Two full days of painting oil on the pine siding has some very nice results. I expect this treatment to last at least fifteen years. I used super deck log home oil finish with a light honey tint. The ladder slipped on me along one of the lower walls, and I was lucky to get away with bruised shins and some spilled oil. I was nervous about getting a ladderup on the gable end wall, but I figured out a pretty good way to stabilize the ladder. I had some tie down straps with hooks that seemed to be made for the job.