TWP 100 Series Deck Stain - The Best Deck Stain

TWP 100 StainNeed Help or Advice when using TWP 100 Stain?

TWP 100 Series Total Wood Protectant (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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    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
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    TWP Stains · 03/05/2014
    What state are you located in?

    See here for color tips:
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    JeffP · 03/05/2014
    We recently completed a two-tier deck using kiln-dried after treatment pine decking. We also have an arbor and handrails made from smooth cedar. We would like to get the two woods to look similar. It would be fine if the cedar was slightly darker. What colors would you suggest and should we use TWP 100 or TWP 1500?
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    TWP Stains · 02/27/2014
    Jeff G, You cannot apply a semi-transparent stain like TWP on top of a painted deck.
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    Jeff G. · 02/26/2014
    My wood deck is about 20 years old and was painted with an acrylic deck paint, solid opaque red, about 5-10 years ago. The paint is just starting to fail on the high wear areas. Stripping is not an option- I am just not going to do it. So, can I paint over with TWP after a good cleaner/brightener?

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    TWP Stains · 02/17/2014
    Jason S, the reason it is sticky is that it cannot penetrate due to Pecan was just applied 6 months ago. Either let it season some more or possibly use the Gemini Restore Kit to help open the pores some.
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    Jason s. · 02/17/2014
    Applied 100 pecan to 6 month old new cypress after sanding. Good absorption but color is a little to light. I want to darken it up some , so bought a gallon of rustic 100 and applied it over original stain on a test area. It looks good but seems to be staying wet and sticky. Is time the only solution to the problem. i e -- wait a few months then try again?
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    TWP Stains · 01/16/2014
    TWP 100 is a semi-transparent that shows the wood grain. For CA you need the 1500 Series which is also semi-transparent. Best to rinse the wood well to remove sand dust, wait 48 hours, repeat, then stain.
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    Fran Young · 01/15/2014
    We have a 1000 sq. foot covered porch, douglas fir, 20 years old, but completed sanded down to new wood. We will be staining just the floor of the porch as all railings, posts, etc. are painted. Is TWP 100 series a see-through stain or mostly opaque? The wood was painted for 20 years and after having it professionally sanded down to bare wood, the wood is gorgeous so we don't want to cover it up with an opaque stain. Would we need to wet down the wood and wait 48 hours like new wood? I understand only one coat.

    How often would maintenance be required? We live in the foothills of California near Yosemite National Park and have mild winters (snow maybe twice in the winter) and very hot summers.

    Thanks for your help.
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    TWP Stains · 01/13/2014
    John Reynolds, please read this about new decks:
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    John Reynolds · 01/12/2014
    wood is new, pressure treated but "clear" heart KDAT, above grade #1
    awaiting weather improvement, deck is only about 3 weeks old but told to get stained asap.
    where can i find it in marietta georgia?
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    TWP Stains · 01/12/2014
    Lou Selva, you cannot use the Cap Cod as a base coat then add a different color on top. The gray colors are closer to a semi-solid and the other colors are semi-transparents. I would suggest getting a sample or two to test.
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    lou selva · 01/09/2014
    I live in Sarasota Florida. I have a 20 year old wood dock that I would like to protect and make look better. My friend painted is dock with twp 100 cape cod gray.This color looks more like a paint than a stain, does it protect better because it cost more. My Dock is made out of aged pressure treated wood. would one of the other stains such as rustic look more natural like a stain and give a old dock a natural look. My friend has 7 cans of cape cod grey, can I use that as a base coat and then coat with other color of your stains, or is it to opaque?
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    TWP Stains · 12/28/2013
    Took, TWP is not a "builder grade" of lower quality.

    What state are you located in?
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    Took l. · 12/27/2013
    New western cedar wood fence

    I am trying to choose between 1500 series and 100 series. I have read that then 100 series is 'builder' grade (which in my mind is lower quality ).