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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    Vince · 04/13/2020
    We stained about five years ago. Going to stain again now. We used either Redwood or Rustic. Can’t figure out. Can you help? Thank you.
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    Gary · 04/12/2020
    I’d like to use an oil based stain for marine decking that is pressure treated wood and is 15 years old. It has been pressure washed and looks good. Which product would you recommend?
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    Pat Chapman · 04/11/2020
    What is the expected life span for TWP 100 Rustic 116? How do I know when a maintenance coat is required? We applied this stain per instructions in Sept 2018. It still looks good but it is slightly fading and losing some of the water beading characteristics.
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    Tedd Stipanovich · 04/05/2020
    My question is I have a new cedar pergola I do like the cedar look . What would be best Twp 100 clear or your cedartone product
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    rhonda · 04/03/2020
    which series would be best for cypress post?
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    James · 03/18/2020
    Wood boards are new KDAT pine wood, verticals are 9 year old treated pine. Verticals are in moderate conditions and floor surface is new. Verticals have been stained with Sikkens ProLuxe 3 years ago. 12x12 outdoor deck in Madison WI. Can I apply TWP 100 over the sikkens proluxe on the verticals?
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    Linda · 02/23/2020
    I live in eastern Colorado. Semi arid with lots of sun and temperature extremes. What should I use on a new cedar pergola?
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    Jane Busby · 01/27/2020
    We are wanting to stain/seal a camp house we are covering with cypress that was cut off of our land. The logs have been cut a few years but we just got them sawed into board and batten and have already put them up. We are concerned about splitting, cupping, warping. Should this be a concern and would your product help to prevent this and how long do we need to wait before applying it? we live in south Alabama. Suggestions please....
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    Harry Gruhn · 01/21/2020
    Five years age I used TWP 203 Cedar Gold stain on my log home. I don't see it on your website. Is it still available? I need to stain my house again. Thank you.
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    Darin T · 01/05/2020
    I have cedar shutters on my my home that I have sanded off all of old stain back to the original cedar wood. The shutters are 15 years old, but in good condition. Do I need to do anything other than apply the TWP 100 prior? Also, is the TWP the best choice for these? Shutters face the western sunset and take a lot of heat/sun.
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    Steve · 12/31/2019
    Can you put oil based paint over TWP
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      TWP Stains · 01/02/2020
      Probably not but that would be more of a question of the Paint Brand you use, than the TWP.
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    Bob Love · 10/18/2019
    I am staining 6 cedar pavilions. All previously stained with TWP. Using same color. Since using same product, is it still recommended to apply 2 coats. If so, how long do I need to wait between coats? How many days of dry weather is recommended before applying? I see that at least 24 hours is required for drying before next rain event. Thanks.
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      TWP Stains · 10/18/2019
      Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit first. Wait 48 hours after prep or rain to stain. Apply one coat since this is a maintenance coat. It will need 12-24 hours to dry before any rain.
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    Joe Cacossa · 10/10/2019
    1-Is TWP safe to use on redwood furniture?

    2-Which is best for redwood siding in Pa? 100 or 1500 series?
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      TWP Stains · 10/11/2019
      1. Yes
      2. You have to use the 1500 for PA.
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    Tom Kellim · 10/03/2019
    What is the difference between the 100 and the 1500 stain?
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      TWP Stains · 10/03/2019
      VOC compliance for certain states is the main difference. Not all states allow the 100 series.
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    georgeheenan · 09/19/2019
    At best I will have 28-36 hrs of dry weather after applying TWP 100.
    Doesn't look good by waiting as needing 48 hrs to dry after a rain really complicated things. What is the minimum time for stain to set up before a rain event.
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      Jim Gold · 03/19/2020
      I own a restoration company and have used TWP since the mid 90's. I've stained near 1000 decks. Ive had it rain on some decks in a far shorter time, 2 hours, and no adverse effects. A lot will do with the temperature and if your deck is in direct sunlight or not. If it's shaded, takes far greater time to dry, so be mindful of the forecast and use live radar. So if it happens to rain shortly after it's stained, don't think it's ruined. Most likely it'll be fine. If water is allowed to sit for a long period of time,(24 hours plus) you can get water rings, so wipe up puddling if needed after the rain. It is oil based, so it does repel water immediately.
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      TWP Stains · 09/19/2019
      12-24 hours.
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    Mike Ellis · 09/10/2019
    Age of wood - New
    Type of wood - Bald Cypress timber columns/beams and 2x6 T&G spruce ceiling/decking
    Wood Condition - New and all is sanded all sides. The cypress columns/timbers do have some checking.
    There is no finish currently on either the spruce or cypress.
    I am in Western North Carolina near Tennessee on a mountain at around 3000' elevation. The exposure is due north.

    Which product do you recommend and do you custom mix colors? The ceiling will be well protected but the column/beams will be exposed to the elements for the most part.
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    Rachel Ramm · 09/04/2019
    I recently bought the TWP 100 and applied it to my deck two days ago after prepping it with RAD stripper/brightener. I think I applied the stain too heavily as it is very tacky to the touch and the color still comes off on my hand. Will I have to strip it again and redo it? Or just wait longer for it to harden?
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    Bernie Rush · 08/27/2019
    How soon after application may we walk on the deck?
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    Lydia Medina · 08/25/2019
    Just started to apply 105 cape cod gray to my never treated, 1 yr old fence. I prepped as directed and had friend apply the stain.

    When I got home I realized it was not the color I wanted. It's very opaque and almost white. I live in a neighborhood with a HOA, and the cape cod gray will not be approved.

    I should have, and thought I had ordered the 106 prairie gray. Only 3, 5' x 6' panels stained on one side. I only ordered 2 gallons, which will not complete the job anyway.


    1. Can I remove the stain already applied and apply new color?

    2. Can I return 1 unopened gallon of 105 cape cod gray and order 5 gallons of the 106 prairie gray?

    Thanks for your assistance.

    Lydia Medina

    Order # 00093686

    Ordered: 07/28/2019
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    Kevin · 08/13/2019
    Had issues with bad stain application from another company a couple years ago. Just power washed, stripped and then sanded the wood, live in Michigan, deck faces south with no shade. Do you suggest TWP100?