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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.

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  2. Type of wood?
  3. Condition of the wood?
  4. Has it been stained previously and if so with what brand of stain?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Steve C.:
I installed cedar siding about 6 to 8 years ago and treated it with two coats of Sikkens SRD, which I believe is a semi-transparent, oil based stain. Each year since the siding has darkened to the point of being a very dark brown, almost black. What would be my course of action to restore the color as close to original as possible and which of your products, the TWP 100 or 1500 would be best for long term protection. My house is in WV and positioned on a hill where it does get a direct sun light.

You need to remove the Sikkens and that can be somewhat difficult. The RAD Stain Stripper and pressure washing will be your best option. Apply and repeat if needed until all the sikkens has been removed. Apply a wood brightener to the wood after all has been stripped. Use the TWP 1500 Series.
TheSealerStore , September 2nd , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I installed cedar siding about 6 to 8 years ago and treated it with two coats of Sikkens SRD, which I believe is a semi-transparen t, oil based stain. Each year since the siding has darkened to the point of being a very dark brown, almost black. What would be my course of action to restore the color as close to original as possible and which of your products, the TWP 100 or 1500 would be best for long term protection. My house is in WV and positioned on a hill where it does get a direct sun light.
Steve C. , September 2nd , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Susan Hefner Lenhart:
Hello! We have purchased your Gemini RAD kit but are having a very hard time finding any pressure washer that will go as low as you advise, 1,000 PSI. The lowest psi we can find is 1,500. None of the sites selling pressure washers state if the pressure can be dialed down. You really stressed not going over 1,000 psi so as not to damage the wood so, can you suggest a pressure washer that we can safely use? We need to get this accomplished, soon, and cannot move forward until we have the proper tool. Thank you.

You can use a 3000 psi pressure washer. It is only 3000 psi when you are directly at the tip. when you are 8-12 inches away, the pressure drops in half or less.
TheSealerStore , August 30th , 2015
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1000 psi pressure washer
Hello! We have purchased your Gemini RAD kit but are having a very hard time finding any pressure washer that will go as low as you advise, 1,000 PSI. The lowest psi we can find is 1,500. None of the sites selling pressure washers state if the pressure can be dialed down. You really stressed not going over 1,000 psi so as not to damage the wood so, can you suggest a pressure washer that we can safely use? We need to get this accomplished, soon, and cannot move forward until we have the proper tool. Thank you.
Susan Hefner Lenhart , August 30th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Bill McCarthey:
Hi, We are building a new home with a new cedar deck with benches facing the salt water in Puget Sound, Washington state. The sand/gravel beach is 100 feet away. The deck also faces west and will get lots of sun. To best preserve the wood is it a good idea to stain new cedar decking on all sides before it is installed? Or is this not really necessary? We are planning to use TWP 100 on the deck and the benches. What do you suggest for best application and even stain color? We might use the pecan stain color.
Thank you for your help.
Regards,
Bill McCarthey

You do not need to stain all sides prior to install. See here about new wood:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../

Use the 100 Series but read the above article!
TheSealerStore , August 28th , 2015
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home owner
Hi, We are building a new home with a new cedar deck with benches facing the salt water in Puget Sound, Washington state. The sand/gravel beach is 100 feet away. The deck also faces west and will get lots of sun. To best preserve the wood is it a good idea to stain new cedar decking on all sides before it is installed? Or is this not really necessary? We are planning to use TWP 100 on the deck and the benches. What do you suggest for best application and even stain color? We might use the pecan stain color.
Thank you for your help.
Regards,
Bill McCarthey
Bill McCarthey , August 28th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Brent Brydon:
Dear TWP Tech Rep, I understand that new wood should be allowed to age approx 4 months before applying TWP100 or TWP1500. Can you advise if the wood has been kiln dried if that is still the case? My project is to protect new 4"x12" and 6"x18" western red cedar(WRC) beams and columns. The WRC has just been kiln dried. Also, the project is in the Caribbean hence UV protection is paramount. Can you suggest which of the TWP100 or the TWP1500 on WRC wood will give the better UV protection? We do not have any VOC regs. I am expecting to use the 116 rustic color. Thank you for your support.

Wait 1-2 months for kiln dried and prep with Gemini Kit. Use the 100 Series for the newer wood.
TheSealerStore , August 25th , 2015
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Director
Dear TWP Tech Rep, I understand that new wood should be allowed to age approx 4 months before applying TWP100 or TWP1500. Can you advise if the wood has been kiln dried if that is still the case? My project is to protect new 4"x12" and 6"x18" western red cedar(WRC) beams and columns. The WRC has just been kiln dried. Also, the project is in the Caribbean hence UV protection is paramount. Can you suggest which of the TWP100 or the TWP1500 on WRC wood will give the better UV protection? We do not have any VOC regs. I am expecting to use the 116 rustic color. Thank you for your support.
Brent Brydon , August 25th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Carmen:
I have a deck that is pressure treated pine. Built last year, never treated. Have a lower section the get a lot of mold built up in the corners. Want to stain it beginning of next month. What steps do I need to take and what type of TWP should I use for best coverage? Also, what is the best way to put the stain on - there are quite a few rough areas and holes in the wood. This is not actual decking boards - just pine (landlord wanted it done the cheapest way possible).
Most if not all you answers will be found not this site:

www.twpstainhelp.com/
TheSealerStore , August 25th , 2015
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Michigan Deck
I have a deck that is pressure treated pine. Built last year, never treated. Have a lower section the get a lot of mold built up in the corners. Want to stain it beginning of next month. What steps do I need to take and what type of TWP should I use for best coverage? Also, what is the best way to put the stain on - there are quite a few rough areas and holes in the wood. This is not actual decking boards - just pine (landlord wanted it done the cheapest way possible).
Carmen , August 25th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Nancy Rios:
I have ordered your products several times for friends in Mexico but now am not able to find what he needs. We are looking for TWP 100 Clear in 5 Gal (2) and Cedartone Natural 101 in 5 Gal (2) The prices seem to have gone up a great deal. I think he wants Series 100. Can you please help? We have always had it sent to 21423 Rio Comal San Antonio TX 78259 Thank you.

You can order right from this link:

www.twpstain.com/.../
TheSealerStore , August 24th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I have ordered your products several times for friends in Mexico but now am not able to find what he needs. We are looking for TWP 100 Clear in 5 Gal (2) and Cedartone Natural 101 in 5 Gal (2) The prices seem to have gone up a great deal. I think he wants Series 100. Can you please help? We have always had it sent to 21423 Rio Comal San Antonio TX 78259 Thank you.
Nancy Rios , August 24th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Scott,

If it has been three years then yes you will need to apply another coat of the TWP.
TheSealerStore , August 23rd , 2015
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Shempie
I have a 3 year old cedar deck of about 665 square feet plus some benches. When I built it, I allowed the wood to cure for 3 months. I cleaned and prepared the wood as TWP recommends. Then I applied 1 coat of TWP 100 Cedartone.
I will clean them soon. Should I apply a second coat of 100 TWP? We live in San Antonio. Our deck is heavily shaded, and our main problems are with mold, mildew, and algae because after rainfall, the deck stays wet for 2 or 3 days.
Scott Taras , August 23rd , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Jerry Herden:
We applied one coat of twp100 and it looked like it might rain which it did the next day but now the first coat has dryed. Is it alright to apply a second coat now that it has been several days?

It may not take now. Best to wait until Spring of next year and apply a light coat then.
TheSealerStore , August 23rd , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
We applied one coat of twp100 and it looked like it might rain which it did the next day but now the first coat has dryed. Is it alright to apply a second coat now that it has been several days?
Jerry Herden , August 23rd , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Jerry Hannah:
Planning to clean and seal 400' of cedar fencing.
Age -11 months
Condition - nearly new, fence has greyed some, plan to clean and powerwash, using either bleach cleaner or Krud Kutter non-bleach.
No previous stain
? - Should we use TWP 100 or 101? We used #101 on an 800sf treated deck, but this is cedar.
? Will #100 last as long?
? Will #101 make it too dark?
I have used Flood SWP on cedar fencing before. How will TWP 100 compare?
Planning on 15 gallons to cover.
Cleaning - any advice on cleaning cedar fence - bleach or non-bleach?

Thanks

Use the 100 Series. Should last 3-6 years on the fence. Not sure what you consider "too dark" as that is an opinion. TWP preserves and protects better the the Flood.

Do you mean 400 linear feet for the fence? Id so and you are doing both sides you have 4800 sq. feet if 6 feet high. Is that correct? If so you will need much more then 15 gallons for this.
TheSealerStore , August 21st , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Planning to clean and seal 400' of cedar fencing.
Age -11 months
Condition - nearly new, fence has greyed some, plan to clean and powerwash, using either bleach cleaner or Krud Kutter non-bleach.
No previous stain
? - Should we use TWP 100 or 101? We used #101 on an 800sf treated deck, but this is cedar.
? Will #100 last as long?
? Will #101 make it too dark?
I have used Flood SWP on cedar fencing before. How will TWP 100 compare?
Planning on 15 gallons to cover.
Cleaning - any advice on cleaning cedar fence - bleach or non-bleach?

Thanks
Jerry Hannah , August 20th , 2015
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TWP 100 Stain
Hello, again. You have instructed me to go ahead & clean, brighten & stain these areas of pine & PTP. Even if the 1x12 pine boards are butted up directly next to the stained cedar walls beneath them? We will have to tarp all of the walls/sides to accomplish, which we will do. But, just double-checking . Don't want to ruin all of our hard work & investment. Thank you.
Susan Hefner Lenhart , August 19th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Susan Hefner Lenhart:
We have a newly sided rough hewn cedar shed. We have it almost completely stained but have some questions regarding how to proceed with this situation. The problems are:The soffit sections all around the bldg.are 1x12 4 mos.old pine boards.They are adjacent to the cedar we just stained last week. Another problem area that I didn't think of before staining the cedar is that all of the porch overhang is mostly pine 2x4 rafters & the posts are PTP. We are waiting to stain the adjacent South wall of cedar that is under the overhang until we hear from you on how to proceed.If we Gemini clean or restore the rafters, soffits & posts, will that affect our already newly stained boards? It has been 4 months since this was built so the drying waiting time for the pine & PTP has happened.Do we leave the pine & PTP sections until Spring & go ahead & stain the So.Wall? Or can we treat the pine, now, let dry & then stain the entire So. end at once & not harm the already stained areas? Thank You!

Just go ahead and clean/brighten and stain now.
TheSealerStore , August 19th , 2015
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Ms.
We have a newly sided rough hewn cedar shed. We have it almost completely stained but have some questions regarding how to proceed with this situation. The problems are:The soffit sections all around the bldg.are 1x12 4 mos.old pine boards.They are adjacent to the cedar we just stained last week. Another problem area that I didn't think of before staining the cedar is that all of the porch overhang is mostly pine 2x4 rafters & the posts are PTP. We are waiting to stain the adjacent South wall of cedar that is under the overhang until we hear from you on how to proceed.If we Gemini clean or restore the rafters, soffits & posts, will that affect our already newly stained boards? It has been 4 months since this was built so the drying waiting time for the pine & PTP has happened.Do we leave the pine & PTP sections until Spring & go ahead & stain the So.Wall? Or can we treat the pine, now, let dry & then stain the entire So. end at once & not harm the already stained areas? Thank You!
Susan Hefner Lenhart , August 19th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting kevin rice:
20 years old
Pressure treated pine
Average for age
Does not appear to have been treated/just bought the house
Very large wooden deck on two sides of the house.

Prep all the wood with the Gemini Restore Kit and pressure washing. Use the TWP 100 Series if allowed in your state otherwise use the 1500 Series.
TheSealerStore , August 17th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
20 years old
Pressure treated pine
Average for age
Does not appear to have been treated/just bought the house
Very large wooden deck on two sides of the house.
kevin rice , August 17th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Colleen H:
I am having an addition put on my existing deck. It will be treated pine and wrapped in cedar. What stain can I use to make the pine (both old and new) most closely match the cedar? Can I use the same stain on the cedar? The existing wood is about 10 years old.

New and old wood will not match the first time staining. The newer wood will be lighter in color. Please read this about new wood and TWP: www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , August 8th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I am having an addition put on my existing deck. It will be treated pine and wrapped in cedar. What stain can I use to make the pine (both old and new) most closely match the cedar? Can I use the same stain on the cedar? The existing wood is about 10 years old.
Colleen H , August 7th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting ct:
1. new deck
2. pressure treated yellow pine
3. new
4. no
5. 400 sq. ft. deck in Ohio facing south

Please see this article about new wood:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../

You will need the TWP 1500 Series for OH.
TheSealerStore , August 5th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
1. new deck
2. pressure treated yellow pine
3. new
4. no
5. 400 sq. ft. deck in Ohio facing south
ct , August 5th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Steve Maghielse:
I live on a small lake in the Grand Rapids Michigan area. My deck is 16' x 28' and is 26 years old and made out of what was called wolmanized (treated) lumber at the time. I've just completed power washing it and am looking for the best sealant or stain that will hold up the longest and just fade with time. THANKS

Use the TWP 100 Series. Apply two coats "wet on wet".
TheSealerStore , July 31st , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I live on a small lake in the Grand Rapids Michigan area. My deck is 16' x 28' and is 26 years old and made out of what was called wolmanized (treated) lumber at the time. I've just completed power washing it and am looking for the best sealant or stain that will hold up the longest and just fade with time. THANKS
Steve Maghielse , July 31st , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Les Balantine:
Is CWT100 legal in WA state? I am completely sanding my deck with a 12x18 walk behind sander. How many coats would be required? Thank you.

The TWP 100 Series is allowed in WA. After the sanding you should prep with the Gemini Restore Kit. apply two light coats of the TWP. Apply "wet on wet".
TheSealerStore , July 30th , 2015
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Owner
Is CWT100 legal in WA state? I am completely sanding my deck with a 12x18 walk behind sander. How many coats would be required? Thank you.
Les Balantine , July 29th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting steve farb:
I want to stain my 3 rail fence.
It has 30 x 10' rails, 11 post, & 2/4' gates. The rails are different age & need to be cleaned. How much stain do I need? Do you have a cleaning agent? Can I spray the fence or use a brush?
Thx, Steve

Steve, please supply us with a total sq. footage of all wood that is to be stained. it is not spoonbill for us to determine this on the amounts you supplied. Yes we have a prepping product:

www.twpstain.com/.../
TheSealerStore , July 28th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I want to stain my 3 rail fence.
It has 30 x 10' rails, 11 post, & 2/4' gates. The rails are different age & need to be cleaned. How much stain do I need? Do you have a cleaning agent? Can I spray the fence or use a brush?
Thx, Steve
steve farb , July 28th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting philip mcbride:
I have a redwood deck, new this year and applied 2 coats after aging the surface. The redwood absorbed both coats with no problems other than aesthetics. Three months later I applied a coat in hopes that it would become glossy and even. The problem that I have is that it is peeling off and easily scraped. It is possible that I applied the TWP to thick. This application does not seem that it is totally dried, and it has been 2 weeks in 80+ temperatures. How do I treat the peeling areas? How can I repair these areas. Thank you.

You did many things incorrectly. First new wood needs to age 4-12 months and prepped first properly. In addition only one coat is suggested for new wood. TWP also is a penetrating stain and it not supposed to be shiny. Shiny means you excessively over applied and the TWP "filmed" on the surface. When the stain is over applied, it will fail. The only thing you can do is remove it all and start over. Please read this about new wood: www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , July 28th , 2015
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Question re: peeling stain
I have a redwood deck, new this year and applied 2 coats after aging the surface. The redwood absorbed both coats with no problems other than aesthetics. Three months later I applied a coat in hopes that it would become glossy and even. The problem that I have is that it is peeling off and easily scraped. It is possible that I applied the TWP to thick. This application does not seem that it is totally dried, and it has been 2 weeks in 80+ temperatures. How do I treat the peeling areas? How can I repair these areas. Thank you.
philip mcbride , July 28th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Michele Morrow:
20 years
Pressure treated decking and fence.
good condition/stained and treated.
Elevated covered deck with stairs and railing(10x12, 13 stairs)

fence in fair condition but has never been stained or treated. fence is about 140 yards total

Prep the fence with the Gemini Restore Kit first. The deck if still has an older stain will need to be stripped with the Restore A Deck Stripper. Brighten after.
TheSealerStore , July 26th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
20 years
Pressure treated decking and fence.
good condition/stain ed and treated.
Elevated covered deck with stairs and railing(10x12, 13 stairs)

fence in fair condition but has never been stained or treated. fence is about 140 yards total
Michele Morrow , July 25th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Bill Schueneman:
New Wood / Pressure treated decking / New condition / never been staines / 12' x 24' deck / no railings / 12 inches off the ground / sides have same decking material

Hello, please read:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , July 22nd , 2015
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Homeowner
New Wood / Pressure treated decking / New condition / never been staines / 12' x 24' deck / no railings / 12 inches off the ground / sides have same decking material
Bill Schueneman , July 22nd , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Martin W Holden:
25 year old cedar deck, good condition, Thompson water seal, followed by Beher semi, then Behr Solild, none held up. Now stripping deck to bare wood and wanting to restain. Located in Wisconsin.

You must remove all of the Behr solid stain if you want to use the TWP and that will require sanding it off as s tripper will not remove it completely.
TheSealerStore , July 19th , 2015
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25 yr old cedar deck
25 year old cedar deck, good condition, Thompson water seal, followed by Beher semi, then Behr Solild, none held up. Now stripping deck to bare wood and wanting to restain. Located in Wisconsin.
Martin W Holden , July 18th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Harry Jones:
We have read the can, looked on the web, but cannot find how long we need to let the 100 stain dry before we are able to put out metal deck furniture and use the deck. Could you please advise? We are patient, but are looking forward to using our new deck. :D

1-2 days but depends on weather and UV exposure.
TheSealerStore , July 16th , 2015
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How long to dry, please.
We have read the can, looked on the web, but cannot find how long we need to let the 100 stain dry before we are able to put out metal deck furniture and use the deck. Could you please advise? We are patient, but are looking forward to using our new deck. :D
Harry Jones , July 16th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Mark Bready:
Sir,
My deck and vertical wood; treated pine, are 8 yrs old and have had a sherwin williams oil transparent that is 5 yrs old. The stain is wearing off and some of the wood is checking. What do you suggest for prepping and which product would be best ? The 100 or the 1500 ?

Prep first with the Restore A Deck Stain stripper with pressure washing. After removal you will need to apply the RAD brightener. Stain with either the 1500 or 100 series based on what is allowed in your state.
TheSealerStore , July 15th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Roberta Lee:
We hope to stain in the next few days after brightening (already used cleaner). The forecast calls for highs 94-95 and heat indices of up to 105. The TWP 100 can states to stain between 50-90 degrees and cautions about the set point. Should we wait until the temperature gets under 90 before we stain?

Sorry did not see this but yes best to be careful if over 90 degrees.
TheSealerStore , July 15th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Sir,
My deck and vertical wood; treated pine, are 8 yrs old and have had a sherwin williams oil transparent that is 5 yrs old. The stain is wearing off and some of the wood is checking. What do you suggest for prepping and which product would be best ? The 100 or the 1500 ?
Mark Bready , July 15th , 2015
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Setpoint of stain
We hope to stain in the next few days after brightening (already used cleaner). The forecast calls for highs 94-95 and heat indices of up to 105. The TWP 100 can states to stain between 50-90 degrees and cautions about the set point. Should we wait until the temperature gets under 90 before we stain?
Roberta Lee , July 13th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting davef:
I previously used an Olympic deck stain on my deck, and I have prepped the deck for a new staining using the Olympic deck cleaner. Will the TWP 100 product cover/blend with the old stain or does it need to be stripped?

You cannot apply the TWP over the Olympic so you will need to strip it.
TheSealerStore , July 12th , 2015
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Mr
I previously used an Olympic deck stain on my deck, and I have prepped the deck for a new staining using the Olympic deck cleaner. Will the TWP 100 product cover/blend with the old stain or does it need to be stripped?
davef , July 12th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting scott nagel:
Age of wood: 18 yrs
Type: pressure treated
Condition: good to fair
Stained: yes Thompsons washed right off
Entire deck to be reappplied

Prep with the Gemini Kit and stain with the TWP 100 if allowed in your state or the 1500 if not.
TheSealerStore , July 5th , 2015
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more info
Age of wood: 18 yrs
Type: pressure treated
Condition: good to fair
Stained: yes Thompsons washed right off
Entire deck to be reappplied
scott nagel , July 4th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Teresa Mertens:
We are not sure of the age of our deck. We bought the house Dec of 2013 and I know that is was on the house at least 5 years prior to that. We think that the wood is green treat, but as I have sanded, some but not all has a cedar smell. It has had a stain, but no idea what kind. I have been sanding it due to new siding and flashing close to deck. Part of the deck is open to full elements and sun, while some of the deck is under a roof. We live in northwest Missouri. Do we need to use 100 or 1500? We want something to last, but also do not want something with a lot of color as we are wanting the rustic look that we currently have after sanding.

Use the 100 Series but make sure to remove all of the old stain first.
TheSealerStore , July 2nd , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
We are not sure of the age of our deck. We bought the house Dec of 2013 and I know that is was on the house at least 5 years prior to that. We think that the wood is green treat, but as I have sanded, some but not all has a cedar smell. It has had a stain, but no idea what kind. I have been sanding it due to new siding and flashing close to deck. Part of the deck is open to full elements and sun, while some of the deck is under a roof. We live in northwest Missouri. Do we need to use 100 or 1500? We want something to last, but also do not want something with a lot of color as we are wanting the rustic look that we currently have after sanding.
Teresa Mertens , July 1st , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting JOE M:
HI,
I need help as to what type of stain to use.
Im comparing the 1500 series or the 100 series.
I want this stain to last the longest amount of time. There is no such thing as a store like LOWES, Home DEPOT or any hardware store etc. that sells a good quality stain that lasts. These companies only sell to us consumers stains that last only 2 years or less.I have researched Ext Stains for about 6 hours now and I have read the reviews about your product and I have confidence in TWP since all the other garbage stains peel, lift etc after a year or two.
Heres my deck info
10 years old
Pressure treated pine lumber
Good condition now that I stripped it and spent 40 hours powerwashing it
No idea about prior stain---just bought the house
full day sunshine with some trees around the deck
ALSO
do you sell the HIGH VOC series 100 to Pennsylvania? and does High VOC last longer?
thanks
JOE

TWP 100 is not legal for PA and we do not sell it there. Only the 1500. Apply two light coats of the 1500. Apply wet on wet. The 1500 lasts the same as the 100 when applied properly.
TheSealerStore , July 1st , 2015
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DECK STAIN
HI,
I need help as to what type of stain to use.
Im comparing the 1500 series or the 100 series.
I want this stain to last the longest amount of time. There is no such thing as a store like LOWES, Home DEPOT or any hardware store etc. that sells a good quality stain that lasts. These companies only sell to us consumers stains that last only 2 years or less.I have researched Ext Stains for about 6 hours now and I have read the reviews about your product and I have confidence in TWP since all the other garbage stains peel, lift etc after a year or two.
Heres my deck info
10 years old
Pressure treated pine lumber
Good condition now that I stripped it and spent 40 hours powerwashing it
No idea about prior stain---just bought the house
full day sunshine with some trees around the deck
ALSO
do you sell the HIGH VOC series 100 to Pennsylvania? and does High VOC last longer?
thanks
JOE
JOE M , June 30th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Just built a cedar pergola and fence 1 month ago. Wood in great condition and never been stained. What do you recommend and where can I buy ASAP? I want to use July 2-3rd.

Thanks,

Eric
Eric Laughlin , June 30th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Dan Hovendick:
I am building a new deck with KDAT pine.
1. Do I need to do any surface preparation?
2. Can I stain it right away?
3. TWP 100 or 1500 for Georgia?
Thank you

Yes you will need to prep with the Gemini Restore Kit about 2-3 weeks after install of the wood. Use the 100 series and only one coat this year.
TheSealerStore , June 29th , 2015
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Mr
I am building a new deck with KDAT pine.
1. Do I need to do any surface preparation?
2. Can I stain it right away?
3. TWP 100 or 1500 for Georgia?
Thank you
Dan Hovendick , June 29th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting tom powers:
I would like to recover a small wooden deck (approx. 150 square feet of facing surface). The wooden understructure of the deck is fine (approx. 12 years old). I want to use new cedar.

Do I need the gemini prep with new wood? Should one gallon of TWP 100 be enough? Are there mildew-resisting agents in the stain?
thanks, tom

Please read this about new wood: www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , June 26th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I would like to recover a small wooden deck (approx. 150 square feet of facing surface). The wooden understructure of the deck is fine (approx. 12 years old). I want to use new cedar.

Do I need the gemini prep with new wood? Should one gallon of TWP 100 be enough? Are there mildew-resistin g agents in the stain?
thanks, tom
tom powers , June 26th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Ed K:
We want to use TWP 100 to restain a deck in Cleveland, Ohio that has previous coats of Cabot 1433 stain on it. Any advice?

TWP cannot go over a stain of a different brand. The Cabot would have to be removed first. In addition you have to use the 1500 Series for Ohio.
TheSealerStore , June 26th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting VictorRR:
Can I put TWP on a painted deck? The deck is a brick red paint. TWP states it's a cedar national. Sorry for the little info as this is for my grandfather and a friend gave it to him. Thank you.

No TWP cannot go on a painted deck.
TheSealerStore , June 26th , 2015
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Painted deck
Can I put TWP on a painted deck? The deck is a brick red paint. TWP states it's a cedar national. Sorry for the little info as this is for my grandfather and a friend gave it to him. Thank you.
VictorRR , June 26th , 2015
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TWP over Cabot stain?
We want to use TWP 100 to restain a deck in Cleveland, Ohio that has previous coats of Cabot 1433 stain on it. Any advice?
Ed K , June 26th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Robert Huey:
We have alot of afternoon rain here. What is the dry time for this product? It says I need a 2-day window of dry weather after inital application.......Please advise...Thanks

Depending on your wood, exposure to sun, and air temps, it can take the TWP anywhere from 4-24 hours to dry properly before a rain can hit it.
TheSealerStore , June 18th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
We have alot of afternoon rain here. What is the dry time for this product? It says I need a 2-day window of dry weather after inital application.... ...Please advise...Thanks
Robert Huey , June 18th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Don Waggener:
We have a 15 year old PT pine deck with an 8 year old addition. They had a coating on that I pressure washed, cleaned, sanded and brightened. The wood looks good and I am ready to apply the TWP 120. I plan to coat the balusters first by brush, then apply a coat on the handrails followed by a second coat. We will then apply a coat to the floor with a pad and within 10-20 min a second coat wet on wet by sections of the deck floor. The temp is mid 70's at night and is to be 95+- during the afternoon. Can I get up early and get coated and be okay? We have been getting a lot of rain and wonder how long after we apply will it be okay if it rains?

You should be okay as long as it does not rain for the rest of the day.
TheSealerStore , June 15th , 2015
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Mr.
We have a 15 year old PT pine deck with an 8 year old addition. They had a coating on that I pressure washed, cleaned, sanded and brightened. The wood looks good and I am ready to apply the TWP 120. I plan to coat the balusters first by brush, then apply a coat on the handrails followed by a second coat. We will then apply a coat to the floor with a pad and within 10-20 min a second coat wet on wet by sections of the deck floor. The temp is mid 70's at night and is to be 95+- during the afternoon. Can I get up early and get coated and be okay? We have been getting a lot of rain and wonder how long after we apply will it be okay if it rains?
Don Waggener , June 14th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Larry Allen:
I have an older deck that has been fairly well maintained over the years. The last two applications of stain were Flood. 1. Will TWP cover this prior application? 2, Which product would be best for this deck? 3.Can TWP be applied with a sprayer?

1. No, you cannot apply TWP over a different stain.
2. Use the 100 if allowed in your state. If not use the 1500
3. Yes but you will need to back wipe.
TheSealerStore , June 13th , 2015
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Home Improver
I have an older deck that has been fairly well maintained over the years. The last two applications of stain were Flood. 1. Will TWP cover this prior application? 2, Which product would be best for this deck? 3.Can TWP be applied with a sprayer?
Larry Allen , June 13th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting gregpayne:
I have a 30 year old pressure treated pine deck that has been stained multiple times with Behr. I used the Woodrich hd-80 stripper and brightener to remove the old stain. I'm sanding now. I replaced a few damaged boards but the wood is in reasonably good condition (but does seem dry). Can I use the 100 product and is the stated coverage for 1 coat? Would the second coat go further? I live in Michigan.

As long as all the Behr is removed you can use the TWP. First coat of TWP applies at 150-200 Sq. feet. Second applies at 200-300.
TheSealerStore , June 12th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I have a 30 year old pressure treated pine deck that has been stained multiple times with Behr. I used the Woodrich hd-80 stripper and brightener to remove the old stain. I'm sanding now. I replaced a few damaged boards but the wood is in reasonably good condition (but does seem dry). Can I use the 100 product and is the stated coverage for 1 coat? Would the second coat go further? I live in Michigan.
gregpayne , June 12th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Ryan Henrichs:
I'm constructing a pergola out of cedar purchased from a lumber yard so I'm wondering what steps I need to take on the new wood because in reading and talking with people I've heard a variety of things (i.e. wipe the wood down w/ soapy water then seal it, just seal it no wipe down, use a prep kit and then seal it and you don't have to do anything for a year). What I thought I was going to go with after hearing everything was to use the restore a deck kit and then use the TWP 100 but I heard the TWP 100 should only be used on wood that's been exposed for at least 4 months. What would you recommend?

Have you read this:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , June 10th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Paul Murray:
we have treasure treated pine deck about 10 years old and never been stained .We love in NW Louisiana and have high humidity . would you recommend 100 or 1500 after power wash with Gemini product .

Use the 1500 for this since it has been 10 years and never stained or treated.
TheSealerStore , June 10th , 2015
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DIYer
I'm constructing a pergola out of cedar purchased from a lumber yard so I'm wondering what steps I need to take on the new wood because in reading and talking with people I've heard a variety of things (i.e. wipe the wood down w/ soapy water then seal it, just seal it no wipe down, use a prep kit and then seal it and you don't have to do anything for a year). What I thought I was going to go with after hearing everything was to use the restore a deck kit and then use the TWP 100 but I heard the TWP 100 should only be used on wood that's been exposed for at least 4 months. What would you recommend?
Ryan Henrichs , June 10th , 2015
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mr.
we have treasure treated pine deck about 10 years old and never been stained .We love in NW Louisiana and have high humidity . would you recommend 100 or 1500 after power wash with Gemini product .
Paul Murray , June 10th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Jerry Speck:
i ordered and received a 5 gallon drum of TWP 100 stain. The lid was bent on one side and will not closed back completely sealed. How is the best way to store the stain under current conditions. I have about two gallons left in drum.
Thanks

Sorry about the dent. Your local store will sell a plastic 5 gallon pail and lid for abut $5. Transferring to that will work.
TheSealerStore , June 9th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
i ordered and received a 5 gallon drum of TWP 100 stain. The lid was bent on one side and will not closed back completely sealed. How is the best way to store the stain under current conditions. I have about two gallons left in drum.
Thanks
Jerry Speck , June 8th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Tony Ramspott:
What is the best way to remove TWP stains.

From White Vynel(sp) Siding?
From Concrete.

The TWP Stain/Spillage and over spray has dried.

Thanks in advance

TonyR

Use a graffiti remover cleaner for these spots. Test first on the vinyl.
TheSealerStore , June 7th , 2015
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Mr.
What is the best way to remove TWP stains.

From White Vynel(sp) Siding?
From Concrete.

The TWP Stain/Spillage and over spray has dried.

Thanks in advance

TonyR
Tony Ramspott , June 7th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Ron Riordan:
I've decided on type 100 but do not quite like the colors I've received as samples. Can I mix colors together to make what I want? Specifically Dark Oak with Pecan or Clear?

Yes you can mix TWP colors together of the same series.
TheSealerStore , May 27th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I've decided on type 100 but do not quite like the colors I've received as samples. Can I mix colors together to make what I want? Specifically Dark Oak with Pecan or Clear?
Ron Riordan , May 27th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting judy busby abercromb:
How soon can you stain new pressure-treated lumber???

Please see this: www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , May 26th , 2015
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Judy
How soon can you stain new pressure-treate d lumber???
judy busby abercromb , May 26th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Jdeck101:
100 vs 1500
I am staining a 10 month old cedar deck for the first time. My climate is super cold with a long winter & the deck will be taking on a lot of snow etc. Am I better off with 100 or 1500 for maximum protection.
Also, is there a shelf life for storing stain, I was considering buying in bulk & storing the remainder for 2 years in the garage?

What state are you in?
Article on shelf life: www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , May 26th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
100 vs 1500
I am staining a 10 month old cedar deck for the first time. My climate is super cold with a long winter & the deck will be taking on a lot of snow etc. Am I better off with 100 or 1500 for maximum protection.
Also, is there a shelf life for storing stain, I was considering buying in bulk & storing the remainder for 2 years in the garage?
Jdeck101 , May 26th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Patrick McGauley:
My current deck is cedar and about 9 years old and in very good condition. It currently has TWP Cedartone 101.I have cleaned it with Olympic deck cleaner and lightly power washed a few sections. I am wondering if i can stain the Rustin color
over the Cedartone? I also want to know if i should move from the 100 series stain to the 1500 series line?

Stay with the 100 Series. You should be okay to apply the Rustic color over the Cedartone color.
TheSealerStore , May 25th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
My current deck is cedar and about 9 years old and in very good condition. It currently has TWP Cedartone 101.I have cleaned it with Olympic deck cleaner and lightly power washed a few sections. I am wondering if i can stain the Rustin color
over the Cedartone? I also want to know if i should move from the 100 series stain to the 1500 series line?
Patrick McGauley , May 24th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Aleu:
Hi -
Can you ship twp100 to IL?
I hv a deck that is maybe 10+ yrs old. Previous owner stained with a Red/mahagony color. Most has strip and looks grey. What do you recommend that I do before staining. And what color stain will best cover the old darker stain.

TWP 100 is not allowed in IL. You can use the 1500 Series. You have to remove all of the old stain first before using the TWP. You cannot cover it with TWP.
TheSealerStore , May 24th , 2015
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Prep question
Hi -
Can you ship twp100 to IL?
I hv a deck that is maybe 10+ yrs old. Previous owner stained with a Red/mahagony color. Most has strip and looks grey. What do you recommend that I do before staining. And what color stain will best cover the old darker stain.
Aleu , May 24th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Al Hart:
Log cabin approx 9 years old. Prevously stained by builder, but product unknown. Wood appears to be pine and is fair condition. Plan to pressure wash and stain all exterior which is 31' X 20'on each side. Hope to use TWP 100 in North Carolina. Please advise with recommended quantity.

Hello, please supply us with a a total sq. footage of the wood to be stained. Not sure with your dimensions if all are sides are exactly square and exactly the same.
TheSealerStore , May 18th , 2015
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Mr.
Log cabin approx 9 years old. Prevously stained by builder, but product unknown. Wood appears to be pine and is fair condition. Plan to pressure wash and stain all exterior which is 31' X 20'on each side. Hope to use TWP 100 in North Carolina. Please advise with recommended quantity.
Al Hart , May 18th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Allison Parsons:
Wood is one year old. Treated pine. In very good condition. Previously stained with Baker's Gray Away. We power washed with combination of bleach and detergent and water.

What do we need to do before and when staining?

Is the wood clean and free of the Bakers? If so then you are ready to stain now. Use the 100 Series for this and apply two coats to the wood. Use the wet on wet method. Thanks!
TheSealerStore , May 17th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Wood is one year old. Treated pine. In very good condition. Previously stained with Baker's Gray Away. We power washed with combination of bleach and detergent and water.

What do we need to do before and when staining?
Allison Parsons , May 17th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting tecstile:
We just finished putting up a new Pine treated fence about 4 weeks ago. I want to use the semi-transparent honey tone.
How long do we have to wait to apply this? I live in IL so it gets a bit muggy here - don't know if that makes a difference.
I have heard 1-3 weeks, 3-6 months, and 1 year. I want to treat the wood BEFORE it turns grey.
Please help. Thanks

Please read tis to answer your questions:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , May 16th , 2015
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TWP 1500 Semi Transparent Stain
We just finished putting up a new Pine treated fence about 4 weeks ago. I want to use the semi-transparen t honey tone.
How long do we have to wait to apply this? I live in IL so it gets a bit muggy here - don't know if that makes a difference.
I have heard 1-3 weeks, 3-6 months, and 1 year. I want to treat the wood BEFORE it turns grey.
Please help. Thanks
tecstile , May 16th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Marie:
I have a composite deck made of Evergrain Composite material. The cedar color did not hold and the deck is in very good condition but very faded. Can I use your product TWP 100 or one of your other products on this composite material?

Sorry but no you cannot.
TheSealerStore , May 16th , 2015
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Can I use TWP 100 on Evergrain Composite deck
I have a composite deck made of Evergrain Composite material. The cedar color did not hold and the deck is in very good condition but very faded. Can I use your product TWP 100 or one of your other products on this composite material?
Marie , May 16th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Al Badalamento:
Deck is 17 years old is cedar and in very good condition. I place bad boards as needed. Floor was stained last year with TWP 101 and rails are being done this year.
Both floor (last year) and rails were stripped and brightened. Questions:
1. Can I put another coat on floor this year without stripping?
2. Can I put one coat on vertical railing this year and the second coat next year?
3. There is some white mold on a few boards under the 10' high deck, can I spray 101 on it to protect the wood?

The deck has been maintained by Penofin the last 17 years but always was very dirty in the spring. Your Cedartone 101 this year only needed a light cleaning it still looked great in the spring!

1. Yes as long as you clean the floor form dirt
2. Yes you can do that
3. Yes.

TWP does not turn dark or black like the Penofin can.
TheSealerStore , May 15th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Deck is 17 years old is cedar and in very good condition. I place bad boards as needed. Floor was stained last year with TWP 101 and rails are being done this year.
Both floor (last year) and rails were stripped and brightened. Questions:
1. Can I put another coat on floor this year without stripping?
2. Can I put one coat on vertical railing this year and the second coat next year?
3. There is some white mold on a few boards under the 10' high deck, can I spray 101 on it to protect the wood?

The deck has been maintained by Penofin the last 17 years but always was very dirty in the spring. Your Cedartone 101 this year only needed a light cleaning it still looked great in the spring!
Al Badalamento , May 15th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Tim Warren:
Aloha,
My deck is about 2 years old. Pressure treated. I stained this deck previously with a product called Thundersheild. It is water based and began peeling off within a couple of months. I powerwashed most of it off. This deck is in the sun almost all day till around 4pm. I read some reviews that name your product as the best. Do you have a supplier here on Oahu? Thanks for your help.
Tim Warren
808-295-5783

I am sorry but we do not have dealers in the Islands.
TheSealerStore , May 13th , 2015
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homeowner
Aloha,
My deck is about 2 years old. Pressure treated. I stained this deck previously with a product called Thundersheild. It is water based and began peeling off within a couple of months. I powerwashed most of it off. This deck is in the sun almost all day till around 4pm. I read some reviews that name your product as the best. Do you have a supplier here on Oahu? Thanks for your help.
Tim Warren
808-295-5783
Tim Warren , May 13th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Robert Stoddard:
Used TWP 100 Redwood 2 yrs ago and customer would like me to re-up it soon. Raleigh NC
I plan to pressure wash and thoroughly dry; can I put fresh TWP 100 back on? Lumber is in better than good condit. I use and recommend TWP and have put it on about 7 decks. I'm a handyman.

As log as you clean and prep properly first you can reapply the same TWP.
TheSealerStore , May 13th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Used TWP 100 Redwood 2 yrs ago and customer would like me to re-up it soon. Raleigh NC
I plan to pressure wash and thoroughly dry; can I put fresh TWP 100 back on? Lumber is in better than good condit. I use and recommend TWP and have put it on about 7 decks. I'm a handyman.
Robert Stoddard , May 13th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting wernle2002:
What is difference btw TWP 100 and 1500?

www.twpstain.com/.../
TheSealerStore , May 12th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
What is difference btw TWP 100 and 1500?
wernle2002 , May 12th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting bernadinemccauley:
what is the VOC on the 100 series?

550 VOC.
TheSealerStore , May 11th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
what is the VOC on the 100 series?
bernadinemccauley , May 11th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Anne Prideaux:
First time to refresh stain after going through all the proper steps almost 2 years ago. What are the steps I need to take to do that? I used TWT101 cedar tone. Also, I have almost a full can left from that first time. Is it going to be ok to use?

Use the Gemini Restore Kit for prep. The stain should be okay as long as it was not opened and did not freeze. Stir well.
TheSealerStore , May 11th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Roy Fluharty:
1) 1yr
2) pt lumber
3) Florida uv
4) no
5) dock on the st johns river in central fl
want the best protection with uv being the harshest element
Thank you for your reply

Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit and stain with the TWP 100 Series.
TheSealerStore , May 11th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
First time to refresh stain after going through all the proper steps almost 2 years ago. What are the steps I need to take to do that? I used TWT101 cedar tone. Also, I have almost a full can left from that first time. Is it going to be ok to use?
Anne Prideaux , May 10th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
1) 1yr
2) pt lumber
3) Florida uv
4) no
5) dock on the st johns river in central fl
want the best protection with uv being the harshest element
Thank you for your reply
Roy Fluharty , May 10th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting :
I have a one month old pressure treated pine fence. How should i prep my fence and what is the best product for my fence?
Thanks

If is is rough sawn wood then no prep and stain now. If smooth wood then read this: www.twpstainhelp.com/.../

Use the 1500 or 100 Series.
TheSealerStore , May 10th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Bill Hanson:
I have a new Pressure Treated Pine Deck Floor. How long do I need to wait before treating it with a stain product. Also what is the best product to use

Please read: www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , May 10th , 2015
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Owner
I have a new Pressure Treated Pine Deck Floor. How long do I need to wait before treating it with a stain product. Also what is the best product to use
Bill Hanson , May 9th , 2015
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Fence Stain
I have a one month old pressure treated pine fence. How should i prep my fence and what is the best product for my fence?
Thanks
Kevin@isa-memphis.com , May 9th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Joe Hyde:
will putting on a third coat darken the color? Have already put on two coats as instructed. How soon can a third coat be put on if it will darken the color?
This is on new white cedar logs on an addition.

You should not apply more. Too much stain and it will not absorb into the wood.
TheSealerStore , May 6th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
will putting on a third coat darken the color? Have already put on two coats as instructed. How soon can a third coat be put on if it will darken the color?
This is on new white cedar logs on an addition.
Joe Hyde , May 6th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Katie Sweeney:
We live in the Pacific NW (Washington State) and our 8 year old house has cedar siding that was originally stained with Cabot's clear which wore off within a year. We are looking for a semi-transparent stain that will wear well in our damp climate. All the painting contractors we've contacted want to use Sikkens but I have not been impressed with the reviews I've read. Can TWP 100 semi-trans be used on cedar siding? If so, is there any special prep that needs to be done before application (the house has been pressure-washed, TSP'd and thoroughly rinsed so it's basically back to unfinished cedar)?

As long as the cedar is clean and free of coatings then you are good to stain. The TWP 100 Series works excellent on cedar siding.
TheSealerStore , May 6th , 2015
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TWP 100 vs. Sikkens
We live in the Pacific NW (Washington State) and our 8 year old house has cedar siding that was originally stained with Cabot's clear which wore off within a year. We are looking for a semi-transparen t stain that will wear well in our damp climate. All the painting contractors we've contacted want to use Sikkens but I have not been impressed with the reviews I've read. Can TWP 100 semi-trans be used on cedar siding? If so, is there any special prep that needs to be done before application (the house has been pressure-washed , TSP'd and thoroughly rinsed so it's basically back to unfinished cedar)?
Katie Sweeney , May 6th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting gail rosenbaugh:
I need to purchase a mix of TWP deck stain. Looking for a mixture of 90% pecan w/ 10% Dark Oak. Do you mix stains to order? If not can you tell me what quantities of Dark Oak I would need to add to a gal. of pecan stain to achieve the desired mix/color of stain?

Sorry but we do not custom mix colors. You would need a ratio of 1:9.
TheSealerStore , May 4th , 2015
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Mr.
I need to purchase a mix of TWP deck stain. Looking for a mixture of 90% pecan w/ 10% Dark Oak. Do you mix stains to order? If not can you tell me what quantities of Dark Oak I would need to add to a gal. of pecan stain to achieve the desired mix/color of stain?
gail rosenbaugh , May 3rd , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting David Wille:
We are putting in a new red cedar fence. We live at 5000 feet (altitude) on the east bench of Salt Lake City, Utah. We have extreme cold and heat temperatures. The fence is in the sun. We need water, mold, UV and wood protection and ill be staining the fence ourselves. We wish a semi-transparent stain. Which series, the 1500 or the 100, do you recommend in our climate?

The TWP 1500 for the fence and your climate.
TheSealerStore , April 30th , 2015
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Mr
We are putting in a new red cedar fence. We live at 5000 feet (altitude) on the east bench of Salt Lake City, Utah. We have extreme cold and heat temperatures. The fence is in the sun. We need water, mold, UV and wood protection and ill be staining the fence ourselves. We wish a semi-transparen t stain. Which series, the 1500 or the 100, do you recommend in our climate?
David Wille , April 29th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting judy busby:
Want to restain my log home in lighter tint than Behr Redwood. Don't like Behr's thin coating as compared to Cabot and have heard TWP's even better than Cabot.

Hello, what was your question? If color question, please try some samples:
www.twpstain.com/stain-samples
TheSealerStore , April 24th , 2015
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home owner
Want to restain my log home in lighter tint than Behr Redwood. Don't like Behr's thin coating as compared to Cabot and have heard TWP's even better than Cabot.
judy busby , April 23rd , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Vern Swanum:
What is the difference between TWP 100 series and TWP 1500 series?

VOC compliancy:
www.twpstain.com/.../
TheSealerStore , April 23rd , 2015
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difference in products
What is the difference between TWP 100 series and TWP 1500 series?
Vern Swanum , April 22nd , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Scott Park:
I have a 13 year old PTP wood deck. It is weathered with cracks and splinters. Sanding is not recommended due to arsenic content of the wood. It has previously been stained and sealed with Olympic cedartone one time about 5 years ago. It is a deck in full sun with mold and mildew problems due to large amounts of annual rainfall. I live in South Alabama.

Prep first with the Restore A Deck stripper to remove the Olympic. Use the RAD brightener after to neutralize. Stain with the TWP 100 series after the prep.
TheSealerStore , April 22nd , 2015
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homeowner
I have a 13 year old PTP wood deck. It is weathered with cracks and splinters. Sanding is not recommended due to arsenic content of the wood. It has previously been stained and sealed with Olympic cedartone one time about 5 years ago. It is a deck in full sun with mold and mildew problems due to large amounts of annual rainfall. I live in South Alabama.
Scott Park , April 21st , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting ransan:
what product is best for kids redwood play set in Chicago area ?

For IL you need to use the 1500 Series.
TheSealerStore , April 21st , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
what product is best for kids redwood play set in Chicago area ?
ransan , April 21st , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Art Pitts:
If an ipe wood deck is 1 year old and has been stained previously with TWP is it necessary to put two coats on it? The deck is on the west coast of California. Thank you.

Only one coat for IPE and only the 1500 Series is allowed for CA.
TheSealerStore , April 19th , 2015
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Maintenance man
If an ipe wood deck is 1 year old and has been stained previously with TWP is it necessary to put two coats on it? The deck is on the west coast of California. Thank you.
Art Pitts , April 18th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Daniel D:
I stained my newly constructed cedar and pressure treated wood deck last August with TWP 100 per your instructions for new wood. Now, some of the boards have black mold on them. Can you tell me how to address this problem. I plan on re-staining this summer.

Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit then reapply just one coat.
TheSealerStore , April 15th , 2015
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mold/mildew
I stained my newly constructed cedar and pressure treated wood deck last August with TWP 100 per your instructions for new wood. Now, some of the boards have black mold on them. Can you tell me how to address this problem. I plan on re-staining this summer.
Daniel D , April 15th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Mindy:
Unknown age- approx. 30 years
Unknown type of wood- pressure treated we assume
Very grayed and molded,mildewed
It has been stained before- some type of solid stain. Most is worn off
Large area of decking that wraps around house and upper and lower decking some areas see shade part of the day and some are in full sun. House is lakefront in Indiana where we see all extremes in weather. Snow,freezing,hot,humid. From 10 below zero to 100 degrees

Hello, TWP cannot be applied on top of a solid stain. It would have to be removed 100% and that would require sanding it off. Once removed you could use the 1500 Series.
TheSealerStore , April 14th , 2015
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Which stain is best
Unknown age- approx. 30 years
Unknown type of wood- pressure treated we assume
Very grayed and molded,mildewed
It has been stained before- some type of solid stain. Most is worn off
Large area of decking that wraps around house and upper and lower decking some areas see shade part of the day and some are in full sun. House is lakefront in Indiana where we see all extremes in weather. Snow,freezing,h ot,humid. From 10 below zero to 100 degrees
Mindy , April 14th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Scott S. Taras:
I properly prepared and applied TWP 100 stain to a new cedar deck 2 years ago. I want to clean the deck.
How do I clean my deck? Should I apply another coat of TWP 100 stain after I clean the deck?

Thanks so much !!

Since it has been two years you should prep with the Gemini Restore Kit and apply a maintenance coat of the TWP:
twpstainhelp.com/.../...
TheSealerStore , April 9th , 2015
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Cleaning a deck after applying TWP 100 stain
I properly prepared and applied TWP 100 stain to a new cedar deck 2 years ago. I want to clean the deck.
How do I clean my deck? Should I apply another coat of TWP 100 stain after I clean the deck?

Thanks so much !!
Scott S. Taras , April 8th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Doug R:
I think I have been using 1500. I did new deck after it sat for 9 months and then reapplyed 12 months later. I skipped last year, but it really could have used another application.

Results have been just ok. It doesn't peel but fades quicker than I hoped.

I have used the pecan color. I am thinking or trying the TWP 100 this spring after our pollen dies down. Do I need to strip or just continue to use the cleaner / brighter before application?

You can use the Gemini Restore Kit for the prep for this.
TheSealerStore , April 7th , 2015
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TWP100 over TWP 1500
I think I have been using 1500. I did new deck after it sat for 9 months and then reapplyed 12 months later. I skipped last year, but it really could have used another application.

Results have been just ok. It doesn't peel but fades quicker than I hoped.

I have used the pecan color. I am thinking or trying the TWP 100 this spring after our pollen dies down. Do I need to strip or just continue to use the cleaner / brighter before application?
Doug R , April 7th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Steven Sabb:
Quoting TheSealerStore:
Quoting carolyn greenplate:
how long does 100 series need to dry before rain

8-12 hours is best.


I have been waiting days with rain forecasted for another week to stain my pergola. I have been waiting for a 48 hour window as that is what is stated on the can. Are you saying 12 or so hours of "dry" is ok?

That's a minimum and is usually okay but it does vary on the wood, exposure, temperature, sun, application amount, etc. Hence in some cases it can take as long as 48 hours to dry.
TheSealerStore , April 6th , 2015
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rain and twp
Quoting TheSealerStore:
Quoting carolyn greenplate:
how long does 100 series need to dry before rain

8-12 hours is best.


I have been waiting days with rain forecasted for another week to stain my pergola. I have been waiting for a 48 hour window as that is what is stated on the can. Are you saying 12 or so hours of "dry" is ok?
Steven Sabb , April 6th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting carolyn greenplate:
how long does 100 series need to dry before rain

8-12 hours is best.
TheSealerStore , April 6th , 2015
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ms
how long does 100 series need to dry before rain
carolyn greenplate , April 6th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Betty Arnold:
Large deck, 6 years old , treated pine,2' above ground in Dallas.North facing but gets so hot it burns feet. The original boards cracked, split,seeped sap. Replaced 1/3 of surface boards last Sept some remaining boards also have cracks but replacing all was cost prohibitive. The original deck stained with Cabot solid in dark color. Ready to stain entire deck now. My research brought me to you. I am an Interior Designer shared my findings with my clients. Several used your product successfully. My clients are high-end their subs knowledgeable and precise but I will be using the local “best deal”. My product choice probably 100 series in darkest brown. Your stains not available in Dallas so whomever I hire will look to me for direction on application . I want to do what is necessary but not go overboard on the prep, doing what you suggest. I believe they wanted to sand the deck but not sure. I will probably put down the second coat myself next year. Please advise.

TWP cannot be applied on top of a solid stain. That would have to be removed fully first by power sanding. You should then clean and brighten the wood after the sanding for final prep. Use the TWP 103 dark oak for the color you wanted.
TheSealerStore , March 30th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting annie:
need to know, because the article doesn't say

is twp100series
an oil based, acrylic,semi-transparent stain?
thank you.
I should not have to ask...

It does say it on the product description page that is is oil based. Thanks
TheSealerStore , March 30th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
need to know, because the article doesn't say

is twp100series
an oil based, acrylic,semi-tr ansparent stain?
thank you.
I should not have to ask...
annie , March 30th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Dianne bankston:
We have cedar reversed board and batten siding that is 30 yrs old. Previously stained with TWP stain. Is the 100 series appropriate for us?
Dianne

100 Series if allowed in your state otherwise you will need to 1500 Series.
TheSealerStore , March 25th , 2015
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100 series appropriate?
We have cedar reversed board and batten siding that is 30 yrs old. Previously stained with TWP stain. Is the 100 series appropriate for us?
Dianne
Dianne bankston , March 25th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting VirginiaDeckBuilder:
Hello I have a new deck. Built with KDAT pine. Its pretty dry as it is and I'm thinking it would be a good idea to seal it before it gets wet. Its covered for now. Roughly 900sqft also with the 100 does it need to be sealed after the stain is applied?

KDAT should season for a month after install and you need to prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit to remove mill glaze. Only one coat of the TWP 100 Series. You do not apply a sealer over top of a deck stain. No need.
TheSealerStore , March 25th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Chris Takagi:
1. 3 years
2. Cedar
3. Excellent condition
4. Previously treated with Cabot Australian Timber Oil (natural)
5. Fences, deck posts and deck fascia (decking is composite)

I oil the wood every year to keep it from fading. The Cabot oil is ok but leaves a shiny film. I like the untinted version so the natural color shows through.

You have to remove the Cabot first with pressure washing and the Restore A Deck Stripper. Make sure to apply the brightener when done. Once prepped well, you can use the TWP 1500.
TheSealerStore , March 25th , 2015
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new deck
Hello I have a new deck. Built with KDAT pine. Its pretty dry as it is and I'm thinking it would be a good idea to seal it before it gets wet. Its covered for now. Roughly 900sqft also with the 100 does it need to be sealed after the stain is applied?
VirginiaDeckBuilder , March 24th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
1. 3 years
2. Cedar
3. Excellent condition
4. Previously treated with Cabot Australian Timber Oil (natural)
5. Fences, deck posts and deck fascia (decking is composite)

I oil the wood every year to keep it from fading. The Cabot oil is ok but leaves a shiny film. I like the untinted version so the natural color shows through.
Chris Takagi , March 24th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Ric Tessari:
I just had a cedar fence installed a week ago. Living in Washington State we are still in the rainy season. How long will I need to wait after our rainy season ends to apply the stain? Some blogs say 6 weeks, some say 4 months.
Also I want a stain that will keep the natural appearance and not turn grey. Would the TWP 101 work the best?

Thank you

Please read this about new wood:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../

Honeytone is the lightest color. Cedartone is the next lightest in the 100 Series.
TheSealerStore , March 21st , 2015
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New Fence
I just had a cedar fence installed a week ago. Living in Washington State we are still in the rainy season. How long will I need to wait after our rainy season ends to apply the stain? Some blogs say 6 weeks, some say 4 months.
Also I want a stain that will keep the natural appearance and not turn grey. Would the TWP 101 work the best?

Thank you
Ric Tessari , March 21st , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Steven Sabb:
Regarding my just previous question about my pergola. Seems like most if not all the instructions pertain to DECKS. This is a vertical structure, so I would imagine that effects application and time of application. An additional point. This is rough sawn cedar. Everything seems to be written re: smooth wood. Do I still have a waiting period? And in Austin tx, would you rec. 100 or 1500?

As the one article mentions, if rough wood you do not need to wait:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../

Application is the same no matter the wood structure.
TheSealerStore , March 19th , 2015
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twp stain
Regarding my just previous question about my pergola. Seems like most if not all the instructions pertain to DECKS. This is a vertical structure, so I would imagine that effects application and time of application. An additional point. This is rough sawn cedar. Everything seems to be written re: smooth wood. Do I still have a waiting period? And in Austin tx, would you rec. 100 or 1500?
Steven Sabb , March 18th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Steven Sabb:
Newly built western red cedar pergola. Do I wait a few months before applying twp? If so, would I then have to clean it first (would not be easy) Would you recommend the 100 or 1500? I was thinking of using a thick nap 4" roller for application for a complete application. Would this be suggested?

Please read this article on new wood. It will answer your questions:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
This one on application:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , March 17th , 2015
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new pergola
Newly built western red cedar pergola. Do I wait a few months before applying twp? If so, would I then have to clean it first (would not be easy) Would you recommend the 100 or 1500? I was thinking of using a thick nap 4" roller for application for a complete application. Would this be suggested?
Steven Sabb , March 17th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Martin Hunley:
I am in dallas Texas and about to build a 8' board on board cedar fence. 177 LF of fence. Where can I buy this stain, how much will I need I plan to spray it myself. How long to wait after the fence is up?
is the best choice for a cedar fence in texas? Or would the 1500 be a better choice? What is the difference between the 100 and the 1500?
Will this stain my pressure treated boards to match the cedar? I'm either going transparent or semi transparent.

You can buy right from our website as we are an online dealer. As for amount needed, please send a total sq. footage for both sides. Use the 100 series. Please read these articles on colors and new wood:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
twpstainhelp.com/.../...
TheSealerStore , March 17th , 2015
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Still for new cedar fence
I am in dallas Texas and about to build a 8' board on board cedar fence. 177 LF of fence. Where can I buy this stain, how much will I need I plan to spray it myself. How long to wait after the fence is up?
is the best choice for a cedar fence in texas? Or would the 1500 be a better choice? What is the difference between the 100 and the 1500?
Will this stain my pressure treated boards to match the cedar? I'm either going transparent or semi transparent.
Martin Hunley , March 17th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Rick S:
I’m having an arbor replaced at my home in Dallas, TX. The arbor will be constructed using new rough cut western red cedar. I’ve read through several Q’s & A’s from your website but I’m not clear on the following:
1) Does rough cut cedar have to age before I apply TWP 100?
2) If not, does the new wood still have to be treated with Gemini Restore A Deck before applying the TWP 100 product?

1. No it does not.
2. No prep either is needed if rough cut.
TheSealerStore , March 6th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I’m having an arbor replaced at my home in Dallas, TX. The arbor will be constructed using new rough cut western red cedar. I’ve read through several Q’s & A’s from your website but I’m not clear on the following:
1) Does rough cut cedar have to age before I apply TWP 100?
2) If not, does the new wood still have to be treated with Gemini Restore A Deck before applying the TWP 100 product?
Rick S , March 5th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Daniel Sheldon:
6 year old red cedar deck good condition, penofin blue label 25x25 ft. since penofin is rosewood oil do I need to strip?

You must alwasy remove previous coatings when switching to TWP. The Restore A Deck stripper works very easily on removing Penofin. Make sure to use a wood brightener after the stripping is done.
TheSealerStore , February 25th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
6 year old red cedar deck good condition, penofin blue label 25x25 ft. since penofin is rosewood oil do I need to strip?
Daniel Sheldon , February 24th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Neela:
I have bought seasoned cedar post for the porch of a new horsebarn and the metal colors are light grey with waynescoat of dark grey slate. I would like to keep the seasoned look, what TWP would best suit my need. But another question I have not been able to get resolved. I know that the TWP seals the wood from weather damage, but I would like the high thick gloss look? Is that even an option in using the TWP? Please help with any suggestions that you might have or aide with.

Thank you!
Neela Brown

TWP does not create a shine/gloss and that type of look does not work well for exterior wood. As for a weathered look, you would want the TWP in the clear so it will not change the appearance and or prevent the natural UV graying (oxidation) that you like.
TheSealerStore , February 19th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I have bought seasoned cedar post for the porch of a new horsebarn and the metal colors are light grey with waynescoat of dark grey slate. I would like to keep the seasoned look, what TWP would best suit my need. But another question I have not been able to get resolved. I know that the TWP seals the wood from weather damage, but I would like the high thick gloss look? Is that even an option in using the TWP? Please help with any suggestions that you might have or aide with.

Thank you!
Neela Brown
Neela , February 18th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Ned:
10 year old cedar fence. Clear sealed 8 years ago. Power washed 1 year ago. Plan on using TWP with lighter tint. Are both 100 and 1500 oil based? Which do you suggest would work best with info provided?

Yes both are oil based. Where do you live?
TheSealerStore , February 18th , 2015
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Handyman LLC
10 year old cedar fence. Clear sealed 8 years ago. Power washed 1 year ago. Plan on using TWP with lighter tint. Are both 100 and 1500 oil based? Which do you suggest would work best with info provided?
Ned , February 17th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting diane marshall:
I have a 5 year old cedar wood fence which I stained (5 yrs ago) with BEHR semi-transparent wood stain (100% acrylic latex). The existing stain is pretty worn with approx. 25% showing the bare wood. I live in the Mojave desert and would like to know if I could use TWP 100 stain over top of what I have now.
thanks diane

No, TWP cannot be applied on top of Behr. You would need to remove the Behr first by stripping and sanding.
TheSealerStore , February 3rd , 2015
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TWP over BEHR?
I have a 5 year old cedar wood fence which I stained (5 yrs ago) with BEHR semi-transparen t wood stain (100% acrylic latex). The existing stain is pretty worn with approx. 25% showing the bare wood. I live in the Mojave desert and would like to know if I could use TWP 100 stain over top of what I have now.
thanks diane
diane marshall , February 3rd , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Gerard Eads:
My 900 sq ft deck was recently (6 mo.) painted with Deck Over of which I'm not pleased with due to a milky water stain look. After reading reviews of TWP I would like to apply it to the deck. What do I need to do to prepare the deck? It is now a dark burgundy.

You would have to remove 100% of the Behr first and that would require sanding it all off as a deck stain stripper will not remove it. No stain brand can be applied on top of the Behr Deckover.
TheSealerStore , January 20th , 2015
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TWP over Behr Deck Over
My 900 sq ft deck was recently (6 mo.) painted with Deck Over of which I'm not pleased with due to a milky water stain look. After reading reviews of TWP I would like to apply it to the deck. What do I need to do to prepare the deck? It is now a dark burgundy.
Gerard Eads , January 20th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Jamie Ferguson:
I am looking to stain a new treated pine wood porch with the gray TWP 100? Any advice on treated pine tongue and grove porch decking???

Yes, please read our articles on new wood here for waiting and prepping:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , January 20th , 2015
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Owner
I am looking to stain a new treated pine wood porch with the gray TWP 100? Any advice on treated pine tongue and grove porch decking???
Jamie Ferguson , January 19th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Jay Benton:
We built a new boathouse 5 yrs ago & treated it 6 months later with TWP-I recently powerwashed the boathouse wood back down & applied a first coat of TWP-I probably waited too late in the year & have run out of warm enough weather to apply a second coat-can I apply a 2nd coat on top of the dried first coat if I catch good weather in a week or so or even a few months from now-will the 2nd coat dry onto the first if weather is above 65 degrees

Do not do it now. Better to wait until Spring, lightly clean, and apply one light coat then.
TheSealerStore , December 23rd , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
We built a new boathouse 5 yrs ago & treated it 6 months later with TWP-I recently powerwashed the boathouse wood back down & applied a first coat of TWP-I probably waited too late in the year & have run out of warm enough weather to apply a second coat-can I apply a 2nd coat on top of the dried first coat if I catch good weather in a week or so or even a few months from now-will the 2nd coat dry onto the first if weather is above 65 degrees
Jay Benton , December 22nd , 2014
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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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