Question: How Long Does Thompson Water Seal Take To Dry Before Rain?

How often do I apply Thompson’s Water Seal?

Applying a sealer and/or stain typically is recommended every one to three years, depending on the finishing product, deck use, weather conditions, and sun exposure.

All Thompson’s WaterSeal products are DIY-friendly, and most need only a single application on a clean, dry deck..

How long after power wash deck do you seal it?

24 to 36 hoursAfter completing the deck power washing, wait 24 to 36 hours before applying sealer. If the weather is cool or humid, wait 48 to 72 hours. The deck must be thoroughly dry to ensure deep penetration of the sealer.

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.

Can you put Thompson’s Water Seal on 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 seal a wet deck?

Begin with a properly prepared deck surface. The wood must be clean, dry and free of contaminants. If you try to apply stain or sealer over damp or dirty wood, then there won’t be proper adhesion. … Allow the deck to dry thoroughly for several days before you begin staining or sealing.

What happens if it rains after you seal your deck?

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 coats of Thompson Water Seal do I need?

2 coatsshake the can vigorously before use. Thompson’s Water seal has a slightly milky appearence in the can,but clears quickly upon application. For best results ensure the surface is as dry as possible. Apply 2 coats using brush,roller or sprayer.

How long does Thompson’s Water Seal last?

10 yearsIf applied correctly, Water Seal will last up to 10 years.

How often should you waterproof your deck?

The general rule of thumb is to get your deck waterproofed once a year, especially if you live in areas that see a lot of rainfall. Another thing to consider is whether or not you live in an area that gets a lot of direct sunlight year round.

How often should you water seal a deck?

For most decks, sealing once each year is a good rule of thumb. Depending on the condition of your deck this can be adjusted, but keep in mind that you should never go beyond three years maximum before re-sealing and staining.