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Waterguard 5 gal. Clear Wood Sealer

Contains 5 gallons ($16.80 /gallon)
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  • Provides Waterproofing Protection
  • Good for decks and other outdoor wood projects
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Product Details

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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Questions & Answers

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Q:can you apply paint over this product?
by|Dec 7, 2022
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Q:Does the product have silicone in it?
by|Dec 3, 2022
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A:  Hi Mark, this is made of an Acrylic-Resin.

by|Dec 6, 2022
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    Q:Can I use this on my brown and white wood awning? If so, what is the coldest temperature allowed for drying? Thank you.
    by|Dec 1, 2022
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    A:  60F

    by|Dec 5, 2022

      A:  Hi Chris, please call us at 1-800-441-9695 to discuss your project further.

      by|Dec 6, 2022
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        Q:how dry must the PT wood be before application?
        by|Nov 30, 2022
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        A:  You will want the wood to be less than 18% moisture before staining. You can test it with a moisture meter that can be bought at your local Home Depot. We recommend that wood weather 3-6 months before staining. If you would like to discuss further, feel free to give us a call at 1-800-441-9695.

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          Customer Reviews

          4.3 out of 5
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          • 74%recommend this product
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          "Provides a mildew resistant coating" NOT!!
          Applied to a new cypress swing ($$), less than 2 months later (see photo). I was skeptical of water base (green) coatings/penetrants. Now, seeing is believing. Oil base molecules are much smaller and go deeper into wood. DON'T BUY !!!
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          Response from Olympic TeamJul 25, 2022
          We're sad to hear you're unhappy with our product. Our team wants to help. Please call our technical services team at 1-800-441-9695 between 8am-5pm ET. They have the knowledge and resources available to further assist you. OlympicPaint
            4 found this review helpful
            Yellow, not Clear!
            So disappointing. Came out of the can yellow (did not react to stain on wood), we thought it would clear up as it hardened. Turned our grey outdoor table the same yellow as it was in the can. See pics, looks like dried snot! Not sure if it was stored improperly or what at our local Home Depot, but now I have to sand it all off and start from scratch with the grey staining. Major inconvenience!
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            Response from Olympic TeamJun 24, 2022
            Hi there, we're sorry to hear about your experience and 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
              4 found this review helpful
              Works
              I wasn't sure that I would give this a good review as it looked very Milky and was supposed to be clear. I decided to try it on a small piece of my deck and see how it went. Well it rained last night and guess where the only standing water on my deck was at? Dried very clear as well so hopefully it will last a long time.
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                Buyer beware. Does not protect from water
                I purchased this to seal my newly installed wood fence. A month later after a little rain the fence was all warped from the water. I followed the directions and even laid it on really heavy and double coated it. I should have realized something was wrong when I noticed how thin and milky it was. I did a small portion with another brand and it did not warp. This stuff does not work and now I ruined my $7k new fence. I'm very unsatisfied does not begin to describe my feelings for this product. They should pull this junks of the market.
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                Response from Olympic TeamAug 30, 2021
                Hi there, we're sorry to hear your experience with our stain wasn't what you expected and didn't seem to protect from water. We would like to speak with you about the issue you are experiencing. Please give us a call at 1-800-426-6306 between 8am-5pm ET so we can further discuss and provide solutions. OlympicPaint
                  10 found this review helpful
                  Don’t buy
                  Don’t waste your money. I ran out of the other brand and bought Olympic Waterguard. I had a little left of the other Brand and then started using Olympic for some pergola parts. I left it to dry for about an hour then it started raining and when I came out, Olympic didn’t repel squat!
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                  Response from Olympic TeamAug 2, 2021
                  Hi there, please give us a call at 1-800-426-6306 between 8am-5pm ET so we can further assist you with this. Thanks! OlympicPaint
                    6 found this review helpful
                    Product amazing!
                    Product amazing!
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                    Tacky finish
                    I applied this to my new grill table more than 24 hours ago and it is still very tacky. It seems to repel the water I sprayed on it, but I hate the sticky texture.
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                      7 found this review helpful
                      Worked perfect on my wife's potting table !!!...
                      Worked perfect on my wife's potting table !!!
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                      Caused mildew on rafters
                      We applied the Waterguard clear wood sealer to our new gazebo. Now after 5 months and past the heavy rains we have mildew on the rafters. We read that this product would prevent this. We follow the directions as stated on the container.
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                      Response from OlympicPaintsStainsFeb 27, 2020
                      Hey there, we're sorry to hear your experience with our Waterguard 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.
                        Easy to use!
                        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] We built an enclosed raised bed garden structure this year. A lot of hard work and am so happy to have tried this product! It looks milky (not clear) when it comes out of the can but it does dry clear. It is easy to apply, we mostly used brushes due to the size wood we had. But I'm going to use it on our deck too hopefully and I think we will try to roll it on the floor. We've had extreme weather this year - torrential rains for a month, then drought and high heat, so we've only had this on for about 2 weeks. So far, it looks great! The Garden sits out in the open ...so it will get a lot of weather! Rains, snow and sun!
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                          Paint/Stain FeaturesMildew Resistant,UV/Fade Resistant,WaterproofDries Clear,Mildew Resistant,UV/Fade Resistant,WaterproofDries Clear,Mildew Resistant,Moisture Resistant,UV/Fade Resistant,WaterproofAlgae Resistant,Dries Clear,Low Odor,Mildew Resistant,Mold Resistant,Sealer,Waterproof
                          Base MaterialOil BasedWater BasedWater BasedWater Based
                          Surface LocationPatioPool DeckDeck,Driveway,Garage Floor,Patio,Pavers,Pool DeckDeck,Fence
                          Container Size1 Gallon5 Gallon5 Gallon5 Gallon
                          TransparencyClearClearClearClear
                          SheenFlat/MatteNatural StainFlat/MatteNatural Stain
                          Stain & Sealer In OneNoYesNoNo
                          Coverage Area (sq. ft.)250 sq ft1750 sq ft100 sq ft1200 sq ft
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