How long does Thompson Water Seal need to dry before rain?
24 hoursConsequently, 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..
How many coats of Thompson Water Seal do I need?
Thompson’s WaterSeal products typically need only one application, but you can apply a second coat of stain to darken the wood, if desired. However, you must wait for the first coat to dry (typically about 2 hours) and apply the second coat within 4 hours of applying the first coat.
What temperature does it need to be to seal a deck?
2. Don’t seal a deck below 50 degrees. You don’t want to begin the sealing process until you can safely guarantee that the temperature will remain above 50 degrees for at least 48 hours.
How long does Thompson’s Water Seal last?
10 yearsIf applied correctly, Water Seal will last up to 10 years. This is dependent on conditions such as orientation of the wall and local climate.
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.