Wood shakes and shingles are commonly found on older architectural type homes but are still a popular choice on newer homes as well. Shake siding and wood shingles can give a home a charming look that can last for many years. Although these wood surfaces can be very appealing, they are prone to water and sun damage when they are left unprotected. Protecting these surfaces with a quality wood stain can prolong the life of the wood and enhance its natural beauty. This not only increases your home’s curb appeal, but protects against wood rot and decay caused by years of weather exposure.

The best TWP Stain for shakes and shingles is the 200 Series Wood Stain. TWP 200 Series Stain is a deep penetrating oil stain that contains more than 94% solids extending the life of exterior wood surfaces like wood shakes and wood shingles. The non-drying paraffin oil enhances the wood cells structural stability to greatly improve the wood’s appearance and longevity.

TWP 200 Series Wood Stain repels and sheds harmful water and moisture, which can otherwise penetrate and damage shakes and shingles. These surfaces are also prone to sun damage, especially shakes and shingles on a horizontal surface like a roof. TWP 200 Series prolongs UV fading and discoloring caused by overexposure to harmful UV rays.

The 200 series product is compliant in all 50 states and is available in many different colors to meet your wood staining needs. Protect your home’s exterior shakes and shingles with the dependability of TWP’s 200 Series Wood Preservative. To purchase the best stain for shakes and shingles buy from an official TWP online dealer. Experience the quality and dependability of TWP 200 Series Wood Stains and extend the life and beauty of your wood shakes and shingles.

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RE: Best TWP Stain for Shakes and Shingles
Quoting Brooks Miller:
I have new cedar shingles on the walls and new redwood deck. Should I use the 200 on shingles and the redwood deck? Or should I use the 1500 on the redwood deck?
It would be easiest to use the 1500 o both. See this about new wood:
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cedar shingles/redwoo d deck
I have new cedar shingles on the walls and new redwood deck. Should I use the 200 on shingles and the redwood deck? Or should I use the 1500 on the redwood deck?
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RE: Best TWP Stain for Shakes and Shingles
Quoting William T. Muzzall:
I am having new red cedar shingles installed on the front of our 10 year old home. Should I use your TWP 200 Series and is it available in different colors? Do the shingles need to be pre-treated in any way, it is an East facing front near Seattle ,WA.

The 200 Series would be best and does come in different colors. You do not pre-treat them.
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Home Owner
I am having new red cedar shingles installed on the front of our 10 year old home. Should I use your TWP 200 Series and is it available in different colors? Do the shingles need to be pre-treated in any way, it is an East facing front near Seattle ,WA.
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RE: Best TWP Stain for Shakes and Shingles
Quoting rausda27:
We have a home with a cedar shingle roof. In doing some research, I have read that you should never apply a sealant to the cedar roofs because the cedar is designed to absorb water and thats why it is an effective roofing material. Is this product different in that sense? I don't want to apply something to the cedar that will shorten its lifespan or degrade its performance. I am also wondering what kind of cleaning is required before application?

This product will extend the life of your shingles, not shorten it. It is a penetrating oil based stain that will replenish the lost oils of the wood keeping them from becoming brittle and cracking. Prep to remove and dirt and oxidation with the Gemini Restore Kit.
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Cedar roof?
We have a home with a cedar shingle roof. In doing some research, I have read that you should never apply a sealant to the cedar roofs because the cedar is designed to absorb water and thats why it is an effective roofing material. Is this product different in that sense? I don't want to apply something to the cedar that will shorten its lifespan or degrade its performance. I am also wondering what kind of cleaning is required before application?
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RE: Best TWP Stain for Shakes and Shingles
Quoting LinZoid:
We just purchased an older (40's) house that has a cedar shake roof, cedar shingle siding, and an ipe deck that is probably 8-10 years old. The roof and siding was just pressure washed. I need to know what products to use on the roof, siding, and decking. I do know that the previous owner used TWP Honeytone for the siding, but that is all I have to go on. After hours online, I am still confused on what to do on the roof. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!!

You can use the same series for all. Use the 1500 Series.
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Need Advise- Shake Roof, Shingle Siding, Ipe Decking
We just purchased an older (40's) house that has a cedar shake roof, cedar shingle siding, and an ipe deck that is probably 8-10 years old. The roof and siding was just pressure washed. I need to know what products to use on the roof, siding, and decking. I do know that the previous owner used TWP Honeytone for the siding, but that is all I have to go on. After hours online, I am still confused on what to do on the roof. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!!
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RE: Best TWP Stain for Shakes and Shingles
Quoting Wade C:
I am interested in TWP for the staining of the exterior of my 1929 home that has cedar shingles stained with a solid dark brown stain (now faded after many years. Does the TWP product come in a solid color dark brown? This is in Maine. Thanks

Sorry, but it does not come in a solid color and it cannot be applied over your solid color stain.
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RE: Best TWP Stain for Shakes and Shingles
I am interested in TWP for the staining of the exterior of my 1929 home that has cedar shingles stained with a solid dark brown stain (now faded after many years. Does the TWP product come in a solid color dark brown? This is in Maine. Thanks
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RE: Best TWP Stain for Shakes and Shingles
Quoting Andys Toolbox:
Which TWP product is best for horizontal plank cedar siding ?

What state do you live in?
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Manager
Which TWP product is best for horizontal plank cedar siding ?
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RE: Best TWP Stain for Shakes and Shingles
Quoting Jeffrey Hazlett:
I have a cedar clap board sided home and need to almost start over with cleaning and staining. I have before and what it looks like now pictures. Is there a way that I could send them to you so that I could get a plan of attack on my house?

You can reply to the email you will get from this message with pictures.
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RE: Best TWP Stain for Shakes and Shingles
I have a cedar clap board sided home and need to almost start over with cleaning and staining. I have before and what it looks like now pictures. Is there a way that I could send them to you so that I could get a plan of attack on my house?
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re: vertical redwood siding with redwood shingles on top
Yes best would be the 200 Series for the roof and 100 or 1500 Series for the Verticals based on your State. You can strip of the PPG stain with the Restore a Deck Stripper and pressure washing. Brighten when done with the Restore A Deck Brightener. The "clear" in the TWP 100 and 1500 will not give UV protection from graying. Must have a tint in the stain to prolong the graying. You can use the stripper on the shingles as well if needed.
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vertical redwood siding with redwood shingles on top
Our home was originally stained with a Sikkens product many many years ago. About seven years ago it was stained again; however, a Pittsburgh Paints stain, Sunproof semi-transparen t in teak was used. It turned out darker than expected and has gotten even darker with time. We would like it to be lighter and are planning on stripping the vertical siding and would like to use a clear stain? However, for the shakes and shingles, I read that we should use your 200 series. So, would I 200 on the shingles and 100 on the vertical siding? And, how about stripping the shingles, is that okay, if so, any special recommendations on the best way to do it? Thanks so much for your help.
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RE: Best TWP Stain for Shakes and Shingles
Quoting J.P Stevenson:
A contractor just finished resealing my boat dock. It is a very old,weathered dock. He left empty cans that list the product as TWP shingle and shaker sealant. Will this last on a boat dock?

Yes you will be fine.
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Dock staining
A contractor just finished resealing my boat dock. It is a very old,weathered dock. He left empty cans that list the product as TWP shingle and shaker sealant. Will this last on a boat dock?
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RE: Best TWP Stain for Shakes and Shingles
Quoting Lucia Sander:
If we are using TWP 1500 on our log home but have shakes on the gable, can I use the same TWP 1500 on the shakes?

Yes you can.
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RE: Best TWP Stain for Shakes and Shingles
If we are using TWP 1500 on our log home but have shakes on the gable, can I use the same TWP 1500 on the shakes?
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RE: Best TWP Stain for Shakes and Shingles
Quoting joe deck:
would twp 200 be a good choice for a 4 year old cedar deck in austin txas? I've been using twp 1500 but in high traffic areas and parts where full sun beats on the deck, the finish wears by end of 1st season.

Try the 100 Series as it penetrates deeper. 200 is for shakes and shingles.
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RE: Best TWP Stain for Shakes and Shingles
would twp 200 be a good choice for a 4 year old cedar deck in austin txas? I've been using twp 1500 but in high traffic areas and parts where full sun beats on the deck, the finish wears by end of 1st season.
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RE: Best TWP Stain for Shakes and Shingles
Quoting John Mesick:
We are reconstructing an artist's studio building, originally constructed in 1846, and the roofing will be Alaskan Yellow Cedar shingles. It was described as being orange in color. Can you produce the 200 Series stain in orange. It does not need to be a brilliant hue?

Nearly a decade ago you produced a custom color for us to use in the restoration of James Madison's Montpelier in Virginia.

The 201 Cedartone is the "orangiest" color in the 200 Series.
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You could also consider the California Cedar color.
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Architect-Partn er
We are reconstructing an artist's studio building, originally constructed in 1846, and the roofing will be Alaskan Yellow Cedar shingles. It was described as being orange in color. Can you produce the 200 Series stain in orange. It does not need to be a brilliant hue?

Nearly a decade ago you produced a custom color for us to use in the restoration of James Madison's Montpelier in Virginia.
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