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?
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    Dave Antrim · 06/10/2014
    Our deck is approx. 16x25 and not covered, about 10 years old made of pressure treated wood. Initially used a semi-transparent stain. 2 years later re-did it. Not satisfied with the results, and 2 years ago used Cabot solid stain and still looked crappy, but after the brutal winter this year, is flaking and peeling. Time to re-do it, but unsure what product to use that will last.
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    TWP Stains · 06/10/2014
    Ed Bolt:
    My PTP deck was built last summer and I stained it using tinted Thompson's Water Seal. This spring there was a lot of mold/mildew and the stain was chipping and peeling up in several areas. I used a stain stripper and brightener that removed about 90% of the stain. There were still stubborn areas of stain that would not come up even after repeated applications of the stripper. I sanded the remaining spots to remove the stain and also did a light sanding over the entire deck. What do I need to do to prep the deck for TWP 100 stain? Will power washing the deck be sufficient or do I need to use a deck wash and brightener again?

    It would help to use a deck cleaner and brightener with the pressure washing to help aid the TWP in this. It will absorb deeper into the wood grain.
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    TWP Stains · 06/10/2014
    James lambert:
    I just stained my swing frame I built out of Pecky Cypress. This was new wood dried, and plained smooth. Should I put a second coat? If so how soon should this be done?

    No, only 1 coat on new wood. did you let it weather for 4+ months and prep correctly first?
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    TWP Stains · 06/10/2014
    Jerry Hill:
    New white pine, dried, PT, rough sawn, 6' vertical fence boards in good condition; installed February 2014; no previous stain; shadow-box fence.

    What is the coverage rate?
    Live in North Central Florida

    About 150-200 sq. feet per gallon.
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    Jerry Hill · 06/10/2014
    New white pine, dried, PT, rough sawn, 6' vertical fence boards in good condition; installed February 2014; no previous stain; shadow-box fence.

    What is the coverage rate?
    Live in North Central Florida
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    James lambert · 06/10/2014
    I just stained my swing frame I built out of Pecky Cypress. This was new wood dried, and plained smooth. Should I put a second coat? If so how soon should this be done?
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    Ed Bolt · 06/10/2014
    My PTP deck was built last summer and I stained it using tinted Thompson's Water Seal. This spring there was a lot of mold/mildew and the stain was chipping and peeling up in several areas. I used a stain stripper and brightener that removed about 90% of the stain. There were still stubborn areas of stain that would not come up even after repeated applications of the stripper. I sanded the remaining spots to remove the stain and also did a light sanding over the entire deck. What do I need to do to prep the deck for TWP 100 stain? Will power washing the deck be sufficient or do I need to use a deck wash and brightener again?
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    TWP Stains · 06/09/2014
    Maryann:
    My cedar deck floor is approximately 6 years old. Deck is on the north side of the house. Currently finished with Sikkens and most recent coat was applied 3 years ago. The finish is lightly peeling where exposed to the sun. And has black edges due to improper application of the Sikkens product by the painters. Parts not exposed to the sun look good, except for darkening due to application. We are avid gardeners and do not want to use a caustic stripper on the deck, and it is my understanding that stripping would not be successful on Sikkens anyway. It have been told that a complete sanding will be necessary. I have read that you do not advise sanding decks before using TWP. Please advise the best course of action given the previous application of Sikkens and extensive landscaping and a brick patio around the deck.

    If you do not want to stripper than you will need to sand as you cannot apply TWP on the Sikkens.
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    TWP Stains · 06/09/2014
    Gary Granger:
    We have a 8 year old cedar deck that is in the process of being sanded to bare wood to re stain. After the sanding is complete, can I immediately use your product or should I wait for a period of time.

    After sanding use the Gemini Restore Kit for the prep and you can stain after that.
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    Maryann · 06/08/2014
    My cedar deck floor is approximately 6 years old. Deck is on the north side of the house. Currently finished with Sikkens and most recent coat was applied 3 years ago. The finish is lightly peeling where exposed to the sun. And has black edges due to improper application of the Sikkens product by the painters. Parts not exposed to the sun look good, except for darkening due to application. We are avid gardeners and do not want to use a caustic stripper on the deck, and it is my understanding that stripping would not be successful on Sikkens anyway. It have been told that a complete sanding will be necessary. I have read that you do not advise sanding decks before using TWP. Please advise the best course of action given the previous application of Sikkens and extensive landscaping and a brick patio around the deck.
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    Gary Granger · 06/08/2014
    We have a 8 year old cedar deck that is in the process of being sanded to bare wood to re stain. After the sanding is complete, can I immediately use your product or should I wait for a period of time.
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    TWP Stains · 06/08/2014
    Chris Wright:
    I feel like I am being mis-informed continually by others. I was told to sand then to not sand now. I am kind of pissed off that the sikkens cedar place I bought the wood from that I was told prior was the best and would work yet has created more of a mess. So if I use the stripper and brightener. Then I should be ready to re-apply TWP 100 within a couple of days maybe? Then am I doing two coats wet on wet? Thanks for your help in this and if you know of specific stripper or brightener that would help otherwise I may run into another expert that could mis-inform me again. Thanks

    The SRD can be stripped with the RAD Stripper we sell. It can be a little stubborn but it will come off. Sand only as a last resort in our opinion. Yes apply two light coats wet on wet after drying for a couple of days or so.
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    Chris Wright · 06/07/2014
    I feel like I am being mis-informed continually by others. I was told to sand then to not sand now. I am kind of pissed off that the sikkens cedar place I bought the wood from that I was told prior was the best and would work yet has created more of a mess. So if I use the stripper and brightener. Then I should be ready to re-apply TWP 100 within a couple of days maybe? Then am I doing two coats wet on wet? Thanks for your help in this and if you know of specific stripper or brightener that would help otherwise I may run into another expert that could mis-inform me again. Thanks
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    TWP Stains · 06/07/2014
    Chris Wright:
    1 yr old 2x6 architectural knotty cedar smooth as decking. Spotty absorbing of previous stain. Looking to re-sand and use twp 100. Prior product was sikkens cetol srd. I noticed the black mildew and spotty absorbsion especially around some of the knots. I was wondering if after I stain before I use the twp 100 cedartone if I need an additional steps. I have used the ezdeck wash to clear off most of the wood and am going to sand off the remainging spots of prior stain tonight. But, I want to make sure I am making the best effort to not have to be doing this again so shortly. Thanks!

    You should probably use a deck stain stripper to remove the SRD and brighten the wood after. This usually works better than sanding. Spot sanding can create issues of uneven absorption.
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    Chris Wright · 06/06/2014
    1 yr old 2x6 architectural knotty cedar smooth as decking. Spotty absorbing of previous stain. Looking to re-sand and use twp 100. Prior product was sikkens cetol srd. I noticed the black mildew and spotty absorbsion especially around some of the knots. I was wondering if after I stain before I use the twp 100 cedartone if I need an additional steps. I have used the ezdeck wash to clear off most of the wood and am going to sand off the remainging spots of prior stain tonight. But, I want to make sure I am making the best effort to not have to be doing this again so shortly. Thanks!
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    TWP Stains · 06/05/2014
    Tim Hogan:
    Cedar deck installed late last summer, looking at finishing it now. Minneapolis Minnesota. The deck will get run-off from the roof all year long. It is a southern exposure with sun most of the day. I prefer to stay with a lighter more natural stain, but definitely want the UV protection. Why would I use the 100, over the 1500?
    Also I am installing Stainless steel cable system. Is there any precaution I should use for where the posts will mount to the deck?


    Thanks,

    Tim

    Use the 100 Series for this. No need to worry about stainless steel mounts.
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    TWP Stains · 06/05/2014
    Randy Bricker:
    New red cedar deck
    been exposed to weather for about a month.

    Randy, please read:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Tim Hogan · 06/05/2014
    Cedar deck installed late last summer, looking at finishing it now. Minneapolis Minnesota. The deck will get run-off from the roof all year long. It is a southern exposure with sun most of the day. I prefer to stay with a lighter more natural stain, but definitely want the UV protection. Why would I use the 100, over the 1500?
    Also I am installing Stainless steel cable system. Is there any precaution I should use for where the posts will mount to the deck?


    Thanks,

    Tim
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    Randy Bricker · 06/05/2014
    New red cedar deck
    been exposed to weather for about a month.
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    TWP Stains · 06/04/2014
    Micheal ONeil:
    1 year
    Cedar deck railing 5/4"
    aged and weathered for 1 year
    Never stained, intentional
    The deck itself is composite. The entire railing and posts are Cedar, not sure which type. Washed with chemical and power washer Saturday the 31st. Have sanded the rest of the railing removing the remaining gray and "hairs" from power washing. I plan on staining as soon as twp 100 arrives, hopefully Saturday. It has been dry here, is 1 week enough time to wait to stain after power washing?? do you see any problems with my prep work or plan??

    No you should be good go with the staining.