I had alot of deck to stain. For 2 large decks with wood rails and lattice around, I used 5 gallons of stain (I also had enough to stain my swing). The wood loved it and soaked it up. For some of the deck boards I would use a roller and then use my stain brush to work it into the wood (just because the surface area was so large). I would only go a few feet and then make sure to use my stain brush to work it right away, as it was quick to dry. My deck boards are older, so the "natural" stain colour I got actually turned out darker, however on the new lattice it is very true to its colour. The water just beads off it now. It makes the wood look new again. I am very pleased with the stain. The product was available right away and the service was exceptional.
Pretty easy to use, my husband rolled I followed with a brush to pick up any excess stain and to ensure stain went between the boards. Will be using a lighter stain later in the week for the verticals. Great way to spend the long weekend. Thanks again.