After deciding to treat my new fence, I had to decide between a latex based or oil-based product. I thought, the water-based product would be easy to use, but provide less protection than oil-based, but the oil-based would be difficult to work with and clean up. After much thought I decided on the Ready Seal oil-based product and I am happy I did. First, you can tell immediately it is a quality product. The application is easy, and yes as mentioned “goof proof”. I used a deck-fence picket 6-inch roller to apply the product. I quickly adapted to the consistency of the product, it is not a paint, it is a stain. Second, the product covered more area than I thought, and the best part is, clean-up was easy. I simply threw away the cheap rollers and cleaned everything else with mineral sprits and hot soapy water. Here are my tips; save cardboard to place on the ground below the pickets and between fence ends and the house siding. Since the product is thin, it is easy to splatter if you roll too fast. Wear safety glasses and nitrate gloves (if desired). I used gloves for a while, but found the stain is easy to wipe off and ditched them, since they are hot to wear here in Florida. As advertised, the stain will not stain your skin. Clean up was easy. We had a few days of rain which interrupted my project. The completed areas look great and after heavy rains one week in the hot sun, the final color is starting to set in. This is a great product, I recommend it highly.