Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 83
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CN So Far So Good!
After doing quite a bit of research, I finally settled on Ready Seal for our deck and railings. I've tried several acrylic products in the past, and they inevitably peel, despite proper preparation and application. After getting frustrated over the years, I decided to go back to an oil based product. I was pleasantly surprised by this stain. It goes on VERY easy, (I rolled the deck and brushed the railings), and it has excellent coverage. The color is rich, but it definitely needed a second coat to get the true color. The stain has only been on for about 2-3 weeks, and as expected the water is simply sitting on the surface of our 20 year old deck when it rains. We'll see how long it lasts, but so far, so good! It looks great and was super easy to apply!
June 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KCW101 Truly Foolproof
Our deck had not been cleaned and sealed in several years, and it showed it. After power washing and allowing the surface to dry, I applied what turned out to be the first coat of Ready Seal. I had hoped to get by with a single coat, but the wood was so porous and dry, that I knew it was going to take two coats to get the coverage I wanted.
Even with a day or two of rain and drying between coats, the seal covered smoothly and evenly and showed absolutely no areas of inconsistency between the two applications. Then, it rained again right after the second coat, with still no adverse effects.
Now that it has had a couple of weeks to fully soak in and cure over several sunny days, I couldn't be more pleased with the product.
The only two things I would note.
First, if you're going to apply it with a pump sprayer, which I did, be sure to use a sprayer with sufficient pressure to actually spray the seal. It is just thick enough to require a good sprayer to actually "spray." Otherwise it just dribbles. (FYI: I started with a new Deck & Home Sprayer, and it was totally insufficient for the task. Don't be misled by the name of that sprayer.)
Second, if your wood is old and weathered like mine, it will most likely finish darker than the color samples of the Natural Cedar. It is not unattractive -- just darker than if were used on newer wood.
I am extremely pleased. See before and after photos attaced.
May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fazzimoto Professional results, reasonable price.
I have used many different stains and sealers on many different types of wood on many different decks and fences and I have to say this is the easiest product to work with. The product brushes and sprays very easy and there truly are no lap marks even when there are days between applications. The material is easy to clean up and the results are beautiful. I am very happy with this product.
April 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mgudy Best deck stain ever!
This is a stain and not a paint. This is not water based it is solvent based, you clean your brushes with paint thinner or mineral spirits. I used it on a 20 year old deck that had never been cleaned or sealed. The deck was built using pressure treated lumber. After pressure washing the deck and letting it dry for 3 days I started staining the deck with Ready Seal. The wood just sucked it up like a sponge. I bought a 5 gallon pail and used 4-1/2 gallons. I was amazed that when it rained about a week later the water just beaded up like it does on a freshly waxed car. It's been about a year since I stained the deck and the water still beads up. It is starting to lighten up so I think I will put down another coat this fall. This is a GREAT product and I will use it on any outdoor wood that needs protection.
June 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hdac55 Cedar Stain
This product was easily applied with a sprayer and had excellent coverage. It was used to stain and seal an old, wood water tank. It is rather expensive, however, time will tell if it is worth it. Now, it certainly appears that the product was worth it.
June 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Beachymom Nice color
The stain was just as it is supposed to be and did what it supposed to do but it is quite expensive. Has a very nice color to it.
June 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by steve High quality material
I used paint sprayer and applied heavily. All of the messy runners and drips blended and disappeared
June 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tom good "stuff"!
I can't imagine using another product on a deck. Easy to use, pretty much goof proof as far as application goes. Roll it, spray it, either way works great and it penetrates so well there is never a lap mark.
June 7, 2016