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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    Fern Cottage · 04/03/2015
    16x24 deck
    Iron rails but wood corner posts (10)
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    TWP Stains · 04/03/2015
    Jason Mac:
    I want to dip 600 2x6x8' fence boards. How many gallons do you think I will need to do this??

    AND will I need a second coat if they are dipped?

    Jason, please supply us with a total sq. footage of the wood for all sides. In addition is this wood smooth or rough sawn? If rough sawn you can do this. If smooth you cannot. Please read this about new wood: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Jason Mac · 04/02/2015
    I want to dip 600 2x6x8' fence boards. How many gallons do you think I will need to do this??

    AND will I need a second coat if they are dipped?
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    TWP Stains · 03/26/2015
    Barry Behrens:
    I have a 14x20 ft shed that is 1-1/2 years old. The outside walls are 8ft with a 11in overhang and gable roof. It has rough 4in vertical grooved plywood (similar to T1-11) with a very light dry stain. I plan on staining on darker color. How should this be prepped and how much stain?

    What is the total sq. footage of wood that is being stained? If you have an older stain then you will need to remove that with the RAD Stain Stripper and Rad brightener when done.
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    Barry Behrens · 03/25/2015
    I have a 14x20 ft shed that is 1-1/2 years old. The outside walls are 8ft with a 11in overhang and gable roof. It has rough 4in vertical grooved plywood (similar to T1-11) with a very light dry stain. I plan on staining on darker color. How should this be prepped and how much stain?
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    TWP Stains · 03/21/2015
    Elena Strickland:
    My deck has an apron on it. It does not have a railing because it is only 6 inches off the ground.
    The deck is 30 feet wide and 16 feet deep.
    Can you let me know how much product to purchase?

    You have about 500 sq. feet so 1 of the 5 gallon pails should be enough for this and two coats.
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    Elena Strickland · 03/21/2015
    My deck has an apron on it. It does not have a railing because it is only 6 inches off the ground.
    The deck is 30 feet wide and 16 feet deep.
    Can you let me know how much product to purchase?
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    TWP Stains · 03/18/2015
    Ben Moore:
    Can I assume your calculator is for one side of the deck? I have a raised deck and must stain underneath as well as the surface. Should I double the square footage?

    Yes you would need to roughly double.
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    Ben Moore · 03/18/2015
    Can I assume your calculator is for one side of the deck? I have a raised deck and must stain underneath as well as the surface. Should I double the square footage?
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    TWP Stains · 03/11/2015
    Susanne Shalit:
    I have an atrium area which previously had a hot tub. I would like to redo the deck floor with a stain. Right now, I have done several things, but not sure what to do. It appears to have multiple types of wood, but I am not sure. The part near the door looks like redwood, the other part looks like fir. I have power washed all, cleaned the part near the door with oxygen type bleach. What can I do to make it look even? I would like a stain to show the wood, but with a nice redwood color. The closeup is the most current picture.

    You will probably need to power sand the wood to even out the color then brighten all when done. Even then it will not be perfect but it will be better.
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    Susanne Shalit · 03/11/2015
    I have an atrium area which previously had a hot tub. I would like to redo the deck floor with a stain. Right now, I have done several things, but not sure what to do. It appears to have multiple types of wood, but I am not sure. The part near the door looks like redwood, the other part looks like fir. I have power washed all, cleaned the part near the door with oxygen type bleach. What can I do to make it look even? I would like a stain to show the wood, but with a nice redwood color. The closeup is the most current picture.
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    TWP Stains · 11/06/2014
    Margaret Pearce:
    Can I use TWP 100 on my old wood exterior french doors? I just cleaned them with restore-a-deck wood cleaner and brightener while I was cleaning my deck in preparation for staining, and they now need at the least some kind of preservative on them. There is currently no polyurethane left on them. Thank you for you time.

    Yes but you cannot apply a polyurethane on top of the TWP.
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    Margaret Pearce · 11/05/2014
    Can I use TWP 100 on my old wood exterior french doors? I just cleaned them with restore-a-deck wood cleaner and brightener while I was cleaning my deck in preparation for staining, and they now need at the least some kind of preservative on them. There is currently no polyurethane left on them. Thank you for you time.
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    TWP Stains · 10/29/2014
    Jerry Ford:
    Is this product also good for new cedar fence pickets

    Yes it works very well for cedar fences.
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    Jerry Ford · 10/29/2014
    Is this product also good for new cedar fence pickets
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    TWP Stains · 10/13/2014
    Sara W.:
    I have a new deck that was built in late May/early June of this year, with presure treated wood. Do we have to wait any longer before staining it, and do we need to apply anything for prep or can we just go ahead and apply the stain?
    Thank you.

    You should be good to go after prep. Please read this:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Sara W. · 10/10/2014
    I have a new deck that was built in late May/early June of this year, with presure treated wood. Do we have to wait any longer before staining it, and do we need to apply anything for prep or can we just go ahead and apply the stain?
    Thank you.
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    TWP Stains · 10/08/2014
    glen 2:
    what does wet on wet mean? I am thinking about twp100 for a dock approx. 1000 sq ft

    Please read this:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-stain-wet-on-wet-application/
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    glen 2 · 10/08/2014
    what does wet on wet mean? I am thinking about twp100 for a dock approx. 1000 sq ft
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    TWP Stains · 10/08/2014
    Ryan Kephart:
    I am trying the twp for the first time on a new deck . After two years am I correct that I do not have to strip the original coat of twp 1500 .i just have to clean ,brighten and reapply another coat of twp. Thanks

    Yes that is correct.