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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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re: Homeowner
Bob, you should not apply TWP on top of the Sikkens. It needs to be removed first by either sanding or stain stripping. Once removed it would work very well.
TheSealerStore , April 16th , 2014
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Homeowner
age- 10yrs. Cedar (pressure treated) good cond. The deck has been treated before with Sikkins. It is peeling off and I am not happy with it. I want to clean the main posts and facia board and apply this stain. I have a cedar siding house and all looks good except the mentioned areas. How will this product work on the cleaned pressure treated cedar posts?
Bob Stephens , April 15th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Trevor, yes too much stain can create issues. Best to apply every 2 years or so to a horizontal surface area.
TheSealerStore , April 8th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
How often do you need to restain with TWP? I stained with Dark Oak last summer and was wondering if I need to reapply ? Sometimes with other stains, it can get too thick and peel if too much is one the wood.

Thanks
Trevor , April 8th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Ed, coverage is 150-200 sq, feet per gallon for the first coat and 200-300 for the second coat.
opwdecks , April 6th , 2014
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Homeowner
Our HOA requires TWP 101 stain for fences ... I have approximately 160 Lft, board-on-board, 6 ft H, treated southern pine. What is the approx coverage per sq ft using an airless sprayer?
Ed Day , April 6th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Brock, yes we deliver to Richmond VA and it is best to apply two coats wet on wet:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , April 4th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Susan, yes TWP comes in a clear. Clear protects the wood but does not offer UV protection from graying.
TheSealerStore , April 4th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Large deck, one section is 25 years old the other about 8 years old. It's very bleached out. Can you put more than one coat on? Do you deliver to richmond virginia?
Brock barnett , April 4th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Does TWP come in clear? I don't want to add any color to the wood, just protect it.
Thank you
Susan Blount , April 3rd , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Anne, it normal for knots to be lighter in color as the wood is much more dense there. Either just leave alone until next year or apply a very light coat to the floor this year.
TheSealerStore , April 1st , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Went through all of the steps of stripping and applying TWP 101 last August in Minnesota and we are now seeing the deck again after a LONG winter. It looks great but it looks like a few of the knots in the wood no longer have the stain on them. Can just the knots be restained or should/could we add another coat to the whole deck?
Anne , April 1st , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
So if I use that kit to prep the deck, can I seal it the same day? How many days after it rains does it take for a deck to dry?

Thanks
Ray B , April 1st , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Ray, yes you need to prep the deck first. Please read this about new wood:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../

There is a calculator to the right of this page that will give you an idea as to how much you need.

For the spindles, brush around them and wipe off when done with a rag.

Temperature for TWP is 45-90 degrees and wood has to be completely dry.
TheSealerStore , April 1st , 2014
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Looking to Seal Newer Deck
I am looking to seal my deck on our house we just had built and finished back in Nov 2013. The deck was finished around the same time so it is about 5 months old and went through the winter without being sealed. I would say the condition and color of the wood is still good, I just want to seal it for the long term with the TWP 100 Cedartone since I believe the wood is cedar. The deck is about 12ft by 12ft so was curious how many gallons I would need? What is the best way to apply? There are also black/metal spindles so will I need to tape those off or just use a brush around them for the rails? Would like to completely seal the whole deck. Also in KS it rains quite a bit in the spring so what are the weather conditions I need to apply (temp and rain?) and since it is only 5 months old do I need to clean the deck? Sorry for all the questions, but I would appreciate the help since this is the first deck I have sealed before. Thank you

Ray
Ray Berrens , April 1st , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting LaRue:
Which TWP Stain color is closest to new pressure treated wood color?

Please read this article about colors:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , March 31st , 2014
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TWP Stain Colors
Which TWP Stain color is closest to new pressure treated wood color?
LaRue , March 31st , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Rob, please read this article:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , March 27th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Can you tell me if I can use TWP 100 series on a new IPE deck? It has not had anything on it previously and it has not been sanded. If I can use it, do I need to wait a period of time before I can apply?
Thanks!
Rob Russo , March 27th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Jim, you will need to remove the Cabot. Use the Restore A Deck stripper and a light pressure washing. Brighten with the Restore A Deck Brightener when done. Either series would work for you. Use the 100 if it is compliant for your state.
TheSealerStore , March 26th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I installed a small pressure treated pine deck (250 square feet) approximately six months ago. The condition of the deck is excellent except for the uneven appearance of the sealer I applied. I applied one coat of Cabot Australian Timber Oil (natural). I would like to refinish the surface with TWP 100 of TWP 1500. What preparation should I make to the surface so that it will accept the TWP Product? Also, which product would you recommend (TWP 100 or 1500)? I am considering Pecan 120. Your help will be greatly appreciated.
Jim Mills , March 25th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
mlfd, I would suggest the 100 Series for this as it will penetrate your newer wood better. You can switch to the 1500 Series down the road if needed.
TheSealerStore , March 24th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
We have a large deck area - 2 levels - of pressure treated pine, installed 8/2013 in N Ga that we'd like to stain this spring. New construction, no previous stain. Which is best to start - 100 or 1500? Is there any concern in using 100 first and then using 1500 later? We would rather have to restain more frequently than deal with stripping stain. Most of the deck faces north and most is covered - roof on the top deck and lower deck covered by top deck.
mlfd , March 24th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
billdorn, yes that is an issue. You should not apply TWP on top of another stain.
TheSealerStore , March 23rd , 2014
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peeling follow up question
do you think the fact that i got this cedar from Woodtone as a pre-stained cedar has anything to do with it? that its preventing other stains from penetrating?

it sat in there yard for 4-5 years before i got it. i didnt strip it before staining the very first time. i should have just left there faded stain alone for a few years. but its been stripped now 2x since.
billdorn , March 22nd , 2014
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re: OLD CEDAR DECKS
Nathan,

Good choice!
TheSealerStore , March 21st , 2014
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OLD CEDAR DECKS
You're right, Olympic's online ingredients do NOT list NaOH; however, the label on the 2.5 gal bottle I bought at Lowes states: "Contains water, Sodium Hypochlorite, Sodium Hydroxide, Surfactant Mixture." Think I'll return it and just rely on TWP!
;-)
Nathan Baily , March 20th , 2014
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re: Old Cedar Decks
Oympic Deck Cleaner does not contain sodium hydroxide but sodium hypochlorite (bleach). This means it is not a stripper and yes the Restore A Deck stripper works better to remove old coatings.
TheSealerStore , March 20th , 2014
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Old Cedar Decks
The decks have some old stain, in particular on the uprights. I was going to use stripper on those areas because I didn't think the Olympic Deck Cleaner (hydroxide/hypo chlorite solution) would suffice. Would stripper + the Restore-a-Deck products work better than the hydroxide/hypoc hlorite solution? Also, where can I view ingredient lists (MSDS) for your products?
Nathan Baily , March 20th , 2014
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re: peeling twp 100
billdorn, it sounds like the TWP had an issue with proper curing due to the storm. TWP is a penetrating stain when applied correctly and dried correctly. If there is an issue during the process it could "peel" if it dried on top of the wood instead of in the wood. At this point you should remove all as you cannot "fix" the issue but adding more on top. Once you do you need to make sure the TWP is applied correctly. Two light coats and make sure all stain absorbs into the wood. The TWP should not have and filming appearance or shine when fully cured.
TheSealerStore , March 20th , 2014
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re: Old Cedar Decks
For prep you should use the Gemini Restore A Deck Kit and pressure washing. You only need sodium hydroxide if you have an old stain. Look at the TWP 100 Series or the TWP 1500 Series for this. Might want to get a sample for the color.
TheSealerStore , March 20th , 2014
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peeling twp 100
After 2 stain failed attempts, in 2 years, my now 3yr old deck was stained last year with TWP 100 after many positive reviews.

It has performed better with mold(still some), but it is already peeling now all over.

I stripped it and pressure washed it, and then washed it with a cheap deck wash. I applied 2 coats as fast as I could but then it thunderstorm rained on it about 1 hour later that lasted for 15 minutes. I used a air blower to get most of the water off.
it seemed ok until janaury. now even regular hose pressure from a sprayer will cause more peeling.

do I have to strip for the 3rd time in 3 years? or will the gemini restore be enough and then stain again. my fear is the old stain will just keep peeling after I apply the new stuff.
billdorn , March 19th , 2014
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Old Cedar Decks
We have two large, 14-yr old cedar decks (total 1500 sq ft) that haven’t been touched for at least ten years. There’s moss and lichen, and some rotten boards that will need replacing. Summers here in south-central Oregon are usually all sun, so this spring am prepping by cleaning between the closely set boards with a knife to remove debris, moss, etc.; power washing top and bottom (where possible); and using sodium hydroxide and sodium hypochlorite wash to lighten wood and kill moss. When dry weather sets in, will set nails and sand as needed. More/different prep? Which products are recommended for the longest, most durable red cedar finish?
Nathan Baily , March 18th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Rosita, prep with the Restore A Deck Stain Stripper followed by the Restore A Deck Brightener. Stain with the TWP 100 Series for this.
TheSealerStore , March 17th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I need to have my cedar deck re-stained. It is five years old. The last product used on it was called SuperDeck. We went with a cedar color semi-transparen t last time. It started to peel after one year. Otherwise, the cedar itself is in good condition. Our deck is on the North side of the house, but there is no protection from the west, so it gets quite a bit of sun in the afternoons. I like for the wood to look as natural as possible. There are no TWP dealers anywhere near we we live, in Olathe, KS, a suburb of Kansas City. What do you recommend?
Rosita McCoy , March 16th , 2014
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re: Property Manager
TWP 100 is an oil based stain. Product data sheets are on the product pages under technical info.
TheSealerStore , March 10th , 2014
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Property Manager
We have 15 newly constructed wood walkways. The decking surface, trim, and railing is Natural Select #1 grade treated lumber.
The Board is ready to select a stain that will provide maintenance preservation. The walkways are exposed to all weather elements, including ice-melt in the winter months. One bidder has bid the job using TWP 100 Series. Is this product considered "oil-based" or "water-based". Is it possible to obtain an information & MSDS sheet on the TWP 100?
Thank you
Debbie Dayton , March 10th , 2014
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re: Color suggestions
What state are you located in?

See here for color tips: twpstainhelp.com/.../...
TheSealerStore , March 5th , 2014
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Color suggestions
We recently completed a two-tier deck using kiln-dried after treatment pine decking. We also have an arbor and handrails made from smooth cedar. We would like to get the two woods to look similar. It would be fine if the cedar was slightly darker. What colors would you suggest and should we use TWP 100 or TWP 1500?
JeffP , March 5th , 2014
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re: previously painted deck
Jeff G, You cannot apply a semi-transparen t stain like TWP on top of a painted deck.
TheSealerStore , February 27th , 2014
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previously painted deck
My wood deck is about 20 years old and was painted with an acrylic deck paint, solid opaque red, about 5-10 years ago. The paint is just starting to fail on the high wear areas. Stripping is not an option- I am just not going to do it. So, can I paint over with TWP after a good cleaner/brightener?

Thanks
Jeff G. , February 26th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Jason S, the reason it is sticky is that it cannot penetrate due to Pecan was just applied 6 months ago. Either let it season some more or possibly use the Gemini Restore Kit to help open the pores some.
TheSealerStore , February 17th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Applied 100 pecan to 6 month old new cypress after sanding. Good absorption but color is a little to light. I want to darken it up some , so bought a gallon of rustic 100 and applied it over original stain on a test area. It looks good but seems to be staying wet and sticky. Is time the only solution to the problem. i e -- wait a few months then try again?
Jason s. , February 17th , 2014
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re: homeowner
TWP 100 is a semi-transparen t that shows the wood grain. For CA you need the 1500 Series which is also semi-transparen t. Best to rinse the wood well to remove sand dust, wait 48 hours, repeat, then stain.
TheSealerStore , January 16th , 2014
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homeowner
We have a 1000 sq. foot covered porch, douglas fir, 20 years old, but completed sanded down to new wood. We will be staining just the floor of the porch as all railings, posts, etc. are painted. Is TWP 100 series a see-through stain or mostly opaque? The wood was painted for 20 years and after having it professionally sanded down to bare wood, the wood is gorgeous so we don't want to cover it up with an opaque stain. Would we need to wet down the wood and wait 48 hours like new wood? I understand only one coat.

How often would maintenance be required? We live in the foothills of California near Yosemite National Park and have mild winters (snow maybe twice in the winter) and very hot summers.

Thanks for your help.
Fran Young , January 15th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
John Reynolds, please read this about new decks: www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , January 13th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
wood is new, pressure treated but "clear" heart KDAT, above grade #1
awaiting weather improvement, deck is only about 3 weeks old but told to get stained asap.
where can i find it in marietta georgia?
John Reynolds , January 13th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Lou Selva, you cannot use the Cap Cod as a base coat then add a different color on top. The gray colors are closer to a semi-solid and the other colors are semi-transparen ts. I would suggest getting a sample or two to test.
TheSealerStore , January 12th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I live in Sarasota Florida. I have a 20 year old wood dock that I would like to protect and make look better. My friend painted is dock with twp 100 cape cod gray.This color looks more like a paint than a stain, does it protect better because it cost more. My Dock is made out of aged pressure treated wood. would one of the other stains such as rustic look more natural like a stain and give a old dock a natural look. My friend has 7 cans of cape cod grey, can I use that as a base coat and then coat with other color of your stains, or is it to opaque?
lou selva , January 10th , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Took, TWP is not a "builder grade" of lower quality.

What state are you located in?
TheSealerStore , December 28th , 2013
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Mr
New western cedar wood fence

I am trying to choose between 1500 series and 100 series. I have read that then 100 series is 'builder' grade (which in my mind is lower quality ).
Took l. , December 27th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
No need to wait for rough sawn wood. Please read this: www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , December 17th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Built 115 feet of 6 foot by 5/8 cedar fence rough sawn. The fence was erected a month ago and is losing color. I researched and you state the wood should be 4 months old before application of TWP-100. I live in san diego that typically has low humidity; would the time frame be shorter?
Lewis Dennis , December 17th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
JeffreyFranklin , the lighter the color the quicker it will turn gray. You wood type will require an application of stain annually or sooner. I would get some samples to test. Maybe Pecan.
TheSealerStore , November 15th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Age of wood is 5 months
Type of wood is Afromosia (African Teak)
Condition is excellent
Not yet stained
Outdoor deck in Nevada, strong sun, hot and cold but no snow, rarely below 30 deg.
We are trying to find an oil that will do the least to hide the original color but at the same time we don't want the color to go gray. its adjacent to an indoor walnut floor so if it had to lean toward a color it would be best to be toward brown or walnut/teak and not a reddish hue. any advice and do we just pressure wash prior to application? and is 100 the best fit, thanks!
Jeffreyfranklin , November 14th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Gre, look at the TWP 105 Cape Cod Gray. Coverage is about 150-200 sq. feet per gallon.
TheSealerStore , November 11th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Looking for a stain for one and half year old pressure treated pine on a dock and outdoor porch with roof overhang located in Florida panhandle on the gulf. Prefer something with gray color. Wood is in good condition and has not been previously stained or treated.

How much square feet will one gallon cover?
Greg Wilder , November 10th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Geoffrey,

Spray and back brush the barn. You cannot apply TWP on top of paint. You would have to remove the paint 100% by sanding it all off as a stain stripper will not remove paint.
TheSealerStore , October 30th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I wish to stain (semi-transpare nt) pine boards on my barn. The wood is three years old, and has been installed from 6 months ago until today. They have not been treated and are rough cut, so I plan to spray.

I also have some pressure treated fencing that was painted white and the paint is largely warn away. I would like to do the fence in the accent color of the barn.

Barn = Redwood or Rustic
Trim and fence in Walnut
Geoffrey Hubler , October 29th , 2013
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re: Stain over Ready Seal
Tracey, best to prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit that we sell.
TheSealerStore , October 29th , 2013
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re: Redwood Deck Treatment
Larry, clean it first for prep. You could use the TWP in the Clear. It will preserve the wood but allow the color to oxidize/gray naturally.
TheSealerStore , October 29th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Lacey, Lacey, since it was 7 hours later I am pretty confident it will be alright. Just let the rain dry off the wood and make sure there is not any severe blotchiness.
TheSealerStore , October 29th , 2013
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Rain!
There was no rain on the forecast but of course my luck it starts raining (lightly) about 7 hours after we finished staining our deck. It is pooling on some of the boards with a oily look. What should we expect when it dries and how do we fix if the stain is compromised?

Thanks,
Lacey
Lacey & Jason Carver , October 28th , 2013
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Redwood Deck Treatment
We have a redwood above our front porch that is 24 yrs. old. It has not been treated with anything since installation and receives many hours of Texas sun each day. The wood is gray and somewhat rough from aging. What should I use to treat this wood? I don't want to restore the color of the redwood, but want to treat it for longevity.

Thanks,
Larry Cox
Larry Cox , October 28th , 2013
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Stain over Ready Seal
I applied Ready Seal about four months ago to a portion of my privacy fence but am now going to stain the rest with TWP and in a darker color. How much prep will be required for the portion with Ready Seal? Fence is seven years old and this is first stain since it was built. Not cedar, pine maybe.
Tracey , October 28th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Michael, 45 is the minimum temperature.
TheSealerStore , October 28th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
What is the minimum temperature for application on my deck? I have one coat on now but need to apply a second coat for the best appearance.
Michael A. Keeler , October 27th , 2013
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re: Life of stain
In most scenarios TWP will about 18-36 months on horizontals and 3-6 years on verticals before a maintenance coat is needed.
TheSealerStore , October 25th , 2013
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Life of stain
How many years should this stain last before having to reapply?
BrianH , October 24th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Lisa, all new wood should season for 4+ months, even kiln dried. TWP stains are semi-transparen ts.
TheSealerStore , October 22nd , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Can any of your products be used on a 2 month old kiln dried pine (Yellawood)?
Is there a transparent product ?
Thanks!
Lisa Jaeger , October 21st , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Elliott Nowels:
Stained house and barn with TWP 501 cedartone several years ago. Need to do the job again. Also need to do big adjoining deck. Q: Would 1501 be the new product to use on the cedar?
Also Q: Would 101 cedartone be a better, laster-longing product for the deck that would still be close to matching the color?
THANKS.

I would stay with the 1501 as it is the replacement for the 501.
TheSealerStore , October 17th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Stained house and barn with TWP 501 cedartone several years ago. Need to do the job again. Also need to do big adjoining deck. Q: Would 1501 be the new product to use on the cedar?
Also Q: Would 101 cedartone be a better, laster-longing product for the deck that would still be close to matching the color?
THANKS.
Elliott Nowels , October 17th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Carl, try the Gemini Restore Kit for the prep and apply a light coat of stain.
TheSealerStore , October 8th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I applied TWP 116 to a new cypress deck last summer by cloth saturated with stain followed by wiping excess with a dry rag. It looked very nice and repelled water very well at first. This summer it began to turn dark (almost black) and spotted, and it lost it's ability to repel water. What is the best treatment plan now?
Carl Ragland , October 8th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting kraig Williams:
if I'm applying TWP 100 to a deck that previously had SW semitransparent water based stain (deckscapes). do i need to strip the deck of the existing stain? do I need to strip all the pickets and railings. thanks

Yes you would need to remove all of the SW if you want the TWP to work correctly.
TheSealerStore , October 7th , 2013
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application of twp 100
if I'm applying TWP 100 to a deck that previously had SW semitransparent water based stain (deckscapes). do i need to strip the deck of the existing stain? do I need to strip all the pickets and railings. thanks
kraig Williams , October 7th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Steven, the Clear will not prevent UV graying. Must have a tint/color.
TheSealerStore , October 7th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
New 750 sq ft cedar deck about 4 months old. Never stained or sealed. Plan to use 100 series clear. Will the cedar continue to "grey" with age or will the clear TWP lock in the current color?
steven stitle , October 7th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting DrewT:
Quoting Drew:
I have a pine fence that is 3-4 months old - it should be dry. What kind of application method should I use and how many coats do I need? I put down some dirt (river silt) for new grass in my yard which has splashed up on the fence with rain/watering. I was thinking it could simply be brushed off with a broom - will this be sufficient? I live in south Louisiana, so it is hot and humid much of the year. Also, the fence is about 315 feet with about 100 feet being 8 feet tall (rest is 6 feet tall) - how many 5 gal pales do I need?


I estimate the vertical portions (fencing boards) to be about 4200 square feet - this does not include the 3 rails (which total about 1000 linear feet of 2X4), the nooks and crannies between the fencing boards, or the roughly 50 vertical 4X4 posts (Total linear feet of about 330 ft).


You will need about 6-8 of the 5 gallons pails.
TheSealerStore , October 7th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Drew:
I have a pine fence that is 3-4 months old - it should be dry. What kind of application method should I use and how many coats do I need? I put down some dirt (river silt) for new grass in my yard which has splashed up on the fence with rain/watering. I was thinking it could simply be brushed off with a broom - will this be sufficient? I live in south Louisiana, so it is hot and humid much of the year. Also, the fence is about 315 feet with about 100 feet being 8 feet tall (rest is 6 feet tall) - how many 5 gal pales do I need?


I estimate the vertical portions (fencing boards) to be about 4200 square feet - this does not include the 3 rails (which total about 1000 linear feet of 2X4), the nooks and crannies between the fencing boards, or the roughly 50 vertical 4X4 posts (Total linear feet of about 330 ft).
DrewT , October 7th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Jane333, VOCs are the major difference. Both perform similar.
TheSealerStore , October 6th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
What is the difference between 100 and 1500 series? Is there any difference besides the VOCs? I already bought
Behr stripper and brightener. Are they acceptable for the preparation process? My deck is 19 years old pressure treated with deep cracks. I am trying to choose between TWP and going with one of the last-ditch effort products like Restore.
Jane 333 , October 6th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Kathleen Patton, TWP is not legal for Canada's VOC laws.
TheSealerStore , October 4th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Ge, you should be okay with the temps. Allow to dry for 48 hours after the prep.
TheSealerStore , October 4th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
LarryL, you cannot apply TWP on top of Thompsons. It would need to be removed first.
TheSealerStore , October 4th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Just bought a house with a 3 yr. old wood fence. A neighbor said it had been treated with Thompsons. It looks pretty good and has very little fading. Could I apply TWP 100 over the Thompsons and expect good results? I am looking at about 2500 sq ft of fence so cleaning would not be a minor project.
Larry L , October 4th , 2013
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home owner
i want to restain my deck this fall. the nights are into the 40's now. daytime in the upper 60's or low 70's. i used this product/cedarto ne about 3 years ago. i plan on powerwashing/cl eaning the deck before hand. how long should the deck dry before staining and will it be ok to stain with the nightime temps?
ge , October 3rd , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I have a pressure washed and sanded older deck with treated spruce (I believe). I'm located in Quebec, Canada. I'd like to try your TWP stain if it can be shipped to Vermont which is close by. Which stain would be better to withstand the extremes - TWP 100 or 1500?
Kathleen Patton , October 3rd , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Drew, lightly rinse with water for the prep. If the wood is rough sawn, apply two light coats wet on wet. Lightly spray on a first coat and apply another coat immediately with a brush or stain pad. We need a total sq. footage to give an idea on quantity needed.
TheSealerStore , October 3rd , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
George, prep with the Gemini Restore Kit before reapplying with the TWP.
TheSealerStore , October 3rd , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Larry, please read this about new wood: www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , October 3rd , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I have a pine fence that is 3-4 months old - it should be dry. What kind of application method should I use and how many coats do I need? I put down some dirt (river silt) for new grass in my yard which has splashed up on the fence with rain/watering. I was thinking it could simply be brushed off with a broom - will this be sufficient? I live in south Louisiana, so it is hot and humid much of the year. Also, the fence is about 315 feet with about 100 feet being 8 feet tall (rest is 6 feet tall) - how many 5 gal pales do I need?
Drew , October 2nd , 2013
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Home Owner
I applied your product TWP 101 last September and it is peeling in spots. How do I prep to recoat?
George Miller , October 2nd , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
New deck. Some rough cedar, some treated pine, some previously treated rough cedar. What do you recommend?
larry watrous , October 2nd , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Rick, prep first with the Gemini Restore kit and stain with either the 100 or 1500. Use stain pads for application.
TheSealerStore , October 1st , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Hans, new wood should weather for a few months, even kiln dried. Samples can be bought from our website. Pricing is on the website as well. I would use the 100 if allowed in your state. I can be used on new and older wood.
TheSealerStore , October 1st , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I have a brand new deck and stairs constructed of number 1 kiln-dried lumber. I also have a deck that is 18 years old, gray colored, but in excellent condition (covered balcony of 200 sq. ft on third level). Should I use series 100, series 1500 or can I use either series on new as well as properly prepped aged wood?
What stripper, reconditioned should I use on the aged wood?
I plan to just power wash the new wood. I figure I need 15 gallon of stain. Do you have color samples that I can see?
Please provide advice and information on pricing. I am under some time constraints thus I hope that you can respond to this note soon.
Regards,

Hans R Nieuwold
Hans Nieuwold , October 1st , 2013
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homeowner
The deck i want to treat is 5 years old. It is pressure treated pine. The wood is sun bleached and dry, The overall condition of the deck is good. The deck itself is about 700 square feet not including rail and handholds attached to deck surface. What is the best product for me? I am dissabled so i need to best type of application instructions taking this into account.

Thank you.
Rick Davies , September 30th , 2013
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re: pulp?
TWP is not a covering stain but an enhancing stain. It may darken it so it does not stand out. Try heavy rinsing to remove the excess pulp.
TheSealerStore , September 30th , 2013
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pulp?
I am attempting to clean and stain 3 buildings and decks. Two buildings are grayed T-11 siding (fir?), and one is board and batten rough sawn pine (I think). I think cuprinol was used 10+ years ago. When I bleach and pressure wash, a sort of white "pulp" seems to "grow" out of the wood. The color of the T-11 comes back somewhat, but bleaching makes the pine turn an ugly white/green color. The wood hasn't dried out yet to test color and adhesion, but I am wondering if TWP Cedartone will "cover" this white... Also, what do I need to do with this "pulp"? It will brush off with a coarse brush... But I have 3 complete buildings...
Scott Baldassari , September 30th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
thomas w, TWP 200 is for shakes and shingles. Please read this about new decks:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , September 27th , 2013
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sales
I have a bran new deck with pressure treaded lumber can i use the twp 200 or will that not work. it has not been stained before
thomas w , September 27th , 2013
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re: batch colors
Matt 66, We can do that but there is no difference on color between batches. Quality control is excellent!
TheSealerStore , September 27th , 2013
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batch numbers
would like to order 2 of the Gemini wood prep kits as well as 3 5 gallon buckets of TWP honey tone. Would first like to verify that you can send me 3 5 gallon buckets with matching batch numbers so the color of the stain is consistent on the deck.
Matt 66 , September 27th , 2013
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re: which product to use
Brandon, the 1500 Series.
TheSealerStore , September 26th , 2013
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which product to use
I'm trying to figure out which of your stains to use on a cedar fence that has been in place for about 6 months. as with most fences it receives full sun. the summer here in missouri has been fairly hot so it should be quite dry by this time..
Brandon dye , September 26th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Mike, you could use either. I would look at the 100 Series.
TheSealerStore , September 24th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I have a three-year old deck that is finished with a Sherwin Williams deck stain. I will use a stripper to clean away the existing stain. I don't know whether to use TWP 100 or 1500 to finish the deck. Can you make a suggestion? I live in Texas, so UV protection is important.
Mike Ryan , September 24th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
HL Manning, 4 months should be good.
TheSealerStore , September 23rd , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Western Cedar fencing 160 ft. installed in spring been 5 months. TWP-100 can says wait 6-12 months. I was thinking you said previously 4 mo. was long enough. Just wondering should we wait another month or two?
H L Manning , September 23rd , 2013
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re: Recommendation
Ana, TWP 100 Series.
TheSealerStore , September 23rd , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Andrew, yes you would wan the 100 Series. Make sure that all of the old stain ans removed first. Using a stripper and wood brightener will help.
TheSealerStore , September 23rd , 2013
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Recommendation
5 yr old PTP deck and porch both covered in Charlotte NC. Both have never been stained and are in good condition. Both also were professionally cleaned with a cleaner solution a couple months ago. We were planning on ordering and doing this in the next week or two so we would like your recommendations on which product.
Ana Correa , September 23rd , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Florida pressure treated dock on salt water.... Approx 15 yrs old, but 40% has been replaced over the past 5 yrs.. Have used super deck products for the past ten years but had to buy there water based product two yrs ago and very unhappy... I pressure wash the deck before applying stain.. Total of 800 sq ft..... Usually takes 7 gallons of stain... Assume TWP 100 is the best product for my application.... Thanks ........
Andrew Goldman , September 22nd , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Mike, I would wait until Spring.
TheSealerStore , September 22nd , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Stained my deck and Pergola with cedar tone 100 this spring .the results after a complet restore process on the deck were great. Shoul I clean and brighten this fall and apply a second coat before winter?
Mike Roehl , September 22nd , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Dave Martin, you are ready to go now since it has been about 4 months. Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit and apply only one coat of the stain the first time.
TheSealerStore , September 21st , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
How long should I wait before staining my new deck? Treated wood was used and it has been about 4 months.
Dave Martin , September 20th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
HL Manning, either would be fine but the 1500 has a little more solids so it will give slightly better UV protection.
TheSealerStore , September 18th , 2013
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Homeowner
Western Cedar fencing 160 ft. installed in spring. 80 ft. cedar fence 4 yrs. old just power washed today, previously finished with CWF and was peeling. What product do you recommend? 100 or 1500?
Thanks
H L Manning , September 18th , 2013
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re: Staining A Treehouse
1. Yes it will be fine through the winter
2. I would let the shingles weather as well
TheSealerStore , September 17th , 2013
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Staining A Treehouse
I've been slowly building a treehouse constructed entirely of pressure-treate d pine (deck, framing, siding, railing) and western red cedar roof shingles. It has all aged at a different rate since it has taken so long to construct, but the oldest wood has been exposed to the weather for about 4 months now while the newest wood is still wet from the store. None of it has been stained yet. I can see the decking (which has been up the longest) has faded quite a bit and will probably be gray in a couple months, while the newest wood is quite "yellow". I'd like to wait until Spring and let the wood age a little more before I stain it.

My questions are these:
1. Is the pressure-treatm ent enough to protect the wood for the next 5-6 months through the winter in TN?
2. Is it better to let the cedar shingles age and turn gray before staining them? I'm debating whether to stain them before I install them (easier to get to).
dsphoebus , September 17th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Lynn, you could try a very light re coat. If that does not work then you need to strip off the stain and start over.
TheSealerStore , September 17th , 2013
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homeowner
I have put stain on deck and before it could dry it rained and I now have white milkey spots on deck they are water spots how do I now correct problem
lynn rew , September 16th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Ken B, I would use the 150 for this after prepping with the Restore A Deck Stain Stripper and Brightener.
TheSealerStore , September 15th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Live in North Dakota, have cedar deck and fence. Deck 5yrs old and fence 3 years old. Used Penofin Blue Label 2 yrs ago. Wondering if I should use the 100 or the 1500. Any advice?
Ken B , September 15th , 2013
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re: new ipe
Please read this: www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , September 15th , 2013
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new ipe
new 600sf ipe horizontal deck, installed 1 month ago in
Texas. small area (50sf) that receives most sun starting to show greying. do i need to wait any longer b4 staining? I'm okay with the color as it is. Do you recommend restore a deck on a new application?
nak , September 14th , 2013
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re: Doyle White
The Restore A Deck Stripper.
TheSealerStore , September 13th , 2013
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Doyle White
What product is best to use to remove & start over for the TWP 1500 Stain?

Doyle
rdoylew , September 13th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
That is just mineral deposits from the rain water. Just wipe off with a wet rag.
TheSealerStore , September 13th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I stained my deck with the twp 101 in August and I notice that when it rains there are areas that will have a few dried water spots. Is this normal? I have not tried to rub or scrub the area to see if they come off.
Anne Prideaux , September 13th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Heidi, strip off the old coatings and use the TWP. The Restore A Deck Stripper should work with a pressure washing. Brighten the wood when done with the stripper.
TheSealerStore , September 13th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
John L, it means only one coat this year. No second coat. Best to do one now and a light maintenance coat to the horizontals next year.
TheSealerStore , September 13th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
First application on 11 month old pressure treated lumber deck. It reads on help page to only apply one coat for the decks initial application . Does this mean to not apply the second wet coating after 4 hours? Or is one wet on wet considered one coating?
John L , September 13th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Correction: Redwood not cedar. Thanks!Quoting Heidi:
12 yr old cedar swing set (Rainbow play system).
Good condition. Has been stained once before with a Sikkens product, SRD. Before that it was stained by a previous owner and I don't know what product they used. I live in MN.
Heidi , September 13th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
12 yr old cedar swing set (Rainbow play system).
Good condition. Has been stained once before with a Sikkens product, SRD. Before that it was stained by a previous owner and I don't know what product they used. I live in MN.
Heidi , September 13th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Phil, if you close the lid so there is zero evaporation then it should be okay.
TheSealerStore , September 12th , 2013
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phil
only can stain part of my deck this year with you TWP 100, will a part gal. be good till next spring/
Philip Marschall , September 12th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Dale, stay with the same TWP. Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit
TheSealerStore , September 11th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Reg, we can ship the 100 to all areas of VA except the counties surrounding DC. You cannot apply TWP on the Behr. The Behr must be removed. Coverage is about 150-200 sq. feet per gallon for 1 coat and 100-125 for 2 coats of the stain. Most do the two coats wet on wet.
TheSealerStore , September 11th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
6 years old,Type of wood-I'm not sure. I think it's cedar. Condition-Good, Has been stained before--with twp. Wood fence. 6' X 500'.
Dale White , September 11th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Can you ship the 100 to VA? How many coats and what's the coverage on unstained and stained with Behr transparent 2-3 years old?
Reg Taylor , September 11th , 2013
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re: How long does TWP stain last in container?
Rick, yes it will be fine in a couple of years.
TheSealerStore , September 9th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
TheSealerStore , September 9th , 2013
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Mrs.
Just completed brand new deck. Treated pine. When is ideal for first treatment?
Deb Reicher , September 9th , 2013
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How long does TWP stain last in container?
I ordered two five gallons pails of TWP 100 stain, but it only took five gallons for my deck, so now I have an extra five gallons. I am looking at redoing the horizontal surfaces in two years. Will the unopened can of stain still be good to use? Thanks.
Rick Dahl , September 9th , 2013
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re: Restaining Deck
Jay, no you must remove the Olympic so the TWP can properly work. I would strip it off.
TheSealerStore , September 8th , 2013
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Restraining Deck
I have cleaned a 1 year old deck that was stained with Olympic Stain Ans Sealer, in a semi-transparen t cedar. It mildewed very bad so I am looking for something new. Looking at TWP-100 in cedar. Can I apply it over the Olympic? I cleaned and pressure washed, but I did not strip it.

Jay
Jay Whitlock , September 7th , 2013
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re: Doyle White
Glossy areas are signs of over application or improper prep. Basically the stain did not absorb correctly and dried on top of the surface instead of "in" the wood grain. Cannot fix without removal and starting over.
TheSealerStore , September 7th , 2013
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re: Redwood siding
The brightener will lighten a little. Coverage is about 150-200 sq. feet per gallon.
TheSealerStore , September 7th , 2013
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Doyle White
We applied the first coat of TWP1500 stain to a pier and open Boathouse that is located on Lake Jacksonville, TX. After it dried we have some very glossy areas where it appears the stain is not dry but it actually is dry. Can you advise why the glossy areas & how we can correct?
rdoylew , September 7th , 2013
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Redwood siding
I have a house with redwood siding that had solid stain on that I stripped off with a power washer. Will go back with redwood tone or cedar tone (I want redwood) 100. The siding is clean but more brown than the reddish color I expected. Do I need to use a brightener and will it bring out more natural color? What do you suggest? Also, will the recommended coverage do the job?
soundmindryan , September 7th , 2013
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re: drying time
Jan, you can wipe the excess stain with a rag and mineral spirits to speed up the drying.
TheSealerStore , September 6th , 2013
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drying time
I applied the 100 stain on previously stained wood after prepping it as you described. It went on and dried beautifully except for a couple of spots here and there. They are still tacky to the touch and a bit shiny. How long will it take to dry completely? And if it doesn't what can I do to remove the stickiness? thanks for your help.
Jan , September 6th , 2013
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re: How much stain do I need?
Ryan12, for 2 coats of the TWP 100 you would need 4-5 gallons. Make sure you clean and brighten the wood first with the Gemini Restore Kit.
TheSealerStore , September 4th , 2013
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How much stain do I need?
I am about to stain my deck for the first time. It's been stained before but by the previous homeowners, so I don't know what they used or when it was stained. It's fairly grayed and in need of a stain. The deck is about 530 sq. ft. How much stain will I need?
Ryan12 , September 4th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Jay Jensen, if that wood is that old you should do the two light coats wet on wet.
TheSealerStore , September 3rd , 2013
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re: home owner
TomS, use the Gemini Restore Kit and the TWP 100 or 1500 for your deck.
TheSealerStore , September 3rd , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
hello I have a deck apx 15 years old. Went a few years past when it should have been refinished. Power washed it though and it looks good. I will need to sand though a bit. my question is how will i know for sure if two coats will be required ?
jay jensen , September 3rd , 2013
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home owner
I have a deck 8'x16'. Its pressure treated lumber. Never been stained. Approx. 10+ yrs.old. Its aged and weathered, coarse, has mold.

What can you recommend to clean, brighten, and protect? I've been looking at your TWP100.
TomS , September 3rd , 2013
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re: Application
NewDeckOwner, use the Gemini Restore Kit witht he pressure washing. Let wood dry 48 hours after prepping or heavy rain. Make sure the TWP penetrates into the wood and does not dry on top of the wood.
TheSealerStore , September 3rd , 2013
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Application
Our deck was installed in April 2012. It began to curl, warp and shrink by August 2012. Our carpenter told us that this meant it was time to seal/stain it. Unfortunately, we did not have enough good weather to finish the entire deck before wet and winter weather. However, the areas that we did seal last year are already peeling - the cedar benches and the treated steps. We live in Michigan and it gets full sun most of the day (faces east). We powerwashed it first, let it dry for a day and then applied two coats by brush, waiting about 15 - 30 min in between coats. Any advice to keep the stain from peeling now that we are preparin gto coat the rest of the deck? Also, how dry does the deck need to be after a rain/powerwash to begin staining (can we stain when it rained the prior night)?
NewDeckOwner , September 2nd , 2013
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re: Cedar Pergola
Lenny, either the 100 or 1500 will work.
TheSealerStore , September 2nd , 2013
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Cedar Pergola
Hi I have just built with new dried wood a 12' x 10' cedar pergola and what to know when is should seal it and with which of your products to use.

Thanks,

Lenny
Lenny , September 2nd , 2013
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re: Old Deck
Ralf, yes you should clean and brighten after the sanding. I would wait a month first. Clear will not prevent UV praying. Might want to read this:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , September 1st , 2013
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Old Deck
I have just stripped and sanded an old redwood deck. Deck was about 20yrs od and was previously painted. Do i need to clean/brighten the deck after sanding again. After sanding, the deck has a beautiful red/pink colour to the wood, but this doesnt last too long once exposed. Can i stain the deck after sanding or do i need to wait and then clean the deck before staining. Also i want to preserve the redwood color as much as possible without darkening too much. What color stain would you recommend. i was originally planning to use a clear stain, but the twp only seems to come in a color range.
Ralf , August 31st , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Tom Malec, please read: www.twpstainhelp.com/
TheSealerStore , August 28th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
We have a new cedar deck 320 sq.ft. installed last week.
would like to use TWP 100 Honeytone.
Is any preparation needed.?
Tom Malec , August 28th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Jose,

Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit. Only apply 1 coat of the TWP the first time staining.
TheSealerStore , August 27th , 2013
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Mr.
1) 4 months
2) Pine soft wood
3) new
4) No stain before
5) Full Sun 10am-4 pm
Partial sun 7-10, 4-7
Jose Taba , August 27th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Barry,

Prep with a cleaner and wood brightener with a light pressure washing. Lightly sand to remove any splinters. Stain with the TWP. It covers about 100-125 sq. feet for 2 coats per gallon.
TheSealerStore , August 26th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I will be staining my deck this Labor day weekend, I need advice and product info:
deck info:
3 years old never treated with any product.
Pressure treated pine
some cracking and splintering.
south facing deck with lots of sun
the deck is 10' x 30' and 15' x 15'
Barry Roche , August 26th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Marjorie, 100 Series but read this first:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , August 25th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
We have a new deck, pressure treated fir that is still being installed. Which TWP product do you recommend, as we live in Washington state and have cold winters with snow, but not a lot of rain. Half of the deck is under a roof, and half is exposed to the elements. Thank you!
Marjorie Winters , August 24th , 2013
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re: How Long Does Stain Last In Can
Opened is 6-12 months. If you reseal in a 100% closed container you can get maybe a year or two.
TheSealerStore , August 22nd , 2013
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How Long Does Stain Last In Can
I have a 5 gallon bucket of TWP 100 that is half full. How long does the stain stay good in the can?
Jacob J , August 22nd , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Robert Owens, new wood needs to weather for 4+ months, cleaned and brightened for the prep, and only 1 coat should be applied. You will not get the proper results if you put 2 coats on brand new wood.
TheSealerStore , August 20th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
New wood, cypress

We have a new construction and I want my painter to do 2 coats. Can you describe the procedure for putting two coats on? Is there an electronic copy of this procedure you can send me?
Robert Owens , August 20th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Nancy, if you sand than it would be best to use the Gemini Restore Kit after for the prep. Only one coat if you sand smooth.
TheSealerStore , August 19th , 2013
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TWP 100
Hi, I live in WA state and my deck wood is two years old and the Sikkens that we applied two years ago is peeling off. The Sikkens did not penetrate the wood. If we sand the Sikkens off, how long do we have to wait to apply TWP 100?
Nancy Blackwell , August 19th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Michelle Curry, make sure to remove the old stain first. Clean and brighten the entire deck when done. Use the 100 Series for NC.
TheSealerStore , August 19th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Dianne M,

More like 100 sq. feet for 2 coats. First coat goes on about 150-200 and the second is 200-300. Averages to about 100 sq. feet for two coats.
TheSealerStore , August 19th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
TheSealerStore , August 19th , 2013
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TWP 100
I'm considering this stain for my new boathouse and dock on fresh water lake in Florida. Wood is new dense or better grade of pressure treated and paraffin treated Southern Yellow Pine.

How long do I need to wait before this stain can be applied to new construction?
Timmy , August 19th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Franz, please read this about new wood:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../

Use 100 Series
TheSealerStore , August 19th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
new 2x6 unstained douglas fir
it is for a 200 ft2 deck that is completely covered by a roof
occasional rain on a ~ 1 foot edge.
Located in N.W. Washington state.
Thanks,
Franz
Franz Meynert , August 19th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
We have added on to an existing deck, so have both new and older wood to stain. Older section has been stained before--about 4-5 years old. In good condition, but stain is "flaking" up in sections of older deck. We live in Mountains of North Carolina--Blue Ridge/Appalachi an. Lots of ice in winter, rain in summer, humid all the time. What will give us the best protection overall? How about maintenance? Think it is pine...
Michelle Curry , August 19th , 2013
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Coats Per Gallon - TWP 100 Dark Oak
Hi, I'd like to restain my 10+ year old deck with TWP 100 in Dark Oak. I'm not sure why type of wood was used, but the desk surface has been power-washed to remove the old stain (Behr Weatherproof Stain) and dirt.

I see the description that one gallon covers 100-200 sq feet - but does that figure cover 1 coat or 2?

My deck measure 14 x 10 and I have 5 stairs up to the deck along with the railings that need to be stained.

I assume I should purchase 3 gallons, but just wanted to check first. Thanks in advance for your help!
Diana M , August 19th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Yes TWP 100 Series is compliant for all of VA but the northern/DC area.
TheSealerStore , August 18th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Thanks, yeah I like pecan.I want a little red tinge to it and I take it the pecan does. Also I live in central Va,22963. Your site says you cannot ship twp 100 to northern va, but I take you can ship to south central Va,right?
Scott Haney , August 18th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Pecan is close.
TheSealerStore , August 18th , 2013
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picking a color


I like this color for my hunter green metal roofed poplar cabin. What would you recommend to closely match this.
Scott Haney , August 18th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Don, if rough cedar you can apply right away. Smooth and you need to wait and prep first.
TheSealerStore , August 18th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Have a new cedar fence, do I need to wait the 4 months before I stain it?
Thank you!
Don Bement , August 18th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Webstir, use the Gemini Restore Kit for the prep.
TheSealerStore , August 17th , 2013
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Twp 120
I am staining my cedar rough shingle siding. It previously was sealed with thompsons oil based water seal ( which didnt last even a year) eastern exposure and I was wondering if I need to clean the rough cedar first and what would be best so I don't damage the appearance ?
Webstir , August 17th , 2013
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homeowner
I have 2 yr old cedar deck that was finished with TWP 120. I would like to recoat to freshen it up. It's in excellent condition. Can I use Deck Maintain (a Gemini product) to prep,or do I need to use something with sodium precarbonate in it, and a brigtener as your web site suggests?
Paul Heilman , August 16th , 2013
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
gpgorman, you should not put TWP on top of other brands. It will not work at it's maximum potential. Best to strip off the old stain so the wood is free of other coatings.
TheSealerStore , August 16th , 2013
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