How to Apply TWP Stain with Pump SprayerAre you looking for a quicker, easier way to stain your exterior wood TWP Wood and Deck Stain? A low-pressure pump sprayer can be a good choice but you will need to be careful with overspray and an even application.

Using these tips below will help to ensure your TWP Stain is applied evenly, with a faster application time.

Note: These spraying tips can also apply to using an airless sprayer. Always use quality pump sprayers. Fan tips are best. Keep sprayer fully pressurized throughout the application for an even flow. We offer the Chapin Pump Sprayers.

 

  1. Mix your TWP Stain thoroughly with a mixing stick or drill mixer.
  2. When applying to verticals such railings or a fence, use a large poly tarp to protect concrete, grass, and shrubs.
  3. Apply the TWP stain using the pump sprayer to the vertical areas. Walk around and repeat the process on the other side. Be careful to make sure all overspray lands on the tarp only. Do the verticals in small sections of about 8-10 linear feet at a time.
  4. When done with the 1st section, immediately back wipe any drips using a stain pad or brush. Scan the section for missed spots. At this, time, apply a second coat to the top of the railing if needed. Check flooring under the railings for any puddles of stain and remove excess stain.
  5. Repeat this process, going around the railings until you reach the opposite side. Re-check for drips and missed spots.
  6. Flooring is next. Using a stain pad or brush, edge out flooring that is next to the house. Applied at least 2 feet away from the house.
  7. Use the pump sprayer to lightly cover the remainder of the flooring.
  8. Apply a second coat to entire flooring using stain pads or brushes within 20-40 minutes of the first coat. You can walk on your first coat while wet but be careful to not step in your second coat. Only apply as much TWP stain that wood can handle, as overapplying can result in premature stain failure on the horizontal surfaces.
  9. Finish deck steps using same methods as above.

It is important that you properly dispose of all oily rags. Saturate oily rags, cloth tarps, etc. with water and lay flat to dry outside. Never store oily rags near or inside a home/garage while wet with oil!

We hope this gives you a head start on how to use TWP to stain your deck with a sprayer. If you have any questions, thoughts, or suggestions, we want to hear them!

 

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    Bill · 06/24/2020
    I applied the stain last week to my 4 year old fence. This was a second application to the fence. There were several boards that had been replaced about 6 months ago. Those boards did not take the stain and are much lighter than the rest. How do you suggest that I proceed to try to fix those boards?
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      TWP Stains · 06/24/2020
      Leave as is. New wood will always stain lighter and not much you can do. Over time they will blend as they become more absorbent.
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    GIL · 06/24/2020
    We just purchased the Cape cod stain, and saw your u tube video that said only do one coat, our deck m is pressure treated and one year old, so what is the best way to apply the Cape cod?
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      TWP Stains · 06/24/2020
      Only one coat. Use a stain pad or brush.
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    Bill · 06/16/2020
    Used 1500 4 years ago on fence. Finished cleaning and brightening yesterday and will stain tomorrow. One coat or two?
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    Craig Dennen · 05/30/2020
    Yesterday I finished sanding off the peeling water based stain from my Pau Lope (like IPE) hardwood deck. Unexpectedly I won't be able to stain it for about 2 weeks.

    1) Should I use the brightener now or wait until 48h before I stain?
    2) Based on the picture below, some parts of the unfinished decking have residual color after sanding. The native wood is the more blond color. Do you think it should be stripped, or will the brightener smooth out the color differences?
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      TWP Stains · 05/31/2020
      1. 48 hours prior to staining.
      2. You should strip this as TWP cannot go over the top of a different brand of stain.
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    Randall Kins · 05/23/2020
    Approximately 10 months ago I replaced all the deck boards with green treated yellow pine from Menards. I live in Minnesota. I have not put anything on them yet. We ordered samples and like the 100 Cedar tone. After looking at the message boards there seems to be some question as to whether spray application is appropriate and how many coats I should do.
    It seems I should first use the deck cleaner, then brightener, and then spray is OK and I should only do a single coat due to the age of the wood. As the deck is over 600 feet I would like to spray if it all possible. Is this OK?
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      TWP Stains · 05/24/2020
      Best to apply with a stain pad or brush. Even if you spray, you will have to back wipe it for an even application. Just one coat for this newer deck.
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    Randy · 04/25/2020
    I have a treated-pine wood fence that I stained with TWP1501 8 years ago. Its faded and I plan to reapply a new coat with the same product. Do you recommend any prep work before I apply the new coat?
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    Bill Guenette · 02/28/2020
    I'm spaying two on new deck 3 stories high was built a year ago any suggestions on spraying I have a 3100 psi sprayer
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      TWP Stains · 02/29/2020
      Tarp or cover the home and any surrounding vegetation as it will mist when spraying. We would not suggest a windy day.
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    Fluxcapacitor121 · 11/06/2019
    I want to spray TWP 100 through my Fuji Semi Pro 2 HVLP. I'm curious if there is a viscosity spec. available? I'm trying to determine what size needle and cap I need. Ford #4 cup spec. would be ideal. Thanks
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      TWP Stains · 11/06/2019
      There is not a spec for this but it should spray with any size.
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    Troy · 09/10/2019
    I had my deck stained yesterday with TWP Total Wood Preservative 1511 California Redwood. It looks great but is still wet this morning. I'm worried they've put on too much. What should I do? It's 18 hours after application. Thanks!
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    david holman · 09/03/2019
    do i need to power wash last years twp before appling new twp
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    Tom · 07/09/2019
    How abut using a HVLP sprayer? If so, what tip would you recommend??
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      TWP Stains · 07/10/2019
      It can be sprayed with an HVLP. Any fan tip will work.
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    Tracy · 07/04/2019
    Can u spray on with a non pump sprayer?
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    Evan Dillard · 06/25/2019
    TWP drying time before rain ?
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    Al · 06/03/2019
    How do I clean twp1500 overspray off of stucco?
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      TWP Stains · 06/04/2019
      Stucco is too porous and textured to use a cleaner to remove the TWP. Might need to be painted.
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    Renata · 05/30/2019
    My railings are built pre-stained cedartone, pressure treated wood, 10 yrs old, faded. Do I strip that or brighten it only. One coat or two? Thanks!
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    Allison · 04/21/2019
    Our fence is about 10 months new. I'm using the restore a deck kit and then 100 series stain (we are in UT). I've read to only apply one coat to the new wood. Would your recommend a sprayer or brush for this coat?
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      TWP Stains · 04/21/2019
      If the wood is rough sawn, do the two coats wet on wet. Using either a stain brush and or spraying is good.
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    Slimmyxp · 02/28/2019
    I plan to apply the TWP 100 series stain on my deck with the Graco Magnum X5 airless sprayer.
    What size spray Tip does TWP recommend?
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    kshields · 11/21/2018
    I only put one coat of TWP106 down on my deck (after chemical and pressure wash). It has been a few days, is it too late to put second coat? It would not be wet on wet. What do you advise?
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      TWP Stains · 11/21/2018
      Yes, it is too late at this point. You can do in Spring. Lightly wash to remove dirt and apply 1 light coat then.
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    lester · 11/16/2018
    Dose the wood preservative have shelf life since the weather turned cooled
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    lester roberts · 11/15/2018
    the weather is going to 50 degrees and then turn 30 at night will that heart it?
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      TWP Stains · 11/15/2018
      It cannot drop below freezing the first night after staining.