Sorry to hear about your frustrations. My cabin was is very bad shape with I bought it (black mold on all outside walls. After media blasting and staining it looked great and I can tell you that my stain has held up VERY well. I went with the Sashco Transformation Log and Timber which is slightly different than Sashco Capture. I also did a very important step that a lot of people skip, and that is that I added Stay Clean mildewside to my stain before applying which helps eliminate mold and midew growing. It's very inexpensive to buy and it was by far the best investment as I have read a lot of things about being getting mold and mildew growth. Was just up there this weekend and the cabin and stain still looks perfect and we have VERY harsh weather in Coos county, NH. Hope this helps!