Looked at all the reviews and bought 3 gal of Cedar Ready Seal at Home Depot to use on our approx. 600 plus sq. ft cedar plank ceiling back porch. Also used it on the 4 large cedar posts on the porch. We have used many brands of stains over the 40 years of home ownership and by far this is the highest quality and easiest to use. Ceilings are more of a challenge but even stopping each day over 3 days there were no signs of overlap, light or dark spots etc. Mostly used a small roller and brush on the project to get a good deep coat in a 1 coat application and to get in the rough texture of the cedar between the boards. Not too thin and not too thick of fluid for easy application. Highly recommend others to use this stain. Also called their tech support and got some excellent advice on a few questions I had with quick answers and very friendly and knowledgeable information.