Thompson's Water Seal Waterproofer, 1 Gal.

Thompson's Water Seal Waterproofer, 1 Gal.

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  • Thompsons Water Seal, Doesn't Seal the Deal!

    Nov 27, 2005 by lllopez is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Home and Garden
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cost, Protects Multiple Surfaces
    Cons: Durability, Messy Cleanup

    Summary: I really donít know how many winters I have left in me. Living the northeast comes up with to get ready for the impending winter, fraught with all the preparations a homeowner has to endure to assure he has a home in the spring. One of those jobs that I ... read more


    Jun 1, 2013 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Ummm still searching for 1
    Cons: Every single one, read above ;(

    Summary: For years I have used Thompsons on several decks and after a rain would see beads of water the size of a quarter on the deck, knew it was working.Three weeks ago my GF and I power washed her deck very well, let it dry 4 days and she insisted on ... read more

  • Thompson's Waterseal Waterproofer ruined the color of my deck

    Oct 6, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: None
    Cons: Ruined the color of my deck, left an oily film 

    Summary: I bought and used the Waterproofer Plus Clear Wood Protector and I am extremely upset.  I have a  deck that was a beautiful pale gray which I loved, and the whole reason I bought the product was that it said CLEAR and "Helps Maintain Wood's ... read more

  • Review for Thompson's Advanced waterseal

    Sep 9, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Claimed two year life. 
    Cons:  Too thick to apply with a sprayer, slow to dry.  Difficult to remove

    Summary: This wood water sealer is warranted for two years.  Although I've have no problems with the normal Thompson water sealer product, which comes in the green can, the 2 year life of this product enticed me.  Big mistake.  The label ... read more

  • Thompson's Water Seal Waterproofing Formula, Great for Decks

    Jul 8, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: protects wood, can be used on multiple surfaces, prevents water damage
    Cons: long process, lousy cleanup process

    Summary: I've had to seal quite a few decks, fences, and patios in the past, and whenever I build any wooden structure today, I still , on most occasions, reach for a waterproof sealant to help protect the wood. I have tried a few different brands, and tend to ... read more

  • Good Experience

    Sep 10, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: High penetration, very nice appearance, crystal clear.
    Cons: Collects dirt if walked on too soon.

    Summary: I've been a woodworker in various capacities for over twenty-five years and have just used Thompson's Water Seal for the first time. I used the old fashioned solvent-based kind, not the water-cleanup kind. I too have heard many complaints about ... read more

  • Thompson's Water Seal Waterproofer - Seal it up!

    Jul 19, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Seals cement, waterproofs, easy to apply
    Cons: Instructions can be unclear, makes it a little oily at first.

    Summary: So I'm the guy in the neighborhood who has the fence that has never seen one ounce of sealant, finish, or coating. I've just never gotten around to it. Yeah, I'm that guy. So in our new house, I turned over a new leaf. After adding an extension ... read more

  • WARNING !!!

    Jul 7, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: can't think of any
    Cons: HUGE problems can ensue. NO adequate warnings on the label.

    Summary: I am going through an experience with a new redwood deck I just put in. I waited for several days for a certain clearing in the weather, sanded down the deck to a beautiful finish and applied the Thompsons. We were then hit by a surprise rainshower 8-12 ... read more

  • Versatile Waterproofer

    Jan 29, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Superior waterproofing product with many uses other than recommended on labeling.
    Cons: None

    Summary: Anyone who has used Thompson Water Seal knows how excellent it performs it's general intended purposes of waterproofing decks, masonry, wood, etc. However, rather than extol the virtues of a proven product most people are familiar with, I thought it ... read more

  • Thompson's Water Seal Waterproofer: A Must if You Have a Deck

    Jul 25, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Works very well, inexpensive, you must stain your deck
    Cons: Involves prep work, cautions

    Summary: As a new homeowner, one of the things we discovered was that the deck had not been stained in the ye ... read more

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  • Disappointed in Thompson's Waterproofer

    Oct 4, 2013 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Famous name, long reputation for high quality products.
    Cons: No longer lives up to their reputation.

    Summary: They don't seem to make it the way they used to...My contractor recommended and applied Thompson's stain/sealer to my old deck, that he had just sanded down.My 3rd attempt, after 3 cleanings of my deck down to 1-Wood by sanding 2,3-Removal of ... read more

  • ruined my $5000 patio

    Aug 16, 2013 by
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    Pros: none
    Cons: dont us it, its crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Summary:  they must of changed the formula. It is terrible now, =thick and sticky and will not dry. leaves blotchy ... read more

  • As Bad as it Gets

    Dec 5, 2012 by
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    Pros: Previous applications worked OK. Real problem was how it was handled by the retailer.
    Cons: Product durability is not as good as stated.

    Summary: I purchased 5 gal of Thompson's water seal from the Lowes store in Rogers Arkansas. Upon opening, the product appeared to have been frozen and was the consistency of butter milk. Wanting to get the application over with, I poured the stuff into a pump up ... read more

  • New Thompson's formula is an application nightmare

    Sep 17, 2012 by
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    Pros: With sufficient back-brushing it appears to do a good job of sealing.
    Cons: Beading and poor pentration requires intensive hand brushing to insure coverage.

    Summary: I sanded my deck and started to seal it with an old (gal) can of Thompson's Water Seal that I had in storage.  This was the old formula that had given good results in the past.  When I ran out, I bought a new gallon can, and continued the ... read more

  • What Happened to This Stuff?

    Apr 11, 2012 by
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    Pros: I have been using Thompson's Water Seal for years on my redwood deck.
    Cons: I will never use Thompsons Water Seal again, it is overpriced but is  very inferior.

    Summary: The new product sucks big time.  It comes out of the can as a white, thin, vile smelling, rancid wash and then disappears after drying, leaving little or no discernable improvement.  What a ripoff!  What happened to the real stuff?  I ... read more

  • New Waterproofer Plus not so good

    Mar 24, 2012 by
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    Pros: Well, I guess it still does a good job of waterproofing.
    Cons: It has a greasy feel that the old Waterproofer didn't have.

    Summary: I've been using the old TWS Waterproofer for years with great success. This year they've replaced it with a new "Waterproofer Plus" which didn't work so well on vertical surfaces. The old Waterproofer absorbed right into the wood - just like a sponge. ... read more

  • Waterproofing

    Sep 18, 2011 by
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    Pros: Dried with a matt finish which was acceptable by the owner. Easy to use.
    Cons: Not that I could find.

    Summary: I had used an airless spray to apply this product on the brick wall of a highset house. The original problem was when heavy rain fell on the wall of this house, the owner found water in the carpet of the bedroom adjacent to that wall . Having inspection ... read more

  • Thompsons waterproofer is junk (new forumula)

    Apr 18, 2011 by
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    Pros: use cabots stain or moore stain.

    oil is more durable than latex.

    prefer semitransparent oil
    Cons: finish does not last.

    risky to use on expensive woods and masonry.

    not pump-sprayable

    Summary: the new formula is really thick and doesnt apply with a pump sprayer, but it says it on the can! (green can) it will take much more time with a brush and roller, before you were able to pump spray it on without backbrushing however it only lasts a couple ... read more


    Jul 6, 2009 by
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    Pros: none
    Cons: the major con of this product is that it will deface your beautiful patio

    Summary: I installed a manufactured bluestone (concrete pavers made to simulate natural bluestone) patio. It was painstaking crafted and looked great, until I had the bright idea to seal it with Thompson's water sealer. A horrific mistake. What was once a ... read more

  • The worst

    Apr 3, 2009 by
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    Pros: none
    Cons: read above.

    Summary: It has been a year now and I can still see a film of oil everytime it rains.  I can't keep the deck clean because the oil on the surface attracts dirt. So you can't sit on the deck with out getting your pants black.  I also track oil into the ... read more

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