TWP and Gemini Wood Care Restoration Video

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    Ron C · 09/15/2020
    I have a new Pressure Treated Pine deck that was installed in May 2020. It has dried out nicely during a hot summer in NY. I have bought ten gallons of the Pecan 1500. Prep was to clean and brighten deck. How many coats do you suggest and do you recommend doing the railing or floor fist?
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      TWP Stains · 09/15/2020
      One coat for new wood. Rails first.
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        Ron C · 09/17/2020
        If the weather is 60’s during the day and high 30’s at night can I apply twp or should I wait for nights above 50? Thx
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          TWP Stains · 09/18/2020
          It cannot drop below freezing at night.
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    Dave Bowers · 09/02/2020
    I have an 8 year old cedar deck that I've put TWP1500 on twice. The boards have cupped some and are kind of rough so I'm sanding the whole surface to remove the old stain and return to natural wood. Do I need prep or can I just apply new stain?
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    Bart Pinkley · 08/02/2020
    I used TWP 1500 a few years ago. Do i need to strip the deck or just use the rstore a deck cleaner and brightner?
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    Theresa · 06/16/2020
    I have a relatively new deck built of cedar in 2018. Stained with Sherwin Williams Super Deck in 2019. The Sherwin Williams product did not hold up. ALL of the knots in wood turned gray and there was some peeling. Having the deck redone but the old stain is difficult to completely remove. The guy who is doing the work said that was just the nature of wood and he intends to apply TWP 100 (dark oak) on top of it. He power washed and used the brightener product. I am concerned that the boards where the existing stain could not be completely removed will look blotchy. He said that the wood should accept the TWP without a problem however. Should I sand out the parts of the boards where stain could not be completely removed or will it be ok?
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      TWP Stains · 06/17/2020
      You cannot apply the TWP over a different stain brand. It needs to be removed first.
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        Theresa · 06/18/2020
        The only way all of the previous stain could be removed is sanding. If TWP is applied on boards that have some residual stain after power washing and brightener what would happen?
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          TWP Stains · 06/18/2020
          It would not soak in correctly, having drying issues, and probably fail.
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    Ralph · 04/14/2020
    This is current condition of my redwood deck.How do I proceed,,strip,sand and brighten? Is sanding necessary ?
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    TWP Stains · 10/18/2016
    L. Little:
    I have a pine pressure treated dock,walkway, railings and floating dock on saltwater in SC lowcountry. Installed in Feb. 2016. Please recommend prep and stain.

    Has the deck been stained previously? See this for more info on the prep: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/

    Use the TWP 100 Series after the prep.
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    L. Little · 10/18/2016
    I have a pine pressure treated dock,walkway, railings and floating dock on saltwater in SC lowcountry. Installed in Feb. 2016. Please recommend prep and stain.
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    TWP Stains · 05/27/2016
    Craig Harvey:
    I have a pressure treated dock and walkway (with 4 ft. railings) in deep east Texas. It has been in since 09/2015. The UV rays are extremely bad and the dock/walkway is graying at a rapid pace. Recommendation's on prep and stain. Also, what application method is fastest and easiest.

    Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit. Stain with the TWP 100 Series. Two very light coats applied wet on wet. you can find more info on our help site:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com
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    Craig Harvey · 05/27/2016
    I have a pressure treated dock and walkway (with 4 ft. railings) in deep east Texas. It has been in since 09/2015. The UV rays are extremely bad and the dock/walkway is graying at a rapid pace. Recommendation's on prep and stain. Also, what application method is fastest and easiest.
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    TWP Stains · 05/06/2016
    dan Steele:
    Will this produce stand up to the rain in western washington state We are wet several months out of the year and then can have hot weather (90 deg +) for several weeks some years

    Yes it does well in a wet climate to protect.
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    dan Steele · 05/06/2016
    Will this produce stand up to the rain in western washington state We are wet several months out of the year and then can have hot weather (90 deg +) for several weeks some years
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    TWP Stains · 03/30/2016
    Bruce Kapp:
    I need to remove Penofin from my deck. Should I use Restore a Deck or Safe Strip, or are they both the same product?

    Use the RAD stain stripper. Brighten after. More effective at removing the Penofin.
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    Bruce Kapp · 03/30/2016
    I need to remove Penofin from my deck. Should I use Restore a Deck or Safe Strip, or are they both the same product?
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    TWP Stains · 01/14/2016
    Andy Yates:
    I want to stain my wood barn that I built in 2015. Its external siding is a pine board and batten style. I'm looking for longest life and ease of maintaining a good finish. I'm thinking I want a red to brown finish. Redwood or Walnut tone possibly. Which of your products do you recommend?

    Look at the Rustic color for this int eh 1500 Series.
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    Andy Yates · 01/14/2016
    I want to stain my wood barn that I built in 2015. Its external siding is a pine board and batten style. I'm looking for longest life and ease of maintaining a good finish. I'm thinking I want a red to brown finish. Redwood or Walnut tone possibly. Which of your products do you recommend?
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    TWP Stains · 09/08/2015
    ErikO:
    I have a 1 year old unstained 2 story deck. The video covers the top surfaces pretty well, but what do I need to do with the posts and underside of the deck? Is the procedure the same? Am I looking at doubling the square footage needs for each step?

    No need to stain the underside of the deck. It would be the same procedures and double the sq. footage if you decide to do it.
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    ErikO · 09/08/2015
    I have a 1 year old unstained 2 story deck. The video covers the top surfaces pretty well, but what do I need to do with the posts and underside of the deck? Is the procedure the same? Am I looking at doubling the square footage needs for each step?
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    TWP Stains · 07/06/2015
    egroepler:
    Hi, I guess I was wrong thinking the cedar was seasoned just sitting at the lumber yard...I guess the next step is stripping..what kind would you recommend? Would the deck cleaner be strong enough? After its been stripped, should anything else be applied, or just let it weather?

    You will need the RAD Stain stripper and pressure washing. It is not easy to remove a newly and over applied stain so you may need to strip more then once the get it all off. After the stripping you will need too apply the brightener. Let weather.
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    eric groepler · 07/06/2015
    Hi, I guess I was wrong thinking the cedar was seasoned just sitting at the lumber yard...I guess the next step is stripping..what kind would you recommend? Would the deck cleaner be strong enough? After its been stripped, should anything else be applied, or just let it weather?
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    TWP Stains · 07/06/2015
    egroepler:
    just used cleaner, brightener and twp 1500 natural color stain on a brand new cedar deck, but must have used too much twp as the deck dried with a splotchy appearance mostly shiny with some flat areas. Do i need to strip it off and start over? it was beautiful before i stained it,now it looks awful! any suggestions would be most appreciated

    Did you let is season for 4-12 months and only apply one coat? Yes you will need to strip off and start over:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/