Best TWP Stain for Wood Docks

Wood docks take a lot of abuse. Most of them are in full sun and are in a constant high moisture atmosphere. Protecting a wood dock with a weatherproof stain is the best chance of an extended lifespan. The best TWP stain for a wood dock will help preserve the wood ensuring it lasts for many years. 

The key is regular maintenance and using the best wood stain available. TWP is an excellent choice. The best TWP Stain for wood docks is either the 100 Series where available or the new 1500 Series Stain. TWP 100 is the original waterproof formula. It penetrates the wood pores to provide superior protection while enhancing the wood grain’s natural attractiveness.

With almost a 40% solid content, TWP 100 effectively sheds water and blocks out the harsh sunrays that cause unsightly graying. In 6 different semi-transparent colors, 100 Series is the best TWP Stain for wood docks. With a high VOC level, it is however not compliant in all states so check your area before buying.

Where 100 Series is not available, the new TWP 1500 Series surely is. This low VOC preservative is available in all 50 states. It uses special UV absorbing pigments that prevent wood discoloring and fading. A unique blend of mildewcides helps deter mold and mildew growth, a leading cause of wood corrosion and rot.

Whether it is the 100 or 1500 series, either is the best TWP stain for wood docks in terms of protection and enhanced beauty. TWP stain is easy to apply and maintain, which is crucial to the lifespan of a wood dock.

Both TWP stains for wood docks are EPA registered wood preservatives and have over 20 years of proven performance. TWP will ensure your wood dock looks good year round and stays protected from sun and moisture. It is a great way to guarantee the life expectancy of a wooden dock.

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    TWP Stains · 10/25/2015
    Richard Swartz:
    I just had a new pressure treated wood (Yellawood) dock installed. Which stain/sealer should I use and how long do I need to wait before sealing?

    Also, since it's brand new, what type of cleaning, if any, is required?

    Wait a few months and prep first with our Gemini Restore Kit. Stain depends on which stain you reside in?
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    Richard Swartz · 10/25/2015
    I just had a new pressure treated wood (Yellawood) dock installed. Which stain/sealer should I use and how long do I need to wait before sealing?

    Also, since it's brand new, what type of cleaning, if any, is required?
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    TWP Stains · 09/20/2015
    Kim Langin:
    Which of your stains would be the best for a "new" pressure treated deck in Connecticut. It faces south so it does have the sun on it all day.

    See here about new wood:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

    CT laws require the use of the 1500 Series.
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    Kim Langin · 09/19/2015
    Which of your stains would be the best for a "new" pressure treated deck in Connecticut. It faces south so it does have the sun on it all day.
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    TWP Stains · 06/29/2015
    Connie Reimer:
    I live in MN where harsh winter climates are a given. In the summer the deck gets direct sunlight - for the most part. I understand that I will order the Gemini Restore A Deck Kit. I'm still confused if I need to order the TWP 1500 or TWP 100. Which product would be best?

    Use the 100 Series for this.
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    Connie Reimer · 06/29/2015
    I live in MN where harsh winter climates are a given. In the summer the deck gets direct sunlight - for the most part. I understand that I will order the Gemini Restore A Deck Kit. I'm still confused if I need to order the TWP 1500 or TWP 100. Which product would be best?
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    TWP Stains · 05/18/2015
    Dick Burns:
    I'm putting TWP 100 on my new cedar deck(aged 12 months and cleaned & brightened now)…the can says to apply a second coat while "wet"…hard to do since I'd have to walk on the newly applied stain to do that…can I apply the 2nd coat after the 1st one drys? Also, next year I was going to add another coat…after a light power wash…can I just apply the TWP after the light power wash or do I have to use a Brightener again. Thanks for your help.

    No you have to do it while wet and yes you can walk on the first coat while wet. Please read this:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-stain-wet-on-wet-application/

    You should lightly wash with soapy water when you reapply next year. You just want to remove the dirt.
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    Dick Burns · 05/18/2015
    I'm putting TWP 100 on my new cedar deck(aged 12 months and cleaned & brightened now)…the can says to apply a second coat while "wet"…hard to do since I'd have to walk on the newly applied stain to do that…can I apply the 2nd coat after the 1st one drys? Also, next year I was going to add another coat…after a light power wash…can I just apply the TWP after the light power wash or do I have to use a Brightener again. Thanks for your help.
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    TWP Stains · 05/11/2015
    BrendaW:
    I have a brand new cedar deck and my contractor recommended TWP but said I'm to wait 6 months~! Why is that? I live in Seattle, I'd be lucky to have 2 straight months of sun let alone wait 6 months for a'dry' time.

    Please read this: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    BrendaW · 05/11/2015
    I have a brand new cedar deck and my contractor recommended TWP but said I'm to wait 6 months~! Why is that? I live in Seattle, I'd be lucky to have 2 straight months of sun let alone wait 6 months for a'dry' time.
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    TWP Stains · 02/24/2015
    Kimberly:
    I am looking for a retailer in South Carolina that sells TWP100 or 1500? My address is Waterloo, SC 29384

    We are an online dealer and can ship this to you.
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    Kimberly · 02/24/2015
    I am looking for a retailer in South Carolina that sells TWP100 or 1500? My address is Waterloo, SC 29384
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    TWP Stains · 01/27/2015
    Janie Hurley:
    I have an old wood dock and a deck and walkways. Contractor pressure washed and used Sikkens stain. Job turned out awful. Tried to pressure wash mess off, bit it was chewing the wood and leaving splotchy uneven finish. Used combo of Tsp and Clorox and water followed by another pressure wash. Finish is up but wood is splotchy. What next? This is a large area and laborious. Do I need to strip and brighten before staining. Does the 100 product even out splotchy areas after application! Wanted a medium color like teak. What do you recommend. Do not like dark colors...contraindicated for architecture of house. Thanks!

    If it is till blotchy then you most likley did not get all of the Sikkens off. Try the RAD Stain Stripper and pressure wash again. Use the wood brightener when done. TWP does not even out blotchy areas so you need this prepped better. As for colors, best to get samples from our site to test first.
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    Janie Hurley · 01/27/2015
    I have an old wood dock and a deck and walkways. Contractor pressure washed and used Sikkens stain. Job turned out awful. Tried to pressure wash mess off, bit it was chewing the wood and leaving splotchy uneven finish. Used combo of Tsp and Clorox and water followed by another pressure wash. Finish is up but wood is splotchy. What next? This is a large area and laborious. Do I need to strip and brighten before staining. Does the 100 product even out splotchy areas after application! Wanted a medium color like teak. What do you recommend. Do not like dark colors...contraindicated for architecture of house. Thanks!
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    TWP Stains · 01/26/2015
    Hunter McNeely:
    TWP 1500 stain seems to be doing fine on exterior southern pine board and batten siding. Another project needs to be painted white on the inside of an exterior shed wall. I want to use TWP to protect both sides of my lumber.

    Can TWP be covered with an outdoor water based paint?

    Thank you for your help, Hunter

    No you should not cover TWP with a paint.
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    Hunter McNeely · 01/25/2015
    TWP 1500 stain seems to be doing fine on exterior southern pine board and batten siding. Another project needs to be painted white on the inside of an exterior shed wall. I want to use TWP to protect both sides of my lumber.

    Can TWP be covered with an outdoor water based paint?

    Thank you for your help, Hunter
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    TWP Stains · 10/13/2014
    Vincent1:
    A previous home owner either painted or stained my dock. Do I need to determine which occurred? If so, How do I determine? We tried to clean it up. Can I stain over the remnants?
    If not, What do you recommend for removing stain or paint remnants?

    Solid stains and paints will need to be sanded for full removal. You cannot apply TWP on top of a previous coating.
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    Vincent1 · 10/11/2014
    A previous home owner either painted or stained my dock. Do I need to determine which occurred? If so, How do I determine? We tried to clean it up. Can I stain over the remnants?
    If not, What do you recommend for removing stain or paint remnants?
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    TWP Stains · 07/21/2014
    +suz:
    Hi,We have a new cedar deck around our pool.This deck is exposed to sun and we have a cedar deck attached to the back of our home which is 10yrs old andis surrounded by a large tree-always shaded.what TWP stain would you recommend for both decks? Also,we have a red cedar Gazbo 10 yrs old on the shaded deck that needs staining - which TWP stain would you recommend?thank you for helping us decide which stain

    Please read this about new wood:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

    Use the TWP 100 Series if allowed in your state otherwise use the 1500 Series.
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    +suz · 07/20/2014
    Hi,We have a new cedar deck around our pool.This deck is exposed to sun and we have a cedar deck attached to the back of our home which is 10yrs old andis surrounded by a large tree-always shaded.what TWP stain would you recommend for both decks? Also,we have a red cedar Gazbo 10 yrs old on the shaded deck that needs staining - which TWP stain would you recommend?thank you for helping us decide which stain