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 · 03/27/2014
    Rob, please read this article:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Rob Russo · 03/27/2014
    Can you tell me if I can use TWP 100 series on a new IPE deck? It has not had anything on it previously and it has not been sanded. If I can use it, do I need to wait a period of time before I can apply?
    Thanks!
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    TWP Stains · 03/26/2014
    Jim, you will need to remove the Cabot. Use the Restore A Deck stripper and a light pressure washing. Brighten with the Restore A Deck Brightener when done. Either series would work for you. Use the 100 if it is compliant for your state.
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    Jim Mills · 03/25/2014
    I installed a small pressure treated pine deck (250 square feet) approximately six months ago. The condition of the deck is excellent except for the uneven appearance of the sealer I applied. I applied one coat of Cabot Australian Timber Oil (natural). I would like to refinish the surface with TWP 100 of TWP 1500. What preparation should I make to the surface so that it will accept the TWP Product? Also, which product would you recommend (TWP 100 or 1500)? I am considering Pecan 120. Your help will be greatly appreciated.
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    TWP Stains · 03/24/2014
    mlfd, I would suggest the 100 Series for this as it will penetrate your newer wood better. You can switch to the 1500 Series down the road if needed.
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    mlfd · 03/24/2014
    We have a large deck area - 2 levels - of pressure treated pine, installed 8/2013 in N Ga that we'd like to stain this spring. New construction, no previous stain. Which is best to start - 100 or 1500? Is there any concern in using 100 first and then using 1500 later? We would rather have to restain more frequently than deal with stripping stain. Most of the deck faces north and most is covered - roof on the top deck and lower deck covered by top deck.
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    TWP Stains · 03/23/2014
    billdorn, yes that is an issue. You should not apply TWP on top of another stain.
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    William Dorn · 03/21/2014
    do you think the fact that i got this cedar from Woodtone as a pre-stained cedar has anything to do with it? that its preventing other stains from penetrating?

    it sat in there yard for 4-5 years before i got it. i didnt strip it before staining the very first time. i should have just left there faded stain alone for a few years. but its been stripped now 2x since.
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    TWP Stains · 03/21/2014
    Nathan,

    Good choice!
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    Nathan Baily · 03/20/2014
    You're right, Olympic's online ingredients do NOT list NaOH; however, the label on the 2.5 gal bottle I bought at Lowes states: "Contains water, Sodium Hypochlorite, Sodium Hydroxide, Surfactant Mixture." Think I'll return it and just rely on TWP!
    ;-)
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    TWP Stains · 03/20/2014
    Oympic Deck Cleaner does not contain sodium hydroxide but sodium hypochlorite (bleach). This means it is not a stripper and yes the Restore A Deck stripper works better to remove old coatings.
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    Nathan Baily · 03/20/2014
    The decks have some old stain, in particular on the uprights. I was going to use stripper on those areas because I didn't think the Olympic Deck Cleaner (hydroxide/hypochlorite solution) would suffice. Would stripper + the Restore-a-Deck products work better than the hydroxide/hypochlorite solution? Also, where can I view ingredient lists (MSDS) for your products?
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    TWP Stains · 03/20/2014
    billdorn, it sounds like the TWP had an issue with proper curing due to the storm. TWP is a penetrating stain when applied correctly and dried correctly. If there is an issue during the process it could "peel" if it dried on top of the wood instead of in the wood. At this point you should remove all as you cannot "fix" the issue but adding more on top. Once you do you need to make sure the TWP is applied correctly. Two light coats and make sure all stain absorbs into the wood. The TWP should not have and filming appearance or shine when fully cured.
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    TWP Stains · 03/20/2014
    For prep you should use the Gemini Restore A Deck Kit and pressure washing. You only need sodium hydroxide if you have an old stain. Look at the TWP 100 Series or the TWP 1500 Series for this. Might want to get a sample for the color.
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    William Dorn · 03/18/2014
    After 2 stain failed attempts, in 2 years, my now 3yr old deck was stained last year with TWP 100 after many positive reviews.

    It has performed better with mold(still some), but it is already peeling now all over.

    I stripped it and pressure washed it, and then washed it with a cheap deck wash. I applied 2 coats as fast as I could but then it thunderstorm rained on it about 1 hour later that lasted for 15 minutes. I used a air blower to get most of the water off.
    it seemed ok until janaury. now even regular hose pressure from a sprayer will cause more peeling.

    do I have to strip for the 3rd time in 3 years? or will the gemini restore be enough and then stain again. my fear is the old stain will just keep peeling after I apply the new stuff.
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    Nathan Baily · 03/18/2014
    We have two large, 14-yr old cedar decks (total 1500 sq ft) that haven’t been touched for at least ten years. There’s moss and lichen, and some rotten boards that will need replacing. Summers here in south-central Oregon are usually all sun, so this spring am prepping by cleaning between the closely set boards with a knife to remove debris, moss, etc.; power washing top and bottom (where possible); and using sodium hydroxide and sodium hypochlorite wash to lighten wood and kill moss. When dry weather sets in, will set nails and sand as needed. More/different prep? Which products are recommended for the longest, most durable red cedar finish?
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    TWP Stains · 03/17/2014
    Rosita, prep with the Restore A Deck Stain Stripper followed by the Restore A Deck Brightener. Stain with the TWP 100 Series for this.
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    Rosita McCoy · 03/16/2014
    I need to have my cedar deck re-stained. It is five years old. The last product used on it was called SuperDeck. We went with a cedar color semi-transparent last time. It started to peel after one year. Otherwise, the cedar itself is in good condition. Our deck is on the North side of the house, but there is no protection from the west, so it gets quite a bit of sun in the afternoons. I like for the wood to look as natural as possible. There are no TWP dealers anywhere near we we live, in Olathe, KS, a suburb of Kansas City. What do you recommend?
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    TWP Stains · 03/10/2014
    TWP 100 is an oil based stain. Product data sheets are on the product pages under technical info.
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    Debbie Dayton · 03/10/2014
    We have 15 newly constructed wood walkways. The decking surface, trim, and railing is Natural Select #1 grade treated lumber.
    The Board is ready to select a stain that will provide maintenance preservation. The walkways are exposed to all weather elements, including ice-melt in the winter months. One bidder has bid the job using TWP 100 Series. Is this product considered "oil-based" or "water-based". Is it possible to obtain an information & MSDS sheet on the TWP 100?
    Thank you