A few weeks ago, Robert and I were at Fix and Feed in Commerce where they were celebrating customer appreciation weekend. Ready Seal Stain was there so I chatted with their rep while he showed me this stain.
I was impressed right away, especially when he mentioned you could stain right before rainfall without ruining the finish. This caught my attention because I’m always scheduling projects around the weather, especially when it comes to staining.
Ready Seal Stain – I LOVE it!
After that demonstration I got home and messaged the company to see about receiving a complimentary gallon of stain in exchange for a blog post. They agreed and also sent me several sample colors that I’ll share at another time.
In the past I’ve always used Minwax, for the most part I like that product but it fades fast and it’s difficult to get off your skin.
So, let’s talk about Ready Seal… Almost immediately the following caught my attention.
- Easy to apply and it’s an all in one stain and sealer.
- It was a nice liquid mixture and nothing was sticking to the bottom of the can.
- Love their color pallet.
- It didn’t stick to my hands while I was using it, just wiped right off and later soap and water finished the clean-up.
- The scent didn’t give me a headache.
I was getting ready to stain the new skirting on the tiny house using color Light Oak. Application involved using a paint brush one stroke at a time; it was effortless and the entire project was done in about an hour.
I couldn’t believe it y’all within minutes I was hooked. It’s an oil-based stain but doesn’t contain linseed oil so it doesn’t stain your hands. This is fantastic because it’s been said I’m very messy when using paint or stain. I’m working on that!
It also meets current VOC level requirements throughout the U.S., in case you might be wondering.
What about Dripping?
Have you ever applied any stain product only to watch it drip and then hurry to cover or rub out those drips so it doesn’t leave a mark? With this stain I did get a little carried away at first and some of it went splashing. When I went to cover it those drip marks just disappeared.
That was another perk because not only did it cover it up but while I was applying there were no streaks through the entire process.
Staining the Deck
So here I am back at that amazing deck Robert built and the stain I applied back in March has already faded. It almost looks like raw wood and that’s probably because I didn’t add a seal. I’m not sure but needless to say I wasn’t thrilled with the results.
I went ahead and applied Ready Seal and what a difference.
This deck is sweet and don’t you just love those long steps? If building a deck is in your future stay tuned because at the next site we’ll be sharing the DIY instructions.
In my opinion Ready Seal Stain is amazing and applies to raw wood with a flawless application and little effort. We’ve decided we’ll be using this stain on all the Tiny Homestead properties as each home will come with a nice size deck and wood skirting.
To find a retail store near you visit their website and click Store Locator on the menu. >> Ready Seal Stain
You’ll be thrilled with the results and the best part you don’t need to reapply for another 3-4 years. I Love it when you find a product that works.