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Ininkus 01-04-2009 12:34 PM

Frozen Thompson Water Seal.... still work?
Hey all; I have about 2 gallons left out of 5 from my Thompson Water Seal can, but it has sat out for the winter. Will it still be good to spray on the deck and the fence? Don't really want to spend the money again, but don't want to resurface my deck either!


Rehabber 01-04-2009 01:59 PM

Thompsons is nearly worthless before freezing, it can't be much worse now:whistling2:

slickshift 01-04-2009 04:12 PM

Absolutely not

slickshift 01-04-2009 04:13 PM


Originally Posted by Ininkus
...but don't want to resurface my deck either!

I'd be remiss if not to mention:
Then Don't Use Thompsons

slickshift 01-04-2009 04:13 PM

But yes..freezing will kill it

ccarlisle 01-05-2009 05:23 AM

From what I know about this product, there should not be a problem if you were to use thawed-out frozen product...shake it well first.

That is a technical answer and has nothing to do with perceived value of the product for the particular application you might have in mind.

sirwired 01-05-2009 05:34 AM

FYI for the original poster. We really aren't kidding. Thompson's really is horrible stuff. Even those folks that aren't very good at testing coatings, Consumer Reports, no longer even bothers to test the stuff after it consistently was at the bottom of their tests (e.g., not worth the can it is packed in) every time they decided to test deck finishes.


Ininkus 01-05-2009 01:44 PM

wow, no kidding! I knew it was 'consumer grade', but I didn't realize the industry regarded it that way!

Well I'll have to do some shopping around for the stuff I use next year :thumbsup:

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