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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What do we need to do before and when staining?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks so much !!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8-12 hours is best.


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

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

8-12 hours is best.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you!
Neela Brown

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do not do it now. Better to wait until Spring, lightly clean, and apply one light coat then.
TheSealerStore , December 23rd , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
We built a new boathouse 5 yrs ago & treated it 6 months later with TWP-I recently powerwashed the boathouse wood back down & applied a first coat of TWP-I probably waited too late in the year & have run out of warm enough weather to apply a second coat-can I apply a 2nd coat on top of the dried first coat if I catch good weather in a week or so or even a few months from now-will the 2nd coat dry onto the first if weather is above 65 degrees
Jay Benton , December 22nd , 2014
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Whitehorse Red:
We finished residing our home less than 6 months ago with clear vertical cedar. The siding was pre-stained on site with Wood Iron stain (redwood tint). Now, we have noticed mildew forming on the surface of the boards from the ground up to about half way. What is the most effective product and procedure to use to clean/kill the mildew? Would TWP resist mold / mildew more effectively? Can I clean and apply over the previous stain?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scott

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks, Damien

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you.

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

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

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

We live in San Francisco bay area, California.

Thank you for the guidance.

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

We live in San Francisco bay area, California.

Thank you for the guidance.
Frances , August 15th , 2014
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