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    Barb · 11/16/2017
    I have a brand new house being built as we speak. the front porch has a 22 foot tall gable held by huge rough sewn cedar beams. I am trying to find out if there is a drying time to wait before sealing/staining the beams. The beams have been up for about 2 months already. The builder is trying to tell me i should wait a year for the beams to dry before sealing them. but from what i have read New Cedar can be sealed as early as a month after construction. I live in Missouri and the temp is steadily getting colder as the days go by and if we wait too much longer it will be too cold to do anything.
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    Karen Garrison · 11/16/2017
    What product would u use on cypress board siding? It is 10 years old & has never been stained. Also, how would you prep this for your product?
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    Dick N · 10/16/2017
    I live in South Carolina (Not near the coast) wondering which product would be best to use. Deck is 5 months old now and is pressure treated pine. Also is it to early to stain?
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    TWP Stains · 09/11/2017
    Steven Hach-Pokorny:
    I live in Iowa:
    1) My contractor installed large areas of roughly hewn cedar shiplap as trim below three stories of windows and along one side of a two-and-a-half story wall. All the trim has south or west exposures that receive extensive exposure to sunlight and heat. Would you recommend your Series 100, Series 200 or Series 1500 for the trim?

    2) I have read online advice of many contractors who highly recommend applying a water repellent and wood protector product, such as Olympic Wood Protector Clear Exterior Stain, before applying any exterior stain. The Western Red Cedar Lumber Association makes the same recommendation. This seems to be good idea. What is your recommendation? If a repellent and protectant are applied, how many coats: one, two or to saturation?

    3) Because of the intense exposure to sunlight and heat to the cedar trim, I think two coats of TWP stain need to be applied. What would you recommend?

    Steven

    1. TWP 1500.
    2. You cannot apply a sealer before the TWP. It would hinder the TWPs ability to penetrate into the wood and there is no need.
    3. Two coats applied wet on wet is best.
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    Steven Hach-Pokorny · 09/10/2017
    I live in Iowa:
    1) My contractor installed large areas of roughly hewn cedar shiplap as trim below three stories of windows and along one side of a two-and-a-half story wall. All the trim has south or west exposures that receive extensive exposure to sunlight and heat. Would you recommend your Series 100, Series 200 or Series 1500 for the trim?

    2) I have read online advice of many contractors who highly recommend applying a water repellent and wood protector product, such as Olympic Wood Protector Clear Exterior Stain, before applying any exterior stain. The Western Red Cedar Lumber Association makes the same recommendation. This seems to be good idea. What is your recommendation? If a repellent and protectant are applied, how many coats: one, two or to saturation?

    3) Because of the intense exposure to sunlight and heat to the cedar trim, I think two coats of TWP stain need to be applied. What would you recommend?

    Steven
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    TWP Stains · 08/31/2017
    Tom Lykowski:
    I purchase Sample, decided on Color, gal.are easier to handle. IS there free shipping on 4 GAL Cases? Needing 2 cases?

    Hello, free shipping on 5-gallon pails only. Not on any amount of single gallons.
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    Tom Lykowski · 08/31/2017
    I purchase Sample, decided on Color, gal.are easier to handle. IS there free shipping on 4 GAL Cases? Needing 2 cases?
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    TWP Stains · 08/28/2017
    Tan:
    Has anyone mixed the rustic color with pecan color? I think the rustic maybe too red, and pecan too dull.

    TWP colors can be mixed. Best to try some samples prior to ordering:
    https://www.twpstain.com/stain-samples
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    Tan · 08/28/2017
    Has anyone mixed the rustic color with pecan color? I think the rustic maybe too red, and pecan too dull.
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    TWP Stains · 08/21/2017
    Reeder:
    We live in Pa. We r using TWP 1500 natural deck stain on our 24 year old cedar deck. The deck has been refurbished 2x with stain products in the past. In past we used CWF & Wolmans F&P. This is the first time we have used TWP. Preparation products used this time are Behr 64 Stripper followed by Behr 63 brightener. Application used for TWP is wet on wet. Second coat is not drying in a timely manner. Can says 48 hours & Web site says 6 hours. 15 hours now, deck is in very hot direct sunlight for over 5 of those hours and it's still tackey. It's not puddled but it wipes off. Showers in forecast almost every other day. Not really humid here. Why is it not drying? Yes wood is dry upon application. Never had this problem before with other products! Any suggestions?

    As long as you prepped well (all old coatings were removed 100%) then the issue is from over applying. Try two very light coats and if need, backwipe any excess stain that does not absorb in an hour. Saturate any oil rags in water and lay flat to dry outside.
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    Reeder · 08/21/2017
    We live in Pa. We r using TWP 1500 natural deck stain on our 24 year old cedar deck. The deck has been refurbished 2x with stain products in the past. In past we used CWF & Wolmans F&P. This is the first time we have used TWP. Preparation products used this time are Behr 64 Stripper followed by Behr 63 brightener. Application used for TWP is wet on wet. Second coat is not drying in a timely manner. Can says 48 hours & Web site says 6 hours. 15 hours now, deck is in very hot direct sunlight for over 5 of those hours and it's still tackey. It's not puddled but it wipes off. Showers in forecast almost every other day. Not really humid here. Why is it not drying? Yes wood is dry upon application. Never had this problem before with other products! Any suggestions?
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    TWP Stains · 08/16/2017
    Deb Martin:
    We have a dock that looks like it was coated with one of those deck repair kits. What is left of the coating is very thick. We are going to try to sand it off. If we are successful, is TWP something we can use to protect it or does it have to be "new" wood? And if so, which TWP product would you reccomend?

    As long as you remove the coating, you can use the TWP. Use the 100 or 1500 Series and use the Gemini Restore Kit for the final prep after the sanding.
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    Deb Martin · 08/15/2017
    We have a dock that looks like it was coated with one of those deck repair kits. What is left of the coating is very thick. We are going to try to sand it off. If we are successful, is TWP something we can use to protect it or does it have to be "new" wood? And if so, which TWP product would you reccomend?
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    TWP Stains · 07/09/2017
    James Bates:
    What product would you recommend for Cumaru decking (similar to Ipe)? When you say a product is water shedding, does that make it slippery when wet (i.e. after a rain?

    TWP is a penetrating stain so it is not slippery when wet. Most use the Rustic 116 for IPE/Cumaru.
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    James Bates · 07/08/2017
    What product would you recommend for Cumaru decking (similar to Ipe)? When you say a product is water shedding, does that make it slippery when wet (i.e. after a rain?
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    TWP Stains · 07/04/2017
    Janice Quinn:
    I have sanded and prepped my deck for TWP 1500. Can you please tell me how long before I am expected to re-stain the TWP? Will I have to go thru the whole prep process again? (sand the whole deck again?)osand,taie

    Ar you asking about new you will have to redo? Typically every 2-3 years and yes you always have to prep before reapplying.
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    TWP Stains · 07/04/2017
    Chuck Stewart:
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    This is a cedar ceiling never sealed or stained. What is your suggestion as to a sealer that will make this wood pop?

    Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit and stain with TWP 1515 Honeytone.
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    Janice Quinn · 07/03/2017
    I have sanded and prepped my deck for TWP 1500. Can you please tell me how long before I am expected to re-stain the TWP? Will I have to go thru the whole prep process again? (sand the whole deck again?)osand,taie
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    Chuck Stewart · 07/03/2017
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    This is a cedar ceiling never sealed or stained. What is your suggestion as to a sealer that will make this wood pop?
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    Gwen A. · 07/03/2017
    What is the difference between the 100 and 1500 series in stains? I don't want to have to restain decks every year. I live in MN.