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TWP 100 Series Deck Stain - The Best Deck Stain

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

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

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

 

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

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

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  2. Type of wood?
  3. Condition of the wood?
  4. Has it been stained previously and if so with what brand of stain?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Zoom24:
I applied twp100 in two coats once the humidity dropped last September here in mn over newly milled white pine logas. Looks great. Saved 2 gallons to finish remaining trim, it didn't freeze, but its separated. Wand just stirring doesn't seem to blend well. What should I do?

Probably no good at this point. It should easily mix if still good.
TheSealerStore , July 27th , 2016
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Separation
I applied twp100 in two coats once the humidity dropped last September here in mn over newly milled white pine logas. Looks great. Saved 2 gallons to finish remaining trim, it didn't freeze, but its separated. Wand just stirring doesn't seem to blend well. What should I do?
Zoom24 , July 27th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting KTS7691:
7 year old cedar deck and rails. Has been completely sanded to bare wood. In NE South Dakota. TWP 100 or 1500? I have he restore of deck kit already, but have not used it yet.

Use the 100 Series for this.
TheSealerStore , July 25th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
7 year old cedar deck and rails. Has been completely sanded to bare wood. In NE South Dakota. TWP 100 or 1500? I have he restore of deck kit already, but have not used it yet.
KTS7691 , July 25th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Vanda M Forberg:
I stained my new deck of Kiln dried yellawood 2 years ago with TWP 100. It is time to redo the deck. What do I need to do for prep. All the Wood is in good shape.

Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit:

http://www.twpstain.com/gemini-s-restore-a-deck-cleaner-and-brightener-kit
TheSealerStore , July 25th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I stained my new deck of Kiln dried yellawood 2 years ago with TWP 100. It is time to redo the deck. What do I need to do for prep. All the Wood is in good shape.
Vanda M Forberg , July 25th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Mark Himple:
I built a new cedar deck last year and used a stain I didn't like. Once I had time, I stripped, brighted and resanded.
Would you advise wet on wet and it's a second story deck so I'll definitely be stepping on the first coat. I should I do it in sections?
Thanks for any info.

I would suggest one coat this year since you sanded and another light coat next year. You do not want to over apply since it is still fairly new and you sanded the wood.
TheSealerStore , July 22nd , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I built a new cedar deck last year and used a stain I didn't like. Once I had time, I stripped, brighted and resanded.
Would you advise wet on wet and it's a second story deck so I'll definitely be stepping on the first coat. I should I do it in sections?
Thanks for any info.
Mark Himple , July 21st , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Bill DiLenge:
We have a fairly new (- 1yr)redwood deck in Oregon. It is not covered and is exposed to rain and sun. Not previously treated in any way, shows some signs of mildew. We intend to pressure wash it and wish to retain it's original natural color. 600 Sq. ft.
What and how much would you suggest?

Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit. Only 1 is needed. For the TWP 100 Series, you will need 5-6 gallons for two coats applied wet on wet.
TheSealerStore , July 21st , 2016
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home owner
We have a fairly new (- 1yr)redwood deck in Oregon. It is not covered and is exposed to rain and sun. Not previously treated in any way, shows some signs of mildew. We intend to pressure wash it and wish to retain it's original natural color. 600 Sq. ft.
What and how much would you suggest?
Bill DiLenge , July 20th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Michael Miesbauer:
New rough cut northern white cedar use is a exterior deck would like a light as possible

The Honeytone 115 is the lightest color.
TheSealerStore , July 19th , 2016
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Mizbar66@gmail.con
New rough cut northern white cedar use is a exterior deck would like a light as possible
Michael Miesbauer , July 18th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Maria Seewalt:
Hello. I would like a sample of TWP100 and/oTwp1500. Dark oak and black Walnut. I live in Canada but hoping you have product in Michigan, where I have a friend who will pick up. My address is Box 584, Smoky Lake, Alberta, T0A 3C0. Thank you Hope you are able to get your product into Canada soon. We really need this kind of quality. I am sick of redoing my decks every year. Do hope you will come out with a grey toned stain.

We cannot ship TWP 100, 1500, or samples to Canada as it is not VOC compliant for your country.
TheSealerStore , July 7th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Hello. I would like a sample of TWP100 and/oTwp1500. Dark oak and black Walnut. I live in Canada but hoping you have product in Michigan, where I have a friend who will pick up. My address is Box 584, Smoky Lake, Alberta, T0A 3C0. Thank you Hope you are able to get your product into Canada soon. We really need this kind of quality. I am sick of redoing my decks every year. Do hope you will come out with a grey toned stain.
Maria Seewalt , July 7th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Nevada BobH:
Age of Wood: 8 years
Type of Wood: pressure treated pine
Condition of wood: good, very dry
Previous stain: Cabots Austrailian Oil originally then applied Rustoleum over. I am scraping and grinding all that Rustoleum off
Deck has full desert sun - Nevada 7000' elevation

TWP cannot be applied over Rustoleum so make sure it is 100% removed. Clean deck with Gemini Restore Kit after the removal and stain with the TWP 100 Series. Apply two coats wet on wet.
TheSealerStore , July 1st , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Age of Wood: 8 years
Type of Wood: pressure treated pine
Condition of wood: good, very dry
Previous stain: Cabots Austrailian Oil originally then applied Rustoleum over. I am scraping and grinding all that Rustoleum off
Deck has full desert sun - Nevada 7000' elevation
Nevada BobH , July 1st , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting BOBBYE ROBERTS:
I have 2 decks previously covered in solid color stain. Both about 15 years old. One redwood (good shape), one douglas fir (need some boards replaced). Both sun faded and mostly the exposed portion of the boards are gray. I would like to use a semi Transparent stain. I'm afraid I won't be able to remove all of the solid color stain even after sanding and or pressure washing (mostly the area on the sides of the boards). Should I just use a solid color stain again? It seems solid color doesn't last very long. (I've restained a few times)

TWP only comes in semi-transparen t colors. You will need to remove the solid stain 100% first to be able to use TWP.
TheSealerStore , June 28th , 2016
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SemiTransparent over Solid Color stain
I have 2 decks previously covered in solid color stain. Both about 15 years old. One redwood (good shape), one douglas fir (need some boards replaced). Both sun faded and mostly the exposed portion of the boards are gray. I would like to use a semi Transparent stain. I'm afraid I won't be able to remove all of the solid color stain even after sanding and or pressure washing (mostly the area on the sides of the boards). Should I just use a solid color stain again? It seems solid color doesn't last very long. (I've restained a few times)
BOBBYE ROBERTS , June 28th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Bette Stern:
new wood
yellow cedar
has mill glaze
This deck is to be installed at ground level over pressure treated joists. Therefore, I can't wait 3 months after installation to stain the underside of the boards. After doing a lot of reading, I thought I could sand and stain the under side, edges, and ends before installing, and then wait 3 months or so before cleaning and staining the the top surface. Would this work? Ideally I would sand and stain the boards on all sides and then install them, but I'm worried about those results. Please advise.

Hello, we do not advise staining all sides and there is not an advantage to this. Please install, wait 4+ months, prep with Gemini Kit, and stain the exposed wood. You can read this article for more info:

http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
TheSealerStore , June 26th , 2016
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New deck
new wood
yellow cedar
has mill glaze
This deck is to be installed at ground level over pressure treated joists. Therefore, I can't wait 3 months after installation to stain the underside of the boards. After doing a lot of reading, I thought I could sand and stain the under side, edges, and ends before installing, and then wait 3 months or so before cleaning and staining the the top surface. Would this work? Ideally I would sand and stain the boards on all sides and then install them, but I'm worried about those results. Please advise.
Bette Stern , June 26th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Bob Taft:
Age of wood: installed cedar fence 6-18-16 - new wood
Type of wood: Cedar
Condition of wood: New
Not stain previously
Area to be treated..both sides of fence at 190 linear feet
Syracuse, NY...Harsh winters!

I'm looking for the best transparent or semi Transparent type stain to bring out the grain in the wood and also to keep its red looking color. Plan is to use a roller and brush

Look at the TWP 1500 Series. See this article on new wood:

http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

If rough cut, then stain now. If smooth, wait 4-12 months and prep first.
TheSealerStore , June 20th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Age of wood: installed cedar fence 6-18-16 - new wood
Type of wood: Cedar
Condition of wood: New
Not stain previously
Area to be treated..both sides of fence at 190 linear feet
Syracuse, NY...Harsh winters!

I'm looking for the best transparent or semi Transparent type stain to bring out the grain in the wood and also to keep its red looking color. Plan is to use a roller and brush
Bob Taft , June 19th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Brad Berland:
Where can I find a TWP stain dealer in the Minneapolis Minnesota area?

We ship online. Takes 2-3 business days to MN.
TheSealerStore , June 19th , 2016
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Mr.
Where can I find a TWP stain dealer in the Minneapolis Minnesota area?
Brad Berland , June 18th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Steve Beaver:
Hi;
2 years ago I stripped the Cabots off my 2 x 4 cedar deck (not new wood, but some new planks) and applied 1 coat of TWP-100 cedar. It help up pretty well, and now it's time to re-coat. The idea was not to have to strip it again. So this time I will replace about 25 boards, so will have some new wood again.

1/ After using the 2 part cleaner, stabilizer you offer, I would like to go to a darker shade, pecan etc. Can I go to TWP 1500 w/o stripping, or if I find a shade I prefer, or do I have to stick to TWP-100?

Bes to stay within the 100 Series. Try the 120 Pecan. It is more of a brownish cedartone.
TheSealerStore , June 18th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Hi;
2 years ago I stripped the Cabots off my 2 x 4 cedar deck (not new wood, but some new planks) and applied 1 coat of TWP-100 cedar. It help up pretty well, and now it's time to re-coat. The idea was not to have to strip it again. So this time I will replace about 25 boards, so will have some new wood again.

1/ After using the 2 part cleaner, stabilizer you offer, I would like to go to a darker shade, pecan etc. Can I go to TWP 1500 w/o stripping, or if I find a shade I prefer, or do I have to stick to TWP-100?
Steve Beaver , June 18th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Noel Fray:
We have a 5 year old redwood deck in northern Arizona that we used Behr Premium Transparent Weather Proofing. The horizontal surfaces failed miserably.

Please advise the best product and prep procedure.

Thanks,

Noel

Use the TWP 100 or the TWP 1500 for this. Prep to remove the Behr with the Restore a Deck Stripper Kit.
TheSealerStore , June 14th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
We have a 5 year old redwood deck in northern Arizona that we used Behr Premium Transparent Weather Proofing. The horizontal surfaces failed miserably.

Please advise the best product and prep procedure.

Thanks,

Noel
Noel Fray , June 14th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting William Blakeman:
We have just installed a Batu deck.
What TWP product would you suggest we use to seal this hardwood with?

TWP is not designed for hardwood decking.
TheSealerStore , June 13th , 2016
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Mr
We have just installed a Batu deck.
What TWP product would you suggest we use to seal this hardwood with?
William Blakeman , June 13th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Denise Wilton:
When it's time to redo the deck what kind of prep is involved? Can you go over the existing TWP stain with another coat of TWP or do you need to strip and brighten with products like Restore a Deck?
Thanks

Clean and brighten will be needed with a Gemini Restore Kit.
TheSealerStore , June 12th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
When it's time to redo the deck what kind of prep is involved? Can you go over the existing TWP stain with another coat of TWP or do you need to strip and brighten with products like Restore a Deck?
Thanks
Denise Wilton , June 11th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Debra phillips:
We used Behr semi transparent premium... 4 years ago on a 5 year old deck. followed all directions- it failed the day after we applied. Now we stripped, and cleaned with behr 63 wood brightener- nuetralizer and sanded deck. Can we use TWP 100 on it, or do we have to clean it with something else first??

As long as the Behr is fully removed, you can use the TWP.
TheSealerStore , June 5th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting mike davis:
Pressure-treated pine; Sherwin-Williams Deckscapes semi-transparent oil-based stain is 3-4 years old. Approx. 1200 sq. ft total area.
Do I need to strip it, or just pressure-wash first?
Do I need TWP 100 or TWP 1500?
Can I buy it locally (Woodlands, TX. 77381)

Do I need to strip it, or just pressure-wash first? Must remove it first
Do I need TWP 100 or TWP 1500? Use the TWP 100
Can I buy it locally (Woodlands, TX. 77381) We only sell online there.
TheSealerStore , June 5th , 2016
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Just stripped and cleaned with behr 63 cleaner then sanding
We used Behr semi transparent premium... 4 years ago on a 5 year old deck. followed all directions- it failed the day after we applied. Now we stripped, and cleaned with behr 63 wood brightener- nuetralizer and sanded deck. Can we use TWP 100 on it, or do we have to clean it with something else first??
Debra phillips , June 5th , 2016
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8-yr old deck re-stain
Pressure-treate d pine; Sherwin-William s Deckscapes semi-transparen t oil-based stain is 3-4 years old. Approx. 1200 sq. ft total area.
Do I need to strip it, or just pressure-wash first?
Do I need TWP 100 or TWP 1500?
Can I buy it locally (Woodlands, TX. 77381)
mike davis , June 5th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting alexpro:
Hi, I'm interested in using TWP100 for my dock. After putting 2 coats of your sample onto the cedar, I noticed it was shiny. The stain also stayed tacky for about 3 days which I didn't expect. I put the 2nd coat on about an hour after the first coat while it was still wet. The piece is now dry but there is a definite gloss. I want to make sure this won't be slippery while walking on it since the dock is used to get to and from the water and people will have wet feet. My sample is too small to test for this.

Thanks

TWP is not supposed to be shiny. If it dried shiny, then it was over applied or not prepped correctly. Was this new wood?
TheSealerStore , June 2nd , 2016
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slippery when wet?
Hi, I'm interested in using TWP100 for my dock. After putting 2 coats of your sample onto the cedar, I noticed it was shiny. The stain also stayed tacky for about 3 days which I didn't expect. I put the 2nd coat on about an hour after the first coat while it was still wet. The piece is now dry but there is a definite gloss. I want to make sure this won't be slippery while walking on it since the dock is used to get to and from the water and people will have wet feet. My sample is too small to test for this.

Thanks
alexpro , June 2nd , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Trent Miller:
A pressure treated pine dock installed in November 2015. No previous stain. Full afternoon and evening sun.
What special information do I need to know for prepping and staining the dock, which is over water?

Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit and stain with the TWP 100 or 1500 Series, depending on your state laws. Take precautions to not get the stain in the water.
TheSealerStore , June 1st , 2016
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New Dock
A pressure treated pine dock installed in November 2015. No previous stain. Full afternoon and evening sun.
What special information do I need to know for prepping and staining the dock, which is over water?
Trent Miller , June 1st , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting John Rigling:
1. 3 years
2. pressure treated pine
3. Slightly grayed
4. Yes Behr premium
5. deck has been stripped cleaned and brightened
6. 36 x 16
Question - what is the coverage and quantity needed ? TWP 100 or TWP 1500

Which series to use depends on your state. If your states allowed the 100, then use it. If not, the TWP 1500 is the way to go. See our calculator for amount needed:

http://www.twpstain.com/twp-deck-stain-calculator
TheSealerStore , June 1st , 2016
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home owner
1. 3 years
2. pressure treated pine
3. Slightly grayed
4. Yes Behr premium
5. deck has been stripped cleaned and brightened
6. 36 x 16
Question - what is the coverage and quantity needed ? TWP 100 or TWP 1500
John Rigling , June 1st , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Tom Brown:
1. 16 years
2. Western Cedar
3. Knots coming out but otherwise ok, weathered
4. Previous TWP stain not sure which one
5. Backyard Pergola

Prep with the Gemini Restore kit and stain with the TWP 100 or 1500.
TheSealerStore , May 24th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
1. 16 years
2. Western Cedar
3. Knots coming out but otherwise ok, weathered
4. Previous TWP stain not sure which one
5. Backyard Pegota
Tom Brown , May 24th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Andy Youngs:
My contractor recommended TWP 100 series for our deck which he is sanding and then staining. We wanted to have the closest look to the wood itself for which he recommended the honey color.

My question is whether that would also be the best finish for some handmade redwood furniture I am looking at buying. I love the look of the redwood when it is freshly planed and sanded, and would like to keep as close to that look as possible while protecting the wood from moisture, sun, etc that causes it to gray.

Is the TWP100 Honey the best product for my redwood furniture or is there a better product?

All TWP colors will enhance the wood grain. The Honeytone is the lightest tint and is similar to a rich "wet look". You must have color in your stain if you want to prevent UV graying.
TheSealerStore , May 24th , 2016
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homeowner
My contractor recommended TWP 100 series for our deck which he is sanding and then staining. We wanted to have the closest look to the wood itself for which he recommended the honey color.

My question is whether that would also be the best finish for some handmade redwood furniture I am looking at buying. I love the look of the redwood when it is freshly planed and sanded, and would like to keep as close to that look as possible while protecting the wood from moisture, sun, etc that causes it to gray.

Is the TWP100 Honey the best product for my redwood furniture or is there a better product?
Andy Youngs , May 23rd , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Tomas Einarsson:
Hi i stained With TWP 100 series 2years ago and now i want to restain my deck with 100 series same colour do i need to use cleaner and brightener before i stain?

Yes you should prep with the Gemini Restore Kit before reapplying.
TheSealerStore , May 23rd , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Hi i stained With TWP 100 series 2years ago and now i want to restain my deck with 100 series same colour do i need to use cleaner and brightener before i stain?
Tomas Einarsson , May 23rd , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Melody Alsup:
We stained our deck yesterday and the floor boards are lighter than the railings and spindles when we looked at it this morning. There are also a few darker spots from us not being careful with the stain and getting it on a board before the entire board was stained. Can we apply a 2nd coat to help remedy both of these issues? if so when can a 2nd coat be applied. The instructions only call for a wet on wet 2nd coat.

Applying another coat now could result in over application to the point where it cannot absorb into the wood and dries shiny.
TheSealerStore , May 23rd , 2016
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2nd coat
We stained our deck yesterday and the floor boards are lighter than the railings and spindles when we looked at it this morning. There are also a few darker spots from us not being careful with the stain and getting it on a board before the entire board was stained. Can we apply a 2nd coat to help remedy both of these issues? if so when can a 2nd coat be applied. The instructions only call for a wet on wet 2nd coat.
Melody Alsup , May 22nd , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Don Self:
New owner of home with deck stained in the past with TWP 101 Cedartone Natural (per can left at house). Still OK for Missouri? How do I order the same thing again?

Yes the TWP 101 is allowed in MO. You can order on this link:

http://www.twpstain.com/twp-100-series
TheSealerStore , May 18th , 2016
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Chief Jerk
New owner of home with deck stained in the past with TWP 101 Cedartone Natural (per can left at house). Still OK for Missouri? How do I order the same thing again?
Don Self , May 17th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Henleben:
Can this product be used on a deck that currently has a solid stain - 22 years old?

No, the solid would have to be removed fully first.
TheSealerStore , May 14th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Can this product be used on a deck that currently has a solid stain - 22 years old?
Henleben , May 13th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Mark Goodman:
For a log home do you recommend 2 coats on all vertical and horizontal surfaces? does 100 last longer or hold up longer than 1500? The home was done with 100 several years ago

Yes you should apply two coats wet on wet. Either the 100 or 1500 will last about the same.
TheSealerStore , May 11th , 2016
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Chief Engineer
For a log home do you recommend 2 coats on all vertical and horizontal surfaces? does 100 last longer or hold up longer than 1500? The home was done with 100 several years ago
Mark Goodman , May 11th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Walter King:
Age - 15 years
Type - Mahogany
Condition - fair: was pressure washed to completely remove bad solid stain - some wood lignin was removed
Stained previously with California Paint's Storm stain transparent natural oil finish (not very durable and mildew growth was a problem.
Area to be treated is ~ 600 ft2 deck

Where are you located?
TheSealerStore , May 10th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Age - 15 years
Type - Mahogany
Condition - fair: was pressure washed to completely remove bad solid stain - some wood lignin was removed
Stained previously with California Paint's Storm stain transparent natural oil finish (not very durable and mildew growth was a problem.
Area to be treated is ~ 600 ft2 deck
Walter King , May 10th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Rost Beyder:
Hello,

Applied cedar 2 coat, 100 series, to treated 3 year old pine deck. 2 coats, wet on wet, per instructions. Looks amazing, love it, comments galore. If anything substantial of color, ie food smashed post kid, it stains the wood a little in that spots, clean up with sponge, but some stain fades. Water, ie rain repels perfectly. Do I need to apply some sort of clear sealer on the floor of deck or something similar ? Great product ! Thank you.

No it is not possible to apply a clear sealer on top of the TWP.
TheSealerStore , May 9th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Hello,

Applied cedar 2 coat, 100 series, to treated 3 year old pine deck. 2 coats, wet on wet, per instructions. Looks amazing, love it, comments galore. If anything substantial of color, ie food smashed post kid, it stains the wood a little in that spots, clean up with sponge, but some stain fades. Water, ie rain repels perfectly. Do I need to apply some sort of clear sealer on the floor of deck or something similar ? Great product ! Thank you.
Rost Beyder , May 9th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting JR M:
Hi,

Is TWP 100 safe to use as a stain on a children's playset? The standard rainbow stain is water-based, and I'm looking to use something that will be more durable; but I wanted to make sure. Thanks.

Yes it is safe once it has fully dried. Make sure to prep first.
TheSealerStore , May 6th , 2016
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Playset
Hi,

Is TWP 100 safe to use as a stain on a children's playset? The standard rainbow stain is water-based, and I'm looking to use something that will be more durable; but I wanted to make sure. Thanks.
JR M , May 6th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Nick Vitse:
3 year old deck made of pressure treated pine, stained 2 years ago with TWP101. I now want to re-stain the horizontal pieces, again with TWP101.

Do I need to completely strip the old stain, or is the Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit enough?

If the Restore-a-Deck is the right choice, is there a recommendation on avoiding the vertical surfaces that I will not be re-staining, or should/can I do all surfaces?

Use the Gemini Restore Kit. We would suggest doing all.
TheSealerStore , April 25th , 2016
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Second application preperation
3 year old deck made of pressure treated pine, stained 2 years ago with TWP101. I now want to re-stain the horizontal pieces, again with TWP101.

Do I need to completely strip the old stain, or is the Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit enough?

If the Restore-a-Deck is the right choice, is there a recommendation on avoiding the vertical surfaces that I will not be re-staining, or should/can I do all surfaces?
Nick Vitse , April 24th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Kim Helgeson:
Our deck is 1 year old untrained cedar. I cleaned and washed it, applied the first coat which it sucked up right away. Applied the 22nd coat yesterday, 1 week later, and it's still shiny, tacky and not seeming to dry? Please advise as to what I should do.

When applying a second coat, you need to apply wet on wet, not wet on dry. Basically you over applied now. You can try to wipe pff excess stain with rags and mineral spirits to help. Make sure that you saturate all oil rags with water and lay flat to dry!
TheSealerStore , April 24th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting lloyd breyer:
I Have a large home project, 13000 sq ft of redwood fencing. Mt Shasta CA. please e-main me what is the best produce for this job and a price quote. looking at natural color.
Lloyd

For CA, you will need to use the TWP 1500 Series. Honeytone is the lightest tint. Natural is a little darker. Cost is $195 per 5 gallon pail and they ship free. Coverage is about 150-200 Sq. feet for the first coat and 200-300 for the second coat.

http://www.twpstain.com/twp-1500-series-5-gallon
TheSealerStore , April 24th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I Have a large home project, 13000 sq ft of redwood fencing. Mt Shasta CA. please e-main me what is the best produce for this job and a price quote. looking at natural color.
Lloyd
lloyd breyer , April 24th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting derekj208:
1) New build. August 2015
2) Western Red Cedar
3) Unfinished to weather/age over winter
Only 2-3 feet off ground. House walls on west and north side of deck. Heavy oak tree coverage begins 30 yards east and 15 yards south of deck. During peak summer, deck will get full sun from around noon through about 5 or 6 pm. Looking to maintain as natural of a new cedar non-greyed look as possible but while still offering best protection from foot traffic, Minnesota weather and UV. Mold and mildew issues unknown. I purchased Restore A Deck combo cleaner/brightener to prep for stain. Is 100 or 1500 series better for me? Also, will 5 gallons keep well if I use half this spring for 1 coat and the other half next spring for 2nd coat?

Use the 100 Series. See this about shelf life:
http://www.twpstainhelp.com/shelf-life-of-twp/
TheSealerStore , April 21st , 2016
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New cedar deck
1) New build. August 2015
2) Western Red Cedar
3) Unfinished to weather/age over winter
Only 2-3 feet off ground. House walls on west and north side of deck. Heavy oak tree coverage begins 30 yards east and 15 yards south of deck. During peak summer, deck will get full sun from around noon through about 5 or 6 pm. Looking to maintain as natural of a new cedar non-greyed look as possible but while still offering best protection from foot traffic, Minnesota weather and UV. Mold and mildew issues unknown. I purchased Restore A Deck combo cleaner/brighte ner to prep for stain. Is 100 or 1500 series better for me? Also, will 5 gallons keep well if I use half this spring for 1 coat and the other half next spring for 2nd coat?
derekj208 , April 21st , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Jay Leslie:
I have just completed a 80 square foot entry deck for my parents, for the purpose of giving them a large flat stable surface to enter and exit their home at their main door.

Used pressure treated lumber in 2x6 dimension for the deck flooring.

Need to make the deck as non-slip as possible, as they are in their late 80's and preventing falls is the reason we added the deck.

Do you have recommendations on how to treat the deck, and what products to use, to make it as non-slip as possible?

Thank you

TWP is a penetrating stain, not filming so it is not slippery. See this about new wood:

http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
TheSealerStore , April 21st , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Keith Elliott:
I'm slowly building a outside bench using white oak. I bought the wood about 6 months ago and it has been in the garage the entire time while I've been designing the bench and working the wood. The wood is in perfect condition, never been treated, painted, or stained. I'm in the process of final sanding and then plan to stain it using TWP100. Is TWP100 the right choice? Also, I'd like to try small amounts of the various colors before buying a large quantity. Do the stains come in sample sizes?

Samples are on this link:
http://www.twpstain.com/stain-samples
TheSealerStore , April 21st , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Chad Nixon:
We are using recently cut white mine saw mill lumber for a 40 x 30 pavilion. The wood which varies in size from 6 x 12s to 3x 10s is aged 2 years but is certainly still somewhat wet. The wood has never been stained, is in good shape and rough cut. We have gotten advice from the contractor that they believe we can stain it now. Do you agree? The plan would be to use TWP100 unless we are told otherwise. Thanks.

If rough cut and dry then yes you can stain now. Less then 15% moisture. The 100 or 1500 will work.
TheSealerStore , April 21st , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I have just completed a 80 square foot entry deck for my parents, for the purpose of giving them a large flat stable surface to enter and exit their home at their main door.

Used pressure treated lumber in 2x6 dimension for the deck flooring.

Need to make the deck as non-slip as possible, as they are in their late 80's and preventing falls is the reason we added the deck.

Do you have recommendations on how to treat the deck, and what products to use, to make it as non-slip as possible?

Thank you
Jay Leslie , April 21st , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Scott Widdows:
I am getting ready to stain my gazedo columns and roof structure. the deck is composite and wont need stain. The wood is cedar and is unfinished and smooth. I live in Florida. What is the best product for me?

TWP 1500 Series for this since most is vertical wood.
TheSealerStore , April 20th , 2016
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gazebo
I am getting ready to stain my gazedo columns and roof structure. the deck is composite and wont need stain. The wood is cedar and is unfinished and smooth. I live in Florida. What is the best product for me?
Scott Widdows , April 20th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Karin:
Im getting ready to stain my two year old pressure treated pine deck for the first time, could you recommend which stain would be the best product for my deck?
We live in connecticut, full sun morning to early afternoon, then partially shaded for the remainder of the day, the deck is elevated approx four feet off the ground.
Thank you

For CT you will need the TWP 1500 Series. Make sure the prep with the Gemini Restore Kit.
TheSealerStore , April 19th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Im getting ready to stain my two year old pressure treated pine deck for the first time, could you recommend which stain would be the best product for my deck?
We live in connecticut, full sun morning to early afternoon, then partially shaded for the remainder of the day, the deck is elevated approx four feet off the ground.
Thank you
Karin , April 19th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Greg Ross:
Our new, never stained deck is getting a single coat of TWP 100 today. The weather forecast for the next couple of days if for highs around 80-84 degrees and lows in the mid-40s. No rain. About how long until we can put our furniture back on the deck and begin using it?

24-48 hours is normal.
TheSealerStore , April 18th , 2016
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How long to let TWP 100 dry
Our new, never stained deck is getting a single coat of TWP 100 today. The weather forecast for the next couple of days if for highs around 80-84 degrees and lows in the mid-40s. No rain. About how long until we can put our furniture back on the deck and begin using it?
Greg Ross , April 18th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Steve L:
Age of wood: 11
Type: Redwood exposed to winter weather in Montana.
Condition: Good
Previous: Stained with Behr deck stain (twice); will be completely sanded, cleaned and ready for new stain.
Area: Three sections; 1.) 20x14, 2.) 24x24, and 3.) 16x16.

What product do you recommend and how much.

Use the 100 Series. About 10 gallons for two coats when applied wet on wet. More if you have railings, stairs, etc.
TheSealerStore , April 16th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Age of wood: 11
Type: Redwood exposed to winter weather in Montana.
Condition: Good
Previous: Stained with Behr deck stain (twice); will be completely sanded, cleaned and ready for new stain.
Area: Three sections; 1.) 20x14, 2.) 24x24, and 3.) 16x16.

What product do you recommend and how much.
Steve L , April 16th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Phillip Sangha:
1. Age of wood : 8
2. Type: Pressure treated second floor open deck in Florida.
3. Condition: good
4. Was stained 7 years ago with Cabot semi-transparent Redwood. It did develop black mold over time.

Which one shall I use and will need to remove the old remaining stain or is just pressure washing it is enough?

Need to remove the old stain. Use the Restore A Deck stripper with the pressure washing. Use the Restore A Deck Brightener after. Use the TWP 100 Series.
TheSealerStore , April 13th , 2016
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Mr.
1. Age of wood : 8
2. Type: Pressure treated second floor open deck in Florida.
3. Condition: good
4. Was stained 7 years ago with Cabot semi-transparen t Redwood. It did develop black mold over time.

Which one shall I use and will need to remove the old remaining stain or is just pressure washing it is enough?
Phillip Sangha , April 13th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Leah Wheeler:
cedar siding, at least 10 years old, never treated. high moisture - pacific northwest rain forest wind driven rain and prone to moss build up but 3 sides in full sun when we have it. will soak up gobs of stain/preservative and we can't afford to do this again for many years. Which type do you recommend?

Use the TWP 100 Series. Prep withe Gemini Restore Kit and pressure washing. Apply two coats of the TWP.
TheSealerStore , April 13th , 2016
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huge cedar barn
cedar siding, at least 10 years old, never treated. high moisture - pacific northwest rain forest wind driven rain and prone to moss build up but 3 sides in full sun when we have it. will soak up gobs of stain/preservat ive and we can't afford to do this again for many years. Which type do you recommend?
Leah Wheeler , April 13th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting john burke:
I think someone used TWP semitransparent product 500? on our deck in 2012. I need to redo it and wondered what is the difference between the TWP 100 and 1500? Is there a tint? I think ours was gold.
John Burke

If you used the 500 Series before then you would want to use the 1500 Series. It is the improved version of the 500 Series. There is not a Gold color. There is a Honeytone and Natural color.
TheSealerStore , April 9th , 2016
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deck treatment
I think someone used TWP semitransparent product 500? on our deck in 2012. I need to redo it and wondered what is the difference between the TWP 100 and 1500? Is there a tint? I think ours was gold.
John Burke
john burke , April 9th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting tom lloyd:
We have built a 800 square foot Cedar deck and railings with no steps. The wood is new and untreated. Now stain has ever been applied. We are 1 week after construction in North Idaho mountains. Need info on best practices for prep and application of Stain - semi transparent Cedar color.

See here please:
http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
TheSealerStore , April 1st , 2016
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none
We have built a 800 square foot Cedar deck and railings with no steps. The wood is new and untreated. Now stain has ever been applied. We are 1 week after construction in North Idaho mountains. Need info on best practices for prep and application of Stain - semi transparent Cedar color.
tom lloyd , March 31st , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Kim Dyer:
Can you tell me what the difference is between 100 and 1500 series? I am looking to stain my deck and I am not happy with what I used last year.

See these articles:

http://www.twpstain.com/twp-stain-comparison-reviews-ratings

http://www.twpstain.com/difference-between-twp-100-and-1500-series
TheSealerStore , March 29th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Robert Mason:
Hello, I have had a new deck built this February 14 x 28. redwood. my builder used an angle grinder to even up places where the wood was not level. i plan on staining the desk this may. i am wondering if I should sand the deck with a belt sander to even out the marks the angle grinder has left before i stain it. Is this a good idea? will sanding close the grain? Thank you

Yes sanding closes the grain. Please see this about new wood: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
TheSealerStore , March 29th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Can you tell me what the difference is between 100 and 1500 series? I am looking to stain my deck and I am not happy with what I used last year.
Kim Dyer , March 29th , 2016
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Painter
Hello, I have had a new deck built this February 14 x 28. redwood. my builder used an angle grinder to even up places where the wood was not level. i plan on staining the desk this may. i am wondering if I should sand the deck with a belt sander to even out the marks the angle grinder has left before i stain it. Is this a good idea? will sanding close the grain? Thank you
Robert Mason , March 29th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Tom Fedewa:
I prepped and cleaned my new deck last summer and stained it with TWP 101 cedar stain. I want to apply an additional coat of stain to the horizontal surfaces this spring/summer. Do I need to do any prep-work prior to applying a second coat? Please advise...Thank you

Lightly wash with soapy water to remove dirt for prep. Warm water with dish soap will work. You do not want to use too much pressure or too harsh a cleaner that would remove the coating from last year.
TheSealerStore , March 24th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I prepped and cleaned my new deck last summer and stained it with TWP 101 cedar stain. I want to apply an additional coat of stain to the horizontal surfaces this spring/summer. Do I need to do any prep-work prior to applying a second coat? Please advise...Thank you
Tom Fedewa , March 24th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Anne P:
Stained deck with TWP in august 2014, asked if I should re-stain in 2015 and was told to wait until the following year. It is now time. What are the best steps to take? Spindles are still fine but there are worn areas on the deck and top of hand rail.

Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit and then reapply the same stain.
TheSealerStore , March 16th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Stained deck with TWP in august 2014, asked if I should re-stain in 2015 and was told to wait until the following year. It is now time. What are the best steps to take? Spindles are still fine but there are worn areas on the deck and top of hand rail.
Anne P , March 16th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting D Schroeder:
May I pressure wash 6 year old PT deck with one coat of TWP100 on it, prior to reapplying TWP 100?

Use the Gemini Restore Kit while pressure washing for the prepping.
TheSealerStore , March 15th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
May I pressure wash 6 year old PT deck with one coat of TWP100 on it, prior to reapplying TWP 100?
D Schroeder , March 15th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Tim Houston:
New PT lumber almost a year old waiting on it to dry good looking for a stain and leaning at TWP100 redwood.My question is looking at ready seal, bakers gray wood andTWP100 does your product have to be stripped after 2/3 years or can you properly clean it and recoat. we are old people and can maintain what we have but dont wont to get into stripping. From what I can read your product holds its color better than the other above mentioned.On your reply give me advice on the best way to clean this lumber and put down TWP100.Any help would be appreciated. Do I put down one heavy coat then while wet apply another coat please advise.
Thank You,Tim

TWP can be cleaned and reapplied as needed down the road. Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit and apply 2 light coats "wet on wet":

http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-stain-wet-on-wet-application/

On that link above, there are many more articles with tips on prepping, applying, etc.
TheSealerStore , February 24th , 2016
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Advice on stain
Forget to mention this deck 16x40 is in Texas Thanks Tim
Tim Houston , February 24th , 2016
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Advice on stain
New PT lumber almost a year old waiting on it to dry good looking for a stain and leaning at TWP100 redwood.My question is looking at ready seal, bakers gray wood andTWP100 does your product have to be stripped after 2/3 years or can you properly clean it and recoat. we are old people and can maintain what we have but dont wont to get into stripping. From what I can read your product holds its color better than the other above mentioned.On your reply give me advice on the best way to clean this lumber and put down TWP100.Any help would be appreciated. Do I put down one heavy coat then while wet apply another coat please advise.
Thank You,Tim
Tim Houston , February 24th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Dave Hartunian:
Can you ship the TWP100 to Pennsylvania? Is the 100 better than the 1500 series and can you apply the 100 over the 1500 which was previously used. Thanks.

Sorry, but TWP 100 Series if not legal for PA and you cannot apply it over the 1500 Series.
TheSealerStore , February 5th , 2016
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TWP 100
Can you ship the TWP100 to Pennsylvania? Is the 100 better than the 1500 series and can you apply the 100 over the 1500 which was previously used. Thanks.
Dave Hartunian , February 5th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting cow:
i cleaned and restored and coated my deck last summer.i want to recoat. deck is around 900 sq, feet how much product do i need? i use the 100 series.

How much did you use last time? If doing a light maintenance coat you should use about 60% of what you used the first time.
TheSealerStore , January 25th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
i cleaned and restored and coated my deck last summer.i want to recoat. deck is around 900 sq, feet how much product do i need? i use the 100 series.
cow , January 25th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting chris mcginnis:
1. old (20+ years)
2. cedar
3. cracking and warped but not rotten
4. stained with semi transparent but not sure of age (old)
5. 2000 sq. ft. deck

Can I apply one coat only of TWP 100? it is so large I wold rather not have to do a second coat unless necessary.

Hello, for the prep you will need to remove the old stain first suing the Restore A Deck stripper and pressure washing. Once removed you would need to brighten the wood with the RAD Wood Brightener. TWP 100 should be applied wet on wet. Typically the railings only need one coat but the horizontals should get two.

http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-stain-wet-on-wet-application/
TheSealerStore , January 18th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
1. old (20+ years)
2. cedar
3. cracking and warped but not rotten
4. stained with semi transparent but not sure of age (old)
5. 2000 sq. ft. deck

Can I apply one coat only of TWP 100? it is so large I wold rather not have to do a second coat unless necessary.
chris mcginnis , January 18th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting :
1. 1/2 is 12 yrs old, the rest is 7 yrs old
2.Treated pine (above ground treatment)
3. Good - never powerwashed
4. Yes, Once with TWP Clear
5. Bi-level (2 steps down) wooden deck open w/no roof. And with wooden stairs (6 steps) down to ground leve. House located on salt water to brackish water marsh. "Painted" sample areas w/TWP Natural and Honeytone - both have retained color - clear did not last long in water protection.

Either color is fine. Honeytone being the lightest will fade a little faster. Prep well first with the Gemini Restore Kit and light pressure washing or heavy scrubbing.
opwdecks , January 7th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
1. 1/2 is 12 yrs old, the rest is 7 yrs old
2.Treated pine (above ground treatment)
3. Good - never powerwashed
4. Yes, Once with TWP Clear
5. Bi-level (2 steps down) wooden deck open w/no roof. And with wooden stairs (6 steps) down to ground leve. House located on salt water to brackish water marsh. "Painted" sample areas w/TWP Natural and Honeytone - both have retained color - clear did not last long in water protection.
lee.dantzler@gmail.com , January 7th , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Matt Hoffman:
Age of wood: 14 months
Type of wood: cedar
Condition of wood: Excellent
Never been stained, Florida
844 sq ft

Plan on using TWP 100 however I used a cleaner and brightener 3 weeks ago, do I need to re-clean or should I be ok? Also, can the TWP 100 be applied to damp wood, I am having trouble finding a 3 day rain free window. Thanks.

Yes you should lightly clean again. TWP cannot be applied to damp or wet wood.
TheSealerStore , January 3rd , 2016
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New Deck
Age of wood: 14 months
Type of wood: cedar
Condition of wood: Excellent
Never been stained, Florida
844 sq ft

Plan on using TWP 100 however I used a cleaner and brightener 3 weeks ago, do I need to re-clean or should I be ok? Also, can the TWP 100 be applied to damp wood, I am having trouble finding a 3 day rain free window. Thanks.
Matt Hoffman , January 2nd , 2016
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting jes2525:
We followed new deck prep and staining process. We did the deck floor about 10 days ago and ran out of stain. It really looks like it needs another coat as you can see brush strokes and it's lighter/darker in areas. Do we have any options other than to start over or wait till spring to add a 2nd coat? What will happen if we add a 2nd coat?

Couple other random questions:

1. It's Fri AM and no rain in forecast for several days. So, we planned on finishing up on Sunday (we still need to do the posts in ground). But, the water from yesterday's rain is puddling on the deck. So, when it says wait 48 hours after last rain, should we sweep the water off the deck and then wait 48 hours? Confused about what 48 hours without rain means...

2. We used 100 - Cape Cod... on the deck it looks lite gray but we have (2) 16' ramps in the yard and they look baby blue - any idea why? suggestions?

We would suggest leaving alone for the year. Next Spring you can lightly clean to remove any dirt and apply another coat then. As for the color on the ramp, the TWP enhances the grain of your wood so there must have been some blue or green tint in the new wood. Did you wait 4-12 months and prep accordingly for the new wood: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
TheSealerStore , November 20th , 2015
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new deck - need 2nd coat
We followed new deck prep and staining process. We did the deck floor about 10 days ago and ran out of stain. It really looks like it needs another coat as you can see brush strokes and it's lighter/darker in areas. Do we have any options other than to start over or wait till spring to add a 2nd coat? What will happen if we add a 2nd coat?

Couple other random questions:

1. It's Fri AM and no rain in forecast for several days. So, we planned on finishing up on Sunday (we still need to do the posts in ground). But, the water from yesterday's rain is puddling on the deck. So, when it says wait 48 hours after last rain, should we sweep the water off the deck and then wait 48 hours? Confused about what 48 hours without rain means...

2. We used 100 - Cape Cod... on the deck it looks lite gray but we have (2) 16' ramps in the yard and they look baby blue - any idea why? suggestions?
jes2525 , November 20th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Carolyn L. Newman:
We just stained our deck yesterday with TWP 100. Deck,is 2 years old, pine, and previously stained. We removed the old stain by sanding and using a stain remover. Then it sat untreated for about 4 months. we cleaned the surface with Dekscoat and water three days prior to staining.

We put on two coats of stain.....wet on wet application. It has been 24 hours and the deck,is still tacky. We live in Hawaii so do have higher humidity. It has NOT RAINED ON THE DECK. There were a few spots that looked shiny after the second coat so I ran a clean roller over it, but not much came up on the roller.

What should we do now? I think we just applied too much stain and should have used only one coat. Thanks for any help!

Hello, see this article and comments about this: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-stain-is-spotty-or-shiny/

It will dry and cure fully, just may take a few days.
TheSealerStore , November 17th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
We just stained our deck yesterday with TWP 100. Deck,is 2 years old, pine, and previously stained. We removed the old stain by sanding and using a stain remover. Then it sat untreated for about 4 months. we cleaned the surface with Dekscoat and water three days prior to staining.

We put on two coats of stain.....wet on wet application. It has been 24 hours and the deck,is still tacky. We live in Hawaii so do have higher humidity. It has NOT RAINED ON THE DECK. There were a few spots that looked shiny after the second coat so I ran a clean roller over it, but not much came up on the roller.

What should we do now? I think we just applied too much stain and should have used only one coat. Thanks for any help!
Carolyn L. Newman , November 17th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Peter Starke:
I have 4 gallons remaining of TWP 100 clear. I would like to use on an upcoming job, but the job specifies grey tinted stain. What grey tint is compatible with your stain, and do you have the capacity to send it to me?

Thanks

It is not possible to tint the Clear.
TheSealerStore , November 9th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I have 4 gallons remaining of TWP 100 clear. I would like to use on an upcoming job, but the job specifies grey tinted stain. What grey tint is compatible with your stain, and do you have the capacity to send it to me?

Thanks
Peter Starke , November 9th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting George Heugel:
How long can TWP 101 be stored after opening?

http://www.twpstainhelp.com/shelf-life-of-twp/
TheSealerStore , November 4th , 2015
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mr.
How long can TWP 101 be stored after opening?
George Heugel , November 3rd , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Joe Mannine:
I recently lost a friend/neighbor on our street helping family prep house for sale Refinishing 13'x 21' elevated half is 5 yrs old half 10 yrs old deck,stairs,balusters,hand rails support posts.
Treated wood -type unknown
Condition overall-fair- No graying. Had to do some scraping to remove peeling original stain on hand rails several stairs and deck boards
Original brand-unknown
Southern exposure - direct sun 6 hrs
Do I need to sand all surfaces lightly even in areas where original stain is in good shape? (suppt posts, balusters some deck boards)
Preparing to use cleaner and PW to finish prep.Need to return the 5 gallons of Olympic"Restore it"- light I purchased for the project. (puch.onsale 75% off at Lowe's since they are discontinuing the light product.) After reading horror stories of peeling a season after applied and effort required to remove and re-do.
How much TWP 100 is needed?
Can I apply with a Wagner optistain airless?
Thanks!

Hello,

You have to remove all of the previous stain if you want to use the TWP. How to do this will depend on the brand and type that the old stain is. If you do remove the old stain then yes you can use an airless to apply. We would need the total sq. footage for the amount of TWP needed.
TheSealerStore , November 2nd , 2015
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neighbor- friend
I recently lost a friend/neighbor on our street helping family prep house for sale Refinishing 13'x 21' elevated half is 5 yrs old half 10 yrs old deck,stairs,bal usters,hand rails support posts.
Treated wood -type unknown
Condition overall-fair- No graying. Had to do some scraping to remove peeling original stain on hand rails several stairs and deck boards
Original brand-unknown
Southern exposure - direct sun 6 hrs
Do I need to sand all surfaces lightly even in areas where original stain is in good shape? (suppt posts, balusters some deck boards)
Preparing to use cleaner and PW to finish prep.Need to return the 5 gallons of Olympic"Restore it"- light I purchased for the project. (puch.onsale 75% off at Lowe's since they are discontinuing the light product.) After reading horror stories of peeling a season after applied and effort required to remove and re-do.
How much TWP 100 is needed?
Can I apply with a Wagner optistain airless?
Thanks!
Joe Mannine , November 2nd , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Joyce Seebock:
1 - 32 years old
2 - Pressure treated
3 - generally good condition, grayed
4 - No evidence of stain if it ever was stained
5 - under a wrap around porch roof, weather is different on each of 3 sides. Central Texas weather.

Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit first then stain with the TWP 100 or 1500 Series.
TheSealerStore , October 25th , 2015
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Home Owner
1 - 32 years old
2 - Pressure treated
3 - generally good condition, grayed
4 - No evidence of stain if it ever was stained
5 - under a wrap around porch roof, weather is different on each of 3 sides. Central Texas weather.
Joyce Seebock , October 24th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Sandy Willis:
I am about to apply a 2nd & 3rd coat of TWP stain on my deck. The 1st coat was applied 2 years ago & is looking really thin. First, I'll be using the remainder of a 5 gallon can from 2 yrs ago. Is it still good? Second, I seem to remember that you don't have to use a brightened on reapplications. Can I buy just the cleaner? Third, since the original stain is getting very thin, could/should I apply a 4th coat? Thanks!

Use both the cleaner and brightener for the prep. Not sure of the stain is still good. Probably not as the shelf life is less them 12 months after opening. No you cannot over apply TWP. After the prep you can apply 1 or 2 coats depending on the porosity of the wood.
TheSealerStore , October 21st , 2015
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Ms
I am about to apply a 2nd & 3rd coat of TWP stain on my deck. The 1st coat was applied 2 years ago & is looking really thin. First, I'll be using the remainder of a 5 gallon can from 2 yrs ago. Is it still good? Second, I seem to remember that you don't have to use a brightened on reapplications. Can I buy just the cleaner? Third, since the original stain is getting very thin, could/should I apply a 4th coat? Thanks!
Sandy Willis , October 21st , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Dave G.:
I have a 6 year old 5 gallon pail of TWP 101 & it has become quite coagulated with thick chunks of rubbery like substance. Is there anything I can do to make this usable?

Many thanks

Dave

No it is not good anymore.
TheSealerStore , October 11th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I have a 6 year old 5 gallon pail of TWP 101 & it has become quite coagulated with thick chunks of rubbery like substance. Is there anything I can do to make this usable?

Many thanks

Dave
Dave G. , October 11th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Mike J.:
1. wood is one year old
2. Cedar
3.great condition
4. never been stained but used a cleaner and power washed

5. After applying TWP 100 pecan stain - some sections of the deck are lighter then other areas. How long must I wait to apply more stain?

Thank you in advance - Mike Nash

Wait until next Spring, lightly clean, and reapply a light coat.
TheSealerStore , October 7th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
1. wood is one year old
2. Cedar
3.great condition
4. never been stained but used a cleaner and power washed

5. After applying TWP 100 pecan stain - some sections of the deck are lighter then other areas. How long must I wait to apply more stain?

Thank you in advance - Mike Nash
Mike J. , October 7th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting David Milne:
Location is Arizona (86326)
Deck is unstained plywood which has been covered with faux grass carpet for a couple of years.
1. What surface preparation is recommended?
2. How many coats are needed
3. What is minimum and maximum time between coats
4. What is dry time for foot traffic
5. What is cure time for replacing deck furniture
6. What is best method of application
7. What is best cleanup method
Thank you
David

David, most of your questions can be found on our help site:
http://www.twpstainhelp.com/
TheSealerStore , October 7th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Mark Conner:
- 6 months
- pressure treated pine
- excellent
- no previous stain
- staining entire deck

Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit and use the TWP 100 if allowed in your state. If not then use the TWP 1500 Series.
TheSealerStore , October 7th , 2015
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Mr
Location is Arizona (86326)
Deck is unstained plywood which has been covered with faux grass carpet for a couple of years.
1. What surface preparation is recommended?
2. How many coats are needed
3. What is minimum and maximum time between coats
4. What is dry time for foot traffic
5. What is cure time for replacing deck furniture
6. What is best method of application
7. What is best cleanup method
Thank you
David
David Milne , October 7th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
- 6 months
- pressure treated pine
- excellent
- no previous stain
- staining entire deck
Mark Conner , October 6th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Elvis Palombizio:
Hi - I put on a new deck last year (2012). Boards are PT, railing is vinyl. Deck was never stained/sealed/painted. Condition of wood is excellent, barring a few areas I need to sand down that have been marred up.
What do you recommend for preparation before using your products? Should I sand the whole deck or would that be unnecessary considering it's a year old?
Thank you
Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit.
TheSealerStore , September 25th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Hi - I put on a new deck last year (2012). Boards are PT, railing is vinyl. Deck was never stained/sealed/ painted. Condition of wood is excellent, barring a few areas I need to sand down that have been marred up.
What do you recommend for preparation before using your products? Should I sand the whole deck or would that be unnecessary considering it's a year old?
Thank you
Elvis Palombizio , September 24th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Rube Junes:
Logs are 20 years old pine. Fair condition, but not stained for 10 years. Last stain was Behr product. Going to treat all exterior logs, decks and railings AFTER corn media blasting using 20/40 grit.
Question: Will any other surface prep be needed after blasting and blowing off all dust, etc.?

No additional prep will be needed. Thanks!
TheSealerStore , September 22nd , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Logs are 20 years old pine. Fair condition, but not stained for 10 years. Last stain was Behr product. Going to treat all exterior logs, decks and railings AFTER corn media blasting using 20/40 grit.
Question: Will any other surface prep be needed after blasting and blowing off all dust, etc.?
Rube Junes , September 22nd , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting aj:
Ive noticed on my last 2 5 gal pails of twp100 there is a 1/4" of putty like settling on the bottom of can. I took the pail to a paint store and had it shook first and i also stirred myself for a good 10 min. What is this and will it have any effect if i can get it to dissolve back into liquid?

This is just pigment settling and yes you have to mix/stir this back into the stain.
TheSealerStore , September 20th , 2015
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settling in pail
Ive noticed on my last 2 5 gal pails of twp100 there is a 1/4" of putty like settling on the bottom of can. I took the pail to a paint store and had it shook first and i also stirred myself for a good 10 min. What is this and will it have any effect if i can get it to dissolve back into liquid?
aj , September 20th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting m ervin nilsson:
just built new barn with outside knotty pine what should I use on it? we live in northern Idaho

You would want the 100 Series. Is this rough cut or smooth?
TheSealerStore , September 17th , 2015
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owner
just built new barn with outside knotty pine what should I use on it? we live in northern Idaho
m ervin nilsson , September 17th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting frank shorkey:
series 100, is the gray stain a solid color or transparent. we have new cedar deck on a gray house. thanks

The grays are more of a semi-solid color.
TheSealerStore , September 16th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
series 100, is the gray stain a solid color or transparent. we have new cedar deck on a gray house. thanks
frank shorkey , September 16th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting tim gridley:
Looking for assistance in choice of product
new cedar deck (3 days old)
Want to apply on frame before decking and railing being installed.
Which of your two lines of products is suggested.
Advise of advantage between clear and colored.

You cannot apply TWP to brand new wood. Please see this article about new wood:
http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

Clear has no UV protection from graying.
TheSealerStore , September 14th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Looking for assistance in choice of product
new cedar deck (3 days old)
Want to apply on frame before decking and railing being installed.
Which of your two lines of products is suggested.
Advise of advantage between clear and colored.
tim gridley , September 13th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting TheSealerStore:
Quoting Dan Swartz:
So spray for about 10 - 20 minutes (long enough for the first coat to dry) then respray and back-brush to even out the top coat. Sort of "wet on wet" and back brush?

I have 20 gallons so I should enough.

Any idea on when a second coat may be needed or just let it weather?

Thank you for you help!

You do not let the first coat dry. Wet on wet is correct:

http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-stain-wet-on-wet-application/




Quick question on sprayer. Would be a heavy duty pump sprayer or more like High Volume Low Pressure paint sprayer?
Dan Swartz , September 11th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Dan Swartz:
So spray for about 10 - 20 minutes (long enough for the first coat to dry) then respray and back-brush to even out the top coat. Sort of "wet on wet" and back brush?

I have 20 gallons so I should enough.

Any idea on when a second coat may be needed or just let it weather?

Thank you for you help!

You do not let the first coat dry. Wet on wet is correct:

http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-stain-wet-on-wet-application/
TheSealerStore , September 11th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
So spray for about 10 - 20 minutes (long enough for the first coat to dry) then respray and back-brush to even out the top coat. Sort of "wet on wet" and back brush?

I have 20 gallons so I should enough.

Any idea on when a second coat may be needed or just let it weather?

Thank you for you help!
Dan Swartz , September 11th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Dan Swartz:
Hi

Type of wood? Cedar shingles - sidewall
Wood Condition: New - Dried for over a year
Stained Previously: No
Area to be treated: Entire house
Location: About the same Latitude as
Tawas City, MI (44°07'36.1"N) ie snows in the winter:)
Color: Cape Code Gray (so more of a semi solid)
Area: About 1600 ft2

With the info above, what would you recommend as the best way to apply TWP-100? I was thinking of either spraying with an airless sprayer of brushing.

Should I use two coats?

Also, does it make sense to protect the lower half of the backside of the shingles on areas just above the shed roof that goes around the house (due to splashing)?


Thanks
Dan

Apply the two light coats by spraying on the first coat then immediately back brushing the second coat. You will need about 10-15 gallons. No need to stain the back sides.
TheSealerStore , September 11th , 2015
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General Info on Applying TWP-100
Hi

Type of wood? Cedar shingles - sidewall
Wood Condition: New - Dried for over a year
Stained Previously: No
Area to be treated: Entire house
Location: About the same Latitude as
Tawas City, MI (44°07'36.1"N) ie snows in the winter:)
Color: Cape Code Gray (so more of a semi solid)
Area: About 1600 ft2

With the info above, what would you recommend as the best way to apply TWP-100? I was thinking of either spraying with an airless sprayer of brushing.

Should I use two coats?

Also, does it make sense to protect the lower half of the backside of the shingles on areas just above the shed roof that goes around the house (due to splashing)?


Thanks
Dan
Dan Swartz , September 11th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Keith Allred:
Wood is 7 years old
redwood
gray but still in pretty good shape
has been stained but is almost all gone and i am sanding it off
outside deck facing west in dry part of colorado but cold and snowy at times, real low humidity
I am wanting a dark stain like dark oak

Prep after the sanding with the Gemini Restore Kit and then use the TWP 103 Dark Oak.
TheSealerStore , September 11th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Wood is 7 years old
redwood
gray but still in pretty good shape
has been stained but is almost all gone and i am sanding it off
outside deck facing west in dry part of colorado but cold and snowy at times, real low humidity
I am wanting a dark stain like dark oak
Keith Allred , September 11th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Elaine & Francis:
I have a 11-12 year old cedar deck stained with cabot clear (only once) when new. We have just scrubed it with bleach and water mixture and also power washed it. We want to stain it. Some parts are in good condition but some are not (fair). The covered 1/3 portion is in good condition. The deck is on the north side of the house,subject to mold, midew and moss. We do get snow and cold winters. Can you recommend what to do next and give me some suggestions Upstate NY.

Need to remove all of the Cabot first with the Restore A Deck Stripper and use the Brightener after to neutralize. Need the TWP 1500 for NY.
TheSealerStore , September 5th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I have a 11-12 year old cedar deck stained with cabot clear (only once) when new. We have just scrubed it with bleach and water mixture and also power washed it. We want to stain it. Some parts are in good condition but some are not (fair). The covered 1/3 portion is in good condition. The deck is on the north side of the house,subject to mold, midew and moss. We do get snow and cold winters. Can you recommend what to do next and give me some suggestions Upstate NY.
Elaine & Francis , September 4th , 2015
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Steve C.:
I installed cedar siding about 6 to 8 years ago and treated it with two coats of Sikkens SRD, which I believe is a semi-transparent, oil based stain. Each year since the siding has darkened to the point of being a very dark brown, almost black. What would be my course of action to restore the color as close to original as possible and which of your products, the TWP 100 or 1500 would be best for long term protection. My house is in WV and positioned on a hill where it does get a direct sun light.

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

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

You do not need to stain all sides prior to install. See here about new wood:
http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

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

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

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

You can order right from this link:

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

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

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

Thanks

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please see this article about new wood:
http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sorry did not see this but yes best to be careful if over 90 degrees.
TheSealerStore , July 15th , 2015
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