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Old 08-23-2007, 04:36 AM   #1
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Hello, Have a customer of mine who wants there fence sealcoated. We just put it up 2 months ago 26 sections 6x8 ceder with trellis on top. Is $27.00 per section good .1coat of clear Tfompson

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As it's mostly labor, an appropriate price will vary greatly by region, as cost of living determines wages in an area
Sounds a little low off-hand but that depends on the trellis and how you will be applying the sealer, and other factors (like product)
It could work out to around that I suppose (I give a total price to the customer)
Also COL is very high out here
Wisconsin pricing will be very different

As for the Thompson's, that will be perfect if the customer wants the 2 month old fence to look like it's two seasons weathered (un-sealed), and wants to apply sealer twice a year to keep it protected

I think their motto should be:

Thompson's
Looks Crappy
Doesn't Last

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Are there any decent clear seals, or is at least tinted the way to go? I would have thought Thompson's might have improved at least a tiny bit since they were bought by SWP...

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I would have thought Thompson's might have improved at least a tiny bit since they were bought by SWP...
You'd think
But it's still made by Thompson's in the Thompson's factory, and they have decades of marketing success behind them, why spend a buck to make it better?

The SWP clear latex sealer isn't bad
It'll have to be done every year, but it doesn't make new wood look old

Any true clear and latex has longevity problems (at least in my region)
The latex won't last, and the clear has no (or not enough) UV protection

A quality oil with a slight tint and UV protection always lasts longer
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