The TWP (Total Wood Preservative) brand has been along for many decades. Their line of oil based deck stains is an EPA registered wood preservative designed to penetrate wood substrates and outperform other oil-based brands. TWP has several oil based formulas and multiple colors to choose from. Their 1500 series and 100 series stains are semi-transparent while their 200 series brand is a clear transparent finish.

TWP 1500 Series Oil Based Deck Stain

TWP replaced their old 500 series formula with the new 1500 series. It is designed to penetrate better and dry faster. This formula prevents structural damage and wood deterioration, which could lead to expensive repairs and replacements. The 1500 series stain treats fencing, decking, log homes, wood shakes and wood siding surfaces. The water-resistant blend stops unwanted water invasion that causes wood splitting, warping and cracking along with harmful freeze damage in cold weather areas. Semi-transparent stains come in 9 different TWP colors for the 1500 series line.

TWP 100 Series Oil Based Deck Stain

TWP oil based deck stain is also offered in the 100 series. This special wood preservative is an exclusive blend of professional grade chemicals that preserves wood surfaces in numerous ways. Special ultraviolet absorbers inhibit unpleasant wood fading, discoloring, and graying. TWP 100 series oil based stain is mold and mildew resistant. Similar to the 1500 series it is blended with special mildewcides that naturally resists fungal growth. Both of these TWP oil based deck stains are rated #1 in leading consumer websites. The 100 series stain is offered in 6 various colors.

TWP 200 Series Oil Based Deck Stain

The 200 series is a clear transparent finish available in 4 different tones. This high solid penetrating finish is blended to prolong the life of exterior wood surfaces. This paraffinic oil based deck stain has extreme penetrating properties that soak into aged and porous wood, regenerating the wood’s lost natural oils. The 200 series deck stain replenishes damaged wood fibers by restoring lubricity and flexibility. All the TWP oil based deck stains are VOC compliant and can be shipped to all 50 states with the exception of the 100 series. 

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    Brian · 05/29/2018
    I’m staining a new boathouse made with treated 2x6 and 2x12, supported by 6x6 rough cut treated posts. I like the pecan color and I’m thinking of using the 100 stain. The boathouse is in east TX and I’ve heard it is best to wait a couple of months and stain in the fall after the hot summer days. Any recommendations or corrections to what I am thinking?
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      TWP Stains · 05/30/2018
      Yes waiting a few months and prepping first is the key for new wood.
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    Ted · 05/21/2018
    I am in Northern Illinois and plan to refinish my cedar deck after using a Cabot product that did not last. This was done after new boards and sanding deck and great preparation. Your 200 series states a paraffinic oil based composition. Is there any paraffin in this formula? Since we have hard winters and the 100 series not allowed in Illinois so I am considering 200 or 1500 series. My prep will be to sand the floor boards one more time to enable stripping the Cabot stuff. Any recommendations?
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      TWP Stains · 05/22/2018
      Most use the TWP 1500 for IL but you can also use the 200 Series. Careful of not sanding with a grit finer than 80. After the sanding, use the Gemini Restore Kit for the final prep.
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    Ron · 05/20/2018
    Which series is recommended for Boone, NC (elevation 4,000 feet) which has a very warm, humid summer with a cold, snowy winter? Thank you in advance.
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    Jimmy W · 05/12/2018
    Are any of your stains solid color? I've been having issues with SuperDeck fading out in the Alabama sun after less than 2 years.
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      TWP Stains · 05/12/2018
      The TWP does not come in a solid stain.
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    patdwhite · 04/28/2018
    i am in Utah and need to stain some new cedar fencing and power wash and stain some old (27 years old) cedar fencing after power washing. How long should the new sit before i stain it? how long after i power wash the old before i stain it? What should i use on the new and what should i use on the old? 100 or 1500?
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      TWP Stains · 04/28/2018
      Is the new cedar rough sawn or smooth? See this about new wood:

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

      After prepping wood properly, let it dry for a couple of days before staining.

      Use the 1500 Series for both.
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        patdwhite · 04/30/2018
        the cedar slats are from Home depot and are not smooth.

        what about the brown pressure treated 2x6's - those need to sit don't they?
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          TWP Stains · 04/30/2018
          Yes, but if 90% of wood is rough cut, then just go ahead and stain.
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    TWP Stains · 08/15/2017
    Joe Buono:
    What is the difference between TWP 100 Series or TWP 1500 Series? Also, I just stripped off old Stain on 3yo pressure treated pine deck with Behr Stain Remover & Stripper and have Behr All in One Cleaner already purchased for use. Will these be OK for use before applying TWP Stain. I didn't know about your products exceptional rating until now. Want the best results for my Michigan Home Deck. All comments would be very helpful. Next year will have to strip all posts and rails and re-stain no time for this year project. Thank you!

    Use the 100 Series for MI. You should be okay with the prep as long as all of the old coating is removed.
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    Joe Buono · 08/15/2017
    What is the difference between TWP 100 Series or TWP 1500 Series? Also, I just stripped off old Stain on 3yo pressure treated pine deck with Behr Stain Remover & Stripper and have Behr All in One Cleaner already purchased for use. Will these be OK for use before applying TWP Stain. I didn't know about your products exceptional rating until now. Want the best results for my Michigan Home Deck. All comments would be very helpful. Next year will have to strip all posts and rails and re-stain no time for this year project. Thank you!
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    TWP Stains · 05/25/2017
    Helen Carlock:
    What is the difference in the 1500 and the 100 series. I will be using this on our deck. Also, is your product carried in a store or do I get it from you?

    See here:
    https://www.twpstain.com/difference-between-twp-100-and-1500-series

    and

    https://www.twpstain.com/twp-stain-comparison
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    Helen Carlock · 05/24/2017
    What is the difference in the 1500 and the 100 series. I will be using this on our deck. Also, is your product carried in a store or do I get it from you?