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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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mr
15 plus yrs old
Pine
aged but not rotten
Yes but I do not know
I recently cleaned with TSP and a small amount of bleach 3Xs in a week it looks much better.
Should I clean again or just use TWP100?
David B King , September 20th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
1. How long (how many years) has twp stain 1500 series been produced?
2. Does 1500 honey colored stain contain any linseed oil?
david snyder , September 19th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Jeff Whiteman:
What stain would you recommend for a 6 month old deck in Montana? I am looking for something that will keep the cedar from splintering but would like to allow the wood to grey if possible. If that is not possible to do with a clear stain, what stain would you recommend with the minimum amount of color?
The TWP 100 Clear will protect the wood while allowing the wood to gray naturally. This would be your best option. You can choose the clear in the options drop down when ordering.
TheSealerStore , September 13th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
What stain would you recommend for a 6 month old deck in Montana? I am looking for something that will keep the cedar from splintering but would like to allow the wood to grey if possible. If that is not possible to do with a clear stain, what stain would you recommend with the minimum amount of color?
Jeff Whiteman , September 12th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Laszlo Jakoi:
age of wood : new
type of wood :thermal treated ash
condition of wood : new
no stain
18 X 15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you.

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

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

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

We live in San Francisco bay area, California.

Thank you for the guidance.

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

We live in San Francisco bay area, California.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your help.

K Grube

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your help.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Which product? TWP 100? When should I apply?

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

Thanks,
Dave

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THANKS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For you to use the TWP you would need to remove the solid stain and that would require power sanding the Flood off the deck as stain strippers are ineffective on solid stains. Once removed you can use the TWP.
TheSealerStore , June 19th , 2014
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Homeowner
16 years, treated pine, ok condition, previously treated with with flood solid stain, 250 sq food deck and 18 stairs
Donald Wiggins , June 19th , 2014
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Homeowner
I would like to use TWP stain on my deck. Which series would be best? I'm leaning towards series 100.

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

I will be using a wood cleaner/brighte ner first. Thank you.
Steve B , June 18th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting keith west:
1. Wood is 6 years old
2. Treated pine
3. good
4. Wood has been stained with Cabot semisolid wood stain
5. Deck around swimming pool and rail.

If you would like to use the TWP you will need to remove the Cabot stain first with a stain stripper and possibly sanding. Once removed use the wood brightener.
TheSealerStore , June 17th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
1. Wood is 6 years old
2. Treated pine
3. good
4. Wood has been stained with Cabot semisolid wood stain
5. Deck around swimming pool and rail.
keith west , June 17th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Michael Saville:
I have a newly built house that is only 1.5 years old and this is the second summer coming up and I was wanting to stain it with the TWP 100 cape cod gray. It is all treated lumber and is starting to get that gray look to it because it has not been stained yet. The back porch is out in the open and the front porch is covered. Please let me know if you feel this is the right stain for my project. Thanks.

Yes it would be perfect for this project. You do have to prep first.
TheSealerStore , June 14th , 2014
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Just want to make sure this is right for my deck?
I have a newly built house that is only 1.5 years old and this is the second summer coming up and I was wanting to stain it with the TWP 100 cape cod gray. It is all treated lumber and is starting to get that gray look to it because it has not been stained yet. The back porch is out in the open and the front porch is covered. Please let me know if you feel this is the right stain for my project. Thanks.
Michael Saville , June 13th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting theodore graham:
Quoting theodore graham:
Can I buy the 100 in Illinois

There was a product I brought but was told it could no longer be sold in the state of ILL

Only the 1500 in IL.
TheSealerStore , June 13th , 2014
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painter
Quoting theodore graham:
Can I buy the 100 in Illinois

There was a product I brought but was told it could no longer be sold in the state of ILL
theodore graham , June 12th , 2014
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painter
Can I buy the 100 in Illinois
theodore graham , June 12th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Chad12345:
Build deck 2 years ago with Cedar. Prepped and stained last year for the first time with cedartone 101 stain. We already have peeling. I want to redo it this year with something a little more brown in color instead of the orangish it currently is. I think Pecan is my best choice. Do I need to strip all the original stain off or can I go over the top? Any other prep work suggested?

Clean and prep with the Gemini Restore kit and add one coat of the TWP Pecan. Do not over apply as that is why it may have peeled.
TheSealerStore , June 11th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting jhreha:
My cedar deck is almost 20 years old and has never been stained. I have 1/4" wide by 1/4" deep cracks in some of the wood. Should or could I fill in these cracks before applying TWP 100? Located in SW Missouri. Any advice would be appreciated.

Crack filler will not work for outside wood and the TWP will not stain/color the filler. Do not use the filler.
TheSealerStore , June 11th , 2014
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Deck Cracks
My cedar deck is almost 20 years old and has never been stained. I have 1/4" wide by 1/4" deep cracks in some of the wood. Should or could I fill in these cracks before applying TWP 100? Located in SW Missouri. Any advice would be appreciated.
jhreha , June 11th , 2014
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Deck Restain
Build deck 2 years ago with Cedar. Prepped and stained last year for the first time with cedartone 101 stain. We already have peeling. I want to redo it this year with something a little more brown in color instead of the orangish it currently is. I think Pecan is my best choice. Do I need to strip all the original stain off or can I go over the top? Any other prep work suggested?
Chad12345 , June 11th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Dave Antrim:
Our deck is approx. 16x25 and not covered, about 10 years old made of pressure treated wood. Initially used a semi-transparent stain. 2 years later re-did it. Not satisfied with the results, and 2 years ago used Cabot solid stain and still looked crappy, but after the brutal winter this year, is flaking and peeling. Time to re-do it, but unsure what product to use that will last.

You cannot use TWP on top of other stains or solid stains. You will need to remove the Cabot first by sanding all of it off. Once removed you can use the TWP after prepping with the Gemini Restore Kit.
TheSealerStore , June 11th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Our deck is approx. 16x25 and not covered, about 10 years old made of pressure treated wood. Initially used a semi-transparen t stain. 2 years later re-did it. Not satisfied with the results, and 2 years ago used Cabot solid stain and still looked crappy, but after the brutal winter this year, is flaking and peeling. Time to re-do it, but unsure what product to use that will last.
Dave Antrim , June 10th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Ed Bolt:
My PTP deck was built last summer and I stained it using tinted Thompson's Water Seal. This spring there was a lot of mold/mildew and the stain was chipping and peeling up in several areas. I used a stain stripper and brightener that removed about 90% of the stain. There were still stubborn areas of stain that would not come up even after repeated applications of the stripper. I sanded the remaining spots to remove the stain and also did a light sanding over the entire deck. What do I need to do to prep the deck for TWP 100 stain? Will power washing the deck be sufficient or do I need to use a deck wash and brightener again?

It would help to use a deck cleaner and brightener with the pressure washing to help aid the TWP in this. It will absorb deeper into the wood grain.
TheSealerStore , June 10th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting James lambert:
I just stained my swing frame I built out of Pecky Cypress. This was new wood dried, and plained smooth. Should I put a second coat? If so how soon should this be done?

No, only 1 coat on new wood. did you let it weather for 4+ months and prep correctly first?
TheSealerStore , June 10th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Jerry Hill:
New white pine, dried, PT, rough sawn, 6' vertical fence boards in good condition; installed February 2014; no previous stain; shadow-box fence.

What is the coverage rate?
Live in North Central Florida

About 150-200 sq. feet per gallon.
TheSealerStore , June 10th , 2014
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Homeowner
New white pine, dried, PT, rough sawn, 6' vertical fence boards in good condition; installed February 2014; no previous stain; shadow-box fence.

What is the coverage rate?
Live in North Central Florida
Jerry Hill , June 10th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I just stained my swing frame I built out of Pecky Cypress. This was new wood dried, and plained smooth. Should I put a second coat? If so how soon should this be done?
James lambert , June 10th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
My PTP deck was built last summer and I stained it using tinted Thompson's Water Seal. This spring there was a lot of mold/mildew and the stain was chipping and peeling up in several areas. I used a stain stripper and brightener that removed about 90% of the stain. There were still stubborn areas of stain that would not come up even after repeated applications of the stripper. I sanded the remaining spots to remove the stain and also did a light sanding over the entire deck. What do I need to do to prep the deck for TWP 100 stain? Will power washing the deck be sufficient or do I need to use a deck wash and brightener again?
Ed Bolt , June 10th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Maryann:
My cedar deck floor is approximately 6 years old. Deck is on the north side of the house. Currently finished with Sikkens and most recent coat was applied 3 years ago. The finish is lightly peeling where exposed to the sun. And has black edges due to improper application of the Sikkens product by the painters. Parts not exposed to the sun look good, except for darkening due to application. We are avid gardeners and do not want to use a caustic stripper on the deck, and it is my understanding that stripping would not be successful on Sikkens anyway. It have been told that a complete sanding will be necessary. I have read that you do not advise sanding decks before using TWP. Please advise the best course of action given the previous application of Sikkens and extensive landscaping and a brick patio around the deck.

If you do not want to stripper than you will need to sand as you cannot apply TWP on the Sikkens.
TheSealerStore , June 9th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Gary Granger:
We have a 8 year old cedar deck that is in the process of being sanded to bare wood to re stain. After the sanding is complete, can I immediately use your product or should I wait for a period of time.

After sanding use the Gemini Restore Kit for the prep and you can stain after that.
TheSealerStore , June 9th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
My cedar deck floor is approximately 6 years old. Deck is on the north side of the house. Currently finished with Sikkens and most recent coat was applied 3 years ago. The finish is lightly peeling where exposed to the sun. And has black edges due to improper application of the Sikkens product by the painters. Parts not exposed to the sun look good, except for darkening due to application. We are avid gardeners and do not want to use a caustic stripper on the deck, and it is my understanding that stripping would not be successful on Sikkens anyway. It have been told that a complete sanding will be necessary. I have read that you do not advise sanding decks before using TWP. Please advise the best course of action given the previous application of Sikkens and extensive landscaping and a brick patio around the deck.
Maryann , June 9th , 2014
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Homeowner
We have a 8 year old cedar deck that is in the process of being sanded to bare wood to re stain. After the sanding is complete, can I immediately use your product or should I wait for a period of time.
Gary Granger , June 8th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Chris Wright:
I feel like I am being mis-informed continually by others. I was told to sand then to not sand now. I am kind of pissed off that the sikkens cedar place I bought the wood from that I was told prior was the best and would work yet has created more of a mess. So if I use the stripper and brightener. Then I should be ready to re-apply TWP 100 within a couple of days maybe? Then am I doing two coats wet on wet? Thanks for your help in this and if you know of specific stripper or brightener that would help otherwise I may run into another expert that could mis-inform me again. Thanks

The SRD can be stripped with the RAD Stripper we sell. It can be a little stubborn but it will come off. Sand only as a last resort in our opinion. Yes apply two light coats wet on wet after drying for a couple of days or so.
TheSealerStore , June 8th , 2014
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re-staining deck? follow -up ?
I feel like I am being mis-informed continually by others. I was told to sand then to not sand now. I am kind of pissed off that the sikkens cedar place I bought the wood from that I was told prior was the best and would work yet has created more of a mess. So if I use the stripper and brightener. Then I should be ready to re-apply TWP 100 within a couple of days maybe? Then am I doing two coats wet on wet? Thanks for your help in this and if you know of specific stripper or brightener that would help otherwise I may run into another expert that could mis-inform me again. Thanks
Chris Wright , June 7th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Chris Wright:
1 yr old 2x6 architectural knotty cedar smooth as decking. Spotty absorbing of previous stain. Looking to re-sand and use twp 100. Prior product was sikkens cetol srd. I noticed the black mildew and spotty absorbsion especially around some of the knots. I was wondering if after I stain before I use the twp 100 cedartone if I need an additional steps. I have used the ezdeck wash to clear off most of the wood and am going to sand off the remainging spots of prior stain tonight. But, I want to make sure I am making the best effort to not have to be doing this again so shortly. Thanks!

You should probably use a deck stain stripper to remove the SRD and brighten the wood after. This usually works better than sanding. Spot sanding can create issues of uneven absorption.
TheSealerStore , June 7th , 2014
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re-staining deck ?
1 yr old 2x6 architectural knotty cedar smooth as decking. Spotty absorbing of previous stain. Looking to re-sand and use twp 100. Prior product was sikkens cetol srd. I noticed the black mildew and spotty absorbsion especially around some of the knots. I was wondering if after I stain before I use the twp 100 cedartone if I need an additional steps. I have used the ezdeck wash to clear off most of the wood and am going to sand off the remainging spots of prior stain tonight. But, I want to make sure I am making the best effort to not have to be doing this again so shortly. Thanks!
Chris Wright , June 6th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Tim Hogan:
Cedar deck installed late last summer, looking at finishing it now. Minneapolis Minnesota. The deck will get run-off from the roof all year long. It is a southern exposure with sun most of the day. I prefer to stay with a lighter more natural stain, but definitely want the UV protection. Why would I use the 100, over the 1500?
Also I am installing Stainless steel cable system. Is there any precaution I should use for where the posts will mount to the deck?


Thanks,

Tim

Use the 100 Series for this. No need to worry about stainless steel mounts.
TheSealerStore , June 5th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Randy Bricker:
New red cedar deck
been exposed to weather for about a month.

Randy, please read:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , June 5th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Cedar deck installed late last summer, looking at finishing it now. Minneapolis Minnesota. The deck will get run-off from the roof all year long. It is a southern exposure with sun most of the day. I prefer to stay with a lighter more natural stain, but definitely want the UV protection. Why would I use the 100, over the 1500?
Also I am installing Stainless steel cable system. Is there any precaution I should use for where the posts will mount to the deck?


Thanks,

Tim
Tim Hogan , June 5th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
New red cedar deck
been exposed to weather for about a month.
Randy Bricker , June 5th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Micheal ONeil:
1 year
Cedar deck railing 5/4"
aged and weathered for 1 year
Never stained, intentional
The deck itself is composite. The entire railing and posts are Cedar, not sure which type. Washed with chemical and power washer Saturday the 31st. Have sanded the rest of the railing removing the remaining gray and "hairs" from power washing. I plan on staining as soon as twp 100 arrives, hopefully Saturday. It has been dry here, is 1 week enough time to wait to stain after power washing?? do you see any problems with my prep work or plan??

No you should be good go with the staining.
TheSealerStore , June 4th , 2014
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mike
1 year
Cedar deck railing 5/4"
aged and weathered for 1 year
Never stained, intentional
The deck itself is composite. The entire railing and posts are Cedar, not sure which type. Washed with chemical and power washer Saturday the 31st. Have sanded the rest of the railing removing the remaining gray and "hairs" from power washing. I plan on staining as soon as twp 100 arrives, hopefully Saturday. It has been dry here, is 1 week enough time to wait to stain after power washing?? do you see any problems with my prep work or plan??
Micheal ONeil , June 4th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Zane Harper:
Cedar deck is 2.5 years old, built Sep 2011. I stained it in Oct 2011 with TWP 101 Cedar, didn't want to wait until spring for it to cure.
Have not treated it since. We got a dog that has not helped. Wood looks mostly ok, but some cracks where stain has worn off and it is natural grey.
Does stain need to be stripped and/or sanded? Or can we try to just power wash and restain? Also, I still have some 101 Cedar and also some 1500 Natural that I bought from MFG (don't know why I have that too). Can they be used together? Thanks!

You could probably mix them together. I would strip and brighten for the prep on this.
TheSealerStore , June 2nd , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Cedar deck is 2.5 years old, built Sep 2011. I stained it in Oct 2011 with TWP 101 Cedar, didn't want to wait until spring for it to cure.
Have not treated it since. We got a dog that has not helped. Wood looks mostly ok, but some cracks where stain has worn off and it is natural grey.
Does stain need to be stripped and/or sanded? Or can we try to just power wash and restain? Also, I still have some 101 Cedar and also some 1500 Natural that I bought from MFG (don't know why I have that too). Can they be used together? Thanks!
Zane Harper , June 1st , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting MichiganDeck:
1 8 years old
2 PT Pine
3 Some boards were rotted and replaced. very dry and splitting
4 Stained every other year with Cabot Semi Solid stain
5 Direct sun all morning until 4-5 pm. South side of the house. We are in Michigan. I need something that will hold up to the harsh winters that preserves my deck and also stops the mold and rotting issues. Deck is 7feet off the ground too.

You will need to remove the Cabot first and that may require stripping and sanding if you have multiple layers. Once prepped, use the 100 series.
TheSealerStore , June 1st , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting John Clapper:
20 year old pine log siding
Average condition of wood. Used Sikkens SDR on previous coatings.
What prep work is recommended, and are two coats required/
What product would you recommend for 10,000 foot elevation with snow, water and high uv issues?

Use the Restore A Deck Stripper and pressure washer to remove the Sikkens. Use Restore A Deck Brightener when done. Stain with the 100 Series. Thanks
TheSealerStore , June 1st , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Melissa D:
My deck is probably 10-20 yrs old. I don't know what kind of wood was used. I live in NE Ohio. The condition is average. I don't know what it was stained with by the previous owners, but we used Cabot semi-solid on it previously. Can TWP be used over the old stain or does the deck have to be stripped?

No you cannot use TWP on top of a different stain. Need to remove.
TheSealerStore , June 1st , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Cathie:
Your colors of the Dark Oak stain appear to be very different when comparing the 103 and 1503 representations online. The 103 appears to be much darker or at least more saturated than the 1503. Is that what I should expect to see when applied? Are the two colors that different?

Actually they are very similar when applied.
TheSealerStore , June 1st , 2014
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Use TWP over old stain?
My deck is probably 10-20 yrs old. I don't know what kind of wood was used. I live in NE Ohio. The condition is average. I don't know what it was stained with by the previous owners, but we used Cabot semi-solid on it previously. Can TWP be used over the old stain or does the deck have to be stripped?
Melissa D , May 31st , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Your colors of the Dark Oak stain appear to be very different when comparing the 103 and 1503 representations online. The 103 appears to be much darker or at least more saturated than the 1503. Is that what I should expect to see when applied? Are the two colors that different?
Cathie , May 31st , 2014
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TWP stain
I live in the Minneapolis area and have a three year old cedar deck facing east with full sun. It was first stained six months after installation with Sikkens SRD semi transparent stain. The stain lasted one season before it showed signs of mold and peeling. The deck was sanded down and resurfaced with the same stain, except I put a second coat two weeks after the first coat. Again, the stain is not holding up and showing significant mold and peeling.

I do not want to sand and restain every year. I want a quality stain that will last and make sure the stain is applied to the best manufacturer's practices.

What stain would you recommend and what is the appropriate method of preparing the substrate given my decks condition? I would apply a solid stain if it adds years before requiring additional maintenance.
Mike L. , May 31st , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
20 year old pine log siding
Average condition of wood. Used Sikkens SDR on previous coatings.
What prep work is recommended, and are two coats required/
What product would you recommend for 10,000 foot elevation with snow, water and high uv issues?
John Clapper , May 31st , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
1 8 years old
2 PT Pine
3 Some boards were rotted and replaced. very dry and splitting
4 Stained every other year with Cabot Semi Solid stain
5 Direct sun all morning until 4-5 pm. South side of the house. We are in Michigan. I need something that will hold up to the harsh winters that preserves my deck and also stops the mold and rotting issues. Deck is 7feet off the ground too.
MichiganDeck , May 31st , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Chromdome:
Can I apply an oil based paint over the TWP 100 I used to stain my cedar deck. Twp has been on for about two weeks under lots of sun.

Thanks, Ron

That would not be a good idea.
TheSealerStore , May 31st , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Can I apply an oil based paint over the TWP 100 I used to stain my cedar deck. Twp has been on for about two weeks under lots of sun.

Thanks, Ron
Chromdome , May 30th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Alan L Foulks:
We spend our summers in Flagstaff, Az (area code 86001) elevation 7000 ft. I just built a 488 sq ft 2x6, douglas fir deck and want to use TWP series 100 stain. Can this product be shipped to this area or will I have to use the 1500 series? I prefer the 100 series due to its history, quality rating and dry time.

100 is allowed in AZ but not in the Phoenix area so you should be fine. Please read this about new wood:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , May 30th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
We spend our summers in Flagstaff, Az (area code 86001) elevation 7000 ft. I just built a 488 sq ft 2x6, douglas fir deck and want to use TWP series 100 stain. Can this product be shipped to this area or will I have to use the 1500 series? I prefer the 100 series due to its history, quality rating and dry time.
Alan L Foulks , May 30th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Steve Koestner:
I'm considering using your TWP 100 for a new redwood deck in Colorado. We get intense sun in the summer (90+ degrees) then occasionally drenching rain. Winters are very dry with a good bit of snow. Is this the best choice for redwood in this type of environment? How long should I wait before applying to new redwood?

Thanks,

The 100 would be the correct product once you wait for wood to season. Please read this: www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , May 27th , 2014
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For new redwood?
I'm considering using your TWP 100 for a new redwood deck in Colorado. We get intense sun in the summer (90+ degrees) then occasionally drenching rain. Winters are very dry with a good bit of snow. Is this the best choice for redwood in this type of environment? How long should I wait before applying to new redwood?

Thanks,
Steve Koestner , May 27th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Tom Keehn:
I used the TWP 100 series stain on my deck last June and I am going to apply another coat this year. My question: What should I use to clean my deck before I apply another coat? It still looks great but I just want to get some of the "winter wear" off before another coat. Recommendations? Thanks.

You can use the Gemini Restore Kit ant half concentration or about 4 oz per gallon of water. Lightly agitate with soft push broom and rinse.
TheSealerStore , May 27th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I used the TWP 100 series stain on my deck last June and I am going to apply another coat this year. My question: What should I use to clean my deck before I apply another coat? It still looks great but I just want to get some of the "winter wear" off before another coat. Recommendations ? Thanks.
Tom Keehn , May 27th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting rookie:
Redwood deck 1 yr. old, cleaned with Gemini restore-A-deck as instructed..applied first coat of TWP-100 yesterday, then realized instructions said to apply 2nd coat within 30 minutes after first..too late in the day to do so..any problems with applying 2nd coat today or in a couple of days (since rain is predicted tomorrow)?

Hard to ay but it could potentially be an issue. It may dry slow and leave some shiny spots. It would be better to leave alone and apply a light coat in late Fall or early Spring.
TheSealerStore , May 27th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Redwood deck 1 yr. old, cleaned with Gemini restore-A-deck as instructed..app lied first coat of TWP-100 yesterday, then realized instructions said to apply 2nd coat within 30 minutes after first..too late in the day to do so..any problems with applying 2nd coat today or in a couple of days (since rain is predicted tomorrow)?
rookie , May 27th , 2014
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