– Thompson’s® WaterSeal® Clear did not alter or change the appearance of the wood. After full drying, we tested the ability to repel water. Water did bead on top of the finish and did not absorb into the wood. – As far as we can tell, Thompson’s® WaterSeal® does not prevent UV graying at all.

How long does Thompson Water Seal last?

If applied correctly, Water Seal will last up to 4 years.

Is Thompsons Water Seal the best?

Thompson’s WaterSeal Waterproofing Wood Protector is a super-durable clear wood sealer. It prevents water damage while maintaining the natural color of the wood. It’s our top choice for decks, fences, and outdoor furniture that has a natural wood finish.

Is Thompson Water Seal good for waterproofing bricks?

Thompson’s Water Seal, offers superb weather protection for bricks, mortar, stone & concrete. Its advanced silicone micro emulsion soaks in deep to provide long lasting protection against rain damage.

Is Thompson’s Water Seal any good for concrete?

Thompson’s WaterSeal not only protects fresh concrete from moisture, it actually helps it cure when you apply it before the concrete has hardened. You can also apply Thompson’s WaterSeal to hardened concrete to seal out moisture. The application procedure is the same, but hardened concrete may need cleaning first.

How many coats of Thompson water Seal do I need?

One coat is enough, but if more color is desired, a second coat can be applied within two hours before the first coat has dried. With Thompson’s® WaterSeal® Waterproofing Stains, you can clean your tools with soap and water.

What is the best way to apply Thompson’s water Seal?

The fastest way to apply is with a pump-up sprayer (using a coarse setting), but you can also apply with a brush or a roller. You should apply liberally. In the case of areas with heavy discoloration or dirt, apply a second coat, brush lightly with a broom and hose off.

How often should you use Thompson water Seal?

Thompson’s WaterSeal includes a complete line of deck sealers and stains for protecting deck wood from moisture and sunlight. Applying a sealer and/or stain typically is recommended every one to three years, depending on the finishing product, deck use, weather conditions, and sun exposure.

Should I use Thompson water Seal on pressure treated wood?

Although the wood is resistant to rot and insect attacks because of the pressure treatment, it can warp, split and develop mildew if not protected from the effects of water. The directions for some, such as Thompson’s Water Seal, specify pressure-treated wood as a suitable use.

Can I mix stain and Thompson’s water sealer?

As long as it’s all oil based you should be able too. But if it’s a solid color stain it might turn a little transparent if mixed with the sealer..just give it a try on a scrap piece. Bingo. As long as they use the same solvents, it should be fine.

What is the best water sealer for brick?

Super Seal-M Water Repellent – Best Overall Brick Sealer SUPER SEAL-M is a water-based Silicone Water Repellent made of a special hybrid of Silane and Siloxane. SUPER SEAL-M provides water repellency to porous construction materials such as bricks, stone, concrete blocks, mortar, and grout.

Should I use brick sealer?

The Brick Development Association states, ‘We believe the use of sealants and water repellent treatments on brickwork is totally unnecessary and take the view that properly specified and built work performs perfectly satisfactorily in resisting water penetration by wind driven rain, without their need.

Is waterproofing brickwork a good idea?

Waterproofing Your Exterior Brick Walls Helps Solve any External Damp Issues. When your external walls are exposed to a water source such as rain, this water can enter your masonry, in some cases travelling laterally from your external walls to your internal walls.

What is better water based or solvent based concrete sealer?

Water based concrete sealers are usually the best option for DIY projects due to their low odor, VOC content, and ease of application. Solvent based concrete sealers are better for commercial projects and professional use. Both sealer types are excellent at protecting concrete and are easy to apply.

What can I put over Thompsons Water Seal?

You can only paint over Thompson’s Water Seal if you wait 45 days and use a primer. This only works if you paint over concrete, but paint doesn’t always stick to the Thompson’s seal well. Your paint may not look as intended because Thompson’s Water Seal has hydrophobic tendencies.

How does Thompsons Water Seal work?

Thompson’s® WaterSeal® Penetrating Timber Oil is an oil-based product that provides protection by penetrating into wood pores and sealing out water infiltration. Thompson’s® WaterSeal® Waterproofing Stains are water-based products that have film-forming properties to protect the wood by repelling water.

How many coats of water seal do I need?

Apply 2 coats using brush,roller or sprayer. note: Use at full strength.do not dilute. The second coat should be applied when the first coat has soaked in the surface. For best results do not leave the first coat to dry for more than 1 hour before applying the second coat.

Can you use too much Thompson Water Seal?

If over-application occurs and there is puddling of the product, redistribute product within 15 minutes to a dry area or wipe off. Q: Will the formula of Thompson’s® WaterSeal® Sport Seal® or Fabric Seal change the feel of the treated surface? No. These products will not change the surface’s feel or leave it sticky.

How much does Thompson’s Water Seal Cover per gallon?

That determines how many gallons of stain are required (each gallon covers up to 400 square feet).

Is it better to stain or seal a deck?

Sealing a deck is best for cedar, teak, mahogany, or other quality woods as it enhances the wood grain and natural color. Staining a deck protects the wood from mold, mildew, moisture, and rot, and UV rays and sun damage.

Can you roll on Thompson’s Water Seal?

Paint rollers, paint pads, and brushes should still work just fine when you apply Thompson’s water seal. Thompson’s water seal dries fairly quickly compared to other sealers, but that doesn’t mean that you can walk on your deck right away after sealing it, so keep that in mind.

How do you clean your brushes after using Thompson’s Water Seal?

After waiting the recommended time, use a synthetic, stiff bristled brush to scrub the surface. Then use a garden hose or pressure washer to rinse away the residue.

What happens if it rains after you seal your deck?

Rain will damage the finish of any wet sealer with linseed oil or mineral oil in it. Because it forms a coating, it takes several hours to dry, and during that time, the sealer is vulnerable. After the rain has passed and the deck has dried, take a closer look.