I recently cleaned and stained my 40 x 50 rough cut cedar shake home. I could not be more pleased with the way it turned out, it probably hadn't been done in the last 20 years. I used the natural cedar color. It went on as advertised no drips and no lap marks. I applied it using an airless sprayer, right after I put it on it appeared to be fairly dark but lighten up over the following 2 days to a beautiful natural cedar color. The cedar shakes absorbed a lot, applied two coats with 45 minutes between the two, used 20 gallons ended up with a nice even color distribution. Love this stuff.