TWP Deck Stain Calculator

by Administrator

These calculations will help you determine the square footage for the proper amount of stain and prepping supplies needed to refinish your deck or fence using TWP 100 or TWP 1500 Series.

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

Prepping Options

Deck Sq. Footage

Flooring Length x width =?

Railing Length x height =?

Steps Width x Depth x #of Steps =?

Add up all 3 for the Total Sq. footage.

Fence Sq. Footage

Length x height =?

Multiply x 2 for both sides = Total Sq. Footage

If you have questions, please ask below.

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KLF
KLF
7 days ago

Hello – will you please help me confirm if the estimated number of gallons is 12 for: 311 square feet of pine fencing? My calculations include all of the reachable sides (we have separate neighbors’ fences abutting ours so can’t get to all sides of the fence at every point.

TWP Stains
Admin
6 days ago
Reply to  KLF

311 sq feet? Are you sure that is correct? For a fence, it is Lenght X Height x 2 for both sides.

KLF
KLF
6 days ago
Reply to  TWP Stains

Yes, I’m sure of the calculation. I am not able to do both sides for most of the fence so it will not be an even number.

TWP Stains
Admin
6 days ago
Reply to  KLF

Okay. You will need about 3 gallons for two coats on 311 sq feet.

KLF
KLF
6 days ago
Reply to  TWP Stains

Thank you very much.

Caleb McCamy
Caleb McCamy
7 days ago

Hello,
I am siding my house with semi solid seafoam on rough sawn cedar Chanel siding, estimated 1600 square ft.
I plan on staining both sides of the board to incapsulate.
How many gallons of stain would you recommend?
Thank you for your time.

TWP Stains
Admin
7 days ago
Reply to  Caleb McCamy

Do not encapsulate all sides as you need the wood to breathe. Only stain the exposed wood after installation. About 10-15 Gallons.

Caleb McCamy
Caleb McCamy
6 days ago
Reply to  TWP Stains

So you don’t recommend pre staining boards.
Where I live thats how all contractors do it.
I live in a marine climate and could be difficult to put siding up and be able to stain with in good weather. Is there a benefit to putting up siding then staining?

TWP Stains
Admin
6 days ago
Reply to  Caleb McCamy

They are doing it wrong and you have to install, weather for 4+ months, and then prep before staining new wood. This is normal for all stain brands.
https://twpstainhelp.com/need-some-help-with-twp-stains/

Caleb McCamy
Caleb McCamy
5 days ago
Reply to  TWP Stains

I still plan on purchasing TWP semi solid stain, but I have been pre-staining rough cut siding for 20+ years. Learned from my boss, who has been for over 50 years. There is no way you can install, wait 4 months, and then stain in my climate (rain forest Alaska). We receive over 200 inches of rain a year. Again is there a benefit to installing first before staining?

TWP Stains
Admin
5 days ago
Reply to  Caleb McCamy

There is a difference between smooth and rough-cut new wood. Everyone installs first, weathers, prep, and then stains new smooth wood since the smooth wood cannot take the TWP yet. Rough-cut wood can be an exception since it is already very porous. You can skip the 4 months of weathering and prep. As for pre-staining rough cut, in theory, you can do that but still do not stain all sides.

Alex
Alex
12 days ago

total of 560 sqft of 13 year old redwood. sanded and treated 3 years ago – in good shape – live in southern California. how many gallons of TWP 1500

TWP Stains
Admin
11 days ago
Reply to  Alex

For 2 coats applied wet on wet, about 5-6 gallons.

Dave Dem
Dave Dem
1 month ago

How much coverage for 1 gallon of 1500 TWP on rough sawn cedar bevel siding (sauna)?

TWP Stains
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Dave Dem

Coverage varies based on porosity. For 1 coat, you will get roughly 200-300 sq feet per gallon. More porous wood can be less.

wayne flye
wayne flye
2 months ago

Any sales for 5 gal. 1501 cedar tone stain

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Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  wayne flye

Sorry we do not. 

Matt P
Matt P
2 months ago

Looking to see how much stain I need for new deck around pool, attached photo. Project has been ongoing for two years so wood needs to be prepped well for sure. Railing is all around pond side only and will have metal spindles railing length is 64’ with width 10” and bottom connection for spindle is a 2”x4”. Top side of pic has deck board fence 9’x4’. There are two open pavilions 16’x22’ and 16’x10’. Big pavillion is A roof that will need stain inside all the way up. Small one only has posts and cross joists. Pump has an enclosure that is 8’x4’x3’ and enclosed on both sides, top, front.  The back of the deck has boards running across to enclose area. Deckboards cover an area 3.5’x25’.  There are 4 stairs, all one step except one. First is 3.5’x8” x 2, 5.5’x8” x1, 2.5’x8” x1, 4’x8”. 

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Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Matt P

Please add up all square footage to be stained and let us know the total. No picture.

Matt P.
Matt P.
2 months ago
Reply to 

Here is the picture. Sorry forgot to attach. Not sure if I need to sand, pressure wash and cleaning solution.  If you can help with steps and amount of stain so I can get it on order.  Thank you.

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Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Matt P.

Please add up all wood into a total square footage so we can offer help with the amount needed. We cannot do the math for you. Thanks

Matt P
Matt P
2 months ago
Reply to 

But your calculator doesn’t work. Figured you were the experts and could give a good estimate of material as to not have to reorder stain that may or may not match pigment of last properly. Especially since there is a lot of oblong surface area. Seems like a job for the “expert” to find square footage rather than the DIY guy. DIY guy is gonna bitch when not enough material was ordered and now has to order more. Will get it figured out. Thank you?

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Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Matt P

It is not possible for us to add this up correctly based on your pic and the numbers given. Sorry, but you will need to do the math and add it up to a total sq footage. Once you have this, we can offer advice as to how much product is needed.

Use this for tips:

Flooring Length x width =?

Railing Length x height =?

Steps Width x Depth x #of Steps =?

Add up all 3 for the Total Sq. footage.

Ben
Ben
3 months ago

Staining new deck 896 ft with your natural stain color . Don’t know if I need to use 1500 or 100 series and your advice on amount and would be appreciated 

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Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Ben

Where do you live? See here about new wood:
https://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

Ben
Ben
3 months ago
Reply to 

North Georgia, that gets a lot of sun in summer months and it is attached to a pool

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Ben

TWP 100 Series or TWP Semi-Solid.

Ben
Ben
3 months ago
Reply to 

How many gallons

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Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Ben

About 5-6 gallons for the 1 coat on new wood. Make sure to weather and prep first.

David
David
4 months ago

Have 3 yr old red cedar fence, never been stained.  Total of 1340 sq ft.  Leaning toward semi-solid cedar gold. How much cleaner, brightener, and stain would I need?  

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
4 months ago
Reply to  David

2 each of the Gemini Cleaner Brightener Kits. About 10 Gallons of stain if doing 1 coat. 15 gallons of doing 2 coats applied wet on wet. 1 coat is typically enough with the semi-solids.

Spencer
Spencer
5 months ago

I have a new cedar deck in Iowa that is 6 months post construction. Railing balusters are black aluminum. I’m looking to use TWP 100 Pecan.  The deck is 23’x14′.  Full dimensions are below.  What amount of stain do you recommend?  I will use the cleaner and brightener first.  Any application tips?

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Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Spencer

One 5-gallon pail and one prep kit should work here.

Robin Perkins
Robin Perkins
5 months ago

TWP to stain and weather proof 3500 square feet of wood back yard fencing

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Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Robin Perkins

For two coats applied wet on wet, about 30-35 gallons:
https://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-stain-wet-on-wet-application/

JoeB
JoeB
5 months ago

I have 600 sqft of pressure treated, sanded off the old coat and will wash with deck cleaner before application.  This is a 10+ year old deck in pretty decent shape.  How much of the TWP 100 would I need, and is multiple coats required or desired?  If so, how long between coats?

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Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  JoeB

About 5-6 gallons for two coats applied wet on wet.
https://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-stain-wet-on-wet-application/

David
David
5 months ago

I am staining my rough sawn cedar home. 40 years old. Cleaned with cedar wash and brightener.  Sealer will be applied and then stain. Contractor says we have 5000 sq. Ft. I already have 15 gls. Of 1501. How much more?  David

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Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  David

For 2 coats applied wet on wet, you would need a total of 40-50 gallons for 5000 sq. feet.

DD
DD
5 months ago

For a newly installed fence 250 feet long, 6 feet tall, how much stain (1501) is required?

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  DD

For 3000 sq feet, you will need about 25-30 gallons for 2 coats applied wet on wet.

Trent
Trent
5 months ago

Can you estimate two coats of TWP 100 for me? Is two of the 5-gallons buckets too much for this project? I have 16×20′ deck with pergola above it. 

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Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Trent

What is the total square footage of all wood to be stained added up?

Trent
Trent
5 months ago
Reply to 

Around 1,100sqft total with the pergola included. Also, do you have a suggestions for staining that pergola??

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Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Trent

10 Gallons would be correct for that amount of square footage. You probably only need one coat though on the vertical wood so you might be able to get by with 6-8 gallons.

Use a stain pad or brush for the pergola.
https://www.twpstain.com/wood-and-deck-stains/application-tools/brushes-stain-pads

Trent
Trent
5 months ago
Reply to 

Thanks!

Trent
Trent
5 months ago
Reply to 

One more question. From what you can see… Would you recommend the Gemini Cleaner/Brightener before we stain? Or the R-A-D Stripper/Brightener?

I would like to get as much of the old flaking stuff off the pergola as possible.

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Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Trent

Strip and brighten.

Trent Senske
Trent Senske
5 months ago
Reply to 

Prep is finally done. Time for stain! Is there any reason not to go with 2 coats on everything? 

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Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Trent Senske

No need.

Trent Senske
Trent Senske
5 months ago
Reply to 

One more factor: I sanded the deck with 60grit after the stripper and brighter. Pressure washer really raised the wood fibers and I read that they should be sanded before staining.

I want to put two coats on but I’m wondering if I can’t now that it’s sanded to 60grit.

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Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Trent Senske

Typically just one coat of the wood has been sanded.

Sonya Smith
Sonya Smith
5 months ago

I used TWP 203. What do I need to do before restaining with same stain?  I’m guessing I’ll need about 5 gallons

daniel edward provident
daniel edward provident
5 months ago

new wood do i need a kit ? or just the 1501

Sue
Sue
5 months ago

I want to have a cedar fence re-stained after the old stain (different brand) was removed. Do I calculate the amount  of product (stripper, brightener and TWP stain needed) by using your calculator and doubling the surface (for the two sides of the fence)? Do you have any coupons for TWP-101 and/or the stripper, brightener? I hope to be notified via email when an answer is posted. Thanks

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Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Sue

Fences are measured length x height x 2 for both sides. We do not have any coupons currently. 

Sue
Sue
5 months ago
Reply to  Sue

Thanks. I attached two pictures about segments of the bottom of the fence. Some places have been deteriorating. Can the stripper clean them and can the brightener and stain do what they are supposed to do in the damaged areas to restore them? I would not want to spend a lot of money on the products and labor to learn after the fact that I wasted time and money. Thanks.

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Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Sue

It will clean the surface but you have water damage that is internal so you will have some discoloration there. It will look much better. 

Sue
Sue
5 months ago
Reply to 

Thanks. Could you please tell me how much stripper, brightener I need for the fence for the total of 800 sq ft fence and how much TWP 101 stain I need for this fence + 2 gallons for the deck? Please also let me know what’s the shelf life for these products (in case the work cannot be done this fall). I assume that shipping would be free. Please confirm. I appreciate it.

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Sue

About 8-10 gallons of stain for the fence. 1-2 Bags of Stripper and Brightener. Shelf life if unopened is 3 years. 5-gallon pails ship free. Single gallons do not.

Sue
Sue
5 months ago
Reply to 

I wanted to place the order, but I realized that there are different strippers (liquid and powder) and brighteners. The fence and deck are cedar. Which specific products should I use and what’s the difference in how they work and ease of using them? If done according to the instructions, for how many years should the job last? Is the shelf life (in a shed) for the stain also 3 years. Thanks.

Sue
Sue
5 months ago
Reply to 

Thank you! Are there any detailed instructions for the stripper and brightener anywhere on the website (how to apply/use, tools needed, time needed between applying the two – if any, drying time needed, etc.)? If the contractor wants to use a power washer, what setting that should be used at for the fence, to avoid damaging the grain of the wood?

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Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Sue

Directions are on the product pages and the containers.

Sue
Sue
5 months ago
Reply to 

Sorry, the only instructions I see are with the product’s picture (https://www.twpstain.com/restore-a-deck-stripper-brightener-kit-detail) and I cannot read them or enlarge them. Is there anything else that is easily readable? Thanks.

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Sue

The directions are on the containers when you receive them.

Sue
Sue
5 months ago
Reply to 

I understand, but the contractor wants to read them now to assess the work involved, timing, requirements, etc.

Sue
Sue
5 months ago
Reply to  Sue

So no readable instructions on the website?

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Sue

The pictures with instructions can be enlarged by clicking on the picture then and printed out to read.

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
5 months ago
Reply to 

You can also save those pictures to your computer and then enlarge them there.

Sue
Sue
5 months ago
Reply to 

Thanks. Saving and enlarging worked, clicking and enlarging did not.

Sue
Sue
5 months ago
Reply to 

Do I need the additives or I will be fine without them?

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Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Sue

You do not need the additives.

Sue
Sue
5 months ago
Reply to 

Thanks, I placed the order.

Sue
Sue
5 months ago
Reply to 

My contractor is late…  Now it’s a gamble because of the weather.  – Is it OK to do the stripping and wait with the brightener or the brightener needs to be applied immediately?
I purchased all products, including the TWP 101 stain for the fence.
– Do I understand correctly that I need at least 5 days of dry weather to do the the staining after the brightener is applied on the fence (2 days for that to dry, one day to stain and 2 more days for the stain to dry)?
– if the stripper and brightener are applied, how long can I wait for 5 days of nice weather before the stripper has to be applied (and not waste work/products)?
– the total surface of the fence (both sides) is about 800 sq ft? Is it possible to apply the stain in one day? Does the fence need only one layer of stain?

Thanks for the help.

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Sue

-Brighten right after stripping. 

-48 hours after prep to stain. 12 hours after applying for no rain.

-You can still all the wood in one day, it is not that hard. You need 2 coats applied wet on wet:
https://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-stain-wet-on-wet-application/

Sue
Sue
5 months ago
Reply to 

Thanks a lot for the quick reply. If I do the prep, is there a max amount of time that I can wait without having to redo the prep (if I have to, due to the weather) before applying the stain?

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Sue

2 weeks.

Sue
Sue
5 months ago
Reply to 

Thanks! The wet-on-wet link is for decks (not a fence) and it states: “In most cases, a second coat only needs to be applied to horizontals as the verticals will last twice as long”. Do I need a second coat on the fence or not?

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Sue

Yes, you need 2 coats on a fence.

Sue
Sue
5 months ago
Reply to 

Thanks.

Sue
Sue
5 months ago
Reply to 

And one more thing: how many working days from the day I place the order until I get the products (I live in zip 97229, Portland, OR). Thanks.

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Sue

4-6 business days.

Sue
Sue
5 months ago
Reply to 

Thanks and have a nice holiday weekend!

Gregg Shipman
Gregg Shipman
6 months ago

I have a new log cabin with hand peeled pine logs I need to stain. The walls are 9′ high and the cabin is 30′ x 40′. The Eaves are 7′ high. The dormers on each side are 5′ high and 15′ long. The eves will have rough cut pine board and batton on them. I’ve used your products before and plan on using TWP 1500 Natural on the logs and B & B. How much stain do I need please and do you have any suggestions for applying to raw wood? Thanks!

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Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  Gregg Shipman

We need a total sq footage of all wood (siding) that is being stained added up to help with this. Thanks

Gregg Shipman
Gregg Shipman
5 months ago
Reply to 

1830 square feet

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Gregg Shipman

About 20 gallons for the 2 coats applied wet on wet.

Gregg Shipman
Gregg Shipman
5 months ago
Reply to 

Thanks!

compare TWP stains
6 months ago

My deck is 85 sq ft and is about 40 years old. I have already cleaned the deck and did some sanding with 60 grit paper. The wood has a lot of splintering. I’m trying to preserve the deck the best that I can. It has not been stained in approximately 25 years. It gets late afternoon, setting sun. What stain would you recommend? Thank you

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to 

The TWP 1500 Series.

compare TWP stains
6 months ago
Reply to 

Thank you, I appreciate your recommendation 

compare TWP stains
7 months ago

Please help me calculate: 6′ fence (never stained or sealed – most is one year old – 200′ is much older but I will only seal one side. Total linear feet: 2,577 one side, 1,059 (one side of the 200′ side of yard, both sides of the newer fence). I come up with about 25 gals.

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Admin
7 months ago
Reply to 

Total sq footage of wood to be stained?

Alex
Alex
7 months ago

It will be wet on wet

Alex
Alex
7 months ago

How much TWP for 3000 ft.²

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
7 months ago
Reply to  Alex

25-30 gallons for 2 coats applied wet on wet.

Fred
Fred
7 months ago

One of the attaches pages of your website indicates the 1500 is 350 Voc, the other indicates 250 Voc ?

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
7 months ago
Reply to  Fred

it is 350 VOC.

elaine
elaine
7 months ago

Can I stain my composite deck? It is at least 12 years old, has no finish on it and has had nothing done to it other than an occasional washing. Another website says I should use TWP semi-solid stain. Also, can I change the original color drastically or should I stay in the same color family? I live in CT

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Admin
7 months ago
Reply to  elaine

Post a picture of the composite.

howard
howard
8 months ago

I live in New Jersey. My deck, including the landing, is approx 500 sq feet, acccording to the  calculater.
How much product in gallons would you recommend?
I sealed my deck 2 years ago. It is an IPE wood deck, which type of twp product, sealer and prep woud you recommend to use? I plan to have it powerwashed, sanded then sealed. 
Thank you

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  howard

One coat with IPE. 2-3 gallons. Do not sand finer than 80 grit. Use the TWP 1500 Series.

compare TWP stains
8 months ago

where is the calculator

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
8 months ago
Reply to 

It is currently broken and we are trying to get it fixed or replaced. Let us know the sq footage and we can help with the amount needed.

Flooring
Length x width =?

Railing
Length x height =?

Steps
Width x Depth x #of Steps =?

Add up all 3 for the Total Sq. footage.

Patty
Patty
8 months ago

Hi.  We have a 10-year-old deck, in good condition, was sealed appx 5 years ago, and power washed twice since.  There is currently no product on it.  Do we need either of these prepping options? Neither really seems to apply.  We are power washing and sanding again prior to application of Semi Solid.

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Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  Patty

Post some pics for prep tips.

compare TWP stains
8 months ago

If I’m staining my 432 sq. ft. deck for the first time (one year old pressure treated wood), will 3 gallons suffice or should I get 5 gallons? I believe I read that I should use just one coat for the first application vs. wet on wet. Also, would you recommend 100 Series or 1500 Series? I plan to use the Gemini restore a deck kit before stain application.

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
8 months ago
Reply to 

For 1 coat, 3 gallons should be enough. Which series to use depends on where you live?

William Lefler
William Lefler
8 months ago

Is twp 1515 a good product to use on an older log home. The logs in this home are yellow pine and about 30 years old. We have cleaned and stripped the old finish.

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  William Lefler

Yes, works great on log homes.

joe bowman
joe bowman
8 months ago

hello; my question is, i have a power washer, do I need your Gemini deck restorer?? Or can I just use the stain with no restorer? I have approx 308 sq.ft. to do.  
Thanks joe

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Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  joe bowman

Use the Gemini prep while pressure washing for the best results.

George
George
9 months ago

Can’t pay what’s in my cart, is your site not taking orders.?

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Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  George

Yes, the site is working and has taken 100s of orders yesterday.

Tom
Tom
9 months ago

Are there any plans to create a grey color in the 1500 series? I live in Ohio and cannot use the 100 series. I would love to use TWP, but I am going to be forced to use a different brand.

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
9 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Use the TWP 200 Series in Slate Gray:
https://www.twpstain.com/wood-and-deck-stains/twp-wood-stains/twp-200-series

Also, sometime this year we will be adding semi-solid colors that will be VOC-compliant.

John Crawford
John Crawford
10 months ago

New cedar deck last October. It has aged so I’m ready for the Gemini restore kit and my stain. I thought I read somewhere on this site that for the first application I only want one coat. Is that correct?

Taylor Steven
Taylor Steven
10 months ago

Prep for maintenance coat

Taylor Steven
Taylor Steven
10 months ago

How much stain needed for 550 sa ft for maintenance coat

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Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  Taylor Steven

3-4 gallons.

Steve
Steve
11 months ago

I used 2 coats of Cap Code Gray e years ago on new wood.  It still looks fairly good but worn off in sone ares. To apply another coat how much coverage should I get per gallon.

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Admin
11 months ago
Reply to  Steve

About 200-250 sq feet per gallon.

DWilliams
DWilliams
11 months ago

I just finished a 28×9 PT deck with 6″ deck boards.  When would you advise I stain the deck as I understand new PT needs to dry out first?  How many gallons should I order?  Thank you.

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11 months ago
Reply to  DWilliams
John joe
John joe
1 year ago

Hello, the calculator is saying I need two gallons of stain with the following statement:
(assuming 2 coats wet on wet. Use 2/3 amount for 1 coat)

Do I do 2/3 of 2 gallons for the first coat i.e. 1.34 gallons first coat? 

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  John joe

Approximately yes. 

Committed Contracting L.L.C.
Committed Contracting L.L.C.
1 year ago

The customer service on this place is outstanding, I’ve never had a question I couldn’t answer myself with the information provided right on the page itself. The patience shown by the company while answering most of these questions is unprecedented. Good job guys. 

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
1 year ago

Thanks!

compare TWP stains
1 year ago

How many gallons of stain (wet on wet) will I need to cover approximately 450 s/f of deck using a brush.  This includes an estimate for bench seating and a 4×6 landing area which I couldn’t input to your calculator. Thanks

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to 

About 4-5 gallons.

Brande
Brande
1 year ago

How do you know if you need two coats? My deck is at least 11 years old and raw sun bleached pressure treated pine. Is it typical to need two coats? 

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1 year ago
Reply to  Brande
Brande
Brande
1 year ago
Reply to 

Do you people have a phone number to call for costumer service for questions? This is a little ridiculous. 

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Brande

Of course, it is clearly at the top of the page. Not sure what is “ridiculous” about it?

Catherine Newcomer
Catherine Newcomer
1 year ago

Needing to see how much stain we need for 183 linear feet, 5 feet high for the fence picture attached for both sides. 

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
1 year ago

After seeing pic. Try 10 gallons total.

Catherine Newcomer
Catherine Newcomer
1 year ago

Our fence is approximately 183 linear feet long, 5 feet tall. It is not a typical fence so we are trying to figure out how much stain to purchase to stain both sides.

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Admin
1 year ago

15-20 gallons for two coats applied wet on wet.

Karen Cash
Karen Cash
1 year ago

I have 1200 square feet of deck with new wood. Will I need one or two coats?

Jd
Jd
1 year ago

How many lineal feet will a 5 gallon bucket do

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Jd

It is measured in sq. feet not lineal. Coverage can range between 150-250 sq feet per gallon.

Fran
Fran
1 year ago

My deck is 620 sq ft. I’ve stripped and sanded. Do I use RAD cleaner/ brightener?
how many Gallons of 1500 do I need? Portland, ore 

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Fran

Yes, use the Gemini Restore kit. About 5-6 gallons for two coats.

Angie
Angie
1 year ago

Good morning!  We have a deck that is about 20 years old.  There has never been any kind of stain or protectant used on it and we have power washed it about 3 times over the past 10 years we have lived here.  Do we still need a brightener if we are going to use a semi solid stain?  We are installing a new deck underneath this one and in about 2 years will hope to use the deck revive to have them all match and be more covered.  

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Angie

You need the Gemini Cleaner and Brightener kit for prep. 

Don
Don
1 year ago

For wet on wet application ….how long between applications….using paint brush?
looking to use 1500 series

joe bowman
joe bowman
1 year ago

if i order too much can i return the unopened containers?

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Admin
1 year ago
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Debbie
Debbie
1 year ago

I have 2000 sq feet of decking (includes all steps).  I live on the west side of MI.  My deck has been cleaned and restored by a contractor.  The decks are mostly shaded and a portion on the lower level is never exposed to sunlight.  How much TWP 100 should I get?

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Debbie

Can you post some pics for prep help? About 15-20 gallons of stain for two coats applied wet on wet. 

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