TWP 101 Cedartone Natural

TWP 101 cedartone naturalTWP 101 Cedartone Natural is by far the most popular of the 100 color choices accounting for 60-70% of the sales. The 101 is a traditional Cedar color. It highlights the natural grain of your wood with Caramel/Golden tones.

 

TWP 100 Series comes in 9 different color choices, 8 of which are semi-transparent. TWP penetrates into the wood grain while "enhancing" the natural color tones of your wood. TWP 101 is an EPA registered wood and deck stain and preservative. Containing unique ingredients which protect wood from damage, TWP 101 stain color has been a leader and respected product for over 25 years.

Final TWP 101 Cedartone color will vary based on:

  • Type of Wood
  • Age of Wood
  • Prepping of Wood
  • Application method

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    Kat · 04/13/2021
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    I live in Oregon. In 2018 I re-stained my deck. Previous owners had applied several layers of solid stain or possibly paint on the deck flooring that I sanded off. I then used Restore-a-deck cleaner and brightener before staining. I used Ready-Seal brand semi-transparent stain in a pecan color. I’m getting ready to restain this year but have some questions. I’d like to use the TWP 100 pro series deck stain. (1) Do I need to strip or sand my deck before applying a different brand of stain? (2) Would this stain hold up in a heavy rain climate like Oregon? I have pets that love sun bathing on the bare deck, (3) will the oils rub off onto my pets? The Ready Seal stain I used last left behind a oil residue that rubbed off on my dogs coats and our clothes. It held a strong odor of chemical and oil for months after. It also made the deck slippery when wet. (4) Is this all normal stuff? (5) How do I prevent the deck from becoming slippery in the damper seasons? It was my first time refinishing a deck, so perhaps I made some rookie mistakes that I’d like to not repeat this time around. I don’t want to cover up the wood grain or drown it out with a dark stain. I’m looking to accentuate it’s beauty with adding a splash of color for protection, so I was thinking of going with the TWP 101 cedartone or honeytone stain. The railing posts were stained but never the railings themselves. The railings have never been stained, sanded, cleaned, brightened, etc. My husband was going to change the railings but never got around to doing so. The railings were just added back on this year after being stored under the house. They were taken off prior to sanding and staining the deck last.

    Much thanks,
    Kat
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      TWP Stains · 04/13/2021
      1. Yes.2. Yes, it will.3. No, TWP fully cures while RS does not.4. Not normal, RS has issues with this.5. No need. TWP is not slippery.
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    Gary George · 04/09/2021
    I have a deck/railings that has been stained use a solid color paint stain.  Do you have a product that I can use to go over this?  I would like to match Cedar 101
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      TWP Stains · 04/09/2021
      Sorry but no, we do not sell solid stains so you cannot use the TWP products.
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    Ruben · 03/28/2021
    Can I apply TWP 101 to a brand new bamboo fence?
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      TWP Stains · 03/29/2021
      Sorry but no, it will not work on bamboo.
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    Mari Anne · 03/17/2021
    Our deck gets the direct setting sun. Our restoration company indicated that they apply two coats "wet on wet" to the horizontal boards - but my husband feels like the deck faded after only one year. He would prefer to have the deck restored every 3 years if possible. When he asked them to apply a second coat - after the first application dries, the company said that wasn't necessary. What is your opinion and recommendation??
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      TWP Stains · 03/17/2021
      More is not better. Only apply as much stain as the wood allows to fully soak in.
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    Judy · 02/23/2021
    Is the 1501 series the same product as the 101 series
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    Mike Seeley · 11/04/2020
    Hi! my painter recommended the 100 series stain for our soffit and cover over our outside covered deck. We are installing a high grade clear cedar 1 x 4 T & G material so want to be sure to do the correct color the first time around. We are going to coat the lumber in a dry location prior to installation. I do not want to obscure the natural grain of the wood with a stain that will detract from the cedar. My question is should I be using a stain or a clear protectant? of all of the colors which will look the most natural without giving it a sheen or artificial look? I understand the goal sometimes of trying to make wood look better than it might be but we are starting with very expensive cedar and I don't want to sacrifice that. Thank you
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      TWP Stains · 11/04/2020
      You cannot prestain unless the wood is rough sawn: https://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

      You must have a stain if you want to prevent UV graying. Clear will gray naturally in months.
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        Mike Seeley · 11/04/2020
        Question regarding pre stain. We want to stain while on the flat as opposed to having to stain overhead in an open area. This is mild dried v joint cedar and would be a lot easier to do on the ground
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          TWP Stains · 11/04/2020
          Only can be done if the wood is rough sawn otherwise you need to weather and prep as explained in the article link we sent.
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    Lisa · 10/21/2020
    I've been told that new wood (pressure treated pine) may only need one coat of the TWP series stains? Is this true? My new wood deck (5 months old) is ready and am unsure what to do? One coat vs 2?
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    Rick · 10/17/2020
    Hello - I have a 8 month old boat dock and walk way that totals ~1,200 sq ft and made of marine grade lumber. Half of it the dock gets constant sun and the other half is covered. Our goal (like most others) is to maintain the look of the wood finish as long as possible. After reviewing the products we believe the TWP 101 Cedartone will meet our needs and is the color we would like. While the calculator takes into consideration things we don't have (hand rails, etc.) it stated we need 12 gals along with 2 kits of the cleaner / brightner. Would you be kind enough to confirm our assumptions, the amount of product we need and if there is anything we might of mist your guidance is greatly appreciated. Take care . . .
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      TWP Stains · 10/18/2020
      Only one coat for new wood so you would need about 7-8 gallons and 2 of the prep kits.
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    Alptekin Genc · 09/20/2020
    I wonder how log does TWP 100 series can stay in can after I opened it. I plan to purchase 5 gallons, and there will be left over. I plan to use leftover in following years. Also, can I apply it after a year or so when it starts losing its effect without stripping the old one.
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    William Covemaker · 08/18/2020
    What are your different shades of cedar tone stain ?

    Thank You
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      TWP Stains · 08/18/2020
      There is only one color/shade for the TWP 101 Cedartone. We replied to you last week about this as well.
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    William Covemaker · 08/08/2020
    What are the different shades of your cedar'd tone 101 stains
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      TWP Stains · 08/09/2020
      The is only one color/shade for the TWP 101 Cedartone.
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    Gabriel · 07/22/2020
    Can you put 100 series on top of other different brand of stain if it is of similar color?
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      TWP Stains · 07/22/2020
      No, you must remove the previous coating first.
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    S. Moss · 05/08/2020
    I have all rough sawn cedar porches. The wood has cured for several months now. I have areas that are greying due to direct sun exposure. I would like to restore the grey areas back to their natural finish then coat all the cedar with a low lustre product. I didn't want to alter the natural color but everything I read says that a clear coat will not protect as well from greying. Your cedartone 101 looks really yellow/orange in a lot of the reviews. I prefer the red and browns that are in my wood right now. I do like how the grain and knots appear darker after they are wet from rain. What's my best option to maintain the current color without having to recoat every year. I have lots of exposed wood. I've tried a semitransparent on a scrap piece and my wood is so rough that it was blotchy because of the fir on my cedar. Please advise! Thank you!
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      R.Howard · 04/09/2021
      Which stain did you go with?
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      Tom Young · 07/22/2020
      I used the Cedartone 101 and if you like the darker wet look of knots in the wood knots really stand out after staining. I suppose there’s a difference in the way the stain is absorbed in the knots.
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      TWP Stains · 05/08/2020
      Honeytone 115 is the closest color to a "wet" look. Look at that.
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        S. Moss · 05/08/2020
        Thank you. The honeytone looks really yellow and orange which I don't want...do you offer small samples?
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            S. Moss · 05/08/2020
            Thank you. I ordered a couple of samples. I'm now wondering if after doing more research if the 1500 series is better for my situation? What's the major difference in the 100 and 1500?
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              TWP Stains · 05/08/2020
              1500 is not better. The difference is VOC laws based on your state. They both work about the same for what you have.
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    Tom · 04/22/2020
    I recently purchased a 5G drum of TWP CDRTONE 101. It appears I may not quite have enough to finish my project. Another gallon will likely suffice. Is this available in a 1G size?. If available please send info as to availability in my area or price and shipping options. Thanks so much. I live in the 63366 zip code
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    Bdegrand · 04/11/2020
    What is the difference between semi transparent TWP 101 Cedartone and transparent TWP 1501 Cedartone!?
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    Tom Redmond · 08/10/2019
    How soon is cedartone rain fast
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    Amy Stark · 05/26/2019
    Do I need to take off the old stain with something such as a strong power wash setting before reapplying a new coat? Also do I need to have anything applied over the stain or will the stain protect the wood as well?
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      TWP Stains · 05/27/2019
      If you have a different brand of stain on the wood, that will need to come off first. TWP does not need to be top coated.
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        Amy Stark · 05/27/2019
        According to prior owner this is the same brand and color last used 3 years ago, should be fine to go over the deck without taking off old stain, just may need a few coats for similar look in the heavily weathered sections... that sound accurate?
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    L Stieber · 05/19/2019
    what is the shelf life of left over stain?
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    Bo Nelson · 05/13/2019
    Have used your 101 on my cedar house for 25 years. Re coat approximately every 4 years.Love it. I have about 2 gallons left over in a bucket and am trying mix it, but is the consistency of cottage cheese. About 3 years old, never had this problem before. Is this a new formula or what?
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    Tony · 07/29/2018
    Where can I purchase twp101 in Ontario?
    what is used for clean up of brushes ?