There are 67 comments on the WBBM-AM Chicago story from Feb 27, 2006, titled Sealmaxx. In it, WBBM-AM Chicago reports that:

Permanent wood, concrete, masonry protection Preserve the beauty and life of your wood, concrete and masonry with environmentally-safe SealMaxx sealing.

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confused customers

Chicago, IL

#21 Sep 14, 2007
Someone please let us know if a class action is going to be filed. We are very unhappy customers who feel that this product was grossly misrepresented. We'd love to get our money back so we could apply it toward a new deck.

We will NEVER recommend SealMaxx to anyone.
OJ Simpson

Lees Summit, MO

#22 Oct 4, 2007
Not a Jew!
immature much

Park Ridge, IL

#23 Jan 12, 2008
haha. you must be kidding.
are we in like grade school again ?
seriously you need to find something to do with your time (;

Henderson, NV

#24 Jan 31, 2008
confused customers wrote:
Someone please let us know if a class action is going to be filed. We are very unhappy customers who feel that this product was grossly misrepresented. We'd love to get our money back so we could apply it toward a new deck.
We will NEVER recommend SealMaxx to anyone.
I would like to know if a class action suit is going to be filed. Because we do not have the humidity you do I do not have mold but every knot hole in my deck boards started chipping and not are completely gone and I have holes plus the boards are all cracked and last fall the SealMaxx company in CO went out of business just before they were to do the repairs to my deck.

Henderson, NV

#25 Jan 31, 2008
If a class action suit is going to be filed I would like to know. Being in Colorado I do not have the humidity problems of mold but everywhere there was a knot hole started chipping out and finally leaving holes in my deck plus all the boards are cracking. SealMaxx went out of business in CO just before they were to do the repairs to my deck.
Not a Lawer but need 1

United States

#26 Feb 21, 2008
Where are you guys getting your information about the class action suit??? I am also looking into this and would like to do some research! Please post any information here as I think everyone would like to be informed!!!

Independence, MO

#27 Mar 4, 2008
I have been doing deck cleaning and protecting for the past 6 years in the Kansas City Area, where there are currently 3 or 4 of the ???Seal??? something companies. We have had many instances where people have had us do our process to their deck after the ??Seal?? company has done theirs at many time our price. In truth, we do not see any difference in the wood, cleaning or our protectant absorbsion compared to untreated wood, other than the wood does look brighter silver/gray than untreated wood. You would think that with the word SEAL in their name, that water and/or our penitrating protectants would not penetrate, but that is not the case. I am not sure what technology secrets they are selling (other than the 25 year percieved guarnatee), but it certainly does nothing for appearance!
Feel free to contact me at [email protected] for direct communications. I would then be happy to specify my company name and experiences I have had.
ann k

San Francisco, CA

#28 Apr 5, 2008
Dubuque, Iowa. We hired Seal Maxx in 2004. 2008 and our deck is a mess. Seal Maxx is out of business in our area! I would be very interested in a class action suit against this company. 25 yr. warranty...what a joke!
Duped deck owner

North Myrtle Beach, SC

#29 Apr 11, 2008
I admit it, I bought into the Sealmaxx hype. My 1 year old deck was treated and now two years later, we have green mold everywhere and warped boards. The sales presentation was very slick and their marketing is just what a homeowner wants to hear. I had their rep back out just last week and he was no help at all. For $1,600, I expected a better performing product. I agree with You Are Not Alone - NEVER AGAIN!
almost screwed

Birmingham, AL

#30 May 1, 2008
phew! I'm so glad I found this forum. My deck needs to be "refinished" because of marking caused by hail. From what I've read, I think I'll continue doing the usual every 2-3 years cleaning/sealing... it's kept this deck very nice for almost 20 years, and I don't want to mess it up now... again, thanks to everyone who's posted! You folks have saved me some big-time money.

Glenwood, IL

#31 May 9, 2008
We have a pressure washing business here in Illinois. We use mainly Olympic brand and pretty happy with it...

Has anyone contacted the manufacturer about the problems? As a co-owner for our company, we had inquired to Sealmaxx last year, but never followed thru, our local market here doesn't want overpriced sealers.

What about starting with the Better Business Bureau? It doesn't sound like it's the contractors fault if so many people are complaining, it sounds like the manufacturer should be contacted directly.

Being a contractor, we've never told old customers to try to fix their stain themselves a year later... that's bad business. If a stain / sealer fails within it's warranty period, it's not up the customer to fix the problems.
Cruffler Bob

Menomonee Falls, WI

#32 May 14, 2008
Gee, I'm confused now.........

Indianapolis, IN

#33 May 18, 2008
Gee, did I just take a wrong turn with seal maxx here. I was impressed with the fact of sealing the wood totally from decay, rotting, and mildew. Making my invest last longer. I was told, I would have to clean it off every few years from the uv/pollution/grime. I thought the price was a killer. My deck is approx 22 to 23 yrs old.

I am getting tired of cleaning/stripping stain/then staining again. This is it for me!

I will go for the "Natural" look since I am turning gray. Gray is pretty and it will stay gray till the day I move. I got a small fortune in deck stains and renting power washers for the last 14yrs.
TWP= not even a year(Crappiest product out there)
CWP (Good for 2yrs)
Wollmans (Got almost 4yrs)
Cabat (2 yrs for such a expensive product $24.00)
Behr ( Almost 4yrs)
SealMaxx ( I am done) BASS ><>.....
You are all confused

Saint Paul, MN

#34 May 19, 2008
I am an ex employee of Sealmaxx. Do not put this stuff on your deck. When you do this, it will turn white and gray. It is proven, you will be unhappy when the dealer dose not call you back or thells you "To live with it". The whole company is a joke. They have cheated hundreds of people out of money and time. The Minneapolis dealers are crooks I do not know about the Suburban dealer, but if they are using the same product you will have the same problems.
D Neiers

Phoenixville, PA

#35 Jul 8, 2008
If you check the BBB website, you'll see this:
BBB Accreditation Status
On May 9, 2008 this company's accreditation in BBB was revoked by BBB's Board of Directors due to failure to respond to one or more customer complaints filed with the BBB.
One the Sealmaxx website under "contact", the home office telephone numbers are disconnected.
See for yourself!
Sealmaxx customer - BCR

Plymouth, MN

#36 Apr 24, 2009
What Sealmaxx company did you work for in Mpls.? I spent $2000.00 on the Sealmaxx solution based on direct coments made by the owner that I would never need to seal or stain my deck again. I would only need to clean my deack every spring by hosing it off with a Home Depot type cleaner. I have now seen my deck turn gray and no amount of cleaning or scrubbing will remove it. I want resolution or my money back. Please respond with any information that could help fix the deck or any information or research I could use in a law suit. Thanks very much.
Sealmaxx customer - BCR

Plymouth, MN

#37 Apr 24, 2009
Pay attention wrote:
There is no problem with SealMaxx. The problem is a consumer that hears what they want to. SealMaxx is not intended to make your deck look new for 25 years. SealMaxx warranty is to stop further deterioration of your wood, not the looks of it.
My sales rep told me to my face that i would never need to stain or seal my deck again which was guaranteed for 25 years. Obviously the rep was misinformed or I was lied to. End of story. I will be getting resolution or my money back. Is there anyone else in the Minneapolis, MN area that is also seeking restitution? Please respond.

Atlanta, GA

#38 Apr 25, 2009
i see they changed their name to seal smart. good idea now than can cheat everyone again

Atlanta, GA

#39 Apr 25, 2009
they are crooks. Be wise and just stain deck every two years. WOOD re NEW charges far less and does a much better job
Dan Osvat

Hinton, Canada

#40 Apr 27, 2009
You are not alone wrote:
My Sealmaxx job looked wonderful for about 6 months, then the wood got mold on it and turned gray. I called and was told to simply hose it off. I tried with no luck, so I called again. This time they recommended using deck soap first. I tried again but no luck, so I called a second time. Then they more or less told me to live with it. When I expressed my unhappiness they got somewhat rude and told me they cannot stop nature.
The problem was'nt the sealant they used, the problem was the cleaner they applied before treating it with the Wood Sealer. It soaked into the wood causing it to mold from the inside out.
If you want details of what you should do, contact me.
[email protected]

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