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    Default Need the scoop on Readyseal?

    Is Readyseal really the best?

    What about cleaners and brightners?

    No offense, but Readyseal's website is kinda shabby and does not look as professional as Flood's. Maybe beauty is only skin deep?

    Anyway, I have never tried Readyseal. My paint supplier is pushing CWF-UV down my throat and I know it is bashed quite offen in here.

    Decisions, decisions, decisions... Any help would be appreciated!

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    Brett,

    Ready Products is a very small company compared to Flood.

    Ready Seal runs circles around CWF. I wouldnt put CWF on a customer deck if the flood company paid me $5 per gallon to do it instead of charging me for the product.

    I have been using RS since late 1998, and I am very pleased with it, as are my customers. I also like their #80 brightner very much........I haven't found anything I like better.

    Call Peirce at 410-381-8400 and get some samples, try it for yourself.
    Mike Hughes,
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    In my opinion most full time painters are the dumbest group of people i have ever met.They dont have any knowledge about staining,restoring wood,they paint,thats all they do good,so dont talk to painters when its about staining.
    Tell them to take CWF and ...................


    Ready seal could have better website but they dont have the money to burn like floods does.They dont sell this stain at wal mart where every Billy Blow can buy it.Just like because they dont have a tv comercial like thompsons,dont mean its a bad product.Dont judge the product by their site .Paint stores have to push it in order to sell it.Try it and decide for yourself

    Ready Seal guys,please print a nice,color booklet,so i can leave it with my costumers,so they know what they are getting.I would sell it a lot better,now it takes me 15 min just to explain the benefins of RS against thomsons and other crap.It really would help against comp where they reffered other products and didnt leave anything
    GooG luck
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    Your paint store guy is selling you what he thinks is best in his store. You are an income to him. Cwf-uv is exteremly hard to work with. If the temperature is not exact, second coat is not applied timley, and not enough or just a little extra is applied IT WILL FAIL.
    I think most of the large volume contractors on this web site might agree that cwf-uv is a very propular product that gets stripped off alot of the time, because it has failed. If you have a lot of time and can meet all of the products requirements it might not be so bad.

    Ready Seal
    Just look at this web site, WE are not sales people of products. We are contractors that make a living at deck restoration and staining. We have all been through stains that do not work or last, use our experience to your benefit.

    READY SEAL has made our business a great success, and saved us looking like idots to our customers. I just hope Ready Seal stays Ready Seal. Please do not let the large corpoate companies buy you out.

    Good job Ready Seal !!!!!

    good luck in your decision.

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    I will contact Readyseal on Monday and try to get some samples. Hopefully they will still give me some even though I called there site shabby.

    I didn't mean to offend you guys or RS but I beleive that a better looking site would also make it easier on us.

    "Ready Seal guys,please print a nice,color booklet,so i can leave it with my costumers,so they know what they are getting." -Johny

    It is hard to keep a full stock of brochures with you at all times. And even if you do, if the manuacturer has a website listed customers will tend to visit.

    I even encourage my customers to take a look at a manufacturer's website. My sales pitch gets reenforced and is much easier when they themselves can read about a product.
    Not to mention the fact they can show buddies at work or other family members at anytime which can possible promote future business.

    In addition, the net is a becoming a past-time and a enjoyable experience for many. I cannot remember the last time I was really in a bad mood because I was surfing the net. I simple beleive in the psychological effects of advertising.

    As for RS, I will try it out and most likely find it to be the best out there. And again, I appoligize if I rubbed any of you the wrong way. I am just a stickler when it comes to the presentation of any product or service.

    Johny, you don't have to have alot of $ for a good website. There are many companies/individuals that will create an appealing and professional looking site for under $1500. You just need to find the ones with artistic ablilities.

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    I just started using RS and found it to be everything that people said it would be. The first time I used it, I called the guy I got it from and told him how nice it looked and how easy it went on.You have to find a stain that you like and stay with it. The only thing I see that RS does not have is a big color choice.

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    Coastal, I also have not used RS. However, I have committed to using the product - have two bids out based on using the product. Agree with you that a little better marketing support would be great, but perhaps that will come with time. Samples are headed my way. Plan on demonstrating "on the spot" to customers, plus make up some samples.

    By the way, today I stripped and cleaned a Flood stain - it was crap!

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    Originally posted by MARK W.
    I see that RS does not have is a big color choice.

    I like it that way. I dont offer my customers huge amounts of colors, I limit it to Natural Cedar and Light Brown. I very rarely have to deviate from that.


    Johnny,

    Ready Seal does have a nice color brochure, I give them to customers all the time. Call Peirce and get some. 410-381-8400
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    Thanks Mike for the number to Ready Seal. Called Pierce and talked with him for awhile and he was very helpful and is sending me some free samples to try out. I found out a lot form him and he is a great guy. I found out I was doing things all wrong. Thanks again for the number. I will let you all know how it all turns out for me.
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    Steve,

    Glad to hear that worked out for you........also, feel free to email any direct questions to me at mike@evclear.com

    Good luck.
    Mike Hughes,
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