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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    aj · 09/20/2015
    Ive noticed on my last 2 5 gal pails of twp100 there is a 1/4" of putty like settling on the bottom of can. I took the pail to a paint store and had it shook first and i also stirred myself for a good 10 min. What is this and will it have any effect if i can get it to dissolve back into liquid?
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    TWP Stains · 09/17/2015
    m ervin nilsson:
    just built new barn with outside knotty pine what should I use on it? we live in northern Idaho

    You would want the 100 Series. Is this rough cut or smooth?
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    m ervin nilsson · 09/16/2015
    just built new barn with outside knotty pine what should I use on it? we live in northern Idaho
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    TWP Stains · 09/16/2015
    frank shorkey:
    series 100, is the gray stain a solid color or transparent. we have new cedar deck on a gray house. thanks

    The grays are more of a semi-solid color.
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    frank shorkey · 09/15/2015
    series 100, is the gray stain a solid color or transparent. we have new cedar deck on a gray house. thanks
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    TWP Stains · 09/14/2015
    tim gridley:
    Looking for assistance in choice of product
    new cedar deck (3 days old)
    Want to apply on frame before decking and railing being installed.
    Which of your two lines of products is suggested.
    Advise of advantage between clear and colored.

    You cannot apply TWP to brand new wood. Please see this article about new wood:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

    Clear has no UV protection from graying.
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    tim gridley · 09/13/2015
    Looking for assistance in choice of product
    new cedar deck (3 days old)
    Want to apply on frame before decking and railing being installed.
    Which of your two lines of products is suggested.
    Advise of advantage between clear and colored.
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    Dan Swartz · 09/11/2015
    TheSealerStore"][quote name="Dan Swartz:
    So spray for about 10 - 20 minutes (long enough for the first coat to dry) then respray and back-brush to even out the top coat. Sort of "wet on wet" and back brush?

    I have 20 gallons so I should enough.

    Any idea on when a second coat may be needed or just let it weather?

    Thank you for you help![/quote]
    You do not let the first coat dry. Wet on wet is correct:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-stain-wet-on-wet-application/




    Quick question on sprayer. Would be a heavy duty pump sprayer or more like High Volume Low Pressure paint sprayer?
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    TWP Stains · 09/11/2015
    Dan Swartz:
    So spray for about 10 - 20 minutes (long enough for the first coat to dry) then respray and back-brush to even out the top coat. Sort of "wet on wet" and back brush?

    I have 20 gallons so I should enough.

    Any idea on when a second coat may be needed or just let it weather?

    Thank you for you help!

    You do not let the first coat dry. Wet on wet is correct:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-stain-wet-on-wet-application/
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    Dan Swartz · 09/11/2015
    So spray for about 10 - 20 minutes (long enough for the first coat to dry) then respray and back-brush to even out the top coat. Sort of "wet on wet" and back brush?

    I have 20 gallons so I should enough.

    Any idea on when a second coat may be needed or just let it weather?

    Thank you for you help!
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    TWP Stains · 09/11/2015
    Dan Swartz:
    Hi

    Type of wood? Cedar shingles - sidewall
    Wood Condition: New - Dried for over a year
    Stained Previously: No
    Area to be treated: Entire house
    Location: About the same Latitude as
    Tawas City, MI (44°07'36.1"N) ie snows in the winter:)
    Color: Cape Code Gray (so more of a semi solid)
    Area: About 1600 ft2

    With the info above, what would you recommend as the best way to apply TWP-100? I was thinking of either spraying with an airless sprayer of brushing.

    Should I use two coats?

    Also, does it make sense to protect the lower half of the backside of the shingles on areas just above the shed roof that goes around the house (due to splashing)?


    Thanks
    Dan

    Apply the two light coats by spraying on the first coat then immediately back brushing the second coat. You will need about 10-15 gallons. No need to stain the back sides.
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    Dan Swartz · 09/11/2015
    Hi

    Type of wood? Cedar shingles - sidewall
    Wood Condition: New - Dried for over a year
    Stained Previously: No
    Area to be treated: Entire house
    Location: About the same Latitude as
    Tawas City, MI (44°07'36.1"N) ie snows in the winter:)
    Color: Cape Code Gray (so more of a semi solid)
    Area: About 1600 ft2

    With the info above, what would you recommend as the best way to apply TWP-100? I was thinking of either spraying with an airless sprayer of brushing.

    Should I use two coats?

    Also, does it make sense to protect the lower half of the backside of the shingles on areas just above the shed roof that goes around the house (due to splashing)?


    Thanks
    Dan
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    TWP Stains · 09/11/2015
    Keith Allred:
    Wood is 7 years old
    redwood
    gray but still in pretty good shape
    has been stained but is almost all gone and i am sanding it off
    outside deck facing west in dry part of colorado but cold and snowy at times, real low humidity
    I am wanting a dark stain like dark oak

    Prep after the sanding with the Gemini Restore Kit and then use the TWP 103 Dark Oak.
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    Keith Allred · 09/10/2015
    Wood is 7 years old
    redwood
    gray but still in pretty good shape
    has been stained but is almost all gone and i am sanding it off
    outside deck facing west in dry part of colorado but cold and snowy at times, real low humidity
    I am wanting a dark stain like dark oak
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    TWP Stains · 09/05/2015
    Elaine & Francis:
    I have a 11-12 year old cedar deck stained with cabot clear (only once) when new. We have just scrubed it with bleach and water mixture and also power washed it. We want to stain it. Some parts are in good condition but some are not (fair). The covered 1/3 portion is in good condition. The deck is on the north side of the house,subject to mold, midew and moss. We do get snow and cold winters. Can you recommend what to do next and give me some suggestions Upstate NY.

    Need to remove all of the Cabot first with the Restore A Deck Stripper and use the Brightener after to neutralize. Need the TWP 1500 for NY.
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    Elaine & Francis · 09/04/2015
    I have a 11-12 year old cedar deck stained with cabot clear (only once) when new. We have just scrubed it with bleach and water mixture and also power washed it. We want to stain it. Some parts are in good condition but some are not (fair). The covered 1/3 portion is in good condition. The deck is on the north side of the house,subject to mold, midew and moss. We do get snow and cold winters. Can you recommend what to do next and give me some suggestions Upstate NY.
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    TWP Stains · 09/02/2015
    Steve C.:
    I installed cedar siding about 6 to 8 years ago and treated it with two coats of Sikkens SRD, which I believe is a semi-transparent, oil based stain. Each year since the siding has darkened to the point of being a very dark brown, almost black. What would be my course of action to restore the color as close to original as possible and which of your products, the TWP 100 or 1500 would be best for long term protection. My house is in WV and positioned on a hill where it does get a direct sun light.

    You need to remove the Sikkens and that can be somewhat difficult. The RAD Stain Stripper and pressure washing will be your best option. Apply and repeat if needed until all the sikkens has been removed. Apply a wood brightener to the wood after all has been stripped. Use the TWP 1500 Series.
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    Steve C. · 09/01/2015
    I installed cedar siding about 6 to 8 years ago and treated it with two coats of Sikkens SRD, which I believe is a semi-transparent, oil based stain. Each year since the siding has darkened to the point of being a very dark brown, almost black. What would be my course of action to restore the color as close to original as possible and which of your products, the TWP 100 or 1500 would be best for long term protection. My house is in WV and positioned on a hill where it does get a direct sun light.
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    TWP Stains · 08/30/2015
    Susan Hefner Lenhart:
    Hello! We have purchased your Gemini RAD kit but are having a very hard time finding any pressure washer that will go as low as you advise, 1,000 PSI. The lowest psi we can find is 1,500. None of the sites selling pressure washers state if the pressure can be dialed down. You really stressed not going over 1,000 psi so as not to damage the wood so, can you suggest a pressure washer that we can safely use? We need to get this accomplished, soon, and cannot move forward until we have the proper tool. Thank you.

    You can use a 3000 psi pressure washer. It is only 3000 psi when you are directly at the tip. when you are 8-12 inches away, the pressure drops in half or less.
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    Susan Hefner Lenhart · 08/30/2015
    Hello! We have purchased your Gemini RAD kit but are having a very hard time finding any pressure washer that will go as low as you advise, 1,000 PSI. The lowest psi we can find is 1,500. None of the sites selling pressure washers state if the pressure can be dialed down. You really stressed not going over 1,000 psi so as not to damage the wood so, can you suggest a pressure washer that we can safely use? We need to get this accomplished, soon, and cannot move forward until we have the proper tool. Thank you.