Here’s a before/ after example of a Douglas Fir log shop stained and clear coated using Timber Pro Coatings.
This is a 3 coat process. Each coat is flood-coated, which means getting a log to soak as much stain as it will absorb per coat.
As the stain absorbs into the wood you back brush it out until there are no drips or sagging (until it looks even and absorbed). We do this three times around the building.
By the time you are on the 3rd coat, the wood is what we call “full” which means you no longer see any dry spots.