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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    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?
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    Cathie · 05/31/2014
    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?
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    Mike L. · 05/31/2014
    I live in the Minneapolis area and have a three year old cedar deck facing east with full sun. It was first stained six months after installation with Sikkens SRD semi transparent stain. The stain lasted one season before it showed signs of mold and peeling. The deck was sanded down and resurfaced with the same stain, except I put a second coat two weeks after the first coat. Again, the stain is not holding up and showing significant mold and peeling.

    I do not want to sand and restain every year. I want a quality stain that will last and make sure the stain is applied to the best manufacturer's practices.

    What stain would you recommend and what is the appropriate method of preparing the substrate given my decks condition? I would apply a solid stain if it adds years before requiring additional maintenance.
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    John Clapper · 05/31/2014
    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?
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    MichiganDeck · 05/31/2014
    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.
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    TWP Stains · 05/31/2014
    Chromdome:
    Can I apply an oil based paint over the TWP 100 I used to stain my cedar deck. Twp has been on for about two weeks under lots of sun.

    Thanks, Ron

    That would not be a good idea.
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    Chromdome · 05/30/2014
    Can I apply an oil based paint over the TWP 100 I used to stain my cedar deck. Twp has been on for about two weeks under lots of sun.

    Thanks, Ron
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    TWP Stains · 05/30/2014
    Alan L Foulks:
    We spend our summers in Flagstaff, Az (area code 86001) elevation 7000 ft. I just built a 488 sq ft 2x6, douglas fir deck and want to use TWP series 100 stain. Can this product be shipped to this area or will I have to use the 1500 series? I prefer the 100 series due to its history, quality rating and dry time.

    100 is allowed in AZ but not in the Phoenix area so you should be fine. Please read this about new wood:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Alan L Foulks · 05/29/2014
    We spend our summers in Flagstaff, Az (area code 86001) elevation 7000 ft. I just built a 488 sq ft 2x6, douglas fir deck and want to use TWP series 100 stain. Can this product be shipped to this area or will I have to use the 1500 series? I prefer the 100 series due to its history, quality rating and dry time.
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    TWP Stains · 05/27/2014
    Steve Koestner:
    I'm considering using your TWP 100 for a new redwood deck in Colorado. We get intense sun in the summer (90+ degrees) then occasionally drenching rain. Winters are very dry with a good bit of snow. Is this the best choice for redwood in this type of environment? How long should I wait before applying to new redwood?

    Thanks,

    The 100 would be the correct product once you wait for wood to season. Please read this: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/