Wow. For years I used other deck staining and sealing products. Ready Seal is terrific. I just finished staining a pressure treated deck and I’m a convert. This is a wonderful product that is truly goof proof! It took me couple of drips to realize I didn’t need to worry. It’s not sticky and the ability to apply it in the sun kept me from having to work into the evening. The sample set I ordered provided the ability to pick just the right color. Thank you for a great product!
I never use anything else. We are staining a deck today with dark walnut. Ready Seal is the absolute best product on the market. I tell my clients, if you want another stain, you also need someone to apply it for you.
Replaced my deck in June 2018 using treated pine lumber. After three months I cleaned and sanded the deck surface and applied Ready Seal "Pecan" semi transparent stain. I used a pump sprayer to get between the boards and then a paint roller to finish the surfaces. For the lattice and vertical sections I used a HVLP spray gun. The product was easy to apply and I had no issues with lapping even after leaving stain footprints on other sections of the deck. After several hours, the finish was even and looked great. What I really like about Ready Seal is once I need to recoat in the future, I will only need to clean the deck and reapply.
We went with Ready Seal in the redwood color, the fact that we can reapply 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."
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.
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 palette 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 !!
I replaced my old deck boards after 30+ years in 2016. Most years, I used Thompson Water Seal to treat the deck. In 2016 I installed all new "Cedar Tone" deck boards. I planned to allow the new boards to cure for a year and to seal them this year. While at my local paint & carpet store, Strands,
they were demonstrating Ready Seal and I purchased 2 gallons.
I did my deck and the treated material around the egress window and it looks great. The product went on as described and after first rain water beaded up. Moving patio chairs and table around on deck was a breeze without any noticeable marring of deck.
I have a 30 year old elevated play house which I will power wash and treat next.
Great product, I am a customer for life!
Used the product with a garden sprayer! My fence came out great! It is good proof
Sprayed 5 Gallons of Ready Seal Pecan on my Boat House and Floater came out awesome and was easy to apply. Goof Proof it Is! I used an airless with a 213 tip. I tried a 211 tip but felt like the 213 was better. JMO 🙂
Thanks Ready Seal For making a GREAT Product!!!!
I just finished my cabin with golden pine ready seal. Only took a hour and a half and it looks fantastic. This is a super product. I don't know why anyone would use anything else.
Recently had my decks refinished with Ready Seal. I am a first time user. Used 2 spray applications. I bought 2 five gal. pails.
I used less product than expected and have most of a 5 gal. pail left. I am pleased with the product.
My 10 yr old and 21 yr old sprayed this on our new fence. Estimate was $4000 to brush the whole fence. $500 in stain and sprayers with ReadySeal and it looks pro! Truly goof proof! I am using it for my new deck this weekend. Able to apply in low temps and get it done on my time instead of hoping for a string of rain-free days this spring. Great product!
We are believers. What a goof-proof product. We made a custom cut spaced slated enclosure on our 16x32 deck to make use of the space underneath the deck. We chose the Dark Walnut. Wow. Everyone on the lake in Maine is riding by in their boats and taking in the beauty of our gorgeous cottage. Ready Seal was the icing on the cake. We know it won't be long before we see our unique work all over the lake. Thank you Ready Seal. Your choice of colors are all beautiful and your product is really Goof Proof.
Our 20 plus year old deck either needed to be replaced with a trex like product or hours of prep work for a re-staining. The previous stain was Sikens CRD. It turned the deck black over time. I searched the internet for another stain and met with three local paint resellers in town. I decided to take a chance on Ready Seal. My deck locks fantastic. The wood grains show almost like new. Really happy with the look and the ease of application. Time will tell if this beautiful application will last but for now I am extremely pleased.
Chester - Homeowner
Absolutely love this stain! Went with 1 coat of natural cedar for my front door and could not be happier.
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.
"Easy application. Much easier than a water- or oil-based polyurethane. You can have absolutely no painting or finishing skills and use this without messing it up. It really is goof-proof."
Brittany Goldwyn, DIY Project Blogger
I used Read Seal on my cedar fence 6 years ago. I am restraining my fence this year. Great product. Don't think I'd use anything else.
I just finished applying the clear Ready Seal to my new fence. This product is easy to spray on and clean up was fast. I am very impressed and pleased with the results that this product has given. I have read all of the other reviews and decided to use Ready Seal. I'm glad I did. What a superior product. I recommend it to all my friends.
We are a commercial stain and seal company based in Tennessee and we stain roughly 300-500 fences and decks per year.
We have always used and swear by oil based stains but had never tried Ready Seal.
As luck would have it we were given some Ready Seal to try out by a really nice Ready Seal Sales rep.
We were very skeptical to change over to "another oil based stain", but thought we would give it a shot.
We applied "Pecan" stain to a treated pine deck for one of our customers.
The color was beautiful, it really highlighted the grain, the smell was minimal and it was easy to apply.
The stain dried really fast and left no foot prints for us to back brush later.
We even spilled a bucket of stain and simply spread it out with a roller and you could not tell once we were finished.
Our customer was happy and our stainers were happy.
We have since added Ready Seal to our product line.
I used ready seal red wood on my deck. All I can say is wow!
Easy to apply and the finish is amazing.