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
Vince, use the 100 Series. The 200 is designed for shakes and shingle siding and roofing. Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit.
TheSealerStore , April 15th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I have a 25 year old dock in Missouri. looks as if it has never been stained before. Very old, weathered and grey. Not sure whether to use the 100 or the 200? Thanks.
Vince , April 15th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Edward, look at the TWP stains, clean and brighten the wood for prep with the Gemini Restore Kit. Stain every 2-3 years by repeating the prepping process.
TheSealerStore , April 14th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Hav a house 24 feet on pilings with a treated lumber deck 3 years old on the gulf coast of Mississippi. What Stain should I use and how often should I retreat it?
Edward Lisecki MD , April 14th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Larry, You can use the 200 Series for this. Typically reapply every 2-3 years.
TheSealerStore , April 7th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I live in marsh country along the southeast coast where houses are raised. I have treated hardwood horizontal slats as siding on the garage level that are exposed to the elements. I also have raised decks. I have been using TWP 200 series clear as I like the look of the sealant. Is this the right product to use. Also when I used to use Thompson's water seal on previous houses before I found your product, I would re-apply every 2 years. How often do you have to re-apply the Series 200 to keep the wood sealed from the elements.
Larry Henseler , April 6th , 2014
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re: 100 vs. 1500
Since this is rough wood I would suggest the TWP 1500 Series for this.
TheSealerStore , April 6th , 2014
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100 vs. 1500
We just built a "tiki" pontoon boat that is going to be permanently moored in salt water in South Florida. All of the lumber used to build the tiki structure is rough cut cedar and cedar siding. With our strong sun, would the cedartone 100 or 1500 series protect the wood and color better?
Brett I , April 6th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Traci, since you have two different types of siding it would be best to use the 1500 Series for this.
TheSealerStore , April 1st , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Trying to figure out whether to use the 1500 or the 200 on my cedar siding/cedar shake house. House was built and stained in 1998 and hasn't been updated since. Bottom of house is cedar siding, and top is cedar shake.
Traci , April 1st , 2014
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re: Missouri Deck
For your area you should use the 100 Series. Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit. This article will help explain newer wood: www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , March 31st , 2014
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Missouri Deck
Please advise which series to use (and why if you dont mind)
Covered ceder deck about 10 months old, never been treated. I live in Missouri and the deck is on north side of house and gets partial morning sun. thanks in advance.
Eric O , March 31st , 2014
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re: new pine deck
Leon, the 100 Series as long as your state is not on the low VOC list otherwise the 1500. Use Gemini Restore Kit for the prep.
TheSealerStore , March 30th , 2014
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new pine deck
We have a new pine deck - 6 months old. Which would you recommend the 100 series or 1500 series. Deck is in full sun most of day.
Leon Willis , March 29th , 2014
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re: Cedar Soffits
TWP is supposed to weather for 4-6 months, than prepped correctly for the prep with the Gemini Restore Kit.

Pre-staining may hinder the results. Sanding, while removing mill glaze, smooths the surface additionally, preventing proper penetration.
TheSealerStore , March 28th , 2014
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Cedar Soffits
I've got about 550 sq ft of smooth cedar T&G soffit and 700 sq ft of cedar deck, what should I use and when? I'd like to pre-stain the soffit, can I sand it to get the mill glaze off and pre-stain?
Ronski , March 28th , 2014
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re: AC2 Treated Deck in NE Iowa
Lighter colors mean less UV protection from fading then darker colors. Honeytone will fade the fastest, Make sure to prep with the Gemini Restore Kit first. Use the 1500 Series. I would suggest getting some samples from the site to test.
TheSealerStore , March 18th , 2014
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AC2 Treated Deck in NE Iowa
What product do you recommend for treated deck? Location: Northeastern Iowa; built in 2010; MicroPro™/AC2 treated wood from Menards; NEVER been treated/sealed; deck is on north side about 10' off ground of one story ranch walkout so 3/4 of deck in sun majority of the day. So that the wood grain is visible, we would like a minimal color/tint (Cedartone or Honeytone) but with maximum protection. Recommendations ? Thank you!
Jeffrey Ries , March 18th , 2014
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re; TWP stain comparison
GlendaK, look at the TWP 100 Series for this.
TheSealerStore , March 13th , 2014
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TWP stain comparison
I live in Tennessee and have 2 pressure treated pine decks. Pool deck is 2 years old and never stained, full sun. Will be professionally cleaned in 2 weeks. The other is 5 years old, part sun, part shade, never sealed. Also will be professionally cleaned in 2 weeks. I would like them to look as natural as possible. also concerned about pool chlorine on the pool deck. Suggestions?
GlendaK , March 12th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Dan, they are similar but darker or richer colors will give better UV protection. For example, the TWP 115 Honeytone is lighter then the 1515 Honeytone so in essence the 1515 would give better UV protection. The 1515 Honeytone is lighter then the 102 Redwood. One series is not always better then the other when it comes to UV protection. More of a color thing.
TheSealerStore , March 10th , 2014
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I need help in deciding My deck gets a lot of sun exposure here in Arkansas.Which is better for UV and for the color to hold up longer. TWP 100 or TWP 1500. Your on site comparison does not help in making that decision. If you have any special pricing please let me know. Thanks...Dan Martinez
Dan Martinez , March 10th , 2014
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re: altimeter
Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit and Stain with the TWP 100 Series for this in TN.
TheSealerStore , March 3rd , 2014
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altimeter
We have a deck that is in full sun all day in middle TN. Weather often over 100 degrees daytime. Deck has been stained four years ago, no stain remains. Some mildew. Lots of traffic and a large dog. What do you recommend to prep? Sod surrounds the area below the deck. What do you recommend for stain? Thank you.
altimeter , March 3rd , 2014
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re: Central AL deck suggestions
Janice, best to do in Spring. Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit and stain with either the 100 or 1500 Series.
TheSealerStore , February 23rd , 2014
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re: Need advice on color
Try the 1501 and the 1520 Pecan. Yes the 1500 works best for fences.
TheSealerStore , February 23rd , 2014
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Central AL deck suggestions
PT Pine deck built last summer. Has not had any treatment yet. What and when should we do for the first treatment.
Janice Franklin , February 23rd , 2014
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Need advice on color
I plan to stain my new cedar picket fence. The cedar is pretty light in color, not as red as some cedar pickets I have seen. I just received today my Rustic sample. I like it, but it is a bit dark and has a bit more red hues than I want. I like a fence color to be pretty saturated, but this is a little dark.

I plan on ordering 2 more samples. What two would you suggest? Additionally, should I use the 1500 product? That's what my first sample was of.

Thanks for your advice.

d-
New Name , February 23rd , 2014
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re: Deck product NC Mtns
TWP is a semi-transparen t stain that penetrates into the wood. It does not dry on top of the wood so it does not "scratch" the surface.
TheSealerStore , February 19th , 2014
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Deck product NC Mtns
How resistant is the TWP 100 to scratches? I have 2 dogs. Is it a solid or semi- solid stain?
Ely , February 19th , 2014
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re: TWP 200
I would wait until Spring, prepping first with the Gemini Restore Kit.
TheSealerStore , February 19th , 2014
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re: Deck product-NW NC
Ely, I would suggest the 100 Series for this. Make sure to prep first so the wood is clean and free of old coatings or dirt.
TheSealerStore , February 19th , 2014
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TWP 200
I have a new PT pine deck built last year and was stained with TWP 200, 60 days later. I live in GA. I would like to apply a second coat, how long do I have to wait?
Brian Buscemi , February 19th , 2014
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Deck product-NW NC
I live in the NC mtns. We have both uncovered and covered decking.....sta ndard treated wood about 6 years old. The exposed deck area builds up a fair amount of mildew. Which of your products would you recommend for the decking and railings?
Ely , February 19th , 2014
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RE: STAINING IN THE SPRING, WHAT SHOULD I USE IN NORTHERN WI?
Sorry I did mean to say the 1500 as that is compliant for Northern VA and the 100 is not.

Durastain is not easy to remove. I would ask Wolman as to what they suggest to remove their stain.
TheSealerStore , December 10th , 2013
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RE: STAINING IN THE SPRING, WHAT SHOULD I USE IN NORTHERN WI?
Any stain strippers you would recommend? Also, just curious about why you've recommended TWP 100 over the 1500?

I forgot to mention in my previous post that the cabin is currently sided with T1-11 plywood.
Alan Kremer , December 10th , 2013
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re: Staining in the spring, what should I use in Northern WI?
We would suggest the TWP 100 Series for this. You can order small sample bottles from the website to test to color.

For you to use the TWP you would need to remove the Wolman Durastain from the wood. You cannot apply TWP on top of it. This would need to be donw with a strain stripper and or sanding. Cleaning alone with TSP will not remove Wolman Durastain.
TheSealerStore , December 9th , 2013
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Staining in the spring, what should I use in Northern WI?
Will be re-staining our cabin in Northern WI the Spring/early summer of 2014. What product would you recommend?

- cabin is in a clearing, so lots of natural light
- couple of walls have pretty direct eastern/souther n exposure
- previously stained with a cedar colored wolman dura stain (nearly 100% certain) about 5-6 years ago
- I'm planning to clean with a TSP/bleach/wate r solution. Any other surface prep recommendations?
- We haven't selected a color yet, will be cedar or a darker color. Do you have swatch books?
Alan Kremer , December 8th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
dhrenfro, you need to strip, not clean the deck. The Gemini Kit does not contain a stripper. You would need the Restore A Deck Stripper and wood brightener. You may also need to sand as you have a build up of stain. You amounts are very low. Need a total sq. footage with flooring, rails, steps, etc to give an idea.
TheSealerStore , December 2nd , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I am considering your product for my residence deck. Structure is 1400sqft PT pine plus railings and 3 three-riser steps - one stretching 15ft, built 6 years ago. PPG SunProof was the original coating, then Flood WUV. I am treating now with 'Wet&Forget' to kill algae that seems to have come in the can with the Flood. I am located in NC under a lot of oak trees. I want to do a 'honey gold' to 'cedar' color; current color is a darker cedar. It appears I will need two of the Gemini cleaning kits, 8 Gal. 100 series stain. What is your recommendation 100 vs. 1500 and is my estimate too low on product? Thank you in advance for your assistance.
dhrenfro , November 24th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Dpfau:
Which stain is the best performing for a deck in Georgia?

Either the 100 or the 1500 Series.
TheSealerStore , November 18th , 2013
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captain
Which stain is the best performing for a deck in Georgia?
Dpfau , November 17th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting laurie:
Hi . . . i just stained my NC mountain deck with the 1500 honeytone . . . maybe I should have used 100? . . . looks like it penetrates better . . . SO, I still have another railing with a deck of oak boards. SHould I switch to 100? Can I redo with 100 after a few years on the first deck, which is PT pine . .

Does your answer apply to the 3 questions?
laurie , November 10th , 2013
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re: 100?
Laurie, yes to both questions.
TheSealerStore , November 10th , 2013
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100?
Hi . . . i just stained my NC mountain deck with the 1500 honeytone . . . maybe I should have used 100? . . . looks like it penetrates better . . . SO, I still have another railing with a deck of oak boards. SHould I switch to 100? Can I redo with 100 after a few years on the first deck, which is PT pine . .
laurie , November 8th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting patm2007:
Hey there,
I just ordered my sample. If I was to buy 5 or more individual gals of the 1500, can I still get the free shipping? They are easier for me to work from than a giant 5 gal bucket...
Thanks,
Patrick

Single gallons will not ship free no matter the quantity. Just 5 gallon pails.
TheSealerStore , November 5th , 2013
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5 gals = Free Shipping
Hey there,
I just ordered my sample. If I was to buy 5 or more individual gals of the 1500, can I still get the free shipping? They are easier for me to work from than a giant 5 gal bucket...
Thanks,
Patrick
patm2007 , November 4th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
JCLD, 100 Series for this deck in TN.
TheSealerStore , October 28th , 2013
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JCLD
Hello...we live in Tennessee, our cedar deck is full sun from 9 am to sundown. Very harsh light and heat. Deck is worn, 4 years old, no stain remaining. Which would be best here...100 or 1500? Also, where can I find info on what Restore A Deck is made of? Thanks much.
Altimeterblue , October 27th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Robin H, you are fine with the temperature range and we would suggest the 100 Series for this in Texas.
TheSealerStore , October 17th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Hello, I have a wood deck and also a boat dock to be re-stained (not sure of the age but approx. 10+ years old) and I was wondering which product would be the best, TWP 100 or 1500 as we are on the water? Also is it to late in the year as the temperature is in the mid/low 70's and nights low 50's Texas
Robin H , October 17th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Dianne, please read this about new wood and TWP: www.twpstainhelp.com/.../

I would use the 1500.
TheSealerStore , October 11th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I have a new cedar pergola in my backyard. I live in Houston texas. I am trying to figure out which stain will hold up the best in our hot and sunny summers. We also have alot of humidity. Please let me know what you recommend. When should we apply the stain?
dianne , October 10th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
J Condon, wait until Spring. Use the Gemini Restore Kit for the prep. Stain with the 1500 for IL.
TheSealerStore , October 10th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
We are having a pergola installed in 10 days. We had the builder pre deliver the architectural grade cedar. We had been planning to weather it outside for a week, wet it with the hose every other day and then apply stain. Have since read we should let wood weather over the winter. 2 questions: should we wait or stain now? Should we use 100 or 1500? We live in NE Illinois.
J Condon , October 10th , 2013
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re: Private residence cedar deck
Mark, 100 Series for newer wood and Michigan. Please read this article: www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , October 2nd , 2013
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Private residence cedar deck
Hi,

We just installed new cedar decking in mid michigan. Can you recommend either 100 or1500 series and explain the advantages of one over the other ? I plan on waiting about 4-6 weeks to stain unless advised to wait longer. Thanks!
Mark Limberg , October 2nd , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Jeff S, without seeing a color we have no idea how to answer the question. Sorry..
TheSealerStore , September 19th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
We had our log home stained 4 years ago by a log home care firm. They used their own proprietary stain and it was Rustic Brown. Which of your colors would match that best?
Jeff s. , September 19th , 2013
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re: 100 or 1500
Brice, TWP 100 Series. Two coats wet on wet. You will about 6-7 gallons for this.
TheSealerStore , September 12th , 2013
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100 or 1500
I have a 475 sq. ft deck and 160 sq. ft screen porch that are a bit over a year old. After I clean the deck what series of TWP stain do you recommend? Also, how many gallons?

I live in Raleigh, NC. Deck gets 75% throughout day.

Thank you,
Brice , September 12th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Tim, use the TWP 100 Series and the Gemini Restore Kit for the prep. No need to the underside. Please read this for application tips:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , September 9th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I built a deck a year ago and have not done anything to it, as of yet. I live in Missouri and desire to use one of your stains to seal my deck. Would you please advise me as to which would be the best stain and sealer for my deck?

The deck is currently dirty and has mildew on it. I need to clean it before appying anything to it. What do you recommend me using to clean it well before applying the stain?

Also, which method of application would you recommend using while applying the TWP stain? I have a sprayer, or would gladly use a roller or brush. I just want to be thorough in the application.

Lastly, do you recommend applying the stain to the underneath side of the deck? The deck is built off the upper level of the home and has a patio underneath it. Therefore, the deck sits about ten feet off the ground.

Thenk you for your time and help!
Tim Baker , September 9th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Paul White,

Honeytone is the lightest and probably about 2 gallons, maybe 3.
TheSealerStore , September 6th , 2013
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Mr
I emailed 3 months back - I have a new PT deck approx 300 sq ft in Atlanta GA
3 months on - it is dry and ready to stain i assume

1 want some UV protection but want a balance between protection and as much of the natural color as possible

I have ordered the deck restore kit

just checking how many gallons are needed and which color?

I think you suggested honeytone 100 before
Paul White , September 6th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Jan, you can use the TWP 100 for both. Please read this article about new wood:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , September 5th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Live in Alabama...PT pine deck approximately 3 weeks old. I like the fact that TWP 100 dries quicker and is cheaper. Since both Twp 100 and 1500 are legal here what criteria do I use to decide? Also I have seen it recommended to wait anywhere from 1 mo to 12 mo to apply to new wood...how do you know when it has been long enough? will also be staining a 12 year old screened porch that has never had anything done to it...can I use the same product?
Jan Franklin , September 5th , 2013
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re: Manager
Gary, all the TWP color and series are semi-transparen ts.
TheSealerStore , September 3rd , 2013
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Manager
I have read about the 4 stains your company carries, the 100,200,500,and the 1500 series, plus the storm shield stain. I see the % volume solids and solids by weight but how does that compare with the standard names in the industry like transparents, semi trans, semi solids, and solids. For example is the 100 series transparent and the 1500 series semi trans? Thanks Gary
Gary Falanga , September 3rd , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
No TWP cannot be shipped to Canada.
TheSealerStore , September 2nd , 2013
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shipping
Hi me again.
Do you ship to Canada?
Marion
Marion , September 2nd , 2013
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100 Series vs 1500 Series
Hi
I live in Ontario Canada. I want to seal my wooden fence & deck. They have not been done before. Both are built from pressure treated lumber approximately 8 years old. I am considering using the clear finish. I am planning to plant vines along the fence. Between the 100 Series & the 1500 Series which would stand up the best & last the longest?
Thanks in advance for your reply.
Marion
Marion , September 2nd , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
The transparency between the series are very similar. Both will show the natural wood grain and highlight, not mask it.
TheSealerStore , September 2nd , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Is the 1500 series less transparent than the 100 series (it has more solids by volume and weight)? A few years ago on the recommendation of a consumer magazine, I made the mistake of using another brand that was called semi-transparen t, but the stain was so opaque the deck looked painted. I'm going back to TWP (after stripping, brightening) but don't want to make the same mistake again. I want to see the grain of the wood after staining. BTW I'm in south Texas with brutal sun.
Nick P , September 2nd , 2013
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re: Interior designer
Lisa, what is the total sq. footage? Probably Dark Oak color. Pleas read this:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , August 25th , 2013
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re: 100 vs 1500 for retaining wall
Julie Greene, yes use the 100 Series for this in MI.
TheSealerStore , August 25th , 2013
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Interior designer
I have a new pressure treated deck. What product should I use?
How much stain should I buy for a 28' x 14 deck on a second level with 12 stairs? I would like a brownish color stain not
orangish red. Is there a stain that would give me that color?

Thank you,
Lisa
Lisa Jones , August 25th , 2013
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100 vs 1500 for retaining wall
Live in Michigan. Have two new retaining walls that were built last summer. One is made out of pressured treated wood, the other out of cedar wood. Noticed your response to Dave P regarding 100 for cedar wall. would 100 be o.k. for pressure treated lumber on other retaining wall?
Julie Greene , August 25th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
daveP, TWP 100 for this in Michigan
TheSealerStore , August 25th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Lake Home, use the 1500 Series for the siding. Should be good for 4-8 years on vertical cedar shakes.
TheSealerStore , August 25th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I have an eight year old lake home with cedar shake siding on the upper eaves of the home. They have been peviously sealed. I have stripped and brightened them. I am not sure if I should use the 100, the 1500, or the 200. I want the longest lasting and best mold control. Which should I select and how long can I expect before I would have to reapply?
Lake home , August 24th , 2013
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re: Does Natural Color still provide UV protection
Yes it does. The Natural is not clear and is not the lightest tint either. Honeytone is the lightest.
TheSealerStore , August 24th , 2013
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Does Natural Color still provide UV protection
Does the 1500 Natural color still provide enough uv protection to last for a couple of years?
Kevin McGinty , August 24th , 2013
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twp 100 or 1500
live in Michigan, want to color and protect cedar wall similar to this. i am calling it decorative or architectural wall, not a fence ;>). so i want a high end look. twp 100 or 1500, and thinking cedar tone for cedar lumber. thx dave
dave p , August 23rd , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Mike M, you should never put a gloss finish on outside wood. It will peel and create huge issues with future maintenance.
TheSealerStore , August 17th , 2013
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Shinny/glossy finish
Hello and thank you for answering my previous question so quickly. I just received my stain samples. Im starting the stripping/brigh tening today!! i have another question. I read another persons question regarding a stain that would have a shinny/glossy finish and I believe that it was stated that none of these stains have a shinny/glossy finish. What application would you recommend, if any, if someone was interested in a shinny/glossy finished look? Would it be a varnish over the stain?

Thank you
Mike M
Boston MA
Willigsxr , August 17th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
MaryL, you can still use oil based stains in IL. The TWP 1500 is oil based and can be shipped and used there. Look at the Gemini Restore Kit for the prep.
TheSealerStore , August 17th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I have a huge deck that is 15 years old. It was last stained with, an oil based stain two years ago. Now, it's weathered and looking bad. I was thinking about using the Behr Deckover product but am leery about using a "paint". I always thought an oil based stain was better to preserve the wood. I live in Illinois where you can no longer purchase oil stain. I drove to Wisconsin to purchase the stain last time, but I'm not really happy having to do this all over within two years.

I read about your product and would like to know which of your products would you recommend and what is the prep work required. Can I pressure wash the deck prior to application?

Thank you
MaryIL , August 16th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Tim K, TWP is a penetrating stain. It is not clear but tinted and does not leave any shine. 5-6 gallons for two coats.
TheSealerStore , August 15th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I need to coat and preserve a 600 sqft porch floor. The floor is tongue and grove fir which was installed 7-8 years ago. Will the TWP products provide a clear shiny finish? The property is in Idaho and the porch receives a lot of sun due to southern exposure, UV seems to be an issue. It is my intent sand the porch to remove the old stain and prepare the wood for a new coat. Please advise which twp product you would recommend? What quantity I need for at least two coats of product on 600 sqft?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Tim
Tim K , August 14th , 2013
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re: new deck
100 Series for GA. Please read this:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , August 9th , 2013
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New Deck
We have a new deck-pressure treated pine decking, 1 week old. We live in Georgia and the deck is on the north side of the house. How long should we wait to stain it? What series should we use?
Deborah Otto , August 9th , 2013
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re: please help
Mike M, you can only use the 1500 in MA as the 100 is not legal there. Need a total sq. footage added together for all the floor, rails, steps, etc to give an idea on the amount.
TheSealerStore , August 7th , 2013
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Please help
Hello I'm sorry if this question has already been answered. I tried reading all the Q&A's before asking. I am staining a deck in MA. I will be stripping and brightening with products I already purchased from you. I am now interested in purchasing the TWP stain from you but have a few questions before I purchase.

* Which stain (100 or 1500) should I be looking to purchase? The deck does get sun in the summer and also snow piling up in the winter?
* The deck is about 600sqf. with 13 steps, and railings and posts to protect as well. How much stain would you recommend?

Thank you
Mike M , August 7th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Dave J, please read this first:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../

100 Series for MN.
TheSealerStore , August 6th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I have redone my deck with new cedar decking and live in Minnesota. Was wondering if the 100 series or the1500 series is recommended.
Dave J , August 6th , 2013
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re: Kiln dried PT
DavidLMoore, 1 coat this time. Use the 100 Series.
TheSealerStore , August 5th , 2013
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Kiln dried PT
I have a screened porch & covered deck that is 10 mths old that is made of the kiln dried pressure treated wood. I just cleaned & brightened with the Gemini products. In Ga, what would be the best product to use to preserve the natural wood color yet protect it from the elements. First time staining so should I apply 1 or 2 coats.
Thanks!
DavidLMoore , August 4th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Joe, after sanding you should apply the Gemini Restore Kit to prep better. This will help the stain to penetrate. Try the TWP 100 Series for this. Two light coats wet on wet for the application:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , August 1st , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
We live in Wisconsin and have a 1,000 sg. ft. cedar deck. I re-stain our deck every year and it's really a lot of work. I've tryed several deck stains and nothing last more than a year. Last year I used Behr with 5-yr UV protection and the stain came off most of the knots. I'm either applying it incorrectly or not using the right stuff. This year I completely sanded the deck and want to apply another stain that will last and looks good. We really like a natural finish that shows the wood grain. What's the best stain for us and are there any special tricks to putting it on.
Joe Marquardt , July 31st , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Brady, the Honeytone is the lightest color.
TheSealerStore , July 29th , 2013
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natural in WV
What tint would you recommend to keep it as close to natural?
brady demasi , July 29th , 2013
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re: natural in WV
No color means no UV protection from graying. If you do not care that it will gray in a few months than you can use the clear otherwise you must choose a tint.
TheSealerStore , July 29th , 2013
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natural in WV
Have a 1yr old deck treated lumber. Looking to keep the natural wood grain look, no colors. Morning sun. What would you recommend?
brady demasi , July 29th , 2013
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re: President - Architectural Wood Supply
Mark, TWP is not designed for Exotic hardwood decking.
TheSealerStore , July 29th , 2013
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President - Architectural Wood Supply
We are interested in your products. For application on a Tigerwood deck, we assume that the 1500 Series would be the best choice. What color do you believe would be best suited to allow the coloration of Tigerwood to show through, but provide the best protection against UV rays?
Thanks
Mark Edy , July 28th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Steve,

Yes only the 1500 for OH. The Cedartone is a brownish/cedar color. I would get two gallons for the two coats.

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , July 28th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
follow up questions... we used 4 samples you sent us(Cedartone, honeytone, pecan, natural) My wife thinks the honeytone may be to light and the natural may have to much pink color in it. the pecan seems to have a lot more brown in it. cedartone is our 1st choice with pecan our second. wanted your opinion on our color observations and instructions on how to apply two coats on our freshly sanded wood. thanks. steve from cleveland ohio. (i assume we have to use 1500 series)
STEVE DEBOW , July 26th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Because of EPA restrictions... do i have to use the 1500 series if i live in cleveland, Ohio area? I have a 20 year old deck that i cleaned and sanded and its ready to stain. 200 sq feet plus the railings. How much would i need to order if I wanted to put two coats on?
STEVE DEBOW , July 26th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Shante, you can only use the 1500 in CA. I would suggest getting some samples to test out first:
www.twpstain.com/stain-samples
TheSealerStore , July 24th , 2013
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Mrs.
We live in Malibu, Ca close to the water but not right on it. We get morning and evening dew/fog. What do you recommend for a 1200 sq ft; half new and half old redwood deck & railing (railing is all new)? We made a horrible mistake and used Behr transparent redwood stain. It looks like solid fire engine red children's paint. It's the worse product ever. We are in the process of stripping and sanding it off. So we are a little camera shy. How is TWP cali red? Is it very red and is it really transparent? Also what do you recommend 1500 or 100?
Shante S , July 24th , 2013
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Mrs
We just repaired, stripped and rebuilt half of a 1200 sq ft deck. We started putting on Behr transparent redwood. To our shock it looked absolutely horrid. What a huge mistake we are in the process of stripping and sanding that crap off! Now we are extremely nervous of what to put on this thing. What works best for Malibu, Ca close to the ocean but not right on the water? We get morning dew every morning and evening. So do we use the 1500 or 100 Series. And is the Cali Redwood really red. That Behr crap looks like a freaking fire engine solid red.
Shante S , July 24th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Judit B, either would work just fine. 2 light coats wet on wet application.
TheSealerStore , July 23rd , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
1-year old premium pressure treated wood deck in north central Arkansas, has not been stained, full sun all day. TWP 100 or 1500? 1 coat or 2 coats?
Judit B. , July 23rd , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Albert, TWP 100 for Denver.
TheSealerStore , July 20th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Denver area with west and south sun on a redwood deck. Recommend TWP100 or 1500?
Albert Henry , July 20th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Ben, Yes the 100 Series.
TheSealerStore , July 17th , 2013
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1500 or 100 series
And is the 100 series product the correct choice for may particular project described below, vs the 1500 series? thanks
Ben Finch , July 17th , 2013
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re: 1500 or 100 Series
The TWP 101 is called Cedartone Natural. You would want this.
TheSealerStore , July 16th , 2013
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1500 or 100 Series
Hi,

I want to double check I am ordering the right product for a cedar deck in Seattle, on a small lake, western exposure. I am planning on ordering the TWP 100 product instead of the 1500 product. 101 to be presice. I believe 101 used to be Cedartone but is now named Natural. Can you confirm that the 100 product is the correct product for my environment? thanks
Ben Finch , July 16th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Naomi, TWP is not suggested for exotic hardwoods such as yours.
TheSealerStore , July 16th , 2013
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Mrs
Our deck is a Brazilian mahogany.
We are going to have it stripped. Can I use your 1500 product on it?
Naomi Behler , July 16th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Dan, TWP is not designed to be used on exotic hardwoods such as Tigerwood.
TheSealerStore , July 15th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I have a 256 sq ft of tigerwood on our covered entry. Which product and color do you recommend?
Dan Joner , July 15th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Yes you can use any of the TWP Stains for log homes.
TheSealerStore , July 11th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Is TWP 1500 used on the logs on a log home? You don't specify any where in your description.
Leonard Larson , July 10th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Edward, we could not find any order from you.
TheSealerStore , July 8th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I need to place an order. My previous order was about 12-18 mos ago. I am not sure if my initial order was the 1500 series (cedartone). Please verify via e-mail the series. Thank you.
Edward Shipley , July 8th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Shirley,

1. Apply a very light coat if needed in Spring.
2. Do not use Clear. Use Natural again.
3. Clear gives not UV protection from graying. You must have a tint for this. Us the 1500 Series.
4. If the shingles are rough then you can stain right away.
TheSealerStore , July 6th , 2013
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TWP
I used a product to seal bamboo fencing at the recommendation of Cali Bamboo. The product I used was Total Wood Protection Lite Cedar TWP-315. It appears that this product is no longer available. Can you tell me what product replaces this product?
Kathleen , July 5th , 2013
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2nd Application
Location of deck is northern Ohio. In late May 2013,, after stripping and brightening, we applied 'Natura'l 1500 series and it appeared to penetrate well. The deck is over 15 years old in some areas, but it looks beautiful, now.

1. Should we apply a second coat prior to winter? A few small areas where the stain had two coats looked shiny.
2. We don't want the color of the deck any darker...if we apply a second coat should we use clear?
3. We are putting shake shingles on the house. Should we also use the 1500 or 200 series and should we use clear...we want them to remain natural in color.
4. When should we put stain on new shingles?
Shirley , July 5th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Do you have dealers in Minnesota?
Merrill , July 4th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Eric, for NE you would want the 100 Series. Please read this article:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , July 3rd , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Wes, TWP is the only stain on the market that is registered as a wood preservative by the EPA. It contains a EPA registered algaecide. I would use the 100 Series for MN.
TheSealerStore , July 3rd , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Good Day, product specs look great as do the reviews, just not sure what the big difference between the 100 and 1500. i have a hi-wood quality cedar new deck in NE...whats the recommended one please?
eric melka , July 3rd , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
If so, which stain is best for a Minnesota deck receiving limited sun?
wes , July 2nd , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
We live in Minnesota and our large cedar deck receives some but very limited sun. It is bordered by dense woods. I have had difficulty with even the most highly rated stains lasting more than 2-3 months before mold and mildew takes over. Is there any chance that TWP will be different. Please be honest!!!
wes , July 2nd , 2013
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re: Homeowner
It should be fine if it was at least 12 hours after application.
TheSealerStore , June 29th , 2013
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Homeowner
What happens if it rains during the 48 hours after application?
russ Houseal , June 29th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Laura, we are an online retailer for TWP. We personally do not have any dealers there.
TheSealerStore , June 28th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Dear Sir/Madam,
Are there any stores in Kansas that sell TWP products?
Laura Musil , June 28th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Scott801, what is the total sq. footage with the floors, steps and railings? Probably one 5 gallon pail.
TheSealerStore , June 26th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I need some help estimating coverage. I have a 8-year old deck, in full southern exposure, in Mid Wisconsin, pressure treated pine. I have stripped off the old stain and ready to upgrade to TWP. It is about 300 sq ft, with another 50 sq feet of stairs, plus railing. Any thoughts on how much I need?
Scott801 , June 26th , 2013
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re: twp 100 in bozeman mt
we do not but we can ship to you.
TheSealerStore , June 24th , 2013
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twp 100 in bozeman mt
Do you have any twp dealers in Bozeman Montana?

If not, can it be shipped to Montana? We have lots of wet snow here, and my deck needs refinishing.
pat mccarthy , June 24th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Kim, clean and brighten the wood with the Gemini Restore Kit for the prep. Stain both deck and fence with the 100 Series.
TheSealerStore , June 17th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
ksprangers, you can apply now after prepping the wood correctly. No need to shake, just stir for a few minutes.
TheSealerStore , June 17th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Mark H, where are you located? Please read this about new decks:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
TheSealerStore , June 17th , 2013
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Mixed needs recommendation
Hi -- I have a back deck, NW side of house, with 132sf exposed and 182sf screened/under roof. Gets almost zero winter sun, prone to mildew staining. Summer it gets late morning through evening NC sun and humidity. I do not believe they were previously treated, although could have had a translucent stain applied; built 2009.
Do I use 100 or 1500? What do I use to clean since unsure about prior finish?

I'm having a new wood fence installed this week and will want to treat when it has dried; treated lumber, pine I believe, about 726sf, back yard also.
Would I use 100 or 1500 on that since is new?

Again, that's NC heat and humidity.

Thanks!
Kim
Kim M , June 17th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I have a pressure treated pine pergola, that we built last October. We're located in southeastern WI. I've ordered and received 2 gallons of 100. Some questions.

A) Should I let the wood weather longer before staining?

B) When would be best to apply the stain?

C) Is there any danger in letting the stain sit in the cans until the proper time?

D) Can the stain be shaken at the hardware store for mixing?

Thanks.
ksprangers , June 17th , 2013
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Mr
I will be building a new elevated deck soon. It will be elevated. I will use pressure treated wood, species is still TBD. I'm not sure I understand the difference between the 100 and 1500. The 1500 is labeled as "best." I'm not sure what that means. Can you help me decide?
Mark H , June 17th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Rj, yes as it neutralizes the cleaner. Your stain will perform better.
TheSealerStore , June 12th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting TheSealerStore:
rj, you are correct on the steps for the prep. Stain with the 100 as it penetrates a little better and will have a less chance of wearing from the dog.

Thank you...one last question. Do I need to do the brightener step if I'm going for a very dark stain such as TWP 103 Dark Oak?
Rj Anderson , June 12th , 2013
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re: Pressure treated
TWP 1500 Series for VA.
TheSealerStore , June 11th , 2013
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Pressure treated
8. Year old. Deck....pressur e washed and repaired...morn ing sun...VA..best choice
Vicky , June 11th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
rj, you are correct on the steps for the prep. Stain with the 100 as it penetrates a little better and will have a less chance of wearing from the dog.
TheSealerStore , June 10th , 2013
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re: Which Stain to use 100 vs. 1500?
John, clean and brighten with the Restore A Deck kit then stain with the 100 Series.
TheSealerStore , June 10th , 2013
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Which Stain to use 100 vs. 1500?
I have a new deck with pressure treated pine (installed last fall) that I need to stain/seal soon.
The deck gets full sun and is covered with snow for several months a year (northern Michigan).
I want to use the cedartone semi transparent but don't know which product to choose the 100 or the 1500.
John Frith , June 10th , 2013
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Thank you!
I've done so much research and everything leads me to TWP.

-Portland, Oregon
-Fantastic sunny summers, very wet winters
-Cedar deck I believe
-west facing deck, no shade
-dog traffic courtesy of the semi-famous "Sky the Dog" (twitter: Sky_The_Dog)

Nothing has been done to the deck since we moved in 4 years ago. Much of the old semi-transparen t stain is gone on the horizontal while much still remains on the vertical. Some rough areas of wood like splintering and such.

I believe, and correct me if I'm wrong, the proper procedure should be:

Strip, sand, lightly pressure wash, brighten, stain then apply 2nd coat right away (wet on wet). Is that correct?

and now the big ?....100 or 1500 given my situation/condi tions? Thank you so much for putting out a great product!
Rj Anderson , June 10th , 2013
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Which do I use?
BJ, 1500 Series.
TheSealerStore , June 7th , 2013
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Which do I use?
I have a new pressure treated deck less than 2 months old in Atlanta GA. It gets very little shade only in late afternoon. Which would be better TWP200 or TWP1500.
BJ , June 7th , 2013
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re: Prep for TWP 1500
Strip with the Restore A Deck Stripper then Brighten as well. We are an online retailer.
TheSealerStore , June 5th , 2013
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Prep for TWP 1500
I have a pressure treated deck whic was treated with Sikkens. I want to switch as I'm not happy with the results. Should I strip the weathered stain and if so what would you recommend?

Where can TWP products be purchased?
Craig R , June 5th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Clear will not prevent graying. Best to use the 1500 series. The Honeytone is the lightest color.
opwdecks , June 4th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I recently sided our house with white cedar shingles and love the new look. Which product would you recommend to maintain the new appearance and slow the graying / weathering of shingles. I'd like to use clear finish but would consider slight tint. House is located in CT on long island sound so exposed to salt air. Thanks for reply. Dan
Dan S. , June 4th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Beau, they are semi-trans parents
opwdecks , June 3rd , 2013
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Stain Shade
Are TWP stains semi- trans, semi solid etc. I don't see that info anywhere
Beau , June 3rd , 2013
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re: oil versus water based
Oil base stains penetrate better the water based stains. Much less chance of peeling if the wood is prepped correctly and the stain is applied properly. You cannot put TWP on top of your peeling stain. It would need to be removed 100%.
opwdecks , June 2nd , 2013
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oil versus water based
Bought a house in Michigan in 2009. Didn't know what product was put on the deck previously. Put water based product on it last two years and it peeled horribly. Please discuss water based versus oil based stain and the pros and cons.
shawn , June 2nd , 2013
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re: Which is best?
For Michigan and that you have already used the 100 Series you should stay with the 100 Series. The 1500 may offer better UV protection but it will not be any different with your dogs. Hard to say about the stain. If it looks okay and has not thickened then it is probably good.
opwdecks , June 1st , 2013
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Which is best?
Hello, I live in Michigan and used the 100 series on my deck last summer with good results, but need to do a maintenance coat as it gets trampled frequently by my large dogs. I noticed that your comparison chart says "Best!" for the 1500 series...why is that? Most of the recommendations I see are for the 100 series. Also, I have leftover stain that has been sealed in the 5 gal drum from last year, is it still good to use? Thanks in advance!
ebcobra93 , May 31st , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
We do not have a similar color in the 100 or 1500. Best to strip off the the 200, brighten the wood, then apply 2 coats of the 100 Series.
opwdecks , May 28th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Our pressure treated pine deck is 9 years old. It has been stained 2 times over the years with TWP 200 Series Butternut by our contractor. He is no longer in business and we are getting ready to re-stain it ourself. We love the color but noticed the 200 series is much more expensive - do you have a similar color in the 100 or 1500 series? If so, which series is best for our deck? How many coats would we need and what is the best way to apply it? We get full sun on most of it and live in Georgia. Also, after cleaning the wood, its in good condition but cracked and splintered in some areas - would you recommended sanding it or leave it as is? We were thinking about sealing it with a semi-transparen t brand to help with splinters but don't want it to look painted. Or is our deck too old to use just a stain?
Lisa Barrett , May 28th , 2013
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re: TWP 205
Close but not exactly the same.
opwdecks , May 27th , 2013
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TWP 205
Thanks. Is Cedartone the closest in color to California Cedar?
Mike in Raleigh , May 27th , 2013
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re: TWP 205
Mike, I would switch the the 100 series for this.
opwdecks , May 27th , 2013
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TWP 205
Contractor built my deck in 2011 using TWP 205. Now I need to restain. Should I stick with the 200 series or use something else. Deck is mostly in shade so mildew and algae are a problem.
Mike in Raleigh , May 26th , 2013
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re: Which do I use?
Curt, 100 series. Make sure to prep the wood properly first:

twpstainhelp.com/.../...
opwdecks , May 26th , 2013
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Which do I use?
I have a 12 yr old deck and I need something that will actually last. The deck is in fairly good shape but I am tired of treating it almost yearly. We live in Nebraska so there are hot summers and a lot of snow in the winter. Would you recommend the 100 or 1500?
Curt Hueftle , May 25th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
No. One gallon cover about 150-200 sq. feet. You would need 2-3 gallons for this.
TheSealerStore , May 21st , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I have a pressure treated pergola that we built last fall. We are in SE Wisconsin, and is mid-day exposed to sun. There is no floor, 99% of the square footage is verticals. I calculate about 450 sq. ft. of verticals. Given than it is new wood, and all verticals, can I stretch one gallon of either 100 or 1500 to cover the entire structure? Thanks!
Kurt S , May 21st , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
You would need roughly 5-7 gallons for this. TWP 100 is not compliant for IL. You would need to buy the 1500. Unopened gallons will last a year or two.
TheSealerStore , May 16th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I live near Chicago, and my deck is cedar, approx 550 sq ft, and 10 years old. How many gallons TWP 100 would I need for the deck surface, sides, and railings/spindl es? I have sanded the entire surface, and plan on stripping everything else. Also how long will any excess keep, if stored in a basement?
Dan J , May 16th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Sally J, use either the 100 or 1500. Make sure to clean and brighten first with the Gemini Restore Kit as the prep.
TheSealerStore , May 15th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
John L, as long as you prep the wood correctly and apply the stain correctly, you will not have peeling as TWP soaks into the wood. The TWP 100 would work for MI.
TheSealerStore , May 15th , 2013
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what moisture level do you recommend
I have a humidity meter.

thanks.
luis , May 15th , 2013
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--
I want to stain our 1 year old deck, it has never had anything on it. it does have a roof so not a lot of exposure except front and back areas. Snow and sun. What is the best semi transparent stain that will soak in. I don't want something that just sits on top and peels off.
Sally J , May 15th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I live in northern Michigan where we deal with alot of snow on the decks in the winter. Which will last longer on decks - the 1000 or 1500? Do either of these crack and/or peel? I have had that awith latex deck stains and don't want to go through that again.
Thanks.
John L , May 15th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I would look at the 100 Series for this. 5 gallons for the 2 coats should be good.
TheSealerStore , May 10th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I have a 5 year old cedar deck that has been finished with Behr stain twice (with stripping/sandi ng in between) which has peeled up both times in high traffic areas. I plan to strip again. It is mostly wet here in Oregon 8 months of the year. What stain is recommended for durability through wet weather and will take the abuse of two dogs? How many gallons for 350 sq ft and how many coats?
Samantha Petersen , May 9th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
We are an online retailer for TWP. The Rustic color is a reddish brown.
TheSealerStore , May 4th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Hello. Is there anywhere in Massachusetts to buy twp 1500 in a store rather than online? I am near marlboro. Also what color best matches the reddish brown of mahogany?
Steve b , May 4th , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Danna, you would need to sand off the solid stain 100% as deck stain strippers will not remove a solid.
TheSealerStore , May 3rd , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I have a 20 year old deck,pressure treated and prev stained with a solid redwood stain.I want to get the solid off and use the redwood 1500 twp.I live in pa. What do I need to do?
danna smith , May 2nd , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
It is illegal to ship it there so no you cannot buy it online.
TheSealerStore , May 1st , 2013
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
so can it be purchase online and delivered or can you recomend something else
jeff van pelt , May 1st , 2013
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re: CEDAR DOCK
Jeff, TWP is not compliant for Canada
TheSealerStore , May 1st , 2013
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CEDAR DOCK
I aM IN CANADA AND WANT TO FIND A PRODUCT TO USE ON MY DOCK. IT IS AN ALUMINUM DOCK AND I WILL BE USING CEDAR. IS THIS PRODUCT OKAY TO USE AND CAN I GET IT HERE? I AM SERIOUSLY CONFUSED BY ALL THE DIFFERENT INFORMATION OUT THERE AND DON'T WANT TO RUIN A 48X8 FOOT DOCK
jeff van pelt , May 1st , 2013
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re: Kiln Dried New PT Wood
You cannot stain new wood right away. Best to let it weather, clean and brighten, then stain with the 1500. One coat on newer wood.
TheSealerStore , April 30th , 2013
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re: Protecting old shingles and deck
You would want the TWP 200 Series for Shakes and Shingles.
TheSealerStore , April 30th , 2013
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