Our fence is finally done and stained we used Sico 211 natural semi transparent stain. It looks like wet cedar now and is just what we wanted. You put this stain on wet on wet. We used a garden sprayer one that you pump up to apply it and it worked great so fast and much easier to control the spray than an electric sprayer. One sprays and another follows behind and quickly brushes over the wet stain, then within 10 minutes you go back over it with another coat and it is done.Had the whole thing done in about 4 hours.