Can Thompsons Water Seal be sprayed on?

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Answer: The manufacturer of Thompson Water Seal recommended that you use their product with a plastic sprayer with a brass wand, such as our Chapin Premier sprayer. There are no concerns about it eroding any of the seals inside of it.

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Considering this, how long does Thompson Water Seal last?

10 years

Likewise, can you spray on deck sealer? An outdoor deck is more exposed than indoor wood, which means regular sealing is required to keep it protected. While you can apply the sealer by hand with a paintbrush, a sprayer is the much more efficient solution.

Accordingly, how do you clean Thompson's Water Seal sprayer?

How to Clean Buildup in a Deck Pump Sprayer Tank

  1. Put on waterproof gloves.
  2. Rinse the inside of the tank thoroughly with water from a garden hose.
  3. Refill the tank with water.
  4. Put the pump assembly back on the sprayer.
  5. Empty the sprayer, and rinse it thoroughly with water.
  6. Empty the sprayer.
  7. Things You Will Need.
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How many coats of Thompson Water Seal do I need?

Thompson's WaterSeal Waterproofing Stains. Application: Only one coat is recommended for both Semi –Transparent & Solid. A second coat can be added if more color is desired. Allow the first coat to dry (approximately 2 hours) before second application.

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What happens if it rains after applying Thompson's Water Seal?

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 "set up" (dry) and during that time the sealer is vulnerable. If the surface dried enough to touch and the rain was gentle, you may find no problem at all.

How many square feet does Thompson Water Seal cover?

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

Is Thompsons Water Seal any good?

Thompson's WaterSeal has clearly not been a consumer favorite with deck sealers. Mainly as it does not offer any UV protection and it grays in a few months. Thompson's® WaterSeal® Waterproofer Plus Clear Wood Protector is designed for all exterior wood and decking surfaces.

How do I apply Thompson's Water Seal to my fence?

When treating your fence and applying a Thompson's® WaterSeal® waterproofer or fence stain, follow the label's application instructions carefully. Avoid lap marks by applying the waterproofer or stain along the vertical boards, moving from top to bottom and working on one or two boards at a time.

What is Thompson's Water Seal made of?


Thompson's WaterSeal Timber Oil
Enriches color and wood grain with strong protection. Nourish and beautify in one coat.

What is the longest lasting deck sealer?

Solid stains last the longest. Most last at least three years. One by Behr was by far the longest-lasting. It's the Solid Color Deck, Fence & Siding Wood Stain from Home Depot.

What is the best water seal?

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Can you apply Thompson's Water Seal with a pump sprayer?

A pump sprayer, sometimes chased by a pad, is the usual recommended method for applying sealers and at least semi-transparent stains. I am not sure you will get the coverage you are seeking through regular spray gear. And again, if you go with Thompson's you will have the wax issue in your spray system.

Can you spray stain with a garden sprayer?

You can apply deck stain with an airless paint sprayer, but it usually has too much power to spray deck stain effectively and efficiently. A garden pump sprayer or a deck stain pump sprayer is the perfect tool to use to apply deck stain.

Can you apply Thompson's Water Seal to wet wood?


Thompson's® WaterSeal® Waterproofing Stains can be applied to damp wood, so you only have to wait about two hours to begin applying stain. Some of our other products require that the wood dry for 48 hours before applying a deck coating.

Can you spray sealer?

Spray sealants protect the artwork just as well from environmental damage, such as dirt, dust, smudges and UV rays. They can also protect your painting against damage from moisture. On the other hand, there are a few things you need to be careful of if you use a spray varnish.

What can I spray on wood to make it waterproof?

There are three surefire ways to waterproof your wood for years to come.
  1. Use linseed or Tung oil to create a beautiful and protective hand-rubbed finish.
  2. Seal the wood with coating of polyurethane, varnish, or lacquer.
  3. Finish and waterproof wood simultaneously with a stain-sealant combo.

How many coats sealer deck?

Never saturate the roller and it is even better to apply only 2 light coats than a heavy one or even more than two coatings, because the quality output is affected and bubbles may occur. Employ a rag or brush to apply among small areas. Allow the deck sealer to dry for 24 hours prior reapplication or using the deck.

Can I use a roller to stain my deck?

A paint roller can be used to roll stain on. A wide 18-inch roller may work well for staining a few fence or deck boards at a time but a mop or stain pad will hold more stain lessening the amount of time you have to dip back into the stain bucket.

Should I use a brush or roller to stain my deck?


Deck stains can be applied in several different ways. Using a pump-up garden sprayer and roller are two popular methods. Regardless of how you apply your wood stain, keep a paint brush at hand. A paint brush will work the stain deep in to the pores of a board.

Is it better to stain or paint a deck?

Stain is generally less slippery than paint.
Some stains are slick, but for the most part they're flatter and create a less slippery surface than a thick, quality paint job. If safety and slippage is a concern for your deck, stain is generally a better option.