I can't say enough wonderful things about this amazing stain! It literally took me the entire summer to strip, sand and prep our 5 year old deck that had approximately 5 coats of solid stain on it. Unfortunately, I had used a pressure washer that damaged our lower deck quite significantly so it was left with some pretty obvious marks that I was unable to remove after hours of sanding! Needless to say, after all the work I had put into getting the deck down to its natural state, I was really nervous as to what product to use. I spent a great deal of time researching online (which can be totally confusing), for the best stain and came across your product. I was still not completely confident in my choice but my fears were completely put to rest by a wonderful salesperson at my local Hirshfields who raved about the product and I am happy to say he was totally right! This product is a breeze to put on (I used both a roller and a brush) and it is truly "goof proof"like they claim! I had no lap marks, no back-brushing required, dried quickly and even camouflaged my damaged deck boards. I chose the dark walnut color but still the beauty of the wood shows through. We'll see how it handles a cold, snowy Minnesota winter, but with the ease of application, I would have no problem reapplying in the spring if I had to! Thank you so much for your incredible product! I can't imagine why anyone would use anything else!