After reading multiple reviews, and watching several videos, I bought Ready Seal in dark walnut. PROS: No temperature restrictions for application, ease of application, color options, potential protection and final outcome. (I could go on and on!) CONS: The only thing I had to be careful of was, if I applied too much stain, the product would accumulate on the underside of the horizontal board. It dried smooth but was darker/more concentrated than the surrounding stain. (I admit, I got a little overconfident applying the stain halfway through, because it’s so easy to apply!) I just ran my brush over it once to disperse the product evenly. I was initially surprised by how dark the stain was, and questioned my color choice. Then I remembered reading somewhere that the final color reveals itself in a few days. Three days later, the stain had dried and the color lightened some. It was perfect! I live in Florida, so time will tell how well it protects. I will definitely use this product for future projects!