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 · 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
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    Nancy Rios · 08/24/2015
    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.
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    TWP Stains · 08/23/2015
    Scott,

    If it has been three years then yes you will need to apply another coat of the TWP.
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    Scott Taras · 08/23/2015
    I have a 3 year old cedar deck of about 665 square feet plus some benches. When I built it, I allowed the wood to cure for 3 months. I cleaned and prepared the wood as TWP recommends. Then I applied 1 coat of TWP 100 Cedartone.
    I will clean them soon. Should I apply a second coat of 100 TWP? We live in San Antonio. Our deck is heavily shaded, and our main problems are with mold, mildew, and algae because after rainfall, the deck stays wet for 2 or 3 days.
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    TWP Stains · 08/23/2015
    Jerry Herden:
    We applied one coat of twp100 and it looked like it might rain which it did the next day but now the first coat has dryed. Is it alright to apply a second coat now that it has been several days?

    It may not take now. Best to wait until Spring of next year and apply a light coat then.
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    Jerry Herden · 08/23/2015
    We applied one coat of twp100 and it looked like it might rain which it did the next day but now the first coat has dryed. Is it alright to apply a second coat now that it has been several days?
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    TWP Stains · 08/21/2015
    Jerry Hannah:
    Planning to clean and seal 400' of cedar fencing.
    Age -11 months
    Condition - nearly new, fence has greyed some, plan to clean and powerwash, using either bleach cleaner or Krud Kutter non-bleach.
    No previous stain
    ? - Should we use TWP 100 or 101? We used #101 on an 800sf treated deck, but this is cedar.
    ? Will #100 last as long?
    ? Will #101 make it too dark?
    I have used Flood SWP on cedar fencing before. How will TWP 100 compare?
    Planning on 15 gallons to cover.
    Cleaning - any advice on cleaning cedar fence - bleach or non-bleach?

    Thanks

    Use the 100 Series. Should last 3-6 years on the fence. Not sure what you consider "too dark" as that is an opinion. TWP preserves and protects better the the Flood.

    Do you mean 400 linear feet for the fence? Id so and you are doing both sides you have 4800 sq. feet if 6 feet high. Is that correct? If so you will need much more then 15 gallons for this.
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    Jerry Hannah · 08/20/2015
    Planning to clean and seal 400' of cedar fencing.
    Age -11 months
    Condition - nearly new, fence has greyed some, plan to clean and powerwash, using either bleach cleaner or Krud Kutter non-bleach.
    No previous stain
    ? - Should we use TWP 100 or 101? We used #101 on an 800sf treated deck, but this is cedar.
    ? Will #100 last as long?
    ? Will #101 make it too dark?
    I have used Flood SWP on cedar fencing before. How will TWP 100 compare?
    Planning on 15 gallons to cover.
    Cleaning - any advice on cleaning cedar fence - bleach or non-bleach?

    Thanks