If you want to protect your decks, patios, pathways, and fences from the damaging effects of the weather, you should be using a waterproof sealant like Thompson’s Water Sealer.
This product is easy to apply and it will keep your outdoor features looking great while protecting them from the elements.
So, if you’re looking for how to prolong the life of your decks, patios, pathways, and fences, be sure how to apply
Thompson Water Seal and read further to find out how to use this product safely!
Why Do You Need A Deck Water Sealer?
1. To Prevent Mold and Mildew Growth
2. To Protect Against Water Damage
3. To Keep Your Deck Looking Good
How To Apply A Thompson Water Seal On Decks
1. What You'll Need
2. Prepare The Deck Surface
3. Apply the Sealant
There are two ways that you can apply Thompson’s water seal – with a soft-bristled brush or roller, or with a sprayer. If you opt for the brush or roller method, pour a generous amount of sealant onto your applicator and begin working it into the surface of the wood in even strokes. For best results, work in small sections so that the sealant doesn’t have a chance to dry before you’re finished applying it.
If you’re using a sprayer, apply the sealant in long, even strokes, and be sure to keep a wet edge at all times so that there are no visible lines where one coat ends and another begins. Once you’ve evenly applied the sealant to your entire deck, allow it to dry for at least 24 hours before using your exterior surfaces again.
4. Enjoy Your Newly Sealed Deck!
Prepare the surface. Make sure the surface is clean, dry, and free of dirt, dust, oil, grease, or other contaminants. You can use a pressure washer or a garden hose to clean the surface. If the surface is dirty or has mildew, you can use a Thompson Water Seal cleaner to clean it.
Apply the water seal. You can apply Thompson Water Seal with a brush, roller, or sprayer. If you are using a sprayer, use a coarse setting to avoid overspray. Apply the water seal liberally, making sure to get into all the nooks and crannies.
Allow the water seal to dry. The water seal will dry to a clear, satin finish. It will take about 2 hours for the water seal to dry completely.
You can apply Thompson Water Seal with a brush, roller, or sprayer. The best method for you will depend on the size of the area you are sealing and your personal preference.
- Spraying is the fastest method, but it can be messy. You will need to wear goggles and a mask to protect yourself from overspray.
- Brushing is a more controlled method, but it can be more time-consuming.
- Rolling is a good compromise between speed and control.
Thompson’s Water Seal should be dry to the touch in 2 hours under normal conditions. However, it is best to wait at least 24 hours before exposing the sealed surface to rain. This will give the water seal time to fully cure and protect the surface from the elements.
If you are applying Thompson’s Water Seal in humid or rainy weather, you may need to wait longer for the water seal to dry. It is also important to avoid applying the water seal to a surface that is wet or damp. This can prevent the water seal from curing properly and could lead to premature peeling or cracking.
According to NADRA, applying Thompson’s Water Seal is a great way to protect your deck from weathering, fading, or any solid stain. Applying the sealant is easy, and with a few simple tips, you can keep your natural wood deck looking great all year long. If you need help protecting your deck, get in touch with us today. We would be happy to walk you through the application process or answer any questions you may have about Thompson’s Water Seal products or deck sealers.