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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    TWP Stains · 10/01/2014
    Michael Cone:
    will be staining a 8 to 10 year old boad house, I once treated the would with Thomas Water seal. It's 800 square feet, would 5 gallons do the job? also I do not want a stain that has a redish color would a semi transparent Natural work and what is a popular semi transparent stain? I'm in Garland, Texas do i order on line or call someone?

    Thanks
    Michael Cone

    For one coat a 5 gallon should work. If you do two coats then you will need closer to 7-8 gallons but this does very on the absorption rate of the wood. Please read this about colors:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/tips/need-help/twp-color-tips/

    You can order here or call us.
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    Michael Cone · 09/30/2014
    will be staining a 8 to 10 year old boad house, I once treated the would with Thomas Water seal. It's 800 square feet, would 5 gallons do the job? also I do not want a stain that has a redish color would a semi transparent Natural work and what is a popular semi transparent stain? I'm in Garland, Texas do i order on line or call someone?

    Thanks
    Michael Cone
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    TWP Stains · 09/18/2014
    Noel Lorenzo:
    I am replacing my whole fence next week 228 linear ft. How many 5 gallons TWP 1500 do I need...I'll be spraying both sides of the fence. Do I need a cleaner before staining? Tnx.

    We need a total sq. footage for both sides to give a proper answer. Is the wood smooth or rough sawn?
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    Noel Lorenzo · 09/18/2014
    I am replacing my whole fence next week 228 linear ft. How many 5 gallons TWP 1500 do I need...I'll be spraying both sides of the fence. Do I need a cleaner before staining? Tnx.
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    TWP Stains · 09/11/2014
    Brian T. Wilson:
    What does "wet on wet" mean?

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-stain-wet-on-wet-application/
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    Brian T. Wilson · 09/11/2014
    What does "wet on wet" mean?
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    TWP Stains · 09/10/2014
    schrterr:
    I have a cedar fence that was installed about 15 months ago. I have done nothing to it yet. I was looking at applying TWP 1500 stain. Do I need the Restore-A-Deck Brightener? Can I spray both the Brightener and Stain from a standard sprayer? I live near Minneapolis, MN so the fence has been through all seasons once.
    Thanks.

    You need the Gemini Restore Kit which contains both the cleaner and the brightener for the prep.
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    schrterr · 09/10/2014
    I have a cedar fence that was installed about 15 months ago. I have done nothing to it yet. I was looking at applying TWP 1500 stain. Do I need the Restore-A-Deck Brightener? Can I spray both the Brightener and Stain from a standard sprayer? I live near Minneapolis, MN so the fence has been through all seasons once.
    Thanks.
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    Ron new · 08/29/2014
    I have a log home, in the past I have use skim kens cedar 077. If I clean this with trisodium phosphate can I apply the cedar tone 1501 over the old stain or will it have to stripped?
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    TWP Stains · 08/25/2014
    Timothy Marlowe:
    I have a 6 foot redwood cedar shadowbox fence that's 215 feet long. How many gallons will I need to stain both sides of fence? I want to use TWP 1500 Black Walnut stain.
    Thank you.

    For 1 coat you will need 15-20 gallons. For two coats you will need 25-30 gallons. This of course varies depending on how absorbent the wood is and your application procedure. Your total sq. footage for both sides is about 2600 sq. feet.
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    Timothy Marlowe · 08/25/2014
    I have a 6 foot redwood cedar shadowbox fence that's 215 feet long. How many gallons will I need to stain both sides of fence? I want to use TWP 1500 Black Walnut stain.
    Thank you.
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    TWP Stains · 08/24/2014
    thomas k:
    looking for a stripper and semi-transparent stain for my deck.

    TWP stains are semi-transparent and our best stripper is the Restore A Deck Stripper.
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    thomas k · 08/23/2014
    looking for a stripper and semi-transparent stain for my deck.
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    TWP Stains · 08/19/2014
    Nancy DiBiano:
    To prepare my new cedar deck for staining do I have to use the brightener after the cleaner

    Thank you

    Yes you need to brightener after the cleaner.
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    Nancy DiBiano · 08/19/2014
    To prepare my new cedar deck for staining do I have to use the brightener after the cleaner

    Thank you
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    TWP Stains · 08/18/2014
    Bill Thanel:
    Where can I get or see sample on pressure treated wood.

    You can get samples on this link:
    http://www.twpstain.com/stain-samples
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    Bill Thanel · 08/17/2014
    Where can I get or see sample on pressure treated wood.
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    TWP Stains · 08/05/2014
    Jay Burdette:
    I am applying the stain to a deck that is 8 years old and nothing ever applied. What should I use to clean it first? thanks

    Use the Gemini Restore Kit for prep.
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    Jay Burdette · 08/05/2014
    I am applying the stain to a deck that is 8 years old and nothing ever applied. What should I use to clean it first? thanks
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    TWP Stains · 08/04/2014
    Jeff Whiteman:
    Which TWP stain is the clearest? My deck is a slightly weathered yellow cedar and I would like to find something that preserves it but does not add any additional color to it.

    The Clear has no tint.