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 · 09/04/2014
    Rick Bradley:
    I live in colorado. I have a redwood deck that is about 25 yrs old. I flipped the boards over and sanded down thru the uv grey to the redwood surface. I've heard that TWP 100 is the correct stain to use. Do I need to prep the surface before I apply the TWP 100? If I apply the penetrating stain will it look "blotchy?" My preference is a semi-transparent stain. I have a 16' x 20' ft. Deck and am thinking 2 gals. Should cover it. How do I go about getting a small sample from you to test it? Also, are there any local dealers near Ft. Collins, Co.? I look forward to hearing from you. Rick

    Samples are on the website to test.
    http://www.twpstain.com/stain-samples

    You will need to prep after the sanding with the Gemini Restore Kit. You will need 2-3 gallons for the deck, more if you have railings and steps.
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    Rick Bradley · 09/03/2014
    I live in colorado. I have a redwood deck that is about 25 yrs old. I flipped the boards over and sanded down thru the uv grey to the redwood surface. I've heard that TWP 100 is the correct stain to use. Do I need to prep the surface before I apply the TWP 100? If I apply the penetrating stain will it look "blotchy?" My preference is a semi-transparent stain. I have a 16' x 20' ft. Deck and am thinking 2 gals. Should cover it. How do I go about getting a small sample from you to test it? Also, are there any local dealers near Ft. Collins, Co.? I look forward to hearing from you. Rick
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    TWP Stains · 09/03/2014
    Richard Forstot:
    I had a new deck built in May. We've had a very dry summer. Would it be okay to clean, brighten, and apply TWP to a four month old deck with pressure treated pine?

    Yes you should be good to go. Only one coat of the TWP.
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    Richard Forstot · 09/03/2014
    I had a new deck built in May. We've had a very dry summer. Would it be okay to clean, brighten, and apply TWP to a four month old deck with pressure treated pine?
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    TWP Stains · 09/01/2014
    John Moseley:
    I have a cedar-sided house that was stained a dark chocolate brown. I'm guessing previous owner didnt prep before staining, because power spraying instantly revealed a wonderful light brown wood color underneath with woodgrain. My question is whether you offer a clear stain that would allow me to preserve the natural wood color that is now showing.

    We have clear but clear does not have UV protection from graying. You need to have color in the TWP for this.
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    TWP Stains · 09/01/2014
    Tracie:
    Hi! My deck is cedar and approximately 10 years old. I have been using Olympic Maximum semi-transparent stain on it. Last application was about 2 years ago. I live in Atlanta, GA. Deck is covered, but stairs are not. Would you recommend TWP 100 or 1500? Can I use Gemini deck cleaner and brightener, or just stripper. Deck was just pressure washed by house painter, but I'm trying to decide on a stain. Thanks so much!!

    You need to remove the Olympic so best to use the stripper and then the brightener after to neutralize.
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    TWP Stains · 09/01/2014
    kls1973:
    Do you just use mineral spirits for the cleanup of equipment after staining? Thank you!

    Yes.
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    John Moseley · 09/01/2014
    I have a cedar-sided house that was stained a dark chocolate brown. I'm guessing previous owner didnt prep before staining, because power spraying instantly revealed a wonderful light brown wood color underneath with woodgrain. My question is whether you offer a clear stain that would allow me to preserve the natural wood color that is now showing.
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    Tracie · 08/31/2014
    Hi! My deck is cedar and approximately 10 years old. I have been using Olympic Maximum semi-transparent stain on it. Last application was about 2 years ago. I live in Atlanta, GA. Deck is covered, but stairs are not. Would you recommend TWP 100 or 1500? Can I use Gemini deck cleaner and brightener, or just stripper. Deck was just pressure washed by house painter, but I'm trying to decide on a stain. Thanks so much!!
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    kls1973 · 08/30/2014
    Do you just use mineral spirits for the cleanup of equipment after staining? Thank you!
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    TWP Stains · 08/28/2014
    Edward Marr:
    My deck is 25 years old, pressure treated pine and structurally sound. Treated 4 years ago with Olympic semi transparent, 4 years before that with Behr Semi. I have cleaned it with Olympic premium cleaner & pressure washed it. Old stains remain in variable amounts from 80% coverage but most is less than 20% covered to bare wood. I should have stripped it. I like the light color to show through and don't care that it will be uneven coverage. I have decided to use brightener, stain it with a light tint TWP stain and live with it until the next staining 3 years from now and see if I want to strip it then. Which TWP stain should I use - 100, 1500 or something else. Can I buy TWP brightener and not the cleaner since I have already cleaned it.

    You should not apply the TWP over the old stain. You need to strip now.
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    Edward Marr · 08/28/2014
    My deck is 25 years old, pressure treated pine and structurally sound. Treated 4 years ago with Olympic semi transparent, 4 years before that with Behr Semi. I have cleaned it with Olympic premium cleaner & pressure washed it. Old stains remain in variable amounts from 80% coverage but most is less than 20% covered to bare wood. I should have stripped it. I like the light color to show through and don't care that it will be uneven coverage. I have decided to use brightener, stain it with a light tint TWP stain and live with it until the next staining 3 years from now and see if I want to strip it then. Which TWP stain should I use - 100, 1500 or something else. Can I buy TWP brightener and not the cleaner since I have already cleaned it.
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    TWP Stains · 08/27/2014
    Judy Redard:
    My husband, Randy, and I are putting down new cedar wood for our deck. What stain do you recommend we use and how to use it? Any preparations?
    Thank you!

    Please read this:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Judy Redard · 08/26/2014
    My husband, Randy, and I are putting down new cedar wood for our deck. What stain do you recommend we use and how to use it? Any preparations?
    Thank you!
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    TWP Stains · 08/26/2014
    Frank Ongaro:
    My fence is 5 months old pressure treated pine. I plan to use TWP 100 cedartone. I live in Tennessee. The fence is starting to gray in some places. The bottom of the boards have dirt splashed up from rain. Do I need to use brightner and cleaner before applying stain. If so, does it need to be rinsed off and then how long do I have to wait before staining. When applying stain how long before it dries ( do I need to be concerned about rain in the forecast for the following day). I have about 325 feet of fence. Also, how many coats of stain?

    Yes you need the Gemini Restore Kit and a pressure washer for the prep with this. After the prep you wait 48 hours to stain. Dries in 4-8 hours. Two coats applied wet on wet application:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/tips/application-instructions/
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    Frank Ongaro · 08/26/2014
    My fence is 5 months old pressure treated pine. I plan to use TWP 100 cedartone. I live in Tennessee. The fence is starting to gray in some places. The bottom of the boards have dirt splashed up from rain. Do I need to use brightner and cleaner before applying stain. If so, does it need to be rinsed off and then how long do I have to wait before staining. When applying stain how long before it dries ( do I need to be concerned about rain in the forecast for the following day). I have about 325 feet of fence. Also, how many coats of stain?
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    TWP Stains · 08/26/2014
    Dot Chamberland:
    Is this good for new pressure treated deck? If yes, should I wait a period of weeks or months before applying?

    Yes it can be used on pressure treated wood. Please read this about new wood:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Dot Chamberland · 08/25/2014
    Is this good for new pressure treated deck? If yes, should I wait a period of weeks or months before applying?
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    TWP Stains · 08/21/2014
    Tyson:
    Is it completely necessary to weight 30 days before painting over the treated wood with an oil based paint? What will happen if done too early?

    Is this new wood? If so you need to wait 4-12 months: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Tyson · 08/21/2014
    Is it completely necessary to weight 30 days before painting over the treated wood with an oil based paint? What will happen if done too early?