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READY SEAL 5 gal. Dark Walnut Exterior Wood Stain and Sealer
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READY SEAL

5 gal. Dark Walnut Exterior Wood Stain and Sealer

  • Richly enhances the natural beauty of wood
  • Ideal for protecting wood from mold, mildew, and UV rays
  • Perfect for use in exterior wood projects
$149.00 /each

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The READY SEAL 5 gal. Dark Walnut Exterior Wood Stain and Sealer enhances the natural beauty of wood, allowing the texture and grain to remain visible. This stain is an oil-based, semi-transparent stain and sealer in one, suitable for all your exterior wood projects. It is a unique formula that penetrates deeply to protect and preserve wood from the elements, such as mold, mildew, and damaging UV rays.

  • No laps, runs, or streaks
  • No back brushing required
  • No cracking, chipping, flaking, or peeling
  • Can withstand rain within minutes of application
  • Easy maintenance - no sanding or stripping required for re-application
  • Contains no linseed or vegetable oils that promote algae and fungus growth in wood
  • Low VOC (Compliant in all 50 states)
  • Online Price includes Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, MN, OR, RI, VT
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How long do I need to wait to apply stain after pressure washing my deck? Hours? Days? Weeks?

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A couple warm days should suffice.
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If you live in the south (hot summer temps) you don't need to wait longer than 24 hours. I pressure washed my Fence on Saturday and applied the stain on Sunday with great results.
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When the wood is dry out.
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How long do I wait to use on newly installed pressure treated lumber?

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6 months OR when water does bead up on it.
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Give it one year or less if the lumber was previously dried. This will allow the moisture content to evaporate and helps rid the wood of the mill glaze. You will still need to clean the deck to remove dirt and mill glaze before staining. I've bought press treated lumber and put it in storage for a year or two to allow it to dry. The boards that warp really bad, I return. Pressure treated wood is the Read More
Give it one year or less if the lumber was previously dried. This will allow the moisture content to evaporate and helps rid the wood of the mill glaze. You will still need to clean the deck to remove dirt and mill glaze before staining. I've bought press treated lumber and put it in storage for a year or two to allow it to dry. The boards that warp really bad, I return. Pressure treated wood is the least expensive, not as ascetically pleasing, and prone to warping compared to cedar, redwood, and engineered decking (i.e. Trex). Read Less
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How to open the lid

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Is this lid design recently changed? Mine bought a month ago does not have those convenient tabs.
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Use a Metal Handled Box Cutter. Cut the outside edge in 5 places. Lift / Pry (with flat tip screwdriver)
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Interior?

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I know it says exterior, but can it be used in interior settings?

If so, does the floor need to be sanded first?

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Stick with what the manufacturer recommends. Depends what you mean by "interior setting". If you are talking a three season room or screen room, this product should work well. It's always beneficial to sand the floor to remove rough areas. Make sure the floors are sanded evenly with appropriate grit depending on the type of wood. This product is my number one preference for exterior wood decks; there are Read More
Stick with what the manufacturer recommends. Depends what you mean by "interior setting". If you are talking a three season room or screen room, this product should work well. It's always beneficial to sand the floor to remove rough areas. Make sure the floors are sanded evenly with appropriate grit depending on the type of wood. This product is my number one preference for exterior wood decks; there are better products for covered three season decks and screen rooms. Nevertheless, do not use it on an interior wood floor. Read Less
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5 gal. Dark Walnut Exterior Wood Stain and Sealer is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 54.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent! Good choice for the weekend warrior We used the dark walnut Ready Seal on our new pressure treated wood deck. Be sure to follow instructions to remove the mill glaze and allow the recommended dry time (2-3 months) for new wood. We applied 2 light coats. The color was a little lighter than I expected for dark walnut. Good coverage (2 coats on 400 sq ft took about 4 gal). I do not think we reach full saturation. Our plan is to wait for spring (when the wood will be a bit drier) and apply an additional coat or 2. The deck board color differences in the photo are an optical illusion; they are all stained the same color. I think it looks fantastic.
Date published: 2016-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality Stain at an excellent price. This is very good quality Stain at an excellent price. Just as advertised, it is very forgiving of streaks and overlaps and has great coverage. It goes on dark, but the color lightens up as it dries. I am extremely pleased with how my fence turned out. Home Depot's free shipping was unbelievably fast and their price was lower than purchasing directly from the manufacturer. I highly recommend this product to anyone wanting to spruce up a fence or deck.
Date published: 2016-08-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Playhouse stain project I did a lot of research when it came time to re-stain my Rainbow playhouse. Unfortunately, this review probably won't really help anyone because what I really wanted to know was; Is this stain/sealer going to last a long time? Only time will tell. What I can tell you is that this stuff goes on easy. I used a garden weed sprayer for most of it with some brush work to finish. I wiped the over spray off the slide and plastic parts easily as long as I didn't let it dry too long. I didn't worry about drips or runs. Everything just seemed to soak in or even out. I applied two coats. The first was the color pecan and it wasn't as dark as I wanted it. So I applied the walnut color as the second coat and it looks really dark. My store doesn't stock walnut, so I ordered it on-line for the same price. I used a 5 gallon can for the first coat and only about 1/2 of a 5 gallon for the second coat. I noticed the second coat wasn't fully dry a couple of days later, but I really didn't pay attention or worry about it after that. I mostly just looked out the window and thought it looked great. I like that this stuff shouldn't flake or peel. It doesn't seem to build up a film that will come off later. I hope it will last 5 years. This stuff recommends you use the same product when it comes time to re-apply. We'll see how it holds up before I decide if I want to re-use it.
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Rough saw siding Went to put it on with a brush sucked it up like no tomorrow 5 gallons on a 10X12 shed ate it all up need to buy another 25 or 30 gallons to do the deck wow better be the best ever!
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great stain! Stain went on easily and evenly and any drips that may have occurred during application cannot be seen. I used this product on both my 3-year old cedar fence and pergola. I applied this product liberally with a paint brush, however, I'd be interested to see how it applies using a sprayer. One thing to note: make sure you read storage instructions! I used all but one gallon of this stain last Fall and kept it in the 5-gallon container. When I went to use it again this Spring, the color had turned from a nice chocolate to a redwood color. Apparently, in fine print it says to reduce the size of the container as you use the stain because oxygen will alter the color over time. Other than that, a wonderful product!
Date published: 2015-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's got good color It has good color. Mixes easily in the bucket (Stirred with wood mixing stick). Clean up is easy. I'm using it on For Ground Contact 6x6 Timbers that have 1 year of outside exposure. The Stain seems to be penetrating the Timbers nicely and giving them a good Rustic look. Time and weather will tell if this product can withstand the elements.
Date published: 2016-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Performance and Coverage 2 coats on a new pressure treated deck - goes on easy, no lines and spreads really well - applied by hand/brush Dried fast and seems to be really great at waterproofing the new wood with water easily sitting on top of the wood Seems to do a great job and has really good color
Date published: 2016-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Met all the claims. Very easy and consistent application with a brush on 1000 sg feet of Deck boa... Met all the claims. Very easy and consistent application with a brush on 1000 sg feet of Deck boards. Uniform color, no back brushing required, absorbs quickly (matter of hours). Hope that it will last through the winter and for more than a couple of years
Date published: 2016-10-25
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