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TWP Contest BUTTON 2020 smallThe TWP 2020 Spring/Summer Restoration Contest is closed! 

Thanks to all the entered this year. Excellent job to all and we appreciate you entering our TWP staining contest for 2020! 

We will contact the winners via their orders.

First Place

Sandra Obryant (Page 1)

First Place = $500 + 5 Gallon Pail of TWP Stain

Second Place

Sheryl McGuire (Page 4)

Second Place = $350 + 3 Gallons of TWP Stain

Third Place

Blue Ridge (Page 5)

Third Place = $200 + 2 Gallons of TWP Stain

Sorry for all that did not win the prizes. We were extremely impressed with all the feedback and entries this year!


The TWP 2020 Contest Details

  • All TWP and Prep products must be purchased first from this online retail site ( between January 1st - Sept 7th, 2020.
  • The deadline for entry is Sept. 20th, 2020.
  • The winner will be decided by Sept. 30th by our team.

Contestant winners will receive

  • First Place = $500 + 5 Gallon Pail of TWP Stain of your choice!
  • Second Place = $350 + 3 Gallons of TWP Stain of your choice!
  • Third Place:= $200 + 2 Gallons of TWP Stain of your choice!

How To Enter Contest

  1. Enter by Sept. 20th, 2020.
  2. In the comment section below, post a short description of your deck/wood staining project, the products used to prep, and the TWP Series and Color used. Examples of wood projects that can be entered: Decks, Fences, Wood Side Homes, Log Cabins, etc.
  3. Add 2 before prepping pictures of the wood that was restored (no more/less). You can still enter if you do not have the before pictures. Decks, wood fences, wood homes, etc are allowed.
  4. 2 after staining pictures must be included (no more/less).
  5. If having trouble uploading the pictures, please make your picture(s) size smaller (below 1 MB).

Any questions or issues posting, please ask in the comment area.

We look forward to all entries and wish everyone "Happy TWP Staining"!

*Disclaimer: All products must be purchased from The contest is not open to products purchased from other online dealers or from physical retail stores.

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    Bruce Vincent · 09/04/2020
    1500 cedar tone on deck and 1500 walnut on railing new pressure treated pine
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    Rodney Peterson · 09/04/2020
    2020 stain contest

    Our garage has cedar siding and needed staining ,after researching available stains I decided to try TWP 1500. There was a lot of mildew so I ordered the kits with Gemini wood restore and brightener. We could not believe how much dirt and mold washed off the building. After 48 hours we started staining and applied two coats wet on wet TWP 1516 Rustic and the results were great. I had hoped to spray but it was just too windy, so we used a good stain brush, I had purchased the deck push brush and found it handy for going back and buffing areas such as knots that didn't soak up all of the stain. We are very happy with the results, and all of the products and service we received. Attached 2 photos after cleaning and 2 of the fished job. Rod Peterson order # VCG4091323 July 2020
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    Marie Cargill · 09/03/2020
    This is my second time using TWP stain. I had used it last year on my front deck and was so impressed I got another 5 gallons.

    I used the TWP 200 series in Russet. A mixture of brown and red, some orange to it also. I used pressure treated deck boards that had been drying for a while so it absorbed very easily. I used the stain under the front deck and on my back deck. It came out really lovely against our dark siding. No prep other than making sure my boards were free of dirt.
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    Dan · 09/01/2020
    Here's the other before picture.
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    Dan · 09/01/2020
    We finally decided to tackle our deck re-finishing project this year. In addition to re-staining, we removed part of the old deck and deck benches, and added some square footage with new hand-railings. It was originally stained 5 years ago with a solid deck stain, but has since been peeling like crazy. We did not want to re-stain with a solid state stain, so we went with TWP Rustic 116. We ended up having to sand the deck to remove all of the previous solid stain. We then used the Restore-a-Deck products to treat and wash the sanded wood prior to staining. Following the recommended drying period, we re-stained everything, and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Thanks!
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    BETTY BISHOP · 08/31/2020
    Another photo of my project.
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    Sarah Pion · 08/30/2020
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    Sarah Pion · 08/30/2020
    Additional photos from my below post....
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    Sarah Pion · 08/30/2020
    We replaced the floor boards and rails on our deck with new wood in 2018. The posts and framework are still the original wood from 1995. We were finally able this past summer (2020) to prep and stain the deck and chose TWP for our project. We first used Restore-A-Deck stain stripper to strip the years of old stain from the posts and framework and then used the Retore-A-Deck Brightener to brighten the wood. We were surprised and delighted to see our 25 year old wood look like new. We then used the Restore-A-Deck Cleaner and the Brightener (again) to clean and brighten the 2 year old wood floor and rails. This too, made that wood look like new. We then stained the entire deck with TWP 100 series in the Rustic 116 color. We were so happy with how the project turned out that we used our leftover products to clean and stain a wood swing that hangs under our deck. We closely followed all of the directions and referred to for advice on the project. We have been so happy with our results and look forward to seeing how the stain holds up!
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    BETTY BISHOP · 08/29/2020
    My decks were replaced in 2018. In 2019 I stained with Behr penetrating oil wood finish. To my dismay the decks turned blackish/grey. After much research and several failed sample trials of other products I decided on TWP 200 series cedartone (available for shipment to Canada). The wood was prepped by sanding with palm sander. The stain was easy to apply and I couldn't be happier with the finish. I live in a harsh maritime environment with some salt spray so only time will tell how the finish holds up. Fingers crossed!
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      BETTY BISHOP · 08/30/2020
      Also worked wonderfully on the railings.
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    Brian Fisher · 08/27/2020
    This cedar deck (No.1) was installed in 2012. It has been maintained 3 times, in 2013, 2016 and July 2020. All 3 times I used the Restore-A Deck Stripper & Brightener kit. Then approx. 8 gallons
    of 1501 Cedartone stain. The area is approx. 1,610 sf. Long Island summers & winters really take its toll on deck surfaces. But using TWP makes it look great!
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    Chad · 08/25/2020
    Pressure treated pine deck. 20' x 16'. Used the Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit followed by TWP 100 Series in Cedartone (101). Easy to use products and turned out great!
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    Barrie Miller · 08/25/2020
    Our deck
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    Fluxcapacitor121 · 08/24/2020
    Planters, Patio Pond, and Plant Stands

    I built these last year. They are pressure treated pine stained with TWP 103 Dark Oak. They were initially very green, but they turned a weird yellow after a year in the sun. I ended up sanding them 60/100/150/220 with a random orbital. I applied stain directly onto the bare wood using stain applicator pads. I ordered samples of honeytone, cedar tone, and dark oak. Honeytone is my favorite on red cedar, and dark oak is my favorite on PTP. The dark oak really makes the PTP grain pop. I tested various application methods on scrap wood and determined a stain pad was best for this project. On rough sawn wood, you really can’t use a stain pad because it gets torn to pieces. A stain brush worked best on my cedar fence I did in honeytone. I even tried spraying, but found that you really have to “wipe on” and then “wipe off” to get good even coverage. What you see in the photos is 1 1/2 coats wet-on-wet.

    I really like the TWP product. Very easy application and the results are outstanding. The rain just beads up like a duck on these. I plan to use the cleaner/brightener next spring and apply a maintenance coat.
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    Barrie Miller · 08/20/2020
    Black walnut looks beautiful and rustic
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    BlueRidge · 08/20/2020
    I built this massive 12' x 32' deck last year and let it sit a year before using Restore-A-Deck stripper and brightener and applying two coats of TWP 100 Cedar. It features an outdoor cooking area, hog wire rails, a storage locker, LED lighting, as well as dinning and sitting areas (and firewood storage underneath). For stain, I wanted a solid performer that would seriously protect and enhance the deck that I put so much work into. I wanted something much beyond what I could get at the big box stores and my research lead to TWP. I am more than happy with the outcome. I smile after every rain storm at the sight of beaded water that sticks around until the sun evaporates it, because it certainly won't soak into the wood. I also smile when I think of the savings and quality improvement of using real wood decking and great stain versus a plastic decking product. The color is consistent, rich and deep. One 5 gallon can covered with enough to spare that I can use it on the additional cabinets I plan to build this winter. I still had some "green" left from the new lumber, but the stain evened it out and really took my deck from "okay" to "amazing".
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    Adam Farley · 08/20/2020
    Do not have before pictures but first stained with big box store stain, didn’t last a year. Over a week of cleaning and sanding old stain off, stripers and brightens to prep. For new stain I was not going to use just any stain. So with hours and hours of research I came across TWP and could not be happier! Hands down the easiest deck stain I have ever used! I would recommend this to anyone that cares about the look of there deck or wood products. My deck is pressure treated lumber and it looks wonderful. Dark oak is the stain I use and love it!
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    Eric Willson · 08/19/2020
    Ipa deck b4/after pwerwash/ drum sanding and then wet on wet applied TWP. Then wipe down with thick towel removing any excess .
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    Eric Willson · 08/19/2020
    30 year old deck before, after sanding and then TWP 1500 calif redwood. f fffgfffvcch
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    Josh Mullins · 08/19/2020
    20+ year old redwood deck. Previous owner painted red. It was peeling when we purchased. Sanded the horizontal deck, replaced the wood on the benches, and stained with TWP 100 Cedar tone. Applied using pump sprayer, took less than 4 hours (not including prep of couse). Looks fantastic!