How to protect wood: Stansin Stains

Ignore the completely treehugger incorrect picture-we have spent summers slopping toxic chemicals onto our cedar siding (we just read the data sheet on the product we used and it is truly scary)and wish we had known about Sansin water based stains. They note that "more than a thousand years ago the ancient peoples of Norway took resin and gums from the heartwood of trees, warmed it and applied it to their Stave Churches with a broom. Those buildings are still standing". Available in 79 colours, modifed natural oils and resins are carried deep into the wood's cell structure and bonds with the wood, becoming an integral part of its structure. Water based, non-toxic-we are switching. ::Sansin