I have a new deck that was allowed to cure (turn gray) for one year. This is a large deck (over 700 foot) and I used Ready/Seal in natural cedar. I am so pleased with this product. It is so forgiving…no lap marks, no marks where I stopped and restarted the next day. This is the only stain that allows you to see the natural and beautiful grain of the wood. This was my first time prepping and staining a deck (I am 71 yrs old). However, whenever I had a question I reached out to the Ready Seal staff and they were kind and helpful. I would recommend this product. Hopefully, I will be just as happy a year from now after some wear. I have some wonderful pictures of the refinished deck but evidently I can’t post them.