Hey, I'm one of those ignorant weekend DIY warriors. The guys at Paxton Lumber told me that applying Sikkens Cetol was no sweat and gave me specific instructions. I followed them to a "tee" - BIG mistake. Looked like I painted the deck with nasty diluted blotchy mustard. Is there a product that I can use to retain the natural color of my Ipe but have a relatively foolproof application?