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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    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.
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    TWP Stains · 08/28/2015
    Bill McCarthey:
    Hi, We are building a new home with a new cedar deck with benches facing the salt water in Puget Sound, Washington state. The sand/gravel beach is 100 feet away. The deck also faces west and will get lots of sun. To best preserve the wood is it a good idea to stain new cedar decking on all sides before it is installed? Or is this not really necessary? We are planning to use TWP 100 on the deck and the benches. What do you suggest for best application and even stain color? We might use the pecan stain color.
    Thank you for your help.
    Regards,
    Bill McCarthey

    You do not need to stain all sides prior to install. See here about new wood:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

    Use the 100 Series but read the above article!
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    Bill McCarthey · 08/28/2015
    Hi, We are building a new home with a new cedar deck with benches facing the salt water in Puget Sound, Washington state. The sand/gravel beach is 100 feet away. The deck also faces west and will get lots of sun. To best preserve the wood is it a good idea to stain new cedar decking on all sides before it is installed? Or is this not really necessary? We are planning to use TWP 100 on the deck and the benches. What do you suggest for best application and even stain color? We might use the pecan stain color.
    Thank you for your help.
    Regards,
    Bill McCarthey
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    TWP Stains · 08/25/2015
    Brent Brydon:
    Dear TWP Tech Rep, I understand that new wood should be allowed to age approx 4 months before applying TWP100 or TWP1500. Can you advise if the wood has been kiln dried if that is still the case? My project is to protect new 4"x12" and 6"x18" western red cedar(WRC) beams and columns. The WRC has just been kiln dried. Also, the project is in the Caribbean hence UV protection is paramount. Can you suggest which of the TWP100 or the TWP1500 on WRC wood will give the better UV protection? We do not have any VOC regs. I am expecting to use the 116 rustic color. Thank you for your support.

    Wait 1-2 months for kiln dried and prep with Gemini Kit. Use the 100 Series for the newer wood.
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    Brent Brydon · 08/25/2015
    Dear TWP Tech Rep, I understand that new wood should be allowed to age approx 4 months before applying TWP100 or TWP1500. Can you advise if the wood has been kiln dried if that is still the case? My project is to protect new 4"x12" and 6"x18" western red cedar(WRC) beams and columns. The WRC has just been kiln dried. Also, the project is in the Caribbean hence UV protection is paramount. Can you suggest which of the TWP100 or the TWP1500 on WRC wood will give the better UV protection? We do not have any VOC regs. I am expecting to use the 116 rustic color. Thank you for your support.
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    TWP Stains · 08/25/2015
    Carmen:
    I have a deck that is pressure treated pine. Built last year, never treated. Have a lower section the get a lot of mold built up in the corners. Want to stain it beginning of next month. What steps do I need to take and what type of TWP should I use for best coverage? Also, what is the best way to put the stain on - there are quite a few rough areas and holes in the wood. This is not actual decking boards - just pine (landlord wanted it done the cheapest way possible).
    Most if not all you answers will be found not this site:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/
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    Carmen · 08/25/2015
    I have a deck that is pressure treated pine. Built last year, never treated. Have a lower section the get a lot of mold built up in the corners. Want to stain it beginning of next month. What steps do I need to take and what type of TWP should I use for best coverage? Also, what is the best way to put the stain on - there are quite a few rough areas and holes in the wood. This is not actual decking boards - just pine (landlord wanted it done the cheapest way possible).
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    TWP Stains · 08/24/2015
    Nancy Rios:
    I have ordered your products several times for friends in Mexico but now am not able to find what he needs. We are looking for TWP 100 Clear in 5 Gal (2) and Cedartone Natural 101 in 5 Gal (2) The prices seem to have gone up a great deal. I think he wants Series 100. Can you please help? We have always had it sent to 21423 Rio Comal San Antonio TX 78259 Thank you.

    You can order right from this link:

    http://www.twpstain.com/twp-100-series-5-gallon