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?
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    TWP Stains · 04/14/2015
    Mindy:
    Unknown age- approx. 30 years
    Unknown type of wood- pressure treated we assume
    Very grayed and molded,mildewed
    It has been stained before- some type of solid stain. Most is worn off
    Large area of decking that wraps around house and upper and lower decking some areas see shade part of the day and some are in full sun. House is lakefront in Indiana where we see all extremes in weather. Snow,freezing,hot,humid. From 10 below zero to 100 degrees

    Hello, TWP cannot be applied on top of a solid stain. It would have to be removed 100% and that would require sanding it off. Once removed you could use the 1500 Series.
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    Mindy · 04/13/2015
    Unknown age- approx. 30 years
    Unknown type of wood- pressure treated we assume
    Very grayed and molded,mildewed
    It has been stained before- some type of solid stain. Most is worn off
    Large area of decking that wraps around house and upper and lower decking some areas see shade part of the day and some are in full sun. House is lakefront in Indiana where we see all extremes in weather. Snow,freezing,hot,humid. From 10 below zero to 100 degrees
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    TWP Stains · 04/09/2015
    Scott S. Taras:
    I properly prepared and applied TWP 100 stain to a new cedar deck 2 years ago. I want to clean the deck.
    How do I clean my deck? Should I apply another coat of TWP 100 stain after I clean the deck?

    Thanks so much !!

    Since it has been two years you should prep with the Gemini Restore Kit and apply a maintenance coat of the TWP:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/tips/prepping-for-twp-stains/maintaining-twp/
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    Scott S. Taras · 04/08/2015
    I properly prepared and applied TWP 100 stain to a new cedar deck 2 years ago. I want to clean the deck.
    How do I clean my deck? Should I apply another coat of TWP 100 stain after I clean the deck?

    Thanks so much !!
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    TWP Stains · 04/07/2015
    Doug R:
    I think I have been using 1500. I did new deck after it sat for 9 months and then reapplyed 12 months later. I skipped last year, but it really could have used another application.

    Results have been just ok. It doesn't peel but fades quicker than I hoped.

    I have used the pecan color. I am thinking or trying the TWP 100 this spring after our pollen dies down. Do I need to strip or just continue to use the cleaner / brighter before application?

    You can use the Gemini Restore Kit for the prep for this.
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    Doug R · 04/07/2015
    I think I have been using 1500. I did new deck after it sat for 9 months and then reapplyed 12 months later. I skipped last year, but it really could have used another application.

    Results have been just ok. It doesn't peel but fades quicker than I hoped.

    I have used the pecan color. I am thinking or trying the TWP 100 this spring after our pollen dies down. Do I need to strip or just continue to use the cleaner / brighter before application?
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    TWP Stains · 04/06/2015
    Steven Sabb"][quote name="TheSealerStore"][quote name="carolyn greenplate:
    how long does 100 series need to dry before rain[/quote]
    8-12 hours is best.[/quote]

    I have been waiting days with rain forecasted for another week to stain my pergola. I have been waiting for a 48 hour window as that is what is stated on the can. Are you saying 12 or so hours of "dry" is ok?

    That's a minimum and is usually okay but it does vary on the wood, exposure, temperature, sun, application amount, etc. Hence in some cases it can take as long as 48 hours to dry.
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    Steven Sabb · 04/06/2015
    TheSealerStore"][quote name="carolyn greenplate:
    how long does 100 series need to dry before rain[/quote]
    8-12 hours is best.


    I have been waiting days with rain forecasted for another week to stain my pergola. I have been waiting for a 48 hour window as that is what is stated on the can. Are you saying 12 or so hours of "dry" is ok?
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    TWP Stains · 04/06/2015
    carolyn greenplate:
    how long does 100 series need to dry before rain

    8-12 hours is best.
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    carolyn greenplate · 04/05/2015
    how long does 100 series need to dry before rain
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    TWP Stains · 03/30/2015
    Betty Arnold:
    Large deck, 6 years old , treated pine,2' above ground in Dallas.North facing but gets so hot it burns feet. The original boards cracked, split,seeped sap. Replaced 1/3 of surface boards last Sept some remaining boards also have cracks but replacing all was cost prohibitive. The original deck stained with Cabot solid in dark color. Ready to stain entire deck now. My research brought me to you. I am an Interior Designer shared my findings with my clients. Several used your product successfully. My clients are high-end their subs knowledgeable and precise but I will be using the local “best deal”. My product choice probably 100 series in darkest brown. Your stains not available in Dallas so whomever I hire will look to me for direction on application . I want to do what is necessary but not go overboard on the prep, doing what you suggest. I believe they wanted to sand the deck but not sure. I will probably put down the second coat myself next year. Please advise.

    TWP cannot be applied on top of a solid stain. That would have to be removed fully first by power sanding. You should then clean and brighten the wood after the sanding for final prep. Use the TWP 103 dark oak for the color you wanted.
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    TWP Stains · 03/30/2015
    annie:
    need to know, because the article doesn't say

    is twp100series
    an oil based, acrylic,semi-transparent stain?
    thank you.
    I should not have to ask...

    It does say it on the product description page that is is oil based. Thanks
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    annie · 03/30/2015
    need to know, because the article doesn't say

    is twp100series
    an oil based, acrylic,semi-transparent stain?
    thank you.
    I should not have to ask...
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    TWP Stains · 03/25/2015
    Dianne bankston:
    We have cedar reversed board and batten siding that is 30 yrs old. Previously stained with TWP stain. Is the 100 series appropriate for us?
    Dianne

    100 Series if allowed in your state otherwise you will need to 1500 Series.
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    Dianne bankston · 03/25/2015
    We have cedar reversed board and batten siding that is 30 yrs old. Previously stained with TWP stain. Is the 100 series appropriate for us?
    Dianne
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    TWP Stains · 03/25/2015
    VirginiaDeckBuilder:
    Hello I have a new deck. Built with KDAT pine. Its pretty dry as it is and I'm thinking it would be a good idea to seal it before it gets wet. Its covered for now. Roughly 900sqft also with the 100 does it need to be sealed after the stain is applied?

    KDAT should season for a month after install and you need to prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit to remove mill glaze. Only one coat of the TWP 100 Series. You do not apply a sealer over top of a deck stain. No need.
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    TWP Stains · 03/25/2015
    Chris Takagi:
    1. 3 years
    2. Cedar
    3. Excellent condition
    4. Previously treated with Cabot Australian Timber Oil (natural)
    5. Fences, deck posts and deck fascia (decking is composite)

    I oil the wood every year to keep it from fading. The Cabot oil is ok but leaves a shiny film. I like the untinted version so the natural color shows through.

    You have to remove the Cabot first with pressure washing and the Restore A Deck Stripper. Make sure to apply the brightener when done. Once prepped well, you can use the TWP 1500.
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    VirginiaDeckBuilder · 03/24/2015
    Hello I have a new deck. Built with KDAT pine. Its pretty dry as it is and I'm thinking it would be a good idea to seal it before it gets wet. Its covered for now. Roughly 900sqft also with the 100 does it need to be sealed after the stain is applied?
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    Chris Takagi · 03/24/2015
    1. 3 years
    2. Cedar
    3. Excellent condition
    4. Previously treated with Cabot Australian Timber Oil (natural)
    5. Fences, deck posts and deck fascia (decking is composite)

    I oil the wood every year to keep it from fading. The Cabot oil is ok but leaves a shiny film. I like the untinted version so the natural color shows through.
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    TWP Stains · 03/21/2015
    Ric Tessari:
    I just had a cedar fence installed a week ago. Living in Washington State we are still in the rainy season. How long will I need to wait after our rainy season ends to apply the stain? Some blogs say 6 weeks, some say 4 months.
    Also I want a stain that will keep the natural appearance and not turn grey. Would the TWP 101 work the best?

    Thank you

    Please read this about new wood:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

    Honeytone is the lightest color. Cedartone is the next lightest in the 100 Series.