Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 36
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ramon Worked great on old bench wood
Had a weathered bench, sanded, cleaned & applied. Looks much better!
May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Readyseal Ready seal
Great product delivered to your door at no charge from Home Depot. If ordered direct from ready seal you have to pay shipping,it's a no brainier.
May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Papa GREAT, GREAT PRODUCT
After three years my deck still looks new. You cannot make a mistake applying Ready Seal, I think I may let my Labrador Retriever do it next time. Great product, Ready Seal is all I will ever use for exterior stain/sealer. Thanks Ready Seal.
May 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bruc Best around!
Amazing turnout looks gorgeous! Will use again in another 4 years.
May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jwilliams8587 Truly is 'Goof-Proof'
I had never used stain before using this product.Thankfully, it truly is goof-proof! It was easy to apply and it covered well. I was only able to apply one coat, with help, before the rainy season arrived, but it is beading up nicely and we will apply a second coat in the spring for optimum protection. It's a little pricey, but worth it for the ease of application. I used the natural cedar color and it is a little darker than I anticipated, but it looks really nice and I'm very pleased with the results. I would recommend this stain to anyone wanting to protect a wood surface.
October 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MJServices Good stuff
I used this on a cedar patio cover I recently built for someone. It turns the wood to a darker red color. Very nice looking and my customer was very happy with it. Applying with a brush... only one coat will absorb in cedar.
May 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jen Great Product!
This stain was really easy to apply. I applied it on a new porch using a roller and brush. It covered the wood really good using the roller. The color was exactly what I wanted and lighten as it dried. It dried fast so I was able to apply the second coat as recommended. I finished just in time because later in the week--it rained! The rain "beaded" as it stayed on the rails of the porch. I'm really happy with my new porch!
Now I just have to work on the landscape!
October 29, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Blackbeered First-Time User
Once I overcame the difficulty I had with the shipping ring, I've warmed up the actual product.
First, recognize Ready Seal comes in two formats, an oil-based version [brown can] strictly for exterior use and a water-based formula for interior use.
This review is for the exterior product.
Here's how I used it. I have a 2-yr old cedar fence [about 100 lineal feet x 5' tall, i.e. 500 sq feet], which has been bare since the house was built a year ago. I power washed it one weekend with a mild bleach solution, rinsed it out an hour later and let it dry until the following weekend. Then I mixed five gallons of this stuff in a five gallon pail and used my airless sprayer to lay down a reasonably light first coat and followed that up with another coat an hour later [I sprayed until the spray was gone]; a helper followed behind with a brush and roller. All told, the pre-wash and stain app took less than two hours.
It's looking great. I chose the darker color because RS says the darker the stain the greater the UV protection. Combining that with its built-in algaecide, and the oli-rich formula, I fully expect it'll be four years until I need to respray [all oil-based stains volatize, i.e. dry out, so I'm not expecting miracles].
I think the formula provides a rich color, which is perfect for my cedar.
Now, the true test of the product will be its performance over the next few years. Will I see growth? warping? blotching? Only time will tell.
Next job ... I'm trying it on a teak bench.
April 29, 2016