TWP 100 Series Deck Stain - The Best Deck Stain

TWP 100 StainNeed Help or Advice when using TWP 100 Stain?

Total Wood Preservative (TWP) Wood Deck Stain protects and prolongs all exterior woods, decks, and fences. TWP Wood Deck Stains and Sealers is a distinctive mixture of chemicals blended together to form a professional strength formula that preserves exterior wood surfaces in numerous ways. 

TWP 100 Series Stain will perform at its maximum potential when the wood is properly prepped and when the stain is properly applied. Unfortunately not all wood is in the same condition prior to applying the stain.

 

Do you have any questions about using the TWP 100 Wood and Deck Stain?

Please answer these few questions to achieve the best possible results with your TWP 100 Wood and Decking Stain.

  1. info buttonAge of wood?
  2. Type of wood?
  3. Condition of the wood?
  4. Has it been stained previously and if so with what brand of stain?
  5. Small description of the area to be treated.

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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Frank galambos:
I just built a new redwood deck with all new 2x lumber(not kiln dried). So I need to wait and let the wood dry out some before treating it? If so how long?

See this about new wood:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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New deck
I just built a new redwood deck with all new 2x lumber(not kiln dried). So I need to wait and let the wood dry out some before treating it? If so how long?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Jane Jud:
I applied TWP100 to a 5 month old cleaned deck floor with pressure-treated wood. The cedar color is barely visible. What can I do to intensify the color?

You used the 100 Clear? The clear is not tinted and does not have UV protection for the wood. You will need to remove it with this:
www.twpstain.com/.../

And then apply TWP in one of the tinted colors for an enhanced look and UV protection.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I applied TWP100 to a 5 month old cleaned deck floor with pressure-treate d wood. The cedar color is barely visible. What can I do to intensify the color?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Janie Walthall:
Can I use TWP100 in Texas?

Yes, it is allowed to be used in Texas.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Can I use TWP100 in Texas?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Jim Sehl:
I live in SW Minnesota so we get cold winter and hot summer. Have 2 cedar decks installed in 2005. Both are covered but one gets Sun in the am and the other gets afternoon - evening sun. I have used Olympic Maximum stain in natural cedartone semi-transparent stain on the deck. Stain only last 2 years before it peels. The wood is in good shape with no mold or mildew. Vertical components of the deck are not peeling like the horizontal parts. What should I use to strip off old stain and what stain do you recommend I use?

Prep with the Restore A Deck Stripper Kit:
www.twpstain.com/.../

Stain with the TWP 100 Series:
www.twpstain.com/.../
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Mr.
I live in SW Minnesota so we get cold winter and hot summer. Have 2 cedar decks installed in 2005. Both are covered but one gets Sun in the am and the other gets afternoon - evening sun. I have used Olympic Maximum stain in natural cedartone semi-transparen t stain on the deck. Stain only last 2 years before it peels. The wood is in good shape with no mold or mildew. Vertical components of the deck are not peeling like the horizontal parts. What should I use to strip off old stain and what stain do you recommend I use?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Patrick Lever:
I have an ipe deck that was installed one year ago. I am interested in coating it and it sounds like the TWP 100 would be the way to go. Is pressure washing and/or Gemini Restore recommended for prep? Is there anything special that needs done due to the density of this wood? I have heard that the absorption will be very minimal. How many coats should be applied? The deck is in the Florida keys, so it is warm year round, but it is shaded most of the time.

Yes, prep with the Gemini Restore Kit and pressure washing. Just one coat for IPE. Most use the Rustic 116 color for IPE. Coverage is 300+ per gallon for this wood type.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I have an ipe deck that was installed one year ago. I am interested in coating it and it sounds like the TWP 100 would be the way to go. Is pressure washing and/or Gemini Restore recommended for prep? Is there anything special that needs done due to the density of this wood? I have heard that the absorption will be very minimal. How many coats should be applied? The deck is in the Florida keys, so it is warm year round, but it is shaded most of the time.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting M Smith:
Lower tub deck was installed in November 2016 and treated or stained. Upper deck was done in July 2017. Both Decks are cedar and have never been stained. The decks are in the sun from about noon until 4 in the afternoon. We live in Central Oregon. Hot dry climate in the summer and snow in the winter months. 100 series or 1500 ?

100 Series. See this about new wood:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Lower tub deck was installed in November 2016 and treated or stained. Upper deck was done in July 2017. Both Decks are cedar and have never been stained. The decks are in the sun from about noon until 4 in the afternoon. We live in Central Oregon. Hot dry climate in the summer and snow in the winter months. 100 series or 1500 ?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Alicia Parham:
My decks is old, gray, deep cracks. Would this product be appropriate for it. No paint or stain on it at all.

Yes. Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit:

www.twpstain.com/.../
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
My decks is old, gray, deep cracks. Would this product be appropriate for it. No paint or stain on it at all.
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Homeowner
Trying again - dont know why 1st request got truncated. Age
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Ray Breiding:
TPW 100
Can I put more than one coat on?
How long between coats?

Hello, depends on if the wood is new or older wood if you can do two coats. New wood is one coat. Older wood is typically two coats applied wet on wet. See this about wet on wet:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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Homeowner
TPW 100
Can I put more than one coat on?
How long between coats?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Bruce Wilkins:
Direct from sawmill, est'd

Not sure what your question is?
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Homeowner
Direct from sawmill, est'd
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Gary Hallett:
Pressure washed Ipe wood what kind of natural product should I put on it.thanks Gary

Most use the 116 Rustic color.
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Twp 100 0rTwp 1500
Pressure washed Ipe wood what kind of natural product should I put on it.thanks Gary
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Rachel Karlin:
15 year old Rainbow play system. Most is either redwood or Douglas fir. We have replaced some board with cedar and pressure treated. It was stained previously with Rainbow's own stain. Most of that has either worn or been power washed away. Wondering what the best solution is given the different types of wood we have. And will a semi-transparent stain unite the wood enough in appearance? Will the new cedar pieces eventually match the old wood, or will staining prevent the aging of the new pieces?

It will not be possible to match the new and old wood exactly based on the age and different types of wood. Best would be a reddish tint in the 1500 Series. Look at the TWP 1516 Rustic.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
15 year old Rainbow play system. Most is either redwood or Douglas fir. We have replaced some board with cedar and pressure treated. It was stained previously with Rainbow's own stain. Most of that has either worn or been power washed away. Wondering what the best solution is given the different types of wood we have. And will a semi-transparen t stain unite the wood enough in appearance? Will the new cedar pieces eventually match the old wood, or will staining prevent the aging of the new pieces?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Sam Malone:
Hi, I have a 17 year old redwood deck in Denver, Colorado. Superdeck has been used on this deck since it was built. The deck is being stripped to original wood with Deck Restore. I may sand as well as i have some fuzzies showing. I would say the condition of the wood is average for a deck of this age. Which product would you recommend? We have used redwood color in the past but was unsure if there is any reason to use a different color in regard to showing dirt, wear?

Use the 100 Series. Any color that you like will work. TWP does not darken like the Super Deck so dirt does not matter.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Hi, I have a 17 year old redwood deck in Denver, Colorado. Superdeck has been used on this deck since it was built. The deck is being stripped to original wood with Deck Restore. I may sand as well as i have some fuzzies showing. I would say the condition of the wood is average for a deck of this age. Which product would you recommend? We have used redwood color in the past but was unsure if there is any reason to use a different color in regard to showing dirt, wear?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Diane Deck:
Hi. I have a 2 year old pressure treated deck with no treatment on it I live in NY and deck has full sun and we have 3 large dogs besides looking to keep the deck in a more natural color and do u have a 1 coat product ?

TWP is applied 2 coats wet on wet. Prep the deck with the Gemini Restore Kit and stain with the TWP 1500 Series for NY.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Hi. I have a 2 year old pressure treated deck with no treatment on it I live in NY and deck has full sun and we have 3 large dogs besides looking to keep the deck in a more natural color and do u have a 1 coat product ?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Bob Page:
1. new wood 2. douglas fir 3. new 4. not previously stained, 5. picnic table in western NC mountains I am thinking TWP 100 ?

Yes but see this about new wood:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
1. new wood 2. douglas fir 3. new 4. not previously stained, 5. picnic table in western NC mountains I am thinking TWP 100 ?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Bob Hill:
Pine, AZ. 6,000 foot elevation. Neglected for ten years. Moldy, very dried out in places. 1200 sq ft wrap around redwood deck. Mostly exposed, 1/3 under covered porch still showing some stain. Clean and brighten with restore a deck, strip old stain and brighten. Sand it all then 1500 or 100 series stain?

Use the 1500 Series for this.
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Neglected redwood
Pine, AZ. 6,000 foot elevation. Neglected for ten years. Moldy, very dried out in places. 1200 sq ft wrap around redwood deck. Mostly exposed, 1/3 under covered porch still showing some stain. Clean and brighten with restore a deck, strip old stain and brighten. Sand it all then 1500 or 100 series stain?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Julia Smith:
I am new to this and just applied TWP 1500 to my deck only to discover I have the fuzzies on my railing. Can I sand the railing then reapply TWP? Wood is pressure treated lumber, 10 years old, never treated-- pretty bad condition. Thanks!

Yes, you can do this.
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The fuzzies
I am new to this and just applied TWP 1500 to my deck only to discover I have the fuzzies on my railing. Can I sand the railing then reapply TWP? Wood is pressure treated lumber, 10 years old, never treated-- pretty bad condition. Thanks!
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Popesterm:
Installed cedar vertical fencing 9 months ago in Oklahoma. Used TWP 100 Clear when installed. The cedar has western exposure and the natural yellow/red color is starting to fade. Would like to restore natural yellow/red color and eliminate potential of graying. What stain should I apply?

For UV protection, you will need to use a tinted color. Try the Honeytone 115. Prep with the Restore A Deck Stripper Kit.
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TWP 100
Installed cedar vertical fencing 9 months ago in Oklahoma. Used TWP 100 Clear when installed. The cedar has western exposure and the natural yellow/red color is starting to fade. Would like to restore natural yellow/red color and eliminate potential of graying. What stain should I apply?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Michael Rosenblum:
follow up to first question. I did not buy stripper only cleaner but since we are sanding will that effectively remove the old stain?

If you are sanding, do it first and then clean and brighten the wood for the final prep.
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twp 100
1 year old red western cedar. Full sun. vertical side of a house. Previous stain sherwin williams water based semi transparent. Failure at 1 year with mildew and pealing. Plan is to use restore a deck cleaner and brightener then sand to original color and to completely remove old stain. After sanding do you recommend anything prior to applying TWP?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting jeff w:
Age 2008 6 inch appalachian round; pine
Dirty but water still beads
Stained with Outlast O8 medium reddish brown
Log cabin
Southwest Virginia
Covered deck East and South
TWP 100? Cedar

The 100 series would be best for this.
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Mr
Age 2008 6 inch appalachian round; pine
Dirty but water still beads
Stained with Outlast O8 medium reddish brown
Log cabin
Southwest Virginia
Covered deck East and South
TWP 100? Cedar
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Debbie Walker:
Are there any pictures of finished projects in the different colors TWP offers? Trying to decide between Redwood and Rustic. Used Sherwin Williams Covered Bridge previously and want a similar color.

Colors vary based on wood type and age of wood. Best to try some samples on your wood: www.twpstain.com/stain-samples
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Are there any pictures of finished projects in the different colors TWP offers? Trying to decide between Redwood and Rustic. Used Sherwin Williams Covered Bridge previously and want a similar color.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Karen Wickstrand:
We recently had a deck and boat house stained. The contractor used a Behr product (natural stain) water base and the problem was the color. We requested cedar tone and he applied natural. We want to re-stain with TWP 100 cedar tone. The contactor plans on using a foam based cleaner to clean surface before application. Will we be ok going forward with TWP 100?

No. You cannot apply TWP (or any other brand) on top of the Behr. You will need to remove the Behr and that requires stripping and sanding. Behr is not easy to remove, especially when just applied.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
We recently had a deck and boat house stained. The contractor used a Behr product (natural stain) water base and the problem was the color. We requested cedar tone and he applied natural. We want to re-stain with TWP 100 cedar tone. The contactor plans on using a foam based cleaner to clean surface before application. Will we be ok going forward with TWP 100?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Larry Lapple:
Is TWP 100 resistant to mildew and mold. I have a real problem with it. Is there an additive to use with TWP to help prevent Mildew and mold? Some paints have that.

TWP already contains and EPA registered mildewcide.
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Mildew Mold
Is TWP 100 resistant to mildew and mold. I have a real problem with it. Is there an additive to use with TWP to help prevent Mildew and mold? Some paints have that.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Mary McKinley:
Want to protect Woodway Moderna clear cedar panel screen (like lattice) to be vertically installed below cedar facia (already installed) as well as Western Red cedar posts for cable rail system. Should TWP 100 be applied before installation? The Azek surface and cedar facia is in place.

No. Best to weather and prep. See this about new wood:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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1st application TWP 100
Want to protect Woodway Moderna clear cedar panel screen (like lattice) to be vertically installed below cedar facia (already installed) as well as Western Red cedar posts for cable rail system. Should TWP 100 be applied before installation? The Azek surface and cedar facia is in place.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Jeff Brynteson:
I would like a color a little more brown than pecan. Can I mix dark oak and pecan together without issues. I'm going to be using twp100. Also my PT fence is one year old. How many initial coats should I apply?

Yes, you can mix them. 2 coats applied wet on wet.
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Mixing stain colors
I would like a color a little more brown than pecan. Can I mix dark oak and pecan together without issues. I'm going to be using twp100. Also my PT fence is one year old. How many initial coats should I apply?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Bob Ballenger:
I recently restrained my railing with Cedartone 100 series. I want to do a second coat but I can only buy 1500 series now. Will 1500 on top of 100'be OK?

Hello, no the 1500 cannot go on top of the 100 Series. Wait a couple of years, prep to remove the 100, and then apply the 1500.
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Second coat not the same series
I recently restrained my railing with Cedartone 100 series. I want to do a second coat but I can only buy 1500 series now. Will 1500 on top of 100'be OK?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting ScubaMi:
what is the best product for re-staining over TWP 101 in south east michigan?

Use the 100 Series for reapplying. Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit. You can pick this up locally at our store:
2388 Franklin Rd
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
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what is the best product for re-staining over TWP 101 in south east michigan?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting EEB:
I had a pressure treated privacy fence installed last August. I am going to stain it for the first time now. It has only a few grey stains. Do I need to clean it all first? Do you recommend 100 or 1500 series?

Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit that we offer on our site. Stain with TWP 1500.
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First Stain
I had a pressure treated privacy fence installed last August. I am going to stain it for the first time now. It has only a few grey stains. Do I need to clean it all first? Do you recommend 100 or 1500 series?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Mary Beth Lindsay:
3 years old
Pressure treated pine
Good
Yes, TWP
We have cleaned the deck, but there is still remnants of the previous application. Since we are using the same color, are we okay to go?

How did you clean? Did you use the Gemini Restore Kit?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
3 years old
Pressure treated pine
Good
Yes, TWP
We have cleaned the deck, but there is still remnants of the previous application. Since we are using the same color, are we okay to go?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Daunelle Hughes:
We have a 10 year old deck made of pressure treated lumber. We live in Iowa so our winters are brutal and summers are scorching. Deck is 1,000 sq ft and sunny 90% of the day and southern facing. We have no pets and one teenager so the traffic area is primarily from the patio sliding door to the grill. The wood is in decent shape (very mild warping, some splits) because we have to clean and restain every year. Should 100 or 200 or 1500 be used in our case? I would be thrilled if we only had to restain every 3 years.

Prep well and use the TWP 100 Series. Apply two coats wet on wet. 2 years is normal maybe 3.
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1500 or 100
We have a 10 year old deck made of pressure treated lumber. We live in Iowa so our winters are brutal and summers are scorching. Deck is 1,000 sq ft and sunny 90% of the day and southern facing. We have no pets and one teenager so the traffic area is primarily from the patio sliding door to the grill. The wood is in decent shape (very mild warping, some splits) because we have to clean and restain every year. Should 100 or 200 or 1500 be used in our case? I would be thrilled if we only had to restain every 3 years.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Kevin Gilfoyle:
Can I use TWP 100 to go over or cover Restore X2?

No. Nothing can go over the Restore 2x by Rustoleum.
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Home owner
Can I use TWP 100 to go over or cover Restore X2?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Barry Woodworth:
Looking to buy Twp-315 qd light cedar stain? Can't seem to find! Or is there one close to this?

I am sorry but we do not offer the 300 Series and the 100 is not the same.
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Help find
Looking to buy Twp-315 qd light cedar stain? Can't seem to find! Or is there one close to this?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Don Norris:
1. Approximately 18 months old
2. Treated yellow pine
3. Clean and cured; deck was built September 2016
4. No previous stain
5. Large deck, railings, and two sets of steps

I am considering using TWP 100; what is your recommendation?

Where are you located? The 100 Series should work well as long as it is allowed in your state. Apply two coats "wet on wet".
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
1. Approximately 18 months old
2. Treated yellow pine
3. Clean and cured; deck was built September 2016
4. No previous stain
5. Large deck, railings, and two sets of steps

I am considering using TWP 100; what is your recommendation?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Jason Odegaard:
4 year old cedar deck. Was coated with twp 100 series 3 years ago and is needing redone. I have pressure washed the deck and it looks pretty good. Do I have to use a brightener or can I just reapply twp? When applying twp would you recommend one coat or two?

Clean and brighten for prep with Gemini Restore A Deck Kit. Apply 2 light coats with wet on wet application.
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Mr
4 year old cedar deck. Was coated with twp 100 series 3 years ago and is needing redone. I have pressure washed the deck and it looks pretty good. Do I have to use brightener or can I just reapply twp? When applying twp would you recommend one coat or two?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Robert Bateman:
Is TWP 100 allowed to be shipped to Illinois in area code 60464 (Cook County)

It is not allowed in IL.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Is TWP 100 allowed to be shipped to Illinois in area code 60464 (Cook County)
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Mark Gwin:
What is the difference between the 100 and the 1500 series? Is all TWP semitransparent stain oil based?

All TWP that we offer are oil based semi-transparen t. See this for more info:
www.twpstain.com/.../
and
www.twpstain.com/.../
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Home owner
What is the difference between the 100 and the 1500 series? Is all TWP semitransparent stain oil based?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Mike H.:
Stained my pressure treated deck last summer with TWP 100 cedar tone. We really don't care for the color and would like to apply a second coat of a darker color. Is that possible? Or do I need to stick with the cedar tone color. What should I do to prep the deck for the second coat? Last summer I used your cleaner, brightner and I sanded it.

HI Mike, you should be able to go darker in color as long as you prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit and pressure washing.
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Different color
Stained my pressure treated deck last summer with TWP 100 cedar tone. We really don't care for the color and would like to apply a second coat of a darker color. Is that possible? Or do I need to stick with the cedar tone color. What should I do to prep the deck for the second coat? Last summer I used your cleaner, brightner and I sanded it.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Mike m:
Stained my deck last fall, and it looked a little blotchy. In early March, now, there is not the luster that I envisioned, and the water on the deck is pooling not beading.

What can or should I do?

Mike

TWP is not supposed to have a shine as it is a penetrating stain, not filming. It also is a breathable coating so it is not going to bead water but "shed" water. Since it was a little blotchy last year, we would suggest a very light cleaning to remove any dirt. Apply a very light coat of the TWP. This should even out the appearance and give the deck an enhanced the overall appearance as well.
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Need help
Stained my deck last fall, and it looked a little blotchy. In early March, now, there is not the luster that I envisioned, and the water on the deck is pooling not beading.

What can or should I do?

Mike
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Kevincoyle:
I stained my deck about a year ago it worked great. Recently I noticed a burn mark on one of the boards... I preceeded to sand the burn mark out... When I tried resanding the stain would not take now the board does not match. Is there anything I can do? Should I have waited longer after I sanded to reapply stain?

When you sand the wood is reduces the TWP's ability to soak in. This could result in a lighter color and possibly some filming of the stain on top of the wood instead of soaking into the wood. Not much you can do about it besides letting it weather after the sanding for a few months.
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Sanded
I stained my deck about a year ago it worked great. Recently I noticed a burn mark on one of the boards... I preceeded to sand the burn mark out... When I tried resanding the stain would not take now the board does not match. Is there anything I can do? Should I have waited longer after I sanded to reapply stain?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Jim Pillans:
Can I apply TWP to a Cedar fence that already has Thompson waterproofer Plus tinted wood protector which I applied 4 years ago?

Hello, TWP or any other stain cannot be applied on top of the Thompsons without removal of the Thompsons first. It will need to be stripped and or sanded.
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home owner
Can I apply TWP to a Cedar fence that already has Thompson waterproofer Plus tinted wood protector which I applied 4 years ago?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting monacom:
I used TWP 100 on my 10 year old never sealed PT pine deck and it looks great. Excellent product. The only problem is that I put down painters tape to protect my painted siding and some stain wicked under the tape and dried. I tried mineral spirits but it did nothing. Do you have any suggestions on how to remove it? Can it be sanded and repainted with good results?

Try a water based graffiti remover cleaner. You can find this in the paint aisles.
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Dried Stain Clean Up
I used TWP 100 on my 10 year old never sealed PT pine deck and it looks great. Excellent product. The only problem is that I put down painters tape to protect my painted siding and some stain wicked under the tape and dried. I tried mineral spirits but it did nothing. Do you have any suggestions on how to remove it? Can it be sanded and repainted with good results?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting jim francisco:
I have a new deck made from treated lumber. Not sure how long the boards sat at the lumber yard before I used them, but wanted to know how soon I could apply TEP 100. Also, what is the recommended application method, can I spray it on?

Se these articles please:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../

twpstainhelp.com/.../...
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Mr.
I have a new deck made from treated lumber. Not sure how long the boards sat at the lumber yard before I used them, but wanted to know how soon I could apply TEP 100. Also, what is the recommended application method, can I spray it on?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Mike Marszalec:
4 years old cedar deck
direct sunlight 1/2 day
Recently removed old Skkins SRD by a 4-disc sander using 36 grit
Cleaned and pressure washed but still some gray (post sanding color)
temps are 70 during the day but 45 at night


Try a wood brightener and then stain after. Use the TWP 100 if allowed in your state. If not, use the 1500 Series.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
4 years old cedar deck
direct sunlight 1/2 day
Recently removed old Skkins SRD by a 4-disc sander using 36 grit
Cleaned and pressure washed but still some gray (post sanding color)
temps are 70 during the day but 45 at night
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Jacinta:
6 months old
pressure treated pine
cleaned with Behr cleaner
never stained before
elevated covered deck

I live in Atlanta, GA. I have already ordered samples of 1500 but after reading some responses should I use 100 or 1500 and reasons why?

Is it okay that I used the Behr cleaner?

See this about new wood: www.twpstainhelp.com/.../

You can use either series.
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first time stainer
6 months old
pressure treated pine
cleaned with Behr cleaner
never stained before
elevated covered deck

I live in Atlanta, GA. I have already ordered samples of 1500 but after reading some responses should I use 100 or 1500 and reasons why?

Is it okay that I used the Behr cleaner?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Maria Tobin:
Hi there,

I applied twp 100 series today and the average temp when applying was 61 degrees and I still show wet spots on the deck 5 hours later and the temps have dipped just below 50. Is the stain still going to be able to dry?

Yes it should be fine.
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Too cold to dry?
Hi there,

I applied twp 100 series today and the average temp when applying was 61 degrees and I still show wet spots on the deck 5 hours later and the temps have dipped just below 50. Is the stain still going to be able to dry?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Louis J. Roney:
Deck is 15 + years old, treated pine 2x6x18, had been stained but two years ago it was painted two years in a row with Bear water base deck paint which was awful, peeling in sun fading, really ugly. Using rotary sander with #36 and #50 grit sanded entire deck floor, never want to do that again. Do not mind staining in a few years but not want massive peeling or prep. Like to have highest VOC allowed with a redwood color, not clear. What about twp 100 oil base stain? Shipping cost 5 gal.? wood like to speak on phone for more info. Thanks

Cost for the TWP 100 in the 5 gallon is $170 with free shipping. Feel free to call us at 866-856-3325.
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Deck is 15 + years old, treated pine 2x6x18, had been stained but two years ago it was painted two years in a row with Bear water base deck paint which was awful, peeling in sun fading, really ugly. Using rotary sander with #36 and #50 grit sanded entire deck floor, never want to do that again. Do not mind staining in a few years but not want massive peeling or prep. Like to have highest VOC allowed with a redwood color, not clear. What about twp 100 oil base stain? Shipping cost 5 gal.? wood like to speak on phone for more info. Thanks
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting chris the slave:
80-90 year old pine half log/lap siding
sanded to bare wood.Pressure washed, 1/4 cup tsp to a gallon bleach with 3 gallons water, soak 15 min, pressure wash off, dried 10 days.I'm using the twp 100 1st coat cedartone natural 2nd rustic oak. Stained 3 sides of cabin today, coverage is 160 sq ft per gallon, very thirsty wood, that's why I need a lighter color 1st, the wood would darken too much. my question is northern Minnesota next 3 days
dry, temps 65 days 45 nights, the wood sucked up all the stain I could give it today but because of 45 degree nights it will not be dried/cured. Am I wrong/not correct to put that 2nd coat on tomorrow
do I wait till next year, wood still thirsty at 160 sq ft coverage, and also marine grade treated plywood,can I stain now or wait till next year
Thanks! Chris/slave

TWP is to be applied wet on wet. It would be best to light rinse with water and add the other coat next Spring. If the plywood is new, you should wait until next Spring as well to stain.
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old cabin slave laborer
80-90 year old pine half log/lap siding
sanded to bare wood.Pressure washed, 1/4 cup tsp to a gallon bleach with 3 gallons water, soak 15 min, pressure wash off, dried 10 days.I'm using the twp 100 1st coat cedartone natural 2nd rustic oak. Stained 3 sides of cabin today, coverage is 160 sq ft per gallon, very thirsty wood, that's why I need a lighter color 1st, the wood would darken too much. my question is northern Minnesota next 3 days
dry, temps 65 days 45 nights, the wood sucked up all the stain I could give it today but because of 45 degree nights it will not be dried/cured. Am I wrong/not correct to put that 2nd coat on tomorrow
do I wait till next year, wood still thirsty at 160 sq ft coverage, and also marine grade treated plywood,can I stain now or wait till next year
Thanks! Chris/slave
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Jack Evans:
I JUST INSTALLED A 6' X 123' RED CEDAR FENCE IN MY BACKYARD AND WANT TO RETAIN THE BEAUTY OF THE NEW WOOD. WHICH STAIN WOULD YOU RECOMMEND I USE AND WHAT COLOR/TINT? THANK YOU.

Rough sawn cut or smooth like a deck board? Makes a big difference as to if you can stain now or will you have to wait for weathering. Also where do you live?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I JUST INSTALLED A 6' X 123' RED CEDAR FENCE IN MY BACKYARD AND WANT TO RETAIN THE BEAUTY OF THE NEW WOOD. WHICH STAIN WOULD YOU RECOMMEND I USE AND WHAT COLOR/TINT? THANK YOU.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting floyd Liles:
a new deck 4 months installed and made of 5/4 treated pine in excellent condition. Approximately half of the deck is in full sunlight and faces north. The other one half faces west and is mostly shaded.I am considering TWP100 either pecan or dark oak. Does the darker stain provide more protection? What other steps should i take prior to staining? Thanks

Darker colors typically can give a little better UV protection. See this about new wood:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
a new deck 4 months installed and made of 5/4 treated pine in excellent condition. Approximately half of the deck is in full sunlight and faces north. The other one half faces west and is mostly shaded.I am considering TWP100 either pecan or dark oak. Does the darker stain provide more protection? What other steps should i take prior to staining? Thanks
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Steven R Johnson:
I live in NC and have a 12 x 16 deck that was built in January 2016. The deck is built from treated wood and has never been stained. What process and product do you recommend for the best results on my deck?

Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit and stain with the TWP 100 Series:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I live in NC and have a 12 x 16 deck that was built in January 2016. The deck is built from treated wood and has never been stained. What process and product do you recommend for the best results on my deck?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Anthony Busin:
Just stained my one year old deck with 5 gallons TWP100. I used your cleaner and brightener before staining. I need to order 5 gallons more as my calculations were for one coat only.
Is it okay to apply a second coat now over the dry coat?
I noticed you state second coat wet on wet.

Best to not do it right now. Wait until Spring and lightly wash deck to remove any dirt first.
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Mr.
Just stained my one year old deck with 5 gallons TWP100. I used your cleaner and brightener before staining. I need to order 5 gallons more as my calculations were for one coat only.
Is it okay to apply a second coat now over the dry coat?
I noticed you state second coat wet on wet.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Mike Dignan:
Does your 5 gal buckets come with a poor spout built into the lid or does the entire lid have to be removed?

There is not a pour spot.
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Pour spout?
Does your 5 gal buckets come with a poor spout built into the lid or does the entire lid have to be removed?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Patty Tebelius:
Our deck is 5 years old. I have stained it twice with Cobat stain but am needing to do it again and with the work involved dont think that that product is standing up the way it should. Can I now use the TWP 100 over the stain that is already on the deck?

No, You have to strip and or sand to remove the Cabot first. Make sure to brighten after.
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Home Owner
Our deck is 5 years old. I have stained it twice with Cobat stain but am needing to do it again and with the work involved dont think that that product is standing up the way it should. Can I now use the TWP 100 over the stain that is already on the deck?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting ghsimmons:
I previously stained my deck with TWP 1500. If properly prepped can I use TWP 100 this time? What is the difference between them?

You would need to use the Restore a Deck Stain stripper to switch to the TWP 100 Series. The 100 is slightly thinner than the 1500.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I previously stained my deck with TWP 1500. If properly prepped can I use TWP 100 this time? What is the difference between them?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting wanda cohran:
I have a brand new deck that I sealed with Penofin red label but it is not giving me any UV protection. Can TWP 100 series be used over Penofin? It has only been 5months since stained?

You cannot apply the TWP over the Penofin. You can easily remove the Penofin with our Restore A Deck stripper kits:
www.twpstain.com/.../
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I have a brand new deck that I sealed with Penofin red label but it is not giving me any UV protection. Can TWP 100 series be used over Penofin? It has only been 5months since stained?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Zoom24:
I applied twp100 in two coats once the humidity dropped last September here in mn over newly milled white pine logas. Looks great. Saved 2 gallons to finish remaining trim, it didn't freeze, but its separated. Wand just stirring doesn't seem to blend well. What should I do?

Probably no good at this point. It should easily mix if still good.
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Separation
I applied twp100 in two coats once the humidity dropped last September here in mn over newly milled white pine logas. Looks great. Saved 2 gallons to finish remaining trim, it didn't freeze, but its separated. Wand just stirring doesn't seem to blend well. What should I do?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting KTS7691:
7 year old cedar deck and rails. Has been completely sanded to bare wood. In NE South Dakota. TWP 100 or 1500? I have he restore of deck kit already, but have not used it yet.

Use the 100 Series for this.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
7 year old cedar deck and rails. Has been completely sanded to bare wood. In NE South Dakota. TWP 100 or 1500? I have he restore of deck kit already, but have not used it yet.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Vanda M Forberg:
I stained my new deck of Kiln dried yellawood 2 years ago with TWP 100. It is time to redo the deck. What do I need to do for prep. All the Wood is in good shape.

Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit:

www.twpstain.com/.../
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I stained my new deck of Kiln dried yellawood 2 years ago with TWP 100. It is time to redo the deck. What do I need to do for prep. All the Wood is in good shape.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Mark Himple:
I built a new cedar deck last year and used a stain I didn't like. Once I had time, I stripped, brighted and resanded.
Would you advise wet on wet and it's a second story deck so I'll definitely be stepping on the first coat. I should I do it in sections?
Thanks for any info.

I would suggest one coat this year since you sanded and another light coat next year. You do not want to over apply since it is still fairly new and you sanded the wood.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I built a new cedar deck last year and used a stain I didn't like. Once I had time, I stripped, brighted and resanded.
Would you advise wet on wet and it's a second story deck so I'll definitely be stepping on the first coat. I should I do it in sections?
Thanks for any info.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Bill DiLenge:
We have a fairly new (- 1yr)redwood deck in Oregon. It is not covered and is exposed to rain and sun. Not previously treated in any way, shows some signs of mildew. We intend to pressure wash it and wish to retain it's original natural color. 600 Sq. ft.
What and how much would you suggest?

Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit. Only 1 is needed. For the TWP 100 Series, you will need 5-6 gallons for two coats applied wet on wet.
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home owner
We have a fairly new (- 1yr)redwood deck in Oregon. It is not covered and is exposed to rain and sun. Not previously treated in any way, shows some signs of mildew. We intend to pressure wash it and wish to retain it's original natural color. 600 Sq. ft.
What and how much would you suggest?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Michael Miesbauer:
New rough cut northern white cedar use is a exterior deck would like a light as possible

The Honeytone 115 is the lightest color.
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New rough cut northern white cedar use is a exterior deck would like a light as possible
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Maria Seewalt:
Hello. I would like a sample of TWP100 and/oTwp1500. Dark oak and black Walnut. I live in Canada but hoping you have product in Michigan, where I have a friend who will pick up. My address is Box 584, Smoky Lake, Alberta, T0A 3C0. Thank you Hope you are able to get your product into Canada soon. We really need this kind of quality. I am sick of redoing my decks every year. Do hope you will come out with a grey toned stain.

We cannot ship TWP 100, 1500, or samples to Canada as it is not VOC compliant for your country.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Hello. I would like a sample of TWP100 and/oTwp1500. Dark oak and black Walnut. I live in Canada but hoping you have product in Michigan, where I have a friend who will pick up. My address is Box 584, Smoky Lake, Alberta, T0A 3C0. Thank you Hope you are able to get your product into Canada soon. We really need this kind of quality. I am sick of redoing my decks every year. Do hope you will come out with a grey toned stain.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Nevada BobH:
Age of Wood: 8 years
Type of Wood: pressure treated pine
Condition of wood: good, very dry
Previous stain: Cabots Austrailian Oil originally then applied Rustoleum over. I am scraping and grinding all that Rustoleum off
Deck has full desert sun - Nevada 7000' elevation

TWP cannot be applied over Rustoleum so make sure it is 100% removed. Clean deck with Gemini Restore Kit after the removal and stain with the TWP 100 Series. Apply two coats wet on wet.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Age of Wood: 8 years
Type of Wood: pressure treated pine
Condition of wood: good, very dry
Previous stain: Cabots Austrailian Oil originally then applied Rustoleum over. I am scraping and grinding all that Rustoleum off
Deck has full desert sun - Nevada 7000' elevation
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting BOBBYE ROBERTS:
I have 2 decks previously covered in solid color stain. Both about 15 years old. One redwood (good shape), one douglas fir (need some boards replaced). Both sun faded and mostly the exposed portion of the boards are gray. I would like to use a semi Transparent stain. I'm afraid I won't be able to remove all of the solid color stain even after sanding and or pressure washing (mostly the area on the sides of the boards). Should I just use a solid color stain again? It seems solid color doesn't last very long. (I've restained a few times)

TWP only comes in semi-transparen t colors. You will need to remove the solid stain 100% first to be able to use TWP.
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SemiTransparent over Solid Color stain
I have 2 decks previously covered in solid color stain. Both about 15 years old. One redwood (good shape), one douglas fir (need some boards replaced). Both sun faded and mostly the exposed portion of the boards are gray. I would like to use a semi Transparent stain. I'm afraid I won't be able to remove all of the solid color stain even after sanding and or pressure washing (mostly the area on the sides of the boards). Should I just use a solid color stain again? It seems solid color doesn't last very long. (I've restained a few times)
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Bette Stern:
new wood
yellow cedar
has mill glaze
This deck is to be installed at ground level over pressure treated joists. Therefore, I can't wait 3 months after installation to stain the underside of the boards. After doing a lot of reading, I thought I could sand and stain the under side, edges, and ends before installing, and then wait 3 months or so before cleaning and staining the the top surface. Would this work? Ideally I would sand and stain the boards on all sides and then install them, but I'm worried about those results. Please advise.

Hello, we do not advise staining all sides and there is not an advantage to this. Please install, wait 4+ months, prep with Gemini Kit, and stain the exposed wood. You can read this article for more info:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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New deck
new wood
yellow cedar
has mill glaze
This deck is to be installed at ground level over pressure treated joists. Therefore, I can't wait 3 months after installation to stain the underside of the boards. After doing a lot of reading, I thought I could sand and stain the under side, edges, and ends before installing, and then wait 3 months or so before cleaning and staining the the top surface. Would this work? Ideally I would sand and stain the boards on all sides and then install them, but I'm worried about those results. Please advise.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Bob Taft:
Age of wood: installed cedar fence 6-18-16 - new wood
Type of wood: Cedar
Condition of wood: New
Not stain previously
Area to be treated..both sides of fence at 190 linear feet
Syracuse, NY...Harsh winters!

I'm looking for the best transparent or semi Transparent type stain to bring out the grain in the wood and also to keep its red looking color. Plan is to use a roller and brush

Look at the TWP 1500 Series. See this article on new wood:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../

If rough cut, then stain now. If smooth, wait 4-12 months and prep first.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Age of wood: installed cedar fence 6-18-16 - new wood
Type of wood: Cedar
Condition of wood: New
Not stain previously
Area to be treated..both sides of fence at 190 linear feet
Syracuse, NY...Harsh winters!

I'm looking for the best transparent or semi Transparent type stain to bring out the grain in the wood and also to keep its red looking color. Plan is to use a roller and brush
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Brad Berland:
Where can I find a TWP stain dealer in the Minneapolis Minnesota area?

We ship online. Takes 2-3 business days to MN.
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Mr.
Where can I find a TWP stain dealer in the Minneapolis Minnesota area?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Steve Beaver:
Hi;
2 years ago I stripped the Cabots off my 2 x 4 cedar deck (not new wood, but some new planks) and applied 1 coat of TWP-100 cedar. It help up pretty well, and now it's time to re-coat. The idea was not to have to strip it again. So this time I will replace about 25 boards, so will have some new wood again.

1/ After using the 2 part cleaner, stabilizer you offer, I would like to go to a darker shade, pecan etc. Can I go to TWP 1500 w/o stripping, or if I find a shade I prefer, or do I have to stick to TWP-100?

Bes to stay within the 100 Series. Try the 120 Pecan. It is more of a brownish cedartone.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Hi;
2 years ago I stripped the Cabots off my 2 x 4 cedar deck (not new wood, but some new planks) and applied 1 coat of TWP-100 cedar. It help up pretty well, and now it's time to re-coat. The idea was not to have to strip it again. So this time I will replace about 25 boards, so will have some new wood again.

1/ After using the 2 part cleaner, stabilizer you offer, I would like to go to a darker shade, pecan etc. Can I go to TWP 1500 w/o stripping, or if I find a shade I prefer, or do I have to stick to TWP-100?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Noel Fray:
We have a 5 year old redwood deck in northern Arizona that we used Behr Premium Transparent Weather Proofing. The horizontal surfaces failed miserably.

Please advise the best product and prep procedure.

Thanks,

Noel

Use the TWP 100 or the TWP 1500 for this. Prep to remove the Behr with the Restore a Deck Stripper Kit.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
We have a 5 year old redwood deck in northern Arizona that we used Behr Premium Transparent Weather Proofing. The horizontal surfaces failed miserably.

Please advise the best product and prep procedure.

Thanks,

Noel
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting William Blakeman:
We have just installed a Batu deck.
What TWP product would you suggest we use to seal this hardwood with?

TWP is not designed for hardwood decking.
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Mr
We have just installed a Batu deck.
What TWP product would you suggest we use to seal this hardwood with?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Denise Wilton:
When it's time to redo the deck what kind of prep is involved? Can you go over the existing TWP stain with another coat of TWP or do you need to strip and brighten with products like Restore a Deck?
Thanks

Clean and brighten will be needed with a Gemini Restore Kit.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
When it's time to redo the deck what kind of prep is involved? Can you go over the existing TWP stain with another coat of TWP or do you need to strip and brighten with products like Restore a Deck?
Thanks
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Debra phillips:
We used Behr semi transparent premium... 4 years ago on a 5 year old deck. followed all directions- it failed the day after we applied. Now we stripped, and cleaned with behr 63 wood brightener- nuetralizer and sanded deck. Can we use TWP 100 on it, or do we have to clean it with something else first??

As long as the Behr is fully removed, you can use the TWP.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting mike davis:
Pressure-treated pine; Sherwin-Williams Deckscapes semi-transparent oil-based stain is 3-4 years old. Approx. 1200 sq. ft total area.
Do I need to strip it, or just pressure-wash first?
Do I need TWP 100 or TWP 1500?
Can I buy it locally (Woodlands, TX. 77381)

Do I need to strip it, or just pressure-wash first? Must remove it first
Do I need TWP 100 or TWP 1500? Use the TWP 100
Can I buy it locally (Woodlands, TX. 77381) We only sell online there.
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Just stripped and cleaned with behr 63 cleaner then sanding
We used Behr semi transparent premium... 4 years ago on a 5 year old deck. followed all directions- it failed the day after we applied. Now we stripped, and cleaned with behr 63 wood brightener- nuetralizer and sanded deck. Can we use TWP 100 on it, or do we have to clean it with something else first??
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8-yr old deck re-stain
Pressure-treate d pine; Sherwin-William s Deckscapes semi-transparen t oil-based stain is 3-4 years old. Approx. 1200 sq. ft total area.
Do I need to strip it, or just pressure-wash first?
Do I need TWP 100 or TWP 1500?
Can I buy it locally (Woodlands, TX. 77381)
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting alexpro:
Hi, I'm interested in using TWP100 for my dock. After putting 2 coats of your sample onto the cedar, I noticed it was shiny. The stain also stayed tacky for about 3 days which I didn't expect. I put the 2nd coat on about an hour after the first coat while it was still wet. The piece is now dry but there is a definite gloss. I want to make sure this won't be slippery while walking on it since the dock is used to get to and from the water and people will have wet feet. My sample is too small to test for this.

Thanks

TWP is not supposed to be shiny. If it dried shiny, then it was over applied or not prepped correctly. Was this new wood?
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slippery when wet?
Hi, I'm interested in using TWP100 for my dock. After putting 2 coats of your sample onto the cedar, I noticed it was shiny. The stain also stayed tacky for about 3 days which I didn't expect. I put the 2nd coat on about an hour after the first coat while it was still wet. The piece is now dry but there is a definite gloss. I want to make sure this won't be slippery while walking on it since the dock is used to get to and from the water and people will have wet feet. My sample is too small to test for this.

Thanks
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Trent Miller:
A pressure treated pine dock installed in November 2015. No previous stain. Full afternoon and evening sun.
What special information do I need to know for prepping and staining the dock, which is over water?

Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit and stain with the TWP 100 or 1500 Series, depending on your state laws. Take precautions to not get the stain in the water.
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New Dock
A pressure treated pine dock installed in November 2015. No previous stain. Full afternoon and evening sun.
What special information do I need to know for prepping and staining the dock, which is over water?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting John Rigling:
1. 3 years
2. pressure treated pine
3. Slightly grayed
4. Yes Behr premium
5. deck has been stripped cleaned and brightened
6. 36 x 16
Question - what is the coverage and quantity needed ? TWP 100 or TWP 1500

Which series to use depends on your state. If your states allowed the 100, then use it. If not, the TWP 1500 is the way to go. See our calculator for amount needed:

www.twpstain.com/.../
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home owner
1. 3 years
2. pressure treated pine
3. Slightly grayed
4. Yes Behr premium
5. deck has been stripped cleaned and brightened
6. 36 x 16
Question - what is the coverage and quantity needed ? TWP 100 or TWP 1500
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Tom Brown:
1. 16 years
2. Western Cedar
3. Knots coming out but otherwise ok, weathered
4. Previous TWP stain not sure which one
5. Backyard Pergola

Prep with the Gemini Restore kit and stain with the TWP 100 or 1500.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
1. 16 years
2. Western Cedar
3. Knots coming out but otherwise ok, weathered
4. Previous TWP stain not sure which one
5. Backyard Pegota
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Andy Youngs:
My contractor recommended TWP 100 series for our deck which he is sanding and then staining. We wanted to have the closest look to the wood itself for which he recommended the honey color.

My question is whether that would also be the best finish for some handmade redwood furniture I am looking at buying. I love the look of the redwood when it is freshly planed and sanded, and would like to keep as close to that look as possible while protecting the wood from moisture, sun, etc that causes it to gray.

Is the TWP100 Honey the best product for my redwood furniture or is there a better product?

All TWP colors will enhance the wood grain. The Honeytone is the lightest tint and is similar to a rich "wet look". You must have color in your stain if you want to prevent UV graying.
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homeowner
My contractor recommended TWP 100 series for our deck which he is sanding and then staining. We wanted to have the closest look to the wood itself for which he recommended the honey color.

My question is whether that would also be the best finish for some handmade redwood furniture I am looking at buying. I love the look of the redwood when it is freshly planed and sanded, and would like to keep as close to that look as possible while protecting the wood from moisture, sun, etc that causes it to gray.

Is the TWP100 Honey the best product for my redwood furniture or is there a better product?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Tomas Einarsson:
Hi i stained With TWP 100 series 2years ago and now i want to restain my deck with 100 series same colour do i need to use cleaner and brightener before i stain?

Yes you should prep with the Gemini Restore Kit before reapplying.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Hi i stained With TWP 100 series 2years ago and now i want to restain my deck with 100 series same colour do i need to use cleaner and brightener before i stain?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Melody Alsup:
We stained our deck yesterday and the floor boards are lighter than the railings and spindles when we looked at it this morning. There are also a few darker spots from us not being careful with the stain and getting it on a board before the entire board was stained. Can we apply a 2nd coat to help remedy both of these issues? if so when can a 2nd coat be applied. The instructions only call for a wet on wet 2nd coat.

Applying another coat now could result in over application to the point where it cannot absorb into the wood and dries shiny.
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2nd coat
We stained our deck yesterday and the floor boards are lighter than the railings and spindles when we looked at it this morning. There are also a few darker spots from us not being careful with the stain and getting it on a board before the entire board was stained. Can we apply a 2nd coat to help remedy both of these issues? if so when can a 2nd coat be applied. The instructions only call for a wet on wet 2nd coat.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Don Self:
New owner of home with deck stained in the past with TWP 101 Cedartone Natural (per can left at house). Still OK for Missouri? How do I order the same thing again?

Yes the TWP 101 is allowed in MO. You can order on this link:

www.twpstain.com/.../
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Chief Jerk
New owner of home with deck stained in the past with TWP 101 Cedartone Natural (per can left at house). Still OK for Missouri? How do I order the same thing again?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Henleben:
Can this product be used on a deck that currently has a solid stain - 22 years old?

No, the solid would have to be removed fully first.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Can this product be used on a deck that currently has a solid stain - 22 years old?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Mark Goodman:
For a log home do you recommend 2 coats on all vertical and horizontal surfaces? does 100 last longer or hold up longer than 1500? The home was done with 100 several years ago

Yes you should apply two coats wet on wet. Either the 100 or 1500 will last about the same.
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Chief Engineer
For a log home do you recommend 2 coats on all vertical and horizontal surfaces? does 100 last longer or hold up longer than 1500? The home was done with 100 several years ago
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Walter King:
Age - 15 years
Type - Mahogany
Condition - fair: was pressure washed to completely remove bad solid stain - some wood lignin was removed
Stained previously with California Paint's Storm stain transparent natural oil finish (not very durable and mildew growth was a problem.
Area to be treated is ~ 600 ft2 deck

Where are you located?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Age - 15 years
Type - Mahogany
Condition - fair: was pressure washed to completely remove bad solid stain - some wood lignin was removed
Stained previously with California Paint's Storm stain transparent natural oil finish (not very durable and mildew growth was a problem.
Area to be treated is ~ 600 ft2 deck
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Rost Beyder:
Hello,

Applied cedar 2 coat, 100 series, to treated 3 year old pine deck. 2 coats, wet on wet, per instructions. Looks amazing, love it, comments galore. If anything substantial of color, ie food smashed post kid, it stains the wood a little in that spots, clean up with sponge, but some stain fades. Water, ie rain repels perfectly. Do I need to apply some sort of clear sealer on the floor of deck or something similar ? Great product ! Thank you.

No it is not possible to apply a clear sealer on top of the TWP.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Hello,

Applied cedar 2 coat, 100 series, to treated 3 year old pine deck. 2 coats, wet on wet, per instructions. Looks amazing, love it, comments galore. If anything substantial of color, ie food smashed post kid, it stains the wood a little in that spots, clean up with sponge, but some stain fades. Water, ie rain repels perfectly. Do I need to apply some sort of clear sealer on the floor of deck or something similar ? Great product ! Thank you.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting JR M:
Hi,

Is TWP 100 safe to use as a stain on a children's playset? The standard rainbow stain is water-based, and I'm looking to use something that will be more durable; but I wanted to make sure. Thanks.

Yes it is safe once it has fully dried. Make sure to prep first.
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Playset
Hi,

Is TWP 100 safe to use as a stain on a children's playset? The standard rainbow stain is water-based, and I'm looking to use something that will be more durable; but I wanted to make sure. Thanks.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Nick Vitse:
3 year old deck made of pressure treated pine, stained 2 years ago with TWP101. I now want to re-stain the horizontal pieces, again with TWP101.

Do I need to completely strip the old stain, or is the Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit enough?

If the Restore-a-Deck is the right choice, is there a recommendation on avoiding the vertical surfaces that I will not be re-staining, or should/can I do all surfaces?

Use the Gemini Restore Kit. We would suggest doing all.
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Second application preperation
3 year old deck made of pressure treated pine, stained 2 years ago with TWP101. I now want to re-stain the horizontal pieces, again with TWP101.

Do I need to completely strip the old stain, or is the Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit enough?

If the Restore-a-Deck is the right choice, is there a recommendation on avoiding the vertical surfaces that I will not be re-staining, or should/can I do all surfaces?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Kim Helgeson:
Our deck is 1 year old untrained cedar. I cleaned and washed it, applied the first coat which it sucked up right away. Applied the 22nd coat yesterday, 1 week later, and it's still shiny, tacky and not seeming to dry? Please advise as to what I should do.

When applying a second coat, you need to apply wet on wet, not wet on dry. Basically you over applied now. You can try to wipe pff excess stain with rags and mineral spirits to help. Make sure that you saturate all oil rags with water and lay flat to dry!
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting lloyd breyer:
I Have a large home project, 13000 sq ft of redwood fencing. Mt Shasta CA. please e-main me what is the best produce for this job and a price quote. looking at natural color.
Lloyd

For CA, you will need to use the TWP 1500 Series. Honeytone is the lightest tint. Natural is a little darker. Cost is $195 per 5 gallon pail and they ship free. Coverage is about 150-200 Sq. feet for the first coat and 200-300 for the second coat.

www.twpstain.com/.../
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I Have a large home project, 13000 sq ft of redwood fencing. Mt Shasta CA. please e-main me what is the best produce for this job and a price quote. looking at natural color.
Lloyd
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting derekj208:
1) New build. August 2015
2) Western Red Cedar
3) Unfinished to weather/age over winter
Only 2-3 feet off ground. House walls on west and north side of deck. Heavy oak tree coverage begins 30 yards east and 15 yards south of deck. During peak summer, deck will get full sun from around noon through about 5 or 6 pm. Looking to maintain as natural of a new cedar non-greyed look as possible but while still offering best protection from foot traffic, Minnesota weather and UV. Mold and mildew issues unknown. I purchased Restore A Deck combo cleaner/brightener to prep for stain. Is 100 or 1500 series better for me? Also, will 5 gallons keep well if I use half this spring for 1 coat and the other half next spring for 2nd coat?

Use the 100 Series. See this about shelf life:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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New cedar deck
1) New build. August 2015
2) Western Red Cedar
3) Unfinished to weather/age over winter
Only 2-3 feet off ground. House walls on west and north side of deck. Heavy oak tree coverage begins 30 yards east and 15 yards south of deck. During peak summer, deck will get full sun from around noon through about 5 or 6 pm. Looking to maintain as natural of a new cedar non-greyed look as possible but while still offering best protection from foot traffic, Minnesota weather and UV. Mold and mildew issues unknown. I purchased Restore A Deck combo cleaner/brighte ner to prep for stain. Is 100 or 1500 series better for me? Also, will 5 gallons keep well if I use half this spring for 1 coat and the other half next spring for 2nd coat?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Jay Leslie:
I have just completed a 80 square foot entry deck for my parents, for the purpose of giving them a large flat stable surface to enter and exit their home at their main door.

Used pressure treated lumber in 2x6 dimension for the deck flooring.

Need to make the deck as non-slip as possible, as they are in their late 80's and preventing falls is the reason we added the deck.

Do you have recommendations on how to treat the deck, and what products to use, to make it as non-slip as possible?

Thank you

TWP is a penetrating stain, not filming so it is not slippery. See this about new wood:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Keith Elliott:
I'm slowly building a outside bench using white oak. I bought the wood about 6 months ago and it has been in the garage the entire time while I've been designing the bench and working the wood. The wood is in perfect condition, never been treated, painted, or stained. I'm in the process of final sanding and then plan to stain it using TWP100. Is TWP100 the right choice? Also, I'd like to try small amounts of the various colors before buying a large quantity. Do the stains come in sample sizes?

Samples are on this link:
www.twpstain.com/stain-samples
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Chad Nixon:
We are using recently cut white mine saw mill lumber for a 40 x 30 pavilion. The wood which varies in size from 6 x 12s to 3x 10s is aged 2 years but is certainly still somewhat wet. The wood has never been stained, is in good shape and rough cut. We have gotten advice from the contractor that they believe we can stain it now. Do you agree? The plan would be to use TWP100 unless we are told otherwise. Thanks.

If rough cut and dry then yes you can stain now. Less then 15% moisture. The 100 or 1500 will work.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
I have just completed a 80 square foot entry deck for my parents, for the purpose of giving them a large flat stable surface to enter and exit their home at their main door.

Used pressure treated lumber in 2x6 dimension for the deck flooring.

Need to make the deck as non-slip as possible, as they are in their late 80's and preventing falls is the reason we added the deck.

Do you have recommendations on how to treat the deck, and what products to use, to make it as non-slip as possible?

Thank you
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Scott Widdows:
I am getting ready to stain my gazedo columns and roof structure. the deck is composite and wont need stain. The wood is cedar and is unfinished and smooth. I live in Florida. What is the best product for me?

TWP 1500 Series for this since most is vertical wood.
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gazebo
I am getting ready to stain my gazedo columns and roof structure. the deck is composite and wont need stain. The wood is cedar and is unfinished and smooth. I live in Florida. What is the best product for me?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Karin:
Im getting ready to stain my two year old pressure treated pine deck for the first time, could you recommend which stain would be the best product for my deck?
We live in connecticut, full sun morning to early afternoon, then partially shaded for the remainder of the day, the deck is elevated approx four feet off the ground.
Thank you

For CT you will need the TWP 1500 Series. Make sure the prep with the Gemini Restore Kit.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Im getting ready to stain my two year old pressure treated pine deck for the first time, could you recommend which stain would be the best product for my deck?
We live in connecticut, full sun morning to early afternoon, then partially shaded for the remainder of the day, the deck is elevated approx four feet off the ground.
Thank you
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Greg Ross:
Our new, never stained deck is getting a single coat of TWP 100 today. The weather forecast for the next couple of days if for highs around 80-84 degrees and lows in the mid-40s. No rain. About how long until we can put our furniture back on the deck and begin using it?

24-48 hours is normal.
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How long to let TWP 100 dry
Our new, never stained deck is getting a single coat of TWP 100 today. The weather forecast for the next couple of days if for highs around 80-84 degrees and lows in the mid-40s. No rain. About how long until we can put our furniture back on the deck and begin using it?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Steve L:
Age of wood: 11
Type: Redwood exposed to winter weather in Montana.
Condition: Good
Previous: Stained with Behr deck stain (twice); will be completely sanded, cleaned and ready for new stain.
Area: Three sections; 1.) 20x14, 2.) 24x24, and 3.) 16x16.

What product do you recommend and how much.

Use the 100 Series. About 10 gallons for two coats when applied wet on wet. More if you have railings, stairs, etc.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Age of wood: 11
Type: Redwood exposed to winter weather in Montana.
Condition: Good
Previous: Stained with Behr deck stain (twice); will be completely sanded, cleaned and ready for new stain.
Area: Three sections; 1.) 20x14, 2.) 24x24, and 3.) 16x16.

What product do you recommend and how much.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Phillip Sangha:
1. Age of wood : 8
2. Type: Pressure treated second floor open deck in Florida.
3. Condition: good
4. Was stained 7 years ago with Cabot semi-transparent Redwood. It did develop black mold over time.

Which one shall I use and will need to remove the old remaining stain or is just pressure washing it is enough?

Need to remove the old stain. Use the Restore A Deck stripper with the pressure washing. Use the Restore A Deck Brightener after. Use the TWP 100 Series.
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Mr.
1. Age of wood : 8
2. Type: Pressure treated second floor open deck in Florida.
3. Condition: good
4. Was stained 7 years ago with Cabot semi-transparen t Redwood. It did develop black mold over time.

Which one shall I use and will need to remove the old remaining stain or is just pressure washing it is enough?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Leah Wheeler:
cedar siding, at least 10 years old, never treated. high moisture - pacific northwest rain forest wind driven rain and prone to moss build up but 3 sides in full sun when we have it. will soak up gobs of stain/preservative and we can't afford to do this again for many years. Which type do you recommend?

Use the TWP 100 Series. Prep withe Gemini Restore Kit and pressure washing. Apply two coats of the TWP.
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huge cedar barn
cedar siding, at least 10 years old, never treated. high moisture - pacific northwest rain forest wind driven rain and prone to moss build up but 3 sides in full sun when we have it. will soak up gobs of stain/preservat ive and we can't afford to do this again for many years. Which type do you recommend?
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting john burke:
I think someone used TWP semitransparent product 500? on our deck in 2012. I need to redo it and wondered what is the difference between the TWP 100 and 1500? Is there a tint? I think ours was gold.
John Burke

If you used the 500 Series before then you would want to use the 1500 Series. It is the improved version of the 500 Series. There is not a Gold color. There is a Honeytone and Natural color.
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deck treatment
I think someone used TWP semitransparent product 500? on our deck in 2012. I need to redo it and wondered what is the difference between the TWP 100 and 1500? Is there a tint? I think ours was gold.
John Burke
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting tom lloyd:
We have built a 800 square foot Cedar deck and railings with no steps. The wood is new and untreated. Now stain has ever been applied. We are 1 week after construction in North Idaho mountains. Need info on best practices for prep and application of Stain - semi transparent Cedar color.

See here please:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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We have built a 800 square foot Cedar deck and railings with no steps. The wood is new and untreated. Now stain has ever been applied. We are 1 week after construction in North Idaho mountains. Need info on best practices for prep and application of Stain - semi transparent Cedar color.
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Kim Dyer:
Can you tell me what the difference is between 100 and 1500 series? I am looking to stain my deck and I am not happy with what I used last year.

See these articles:

www.twpstain.com/.../

www.twpstain.com/.../
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RE: TWP 100 Stain
Quoting Robert Mason:
Hello, I have had a new deck built this February 14 x 28. redwood. my builder used an angle grinder to even up places where the wood was not level. i plan on staining the desk this may. i am wondering if I should sand the deck with a belt sander to even out the marks the angle grinder has left before i stain it. Is this a good idea? will sanding close the grain? Thank you

Yes sanding closes the grain. Please see this about new wood: www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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