I was recently given the opportunity to try Thompson’s WaterSeal Exterior Wood Stain in the aerosol spray, and I’m so excited to tell you about it (and give some away!). First of all, I had no idea that wood stain was even available in an aerosol spray. This news was very exciting to me since it combines my love for natural wood grain with my love for spray painting practically everything that crosses my path.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Thompson’s WaterSeal. All opinions are my own.
I chose to use the Semi-Transparent stain in Traditional Brown to stain my DIY Mini-Planter I recently made using a few pieces of scrap wood. (Quick and easy tutorial coming soon!)
What I love about this stain is that it is extremely quick and easy to apply. It’s perfect for smaller outdoor projects like planters, picnic tables, sandboxes, mailbox posts, benches, etc. It is waterproof and provides UV protection as well as fade-resistant color. I like that it has good coverage but still allows the wood grain to show through. It also comes in multiple colors. I did apply a thick coat so it took a full 24 hours to fully dry, but this was not a big deal to me since I usually leave my stained projects untouched for 24 hours anyway. I found clean-up to be a breeze compared to wipe-on stains since I didn’t have a bunch of cloths lying around. It took about 5 minutes to spray it on, then I was done! Although I love the look of stained wood, one of the things I’ve always hated about the process itself is the mess. For example, when I stained our outdoor porch table, I ended up accidentally knocking over half a can of stain! Luckily it was sitting on a dropcloth, but it still required a lot of cleanup plus I had to go buy a new can. It was refreshing to go from that to simply spraying a can and walking away.
Now, my favorite part. One of my lucky readers will win a case of Thompson’s WaterSeal Aerosol Wood Stain in your choice of color, Traditional Brown or Cedar. To enter, simply wait for the Rafflecopter box to load below and follow the instructions. The giveaway ends on Monday, July 22 at Midnight EST.