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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
We will reply to your comment shortly· 04/06/2013LOTS OF QUESTIONS!!!
Is the TWP 100 Series a semi-transparent, penetrating stain?
Is it water based?
We are staining a new deck, rails, privacy fence, etc.
The wood is pressure-treated& has been down since the fall. We live in the Cleveland area, so it went through the winter un-treated. Do we want to use the 100 Series for that? Or the 1500 series?
Do we need to do any pressure washing or treatment cleaning first?
How many years can we expect to get out of this product before having to re-do?
The area is partial sun-part shade. Our summers can be in the 90's. One coat or two? What would the drying time be?
Thank you in advance!
We will reply to your comment shortly· 04/06/2013I like your review of products available. My deck was built summer 2012. The railing and outside frame is built with cedar and finished with several coats of CWF (clear) oil penetrating wood finish. It has kind of an orange color. The floor is finished with pressure treated lumber and has a cedar tone but lighter than the finished cedar. When I choose a color to stain I wuld like it to match. Will it darken over time? Also, your we b-site mentions using 2 coats wet-on-wet. How do you accomplish this. Actually walk on the wet area? How soon after? Is a 2nd coat necessary? Also, the best way to apply. After reading some web-sites i see where brushing works the best. thank you for your response.
We will reply to your comment shortly· 03/28/2013You should remove the OneTime first with the Restore-A-Deck Stripper. Once done i would look at the Dark Oak 1502 or the Black Walnut.
We will reply to your comment shortly· 03/27/2013IS RUSTIC 1516, DARK 1503 OR BLACK OAK 1504 BEST FOR A 10 YEAR OLD DECK NOW COVERED IN SOME AREAS BY A DARK CHESTNUT " ONE TIME " WOOD PROTECTION STAIN? I DESIRE THE DARKER COLOR, HOWEVER, AM CONCERNED ABOUT THE COLOR OF THE NEW TWP 1500 DARK STAIN OVER IT ONCE CLEANED?? THANKS, WGJ
We will reply to your comment shortly· 03/25/2013Dick, colors vary so it would be best to get a sample or two to test first. Please read this about staining new wood:
We will reply to your comment shortly· 03/24/2013I have a new pressure treated pine deck and need your recommendation on the recommended product.
I am looking at the redwood 1502 color - How will it look with pressure treated pine. How long is the estimate time it will last on a covered boathouse(sides exposed). deck wood is smooth.
We will reply to your comment shortly· 03/20/2013Storm Shield is water based while the TWP 1500 is oil based. I would stick with the 1500.