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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    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
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    TWP Stains · 04/20/2016
    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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    Scott Widdows · 04/20/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 04/18/2016
    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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    Karin · 04/18/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 04/18/2016
    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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    Greg Ross · 04/18/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 04/16/2016
    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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    Steve L · 04/16/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 04/13/2016
    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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    Phillip Sangha · 04/13/2016
    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?
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    TWP Stains · 04/13/2016
    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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    Leah Wheeler · 04/13/2016
    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?
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    TWP Stains · 04/09/2016
    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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    john burke · 04/09/2016
    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