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 · 08/19/2014
    A E Dilts:
    How long should our stained deck last?
    We used TWP 100 and it looks terrific. We did have to sand the previously treated deck before applying. The deck is treated pine and was 7 years old.. After sanding the condition was pretty good. It was previously stained by a previous owner ...not sure of the product, but it looked poor and was starting to peel. We live in Atlanta and the deck is now under a canvas awning.
    Thank you.

    2-3 years is normal for your area.
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    A E Dilts · 08/19/2014
    How long should our stained deck last?
    We used TWP 100 and it looks terrific. We did have to sand the previously treated deck before applying. The deck is treated pine and was 7 years old.. After sanding the condition was pretty good. It was previously stained by a previous owner ...not sure of the product, but it looked poor and was starting to peel. We live in Atlanta and the deck is now under a canvas awning.
    Thank you.
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    TWP Stains · 08/17/2014
    Rob Nicholas:
    Have installed new kiln-dried pressure-treated Southern pine boards on my deck. Do these boards need to weather before applying the stain? If so, how long? I was thinking about using a brightener before staining-is that necessary? I am in North Carolina

    For kiln dried, wait about a month and prep with the Gemini Kit to remove mill glaze. You need both cleaner and brightener.
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    Rob Nicholas · 08/17/2014
    Have installed new kiln-dried pressure-treated Southern pine boards on my deck. Do these boards need to weather before applying the stain? If so, how long? I was thinking about using a brightener before staining-is that necessary? I am in North Carolina
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    TWP Stains · 08/17/2014
    nancy lavelle:
    how long does twp last after applied to a wood deck? Deck is located on Long Island NY
    thanks Nancy Lavelle

    TWP 100 is not allowed for NY. You will need to 1500. About 2-3 years.
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    nancy lavelle · 08/16/2014
    how long does twp last after applied to a wood deck? Deck is located on Long Island NY
    thanks Nancy Lavelle
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    Joyce Barnes · 08/16/2014
    Do you recommend using the cleaner and brightener (prior to the stain) on a recently built deck that has no prior stain? Also, because it's near the end of August, I want to try to get it stained before the minimum recommended 4 months of weathering……otherwise, it will have to sit through the entire winter and wait a total of almost a year. I can't count on staining in the spring as the pacific northwest has very wet springs. I was hoping to stain after about 2 months of weathering. What do you recommend?
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    TWP Stains · 08/16/2014
    Jeff Lawson:
    Hello. I have a 20 year old, 20' x 24' deck constructed of pressure-treated pine. It was originally stained with Sikkens Cetol 123 system and held up well for many years (I followed Sikkens' preparation instructions to the letter.) Several years ago I refinished the deck with Sikkens DEK products which only lasted 2 years before fading and peeling. Very disappointing.

    I have completely sanded off all previous coatings and am working with bare wood which is still in excellent condition despite its age. If I apply TWP 100, how much time can elapse between the first and second coat? How long can I expect the product to last if I follow your instructions (I live in Cleveland, OH)? What is involved in restoring the deck once the product begins to fade or gray?

    Thank you.

    TWP 100 is not allowed in Ohio so you will need to use the 1500. TWP typically lasts about 2-3 years on a horizontals area before needing another coat. After sanding you should use the Gemini Restore Kit for final prep. TWP is applied wet on wet:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-stain-wet-on-wet-application/
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    Jeff Lawson · 08/15/2014
    Hello. I have a 20 year old, 20' x 24' deck constructed of pressure-treated pine. It was originally stained with Sikkens Cetol 123 system and held up well for many years (I followed Sikkens' preparation instructions to the letter.) Several years ago I refinished the deck with Sikkens DEK products which only lasted 2 years before fading and peeling. Very disappointing.

    I have completely sanded off all previous coatings and am working with bare wood which is still in excellent condition despite its age. If I apply TWP 100, how much time can elapse between the first and second coat? How long can I expect the product to last if I follow your instructions (I live in Cleveland, OH)? What is involved in restoring the deck once the product begins to fade or gray?

    Thank you.
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    TWP Stains · 08/15/2014
    Frances:
    Hello:
    We're thinking of purchasing the 5-gallon TWP 100 to seal/stain/protect a new fence + gate:
    1) Age of wood: "brand new"
    2) Type of wood: Redwood for fence & gate; there is a decorative border above the gate that is pressure-treated.
    3) Condition of wood: unfinished
    4) Never been stained
    5) Area total (gate + fence) = 750 sq ft.

    We live in San Francisco bay area, California.

    Thank you for the guidance.

    Is the wood smooth or rough? Please read this about new wood:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Frances · 08/14/2014
    Hello:
    We're thinking of purchasing the 5-gallon TWP 100 to seal/stain/protect a new fence + gate:
    1) Age of wood: "brand new"
    2) Type of wood: Redwood for fence & gate; there is a decorative border above the gate that is pressure-treated.
    3) Condition of wood: unfinished
    4) Never been stained
    5) Area total (gate + fence) = 750 sq ft.

    We live in San Francisco bay area, California.

    Thank you for the guidance.
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    TWP Stains · 08/14/2014
    Sonya Byrne:
    3 years old, deck
    treated pinelumber
    dried and never been stained
    Just a deck in Minnesota, Sun and part shade.

    Prep first the the Gemini Kit and stain with the TWP 100 Series for a MN deck.
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    Sonya Byrne · 08/14/2014
    3 years old, deck
    treated pinelumber
    dried and never been stained
    Just a deck in Minnesota, Sun and part shade.
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    TWP Stains · 08/11/2014
    markbachand:
    I applied one coat of series 100 stain to my deck about a week ago and didn't have time to put down the second coat while the first was still wet. Is it ok to put on a second coat a week or two after the first?

    Hard to say for sure. If you do apply a second coat after the first coat has dried you will need to apply a very light coat and wipe off any excess stain that does no penetrate after 30 minutes.
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    Mark Bachand · 08/11/2014
    I applied one coat of series 100 stain to my deck about a week ago and didn't have time to put down the second coat while the first was still wet. Is it ok to put on a second coat a week or two after the first?
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    TWP Stains · 08/10/2014
    karen smith:
    hello,

    we powerwashed and removed existing stain which appeared to be a solid stain like material. we pressurewashed and put a vibrant wood liquid on it. we applied thompsons clear water sealer. it is now gray and has not beaded up with water for a while now. live in wv. the deck is in sun all day long. we get alot of rain and snow as well. temps get pretty cold. what can we use that will not peel and shall stay nice looking for longer than 2 years? thank you, karen smith

    Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit and stain with the TWP 100 Series.
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    karen smith · 08/09/2014
    hello,

    we powerwashed and removed existing stain which appeared to be a solid stain like material. we pressurewashed and put a vibrant wood liquid on it. we applied thompsons clear water sealer. it is now gray and has not beaded up with water for a while now. live in wv. the deck is in sun all day long. we get alot of rain and snow as well. temps get pretty cold. what can we use that will not peel and shall stay nice looking for longer than 2 years? thank you, karen smith
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    TWP Stains · 08/08/2014
    LeEllen Phares:
    10 year old ipe deck approximately 25X25. Most in full sun, small area is covered. There is a hot tub on the deck and an outside shower. Originally treated years 1, 2, and 5 with Penofin. Used Restore-a-deck cleaner and brightener year 8 followed by TWP (100? not sure) Rustic Oak same year.
    Now color is badly blotched, even boot tracks-I believe mainly from chemicals used to decontaminate and disinfect hot tub in year 9 (last year). Was planning on basically repeated what I did year 8 unless you have a better suggestions. Thanks for your help.

    If the finish is uneven you might want to strip this time with the RAD Stripper and use the RAD Brightener after.
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    LeEllen Phares · 08/07/2014
    10 year old ipe deck approximately 25X25. Most in full sun, small area is covered. There is a hot tub on the deck and an outside shower. Originally treated years 1, 2, and 5 with Penofin. Used Restore-a-deck cleaner and brightener year 8 followed by TWP (100? not sure) Rustic Oak same year.
    Now color is badly blotched, even boot tracks-I believe mainly from chemicals used to decontaminate and disinfect hot tub in year 9 (last year). Was planning on basically repeated what I did year 8 unless you have a better suggestions. Thanks for your help.
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    TWP Stains · 08/03/2014
    Leonard Roberts:
    I bought two 5 gal. of twp 100. My wood is 7 years old pine. Never stained it was gray from the weather. On one long railing I stained it a second time two days after the first. After one day is in glossy looking tacky and wet. Will this dry out after a few days or did I mess by not doing wet on wet? Also the other stained once is still somewhat tacky too.

    It will dry but it may stay shiny since it was not done wet on wet. Tackiness will go away.