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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    Administrator · 06/02/2013
    melanie, the TWP 100 Series would be the correct choice for this. For the prep, you need to make sure that all of the old stain has been removed. In addition you should clean and brighten the wood to remove graying and dirt.
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    Administrator · 06/02/2013
    Ken, probably mineral deposits from the water. I should wipe off if lying on top of the stain.
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    Melanie · 06/01/2013
    I have a log house in Telluride, CO, approx. 10,000 ft above sea level. All lodge pole pine (logs and decks) 27 years old. Wood in good condition. Have been 5 years (more?) since it was last stained, using Sikkens (suggested by company doing the work) appears that there is basically no stain left. Extreme weather conditions ~ below zero in winter, snow. Main deck is south facing, harsh sun all year round, very dry climate, mold not an issue.
    Would TWP 100 be an ideal product for this use (logs and decks), what treatment is suggested prior to using?
    Thanks!
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    Ken Schwantner · 05/31/2013
    One year old redwood deck. had been treated with Thompsons. I powerwashed twice, cleaned and used brightener before rinsing again. Let dry for several days and then put two coats of TWP 100 on. It looks blotchy in spots and has grey water spots in areas as well after it rains or pool water gets on it. Advice?
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    Administrator · 05/29/2013
    You cannot add TWP or any other brand of stain on top of the Olympic. It will not work.
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    Kenzen300 · 05/29/2013
    My deck is pressure treated pine and is 8 yrs with an add-on. Sanded and stained last year with Olympic but water is still soaking into boards. It's a big deck so I REALLY don't want to strip or re-sand, and I'm happy with the color, just need a water-repellant that I can add as an annual or bi-annual maintenance. Thought about Thompsons until I read your reviews, hope you can help. THX.
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    Administrator · 05/27/2013
    TWP 100 is not compliant for CA. New wood needs to sit. Please read this:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

    No need to do the underside.
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    Lisa Lee · 05/27/2013
    New / untreated redwood deck. We are in La Honda, CA: moderate temps, 75" rain / year, occasional frost. Deck is in direct sun / part shade.

    I read that new wood should be left out for some time before sealing, but I want to retain the color of the new redwood, What should I do?

    Should I seal the underside before installat6ion while it's accessible. (again my concern is the instruction to let the wood sit for some time before sealing.)

    Also would you recommend 100 or 1500?

    thx,
    L2
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    Administrator · 05/25/2013
    You do not need a cleaner if you use the stripper. You still might need to lightly sand after the stripping and brightening.
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    Maribeth · 05/25/2013
    Thanks for the advice on just using a deck stripper on my cedar deck. Another question, after using the cleaner the first time I now also have white fuzzies on the top of the deck. I believe that is from using the power washer. Can I still just use a cleaner and then the brightener or because of the fuzzies will I need to sand. I love the idea of not sanded and just using the stripper - I just want to not do this every year so want to get it right this time.

    opwdecks:
    I would not sand but use the Restore A Deck Stripper then the Brightener to prep. Once done you can lightly sand with 60 grit if needed. I would suggest the 100 Series.
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    Administrator · 05/25/2013
    You cannot stain brand new wood with TWP. It needs to weather 4+ months then cleaned first.
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    Ben Somerville Jr. · 05/25/2013
    I'll be buying 13 1x6x10 pressure treated wood from Lowes. So not sure how old it will be. It will not have been stained. This wood is for a motorcycle/utility trailer I'm restoring. The trailer will be exposed to the outdoor elements, and times with a motorcycle sitting on it. Thank you for your advice.
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    Administrator · 05/25/2013
    I would not sand but use the Restore A Deck Stripper then the Brightener to prep. Once done you can lightly sand with 60 grit if needed. I would suggest the 100 Series.
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    Maribeth · 05/25/2013
    I have an 8yr old cedar deck. Sanded it two yes ago and put on Cabot Australian timber oil. The strain has peeled. Last weekend put on a deck cleaner. And finished right before it rained. Deck looks awful so am planning on sanding. What are the next steps. Do I have to use a cleaner and brightener again? What stain will hold up in a mn winter. Also what's a good time frame. It looks like rain here for the next week. Can I sand then wait to apply deck brightener.
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    TWP Stains · 05/22/2013
    TWP is not compliant for Canada and cannot be shipped there or sold there. We cannot suggest that you break the law and bring it across the border.
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    Dave123 · 05/22/2013
    Location = Southern Ontario. Raised back deck, two levels, plus wooden Gazebo. Age 15? years, probably basic pressure-treated wood. Heavy mildew, and will be cleaning thoroughly. Some wear, three boards to be replaced. Never stained.
    Can you please recommend colour?
    Also, do you ship to Canada or must I have shipped to US address & bring over?
    Thanks!
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    TWP Stains · 05/22/2013
    About 150-200 sq. feet
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    Paula · 05/22/2013
    What area of decking does 1 gallon cover?
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    TWP Stains · 05/20/2013
    1. We are an online retailer.
    2. You cannot blend the 1500 with the 100. Stay with the 120 Pecan.
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    Christine · 05/20/2013
    I had used the TWP 100 stain on my deck in 2011 and have recently applied the rest of the can that was left over to part of my deck. I have looked all over Omaha and am unable to find a store that sells this product - Lowes said they might have discontinued it. With that said, I have 2 questions:
    1) Is there a store in Omaha that sells your product?

    2) Is there a difference in appearance between the 100 & 1500 series -- I have used the leftover can of the 100 series and was only able to get half the deck done. If I order the 1500 for the other half, will it look different if I order the same color (pecan)?

    Thanks,
    Christine