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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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    Joseph M Jevnik Jr · 07/18/2022
    A 12 year old cedar deck approx. 800sq/ft.  Takes a beating in the New England weather. Have used many stain products with mixed results. It was time for a major cleaning and new stain.  I used RAD with both additives to clean using brush and hose, then applied RAD neutralizer. Did some sanding in areas where grain has raised.  Applied TWP 1501 Cedarwood Tone stain using the spray and brush method.  The TWP 1500 was easy to use and the cedar color is great (not to orange).  I'm very impressed with the water repellant quality of this stain.  I plan to use the TWP when I redo my front decks next year. Have had the new stain on for two months and I am very impressed with the results.  
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    Bill Coney · 07/03/2022
    Order #U74E0111484 Dock Deck- Sanded, used Gemini Cleaner and Brightener, then TWP 1500 Natural. Bill Coney
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    MzNewbie · 07/01/2022
    2013 - Cedar deck built

    2015 - Sanded, used Gemini Cleaner and Brightener, then TWP 1500 Redwood

    2017 - Used Gemini Cleaner and Brightener, then TWP 1500 Redwood

    2022 - Used Restore-a-Deck Stripper and Brightener with TWP Semi-solid Lighthouse

    Pics are before when the Redwood had faded after several years of full sun and Midwest intense seasons (snow, sleet, rain, blinding heat--and that's just any given Wednesday!), after stripper and brightener, and two after deck was stained with Lighthouse semi-solid. I forgot to take "before" pics until after I started hosing it down.

    *Highly* recommend the TWP Semi-solid and the RAD products. Stain had very good coverage and forgiving for people like me that have to do it alone and sections at a time, which obviously isn't ideal, but the semi-solid blends very, very well, even dry on wet. I'm very happy!

    Note: The dead grass in the last pic is *not* from the product. It's because I forgot to pick up a canvas tarp for several days. D'oh!
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    Tony · 06/29/2022
    Deck is about 20 months. I used TWP 1500 Series Honeytone. It was our families covid project. My whole family helped to pitch in and build it. It's become a fun and useful space! 
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    Clay · 06/26/2022
    Making an old Deck New again.  Before pic #1 is before and cleaning.  Before pic #2 is after power washing.

    Both After pics are different angles of the deck after applying TWP 1500 Dark Walnut using Deck Boss Brush.  Very pleased with TWP.  We also used TWP on our board and batten last year.  Ill never use any other oil based brand again.  
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    Martin lopez · 06/25/2022
    Staining shed 
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    neil pierce · 06/06/2022
    After construction, and many hours researching deck stains, we decided to go with TWP for the wood finishing product to complete our outdoor home project.  All of the wood, except the ceiling, was coated using TWP (Cedartone 101). The deck had endured an extreme amount of abuse during the construction of the porch and required a lot of attention prior to re-staining.  I am convinced that TWP is the best product on the market and continue recommending to everyone I know! 
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    S Miller · 06/05/2022
    Just completed my restoration project on a second level ~500 sq ft deck. Had to remove a 3 year old semi-solid super deck stain by stripping, power washing and sanding. Followed that up with a cleaning/brightening to bring out the grain. Even built a new gate!

    I used TWP100 Cedartone. I bought 10 gallons, but had about a gallon leftover. It definitely took the most time to get all the railings posts done after I realized spraying was so wasteful. Really happy with how it turned out!
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    Joe · 06/03/2022
    Roughly 650 sq. ft. redone with Alaskan yellow cedar and stained with TWP 115 PRO SERIES HONEYTONE. Went with a little variety on the railing with Western Red cedar 2x6 slats and the Alaskan Yellow 2x4 slats with black balusters.
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    Kathy · 05/16/2022
    We recently cleaned our deck with Gemini Cleaner and Brightener Kit and then applied TWP 1500 Series 5 Gallon - Stain Color Pecan to our outdoor deck. It turned out beautiful! We couldn't be happier and it looks fantastic!  Check out the before and after of our deck and stairs. 
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    richardd1970 · 05/15/2022
    After exhaustive research into just about every product on the market, I chose TWP. I have an 1130 Sq. foot deck, railings and 2 sets of stairs. I used TWP 1500 in Cedartone 1501, bought 15 Gallons only needed 10. Now I have extra for touch ups or other outdoor projects. I sprayed the railings and stairs with an HVLP sprayer (no thinning). I rolled product onto deck surface with a 3/8 nap 12" roller. I really like the color.
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    Kim · 05/15/2022
    Walkway to dock, & deck in back yard treated with TWO 1500.  Pressure wash & treat, pretty simple, just take time and it lasts years.  Thus dock walkway is in the Sun alll day, and takes the brunt of bad weather on the lake.  We rolled the walkway, as it takes more stain, and wanted to make sure it was evenly applies.  Back yard deck was pressure washed and sprayed on with a hand held sprayer.  Looks great!
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    Jason Burgreen · 05/07/2022
    Outdoor kitchen and fence project, pecan and cedar tone mixed together 
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    Mike · 04/09/2022
    Sanding underway, prepped and refinished.