Overall, experience was pretty solid. I used OP2C on cherry hardwood cabinets and they look aMAZING. I learned a lot of tips throughout though. Mix less than you think you need. On more than one occasion, a pot that had been open for about 2-3 hours began "burning" during application. By burning I mean the spot it was initially applied was a noticeably different color than the spots it was spread to. It was so dramatic that I had to sand and reapply with a fresh pot. However, once reapplied, there were 0 noticeable differences between the two spots. Powered applicators are your friend. I started by doing everything by hand and my god I was sore the next day. There's roughly 2 weeks of shelf life once the containers are opened (screw caps are better than traditional stain cans) which is pretty disappointing, so don't buy extra thinking it will last until your next project, and don't open it until all pieces of your project are ready. Despite primarily complaining in this review, I will absolutely be buying and using OP2C on all cabinet projects. The durability, ease of repair, and ease of cleaning (damp rag = magic) all are superior to other products I've used. I likely won't deviate from OP2C unless I need a higher sheen than it can provide.
We recently had a table custom made and the individual used Rubio initially to protect the wood. We used the liquid form to boost the sheen and add protection and the results were amazing! The table has a subtle sheen and brought out the grain and intricacies of the wood. It was easy to apply and the results were amazing!
Great, easy to apply, makes the wood look awesome