Waterguard® Transparent Stain

Waterguard® Transparent Stain

OLYMPIC® WATERGUARD® Transparent Stain - Provides protection and colour that allows wood grain and texture to show.
Water Proofing Protection:
Fade Protection:
Colours: Harvest Gold, Acorn Brown, Sequoia Red, Maple Brown, Woodland Cedar
Uses: Use on exterior wooden surfaces such as, decks, fences and siding


One-year limited warranty. See product label for details.


One gallon covers approximately 250 to 350 sq. feet or 23.2 to 32.5 sq. meters depending on application, wood texture and porosity.

Area Preparation

Previous coatings, dirt and debris, mildew and other contaminants must be completely removed from the surface. Clean weathered, dirty or mildewed surfaces with Olympic Premium Deck Cleaner. After rinsing, ensure the surface is free of standing water.

WARNING! If you scrape, sand, or remove old paint, you may release lead dust or fumes. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST OR FUMES CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS, SUCH AS BRAIN DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD ALSO AVOID EXPOSURE. Wear a properly fitted NIOSH-approved respirator and prevent skin contact to control lead exposure. Clean up carefully with a HEPA vacuum and a wet mop. Before you start, find out how to protect yourself and your family by contacting USEPA National Lead Information Hotline at 1-800-424-LEAD or log on to www.epa.gov/lead. Follow these instructions to control exposure to other hazardous substances that may be released during surface preparation.


Test on a small area to ensure acceptable appearance and penetration. Apply one thin coat with a high quality brush, paint/stain pad or by spray equipment. When spraying, always back-brush for best results.

Application Temperature

Can be applied down to 35°F.

Drying Time

Normally dries in 24 hours when applied at 50°F or 10°C to 85°F or 29°C.


Use soap and water to clean up tools.


Please refer to the Product Label, Technical Data Sheet (TDS) or Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for safety and detailed application instructions.

  • Four-way wood protection
  • Repels water
  • Provides Sunblock® U.V. protection
  • Provides a mildew resistant coating
  • Protects with linseed oil
  • Easy water clean-up
  • Colours: Harvest Gold, Acorn Brown, Sequoia Red, Maple Brown, Woodland Cedar
A Product of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc. ©2001 – 2023 PPG Industries. All Rights Reserved. Legal Notices & Privacy Policies | PPG Terms of Use | PPG Architectural Coatings Privacy Policy | Attribution Statement | CA Transparency in Supply Chain Disclosure

Variance in monitor calibrations can affect the on-screen representations of our actual paint and stain colours. Your local Olympic® Stains retailer can match and/or order the exact colour that you desire with the help of the Olympic Stain colour name or number.