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 · 07/20/2014
    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.
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    PeteS · 07/15/2014
    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
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    TWP Stains · 07/15/2014
    Dave guy:
    I've built a new redwood deck and dining set and am looking to stain them with twp100. I like the color they've developed drying in the sun. Do you offer clear twp100 ? I saw it as a sample but not in the 5 gallon size.

    Yes you can order a 5 gallons of the TWP Clear. It is a option in the dropdown of color choices.
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    Dave guy · 07/14/2014
    I've built a new redwood deck and dining set and am looking to stain them with twp100. I like the color they've developed drying in the sun. Do you offer clear twp100 ? I saw it as a sample but not in the 5 gallon size.
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    TWP Stains · 07/14/2014
    Corenna:
    2-3 year old wood deck and fence in Nebraska. 800 sq ft deck around a pool... about 2700 fencing around the yard. the wood is yellow treated pine and has some UV greying just starting this year. the deck is in partial shade and full sun.... as is the fencing... neither has ever had stain on it. looking for advice on name brand of brightner, cleaner as well as the stain. thank you!!

    Use the Gemini Restore Kit for the prep. You will need about 4 of these for all your wood. Stain with TWP 100 Series. For both fence and deck you will need roughly 30 Gallons for two coats.
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    Corenna · 07/14/2014
    2-3 year old wood deck and fence in Nebraska. 800 sq ft deck around a pool... about 2700 fencing around the yard. the wood is yellow treated pine and has some UV greying just starting this year. the deck is in partial shade and full sun.... as is the fencing... neither has ever had stain on it. looking for advice on name brand of brightner, cleaner as well as the stain. thank you!!
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    TWP Stains · 07/13/2014
    Randy A.:
    2.5 yr old pressure treated pine deck in Wisconsin.
    550 to 600 sq. feet
    Like the gray options in TWP100

    Recently finished stripping failed Behr Semi-Transparent stain with Behr stripper, using power washer. Some stain (gray) remnant remains in gaps. Planned to use Behr all-in-one cleaner/brightener (free from Behr due to stain failure) before applying another stain. Like what we're hearing about TWP. Necesary to use your brightener, prior to using your stain if we use Behr's instead?
    Recommend 2 coats of stain?
    If so, how many gallons?

    As longa as you remove all of the Behr you can use the TWP. Get some sample colors to test from the site. You will need two very light coats. 4-6 gallons should work.
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    TWP Stains · 07/13/2014
    Graham:
    Hello. I am getting ready to re-stain my cypress deck that's close to 200sqft . I used twp1500 cedar tone when I completed the build, close to three years ago, and it has held up beautifully. However, I wasn't absolutely thrilled with the color through the early stages. As the deck has aged, I am beginning to love the silvery/gray look. I know a basic clear stain won't protect from uv rays so I'd like some tint for protection. I guess my question is, can I mix twp 100 stains? I sampled almost all of the colors from different manufacturers listed on this site. The twp driftwood gray had the best color tone, for my taste, but it was rather solid. Can I mix it with a 100 transparent clear (not listed on their site but I remembered reading that they do carry it)? Right now I am think a 50/50 mix but may play with it to test first. figured one gallon of each would be give me more than enough coverage. What are y'all's thoughts? I really appreciate it!!

    The TWP 100 Clear can be mixed into the other colors but as you mentioned it would be best to test first. You can get the clear from our site here.
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    Randy A. · 07/12/2014
    2.5 yr old pressure treated pine deck in Wisconsin.
    550 to 600 sq. feet
    Like the gray options in TWP100

    Recently finished stripping failed Behr Semi-Transparent stain with Behr stripper, using power washer. Some stain (gray) remnant remains in gaps. Planned to use Behr all-in-one cleaner/brightener (free from Behr due to stain failure) before applying another stain. Like what we're hearing about TWP. Necesary to use your brightener, prior to using your stain if we use Behr's instead?
    Recommend 2 coats of stain?
    If so, how many gallons?
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    Graham · 07/12/2014
    Hello. I am getting ready to re-stain my cypress deck that's close to 200sqft . I used twp1500 cedar tone when I completed the build, close to three years ago, and it has held up beautifully. However, I wasn't absolutely thrilled with the color through the early stages. As the deck has aged, I am beginning to love the silvery/gray look. I know a basic clear stain won't protect from uv rays so I'd like some tint for protection. I guess my question is, can I mix twp 100 stains? I sampled almost all of the colors from different manufacturers listed on this site. The twp driftwood gray had the best color tone, for my taste, but it was rather solid. Can I mix it with a 100 transparent clear (not listed on their site but I remembered reading that they do carry it)? Right now I am think a 50/50 mix but may play with it to test first. figured one gallon of each would be give me more than enough coverage. What are y'all's thoughts? I really appreciate it!!
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    TWP Stains · 07/12/2014
    Janet Jansen:
    My husband painted the cracks with a paint brush, then went over the entire deck with a roller. Where he painted the cracks turned shinny. We need to put a 2nd coat on the deck but what do we do about the shinny areas? We used 102-1 redwood. Love the color. Please help, we love the color.

    There is not a way to fix this except stripping and starting over. In addition TWP needs to be applied wet on wet. If you apply the second coat now after first coat dries, most likely the whole deck will be shiny which means it did not absorb and was over applied. You eventually need to strip it off and start over. You can do this now before you apply another coat or you can apply the second coat and strip in a year or two. You will run the risk of it not absorbing though and prematurely failing.
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    Janet Jansen · 07/11/2014
    My husband painted the cracks with a paint brush, then went over the entire deck with a roller. Where he painted the cracks turned shinny. We need to put a 2nd coat on the deck but what do we do about the shinny areas? We used 102-1 redwood. Love the color. Please help, we love the color.
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    TWP Stains · 07/11/2014
    david phillips:
    What is the best stain for furniture?

    100 or 1500.
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    TWP Stains · 07/11/2014
    Chrissie:
    brand new 32x20ft redwood deck. Built today
    California..SF bay area
    full sun
    no mold issues/lots of kid traffic

    Which product? TWP 100? When should I apply?

    Only the 1500 is allowed in CA, Please read this:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    TWP Stains · 07/11/2014
    Dave A:
    I have some TWP 100 series and want to stain new cedar shake siding. Do I need a primer? Please recommend?

    Thanks,
    Dave

    No you cannot use a primer with TWP.