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TWP 100 Series
550 VOC Compliant
Oil Based

Restricted 36 states.
Standard Formula!
Available TWP 100 Stain Colors/Tints:
Cedartone, Honeytone
Rustic, Pecan, Redwood
Dark Oak, Prairie Gray
Driftwood Gray
Types of Surfaces:
Vertical and Horizontal Wood Siding and Decking Surfaces. All unfinished Exterior Wood.
Pricing:
$31.99 per Gallon
$154.99 per 5 Gallon
Technical Info:
29-31% Volume Solids
34-42% Solids By Weight
Normal Dry Time - 4 Hours
Flash Point – 105° F
Trans oxide Pigments - Yes
Best! TWP 1500 Series
350 Low VOC Compliant
Oil Based

Compliant for all 50 States
New and Improved Formula!
Available TWP 1500 Stain Colors/Tints:
Cedartone, Honeytone, Rustic, Pecan, Redwood, Dark Oak, Natural, Black Walnut
California Redwood
Types of Surfaces:
Vertical and Horizontal Wood Siding and Decking Surfaces. All unfinished Exterior Wood.
Pricing:
$37.99 per Gallon
$184.99 per 5 Gallon
Technical Info:
56-57% Volume Solids
61-62% Solids By Weight
Normal Dry Time - Overnight
Flash Point – 105° F
Trans oxide Pigments - Yes
TWP 200 Series
350 Low VOC Compliant
Oil Based

Compliant for all 50 States
Great for Older Dried Shingles!
Available TWP 200 Stain Colors/Tints:
Cedartone
Cal Cedar
Cedar Gold
Butternut
Types of Surfaces:
Vertical and Horizontal Cedar Shake and Shingles
Conditions Old Wood
Pricing:
No Single Gallons
$219.99 per 5 Gallon
Technical Info:
94+% Volume Solids
94-96% Solids By Weight
Normal Dry Time - Overnight
Flash Point – 105° F
Trans oxide Pigments - Yes

TWP Stain Reviews Ratings Comparison | 100 Series | 100 Series | 1500 Series

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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Eric McCaslin:
Have a 17 year old deck with pressure treated boards that has now been sanded down to the bare wood. The previous solid stain is still in the small cracks and is holding very well. Suggestions on stain for this 400 sf deck?

Thanks!

Try the 1500 Series but the solid stain will show though.
TheSealerStore , May 25th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Have a 17 year old deck with pressure treated boards that has now been sanded down to the bare wood. The previous solid stain is still in the small cracks and is holding very well. Suggestions on stain for this 400 sf deck?

Thanks!
Eric McCaslin , May 25th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Aaron Reedy:
I have a 4 board rail horse fence that is approximately 650 feet long. The fence was there when I bought the property and doesnt appear that it was ever treated. It is very gray. It doesnt have to be perfect, I just need something with a little color that will help with rot. Pressure washing or sanding the wood isn't really feasible due to location. Which stain would be recommended and how much?

You have to prep and clean the wood. You cannot apply a stain over the gray/oxidized wood. Use the Gemini Restore Kit as the prep before applying the TWP.
TheSealerStore , May 23rd , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Can I use TWP on a deck after I cleaned it with Olympain Deck Cleaner?
Lys , May 22nd , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I have a 4 board rail horse fence that is approximately 650 feet long. The fence was there when I bought the property and doesnt appear that it was ever treated. It is very gray. It doesnt have to be perfect, I just need something with a little color that will help with rot. Pressure washing or sanding the wood isn't really feasible due to location. Which stain would be recommended and how much?
Aaron Reedy , May 22nd , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Jean Day:
The only way to tell when you need a maintenance coat is when the color fades, right? If the color has faded but I want to leave it, will the first coat of TWP have penetrated deep enough to protect the wood? In other words, is the maintenance coat just for looks? What goes in the wood, stays in the wood?

Not just for looks but for continuing protections as well. It will not protect forever with just the initial coat.
TheSealerStore , May 17th , 2015
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surface or deeper
The only way to tell when you need a maintenance coat is when the color fades, right? If the color has faded but I want to leave it, will the first coat of TWP have penetrated deep enough to protect the wood? In other words, is the maintenance coat just for looks? What goes in the wood, stays in the wood?
Jean Day , May 16th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Susan Duryea:
Which color of the 1500 series is closest to the former 505 Light Cedar TWP? We have used 505 for years, located on the northern CA coast. Is the 1500 series best for us or the 100 series? Thank you!

Light Cedar was 515 and the 1515 Honeytone is the same color. 100 series cannot be used in CA.
TheSealerStore , May 14th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Which color of the 1500 series is closest to the former 505 Light Cedar TWP? We have used 505 for years, located on the northern CA coast. Is the 1500 series best for us or the 100 series? Thank you!
Susan Duryea , May 14th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I just stained my pine siding with 100. The wood is about 70 years old but looked and smelled new after I conditioned and brightened. Since the 100 penetrates into the wood, isn't it going to stay in the wood no matter how long I wait to do the maintenance coat? In other words, is the purpose for a maintenance coat merely for surface looks after it fades?
Jean Day , May 14th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting David Neiman:
Would 100 or 1500 be best for a new(6 months) treated pine deck getting full sun in a high voc state? Also what prep is recommended.
Thank you

Use the 100 Series and prep with the Gemini Restore Kit.
TheSealerStore , May 12th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Would 100 or 1500 be best for a new(6 months) treated pine deck getting full sun in a high voc state? Also what prep is recommended.
Thank you
David Neiman , May 12th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Jean Day:
If a person put the correct amount of TWP on pine siding, would throwing water on it and seeing if it rolls off be a good way to tell? Thanks very much.

Not exactly. TWP sheds water, not necessarily beads water.
TheSealerStore , May 12th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
If a person put the correct amount of TWP on pine siding, would throwing water on it and seeing if it rolls off be a good way to tell? Thanks very much.
Jean Day , May 12th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Erick:
Quoting TheSealerStore:
Quoting Erick:
Quoting TheSealerStore:
Quoting Erick:
On the comparisons page next to the 1500 Series it says 'Best!', but I've noticed that you almost exclusively recommend the 100 Series in the comments below. So when should the 1500 Series be used? If 100 can be used is it always recommended over the 1500 series?

Use the TWP 1500 in low VOC states, older decks, or when in full sun. Use the TWP 100 if in a high VOC state, and or the wood is newer.



Is the 100 better to use and will it last longer?

They last about the same. 100 penetrates better so it wears better. 1500 holds color a little longer. Both will need to be redone every 2 or 3 years on average.



2-3 years on vertical cedar siding?

2-3 years on horizontals. Twice as long on verticals.
TheSealerStore , May 12th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting TheSealerStore:
Quoting Erick:
Quoting TheSealerStore:
Quoting Erick:
On the comparisons page next to the 1500 Series it says 'Best!', but I've noticed that you almost exclusively recommend the 100 Series in the comments below. So when should the 1500 Series be used? If 100 can be used is it always recommended over the 1500 series?

Use the TWP 1500 in low VOC states, older decks, or when in full sun. Use the TWP 100 if in a high VOC state, and or the wood is newer.



Is the 100 better to use and will it last longer?

They last about the same. 100 penetrates better so it wears better. 1500 holds color a little longer. Both will need to be redone every 2 or 3 years on average.



2-3 years on vertical cedar siding?
Erick , May 12th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Erick:
Quoting TheSealerStore:
Quoting Erick:
On the comparisons page next to the 1500 Series it says 'Best!', but I've noticed that you almost exclusively recommend the 100 Series in the comments below. So when should the 1500 Series be used? If 100 can be used is it always recommended over the 1500 series?

Use the TWP 1500 in low VOC states, older decks, or when in full sun. Use the TWP 100 if in a high VOC state, and or the wood is newer.



Is the 100 better to use and will it last longer?

They last about the same. 100 penetrates better so it wears better. 1500 holds color a little longer. Both will need to be redone every 2 or 3 years on average.
TheSealerStore , May 12th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting TheSealerStore:
Quoting Erick:
On the comparisons page next to the 1500 Series it says 'Best!', but I've noticed that you almost exclusively recommend the 100 Series in the comments below. So when should the 1500 Series be used? If 100 can be used is it always recommended over the 1500 series?

Use the TWP 1500 in low VOC states, older decks, or when in full sun. Use the TWP 100 if in a high VOC state, and or the wood is newer.



Is the 100 better to use and will it last longer?
Erick , May 12th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Erick:
On the comparisons page next to the 1500 Series it says 'Best!', but I've noticed that you almost exclusively recommend the 100 Series in the comments below. So when should the 1500 Series be used? If 100 can be used is it always recommended over the 1500 series?

Use the TWP 1500 in low VOC states, older decks, or when in full sun. Use the TWP 100 if in a high VOC state, and or the wood is newer.
TheSealerStore , May 12th , 2015
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100 vs 1500
On the comparisons page next to the 1500 Series it says 'Best!', but I've noticed that you almost exclusively recommend the 100 Series in the comments below. So when should the 1500 Series be used? If 100 can be used is it always recommended over the 1500 series?
Erick , May 12th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Jean Day:
The 5" brush I bought is too wide to dip into the one-gallon TWP can. I've got to stain tomorrow cuz it might rain next week and the siding is clean and bright. If I pour the gallon into a 5-gallon container, can I use the brush to wipe out the pigment that's left on the bottom of the can and then swish the pigmented brush around in the stain that's in the 5-galloner? Or something else? Many thanks.

Yes that should work.
TheSealerStore , May 8th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
The 5" brush I bought is too wide to dip into the one-gallon TWP can. I've got to stain tomorrow cuz it might rain next week and the siding is clean and bright. If I pour the gallon into a 5-gallon container, can I use the brush to wipe out the pigment that's left on the bottom of the can and then swish the pigmented brush around in the stain that's in the 5-galloner? Or something else? Many thanks.
Jean Day , May 8th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Jean Day:
Could a person prime and paint over cured TWP? If so, must the TWP be removed first?

You would want to strip the TWP first.
TheSealerStore , May 8th , 2015
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paint over TWP?
Could a person prime and paint over cured TWP? If so, must the TWP be removed first?
Jean Day , May 8th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Marcia Rast:
Which product would be best for our deck? It is pressure treated pine-25 years old. We live in Memphis, TN. It is a hot and humid climate with mild winters. We have a lot of shade. About half of the deck gets 3-4 hours of sun daily. We have a lot of mold or mildew-it looks green in some areas. There is also a lot of gray. We pressure wash and stain almost every year with semi-transparent. Many different products have been used in the past. We plan to use your stripper, pressure wash and brighten. I've read a lot of your information but I'm still uncertain which of your stains to use. Would you advise me? Thanks

The TWP 100 Series would be your best option for this scenario.
TheSealerStore , May 8th , 2015
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Mrs.
Which product would be best for our deck? It is pressure treated pine-25 years old. We live in Memphis, TN. It is a hot and humid climate with mild winters. We have a lot of shade. About half of the deck gets 3-4 hours of sun daily. We have a lot of mold or mildew-it looks green in some areas. There is also a lot of gray. We pressure wash and stain almost every year with semi-transparen t. Many different products have been used in the past. We plan to use your stripper, pressure wash and brighten. I've read a lot of your information but I'm still uncertain which of your stains to use. Would you advise me? Thanks
Marcia Rast , May 8th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Amish:
I wanted to know what is the best stain for my Cedar deck. I live in the Seattle area.

Please advice.

Regards

amish

Use the TWP 100 Series.
TheSealerStore , May 7th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I wanted to know what is the best stain for my Cedar deck. I live in the Seattle area.

Please advice.

Regards

amish
Amish , May 7th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
We live in the Pacific North West, lots of rain and snow.
What is the best deck stain for our 8-9 years old pressure treated, unsealed and exposed pine deck?
Eve Pomer , May 6th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Jim M:
I am still somewhat confused as to what product to use to clean my deck. There is very little original stain (not yours) left on the surface. Most of the color left is on the railing balusters. I have already cleaned with a deck cleaner (Olympic) with mixed results. There is NO mold, mildew or graying of the wood. It appears clean, but somewhat blotchy because of residual stain. I am going to use your 1500 on this project. Should I use your restore kit OR the safety strip. I might also mention that there are flowers, shrubs, etc. close to the deck that I do not want to compromise.

It should come off before using the TWP. Shoot for 95% removal. If you still need to get more off, then use the Restore A Deck Stripper for the prep and pressure washing. Brighten wood when done.
TheSealerStore , May 5th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I am still somewhat confused as to what product to use to clean my deck. There is very little original stain (not yours) left on the surface. Most of the color left is on the railing balusters. I have already cleaned with a deck cleaner (Olympic) with mixed results. There is NO mold, mildew or graying of the wood. It appears clean, but somewhat blotchy because of residual stain. I am going to use your 1500 on this project. Should I use your restore kit OR the safety strip. I might also mention that there are flowers, shrubs, etc. close to the deck that I do not want to compromise.
Jim M , May 5th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Michael Locke:
I built a house last year with cedar accents (columns and beams in the peaks)and also have 7 cedar steps at 8 foot wide and handrail going to a patio. it has grayed slightly and I would like to restore the natural color and protect it. the clear states it does not prevent discoloring so what do you recommend?

Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit and stain with any of the TWP colors that you like. You have to color in your stain for UV protection.
TheSealerStore , May 4th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I built a house last year with cedar accents (columns and beams in the peaks)and also have 7 cedar steps at 8 foot wide and handrail going to a patio. it has grayed slightly and I would like to restore the natural color and protect it. the clear states it does not prevent discoloring so what do you recommend?
Michael Locke , May 4th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Richard hammond:
I have a 2yr old pine pressure treated deck in conneticut that's never been sealed or stained and is starting to show signs of weathering and color loss. I'm looking to apply TWP1500 stain, but I would like to now what type of decking prep products I should use before applying the TWP 1500 stain (ie deck cleaner, color brightener ect).

Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit.
TheSealerStore , May 3rd , 2015
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mr
I have a 2yr old pine pressure treated deck in conneticut that's never been sealed or stained and is starting to show signs of weathering and color loss. I'm looking to apply TWP1500 stain, but I would like to now what type of decking prep products I should use before applying the TWP 1500 stain (ie deck cleaner, color brightener ect).
Richard hammond , May 3rd , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting barbara meyers:
It rained 12 hours after I applied TWP 1500 stain to my very dry 15 years old wood deck. What should I expect now?

It is most likely fine with no issues. Check when dry from water that it does not have in separation stain spots that like like dime sized.
TheSealerStore , May 1st , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
It rained 12 hours after I applied TWP 1500 stain to my very dry 15 years old wood deck. What should I expect now?
barbara meyers , May 1st , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Bill Conlin:
I am redoing a 20yr old Peruvian Mahogany deck after stripping and brightening.The wood is in great condition. It has had water based Benjamin Moore Arborcoat on it. Which of your products would be the best for this situation? Thanks

You cannot apply TWP on the Arbor coat so you first thing to address is full removal by sanding it off. Once removed, you can use the 100 or 1500 Series.
TheSealerStore , April 30th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I am redoing a 20yr old Peruvian Mahogany deck after stripping and brightening.The wood is in great condition. It has had water based Benjamin Moore Arborcoat on it. Which of your products would be the best for this situation? Thanks
Bill Conlin , April 30th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Kenneth Francis:
I am planning on refinishing my 15 year old cedar deck--Used TWP 100 about 5 years ago. I want to do the entire deck, top and bottom 14x40.
I have a lot of tree droppings on the deck every year and its fully shaded after 1pm--I need something that will hold up to the moisture and tree droppings and keep the mold/mildew down. What do you recommend? How much of it

Use the TWP 100 again after prepping with the Restore A Deck Kit. What is the total sq. footage with all decking, railings, and stairs?
TheSealerStore , April 29th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I am planning on refinishing my 15 year old cedar deck--Used TWP 100 about 5 years ago. I want to do the entire deck, top and bottom 14x40.
I have a lot of tree droppings on the deck every year and its fully shaded after 1pm--I need something that will hold up to the moisture and tree droppings and keep the mold/mildew down. What do you recommend? How much of it
Kenneth Francis , April 29th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Gillian Cropp:
WE are building a replacement deck in Conheart Redwood in California. Can you ship the oil-based formulas to us? If so which would be the best formula for a deck which gets hot sun for 8 months a year, very little rain in winter only and some frosts. No snow.
The deck is 550 linear feet and averages 7 feet across.
I would like to get samples of TWP 1500 in the most translucent you manufacture and in Redwood (would prefer very little pigment).

TWP 1500 is allowed for CA and it is oil based. We have samples on this link: www.twpstain.com/stain-samples
TheSealerStore , April 24th , 2015
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Houiseowner
WE are building a replacement deck in Conheart Redwood in California. Can you ship the oil-based formulas to us? If so which would be the best formula for a deck which gets hot sun for 8 months a year, very little rain in winter only and some frosts. No snow.
The deck is 550 linear feet and averages 7 feet across.
I would like to get samples of TWP 1500 in the most translucent you manufacture and in Redwood (would prefer very little pigment).
Gillian Cropp , April 24th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Steven Mack:
Is TWP 1500 series stain a Semi Transparent stain? Reason is I have deck boards that have been replace over a three year period and would like to not have to much of a color difference

Yes it is.
TheSealerStore , April 19th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Rodney Carlson:
400 sq ft redwood (I believe)deck in western CO. Stripped Sikkens SRD and sanded. Snowed yesterday. How long do I need to wait after the snow melts to clean/brighten? How long after the cleaning to stain given the snow and projected 50-65 high temps next 10 days? TWP 100 or 1500, and why? Would swabbing the deck with acetone immediately prior to staining have and benefit?

A few days after the snow melts you should clean and brighten the wood. TWP 100 series as it will penetrate better into you sanded deck. No need for acetone.
TheSealerStore , April 19th , 2015
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TWP100 or 1500
400 sq ft redwood (I believe)deck in western CO. Stripped Sikkens SRD and sanded. Snowed yesterday. How long do I need to wait after the snow melts to clean/brighten? How long after the cleaning to stain given the snow and projected 50-65 high temps next 10 days? TWP 100 or 1500, and why? Would swabbing the deck with acetone immediately prior to staining have and benefit?
Rodney Carlson , April 18th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Is TWP 1500 series stain a Semi Transparent stain? Reason is I have deck boards that have been replace over a three year period and would like to not have to much of a color difference
Steven Mack , April 11th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Marlene S.:
My deck is pressure treat pine, about 8 years old and very grey & weathered. Part is shaded and part is full sun all afternoon & faces the south. I'm in Minnesota with all the extremes in temp@ weather. I know the deck needs to be cleaned and brightened, but which preservative product is better? Also if I purchase the 5 gals how should any left over product be stored?

Use the 100 for this. Read this article about shelf life:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , March 29th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Ron Lee:
It appears that the 100 series dark oak is darker than the 1500 series on the website. Is the actual stained colors the same?

The are very similar but best to get samples from our site to test. Usually the 1500 is darker when applied.
TheSealerStore , March 29th , 2015
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Ms
My deck is pressure treat pine, about 8 years old and very grey & weathered. Part is shaded and part is full sun all afternoon & faces the south. I'm in Minnesota with all the extremes in temp@ weather. I know the deck needs to be cleaned and brightened, but which preservative product is better? Also if I purchase the 5 gals how should any left over product be stored?
Marlene S. , March 29th , 2015
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100 vs 1500 dark oak
It appears that the 100 series dark oak is darker than the 1500 series on the website. Is the actual stained colors the same?
Ron Lee , March 29th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Brittonwood:
What about mixing a can of 1500 and a can of 100 to get the UV protection and the solids? Kinda like a greatest hits?

No advantage and we would not suggest it.
TheSealerStore , March 23rd , 2015
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Mixing
What about mixing a can of 1500 and a can of 100 to get the UV protection and the solids? Kinda like a greatest hits?
Brittonwood , March 23rd , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Brittonwood:
40 year old home
age of deck unknown (assume 20 years)
Pressure treated Pine
Low to ground - 12 inches
East exposure Morning sun, afternoon shade.
Location: Mid Atlantic Richmond, VA
Mold/Mildew? - most likely.
Deck will be completely sanded.

I've always been told that it is the solids that make the difference in the longevity of a stain. From my reading, It seems as though that the 100 would be "better" suited for this application. I guess a higher VOC content would be a better varnish/protector? Is that why?

What do you think?

I would do the 100 Series but in a darker color for better UV protection.
TheSealerStore , March 23rd , 2015
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1500 vs 100
40 year old home
age of deck unknown (assume 20 years)
Pressure treated Pine
Low to ground - 12 inches
East exposure Morning sun, afternoon shade.
Location: Mid Atlantic Richmond, VA
Mold/Mildew? - most likely.
Deck will be completely sanded.

I've always been told that it is the solids that make the difference in the longevity of a stain. From my reading, It seems as though that the 100 would be "better" suited for this application. I guess a higher VOC content would be a better varnish/protect or? Is that why?

What do you think?
Brittonwood , March 23rd , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Karen sue of 82:
We just sanded the solid color stain off of our deck. It was peeling after two years and had areas of black mildew. We live south of Atlanta, GA and would like a semi-transparent stain. Which of the products that you offer would you recommend? If I need total of 8 gallons how does the pricing work?

I would suggest the 100 Series for this. It will penetrate your sanded wood better. Pricing is on this page:
www.twpstain.com/.../
TheSealerStore , March 17th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
We just sanded the solid color stain off of our deck. It was peeling after two years and had areas of black mildew. We live south of Atlanta, GA and would like a semi-transparen t stain. Which of the products that you offer would you recommend? If I need total of 8 gallons how does the pricing work?
Karen sue of 82 , March 17th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Doug Cook:
I replaced Several balusters on my deck with treated wood. I want to apply the TWP 1500 Natural to may deck and balusters. How long must I wait before applying the stain.

Please read this:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../

Thanks!
TheSealerStore , March 12th , 2015
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new lumber
I replaced Several balusters on my deck with treated wood. I want to apply the TWP 1500 Natural to may deck and balusters. How long must I wait before applying the stain.
Doug Cook , March 12th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Scott Schoenfeld:
I have home built in 2009 which was sided with tongue and groove western red Cedar. The cedar siding was pre-coated with Cabot Clear stain and was re-stained with Cabot Clear 3 years ago. I live in Northern Nevada at 5800 ft. low humidity, lots of sun. Which stain would you recommend and how should I prep the wood. I brushed and rolled the Cabot Clear on previously and plan on brushing and rolling again.

Thanks,

Best to prep by using the Restore A Deck stripper and light pressure washing to remove all of the old Cabot. You would then need to apply the RAD Brightener to Neutralize. As for stain, look at the TWP 1500 Series for this vertical cedar wood in NV.
TheSealerStore , February 25th , 2015
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Cedar Siding
I have home built in 2009 which was sided with tongue and groove western red Cedar. The cedar siding was pre-coated with Cabot Clear stain and was re-stained with Cabot Clear 3 years ago. I live in Northern Nevada at 5800 ft. low humidity, lots of sun. Which stain would you recommend and how should I prep the wood. I brushed and rolled the Cabot Clear on previously and plan on brushing and rolling again.

Thanks,
Scott Schoenfeld , February 25th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting mark77777:
I am planning to build a deck of home-sawn norway pine dimension lumber and deck boards.

I would like to apply preservative to the joists and railing posts before installing. Would clear TWP100 work well. Could the joist be dipped into TWP and finished with a paint roller?

For the deck boards, is one or two coats of TWP100 with stain (Cedartone) recommended? Could they be dipped also? What life expectancy before recoating can be anticipated? The location will receive partial (75%) sun.

THanks

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

You should not prestain or soak the boards in TWP before installing. Also you do not need to apply to the joists and posts. TWP is more for exposed wood.
TheSealerStore , February 17th , 2015
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I am planning to build a deck of home-sawn norway pine dimension lumber and deck boards.

I would like to apply preservative to the joists and railing posts before installing. Would clear TWP100 work well. Could the joist be dipped into TWP and finished with a paint roller?

For the deck boards, is one or two coats of TWP100 with stain (Cedartone) recommended? Could they be dipped also? What life expectancy before recoating can be anticipated? The location will receive partial (75%) sun.

THanks
mark77777 , February 17th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Casey Hyde:
On the comparisons page next to the 1500 Series it says 'Best!', but I've noticed that you almost exclusively recommend the 100 Series in the comments below. So when should the 1500 Series be used? I have a brand new pressure-treated wood deck in SE Texas (very hot and humid summers).

Every deck and some states are different based on VOC laws so it does change. If you has older dried out wood then the 1500 would be better. Bust since your wood is new (less absorbent) then the 100 Series would work better as it does penetrate newer wood a little better. Please make sure you read our article on new wood:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , February 14th , 2015
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1500 Series the best?
On the comparisons page next to the 1500 Series it says 'Best!', but I've noticed that you almost exclusively recommend the 100 Series in the comments below. So when should the 1500 Series be used? I have a brand new pressure-treate d wood deck in SE Texas (very hot and humid summers).
Casey Hyde , February 13th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting dave tinsman:
how about overlap marks with brushing - a constant problem for me

Using a stain pad is much better and quicker. Overlap should not happen if moving quickly and keeping a wet edge at all times.
TheSealerStore , January 25th , 2015
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how about overlap marks with brushing - a constant problem for me
dave tinsman , January 24th , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Jack OConnor:
Live in Atlanta. Have a new, around 3 months, cedar deck. Full sun all day. Want your recommendation for the best stain that will highlight the natural beauty of the wood and provide great UV protection, mildew protection, etc.
Thanks

You would want the 100 Series but please read this about new wood prep and waiting period:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , January 3rd , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Live in Atlanta. Have a new, around 3 months, cedar deck. Full sun all day. Want your recommendation for the best stain that will highlight the natural beauty of the wood and provide great UV protection, mildew protection, etc.
Thanks
Jack OConnor , January 1st , 2015
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Rick S:
I had very bad experience with Penofin on my Champagne Ipe deck. Within months, the UV (Colorado) had worn away the seal. I know have to sand and re-stain. For the most transparent, which TWP stain should I use and are there special considerations for hardwood application?
Thanks

TWP is not suggested for exotic hardwoods such as IPE. Some consumers still use it though for IPE with decent results. The IPE wood will require reapplication of the stain every year. When used on IPE, the 116 Rustic color is very popular. Only one coat and do not sand for prep but strip and brighten.
TheSealerStore , December 28th , 2014
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I had very bad experience with Penofin on my Champagne Ipe deck. Within months, the UV (Colorado) had worn away the seal. I know have to sand and re-stain. For the most transparent, which TWP stain should I use and are there special considerations for hardwood application?
Thanks
Rick S , December 26th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I purchased TWP 100 Cedartone after deciding to replace 680 sq ft of tounge and groove porch on my 1885 Victorian. I sample stained one of my new KDAT yellow pine boards,and noticed it didnt absorb as I had hoped. After consulting with Gemeni coatings tech guy, he advised me to wash my boards with "Deck Restore". I did and it made a huge differance in the stain absortion. Highly recommend this product for new wood as well as old as advertized. BTW, the piece I stained before washing,would not accept more stain when dried, even after washing. This is a testiment to the sealing ability of the TWP 100!!
Mark 301 , December 26th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting George 25:
Brand new deck -- pine - what product TWP do you recommend for the first sealing ? In shade most of the time ... want durability....live in Georgia.... thanks

Please read this: www.twpstainhelp.com/.../

100 Series after waiting until Spring.
TheSealerStore , November 27th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Paul Z.:
25 year old deck (pressure treated pine) ...... protected for the last 20 years with TWP products ....deck in great shape) live in Georgia...what product for durability would be best ..... 1500 or 200 or 100 (in cedertone). I would like to get about 3 years between sealing? Thanks

Look at the 100 Series for this deck in Georgia that is 20 years old. Make sure to prep well first.
TheSealerStore , November 27th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Brand new deck -- pine - what product TWP do you recommend for the first sealing ? In shade most of the time ... want durability....l ive in Georgia.... thanks
George 25 , November 25th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
25 year old deck (pressure treated pine) ...... protected for the last 20 years with TWP products ....deck in great shape) live in Georgia...what product for durability would be best ..... 1500 or 200 or 100 (in cedertone). I would like to get about 3 years between sealing? Thanks
Paul Z. , November 25th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting John Mathews:
I just purchased the 1500 series in dark oak. I have stripped, power washed, sanded, am about to apply the brightener, let dry and apply 2 coats of stain. I understand that the 1500 has good water resisting properties; do I need to seal the deck after staining? What would you recommend?

You do not need to nor can you apply a sealer on top of the TWP.
TheSealerStore , November 21st , 2014
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Do I need to seal?
I just purchased the 1500 series in dark oak. I have stripped, power washed, sanded, am about to apply the brightener, let dry and apply 2 coats of stain. I understand that the 1500 has good water resisting properties; do I need to seal the deck after staining? What would you recommend?

John
John Mathews , November 21st , 2014
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Do I need to seal?
I just purchased the 1500 series in dark oak. I have stripped, power washed, sanded, am about to apply the brightener, let dry and apply 2 coats of stain. I understand that the 1500 has good water resisting properties; do I need to seal the deck after staining? What would you recommend?
John Mathews , November 21st , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Alabama:
I am building a 1000 square foot covered porch in central Alabama using 2" x 6" pressure treated KDAT SYP. Is TWP 100 the best stain for this application? Also, do I need to any prep before applying the stain since the boards have already been kiln dried after treatment? Thanks.

Yes you need to let the wood season for a month and prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit for prep before applying the TWP. 100 Series would be best.
TheSealerStore , November 17th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I am building a 1000 square foot covered porch in central Alabama using 2" x 6" pressure treated KDAT SYP. Is TWP 100 the best stain for this application? Also, do I need to any prep before applying the stain since the boards have already been kiln dried after treatment? Thanks.
Alabama , November 14th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Lance Derksen:
Curious, we have a 5-10 year old deck, built out of pressure treated lumber. It is quite grey and weathered, though no rotting. Would applying a stain now help preserve the wood? In are in a colder climate.

Yes it would preserve the wood longer. Make sure to prep by removing the gray with the Gemini Restore Kit.
TheSealerStore , October 27th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Curious, we have a 5-10 year old deck, built out of pressure treated lumber. It is quite grey and weathered, though no rotting. Would applying a stain now help preserve the wood? In are in a colder climate.
Lance Derksen , October 25th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting RK:
Which TWP stain has the lowest opacity?

Thank you

All but the gray colors have the same opacity of a semi-transparen t. The lightest colors are the Honeytones.
TheSealerStore , October 24th , 2014
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Lowest Opacity for Cedar fence?
Which TWP stain has the lowest opacity?

Thank you
RK , October 24th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Margaret Chapin:
We live western Oregon. Which series should we use on a 3 month old Port Orford cedar deck? Have we waited long enough to apply a semi-transparent stain?

You are good to go with the staining as long as you prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit first.
TheSealerStore , October 8th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
We live western Oregon. Which series should we use on a 3 month old Port Orford cedar deck? Have we waited long enough to apply a semi-transparen t stain?
Margaret Chapin , October 8th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting obxal:
Follow up question:
On a newly painted house will the Restore a deck process, step 1 or step 2, discolor the painted siding or painted deck rails? Does the siding or rails have to be taped off and covered?

The Restore A Deck products do not remove paint and should not discolor either.
TheSealerStore , September 23rd , 2014
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TWP Stain Comparison
Follow up question:
On a newly painted house will the Restore a deck process, step 1 or step 2, discolor the painted siding or painted deck rails? Does the siding or rails have to be taped off and covered?
obxal , September 23rd , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting obxal:
I last used Readyseal Natural Cedar on my North Carolina deck 5 years ago with good results. I am intrigued that maybe TWP 1500 Pecan would be a longer lasting product for my next cleaning and sealing project coming up this fall. I normally use a bleach mixture and lightly pressure wash to clean. How would your product perform over the Readyseal?

You would need to remove the Ready Seal when using the TWP. Easily done with the Restore A Deck Stripper and light pressure washing. Use the RAD Brightener when done.
TheSealerStore , September 23rd , 2014
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TWP over Readyseal
I last used Readyseal Natural Cedar on my North Carolina deck 5 years ago with good results. I am intrigued that maybe TWP 1500 Pecan would be a longer lasting product for my next cleaning and sealing project coming up this fall. I normally use a bleach mixture and lightly pressure wash to clean. How would your product perform over the Readyseal?

Follow up question: On a newly painted house will the Restore a deck process, step 1 or step 2, discolor the painted siding or painted deck rails? Does the siding or rails have to be taped off and covered?
obxal , September 23rd , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Chuck Esposito:
I have an old previously stained PT wood deck which I cleaned with the homemade water/TSP/Clorox solution. Is TWP 100 suitable only for use on new wood, or is it suitable for use on my deck?

It is suitable for all wood as long as you prepped correctly and you removed the old coating. You cannot put TWP on top of a different brand and expect it to work properly.
TheSealerStore , September 14th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I have an old previously stained PT wood deck which I cleaned with the homemade water/TSP/Cloro x solution. Is TWP 100 suitable only for use on new wood, or is it suitable for use on my deck?
Chuck Esposito , September 13th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Nathan B:
What is the best semi transparent TWP product for new rough sawn cedar fence? It has been up for a month or so and I live in the Seattle area.

Use the 1500 series.
TheSealerStore , September 12th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
What is the best semi transparent TWP product for new rough sawn cedar fence? It has been up for a month or so and I live in the Seattle area.
Nathan B , September 12th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Rod Linnekin:
Can your deck stains be purchased only on-line, or do you have local distributors? I live in southeastern Virginia - can I purchase the 100 series, or must I go to the 1500 series? I am trying to match an existing deck color, on a deck at the opposite end of the house - Behr cedartone. Would your cedartone color be a close match?

You can use the 100 series in SE Virginia. You could try the Cedartone to match. We personally are an online dealer for TWP.
TheSealerStore , September 1st , 2014
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Can your deck stains be purchased only on-line, or do you have local distributors? I live in southeastern Virginia - can I purchase the 100 series, or must I go to the 1500 series? I am trying to match an existing deck color, on a deck at the opposite end of the house - Behr cedartone. Would your cedartone color be a close match?
Rod Linnekin , September 1st , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Denise Bosco:
We have a deck that's been previously stained with a solid, opaque stain product. Can I apply TWP 1500 over this product with good results?

No you cannot out TWP over a solid stain.
TheSealerStore , August 29th , 2014
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TWP's coverage of Existing Solid Stain
We have a deck that's been previously stained with a solid, opaque stain product. Can I apply TWP 1500 over this product with good results?
Denise Bosco , August 29th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Carole Smith:
I have a 10 year old log home that I initially stained with Thompsons waterproofer and stain in Honey Gold. It has lasted well in our harsh upstate New York weather. My builder suggested I go to a solid stain but I have read that they tend to crack and peel. I contacted the log home company that I purchased my logs from and they suggested you 1500 product. Would the 1500 product in Cedartone go over the Thompsons and give me a little darker color? If not, what would you recommend. Thank you.

You cannot apply TWP over the Thompson. You will need to remove that first. Typically a stain stripper and pressure washing will remove it. Brightener will be needed after to neutralize.
TheSealerStore , August 19th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I have a 10 year old log home that I initially stained with Thompsons waterproofer and stain in Honey Gold. It has lasted well in our harsh upstate New York weather. My builder suggested I go to a solid stain but I have read that they tend to crack and peel. I contacted the log home company that I purchased my logs from and they suggested you 1500 product. Would the 1500 product in Cedartone go over the Thompsons and give me a little darker color? If not, what would you recommend. Thank you.
Carole Smith , August 19th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting dwkisker:
With the trends in VOC restriction, if I use TWP100 now, and then, because of new restrictions, I am not able to recoat with TWP100 in a few years, will TWP 1500 be compatible? Or will I need to strip the TWP100 first?

You can either clean and recoat with the 1500 or you can strip the 100 off. Stripping 100 Series is very easy if needed.
TheSealerStore , August 15th , 2014
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100 and 1500 compatibility
With the trends in VOC restriction, if I use TWP100 now, and then, because of new restrictions, I am not able to recoat with TWP100 in a few years, will TWP 1500 be compatible? Or will I need to strip the TWP100 first?
dwkisker , August 14th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting John Laneir:
Have an 8 year old cedar fence that's been stained twice with Semi Transparent. Unsure of brand. Location is North Texas, thus a lot of direct sun, mild winters, 25" of rain a year.
Have about 130 linear feet.

Intend to strip and restain with a Semi Transparent color again.

Two questions...
1. Should I use a single application, or a "Wet on Wet" application?

2. Any preference between the TWP 100 versus 1500? TX allows for TWP 100, I am assuming both will work fine

Thank you in advance

1. Do the wet on wet application
2. The 1500 will give a little better UV protection.
TheSealerStore , August 14th , 2014
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Have an 8 year old cedar fence that's been stained twice with Semi Transparent. Unsure of brand. Location is North Texas, thus a lot of direct sun, mild winters, 25" of rain a year.
Have about 130 linear feet.

Intend to strip and restain with a Semi Transparent color again.

Two questions...
1. Should I use a single application, or a "Wet on Wet" application?

2. Any preference between the TWP 100 versus 1500? TX allows for TWP 100, I am assuming both will work fine

Thank you in advance
John Laneir , August 14th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting bill slaughter:
can1500 be applied over a deck that has been coater with a 3/4 lindseed oil 1/4 thinner. and can i put an exterior marine boat varnish either in it or on it after application.

No you cannot apply TWP on top of the linseed oil and no you cannot add varnish into it or on top of it.
TheSealerStore , August 13th , 2014
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can1500 be applied over a deck that has been coater with a 3/4 lindseed oil 1/4 thinner. and can i put an exterior marine boat varnish either in it or on it after application.
bill slaughter , August 13th , 2014
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Quoting depaz:
Do the color choices within the same formula have varying degrees of protection? I have a cedar deck in Seattle that I would prefer to stain either honey, cedar, or redwood. However, I would choose a darker color if that would make much difference in the length of time I could wait between restains.
Also which one, TWP 100 or TWP 1500 is considered the longest lasting stain all things being equal....weather, application, wood, color etc,?
Thanks.

Richer colors will give better UV protection from graying. Both 100 and the 1500 last about the same. 1500 might give a little longer UV protection in some cases as it does have more pigment in certain colors.
TheSealerStore , August 4th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Do the color choices within the same formula have varying degrees of protection? I have a cedar deck in Seattle that I would prefer to stain either honey, cedar, or redwood. However, I would choose a darker color if that would make much difference in the length of time I could wait between restains.
Also which one, TWP 100 or TWP 1500 is considered the longest lasting stain all things being equal....weathe r, application, wood, color etc,?
Thanks.
depaz , August 4th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Tom O.:
1i live in North Carolina (which allows 100) and my deck is in the sun most of the day. The deck is 15 years old (pressurized pine) and has been pressure washed. The wood looks like it did when I bought the house. Which is best for me (100 or 1500) and why?

Use the 1500 Series for NC as it will give better UV protection.
TheSealerStore , July 29th , 2014
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100 or 1500
1i live in North Carolina (which allows 100) and my deck is in the sun most of the day. The deck is 15 years old (pressurized pine) and has been pressure washed. The wood looks like it did when I bought the house. Which is best for me (100 or 1500) and why?
Tom O. , July 28th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Kevin B.:
We live in Central/Southwest Virginia are re-staining a deck after about 5 years. The wood is starting to show signs of aging and possibly some rotting to a few horizontal boards, which we will replace. We are going to clean and power wash the boards first, but wondered which stain would be the best to use.

Use the 1500 for this.
TheSealerStore , July 23rd , 2014
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100 or 1500?
We live in Central/Southwe st Virginia are re-staining a deck after about 5 years. The wood is starting to show signs of aging and possibly some rotting to a few horizontal boards, which we will replace. We are going to clean and power wash the boards first, but wondered which stain would be the best to use.
Kevin B. , July 23rd , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Sheri:
Is the 1500 series good to restain for aged cedar shakes? Also, are the stain colors true to color or do they apply lighter than color sample online?

Colors vary depending on the wood type, age of wood, application of stain, etc. Best to get samples to test colors. Yes the 1500 works well for cedar shakes.
TheSealerStore , July 23rd , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Is the 1500 series good to restain for aged cedar shakes? Also, are the stain colors true to color or do they apply lighter than color sample online?
Sheri , July 22nd , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
The chart above explains the difference. Basically VOC compliance for certain states.
TheSealerStore , July 21st , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
What is the difference between the series 100 stain and the 1500 series stain? I noticed the $6.00 dollar difference.

Thank You
marty martinek
Marty Martinek , July 21st , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting PeteS:
Does TWP 100 come in a clear?

Yes. It is an option on the order page for the drop down color choices.
TheSealerStore , July 13th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting UNC Guy:
I had a deck stained using TWP last year. I am very happy. However, the deck expert said he didn't stain exterior home doors. The door is wood and it seems it was stained, so we were asking a handyman what to do about it and he said he'd use semi-transparent deck stain on it. Now I'm confused. The deck guy wouldn't stain the door and the handyman wants to use deck stain. Can anyone help me by telling me why or why not one would use deck stain on a door?

You can use a deck stain for an unfinished wood door as long as you are okay with the fact that it will not have a shine or film on top of the wood for protection from dirt and oils from hands.
TheSealerStore , July 13th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Samuel Fink:
I have about 670 sq ft of deck to cover. Previously stained but not for about 6 years. Heavily worn -- bare wood beginning to show through. One deck is 20 years old, the other smaller deck is 6 years old. How much of the 1500 product should I buy?

Make sure to remove the old stain first if any left. For 2 coats you will need 5-7 gallons.
TheSealerStore , July 13th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Does TWP 100 come in a clear?
PeteS , July 13th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I had a deck stained using TWP last year. I am very happy. However, the deck expert said he didn't stain exterior home doors. The door is wood and it seems it was stained, so we were asking a handyman what to do about it and he said he'd use semi-transparen t deck stain on it. Now I'm confused. The deck guy wouldn't stain the door and the handyman wants to use deck stain. Can anyone help me by telling me why or why not one would use deck stain on a door?
UNC Guy , July 13th , 2014
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coverage needs?
I have about 670 sq ft of deck to cover. Previously stained but not for about 6 years. Heavily worn -- bare wood beginning to show through. One deck is 20 years old, the other smaller deck is 6 years old. How much of the 1500 product should I buy?
Samuel Fink , July 11th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting DonB:
I built a new barn over a year ago and the board-and-batten siding and doors are hemlock/pine. What is the recommended wood stain?
Thanks!

TWP 1500 Series for this.
TheSealerStore , July 7th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I built a new barn over a year ago and the board-and-batte n siding and doors are hemlock/pine. What is the recommended wood stain?
Thanks!
DonB , July 7th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting NONIE:
WE HAVE A 20 YEAR OLD REDWOOD DECK. HUSBAND IS SANDING ALL THE OLD TINT OFF. WE ARE INTERESTED IN MAINTAINING THE NATURAL RED WOOD LOOK. DISLIKE THE RED TINTS WE HAVE HAD IN THE PAST. WHAT COLOR IS SUGGESTED SO WE DONT GET "FAKE" REDWOOD LOOK AND INSTEAD HAVING THE REAL REDWOOD SHINE THROUGH?

Maybe California Redwood. Might want to get some samples to test first.
TheSealerStore , July 7th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Carol:
I'm staining an old PT pine deck. Wood is split and cracked in spots. I live in KY. Do you recommend 1500 or 100 series.

Use the 1500 for older wood.
TheSealerStore , July 7th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting JPM:
I have a brand new Deck and Fence I am looking to stain...But I want it in a grey type color? Other paint swatches on the internet show a grey color with TWP but I am not seeing it on the site? Where can I get a color chart?

Only the 100 Series comes in a gray. You can see that on the web page. Please red this about new wood: www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , July 7th , 2014
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WE HAVE A 20 YEAR OLD REDWOOD DECK. HUSBAND IS SANDING ALL THE OLD TINT OFF. WE ARE INTERESTED IN MAINTAINING THE NATURAL RED WOOD LOOK. DISLIKE THE RED TINTS WE HAVE HAD IN THE PAST. WHAT COLOR IS SUGGESTED SO WE DONT GET "FAKE" REDWOOD LOOK AND INSTEAD HAVING THE REAL REDWOOD SHINE THROUGH?
NONIE , July 7th , 2014
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100 vs 1500
I'm staining an old PT pine deck. Wood is split and cracked in spots. I live in KY. Do you recommend 1500 or 100 series.
Carol , July 7th , 2014
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Grey Color?
I have a brand new Deck and Fence I am looking to stain...But I want it in a grey type color? Other paint swatches on the internet show a grey color with TWP but I am not seeing it on the site? Where can I get a color chart?
JPM , July 7th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting J caron:
We have a teak porch deck that needs to be redone. What color stain would you recommend?

Rustic color
TheSealerStore , July 6th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
We have a teak porch deck that needs to be redone. What color stain would you recommend?
J caron , July 5th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Kelly Mullin:
I live in Eastern Washington. We have cold, snowy winters with hot, dry summers. I have an unfinished, wood swing that has weathered and greyed. What would be the best product to use?

Use the Gemini Restore Kit for prep and the TWP 1500 series.
TheSealerStore , July 3rd , 2014
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Color Chart
Can you mail me a color chip chart of the TWP1500
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Bill Walsh , July 3rd , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I live in Eastern Washington. We have cold, snowy winters with hot, dry summers. I have an unfinished, wood swing that has weathered and greyed. What would be the best product to use?
Kelly Mullin , July 2nd , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Jean-Marc Work:
Well, Here is what Calibamboo is saying, thats why im asking. they say that this is for bamboo. if its not , you should tell them. its your product.

Bamboo Sealer
Cali Bamboo recommends sealing your privacy fence panels with WeatherGuard™ or TWP® 300 grade products. Additional colors available upon request. Light Cedar TWP®
Light Cedar TWP Bamboo Sealer Dark Oak TWP®
Dark Oak TWP Bamboo Sealer
METHOD OF APPLICATION:MIX TWPß® 300 THOROUGHLY BEFORE USING! Apply with brush, roll, spray, and wiping cloth or applicator pad. Do not apply below 50° F, if rain is anticipated with 48 hours or heavy dew is present.
DRY TIME: 48-96 hours depending on drying conditions. Drying conditions will vary greatly depending on applied film thickness and weather conditions. Multi coat applications may be "tacky" for up to 30 days. Full cure will begin when surface is tack free.
You can use the 300 series but we do not sell the 300 Series. We only sell the 1500, 100, and the 100.
TheSealerStore , July 1st , 2014
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I believe you
Well, Here is what Calibamboo is saying, thats why im asking. they say that this is for bamboo. if its not , you should tell them. its your product.

Bamboo Sealer
Cali Bamboo recommends sealing your privacy fence panels with WeatherGuard™ or TWP® 300 grade products. Additional colors available upon request. Light Cedar TWP®
Light Cedar TWP Bamboo Sealer Dark Oak TWP®
Dark Oak TWP Bamboo Sealer
METHOD OF APPLICATION:MIX TWPß® 300 THOROUGHLY BEFORE USING! Apply with brush, roll, spray, and wiping cloth or applicator pad. Do not apply below 50° F, if rain is anticipated with 48 hours or heavy dew is present.
DRY TIME: 48-96 hours depending on drying conditions. Drying conditions will vary greatly depending on applied film thickness and weather conditions. Multi coat applications may be "tacky" for up to 30 days. Full cure will begin when surface is tack free.
Jean-Marc Work , July 1st , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Adam L.:
The HOA in my neighborhood has approved one stain color for decks, fences etc, which is Olympic Brand- Cedar Natural Tone, Flood Brand- CWF-UV Cedar. Can you please recommend the TWP1500 series color that is most identical to the Olympic Cedar Natural Tone color? Thank you for all of your help

TWP 1530 Natural.
TheSealerStore , June 30th , 2014
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Quoting Jean-Marc Work:
Then what WOULD you recommend.
do you not like bamboo??
Recommendations...

We do not sell a stain that can be used for bamboo.
TheSealerStore , June 30th , 2014
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Sounds like a good product, but why don't you tell us what's in it? I don't want secret formulas or any such, but what are your basic ingredients please? Is this a linseed based oil, or a petroleum product? Mostly interested in the 100 for its mold/mildew resistance rating. I live in Western Oregon, black mildew is the main enemy of decks here. I fresh stained a new pt deck last fall with another product, looked like hell this spring, had to be power washed, was black as coal dust. Can you ship 100 to Oregon? (Oregon is almost but not quite as nastily regulated as our southern cousins.) Thanks, Tim
TLJ , June 30th , 2014
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Bamboo
Then what WOULD you recommend.
do you not like bamboo??
Recommendations...
Jean-Marc Work , June 30th , 2014
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Deck Color Comparison
The HOA in my neighborhood has approved one stain color for decks, fences etc, which is Olympic Brand- Cedar Natural Tone, Flood Brand- CWF-UV Cedar. Can you please recommend the TWP1500 series color that is most identical to the Olympic Cedar Natural Tone color? Thank you for all of your help
Adam L. , June 30th , 2014
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Quoting tcal:
We live in north Idaho (cold, wet winters and dry summers) and just built a deck out of natural cut Red Fir. The wood is not new but we sanded it to get it smooth. I'm wondering if we should use the 100 or 1500 series and what tint would bring out the natural wood colors best? Thanks.

Use the 100 Series but prep additionally with the Gemini Restore Kit first. Honeytone is the lightest color.
TheSealerStore , June 30th , 2014
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Quoting Mill:
I am re-staining an older treated pine deck. Currently has coating of Behr stain in various stages of deterioration. How should I prep and which product would you recommend for re-staining?

Must remove the Behr first and by sanding or stripping it off. Use the wood brightener after removal. Stain with the 1500 or the 100 Series.
TheSealerStore , June 30th , 2014
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Quoting Jean-Marc Work:
Hi, We have bamboo fencing from the Cali Bamboo Company. Its a little over 6yo and really needs some love. they are recommending the 300 series, and only have 2 colors. was wondering what you would recommend (series wise) for Denver, Colorado. personally we like the the 302 color, but was wondering if the new 1500 series would be more durable.
Thank you for your time.
Jean-Marc

You cannot use the 1500 Series on bamboo.
TheSealerStore , June 30th , 2014
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100 or 1500?
We live in north Idaho (cold, wet winters and dry summers) and just built a deck out of natural cut Red Fir. The wood is not new but we sanded it to get it smooth. I'm wondering if we should use the 100 or 1500 series and what tint would bring out the natural wood colors best? Thanks.
tcal , June 29th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I am re-staining an older treated pine deck. Currently has coating of Behr stain in various stages of deterioration. How should I prep and which product would you recommend for re-staining?
Mill , June 29th , 2014
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Cali bamboo fencing
Hi, We have bamboo fencing from the Cali Bamboo Company. Its a little over 6yo and really needs some love. they are recommending the 300 series, and only have 2 colors. was wondering what you would recommend (series wise) for Denver, Colorado. personally we like the the 302 color, but was wondering if the new 1500 series would be more durable.
Thank you for your time.
Jean-Marc
Jean-Marc Work , June 29th , 2014
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Quoting Jared Johnson:
Have an bare older deck that is greyed. Plan on using Gemini cleaner first. Confused because stain comparison says best is 1500, yet I see 100 recommended in the comments?

Also, deck is 1,100sqft. 8 gallons for stain?

For two coats you will need about 10 gallons. For MI most use the 100 Series but you can use either.
TheSealerStore , June 29th , 2014
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Old deck in upper Michigan
Have an bare older deck that is greyed. Plan on using Gemini cleaner first. Confused because stain comparison says best is 1500, yet I see 100 recommended in the comments?

Also, deck is 1,100sqft. 8 gallons for stain?
Jared Johnson , June 28th , 2014
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Quoting Dan Morrow:
I have a two-year-old cedar deck that has been stained with Penofin followed by Sikkens. The Penofin and Sikkens have been sanded completely off the horizontal surfaces. The wood on those surfaces looks like the day it was installed. The Sikkens largely remains on the vertical surfaces, though it has been sanded a bit to rough it up. It's still in pretty good shape. I am considering applying TWP 100 or 1500 to the horizontal surfaces and re-applying the Sikkens to the vertical surfaces. I don't care about color differences. How would you recommend I proceed? For example, do I need to use a cleaner and brightener for the sanded horizontal surfaces? Is there a transparent TWP product available so I can get that "wet" untreated cedar look? Shall I use TWP 100 or 1500? I live in Pittsburgh, PA.

Yes clean and strengthen the sanded horizontals surfaces. You need the 1500 for PA and the Honeytone is closest in color to a wet look.
TheSealerStore , June 25th , 2014
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Two-year-Old Cedar Deck
I have a two-year-old cedar deck that has been stained with Penofin followed by Sikkens. The Penofin and Sikkens have been sanded completely off the horizontal surfaces. The wood on those surfaces looks like the day it was installed. The Sikkens largely remains on the vertical surfaces, though it has been sanded a bit to rough it up. It's still in pretty good shape. I am considering applying TWP 100 or 1500 to the horizontal surfaces and re-applying the Sikkens to the vertical surfaces. I don't care about color differences. How would you recommend I proceed? For example, do I need to use a cleaner and brightener for the sanded horizontal surfaces? Is there a transparent TWP product available so I can get that "wet" untreated cedar look? Shall I use TWP 100 or 1500? I live in Pittsburgh, PA.
Dan Morrow , June 25th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Linda T:
I live in NW Iowa. My deck original deck is 9 years old, with an add on that is 5 years old. It has previously been stained a redwood cola. The wood is a treated pine. It has been stained every three years. The deck is approximately 600 square feet. it was pressure wash about 6 months ago. What do you recommend for additional prep and stain. Thanks

Need to remove the old stain first. Use the Restore A Deck Stain Stripper and pressure washing or sand it all off. Once removed use the 100 Series.
TheSealerStore , June 24th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I live in NW Iowa. My deck original deck is 9 years old, with an add on that is 5 years old. It has previously been stained a redwood cola. The wood is a treated pine. It has been stained every three years. The deck is approximately 600 square feet. it was pressure wash about 6 months ago. What do you recommend for additional prep and stain. Thanks
Linda T , June 24th , 2014
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Quoting mike price:
My redwood deck is 15 years old. Due to neglect, I have replace many floor boards with pressure treated lumber. After some aging of the new boards, I am thinking of using a semi-sold stain so that the boards have a uniform look. Is my thinking correct? If so, which of your products would work for this purpose?

Thank you, Mike

We do not offer a semi-solid color in the TWP. In general you will have a hard time to get new and old wood to match the first time you are staining.
TheSealerStore , June 19th , 2014
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Semi-solid stain
My redwood deck is 15 years old. Due to neglect, I have replace many floor boards with pressure treated lumber. After some aging of the new boards, I am thinking of using a semi-sold stain so that the boards have a uniform look. Is my thinking correct? If so, which of your products would work for this purpose?

Thank you, Mike
mike price , June 19th , 2014
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Quoting Kimer:
My deck is approx. 15-20 years old. I just power washed it and I need to find a good finish for it. What do you recommend. I live in Wisconsin and have about 2,000 sq ft of decking & privacy fencing that goes around a pool and hot tub. I ordered 3 sample colors in the 100 series will that work??

Yes the 100 Series would be est for this project in WI.
TheSealerStore , June 16th , 2014
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Pressure Treated Deck
My deck is approx. 15-20 years old. I just power washed it and I need to find a good finish for it. What do you recommend. I live in Wisconsin and have about 2,000 sq ft of decking & privacy fencing that goes around a pool and hot tub. I ordered 3 sample colors in the 100 series will that work??
Kimer , June 15th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Drew Jones:
I am going to stain a swing set and my fence is Butternut brown. I don't need five gallons so what's a comparable color choice for the 1500? Is 1500 or 100 the way to go for a swing set?

Look at the Pecan color in the 1500 Series.
TheSealerStore , June 10th , 2014
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Replacement for TWP 200 Butternut brown
I am going to stain a swing set and my fence is Butternut brown. I don't need five gallons so what's a comparable color choice for the 1500? Is 1500 or 100 the way to go for a swing set?
Drew Jones , June 10th , 2014
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Newer Deck
Hi, I'm going to buy 1500 in cedertone. My Pressure Treated Pine deck is 1 year old. Given it is only a year old I'm wondering:

1. Do I still need the Gemini cleanser and brightener?
2. How much should I apply? 1 or 2 coats?

Thanks,
Matt
MattZ , June 7th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Jay Browne:
is the 1500 series a solid pigment stain...good coverage with one coat?

No it is a semi-transparen t stain. 1-2 coats are needed.
TheSealerStore , June 4th , 2014
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is the 1500 series a solid pigment stain...good coverage with one coat?
Jay Browne , June 3rd , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Bobbie Sirin:
We live in South Mississippi and want to know which stain would be best the 100 or the 1500, the deck is in full sun the majority of the time. The deck is approximately 1400 sq ft. We also have a salt water swimming pool in the center of our deck. We have cleaned the deck but need to remove the old Olympic Stain. The deck is treated pine and most of the deck is about 5 years old and the rest is new. Should we sand the whole deck once the old stain is removed for better absorption of your product or can we just use your deck brightener instead?
Thanks Bobbie

No need to sand unless you cannot get off all the the Olympic. You do need to brighten. Use the 100 Series for this.
TheSealerStore , May 31st , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
We live in South Mississippi and want to know which stain would be best the 100 or the 1500, the deck is in full sun the majority of the time. The deck is approximately 1400 sq ft. We also have a salt water swimming pool in the center of our deck. We have cleaned the deck but need to remove the old Olympic Stain. The deck is treated pine and most of the deck is about 5 years old and the rest is new. Should we sand the whole deck once the old stain is removed for better absorption of your product or can we just use your deck brightener instead?
Thanks Bobbie
Bobbie Sirin , May 31st , 2014
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Quoting jeff pope:
Hello: I have a log home, on it I use sikkens log-siding which is fine.
Big deck at home and at my business...different story, sikkens SRD CEDAR 077 is junk. I'm in the process right now of cleaning/p washing and re-application.
I am considering switching..there are many options. I need to speak to someone before I make any serious mistakes. I'm ready to order. 412 496 7845 but I need to speak to a professional first.

Please call office after holiday weekend.
TheSealerStore , May 26th , 2014
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Quoting Roy Carver:
Sorry about previous question. I had already decided 100 but am trying to determine which color of the 100 line would best simulate fairly new pressure treated lumber. I like the look of the pressure treated wood when it is new. Would the color "Natural" be best. Does it exist? I thought I saw it (Natural) listed as a color somewhere. If not, which stain TWP 100 color might work best for what I am looking for? Closest to natural without red tones.

Honeytone is the lightest tint. Golden color.
TheSealerStore , May 26th , 2014
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TWP first time
Hello: I have a log home, on it I use sikkens log-siding which is fine.
Big deck at home and at my business...diff erent story, sikkens SRD CEDAR 077 is junk. I'm in the process right now of cleaning/p washing and re-application.
I am considering switching..ther e are many options. I need to speak to someone before I make any serious mistakes. I'm ready to order. 412 496 7845 but I need to speak to a professional first.
jeff pope , May 25th , 2014
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Specific Color
Sorry about previous question. I had already decided 100 but am trying to determine which color of the 100 line would best simulate fairly new pressure treated lumber. I like the look of the pressure treated wood when it is new. Would the color "Natural" be best. Does it exist? I thought I saw it (Natural) listed as a color somewhere. If not, which stain TWP 100 color might work best for what I am looking for? Closest to natural without red tones.
Roy Carver , May 22nd , 2014
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Quoting Roy Carver:
I was thinking of ordering a couple of samples stains but thought that someone might help me choose the correct stain. New home from last October. I like the color of pressure treated wood before it begins to fade. Would the natural 100 stain fit the bill or might you have another recommendation?
Thanks,
Roy

Use the 100 series if allowed in your stater otherwise use the 1500.
TheSealerStore , May 22nd , 2014
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100 Series Sample
I was thinking of ordering a couple of samples stains but thought that someone might help me choose the correct stain. New home from last October. I like the color of pressure treated wood before it begins to fade. Would the natural 100 stain fit the bill or might you have another recommendation?
Thanks,
Roy
Roy Carver , May 21st , 2014
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Quoting vern hausz:
We have a deck that is 20 years old and another part that is 4 years old. The older deck is dried out and split but the newer deck is in good shape. We just stripped Wolman's semi transparent stain off. What should we do next and what stain would you suggest TWP 100 or 1500? Most of the deck is in the sun although some is in the shade. We live on a lake,so some of it gets very wet. We left the Wolman's on the verticals and it is supposed to be cedar but is more an orange color. What color would you suggest to match with it?

Look at the 1530 Natural for this color to blend somewhat with the Wolman.
TheSealerStore , May 20th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
We have a deck that is 20 years old and another part that is 4 years old. The older deck is dried out and split but the newer deck is in good shape. We just stripped Wolman's semi transparent stain off. What should we do next and what stain would you suggest TWP 100 or 1500? Most of the deck is in the sun although some is in the shade. We live on a lake,so some of it gets very wet. We left the Wolman's on the verticals and it is supposed to be cedar but is more an orange color. What color would you suggest to match with it?
vern hausz , May 20th , 2014
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Quoting Jody K:
I have a 10 year old cedar deck that has just been pressure washed. Which TWP - 100 or 1500 would you recommend? Ease of application is a concern. I have 850 Sq. FT. of decking - would one 5 gallon can be enough product? Also I have 10 stairs of pressure treated wood. I live in Oregon. Can I apply this stain after just press washing or do I need to do something else? I am thinking about the cedar tone.

Jody, the wood needs to be clean and free of previous coatings. If it is than you can stain. Use the 100 Series and apply 2 coats wet on wet application. For 850 sq. feet you will need 7-10 gallons.
TheSealerStore , May 18th , 2014
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Quoting Virginia Stromberg:
I have a deck primarily in the sun in Charlottesville, Virginia. Previously used on the deck was Benjamin Moore Arbor coat. In 2 years it looks badly worn in places. I am looking for a light gray/tan - light/medium taupe. What do you recommend? Can you send me a color chart? My address is 794 Jefferson Drive, Palmyra, Va 22963

TWP does not come in a taupe color. For you to use TWP you would have to sand off the Arborcoat.
TheSealerStore , May 18th , 2014
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Quoting thendershot:
What would be the best color to use on pressure treated wood closest to the natural color? I don't really want to "stain" it to change the color but need the UV protection the clear does not offer. I like the look of natural wood. Thanks.

Honeytone is the lightest:
twpstainhelp.com/.../...
TheSealerStore , May 18th , 2014
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home owner
I have a 10 year old cedar deck that has just been pressure washed. Which TWP - 100 or 1500 would you recommend? Ease of application is a concern. I have 850 Sq. FT. of decking - would one 5 gallon can be enough product? Also I have 10 stairs of pressure treated wood. I live in Oregon. Can I apply this stain after just press washing or do I need to do something else? I am thinking about the cedar tone.
Jody K , May 17th , 2014
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stain for sunny deck
I have a deck primarily in the sun in Charlottesville , Virginia. Previously used on the deck was Benjamin Moore Arbor coat. In 2 years it looks badly worn in places. I am looking for a light gray/tan - light/medium taupe. What do you recommend? Can you send me a color chart? My address is 794 Jefferson Drive, Palmyra, Va 22963
Virginia Stromberg , May 17th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
What would be the best color to use on pressure treated wood closest to the natural color? I don't really want to "stain" it to change the color but need the UV protection the clear does not offer. I like the look of natural wood. Thanks.
thendershot , May 17th , 2014
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Quoting kevin k:
whice twp stain is best in madison wisconsin the 100 or 1500. my deck ispressure treated?

Use 100 Series for this.
TheSealerStore , May 16th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
[quote name="Kathy Gahagen"]Our 17 year old pressure treated deck was power washed, and the Cabot semi-solid stain was stripped using Jomax stain & finish deck stripper. I have also sanded using 100 grit to remove any residual finish and smooth raised grain. Which is the best TWP to apply? I'd like a lighter or natural finish but do not want to redo this again any time soon. What is your recommendation? Wood is probably pine. Live in SE USA. Full afternoon sun.
Kathy Gahagen , May 15th , 2014
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Key West Deck
Why would you recommend the TWP 1500 over 100 for full sun? Just curious the advantages of 1500 over the 100. I had pretty much decided on using the 100 and even tried a couple samples. The deck is about 1/2 in full sun and 1/2 under awning/partial shade. Just want to use the best product for our deck. Thanks again for the help.
Chip , May 15th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Our 17 year old pressure treated deck was power washed, and the Cabot semi-solid stain was stripped using Jomax stain & finish deck stripper. I have also sanded using 100 grit to remove any residual finish and smooth raised grain. Which is the best TWP to apply? I'd like a lighter or natural finish but do not want to redo this again any time soon. What is your recommendation?
Kathy Gahagen , May 15th , 2014
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100 or 1500
whice twp stain is best in madison wisconsin the 100 or 1500. my deck ispressure treated?
kevin k , May 15th , 2014
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Quoting Chip:
I have a new pressure treated deck in Key West, FL, that I've let weather for approx. 6 months. The deck gets a lot of sun and is around a pool, so lots of water exposure. Would you recommend 100 or 1500 for this deck? I am planning on using Honeytone, to keep a more natural look. Deck is approx. 2400 sq. ft. How many gallons would you recommend purchasing? Thanks.

Chip, For this full sun the 1515 Honeytone would be better. Just one coat on this newer wood. 15 Gallons should be enough. This article on new wood is helpful: www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , May 15th , 2014
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Quoting R Petty:
I finally decided I was going to use TWP but I dont know what to use 100 or 1500. It will be applied to my siding on my house. The entire house is the original wood siding from 1973. Its very rough wood and its located in Oklahoma. I want to pick the best one because I will need about 25 gallons and I want it to last. From what ive read 100 seems to be the best if its allowed in your state, well its allowed in Oklahoma so is that what I should get or tbe 1500?

Thanks for any input!

Either would be fine for Ok and vertical siding. The 1500 would probably give a little better UV protection though.
TheSealerStore , May 15th , 2014
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New pressure treated deck
I have a new pressure treated deck in Key West, FL, that I've let weather for approx. 6 months. The deck gets a lot of sun and is around a pool, so lots of water exposure. Would you recommend 100 or 1500 for this deck? I am planning on using Honeytone, to keep a more natural look. Deck is approx. 2400 sq. ft. How many gallons would you recommed purchasing? Thanks.
Chip , May 15th , 2014
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TWP 100 or 1500 Wood Siding
I finally decided I was going to use TWP but I dont know what to use 100 or 1500. It will be applied to my siding on my house. Theentire house is the original wood siding from 1973. Its very rough wood and its located in Oklahoma. I want to pick the best one because I will need about 25 gallons and I want it to last. From what ive read 100 seems to be the best if its allowed in your state, well its allowed in Oklahoma so is that what I should get or tbe 1500?

Thanks for any input!
R Petty , May 15th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Jeff Bollinger:
I live in Western NC int he mountains. I have a 10 year old PT deck floor I wish to stain. I used your stripper to get the old Cabots timber-oil off and have used your brightner. Which stain would be best...100 series or 1500 series? Thanks so much. Jeanie Bollinger

Use the 100 Series.
TheSealerStore , May 14th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I live in Western NC int he mountains. I have a 10 year old PT deck floor I wish to stain. I used your stripper to get the old Cabots timber-oil off and have used your brightner. Which stain would be best...100 series or 1500 series? Thanks so much. Jeanie Bollinger
Jeff Bollinger , May 13th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Jane Scheufler:
We just moved into a home in Kansas that has a nice deck that was last stained with a solid color stain in 2009. Can we use your 100 to stain our deck? The current color appears to be redwood.

You cannot use TWP on a solid color.
TheSealerStore , May 11th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
We just moved into a home in Kansas that has a nice deck that was last stained with a solid color stain in 2009. Can we use your 100 to stain our deck? The current color appears to be redwood.
Jane Scheufler , May 10th , 2014
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mr
have you any outlets in the united kingdom thanks
neil mclaughlin , May 9th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Rahul, please read this about new wood:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../

TWP is the only one that is a registered EPA wood preservative of the stains you mentioned. It will far exceed the others when it comes to longevity and mold prevention.
TheSealerStore , May 6th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
We are building a new home with pressure treated cedar shingles on the siding. We would like to protect the wood, preserve the beautiful brown color, avoid mildew, and have little to no maintenance concerns. We are considering benjamin moore arbor coat, sikkens srd, and twp. Would you please explain the pros/cons between your product and the other two as well as which of the twp products you would recommend for our needs? Many thanks, Rahul
Rahul , May 6th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Greg Worden:
I am staining a 1 yr old cedar deck for the first time. I want it to look like it does when it is wet with the rich cedar color coming out. I also live in MN and have the sun beating on the deck all day long. Any advice on what the best product would be?

Closest color would be the Honeytone to a wet look.
TheSealerStore , May 5th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Brad Langreder:
We bought our house a year ago. The previous owner used TWP stain (redwood) on the cedar deck. This past winter really punished the deck. I've cleaned and power washed. Can I stain over the existing TWP with the storm shield and how many coats do you recommend? I want to use the same redwood color.

You cannot use Storm Shield over TWP. You would want to use TWP again after a good cleaning.
TheSealerStore , May 5th , 2014
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Staining over TWP
We bought our house a year ago. The previous owner used TWP stain (redwood) on the cedar deck. This past winter really punished the deck. I've cleaned and power washed. Can I stain over the existing TWP with the storm shield and how many coats do you recommend? I want to use the same redwood color.
Brad Langreder , May 5th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I am staining a 1 yr old cedar deck for the first time. I want it to look like it does when it is wet with the rich cedar color coming out. I also live in MN and have the sun beating on the deck all day long. Any advice on what the best product would be?
Greg Worden , May 5th , 2014
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