"I convinced one of my contractors that had been using CWF on his projects to give Ready Seal a try. He came back the next day and thanked me for the heads up on this product. My contractor applied Ready Seal to some Cabins, he commented that it was easy to use and it did a much better job than the CWF, it saved him almost 60% in labor cost. I highly recommend the ReadySeal products to all ABS members" - Allied Building Stores member Carter P. - T.J. Moore's Lumber Yard
I've been in the deck restoration business over 17 years, and for 14 now have been using Ready Seal. It truly is a breeze to work with, has a very low odor, and is easy to clean up. The color pallette is great and my customers always love the final look. Ready Seal is very competitively priced, and the customer service is second to none. Why use any other product?? Two thumbs up to the team at Ready Seal !! - Tony C. -- A-Plus Power Washing 10/14/12
After searching the Internet looking for reviews on stains for my deck, I stumbled upon Ready Seal. I read the reviews and thought I have to try this product. This product is awesome, very easy to apply and clean up and my deck looks great. I will be recommending this product to everyone I know. - Bob H., Homeowner in PA 7/18/12
I recently used Ready Seal on our 10 year old deck. The deck had been stained using Cabot's stain but that only lasted about 2 years. By the 12 month mark it was flaking off. I had to sand the old finish off the deck to put Ready Seal on. What a pleasure! So easy and beautiful color! I can't speak for longevity, but if the next time is as easy as the first, you'll have a customer for life! Thanks for a great product. - Tony N., Homeowner in New Jersey 6/01/12
Exceptional product, used Ready Seal on my pine log railings and mountain laurel inserts and they look great! - Alan L., Homeowner in Florida 5/23/12
At first I thought the price was a bit high but it's a fantastic product so it's worth every penny. I applied it with a brush and pump sprayer. It really couldn't be any easier and you can't mess it up. I'll definitely use it again in the future. - Ryan, Homeowner 4/12/12
After much reading and comparing stains, I was ready to stain my newly built cedar fence. I decided on the Ready Seal Medium Brown(Pecan). It was too easy to apply, clean up was very easy and WOW what a difference it made on my investment. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking at a great value and product that works. Thanks again Ready Seal - Greg G., Homeowner in Texas 1/23/12
Several years ago I did extensive research on the internet in an effort to find the best stain for my deck, and I decided to give ready seal a try. Simply put, ready seal is the best stain on the planet. I have since used it to stain a thirty year old railroad tie retaining wall that was extremely weathered and ugly. My wife wanted me to replace it with a rock wall. I used ready seal on it and it transformed my wall from an eyesore to a beautiful backyard feature, and saved me a bundle of dough. My neighbors thought I had replaced the old wall. And, my wife loved it. This stain is like magic. It is so easy to use and forgiving. It wears great and is so easy to re-stain.
Mark - Homeowner in Santa Fe, NM - 2011
We have used Ready Seal exclusively for 11 years. we couldn't be happier with both the product and the people of Ready Seal. Ready Seal's biggest advantage, and often overlooked, is its ability to be recoated in future years without having to be stripped. This allows future maintenance to be gentler on the wood and less expensive.
Greg - Professional Contractor in North Carolina - 2011
Simply absolutely awesomely easy to apply product that comes out gorgeous no matter what you do... the best...period...If you use anything but Ready Seal you are crazy...Love the color richness and rustic look of the finish.
Doris - Homeowner - 2010
Just wanted to let you know what an AMAZING product Ready Seal stain is. We did the Dark Brown color on our 4 month old PT deck, and it was easy, quick and truly "goof proof". When I was researching what stain to buy, I was on the fence between Ready Seal and Cabot. I ordered a test strip of all the colors as well as a stain sample bottle to test out. Once I tested it on a separate board, I knew I would end up buying it for the whole deck. It is truly the best there is, and worth every penny. To compare, my brother did his deck the week before me, using a store-bought "semi-transparent". It just can't be compared to Ready Seal- his still has that "paint" look and he said there were problems when applying it. Ready Seal was problem free. The oil soaks in deep and you can see the wood being conditioned. It didn't hide the grain or look "painty" at all ! I am so impressed with this product and so thankful I went with Ready Seal. I ended up using it again on a wood planter in the front of our house, so easy to do and the results are always perfect! Ready Seal is my wood stainer for life! Thank You!!
Doreen - Homeowner - 2010
I wanted to tell you that I just finished staining my deck with the light brown stain, 100% by hand with a brush. It is the most gorgeous stain I have ever seen...really brings out the wood grain and has a very rich look to it.... GREAT product!!!
Scott - Homeowner - 2010
I used the Dark Brown Ready Seal to stain/seal my privacy fence. Application was easy and I love the color! Watered the lawn the evening I applied Ready Seal and the water beaded and rolled down the fence. I'm just a home owner and no expert at staining/sealing fences, but I highly recommend using this product!
Susie - Homeowner - 2010
Just wanted to take a minute and let you know how happy we are with Ready Seal. I've never been completely satisfied with other brands we've tried so when someone recommended Ready Seal we decided to give it a try. We stained our cedar fence and it went on really well and left me with the impression that the fence was being well protected so we also decided to re-do our redwood deck. It worked great for that and was very easy to apply once we removed the old stain. We really like the effect on the deck; it looks great and gave it alot of character.
James - Homeowner - 2010
I successfully applied Ready Seal (using a roller) to my two 14 x 16 ft decks this weekend....by myself... and they look AWESOME! Thank you so much! Customer for life!
Lily - Homeowner - 2010
I built a 1000sqft deck for my boss, used Behr semi-transparent stain and it only lasted 2 years before it looked terrible, not to mention it is not easy to apply. It started to peel and flake after just one year. This time I used Ready Seal and so far couldn't be happier with the results. It is very easy to apply, and looks absolutley amazing, they are right when they say Goof Proof.... I will never use another stain/sealer besides Ready Seal.
Christopher - Homeowner - 2010
Our deck looks GREAT! Ready Seal does it again!
Steve - Homeowner in Dallas, Texas - 2010
MAN IS YOUR PRODUCT NICE! I used a pump up sprayer and it was so easy once I got the hang of it. I tell everyone about your product. People in the neighborhood ask who did it and are shocked when I tell them I did. It just has a nice clean sheen and sealed look to it.
Jim - Homeowner - 2010
I am a professional handyman and get asked to stain decks all the time. When I built my deck I found Ready Seal and instantly fell in love with this product. Thanks for a great product. I recommend it to all my customers with new decks.
David - Contractor - 2010
Just wanted to let you know that the deck I stained with Dark Brown held up great over the winter. I am so happy with the result that I plan to stain my fence with Ready Seal.
Ed - Homeowner, CT - 2010
I am a residential homeowner that has used many other products for staining. The Ready Seal product is by far the best and easiest product that I have ever used!
Brett - Homeowner in Ft. Worth, Texas - 2010
I was raised on and taught to use Thompson's Water Seal, period. Recently, a local friend and distributor of your product shared with me the news about Ready Seal. I used the medium red on our cedar fence, and it is GLORIOUS! Now, my mother wants me to use Natural Cedar on her pressure-treated deck. Thanks for making your product!
Charles - Homeowner, Houston - TX - 2009
Ready Seal was the easiest product I have ever used. The color is perfect. Each time I called your offices with questions, I was treated courteously and given advice that was extremely helpful. Great product! Great Company! I plan to use your sealer fo all future outside projects.
Sue - Homeowner - Mountain Home- Texas - 2009
Ready Seal is becoming my stain of choice on fences...
This stuff looks great with 2 light to medium coats with no backbrushing.
Chris of Quality Finishing
We love Ready Seal!
Mike of Everclear Cleaning Services, Inc.
Why use anything else?
Reed of Reed’s Deck and Fence Care
Workability is great, easy to spray... Ready Seal has an average spread rate with a heavy spraying application at about 100-125 sq. ft per gallon. Penetration is the high point I think, with a massive absorption rating... Ready Seal has deeper penetration than anything I have used thus far. I liked the initial color and the color now after it is starting to settle. In comparison to other sealer/stains I would say Ready Seal has the most furniture like finished look that I have encountered with really beautiful grain accents. Think I might be moving towards Ready Seal exclusively.... Another thing I liked was that even with a really heavy wet on wet application there was no matting or sheen at all, unlike a linseed oil that is very easy to see an over-application. 2 thumbs up for Ready Seal from me.
Aaron of Alpha Craft
Consider applying a high-quality semitransparent stain like Ready Seal... These products have fine pigments that help overall durability.
Extractive Bleeding On Cedar Siding. (Q&A).
The Journal Of Light Construction, May 2003
"If you have any wood that must remain in place, treat it with the stain called Ready Seal. It locks the toxins, even CCA (copper chromated arsenate), into the wood and gives it a good appearance."
Dangers Of Veggie Gardening Around Railroad Ties.
(Q&A). Howard Garret, The Dirt Doctor, May 10, 2002
"Penetrating oils, such as Ready Seal... easy to apply... are the best finish for decks."
Build Outdoor Projects To Last
Better Homes & Garden Great Outdoor Projects 2001, Page 20
Some penetrating oils, such as Ready Seal, contain loads of ultra-violet inhibiting pigments, ground to near-microscopic levels... These tiny pigments, in sufficient quantities, effectively block the bulk of the UV rays from reaching the wood.
Better Homes & Garden Wood Magazine,August 1999, Page 74
We had a new southern yellow pine deck installed back in the spring of 2012. Well we were very happy with the results but we wanted to stain the deck with a product that would provide years of protection and minimal work when the time rolled around again to restain. Stripping/Sanding sounds like way too much work for me!
Jarrod Stringer, Stafford, Va. 5/14/13
We went with Ready Seal in the redwood color, the fact that we can re apply with no sanding or stripping was the biggest selling point. Also, the ease of application and the beautiful color provided us with amazing results. I can't recommend Ready Seal highly enough.
“We searched for someone to stain the fence at our new home when we moved to Texas in 1998, and found someone who used Ready Seal. It looked amazing. Our fence outlasted fences built years after ours in the still-growing subdivision, and still looked fantastic. We moved to a new home in 2009 and again chose Ready Seal for our new fence. Happily, our fence looks far better than many in the upscale neighborhood. We absolutely LOVE this product. When you spend a lot of money on a beautiful wooden fence, you must protect your investment with this product.”
Robin G., Homeowner in TX 3/16/13
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