TWP 100 Series Deck Stain - The Best Deck Stain

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

TWP 100 Series Total Wood Protectant (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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    Jim Gold · 09/17/2020
    I own a restoration company and have used TWP since the mid 90's. Today I've opened two single gallons of Pecan and they look and smell way different than hundreds of gallons of Pecan I've used. Did you guys change the formula? Smells like wet, decaying grass, (compost)and looks like a runny, chocolate milk. I'm very reluctant on using this on my clients deck atm.
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      TWP Stains · 09/17/2020
      No changes to the formula or performance. Make sure to mix it well. it may have settled.
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    Carl · 09/16/2020
    is there a warranty or guarantee with this product for decks and siding? we will actually be using on a log home. we have used it in the past many many years ago and not sure if its the right choice as we are needing to reseal
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    Deltad · 09/14/2020
    My husband likes Cedartone for refinishing our old red cedar gazebo. (I don’t want a red or orange appearance.) Is this a popular color? I like pecan. My question is if we go with Cedartone, could I change to pecan in a few years if we would like to try that color? Would that require more prep work? Thank you.
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      TWP Stains · 09/15/2020
      Cedartone is the most popular color. If you switch to Pecan at a later time it would be best to strip and brighten for prep.
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    Deltad · 09/14/2020
    30 yr old red cedar gazebo, last stained with a semi-opaque water based Flood stain about 8-10 years. Plan to use TWP 100 wood stain. Prep: Pressure washed, and now sanding off remaining stain with random orbital palm sander. I’m planning on ordering a 5 gallon of stain and Restore-a-deck prep. Do I need cleaner or Stripper? I live in SE Missouri. (I have never used 5 gallon can before). How do you pour from it?
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    Robin · 08/22/2020
    I don't understand which is better for a new pressure treated deck between 100 and 1500 series?

    Which lasts the longest before needing to be stripped? DOES it ever need to be stripped?
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    Debra Free · 08/20/2020
    Twp pro 100 series is it available in 1 gallon cans? I only see 100 series.
    i used the 100 series 12 months ago on new Cedar railings and the pressure treated pine deck floor needs staining. The railings are covered in mold and mildew so I want the most mildew resistant stain available.
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    Woody · 08/04/2020
    I have just pressure washed rough cut pressure treated pine 6” board fence that was installed November 2019. Is TWP 100 cape cod the best for gray semi-transparent. How many gallons for 1300 SF? Also 1 or 2 coats? Thanks
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    glen · 07/20/2020
    I am looking into pressure washing and staining a large boat pier & dock with TWP-100 Cedartone. The pier is (weathered) pressure treated pine and may have been treated with Thompson's water seal at some point. I would like to remove the weathered appearance, bringing back the new wood look and stain/preserve. Which products and methods do you recommend using to restore the like new look before staining with TWP100?
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    James · 07/18/2020
    How long does TWP stain last if unopened in the can?
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    Peter · 07/16/2020
    Hi, my fence is one year old. Can I just do 1 coat? (I also have the Gemini restore a kit). To be honest, I dont really wanna spend the money to buy 2 more 5 gallon buckets if I dont absolutely need it.
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      TWP Stains · 07/16/2020
      Is the wood smooth or rough sawn cut?
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        Peter Sfraga · 07/16/2020
        Smooth
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          TWP Stains · 07/16/2020
          One coat should work but it really depends on how porous the wood is.
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            Peter Sfraga · 07/17/2020
            One more question. how long after using the restore kit can I wait to stain? I only ask because we constantly have thunderstorms in the forecast so it is always a gamble if one hits or not.
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    Seth · 07/13/2020
    We stripped and then brightened our 20 yr. old cedar deck, then used orbital sander to smooth down rough walking surfaces. Do we need to pressure wash before stain application or just remove sanding dust with leaf blower?
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      TWP Stains · 07/13/2020
      Use the brightener after the sanding and hen lightly pressure wash off to open up the pores of the wood for the stain.
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        Seth · 07/14/2020
        Just to make sure you know about my process so far...I already stripped and "brightened" the deck before I I sanded. Now that I've sanded, do I need to use the brightener again? Thanks for all of your advice!
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          TWP Stains · 07/14/2020
          Yes, brighten again. Helps to open up the wood grain so the stain can soak in better.
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    Cathy Hink · 07/10/2020
    My deck (cedar) has been stripped, brightened -- stain TWP Cedartone 101 started to be applied but was splotchy and dark in spots due to fuzz. That was removed, now the contractor is hand sanding d the surface (60 grit), the fuzz in off but now I see what appears to be black mold. Ideas?
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      TWP Stains · 07/10/2020
      Your pictures are too small to see anything. If it is mild, you should use this kit after the sanding while pressure washing: https://www.twpstain.com/gemini-s-restore-a-deck-cleaner-and-brightener-kit
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        Cathy · 07/10/2020
        Thanks, it appears that the grey spots are isolated around areas of some nails. Could there be some connection with the nails and water?
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          TWP Stains · 07/10/2020
          That is rust from your nails due to removing the protective coating while sanding. You need a brightener to help with removal. You may also need to replace the nails or acres with news to prevent it from coming back.
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            Cathy · 07/10/2020
            Hi? The deck is now sanded and gray nail stains are gone. Can they stain. If they use brightener won’t the stains return? Using TWP 100 Cedartone 101
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              TWP Stains · 07/11/2020
              If it is rust it will return no matter what when the deck gets wet. The only way to fix is to replace the nails.
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    Mike Smith · 06/28/2020
    Was the Second coat needed? It did not penetrate in some spots? Also will adding a second coat in the fall be beneficial?
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    Mike Smith · 06/28/2020
    Second coat. How do you wipe it off. Just a paint rag? Also 1/2 is done with 2 coats. How do I know if the second cost will take?
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      TWP Stains · 06/28/2020
      Just leave alone. It will dry and cure.
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    Tom · 06/24/2020
    Can a 5 gallon container of TWP 100 be shipped to my farm property in Upstate NY?
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      TWP Stains · 06/24/2020
      No, not allowed in NY. Use the 1500 Series.
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    Ben · 06/21/2020
    I’m pressure washing a wood picket fence previously stained. I’ll let it dry then spray and brush 2 coats of twc 100. As long as I remove any stained wood, I’m good right? What lifespan can I expect for this product in a central Texas climate?
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      TWP Stains · 06/21/2020
      Yes, correct. On a fence, about 3-5 years.
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        Ben · 06/23/2020
        Great! So I’ve got 1350 sf to cover, 2 coats, I’ve got 10 gallons. At 300 sf/gallon I’m good. The second coat won’t take as much as the first right?
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          TWP Stains · 06/23/2020
          10 Gallons will probably not be enough. Closer to 12-15 gallons for two coats and also I assume you counted both sides of the fence?
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            Ben · 06/23/2020
            It’s just one side of the fence but I did consider that. Bummer about the stain but I’m know it’s no good to run out mid project. Thanks y’all.
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              Ben · 06/29/2020
              Can I just power wash the fence and stain a similar color over what’s left of the old?
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    Peter · 06/12/2020
    Hi - I stained my entire deck with TWP 100, but ran out of stain before I finished the second "wet on wet" coat. I will have to wait a few weeks to get more stain - will there be any issues if I apply the second coat on the dried first coat?
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      TWP Stains · 06/13/2020
      As long as the wood is absorbent you should be fine.
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    Mike · 06/12/2020
    My wood deck has a Olympic solid stain on it now. Can I place yep 1500 over it
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      TWP Stains · 06/12/2020
      No. You cannot use TWP over a different brand of stain, especially a solid stain.
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    Deanna · 06/07/2020
    Ive used TWP 100 and love the product. In preparation for restraining my siding, the house was power washed and some of the old pigment came down on my patio cement brick and has left splotches of color on the new unsealed bricks. I’ve tried several water based cement cleaners to remove the spots but they don’t touch the stains at all. Can you help me find something that can remove the stains please?
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      TWP Stains · 06/07/2020
      Try a graffiti remove cleaner.
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        Deanna · 06/08/2020
        I did, no results. Does it have to be oil based to lift the stains?
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          TWP Stains · 06/08/2020
          Not really. Try this with pressure washing. It should help. Motsenbocker's Lift Off 4 Remover for Spray Paint Graffiti
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    Cathy Hink · 06/04/2020
    My deck was stripped and brightened with TWP products (see pictures) I am concerned about the fuzzy white residue that was left. Thoughts? Next steps? (Seattle area). Stripper was applied, then water pressured off.
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      TWP Stains · 06/05/2020
      Make sure to brighten the wood. The stain when applied will help with this so it is not noticeable.