I don't leave many product reviews, but after using Ready Seal on our cedar deck today, I just have to assure anyone who has had a bad experience with deck stain that this product is the one to use. I applied the natural light oak color in direct sunlight, with lots of time spent on balusters. I was really concerned about drying too fast, lap marks, etc. Turns out that the Ready Seal truly performs as advertised - perfectly consistent color, no lap marks or blotchiness, easy to apply and low odor. Don't waste all of your prep work on some other product, use Ready Seal and you won't regret it!