TWP Deck Staining Video

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Sean Andrzejewski
Sean Andrzejewski
1 year ago

Brand new pressure treated deck that I built last year.  Am I good to just give it a quick pressure wash and coat with twp 1500 or is there another step I need?  

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2 years ago

I use TWP 1500 rustic and natural Its beautiful. I just want to clean it and apply a fresh coat on all I do not want to strip it it’s 2100SQ FT. can I use just the cleaner or do I need to use the brightener after the cleaner as well ? Natural is on the beams and rustic is the decking. I just want to prep it for re-staining for protection from the sun and harsh winters. It’s on a island in Canada.

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2 years ago
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Cleaner and brightener for prep when recoating.

Randi
Randi
2 years ago

We have a 2 year old cedar deck. We stripped the previous stain, cleaned and brightened and applied TWP 100 series cedar tone. We only put on one coat of stain. I think we should have put two. Can we put on a second coat after it’s already dried or can a second coat only be applied wet on wet?

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2 years ago
Reply to  Randi

Second coats should be applied wet on wet. 

Noah
Noah
3 years ago

Hi, is there another link for the deck staining video? I don’t see it here. Also, 1. I read temps can’t drop below freezing during the prepping, staining, or immediate 48hr after dry time. Does the fact that the area I’m starting with is a covered porch change anything, since it stays cooler, or is freezing still the cutoff temp?

2. Using TWP, what is the best way to avoid lap marks and other negative imperfections?

3. Should I ‘cut’ in parts of the deck along walls and railings first, like when painting a wall? Or does that leave lap marks?

4. Do I stain the edges of the boards that overhang as part of cutting, or leave them unstained?

5. I have parts of a railing coated with Behr Deckover that I can’t get off because of sanders not fitting in the angles and trying not to damage the wood. Would a solid exterior paint work to coat the railings and balusters, or would that peel quickly in full sun? Any better ideas for sanding or painting railings?

Thank you as always for all the advice.

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3 years ago
Reply to  Noah

1. No, still cannot drop below freezing.
2. Move quickly and always keep a wet edge.
3. Edge out first and keep a wet edge when you apply to the rest of the floor.
4. Stain all wood if exposed.
5. We do not sell solid stains or paints but you have to remove the Behr Deckover fully before applying anything else.

Ron C
Ron C
3 years ago

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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3 years ago
Reply to  Ron C

One coat for new wood. Rails first.

Ron C
Ron C
3 years ago
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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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3 years ago
Reply to  Ron C

It cannot drop below freezing at night.

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3 years ago

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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3 years ago
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Bart Pinkley
Bart Pinkley
3 years ago

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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3 years ago
Reply to  Bart Pinkley

Clean and brighten for prep.

Theresa
Theresa
3 years ago

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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3 years ago
Reply to  Theresa

You cannot apply the TWP over a different stain brand. It needs to be removed first.

Theresa
Theresa
3 years ago
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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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3 years ago
Reply to  Theresa

It would not soak in correctly, having drying issues, and probably fail.

Ralph
Ralph
4 years ago

This is current condition of my redwood deck.How do I proceed,,strip,sand and brighten? Is sanding necessary ?

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Brandon
Brandon
3 years ago
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Hi, I’m interested in your products. Does he need to use a stripper if his deck doesn’t look like it has been painted? Thanks

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3 years ago
Reply to  Brandon

You always need to remove the previous coating if switching to TWP stains.

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7 years ago

[quote name=”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.[/quote]
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.

L. Little
L. Little
7 years ago

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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8 years ago

[quote name=”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.[/quote]
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

Craig Harvey
Craig Harvey
8 years ago

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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8 years ago

[quote name=”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[/quote]
Yes it does well in a wet climate to protect.

dan Steele
dan Steele
8 years ago

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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8 years ago

[quote name=”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?[/quote]
Use the RAD stain stripper. Brighten after. More effective at removing the Penofin.

Bruce Kapp
Bruce Kapp
8 years ago

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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8 years ago

[quote name=”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?[/quote]
Look at the Rustic color for this int eh 1500 Series.

Andy Yates
Andy Yates
8 years ago

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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8 years ago

[quote name=”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?[/quote]
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.

ErikO
ErikO
8 years ago

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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8 years ago

[quote name=”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?[/quote]
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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8 years ago

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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8 years ago

[quote name=”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[/quote]
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/

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8 years ago

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

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10 years ago

[quote name=”bearmoss”]I just stripped and brightened my deck. Had to replace a few boards so we got 2 samples. Used the samples on a replaced board that was treated the same as the deck, stripped and brightened and notice 1 came out fine and the other has blotches. I don’t want that look on my deck. How do I make sure that will not happen? I can see where it looks like some boards have “fuzzies” Did I scrub to hard? Pressure wash to hard???? How do i make so it doesn’t happen when I do the whole deck?[/quote]
Might want to buff the entire deck with a sanding pad to remove the fuzzies. This will give a more uniform look.

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10 years ago

I just stripped and brightened my deck. Had to replace a few boards so we got 2 samples. Used the samples on a replaced board that was treated the same as the deck, stripped and brightened and notice 1 came out fine and the other has blotches. I don’t want that look on my deck. How do I make sure that will not happen? I can see where it looks like some boards have “fuzzies” Did I scrub to hard? Pressure wash to hard???? How do i make so it doesn’t happen when I do the whole deck?

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10 years ago

Bill, strip off with the Restore A Deck stripper and use the RAD Brightener when done. One of each should be enough but you may need two stripper if the Olympic is thick. One 5 gallon of the TWP 105 Cape Cod Gray.

bill hawkins
bill hawkins
10 years ago

I have Olympic semi transparent “Cape Cop Gray” on my deck. I am totally dissatisfied with its application and look. It is two years old. I want to remove/strip the stain and apply a TWP cape cod gray (a semi-transparent finish??). The deck is 600 square feet. Please tell what I need – Product and quantity – to complete the refinishing of the deck.
I see from your video you have a facility in Harrisonburg, Va. Would it be worth my time to visit the facility. It is less than 2 hrs away. Great college there as well.

Thanks for sharing your wisdom with me.

Mazen M
Mazen M
10 years ago

Is there a way to send you a picture? Somehow I need to find a transparent or semi transparent color that works well with the redwood and with the condition of my existing deck.

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10 years ago

Mazen, only the 1500 is allowed on Cali due to your state’s VOC laws. It works very well for your area. Any color you like will work. As for the prep, it is hard to answer as we do not know if you have an old stain on the wood or if is is just dirty and gray.

Mazen M
Mazen M
10 years ago

1- Just bought a new house that has an exterior redwood deck. The deck is quite old and I am trying to identify whether I need to strip the deck or just clean it.
2- Also I did not really get the difference between the TWP 100 and 1500.
3- I am looking to stain the deck, with somehow keeping the wood natural color. I am planning to order a couple of samples, which color do you advise I should try?
4- The deck is in Southern California, how’s TWP perform on such a weather?

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11 years ago

For best results it would be best to remove the previous coating with a stain stripped followed by a wood brightener. You would not need the cleaner. Both versions of TWP would work very well for a full sun deck in St. Louis.

Dale
Dale
11 years ago

Four years ago, we stained our new western cedar deck using PPG Deck Cleaner and Porter Paint’s “PorterDeck” Cedar-colored transparent wood stain. We would like to use TWP to restain the deck this summer. What is your recommendation for preparing the deck before applying the TWP stain? Is it necessary to remove what’s left of the previous stain by using Gemini Safe Strip or Solid Strip? If so, then apply Cleaner and Brightner? Which TWP stain product would you recommend (100 vs 1500?) We live in St. Louis, the deck is in full sun, plenty of humidity and high temperatures in summer. Thanks!

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