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 · 05/27/2016
    A Rains:
    Going to be staining both sides of. 6' fence. 190' total length. How much stain do I need?

    20-25 gallons for two coats applied wet on wet.
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    A Rains · 05/27/2016
    Going to be staining both sides of. 6' fence. 190' total length. How much stain do I need?
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    TWP Stains · 05/24/2016
    Judy Sursely:
    new cedar fence due to F-0 tornado.Fence man said to use a good quality transparent stain. have approximately 150'fencing. How much and which stain would be best to use on the new fencing? Where can i buy, other than order, we will be going to Michigan last of June, could stop and pick up if on our route.

    You can order online or stop at store in MI to pick up. Need a total sq. footage of fence? Are you doing both sides?
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    Judy Sursely · 05/24/2016
    new cedar fence due to F-0 tornado.Fence man said to use a good quality transparent stain. have approximately 150'fencing. How much and which stain would be best to use on the new fencing? Where can i buy, other than order, we will be going to Michigan last of June, could stop and pick up if on our route.
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    TWP Stains · 05/23/2016
    Kamilah:
    Hi,

    I have a one year old cedar fence. How long should I expect one coat of twp 1500 to last before I need to paint again? Do you offer and garuntees?

    Thanks

    TWP stains last about 3-6 years on vertical wood like a fence.
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    Kamilah · 05/23/2016
    Hi,

    I have a one year old cedar fence. How long should I expect one coat of twp 1500 to last before I need to paint again? Do you offer and garuntees?

    Thanks
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    TWP Stains · 05/22/2016
    Les Sutak:
    Hello I was looking at your product and was wondering if I put on the TWP 100 and in a few years the product was not available. Would I be able to put the TWP 1500 over it with just a cleaning?
    Thanks
    Les

    Yes with prepping of the Gemini Restore Kit.
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    Les Sutak · 05/21/2016
    Hello I was looking at your product and was wondering if I put on the TWP 100 and in a few years the product was not available. Would I be able to put the TWP 1500 over it with just a cleaning?
    Thanks
    Les
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    TWP Stains · 05/21/2016
    Lovell Duggan:
    Can this be used on a newly installed cedar fence? We live in New Orleans, LA.

    Thanks, Lovell Duggan

    Yes. See this about new wood:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Lovell Duggan · 05/20/2016
    Can this be used on a newly installed cedar fence? We live in New Orleans, LA.

    Thanks, Lovell Duggan
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    TWP Stains · 05/19/2016
    Dan Roeder:
    I have approx 373 Ft of cedar hand railing with 38 inch high posts.I have black metal spindles. Decking is composite. Hail removed previous stain. So I will need to strip old finish. How much stripper will be needed. And how much of the TWP 100 stain will I need. Thanks.

    Hello, what is your total sq. footage of wood? Need to add the railings and the posts together.
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    Dan Roeder · 05/19/2016
    I have approx 373 Ft of cedar hand railing with 38 inch high posts.I have black metal spindles. Decking is composite. Hail removed previous stain. So I will need to strip old finish. How much stripper will be needed. And how much of the TWP 100 stain will I need. Thanks.
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    TWP Stains · 05/15/2016
    Paul Murphy:
    Hi

    I have 352 sqft of pine shed outside walls

    3 years ago did full strip, restore and 2 coats of wet on wet of 1500, used about 5 gallons

    Want to do a maintenance coat now, restore and if it can absorb 2 coats of wet on wet

    Should I expect to use the same amount of product as 3 years ago?

    Yes you will need a full reapplication after 3 years. Prep with the Gemini Restore kit as well.
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    Paul Murphy · 05/15/2016
    Hi

    I have 352 sqft of pine shed outside walls

    3 years ago did full strip, restore and 2 coats of wet on wet of 1500, used about 5 gallons

    Want to do a maintenance coat now, restore and if it can absorb 2 coats of wet on wet

    Should I expect to use the same amount of product as 3 years ago?
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    TWP Stains · 05/15/2016
    Cheryl LaPointe:
    Hi! Looking at purchasing the 1500 line for s new construction log home. We need stain for approximately 1500 square feet. How much stain do you recommend purchasing? Thanks!

    1500 sq. feet of siding? About 10-15 gallons for two coats applied wet on wet.
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    Cheryl LaPointe · 05/15/2016
    Hi! Looking at purchasing the 1500 line for s new construction log home. We need stain for approximately 1500 square feet. How much stain do you recommend purchasing? Thanks!
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    TWP Stains · 05/11/2016
    Jerry Schramek:
    I live in Ontario and will be going to buffalo NY, where can I purchase your TWP 1500 series stain and your restore a deck products

    We are an online dealer and personally do not have dealers in Buffalo, NY.
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    Jerry Schramek · 05/11/2016
    I live in Ontario and will be going to buffalo NY, where can I purchase your TWP 1500 series stain and your restore a deck products
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    TWP Stains · 04/29/2016
    PHarris:
    We have 230 feet of 6 foot cedar fence and 10 feet of 4 foot cedar fence that we are planning on staining with TWP 1500. Is 15 gallons the correct estimate for the amount of stain needed to stain both sides of the fence?

    230 linear feet? If that is what you have then the total sq. footage is about 2900 sq. feet for both sides. That means you will need 25-30 gallons for two coats of TWP.
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    PHarris · 04/28/2016
    We have 230 feet of 6 foot cedar fence and 10 feet of 4 foot cedar fence that we are planning on staining with TWP 1500. Is 15 gallons the correct estimate for the amount of stain needed to stain both sides of the fence?