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TWP Contest BUTTON 2020 small 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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    Dan Smith · 06/14/2021
    Not up to the contest rules but I thought I would share some photo's of TWP101 Cedartone in action. This is split rail fence we replaced this spring and are very happy with the color and ease of application.
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    D. Pettigrew · 06/06/2021
    We have a pool deck that is 10 plus years old and we added a new deck between the house and pool last year.  We stained the pool deck last year with TWP 100 cedartone and before we had tried several stains and sealers that did not work.  With two coats on pool deck last year and the wood as old as it is really sucked up the stain and started fading this year.  Plus having a saltwater pool with grandkids did not help the deck either. So we decided to do both decks this year.  I purchased the restore a deck and used it on both decks with good results, the before pictures.  Then we stained both decks, the pool deck only took one coat but the new deck required two because it sucked up the stain and needed a 2nd coat.  The treated wood that we buy now is not as good as it use to be.  The after pictures are about a week later after it had rained.  The decks turned out great beading water and color is pretty close even with the age difference in the decks.  I am very satisfied with the results.  Thanks TWP!
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    James A Nardone · 06/03/2021
    In May, I used about 8 gallons of TWP 1500 rustic 1516 stain to restore my cedar deck and trellis.   Lots of work to scrub and rinse clean, then hand apply the stain with brush, pad, or roller.  The end result is a great finish and beautiful deck to enjoy.  I have been very happy with the TWP 1500 stain and have referred a few admirers already.
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    Bob Yee · 05/30/2021
    My custom built pergola was neglected for years and was either painted or had a sold stain.  Sanding was the only choice due to the extreme weathering and splintering. Lots of work with a 18V rotating/vibrating sander, but it turned out well.  The first pic shows before any work, followed by one pic after sanding, but before using Gemini Brightener application (second pic) and then two pics showing after application of TWP 1502 Redwood stain.  Turned out well, should last quite a while and thanks to using TWP products, easier to redo in a few years.  Awesome TWP products!
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    Steven Large · 05/24/2021
    Tackled the deck after refinishing it less than two years ago with an inferior water based stain. This time I stripped it with TWP cleaner brightener followed by a good sanding and another cleaning. Then one good coat of russett, using a foam brush around the edges, followed up with an application with a applicator pad. 
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    Stephanie Robinson · 05/23/2021
    Most of my deck is 8+years old and built by previous owners. We have changed aging boards and last year finished the porch around our pool. We were concerned that even though we seasoned the new wood, it would be obvious where new boards were. We pressure washed, sanded, and used TWP Cedartone. I am in love! The color is amazing and the way it stained the new and old boards were both amazing! We love it! 
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    Andrew · 05/22/2021
    Deck turned out great. Even left theb5 gallon bucket pose for the camera. 
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    Nicole · 05/19/2021
    4th attempt with each of my photos down to 200KB...
    3-year-old deck getting its maintenance coat of TWP Rustic Stain (1516). Prepped with the Gemini Cleaner/Brightener Kit 48 hours before.
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    Nicole Mayeda · 05/19/2021
    Third time's a charm?
    3-year-old deck getting its maintenance coat of TWP Rustic Stain (1516). Prepped with the Gemini Cleaner/Brightener Kit 48 hours before.
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    Nicole Mayeda · 05/19/2021
    Trying again because not all my pictures posted:
    3-year-old deck getting its maintenance coat of TWP Rustic Stain (1516). Prepped with the Gemini Cleaner/Brightener Kit 48 hours before.
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    Nicole · 05/19/2021
    3-year-old deck getting its maintenance coat of TWP Rustic Stain (1516). Prepped with the Gemini Cleaner/Brightener Kit 48 hours before.
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    Joe · 05/18/2021
    This deck was built over 5 years ago and never protected.   Started by power washing, then used Restore-A-Deck cleaner and brightener.  After waiting for 24 hours it was stained using TWP 200 in Butternut(207) color.  I’ve had a few people ask how I was able to afford all the cedar to redo the deck.   
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      Joe · 05/18/2021
      Top deck pictures didn’t load on original. 
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        Joe · 05/18/2021
        Not all pictures are getting uploaded.   Here’s the before of the top deck. 
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          Joe · 09/07/2021
          Just as a follow up for the deck stain. It has survived, heavy heavy rain, hail, traffic and hot over 105* sun. No fading, no drying out, still looking beautiful! Best of all the wood no longer burns the feet after getting out the pool.

          I've recommended this to so many people! Thank you once again!
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    Andras · 05/09/2021
    This was a big project, included replacing about half of the old fence and the old deck columns with redwood.  We stripped the old previously stained deck horizontal 2x4s. Then we brightened and cleansed everything, and stained everything with TWP 1500 California Redwood.
    We used almost everything featured and recommended on this site: restore-a-deck stain stripper with the additives, wood cleanser, wood brightener, bug juice and the stain. We also had the featured yellow stain sprayer, which we used extensively and used it during both the prep and the staining phase. It was tremendous help next to our power-washer.
    There is not much of a difference between the old and the new wood in my opinion and the result is spectacular. We got a new upgraded garden.
    Time for a glass of wine! :)
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    Graham · 05/08/2021
    At least 20year old deck stained with solid cedartone from home depot, I decided to replace it in 2019 as it was rotting, especially being on the northwest side. All new wood and TWP 1500 cedartone. Water beads up great!
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    Paul Russell · 05/03/2021
    Re postProject: Staining new redwood fence to protect and enrich the color. Used TWP 1500 Series (5 Gallon) Stain Color: California Redwood 1511.
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      Paul Russell · 05/18/2021
      The front after pic is not loading correctly. trying again
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    Paul Russell · 05/03/2021
    Project: Staining new redwood fence to protect and enrich the color. Used TWP 1500 Series (5 Gallon) Stain Color: California Redwood 1511.
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    Rob Kramar · 04/28/2021
    It rained heavily about 6 hours after TWP 1500 series Cedartone was applied to old pressure treated decking.  The TSP was still very wet.  TSP had been applied to the same decking 2 years before.  Will the TSP wash off?  Will I need to reapply?
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      TWP Stains · 04/29/2021
      It is probably fine. Best to address it after the rain stops and dries off the wood.
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    Daniel Record · 04/24/2021
    Last summer I went to refinish my 10 year old deck and discovered it was rotten though I had coated annually with Sherwin Williams.  I demolished it completely and began the task of rebuilding with a few upgrades.  I chose cedar decking throughout.  As Covid-19 surged, so did lumber prices.  Needless to say I wanted my work to last.... a long time.  That’s when I found TWP.  I let the deck sit over the winter and spring to weather. I then prepped with the restore a deck TWP prep.  A  week later I sealed with a single coat of Cedar tone TWP. Turned out beautiful and beading water like nobody’s business.  I feel confident my work will last with TWP.
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    James Walsh · 04/24/2021
    37 year old log home
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    Stacy L Musser · 03/09/2021
    Hello my wood project is to stain the double tongue and groove 3x6 fir that I reclaimed from a 2 story driving range complex that my father built in the early 1960's. I removed the wood in 1994 and then had a custom 12x24 channel steel 2 stall open fronted framework built the 3x6 tongue and groove slides in from the top and makes a very solid wall that is impervious to weather and horses chewing on it. This wood is weathered but in very good shape, it is old growth and very tight. I am going to pressure wash it with a light clorox solution and make sure I give it lots of time to dry and then use TWP 100 cedar tone to seal it, because of the age of the wood and where it came from I am very much looking forward to this project. I will only being restoring one side of the wood I have hay stored in one half of the structure and my horse Wilma lives in the other side.