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We will reply to your comment shortly· 05/05/2013Looking to recommend quality stain for 46 100 square foot cedar decks in our condo community in the natural color tones in the Austin (Lakeway) community. I love your website and all of the honest sources of experience (Good and Bad). What stain and preparation should be one for the longest life of the stain as a recombination to our 46 owners. We appreciate your help. P.S. Our decks are 5-6 years old, some stained before and some not. Duane Zimmerman
We will reply to your comment shortly· 05/03/2013Ray, you need to clean and brighten the wood after the sanding to help the TWP penetrate correctly. TWP typically needs to be reapplied every 2 years as long as the wood is prepped correctly and the stain is applied correctly.
We will reply to your comment shortly· 05/03/2013Hi I just sanded my dech to get to fresh wood- I restained it last year after powerwashing and it pealed after 2 months. Will your stain last longer? I have about 400 sq feet to do- how much stain do I need? I live in Grand Rapids MI- Is there someplace local to buy?
Thanks for your help
We will reply to your comment shortly· 05/01/2013Clears will not offer UV protection. I would look at Rustic or Redwood.
We will reply to your comment shortly· 05/01/2013420sq ft of Meranti (brazilian mahogany) deck. 6 yrs. old. Oxycleaned and powerwashed. Used Cabot timber oil first year. Terrible product or I didn't know what I was doing. Wood has nice deep red tone to it naturally. Would be nice to apply clear finish but does not provide UV protection. Correct? Do you think the redwood stain would darken the natural red color?
We will reply to your comment shortly· 05/01/2013Romeo, TWP 1500 is not compliant for Canada and cannot be sold there. You can buy the TWP 200 Series for Canada.
We will reply to your comment shortly· 04/30/2013Hi,
I have a new cedar shingle home. The shingles were installed last fall. I plan to stain it with TWP 1500. I live in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.
Is there local dealers in this Province?
and how much would it cost to ship 2 to 3, 5gal pals?
We will reply to your comment shortly· 04/25/2013Tigerwood and all exotic hardwoods require annual maintenance. In addition clears have no UV protection. You need a tint/color for this. If you use the 1500 Series you would need the Honeytone for a "wet look". You will need to prep with the Gemini Restore A Deck Kit first.
We will reply to your comment shortly· 04/25/2013Had a beautiful tigerwood raised deck installed about 2 yrs ago. Applied a competitor's clear finish product recommended by the wood supplier within 30 days of completion. The beautiful orange/brown tones have turned to silver gray-extremely disappointing. I have read all sorts of contradictory recommendations for deck restoration and am confused. Want to restore the wood to its original look for longer than 6 months. I live in Northern VA. Our home is a orange/brown brick and the tigerwood was perfect. Is your TWP1500 series product a good fit for my situation? To maximize the UV factor, would you recommend a stain color? I understand that clear doesn't have sufficient UV protection. Help. I want to restore the deck shortly. Also, what do you think about oxygen bleach-stain solver to clean the wood and rinse without pressure washer?
We will reply to your comment shortly· 04/25/2013Janice, new wood is not absorbent. It needs to dry out and the mill glaze needs to be removed.
We will reply to your comment shortly· 04/24/2013Why does a new deck have to "weather" before staining?
We will reply to your comment shortly· 04/17/2013The 1502 is not lighter then the 102. Yes the 100 Series is compliant in Michigan. You can buy from us in Rochester Hills.
We will reply to your comment shortly· 04/17/2013In a prior note, you recommended TWP 100 for my new pressure treated pine deck in Michigan. When looking at the colors however, the redwood 1502 looks a bit lighter than the redwood 102. it also looks a bit more attractive. So, if this is the case, why is the 100 series preferred over the 1500 series? Is the 100 series legal in Michigan? Lastly, where can I find this product nearby, zip code 48170? Thanks.
We will reply to your comment shortly· 04/17/2013Red colors will last longer from Uv graying. Both Rustic and Redwood will be equal.
We will reply to your comment shortly· 04/17/2013On the colors, which is more likely to last longer, redwood or rustic or perhaps another? Thanks
We will reply to your comment shortly· 04/14/2013Merkam, you have roughly 1500 sq. feet to do. You would need about 15 gallons to do 2 coats. If the wood is rough, then you may need a little more as rough sawn wood is more porous then smooth wood.
We will reply to your comment shortly· 04/13/2013new fence square footage is 360 sq ft per side (both sides will be stained)
existing fence square footage is 780 sq ft per side (only one side will be stained)
can you help calculate the gallons of stain? I read on these posts that the first coat coverage would be 150 - 200 sq.ft. per gallon and 2nd coat would be 300 sq. ft. per gallon, is that right?
We will reply to your comment shortly· 04/13/2013Only the 1500 is compliant for your area.
The lightest color would be the Honeytone 1515 then 1530 Natural.
Need a total sq. footage to give accurate amount of gallons needed. Also need to know if you are doing both sides of fence.
Shipping takes 4-6 business days to SoCal.
We will reply to your comment shortly· 04/13/2013we want to stain an existing (5 year old) and a brand new cedar fence.
we are located in coastal southern california.
goal is to go with as natural stain as possible.
can we use either the 100 or the 1500 product?
since we have a cedar fence, is the cedartone 101 or 1501 more natural than natural 1530?
if we need 1 coat on the new fence (60 ft long, 6 ft high) how many gallons do we need?
is it safe to assume 2 coats on the existing fence (after proper prepping is done)?
last but not least, how long does shipment take to SoCal?
We will reply to your comment shortly· 04/07/2013Robert, Answers in order.
-You must use the TWP 1500 for Ohio
-Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit
-2 years is normal
-1 coat on new wood, next time you can do two coats. Dries in 4-12 hours