Cabot® Clear Wood Protector

Cabot® Clear Wood Protector is a deep, penetrating waterproofer with dual-action UV protection. Give your deck long-lasting protection with no added color. Easy to apply and easy to clean, choose a mold- & mildew-resistant finish that stands up to time and style.

  • One-coat weatherproofing
  • Dual UV protection
  • Long-term water beading
  • Deep penetrating sealer
  • Resists lapping and peeling
  • Creates a mold, mildew & algae-resistant finish
  • Ideal for decks, porches, outdoor furniture, steps and railings

150 ft²/gal - 250 ft²/gal
For Use In Location
Dry Time
1 hour - 2 hour
Recomended Coats
Package Sizes
1-Gallon, 5-Gallon
Water Cleanup
Cleanup Details
Clean up with warm, soapy water. Do not freeze. Keep container closed when not in use. Do not transfer contents to other containers for storage or disposal. In case of spills, absorb with inert material such as sand or kitty litter. Dispose of empty container or unused portion in accordance with local, state and federal regulations.


Application Directions

  • Before You Begin instructions
    • Surface should be clean, porous and free of any previous finishes
    • For concrete: sprinkle a few drops of water on the surface; if they are quickly absorbed then the surface is ready to prep
    • Let wood dry in the open air for 3-5 days
    • Always apply to a small test area and allow to dry
    • Cover nearby bushes and flowers
    • Apply when air and surface temperatures are between 50 ˚F and 90 ˚F
  • Preparation Warning
    WARNING! Removal of old paint by sanding, scraping or other means may generate dust or fumes that contain lead. Exposure to lead dust or fumes may cause brain damage or other adverse health effects, especially in children or pregnant women. Controlling exposure to lead or other hazardous substances requires the use of proper protective equipment such as a properly fitted respirator (NIOSH approved) and proper containment and cleanup. For more information, call the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD (in US) or contact your local health authority.
    • If needed, sand with 80-100-grit (120-180 grit for rougher surfaces) sandpaper to remove any loose wood fibers
    • Replace severely damaged or rotting boards
    • Clean with Cabot Wood Cleaner to remove dirt, grime, mildew and other contaminants
    • If needed, brighten with Cabot Wood Brightener to remove rust stains, tannin bleed or discoloration
    • If needed, remove old water- or oil-based coatings with Cabot Wood Stripper and neutralize with Cabot Wood Brightener
    • Check the label for additional and specialized directions
    • Apply with nylon or polyester brushes, low-pressure garden sprayer or professional spray equipment. When spraying, always back brush immediately.
    • To ensure desired appearance and proper drying time, always finish a small test area before proceeding
    • Do not overapply
    • Shake and stir thoroughly before and during use. If project requires more than one container, blend all containers together to ensure uniformity.
    • Apply to small sections at a time (1-3 boards); start at one edge and follow through to the end of the boards to avoid lap marks
    • Apply one coat only
    • For wood substrates only
    Use only with adequate ventilation. To avoid overexposure, open windows and doors or use other means to ensure fresh air entry during application and drying. If you experience eye watering, headaches, or dizziness, increase fresh air, or wear respiratory protection (NIOSH approved) or leave the area. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Wash hands after using. Keep container closed when not in use. Do not transfer contents to other containers for storage. FIRST AID: In case of eye contact, flush thoroughly with large amounts of water. Get medical attention if irritation persists. If swallowed, call Poison Control Center, hospital emergency room, or physician immediately. WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. DO NOT TAKE INTERNALLY. KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.

Cabot® Clear Wood Protector

Product Number Base/Color Container Size SDS PDS
080351811432 Clear 1 Gallon SDS PDS
080351812194 Clear 5 Gallon SDS PDS