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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).
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
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?
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?
It appears that the 100 series dark oak is darker than the 1500 series on the website. Is the actual stained colors the same?
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?
40 year old homeage of deck unknown (assume 20 years)Pressure treated PineLow to ground - 12 inchesEast 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?
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 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.
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,
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
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).
how about overlap marks with brushing - a constant problem for me
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
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
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
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
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?
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.
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.
Which TWP stain has the lowest opacity?Thank you
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?
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?
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?
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?
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.
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?
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?
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.
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?
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 fineThank you in advance
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
Does TWP 100 come in a clear?
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?
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?
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!
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?
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.
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?
We have a teak porch deck that needs to be redone. What color stain would you recommend?
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?
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 SealerCali 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 SealerMETHOD 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.
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
Then what WOULD you recommend.do you not like bamboo??Recommendations...
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.
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?
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
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?
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.
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
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
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??
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?
is the 1500 series a solid pigment stain...good coverage with one coat?
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
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
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
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.
whice twp stain is best in madison wisconsin the 100 or 1500. my deck ispressure treated?
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.
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!
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
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.
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?
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.
Is the "natural" color of the TWP 1500 actually "clear" or is it a color? Thanks,Dave
I live in Illinois, long cold winters and short hot summers. I have a cedar deck, approximately 13 years old that gets full sun and also goes around a pool. How does TWP 1500 hold up to sun and chlorine? Thanks
In the past we have used Olympic Maximum stain for our decks. Since it has become water based we are now looking at the TWP 1501 to replace. Will this be a smooth transition?
We just built a house in 2012, we live in Accident Maryland. Our winters are very harsh (lots of snow, and very cold), the deck gets full sun. The wood is treated lumber. What series do you recommend?
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