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 · 08/10/2014
    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.
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    Leonard Roberts · 08/02/2014
    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.
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    TWP Stains · 08/02/2014
    Mike Qualls:
    I have a brand new cedar fence that I would like to stain/protect to match a new Ipe wood deck. Are the 100 series stains semi-transparent? I don't want it to have a painted look. Also, can you recommend a color to match the Ipe which has reds, browns and blonds? I will get samples first, but I wanted to narrow it down.

    Yes all TWP stains are semi-transparent that show the grain of the wood. You cannot get cedar to match IPE. Might want to try to get a few samples and mix them together. Maybe a mixture of Rustic and Dark Oak would be somewhat close.
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    Mike Qualls · 08/01/2014
    I have a brand new cedar fence that I would like to stain/protect to match a new Ipe wood deck. Are the 100 series stains semi-transparent? I don't want it to have a painted look. Also, can you recommend a color to match the Ipe which has reds, browns and blonds? I will get samples first, but I wanted to narrow it down.
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    TWP Stains · 07/30/2014
    Richp425:
    I put TWP 100 on my deck today when is safe to let my dogs and cat on the deck? When can I put deck table and chairs back on? Thanks Rich

    Wait 24 hours for furniture and animals at minimum.
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    Richp425 · 07/29/2014
    I put TWP 100 on my deck today when is safe to let my dogs and cat on the deck? When can I put deck table and chairs back on? Thanks Rich
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    TWP Stains · 07/28/2014
    Nina Ogle:
    I used the Gemini Deck cleaner and brightener and will be using TWP either honeytone or cedartone for stain. The problem is, after using the cleaner and brightener, I have white spots all over the deck. It is red cedar and has weathered for about 8 months. The white spots are primarily where there are knots in the wood. Will the stain cover that?

    Knots will tent to be lighter in color when stained. The stain will cover these but they still might be a little lighter after drying.
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    Nina Ogle · 07/28/2014
    I used the Gemini Deck cleaner and brightener and will be using TWP either honeytone or cedartone for stain. The problem is, after using the cleaner and brightener, I have white spots all over the deck. It is red cedar and has weathered for about 8 months. The white spots are primarily where there are knots in the wood. Will the stain cover that?
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    TWP Stains · 07/28/2014
    Wendy Jo:
    New deck
    Mahogany
    Brand new wood
    Full sun in so cal
    One section is next to hot tub
    Which stain
    How long to wait before staining

    Couple of months and prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit. Apply only one coat and you need the 1500 Series for Cali.
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    Wendy Jo · 07/27/2014
    New deck
    Mahogany
    Brand new wood
    Full sun in so cal
    One section is next to hot tub
    Which stain
    How long to wait before staining
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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?