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Waterguard 1 gal. Clear Wood Sealer

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  • Provides Waterproofing Protection
  • Good for decks and other outdoor wood projects
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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 for Wood Waterproofing Clear Sealant offers convenience and value. A penetrating clear sealer that protects the wood while allowing the wood grain to show. Perfect for multiple wood surfaces.
  • Ready mix, ready to use clear sealer
  • Perfect for new wood, pressure-treated wood, weathered wood and wood with a weathered clear or semi-transparent stain
  • Durable sealant that provides waterproofing protection
  • Repels water
  • Provides sunblock UV protection
  • Provides a mildew resistant coating
  • Penetrates the surface for protection
  • Clean up with just soap and water
  • Online price includes PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT, WA

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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.

Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
1 Gallon
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
350
Product Depth (in.)
4
Product Height (in.)
9.5
Product Width (in.)
6.5

Details

Application Method
Brush,Paint Sprayer,Pump-up Sprayer,Roller
Base Material
Water Based
Color Family
Clear
Color/Finish
Clear
Dry to the touch (hours)
12
Interior/Exterior
Exterior
Maximum Optimal Temperature (F)
90
Minimum Optimal Temperature (F)
50
Number per Package
1
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Soap & Water
Paint/Stain Features
Dries Clear,Mildew Resistant,UV/Fade Resistant,Waterproof
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Wood Waterproof/Sealer
Product Weight (lb.)
9.087
Recommended Number of Coats
1
Returnable
90-Day
Sheen
Natural Stain
Stain & Sealer In One
No
Substrate Condition
Finished Wood,Pressure Treated Wood,Unfinished Wood
Substrate/Surface Usage Type
Wood
Surface Location
Pool Deck
Time before recoating (hours)
24
Transparency
Clear
Vertical/Horizontal
Vertical / Horizontal

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY

Questions & Answers

256Questions15Answers

Once this product is opened, how much longer is its shelf life? Like how soon do I have to use it...

Asked by David April 27, 2021
1
Answer

Hi David, thanks for reaching out! Please contact our technical service department at 1-800-426-6306 between 8am-5pm ET for details.

Is this sealer "non-toxic"? p.s. I intend to use to coat wood used for raised bed vegetable gar...

Asked by novicegardener April 21, 2021
2
Answers

I would select pressure treated wood for the garden and leave this product alone.

What is the square foot coverage rate per gallon

Asked by Qilo April 18, 2021
2
Answers

This covers 350 sqft

i have poorly painted pallet backs and unpainted bottoms for outdoor sofas. can i use this over ...

Asked by JamiePA April 13, 2021
1
Answer

Applying this product to a painted surface would do little good. This is a penetrating sealer and needs to soak deep into the surface it is to protect and seal.

Can you use this without stain? I am building a playhouse and like the natural color of the wood ...

Asked by John April 12, 2021
1
Answer

Yes. It is almost like a paraffin that is clear and watery. You could probably do the same thing with linseed oil. Goes on clear and dries clear. It does not change the color of the wood.

Can you use on brick and cement

Asked by Robin April 8, 2021
3
Answers

It has the consistency of water,works great on wood products but I would look for something else for masonry.

Would you apply this over a latex solid stain?

Asked by Kat April 4, 2021
1
Answer

Hi Kat, thanks for contacting us. We do not recommend applying this product over existing stain.

Can you you use Verathane over this product?

Asked by James March 31, 2021
1
Answer

Thank you for contacting PPG. We do not recommend applying any product above or below this product, as it is a standalone sealant. If needed, please call us at 1-800-441-9695 for more information.

Can you stain after application

Asked by James March 31, 2021
1
Answer

I would think not as this product seals the wood.

how many sq ft does a gallon cover

Asked by woody March 31, 2021
2
Answers

Approximately 250 to 350 sq. ft. (23 to 33 sq. meters) per gallon, depending upon wood texture. Coverage figures do not include loss due to surface irregularities and porosity or material loss due to application method or mixing. Thanks for reaching out.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.2
    out of 719 reviews
  • 72% recommend this product
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Worked great
It repels water like advertised. I used a spray gun to apply it onto a raised garden. I was worried because it went on milky white, then dried clear.
by Bryce
Fantastic product!
I bought this to use on my recently completed fence, which stretches hundreds of feet around my property. I read all of the instructions here online for this product very carefully and then followed them and the results were excellent. I made sure the temperature outside was right, I had sprayed down my fence boards first, I stirred the waterguard thoroughly, I used an electric paint sprayer to evenly distribute it up and down all the fence boards on both sides of my new fence, and it absorbed well and has been keeping the water off my boards. If I keep a sprinkler right on the boards they do start to absorb some water after half an hour of watering, but if it just occasionally hits the fence then it repels the water well. A couple of notes: I used nearly half the amount of product that was recommended. I had bought two of the large tubs and only dipped into the second one. Oh well. I'll keep it and use it next summer, as the product recommends reapplication every year. It took about three hours to do my fence with the one tub, mostly on the "low" speed of the sprayer, with someone to help me keep refilling the small paint sprayer container. Very happy with the product, ease of use, and the price point and would recommend.
by Monalogue
1 person found this helpful
I put this on the untreated plywood siding I bought. It did not work at all. When it rained the p...
I put this on the untreated plywood siding I bought. It did not work at all. When it rained the plywood panel siding got damaged. That's over $200 in lumber that's ruined because of putting trust in this faulty product.
by Lee
Response from Olympic TeamJul 17, 2020
We are sorry to hear this. Please give us a call at 1-800-426-6306 between 8am-5pm ET so we can help discuss potential solutions and make this righ OlympicPaint
2 people found this helpful
Our 31 year old deck is 725 square feet and so this was a big project! We had used other products...
Our 31 year old deck is 725 square feet and so this was a big project! We had used other products before but wanted a clear seal this time. We were extremely happy with the ease of application and how quickly it dried! The deck looks fresh and clean. We’re glad we chose this product!
by Annex
5 people found this helpful
GREAT product
I used this product on both the old wood and new wood after replacing some deck boards on on my deck. The old boards are over 20 years old and they were previously painted. Removed the old paint from the old boards. So far its been wearing well and it is doing it’s job on both the old and new wood. Then i used it on a new picnic table and benches that i made to replace some old outdoor patio furniture. I don’t normally write reviews but this product has performed impressively. You have ti letnit dry before it gets rained on. But as long as you give it dry time, it performs.
by Weazer
3 people found this helpful
Disappointing
90 days after application my picnic table is mildewing. Applied 2 coats of this water sealer on kiln dried wood and now im looking at MILDEW!! Waste of money. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT
by Woofaloo
Response from Olympic TeamJul 1, 2020
Hi there. We're sorry to hear this. We do not recommend applying two coats of this product as this will likely result in product failure, especially in areas with high moisture and little or no direct sunlight. Please give us a call at 1-800-426-6306 between 8am-5pm ET so we can help discuss potential solutions. OlympicPaint
4 people found this helpful
Totally Useless as Waterproofing Agent
I would, of course, give this product a zero rating if possible. After much time, effort, and expense I finally finished my pool pump enclosure in redwood. Being an exterior structure, I wanted to seal the wood and make it as waterproof as possible. Home Depot no longer stocks Thompsons so I chose Olympic Waterguard Clear Sealer. Application was easy, since I used my spray gun. Over the course of one week, I applied three more light coats. Much to my dismay, the overall appearance took on an orange cast. Any school kid can tell you red combined with yellow make orange! Not the effect I was after. Next came the water test. After everything was completely dry......I waited another week. I then sprayed a light mist on the project with my garden hose. Sure enough, the water beaded. Fantastic. I then let the water sit for 15 minutes, took a terry towel, and wiped down the project. Again dismay. The water had soaked into the wood!
by GregoryZ
Response from Olympic TeamJun 30, 2020
We are sorry to hear that you are disappointed in the performance of our product. We do not recommend more than one coat of application with Olympic Waterguard. To properly adhere and cure, Waterguard must be properly applied in one even, thin coat. Please give us a call at 1-800-426-6306 so we can help provide potential solutions. OlympicPaint
2 people found this helpful
Easy to apply. Easy clean up. Changed the hue of the redwood just a bit but not in a bad way. Put...
Easy to apply. Easy clean up. Changed the hue of the redwood just a bit but not in a bad way. Put some water on the sealed wood and beaded up as advertised. Not greasy or oily like other products I've used in the past. I would recommend this product.
by cpainter
1 person found this helpful
works and repells water
It works as intended. applied 3 coats on my planter.
by diham
Product amazing!
Product amazing!
by Bonnie
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