Best Way to Apply TWP 100 and 1500 Series Wood Decking Stains

It is best to first measure the wood surface of your staining project. Do not forget to include steps, railings and spindles if you are staining a deck and double the footage of a fence if staining both sides. On average TWP covers approximately 150-300 sq. ft. per gallon. The newer the wood the less stain it will take. Older wood is more porous and will absorb more stain.

Prior to applying any TWP stain be sure the surface is free of dirt, grime, mildew or any old coatings. Use a wood cleaner when no old failed coatings are present. If an old coating is to be removed use a wood stain stripper instead. Allow the wood to dry for 48 hours after cleaning.

The best way to apply TWP is with a brush, roller, stain pad, pump or airless sprayer. Be sure to mix the stain well prior to opening. Use protective gloves and safety glasses and cover any plants, landscaping, concrete or windows you do not want to get stain on. Apply a light coat on one or two boards at a time or in a small section. It is best to work from one end of a board to the other then move on to the next board. This will help reduce overlap marks.

If one coat soaks in fairly quickly a second coat may be applied. A second “wet on wet” coat should be applied within 30 minutes of the first coat. Be cautions of over applying TWP Stain. If excess puddles of wet stain remain after a reasonable amount of time and or not being absorbed do not allow the stain to dry. Wipe away the excess with a clean stain rag or back brush the stain to blend it in. Leaving excess stain on the surface to dry will result in an unappealing shiny finish.

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RE: Best Way to Apply TWP Decking Stains
Quoting Larry Escaloni:
I like the product, particularly its life. But the instructions provided do not indicate what is the best brush, pad or roller type compatible with the product. Polyurethane brushes hold more oil based stain in general. What do you recommend for easiest and best application??

Stain pads and brushes. See here:
twpstain.com/.../...
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Engineer
I like the product, particularly its life. But the instructions provided do not indicate what is the best brush, pad or roller type compatible with the product. Polyurethane brushes hold more oil based stain in general. What do you recommend for easiest and best application??
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RE: Best Way to Apply TWP Decking Stains
Quoting Eugene Kalley:
Last September I put series 1500 pecan on a new cedar deck that was 4 months old. Now I would like to change colors to cedartone. Is this OK?

You will need to prep with the Gemini Restore Kit and pressure washing. After the prep you should be good.
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changing colors
Last September I put series 1500 pecan on a new cedar deck that was 4 months old. Now I would like to change colors to cedartone. Is this OK?
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RE: Best Way to Apply TWP Decking Stains
Quoting Thomas Jordan:
We have applied one coat of TWP to our porch. The porch is covered but steps are exposed to the weather. Is there a product that we could top coat the TWP with in order to give the porch some "life"? I am disappointed in the way the product has turned out. There is no luster with TWP so I'm looking for something that will give the porch some vibrance

TWP is a penetrating stain that soaks into the the wood without creating a sheen. It is not possible to add a "shiny" finish on top of the TWP. In addition, adding a shiny type product to any exterior horizontal wood is an extremely bad idea. Coatings like this will peel and you will have to heavy sand to remove.
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RE: Best Way to Apply TWP Decking Stains
Is there a top coat for TWP? There is no "life" in my porch after application of TWP. I would like to have something that would add some luster to the way my porch looks.
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RE: Best Way to Apply TWP Decking Stains
We have applied one coat of TWP to our porch. The porch is covered but steps are exposed to the weather. Is there a product that we could top coat the TWP with in order to give the porch some "life"? I am disappointed in the way the product has turned out. There is no luster with TWP so I'm looking for something that will give the porch some vibrance
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RE: Best Way to Apply TWP Decking Stains
Quoting Stephen M Pierce:
What is the minimum temperature at which the 1500 stain can be applied. Currently in my area day time temps are in the 50s however at night it gets down into the low and mid 30's

50 is the low for applying. Cannot freeze overnight.
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What is the minimum temperature at which the 1500 stain can be applied. Currently in my area day time temps are in the 50s however at night it gets down into the low and mid 30's
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RE: Best Way to Apply TWP Decking Stains
Quoting Garry myers:
I am trying to find a store carrying TWP 1500 in my area. Zip code 21541. McHenry, Md.

We are an online dealer and can ship there in 2-3 days.
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RE: Best Way to Apply TWP Decking Stains
I am trying to find a store carrying TWP 1500 in my area. Zip code 21541. McHenry, Md.
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