Prepare for Fall with Thompson’s Water Seal

by Pam on September 29, 2011

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With the temperatures cooling I am ready to tackle the projects I have been putting off during the summer. I need to clean my front porch, my patio, and various outdoor objects. My Mother in Law had given us a concrete picnic table. For years this picnic table had sat under a tree, uncleaned. No one ever used it. She decided it would be an interesting addition to my herb garden. It was a nice gesture, but there was no way I would have had a picnic on this!

Would you serve a meal on this? I didn’t think so.

I had received Thompson’s® WaterSeal® Oxy Foaming Action Exterior Multi-Surface Cleaner. I read the description and found it removes stains from dirt, mildew, algae and fungus on a range of outdoor surfaces, including wood and composite decks, fences, concrete, masonry, brick, stucco, outdoor furniture, roofs, siding and some fabrics such as awnings and vinyl plastics. Each bottle of this concentrated cleaner makes up to five gallons and covers up to 200 square feet per gallon. I could do a lot of cleaning with this!

I read the directions for cleaning and thought I mixed the solution properly. After applying the solution, I let it sit for ten minutes and then used a wire brush to scrub the table. Can you believe the difference?

I’m still not sure I would serve a meal on this table but I couldn’t believe the improvement!

Later, I realized I hadn’t gotten the solution mixed properly. If I had gotten the crystals dissolved, imagine how good this table would have looked. The Non-Bleach, Chlorine-Free, Oxygen based formula is biodegradable too. After cleaning the table, I was inspired to clean the back porch steps. They had a sticky substance of some sort (not sure I wanted to examine it too closely). The Oxy Foaming Action cleaner cleared if off too.

My other fall project involves waterproofing my dad’s deck. Since the porch wood was left in its natural color, I am using Thompson’s® WaterSeal® Waterproofer Plus Clear Wood Protector. I talked to a contractor recently who told me I had to apply this every year to prevent damage to the wood. Using Thompson’s Waterseal helps to

Prevent water damage.
Bead & waterproof.
Help maintain wood’s natural color.
Resist mildew growth and UV damage.

This formula can be used on all types of wood. I’d much rather go with prevention than step out onto the porch and realize some of the wood has rotted. Their “Get Inspired” section has caused me to plan all sorts of improvements to our home! Not that they are happening anytime soon, but I can dream. Thompson’s products can be purchased at home improvement and hardware stores.

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Pam is a former teacher turned work from home mom. When she's not caring for her kids or cats, she can be found whipping up tasty recipes, trying her hand at the newest techie gadgets or reading. She loves to travel whenever she has a chance and spends way too much time on the computer sharing her experiences.

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Anonymous September 29, 2011 at 1:17 pm

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Karen F September 29, 2011 at 1:49 pm

on my deck

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Vance Creve October 1, 2011 at 6:45 pm

i need to clean the patio and my front walkway
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Mandy Kauffman October 2, 2011 at 8:06 pm

I’d use it to clean my Mom’s deck for her! :)

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Marci J October 3, 2011 at 4:49 pm

the deck

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Marci J October 3, 2011 at 4:49 pm

the deck

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mendyd October 3, 2011 at 9:11 pm

I would use it on my deck.

Thanks for the chance to win!
Mendy
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leanne October 3, 2011 at 10:59 pm

my deck so needs this

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cloud10277 October 5, 2011 at 6:46 pm

I would use it on my deck.
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Kimberly October 5, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Our deck needs help!
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lorialcorn2006 October 9, 2011 at 5:01 pm

On the fence the Florida weather is ruining out fence lorialcorn2006 at yahoo.com

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Anonymous October 9, 2011 at 10:28 pm

I would use this on my outside furniture
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J. 76 October 10, 2011 at 6:59 pm

I would use it to clean my parents’ deck and their picnic tables.

Thanks!
Jayme
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Linda October 10, 2011 at 11:28 pm

My wood deck needs to be cleaned.

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degood October 12, 2011 at 6:59 am

I need to use it on my deck stairs and railing.

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Tiffany Christie October 12, 2011 at 10:11 am

For my patio Tiffypoot @ (aol.com)

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Terri October 12, 2011 at 9:21 pm

I would use these Thompson’s products on my back deck. Thanks for giveaway!

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rj7777 October 12, 2011 at 11:32 pm

I would use these products on our decks. We have them on both levels of our house and they are need of repair. Rita Spratlen rj_angel_house@yahoo.com

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amanda hoffman October 13, 2011 at 12:22 am

on the deck
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ibjenn October 13, 2011 at 1:12 pm

My back deck!

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Laura October 13, 2011 at 1:23 pm

I would use it on some of our bottom siding that is filthy.
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karenmed409 October 13, 2011 at 5:55 pm

I would use it for the kids outdoor table set and wagon.
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Theresa October 14, 2011 at 1:04 am

I would use it on our deck

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