Quick Answer: What Happens If It Rains After You Seal Your Deck?

What if it rains after I seal my deck?

If it rains within 48 hours after you apply the stain, the water will soak into the wood pores and try to displace the stain.

This will result in a splotchy surface rather than an even tone.

If it rains right after you apply the stain, the stain will peel and flake off..

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 often does Thompson’s Water Seal need to be applied?

every one to three yearsApplying 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 does deck sealer need to dry before rain?

Always make sure the deck is clean and dry before you begin staining. Wait at least 24 hours after washing your deck to apply stain. Also, try to avoid staining your deck right before it rains. Most stains require at least 2-3 hours for drying.

How soon can it rain after applying Ready Seal?

about 45 minutesReady Seal is rain safe in about 45 minutes, meaning once the stain is applied rain or moisture will not affect the finished product after 45 minutes of application. Common mistakes made when starting a staining project.

Will rain ruin a newly stained deck?

A light drizzle most likely won’t hurt anything but a good downpour can be a different story. The type and brand of stain can make a difference as well. Some stains can handle rain shortly after being applied better than others. Look for little pockets, blotches, or white spots normally the size of a dime.

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.

How long does Thompson’s Water Seal need to dry before rain?

24 hoursAlso to know is, how long does Thompson Water Seal need to dry before rain? The forecast should indicate no rain for at least 24 hours after application. The deck surface should be allowed to dry for at least 48 hours before application.

Is Thompson’s Water Seal good?

5.0 out of 5 stars Love Thompson’s Water Seal with the harvest gold color! Basically, it takes your weather worn fence and restores it back to almost new looking boards, plus protecting it from the elements. I used my spray gun to apply, and a little goes a long way. Obviously, you can use a brush to apply it as well.