Cabot 1 Gallon Clear Wood Protector (01-2101)

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  • Transparency: Clear
  • Coating Material: Water-Based
  • Product Type: Wood Protector
  • Color: Clear
  • Tintable: No
  • Container Size: 1 gal.
  • UV Resistant: Yes
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Indoor and Outdoor: Outdoor
  • Application Method: Brush
  • Sealer: Yes
  • VOC Level: Low VOC
  • Coverage Area: 100-250 sq. ft.
  • Deep penetrating
  • Mildew and algae resistant


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Cabot 1 Gallon Clear Wood Protector (01-2101)
 
2.5

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very Happy

Wow, I just got this sealer from my local Ace Hardware and I couldnt be any Happier. I have an old Cedar Picnic Table I made nearly 10 years ago. I let gray...Read complete review

Wow, I just got this sealer from my local Ace Hardware and I couldnt be any Happier. I have an old Cedar Picnic Table I made nearly 10 years ago. I let gray naturally for the first few years and I liked how it was doing , but My Son thought it needed "sprucing up" so he applied a exterior stain product to it, and, well, with out preparing it First, it really re-acted to the wood surface after the first year and it looked Horrible Splintered it terribly. this year I Pressure Washed it, let it dry and then sanded it, Applied Cabot Clear Wood Protector, after being told that it would look like melted butter and has a yellowing effect, Which I was Hoping for, On Cedar it has a Natural Yellow Hew and It Enhanced it So Well I could Not be Any Happier with its Results.. It Looks a Nice Golden Color, Warm an Inviting.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

NOT CLEAR!!!!

I made a table for my deck from some pine that has natural blue-grey streaks in it (from a beetle that carries a fungus that stains the wood). I do not want to...Read complete review

I made a table for my deck from some pine that has natural blue-grey streaks in it (from a beetle that carries a fungus that stains the wood). I do not want to change the color at all but I do want to protect it. Cabot Clear Wood Protector is definitely not clear on light wood. It was yellow when applied and did not change when dry. I stirred the product very well and applied one coat very lightly with a polyester brush. On a positive note, it's very easy to apply and it might be fine on dark wood. I am rating it "poor" because it is most definitely NOT clear.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Horrible! My deck is now an ice-skating rink...

By Nick

from Minneapolis

Comments about Cabot 1 Gallon Clear Wood Protector (01-2101):

I sanded a 30x40 foot deck down to bare wood and applied several gallons of Cabot Gold stain to the deck. All good, and after several days of drying, I topped that with Cabot Clear Wood protector (applied as directed) and my deck is now LITERALLY unusable because the surface is so incredibly slippery. The directions say to wait 3 days for rain to weather the deck so that it's not so slippery but it's been 8 days and it's rained everyday and the deck is too slippery to walk on. Furthermore, the rain seems to actually be REACTIVATING the clear wood protector where the water pools and now the formerly-even staining on the wood has now been made splotchy and discolored. This an absolutely horrible product which has ruined about 30 hours of hard work for me and I will be seeking compensation from the vendor that sold me this product.

 
4.0

Easiest application I've ever seen

By Principessa

from DC, United States

Comments about Cabot 1 Gallon Clear Wood Protector (01-2101):

After power washing a deck covered in black gunk and algae, my husband and I could not agree on a semi-transparent stain color to lay down. We decided to delay color argument til next year and use Cabot clear for protection in the meantime. It is super thin and feels like you're painting with water. SInce it's a "clear" finish there was no problem with overlapping or seams. Contrary to other comments it did not change the tint of our pressure treated wood, but did darken it a shade -- a good thing as it just looks richer. I'd come back and give it five stars once I see how long it lasts and if does keep the algae away.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Slippery Still

By jbrace2021

from Vermont

Comments about Cabot 1 Gallon Clear Wood Protector (01-2101):

I wanted to use this product as it was clear "so called" and it was from a good company. I was very happy with it and it looked great but it is still very slippery and our wood floors in the house have a film on them as well that makes them squeak when you walk on them. I think something was wrong with the cans or something because it doesn't seem to be setting up or loosing that slippery feel

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Satisfied

By caddy98drb

from Alpharetta, GA, United States

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Comments about Cabot 1 Gallon Clear Wood Protector (01-2101):

Read other reviews that rated this product poorly. Applied to pine tongue and groove ceiling and the results were great - a little skeptical before I used the product as some indicated it yellowed the wood - not the case here. Easy to apply and clean up.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Never use do not recommend at all

By Carmen1234

from Iowa, United States

Comments about Cabot 1 Gallon Clear Wood Protector (01-2101):

I stain my deck last year and this is what it looks like this year I had to give it one star went let me process this review. Not even worth one star

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

not what I expected

By TMarie

from Undisclosed

Comments about Cabot 1 Gallon Clear Wood Protector (01-2101):

I bought this product to put on my outdoor wooden swing. I bought it because it said clear, and I wanted to have the natural look and color of the wood. I spent many, many hours properly preparing the swing for the product. I sanded all parts down to the beautiful bare wood. My mother and aunt put the first coat on, and let me know that it was very runny. It truly was like water. I decided to put two coats on, after letting the first dry overnight, to make sure it was well coated. I was disappointed with the yellow color for sure, since it says clear. I let it dry overnight after finishing the second coat, then put the swing back together and back in my yard. The next day, it rained most of the day, so when I got home from work, I went right out in the rain to see how well it was shedding the water. I saw no water beading up at all, it was just soaking into the wood. Now I feel I need to buy another product to put over this one to make it shed water properly. I bought this product because I thought it was a good brand. I worked very hard to make this swing weather proof so it would last for a long time. Disappointing.

 
5.0

Very Happy

By Jack

from Utica, MI, United States

Comments about Cabot 1 Gallon Clear Wood Protector (01-2101):

Wow, I just got this sealer from my local Ace Hardware and I couldnt be any Happier. I have an old Cedar Picnic Table I made nearly 10 years ago. I let gray naturally for the first few years and I liked how it was doing , but My Son thought it needed "sprucing up" so he applied a exterior stain product to it, and, well, with out preparing it First, it really re-acted to the wood surface after the first year and it looked Horrible Splintered it terribly. this year I Pressure Washed it, let it dry and then sanded it, Applied Cabot Clear Wood Protector, after being told that it would look like melted butter and has a yellowing effect, Which I was Hoping for, On Cedar it has a Natural Yellow Hew and It Enhanced it So Well I could Not be Any Happier with its Results.. It Looks a Nice Golden Color, Warm an Inviting.

 
5.0

Seals perfect.

By IAb27

from ks

Comments about Cabot 1 Gallon Clear Wood Protector (01-2101):

After 15 years of building my porch, my boards look new... I took the time to stain the boards before I built the porch and then touch them every 2 years... I recommend this product. I wasn't looking for a paint... I was looking for a sealer and this product is excelent.

 
4.0

Does the job

By CKing28

from Seattle, WA, United States

Comments about Cabot 1 Gallon Clear Wood Protector (01-2101):

Most of the complaints seem to be about the product having a yellowish tint (it does). As a sealant the product works quite well, I was glad to have a waterbased option from a good brand like Cabot. We have a vegetable and herb garden near the deck and I did not like the idea of the cleaning solvents you need for oil-based sealers running off into those areas. This one you can just sand it and seal it, very nice and easy. We did our deck 2 years ago, have to re-do it this year. It held up quite well to two years of rain and sun (deck is in the open, partially covered with a canopy, in the Pacific Northwest, so lots of rain and a few light snowfalls, relatively low foot traffic). It was still beading this past winter. Some of our local stores did not carry it in their stores or in their warehouses (it had something to do with distributors) so call ahead and see if they can even get it for you. We did our shopping in person, it helped to have a printout of the website page. Overall, very nice product, I am buying it again this year.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not Happy

By Molly

from Bremerton Washington

Comments about Cabot 1 Gallon Clear Wood Protector (01-2101):

We bought the clear coat. Our deck was handpicked cedar. We wanted to see cedar and know it was protected w/a CLEAR sealant. Our deck is yellow, not happy with the results. Seems the stores around our area, do not carry this product. HUMMM wonder why?

(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

DO. NOT. USE this product !!!!!!!

By Dans

from Illinois, United States

Comments about Cabot 1 Gallon Clear Wood Protector (01-2101):

The can states that is is clear. When applied the deck boards turned out yellow. Do not put clear on the can Did this company not do any testing !!!!!!!!!

(15 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Don't use

By jpeak

from St. Louis, MO, United States

Comments about Cabot 1 Gallon Clear Wood Protector (01-2101):

I am building cedar raised garden beds and wanted to keep the look of the cedar. Bought this because it says clear right on the can. It turned my very nice looking cedar yellow....which now looks like some beautiful pressure treaded lumber. I'm upset and want my money back! I thought that it would go on that color and dry clear.

(17 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not as expected

By cad1963

from Boscobel, WI

Comments about Cabot 1 Gallon Clear Wood Protector (01-2101):

I bought 3 cans of this to do cedar deck. It is a large deck so we sealed all boards as we built, thinking we were smart by doing so and could relax when built. Wrong. You cannot tell there is a sealer on any of the boards, some have mildew now, and we now have to find better product and START OVER.

(73 of 88 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

NOT CLEAR!!!!

By kristy714

from Viroqua, WI

Comments about Cabot 1 Gallon Clear Wood Protector (01-2101):

I made a table for my deck from some pine that has natural blue-grey streaks in it (from a beetle that carries a fungus that stains the wood). I do not want to change the color at all but I do want to protect it. Cabot Clear Wood Protector is definitely not clear on light wood. It was yellow when applied and did not change when dry. I stirred the product very well and applied one coat very lightly with a polyester brush. On a positive note, it's very easy to apply and it might be fine on dark wood. I am rating it "poor" because it is most definitely NOT clear.

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