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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    Mark Himple · 07/21/2016
    I built a new cedar deck last year and used a stain I didn't like. Once I had time, I stripped, brighted and resanded.
    Would you advise wet on wet and it's a second story deck so I'll definitely be stepping on the first coat. I should I do it in sections?
    Thanks for any info.
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    TWP Stains · 07/21/2016
    Bill DiLenge:
    We have a fairly new (- 1yr)redwood deck in Oregon. It is not covered and is exposed to rain and sun. Not previously treated in any way, shows some signs of mildew. We intend to pressure wash it and wish to retain it's original natural color. 600 Sq. ft.
    What and how much would you suggest?

    Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit. Only 1 is needed. For the TWP 100 Series, you will need 5-6 gallons for two coats applied wet on wet.
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    Bill DiLenge · 07/20/2016
    We have a fairly new (- 1yr)redwood deck in Oregon. It is not covered and is exposed to rain and sun. Not previously treated in any way, shows some signs of mildew. We intend to pressure wash it and wish to retain it's original natural color. 600 Sq. ft.
    What and how much would you suggest?
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    TWP Stains · 07/19/2016
    Michael Miesbauer:
    New rough cut northern white cedar use is a exterior deck would like a light as possible

    The Honeytone 115 is the lightest color.
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    Michael Miesbauer · 07/18/2016
    New rough cut northern white cedar use is a exterior deck would like a light as possible
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    TWP Stains · 07/07/2016
    Maria Seewalt:
    Hello. I would like a sample of TWP100 and/oTwp1500. Dark oak and black Walnut. I live in Canada but hoping you have product in Michigan, where I have a friend who will pick up. My address is Box 584, Smoky Lake, Alberta, T0A 3C0. Thank you Hope you are able to get your product into Canada soon. We really need this kind of quality. I am sick of redoing my decks every year. Do hope you will come out with a grey toned stain.

    We cannot ship TWP 100, 1500, or samples to Canada as it is not VOC compliant for your country.
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    Maria Seewalt · 07/06/2016
    Hello. I would like a sample of TWP100 and/oTwp1500. Dark oak and black Walnut. I live in Canada but hoping you have product in Michigan, where I have a friend who will pick up. My address is Box 584, Smoky Lake, Alberta, T0A 3C0. Thank you Hope you are able to get your product into Canada soon. We really need this kind of quality. I am sick of redoing my decks every year. Do hope you will come out with a grey toned stain.
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    TWP Stains · 07/01/2016
    Nevada BobH:
    Age of Wood: 8 years
    Type of Wood: pressure treated pine
    Condition of wood: good, very dry
    Previous stain: Cabots Austrailian Oil originally then applied Rustoleum over. I am scraping and grinding all that Rustoleum off
    Deck has full desert sun - Nevada 7000' elevation

    TWP cannot be applied over Rustoleum so make sure it is 100% removed. Clean deck with Gemini Restore Kit after the removal and stain with the TWP 100 Series. Apply two coats wet on wet.
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    Nevada BobH · 07/01/2016
    Age of Wood: 8 years
    Type of Wood: pressure treated pine
    Condition of wood: good, very dry
    Previous stain: Cabots Austrailian Oil originally then applied Rustoleum over. I am scraping and grinding all that Rustoleum off
    Deck has full desert sun - Nevada 7000' elevation
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    TWP Stains · 06/28/2016
    BOBBYE ROBERTS:
    I have 2 decks previously covered in solid color stain. Both about 15 years old. One redwood (good shape), one douglas fir (need some boards replaced). Both sun faded and mostly the exposed portion of the boards are gray. I would like to use a semi Transparent stain. I'm afraid I won't be able to remove all of the solid color stain even after sanding and or pressure washing (mostly the area on the sides of the boards). Should I just use a solid color stain again? It seems solid color doesn't last very long. (I've restained a few times)

    TWP only comes in semi-transparent colors. You will need to remove the solid stain 100% first to be able to use TWP.
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    BOBBYE ROBERTS · 06/28/2016
    I have 2 decks previously covered in solid color stain. Both about 15 years old. One redwood (good shape), one douglas fir (need some boards replaced). Both sun faded and mostly the exposed portion of the boards are gray. I would like to use a semi Transparent stain. I'm afraid I won't be able to remove all of the solid color stain even after sanding and or pressure washing (mostly the area on the sides of the boards). Should I just use a solid color stain again? It seems solid color doesn't last very long. (I've restained a few times)
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    TWP Stains · 06/26/2016
    Bette Stern:
    new wood
    yellow cedar
    has mill glaze
    This deck is to be installed at ground level over pressure treated joists. Therefore, I can't wait 3 months after installation to stain the underside of the boards. After doing a lot of reading, I thought I could sand and stain the under side, edges, and ends before installing, and then wait 3 months or so before cleaning and staining the the top surface. Would this work? Ideally I would sand and stain the boards on all sides and then install them, but I'm worried about those results. Please advise.

    Hello, we do not advise staining all sides and there is not an advantage to this. Please install, wait 4+ months, prep with Gemini Kit, and stain the exposed wood. You can read this article for more info:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Bette Stern · 06/26/2016
    new wood
    yellow cedar
    has mill glaze
    This deck is to be installed at ground level over pressure treated joists. Therefore, I can't wait 3 months after installation to stain the underside of the boards. After doing a lot of reading, I thought I could sand and stain the under side, edges, and ends before installing, and then wait 3 months or so before cleaning and staining the the top surface. Would this work? Ideally I would sand and stain the boards on all sides and then install them, but I'm worried about those results. Please advise.
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    TWP Stains · 06/20/2016
    Bob Taft:
    Age of wood: installed cedar fence 6-18-16 - new wood
    Type of wood: Cedar
    Condition of wood: New
    Not stain previously
    Area to be treated..both sides of fence at 190 linear feet
    Syracuse, NY...Harsh winters!

    I'm looking for the best transparent or semi Transparent type stain to bring out the grain in the wood and also to keep its red looking color. Plan is to use a roller and brush

    Look at the TWP 1500 Series. See this article on new wood:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

    If rough cut, then stain now. If smooth, wait 4-12 months and prep first.
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    Bob Taft · 06/19/2016
    Age of wood: installed cedar fence 6-18-16 - new wood
    Type of wood: Cedar
    Condition of wood: New
    Not stain previously
    Area to be treated..both sides of fence at 190 linear feet
    Syracuse, NY...Harsh winters!

    I'm looking for the best transparent or semi Transparent type stain to bring out the grain in the wood and also to keep its red looking color. Plan is to use a roller and brush
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    TWP Stains · 06/19/2016
    Brad Berland:
    Where can I find a TWP stain dealer in the Minneapolis Minnesota area?

    We ship online. Takes 2-3 business days to MN.
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    Brad Berland · 06/18/2016
    Where can I find a TWP stain dealer in the Minneapolis Minnesota area?
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    TWP Stains · 06/18/2016
    Steve Beaver:
    Hi;
    2 years ago I stripped the Cabots off my 2 x 4 cedar deck (not new wood, but some new planks) and applied 1 coat of TWP-100 cedar. It help up pretty well, and now it's time to re-coat. The idea was not to have to strip it again. So this time I will replace about 25 boards, so will have some new wood again.

    1/ After using the 2 part cleaner, stabilizer you offer, I would like to go to a darker shade, pecan etc. Can I go to TWP 1500 w/o stripping, or if I find a shade I prefer, or do I have to stick to TWP-100?

    Bes to stay within the 100 Series. Try the 120 Pecan. It is more of a brownish cedartone.
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    Steve Beaver · 06/18/2016
    Hi;
    2 years ago I stripped the Cabots off my 2 x 4 cedar deck (not new wood, but some new planks) and applied 1 coat of TWP-100 cedar. It help up pretty well, and now it's time to re-coat. The idea was not to have to strip it again. So this time I will replace about 25 boards, so will have some new wood again.

    1/ After using the 2 part cleaner, stabilizer you offer, I would like to go to a darker shade, pecan etc. Can I go to TWP 1500 w/o stripping, or if I find a shade I prefer, or do I have to stick to TWP-100?
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    TWP Stains · 06/14/2016
    Noel Fray:
    We have a 5 year old redwood deck in northern Arizona that we used Behr Premium Transparent Weather Proofing. The horizontal surfaces failed miserably.

    Please advise the best product and prep procedure.

    Thanks,

    Noel

    Use the TWP 100 or the TWP 1500 for this. Prep to remove the Behr with the Restore a Deck Stripper Kit.