I use this every Fall after I clear everything off my decks and have to say it keeps the wood looking great. It looks natural and stays an even color in all the areas of the deck. It keeps any algae from growing on the north sides the decking and has a nice overall appearance. The product has to be the easiest to apply and cleans up with water, you can’t mess up with this. This will be my 3rd application and will continue to use it to make sure my investment stays looking great
Wood Rx is different from any sealer or preservative I've ever tried before. Significantly, it is not an oil of any kind. It is a water-based silicone that penetrates the wood and makes water bead on the surface, without a glossy finish. I power washed my 5-year old redwood deck, which turned it from gray back to a pale red color. After it dried I sprayed Wood Rx with a low pressure hand pump sprayer (See also on Home Depot, pre-filled with 2 gallons of Wood Rx.) The sprayer is high quality and the product was amazingly easy to apply. It dried quickly. I applied a second coat since there was no glossy finish, and since it was recommended as optional. The finish was still not glossy but the water beading was even better after the second coat. I'm looking forward to my deck keeping the red color all winter and am planning to recoat annually "whether it needs it or not" because it is so easy and so inexpensive. Much less expensive than composite decking, and the beauty of natural wood, preserved for as long as possible. At least that's my plan.
Worked exactly as advertised, it was recommended that I use http://www.homedepot.com/p/BEHR-Premium-1-gal-All-In-One-Wood-Cleaner-06301N/203200559?keyword=Behr+premium+all+in+one+deck+cleaner&searchtype=text with a scrub brush first, I let that dry after rinsing thoroughly, then applied 2 applications of WoodRX per instructions with pump sprayer and big fat paint brush to spread out any puddling. Water now beads up and rolls off. I applied this 2 days after completing the deck, no waiting for new "wet" wood to dry needed as WoodRX advertises.
Just applied, time will tell. I needed a second...
October 9, 2020
Just applied, time will tell. I needed a second 5 gal bucket, first one had a built-in pour spout. 2nd one just had a flat lid which was disappointing. If I wasn't able to swap-out the pour spout lid I would not have had a practical way to transfer the liquid into a pump-up sprayer. Labels were different, left to wonder if one was a counterfeit product.