TWP 100 StainNeed Help or Advice when using TWP 100 Stain?

 

Total Wood Preservative (TWP) Wood Deck Stain protects and prolongs all exterior woods, decks, and fences. TWP Wood Deck Stains and Sealers is a distinctive mixture of chemicals blended together to form a professional strength formula that preserves exterior wood surfaces in numerous ways.

 

TWP 100 Series Stain will perform at its maximum potential when the wood is properly prepped and when the stain is properly applied. Unfortunately not all wood is in the same condition prior to applying the stain.

 

Do you have any questions about using the TWP 100 Wood and Deck Stain?

 

Please answer these few questions to achieve the best possible results with your TWP 100 Wood and Decking Stain.

  1. info buttonAge of wood?
  2. Type of wood?
  3. Condition of the wood?
  4. Has it been stained previously and if so with what brand of stain?
  5. Small description of the area to be treated.

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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Whitehorse Red:
We finished residing our home less than 6 months ago with clear vertical cedar. The siding was pre-stained on site with Wood Iron stain (redwood tint). Now, we have noticed mildew forming on the surface of the boards from the ground up to about half way. What is the most effective product and procedure to use to clean/kill the mildew? Would TWP resist mold / mildew more effectively? Can I clean and apply over the previous stain?

You cannot apply TWP over the Wood Iron. In order to use the TWP you would need to strip and brighten the wood so it has not previous coating. The TWP is the only registered stain on the market that is registered by the EPA as a wood preservative to prevent mold and algae.
TheSealerStore , November 21st , 2014
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Siding stain
We finished residing our home less than 6 months ago with clear vertical cedar. The siding was pre-stained on site with Wood Iron stain (redwood tint). Now, we have noticed mildew forming on the surface of the boards from the ground up to about half way. What is the most effective product and procedure to use to clean/kill the mildew? Would TWP resist mold / mildew more effectively? Can I clean and apply over the previous stain?
Whitehorse Red , November 21st , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Snydleigh:
I did what was recommened to prepare my home, deck and raiiling. When the twp was applied it looked darker than I thought is should be. Can I send some pics for some one to look at and give me suggestions? What I personally did looks good, what the painters did does not. I have black under windows and other places. I think it was the prep and now the twp in on top. What a mess, and they walked off the job in the middle. Now winter is going to his northern Michigan. I will probably have to start all over. A friend in commercial construction suggested an Osborne brush on a buffer. I really would appreciate suggestions.

You can reply back to the email you get with this response with some pictures.
TheSealerStore , November 12th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I did what was recommened to prepare my home, deck and raiiling. When the twp was applied it looked darker than I thought is should be. Can I send some pics for some one to look at and give me suggestions? What I personally did looks good, what the painters did does not. I have black under windows and other places. I think it was the prep and now the twp in on top. What a mess, and they walked off the job in the middle. Now winter is going to his northern Michigan. I will probably have to start all over. A friend in commercial construction suggested an Osborne brush on a buffer. I really would appreciate suggestions.
Snydleigh , November 12th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Phil Rapagna:
I am putting up a new cedar fence and am considering preservatives. Is TWP 101 good for fenes? What are the application methods (ie roller, pad, spray)?
Thank you

Either TWP 100 or the 1500 works great for fences. You can spray then back brush for application.
TheSealerStore , November 11th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I am putting up a new cedar fence and am considering preservatives. Is TWP 101 good for fenes? What are the application methods (ie roller, pad, spray)?
Thank you
Phil Rapagna , November 11th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Dave Schmid:
I installed a new cedar deck within the last month. Next spring I plan on sealing with TWP 100. Part of the deck does not receive sun. Will the TWP 100 still dry. I have used products in similar situations in the past where the product took several weeks to dry due to no sun exposure. Thanks for the response, Dave.

It will but it will take longer since it is shaded. Maybe a few days.
TheSealerStore , November 10th , 2014
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TWP 100 dry time-no sun exposure
I installed a new cedar deck within the last month. Next spring I plan on sealing with TWP 100. Part of the deck does not receive sun. Will the TWP 100 still dry. I have used products in similar situations in the past where the product took several weeks to dry due to no sun exposure. Thanks for the response, Dave.
Dave Schmid , November 10th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Terry B:
I just got finished applying the Redwood stain and its a little more red than I expected. Is there anyway to change the color to make it more brown?

Not you cannot darken without removing first the Redwood stain. Adding more stain on top of a different color would not be a good idea.
TheSealerStore , November 4th , 2014
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Any way to darked the stain after application?
I just got finished applying the Redwood stain and its a little more red than I expected. Is there anyway to change the color to make it more brown?
Terry B , November 3rd , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting larry forristal:
I have a 20 yr. old redwood deck that was weathered. I power washed the wood then ran it through a planer. Should this be treated as new wood? Should I let it weather again, does it need 2 coats?

Weather for a month then prep with the Gemini Kit first.
TheSealerStore , November 2nd , 2014
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homeowner
I have a 20 yr. old redwood deck that was weathered. I power washed the wood then ran it through a planer. Should this be treated as new wood? Should I let it weather again, does it need 2 coats?
larry forristal , October 31st , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Willyou:
I just replaced about 1/2 of my 400 sq ft deck with Yellawood ACQ PT 2x6s. On Yellawoods website, they recommend that the decking be waterproofed immediately after installation. They don't say with what. And, they don't suggest that the wood weather and dry out before waterproofing. This appears to be contrary to your recommendations. If I were to waterproof it now I assume that it will slow the drying process and will need to be stripped later before applying TWP. What do you suggest?
Thanks

Best to follow the directions of the stain manufacturer, not the wood manufacturer. If you stain or seal now you will need to redo in the Spring.
TheSealerStore , October 28th , 2014
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New Installation Waterproofing
I just replaced about 1/2 of my 400 sq ft deck with Yellawood ACQ PT 2x6s. On Yellawoods website, they recommend that the decking be waterproofed immediately after installation. They don't say with what. And, they don't suggest that the wood weather and dry out before waterproofing. This appears to be contrary to your recommendations . If I were to waterproof it now I assume that it will slow the drying process and will need to be stripped later before applying TWP. What do you suggest?
Thanks
Willyou , October 28th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Greg Flessing:
To use on New Redwood decking being installed for our condo walk and carport parking surface. Project in Nevada mountains....we've used the 100 series for other projects elsewhere & were very pleased. This would be the best product for this application, right?

Yes but the new wood does need to season and be prepped:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , October 25th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Deck new install mid-June treated Lumber.
wanting to protect it from winter thought we would stain it with TWP100. Is it too cold? days are 50-60 degrees F and nights go down into mid to high 30s.
Tawnya , October 24th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
To use on New Redwood decking being installed for our condo walk and carport parking surface. Project in Nevada mountains....we 've used the 100 series for other projects elsewhere & were very pleased. This would be the best product for this application, right?
Greg Flessing , October 24th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting david snyder:
I have a cedar home that was finished with Sherwin Williams deckscapes, oil base neutral color. I used tru value deckwash and behr brightner and when I started to apply the deckscapes it looked really dark, even though it was the toner only. I heard about twp and apply it, at it to looked dark so I quit. The wood looks clean, bright and completly clean of product. Could there be a reaction between the twp and the brighter? I rinsed it completely with water.
TWP does not react with a brightener. Not sure what you mean by dark but TWP will enhance the natural grain of your wood. It could be that your cedar has dark tannin stains in the wood and that is causing the issue.
TheSealerStore , October 22nd , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I have a cedar home that was finished with Sherwin Williams deckscapes, oil base neutral color. I used tru value deckwash and behr brightner and when I started to apply the deckscapes it looked really dark, even though it was the toner only. I heard about twp and apply it, at it to looked dark so I quit. The wood looks clean, bright and completly clean of product. Could there be a reaction between the twp and the brighter? I rinsed it completely with water.
david snyder , October 21st , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting CMc:
We have a Alabama lake home with a very large covered porch with western exposure that gets intense direct summer sun for about 4-5 hours/day. The surface has been well maintained with applications of a clear wood preservative from the big box stores every two years. We would like to try to get a longer wear period from it and are considering TWP 100. We don't want a stain that is subject to peeling and our primary goal is to protect the wood with absorbing product and not have to worry about cracking or peeling of the product. Are we on the right track for what our goals are?Recommendation?

TWP would be the correct choice a long as your prep correctly by removing the previous coatings that you applied. TWP needs to soak into the wood fully and any previous coatings on the wood would hinder this.
TheSealerStore , October 21st , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting weedhopper:
If I can't get the stain on in time, what would I have to do to get it ready to stain at a later date? Clean and brighten again?

Yes that is correct.
TheSealerStore , October 21st , 2014
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TWP 100 stain
If I can't get the stain on in time, what would I have to do to get it ready to stain at a later date? Clean and brighten again?
weedhopper , October 20th , 2014
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homeowner
We have a Alabama lake home with a very large covered porch with western exposure that gets intense direct summer sun for about 4-5 hours/day. The surface has been well maintained with applications of a clear wood preservative from the big box stores every two years. We would like to try to get a longer wear period from it and are considering TWP 100. We don't want a stain that is subject to peeling and our primary goal is to protect the wood with absorbing product and not have to worry about cracking or peeling of the product. Are we on the right track for what our goals are?Recommendat ion?
CMc , October 20th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting weedhopper:
I have 8 month old composite deck with pressure treated railing and spindles. I used Restore a deck and brightener about a month ago. It has been raining off and on ever since. It has not dried enough to use the TWP 100 stain yet on the railings. How long can I wait to stain after the cleaning. I live in Cincinnati

Usually a few weeks is about a long as you can go with a deck floor. A couple of weeks longer for vertical rails.
TheSealerStore , October 20th , 2014
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TWP 100
I have 8 month old composite deck with pressure treated railing and spindles. I used Restore a deck and brightener about a month ago. It has been raining off and on ever since. It has not dried enough to use the TWP 100 stain yet on the railings. How long can I wait to stain after the cleaning. I live in Cincinnati
weedhopper , October 19th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Lucas Piatt:
I am installing an IPE soffit, Rainscreen Siding and decks at my new home. Which product is the best and how often will it need to be reapplied and will I need to apply it to the soffit since with will receive minimal weather and sun damage? I am in Pittsburgh, PA.

Thanks!

TWP is not suggested for IPE by the manufacturer.
TheSealerStore , October 13th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I am installing an IPE soffit, Rainscreen Siding and decks at my new home. Which product is the best and how often will it need to be reapplied and will I need to apply it to the soffit since with will receive minimal weather and sun damage? I am in Pittsburgh, PA.

Thanks!
Lucas Piatt , October 11th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Skytour:
Stain still feels tacky in spots after 24 hours but was't pooled or puddled when applied. Wood was dry for 48 hours and not expecting any rain for 3-4 days. Deck had been stained with TWP 100 last spring but wanted to freshen it for an upcoming wedding in two weeks. Recommendations?

Leave it alone until fully cured. It will be fine if it rains on it in the meantime. The tacky spots will cure.
TheSealerStore , October 9th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Stain still feels tacky in spots after 24 hours but was't pooled or puddled when applied. Wood was dry for 48 hours and not expecting any rain for 3-4 days. Deck had been stained with TWP 100 last spring but wanted to freshen it for an upcoming wedding in two weeks. Recommendations ?
Skytour , October 9th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting phholla:
Hi. My wolmanized deck is at least 13 years old and to my knowledge has only been treated with Tompson's Waterseal. It has probably been 5 years since it was done last. Because the deck is old, I am trying to squeeze a little more life out of it by staining (a little darker), with TWP. I have powerwashed the entire deck (using deck cleaner). There were some rotted spots that I cleaned out used Minwax wood filler. I have actually already stained the vertical areas of the deck rails and horizontal railing. All looks great. All that is left is the horizontal boards of deck (part that you walk on). It rained lightly last night and I covered the entire deck with tarps but noticed some moisture still remained. It seems to be drying is out well today with the 70' temps and wind. I am debating whether or not to go ahead and finish the staining job or wait. Rain is forcasted for very late tomorrow night and it could be dry by then. Your thoughts?

Do not stain if wood is wet and do not stain if rain will around within 12 hours or so after the TWP has been applied.
TheSealerStore , October 8th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Brad Norris:
Just replaced deck with new kiln-dried pressure treated pine decking. How long do I need to wait to stain it?

About a month for kiln dried and prep with Gemini Restore Kit.
TheSealerStore , October 8th , 2014
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New Deck
Just replaced deck with new kiln-dried pressure treated pine decking. How long do I need to wait to stain it?
Brad Norris , October 7th , 2014
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deck
Hi. My wolmanized deck is at least 13 years old and to my knowledge has only been treated with Tompson's Waterseal. It has probably been 5 years since it was done last. Because the deck is old, I am trying to squeeze a little more life out of it by staining (a little darker), with TWP. I have powerwashed the entire deck (using deck cleaner). There were some rotted spots that I cleaned out used Minwax wood filler. I have actually already stained the vertical areas of the deck rails and horizontal railing. All looks great. All that is left is the horizontal boards of deck (part that you walk on). It rained lightly last night and I covered the entire deck with tarps but noticed some moisture still remained. It seems to be drying is out well today with the 70' temps and wind. I am debating whether or not to go ahead and finish the staining job or wait. Rain is forcasted for very late tomorrow night and it could be dry by then. Your thoughts?
phholla , October 7th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Scott Hutchins:
Hi,

I put TWP 100 on my redwood deck 2 winters ago. It has started to fade and does not repel water any more. I do not want to strip or sand the deck. I am looking for something I can just clean the deck off and reapply every few years. What options do I have for re-coating it? Thanks in advance.

Scott

Prep for recoating with the Gemini Restore Kit then restain with the same 100 Series.
TheSealerStore , October 7th , 2014
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Mr.
Hi,

I put TWP 100 on my redwood deck 2 winters ago. It has started to fade and does not repel water any more. I do not want to strip or sand the deck. I am looking for something I can just clean the deck off and reapply every few years. What options do I have for re-coating it? Thanks in advance.

Scott
Scott Hutchins , October 7th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Lana Reed:
My home was built in 1999 and has cedar on the outside. TWP was applied when new and again about four years later, then about five years later the painter used another type of stain, not TWP. The house needs the cedar done again and I would like to go back to the TWP product, what should I have done prior to doing the TWP stain this time. House is in southern Oklahoma. What type of weather is the best. After using the wrong type of stain the wood was darker. Help

At this point you need to remove the old coatings. This can be done by stripping and possibly the need to corn cob blasting. Removal procedures varies on what the other brand was and the current condition. Feel free to reply to the email you will get with a picture of your home for additional help.
TheSealerStore , October 6th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
My home was built in 1999 and has cedar on the outside. TWP was applied when new and again about four years later, then about five years later the painter used another type of stain, not TWP. The house needs the cedar done again and I would like to go back to the TWP product, what should I have done prior to doing the TWP stain this time. House is in southern Oklahoma. What type of weather is the best. After using the wrong type of stain the wood was darker. Help
Lana Reed , October 6th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Will V.:
My cedar deck (36' x 18') is scheduled to be finished by the end of 3rd week in October.
1. When is the best time for me to stain it?
2. Where to purchase TWP 101 Stain in Canada?
Thanks,

Sorry but TWP is not allowed in Canada.
TheSealerStore , October 6th , 2014
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New Cedar Deck
My cedar deck (36' x 18') is scheduled to be finished by the end of 3rd week in October.
1. When is the best time for me to stain it?
2. Where to purchase TWP 101 Stain in Canada?
Thanks,
Will V. , October 6th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting john salisbury:
cedar siding 20 yr old first coated with Mautz oil then S. Williams 702 VOC last 6 years ago. Some darkening due t mildew.Q: after clean and stripI intend on TWP 100. In 4 years can I just clean and reapply without strip? If WI changes law, can 1500 go over 100 series TWP? Is TWP 100% oil volatile or combo of acrylic and oil ? How much of TWP is comprised of organic/vegetable oil?
Thanks for your help.
Regards,
John

TWP is oil based with no acrylic. You can clean and reapply it as needed. If you switch to the 1500 later on that is okay as well. No vegetable oil.
TheSealerStore , October 2nd , 2014
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john
cedar siding 20 yr old first coated with Mautz oil then S. Williams 702 VOC last 6 years ago. Some darkening due t mildew.Q: after clean and stripI intend on TWP 100. In 4 years can I just clean and reapply without strip? If WI changes law, can 1500 go over 100 series TWP? Is TWP 100% oil volatile or combo of acrylic and oil ? How much of TWP is comprised of organic/vegetab le oil?
Thanks for your help.
Regards,
John
john salisbury , October 2nd , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Craig Farniok:
I just installed dogeared cedar fence pickets on pressure treated posts and rails. All wood (even cedar) was wet to the point of oozing moisture when driving screws. How long should I wait to apply twp100? If I wait until next spring, would it be less effective?
St Louis area

If this wet you should wait until Spring. No harm or less effective.
TheSealerStore , October 1st , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I just installed dogeared cedar fence pickets on pressure treated posts and rails. All wood (even cedar) was wet to the point of oozing moisture when driving screws. How long should I wait to apply twp100? If I wait until next spring, would it be less effective?
St Louis area
Craig Farniok , September 30th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Damien:
I just had a pergola/gazebo built in my backyard with pressure treated pine about 4 weeks ago.
I have a couple questions:
1)Do I need to let the wood "cure"
2)the 6x6 posts are darker in color than the 2x6's at the top so would I need a solid color stain to make it all match?
3)Do you sell solid stains?
4)Do you have a larger example of your colors than the small squares on the web page?
5)What do you recommend the twp100 or 1500?

Thanks, Damien

We do not sell solid stains, only semi-transparen t colors. Please read this about new wood: www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , September 30th , 2014
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stain
I just had a pergola/gazebo built in my backyard with pressure treated pine about 4 weeks ago.
I have a couple questions:
1)Do I need to let the wood "cure"
2)the 6x6 posts are darker in color than the 2x6's at the top so would I need a solid color stain to make it all match?
3)Do you sell solid stains?
4)Do you have a larger example of your colors than the small squares on the web page?
5)What do you recommend the twp100 or 1500?

Thanks, Damien
Damien , September 30th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Ray Janisse:
I have used your product for years, specifically TWP 106 - Prairie Gray and cannot seem to locate it anywhere. Do you have any advice?

You can order from our website and have it delivered.
TheSealerStore , September 29th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I have used your product for years, specifically TWP 106 - Prairie Gray and cannot seem to locate it anywhere. Do you have any advice?
Ray Janisse , September 29th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting William Farrell:
I have a 23 year old PT deck that has been stained numerous times with Sherwin Williams and Cabot grey solid and semisolid stain. It is on the back of the house in morning sun in MA.The wood is in good condition, I have had to take a thin kerf saw to increase the spaces between some boards as they have swollen and closed the gaps. I would like to clean it and put the appropriate TWP product on it. It is connected to a screen porch which has the same stain-currently solid- which needs only a touch up.

I am sorry but you cannot use TWP over these products. You would have to remove them first completely by sanding them off.
TheSealerStore , September 28th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I have a 23 year old PT deck that has been stained numerous times with Sherwin Williams and Cabot grey solid and semisolid stain. It is on the back of the house in morning sun in MA.The wood is in good condition, I have had to take a thin kerf saw to increase the spaces between some boards as they have swollen and closed the gaps. I would like to clean it and put the appropriate TWP product on it. It is connected to a screen porch which has the same stain-currently solid- which needs only a touch up.
William Farrell , September 28th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting G. NIKITEAS:
I AM HAVEING A NEW CEDAR DECK INSTALLED. WHICH ONE OF YOUR PRODUCTS DO YOU RECOMMEND AND HOW SHOULD IT BE APPLIED?

Please read: www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , September 25th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Ed Slacum:
Just installed 400 foot redwood cedar deck. Off course is was dried from the mill. Installation was complete 2 weeks ago. It gets a lot of sun. What product is best, and should I sand first (60 grit?).

Ed, please read this article about new wood: www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , September 25th , 2014
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New Cedar
Just installed 400 foot redwood cedar deck. Off course is was dried from the mill. Installation was complete 2 weeks ago. It gets a lot of sun. What product is best, and should I sand first (60 grit?).
Ed Slacum , September 25th , 2014
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HOMEOWNER
I AM HAVEING A NEW CEDAR DECK INSTALLED. WHICH ONE OF YOUR PRODUCTS DO YOU RECOMMEND AND HOW SHOULD IT BE APPLIED?
G. NIKITEAS , September 24th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Ty Morris:
I have a 7 year old covered deck that I put Twp 101 on a year after it was built it looks good but needs restained I am going to use TWP 101 again do I need to do anything but power wash it first thanks

It would be best to use a deck cleaner with the pressure washing for the prep.
TheSealerStore , September 23rd , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I have a 7 year old covered deck that I put Twp 101 on a year after it was built it looks good but needs restained I am going to use TWP 101 again do I need to do anything but power wash it first thanks
Ty Morris , September 23rd , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting david snyder:
1. How long (how many years) has twp stain 1500 series been produced?
2. Does 1500 honey colored stain contain any linseed oil?

No linseed oil. 5 Years. It replaced the 500 Series.
TheSealerStore , September 21st , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
1. How long (how many years) has twp stain 1500 series been produced?
2. Does 1500 honey colored stain contain any linseed oil?
david snyder , September 19th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Jeff Whiteman:
What stain would you recommend for a 6 month old deck in Montana? I am looking for something that will keep the cedar from splintering but would like to allow the wood to grey if possible. If that is not possible to do with a clear stain, what stain would you recommend with the minimum amount of color?
The TWP 100 Clear will protect the wood while allowing the wood to gray naturally. This would be your best option. You can choose the clear in the options drop down when ordering.
TheSealerStore , September 13th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
What stain would you recommend for a 6 month old deck in Montana? I am looking for something that will keep the cedar from splintering but would like to allow the wood to grey if possible. If that is not possible to do with a clear stain, what stain would you recommend with the minimum amount of color?
Jeff Whiteman , September 12th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Laszlo Jakoi:
age of wood : new
type of wood :thermal treated ash
condition of wood : new
no stain
18 X 15

Please read:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , September 12th , 2014
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mr
age of wood : new
type of wood :thermal treated ash
condition of wood : new
no stain
18 X 15
Laszlo Jakoi , September 11th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Ed Ames:
Need a new gallon can of 1500 just to finish up a project. How long will the remaining stain (about 90% of the can) be viable. Could I use it again in 2-3 years?

Please read:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , September 9th , 2014
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Home Owner
Need a new gallon can of 1500 just to finish up a project. How long will the remaining stain (about 90% of the can) be viable. Could I use it again in 2-3 years?
Ed Ames , September 9th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting hyoyasin:
1.Age of wood? 10 months
2.Type of wood? Pressure Treated
3.Condition of the wood? started Turning to gray

4.Has it been stained previously and if so with what brand of stain? never
5.Small description of the area to be treated. Lower deck seems it is in better condition, but the upper deck turns to gray rapidly. deck is fully exposed to the sun in the morning to 2PM.

Prep first with Gemini Restore kit and pressure washing to restore color before using the TWP stain.
TheSealerStore , September 8th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Brenda Ablers:
We are installing new cedar decking. Since it is brand new wood, it is in excellent condition, but it does not absorb water (I assuming due to mill glaze). I would like to stain it with TWP 100 (I live in Missouri) as soon as possible so that it doesn't turn gray. Please let me know the best way to determine when it will accept stain and the best way to prep it. We are installing it without prepping it in any way, is this an issue? Thanks for any and all advice you can send. I have been very confused by all of the info on the Internet and it seems a lot of it pertains to pressure treated and not cedar. THANKS!

Please read: www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , September 8th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
1.Age of wood? 10 months
2.Type of wood? Pressure Treated
3.Condition of the wood? started Turning to gray

4.Has it been stained previously and if so with what brand of stain? never
5.Small description of the area to be treated. Lower deck seems it is in better condition, but the upper deck turns to gray rapidly. deck is fully exposed to the sun in the morning to 2PM.
hyoyasin , September 8th , 2014
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Mrs.
We are installing new cedar decking. Since it is brand new wood, it is in excellent condition, but it does not absorb water (I assuming due to mill glaze). I would like to stain it with TWP 100 (I live in Missouri) as soon as possible so that it doesn't turn gray. Please let me know the best way to determine when it will accept stain and the best way to prep it. We are installing it without prepping it in any way, is this an issue? Thanks for any and all advice you can send. I have been very confused by all of the info on the Internet and it seems a lot of it pertains to pressure treated and not cedar. THANKS!
Brenda Ablers , September 7th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Rick Bradley:
I live in colorado. I have a redwood deck that is about 25 yrs old. I flipped the boards over and sanded down thru the uv grey to the redwood surface. I've heard that TWP 100 is the correct stain to use. Do I need to prep the surface before I apply the TWP 100? If I apply the penetrating stain will it look "blotchy?" My preference is a semi-transparent stain. I have a 16' x 20' ft. Deck and am thinking 2 gals. Should cover it. How do I go about getting a small sample from you to test it? Also, are there any local dealers near Ft. Collins, Co.? I look forward to hearing from you. Rick

Samples are on the website to test.
www.twpstain.com/stain-samples

You will need to prep after the sanding with the Gemini Restore Kit. You will need 2-3 gallons for the deck, more if you have railings and steps.
TheSealerStore , September 4th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I live in colorado. I have a redwood deck that is about 25 yrs old. I flipped the boards over and sanded down thru the uv grey to the redwood surface. I've heard that TWP 100 is the correct stain to use. Do I need to prep the surface before I apply the TWP 100? If I apply the penetrating stain will it look "blotchy?" My preference is a semi-transparen t stain. I have a 16' x 20' ft. Deck and am thinking 2 gals. Should cover it. How do I go about getting a small sample from you to test it? Also, are there any local dealers near Ft. Collins, Co.? I look forward to hearing from you. Rick
Rick Bradley , September 3rd , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Richard Forstot:
I had a new deck built in May. We've had a very dry summer. Would it be okay to clean, brighten, and apply TWP to a four month old deck with pressure treated pine?

Yes you should be good to go. Only one coat of the TWP.
TheSealerStore , September 3rd , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I had a new deck built in May. We've had a very dry summer. Would it be okay to clean, brighten, and apply TWP to a four month old deck with pressure treated pine?
Richard Forstot , September 3rd , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting John Moseley:
I have a cedar-sided house that was stained a dark chocolate brown. I'm guessing previous owner didnt prep before staining, because power spraying instantly revealed a wonderful light brown wood color underneath with woodgrain. My question is whether you offer a clear stain that would allow me to preserve the natural wood color that is now showing.

We have clear but clear does not have UV protection from graying. You need to have color in the TWP for this.
TheSealerStore , September 1st , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Tracie:
Hi! My deck is cedar and approximately 10 years old. I have been using Olympic Maximum semi-transparent stain on it. Last application was about 2 years ago. I live in Atlanta, GA. Deck is covered, but stairs are not. Would you recommend TWP 100 or 1500? Can I use Gemini deck cleaner and brightener, or just stripper. Deck was just pressure washed by house painter, but I'm trying to decide on a stain. Thanks so much!!

You need to remove the Olympic so best to use the stripper and then the brightener after to neutralize.
TheSealerStore , September 1st , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting kls1973:
Do you just use mineral spirits for the cleanup of equipment after staining? Thank you!

Yes.
TheSealerStore , September 1st , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I have a cedar-sided house that was stained a dark chocolate brown. I'm guessing previous owner didnt prep before staining, because power spraying instantly revealed a wonderful light brown wood color underneath with woodgrain. My question is whether you offer a clear stain that would allow me to preserve the natural wood color that is now showing.
John Moseley , September 1st , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Hi! My deck is cedar and approximately 10 years old. I have been using Olympic Maximum semi-transparen t stain on it. Last application was about 2 years ago. I live in Atlanta, GA. Deck is covered, but stairs are not. Would you recommend TWP 100 or 1500? Can I use Gemini deck cleaner and brightener, or just stripper. Deck was just pressure washed by house painter, but I'm trying to decide on a stain. Thanks so much!!
Tracie , August 31st , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Do you just use mineral spirits for the cleanup of equipment after staining? Thank you!
kls1973 , August 30th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Edward Marr:
My deck is 25 years old, pressure treated pine and structurally sound. Treated 4 years ago with Olympic semi transparent, 4 years before that with Behr Semi. I have cleaned it with Olympic premium cleaner & pressure washed it. Old stains remain in variable amounts from 80% coverage but most is less than 20% covered to bare wood. I should have stripped it. I like the light color to show through and don't care that it will be uneven coverage. I have decided to use brightener, stain it with a light tint TWP stain and live with it until the next staining 3 years from now and see if I want to strip it then. Which TWP stain should I use - 100, 1500 or something else. Can I buy TWP brightener and not the cleaner since I have already cleaned it.

You should not apply the TWP over the old stain. You need to strip now.
TheSealerStore , August 28th , 2014
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Mr
My deck is 25 years old, pressure treated pine and structurally sound. Treated 4 years ago with Olympic semi transparent, 4 years before that with Behr Semi. I have cleaned it with Olympic premium cleaner & pressure washed it. Old stains remain in variable amounts from 80% coverage but most is less than 20% covered to bare wood. I should have stripped it. I like the light color to show through and don't care that it will be uneven coverage. I have decided to use brightener, stain it with a light tint TWP stain and live with it until the next staining 3 years from now and see if I want to strip it then. Which TWP stain should I use - 100, 1500 or something else. Can I buy TWP brightener and not the cleaner since I have already cleaned it.
Edward Marr , August 28th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Judy Redard:
My husband, Randy, and I are putting down new cedar wood for our deck. What stain do you recommend we use and how to use it? Any preparations?
Thank you!

Please read this:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , August 27th , 2014
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Mrs.
My husband, Randy, and I are putting down new cedar wood for our deck. What stain do you recommend we use and how to use it? Any preparations?
Thank you!
Judy Redard , August 26th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Frank Ongaro:
My fence is 5 months old pressure treated pine. I plan to use TWP 100 cedartone. I live in Tennessee. The fence is starting to gray in some places. The bottom of the boards have dirt splashed up from rain. Do I need to use brightner and cleaner before applying stain. If so, does it need to be rinsed off and then how long do I have to wait before staining. When applying stain how long before it dries ( do I need to be concerned about rain in the forecast for the following day). I have about 325 feet of fence. Also, how many coats of stain?

Yes you need the Gemini Restore Kit and a pressure washer for the prep with this. After the prep you wait 48 hours to stain. Dries in 4-8 hours. Two coats applied wet on wet application:
twpstainhelp.com/.../...
TheSealerStore , August 26th , 2014
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TWP 100 for fence
My fence is 5 months old pressure treated pine. I plan to use TWP 100 cedartone. I live in Tennessee. The fence is starting to gray in some places. The bottom of the boards have dirt splashed up from rain. Do I need to use brightner and cleaner before applying stain. If so, does it need to be rinsed off and then how long do I have to wait before staining. When applying stain how long before it dries ( do I need to be concerned about rain in the forecast for the following day). I have about 325 feet of fence. Also, how many coats of stain?
Frank Ongaro , August 26th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Dot Chamberland:
Is this good for new pressure treated deck? If yes, should I wait a period of weeks or months before applying?

Yes it can be used on pressure treated wood. Please read this about new wood:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , August 26th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Is this good for new pressure treated deck? If yes, should I wait a period of weeks or months before applying?
Dot Chamberland , August 25th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Tyson:
Is it completely necessary to weight 30 days before painting over the treated wood with an oil based paint? What will happen if done too early?

Is this new wood? If so you need to wait 4-12 months: www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , August 21st , 2014
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painting 100 series
Is it completely necessary to weight 30 days before painting over the treated wood with an oil based paint? What will happen if done too early?
Tyson , August 21st , 2014
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White Spots
Quoting TheSealerStore:
Quoting thudson2:
I used the Gemini Cleaner and Brightner combination on my deck and apparently did not get all of it removed as there are white spots on some of the boards after staining. The white spots were not noticeable prior to staining. Is there a solution to getting the white spots out? Treated wood deck, TWP 100 stain, Cedartone 101, wood age 1.5 years, condition of wood good, not previously stained, large wood deck for above ground pool. Central Texas.

White spots? Around knots? If so that is normal.


Some are around knots, but others are where there is more "open grain". Will the white fade over time?
thudson2 , August 19th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting thudson2:
I used the Gemini Cleaner and Brightner combination on my deck and apparently did not get all of it removed as there are white spots on some of the boards after staining. The white spots were not noticeable prior to staining. Is there a solution to getting the white spots out? Treated wood deck, TWP 100 stain, Cedartone 101, wood age 1.5 years, condition of wood good, not previously stained, large wood deck for above ground pool. Central Texas.

White spots? Around knots? If so that is normal.
TheSealerStore , August 19th , 2014
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White Spots
I used the Gemini Cleaner and Brightner combination on my deck and apparently did not get all of it removed as there are white spots on some of the boards after staining. The white spots were not noticeable prior to staining. Is there a solution to getting the white spots out? Treated wood deck, TWP 100 stain, Cedartone 101, wood age 1.5 years, condition of wood good, not previously stained, large wood deck for above ground pool. Central Texas.
thudson2 , August 19th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting A E Dilts:
How long should our stained deck last?
We used TWP 100 and it looks terrific. We did have to sand the previously treated deck before applying. The deck is treated pine and was 7 years old.. After sanding the condition was pretty good. It was previously stained by a previous owner ...not sure of the product, but it looked poor and was starting to peel. We live in Atlanta and the deck is now under a canvas awning.
Thank you.

2-3 years is normal for your area.
TheSealerStore , August 19th , 2014
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Mrs
How long should our stained deck last?
We used TWP 100 and it looks terrific. We did have to sand the previously treated deck before applying. The deck is treated pine and was 7 years old.. After sanding the condition was pretty good. It was previously stained by a previous owner ...not sure of the product, but it looked poor and was starting to peel. We live in Atlanta and the deck is now under a canvas awning.
Thank you.
A E Dilts , August 19th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Rob Nicholas:
Have installed new kiln-dried pressure-treated Southern pine boards on my deck. Do these boards need to weather before applying the stain? If so, how long? I was thinking about using a brightener before staining-is that necessary? I am in North Carolina

For kiln dried, wait about a month and prep with the Gemini Kit to remove mill glaze. You need both cleaner and brightener.
TheSealerStore , August 17th , 2014
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TWP 100 stain
Have installed new kiln-dried pressure-treate d Southern pine boards on my deck. Do these boards need to weather before applying the stain? If so, how long? I was thinking about using a brightener before staining-is that necessary? I am in North Carolina
Rob Nicholas , August 17th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting nancy lavelle:
how long does twp last after applied to a wood deck? Deck is located on Long Island NY
thanks Nancy Lavelle

TWP 100 is not allowed for NY. You will need to 1500. About 2-3 years.
TheSealerStore , August 17th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
how long does twp last after applied to a wood deck? Deck is located on Long Island NY
thanks Nancy Lavelle
nancy lavelle , August 16th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Do you recommend using the cleaner and brightener (prior to the stain) on a recently built deck that has no prior stain? Also, because it's near the end of August, I want to try to get it stained before the minimum recommended 4 months of weathering……oth erwise, it will have to sit through the entire winter and wait a total of almost a year. I can't count on staining in the spring as the pacific northwest has very wet springs. I was hoping to stain after about 2 months of weathering. What do you recommend?
Joyce Barnes , August 16th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Jeff Lawson:
Hello. I have a 20 year old, 20' x 24' deck constructed of pressure-treated pine. It was originally stained with Sikkens Cetol 123 system and held up well for many years (I followed Sikkens' preparation instructions to the letter.) Several years ago I refinished the deck with Sikkens DEK products which only lasted 2 years before fading and peeling. Very disappointing.

I have completely sanded off all previous coatings and am working with bare wood which is still in excellent condition despite its age. If I apply TWP 100, how much time can elapse between the first and second coat? How long can I expect the product to last if I follow your instructions (I live in Cleveland, OH)? What is involved in restoring the deck once the product begins to fade or gray?

Thank you.

TWP 100 is not allowed in Ohio so you will need to use the 1500. TWP typically lasts about 2-3 years on a horizontals area before needing another coat. After sanding you should use the Gemini Restore Kit for final prep. TWP is applied wet on wet:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , August 16th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Hello. I have a 20 year old, 20' x 24' deck constructed of pressure-treate d pine. It was originally stained with Sikkens Cetol 123 system and held up well for many years (I followed Sikkens' preparation instructions to the letter.) Several years ago I refinished the deck with Sikkens DEK products which only lasted 2 years before fading and peeling. Very disappointing.

I have completely sanded off all previous coatings and am working with bare wood which is still in excellent condition despite its age. If I apply TWP 100, how much time can elapse between the first and second coat? How long can I expect the product to last if I follow your instructions (I live in Cleveland, OH)? What is involved in restoring the deck once the product begins to fade or gray?

Thank you.
Jeff Lawson , August 16th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Frances:
Hello:
We're thinking of purchasing the 5-gallon TWP 100 to seal/stain/protect a new fence + gate:
1) Age of wood: "brand new"
2) Type of wood: Redwood for fence & gate; there is a decorative border above the gate that is pressure-treated.
3) Condition of wood: unfinished
4) Never been stained
5) Area total (gate + fence) = 750 sq ft.

We live in San Francisco bay area, California.

Thank you for the guidance.

Is the wood smooth or rough? Please read this about new wood:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , August 15th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Hello:
We're thinking of purchasing the 5-gallon TWP 100 to seal/stain/prot ect a new fence + gate:
1) Age of wood: "brand new"
2) Type of wood: Redwood for fence & gate; there is a decorative border above the gate that is pressure-treated.
3) Condition of wood: unfinished
4) Never been stained
5) Area total (gate + fence) = 750 sq ft.

We live in San Francisco bay area, California.

Thank you for the guidance.
Frances , August 15th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Sonya Byrne:
3 years old, deck
treated pinelumber
dried and never been stained
Just a deck in Minnesota, Sun and part shade.

Prep first the the Gemini Kit and stain with the TWP 100 Series for a MN deck.
TheSealerStore , August 14th , 2014
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Mrs
3 years old, deck
treated pinelumber
dried and never been stained
Just a deck in Minnesota, Sun and part shade.
Sonya Byrne , August 14th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting markbachand:
I applied one coat of series 100 stain to my deck about a week ago and didn't have time to put down the second coat while the first was still wet. Is it ok to put on a second coat a week or two after the first?

Hard to say for sure. If you do apply a second coat after the first coat has dried you will need to apply a very light coat and wipe off any excess stain that does no penetrate after 30 minutes.
TheSealerStore , August 11th , 2014
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Multiple Stain coats
I applied one coat of series 100 stain to my deck about a week ago and didn't have time to put down the second coat while the first was still wet. Is it ok to put on a second coat a week or two after the first?
markbachand , August 11th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting karen smith:
hello,

we powerwashed and removed existing stain which appeared to be a solid stain like material. we pressurewashed and put a vibrant wood liquid on it. we applied thompsons clear water sealer. it is now gray and has not beaded up with water for a while now. live in wv. the deck is in sun all day long. we get alot of rain and snow as well. temps get pretty cold. what can we use that will not peel and shall stay nice looking for longer than 2 years? thank you, karen smith

Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit and stain with the TWP 100 Series.
TheSealerStore , August 10th , 2014
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mrs
hello,

we powerwashed and removed existing stain which appeared to be a solid stain like material. we pressurewashed and put a vibrant wood liquid on it. we applied thompsons clear water sealer. it is now gray and has not beaded up with water for a while now. live in wv. the deck is in sun all day long. we get alot of rain and snow as well. temps get pretty cold. what can we use that will not peel and shall stay nice looking for longer than 2 years? thank you, karen smith
karen smith , August 10th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting LeEllen Phares:
10 year old ipe deck approximately 25X25. Most in full sun, small area is covered. There is a hot tub on the deck and an outside shower. Originally treated years 1, 2, and 5 with Penofin. Used Restore-a-deck cleaner and brightener year 8 followed by TWP (100? not sure) Rustic Oak same year.
Now color is badly blotched, even boot tracks-I believe mainly from chemicals used to decontaminate and disinfect hot tub in year 9 (last year). Was planning on basically repeated what I did year 8 unless you have a better suggestions. Thanks for your help.

If the finish is uneven you might want to strip this time with the RAD Stripper and use the RAD Brightener after.
TheSealerStore , August 8th , 2014
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owner
10 year old ipe deck approximately 25X25. Most in full sun, small area is covered. There is a hot tub on the deck and an outside shower. Originally treated years 1, 2, and 5 with Penofin. Used Restore-a-deck cleaner and brightener year 8 followed by TWP (100? not sure) Rustic Oak same year.
Now color is badly blotched, even boot tracks-I believe mainly from chemicals used to decontaminate and disinfect hot tub in year 9 (last year). Was planning on basically repeated what I did year 8 unless you have a better suggestions. Thanks for your help.
LeEllen Phares , August 7th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Leonard Roberts:
I bought two 5 gal. of twp 100. My wood is 7 years old pine. Never stained it was gray from the weather. On one long railing I stained it a second time two days after the first. After one day is in glossy looking tacky and wet. Will this dry out after a few days or did I mess by not doing wet on wet? Also the other stained once is still somewhat tacky too.

It will dry but it may stay shiny since it was not done wet on wet. Tackiness will go away.
TheSealerStore , August 3rd , 2014
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Home Owner
I bought two 5 gal. of twp 100. My wood is 7 years old pine. Never stained it was gray from the weather. On one long railing I stained it a second time two days after the first. After one day is in glossy looking tacky and wet. Will this dry out after a few days or did I mess by not doing wet on wet? Also the other stained once is still somewhat tacky too.
Leonard Roberts , August 2nd , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Mike Qualls:
I have a brand new cedar fence that I would like to stain/protect to match a new Ipe wood deck. Are the 100 series stains semi-transparen t? I don't want it to have a painted look. Also, can you recommend a color to match the Ipe which has reds, browns and blonds? I will get samples first, but I wanted to narrow it down.

Yes all TWP stains are semi-transparen t that show the grain of the wood. You cannot get cedar to match IPE. Might want to try to get a few samples and mix them together. Maybe a mixture of Rustic and Dark Oak would be somewhat close.
TheSealerStore , August 2nd , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I have a brand new cedar fence that I would like to stain/protect to match a new Ipe wood deck. Are the 100 series stains semi-transparen t? I don't want it to have a painted look. Also, can you recommend a color to match the Ipe which has reds, browns and blonds? I will get samples first, but I wanted to narrow it down.
Mike Qualls , August 2nd , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Richp425:
I put TWP 100 on my deck today when is safe to let my dogs and cat on the deck? When can I put deck table and chairs back on? Thanks Rich

Wait 24 hours for furniture and animals at minimum.
TheSealerStore , July 30th , 2014
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things on the deck
I put TWP 100 on my deck today when is safe to let my dogs and cat on the deck? When can I put deck table and chairs back on? Thanks Rich
Richp425 , July 30th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Nina Ogle:
I used the Gemini Deck cleaner and brightener and will be using TWP either honeytone or cedartone for stain. The problem is, after using the cleaner and brightener, I have white spots all over the deck. It is red cedar and has weathered for about 8 months. The white spots are primarily where there are knots in the wood. Will the stain cover that?

Knots will tent to be lighter in color when stained. The stain will cover these but they still might be a little lighter after drying.
TheSealerStore , July 28th , 2014
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question about deck
I used the Gemini Deck cleaner and brightener and will be using TWP either honeytone or cedartone for stain. The problem is, after using the cleaner and brightener, I have white spots all over the deck. It is red cedar and has weathered for about 8 months. The white spots are primarily where there are knots in the wood. Will the stain cover that?
Nina Ogle , July 28th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Wendy Jo:
New deck
Mahogany
Brand new wood
Full sun in so cal
One section is next to hot tub
Which stain
How long to wait before staining

Couple of months and prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit. Apply only one coat and you need the 1500 Series for Cali.
TheSealerStore , July 28th , 2014
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Mahogany
New deck
Mahogany
Brand new wood
Full sun in so cal
One section is next to hot tub
Which stain
How long to wait before staining
Wendy Jo , July 27th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Jess McKay:
I have a new deck and privacy fence. Installed in April. I have let the wood sit untouched since then. How much stain do I need? Is clear stain or tinted better?

All pressure treated wood.
Deck is 26x12 with 3.5ft rail.
Fence is 6ft high and is a total of 175ft long. I want to stain both sides.

You need tinted for best results. Please read this: www.twpstainhelp.com/.../

What is total sq. footage for all wood?
TheSealerStore , July 27th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I have a new deck and privacy fence. Installed in April. I have let the wood sit untouched since then. How much stain do I need? Is clear stain or tinted better?

All pressure treated wood.
Deck is 26x12 with 3.5ft rail.
Fence is 6ft high and is a total of 175ft long. I want to stain both sides.
Jess McKay , July 26th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Kate Grube:
Hello-

I have used TWP 103 Dark Oak for two yearly applications on my deck, which was built 3 years ago. (The first stain was one year after the installation.) The stain does not appear to be holding in some areas and looks "scuffed off" compared to other areas. When new stain is applied, it takes it lightly and does not hold for more than a few months at a time.

We have decided to paint the boards to get a more consistent look, but we would like to go to a lighter cedar wood color than the .dark oak.

Can please you advise what would be recommended to cover over top (without stripping) possibly using an exterior paint or opaque stain that will accept the TWP 103 product underneath?

Thank you for your help.

K Grube

That is more of question for the solid color stain/paint brand you will be using as to how they want it prepped. I would guess that they will say to strip off the 103 to be certain.
TheSealerStore , July 24th , 2014
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Interior Designer
Hello-

I have used TWP 103 Dark Oak for two yearly applications on my deck, which was built 3 years ago. (The first stain was one year after the installation.) The stain does not appear to be holding in some areas and looks "scuffed off" compared to other areas. When new stain is applied, it takes it lightly and does not hold for more than a few months at a time.

We have decided to paint the boards to get a more consistent look, but we would like to go to a lighter cedar wood color than the .dark oak.

Can please you advise what would be recommended to cover over top (without stripping) possibly using an exterior paint or opaque stain that will accept the TWP 103 product underneath?

Thank you for your help.

K Grube
Kate Grube , July 24th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Thomas Dollus:
Is there any requirements on previsously sealed and stained decks?

Yes you need to remove any previous coatings first before using the TWP.
TheSealerStore , July 24th , 2014
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pre- stain water stain
Is there any requirements on previsously sealed and stained decks?
Thomas Dollus , July 24th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting tom nutting:
I have over 4000 square feet of deck and dock 25 years old in pressure treated pine. It is in decent condition with some cracking. It has been coated several times over the years with Sikkens Cetol SRD in cape cod grey (no longer available). It would be impossible to strip but I would prefer to keep the grey appearance regardless. Can TWP 100 be applied directly over the existing aged finish?

No you need to remove the sikkens if you want to use TWP.
TheSealerStore , July 23rd , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I have over 4000 square feet of deck and dock 25 years old in pressure treated pine. It is in decent condition with some cracking. It has been coated several times over the years with Sikkens Cetol SRD in cape cod grey (no longer available). It would be impossible to strip but I would prefer to keep the grey appearance regardless. Can TWP 100 be applied directly over the existing aged finish?
tom nutting , July 23rd , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting TheSealerStore:
Quoting Don G.:
Our deck is about 15 years old, made with pressure treated decking and in pretty decent shape (I'll be replacing about a half-dozen boards on the deck surface). We have powerwashed and sanded it in preparation for stain, but as you can see in the pictures, some of the original stain has absorbed into the knots in the wood.

Because ee would like to keep the deck gray, I'm wondering if the TWP 100 Cape Cod Gray stain will cover the remaining old stain sufficiently to have a decent end result on both the vertical and horizontal surfaces. Thanks.

Hard to say for sure on those posts and railings as it depends on the old brand and the type of stain it was. Can you sand most of it off?


Well, thanks for your answer, but I guess it doesn’t matter. I just discovered that I can't use the TWP 100 stain in MA,and the TWP 1500 doesn't come in grey. Back to the drawing board.
dgoonan , July 21st , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Jeff Konesko:
I have a rainbow play set 4 years old. I have never re stained it. wood is in good condition, but appears weathered? was thinking about the 100 stain. Will this stain be a good fit? Do you think I should get 1 or 2 gallons, and I would like to know what you feel the best prep would be. Also in wisconsin Thank you

You should prep by removing the old stain with the Restore A Deck stripper and pressure wash off. Use the RAD brightener when done with this part. Stain with the TWP 100 Series. Maybe the Rustic color to match the older reddish brown color of the playset.
TheSealerStore , July 21st , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Don G.:
Our deck is about 15 years old, made with pressure treated decking and in pretty decent shape (I'll be replacing about a half-dozen boards on the deck surface). We have powerwashed and sanded it in preparation for stain, but as you can see in the pictures, some of the original stain has absorbed into the knots in the wood.

Because ee would like to keep the deck gray, I'm wondering if the TWP 100 Cape Cod Gray stain will cover the remaining old stain sufficiently to have a decent end result on both the vertical and horizontal surfaces. Thanks.

Hard to say for sure on those posts and railings as it depends on the old brand and the type of stain it was. Can you sand most of it off?
TheSealerStore , July 21st , 2014
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I have a rainbow play set 4 years old. I have never re stained it. wood is in good condition, but appears weathered? was thinking about the 100 stain. Will this stain be a good fit? Do you think I should get 1 or 2 gallons, and I would like to know what you feel the best prep would be. Also in wisconsin Thank you
Jeff Konesko , July 20th , 2014
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Cape Cod Gray question
Our deck is about 15 years old, made with pressure treated decking and in pretty decent shape (I'll be replacing about a half-dozen boards on the deck surface). We have powerwashed and sanded it in preparation for stain, but as you can see in the pictures, some of the original stain has absorbed into the knots in the wood.

Because ee would like to keep the deck gray, I'm wondering if the TWP 100 Cape Cod Gray stain will cover the remaining old stain sufficiently to have a decent end result on both the vertical and horizontal surfaces. Thanks.
Don G. , July 20th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Jeff kemp:
3 year old pressure treated pine 12 x 32 deck with semi transparent Behr stain .. In good condition but not happy with appearance. Is there a solid color product to cover without having to strip

No we do not sell a solid color and you would need to strip the Behr off no matter what brand of stain you go with for proper results.
TheSealerStore , July 20th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Steve Knutson:
Just having a new cedar deck installed in Minnesota. How long do I have to allow the wood to "weather" before I can apply the TWP 100 stain? If it is four months or longer would have to wait until after next winter.

Please read: www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , July 20th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
3 year old pressure treated pine 12 x 32 deck with semi transparent Behr stain .. In good condition but not happy with appearance. Is there a solid color product to cover without having to strip
Jeff kemp , July 20th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Just having a new cedar deck installed in Minnesota. How long do I have to allow the wood to "weather" before I can apply the TWP 100 stain? If it is four months or longer would have to wait until after next winter.
Steve Knutson , July 19th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting BobWitte:
Wisconsin - so I believe both are legal. Cedar deck, over 10 years old. Will be doing a thorough clean, stain removal, whitening process (maybe a few times - paranoid here) to make sure the surface is ready to absorb. Which should I use: 100 or 1500? The 100 has a slightly higher rating on the Best Deck Stains rating site.

Use the 100 for Wisconsin. Two coats applied wet on wet.
TheSealerStore , July 18th , 2014
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100 vs 1500
Wisconsin - so I believe both are legal. Cedar deck, over 10 years old. Will be doing a thorough clean, stain removal, whitening process (maybe a few times - paranoid here) to make sure the surface is ready to absorb. Which should I use: 100 or 1500? The 100 has a slightly higher rating on the Best Deck Stains rating site.
BobWitte , July 17th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting PeteS:
I recently ordered 2 gallons of TWP Cedar and my wife would now like the deck in clear. Could I do an exchange and if so, what is the process for exchange? Your help is appreciated

Clear will offer no Uv protection from graying. You can exchange but they must be unopened and you will need to pay for shipping back of the Cedartone and pay for shipping of the Clear gallons to you once we get them back.
TheSealerStore , July 15th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I recently ordered 2 gallons of TWP Cedar and my wife would now like the deck in clear. Could I do an exchange and if so, what is the process for exchange? Your help is appreciated
PeteS , July 15th , 2014
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re: Staining new redwood deck and furniture
Quoting Dave guy:
I've built a new redwood deck and dining set and am looking to stain them with twp100. I like the color they've developed drying in the sun. Do you offer clear twp100 ? I saw it as a sample but not in the 5 gallon size.

Yes you can order a 5 gallons of the TWP Clear. It is a option in the dropdown of color choices.
TheSealerStore , July 15th , 2014
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Staining new redwood deck and furniture
I've built a new redwood deck and dining set and am looking to stain them with twp100. I like the color they've developed drying in the sun. Do you offer clear twp100 ? I saw it as a sample but not in the 5 gallon size.
Dave guy , July 14th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Corenna:
2-3 year old wood deck and fence in Nebraska. 800 sq ft deck around a pool... about 2700 fencing around the yard. the wood is yellow treated pine and has some UV greying just starting this year. the deck is in partial shade and full sun.... as is the fencing... neither has ever had stain on it. looking for advice on name brand of brightner, cleaner as well as the stain. thank you!!

Use the Gemini Restore Kit for the prep. You will need about 4 of these for all your wood. Stain with TWP 100 Series. For both fence and deck you will need roughly 30 Gallons for two coats.
TheSealerStore , July 14th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
2-3 year old wood deck and fence in Nebraska. 800 sq ft deck around a pool... about 2700 fencing around the yard. the wood is yellow treated pine and has some UV greying just starting this year. the deck is in partial shade and full sun.... as is the fencing... neither has ever had stain on it. looking for advice on name brand of brightner, cleaner as well as the stain. thank you!!
Corenna , July 14th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Randy A.:
2.5 yr old pressure treated pine deck in Wisconsin.
550 to 600 sq. feet
Like the gray options in TWP100

Recently finished stripping failed Behr Semi-Transparent stain with Behr stripper, using power washer. Some stain (gray) remnant remains in gaps. Planned to use Behr all-in-one cleaner/brightener (free from Behr due to stain failure) before applying another stain. Like what we're hearing about TWP. Necesary to use your brightener, prior to using your stain if we use Behr's instead?
Recommend 2 coats of stain?
If so, how many gallons?

As longa as you remove all of the Behr you can use the TWP. Get some sample colors to test from the site. You will need two very light coats. 4-6 gallons should work.
TheSealerStore , July 13th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Graham:
Hello. I am getting ready to re-stain my cypress deck that's close to 200sqft . I used twp1500 cedar tone when I completed the build, close to three years ago, and it has held up beautifully. However, I wasn't absolutely thrilled with the color through the early stages. As the deck has aged, I am beginning to love the silvery/gray look. I know a basic clear stain won't protect from uv rays so I'd like some tint for protection. I guess my question is, can I mix twp 100 stains? I sampled almost all of the colors from different manufacturers listed on this site. The twp driftwood gray had the best color tone, for my taste, but it was rather solid. Can I mix it with a 100 transparent clear (not listed on their site but I remembered reading that they do carry it)? Right now I am think a 50/50 mix but may play with it to test first. figured one gallon of each would be give me more than enough coverage. What are y'all's thoughts? I really appreciate it!!

The TWP 100 Clear can be mixed into the other colors but as you mentioned it would be best to test first. You can get the clear from our site here.
TheSealerStore , July 13th , 2014
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2.5 yr old pressure treated pine deck in Wisconsin.
550 to 600 sq. feet
Like the gray options in TWP100

Recently finished stripping failed Behr Semi-Transparen t stain with Behr stripper, using power washer. Some stain (gray) remnant remains in gaps. Planned to use Behr all-in-one cleaner/brighte ner (free from Behr due to stain failure) before applying another stain. Like what we're hearing about TWP. Necesary to use your brightener, prior to using your stain if we use Behr's instead?
Recommend 2 coats of stain?
If so, how many gallons?
Randy A. , July 13th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Hello. I am getting ready to re-stain my cypress deck that's close to 200sqft . I used twp1500 cedar tone when I completed the build, close to three years ago, and it has held up beautifully. However, I wasn't absolutely thrilled with the color through the early stages. As the deck has aged, I am beginning to love the silvery/gray look. I know a basic clear stain won't protect from uv rays so I'd like some tint for protection. I guess my question is, can I mix twp 100 stains? I sampled almost all of the colors from different manufacturers listed on this site. The twp driftwood gray had the best color tone, for my taste, but it was rather solid. Can I mix it with a 100 transparent clear (not listed on their site but I remembered reading that they do carry it)? Right now I am think a 50/50 mix but may play with it to test first. figured one gallon of each would be give me more than enough coverage. What are y'all's thoughts? I really appreciate it!!
Graham , July 12th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Janet Jansen:
My husband painted the cracks with a paint brush, then went over the entire deck with a roller. Where he painted the cracks turned shinny. We need to put a 2nd coat on the deck but what do we do about the shinny areas? We used 102-1 redwood. Love the color. Please help, we love the color.

There is not a way to fix this except stripping and starting over. In addition TWP needs to be applied wet on wet. If you apply the second coat now after first coat dries, most likely the whole deck will be shiny which means it did not absorb and was over applied. You eventually need to strip it off and start over. You can do this now before you apply another coat or you can apply the second coat and strip in a year or two. You will run the risk of it not absorbing though and prematurely failing.
TheSealerStore , July 12th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
My husband painted the cracks with a paint brush, then went over the entire deck with a roller. Where he painted the cracks turned shinny. We need to put a 2nd coat on the deck but what do we do about the shinny areas? We used 102-1 redwood. Love the color. Please help, we love the color.
Janet Jansen , July 11th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting david phillips:
What is the best stain for furniture?

100 or 1500.
TheSealerStore , July 11th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Chrissie:
brand new 32x20ft redwood deck. Built today
California..SF bay area
full sun
no mold issues/lots of kid traffic

Which product? TWP 100? When should I apply?

Only the 1500 is allowed in CA, Please read this:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , July 11th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Dave A:
I have some TWP 100 series and want to stain new cedar shake siding. Do I need a primer? Please recommend?

Thanks,
Dave

No you cannot use a primer with TWP.
TheSealerStore , July 11th , 2014
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owner
What is the best stain for furniture?
david phillips , July 10th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
brand new 32x20ft redwood deck. Built today
California..SF bay area
full sun
no mold issues/lots of kid traffic

Which product? TWP 100? When should I apply?
Chrissie , July 10th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I have some TWP 100 series and want to stain new cedar shake siding. Do I need a primer? Please recommend?

Thanks,
Dave
Dave A , July 10th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting jerry sweet:
Old deck fur, sanded everything, bare wood with little traces of water based stain still down in the grain, so stripped it and used brightner now looks like brand new, But supposed to rain off an on for the next week or so, Question--- how long can I leave this fur open to the elements before I can stain? without causing more problems.

A couple of weeks is okay.
TheSealerStore , July 9th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting TomG_ATL:
Hi,I have a new deck (3wks old), press treated pine. I want to stain it soon as it gets alot of sun....but I know it needs to dry a while too. Which stain is best 100 or 1500? Can 100 be shipped to GA?
Thanks!

100 and yes it can be shipped to GA. Please read:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , July 9th , 2014
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home owner
Old deck fur, sanded everything, bare wood with little traces of water based stain still down in the grain, so stripped it and used brightner now looks like brand new, But supposed to rain off an on for the next week or so, Question--- how long can I leave this fur open to the elements before I can stain? without causing more problems.
jerry sweet , July 9th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Hi,I have a new deck (3wks old), press treated pine. I want to stain it soon as it gets alot of sun....but I know it needs to dry a while too. Which stain is best 100 or 1500? Can 100 be shipped to GA?
Thanks!
TomG_ATL , July 9th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Bill L:
Can this be used on badly faded composite decking ( 1 year old)

It is not designed for composite but you can do a test spot and see if it works for you.
TheSealerStore , July 9th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Can this be used on badly faded composite decking ( 1 year old)
Bill L , July 9th , 2014
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Rain
I completed staining my deck 48-60 hours ago. Rained for about a hour, deck with a good seal with standing and puddles of water on top. Am I good to go or brush water off?
LW , July 9th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Jer:
I applied CWF UV clear 2 years ago. Can I just power wash and use the 101 cedar or the 1500 series? Deck is about 5 years old.

You would need to remove the CWF first with a stain stripper and pressure washer. Apply brightner when done.
TheSealerStore , July 8th , 2014
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Manager
I applied CWF UV clear 2 years ago. Can I just power wash and use the 101 cedar or the 1500 series? Deck is about 5 years old.
Jer , July 8th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Barbara Spence:
I have a pressure treated pine deck that is 20 years old. It was last stained with thompsons 7 years ago and is mostly worn off.The wood is in good shape. What prep do I need to do? I am hoping to just power wash it.
Thank you

Use the Restore A Deck Stain Stripper and pressure washing to remove the old Thompsons. Use the Brightener to neutralize when done. This will prep for the TWP.
TheSealerStore , July 8th , 2014
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home owner
I have a pressure treated pine deck that is 20 years old. It was last stained with thompsons 7 years ago and is mostly worn off.The wood is in good shape. What prep do I need to do? I am hoping to just power wash it.
Thank you
Barbara Spence , July 8th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Ron Grimm:
1. 3 month
2. Pressure Treated Pine
3. New and clean
4. No previous stain
5. full Georgia sun

Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit and apply just one coat of the TWP 100 Series for new wood.
TheSealerStore , July 7th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
1. 3 month
2. Pressure Treated Pine
3. New and clean
4. No previous stain
5. full Georgia sun
Ron Grimm , July 7th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting UNCLENOZ:
WHEN TO TREAT WITH TWO 100
1. NEW
2. CEDAR
3. CLEAN
4. NOT PREVIOUSLY STAINED
5. NEW DECK 9x14.5 PLUS RAILINGS AND BALUSTERS

THANKS

Please read:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , July 7th , 2014
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MR.
WHEN TO TREAT WITH TWO 100
1. NEW
2. CEDAR
3. CLEAN
4. NOT PREVIOUSLY STAINED
5. NEW DECK 9x14.5 PLUS RAILINGS AND BALUSTERS

THANKS
UNCLENOZ , July 7th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting budsvtec:
Deck was built in 2006. Previously stained using a honey tone by olympic. I just power washed deck. Can I apply twp100 pecan to my deck?
Thanks

As long as the Olympic was removed you can apply the TWP.
TheSealerStore , July 2nd , 2014
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Mr.
Age of wood-12 years
AC2 Pine ( pre-treated)
Condition-good
Stained previously with FLOOD
CWP
We are stripping 450sq.ft of stain off our backyard angled deck
Andrew Vlosich , July 1st , 2014
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Do I need to seal or apply anything else after I apply the TWP 100?
I have an old deck, I'm assuming about 20 years old. I'm assuming pine that is cracked but still solid. Unfortunately, I lapsed on maintenance so the solid stain sat on there for 7 years. I'm not sure what brand it was but it has since cracked. I have pressure washed it and most of the stain has come off with only about 10% remaining. I'll be removing the remaining solid stain soon. The area is approx 500 sq ft. After applying TWP, do I need to apply anything else on top of it? I live in Houston, TX and the area is about 70% direct sunlight, and 30% indirect sunlight.
Sunny Nguyen , July 1st , 2014
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twp100 pecan questions
Deck was built in 2006. Previously stained using a honey tone by olympic. I just power washed deck. Can I apply twp100 pecan to my deck?
Thanks
budsvtec , July 1st , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Lauriel Sandstrom:
Wold like a coupon for twp100

Sorry but we do not have any coupons currently.
TheSealerStore , June 30th , 2014
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Stain
Wold like a coupon for twp100
Lauriel Sandstrom , June 30th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Constance Phillips:
we cleaned and stained our deck in sept 2011 with twp 100 cedartone, it needs to be done again this year, the wood is ipe, it's 4 years old. it held up pretty good, mostly fading not much black mildew at all. when it rains it no longer beads up. what do i have to use to remove old twp 100? we used m-1 deck and roof cleaner 3 years ago and it worked great. thanks

Use the Restore A Deck Stain stripper followed by the Wood Brightener for the prep.
TheSealerStore , June 29th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Barbara M:
MY HOUSE HAS BEEN STAINED WITH TWP 100 series in the past. It needs to be recoated. How do I know if I just need to clean it versus stripping it? What would the process be to strip it?

Strip if wearing unevenly. Clean if not. These articles explain the process:
twpstainhelp.com/.../...
TheSealerStore , June 29th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
we cleaned and stained our deck in sept 2011 with twp 100 cedartone, it needs to be done again this year, the wood is ipe, it's 4 years old. it held up pretty good, mostly fading not much black mildew at all. when it rains it no longer beads up. what do i have to use to remove old twp 100? we used m-1 deck and roof cleaner 3 years ago and it worked great. thanks
Constance Phillips , June 29th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
MY HOUSE HAS BEEN STAINED WITH TWP 100 series in the past. It needs to be recoated. How do I know if I just need to clean it versus stripping it? What would the process be to strip it?
Barbara M , June 28th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Pmerch:
I live in Austin TX, which is better 100 or 1500 for a new pine fence.

Fore a vertical fence in Texas you should use the 1500.
TheSealerStore , June 28th , 2014
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New Pine Fence
I live in Austin TX, which is better 100 or 1500 for a new pine fence.
Pmerch , June 27th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Bubst:
I have a deck that is used frequently. Last year I applied TWP 101 to unsealed cedar decking. In the high traffic area the stain is wearing off. In some area bare wood is exposed. What is recommended for surface preparation before reapplying TWP 101.
Bob

Use the Gemini Restore Kit for the prep for another coat to the floors.
TheSealerStore , June 26th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting jerry sweet:
Do you need a mask (resperator)to apply?
How long is does odor last?
Decks are approx. 15 years old but but sanded down to bare wood and cleaned with deck brightner. should I use 100 or 1500?
Thanks Jer[ Only want to apply one coat!!

You do not have to use a mask when applying. Odor does linger for a few days or so. Use the 100 if allowed otherwise the 1500.
TheSealerStore , June 26th , 2014
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home owner
I have a deck that is used frequently. Last year I applied TWP 101 to unsealed cedar decking. In the high traffic area the stain is wearing off. In some area bare wood is exposed. What is recommended for surface preparation before reapplying TWP 101.
Bob
Bubst , June 25th , 2014
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owner
Do you need a mask (resperator)to apply?
How long is does odor last?
Decks are approx. 15 years old but but sanded down to bare wood and cleaned with deck brightner. should I use 100 or 1500?
Thanks Jer[ Only want to apply one coat!!
jerry sweet , June 25th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Ron C:
can i apply 2nd light coat on deck after 24 hrs of first coat? Deck is 5 plus yrs old. Also how long before I can put furniture back on deck or have food traffic?

If you do it must be a very light coat of the stain. Wait at least 24 hours for the furniture.
TheSealerStore , June 24th , 2014
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2nd coat
can i apply 2nd light coat on deck after 24 hrs of first coat? Deck is 5 plus yrs old. Also how long before I can put furniture back on deck or have food traffic?
Ron C , June 24th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting New Cedar:
The TWP-100 application instructions call for two coats, wet-on-wet. Does the coverage-per-gallon take this into consideration? I need to cover new, rough cedar (~ 1500 sq ft) - would I need 10 gal? 15 gal? 30 gal?

150-200 sq. feet for the first coat and 200-300 for the second coat. Averages to about 100-125 sq. feet for two coats per gallon. You will need somewhere between the 10-15 gallons most likely.
TheSealerStore , June 24th , 2014
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Amount required
The TWP-100 application instructions call for two coats, wet-on-wet. Does the coverage-per-ga llon take this into consideration? I need to cover new, rough cedar (~ 1500 sq ft) - would I need 10 gal? 15 gal? 30 gal?
New Cedar , June 23rd , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Kevin Waskin:
AGE: 12 yrs
TYPE: treated pine
CONDITION: majority is fair to good, I replaced heavily worn boards this year.
PRIOR STAIN: Olympic Maximun
Description: 2 level large deck around pool, heavy sun exposure, vinyl railing.

Use the Restore a Deck Stripper and the Wood Brightener for the prep first before applying the TWP.
TheSealerStore , June 22nd , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting LW:
I have a 12 year old pressure treated deck that has not been treated before. Just within the past week, cleaned it and cleaned it. The wood appears to be in good shape with nice wood grain. I live in West Virginia, which TWP product do you recommend?

Use the 100 Series
TheSealerStore , June 22nd , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
AGE: 12 yrs
TYPE: treated pine
CONDITION: majority is fair to good, I replaced heavily worn boards this year.
PRIOR STAIN: Olympic Maximun
Description: 2 level large deck around pool, heavy sun exposure, vinyl railing.
Kevin Waskin , June 22nd , 2014
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Stain the Deck
I have a 12 year old pressure treated deck that has not been treated before. Just within the past week, cleaned it and cleaned it. The wood appears to be in good shape with nice wood grain. I live in West Virginia, which TWP product do you recommend?
LW , June 21st , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting JEREMY KERSLAKE:
This deck is about 15 years old and was stained with a behr product originally. Since then it has been stripped and had CWF applied. This has also been stripped although there are still residues here and there. The deck railing is still coated with CWF and is in good condition where not exposed to sun. The deck was then stained twice with woodguard about 6 and 4 years ago. It has since been pressure washed and needs to be restained. The homeowner will sell the house this year and has a budget that does not cover stripping everything. The deck and rail do not need to be perfect but look maintained and good at a glance. Solid stain is not an option. What would TWP look like over these slightly different surfaces? Any other advice?

You cannot use TWP on top of these other brands. It will not work or adhere well.
TheSealerStore , June 19th , 2014
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old deck
This deck is about 15 years old and was stained with a behr product originally. Since then it has been stripped and had CWF applied. This has also been stripped although there are still residues here and there. The deck railing is still coated with CWF and is in good condition where not exposed to sun. The deck was then stained twice with woodguard about 6 and 4 years ago. It has since been pressure washed and needs to be restained. The homeowner will sell the house this year and has a budget that does not cover stripping everything. The deck and rail do not need to be perfect but look maintained and good at a glance. Solid stain is not an option. What would TWP look like over these slightly different surfaces? Any other advice?
JEREMY KERSLAKE , June 19th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Steve B:
I would like to use TWP stain on my deck. Which series would be best? I'm leaning towards series 100.

1. 1 year old
2. Pressure treated (pine?)
3. Great
4. no
5. 150 sq ft deck, full sun
we live in MN, so we get very hot summers and very cold winters, as well as very dry falls and very humid springs.

I will be using a wood cleaner/brightener first. Thank you.

Use the 100 Series for this.
TheSealerStore , June 19th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Donald Wiggins:
16 years, treated pine, ok condition, previously treated with with flood solid stain, 250 sq food deck and 18 stairs

For you to use the TWP you would need to remove the solid stain and that would require power sanding the Flood off the deck as stain strippers are ineffective on solid stains. Once removed you can use the TWP.
TheSealerStore , June 19th , 2014
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Homeowner
16 years, treated pine, ok condition, previously treated with with flood solid stain, 250 sq food deck and 18 stairs
Donald Wiggins , June 19th , 2014
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