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TWP Contest BUTTON 2020 small The TWP 2020 Spring/Summer Restoration Contest is closed! 

Thanks to all the entries this year. Excellent job to all and we appreciate you entering our TWP staining contest for 2021! 

We will contact the winners via their orders.

First Place

Ray (Page 2)

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

Second Place

Bob Hanes (Page 2)

Second Place = $350 + 3 Gallons of TWP Stain

Third Place

Dino Bortolotto (Page 1)

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 2021 Contest Details

  • All TWP and Prep products must be purchased first from this online retail site (TWPStain.com) between January 1st - Sept 6th, 2021.
  • The deadline for entry is Sept. 19th, 2021.
  • 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. 19th, 2021.
  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 TWPStain.com. The contest is not open to products purchased from other online dealers or from physical retail stores.

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    Rex Anderson · 10/23/2021
    We used the Dark Oak TWP 1500 on our South Florida home Fencing almost three years ago. The coloring has held up beautifully. We also prepped with Gemmi wood cleaner brighter which really helped revitalize the old grey look of a faded fence by Florida sun. 
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    Rebecca Capone · 09/20/2021
    My husband and I tackled the project of stripping and staining our old cypress doors on our front porch. Years and years of stain over stain left the beauty of the natural wood masked under many layers. We began by using Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper, followed by the Neutralizer/Brightener. Days of sanding led us to our last step, in which we applied TWP 115 Honeytone. We have used TWP stain for years and would never use any other product. The end result is always great. Thanks for making quality products!
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    Rebecca Capone · 09/20/2021
    My husband and I tackled the project of stripping and staining our old cypress doors on our front porch. Years and years of stain over stain left the beauty of the natural wood masked under many layers. We began by using Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper, followed by the Neutralizer/Brightener. Days of sanding led us to our last step, in which we applied TWP 115 Honeytone. We have used TWP stain for years and would never use any other product. The end result is always great. Thanks for making quality products!
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    Laura Murphy · 09/19/2021
    Adding pictures that did not post with the original upload. 
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    Laura Murphy · 09/19/2021
    500 feet of fence, prepped with bleach and a power washer, stained with TWP 100 series in Cedartone 101. Very pleased with how easy this was to apply.
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    Eric · 09/19/2021
    After receiving multiple quotes for staining our redwood parking deck that exceeded our budget, we decided to investigate a DIY route. The TWP site and their responses in the comments demystified the process enough for us to take a chance. We purchased the 1500 Series in California Redwood 1511 with the Gemini Cleaner/Brightener Kit. My wife and I followed the instructions with no issues in the prepping or application. After the dry time our deck looks fantastic! The compliments from the neighbors are just a bonus. 
    TWP saved us $$$ by doing it ourselves. It was an excellent project for these long-time apartment dwellers and first-time homeowners. 
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    Lisa Meier-Sachs · 09/18/2021
    My summer project was to stain my porch along with the front staircase and the back staircase. Both sets of stairs, along with the porch, used a mixture of TWP 1500 series Rustic 1516 and California Red 1511 stain. I first prepped the wood using Restore-a Deck-products. I then let the wood dry for one week and then applied the TWP 1500-series stain using both a lint-free cloth and a natural-bristle brush.
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    Terrance L Nallenweg · 09/18/2021
    The project was my son and daughter in law's house in Indianapolis, IN. When they purchased the house, the deck had been previously stained with both solid and semi-transparent stain. The previous owner had attempted to remove the stain but never finished the job. I purchased 3 RAD Stripper / RAD Brightener Kits, along with RAD Thickening Gel and Rad Strip Booster. I had never used the gel or booster before on other jobs but I thought it couldn't hurt considering the wear patterns and number of railing spindles on the deck. The stain used was TWP 1500, Dark Oak 1503. In total, 45 gallons of stripper, brightener and stain were used (15 of each). They are beyond pleased with the stain project and get the frequent question from guests, 'what did you use' to get these results! 
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    Heath Reed · 09/17/2021
    We live on a island on the Mississippi River and have been flooded during warm weather every year for about the last 10 years and it has really made it difficult to get work done on the exterior of the house. We had the house professionally stained in 2018 and contractor talked me into  using a Sherwin Williams solid stain. After 2 years it was flaking and peeling from house and decks. With our environment on the river and the several years of wet flooding we finally have a season of no flooding and went to work powerwashing, stripping and sanding the house and deck to get the solid stain off and have a clean fresh surface to restain. It has been a huge undertaking we have done ourselves over the summer. We chose the Pro Series Semi Solid in Charcoal for the siding and the TWP 101 in Cedartone for the decks, steps, railings and trim. Thank you for the awesome products, this was a huge transformation that we have been super stoked with.
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    Dino Bortolotto · 09/16/2021
    Had used the Bher stain only a few years ago and of course started peeling. (wish I had known that before!)

    So as a result I had a huge project on my hands now...!! Had to strip the whole deck and gazebo, inside and out with Restore A Deck Stripper
    •    Scrubbed on the stripper
    •    Then Power washed to remove stripper completely
    •    Then sanded everything with sander or by hand.
    •    Then brightened with the whole thing with Restore A Deck Brightener.

    Then used following for Gazebo and Decking:
    •    TWP 200 Series: Cedar Gold 203

    •    For some of the Trim used: TWP 200 Series: Redwood 202


    Love it, looks fantastic…will definitely use it again.I'm in Ontario, Canada so I had to pay for it all to be shipped to me, but worth it.!
    Took forever to do but not much else to do during pandemic so was best time for me to do it.(Unfortunately I don’t have too many before pictures)
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    Cecil Dutch Archer · 09/15/2021
    My sister's deck. I used the Gemini cleaner/brightener kit and 1500 Series Pecan, the water beads up nicely now..
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    CelticCreations · 09/12/2021
     I gave our home a fresh coat of stain. Our 30 year old Lindal cedar home hadn't been stained for years, since before we bought it and the cedar siding and trim was really dark and grey. What a difference! I used restore-a-deck stripper and brightener with a pressure washer. Then one good coat of TWP 1520 Pecan stain.
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    Liz B. · 09/09/2021
    My deck was an eyesore after years of battling the elements but the cost of hiring a professional to restore it had kept me from doing so. Until I came across TWP in my online research and it gave me the courage to do it myself. I used TWP Restore-A-Deck Stripper followed by TWP Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener for prepping. Just followed the instructions, let it dry for one day and used the TWP1520 Pecan sem- transparent stain. I was glad I conquered my fears and did it. I am a 63 yr old woman and I am proud of what I have accomplished. Even the neighbors loved it.
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    Kevin Kelly · 09/07/2021
    Just completed my fence and deck with two 100 cedar tone. Been using this for years and works and looks great with superior protection.
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    Jim Thibodeau · 09/06/2021
    The Fort Kent Historical Society is restoring an 1840 National Historic Registry Dwelling in Fort Kent Maine.  A double roof and asphalt shingles have been removed and replaced with eastern white cedar shingles.  We recently purchased 3-5 gallon pails of  TWP series 200 preservative which will be sprayed on 2200 square feet of roof as soon as we receive the product.  Are we still eligible for this promotion if the application goes beyond your Sept 19 deadline?  Below are two photos
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      Jim Thibodeau · 09/09/2021
      Here us a second picture with the new eastern white cedar shingles
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      TWP Stains · 09/06/2021
      Contest ends Spet 19th and cannot be extended nor can you enter if after.
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    Dustin · 09/04/2021
    Last year in 2020 during quarantine my wife and I decided to power wash and stain our deck.  We live in Oklahoma and our deck gets about 1/2 day sun.  We used what we thought was a good stain/seal combo, Bher Premium Semi-Transparent Stain and Sealer, and it was AWFUL!  After a few months there was noticeable spots of wear, and by this summer it was peeling everywhere.
    This August, just like last year, we power washed with water/Dawn mix and let it dry for a few days.
    But this time we did better research and discovered TWP. We bought TWP 100 Series in Dark Oak color and applied 2 coats wet back-to-back as instructed. It looks great!
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    Sylvia · 09/02/2021
    Below are additional pictures that go with my post below
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    Sylvia · 09/02/2021
    2021 July Back Deck Restore - Hot Texas Sun
    The deck is 25 years old and have used TWP 100.  I prep the deck, rent a sander from Home Depot  and then use a deck pad and good stain brush.  The results are fabulous.   
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    Greg · 09/02/2021
    Here is my 4th pic, to go with the 3 posted below.  
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    Greg · 09/02/2021
    Thanks for all of your online help--as well as personally replying to my questions the same day!  We recently purchased a home with a 15' x 32' deck, as well as a lower stone patio with wood railing. After coming across your website while searching for deck stain rankings I purchased your TWP 100 Combo Kit in redwood. I applied the cleaner (and booster additive) with a pump sprayer per directions, sprayed with a pressure washer, then repeated with the brightener and a thorough rinsing. After drying for a few days, I applied the TWP 100 wet on wet as instructed. I am quite pleased with the results--as are my friends and neighbors!