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

  • Gemini Restore Kit. This will be used for new, gray, dirty decks and for applying TWP over an intact older coating of TWP.
  • 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.

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

Coverage Rate for TWP Stains

The specified coverage rate for TWP is 150-200 square feet per gallon for the first coat. Second will apply at 200-300 per gallon. This averages to about 100-125 sq. feet per gallon for 2 coats wet on wet. From this, and from measuring the surface you can calculate how much stain you need. For more aged wood you could easily factor in some extra stain. On newer wood that is still smooth and dense, you probably are not going to use as much.

For maintenance coats you are not going to use near as much stain as you did initially staining bare wood. There are just way too many variables to know the exact coverage rate of TWP for sure. There is really no way of knowing exactly how much stain you will need. It is better to buy more than you need than to not have enough. You can always save left over stain for next time. TWP has a shelf life of 1 year if opened and 3 years unopened as long as the can is properly resealed.

If you have questions, please ask below.

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Clay
Clay
16 hours ago

Hello, have a cedar fence which is 19 years old. We bought the house about 5 years ago and fence was completely gray; pressure washed it and stained with your TWP100 Cedar Tone & it looked great!

It is time to re-stain (see attached photo). Questions:

  1. Should I apply your “Gemini Restore” first, or what would you recommend for prep?
  2. Should I use the TWP100 again or the TWP1500?
  3. Square footage is 1,400 square feet, could you advise on quanities required?

Thank you.

Fence
TWP Stains
Admin
15 hours ago
Reply to  Clay

1. Yes, correct.
2. Same 100 Sereis unless there has been VOC changes in your state.
3. 10-15 gallons.

Brent
Brent
1 day ago

I have 400 total how many gallons

TWP Stains
Admin
1 day ago
Reply to  Brent

3-4 gallons for two coats applied wet on wet.

Ed B
Ed B
2 days ago

Had my deck coated two years ago with TWP 200 (Butternut 207) Part of the deck is covered which looks good. The uncovered needs to be rejuvenated. Will it need to be stripped if using the same color?

Also, can the underside of the deck be stained with 200 series?

TWP Stains
Admin
2 days ago
Reply to  Ed B

Hello, to have it even we would suggest stripping and brightening for prep. You can do the undersides if you like but it is not needed.

Dave Rhodes
Dave Rhodes
8 days ago

I have 800 sq ft of deck, how much stain do I need

TWP Stains
Admin
8 days ago
Reply to  Dave Rhodes

About 6-8 gallons for the 2 coats applied wet on wet.

Martha
Martha
8 days ago

It has been raining alot, almost every day and we are finally getting some sunny days. Our deck is new as of last August so it has been through almost one year of seasoning. How many sunny days should we wait before putting on a coat of stain? And how many sunny days should we have after?
Also, I used a deck cleaner two weeks ago. Is there anything else I should do before staining? It is pressure treated pine.

TWP Stains
Admin
8 days ago
Reply to  Martha

Needs to dry for 48 hours afetr rain or prep. No rain for 8-12 hours after applying. Stain within 2 weeks of prep. If longer give it a good pressure wash rinse.

SL_PA
SL_PA
10 days ago

Is one coat enough for a re-stain of the same stain after a strip and brighten?

TWP Stains
Admin
10 days ago
Reply to  SL_PA

Apply 2 coats wet on wet.

Dave
Dave
16 days ago

12 x 12 treated wood deck. Railings don’t need staining. Five 4’ stairs. No VOC restrictions. Looking for gray to med. gray. No mildew or algae. I think I would have to do the underside as well. Do I need to scuff or sand? Which product and how many gallons do you think I’ll need? Thank you

TWP Stains
Admin
16 days ago
Reply to  Dave

Look at the TWP Semi-solid dor gray colors. One to two gallons. No need to stain undersides.
https://www.twpstain.com/twp-semi-solid-stain-1-gallon

Alan
Alan
19 days ago

Hello. I ordered 2 gallons of TWP 200 Series a few years ago to have my deck restained. The company that installed the deck used TWP 200 because of the color they recommended – California Cedar. It doesn’t come in the other TWP formulas.

2 questions:
Is there any disadvantage to using TWP 200 on a deck rather than siding?
A previous quote measured the deck area to be 527 sq ft. The last time it was stained it only took about 1 1/2 gallons or so. Does that sound right?

TWP Stains
Admin
19 days ago
Reply to  Alan

No, just takes longer to dry and cure. It should take about 2-3 gallons for 527 sq feet and 1 coat.

B F
B F
24 days ago

Hi. My cedar deck has been stained with your Cedar Gold 203 stain professionally every 3 years , twice so far. The deck is almost 600 sq ft. This year I plan to stain it myself. How much Stain should I buy

TWP Stains
Admin
24 days ago
Reply to  B F

About 3-4 gallons for 1 coat.

Last edited 24 days ago by TWP Stains
Donna
Donna
26 days ago

Our home has two levels of decks. The upper deck is brand new pressured wood installed 5 months ago. Should I use the 100 series or 1500? The lower deck was stained 4 years ago and just needs touched up. My plans were to scrub and lightly pressure wash the lower deck and just add 1 coat of the same color (black walnut) to freshen it up. Will that work or do I have to get all the stain off the lower deck? Is your Semi-solid you’d recommend on both decks. Thank You.

TWP Stains
Admin
26 days ago
Reply to  Donna

Where do you live? You will need to use the Gemini Restore Kit for the upper level deck which means you should use the same prep for the lower level. If you want to switch to semi-solid, you will need to strip and brighten the lower level.

Donna
Donna
26 days ago
Reply to  TWP Stains

Thank you for your quick response. We live in Georgetown, KY. We would prefer not to strip the lower deck, it’s about 400 SF. If we don’t use the Semi-solid product on upper and lower, what product can we use. I’m a little confused on the 100 series and the 1500 series. Which would I use? The color we now have is 1504 Black Walnut, which I didn’t see in your color selection. Please confirm the product I should use. Thank you.

TWP Stains
Admin
26 days ago
Reply to  Donna

If you used the 1500 (1504 Black Walnut) Series before then you should stick with it unless you want to strip.
https://www.twpstain.com/twp1500-5gallon

Nola
Nola
28 days ago

Hi! How much Semi Solid stain would I need to purchase to cover 1,800 rough sawn red cedar siding? Also, I will be having this shipped to a freight forwarder for Alaska. Do you guys label your shipping boxes noting “hazardous/flammable material”? Thank you!

TWP Stains
Admin
28 days ago
Reply to  Nola

Hello,

For one coat, you would need roughly 7-10 Gallons. Might be best to get 2 5-gallon pails. There are not any hazardous labels on the boxes or containers and it can be shipped via freight forwarders.

Mike Friedman
Mike Friedman
1 month ago

I need to cover 2400sq ft fence rough cut western red cedar in 1500 Honeytone . It is aged about 6 months by the time it’s warm enough. How much should I get?

TWP Stains
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike Friedman

20-25 gallons for the 2 coats applied wet on wet.

Diane
Diane
1 month ago

can twp be used to stain a bamboo fence

TWP Stains
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Diane

Only the 300 series and we do not carry that series on our site.

Ryan J
Ryan J
1 month ago

Is it best to cover both sides of my fence (the side in my neighbors yard too) for longest life? I have apx. 1,350 sq ft of fence (2,700) if doing both sides. And my deck is apx 250 sq ft. How much 100 would I need?

TWP Stains
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Ryan J

Yes, do both sides of a fence, and always best to do it all at the same time. For 3000 sq. feet and doing 2 coats applied wet on wet, you will need about 25-30 gallons of stain.

Harry P
Harry P
1 month ago

Looking at TWP 100 series for staining rough cut cedar fence. Fence installed autumn 2023.. applying 1 coat. How much stain required?

TWP Stains
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Harry P

What is the sq footage?

Harry P
Harry P
1 month ago
Reply to  TWP Stains

Sorry, completely forgot to include. 1600 sq ft.

TWP Stains
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Harry P

About 7-9 gallons. Rough-sawn wood can be very absorbent so coverage is less.

Maxime Morin
Maxime Morin
1 month ago

I’ve a 500 sq/ft deck…12 years old never stained. How much gallon I need of twp 200 (im in Canada)

TWP Stains
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Maxime Morin

3-4 gallons for one coat.

Maxime Morin
Maxime Morin
1 month ago
Reply to  TWP Stains

OK does two coats is needed based on the informations I provided?

TWP Stains
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Maxime Morin

If you do 2 coats applied wet on wet, you will need about 5 gallons. It depends on how dried out and absorbent your wood is.

Maxime Morin
Maxime Morin
1 month ago
Reply to  TWP Stains

Thank you very much for the Quick reply

Emily Johnson
Emily Johnson
1 month ago

How many gallons semi-solid stain for a 227 sqft “new” deck (treated lumber, weathered one year). This includes steps and railings.

TWP Stains
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Emily Johnson

The steps and railing are added into the sq footage of 227?

Emily Johnson
Emily Johnson
1 month ago
Reply to  TWP Stains

Yes. Decking, railing, steps total 227 sqft.

TWP Stains
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Emily Johnson

1-2 gallons.

Brian
Brian
1 month ago

3400 sq ft of fence. Built 3 years ago. Looking to see how much semi solid I need to cover and the cleaner

TWP Stains
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Brian

Hi Brian,

For The Gemini Restore Kits, you would need 4. For the Semi-Solid Stain, you would need about 15 gallons for 1 coat.

Thomas Johnson
Thomas Johnson
1 month ago

New deck installed 8 months ago. First time staining it is 652 sq ft. How much stain (100 series or 1500) and restore kit?

TWP Stains
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Thomas Johnson

See this about new wood:
https://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

One Gemini Restore Kit and 3-4 gallons of the stain for the 1 coat.

Aaron
Aaron
1 month ago

2168 Sq ft of 9 months weathered pressure treated pine. How much twp 100 and retire kits should I order?

TWP Stains
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Aaron

3 Gemini Restore Kits and about 10-12 Gallons of stain for the one coat.

Harvey Norris
Harvey Norris
2 months ago

How much 1500 do I need to do 180 square feet?

TWP Stains
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Harvey Norris

1-2 gallons for 2 coats applied wet on wet.

Mnatale
Mnatale
2 months ago

I have about 400 Sg Ft of deck I need to cover, how much 1501 would I need to order?

TWP Stains
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Mnatale

For 2 coats applied wet on wet, about 4 gallons.

Mnatale
Mnatale
2 months ago
Reply to  TWP Stains

Thank You.

Stephanie S
Stephanie S
2 months ago

We have a small deck and 3 stairs totaling 141.64 sq ft. Will one gallon of Total Wood Preservative 1530 Natural be sufficient? Our contractors who rebuilt the deck in Dec 2021 used an inferior product to stain which we plan to have removed/brightened before applying the TWP. We don’t want to buy too much since a previous can we had turned into a solid, unusable mass.

TWP Stains
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Stephanie S

Yes, that will be enough.

Sid Karpoff
Sid Karpoff
2 months ago

How much 1504 will I need for a previously stained 900 sq ft deck that was last stained with 1503, has 18 new PT boards and two new PT staircases? I plan to power wash before applying new stain.

TWP Stains
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Sid Karpoff

What is the total sq footage added up with the 2 new staircases? Make sure to add in railings as well.

Also, see here about new wood:
https://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

And make sure to remove the Dark Oak with this:
https://www.twpstain.com/restore-a-deck-stripper-brightener-kit

Kevin Huber
Kevin Huber
2 months ago

I have a fence 80′ x 6’5″ 520SqFt x 2 =1,040 SqFt. How much Semi-Solid pro will i need?

TWP Stains
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Kevin Huber

About 5-gallons if doing one coat. 7-8 gallons if doing 2 coats.

Kevin Cavanaugh
Kevin Cavanaugh
2 months ago

I have a 25’X14′ Covered Deck and a deck board skirt around it. It is made of Green Treated wood and is about 10 months old. What would you use to stain the deck. I am thinking Cedar Tone.

TWP Stains
Admin
2 months ago

Any color that you like will work here. See some pics:
https://www.twpstain.com/topics/twp-1500-series-stain-colors-and-photo-albums

Carlos
Carlos
2 months ago

I stained my fence about 15 years ago with TWMP100, it is now in need of pressure washing and staining again. I called a contractor and he recommended doing a solid color instead of the typical TWP100 I used originally (Redwood) because of the condition of the wood. Does it make more sense to do semi-solid for older wood instead of just TWP100?

TWP Stains
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Carlos

You will get better UV protection with the TWP semi-solid color over the 100 Series.

KLF
KLF
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago
Reply to  KLF

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

KLF
KLF
3 months ago
Reply to  TWP Stains

Thank you very much.

Caleb McCamy
Caleb McCamy
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago
Reply to  Alex

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

Dave Dem
Dave Dem
4 months ago

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

TWP Stains
Admin
4 months 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
5 months ago

Any sales for 5 gal. 1501 cedar tone stain

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  wayne flye

Sorry we do not. 

Matt P
Matt P
5 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”. 

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
5 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.
5 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.

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
5 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
5 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?

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
5 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
6 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 

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
6 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
6 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
6 months ago
Reply to  Ben

TWP 100 Series or TWP Semi-Solid.

Ben
Ben
6 months ago
Reply to 

How many gallons

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
6 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
7 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
7 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
8 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?

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  Spencer

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

Robin Perkins
Robin Perkins
8 months ago

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

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
8 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
8 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?

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
8 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
8 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

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
8 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
8 months ago

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

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
8 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
8 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. 

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  Trent

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

Trent
Trent
8 months ago
Reply to 

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

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
8 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
8 months ago
Reply to 

Thanks!

Trent
Trent
8 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.

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  Trent

Strip and brighten.

Trent Senske
Trent Senske
8 months ago
Reply to 

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

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  Trent Senske

No need.

Trent Senske
Trent Senske
8 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.

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  Trent Senske

Typically just one coat of the wood has been sanded.

Sonya Smith
Sonya Smith
8 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
8 months ago

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

Sue
Sue
8 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

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
8 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
8 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.

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 months ago
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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
8 months ago
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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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8 months ago
Reply to  Sue

Directions are on the product pages and the containers.

Sue
Sue
8 months ago
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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.

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8 months ago
Reply to  Sue

The directions are on the containers when you receive them.

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

Sue
Sue
8 months ago
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So no readable instructions on the website?

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
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8 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
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8 months ago
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You can also save those pictures to your computer and then enlarge them there.

Sue
Sue
8 months ago
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Thanks. Saving and enlarging worked, clicking and enlarging did not.

Sue
Sue
8 months ago
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Do I need the additives or I will be fine without them?

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8 months ago
Reply to  Sue

You do not need the additives.

Sue
Sue
8 months ago
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Thanks, I placed the order.

Sue
Sue
8 months ago
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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.

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8 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
8 months ago
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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?

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8 months ago
Reply to  Sue

2 weeks.

Sue
Sue
8 months ago
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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?

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8 months ago
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Yes, you need 2 coats on a fence.

Sue
Sue
8 months ago
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Thanks.

Sue
Sue
8 months ago
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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.

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8 months ago
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4-6 business days.

Sue
Sue
8 months ago
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Thanks and have a nice holiday weekend!

Gregg Shipman
Gregg Shipman
9 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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9 months ago
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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
9 months ago
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1830 square feet

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9 months ago
Reply to  Gregg Shipman

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

Gregg Shipman
Gregg Shipman
8 months ago
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Thanks!

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9 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

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9 months ago
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The TWP 1500 Series.

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9 months ago
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Thank you, I appreciate your recommendation 

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10 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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10 months ago
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Total sq footage of wood to be stained?

Alex
Alex
10 months ago

It will be wet on wet

Alex
Alex
10 months ago

How much TWP for 3000 ft.²

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
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10 months ago
Reply to  Alex

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

Fred
Fred
10 months ago

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

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10 months ago
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it is 350 VOC.

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