but, I too never use Thompson's, Olympic, and many others because they do not work.
I tell you I have found a good product that I do like and works very well. You have to paint it on with a brush, which I have found that ones you spray are just not good. This is made by the Flood Company and it comes in many colors, and its called CWF-UV. I use it on my decks and decks that I make. It requres alot when the wood had not been stained, and it will need re applying after about two years. It penetrates and lasts. Its a stain. Its also water based.