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The TWP 2023 Contest Details

  • All TWP and Prep products must be purchased first from this online retail site ( between January 1st - Sept 6th, 2023.
  • The deadline for entry is Sept. 19th, 2022.
  • The winner will be decided by Sept. 30th by our team.

Contestant winners will receive

  • First Place = $500
  • Second Place = $250
  • Third Place = $150

How To Enter Contest

  1. Enter by Sept. 19th, 2023.
  2. In the comment section below, post a short description of your deck/wood staining project, the products used to prep, and the TWP Series and Color used. Examples of wood projects that can be entered: Decks, Fences, Wood Side Homes, Log Cabins, etc.
  3. Add 2 before prepping pictures of the wood that was restored (no more/less). You can still enter if you do not have the before pictures. Decks, wood fences, wood homes, etc are allowed.
  4. 2 after staining pictures must be included (no more/less).
  5. If having trouble uploading the pictures, please make your picture(s) size smaller (below 1 MB).

Any questions or issues posting, please ask in the comment area.

We look forward to all entries and wish everyone "Happy TWP Staining"!

*Disclaimer: All products must be purchased from The contest is not open to products purchased from other online dealers or from physical retail stores.

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    Kim Swanson · 06/02/2023
    My project is a newish front porch. The old front porch was removed spring 2022 and a new similarly sized front porch rebuilt.  This spring the plan was to finally get it stained after sufficient time to allow the wood to dry.  Prepped the wood with Restore-A-Deck Wood Brightener then applied TWP 1500 in Pecan. 
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    Becky Buckley · 06/01/2023
    My 27-year-old deck has 7 levels to it and wraps around the house, which is hard to depict in just 2 photos. It is 9000 square feet! I retired this year and have more time than money, so I decided to tackle it myself. I used a mixture of 2 parts of TWP 1501 Cedartone to 1 part of TWP 201 Cedartone. (This is a recipe from someone who stained it previously). I spent 2 days washing and scrubbing with a deck brush with regular dish soap. It was a daunting task. I broke it into sections and stained one section for each of the next 6 days. It turned out beautifully and that gave me the inspiration to keep on keepin’ on until it was finally finished! Notice how dry and colorless the wood was and now water just beads up on it after a rainstorm! If a 70-year-old woman can do this by herself, anyone can!
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    Jill Richards · 05/25/2023
    I stained my deck yesterday, God was good & the weather was perfect! I used the semi solid “Driftwood” and I absolutely LOVE the color, even though it looks nothing like the chart but I did order a sample so I knew exactly what I was getting.  The chart makes it look like a tan, but this bad boy is gray with a hint of brown and I love it. The sun really does change the color!  Pictures are from different times of the day.  It was a brand new pine deck that had weathered 6 months.  I prepped three days ahead of time with the Gemini deck cleaner and brightener and boy did it brighten the deck…almost hated to stain it lol. I used a mop pad to apply the stain.  It was SUPER easy and I did it by myself. (I am a 66 year old woman!?)  I was needing a color to match my dirt when dry because I have a dog that is on this deck more than I am, and she can be a muddy mess!  We live in the country and she has free run of the 5 acres. The mud is still there but you just can’t see it with this color!  What a WIN for us country folk! ?. Thanks TWP for never getting tired of answering ALL my questions for weeks leading up to “Staining Day” and the final results. I could not be more happy with my choice of stain product! ?
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    Bill Wood · 05/15/2023
    refininished my hardwood deck this year after noticing the severe graying.  Used your Restore a Deck before and after using my home sprayer.  Followed up with your TWP1530 natural product.  Extremely happy with the result.  The first picture shows just how grey the wood was when compared to the cleaned wood.  Second picture is deck half coated.  Great product
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    Scott Caddell · 05/15/2023
    After building a new barn at our summer home I wanted to make it look historical yet protect the structure from the harsh seaside weather. TWP 1500 did the trick!
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    Don Haynes · 05/14/2023
    I used TWP Natural on my deck this spring.... Looks Amazing
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      Don Haynes · 05/15/2023
      Two more photos post staining......
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    Jerry Bell · 05/14/2023
    Whats the drying time on cedar tone 101 for a closed in deck on screen porch?  Was stained about 5 years ago with 101 
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      TWP Stains · 05/15/2023
      8-24 hours. Make sure to prep first.
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    Jerry Bell · 05/14/2023
    How do I enter the sweepstakes? 
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    Mike l · 05/14/2023
    My deck is over 35 years old. I went with the twp pecan. I cleaned and used brighter. The deck is now protected from the elements. The whole project took 2-3 weeks with cleaning and staining. Thank TWP i hope i win! 
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    Manuel San Luis · 05/05/2023
    TWP100_5_TWP 100 Series 5 Gallon Gallon Stain Color Cedartone 101
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    Marie Cargill · 05/05/2023
    We recently built a new garage using new 1X8 Pine shiplap. We used the TWP 200 Series, Russet (206). It's a deep orangish brown that is just stunning. I stained all the pine boards on the ground with a roller and paint brush to get in the corners. The final result is so beautiful! 
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    Jeff · 05/04/2023
    Applied cedar tone to this deck, after using cleaner kit. Looks like new!