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Thompson’s® WaterSeal® Has Your “Back” (Yard)

By Business Wire News   


From West Islip and Nesconset New York to Georgia in the deep South and back to America’s heartland of Minnesota, the Thompson’s WaterSeal Deck of Your Dreams Sweepstakes has done just that – brought a family’s dreams of a bigger, better deck (or any deck at all) to reality. For the fifth year, Thompson’s WaterSeal is again offering one lucky winner the chance to win a prize package exceeding $15,000 to create an all-new outdoor getaway.

From April 4-October 3, visit to enter for your chance to win $10,000 in cash to build or repair the deck of your dreams. The prize package also features a personal consultation with HGTV/diy Network star Jeff Wilson, who will offer expert guidance and creative suggestions on the best design and building practices for the deck. The deck will be protected with Thompson’s® WaterSeal® Waterproofing Stain in the winner’s choice of color (Acorn Brown, Maple Brown, Harvest Gold, Sequoia Red and Woodland Cedar) and opacity (Transparent adds subtle color and shows the most wood grain; Semi-Transparent adds medium color and shows medium wood grain; Solid adds the most color and shows the least wood grain).

And when the deck is finished, Thompson’s WaterSeal has partnered again with popular home goods retailer Plow & Hearth to offer $5,000 in merchandise for decking out the space. From a wide variety of furniture, fire pits and planters to outdoor pillows, rugs, curtains, lighting and dining accessories, Plow & Hearth offers more than 40 categories of quality items for the deck and backyard.


If the brutal winter wasn’t kind to your deck, it may be time to clean and protect the deck that you have (while waiting to win a new one)! Thompson’s WaterSeal is debuting a new, in-depth four-part video series on YouTube covering the ABCs and Ds of Deck Care (

  • ASSESS THE DECK – before getting started, take time to evaluate what’s wrong (is the wood just dirty, or does it have an old coating on it that will have to be removed, are there rotted boards that need replacing) and the desired finished look (color – maybe more than one; how much wood grain should show)
  • BEGIN GATHERING TOOLS – the video will show the tools needed for both cleaning and staining the deck, all of which are readily available; gathering tools in advance cuts down on last-minute trips to the store (and you may find you can borrow some items from neighbors)
  • CLEANING – an essential step for appearance and performance; Jeff advises taking your time and not skimping on this step
  • DECKORATING – Thompson’s® WaterSeal® Waterproofing Stain adds color and waterproofing protection all in one coat; after it dries, add furniture and special touches for your own one-of-a-kind look

Find even more creative inspiration and practical how-to advice for creating the deck of your dreams at and

DeVries Global
Ashley Gabriel, 212-546-8524


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