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WaterGuard 5 gal. Woodland Cedar Transparent Wood Stain and Sealer

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  • 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

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TransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentTransparentTransparent
Container Size5 Gallon5 Gallon5 Gallon5 Gallon
Paint/Stain FeaturesDries Clear,Mildew Resistant,Moisture Resistant,UV/Fade Resistant,WaterproofDries Clear,Mildew Resistant,Moisture Resistant,UV/Fade Resistant,WaterproofLow Temperature,Mildew Resistant,Moisture Resistant,UV/Fade Resistant,WaterproofMildew Resistant,Moisture Resistant,UV/Fade Resistant,Waterproof
Surface LocationPool DeckPool DeckDeckDeck
Stain & Sealer In OneYesYesYesYes
Base MaterialWater BasedWater BasedWater BasedOil Based
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)1750175017501750
Substrate/Surface Usage TypeWoodWoodWoodWood
Recommended Number of Coats1111
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Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size5 GallonCoverage Area (sq. ft.)1750

Details

Application MethodBrush,Pad,Paint SprayerBase MaterialWater Based
Color FamilyCedarColor/FinishWoodland Cedar
Dry to touch (min.)240Interior/ExteriorExterior
Maximum Optimal Temperature (F)90Minimum Optimal Temperature (F)35
Number per Package1Paint/Stain Clean UpSoap & Water
Paint/Stain FeaturesDries Clear,Mildew Resistant,Moisture Resistant,UV/Fade Resistant,WaterproofPaint/Stain/Waterproofer Product TypeWood Deck Stain & Sealer
Recommended Number of Coats1Returnable90-Day
Stain & Sealer In OneYesSubstrate ConditionPressure Treated Wood,Unfinished Wood
Substrate/Surface Usage TypeWoodSurface LocationPool Deck
Time before recoating (hours)24TransparencyTransparent
Vertical/HorizontalVertical / Horizontal

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer WarrantyLIMITED WARRANTY

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Customer Reviews

  • 3.5
    out of 71 reviews
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If you like ORANGE then this is your product.
I have used Olympic before and it is a easy to apply product. Coverage is nice. Very little smell. Color... Well the Semi-Transparent is Semi-Transparent. You do get to see the grains of the wood nicely. BUT. The Woodland Cedar was developed by a blind person. It is freaking ORANGE.. Maybe not as bright as the paint tray.. But it is still fruity in color. Not cedar..
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Response from Olympic TeamJun 14, 2022
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 1-800-441-9695 between 8am-5pm ET. OlympicPaint
    Take a close look at the marketing images
    The look at my new PT Pine sanded cleaned and stained "woodland cedar" back deck. its flipping orange not at all transparent and generally a eyesore I'm going to have to live with for a long time.WHen you crack open the container your gonna think " it will surely look different after I stir it" then a generous 5 mins of power mixing later you may think " wow this is really really bright" after slapping some on some wood and seeing how quickly it absorbs your doomed. it goes on thick, dries quickly and remains a orange hell scape you will never retreat too. Now I have half a deck in this horrible orange showing no signs of fading. so to sum up if your opinion on opening the container is wow this looks bad maybe I should return it, listen to your instincts. On the plus side it is water repellant should protect from UV and generally speaking were not gonna spend any time on this deck now so it will keep it in good shape from traffic as well. SEND IT BACK its orange you fools!
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    Response from Olympic TeamApr 5, 2022
    We're disappointed in learning about your experience with our product and hope that we may have the opportunity to earn back your trust. Please call us between 8am-5pm EST Monday-Friday at 1-800-426-6306. OlympicPaint
      Orange not transparent
      Hope this is helpful for buyers nothing wrong with the quality but the color is not transparent it is orange it should say this on the bottle I bought 2 5 gallon buckets in March of 2020 only ended up using one because the color was not what I wanted the following year I change the color and had to go with darker then I wanted to get rid of the orange color.
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      Response from Olympic TeamJan 26, 2022
      Hi James, 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
        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.
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          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.
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            3 found this review 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.
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            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
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              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
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              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
                2 found this review helpful
                Great deck stain
                I bought a clearance 5 gallon can in June 2020 for $39. Had a 59 degree day in November and decided to get the job done. This stain went on so easy and had great one coat coverage. I used a flat short bristle pad with a extension handle. My deck is approx 850 square feet. When I was done I had about 2 gallons left. Very happy with this product!
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                  I used this on a wooden fence. See pictures attached. Good product, but make sure they shake it ...
                  I used this on a wooden fence. See pictures attached. Good product, but make sure they shake it in the store and follow instructions to stir frequently. I tried it in a garden pump sprayer, but it did not spray well, so I applied with a 4" brush. I liked the final color.
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                  Goes on ORANGE
                  I thought this would stain our fence the color shown on the can. Nope. It came out very orange. However, after about a week it has toned down some closer to a cedar color. If I had to redo I would not have chosen this color, but it served its purpose.
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