Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Waterproofing our fence with Rust-Oleum RESTORE®

applying Rustoleum RESTORE® 12x Clear Coat Transparent Stain & Sealer to fence
We built a new wooden fence in our garden last summer using treated green wood, which has a bright refreshing feel. We gave the new fence boards time to dry out over the summer before applying a clear coat sealer to protect the wood from moisture. We used RESTORE® 12x Clear Coat Transparent Stain and SealerWe went with the clear finish because we liked the original colour of the fence boards. This sealer can be tinted into six different colours. 

applying Rustoleum RESTORE® 12x Clear Coat Transparent Stain & Sealer to fence
This stain is very thick and needs to be thoroughly mixed, so we used a drill with a mixer attachment to help us get the smooth overall thickness. We found that the sealant needed to be mixed occasionally while we were applying it, as it turned milky. We really like that this sealer needs only one coat. Using a wide synthetic paint brush to apply the stain made it easier to get long strokes without overlapping, so we were able to avoid uneven marks on the middle of the boards. 

As the sealant dries, it will become clearer giving the fence a shiny glassy look. This transparent sealer is supposed to be 12 times thicker than other sealers in the market. The coating helps prevent algae and mildew, as well as protect the wood from greying because of its UV inhibitors. 
applying Rustoleum RESTORE® 12x Clear Coat Transparent Stain & Sealer to fence
The coating we applied did not get wet for a week, as it rained after a week of applying the sealer. Since then we have had numerous occasions of rain and snow, in which we noticed that the sealant prevented the wood from absorbing the water, in fact it repels the water. We also applied this transparent sealer on our wooden steps, and it helps to keep the water off the steps and it is much easier to clean after the rain.  

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43 comments:

  1. Great review,I like transparent sealers!

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  2. Sounds like a great sealer, we are getting a new deck and I will have to keep this in mind

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  3. This looks nice, I think I need sealer too for my outdoor!

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  4. I'd be willing to try it but my experience in the past has been less than stellar.

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  5. This sounds like a fantastic product

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  6. I would love a new wooden fence!

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  7. I love keeping the original colour of wood!

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  8. Great way to protect your investment!

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  9. This would be definitely great for my fence too!

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  10. Sounds like a great product. We will be rebuilding our deck either this summer or next. I will definitely keep this in mind when the time comes.

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  11. This would be a great project for Summer !

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  12. This looks like a great product for any home

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  13. This would be an awesome product for protecting the deck

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  14. This would be great to use on our deck!

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  15. Love the shiny glassy look!

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  16. I think we need this on our deck.

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  17. I love that it keeps your deck or whatever looking new!

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  18. Waterproofing sure helps the lifespan of wood

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  19. We need to apply this to our deck!

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  20. Good to know this coating helps prevent algae and mildew.

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  21. Looks nice, I need that reno for our fence too!

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  22. Sounds like a great sealer to save the wood!

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  23. Love the original colour of wood !

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  24. I did not know that something like this even exists!

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  25. This looks really nice! Very smart to help the longevity of your fence or deck!

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  26. Rust-Oleum is a name I must remember !

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  27. This sounds like a great product to protect the deck

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  28. Great way to protect your project!

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  29. I need to do the same thing, before I get damage.

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  30. Wow,12 times thicker than other sealers that's amazing !

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  31. Great product for home, I really need this too!

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  32. Love it - look how well it seals!! I also love the clear option - we're not allowed to use any colour tint where I live, so it'd perfect for us.

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  33. We treated our deck last summer. Thanks for reviewing this product so we know about it for next time we need to protect our deck.

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  34. I really like that it protects the wood from greying !

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  35. We really need this for our deck. It has not been treated.

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  36. Love that it prevents the wood from absorbing the water and rotting it faster.

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  37. I love the original colour of fence boards!

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  38. I have several jobs in my home and yard that are in need of rust-Oleum products.

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  39. Smart was to protect your investment

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  40. There are so many useful Rust-Oleum products. I'll be looking at rustproofing products for some projects this summer

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  41. I like that the sealer comes in 6 colors - perfect to match to your decor!

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  42. Love that the sealer can be tinted into six different colours,something for everyone's liking !

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  43. I love how this works and think it would be great for our patio.

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