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1 Gal. Advanced Waterproofer Clear Natural Finish Multi-Surface Sealer

$2075
  • Protects wood and masonry from water and weatherization
  • For use with unpainted concrete masonry, brick, stone & wood
  • Mold and mildew resistant
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Product Details

RainGuard Advanced Waterproofer is an invisible clear penetrating water repellent that is non-yellowing, low odor, zero VOC, and non-toxic. It is formulated to not be affected by weathering, salt, dirt, freezing temperatures, UV light, and wind-driven rain, among many other damaging elements. It dries down to a clear, invisible finish that does not change the surface texture or color. Ideal for use on uncoated/unpainted, vertical/horizontal, interior/exterior surfaces such as: concrete, brick, pavers, wood, porous natural and artificial stone, masonry, unglazed/unpainted porous tile, and color integrated or unpainted stucco.
  • Protects wood and masonry against moisture damage
  • Coverage rate porous masonry surfaces 60 - 100 sq. ft. per gallon, dense masonry surfaces 100 - 150 sq. ft. per gallon, wood 300 sq. ft. per gallon
  • Does not alter surface appearance
  • Protects from stains and weathering
  • Mold and mildew resistant coating
  • Dries in 1 to 2 hours
  • Apply 2 regular coats (roller) or 1 heavy coat of product (airless sprayer)
  • Apply in cold weather down to 40-Degree F (4.4 C)
  • Ready to use with no need for premixing
  • Water based product - easy clean up with soap and water
  • 100% Eco-friendly - low VOC and low odor
  • Online price includes PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT, WA
  • Waterproofing Wood & Masonry
  • Return Policy

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Questions & Answers

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Q:does this have a bad odor
by|Jan 24, 2023
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A:  This is a zero V.O.C., non-flammable, and neutral PH product with very little to no odor.

by|Jan 26, 2023
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    Q:Can this be used to seal a WR cedar sauna with temps to 180?
    by|Dec 31, 2022
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    A:  Hello and thank you for reaching out to us! Yes, you can use our Advanced Waterproofer here.

    by|Jan 3, 2023
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      Q:How long last from first application? You can use in rock wall to prevent Moho or fungal
      by|Nov 5, 2022
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      A:  With proper application, you can expect to see up to 5 yrs of protection. Yes, you can use this on rock walls.

      by|Nov 7, 2022
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        Q:Do sealant dry with a shine? And do it protect from tire marks?
        by|Oct 9, 2022
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        A:  This is a penetrating sealer that dries to a natural finish and leaves no surface film. Since it sits deep in the surface and has zero film build, it is unaffected by "hot tire pick-up". With that being said, tire marks/tracks are different than "hot tire". Hot tire pick-up is caused by the cooling of a hot tire. As it cools, it contracts and would pull at a softer surface coat which could result in ridges being left behind. Tire marks/tracks are caused by friction. Rubber is rubbed away from the tire itself, leaving surface debris/tire dust. You generally get more tire marks from higher quality tires as they tend to be softer.

        by|Oct 23, 2022
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          I tried to switch to Olympic sealer this year, a small area proved successful but after sealing t...
          I tried to switch to Olympic sealer this year, a small area proved successful but after sealing the rest of the deck I had tacky areas and extremely slippery areas. I power washed the entire deck to try to remove the Olympic and applied the Rain Guard, it soaked in and does not appear to repel water. It had been 2 years since 1st applied and the Rain Guard had begun flaking and peeling. This was a new deck with Rain Guard applied after it sat a month, sanded, washed, air dried and saturated with Rain Guard.
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          Put Thompsons to shame. Applied last year to spruce picket fence, and the fence looks as good as...
          Put Thompsons to shame. Applied last year to spruce picket fence, and the fence looks as good as the day we put it on. Spray on applied. Im anxious to see how the 10 year for reapplication goes but Overall an excellent product. Wish home depot stocked it locally and I didnt have to mail order.
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          I was under the impression that this product came with a battery operated spray applicator, unfor...
          I was under the impression that this product came with a battery operated spray applicator, unfortunately, it did not. In any event, I applied the Rain Guard with a paint sprayer. and the application was easy to do. I applied this product in my pole barn to keep it protected from any rain or debris until it was dry, and I applied two coats as the instructions said to do. I applied this product to true 2" X 10" solid oak decking on my trailer, and kept my trailer in my heated pole barn for two full days before taking it out. After taking it out to park it, it rained the next day. After the rain quit, I went out the next day to examine it. The wood looked wet, and the water was not beading up anywhere as I expected it to be. Several hours later, the wood still looked wet, and it was, which made me wander if this product was even working at all. I don't know if the water is supposed to bead when the deck gets wet, but I would tend to expect that to be the case since this is a "wood waterproofing" product. At this juncture I can't really say this product is working for sure or not, but from what I'm seeing, I tend to doubt it. The product advertises that it is good for 10 years, but from my experience, it looks like it isn't good for even ten minutes! I applied this product to all brand new 2" wood decking, so it's hard to say at this time if this product truly does what it says it does? All I can really do now is hope that it does. As much as I would like to, unfortunately, there is no way right now that I can recommend this product to anyone. As of now, there is no real difference in what the wood looks like in the before and after. On a brighter note, I can see that there is a glaze on the heads of the carriage bolts that holds the wood down. But here again, I could not see any water beading up on those either. Hopefully I can come back with a better review of this product in the future. The price of this product is definitely very good, but if it isn't doing the job it is intended and advertised to do, then, then it's a total waste of time and money. Hopefully such will not end up being the case.
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          I have used this product for several years. It is the best, no smell, no staining, quick drying. ...
          I have used this product for several years. It is the best, no smell, no staining, quick drying. I used it on wood, cardboard, canvas, nylon & leather. I have also used just about every other wood protect-ant over the last 35 years and none are as good as the Rain Guard.
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          buyer be aware can cause spotting and make area more difficult to clean
          Although this product is supposed to be easy to apply with a sprayer, be aware that if you have any pooling or dripping of the product TRY to remove immediately since it will lead to spotting which cannot be rectified. Once the product penetrates the surface (even a few hours later), it CANNOT be removed no mater what you use. You are then left with a surface that has multiple spots from the overspray/pooling and the areas with the residual product then act to attract dirt and overall the surface becomes more difficult to clean. I used to be able to hose down my decks, now have to vigorously scrub to remove the dirt which is adherent to the residual spots and even when the area is "clean" they look horrible from all the spotting. DO NOT apply to any surface that has been painted or has another sealer since it will lead to pooling and unequal absorption of the product so it leaves spots from the residue. Yes it repels water, but it does so unevenly and it also reduces water evaporation again leading to more spotting and dirt collection. Although basically the product dries transparent to translucent if you apply to pigmented concrete it can bring out colors unevenly, again resulting in cosmetic issues that have not faded with time (applied a year ago). The areas that I treated that did not spot or change color don't significantly look different when area dry, but when wet you can see the streaking and over spray. Lastly make sure the area you are applying this to is as clean as new before applying (I even used concrete cleaner and power washed, but still had problems), since this may result in changes in color, uneven penetration and trap in dirt etc. Overall I wish I never applied this product.
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          Easy to use and Eco-friendly
          I used this outdoors to apply to a piece of wood so I did not detect an odor. The product states that it has a low level of VOCs. Some photos I've seen of the product, including the info sent with it, show a trigger sprayer included. This has been discontinued so you will have to get yourself a spray bottle or paint brush to apply it. It's a watery milk consistency. I sprayed mine on and didn't have a problem with staining. I put on two coats and let them dry a few hours - the instructions say it will dry in less than an hour. I poured a bit of water onto the wood and it immediately beaded. I let it sit for a while to see if it would penetrate the wood and it did not. I moved the water around to see if I would get any penetration into the wood and it didn't. I wiped it up with a paper towel and did not feel any dampness left behind. I do not have a use for this on other surfaces so I only tried it with wood. I do a lot of wood working projects that are for outdoor use so I'm hoping this product will continue to perform as stated.
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          Good Stuff
          This product is every good as Thompson water sealer. The trick is reading the directions. I use a paint brush to apply the product. I did two coats. I built some solar panels out of wood backing. Use this product and the wood still looks like the day I install the panels outside. It has been a whole year of sun and rain and now it cold and rainy and the wood still looks new and has not warped. Got the product on sale too.
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          Greatest Protection
          Best wood protectant ever!
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          Paint/Stain FeaturesDries Clear,Mildew Resistant,UV/Fade ResistantDries Clear,Moisture Resistant,WaterproofAlgae Resistant,Dries Clear,Low Odor,Mildew Resistant,Mold Resistant,Sealer,WaterproofAbrasion Resistant,Chemical Resistant,Dries Clear,Durable,Fast Drying,Low Odor,Moisture Resistant,Sealer,UV/Fade Resistant,Washable,Waterproof
          Base MaterialWater BasedWater BasedWater BasedWater Based
          Container Size1 Gallon1 Quart1 Gallon1 Quart
          Surface LocationDeck,Driveway,Exterior Wall,Garage FloorPatioDeck,Fence
          TransparencyClearClearClearClear
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          Coverage Area (sq. ft.)100 sq ft500240 sq ft125 sq ft
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