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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    Henleben · 05/13/2016
    Can this product be used on a deck that currently has a solid stain - 22 years old?
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    TWP Stains · 05/11/2016
    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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    Mark Goodman · 05/11/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 05/10/2016
    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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    Walter King · 05/10/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 05/09/2016
    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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    Rost Beyder · 05/09/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 05/06/2016
    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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    JR M · 05/05/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 04/24/2016
    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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    Nick Vitse · 04/24/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 04/24/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 04/24/2016
    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.

    http://www.twpstain.com/twp-1500-series-5-gallon
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    lloyd breyer · 04/23/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 04/21/2016
    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:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/shelf-life-of-twp/
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    derekj208 · 04/21/2016
    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?
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    TWP Stains · 04/21/2016
    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:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    TWP Stains · 04/21/2016
    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:
    http://www.twpstain.com/stain-samples
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    TWP Stains · 04/21/2016
    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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    Jay Leslie · 04/21/2016
    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