This is a great product.
1. We bought it thru Home Depot and it was delivered to our door. The day we did the staining, we took the 2 5gallon cans into Home Depot to shake them up.
2. The cans have a ingenious spout system. You never have to take the lid off. We would pour from the can into a 1.5 gallon pail that had a pouring lip on it. From there we could fill the sprayer or the rolling pan with ease.
3. the stain self levels. I never used an electric sprayer before but Ready Seal made me look like a pro. I would spray a 6 foot fence board starting at the top and move down vertically. We then followed with a roller immediately.
Neighbors would stop by as we were doing the 120 feet of fence and comment how beautiful it looks.
Great product - look no further.
P.S. The fence is 25 years plus...we power washed first, waited a week or so for the fence to dry out. then did the whole job staining job in about 3 1/2 hours....including breaks, lol.
Just got through staining 2900 square-foot deck and probably the best stain product I've ever used . I will definitely purchase this in the future
I don't leave many product reviews, but after using Ready Seal on our cedar deck today, I just have to assure anyone who has had a bad experience with deck stain that this product is the one to use. I applied the natural light oak color in direct sunlight, with lots of time spent on balusters. I was really concerned about drying too fast, lap marks, etc. Turns out that the Ready Seal truly performs as advertised - perfectly consistent color, no lap marks or blotchiness, easy to apply and low odor. Don't waste all of your prep work on some other product, use Ready Seal and you won't regret it!
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.
I just stained my cabin with Ready Seal Golden Pine by myself from setup to cleanup in 4 hours what a fantastic product. When you say goof proof that is exactly what it is , temperatures was mid 30s to mid 40s it flowed perfectly no runs clean up easy. Ill try and send pictures thank you for a great product !!!
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 !!
We used Ready Seal natural cedar color on our dock that probably hadn’t been touched in 10 years. My wife pressure washed it down we let it dry 2-3 days. We used rollers on it and
Everyone that sees it swears we replaced the wood!! It looks Great!!
Highly recommend this product!
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!
Just used Ready Seal (dark walnut) to stain our deck, i had never used your product but read about it online.
I must say this is the BEST stain i have ever used and my deck looks fabulous. I used a Deck Boss brush to apply and had my deck done in a few hours. The color is beautiful with no lines/overlaps etc.
I am so glad i found out about your product and from here out will always use Ready Seal .. i only wish my local box stores carried it in stock, i had to order from Lowe's but was there in a week.
Thanks Ready Seal, you are the BEST!
We have used this product on numerous projects. From our wedding backdrop walls and decor we built, to the porch swing my son and i just finished. Easy application, great results. I highly recommend this product for new builds to restoration projects. Protects the wood while bringing out its natural beauty. Thank you Ready Seal.
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.
I recently cleaned and stained my 40 x 50 rough cut cedar shake home. I could not be more pleased with the way it turned out, it probably hadn't been done in the last 20 years. I used the natural cedar color. It went on as advertised no drips and no lap marks. I applied it using an airless sprayer, right after I put it on it appeared to be fairly dark but lighten up over the following 2 days to a beautiful natural cedar color. The cedar shakes absorbed a lot, applied two coats with 45 minutes between the two, used 20 gallons ended up with a nice even color distribution. Love this stuff.
This is a great product because it truly works as advertised. Two years ago we paid big $ to have our deck stained because, after researching stains, I was scared that I would mess it up if I did it myself. This year after talking to a local paint supply company they recommended Ready Seal because it's very forgiving and easy to apply. They were not lying! I did a large deck myself and it looks just as good or better than when the pros did it two years ago. I power washed it and used the Walnut color and it looks great. The next time the deck needs stained I will for sure be using this product again.
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 would recommend this product to anyone. The can says goof proof on it. You can't mess this up.
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.
Wonderful product! You can't go wrong using this product. Easy to apply and the end results looks amazing. Thank you for making a FANTASTIC PRODUCT!
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.
I loved everything about this product. After extensive research of what stain to use I could not be happier. The price point, ease of application, color and minimal odor are what makes this product great to me. I will use ready seal for life.
I can't say enough wonderful things about this amazing stain! It literally took me the entire summer to strip, sand and prep our 5 year old deck that had approximately 5 coats of solid stain on it. Unfortunately, I had used a pressure washer that damaged our lower deck quite significantly so it was left with some pretty obvious marks that I was unable to remove after hours of sanding! Needless to say, after all the work I had put into getting the deck down to its natural state, I was really nervous as to what product to use. I spent a great deal of time researching online (which can be totally confusing), for the best stain and came across your product. I was still not completely confident in my choice but my fears were completely put to rest by a wonderful salesperson at my local Hirshfields who raved about the product and I am happy to say he was totally right! This product is a breeze to put on (I used both a roller and a brush) and it is truly "goof proof"like they claim! I had no lap marks, no back-brushing required, dried quickly and even camouflaged my damaged deck boards. I chose the dark walnut color but still the beauty of the wood shows through. We'll see how it handles a cold, snowy Minnesota winter, but with the ease of application, I would have no problem reapplying in the spring if I had to! Thank you so much for your incredible product! I can't imagine why anyone would use anything else!
Just stained our front porch. First we sanded it because we wanted to. Then applied Ready Seal which was so easy. It’s still trying but take a look. Almost 200 likes from our friends. So easy when applying. I have pictures if you want to see the before and after.
I can’t begin to sing enough praises about your beautiful stain. It’s everything you advertised. It went on smooth, no lap marks, repels water, and after drying, it looked amazing and I couldn’t be happier.
I did my research trying to find a better stain to work with as I’ve stained many decks in my lifetime with so-so results and constant upkeep. (BTW... I’m a 68 years old woman). I’m so glad I found this product. My porch is beautiful. Thanks so much!
Oh my. I have no words. Last year we stained our beautiful new deck with Behr water based stain. Lasted less than three months and peeled. We had to power wash strip and sand. I found this product and the reviews were so encouraging. So I took the plunge. The stain is AMAZING. Easy to apply, good proof, amazing color. I had to drive to three paint stores to find gallons but it was so worth it. Five 🌟
Bought a home 2 years ago and the fence needed to be pressure washed and stained. Researched many products and found Ready Seal. Best choice ever! My fence looks like a professional did it! Many compliments! Not an overreach when they say goof proof. I have already recommended it to others after they saw my fence! Great product!
After deciding to treat my new fence, I had to decide between a latex based or oil-based product. I thought, the water-based product would be easy to use, but provide less protection than oil-based, but the oil-based would be difficult to work with and clean up. After much thought I decided on the Ready Seal oil-based product and I am happy I did. First, you can tell immediately it is a quality product. The application is easy, and yes as mentioned “goof proof”. I used a deck-fence picket 6-inch roller to apply the product. I quickly adapted to the consistency of the product, it is not a paint, it is a stain. Second, the product covered more area than I thought, and the best part is, clean-up was easy. I simply threw away the cheap rollers and cleaned everything else with mineral sprits and hot soapy water. Here are my tips; save cardboard to place on the ground below the pickets and between fence ends and the house siding. Since the product is thin, it is easy to splatter if you roll too fast. Wear safety glasses and nitrate gloves (if desired). I used gloves for a while, but found the stain is easy to wipe off and ditched them, since they are hot to wear here in Florida. As advertised, the stain will not stain your skin. Clean up was easy. We had a few days of rain which interrupted my project. The completed areas look great and after heavy rains one week in the hot sun, the final color is starting to set in. This is a great product, I recommend it highly.
Product goes on easy with no issues whatsoever. My cedar fence looks outstanding. Very happy I found this product.
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.