This is a great product because it truly works as advertised. Two years ago we paid big $ to have our deck stained because, after researching stains, I was scared that I would mess it up if I did it myself. This year after talking to a local paint supply company they recommended Ready Seal because it's very forgiving and easy to apply. They were not lying! I did a large deck myself and it looks just as good or better than when the pros did it two years ago. I power washed it and used the Walnut color and it looks great. The next time the deck needs stained I will for sure be using this product again.