This calculator will help you determine the proper amount of stain and prepping supplies needed to refinish your deck using TWP 100 or TWP 1500 Series.

 

This calculator is intended to provide you with an approximate estimate only. Material requirements may vary according to application method, surface condition and weather conditions.

 

You will get two prepping results. You need one, not both options:

  • First will offer the Gemini Restore Kit. This will be used for new, gray, dirty decks and for applying TWP over an intact older coating of TWP.
  • Second is the Restore-A-Deck Stripper and Restore-A-Deck Brightener. This is used for removing old coatings of stain. Use this if you are switching from a different brand to TWP or if you have a neglected coating of TWP that has failed unevenly.

 

If you have questions as to which to use, please ask below.

 

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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Tom Russo:
We have a new mahogany porch deck in full sun. Is the TWP 1500 the right product for this application? Any color recommendations for mahogany? Thankms

TWP Rustic color is what most use.
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homeowner
We have a new mahogany porch deck in full sun. Is the TWP 1500 the right product for this application? Any color recommendations for mahogany? Thankms
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting charles Jones:
I treated a new 12X24 treated wood deck with 5gals of 1500 in natural (1530) a little over 3 yr ago. I live in Virginia and need to retreat. Would 1500 work and will I need any pre-treatment? I plan to pressure wash it first.

Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit and pressure washing. Stain with the TWP 1500 Series.
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
I treated a new 12X24 treated wood deck with 5gals of 1500 in natural (1530) a little over 3 yr ago. I live in Virginia and need to retreat. Would 1500 work and will I need any pre-treatment? I plan to pressure wash it first.
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting staceysearcy:
buying a cedar house that was last stained using the 100 series. Should I use the same color and series?

Yes that would be the easiest thing to do.
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same stain
buying a cedar house that was last stained using the 100 series. Should I use the same color and series?
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Dave Faeth:
I'm re-decking with new kiln-dried 5/4 x 6 western red cedar and want to use oil-based semi-transparent cedartone - which TWP do I use? In Michigan and VOCs are ok

The TWP 100 Series. Wait a month after install to stain. Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit.
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
I'm re-decking with new kiln-dried 5/4 x 6 western red cedar and want to use oil-based semi-transparen t cedartone - which TWP do I use? In Michigan and VOCs are ok
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Drew Harvey:
I have ~ 1000 sq ft of decking that I stripped and coated last year with TWP 1500 Redwood stain. The deck was a mix of old and new wood. Looks good but I want to now put down an additional coat. Do I need cleaner? Is 5 gal adequate?

Lightly clean to remove any dirt first. The coverage will be about 150-200 sq. feet for the maintenance coat. About 5-7 gallons.
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
I have ~ 1000 sq ft of decking that I stripped and coated last year with TWP 1500 Redwood stain. The deck was a mix of old and new wood. Looks good but I want to now put down an additional coat. Do I need cleaner? Is 5 gal adequate?
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Quoting Glenn J Mancini:
I have 210 square feet of cedar siding. Please recommend your best semi transparent stain.

Where do you live?
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I have 210 square feet of cedar siding. Please recommend your best semi transparent stain.
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Quoting Richard Allee:
I need to redeck a pontoon boat , your product was suggested by some one who has done so, it will be new 3/4 plywood , any suggestion on which stain to use and which plywood would be best ? marine grade is very expensive at 131 dollar a sheet , so was wanting to use something less so.

Use the TWP 1500 Series. Sorry, but we are not experts on types of plywood for pontoon boats. The marine grade sounds like it would be the best wy to go.
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
I need to redeck a pontoon boat , your product was suggested by some one who has done so, it will be new 3/4 plywood , any suggestion on which stain to use and which plywood would be best ? marine grade is very expensive at 131 dollar a sheet , so was wanting to use something less so.
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Ron Sitka:
I have a large deck that was treated with Thompson's Water Seal about a year ago. Can I go over that with TWP 1500 now? What prep?

You will need to remove the Thompsons first using this:

www.twpstain.com/.../
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
I have a large deck that was treated with Thompson's Water Seal about a year ago. Can I go over that with TWP 1500 now? What prep?
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Steve Butler:
I'm staining a new pressure treated pine deck in San Antonio, TX. It will have a roof over it. 598 sq ft according to your site's calculator. The calculator says estimates for "refinishing." Do new decks require more or less stain than older decks.

Please see this about new decks:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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new deck
I'm staining a new pressure treated pine deck in San Antonio, TX. It will have a roof over it. 598 sq ft according to your site's calculator. The calculator says estimates for "refinishing." Do new decks require more or less stain than older decks.
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Quoting Gary Nabors:
I'm staining a new cedar fence for a customer. The customer has researched and selected your product. The fence was built approx. 4 months ago. There is no noticable graying, but we will still start with the Restore-A-Deck, as directed for new wood. There is staining below the nail heads (not rust stains, the nails are plated, I assume is is from the vinyl coating on the nails). Will the Restore-A-Deck take care of this, or will I need to try bleaching this stain out?

Thank you,
Gary

Hard to say. If it is black, then it is rust and the brightener will help to remove.
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painter
I'm staining a new cedar fence for a customer. The customer has researched and selected your product. The fence was built approx. 4 months ago. There is no noticable graying, but we will still start with the Restore-A-Deck, as directed for new wood. There is staining below the nail heads (not rust stains, the nails are plated, I assume is is from the vinyl coating on the nails). Will the Restore-A-Deck take care of this, or will I need to try bleaching this stain out?

Thank you,
Gary
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Quoting Sharron Mckeever:
I live in Ontario Canada and am considering using a high quality oil deck stain and waterproofer. Can KWP be purchased here? Can I buy it in a store or does it have to be ordered?

TWP is not legal to be used or sold in Canada.
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I live in Ontario Canada and am considering using a high quality oil deck stain and waterproofer. Can KWP be purchased here? Can I buy it in a store or does it have to be ordered?
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Quoting EJ:
I am looking for a sample of the 1511 to use on my fence, help

www.twpstain.com/stain-samples
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I am looking for a sample of the 1511 to use on my fence, help
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Luis Cantu:
I have a 400 sqft deck no stairs and the railing has metal balusters so no need to stain them.

The deck was installed at the beginning of April and i want to stain it before the winter is here

This is on the second floor and I want to stain both the upper and lower part of the deck as well as the posts.

Can you let me know which products and quantities should i buy for this job?

thks

Luis

If you are doing upper and lowers you will need to double the sq. footage and then add on extra for the framing and posts. Total sq. footage could be in the 900-1000 sq. foot range. Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit and you will need about 6-7 gallons for the one coat. Use the TWP 100 or 1500 Series depending on what your state allows.
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I have a 400 sqft deck no stairs and the railing has metal balusters so no need to stain them.

The deck was installed at the beginning of April and i want to stain it before the winter is here

This is on the second floor and I want to stain both the upper and lower part of the deck as well as the posts.

Can you let me know which products and quantities should i buy for this job?

thks

Luis
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Big Phil:
If applying wet on wet, is it possible to determine if over applying? How would one go about applying 2/3 and 1/3 if using a pad application?

You want all the stain to soak into the wood grain. Over applying will result in a shiny and stick finish. You apply as much as the wood allows. The first coat on older wood should soak right into the wood grain and most likely will be a little uneven in appearance. The second/final coat will spread twice as far as the first coat and will give a nice rich and even appearance.
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
If applying wet on wet, is it possible to determine if over applying? How would one go about applying 2/3 and 1/3 if using a pad application?
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Quoting Darlena:
I have a deck that is around 700sq ft. It was built about 1 year ago. What should I use to clean it and how much should I buy? Do I need to put on more than 1 coat of 1500 stain? How much 1500 is needed for the square footage. Also I haven't read anything about a sealant. Is sealant needed in addition to applying the 1500?

The TWP is a sealer and a stain. You will need to prep with the Gemini Restore Kit. Just one is needed. For 700 sq. feet you will need about 6-7 gallon for two coats applied wet on wet.
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
I have a deck that is around 700sq ft. It was built about 1 year ago. What should I use to clean it and how much should I buy? Do I need to put on more than 1 coat of 1500 stain? How much 1500 is needed for the square footage. Also I haven't read anything about a sealant. Is sealant needed in addition to applying the 1500?
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Quoting john brudz:
I have a 16 x 32 older pressure treated deck that I have sanded first with 35 grit and then with 60 grit to completely remove a peeling solid white coating. I am now down to bear wood. This deck is in full sun most of the day/ I am located in central connecticut. I would like a semi transparent stain. WHat would you suggest and how long should I expect it to last.
1 year? 2 years?

Use the TWP 1500 Series. Last about 2 years for most scenarios.
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older pressure treated deck
I have a 16 x 32 older pressure treated deck that I have sanded first with 35 grit and then with 60 grit to completely remove a peeling solid white coating. I am now down to bear wood. This deck is in full sun most of the day/ I am located in central connecticut. I would like a semi transparent stain. WHat would you suggest and how long should I expect it to last.
1 year? 2 years?
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Jack McDonald:
Please explain what "2 coats wet on wet" refers to in regards to estimating the stain application.

See this about how to apply wet on wet application:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../

The calculator takes in account that you are applying two coats with the wet on wet application method that is needed. New wood only needs one coat, so you would use about 2/3 the amount that the calculator states.
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Please explain what "2 coats wet on wet" refers to in regards to estimating the stain application.
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Quoting Bob Bilafer:
I used an American Builders Restoration product call Logevity for my log home and would like to use TWP next time. Do I need to strip logs or is it okay to just recoat over.thanks

You would have to remove first before using the TWP.
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
I used an American Builders Restoration product call Logevity for my log home and would like to use TWP next time. Do I need to strip logs or is it okay to just recoat over.thanks
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Quoting Juliann Klafehn:
2 Questions for you...
I have a steel roof with wood perlins and beams that also need to be stained. How should I account for those when buying the stain and prepping supplies?
I want to stain the horizontal surface dark and the vertical surfaces white. What do you suggest I use for the white columns?
Thanks so much for your advice!!

You would want a solid color deck stain for the vertical white columns. TWP does not come in a solid stain so it will have to be a different brand. For the TWP (horizontals), use the calculator for amount needed. Maybe Dark Oak color since you want it to be dark.
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What about porch columns?
2 Questions for you...
I have a steel roof with wood perlins and beams that also need to be stained. How should I account for those when buying the stain and prepping supplies?
I want to stain the horizontal surface dark and the vertical surfaces white. What do you suggest I use for the white columns?
Thanks so much for your advice!!
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Quoting Melissa Brousseau:
Just purchased cedar from amish sawmill, completely dried. Using it to wrap porch beams. Should We stain first or put up and wait til spring? In Michigan most of it will be under roof and not exposed

Put it up and wait until Spring. Prep first as well.
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Question about Cedar
Just purchased cedar from amish sawmill, completely dried. Using it to wrap porch beams. Should We stain first or put up and wait til spring? In Michigan most of it will be under roof and not exposed
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Stuart Pfeiffer:
Can TWP 1500 be applied over sikkens Cetol SRD

No it cannot. The Sikkens would have to be stripped first.
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Can TWP 1500 be applied over sikkens Cetol SRD
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Amitav Singh:
We have a 2 month old front porch. Can we stain or should we wait for a year.

See this about new wood:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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New Front Porch
We have a 2 month old front porch. Can we stain or should we wait for a year.
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Dale Andersen:
Do not have any rail or steps.
I am interested in Solvet Bourne Semi Transparent.
Iam using new western red cedar

You can use the calculator by adding 0 for areas that you do not have. See this about new decks:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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Do not have any rail or steps.
I am interested in Solvet Bourne Semi Transparent.
Iam using new western red cedar
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Do not have any rail or steps.
I am interested in Solvet Bourne Semi Transparent.
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Quoting Darlene Ramey:
I'm staining a fence. I have figured approx. 270 ft. around. It is 6 ft. high. thus I get 1620 sq. ft. total.
How many sq. ft does a 5 gallon can of stain do. ? Thank you. I'm still deciding on which stain to use - doing my research. Thank you.

If you are doing both sides than you need to double your sq footage. A 5 gallon pail of TWP covers roughly 500-600 sq feet for 2 coats of the TWP when applied wet on wet as suggested.
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Ms.
I'm staining a fence. I have figured approx. 270 ft. around. It is 6 ft. high. thus I get 1620 sq. ft. total.
How many sq. ft does a 5 gallon can of stain do. ? Thank you. I'm still deciding on which stain to use - doing my research. Thank you.
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Quoting Margaret Leinhauser:
Total area of 3 decks 415 sq ft. How much stain do we need? The decks are 7 months old what kind of cleaner and how much of that do we need?
Could not understand your calculator.
Thank you.

You need to clean and brighten for the prep. Use the Gemini Restore Kits.

1 Gemini Kit
3 Gallons of Stain. Only 1 coat on new wood.

See this for more info on new wood:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Total area of 3 decks 415 sq ft. How much stain do we need? The decks are 7 months old what kind of cleaner and how much of that do we need?
Could not understand your calculator.
Thank you.
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Quoting Cheryl Bergman:
I have a 75' long x 6' high cedar fence that is 9 years old that I want to re-stain (one side only). It was re-stained for a second time 4 years ago by a professional restoration company with a transparent stain (not a TWP stain). Questions: 1) will TWP 1500 allow the natural wood grain/wood knots show through (want this); 2) how much would I need for this project and would it require 2 coats; 3) what is the correct product to use to prep before staining? Thank You.

1. Yes
2. For 450 sq. feet you will need 5 gallons to do the required 2 coats.
3. Must remove the old coating with the Restore A Deck Stripper and Brightener Kits. You would need 1 of these kits for this.
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Quoting J Samenus:
Installed a new PT pine deck On July 9th. Will I need to wait to stain or can I use the TWP 1500 series stain now. Will I need the brightener?

See this please: www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Installed a new PT pine deck On July 9th. Will I need to wait to stain or can I use the TWP 1500 series stain now. Will I need the brightener?
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
I have a 75' long x 6' high cedar fence that is 9 years old that I want to re-stain (one side only). It was re-stained for a second time 4 years ago by a professional restoration company with a transparent stain (not a TWP stain). Questions: 1) will TWP 1500 allow the natural wood grain/wood knots show through (want this); 2) how much would I need for this project and would it require 2 coats; 3) what is the correct product to use to prep before staining? Thank You.
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Quoting Chris Randazzo:
We are preparing to re stain our log sided cabin, previously we were told by TWP to use 1 coat of 515 cedartone,allow to penetrate, and dry- followed by a coat of 515 cedar mixed with 315 cedar on all exterior surfaces. What is your recommendation now, I understand the 1500 series replaced the old 500 series. We have 2 pails of 515 left from last time we did the exterior. This is not enough to redo the entire project so I will need to order enough product. Also what do you recommend for cleaning the old finish - there are some areas it is worn and dry, others that still have some surfacing of the last oiling. Can you email me detailed instructions on your recommendations based on this information please.
Thank you
Chris

515 was light cedar and was replaced by 1515 Honeytone. No need to mix in the 300 series. Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit and use the TWP 1515 Honeytone for the coating. You should not inter mix the 500 and 1500 Series, so unfortunately the old pails are no longer good.
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
We are preparing to re stain our log sided cabin, previously we were told by TWP to use 1 coat of 515 cedartone,allow to penetrate, and dry- followed by a coat of 515 cedar mixed with 315 cedar on all exterior surfaces. What is your recommendation now, I understand the 1500 series replaced the old 500 series. We have 2 pails of 515 left from last time we did the exterior. This is not enough to redo the entire project so I will need to order enough product. Also what do you recommend for cleaning the old finish - there are some areas it is worn and dry, others that still have some surfacing of the last oiling. Can you email me detailed instructions on your recommendations based on this information please.
Thank you
Chris
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Quoting kinge17:
I have a 4 month old cedar fence, 208 linear feet by 6 ft tall. trying to figure out amount needed and once done if it needs to be sealed with a product such as thompsons also i assume the wet on wet means to apply second coat immediately

Are you doing both sides? If so you have about 2400 sq. feet. You will need two coats applied wet on wet. About 20-25 gallons total. You do not seal over the TWP after. No need to.
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Quoting Michael Lee:
I want the natural graying process to show on my cedar deck. Do you offer a clear product for penetrating and water proofing a deck (understanding there would not be UV protection)

Yes, both the 100 and the 1500 come in a clear.
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I want the natural graying process to show on my cedar deck. Do you offer a clear product for penetrating and water proofing a deck (understanding there would not be UV protection)
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Quoting Hilde Morin:
I power washed, sanded my deck and plan to use TWP 100 series. Do I use the Cleaner/Brightener and then stain?
Thank you!

Yes that would be correct.
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
I power washed, sanded my deck and plan to use TWP 100 series. Do I use the Cleaner/Brighte ner and then stain?
Thank you!
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Quoting Cheri Brown:
I applied TWP 1500 to a new deck three years ago. It's time to reapply stain. The total square footage of the deck is 1,397. Could you tell me how much stain I will need to purchase and if any prep is necessary outside of power washing

Yes you need to prep with the Gemini Restore Kit with the pressure washing. About 10-15 gallons for two coats applied wet on wet.
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
I applied TWP 1500 to a new deck three years ago. It's time to reapply stain. The total square footage of the deck is 1,397. Could you tell me how much stain I will need to purchase and if any prep is necessary outside of power washing
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Quoting Eugenia Manning:
I have an 18 year old treated pine porch, never been sealed or stained. I am not planning to treat the railing.
What is needed to clean it (in the past clorox water has been used to removed mildew). Part of the porch is covered and part exposed to the elements. Several of the exposed boards have been replaced just recently. I want to use an oil based solid stain to protect what is there. In future, will I have to remove the stain on the porch before reapplying the same stain?

I am sorry but TWP does not come in a solid stain. Semi-Transparen t.
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Quoting Nicole Zielinski:
Hi, I need help figuring out how much product I need for 222 ft of 6 foot cedar privacy fence. The fence was installed in March of this year and hasn't been stained/coated with anything yet. I will be staining both sides. I live in Indiana so I will have to get the 1500 series. Also, would I just need to use the cleaner/brightener?

Thank you so much!

Yes on the prep. You have about 2700 sq. feet for both sides. For two coats of the TWP applied wet on wet, you will need 20-25 gallons.
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Hi, I need help figuring out how much product I need for 222 ft of 6 foot cedar privacy fence. The fence was installed in March of this year and hasn't been stained/coated with anything yet. I will be staining both sides. I live in Indiana so I will have to get the 1500 series. Also, would I just need to use the cleaner/brightener?

Thank you so much!
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Mrs.
I have an 18 year old treated pine porch, never been sealed or stained. I am not planning to treat the railing.
What is needed to clean it (in the past clorox water has been used to removed mildew). Part of the porch is covered and part exposed to the elements. Several of the exposed boards have been replaced just recently. I want to use an oil based solid stain to protect what is there. In future, will I have to remove the stain on the porch before reapplying the same stain?
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Quoting Ed Danek:
We washed the deck with TSP. Do we need to do anything else before using TWP 100?

If you have an old deck stain coating, you will need to remove it before using the TWP.
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We washed the deck with TSP. Do we need to do anything else before using TWP 100?
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Quoting Alan Johnson:
I am trying to figure out how much I need. I am trying to stain a fence. It is a cedar fence. I have 610 pickets. Each picket is 3.5" X 5ft. That amounts to about 1000 sqft. so I would get two 5 gallons. My question is if I wanted to cover both sides of the picket would I need 20 gallons??

Yes if you have twice the amount to cover, you would need twice the stain.
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Calculation
I am trying to figure out how much I need. I am trying to stain a fence. It is a cedar fence. I have 610 pickets. Each picket is 3.5" X 5ft. That amounts to about 1000 sqft. so I would get two 5 gallons. My question is if I wanted to cover both sides of the picket would I need 20 gallons??
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Quoting Teresa Fusco:
Hi, I just did the calculation for my deck. I have a small deck... About 400 sq feet. It says on the calculator summary that this would be about 4 gallons for two coats wet on wet. My deck was put in last fall and it is now seasoned wood that has never been stained. Do I put one coat or two...? And if I buy a 5 gallon instead of the 4 the calculator suggests for two coats... Would this extra gallon left over still be good to mix and use next year for ant touch ups on the steps or floor of my deck...? Or do you suggest a new can at time of reapplication?

Apply two very light coats this year. See this about shelf life:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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What is the difference between the Gemini Restore a deck and the Restore a deck company restore a deck product? It has the same name but different company... I'm confused... Are they the same product or not?
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Hi, I just did the calculation for my deck. I have a small deck... About 400 sq feet. It says on the calculator summary that this would be about 4 gallons for two coats wet on wet. My deck was put in last fall and it is now seasoned wood that has never been stained. Do I put one coat or two...? And if I buy a 5 gallon instead of the 4 the calculator suggests for two coats... Would this extra gallon left over still be good to mix and use next year for ant touch ups on the steps or floor of my deck...? Or do you suggest a new can at time of reapplication?
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Wow, that was quick thanks, now where do I find a TWP-100 dealer in Syracuse, NY. I can't find a search box, on your site, to locate local distributors/ve ndors in my area
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Quoting James Plath:
Hello....I need to stain a new cedar fence using your 1500 Series stain that is approximately 120 feet long by 6 feet high. It will be stained on both sides. How many gallons of stain would you recommend I purchase?

Thank you!

Sounds like you have roughly 1440 sq. feet total for both sides. About 15 gallons will cover for two coats.
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Amount Needed
Hello....I need to stain a new cedar fence using your 1500 Series stain that is approximately 120 feet long by 6 feet high. It will be stained on both sides. How many gallons of stain would you recommend I purchase?

Thank you!
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Quoting Lonnie Bartel:
Building a brand new cedar fence that is 6' tall and total length of 300' long.How much TWP 1500 would I need to treat both sides?

Thanks

Total sq. footage is about 3600. For two coats applied "wet on wet" you would need about 30-35 gallons. If you want to apply just 1 coat, you would need roughly 20-25 gallons.
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Owner
Building a brand new cedar fence that is 6' tall and total length of 300' long.How much TWP 1500 would I need to treat both sides?

Thanks
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Quoting MaryC:
I have 2400 Sq feet of siding to treat. How much TWP 100 do I need?

For two coats applied wet on wet, about 20-25 gallons.
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
I have 2400 Sq feet of siding to treat. How much TWP 100 do I need?
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Quoting David Latch:
I do not mean to insult anyone, but what is the difference between Gemini RAD and store bought cleaner/brightner from companies like Behr and Olympic?

Their products are not as effective and are bleached based. Ours are biodegradable, prep better for the TWP, and concentrates,
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
I do not mean to insult anyone, but what is the difference between Gemini RAD and store bought cleaner/brightn er from companies like Behr and Olympic?
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Quoting Shane ogle:
I have 3400 square feet of wood fence/deck to be covered. How many gallons of twp 1500 do I need for 1 coat?

20-25 Gallons.
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
I have 3400 square feet of wood fence/deck to be covered. How many gallons of twp 1500 do I need for 1 coat?
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Quoting musky:
I just pressure washed my deck which had that HORRIBLE Rustoleum Restore on it!!Some of the boards are greyish while others are lighter. The deck is in full sun most of the day so I need a stain to withstand the sun, won't chip,peel or fade AND easy to apply. I like the 1530 series of the "Natural Carmel/Golden tone.

You must remove 100% of the Rustoleum if you want to use a penetrating semi-transparen t stain like the TWP. If applied properly and prepped properly, it will not peel or chip. Fades through the years and can be cleaned and reapplied as needed.
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I just pressure washed my deck which had that HORRIBLE Rustoleum Restore on it!!Some of the boards are greyish while others are lighter. The deck is in full sun most of the day so I need a stain to withstand the sun, won't chip,peel or fade AND easy to apply. I like the 1530 series of the "Natural Carmel/Golden tone.
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting A Rains:
Going to be staining both sides of. 6' fence. 190' total length. How much stain do I need?

20-25 gallons for two coats applied wet on wet.
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Going to be staining both sides of. 6' fence. 190' total length. How much stain do I need?
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Quoting Judy Sursely:
new cedar fence due to F-0 tornado.Fence man said to use a good quality transparent stain. have approximately 150'fencing. How much and which stain would be best to use on the new fencing? Where can i buy, other than order, we will be going to Michigan last of June, could stop and pick up if on our route.

You can order online or stop at store in MI to pick up. Need a total sq. footage of fence? Are you doing both sides?
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new cedar fence due to F-0 tornado.Fence man said to use a good quality transparent stain. have approximately 150'fencing. How much and which stain would be best to use on the new fencing? Where can i buy, other than order, we will be going to Michigan last of June, could stop and pick up if on our route.
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Quoting Kamilah:
Hi,

I have a one year old cedar fence. How long should I expect one coat of twp 1500 to last before I need to paint again? Do you offer and garuntees?

Thanks

TWP stains last about 3-6 years on vertical wood like a fence.
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Hi,

I have a one year old cedar fence. How long should I expect one coat of twp 1500 to last before I need to paint again? Do you offer and garuntees?

Thanks
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Quoting Les Sutak:
Hello I was looking at your product and was wondering if I put on the TWP 100 and in a few years the product was not available. Would I be able to put the TWP 1500 over it with just a cleaning?
Thanks
Les

Yes with prepping of the Gemini Restore Kit.
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self
Hello I was looking at your product and was wondering if I put on the TWP 100 and in a few years the product was not available. Would I be able to put the TWP 1500 over it with just a cleaning?
Thanks
Les
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Lovell Duggan:
Can this be used on a newly installed cedar fence? We live in New Orleans, LA.

Thanks, Lovell Duggan

Yes. See this about new wood:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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Can this be used on a newly installed cedar fence? We live in New Orleans, LA.

Thanks, Lovell Duggan
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Dan Roeder:
I have approx 373 Ft of cedar hand railing with 38 inch high posts.I have black metal spindles. Decking is composite. Hail removed previous stain. So I will need to strip old finish. How much stripper will be needed. And how much of the TWP 100 stain will I need. Thanks.

Hello, what is your total sq. footage of wood? Need to add the railings and the posts together.
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
I have approx 373 Ft of cedar hand railing with 38 inch high posts.I have black metal spindles. Decking is composite. Hail removed previous stain. So I will need to strip old finish. How much stripper will be needed. And how much of the TWP 100 stain will I need. Thanks.
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Quoting Paul Murphy:
Hi

I have 352 sqft of pine shed outside walls

3 years ago did full strip, restore and 2 coats of wet on wet of 1500, used about 5 gallons

Want to do a maintenance coat now, restore and if it can absorb 2 coats of wet on wet

Should I expect to use the same amount of product as 3 years ago?

Yes you will need a full reapplication after 3 years. Prep with the Gemini Restore kit as well.
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Hi

I have 352 sqft of pine shed outside walls

3 years ago did full strip, restore and 2 coats of wet on wet of 1500, used about 5 gallons

Want to do a maintenance coat now, restore and if it can absorb 2 coats of wet on wet

Should I expect to use the same amount of product as 3 years ago?
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Cheryl LaPointe:
Hi! Looking at purchasing the 1500 line for s new construction log home. We need stain for approximately 1500 square feet. How much stain do you recommend purchasing? Thanks!

1500 sq. feet of siding? About 10-15 gallons for two coats applied wet on wet.
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Hi! Looking at purchasing the 1500 line for s new construction log home. We need stain for approximately 1500 square feet. How much stain do you recommend purchasing? Thanks!
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Jerry Schramek:
I live in Ontario and will be going to buffalo NY, where can I purchase your TWP 1500 series stain and your restore a deck products

We are an online dealer and personally do not have dealers in Buffalo, NY.
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I live in Ontario and will be going to buffalo NY, where can I purchase your TWP 1500 series stain and your restore a deck products
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting PHarris:
We have 230 feet of 6 foot cedar fence and 10 feet of 4 foot cedar fence that we are planning on staining with TWP 1500. Is 15 gallons the correct estimate for the amount of stain needed to stain both sides of the fence?

230 linear feet? If that is what you have then the total sq. footage is about 2900 sq. feet for both sides. That means you will need 25-30 gallons for two coats of TWP.
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TWP Stain Calculator
We have 230 feet of 6 foot cedar fence and 10 feet of 4 foot cedar fence that we are planning on staining with TWP 1500. Is 15 gallons the correct estimate for the amount of stain needed to stain both sides of the fence?
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Quoting rich difabio:
how much to ship 2 gls. to 06085 thanks

Please add products to cart. At cart you can enter your zip code and the shipping cost will update.
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how much to ship 2 gls. to 06085 thanks
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Quoting ChgoRon:
I live in Chicago and I have new pressure treated deck, It was built last September 2015. I would like to keep the wood a light color but was to try and keep the maintenance low. The house has tan siding what stain should I use and what color do you suggest. Thanks

Lightest tint in the TWP 1500 Series is the Honeytone. Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit.
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I live in Chicago and I have new pressure treated deck, It was built last September 2015. I would like to keep the wood a light color but was to try and keep the maintenance low. The house has tan siding what stain should I use and what color do you suggest. Thanks
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Scott Hudson:
My deck is pressure treated pine and has been in place for 2 years i have only used a linseed oil treatment so far, which TWP stain should i use for treatment, also, the deck is approximately 700 square feet with 80 feet of hand rail and splindles

What state do you live in? Either the 100 or 1500 Series based on your state laws. Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit. You will need roughly 8 gallons for the 2 coats.
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Electrician
My deck is pressure treated pine and has been in place for 2 years i have only used a linseed oil treatment so far, which TWP stain should i use for treatment, also, the deck is approximately 700 square feet with 80 feet of hand rail and splindles
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Jim Hayden:
My deck is new, was coated with a transparent water based sealer (Thompson) a year ago. Your calculator says it is 400 Square feet.In the fall it was washed with a bleach/water solution and is pristine except for exposure since then to the weather in Prescott,AZ.It is red wood (first cut). I intend to use the redwood semi-transparent stain/sealer - 2 coats. What kind of cleaner would I use taking into consideration that is has been exposed for seven months.Do you have local distributors?

Best to prep with the Gemini Restore Kit. We are an online dealer and can ship this to you.
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
My deck is new, was coated with a transparent water based sealer (Thompson) a year ago. Your calculator says it is 400 Square feet.In the fall it was washed with a bleach/water solution and is pristine except for exposure since then to the weather in Prescott,AZ.It is red wood (first cut). I intend to use the redwood semi-transparen t stain/sealer - 2 coats. What kind of cleaner would I use taking into consideration that is has been exposed for seven months.Do you have local distributors?
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Rob Neumann:
Can we use this product on untreated wood siding? I love it on my cedar shakes.

Yes it can work on all exterior untreated wood as long as there is not a previous coating of a different brand.
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Can we use this product on untreated wood siding? I love it on my cedar shakes.
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Lyn Dukes:
I have 800 sq ft deck with 125 running feet of railing. Deck is new with 8-10 month drying. How many gallons of series 100 do I need? I read I should put one coat first, wait several months to put second coat. Is this correct?

Hello, please add your dimensions into the calculator above to get the amount needed. Only one coat on new wood. See here for more info on this:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
I have 800 sq ft deck with 125 running feet of railing. Deck is new with 8-10 month drying. How many gallons of series 100 do I need? I read I should put one coat first, wait several months to put second coat. Is this correct?
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Christy Gaddis:
I am staining an covered portion of my deck that was constructed with untreated wood. I would like this to have a little shine to the finish. Can I apply polyurethane to the top? If not do you have any suggestions?

You cannot apply a polyurethane or any shiny coating over top of the TWP.
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I am staining an covered portion of my deck that was constructed with untreated wood. I would like this to have a little shine to the finish. Can I apply polyurethane to the top? If not do you have any suggestions?
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Ken Shaffer:
When you say apply wet on wet, exactly what do you mean. If it is still wet when applying a 2nd coat, wont footprints affect the finish?

Thanks

Please see this article:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
When you say apply wet on wet, exactly what do you mean. If it is still wet when applying a 2nd coat, wont footprints affect the finish?

Thanks
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Dheer Kumar:
I have a new 500 sq ft Deck. What do I need to prepare before applying the stain

Please see this about new wood:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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New Deck
I have a new 500 sq ft Deck. What do I need to prepare before applying the stain
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Bob Blades:
I only see twp 101 in a sample not 100. I am looking for the most natural look for a cedar deck

The 100 Clear is on the sample options. Clear will not provide UV protection/gray ing of the wood.
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I only see twp 101 in a sample not 100. I am looking for the most natural look for a cedar deck
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Ralph Brescia:
For my deck I need a full kit and one 1/4 kit. For color uniformity, will both kits fit in one 5 gallon bucket when fully mixed with all parts? If not how do I mix the two kits together?

Yes you will be able to mix both in the same bucket.
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
For my deck I need a full kit and one 1/4 kit. For color uniformity, will both kits fit in one 5 gallon bucket when fully mixed with all parts? If not how do I mix the two kits together?
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Quoting RSS:
I live in Minnesota. Installed a 1,200 sq ft PT pine fence mid last summer. Plan to stain (dark Oak)this spring. What prep should I do? Is TWP 100 allowed in MN? If yes, should I use 100 or 1500 series? I have a Graco airless sprayer. Is that overkill or should I use a pump sprayer? Back brushing recommended? Thanks !

Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit. Stain with two light coats of the TWP 100 Series. Lightly spray on the first coat then back brush or paid the second coat. Grace or pump should work.
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I live in Minnesota. Installed a 1,200 sq ft PT pine fence mid last summer. Plan to stain (dark Oak)this spring. What prep should I do? Is TWP 100 allowed in MN? If yes, should I use 100 or 1500 series? I have a Graco airless sprayer. Is that overkill or should I use a pump sprayer? Back brushing recommended? Thanks !
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Brian M:
Regarding the 5 gallon and the 1 gallon as I need somewhere between 5-7 gallon of stain for my deck. Do you recommend that I mix all of it in some massive container or are the colors (semi-transparent) pretty close when using the single gallon after the 5 gallon?

It is always best to mix together but in general, the colors will be exactly the same.
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Regarding the 5 gallon and the 1 gallon as I need somewhere between 5-7 gallon of stain for my deck. Do you recommend that I mix all of it in some massive container or are the colors (semi-transpare nt) pretty close when using the single gallon after the 5 gallon?
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Phyllis Lazaro:
Only want stain - don't need stripper or restorer. Can I get just stain? Is there anywhere in Dallas Ft Worth area that I can get this without shipping?

Of course you can buy just the stain. See here:
www.twpstain.com/.../
We are an online dealer.
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Only want stain - don't need stripper or restorer. Can I get just stain? Is there anywhere in Dallas Ft Worth area that I can get this without shipping?
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Quoting cecil moore:
we have a cedar deck with @ 300 sq feet floor/steps + railings seriously neglected no stain or finish left, and has algae and mold. Should we use gemini or stripper. Some sun mostly shade, what type stain? Older kinda lazy homeowners. :-*

Use the Gemini Restore Kit for prep. You can use either the 100 or 1500 series.
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ms.
we have a cedar deck with @ 300 sq feet floor/steps + railings seriously neglected no stain or finish left, and has algae and mold. Should we use gemini or stripper. Some sun mostly shade, what type stain? Older kinda lazy homeowners. :-*
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new un-treated pine
I built a 16'x 20' pergola out of untreated pine thinking we were going to paint it white but my wife and I both changed our minds after we finished it. now we want to stain it a dark brown color. what product do you recommend and approx. how much. I'm not sure on square footage because its a pergola. im guessing about 700 square ft because im staining top bottom and edges of all boards used. Im thinking that using untreated was a big mistake now but im stuck with it. and how long can the stain be stored indoor before its now good (it may determine how much I buy)
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Quoting whomever:
I used TWP 100 Pecan about three years ago. It is on a deck that receives a lot of sun and we had an outdoor rug as well. It has faded differently from where the rug was etc. Should I use the Stripper or Gemini?

Use the Restore A Deck Stripper to ensure that it is is prepped evenly and the new stain applies evenly. Make sure that the brightener is used after the stripper to neutralize.
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Which Restore?
I used TWP 100 Pecan about three years ago. It is on a deck that receives a lot of sun and we had an outdoor rug as well. It has faded differently from where the rug was etc. Should I use the Stripper or Gemini?
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
You can order samples here: www.twpstain.com/stain-samples
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Hi, the stain we received is quite a lot darker than what we have on the house already - can you send samples of colors so we can match up better. It was on your recommendation we went with a TWP 1530 Natural. Thanks sorry wrong email - this is correct
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Hi, the stain we received is quite a lot darker than what we have on the house already - can you send samples of colors so we can match up better. It was on your recommendation we went with a TWP 1530 Natural. Thanks
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Anna Huisman:
July 2014 our large deck was cleaned brightened and two coats of TWP 1500 clear was applied. Deck has some mildew and algae but in general still looks pretty good. Can I wait till next early spring or should I redo same procedure this fall(2015). We;re living in North Virginia. If I would go ahead redoing can I only do one coat to seal or do you always need to apply two coats ( wet on wet)? Thank you.

I would just wait until Spring. Clean and reapply two very light coats.
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July 2014 our large deck was cleaned brightened and two coats of TWP 1500 clear was applied. Deck has some mildew and algae but in general still looks pretty good. Can I wait till next early spring or should I redo same procedure this fall(2015). We;re living in North Virginia. If I would go ahead redoing can I only do one coat to seal or do you always need to apply two coats ( wet on wet)? Thank you.
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Quoting william merchant:
hello I have just bought 5 gallons of your 1500 series stain and I was wondering the day time temperature is good about 78 to 80 degrees but the night are getting cool, which means that there is due on the deck in the mornings will that effect the stain from curing(drying)should I wait until early summer to stain my deck thank you for the input! William merchant

It should not affect the stain so go ahead and apply this Fall.
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hello I have just bought 5 gallons of your 1500 series stain and I was wondering the day time temperature is good about 78 to 80 degrees but the night are getting cool, which means that there is due on the deck in the mornings will that effect the stain from curing(drying)s hould I wait until early summer to stain my deck thank you for the input! William merchant
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Quoting Donna123:
Hi we have a pressure treated pine deck that we had built 3 summers ago and have never stained it or put any product on it. It is in good shape, just looks real light colored now (almost white looking). I was planning on using one of your cleaners first and then using the 1500 stain. What cleaner and steps would you recommend? The deck is 9x30 (full sun) and attached to a smaller enclosed 7.5x21 deck (screened in porch). I estimated with steps, a total of 488 sq feet using your calculator with the amount of steps I have. I read in your blog too, that it may take more stain with a dry and untreated deck. Thanks for any help!

Use the Gemini Restore Kit and pressure washing for the prep and cleaning. You will need about 4-5 gallons for 2 coats.
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Hi we have a pressure treated pine deck that we had built 3 summers ago and have never stained it or put any product on it. It is in good shape, just looks real light colored now (almost white looking). I was planning on using one of your cleaners first and then using the 1500 stain. What cleaner and steps would you recommend? The deck is 9x30 (full sun) and attached to a smaller enclosed 7.5x21 deck (screened in porch). I estimated with steps, a total of 488 sq feet using your calculator with the amount of steps I have. I read in your blog too, that it may take more stain with a dry and untreated deck. Thanks for any help!
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Quoting Bill Strickland:
I pressure washed all three decks.
total, flat deck area = 1053 sq. ft.
i have one, flat seating bench = 162 sq. ft.
railing is minimal for two stair entry points with four steps, each.
Do I really need restore-a-deck brightener? The old stain is embedded into the wood pretty deep. I will pick the redwood color=same existing color.
I live in 46031 zip code. Any nearby dealers?

If using the same TWP stain as before then no you do not need to use the brightener. If you are switching to TWP then you have to remove the previous coating by stripping/sandi ng with pressure washing. Brighten all when done. Can you advise as to which scenario is correct so we can recommend the proper materials needed?
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I pressure washed all three decks.
total, flat deck area = 1053 sq. ft.
i have one, flat seating bench = 162 sq. ft.
railing is minimal for two stair entry points with four steps, each.
Do I really need restore-a-deck brightener? The old stain is embedded into the wood pretty deep. I will pick the redwood color=same existing color.
I live in 46031 zip code. Any nearby dealers?
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Quoting Rube Junes:
1. How do you calculate amount of stain needed for application to log home after corn blasting removal of existing stain product (approx 2,000 square feet of log surface including deck area)?

2. Is one coat of stain sufficient or is two recommended?

Two coats applied wet on wet is best. You will need 15-20 gallons for the 2000 sq. feet.
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
1. How do you calculate amount of stain needed for application to log home after corn blasting removal of existing stain product (approx 2,000 square feet of log surface including deck area)?

2. Is one coat of stain sufficient or is two recommended?
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Quoting Bruce Berryman:
We live in northern VT (long, cold, snowy winters). I installed new siding of rough cut cedar 10-12 years ago on house and garage, including a cedar entrance gate (total: 3300 sq. ft.). When I did it, I immediately put on one coat of wood preservative from the local hardware store. Of course by now it is in pretty poor shape (dirt, mildew, brittle, discolored dark gray, etc.). I want to cover it in clear stain now (using a sprayer). I assume I need to clean it, whiten it, and stain it (with two coats of stain?). Right? Which of your products do you recommend and how much of each? Thanks!

Do you still have old stain left on the siding? If so you will need the Restore A Deck Stripper and pressure washing to prep. Use the brightener after to neutralize. 4-5 of each. If there is not any old stain on the wood then prep with the Gemini Restore A Deck kit. You will need about 4-5 kits for this.

Use the TWP 1500 Series for the stain and apply two light coats with the "wet on wet" application. You will need about 25-35 gallons for two coats and 3300 sq. feet of wood to cover.
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
We live in northern VT (long, cold, snowy winters). I installed new siding of rough cut cedar 10-12 years ago on house and garage, including a cedar entrance gate (total: 3300 sq. ft.). When I did it, I immediately put on one coat of wood preservative from the local hardware store. Of course by now it is in pretty poor shape (dirt, mildew, brittle, discolored dark gray, etc.). I want to cover it in clear stain now (using a sprayer). I assume I need to clean it, whiten it, and stain it (with two coats of stain?). Right? Which of your products do you recommend and how much of each? Thanks!
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Quoting Ernest Covington:
How much TWP 1500 needed for 888 sq. ft.(74 linear foot of 6 foot pickets, both sides) of untreated cedar fence?

Fence installed 5/2013

Denver, Colorado weather

For two coats applied "wet on wet" you will need between 7-9 gallons.
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
How much TWP 1500 needed for 888 sq. ft.(74 linear foot of 6 foot pickets, both sides) of untreated cedar fence?

Fence installed 5/2013

Denver, Colorado weather
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Rob C.:
I HAVE AN OLDER REDWOOD DECK..last stained with Cabot redwood decking stain 5 yrs. ago. Would like to use TWP 1500 (redwood)this time... please advise on prepping, etc.

You will need to remove the Cabot stain first. How depends on the type of Cabot that it is. Do you know if it is a solid or semi-transapare nt? If semi-transparen t then you should use the Restore A Deck Stain Stripper and pressure washer to remove. Follow this with the Restore A Deck Brightener.
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
I HAVE AN OLDER REDWOOD DECK..last stained with Cabot redwood decking stain 5 yrs. ago. Would like to use TWP 1500 (redwood)this time... please advise on prepping, etc.
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Quoting eaerhard:
I have a new treated wood deck, the last section has about 3 months of very dry weather and 8-10 hours of full sun exposure dry time on it. The rest has been 4-12 months of dry time. I am using the Restore-a-Deck 2 step kit to prep for stain but not sure on the amount of stain to buy to cover the 375-400 sq ft. I used the calculator but not sure if that is providing 2 coat coverage or one for a new deck as you recommend elsewhere on your site. Can you give me a better idea of how much to purchase for the initial staining?

2-3 gallons will cover for the first coat on the deck.
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Gallons of Stain for New PT Deck
I have a new treated wood deck, the last section has about 3 months of very dry weather and 8-10 hours of full sun exposure dry time on it. The rest has been 4-12 months of dry time. I am using the Restore-a-Deck 2 step kit to prep for stain but not sure on the amount of stain to buy to cover the 375-400 sq ft. I used the calculator but not sure if that is providing 2 coat coverage or one for a new deck as you recommend elsewhere on your site. Can you give me a better idea of how much to purchase for the initial staining?
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Quoting kmf:
HI
we are replacing t&g mahogany decking boards that have rotted out then refinishing remaining decking.
would like to sand off spar finish and apply 1500 series to entire porch deck.
porch id covered 600 sqft.
please advise regards Kevin

You would need about 5 gallons for 2 coats of the TWP. If you only do one coat then you would about 3-4 gallons.
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HI
we are replacing t&g mahogany decking boards that have rotted out then refinishing remaining decking.
would like to sand off spar finish and apply 1500 series to entire porch deck.
porch id covered 600 sqft.
please advise regards Kevin
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting mike gumbinger:
I have a deck that is just 5 months old and it is recommended to just put one coat one after I clean it. How long will the 1501 last if I purchase 5 gallons?

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
I have a deck that is just 5 months old and it is recommended to just put one coat one after I clean it. How long will the 1501 last if I purchase 5 gallons?
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Quoting kpmullins:
I am planning on staining a new fence. How long should I wait to stain and do I need to do any prep prior to using your product to stain?

Is the fence wood rough cut? If so you can stain right away with no prep as long as it is dry. If the wood is smooth then you will need to wait. See here:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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Owner
I am planning on staining a new fence. How long should I wait to stain and do I need to do any prep prior to using your product to stain?
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Quoting Nancytodd:
I received a sample of your deck stain and really like the color. My deck will require two coats of stain. The deck is 600 sq ft. and will need two coats. It is your 1500 series. Can this stain be used for staining trim of the cedar home as well as the deck? Should the underside of the deck be stained as well as the top, rails and spindles?

Only exposed wood should be stained so no need for the undersides. You can use the TWP for the trim as long as the wood is unfinished.
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Ms.
I received a sample of your deck stain and really like the color. My deck will require two coats of stain. The deck is 600 sq ft. and will need two coats. It is your 1500 series. Can this stain be used for staining trim of the cedar home as well as the deck? Should the underside of the deck be stained as well as the top, rails and spindles?
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Quoting Hal Waite:
I purchased 5 gallons of 1500 clear and applied one coat this summer to my 1 yr old pressure treated deck after allowing it to dry for 1 yr. My deck faces east northeast and is sun from sunrise to 4pm. I realize I want UV protection. Can I use 1501 for the second coat and expect good UV protection?

Also installed a cedar fence a month ago around the pool same sun light issue. which production can I use twp 100 or twp 1500?

You can only use the 1500 Series for NY. You cannot apply the 1501 Cedartone over the clear now. Best to prep well and apply it next Spring so it will properly take.
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Upstate New York Full Sun Deck Exposure
I purchased 5 gallons of 1500 clear and applied one coat this summer to my 1 yr old pressure treated deck after allowing it to dry for 1 yr. My deck faces east northeast and is sun from sunrise to 4pm. I realize I want UV protection. Can I use 1501 for the second coat and expect good UV protection?

Also installed a cedar fence a month ago around the pool same sun light issue. which production can I use twp 100 or twp 1500?
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Phil Sprute:
i have a 3600 sqft cedar shake roof in the Seattle area. How many gallons of the cedar tone TWP do I need)

25-35 gallons depend on how porous the roof is and the application method.
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custoner
i have a 3600 sqft cedar shake roof in the Seattle area. How many gallons of the cedar tone TWP do I need)
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Linda Pierce:
I have a 1622 square foot pine 2 x 6 deck. We put Ace brand oil based stain on it when we first put the deck up two years ago and the stain did not take.. we left it so now have graying wood along with some mold and some remaining stained areas. We live in a desert climate.. low humidity with high heat and lots of sun.. and cold winters. I would like to put two coats on this time around.. what will we need?? thanks..

Prep first to remove all old Ace stain with the Restore A Deck Stripper and pressure washing. Brighten the wood after the stripping. Apply two light coats of the TWP with the "wet on wet" method.

3-4 of the RAD Stain Strippers
2 of the RAD Brighteners
About 15 gallons of stain give or take a couple of gallons as it varies on your wood and application method.
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Charles Roedersheime:
In using your calculator to estimate number of gallons of stain needed, I noted there was no provision for ballisters or posts for deck rails nor indication of whether the rail length would cover both cap rail and bottom rail. Also our deck has inside and outside cap and top rails to connect the ballisters. Our deck has whether the rail measurement was to include the . Our deck railings have square spindles every 3 inches plus 4 by 4 post that will be stained.The The posts are the hiegth of the rail plus 4 inches to the deck. Also our deck has a wooden grating at its base (it is elevated)and the grating is a lattice design with the 1 inch square connectors spaced about 1 inch apart. Measured the average height and length of the grating and divided in half to estimate stain needed.
Suggestions on calculating the parts of the deck not included in measurement and method to average out the stain amount required for the grating.

The railing height x the length covers all parts of the railings including spindles, caps, posts etc. Just do a sq. footage calculation for the lattice.
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Question on Calculator Specs
In using your calculator to estimate number of gallons of stain needed, I noted there was no provision for ballisters or posts for deck rails nor indication of whether the rail length would cover both cap rail and bottom rail. Also our deck has inside and outside cap and top rails to connect the ballisters. Our deck has whether the rail measurement was to include the . Our deck railings have square spindles every 3 inches plus 4 by 4 post that will be stained.The The posts are the hiegth of the rail plus 4 inches to the deck. Also our deck has a wooden grating at its base (it is elevated)and the grating is a lattice design with the 1 inch square connectors spaced about 1 inch apart. Measured the average height and length of the grating and divided in half to estimate stain needed.
Suggestions on calculating the parts of the deck not included in measurement and method to average out the stain amount required for the grating.
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homeowner
I have a 1622 square foot pine 2 x 6 deck. We put Ace brand oil based stain on it when we first put the deck up two years ago and the stain did not take.. we left it so now have graying wood along with some mold and some remaining stained areas. We live in a desert climate.. low humidity with high heat and lots of sun.. and cold winters. I would like to put two coats on this time around.. what will we need?? thanks..
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Teresa M:
I have been using the wet in wet method of applying two coats of stain. I have one small landing section of stairs, about 4x5 that was missed with second coat. Can I go back and do a second coat since it is dry or do I have to strip it and start over on that section?

Best to leave that section alone for a few months, lightly clean, and apply a very thin light coat.
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Wet on Wet method
I have been using the wet in wet method of applying two coats of stain. I have one small landing section of stairs, about 4x5 that was missed with second coat. Can I go back and do a second coat since it is dry or do I have to strip it and start over on that section?
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Brian Steyer:
we are residing our house in WI with cedar siding. There is 2600 sq feet of siding to stain and we going to stain both sides of the siding before installing it on the house. Should we use the 100 or 1500 and how much stain will should we get?

Thank you

There is no advantage to staining both sides. Also you cannot stain new wood right away with TWP unless it is rough cut siding. If smooth cedar, then install, wait 4-12 months, prep and stain.
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Witte3767:
I have about 840 SF of Cedar deck to strip, restore, and stain. The deck is 5 years old. The wood is in good condition. The previous stain was a Sikkins Oil based stain for decks. What products do I need and how much do I need of each? Thank you.

David

2-3 Restore A Deck Stain strippers.
1 Restore A Deck Brightener
7-10 Gallons of TWP for 2 coats.
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cedar siding
we are residing our house in WI with cedar siding. There is 2600 sq feet of siding to stain and we going to stain both sides of the siding before installing it on the house. Should we use the 100 or 1500 and how much stain will should we get?

Thank you
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Cedar Deck - Prep and Stain
I have about 840 SF of Cedar deck to strip, restore, and stain. The deck is 5 years old. The wood is in good condition. The previous stain was a Sikkins Oil based stain for decks. What products do I need and how much do I need of each? Thank you.

David
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting F:
I have a 21,876 square feet of fence to stain. How much of the TWP 101 should I purchase to cover this area? If it helps, the panels are full cedar and the rail are pressure treated pine.

Thx,

For two coats applied wet on wet, you will need about 200 gallons. If you only do 1 coat it would be about 140 gallons. This can vary about 10-15% depending on the porosity of the wood, wood type, application method, etc.
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
I have a 21,876 square feet of fence to stain. How much of the TWP 101 should I purchase to cover this area? If it helps, the panels are full cedar and the rail are pressure treated pine.

Thx,
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting John Adelizio:
I have a older cedar deck, I removed most of the old Behr stain(transparent),but there is still areas mostly verticle wood that has dark areas. The horizontal decking is clean. I dont want to use a power washer anymore because it is damaging the wood.
Should I use the Gemini or the Restore stripper?

You will nee the Restore Stripper but you will need to pressure wash after applying. Apply Restore Brightener when done.
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Mr.
I have a older cedar deck, I removed most of the old Behr stain(transpare nt),but there is still areas mostly verticle wood that has dark areas. The horizontal decking is clean. I dont want to use a power washer anymore because it is damaging the wood.
Should I use the Gemini or the Restore stripper?
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Catherine Gallegos:
We will be painting our split rail fence. The length is 356 feet and the height is 4 feet. How much paint will we need for this project?

Thank you,
Cathy

For both sides and two coats, about 15-25 gallons. These are hard to judge as they are not "solid" fencing and a lot of gaps between the boards. Hence the big difference. Start with 10-15 gallons and you will know the first few hours how much more you will need to buy.
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
We will be painting our split rail fence. The length is 356 feet and the height is 4 feet. How much paint will we need for this project?

Thank you,
Cathy
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Bill luisi:
I want to try the deck revive product on my railings first and give the product one fill winter summer to see how it hold up. It can get as cold as -27 F in winter and as hot as 100 in summer, and I get a tremendous amount of sun.

I want to coat the upper railing which is 2x6 and the lower railing which has ballusters. So I ould only be coating the railing uppers, not the ballusters. How many linear feet will the product cover 2 coats?

Coverage is based on sq. feet, not linear feet. Please convert to sq. feet.
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Deck Railing Only
I want to try the deck revive product on my railings first and give the product one fill winter summer to see how it hold up. It can get as cold as -27 F in winter and as hot as 100 in summer, and I get a tremendous amount of sun.

I want to coat the upper railing which is 2x6 and the lower railing which has ballusters. So I ould only be coating the railing uppers, not the ballusters. How many linear feet will the product cover 2 coats?
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting mikerip:
I applied TWP stain to my deck floor last year, and an unexpected rain storm came through before the stain dried that resulted in some blotchy areas where there is little to no stain. Should I strip the floor completely and start anew ... or should I try to apply a maintenance coat over the existing? Thanks.

Prep with the Gemini Kit and reapply.
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Reapplying stain
I applied TWP stain to my deck floor last year, and an unexpected rain storm came through before the stain dried that resulted in some blotchy areas where there is little to no stain. Should I strip the floor completely and start anew ... or should I try to apply a maintenance coat over the existing? Thanks.
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Shawn Jenkins:
I am trying to determine what to do with my deck this year. I pressure washed last weekend and am thinking about sanding some areas as well. There are some areas that still have stain but most of it has peeled off. What are the recommended steps if I do sand the deck and what products would I need to strip/prep the deck before I stain? Is there a preferred method of applying the new stain that would work best?

If you have old stain then remove it by pressure washing and the RAD Stripper we sell. If needed to remove some stubborn stain then sand after. Brighten all the wood when done with the RAD Brightener. We like stain pads for applying the TWP:
www.twpstain.com/.../
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
I am trying to determine what to do with my deck this year. I pressure washed last weekend and am thinking about sanding some areas as well. There are some areas that still have stain but most of it has peeled off. What are the recommended steps if I do sand the deck and what products would I need to strip/prep the deck before I stain? Is there a preferred method of applying the new stain that would work best?
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Ryan Wasik:
I just finished building a cedar deck, about 1200 square feet. How long should I wait until i clean and seal the deck? What is your most natural looking stain? I don't want much tint added to the wood. Can you provide instructions along with quantities of your products I'll need for this project. Thanks in advance for your help.

On a sperate note, my home is all cedar siding, can I use your products to clean and seal my siding? The house was built in 1998 and I see 5 gallon containers of Sikkens in the shed. Will your products completely strip the siding? Do i need to be careful of windows etc. Lots of questions here, thanks again.

Ryan Wasik
Caro, MI

Please read this about new wood:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../

No tint means you will have no UV protection from graying. Lightest tint is the Honeytone color. Only one coat is required for new wood. About 6-9 gallons for 1200 sq. feet.

As for the swing, you have to remove the Sikkens if you want to use the TWP. Sikkens has two versions of stain. One is strippable while the other is not. Not sure which version you have.
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
I just finished building a cedar deck, about 1200 square feet. How long should I wait until i clean and seal the deck? What is your most natural looking stain? I don't want much tint added to the wood. Can you provide instructions along with quantities of your products I'll need for this project. Thanks in advance for your help.

On a sperate note, my home is all cedar siding, can I use your products to clean and seal my siding? The house was built in 1998 and I see 5 gallon containers of Sikkens in the shed. Will your products completely strip the siding? Do i need to be careful of windows etc. Lots of questions here, thanks again.

Ryan Wasik
Caro, MI
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RE: TWP Deck Stain Calculator
Quoting Teresa M:
I have over 1000 square feet of pressure treated wood ranging from 12-20 years old. I have used Sikkens in the past (probably 3 plus years ago). It did not hold up well. I have deck in full sun and some in complete shade. After pressure washing, it does not appear to have any stain quality left.

This past week, prior to researching products available and your recommendation of a specific cleaner, I had pressure washed with TSP wood cleaner. Is this sufficient or do I need to go over all of it again with a different deck wash? (I hope you say it's sufficient).

Which is the best choice for me -100 or 1500? I live in southern Illinois: humid summers and winters with snow and some ice.

Thanks.

All of the Sikkens has to be removed. If you still have some visibly on the wood then you will need to strip it off and brighten the wood, TWP cannot be applied on top. For IL you have to use the 1500 Series.
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Several Questions
I have over 1000 square feet of pressure treated wood ranging from 12-20 years old. I have used Sikkens in the past (probably 3 plus years ago). It did not hold up well. I have deck in full sun and some in complete shade. After pressure washing, it does not appear to have any stain quality left.

This past week, prior to researching products available and your recommendation of a specific cleaner, I had pressure washed with TSP wood cleaner. Is this sufficient or do I need to go over all of it again with a different deck wash? (I hope you say it's sufficient).

Which is the best choice for me -100 or 1500? I live in southern Illinois: humid summers and winters with snow and some ice.

Thanks.
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