Too Much Thompsons?

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Old 04-18-10, 12:23 PM
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Too Much Thompsons?

Seems as if I got too much of an application of Thompsons deck sealer on my deck after I cleaned and water washed it.
Darn stuff wants to stay tacky in spots and emits a strong odor in the 70degree sun. Any ideas what I can do to hasten absorbtion or drying? Or will i just have to wait until it drys naturally? Any ideas how long to dry? Thanks for any feed back.
 
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Old 04-18-10, 12:57 PM
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Well...it needed to dry for several days after washing before you apply anything. Did it have a chance to dry well?

What was on it before? Were there any grease spots or stains in the areas that aren't right?

I've never known Thompsons to be "tacky"...slippery, oily..yes, but not tacky.
 
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too much.......

Guess a better description of the condition would be "oily" and odiferous still..........

It had two days of 80 degrees days and 60 degree nights plus part of a third day at 70 degrees. Full sun during the day....never had this happen before!
 
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But how many days did you let the deck DRY after washing it and before putting the Thompson's on?
 
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too much too

I wasn't clear in my last post....this was the drying time before I applied the thompsons....[B]It had two days of 80 degrees days and 60 degree nights plus part of a third day at 70 degrees. Full sun during the day[/B] to dry in before I sealed it

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When coatings like thompson's water seal are applied to heavy, they lay on the surface and have a hard time drying. I suppose it might dry eventually but what I'd do would be to take a wet thinner rag and 'scrub' up the excess sealer. It should dry in no time after the excess is removed.
 
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type of solvent to use?

Do you mean a solvent lke mineral spirits, soltrol, etc?

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Old 04-19-10, 11:47 AM
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Yep...thats what he means...paint thinner, mineral spirits, etc...

May have a little spot that looks different for a while...but with Thompsons it will blend together pretty quickly...
 
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