The day after I cleaned the lower part of the wall I stained it. I used a pump sprayer and a foam applicator because the pump sprayed the stain unevenly and the stain was so thin it would run down the grooves. So I would spray and then spread. As I mentioned before it's a mess, but I did what I could. Yesterday and today I stained the upper part, 2/3 yesterday and the last third today. During all this I was assisted by Hal who moved and adjusted the ladder for me and handed me items when I needed them. So although it looks not great, at least it's better protected than it was before.