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5 gal. Dark Walnut Exterior Wood Stain and Sealer

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  • Richly enhances the natural beauty of wood
  • Ideal for protecting wood from mold, mildew and UV rays
  • Perfect for use in exterior wood projects
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Enhance and protect your exterior wood surfaces with this 5 gal. Dark Walnut Wood Stain and Sealer. This oil-based stain offers deep wood penetration, resisting cracking, chipping and peeling. It dries to a flat finish, enduring rain minutes after application.
  • Can be applied to ALL types of hard or soft wood
  • Approximately 125 sq. ft. per gallon
  • Dries to a durable, flat, natural finish
  • No cracking, chipping, flaking, or peeling and no laps, runs, or streaks
  • Goof proof application
  • Can withstand rain within minutes of application
  • Contains no linseed or vegetable oils that promote algae and fungus growth in wood
  • Easy maintenance - no sanding or stripping required for re-application
  • Wood moisture content must be 12% or less
  • Low VOC (Compliant in all 50 states except SCAQMD)
  • No back brushing required
  • Apply in any temperature
  • Online price includes PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT, WA
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Q:Does this repel termites and bugs?
by|Oct 11, 2022
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A:  Can't say I've noticed any on my fence...

by|Oct 17, 2022
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    Q:Why does this page show Dark Walnut at the top yet the picture shows Mahogany for the 1 gallon and Dark Walnut for the 5 gallon?
    by|Sep 3, 2022
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    A:  There is definently a difference in the 2 colors. You are right about that. I'm sure this is a webmaster's oversight and they would be appreciative of knowing where to correct it. I have used the Dark Walnut stain on my wooden fence and love it. I have put on 2 coats 3 yrs ago and no fadeing

    by|Sep 7, 2022

      A:  Please feel free to contact Ready Seal with any questions or concerns you may have about our color options.

      by|Sep 6, 2022

        A:  Maybe because the majority of customers have purchased dark walnut in the past

        by|Sep 7, 2022

          A:  Whoever placed the images on the website used the Mahogany image when it should be the Dark Walnut 1 gal image.

          by|Sep 6, 2022
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            Q:The dark walnut came out really dark and an odd dark shade when i put it on my fence, how can i remove the stain?
            by|Jun 22, 2022
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            A:  Ready Seal can be removed with most chemical wood stripping agents.

            by|Jun 24, 2022
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              Q:How do I order 55 gallon drum of this fence stain sealer. No store has it in stock.
              by|May 7, 2022
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              A:  55 Gallon Drums can only be "Special Ordered" through Home Depot.

              by|May 9, 2022
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                Customer Reviews

                4.8 out of 5
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                I used this Ready Seal (Dark Walnut) Exterior Wood Stain/Sealer...
                I used this Ready Seal (Dark Walnut) Exterior Wood Stain/Sealer on a wood pergola that was starting to show some sun damage, drying etc. I didn't strip the wood of all color (not sure what the previous owner of the home used on the wood) but rather I just used a wire brush and some sandpaper to scrape the surface and funky edges where wood was drying. Then I used my blower to get all the dust off the wood. The product went on easily with a small foam roller and a brush for hard to reach areas. It dried nicely and looks great. I have no complaints whatsoever. Picture attached shows left half of pergola stained, right half prepped but not stained yet.
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                Great Stain, Easy to use.
                Used a pump sprayer to apply stain to fence. Still looks great.
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                  Looked great at first
                  I purchased Ready Seal in dark walnut, 5 gallon buckets, from my local store. In 2020, we installed a brand new cedar deck. Low moisture content, only 4-6%. Loved the application, it was easy and lap free. And it looked really great and I loved the color. I did the test for a second coat, and it would not accept a second coat. Spring of 2021, I did the bleach and jet spray prep, waited for appropriate moisture content reading, and I ended up applying 2 coats. It remained a little oily, but I wiped it down with a rag. It did accept the second coat, as residue was clear, per Ready Seal website. It is Feb 2, 2022. See attached pictures. This is the icicle drip line. Stain is non-existent and has worn off. Very disappointing for an “absorbing” oil based stain. And, for 3 coats in 2 years, I expected it to last much longer, at least for the year. I do not want to apply stain every Spring.I will not re-apply Ready Seal. I had hoped this stain would last much longer. Reviews I had read before purchase were very positive. As of now, I’m seeing many negative reviews on longevity.
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                    Simply the Best Stain
                    The Best for Wood fence and deck.
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                    Best Stain Out There!
                    Super easy to apply, low odor, looks great. After first applying the stain, it looked "okay" but by day 2 after fully curing it was EXACTLY what we expected and love it! Best tip for success is great prep and sanding of your surface. I thought I sanded perfectly, going coarse to smooth as directed and the appropriate grit sizes of sandpaper. But every swirl and uneven sand mark shows through. I rented a belt sander and orbital sander from HD which was a big help, but my sanding skills clearly stink. Other than user errors, this Ready Seal is fantastic! This is year #3 and looks like it can use a refresh in areas that are fully exposed to the sun. But since it doesn't peel or flake because it is a stain/sealer - I am thrilled for an easy upkeep needed.
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                      Choose something else
                      When we had to choose a stain for our new cedar fence, I did a ton of research and ultimately chose Ready Seal in Dark Walnut. We hand brushed several hundred feet of fence. At first I was happy with the results, but it quickly became apparent that Ready Seal has some major quality control issues. There was little color consistency between different gallons and buckets of stain. We mixed different gallons together where we could, as recommended, but when you are using 5 gallon buckets that becomes very difficult. Large sections of our fence turned out almost orange, and other sections are more of the rich brown Dark Walnut is supposed to be. After one year, the stain has also faded considerably. We are already needing to restain the entire fence to ensure the wood is protected. No easy task when your fence covers 3/4 of an acre. I reached out to Ready Seal via email when I first noticed the orange color of some of the stain, and the email I received in response was NOT helpful. The tone was almost accusatory, as if I had applied the stain wrong, instead of it just being a defective product. They wanted copies of receipts, photos of the inside and outside of used stain buckets, photos of the fence, etc. and didn't even specify what the remedy might be. Now that I've experienced Ready Seal and am already having to reapply stain (both because of fading and to try to even out the color), I've chosen to go with a different brand instead - I am much happier with the results from Behr's oil-based stain in Chocolate. (The fence on the left is Ready Seal after 1 year, horrible fading. Fence on the right is with Behr oil based stain applied)
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                        Awesome product , Absolutely Goof Proof going on , I’ve...
                        Awesome product , Absolutely Goof Proof going on , I’ve brushed it , sprayed it and it always turns out great , only exterior wood stain I use , well worth the cost .
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                        We used this on our house and loved it so we bought it to use on my horse shelter. Definitely li...
                        We used this on our house and loved it so we bought it to use on my horse shelter. Definitely lives up to the "goof proof" motto.
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                        Easy to use, great color and only need to apply once! If interested in using a roller, not recom...
                        Easy to use, great color and only need to apply once! If interested in using a roller, not recommended. Will drip all over the place. I used a very nice brush to apply. 12 feet wide x 10 feet length x 11 feet tall (to the bottom rafter - 15 feet to the top of the roof).
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                        Dark walnut worked well on my pergola..absorbs well ..used on cedar..
                        Dark walnut worked well on my pergola..absorbs well ..used on cedar..
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                        TransparencySemi-TransparentSemi-TransparentSemi-TransparentTransparent
                        Container Size5 Gallon5 Gallon5 Gallon5 Gallon
                        Paint/Stain FeaturesLow Temperature,Mildew Resistant,UV/Fade Resistant,WaterproofLow Temperature,Mildew Resistant,UV/Fade Resistant,WaterproofLow Temperature,Mildew Resistant,UV/Fade Resistant,WaterproofLow Temperature,Mildew Resistant,UV/Fade Resistant,Waterproof
                        Surface LocationPatioPatioPatioDeck,Exterior Wall,Fence,Garage Wall,Patio,Pool Deck
                        Base MaterialOil BasedOil BasedOil BasedWater Based
                        Stain & Sealer In OneYesYesYesYes
                        Coverage Area (sq. ft.)625 sq ft625 sq ft625 sq ft1500 sq ft
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