Replaced my deck in June 2018 using treated pine lumber. After three months I cleaned and sanded the deck surface and applied Ready Seal "Pecan" semi transparent stain. I used a pump sprayer to get between the boards and then a paint roller to finish the surfaces. For the lattice and vertical sections I used a HVLP spray gun. The product was easy to apply and I had no issues with lapping even after leaving stain footprints on other sections of the deck. After several hours, the finish was even and looked great. What I really like about Ready Seal is once I need to recoat in the future, I will only need to clean the deck and reapply.