I just rebuilt my 30 year old deck. Previous rebuilds were coated with Thompson's water seal, Cabot, and Behr deck stain. All of them quickly wore off and had no penetration. I tried Ready Seal on new deck boards. It sunk in deeply and applied easily. It looks absolutely beautiful and doesn't scuff off with every step. It's there for good. It's the best I've used. Outstanding deck stain and it really is goof proof.