Awlwood is indeed amazing stuff. Did all my bright work last year, stripped 5 years of Cetol off, sanded and applied red Awlwood primer. Then 5 coats of the clear. Amazing results, and as stated below by others, I used throw away foam brushes. This year I am working on the transom, just started on it, stripped to bare wood, and applied the red primer. With a few drops of red primer into the clear coat, the effect is now like mahogany, which I like better, but that obviously is a personal preference. Will post pictures once done, need to take a two week break from the awesome Seattle weather for work.....Will go on as soon as I am back, cannot wait! Success everyone and when sailing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, enjoy this amazing summer!!