Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 23
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EWilson61 Simplest, Easiest Stain I have ever used !!
Simplest, Easiest Stain I have ever used. So easy to apply, so easy to Clean up
Color soaks In evenly , reaches color in 5-7 days.
Coverage was not quite as much as stated.
I did not get 25 sq. ft per gallon. The fence is 7 years old and had been previously stained and sealed with Behr (don't recommend that one). Preparation using power washer to remove any remaining stain/sealer, Sprayed with 50% bleach and water mixture to remove any remaining grey coloring.
Stained using $20 Home and Deck pump sprayer from home Depot.
Easy to start and stop across multiple days. Purchased online and had at my door in 2-3 days!
Highly Recommending this product !! We used the Dark Walnut.
September 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DeLupee Very Good Wood Stain
This is a Very Good Wood Stain.
Does not run, goes on easy and looks great.
Is easy to clean up as well.
This is a winner! I will be using it again.
Do not hesitate if you're looking for a good wood stain.
I am ordering another five gallon can for another coat next year.
Just in case it's no longer available. Better safe than sorry!
I used the Dark Walnut! Winner all the way!!!
Oh by the way the shipping only took three days on both orders.
I ordered two 5 gallon cans! Two separate shipments.
September 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JenH 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!
August 11, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by S1 Darker than expected
Formula must have changed since my original purchase 3 years ago. It was much darker this time, but still a very good product.
April 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JaxJay Easy to apply, love it
I researched a lot of stains, this seemed to have good reviews and the color was true brown, not tinted orange that other stains seemed to be, we LOVED the color. I ordered 25 gallons to do 300 ft x 6ft pressure treated fence on one side, intended to do 2 coats, didn't because I used way too much at first, I used 23 gallons for the entire project. I might do another coat, will need far less now I have the application process down.
I waited almost 2 months for the pressure treated pine to to dry out, ReadySeal site recommend moisture is below 12%, and I bought a Ryobi Moisture meter so I could monitor it drying out, cool little $30 tool from Home Depot. When it was 10-11% or less, I cleaned the fence with a hose, all it had was dirt the rain splashed up on the bottom of it, then waited a day for it to dry. You can apply with a pump sprayer, but I used a Graco airless X5 sprayer with a 211 tip, important to note the tip size, it really help not wasting stain compared to the 311 and 411 tips. When applying, I did the front gate, and saturated the fence trying to get a dark color, ended up with a pile of stain at the bottom of the fence, was wasteful on my part but it came out darker.
When doing my backyard, I didn't want bleed through on my four neighbors sides (was being considerate), I will eventually apply a clear sealant on their sides. A pump sprayer applied it too thick and ran through the board on board fence, between boards and every knot, so a good, multiple light coat with the airless sprayer worked well for me. Doing it this way, there was very little noticeable bleed through on their side if any, it is a bit lighter than the gate where I applied it to where it was saturated with a pump sprayer, but it's hardly noticable. If doing both sides, a pump sprayer would be a cheaper, better alternative I think but the Airless sprayer made it quick to do, prevented bleed through, and was REALLY quick. It just provided me the control I was looking for since I was really concerned about it bleeding through the fence, probably a unique concern.
I've done a lot of staining, and this was the easiest stain I've ever applied. Exceptionally happy, hopefully it last 3-5 years without needing to reapply.
August 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RochelleY Great product!!!!
Great product,great value.I will recommend this product.
March 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lowoncash95 Great Great Great
Really great product, so easy to apply even a 2 year old could put this on. I see no way of making this product run, smear, streak, etc, you get my drift? Really great product and looks really good. My stairs inside my house are done n this Dark Walnut and it is beautiful. I get a lot of compliments on how good they look. This is a picture of my recently done front porch with only one coat, they prefer two. This wood was installed in 1982. All I did was pressure wash it. Thank you
June 2, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Rusteezeeee May last for couple of years
Since I have 10 ft. high and long fence, I asked for professional help.
Person who came cleaned our fence with pressure washer mixing CLOROX with water.
We got few rain shower after wash which helped to clean previous coating on fence.
After we let it dry for 3 weeks, fence guy sprayed stain on the fence.
Compared to previous stain this stains is showing some light patches and dark walnut looks like
very dark paint without any tone on it. I hope this will last for another 2 to 3 years or so.
December 22, 2015