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Is ready seal oil or water based?

Last Updated: 2nd May, 2020

GENERAL QUESTIONS. Ready Seal is a commercial grade oil based, semi-transparent sealer and stain for exterior wood. It is a unique blend of resin, finely ground transoxide pigments, oil and algaecide that penetrates deeply into wood to protect and preserve it from the elements.

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In this regard, is ready seal water based?

Product Description Ready Seal® Stain and Sealer for Wood is an oil-based, semitransparent stain and sealer in one. It is a unique blend of oil, quality resins and finely ground pigments that penetrate deeply to protect and preserve the wood from the elements. Never mix Ready Seal® with water based stains/sealers.

Furthermore, is ready seal a good stain? Ready Seal is virtually goof-proof and dries to an even finish with no runs or drips. Coverage rate is not that good, hence the reason for the 8 score. The overall color was good, it does fade significantly after 3 days, however. – Ready Seal Wood and Deck Stain did not darken at all after 2 years.

Also to know is, how long does ready seal need to dry before rain?

48 to 72 hours

Can you paint over ready Seal?

Ready Seal is a unique mixture, incompatible with most other coatings. It is not recommended to mix Ready Seal with other stains or coatings. Painting or staining over Ready Seal with other coatings is not recommended and may cause reapplication to be difficult.

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Is Thompson's Water Seal water based?

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What happens if it rains after applying Thompson's Water Seal?

Rain will damage the finish of any wet sealer with linseed oil or mineral oil in it. Because it forms a coating, it takes several hours to "set up" (dry) and during that time the sealer is vulnerable. If the surface dried enough to touch and the rain was gentle, you may find no problem at all.

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What if it rains after sealing deck?

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How long does Thompson Water Seal need to dry before rain?

The forecast should indicate no rain for at least 24 hours after application. The deck surface should be allowed to dry for at least 48 hours before application.

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Will oil based stain kill grass?

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What happens if you stain wet wood?

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How many square feet is a 5 gallon bucket of stain?

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