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TWP Contest BUTTON 2020 small The TWP 2021 Contest Details

  • All TWP and Prep products must be purchased first from this online retail site ( between January 1st - Sept 6th, 2021.
  • The deadline for entry is Sept. 19th, 2021.
  • The winner will be decided by Sept. 30th by our team.

Contestant winners will receive

  • First Place = $500 + 5 Gallon Pail of TWP Stain of your choice!
  • Second Place = $350 + 3 Gallons of TWP Stain of your choice!
  • Third Place = $200 + 2 Gallons of TWP Stain of your choice!

How To Enter Contest

  1. Enter by Sept. 19th, 2021.
  2. In the comment section below, post a short description of your deck/wood staining project, the products used to prep, and the TWP Series and Color used. Examples of wood projects that can be entered: Decks, Fences, Wood Side Homes, Log Cabins, etc.
  3. Add 2 before prepping pictures of the wood that was restored (no more/less). You can still enter if you do not have the before pictures. Decks, wood fences, wood homes, etc are allowed.
  4. 2 after staining pictures must be included (no more/less).
  5. If having trouble uploading the pictures, please make your picture(s) size smaller (below 1 MB).

Any questions or issues posting, please ask in the comment area.

We look forward to all entries and wish everyone "Happy TWP Staining"!

*Disclaimer: All products must be purchased from The contest is not open to products purchased from other online dealers or from physical retail stores.

TWP and Two-Toned Decks

There are several advantages to having a TWP Wood Stain two-toned deck. Being able to match or blend the deck in better with the house with a TWP Semi-Solid Pro-Series in one of the 30 Custom Colors and using one of the TWP semi-transparent colors for the flooring or horizontal areas that keeps those areas more natural with a stain that shows all the wood grain.

When TWP Semi-Solid Colors are applied properly on vertical surfaces they are extremely durable and can last a long time. On a vertical surface, semi-solid stains can last up to 4-7 years and may only need to be cleaned occasionally. A properly done two-tone deck can really add appeal and value to your property. It may take a little more time and labor initially but as some deck owners know, the end result can be amazing.

For a Semi-Solid Stain on the verticals/railings, we suggest the TWP Semi-Solid Pro-Series. For a semi-transparent stain for the flooring/horizontals look at using the TWP 100 Series or the TWP 1500 Series.

Advantages of having a TWP Stain two-toned deck

  • The ability to color match the railings and vertical wood to blend with the color of the house by using TWP Semi-Solid Pro-Series
  • The deck floor/horizontal wood is stained with TWP in a semi-transparent stain so it still has that natural wood appearance. 
  • TWP Semi-Solid Pro-Series stains on vertical wood/railings can last 2-3 times longer on vertical surfaces or up to 7 years with little to no maintenance.
  • Future coatings typically consist of cleaning and reapplying a semi-transparent stain to the horizontal floors every 2-3 years.
  • Visually a beautiful two-color look to your exterior wood deck.

TWP Semi Solid Colors Earth Seaform

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TWP is one of the top-rated semi-transparent stains on the market today. The TWP 1500 is the only exterior wood and decking stain that is EPA approved as a wood preservative. Use TWP 100 Series, TWP 1500 Series, and the TWP 200 Series and you are using the highest grade oil-based stains available for the 2020 season! If you have any questions on TWP, see our Q&A section below each product or visit
We are now shipping TWP 200 Series in 1- Gallon and 5-gallon Pails to Canada!

We are pleased to announce a brand new label for the TWP 100 Series! The TWP 100 Series will now be called the TWP 100 Pro Series! We have had some questions as to if there a difference between the two series besides a label change.

See here for More Info: TWP 100 Series Label Change is an Official Online Distributor of TWP® Products

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