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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    cow · 01/25/2016
    i cleaned and restored and coated my deck last summer.i want to recoat. deck is around 900 sq, feet how much product do i need? i use the 100 series.
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    TWP Stains · 01/18/2016
    chris mcginnis:
    1. old (20+ years)
    2. cedar
    3. cracking and warped but not rotten
    4. stained with semi transparent but not sure of age (old)
    5. 2000 sq. ft. deck

    Can I apply one coat only of TWP 100? it is so large I wold rather not have to do a second coat unless necessary.

    Hello, for the prep you will need to remove the old stain first suing the Restore A Deck stripper and pressure washing. Once removed you would need to brighten the wood with the RAD Wood Brightener. TWP 100 should be applied wet on wet. Typically the railings only need one coat but the horizontals should get two.

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-stain-wet-on-wet-application/
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    chris mcginnis · 01/18/2016
    1. old (20+ years)
    2. cedar
    3. cracking and warped but not rotten
    4. stained with semi transparent but not sure of age (old)
    5. 2000 sq. ft. deck

    Can I apply one coat only of TWP 100? it is so large I wold rather not have to do a second coat unless necessary.
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    Administrator · 01/07/2016
    lee.dantzler@gmail.com:
    1. 1/2 is 12 yrs old, the rest is 7 yrs old
    2.Treated pine (above ground treatment)
    3. Good - never powerwashed
    4. Yes, Once with TWP Clear
    5. Bi-level (2 steps down) wooden deck open w/no roof. And with wooden stairs (6 steps) down to ground leve. House located on salt water to brackish water marsh. "Painted" sample areas w/TWP Natural and Honeytone - both have retained color - clear did not last long in water protection.

    Either color is fine. Honeytone being the lightest will fade a little faster. Prep well first with the Gemini Restore Kit and light pressure washing or heavy scrubbing.
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    Herman Dantzler · 01/07/2016
    1. 1/2 is 12 yrs old, the rest is 7 yrs old
    2.Treated pine (above ground treatment)
    3. Good - never powerwashed
    4. Yes, Once with TWP Clear
    5. Bi-level (2 steps down) wooden deck open w/no roof. And with wooden stairs (6 steps) down to ground leve. House located on salt water to brackish water marsh. "Painted" sample areas w/TWP Natural and Honeytone - both have retained color - clear did not last long in water protection.
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    TWP Stains · 01/03/2016
    Matt Hoffman:
    Age of wood: 14 months
    Type of wood: cedar
    Condition of wood: Excellent
    Never been stained, Florida
    844 sq ft

    Plan on using TWP 100 however I used a cleaner and brightener 3 weeks ago, do I need to re-clean or should I be ok? Also, can the TWP 100 be applied to damp wood, I am having trouble finding a 3 day rain free window. Thanks.

    Yes you should lightly clean again. TWP cannot be applied to damp or wet wood.
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    Matt Hoffman · 01/02/2016
    Age of wood: 14 months
    Type of wood: cedar
    Condition of wood: Excellent
    Never been stained, Florida
    844 sq ft

    Plan on using TWP 100 however I used a cleaner and brightener 3 weeks ago, do I need to re-clean or should I be ok? Also, can the TWP 100 be applied to damp wood, I am having trouble finding a 3 day rain free window. Thanks.
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    TWP Stains · 11/20/2015
    jes2525:
    We followed new deck prep and staining process. We did the deck floor about 10 days ago and ran out of stain. It really looks like it needs another coat as you can see brush strokes and it's lighter/darker in areas. Do we have any options other than to start over or wait till spring to add a 2nd coat? What will happen if we add a 2nd coat?

    Couple other random questions:

    1. It's Fri AM and no rain in forecast for several days. So, we planned on finishing up on Sunday (we still need to do the posts in ground). But, the water from yesterday's rain is puddling on the deck. So, when it says wait 48 hours after last rain, should we sweep the water off the deck and then wait 48 hours? Confused about what 48 hours without rain means...

    2. We used 100 - Cape Cod... on the deck it looks lite gray but we have (2) 16' ramps in the yard and they look baby blue - any idea why? suggestions?

    We would suggest leaving alone for the year. Next Spring you can lightly clean to remove any dirt and apply another coat then. As for the color on the ramp, the TWP enhances the grain of your wood so there must have been some blue or green tint in the new wood. Did you wait 4-12 months and prep accordingly for the new wood: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    jessica · 11/20/2015
    We followed new deck prep and staining process. We did the deck floor about 10 days ago and ran out of stain. It really looks like it needs another coat as you can see brush strokes and it's lighter/darker in areas. Do we have any options other than to start over or wait till spring to add a 2nd coat? What will happen if we add a 2nd coat?

    Couple other random questions:

    1. It's Fri AM and no rain in forecast for several days. So, we planned on finishing up on Sunday (we still need to do the posts in ground). But, the water from yesterday's rain is puddling on the deck. So, when it says wait 48 hours after last rain, should we sweep the water off the deck and then wait 48 hours? Confused about what 48 hours without rain means...

    2. We used 100 - Cape Cod... on the deck it looks lite gray but we have (2) 16' ramps in the yard and they look baby blue - any idea why? suggestions?
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    TWP Stains · 11/17/2015
    Carolyn L. Newman:
    We just stained our deck yesterday with TWP 100. Deck,is 2 years old, pine, and previously stained. We removed the old stain by sanding and using a stain remover. Then it sat untreated for about 4 months. we cleaned the surface with Dekscoat and water three days prior to staining.

    We put on two coats of stain.....wet on wet application. It has been 24 hours and the deck,is still tacky. We live in Hawaii so do have higher humidity. It has NOT RAINED ON THE DECK. There were a few spots that looked shiny after the second coat so I ran a clean roller over it, but not much came up on the roller.

    What should we do now? I think we just applied too much stain and should have used only one coat. Thanks for any help!

    Hello, see this article and comments about this: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-stain-is-spotty-or-shiny/

    It will dry and cure fully, just may take a few days.
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    Carolyn L. Newman · 11/16/2015
    We just stained our deck yesterday with TWP 100. Deck,is 2 years old, pine, and previously stained. We removed the old stain by sanding and using a stain remover. Then it sat untreated for about 4 months. we cleaned the surface with Dekscoat and water three days prior to staining.

    We put on two coats of stain.....wet on wet application. It has been 24 hours and the deck,is still tacky. We live in Hawaii so do have higher humidity. It has NOT RAINED ON THE DECK. There were a few spots that looked shiny after the second coat so I ran a clean roller over it, but not much came up on the roller.

    What should we do now? I think we just applied too much stain and should have used only one coat. Thanks for any help!
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    TWP Stains · 11/09/2015
    Peter Starke:
    I have 4 gallons remaining of TWP 100 clear. I would like to use on an upcoming job, but the job specifies grey tinted stain. What grey tint is compatible with your stain, and do you have the capacity to send it to me?

    Thanks

    It is not possible to tint the Clear.
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    Peter Starke · 11/09/2015
    I have 4 gallons remaining of TWP 100 clear. I would like to use on an upcoming job, but the job specifies grey tinted stain. What grey tint is compatible with your stain, and do you have the capacity to send it to me?

    Thanks
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    TWP Stains · 11/04/2015
    George Heugel:
    How long can TWP 101 be stored after opening?

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/shelf-life-of-twp/
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    George Heugel · 11/03/2015
    How long can TWP 101 be stored after opening?
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    TWP Stains · 11/02/2015
    Joe Mannine:
    I recently lost a friend/neighbor on our street helping family prep house for sale Refinishing 13'x 21' elevated half is 5 yrs old half 10 yrs old deck,stairs,balusters,hand rails support posts.
    Treated wood -type unknown
    Condition overall-fair- No graying. Had to do some scraping to remove peeling original stain on hand rails several stairs and deck boards
    Original brand-unknown
    Southern exposure - direct sun 6 hrs
    Do I need to sand all surfaces lightly even in areas where original stain is in good shape? (suppt posts, balusters some deck boards)
    Preparing to use cleaner and PW to finish prep.Need to return the 5 gallons of Olympic"Restore it"- light I purchased for the project. (puch.onsale 75% off at Lowe's since they are discontinuing the light product.) After reading horror stories of peeling a season after applied and effort required to remove and re-do.
    How much TWP 100 is needed?
    Can I apply with a Wagner optistain airless?
    Thanks!

    Hello,

    You have to remove all of the previous stain if you want to use the TWP. How to do this will depend on the brand and type that the old stain is. If you do remove the old stain then yes you can use an airless to apply. We would need the total sq. footage for the amount of TWP needed.
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    Joe Mannine · 11/02/2015
    I recently lost a friend/neighbor on our street helping family prep house for sale Refinishing 13'x 21' elevated half is 5 yrs old half 10 yrs old deck,stairs,balusters,hand rails support posts.
    Treated wood -type unknown
    Condition overall-fair- No graying. Had to do some scraping to remove peeling original stain on hand rails several stairs and deck boards
    Original brand-unknown
    Southern exposure - direct sun 6 hrs
    Do I need to sand all surfaces lightly even in areas where original stain is in good shape? (suppt posts, balusters some deck boards)
    Preparing to use cleaner and PW to finish prep.Need to return the 5 gallons of Olympic"Restore it"- light I purchased for the project. (puch.onsale 75% off at Lowe's since they are discontinuing the light product.) After reading horror stories of peeling a season after applied and effort required to remove and re-do.
    How much TWP 100 is needed?
    Can I apply with a Wagner optistain airless?
    Thanks!
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    TWP Stains · 10/25/2015
    Joyce Seebock:
    1 - 32 years old
    2 - Pressure treated
    3 - generally good condition, grayed
    4 - No evidence of stain if it ever was stained
    5 - under a wrap around porch roof, weather is different on each of 3 sides. Central Texas weather.

    Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit first then stain with the TWP 100 or 1500 Series.
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    Joyce Seebock · 10/24/2015
    1 - 32 years old
    2 - Pressure treated
    3 - generally good condition, grayed
    4 - No evidence of stain if it ever was stained
    5 - under a wrap around porch roof, weather is different on each of 3 sides. Central Texas weather.
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    TWP Stains · 10/21/2015
    Sandy Willis:
    I am about to apply a 2nd & 3rd coat of TWP stain on my deck. The 1st coat was applied 2 years ago & is looking really thin. First, I'll be using the remainder of a 5 gallon can from 2 yrs ago. Is it still good? Second, I seem to remember that you don't have to use a brightened on reapplications. Can I buy just the cleaner? Third, since the original stain is getting very thin, could/should I apply a 4th coat? Thanks!

    Use both the cleaner and brightener for the prep. Not sure of the stain is still good. Probably not as the shelf life is less them 12 months after opening. No you cannot over apply TWP. After the prep you can apply 1 or 2 coats depending on the porosity of the wood.