Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 14
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by farbarker Great stain
Extremely happy with results of this stain. Easy cleanup.
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Farbarker Excellent stain
Just as advertised will use any time I need a good quality product.
April 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JPrice Excellent product
Was very easy to apply. Truly goof proof. I used the mahogany. If it dries on siding, a Magic Eraser will take it off. The only thing I dont like it is that it does leave an oily residue on our shoes that tracks in on my hardwood inside the house.
February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by knagl Fantastic product, great color, "goof proof" as advertised
This is the second time we've used this stain on our deck. The first time it was applied by a professional company, and I was fortunate enough to take note of the brand and color of stain they used. When our deck was due to be stained again, we did it ourselves.
The manufacturer advertises that their Ready Seal stains are "Goof Proof" -- no laps, runs, or streaks. They're right. I've never stained a deck before in my life, but I couldn't do wrong with this stuff. After having the deck pressure washed (I didn't realize how dirty it was until it was washed!) and letting it dry for a couple of days, we applied the mahogany Ready Seal with a brush to cut-in the edges around the outside of the deck, and then used a small foam roller with a disposable paint liner full of stain to do the majority of the work. It went very quickly, and even if we had to re-roll part of a board because there wasn't enough stain on the roller or whatever, it all applied very evenly -- no streaks or runs. The manufacturer's website shows that it can be applied with a sprayer, which is an alternate way to do it I suppose. We were really happy with our brushing and rolling, which went very quickly.
A day after we applied the first coat, it rained (darn it). The directions recommend applying a second coat at least 45 minutes after the first, which we did not initially do. After allowing a few days for the deck to dry again, we did apply a second coat, and wow did the second coat make the color pop! It did take a couple of days for our second coat (which we applied pretty liberally) to dry, possibly because we had waited too long after the first coat, but now that it has had time to be absorbed into the wood, man does it look good!
Another great feature of this product is that it requires no stripping or sanding when it's time to stain again -- just pressure wash, let dry, and apply again. Also, it's oil based, so it doesn't crack or peel -- the color will just eventually wear off over time. At our home in Minnesota (which gets plenty of snow that sits on the deck over the winter), we had the deck stained three years ago, and it was about the right time to re-do it this year. However, I think they only did a single coat of stain the first time around, so I fully expect this go-round to last at least three years, if not longer.
Our deck is 10'x10' (100 square feet total, plus a couple of posts and fascia board). We did one coat of stain on the posts and fascia, and two coats on the deck planks, and still had about a quarter of a gallon of stain left in the one-gallon can.
As I mentioned, this is the second time we've used this exact stain on the deck. It looks great, it gets compliments by everyone who sees it, and it's super easy to use. I highly recommend it.
July 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EMG Great product; great price
I've used this stain on my deck, now on a fence. Besides the look, which brings out the natural beauty and grain of the wood, what I love about this product is that it's very easy to reapply. There's no scraping or power washing off a previous coat of ReadySeal. If it hasn't been too long between applications to where the wood is greying and mildewing, a mild detergent wash prepares it for reapplication. Otherwise, a bleach and water mixture is all that's necessary. Another thing I like is they only offer seven colors--so I can count on being able to buy the same stain color later when I need it! Home Depot's price is cheaper than buying it from the manufacturer's website direct.
September 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jg great color
I stained my decking and railing with this color and it turned out nice. I used a clear coat of paint over this color and looks really shiny.
October 13, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by woodsman Mahogany color very orange - not as expected
I ordered this stain in the Mahogany. What I received was nothing like the color chip. It was very orange - looked more like cedar than mahogany. I ended up having to mix in some red oak stain that I had on hand to get anywhere near the color we wanted and expected. As far as the quality of the product itself, I see nothing remarkable about it. In fact, I have used exterior stains/sealers from other manufacturers in years past that I found to be more impressive from an application standpoint - I just can't find the same products that I've used before and thought I'd give Ready Seal a try based on the glowing reviews. Very disappointed.
April 12, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by adele0283 Poor color, No where near Mahogany
I ordered this stain in two different colors (mahogany and cinnamon) so I could see which was closer to the color I wanted. I shook each can well, then stirred them to make sure all the pigments were distributed evenly. The stain went on easy, covered good, but side by side, there was not much difference in color, plus the color was way off.. Although, mahogany was slightly, and I mean ever so slightly darker, both were basically a light oak color. I could not use either for my project, since a slightly reddish tone was desired. I will add some darker stain to these to make them closer to the shade of my liking for my next project. Stain was easy to clean up with soap and water, and dried within a half hour out in the sun. A second coat made no difference in darkening the shade.
May 19, 2015