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The TWP Wood Restoration 2022 Contest is closed!

First Place

Leif (Page 1)

First Place = $500

Second Place

Mike (Page 1)

Second Place = $300

Third Place

John (Page 2) 

Third Place = $150

Thanks to all the entries this year! All entries were excellent and that made it very hard to choose the winners!

We will be contacting the winners via email.

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The TWP 2022 Contest Details

  • All TWP and Prep products must be purchased first from this online retail site ( between January 1st - Sept 6th, 2022.
  • The deadline for entry is Sept. 19th, 2022.
  • The winner will be decided by Sept. 30th by our team.

Contestant winners will receive

  • First Place = $500
  • Second Place = $250
  • Third Place = $150

How To Enter Contest

  1. Enter by Sept. 19th, 2022.
  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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    Jewel · 09/06/2022
    Jewel Howard - 09/05/2022

    I restored my wood deck over the last couple of months (lots of rain during the project).

    I used the TWP-100 (Redwood).

    I have been using TWP stain for over 10 years and this year I decided to enter the contest, as I am really satisfied with the ending results. 

    I powered washed my deck and allowed it to get good and dry. Power washing took care of any mold and cleaned the wood really good. I encountered lots of rain during this project, but because TWP stain starts to dry instantly, when the rain would appear, it had dried just enough whereas the rainwater did not affect the stain. My deck is beautiful and, as always, I am very pleased with the ending results.  I have attached pictures for viewing.
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      Jewel · 09/18/2022
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    Richard Flaherty · 09/06/2022
    We decided to restore our 25 year old Ipe wood deck and TWP Stain came highly recommended as the only stain to use! Ipe is an exotic wood that is twice as dense as most woods and not easy to work with. Once the whole deck had been power washed, we sampled a few TWP colors before deciding on the TWP 1500 Series Stain - Rustic 1516. We ended up using nearly 13 gallons but boy did it come out beautifully! With such a large deck and railings (almost 1400 sq ft!), coupled with summer afternoon rain storms, it took several weeks to achieve this transformation! We are so happy with how gorgeous our deck looks it was hard to pick just 2 after pictures. It's a beautiful space and the stain has made it feel brand new!
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    MARCEL LAPORTE · 09/03/2022
    Project was fix the timber frame entry and gables and protect the new deck. Used the Twp products we purchased online including stain, cleaner and brighter to totally fix/restore the builders error. The builder had used minwax natural stain on exterior wood. The timber frame started to grey in 2-3 months after install. Deck was to be left for a year (3 due to Covid) before treating. End results speak for themselves
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    John · 08/30/2022
    My project this summer involved stripping the face of the cottage of painted lap siding, installing leftover log siding from the house project, creating and installing false log ends, and milling wood from the property to add a porch.  The labor involved was intensive so choosing a sealer to preserve all this hard work was a no-brainer as I've used TWP for years to maintain my log home, garage, and decks with great success.  I use the 1511 California Redwood for my decks and the TWP 1515 Honeytone for the logs and log siding.  So thankful for this great product! 
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    Glee · 08/29/2022
    I bought an old foursquare home about 5 years ago. It has a beautiful porch that had a painted floor and due to weathering, it was time to maintain it. Although a fresh coat of paint would have sufficed, I have seen porches with stained flooring and felt that being able to see the wood grain really adds a richness to it. So, I used a rented a drum and floor sander to take on the majority of the flooring and for the edges and corners, I used my hand held random orbital sander. After many hours of sanding, I had revealed a fresh wood surface. I chose the TWP 1500 (Dark Oak 1503) stain for the floor and the sitting ledge. I am very happy with the results!
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    Mark · 08/29/2022
    Our 15 year old cedar deck takes on the elements year in and year out. Full sun, rain & snow...just name the season.  It was in need of refinishing...and then the hail helped that process along! We decided to restore, and re-stain with a new color. We chose TWP 100 Series Dark Oak 103. It looks fantastic. The results speak for itself! 
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    Rob · 08/29/2022
    Re-stained boat dock after a competitor's "10 year penetrating wood sealer" failed leaving a mess. Used the stripper with booster additive followed by pressure washing. Color is original redwood with a picture immediately after and 6 months after. Holding up great to the traffic, TN UV rays and annual flooding!
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    Kimberly Dvorak · 08/28/2022
    Our 20 year old cabin has live edge rough sawn fir (we think) siding. It had 2 stain treatments on it prior to our owning. Rob was able to scrape the very dry stain off the wood using a 2” scraper. Then he used RAD stripper and brightener. We chose and applied the 100 series honeytone. This color lightened the appearance  which was just what we were looking for. We also really like how the saw marks show through and give a cool rustic look to our cabin. 
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    Frances · 08/28/2022
    20 yr old clear cedar deck. Removed latex stain, power washed, stripped, sanded, repaired. Waited 4 months. Used RAD brightener. 1500 series cedar tone. Looks absolutely beautiful. Thank you!
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    William Meyer · 08/28/2022
    I make and sell Adirondack Furniture. I use Dark Oak TWP 103 and Rustic TWP 116 on the furniture. Being a oil base stain it withstands the weather well.
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    Kimberly · 08/28/2022
    Wish you shipped to Canada free of charge. Shame that California is eligible for free shipping thousands of miles away but sixty miles to London Ontario isn't. We LOVE your products! We get tons of compliments on our deck. Are we eligible for the contests?
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      TWP Stains · 08/28/2022
      It is not possible to ship to Canada for free due to shipping cost, brokerage cost, duty (if applicable), and province taxes.

      You can enter the contest as long as you bought from our website.
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    Mary Rosalez · 08/28/2022
    Lived in my condo community for 23 years. The retaining walls were badly neglected. We rounded up a few volunteers and transformed our walls with TWP Cedartone 1500 series. Prepped with pressure washer. 
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    Tracy · 08/28/2022
    This is a ‘new’ 2 season old deck. We prepped with Cabot wood brightener and stained with TWP 100 series color pecan 120. This is an amazing stain and I’m so grateful I did the research to find this product! 
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    Jim · 08/28/2022
    Our cedar deck is over 20 years old. This year we used Gemeni restore kit to clean and brighten the deck followed by 2 coats of TWP 1500 Cedar Tone stain. The deck faces south and is subject to snow, ice, rain and direct sun. After 4 months TWP is still doing well repelling rain. Always love the finish and appearance of a job using TWP products. 
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    Kevin · 08/14/2022
    My deck is 9 years old. I strip my deck of 3 years old TWP 1501 Cedartone . I used Gemini Restore A Deck Stripper/Brightener Kit and I Pressure washed the deck . I restained the deck using TWP 1502 Redwood . I used the Wooster 6" Pro Stain Brush To apply the stain . 
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    krampits · 07/28/2022
    I restain every few years or so. My fence is 22 years old and still looks great.
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    Rob Blackburn · 07/26/2022
    We had neglected our deck for many years. It was in bad shape. After retiring this year I finally decided to tackle the job. I sanded each board down to bare wood again, and stained it using 2 gallons of TWP Semi-Solid stain, Lighthouse color. It's nice to have a deck we can enjoy again.
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    Leslie S · 07/24/2022
    I have a 20 year old ironwood deck that was improperly stained about 6 years ago. It had little to no maintenance before or afterwards. It was covered in thick algae in many areas as it is on the north side of the house. I used RestoreADeck to strip the old stain and clean the algae. (Needed to use some elbow grease.) Then I applied 2 coats of TWP 102 PRO SERIES REDWOOD stain. I LOVE THE RESULTS!!
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    Nickolas Dobson · 07/24/2022
    Restained our log house. Previous owners had used same product,TWP 1500 Series, Natural 1530. We applied new stain directly over previous stain which was last done ~2016. 
    Overall the product was easy to use, and looks amazing! My wife and I cannot believe the difference. 
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    Victor Faradji · 07/20/2022
    This is a Soffit job. We used TWP 100 Series 5 Gallon
    Stain Color Pecan 120. We prepared with pressure wash and brush.