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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    Ric Tessari · 03/20/2015
    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
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    TWP Stains · 03/19/2015
    Steven Sabb:
    Regarding my just previous question about my pergola. Seems like most if not all the instructions pertain to DECKS. This is a vertical structure, so I would imagine that effects application and time of application. An additional point. This is rough sawn cedar. Everything seems to be written re: smooth wood. Do I still have a waiting period? And in Austin tx, would you rec. 100 or 1500?

    As the one article mentions, if rough wood you do not need to wait:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

    Application is the same no matter the wood structure.
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    Steven Sabb · 03/18/2015
    Regarding my just previous question about my pergola. Seems like most if not all the instructions pertain to DECKS. This is a vertical structure, so I would imagine that effects application and time of application. An additional point. This is rough sawn cedar. Everything seems to be written re: smooth wood. Do I still have a waiting period? And in Austin tx, would you rec. 100 or 1500?
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    TWP Stains · 03/17/2015
    Steven Sabb:
    Newly built western red cedar pergola. Do I wait a few months before applying twp? If so, would I then have to clean it first (would not be easy) Would you recommend the 100 or 1500? I was thinking of using a thick nap 4" roller for application for a complete application. Would this be suggested?

    Please read this article on new wood. It will answer your questions:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
    This one on application:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Steven Sabb · 03/17/2015
    Newly built western red cedar pergola. Do I wait a few months before applying twp? If so, would I then have to clean it first (would not be easy) Would you recommend the 100 or 1500? I was thinking of using a thick nap 4" roller for application for a complete application. Would this be suggested?
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    TWP Stains · 03/17/2015
    Martin Hunley:
    I am in dallas Texas and about to build a 8' board on board cedar fence. 177 LF of fence. Where can I buy this stain, how much will I need I plan to spray it myself. How long to wait after the fence is up?
    is the best choice for a cedar fence in texas? Or would the 1500 be a better choice? What is the difference between the 100 and the 1500?
    Will this stain my pressure treated boards to match the cedar? I'm either going transparent or semi transparent.

    You can buy right from our website as we are an online dealer. As for amount needed, please send a total sq. footage for both sides. Use the 100 series. Please read these articles on colors and new wood:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/tips/need-help/twp-color-tips/
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    Martin Hunley · 03/16/2015
    I am in dallas Texas and about to build a 8' board on board cedar fence. 177 LF of fence. Where can I buy this stain, how much will I need I plan to spray it myself. How long to wait after the fence is up?
    is the best choice for a cedar fence in texas? Or would the 1500 be a better choice? What is the difference between the 100 and the 1500?
    Will this stain my pressure treated boards to match the cedar? I'm either going transparent or semi transparent.
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    TWP Stains · 03/06/2015
    Rick S:
    I’m having an arbor replaced at my home in Dallas, TX. The arbor will be constructed using new rough cut western red cedar. I’ve read through several Q’s & A’s from your website but I’m not clear on the following:
    1) Does rough cut cedar have to age before I apply TWP 100?
    2) If not, does the new wood still have to be treated with Gemini Restore A Deck before applying the TWP 100 product?

    1. No it does not.
    2. No prep either is needed if rough cut.
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    Rick S · 03/05/2015
    I’m having an arbor replaced at my home in Dallas, TX. The arbor will be constructed using new rough cut western red cedar. I’ve read through several Q’s & A’s from your website but I’m not clear on the following:
    1) Does rough cut cedar have to age before I apply TWP 100?
    2) If not, does the new wood still have to be treated with Gemini Restore A Deck before applying the TWP 100 product?
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    TWP Stains · 02/25/2015
    Daniel Sheldon:
    6 year old red cedar deck good condition, penofin blue label 25x25 ft. since penofin is rosewood oil do I need to strip?

    You must alwasy remove previous coatings when switching to TWP. The Restore A Deck stripper works very easily on removing Penofin. Make sure to use a wood brightener after the stripping is done.
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    Daniel Sheldon · 02/24/2015
    6 year old red cedar deck good condition, penofin blue label 25x25 ft. since penofin is rosewood oil do I need to strip?
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    TWP Stains · 02/19/2015
    Neela:
    I have bought seasoned cedar post for the porch of a new horsebarn and the metal colors are light grey with waynescoat of dark grey slate. I would like to keep the seasoned look, what TWP would best suit my need. But another question I have not been able to get resolved. I know that the TWP seals the wood from weather damage, but I would like the high thick gloss look? Is that even an option in using the TWP? Please help with any suggestions that you might have or aide with.

    Thank you!
    Neela Brown

    TWP does not create a shine/gloss and that type of look does not work well for exterior wood. As for a weathered look, you would want the TWP in the clear so it will not change the appearance and or prevent the natural UV graying (oxidation) that you like.
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    Neela · 02/18/2015
    I have bought seasoned cedar post for the porch of a new horsebarn and the metal colors are light grey with waynescoat of dark grey slate. I would like to keep the seasoned look, what TWP would best suit my need. But another question I have not been able to get resolved. I know that the TWP seals the wood from weather damage, but I would like the high thick gloss look? Is that even an option in using the TWP? Please help with any suggestions that you might have or aide with.

    Thank you!
    Neela Brown
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    TWP Stains · 02/18/2015
    Ned:
    10 year old cedar fence. Clear sealed 8 years ago. Power washed 1 year ago. Plan on using TWP with lighter tint. Are both 100 and 1500 oil based? Which do you suggest would work best with info provided?

    Yes both are oil based. Where do you live?
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    Ned · 02/17/2015
    10 year old cedar fence. Clear sealed 8 years ago. Power washed 1 year ago. Plan on using TWP with lighter tint. Are both 100 and 1500 oil based? Which do you suggest would work best with info provided?
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    TWP Stains · 02/03/2015
    diane marshall:
    I have a 5 year old cedar wood fence which I stained (5 yrs ago) with BEHR semi-transparent wood stain (100% acrylic latex). The existing stain is pretty worn with approx. 25% showing the bare wood. I live in the Mojave desert and would like to know if I could use TWP 100 stain over top of what I have now.
    thanks diane

    No, TWP cannot be applied on top of Behr. You would need to remove the Behr first by stripping and sanding.
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    diane marshall · 02/02/2015
    I have a 5 year old cedar wood fence which I stained (5 yrs ago) with BEHR semi-transparent wood stain (100% acrylic latex). The existing stain is pretty worn with approx. 25% showing the bare wood. I live in the Mojave desert and would like to know if I could use TWP 100 stain over top of what I have now.
    thanks diane
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    TWP Stains · 01/20/2015
    Gerard Eads:
    My 900 sq ft deck was recently (6 mo.) painted with Deck Over of which I'm not pleased with due to a milky water stain look. After reading reviews of TWP I would like to apply it to the deck. What do I need to do to prepare the deck? It is now a dark burgundy.

    You would have to remove 100% of the Behr first and that would require sanding it all off as a deck stain stripper will not remove it. No stain brand can be applied on top of the Behr Deckover.
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    Gerard Eads · 01/20/2015
    My 900 sq ft deck was recently (6 mo.) painted with Deck Over of which I'm not pleased with due to a milky water stain look. After reading reviews of TWP I would like to apply it to the deck. What do I need to do to prepare the deck? It is now a dark burgundy.
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    TWP Stains · 01/20/2015
    Jamie Ferguson:
    I am looking to stain a new treated pine wood porch with the gray TWP 100? Any advice on treated pine tongue and grove porch decking???

    Yes, please read our articles on new wood here for waiting and prepping:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/