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 · 09/27/2016
    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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    Darlena · 09/26/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 09/20/2016
    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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    john brudz · 09/20/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 09/14/2016
    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:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-stain-wet-on-wet-application/

    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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    Jack McDonald · 09/14/2016
    Please explain what "2 coats wet on wet" refers to in regards to estimating the stain application.
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    TWP Stains · 09/09/2016
    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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    Bob Bilafer · 09/08/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 09/02/2016
    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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    Juliann Klafehn · 09/02/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 09/02/2016
    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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    Melissa Brousseau · 09/01/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 08/23/2016
    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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    Stuart Pfeiffer · 08/23/2016
    Can TWP 1500 be applied over sikkens Cetol SRD
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    TWP Stains · 08/23/2016
    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:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/need-some-help-with-twp-stains/
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    Amitav Singh · 08/23/2016
    We have a 2 month old front porch. Can we stain or should we wait for a year.
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    TWP Stains · 08/21/2016
    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:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Dale Andersen · 08/20/2016
    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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    Dale Andersen · 08/20/2016
    Do not have any rail or steps.
    I am interested in Solvet Bourne Semi Transparent.
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    TWP Stains · 08/20/2016
    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 [u]2 coats[/u] of the TWP when applied wet on wet as suggested.