Spent all of the 4th holiday weekend and all week after work re-staining the house and trim. I hate this crap. the guy who built the house used a solid latex (fancy word for paint) stain. I dont get it, if you dont want the crap to look like wood and want some fancy color why wouldnt you put on Aluminum or Vinyl siding?? A lot less money and work too. I think the only stain used on cedar should be clear or semi-transparent oil base. the latex crap was peeling just like paint. I put on the best stuff out there and if it dont last 4 years i am residing the house with vinyl.