the sides we didn't sand off the Olympic sealer and it absorbed right in. (It shold have beaded up) even left those sides non sticky. Would not use again.
by Ratchey
Response from Olympic TeamApr 12, 2021
Hi there, we're sorry to hear your experience with our stain wasn't what you expected. We are here to further discuss and provide solutions, so please give us a call at 1-800-426-6306 between 8am-5pm ET. OlympicPaint
2 people found this helpful
It's great if you know what to expect
I used the transparent woodland cedar stain on a 3mo old pine stockade fence. Like a lot of reviews here, I will also state that the dry stain doesn't match the color advertised on the label. However, I knew they ahead of time from these reviews and I do like the final color. I applied by paint brush and stuck to the 1gal containers. A couple things that I learned along they way: (1) it's tough to mix an unopened container as there's very little air inside. I had better luck pouring out a cup of stain into a paint tray, then shaking container, and then pouring the cup back into the container, and shaking again. Otherwise your first tray will come out thin and you'll end up needing to apply a second coat. (2) you need to shake the container every time you refill your tray because the stain will settle fast and your last tray will be super thick and dark. I've included a before pic, a couple after pics, and one warning pic of what happens if you don't mix the stain continuously during use. I like the color's contrast with the grass, trees, and flowers in my yard and I'm hoping this color lasts for a few years.
by WillH
1 person found this helpful
color in can us misleading
I wanted a semi transparent color stain to put on my powerwashed cedar fence. I picked the Woodland Cedar because the color on the can was a very natural color. I needed what i measured to be 6 gallons so we bought the 5 gallon bucket and a one gallon can. We started out with the one gallon can and we liked the color. When applying the five gallon bucket it was a more orange color. Not anything like the small can. We bought a second 5 gallon bucket and it was a lighter orange. How do they expect you to get one look when the colors arent equal. Very disappointed but it was too much work to even think of starting over so will live with it.
by cafletch
Response from Olympic TeamMar 15, 2021
Hi there, we're sorry to hear that the color of the stain wasn't as expected. We are here to further discuss and provide solutions, so please give us a call at 1-800-426-6306 between 8am-5pm ET. OlympicPaint
Easy to apply, looks good.
Easy to apply, looks good.
by PorkChop
1 person found this helpful
Other reviews nailed it... Clown paint
This product is terrible. I think HD should stop carrying it. unfortunately I was in a hurry and didn't test it first. Ruined my project. Other reviews are accurate. Basically bright orange stain like a clown would love.
by mmain19
Response from Olympic TeamFeb 2, 2021
Hi there, we're sorry to hear that the color of the stain wasn't as expected. We are here to further discuss and provide solutions, so please give us a call at 1-800-426-6306 between 8am-5pm ET. OlympicPaint
1 person found this helpful
I'm seeing red!
Not the color I was expecting at all. Looks nothing like what's on the can. It's terracotta orange I would say. You've really got to shake this stuff start to finish as indicated in the directions. Or it'll get darker as you go and you'll find globs of paint when pouring out the can. I had blending issues I had to fix. Stuck with this horrible color for 3 years. At least the wood is protected... I hope
by Fireguy
Response from Olympic TeamJan 4, 2021
Hi there, we're sorry to hear that the color of the stain wasn't as expected. We are here to further discuss and provide solutions, so please give us a call at 1-800-426-6306 between 8am-5pm ET. OlympicPaint
1 person found this helpful
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