Thank you so much to Thompson’s WaterSeal for providing the stain for our deck! The product was provided free of charge to me, but the reviews are solely my own.
Mark and I recently finished our new deck in the back yard and we are really enjoying this new living space that it has provided. After all that hard work, we want to make sure to protect it. Thompson’s WaterSeal to the rescue!
It was so easy to apply. The first thing we had to do was take all of the furniture off the deck and clean it. Since it was new wood, we didn’t need to use any chemical wood cleaners, so we just swept it and used a little bit of scrubbing to get rid of a bit of dirt.
Here’s the deck before we stained it:
Here’s what it looked like after the stain was applied:
It’s a good thing it dries quickly, too, because we’ve had quite a few pop-up thunderstorms. The weather radar showed no rain the day we stained, but sure enough, a storm rolled in and tested our stain and seal.
Good news – it works:
*Tip: We bought a commercial squeegee to sweep the water off the deck after a good storm so it doesn’t just sit and puddle. No slips!
After the rain subsided and we squeegeed off the deck, it was time to paint the rails and put the furniture back in place.
The finished product? Nothing short of beautiful!
Next deck project: make cushions for our sectional! Then I think we’ll be done. For now.
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