READY SEAL 5-gal. Natural Cedar Exterior Wood Stain and Sealer-512 - The Home Depot


Model # 512

Internet # 204372098

Store SKU # 1000017282

5-gal. Natural Cedar Exterior Wood Stain and Sealer

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

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$149.00 / each


Model # 512

Internet # 204372098

Store SKU # 1000017282

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.

  • "Goof Proof" application
  • No laps, runs or streaks
  • No back brushing
  • Apply in any temperature
  • Subject to or will include a PaintCare recycling fee in the following states: CA, CT, OR, RI, VT, MN

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Assembled Depth (in.)  12 in  Assembled Height (in.)  13.75 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  12 in  Container Size  5 GA-Gallon 
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)  625 
Application Method  Spray, Roller or Brush  Cleanup  Mineral Spirits 
Color Family  Reds / Pinks  Color/Finish  Natural Cedar 
Concrete Use  No  Deck Use  Yes 
Dry to the Touch (min.)  60  Exterior Paint & Stains Product Type  Deck/House/Concrete Stain 
Hazardous Code  No Air  Interior/Exterior  Exterior 
Low Temperature  Yes  Opacity  Semi-Transparent 
Paint Product Type  Semi-Transparent Stain  Paint Type  Stain 
Primer Required  No  Returnable  90-Day 
Sealer  Yes  Time before recoating (hours)  0.75 
Tintable  No  UV Resistant  Yes 
Waterproof  Yes 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty  Limited Warranty 


Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 19 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Should have known about this years ago! This is the best product on the market! For 40 years I have been struggling with stain products for my redwood and cedar deck. I've tried them all. One time I found a product I kind of liked, then it was re formulated and never worked the same. Researching the internet I found Ready Seal. What a miracle. I now have a very large, two- story deck made of treated lumber. I can start, stop, overlap, change direction, whatever, nothing effects the outcome. I apply using a roller and brush the other areas. Love that the grain shows through. Living in the woods, this gives me a natural look. I try and do the floor every one to two years because some of the floor is exposed to the sun all day. It washes easily too. Don't hesitate. It's worth every penny! October 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Happy with application After using Thomson Water Seal for years switched to this brand. I used this on a 25 yr deck that is at 2nd business home. Took 3.5 ga on medium sized deck. It went on easy with little splash stains. At this time I am happy with the product, however, the real test will be next spring after it has been thru a Kansas winter. August 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ready seal gets the job done I have been using this product for years and have always been satisfied with the results. The application is easy and the finish is as represented. i recommend this product. December 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by as advertised except... Easy application, great color, wood just drinks it up. Only complaint is I ran out too soon before 1st coat was complete. Staining 225' of split rail. Should have been enough to complete. All aces other than that. November 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This stain is awesome. Labor Day project was to stain a medium, covered porch deck in my back yard. I spend the last two weekends prepping it with cleaning. Since I had a small deck off a side door where the dogs go in and out, I wanted to practice on that deck before doing the "real thing." Super nice associate at Home Depot recommended a Behr product.....I used it and had to take the product pretty much ruined my deck. Runs, uneven name it The dogs don't mind, but I will have to figure out to get that stuff off somehow. So after this disaster, I did lot's of research to find the "perfect" stain. I have used Supedeck before, that works well, but could not find it here locally. Ordered Armstrong Clark samples, those were ok, Messmer UV Plus ok too, but Fed Ex messed up my order and had to ship it back. So Labor Day weekend was almost here and no stain. More research and found Ready word: WOW!!! Used Natural Cedar stain color and even though I have no idea how long it will last on my deck, application was just perfect. So easy to put on, brush, whatever, just get it on and it will look great once it soaks in. I started my deck at 6 am in the morning when the outside temp here in TX was about 75.....I finished about 2:30pm in the mid 90s...full sun on part of the did not matter on how the stain went on. I did have to use a little more gallons than I had planned, but the wood in those temps is just super Home Depot had this stain in stock all the time. Was easy to get a couple extra gallons. Touch ups with this stain will be SUPER EASY!!!!! August 31, 2014
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