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 · 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
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    Susan Hefner Lenhart · 08/19/2015
    Hello, again. You have instructed me to go ahead & clean, brighten & stain these areas of pine & PTP. Even if the 1x12 pine boards are butted up directly next to the stained cedar walls beneath them? We will have to tarp all of the walls/sides to accomplish, which we will do. But, just double-checking. Don't want to ruin all of our hard work & investment. Thank you.
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    TWP Stains · 08/19/2015
    Susan Hefner Lenhart:
    We have a newly sided rough hewn cedar shed. We have it almost completely stained but have some questions regarding how to proceed with this situation. The problems are:The soffit sections all around the bldg.are 1x12 4 mos.old pine boards.They are adjacent to the cedar we just stained last week. Another problem area that I didn't think of before staining the cedar is that all of the porch overhang is mostly pine 2x4 rafters & the posts are PTP. We are waiting to stain the adjacent South wall of cedar that is under the overhang until we hear from you on how to proceed.If we Gemini clean or restore the rafters, soffits & posts, will that affect our already newly stained boards? It has been 4 months since this was built so the drying waiting time for the pine & PTP has happened.Do we leave the pine & PTP sections until Spring & go ahead & stain the So.Wall? Or can we treat the pine, now, let dry & then stain the entire So. end at once & not harm the already stained areas? Thank You!

    Just go ahead and clean/brighten and stain now.
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    Susan Hefner Lenhart · 08/19/2015
    We have a newly sided rough hewn cedar shed. We have it almost completely stained but have some questions regarding how to proceed with this situation. The problems are:The soffit sections all around the bldg.are 1x12 4 mos.old pine boards.They are adjacent to the cedar we just stained last week. Another problem area that I didn't think of before staining the cedar is that all of the porch overhang is mostly pine 2x4 rafters & the posts are PTP. We are waiting to stain the adjacent South wall of cedar that is under the overhang until we hear from you on how to proceed.If we Gemini clean or restore the rafters, soffits & posts, will that affect our already newly stained boards? It has been 4 months since this was built so the drying waiting time for the pine & PTP has happened.Do we leave the pine & PTP sections until Spring & go ahead & stain the So.Wall? Or can we treat the pine, now, let dry & then stain the entire So. end at once & not harm the already stained areas? Thank You!
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    TWP Stains · 08/17/2015
    kevin rice:
    20 years old
    Pressure treated pine
    Average for age
    Does not appear to have been treated/just bought the house
    Very large wooden deck on two sides of the house.

    Prep all the wood with the Gemini Restore Kit and pressure washing. Use the TWP 100 Series if allowed in your state otherwise use the 1500 Series.
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    kevin rice · 08/17/2015
    20 years old
    Pressure treated pine
    Average for age
    Does not appear to have been treated/just bought the house
    Very large wooden deck on two sides of the house.
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    TWP Stains · 08/08/2015
    Colleen H:
    I am having an addition put on my existing deck. It will be treated pine and wrapped in cedar. What stain can I use to make the pine (both old and new) most closely match the cedar? Can I use the same stain on the cedar? The existing wood is about 10 years old.

    New and old wood will not match the first time staining. The newer wood will be lighter in color. Please read this about new wood and TWP: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/