WaterGuard® Semi-Transparent

WaterGuard® Semi-Transparent

OLYMPIC WATERGUARD Semi-Transparent Stain - Provides protection and a slight hint of color that highlights the wood grain.
Waterproofing Protection:
Fade Protection:
Colors: Acorn Brown, Sequoia Red, Maple Brown, Woodland Cedar
Uses: Use on exterior wooden surfaces such as, decks, fences and siding or small projects


Protects up to 4 years Decks, 6 years Fences & Siding.


Approximately 250-350 sq.ft per gallon depending on application, wood texture, and porosity.

Area Preparation

Proper surface preparation is essential for the Olympic limited warranty to apply. Surface must be dry and clean. Remove all dust, dirt, mildew, oil, loose wood fibers, and other contaminants. Previous coatings must be completely removed prior to application, clean weathered, dirty, or mildewed surfaces with Olympic Deck Cleaner. After rinsing, ensure surface is free of standing water. Remove grade stamps or pencil marks by sanding.


Apply to a small area and allow to dryto ensure acceptable appearance and penetration. Apply one thin coat with a high quality brush, paint/stain pad, or by spray equipment. When applying by spray always back-brush for best results. To help avoid lap marks apply to only a few boards at a time and maintain a wet edge.

See label for instructions.

Application Temperature

Apply when no precipitation is expected for 24 hours and when air and surface temperattures are 35 F - 90 F(2 C - 32 C) and will remain above 35 F for the next 24 hours. 

Drying Time

Normally dries in 24 hours when applied in temperatures of 50 F (10 C) to 85 F (29 C). Allow 24-48 hours of drying time before light foot trafficor replacing furniture.


Use soap and water to clean up tools.


Please refer to the Product Label, Technical Data Sheet (TDS) or Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for safety and detailed application instructions.

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Data Sheets
Code Finish Base Sizes Download
421463 Semi-Transparent Acorn Brown 11.75 oz
421462 Semi-Transparent Woodland Cedar 11.75 oz
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