Tuesday, May 5, 2015

"T" is for Thompson's® WaterSeal® Giveaway

I've been busy building for our outdoor space by adding 3 adult size adirondack chairs using the plans found in Ana White's book The Handmade Home.  But no outdoor furniture is safe from the elements without some protection!

The folks at Thompson's® WaterSeal® sent me some transparent waterproofing stain in Maple Brown and they're giving away 4 gallons of stain and deck cleaner to one lucky reader!

I used the transparent waterproofing stain in Maple Brown on my new adirondack chairs.  It gives a hint of color and a definite seal without being too thick.

I must admit I had some young helpers with the stain on this project  They were a little overzealous with the application so there are a few imperfect areas.  But I prefer to encourage my kids to participate in my DIY projects rather than be concerned about perfection.

The waterproofing stain is available in transparent, semi-transparent and solid - all in 5 color options.

You can see the Maple Brown is a warm light brown with a slightly yellow hue.  I used all pine boards for these chairs so the color may vary depending on your wood species.

Thompson's® WaterSeal® is made for outdoor wood protection so you can use it on furniture as well as decks.  Below is a before shot of an untreated deck:

And after staining with semi-transparent Maple Brown waterproofing stain (the railing is Acorn Brown solid):

You can see how the waterproofing stain not only prevents water damage and resists mildew and UV damage but also provides a fade resistant color.  How beautiful is that deck now?  (Note that is not my deck nor did I .) 

Now the adults can join the kids for marshmallow roasting!

Enter below for your chance to win 4 gallons of deck cleaner and 4 gallons of waterproofing stain.
Giveaway is open to US and Canada residents only.

Disclaimer:  I was provided product for this project but all thoughts and opinions are mine own.


  1. Wow! What a difference between the before and after pics! Looks so much better! Great job!

  2. Oh wow I need this giveaway I use their product every year on my fence and decks
    I would choose Honey Oak

  3. I would choose Acorn Brown and have to stain and protect my front and back deck this year so this would be the best win ever!!

  4. I would choose Maple Brown. Thanks for the chance!

  5. I can not believe the difference in the before/after pix!

    What a beautiful setting (and family!)

  6. That before deck is exactly what mine looks like right now...with a little bit of green mold thrown in. I would choose a gray if they had it but if not, their darkest brown. Great giveaway!

  7. Definitely Acorn Brown, this is right on time, hope I get blessed enough to win!!!

  8. Love the Acorn Brown. Thank you for offering this giveaway

  9. WE just power washed our deck and will be moving on to the fence before staining. That Maple Brown is Exactly what I want Would be so helpful to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

  10. This giveaway comes at a great time for me, as I am just getting ready to redo our decks. I love the Maple Brown and the improvement in your deck is just beautiful!

  11. I like the accorn, My deck needs this so bad.

  12. We have a big wrap around porch and it needs staining and protecting bad. I've used the Thompson cleaner and it worked great. They have so many beautiful stains to choose from that it's hard to pick just one, but when I saw how beautiful your chairs turned out, I knew the transparent in Maple Brown was for me. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  13. I love the semi-transparent Maple Brown stain.