How do I fix my patio from Thompsons water seal??

by Deb

Powerwashed patio.. let it dry 2 days. then applied Thompson's waterseal over the old paint on patio. Now it has turned white in spots and still sticky after 1 week.. How do I fix it??

  4 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Oct 14, 2018

    Can't use sealer over paint. Made for raw wood. Sorry, have to strip it now.

    • Deb Deb on Oct 14, 2018

      actually you can. We had it applied by a company that paints driveways to our front walk and driveway but didn't get the patio done.. so I tried to do it myself..

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Oct 14, 2018

    Hello Deb,

    I would suggest calling the Thompson one 800 customer service line for their suggestions regarding their product failure.

    I know with BEHR deck seal products they have excellent customer support and advice. They are guaranteed-even provide free replacement deck sealing and deck wash product shipped to your home.

    I hope this helps.

  • Bijous Bijous on Oct 14, 2018

    Hi. Use mineral spirits or paint thinner and remove sealer. You may need to repaint. Lesson learned, right? Sorry.

  • V Smith V Smith on Oct 16, 2018

    Is there a chance that the wood isn't really dry, and that it is keeping the sealer from curing? I am in NE PA where it only rained twice this summer, once for 45 days and then again for 30 days. I don't think our decking will be dry until the end of next summer. Maybe the wood needs time to dry out so the sealer can cure.