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READY SEAL 5 gal. Natural Cedar Exterior Wood Stain and Sealer


5 gal. Natural Cedar Exterior Wood Stain and Sealer

  • No runs or streaks
  • Simple to use
  • Can use in any temperature
$149.00 /each

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Product Overview

READY SEAL stain enhances the natural beauty of the wood allowing the texture and grain of the wood to remain visible. This stain is an oil-based, semitransparent 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, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT
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Customer Questions & Answers

How long it takes to dry out

Asked by: Jrene
When I applied Ready Seal I started on one end of my deck and by the time I finished the first half was already dry. I recommend a hour or two for drying before the next coat.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2016-12-31

Can this be bought in Pennsylvania?

Asked by: Kate
Kate, thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. This item is available on-line only and can be shipped to Pennsylvania. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.
Answered by: THDSupport
Date published: 2016-07-08

Would this stain work on a exterior bamboo fence

Asked by: Dan
Yes, the stain will work on an exterior bamboo fence.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2016-07-08

Do they carry this product in store. If so what Isle is it pn?

Asked by: Blh50
Yes, it is in stock in the paint area with the other staining products. I found that it was best to perform an online search to make sure my local store had the color I selected in stock. I purchased 3 5-gallon buckets which was all that was in stock at that time. My next purchase of 6 5-gallon buckets was performed online and had I had it delivered to my door by UPS.
Answered by: Joe
Date published: 2016-10-08

can this be applied over old finishes like advance lifeline clear satin topcoat

Asked by: jim
Yes, the stain and sealer can be applied over old finish.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2016-08-29

If I am redoing my fence and shutters that have been stained what would be the best way to apply this stain and dealer?

To pressure wash the shutters and fence or to apply it on top of the paint
Asked by: Homemaintenance007
Do NOT apply over stained surfaces, especially a sold color stain of paint! The wood must be bare and prepped properly so that this stain soaks into the wood otherwise you will be wasting your $. If your fence and shutters have a solid color (paint) on them, unless you can strip/remove all of the paint, you are best to stay with the solid color. Prep is labor intensive and will be 75% of the job.
Answered by: REESTORIT
Date published: 2016-05-21

Safe to use on vegetable garden raised beds?

I'm considering this product to treat cedar I'm using to build raised beds for my vegetable garden. Is this a safe product for that purpose? Are there any toxicological concerns for veggies or soil?
Asked by: MTElkHunter
Just as long as you don't get it on your veggies.
Answered by: Reestorit
Date published: 2016-09-20

Can this product be applied with a pump sprayer?

Asked by: bgrant
Yes, the product can be applied with a pump sprayer.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2016-09-04
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Customer Reviews

5 gal. Natural Cedar Exterior Wood Stain and Sealer is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 213.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I am a senior woman and had no trouble applying this product with a small roller and china bristle brushes on 110 feet of fence. I used the cedar color which is nice but knots do stand out since it is a medium shade. I liked the rustic look. The stain goes on nicely and seemed to dry quickly on my new dry pressure treated soft wood. I have had several compliments .
Date published: 2016-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ready Seal was very forgiving. I stained my cedar deck with benches being stained first. I got a ... Ready Seal was very forgiving. I stained my cedar deck with benches being stained first. I got a little bit a dripping but once the deck was sealed no problems what so ever. I brushed the stain in just to make sure I got in every nook and cranny and did not have a single issue. I have had it stained now for three weeks and have had many compliments on how beautiful it looks!!
Date published: 2016-10-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DO NOT BUY THIS USELESS PRODUCT Bought August 2016. After extensive research we decided on this product for our 500sf wood deck. Our deck is 4 years & is sealed regularly. We just wanted to not need to seal every year (using Thompsons) My Husband cleaned the deck then hand painted it on TWO COATS & this took several weekends of hard work. We attempted to do our research to get the stain that will last the longest. This product got amazing reviews. Once it was all applied as per instructions the stain COLOR itself looks good. High hopes at this point. Now we noticed at the first rain 1 month in that the water did NOT bead off at all. Weird? Even the Thompsons the water beads for a few months. Its now October...2mo after & its growing algae already & its wearing off in most areas as well. We are so disappointed in this product & waste of HARD work & the $$ spent. We dont know how so many others had such a great experience? Maybe we just got a bad batch.
Date published: 2016-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks great, spreads well, goes on easy,...used on a 15 year old previously treated fence!...Grea... Looks great, spreads well, goes on easy,...used on a 15 year old previously treated fence!...Great results!...made it look new again!
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! Good color goes on easy and covers great Great product! Good color goes on easy and covers great
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Old Fashioned Quality My cedar fence is now sixteen years old, and have been told it looks as good as a new fence... We never got stingy with the application of a good oil stain and over the years, this has proven to save us the cost of new fencing. This is the only oil stain I've been able to find that is comparable to what I've used through the years. The cost at first was a shocker, but then I had to stand back and consider what I was buying. All products made with petroleum are expensive. This stain is still the cost of a good paint... and if it's applied until the wood can absorb no more, it will last. The color is awesome, and have received nothing but complements from everyone who sees the finished job!
Date published: 2016-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this Stain I bought this stain from the manufacture in 2013 after putting a redwood cedar fence around my back yard. I received so many compliments and the UPS driver even asked me what stain I bought. So glad Home Depot now sells it online. I had to restrain the backyard fence this year (2016) and the fence looks like I just installed it. The back yard is a rougher cut of board. The front fence which I installed in 2015 is a smooth cedar and I have had to stain each year. The front also is in full sun which I think contributes to having to restain. I am extremely satisfied with this product!
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best wood stain This product was used on a cedar fence and was very easy to apply. After staining one side of my fence, the product was absorbed into the wood so well that the knot holes were very pronounced and darker on the opposite side. This indicated to me that the stain really penetrates the wood as advertised. Great product, it requires two coats but was easy to apply with a deck pump-up sprayer. I found that I needed utilize a deck sprayer because the nozzles of most sprayers are too small.
Date published: 2016-09-27
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