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 · 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/
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    Steve Koestner · 05/27/2014
    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,
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    TWP Stains · 05/27/2014
    Tom Keehn:
    I used the TWP 100 series stain on my deck last June and I am going to apply another coat this year. My question: What should I use to clean my deck before I apply another coat? It still looks great but I just want to get some of the "winter wear" off before another coat. Recommendations? Thanks.

    You can use the Gemini Restore Kit ant half concentration or about 4 oz per gallon of water. Lightly agitate with soft push broom and rinse.
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    Tom Keehn · 05/27/2014
    I used the TWP 100 series stain on my deck last June and I am going to apply another coat this year. My question: What should I use to clean my deck before I apply another coat? It still looks great but I just want to get some of the "winter wear" off before another coat. Recommendations? Thanks.
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    TWP Stains · 05/27/2014
    rookie:
    Redwood deck 1 yr. old, cleaned with Gemini restore-A-deck as instructed..applied first coat of TWP-100 yesterday, then realized instructions said to apply 2nd coat within 30 minutes after first..too late in the day to do so..any problems with applying 2nd coat today or in a couple of days (since rain is predicted tomorrow)?

    Hard to ay but it could potentially be an issue. It may dry slow and leave some shiny spots. It would be better to leave alone and apply a light coat in late Fall or early Spring.
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    rookie · 05/27/2014
    Redwood deck 1 yr. old, cleaned with Gemini restore-A-deck as instructed..applied first coat of TWP-100 yesterday, then realized instructions said to apply 2nd coat within 30 minutes after first..too late in the day to do so..any problems with applying 2nd coat today or in a couple of days (since rain is predicted tomorrow)?
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    TWP Stains · 05/24/2014
    Bob Laskowski:
    I have a treated lumber deck that is eight years old. The wood has slight cracking but otherwise it is in good shape. Most of the previous Cabot stain is worn off. I live in Northern Wisconsin so the deck is exposed to full sun and freeze thaw cycles.

    Strip off the remaining Cabot and use the wood brightener when done. Stain with the TWP 100 is allowed in your state or the 1500 if not.
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    Bob Laskowski · 05/24/2014
    I have a treated lumber deck that is eight years old. The wood has slight cracking but otherwise it is in good shape. Most of the previous Cabot stain is worn off. I live in Northern Wisconsin so the deck is exposed to full sun and freeze thaw cycles.