multiple return customer
So glad I found this stain years ago, and the amaretto is the best for cedar and pressure treated. I will always use this product because everything else is junk in comparison. Great customer service too.
Fabulous as always! Return Customer!
Super product! Super Service!! Will be a customer forever!!!
We have been using a large namebrand sealant and stain for years. Every year we had to completely redo what we had done the year before and it got really old. By mid summer, the stain had faded horribly and the water repellency was gone. We put this on last summer and everywhere it was… poured, it is still absolutely perfect. I’m going to clean it up this fall as instructed and put a new coat on. I can’t begin to tell you what a magnificent product this is and it’s so incredibly effective. If you haven’t used it, You need to get it ( like right now! ) Great company and can’t imagine using any other product on our decks! Read more “Best ever!!”
I was very impressed with this product. I stain a lot of fences and decks and the fact that I didn’t have to back roll after spraying says a lot! It lays very smooth and the color is phenomenal. Great product!
I have used so many products over the years that promised to be the best only to be disappointed. This company will forever be my go to. Customer service is great and I love my deck and ease of application. My deck is just pine and I used Signature Brown they suggested when I called… . Love the color! Read more “Fabulous product!!”
I’ve been using it on my deck since it was new about 10 years ago. Looks fantastic and does the job.
Best stuff ever for my deck!
Best because it it is an oil based product that penitrates deep into the wood, not a water based product that washes away with the rain and snow. I’m retreating it every other year whether it looks like it needs it or not, lots cheaper than replacing the deck. I spray it on with a… 1 gal garden pump sprayer and let it soak in, it’s so easy and effective. Thanks Woodrich Read more “Best stuff ever for my deck!”
Got the sample kit and could not have been happier. All of the samples have a “natural” color/look which is what made us pick this brand compared to the 10 other stain samples
7th Year using it
We first used the Timber Oil for our new Cedar deck in 2014 and it exceeded our expectations in every way. We cleaned and re applied with Timber Oil “Brown Sugar” in June of this year and our deck looks like its brand new and this is on a deck in the Upper Peninsula of… Michigan where the weather extremes are legendary.
Also their customer service is first rate. Read more “7th Year using it”
Perfect every time!
I was new to Timber Oil 3 years ago and will use it for evermore, it’s a flawless system, beautiful.
Great as always.
I have used your products for over seven years now with excellent results. I highly recommend your entire line.
Couldn’t be happier
The last time my husband stained the deck (with Woodrich), he did it with a brush.. But there’s been two knee replacements since then, so he needed another method. We called Woodrich and were told our best bet was to use a little spray and then a stain pad. Worked great. I’m impressed that shipping… was free, we had a coupon, and then, after sending before and after pictures, we received a gift card. Absolutely will use them again. Read more “Couldn’t be happier”
Outstanding service and product
The timber oil Western cedar never disappoints. Application is simple with easy clean up.. highly recommended.
I LOVE THIS PRODUCT
This is a 4 year old pressure treated pine deck. We had removed the old semi transparent stain in spring of 2020 and did first coat of Timber Oil Brown Sugar. I decided to put the 2nd coat on this year Spring of 2021 and I’m thrilled with results. Color is a little richer. I’m… a big fan of your products. I LOVE THIS PRODUCT. Easy to apply. No lap marks ever. I’ll finish whole deck today. By the way, I’m a 72 year young woman doing it by myself.
Thanks for a great product and service! The top deck is the 1st coat and the lower portion is the 2nd coat. Read more “I LOVE THIS PRODUCT”
Very happy on new cedar.
We chose the Western Cedar color for a new fence built with kiln-dried cedar. The color comes out a reddish-orange with redder grain highlights; we love it. The product was very easy to brush on and came out with no runs or laps. We allowed the wood to be exposed for one month, and just… went over it with a stiff brush to clean off any dust and open up the grain. One coat was perfect. Our fence is about 300 sq ft, and we used 1 1/2 gallons. Great customer service from beginning to end. Read more “Very happy on new cedar.”
Easy to apply
Color looks great – long lasting
I use a sprayer to apply it
Nothing better on the market!
This is the only oil based stain product we will ever use. Easy. No lap marks. Used the product for the first time one year ago. Great coverage and has lasted.
Ease of use, color and saturation is outstanding.
After stripping old stain with HD-80 and brightening with Citralic wood brightener, deck was ready for the amaretto Timber Oil. Applied with pump sprayer and stain was absorbed into the cedar deck with ease. Over the years, i have used many stains – Sikkens, Benjamin Moore, and ready seal. None compare to the Woodrich product.… Ease of use, color and saturation is outstanding. Read more “Ease of use, color and saturation is outstanding.”
Easy to Use
I purchased the deck cleaner and brightened kit and the timber oil in Western Cedar. I chose that color based on samples that were sent. The products were easy to use and gave a great result. The only complaint is that the color on the deck was much more red than the sample that was… sent. I had tested it on the same deck wood and made sure I mixed the sample thoroughly. All in all I feel the product is very good and we are happy with the result and getting used to the red color. Next time we will probably go with a different color. Customer service is very good. Read more “Easy to Use”
I had old surface sealant on my deck and used the Woodrich heavy duty stripper to get the old finish off. Then I used the Woodrich deck cleaner/brightener which set me up for success. I refinished my deck with the Timber Oil Stain (Signature Brown) which went on easy and gives great protection to my… deck. Read more “Great Protection”
My Opinion, The Best looking. Easiest application,, and the outdoors wood deck loves it!
The stain looks great it was easy to apply and was easy to work with. A great product.
Exceeded My Expectations
I had an old worn deck with many layers of old stain. The HD80 stripper with a power washer using a 1500 psi, 25 degree tip took 95% of the old stain off without damaging the wood. Just takes time and patience. After stripping and applying the wood brightener, I went over the deck and… railings with a 5-1/2″ electric orbital palm sander using 60 grit sand paper. This removed the last bit of old stain that had been weakened by the stripper and smoothed out any rough spots in the wood. The Brown Sugar Timber Oil was very easy to work with and apply. It’s very thin, is absorbed into the wood quickly, leaves no run marks or over brush marks. If you get it on your hands it’s not sticky and simply wipes off with a rag. In all it took me 3 days to finish the project working by myself. My deck is 12 foot by 16 foot with railings. One day to chemically strip and power wash, One day to sand and prep. One day to brush on the Timber Oil. The pine deck looks new, turned out great. Read more “Exceeded My Expectations”
It’s nice to deal with a company that cares as much about your project as you do.Excellent service and Advice.
Amazing customer service
I highly recommend this company. Initially we did not think we had received our order. (we actually had- it was our mistake) After contacting customer service our order was quickly reshipped. So appreciative of their generous response.
I am on my third year of using this product. Apply it every year since the deck was built from pressure treated lumber 3 years ago. It holds up great in my harsh Texas weather. Always looks brand new
A Really Great Product
I asked for this item to be ship ASAP to get it applied while the weather was still nice , and wasn’t disappointed. I was able to get it down and take advantage of a couple of nice days. I am very happy with the way it turned out. The area looks so much nicer… than it did previously. The previous owner did not apply any sort of protection to the deck so I spent a lot of time cleaning & prepping it for the stain/sealer. The wood soaked up the stain (which is a good thing) and I may need to put another coat down in the spring., but it looks so much better! Read more “A Really Great Product”
It was a job, but the results look great
For some reason, this is my first experience with caring for a wood structure. Having moved from Colorado to Texas, we had a very nice pergola built with quality wood. To protect our investiment I did considerable research and settled on the Amaretto colored Timber Oil. Staining each of the 70+ 2X2 lattice boards was… quite a bit of work but it was worth the effort. My only misgiving was that I over estimated the coverage ratio and am left with a few extra gallons of stain. Hopefully I will not have to redo the project for another two years. As for the company, Woodrich is extremely friendly and a pleasure to work with. Read more “It was a job, but the results look great”
We have used your products many times and are always pleased with the results!
Best wood product I have used!
I applied Woodrich Timber Oil to my new deck over a year ago. It still looks great! It survived a Georgia Winter and summer no problem! We just built another deck and I have already order Timber Oil for it.
Easy to apply
I got my order in 2 days-Yay! Nice weather in November allowed me to apply Woodrich Timber Oil in 2 coats over a 3 day weekend. Easy to apply, looks great . Will definitely reorder when it is time to redo the deck . I hope its lasts better than the “big home store ”… product I used 2 years ago…I’ll let you know! Thanks Woodrich Read more “Easy to apply”
I’ve tried many brands of stain over the past 22 years, nothing has compared to the excellent quality of the Woodrich brand. I purchased the stripping kit, applied it, pressure washed the old stain off and finished with the neutralizer/brighter and the wood was back to original bare wood state. I have cedar siding and… a pine deck, I chose the amaretto color timber oil stain, it’s absolutely gorgeous…I refinished the garage, house and deck.
In addition to the excellent line of products, the customer service is A+ I highly recommend this company!! Read more “Excellent Products”
Timber oil on new PT wood deck
Amazing product. I re-built my deck and put all new pressure treated pine deck boards. After letting the wood dry for 2 months, I got Woodrich Project Kit. The application was super easy. The cleaner and brightener worked as advertised. Even new wood was visibly better looking after all prep work. I power washed after… the cleaner and hosed after the brightener. Applying the timber oil was also very easy. Using oil-based product makes total sense. Unlike water-based products that create thin film at the top of the wood, which eventually starts peeling off and a pain to clean, timber oil penetrates deep. Another selling point for me was the fact that in a few years, when I refresh the treatment, I won’t need to strip old oil to apply new one. You can just powerwash and apply new oil on the deck. No chemicals, no sending. Timber oil has the consistency of water and I applied it with a garden sprayer, followed by light brushing with painter pad for decks. The oil really penetrated well. I ended up using 9 gallons of timber oil on my 1,000 sq. feet deck. New wood absorbed it well. My approach was to keep applying the oil until the wood stops accepting it. The process went fast – I finished the entire deck in 3 hours. One useful tip: if you accidentally get a bit of timber oil on your house siding, the easiest way to get it off is to use acetone. Regular mineral spirits or gasoline won’t work. The deck looks great! Highly recommend – great product, great company! Read more “Timber oil on new PT wood deck”
You can’t compare Woodrich timber oil stain to any other brand. It is the best oil stain available period!
Looks great and very easy to apply. Highly recommended.
Love these timber oils easy to apply and long lasting. Fast delivery too.
I am very satisfied with the Timber Oil Signature Brown stain I purchased to cover the rough sawn fir and ponderosa board and batten. The logs were from standing dead from the Spring fire in Colorado so they were very thirsty. The coverage rates advertised were very close to what I experienced. I don’t normally… see the advertised coverage this accurate with other brand products. The only minor complaint I had was getting a return email to get a question answered. Otherwise I am completely satisfied. Read more “Impressed!”
Thanks for the sample kit. Unlike one of your competitors, you provided an ample amount of stain in each bottle for testing
and retesting. I’m going to wait another 30 days before retesting because the pressure treated wood scraps used need to dry out more.
Very satisfied with the product. Purchased Timber Oil Brown Sugar and applied to our new cedar, went on easy with no problems. Would never buy from anyone else again. Ordered and was delivered with in 2 days.
When we finished our new treated wood deck, it looked so nice that we almost didn’t want to stain it. Glad we did as it looks even better (and is much better protected). We used one coat of the Brown Sugar color. The Timber Oil applied easily with brush and staining pad, and cleaned off… the metal balusters with a simple wipe of a dry rag. Great customer support too! Read more “Even better”
This is the real deal
The Timber Oil in the Brown Sugar was just what I was looking for. My wife and I were very unhappy with the looks of our 10′ x 62′ front porch. After 2 or 3 coats of stain/sealer combo over the last 10 years from the big box stores, you couldn’t see any of the… characteristics of the wood any more. I rented a floor sander and sanded away for 5 hrs. Once stripped, we applied the Timber Oil. WOW. It turned out great. A little kid could apply this stuff. No start/ stop marks, soaks in and I can tell after the first rain it was really beading up. You wont go wrong with this product. We are now happy with the look. Read more “This is the real deal”
Great Product, easy to work with.
Installed new 12 x 12 deck using pressure treated pine. Waited 6 weeks and stained using Timber Oil Warm Honey Gold. The deck has railings on 2 sides and is 1 step up from lawn (small side curtains). Applied using 4 inch roller with 3/4 knap. The project used less than a gallon. Very easy… to apply and we are very satisfied with the end result. Yes I would recommend. Read more “Great Product, easy to work with.”
We used the Timber Oil products and our deck came out beautiful. The brown sugar stain looks very close to the color of wet cedar. We liked the look best after 2 coats.
Very satisfied with ease of application and resulting color. Definitely much better than the box store options that I have used previously. Very good penetration .
Wonderful Product; Would Highly Recommend to Anyone!
Great product! After using acrylic stain that just “sat” on top of the wood and peeled within a year, I was tired of having to to redo my deck every year!! I searched for a new product and found Woodrich! LOVE IT!!! It rejuvenated my old wood deck,…, actually seemed like it “fed” the wood,… put back what the New England weather had taken out of it! So easy to apply, and gave a beautiful, natural glow to even OLD wood!! Very, very pleased!!! And the best part is you can phone the company with any questions, and a real person actually picks up the phone! No waiting, no extension numbers to push,…, and the person answering is knowledgable and kind! This company is what service is all about! Read more “Wonderful Product; Would Highly Recommend to Anyone!”
Best I have ever used, went down perfectly!
We have used the timber oil for years now. We have used it on the deck multiple times and also on wood shingle accent siding.
Never had any peeling with this product and our 20 year old deck drinks it right up. When it first goes on it looks quite patchy (it is 20… years old!) but after a few days and it looks awesome. Have not used the EFC-38 & Citralic yet but I think I will give that a try next time. Read more “Good stuff”
Finished the 20+ year old deck! Sanded it all down then stained with your western cedar color Timber Oil stain. It looks really good. Thanks for a good product. Now we will wait and see how it stands up to Illinois weather.
Fence sprayed with Timber Oil Signature Brown
Awesome product, went really far with the nice deep brown color. Truly is fool-proof with overlaps and runs, it just soaks right in and stain level evens out. Customers were beyond satisfied with their natural looking protected deck.
Deck refinished with Timber Oil Deep Penetrating Wood Stain – Western Cedar
I like the stain we purchased. It is very forgiving – if you get a spot of stain on the wood and don’t notice it, you aren’t stuck with a “stain spot”. The stain appears to level itself out and you don’t end up with a stain spot messing up your new stained deck. Our… deck is more than 20 years old. We sanded the old stain off and used the Western Cedar Timber Oil stain. It look good. We are anxious to see how well it stands up! At this time, we are very pleased. Read more “Deck refinished with Timber Oil Deep Penetrating Wood Stain – Western Cedar”
Easy to use stain
I used Amaretto Timber oil stain on both a wood door and on the timbers of a porch cover. Very easy to use product. No concerns about streaking, no worry about darker patches when I do a touch up of a spot I damaged, doesn’t have quick difficult drying. Very happy with this product and… I am buying it again. Read more “Easy to use stain”
I’m so impressed with these products they are truly awesome. The HD stripper is so effective it made my deck look like new. This is really a product that works as represented.
Resurfaced our deck with new cedar boards. We used Woodrich Timber oil in brown sugar. Very easy to apply and looks awesome.
Excellent results as always
Amaretto Timber Oil stain
I love this stain as it always goes on so easily on pressure treated pine. Make sure you apply at least two coats for the prettiest deck you’ll ever have. At first it looks dark brown, but after a few weeks, it lightens to a red cedar appearance. Make sure… you thoroughly clean your deck before applying stain.
The company is great, and I have been dealing with them for years without a single problem. Read more “Excellent results as always”
We picked the darkest stain for our new outdoor steps. Easy to apply, beautiful color – very happy with the finished product.
Made our Cedar Split Rail Fence really stand out!
Used Cabot on previous sections of our fence and it stayed sticky for weeks. This product is (so far) better than anything we’ve used previously. This soaked into the wood quite nicely and left a beautiful color (We used the Timber Oil Amaretto). After application it is exactly as described – a beautiful warm and… rich brown hue. I went ahead and applied a second coat since our fence was bare cedar, and after the first rain I found it sheds water extremely well. Longevity remains to be seen, but given the initial results we expect this to hold up very well. We will absolutely use this again (On our deck this fall) and would suggest its use to anyone. Read more “Made our Cedar Split Rail Fence really stand out!”
Signature Brown was the Timber Oil stain color we used which turned out great. We needed a non-yellow color to coordinate with our house color. The samples were very helpful in deciding which color to choose. Russell was very helpful by allowing us to text him pictures related to our questions. The only downside, if… it is a downside, is that the stain splashes a lot when pouring it out of the 1 gallon container. Other than that, we highly recommend!! And thanks Russell!! Read more “Excellent Product”
Almost back to new!
We purchased the Complete Wood Cleaning and Restoration Kit for the deck at our mountain house. After 12 years of little to no attention it was looking quite sad. We followed the directions on the kit and our deck looks so much better. And it wasn’t a back breaking experience at all. We choose not… to use the power sprayer for fear the wood would splinter, but instead used a stiff bristled brush. A little more work, but the deck looks and feels great. I will certainly not wait another 12 years before doing this again because it makes such a difference and I am sure will help preserve the deck as well. My only suggestion might be not to take on this job in the heat of summer….took a little more effort to scrub quickly before solution dried. Read more “Almost back to new!”
I tried the timber oil sample kit 4 definition colors. I use it on home made walking sticks. Love it warm rich colors. 5 Stars for this Customer. Thank you ,Woodrich!
Great product–will use again when needed.
Deck size 12×24′ Coverage as specified. However 3 heavy coats were required to give the desired effect on pressure treated pine.
Great Product and Service
I purchased a Timber Oil sample kit to determine the right color choice for our new cedar deck. The kit arrived on time and was perfect for us to make our selection. I ordered the brown sugar, it arrived quickly went on very uniform and gave us the finish we wanted. In addition to an… excellent product they provide superb customer service. A great combination that is not often found. Read more “Great Product and Service”
gets better with age
I have used brown sugar timber oil on hemlock siding a few years ago. After power washing the cabin this summer, the water still beaded up but I thought it would be prudent to add another coat. I bought the kit and followed the directions. The second application of brown sugar has really made the… cabin “pop” aesthetically and I know the wood is protected from the harsh weather it has to endure. Read more “gets better with age”
Excellent from product to shipping…
Great product and great service…..fast,friendly! I will forever be a fan!
If you would buy any other product you are wasting your money. Simply the best. When the decking needs more care, I think about three years between treatments will do, this is what I will use…..nothing more needs said. The unchallenged best and easiest to work with.
Weather Worn Steps
Used the Warm Honey Gold Timber Oil after cleaning per Woodrich instructions. The old weather-beaten and tired looking steps have a great fresh new wood look and easy to apply. This product is amazing. Don’t waste your money on anything else and you will love the result.
Western Cedar Stain
We read many of the reviews on this product and others before deciding to go with this stain. We have now stained our very large deck and our back fence on both sides by hand. It was a huge undertaking and I just finished yesterday. We used 25 gallons of stain and it is beautiful.… All the neighbors keep commenting on how pretty the color is. It goes on pretty red, but fades once dry and is very waterproof. I am anxious to see how it looks a year from now and will keep you posted. I would definitely recommend this product. Read more “Western Cedar Stain”
Just what I wanted
I applied the honey brown to a new pressure treated pine deck that is enclosed. I waited about a month after the deck was built and used a cleaner from home depot. Initially I was going to use a deck pad to apply the stain but wasn’t getting really good results, so I just went… to a 5 inch brush and it was great. I purchased 2 bottles but probably could have gotten away with one with my 16×14 area, I don’t have rails. I look forward to see how this holds up; it went on super easy and would recommend it to anyone that has a new deck looking for their first stain. Read more “Just what I wanted”
Looks beautiful and easy to apply
I researched extensively and have stained my deck 3 times. This soaks in to a beautiful color and stays on really well.
Good stuff – A little orange
I used this stain on pressure treated wood. I used the treated pine and it turned out a little more orange than expected. I still would recommend this oil for treated wood.
Is easy to use
This oil stain goes on as easily as they say it does and soaks in with no streaks or noticeable inconsistencies. The people who make it are very supportive and helpful if you have any questions or issues. One tip for neophytes like myself: if you are using a brush to apply it the handle… of the brush can become very slippery from the oil especially if it is plastic and you are wearing rubber gloves. Read more “Is easy to use”
I love this stuff! I have used many brands previously and this by far is the best. I wanted to make sure the newly seasoned deck got a good first coat, so I applied it with a sponge and it looks great. I can’t wait to do the second coat in the spring with the… roller Read more “Works great”
FABULOUS PRODUCT TO RENEW AND PRESERVE YOUR DECK
COMPLETELY SATISFIED WITH THE END RESULT….AFTER PRESSUREWASHING MY MOLDY DECK AND ALLOWING IT TO DRY, 2 COATS OF THIS PRODUCT WAS APPLIED…..WOW KAZAM..I HAVE A NEW DECK. THIS DECK IS IN THE TROPICS, AND RECEIVES CONSTANT SUN……IT IS THE BEST PRODUCT FOR PRESERVING AND RENEWING MY DECK….
My deck looks great!
I used Timber Oil on my deck in Vermont, which gets lots of weather! I used it originally when the deck was built 2 years ago, and it had held up great! I re-applied 2 coats this past weekend, and it looks great! It penetrates evenly, dries quickly, and 2 coats can be applied within… a short period of time. Read more “My deck looks great!”
Takes a while to be delivered!
Went on nice, not sure yet how it will hold up….. Problem: Delivery was slow!!!!!!
Third time I ordered
Other products faded quickly. This product holds up well in the Mississippi heat & humidity.
Love the Ameratto color and so easy to apply
It’s a wonderful product, performs just as advertised and holds up…
It’s my 5th year using Timber Oil on my cedar deck but my first time using the Amaretto color. It’s a wonderful product, performs just as advertised and holds up year to year. Love the Amaretto!
Came out really nice. This is pine board and batten siding.
Take your time
Delivered on the promise date, We built the pergola using western red cedar rough cut, we cut the corbels, notching and applied the timber oil before assembling. The Woodbridge brand timber oil brushed on without any problems and wiped as instructed looks great. Just finishing up the gingerbread stuff.
The stain was easy to use
I used the Western Red Cedar stain. The stain was easy to use, no over lap marks and the rich color of the stain. The product enhanced the beauty of the cedar wood that I stained.
So easy to apply
I used it to refresh my deck after the initial coat two years ago. I love the immediate penetration and protection.
Great products for ipe decks
I’ve used this product on our ipe deck since it was installed. Use the whole Woodrich system. This order was delivered as promised and in great packaging. Highly recommended.
Woodrich Stain for decks and fences
Excellent deep penetrating oil based stain. I used on weathered cedar and pressure treated wood. I used the Western Cedar which was a bit orange on application but settled down to a wonderful cedar color when dried. Coverage will depend on your wood condition.
Very good coverage.
This product is very easy to work with
This product is very easy to work with. The only thing keeping it from a 5 star rating was the color was supposed to be brown sugar and it’s more of a honey color. Very happy with how it turned out just not as dark as I thought it would be.
Applies really easy. Dried fairly quickly in weather in the mid …
Ordered Woodrich based on a recommendation of a friend. Used on a new deck, and applied using only a brush. Applies really easy. Dried fairly quickly in weather in the mid 60’s. Make sure you shake well before first use.
Outstanding oil stain for a cedar fence.
Simply amazing. I allowed my new Cedar fence to age to an ashen white before applying. When first applied the color appears very dark, but that is normal with oil. Within 3 days, the oil had nourished the wood and settled into a beautiful transparent red cedar color letting the grain of the wood shine… through. Read more “Outstanding oil stain for a cedar fence.”
It applied easily and looked good
I used this on our new cedar deck railing, stair risers, and deck cedar fascia after allowing it to age for just 1 – 2 weeks (it was mid-October, so I couldn’t give it longer). It applied easily, and looked good. It’s already lightened some in just several weeks, so it will be interesting to… see how well it holds up over the winter in IL and then full sun next summer. My only real issue with it is it does have a strong smell, and working closely for the fine work I was doing got to me after several hours at a time. Read more “It applied easily and looked good”
very good service, customer service was great
applied to a new cedar deck i built on the ocean. very good coverage, customer service was great….
No playing around
Order came in immediately along with an email as an information resource. Will definitely use this company again. Update: I did contact Woodrich and they were immediately there to help me answer questions. Critical information given to me which will save me time and money. Truly blown away by their customer service. They should get… 6 stars!!! Read more “No playing around”
Arrived in perfect condition! No dents leaks or crushed corners! Excellent product!
This works great. Highly recommend!
Great product, worth every penny.
Great product, worth every penny.
I was impressed on how easy it was to apply
I used this today on a new picnic table and 2 Adirondack chairs. Took the whole gallon as it just soaked right in. I was impressed on how easy it was to apply, no problem with going back to touch up the spots I missed, they blended right in. The finish ended up looking almost… like a satin varnish, very nice. I wish the Brown Sugar was a bit darker, but so far that is my only complaint.
I had some questions before the purchase, I emailed the company and they responded the same day. Read more “I was impressed on how easy it was to apply”
This product is (so far) better than anything I’ve used previously. Unlike deck “stains” that are really more like paint, this soaked into the wood beautifully and left a beautiful color (I used the Honey Gold). When I got it I thought it looked too reddish to provide the color I wanted, but after application… it is exactly as described – a beautiful golden hue. I went ahead and applied a second coat as my deck wad been neglected for too long, and after the first rain I found it sheds water very well. Of course, as with any product prepping the wood is key to achieving good results. Woodrich does offer products for prep, although I just used a good stiff bristle brush with a strong bleach/soap/water mix to eliminate mildew. Longevity remains to be seen, but given the initial results I expect this to hold up very well. I will absolutely use this again and would suggest its use to anyone. Read more “GOOD STUFF!!!”
Satisfied with color, great coverage, easy to apply. Good Stuff, highly recommend.
At last! Deck finishing solved!
If you’re like me, you’ve been frustrated with “modern” deck finishing products that don’t last, and require stripping and refinishing on a yearly basis. In the Pacific Northwest, decks are wet at least nine months of the year. Algae, mold, mildew, rotting leaves, torrential rain and even snow create a tough environment for a deck.… Even using the best oil-based stains, two years was the maximum before refinishing was needed. After considerable research, timber oil seemed to be a finish that had some real advantages over sealers and stains. The Woodrich Timber Oil products receive excellent marks from homeowners and commercial deck builders alike. The biggest attraction was that, once the deck had been cleaned and stripped of the previous sealer/stain and timber oiled, further stripping was not required—simply clean and re-oil when required. To decide on which Woodrich oil finish color works best for you, buy the sample color kit (https://www.amazon.com/Timber-Penetrating-Fences-Siding-Cabins/dp/B014GAJIWK/ref=lp_13190602011_1_4?srs=13190602011&ie=UTF8&qid=1502116006&sr=8-4) and apply each one to a sample of the wood you plan to oil. In order to get the proper finish, flood coat the area with the sample color and let it soak in. Once the oil has soaked in you can compare the colors and decide which one is for you. Consider waiting 24 hours before you make your final color choice. This will show the true color on your wood. We choose “Amaretto,” which gave a rich reddish-gold look to our cedar deck. Woodrich supplies the production oil in 1 and 5 gallon sizes. Any refinishing project will yield maximum results only if properly prepared. First, strip off the old finish. Woodrich has a 2-step stripping and brightening kit
(https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014GF4LSQ/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=IS50S3C2JMWS1&colid=3FI9NMB6VPBEP) that come as powders you mix with water. Read the cautions on the stripper container. I’d suggest mixing it outdoors and wearing a respirator mask and rubber gloves.. The chemical powder is caustic! Apply the stripper according to the directions and pressure wash or scrub the old finish away. Stubborn areas may require additional stripper. Keep at it until all of the old finish has been removed. Rise thoroughly to make sure all old finish and stripper has been washed away. Let the deck dry until it’s damp, then use the brightener to bring the deck back to a clean “new wood” look. Allow at least 48 hours drying time. These are the best products of their type that I’ve found. At this point, replace any wood that is too far gone to be saved. Look the deck over carefully for any imperfections, stains, scratches, etc. that may have been hidden by the old finish. If needed, sand these away, either by hand, an orbital or small belt sander, or rent a deck sander from your local big box store. Our deck is a mix of 13 and 30 year old wood and really benefitted from the sanding pass. Rinse the deck to remove sawdust and apply the brightener again and allow 48 hours drying time. At this point your deck will look like it was just built. Remember, the oil is transparent and will allow the grain the show though. Any imperfections and discolored wood will also show, so make sure you’ve done a thorough prep job. The 5-gallon size comes in a handy plastic container that is easy to use. There is a single large cap, which comes with a plastic wrench for easy opening and closing. There is also an air vent with cap to make pouring easy. You’ll need to remove the air vent cap and poke a hole in the plastic before trying to pour the stain. For those of you used to wrestling with a standard 5-gallon paint bucket, this container is an enormous improvement. With the air vent and pouring cap closed tightly, shake the container for a minute or two to mix the oil. If you have more than one container of oil, mix them in another large container to insure that you have one color. If you only have a single 5 or 1 gallon container, simply pour the oil directly from the container into a pump garden sprayer. We used a somewhat fancier 2-gallon pump sprayer with changeable spray tips, an air release valve and solvent-resistant seals. Pump up to moderate pressure and test the spray pattern on scrap wood. Once you get used to the sprayer, you’re ready to go. Apply the oil when the deck is in the shade (if possible) and the temperature is moderate. Hot wood will absorb more oil, but may push oil out when it cools. If this occurs, wait a few days—it will eventually absorb all the oil. The moderate temperature is for your comfort—you don’t want to drip sweat onto the fresh oil. The temperature here in Portland was over 100F last week when we did this work. Starting at sunrise when it was only 75F was the only option. Wet down plants that might get over spray on them, and use cardboard and painter’s tape to mask off concrete and anything else that shouldn’t be oiled. Mineral spirits and a rag will remove over spray, as well as clean the sprayer and stain pad. Start with any vertical surfaces (posts, rails, planter box sides, etc) and spray on a flood coat. The idea is to saturate the area with oil. Watch as the oil is drawn into the wood. Wait until no more oil is being absorbed, then use a stain pad or rag to smooth in the excess. Don’t worry about any oil that has fallen onto the deck surface. Use a stain pad to smooth it out. You won’t have any problems with overlapping when you do the deck surface. The oil “self-blends.” This is one of the key benefits Woodrich Timber Oil has over conventional stain. Do the deck surface in sections small enough that you can reach them with the stain pad on the pole. Try to plan out your route so you don’t have to walk on fresh oil. Flood coat and wait, as before, and smooth out any excess oil. Continue until the deck is completely oiled. Another advantage of timber oil is that it can be used on new wood. The finish looks identical on the replacement wood and the older wood. You can also pre-oil the new wood before installing it, which will allow all sides to be finished. In the photos, half the wood in the stairs is new. Try and spot it—I bet you can’t. Allow 24 hours for the oil to be fully absorbed before walking on the deck. Check for any areas that may not have been fully saturated and apply more oil if desired. If there are areas that are wet with unabsorbed oil, use the stain pad with some fresh oil to smooth it out. The appearance of the deck will change subtly over a period of several days as the oil is fully absorbed. The appearance is difficult to describe—the deck seems to “glow” from within and every detail of the wood is highlighted. This 30-year old deck has never looked better. There is no “re-coat window.” If you see a spot that seems to need extra oil, apply it whenever you want. The odor is also pleasant, without a chemical smell. Timber oil is a penetrating oil, not a sealer. There is no “barrier” and water poured on it will not bead up as dramatically as with a sealer. This is normal and the wood is still being protected. Woodrich has superior customer service. They are a small family-owned business, and my email with questions was answered within minutes by Russell, the owner, who asked if he could call me. We had a very pleasant and helpful call. If you have questions, don’t be afraid to contact Woodrich. They’ll answer immediately and get you on the right track. We’re so impressed that we’ve ordered more timber oil for our side gate project. The photos show the deck before starting work (dirty and gray-even the dogs were embarrassed), after stripping, sanding and brightening, and finally after oiling. Read more “At last! Deck finishing solved!”
Very nice product!
I was just impressed with the brightener which I used before the oil…it restored an 8 year old Cumaru deck…used cedar color…sorry no time to add photo, but trust me this is really nice stuff…filled in cracks deck looks like new!
Went on easily and looks great.
The owner is really nice.
This is an amazing product! Super easy to apply and looks fantastic when complete.
Easy to apply, love the brown sugar, wood looks like Cedar on deck. Beautiful!
Buy this! You won’t be disappointed.
This product is the “BOMB”!! The three step process is easy and effective. We had a 10′ x 25′ ten year old neglected and sad looking redwood deck. After using the product, we have a deck that looks like it has been babied and well-cared for its entire existence. It’s handling the heavy amounts of… rain we’ve had this season like the wonderful product this is. This is the 4th product we’ve used on this deck and none of the others even come close to the quality of the Timber Oil. Read more “Buy this! You won’t be disappointed.”
This did a beatiful job, it’s easy to work
We used this for a newly laid Cedar deck. New cedar can be hard to stain; most stains don’t penetrate the new wood very deeply. This did a beautiful job, it’s easy to work, it penetrates well, and provides a nice even color. In an area with harsh winter, it stays looking nice for at… least two years (but starts to lose its water resistence at that point.) We reapply every two years. No need to strip; just clean and reapply. Good stuff. Read more “This did a beatiful job, it’s easy to work”
I like it.
I really like this darker color stain. It brings out the lines/pattern in the wood. And I like the container it comes in; easy pour and store.
High quality, easy to use oil finish
I used this on a new wood cedar picnic table. My method is slightly different than the instructions and the results are really great. First, I used some wood conditioner. Second, I put on a coat of finish and let it soak in longer than recommended – about 8 hours. Then I did another coat… but rubbed with 400 grit wet-dry paper while wet. I let that soak in several hours and then wiped lightly with a clean rag. Repeat times 3 and the results were really, really nice. Smooth, deep color with great protection. I couldn’t be happier with the quality of this product!! Read more “High quality, easy to use oil finish”