I have come to the conclusion that Thompsons water seal isn't as good
as they say it is. I built a new cedar deck and covered it in Thompsons
water seal...the next year it was totally faded...I then bought the "new and
improved" Thompsons stuff last year with the "Added UV protection" and paid
This spring it is just as faded and I see that water does not bead
on the wood...it soaks in...so I have to apply the stuff again.
Can anybody reccomend a brand of deck sealer with UV protection that
will LAST and have my cedar hold its lustre? Thank-you.
Olympic was rated the best in Consumer reports ,lasting 3 yrs and
Thompsons less than a year . You should read the 8-02 article in
consumer reports there is alot of good info on all stains. You can
subscribe online for a small fee.
On Sun, 4 Apr 2004 09:52:53 -0600, "Jim" <jim.morris> wrote:
I use CWF on my PT trellis and redwood furniture, every three years.
CWF comes in clear and tints. It has UV protection, darkens the wood
somewhat, and takes 2 to 4 days to dry. Thompson's is no good, yet
people still buy it--I guess it's the commercials that con them.
From what I have been able to learn, the problem with Thompsons water
seal is that their product is parafin wax based. And everyone knows
that wax just doesn't hold up to sun and heat for very long. Look at a
car wax job - maybe a month if you're lucky.
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