I just opened the top of McNetts & brushed it on all of the sewn through thread on the inside. Only uses about 1/2 a tube to do that and the 'ridgeline'. Although, you don't really need to do either, according to most people that have not. I put it up in my garage. It dried in a couple of days & then I stuffed it in Snake Skins, along with a tarp ridgeline & Dutch Flyz.
All my morning aches and pains went away when I discovered hammock camping!