How to Apply TWP Stain with a Sprayer

by TWP Stains

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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Jkompa
Jkompa
8 months ago

I want to use TWP semi solid on my one year old cedar fence. Can I use an HVLP for the semi solid? Thanks!

Jkompa
Jkompa
8 months ago
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Thank you for replying on a Saturday!

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8 months ago

I plan on staining a newly installed cedar fence (6 weeks old) this weekend with TWP1530. My understanding is that new rough sawn lumber will require a single coat. I will be applying with an airless sprayer, while using a stain brush for areas close to the house and the top rails.  Will I need to back brush after applying the coat to each section?  Do I need to wipe off excess stain after?  What is the recommended product to do so if that is required?  Sorry for the beginner questions, this if my first time and the fence wasn’t cheap.  Don’t want to screw anything up!

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8 months ago
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Thank you!  Hope I don’t screw it up!

Jeff
Jeff
10 months ago

Which stain would you recommend for a new wood fence? 100 or 1500 series? One or 2 coats? 

Jeff Soha
Jeff Soha
10 months ago
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Florida and it’s rough cut

William
William
11 months ago

I bought a Chapin 1949 sprayer and am going to be spraying TWP 100.  What nozzle should I use to spray the .5 GPM or the 1 GPM.  Also when I am done what should I clean the sprayer with.  TWP says mineral spirits, but Chapin 1949 says to use Xylene.  Thanks

Angella
Angella
1 year ago

How much stain do I need for an 6 month old red cedar horizontal fence- 6 ft high and 212 linear feet? Do I need to do one or 2 coats? also, using an airless hopper sprayer 

S Munro
S Munro
1 year ago

Hello, I have a new cedar fence to stain with 100 or 1500 series using a NVLP stain sprayer. Do you suggest 2 coats for this, or do I only need to do a single coat?

S Munro
S Munro
1 year ago
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#2 cedar panels, smooth, and PT posts.

Howard Zolla
Howard Zolla
2 years ago

After application, how long should I wait before wiping off the excess stain?

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2 years ago

I installed my deck last summer using 5/4 treated decking. (July/August 2021) I used the Gemini kit last week to clean and brighten.  Now I am waiting for a 3-5 day dry window to get it stained.  2 questions.  With smooth wood that is 9-10 months old, do you suggest 1 or 2 coats of 100 Series?  Also, it is a pretty large deck close to 800 sq. ft. plus railings, fence, steps, etc.  If doing 2 coats wet on wet, is it more important to get the second coat on quickly, or more important to not stop in the middle of a board/area? I guess my concern is getting the whole 1st coat on in time to start the second coat OR if I do smaller areas to get the 2nd coat on in time then will I risk having slight differences in the area osr having brush/lap marks where the areas meet., 

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2 years ago

Stained a new Redwood Deck several years ago with 116 Rustic Stain.  100 Series no longer approved for Colorado.  Can I apply 1500 series stain (1516) for maintaining the deck, or would I need to strip and clean to the bare wood?

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2 years ago

What product is best to clean out the Chapin Hand-Pump Sprayer after using it to spray TWP stains?  (i.e., Acetone, Paint Thinner, Mineral Spirits, Denatured Alcohol?).  Thanks in advance.

Jim
Jim
2 years ago

Plan to spray apply TWP 205 on deck after full 48hrs. dry time from power wash & last rain.  Using HVLP Wagner paint sprayer  Would normally dilute a water based paint/stain with water.Do I use mineral spirits for this as it’s oil based and how much is recommended?  Thank you.

Eli Roberts
Eli Roberts
2 years ago

Picture of deck last year new and today. Sprayed with hvlp 1.5 tip at 40 psi at the gun. I feel like it worked well. I did not use anything to prep other than pressure washed. Kinda wished I had used the cleaner but it wasn’t really dirty. Was about 80 degrees. I’ve used a hvlp quite a bit but never with stain. I’d say it was a breeze. Much easier than laying clear coat/automotive paint that’s for sure. Took about 2.5 hrs 300 sq ft. Only did one coat. Felt 2 would be pushing it. 

Eli Roberts
Eli Roberts
2 years ago
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I’d also add that it’s been curing since yesterday at 130PM and water beads on it VERY nicely. I was pretty impressed. Unfortunately too many mosquitoes to enjoy it at the moment!! So far great product and very pleased. The only real advice to anyone is weather weather weather. I’d been waiting over a month for the optimal forecast. Glad I did. 

Dan
Dan
3 years ago

What pressure settings do you recommend for HVLP? What about time between coats when using HVLP sprayer? Deck has been power washed

Dora
Dora
3 years ago

Can I apply the stain when it’s sunny outside?

Ted Gates
Ted Gates
3 years ago

I stained my pier 2 years ago with TWP. How long before I should have to do it again?

Mark Sheinbaum
Mark Sheinbaum
3 years ago

How many coats for 6 month old new redwood applied by sprayer? Cleaner and brightener already applied.

James Stephens
James Stephens
3 years ago

Hello, I am going to be applying the 102 redwood with a graco airless sprayer. What is the recommended tip for your stain?

patrick heer
patrick heer
3 years ago
Reply to  James Stephens

I just bought a graco and plan to use it for staining my deck, how did it go for you? Any tips?

Neil
Neil
3 years ago

My deck was last done three years ago with Penafin Marine oil. It has been sprayed with bleach (deck cleaner) and power washed. Will your product work over this, there is no stripping marine oil- it is deep in the wood. Thinking of cedartone, Honeytone or the clear.

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3 years ago

We want to use TWP on our Cedar T&G and Cedar Glulam Beams before we build our covered patio. The patio cover is 350 sq feet. How much stain will we need and what prep do you recommend for the wood?

Barb
Barb
3 years ago

Can I thin TWP to do a 2nd coat one year after initial coat? I did just clean and powerwash again.

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1 year ago
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Can you elaborate?

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1 year ago
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I guess that’s my fault for not being more specific. By elaborate I meant beyond what would have already been assumed from your first response.

Bill
Bill
3 years ago

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?

GIL
GIL
3 years ago

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?

Bill
Bill
3 years ago

Used 1500 4 years ago on fence. Finished cleaning and brightening yesterday and will stain tomorrow. One coat or two?

Bill
Bill
3 years ago
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Thanks for quick response!

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4 years ago

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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4 years ago

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?

Randy
Randy
4 years ago

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?

Bill Guenette
Bill Guenette
4 years ago

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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4 years ago

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

Troy
Troy
4 years ago

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!

david holman
david holman
4 years ago

do i need to power wash last years twp before appling new twp

Tom
Tom
4 years ago

How abut using a HVLP sprayer? If so, what tip would you recommend??

Tracy
Tracy
4 years ago

Can u spray on with a non pump sprayer?

Evan Dillard
Evan Dillard
4 years ago

TWP drying time before rain ?

Al
Al
5 years ago

How do I clean twp1500 overspray off of stucco?

Renata
Renata
5 years ago

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!

Allison
Allison
5 years ago

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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5 years ago

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?

kshields
kshields
5 years ago

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?

lester
lester
5 years ago

Dose the wood preservative have shelf life since the weather turned cooled

lester roberts
lester roberts
5 years ago

the weather is going to 50 degrees and then turn 30 at night will that heart it?

lester
lester
5 years ago

can I use a paint roller

parks
parks
5 years ago

can I use 4mil plastic to protect the house

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5 years ago

I’m not clear whether you actually recommend walking on first (sprayed) coat? That would be wet on wet of course. It seems one would have to wear some kind of painter’s booties

mr19
mr19
5 years ago

Any reason I can’t apply second coat with sprayer?

tosh
tosh
5 years ago

Any direction or suggestion on cleaning the sprayer after applying the stain?

Rick
Rick
6 years ago

Do you need to thin the stain in a sprayer? Will a garden sprayer work?

SPFIX
SPFIX
6 years ago

I plan to use the Graco X5 airless sprayer to apply the 1500 series. Are there any caveats with thismethod?

B
B
5 years ago
Reply to  SPFIX

How do you clean an airless sprayer after using twp? Water from a garden house or do you need paint thinner or something similar?

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