TWP 100 Stain

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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.

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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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Gary
Gary
8 days ago

Can twp 100 be used on old composite decking?

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Admin
8 days ago
Reply to  Gary

Use the Semi-solid colors for composite decking. Just one coat:
https://www.twpstain.com/twp-semi-solid-pro-series

Aron Schatz
Aron Schatz
18 days ago

Stained my new deck last year with 120. So I do a second coat this year and what prep do I need to do before hand?

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Admin
17 days ago
Reply to  Aron Schatz

Use the Gemini Restore kit.

Lisa B
Lisa B
20 days ago

I stained my new cedar deck & fence last summer after letting the wood season for about 8 months. I used the cleaner & brightener that you sell with your combo kits. We used transparent stain. We need to re-do it badly this summer as the stain is flaking off in several areas & has a ton of mold/mildew that will not come off with pressure washing. I am wondering if I need to strip then brighten this year if we plan to change to a semi-transparent stain. Here are pictures so you can see the issues. The first one actually shows where we pressure washed on the left compared to the right. The other shows where the stain has come off in spots. Any idea why it didn’t hold up in one Pacific NW wet season?

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Admin
19 days ago
Reply to  Lisa B

We would suggest stripping and brightening to get it even. It will be easy. Transparent stains will always fade faster then semi-transparent stains.

Lisa B
Lisa B
19 days ago
Reply to  TWP Stains

Which color of semi-transparent stain would cover best & look most like the original cedar when it’s wet?

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Admin
19 days ago
Reply to  Lisa B

Honeytone.

Lisa B
Lisa B
18 days ago
Reply to  TWP Stains

So there’s no need to do RAD guard for the mold/mildew? What will help prevent it in the future?

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Admin
17 days ago
Reply to  Lisa B

Yes, that will help to prevent the mold.

Lisa B
Lisa B
17 days ago
Reply to  TWP Stains

Please tell me the sequence of steps then & how long to wait in between each one

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Admin
17 days ago
Reply to  Lisa B

Strip and brighten with this:
https://www.twpstain.com/restore-a-deck-stripper-brightener-kit

Stain after 48 hours with the TWP. After that is fully dry, you can apply RAD Guard.

Mark
Mark
23 days ago

I’m looking for the safest TWP stain to put on a boat dock. The wood will have to be refreshed and then stained. Most of the boards are original on this 20 year old dock. The dock gets full sun and sits over fresh water.

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Admin
23 days ago
Reply to  Mark

Look at the TWP Semi-solid Low VOC stain: https://www.twpstain.com/twp-semi-solid-pro-series

Bob Hoeckele
Bob Hoeckele
1 month ago

Pergola stained with TWP 1500 black walnut about 5 years ago on New pt wood properly prepared. Need aboutcm 3 gal. Should we use 100 or 1500 in North Carolina?

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Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob Hoeckele

Easiest to stay with the same series and color as prior. If you want to switch series or color, then strip and brighten for prep.

Bob Hoeckele
Bob Hoeckele
1 month ago
Reply to  TWP Stains

Thank you.

Jeremy
Jeremy
1 month ago

Where can I find an MSDS sheet for the 100 Pro-Series?

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Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeremy
Lora
Lora
2 months ago

Can TWP100 be shipped to Canada?

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Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Lora

No, it cannot. We can ship the 200 Series or the Low-VOC semi-solid colors.

Eric Bond
Eric Bond
2 months ago

I’m in Michigan. I’ve been using 100 series for years and am trying to order 5 gallons and it’s telling me I can no longer buy 100 series in the USA when I try to place my order. What’s the deal?

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Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Eric Bond

TWP 100 Series is not allowed in MI anymore due to Michigan changing its VOC laws last year. You will need to switch to the 1500 Series.

Eric Bond
Eric Bond
2 months ago
Reply to  TWP Stains

Thanks. I didn’t know. I top dress every year I never had a problem with the 100 series penetrating on top of older stain. Will the 1500 penetrate the existing 100?

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Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Eric Bond

As long as you prep correctly with the Gemini Restore Kit, you can apply the 1500 Series over the 100 Series.

Matt
Matt
5 months ago

I have a log siding cabin that previously had a polyurethane finish on the outside that aged very poorly and turned black. I am in the process of sandblasting the cabin. Can I apply the TWP 100 series directly to the newly sanded siding or do I need some other preparation beforehand?

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Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Matt

Good to stain after sandblasting for prep. No additional prep is needed.

Mike
Mike
6 months ago

New pressure treated wood deck

Mike Gibson
Mike Gibson
6 months ago

I found you guys a few months ago looking for something better than what I was using. Penofin oil has been difficult with me spent the last three years or so stripping and re-applying. I did buy some TWP product and redid my stairs next to the deck to see how it would age against the Penofin. Please see the attached photo. 

Gary G Baker
Gary G Baker
8 months ago

The deck must be “bone” dry before applying TWP 100 stain, as it is oil based and it would not adhere to a (water) wet (damp) deck.

Jim
Jim
8 months ago

Can I apply TWP 100 semi-transparent stain to a new PT deck (seasoned for 7 months in southwest Georgia) after cleaning when there is no visible water but the wood is damp to the touch?

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8 months ago
Reply to  Jim

New wood tips:
https://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

Cannot be damp and moisture % needs to be less than 15%.

Steve Trupiano
Steve Trupiano
8 months ago

Does the clear 100 series stain protect as well as the cedar tone 100 series stain?

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8 months ago
Reply to  Steve Trupiano

The Clear has no UV protection and will gray naturally.

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9 months ago

application

Tim Neal
Tim Neal
9 months ago

What’s the VOC % of TWP 100?

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Admin
9 months ago
Reply to  Tim Neal

VOC is not a %, it is a level. The VOC level for the 100 Series is 550 VOC.

Michael Shott
Michael Shott
9 months ago

I am installing a 258 sq ft doug fir deck in a mountain area where the is snow.  What is the best product for new wood?

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9 months ago
Reply to  Michael Shott

See thsi about new wood: https://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

As to which series, that would vary based on where you live and what is allowed there. What state?

Gus A.
Gus A.
9 months ago

Can I use on Douglass Fir? Old stain has been stripped off. Need to apply wood conditioner?

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Admin
9 months ago
Reply to  Gus A.

If you stripped, brighten before staining.

Leslie Matheson
Leslie Matheson
10 months ago

I have 1600 sq feet of newly installed deck. I Let it dry for one month.  Do I need to clean it?  How much stain do I need?

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Admin
10 months ago

It is not ready to be stained yet. See here. 
https://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

Dave
Dave
10 months ago

Looking to restain a 5 year old PT deck.  Previously stained with TWP-1516-1 Gallon Rustic Oak VOC Stain. Would like a solid same color.  Half the deck is shaded. Roughly 450 sqft. Suggestions on type and prep required.  It’s just been pressure washed.  

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Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  Dave

We are sorry but TWP does not make a solid color stain. 

Carlos
Carlos
11 months ago

Hello
Which stain is best for a composite deck?

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Admin
11 months ago
Reply to  Carlos

https://www.twpstain.com/twp-semi-solid-pro-series

Has to be older composite deck that is porous.

Carlos
Carlos
11 months ago
Reply to 

How old should it be? How can I be sure? Do you sell 1/4 or some kind of sample to try it? We have a very large deck

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Admin
11 months ago
Reply to  Carlos

Older trex or composites are a true mixture of wood and plastic and they are very porous. Newer trex/composites are actually 99% plastic and no stain will work on it.

https://www.twpstain.com/stain-samples

Ed Wilhelmi
Ed Wilhelmi
1 year ago

What number TWP stain should I use over Menards wood decking pre stained with Pittsburg stain. Also witch number over wood 1/2 log on my house that I used TWP on last application 5 years ago?

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Ed Wilhelmi

You cannot apply TWP over a difference stain brand so you will need to strip and brighten the wood:
https://www.twpstain.com/restore-a-deck-stripper-brightener-kit-detail

After, use the TWP 1500 for both.

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1 year ago

What is the difference in the 100 and1500? I have a Cypress siding, and Cedar facia board. It’s almost a year old. What would be the best one and how long do they typically last before having to be redone?
I’m in south Louisiana. 

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1 year ago
Reply to 

They last the same. The main difference is VOC levels. You can use either in Louisiana.

Lou
Lou
1 year ago

Hi
Just put in a pressure treated boat dock, yellow pine grade2 micronized cooper azole from Pro’wood. I am in Sarasota, FL.
1) how long do I have to wait to stain?
and pre treat with your Gemini kit before the stain?

2) it will be exposed to heavy salt water. Should I use 100 or 200?
thank you

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1 year ago
Reply to  Lou
Charlotte
Charlotte
1 year ago

I have a 7 yr old deck that I have stripped and brightened using the Gemini products.  I was set to stain today after waiting 48 hrs after the brighten step.  Forecast has now changed and it may rain this evening and tonight and tomorrow is now going to storm.  Do I have to repeat the brightening step before staining when weather permits?  Or just go ahead with staining?  Also, how soon after applying stain can it rain?  The cam says 48 hrs but I’ve read on the answer section that you’ve said 24hrs?  Thank you!

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Charlotte

No need to redo the prep, just let the wood dry out another 48 hours after the rain.

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1 year ago

Moved into our new home and Eastern Iowa in July of 22. I am planning to stain this spring. We have a small raised second floor deck 10×10 facing south ( lots of sun) and an eight step staircase up to the second floor which is facing north. I decided on the TWP 120 Pecan and the Gemini restore a deck kit. This is the first time I’ve stained a deck. What is the best way to apply the stain excluding spraying, because it’s always windy here. I have a power washer for the cleaning do I also have to brush the cleaner on? 
Thanks, Brian

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to 

Use stain pads and brushes to apply the stain: https://www.twpstain.com/wood-and-deck-stains/application-tools/brushes-stain-pads

You use a pump sprayer to apply prep products and then pressure wash off.

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1 year ago
Reply to 

Will the prep products damage the grass when being power washed off

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1 year ago
Reply to 

They should not but always prewet the grass and rinse with water when done.

Ron
Ron
1 year ago

I live in Vancouver Canada and I have been using TWP 101 Cedar Tone on my deck for over 30 years, and the deck still looks great.  We have a wet climate here in the winter, and hot sun in the summer, similar to Seattle.  I just give the deck a gentle power wash annually in May, then a hand scrub with a bristle deck brush and a deck cleaner solution (not a stripper), then rinse well and let it dry for several days, depending on the weather, then apply a very light coat of the TWP 101 with a pad applicator.  However, I see the 100 series can no longer be imported into Canada.  What product should I use now over the TWP 101?  I really don’t want to have to do a complete stripping of the current surface.

The picture was taken today, before the annual cleaning. Considering the deck is over 30 years old, I think it has survived very well. It looks looks like new after the annual maintenance.

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Ron

The TWP 100 Series has not been allowed in Canada for about 10 years now. The 200 Series can be used in Canada. You have no choice but to strip and brighten as you have an excessive build-up of the TWP on your deck now. It is supposed to fully soak into the wood, not dry on top of the wood as your pictures are showing. To remove, use the RAD Stripper and Brightener kit with both additives:
https://www.twpstain.com/wood-stain-strippers/rad-stripper-additives

Ron
Ron
1 year ago
Reply to 

Thanks for the information. I read on another TWP distributor’s site that the 200 series is very slow to dry. Is this true?

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Ron

It can take 1-2 weeks to fully cure. Once cured, it is an excellent stain and as good as the 100 Series.

Ron
Ron
1 year ago
Reply to 

It’s hard to tell from the computer pictures, but the TWP 201 Cedar tone looks darker than the TWP 101 Cedar tone.  If there is a significant difference, which colour in the 200 series would be closest to the 101 Cedar Tone?  Would the 203 Cedar Gold or 205 California Cedar be a closer match?  Thanks for the help.

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Ron

All the 200 Series colors start very dark when applied. After full cure in 1-2 weeks, they settle to the final color. It will be similar to the 101. Other best option would the Cedar Gold color. 

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1 year ago

I have a deck that is 8 months old now. Just bought the gemni kit to clean and restore. Deck has a fair amount of red mud stains from construction. Will these products clean this off or is sanding necessary? I also purchased dark oak stain to apply that I hope will mask it.

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to 

It should come off. Use a pressure washer while using the Gemini Kit.

Robert
Robert
1 year ago

I just stripped 10 year old pt deck of behr. I used power washer and paint eater disc’s on my angle grinder. 
Using twp 102 redwood Should I do wet on wet method or just one coat then adding another coat six months later?

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1 year ago
Reply to  Robert

One coat now and another in 6-12 months or as needed.

Lee T.
Lee T.
1 year ago

I have a new PT pine deck in Georgia and a new fence. ( I own a medium size fence company and we stain fences ). We have been using Sherwin Williams stain products but not overly happy with product. What is the best product I can possibly use in Georgia from you guys? 

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1 year ago
Reply to  Lee T.

For GA, us the TWP 100 Series. See this for new wood tips: https://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

Nicholas  Frye
Nicholas Frye
1 year ago

Hello 
I am trying to stain an equipment trailer in coastal nc which product would work best

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Nicholas Frye

TWP 100 Series.

Marshal
Marshal
1 year ago

Please advise   if this gallon ( can cover is in black we wish to use, as listed below,
is it from the 1500 series, or the 100 series,
or from the newer Semi-solid Pro series which is still a type 100?
Gallon label only reads:  “115 Pro Series Honeytone” 
Used this 2 years a go and it looks good today and performs great!

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Marshal

115 means 100 Series in Honeytone. 

Howard Combs
Howard Combs
1 year ago

I want to strip 4 year old semi solid stain from my deck. My concern is that my deck is built around a large (5.5 ft. diameter) live oak tree and that applying the stripping products might be absorbed by the trees roots and poison my tree. I see information on protecting shrubs and plant leaves with watering, but nothing on absorption by trees. The deck is in good shape, over 15 years old, and about 480 square feet.

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Howard Combs

It is not going to harm the trees but you may not be able to strip the semi-solid. What brand is it, and post some pics in the comments.

DocMail
DocMail
1 year ago

Older wood deck. Freshly power washed in Southern Missouri.  Trying to decide on semi vs opaque.  20×30 with 15ft benches built in and 15ft ramp 3ft wide.
Sun shade mix. Heavy black oak trees all around.
What product is best to use?  Would like to see some grain but want to maximize protection.

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  DocMail

The TWP semi-solids give max UV protection: https://www.twpstain.com/twp-semi-solid-pro-series

Doug
Doug
1 year ago

where can you purchase TWP products near O’Fallon, Mo.

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1 year ago
Reply to  Doug

We sell online only as  TWP dealer.

Ronnie Falgout
Ronnie Falgout
1 year ago

I have 10 rustic pine beams that are at least 25 years old on a house I’m buying that I’d like to protect with TWP if possible.  They do look like they have been stained and maybe have poly on them.  I am having to replace two of them due to rot, so two of them will be untreated pine.  What would you recommend?

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Ronnie Falgout

You can only use the TWP if you remove the poly and that would require power sanding. Once fully removed, use the TWP 1500 series.

Adam
Adam
1 year ago

Help, we ran out of stain with 3 boards to go at 10 pm and no one was open.  It’s still damp to the touch and hasn’t been 12 hours can I try a second coat?  However i took a diamond tip brush to strip it then sanded it with a floor sander at 60 grit to prep.  What should I do?  

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1 year ago
Reply to  Adam

Looks good. Leave as is. Lightly recoat if desired in spring. 

Jerry
Jerry
1 year ago

How long after staining deck can you put furniture back on the deck

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Jerry

When fully cured/dry. Typically a day or two.

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1 year ago

2 coats?

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1 year ago
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tammie
tammie
1 year ago

How long should the stain be on before it rains?  24 hours?

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1 year ago
Reply to  tammie

8-24 hours. 

Matt
Matt
1 year ago

Contractor used TWP 100 Dark Oak. 1 year old pressure treated deck wood (Garden Variety from Lowes). Sanded due to poor application. I’ve now got light areas that seem to coincide with heavier sanding (60 grit flap discs were used). Looking for any help to correct this. Thanks.

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1 year ago
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Anna
Anna
1 year ago

Hello, cedar deck that needs to be stripped and refinished. We live on the north coast of Oregon. Weather wise we get it all: rain, sun, wind, sometimes snow, etc. Which line of product would you recommend? Thanks!

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Anna

Please upload some pics for prep help.

Anna
Anna
1 year ago
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Two summers ago we used Cabots Timber Oil.  I hate, hate, hate both the product and the color! And it is flaking off now and looks horrible. Never again!  So we plan to use the Restore a Deck stripper & brightener and sand with 60 grit if needed (it always fUris when we strip it). Then I want to go brown and stay away from the amber colors and from trying to have clear cedar because in our climate it doesn’t hold up so we as might as well go darker which will camouflage some discoloration and stains.  I ordered sample cans of the 1503 dark oak and 1504 black walnut.  I liked the description of the dark oak being for those who want to get away from the orange cedar tones.  

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1 year ago
Reply to  Anna

Use the stripper additives as well. The 1500 Series will work well for this. 

Anna
Anna
1 year ago
Reply to 

Do you think the 1503 dark oak will look nice on cedar?  I’m hoping for a medium brown, not too dark but also brown enough to veer away from stains with amber/red hues.  Thank you very much for your assistance. Our cedar deck is tremendously frustrating. 

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Anna

Sure, it is used on cedar all the time.
https://www.twpstain.com/twp-103-dark-oak

Alison
Alison
1 year ago

I would like to use the same project for a new deck and new board and batten siding. I will follow the weathering procedure for the decks but does board and batten need to be weathered also? 

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Alison

If smooth wood, then yes.

Andrew Ritsema
Andrew Ritsema
1 year ago

Hello!  So I applied 100 series cedartone to my rough cut cedar fence 4 years ago and would like to re-apply.  Do I need to do something else first?

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1 year ago
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Andrew Ritsema
Andrew Ritsema
1 year ago
Reply to 

Thanks.  Should I pressure wash and then apply those things?  Also, I’m keeping the same color and product, still gotta do all this prep work?

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Andrew Ritsema

You apply and then pressure wash off. Yes, you have to prep when recoating.

Don
Don
1 year ago

I have a 4 year old deck that we are going to strip and re-stain.  We are in Virginia.  Which stain should I use?

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1 year ago
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Jim
Jim
1 year ago

I used the same product 4 years ago. Do I need to do anything other than clean the deck before I stain it again?

Jim GEERLINGS
Jim GEERLINGS
1 year ago
Reply to 

Ok…cleaned with 2 step Gemini. Put a 1st coat of stain on Saturday. I did not have enough material to put a second coat on and the store was closed. Can I put a second coat on Monday?

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1 year ago
Reply to  Jim GEERLINGS

Second coats when applied need to be applied wet on wet. Applying a couple of days later could lead to over-application that results in shiny or sticky spots.

David brubaker
David brubaker
2 years ago

Replacing deck and rails and have cleaned and power washed frame and step stringers which are solid. Would like to put semi transparent stain/protector on it to help protect and make it look a bit newer and more even looking. Considering correct product and best color to look best with new wood once it cures in the sun for a while. Can you help? 

East side of house with no shade.

David
Stuarts Draft, Va. 24477

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2 years ago
Reply to  David brubaker

See this about new wood: https://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

Use the 100 Series. You can test colors: https://www.twpstain.com/stain-samples

Jymmey Purtill
Jymmey Purtill
2 years ago

We have a 36 year old covered redwood deck attached two a 8-10 year old sun exposed redwood deck. Which product do you recommend. We are in northern CA. 

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1 year ago
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Lynnette
Lynnette
2 years ago

I have a 5 year old deck that needs to be revealed. 3 years ago we used twp 101 cedartone. Now I see 100 series and 1500 series.  Which one is the better product to use and lasts longest? Thank you 

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2 years ago
Reply to  Lynnette

They last the same. Use the same as prior.

Mark
Mark
2 years ago

What is the difference between two 100 and two 1500 and two 200?

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Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Mark

VOC contact and certain regulations for states between the wood and 1500. Really depends on where you live as to which to use.

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