Removing Clear & Tinted Waterproofers And Semi-Transparent Stains From Decks
If your deck has been previously treated with a clear or tinted waterproofer or a semi-transparent stain, you're going to need a little extra muscle. Thompson's® WaterSeal® Heavy Duty Deck Cleaner has the power to restore the natural color to severely discolored wood without bleaching. Apply and in minutes you can scrub and rinse away old finishes.
- Read label directions thoroughly before use.
- Test on an inconspicuous area.
- Remove all furniture and decorative items.
- Sweep surface clean.
- Apply Thompson's® WaterSeal® Heavy Duty Deck Cleaner with a pump-up sprayer, or use a synthetic bristle brush or roller. If you are using a pump-up sprayer, use a coarse spray. Do not breathe spray mist.
- Do not apply to an area larger than you can work within 10-15 minutes.
- Allow Thompson's® WaterSeal® Heavy Duty Deck Cleaner to sit on the surface for no longer than 10-15 minutes. Immediately rinse any overspills with water.
- Scrub the surface with a synthetic, stiff bristle brush or broom to remove any stain or finish that does not immediately come up.
- If stubborn areas remain, repeat the application in those areas.
- Thoroughly rinse with water from a hose or pressure-washer, removing all residue.
Note: Your clean wood will need protection from water damage after cleaning. It is always best to wait 2-3 days, depending on weather conditions, for the wood to dry thoroughly before applying a Thompson's® WaterSeal® oil-based waterproofer or stain. For other products like Thompson's® WaterSeal® Advanced waterproofers, you can apply the waterproofer after only a few hours. Use Thompson's® WaterSeal® waterproofers and stains to protect your wood from the elements and provide the highest level of waterproofing protection available.