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 · 07/27/2014
    Jess McKay:
    I have a new deck and privacy fence. Installed in April. I have let the wood sit untouched since then. How much stain do I need? Is clear stain or tinted better?

    All pressure treated wood.
    Deck is 26x12 with 3.5ft rail.
    Fence is 6ft high and is a total of 175ft long. I want to stain both sides.

    You need tinted for best results. Please read this: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

    What is total sq. footage for all wood?
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    Jess McKay · 07/26/2014
    I have a new deck and privacy fence. Installed in April. I have let the wood sit untouched since then. How much stain do I need? Is clear stain or tinted better?

    All pressure treated wood.
    Deck is 26x12 with 3.5ft rail.
    Fence is 6ft high and is a total of 175ft long. I want to stain both sides.
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    TWP Stains · 07/24/2014
    Kate Grube:
    Hello-

    I have used TWP 103 Dark Oak for two yearly applications on my deck, which was built 3 years ago. (The first stain was one year after the installation.) The stain does not appear to be holding in some areas and looks "scuffed off" compared to other areas. When new stain is applied, it takes it lightly and does not hold for more than a few months at a time.

    We have decided to paint the boards to get a more consistent look, but we would like to go to a lighter cedar wood color than the .dark oak.

    Can please you advise what would be recommended to cover over top (without stripping) possibly using an exterior paint or opaque stain that will accept the TWP 103 product underneath?

    Thank you for your help.

    K Grube

    That is more of question for the solid color stain/paint brand you will be using as to how they want it prepped. I would guess that they will say to strip off the 103 to be certain.
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    Kate Grube · 07/24/2014
    Hello-

    I have used TWP 103 Dark Oak for two yearly applications on my deck, which was built 3 years ago. (The first stain was one year after the installation.) The stain does not appear to be holding in some areas and looks "scuffed off" compared to other areas. When new stain is applied, it takes it lightly and does not hold for more than a few months at a time.

    We have decided to paint the boards to get a more consistent look, but we would like to go to a lighter cedar wood color than the .dark oak.

    Can please you advise what would be recommended to cover over top (without stripping) possibly using an exterior paint or opaque stain that will accept the TWP 103 product underneath?

    Thank you for your help.

    K Grube
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    TWP Stains · 07/24/2014
    Thomas Dollus:
    Is there any requirements on previsously sealed and stained decks?

    Yes you need to remove any previous coatings first before using the TWP.
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    Thomas Dollus · 07/24/2014
    Is there any requirements on previsously sealed and stained decks?
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    TWP Stains · 07/23/2014
    tom nutting:
    I have over 4000 square feet of deck and dock 25 years old in pressure treated pine. It is in decent condition with some cracking. It has been coated several times over the years with Sikkens Cetol SRD in cape cod grey (no longer available). It would be impossible to strip but I would prefer to keep the grey appearance regardless. Can TWP 100 be applied directly over the existing aged finish?

    No you need to remove the sikkens if you want to use TWP.
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    tom nutting · 07/23/2014
    I have over 4000 square feet of deck and dock 25 years old in pressure treated pine. It is in decent condition with some cracking. It has been coated several times over the years with Sikkens Cetol SRD in cape cod grey (no longer available). It would be impossible to strip but I would prefer to keep the grey appearance regardless. Can TWP 100 be applied directly over the existing aged finish?
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    Don G. · 07/21/2014
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    Our deck is about 15 years old, made with pressure treated decking and in pretty decent shape (I'll be replacing about a half-dozen boards on the deck surface). We have powerwashed and sanded it in preparation for stain, but as you can see in the pictures, some of the original stain has absorbed into the knots in the wood.

    Because ee would like to keep the deck gray, I'm wondering if the TWP 100 Cape Cod Gray stain will cover the remaining old stain sufficiently to have a decent end result on both the vertical and horizontal surfaces. Thanks.
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    Hard to say for sure on those posts and railings as it depends on the old brand and the type of stain it was. Can you sand most of it off?


    Well, thanks for your answer, but I guess it doesn’t matter. I just discovered that I can't use the TWP 100 stain in MA,and the TWP 1500 doesn't come in grey. Back to the drawing board.
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    TWP Stains · 07/21/2014
    Jeff Konesko:
    I have a rainbow play set 4 years old. I have never re stained it. wood is in good condition, but appears weathered? was thinking about the 100 stain. Will this stain be a good fit? Do you think I should get 1 or 2 gallons, and I would like to know what you feel the best prep would be. Also in wisconsin Thank you

    You should prep by removing the old stain with the Restore A Deck stripper and pressure wash off. Use the RAD brightener when done with this part. Stain with the TWP 100 Series. Maybe the Rustic color to match the older reddish brown color of the playset.
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    TWP Stains · 07/21/2014
    Don G.:
    Our deck is about 15 years old, made with pressure treated decking and in pretty decent shape (I'll be replacing about a half-dozen boards on the deck surface). We have powerwashed and sanded it in preparation for stain, but as you can see in the pictures, some of the original stain has absorbed into the knots in the wood.

    Because ee would like to keep the deck gray, I'm wondering if the TWP 100 Cape Cod Gray stain will cover the remaining old stain sufficiently to have a decent end result on both the vertical and horizontal surfaces. Thanks.
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    Hard to say for sure on those posts and railings as it depends on the old brand and the type of stain it was. Can you sand most of it off?
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    Jeff Konesko · 07/20/2014
    I have a rainbow play set 4 years old. I have never re stained it. wood is in good condition, but appears weathered? was thinking about the 100 stain. Will this stain be a good fit? Do you think I should get 1 or 2 gallons, and I would like to know what you feel the best prep would be. Also in wisconsin Thank you
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    Don G. · 07/20/2014
    Our deck is about 15 years old, made with pressure treated decking and in pretty decent shape (I'll be replacing about a half-dozen boards on the deck surface). We have powerwashed and sanded it in preparation for stain, but as you can see in the pictures, some of the original stain has absorbed into the knots in the wood.

    Because ee would like to keep the deck gray, I'm wondering if the TWP 100 Cape Cod Gray stain will cover the remaining old stain sufficiently to have a decent end result on both the vertical and horizontal surfaces. Thanks.
    [img]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1386863/deck%202.jpg
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    TWP Stains · 07/20/2014
    Jeff kemp:
    3 year old pressure treated pine 12 x 32 deck with semi transparent Behr stain .. In good condition but not happy with appearance. Is there a solid color product to cover without having to strip

    No we do not sell a solid color and you would need to strip the Behr off no matter what brand of stain you go with for proper results.
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    TWP Stains · 07/20/2014
    Steve Knutson:
    Just having a new cedar deck installed in Minnesota. How long do I have to allow the wood to "weather" before I can apply the TWP 100 stain? If it is four months or longer would have to wait until after next winter.

    Please read: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Jeff kemp · 07/19/2014
    3 year old pressure treated pine 12 x 32 deck with semi transparent Behr stain .. In good condition but not happy with appearance. Is there a solid color product to cover without having to strip
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    Steve Knutson · 07/19/2014
    Just having a new cedar deck installed in Minnesota. How long do I have to allow the wood to "weather" before I can apply the TWP 100 stain? If it is four months or longer would have to wait until after next winter.
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    TWP Stains · 07/18/2014
    BobWitte:
    Wisconsin - so I believe both are legal. Cedar deck, over 10 years old. Will be doing a thorough clean, stain removal, whitening process (maybe a few times - paranoid here) to make sure the surface is ready to absorb. Which should I use: 100 or 1500? The 100 has a slightly higher rating on the Best Deck Stains rating site.

    Use the 100 for Wisconsin. Two coats applied wet on wet.
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    BobWitte · 07/17/2014
    Wisconsin - so I believe both are legal. Cedar deck, over 10 years old. Will be doing a thorough clean, stain removal, whitening process (maybe a few times - paranoid here) to make sure the surface is ready to absorb. Which should I use: 100 or 1500? The 100 has a slightly higher rating on the Best Deck Stains rating site.
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    TWP Stains · 07/15/2014
    PeteS:
    I recently ordered 2 gallons of TWP Cedar and my wife would now like the deck in clear. Could I do an exchange and if so, what is the process for exchange? Your help is appreciated

    Clear will offer no Uv protection from graying. You can exchange but they must be unopened and you will need to pay for shipping back of the Cedartone and pay for shipping of the Clear gallons to you once we get them back.