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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    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.
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    Micheal ONeil · 06/04/2014
    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??
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    TWP Stains · 06/02/2014
    Zane Harper:
    Cedar deck is 2.5 years old, built Sep 2011. I stained it in Oct 2011 with TWP 101 Cedar, didn't want to wait until spring for it to cure.
    Have not treated it since. We got a dog that has not helped. Wood looks mostly ok, but some cracks where stain has worn off and it is natural grey.
    Does stain need to be stripped and/or sanded? Or can we try to just power wash and restain? Also, I still have some 101 Cedar and also some 1500 Natural that I bought from MFG (don't know why I have that too). Can they be used together? Thanks!

    You could probably mix them together. I would strip and brighten for the prep on this.
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    Zane Harper · 06/01/2014
    Cedar deck is 2.5 years old, built Sep 2011. I stained it in Oct 2011 with TWP 101 Cedar, didn't want to wait until spring for it to cure.
    Have not treated it since. We got a dog that has not helped. Wood looks mostly ok, but some cracks where stain has worn off and it is natural grey.
    Does stain need to be stripped and/or sanded? Or can we try to just power wash and restain? Also, I still have some 101 Cedar and also some 1500 Natural that I bought from MFG (don't know why I have that too). Can they be used together? Thanks!
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    TWP Stains · 06/01/2014
    MichiganDeck:
    1 8 years old
    2 PT Pine
    3 Some boards were rotted and replaced. very dry and splitting
    4 Stained every other year with Cabot Semi Solid stain
    5 Direct sun all morning until 4-5 pm. South side of the house. We are in Michigan. I need something that will hold up to the harsh winters that preserves my deck and also stops the mold and rotting issues. Deck is 7feet off the ground too.

    You will need to remove the Cabot first and that may require stripping and sanding if you have multiple layers. Once prepped, use the 100 series.
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    TWP Stains · 06/01/2014
    John Clapper:
    20 year old pine log siding
    Average condition of wood. Used Sikkens SDR on previous coatings.
    What prep work is recommended, and are two coats required/
    What product would you recommend for 10,000 foot elevation with snow, water and high uv issues?

    Use the Restore A Deck Stripper and pressure washer to remove the Sikkens. Use Restore A Deck Brightener when done. Stain with the 100 Series. Thanks
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    TWP Stains · 06/01/2014
    Melissa D:
    My deck is probably 10-20 yrs old. I don't know what kind of wood was used. I live in NE Ohio. The condition is average. I don't know what it was stained with by the previous owners, but we used Cabot semi-solid on it previously. Can TWP be used over the old stain or does the deck have to be stripped?

    No you cannot use TWP on top of a different stain. Need to remove.
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    TWP Stains · 06/01/2014
    Cathie:
    Your colors of the Dark Oak stain appear to be very different when comparing the 103 and 1503 representations online. The 103 appears to be much darker or at least more saturated than the 1503. Is that what I should expect to see when applied? Are the two colors that different?

    Actually they are very similar when applied.
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    Melissa D · 05/31/2014
    My deck is probably 10-20 yrs old. I don't know what kind of wood was used. I live in NE Ohio. The condition is average. I don't know what it was stained with by the previous owners, but we used Cabot semi-solid on it previously. Can TWP be used over the old stain or does the deck have to be stripped?