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    John · 05/07/2021
    Hi, can the 100 series be used on uncapped composite decking?
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      TWP Stains · 05/07/2021
      It is not designed for composite wood.
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    Laura Z · 05/04/2021
    Hi
    We just installed a new dock on the lake using pressure treated marine grade pine in N Carolina. Trying to research the best stain/sealer to use. I have found several brands that claim to be the best but have not found a good solid review for stain used on docks. Your site says not to sand but I have read that I should sand first after waiting at least 3 mos for the wood to weather. Help please!
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      TWP Stains · 05/04/2021
      Do not sand, see here about new wood: https://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
      TWP works great for docks.
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        Laura Z · 05/04/2021
        Thank you...and the 100 series would be best? And no need for an additional sealer? The dock is in full sun all day
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          TWP Stains · 05/04/2021
          The 100 will work best for NC, You cannot apply a sealer over a stain like TWP. No need.
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            Laura Z · 05/04/2021
            Ok great! I've read a few comments about how your stain makes the walking surface slick. Will it make the dock too slippery to walk on coming in and out of the water?
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              TWP Stains · 05/04/2021
              TWP is a penetrating stain, it does not make it slick.
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    Mary Fritzler · 05/01/2021
    I've let a new pressure treated deck age and weather for 10 months. It immediately absorbs water with no beading. Do I need special cleaners or is a light pressure washing enough? Also I would like a clear application, which TWP product do I need?
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    Mike · 05/01/2021
    I live in Wisconsin and have a cedar fence that was installed about 4 years ago and never had any stain on it.  Can you recommend a semi-solid or semi-transparent stain. Is clean-up soap and water for use with this stain?  Also what is the method for preparing the fence for staining.  
    Thank you for your time
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    Jay · 04/26/2021
    We have a 25 year old cedar deck in Georgia. We have been using TWP 200. However, it is not lasted very long the last time. Should we be using the 100 series or something else?
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    Ed J · 04/25/2021
    I live in NE Kansas and have an 8 year old treated deck that I have coated with a clear water proof coating in the past I would like to color stain the deck which TWP produce would be best for me to use
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    Michael Cunningham · 04/24/2021
    I am building a large semi circle heavy arbor around my firepit with rough cut cedar I milled with a friend. I want the cedar color to show and have good UV protection but not have it peel but rather soak in like an oil . What do you recommend.  
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      TWP Stains · 04/25/2021
      The TWP 100 or TWP 1500 Series for this. Both are penetrating oil based stains.
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    Linda I · 04/14/2021
    I have a 27 year old, 900 sq. Ft. Redwood deck. It bakes in the extreme desert sun of New Mexico in summer and extreme cold at times in winter.  I still want to be able to see the wood grain.  Which product would I want to use?
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      TWP Stains · 04/14/2021
      If you want to see the grain more than the semi-solid, then use the TWP 1500 Series.
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    Linda · 04/14/2021
    I have a 27 year old, 900 sq. Ft. Redwood deck. It bakes in the extreme desert sun of New Mexico in summer and extreme cold at times in winter.Which product would I want to use?
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    Jeffrey · 04/08/2021
    I am installing a new bamboo fence. What would be the best stain to use?
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      TWP Stains · 04/08/2021
      The TWP 100, 200, and 1500 Series products we sell cannot be used on bamboo.
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        Jeffrey · 04/08/2021
        why not?
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          TWP Stains · 04/08/2021
          They are penetrating stains and they will not be able to penetrate bamboo.
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    Dave · 04/05/2021
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    Sylvia · 03/29/2021
    What to use on 25 yr old Trex decking? So faded want to add some color. Thank you
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      TWP Stains · 03/30/2021
      Sorry, but TWP is not designed for composite.
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    Tom · 03/24/2021
    I have a new cedar garage door on order and am considering staining it to go with the exterior of my house. I think 100 series in Cape Cod gray would be good. I live in Hawaii but the conditions are not as severe as you might think. We are a 1100 ft elevation so salt air is not a factor and the temperature never gets above 85 degrees or below 55 degrees and the door is on the leeward side of the house. Some afternoon sun but we have large overhangs. Is the 100 series a good product to use and how do you ship to Hawaii?
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      TWP Stains · 03/24/2021
      I am sorry but we do not ship there and we do not have any dealers there. The TWP 100 would work well but you will need to find a freight forwarder in CA to get it to you.
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        Thomas McCue · 03/24/2021
        Before we go through the effort of finding a freight forwarder, is it possible to get a sample?
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          TWP Stains · 03/25/2021
          Sorry, but we do not ship samples either.
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    Joyce · 03/24/2021
    Hi, we live in the mountains of western Maine. Wanted to know what is the best stain for our deck. I will only be staining the floor which is pressure treated and is in full afternoon sun.
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    Sean · 03/22/2021
    Why is the 1500 series not compliant in Canada?
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      TWP Stains · 03/22/2021
      Is is 350 VOC while the Canada restriction needs to be 250. In the US, it is classified as a wood preservative so it can be sold in all US states.
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        Sean · 03/22/2021
        Okay, thank you.
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    Luis · 03/19/2021
    Based on past responses it appears the 100 series is better for new decks than the 1500 series. However the comparison table indicates the 1500 series is "Best". volume solids is less in the 100 series. Would you please explain why the 100 series is better for <1yr old decks not exposed to a lot of sun? Why does it penetrate better in the wood? Thank you
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      TWP Stains · 03/19/2021
      The 100 Series soaks in better into new wood for most scenarios as it has less solids. Use the 100 if on new wood and it is allowed in your state. If not allowed in your state, then use the 1500 Series.
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    Tom · 03/17/2021
    I understand you can't provide liquid samples of the semi solid series, I is it possible to get an actual color sample chip
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      TWP Stains · 03/17/2021
      Sorry, but we only have the color chart. You can print it by clicking this link.

      https://www.twpstain.com/pdf/TWP%20Semi-Solid%20Wood%20Stain%20Color%20Chart.pdf
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    Paul · 03/09/2021
    I'm in Kentucky. What would be the best Stain for me 100 or 1500 series?
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    Lee · 02/24/2021
    What is the difference between the 200 series and 1500 series? I have a new pressure treated deck and will be treating in a few months. I live in southern Missouri and wondered which would be best to use. I got a bid from a gentleman who said the 100 series has a lot of VOCs and did not recommend using it.
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      TWP Stains · 02/24/2021
      The 200 is for shakes and shingles, mostly. For your state, the TWP 100 is the correct choice. See this for info on new wood: https://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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        Lee · 02/24/2021
        Thank you. Then what is the difference between TWP 100 and TWP 200? What advantage is the 100 over the 200?

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          TWP Stains · 02/25/2021
          The 200 is not for new decks. It will not soak in correctly. The 100 will penetrate and cure better for new wood.
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            Lee · 03/18/2021
            Thank you. I read the above article that says to apply TWP 100 on new wood the first time because it penetrates better. My question then, is one year after the first application, do you recommend continuing to use the TWP 100 or should I switch to the 200? I understand there are more solids in the 200.
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              TWP Stains · 03/18/2021
              Stick with the 100.
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                Lee · 03/18/2021
                Since I am having my new deck stained for the first time (it is well weathered), I want to be absolutely sure I'm making the right choice. My Deck staining company will apply the 100 at an extra charge since he buys the 200 in bulk though he recommends the 200. He said he will use the 100 on benches (200 on the deck floor) as the 200 can sometimes cause clothes to stain when you sit on it. It made me wonder if the 200 leaves more surface residue. I guess I am still confused by your strong recommendation on using the 100 and my Deck staining company's strong recommendation on using the 200. Can you even further clarify using 100 instead of 200 based on what I said above? Sorry to be a pest, but I feel I'm caught in the middle. You have been very helpful.
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                  TWP Stains · 03/18/2021
                  The 200 is designed for shakes and shingles, not decks. The issue is when applied to a deck, it can take many days or weeks to fully cure. The 100 is the correct choice for your deck, especially since it is new.
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    Joanne · 02/24/2021
    I live in central Florida and have a 15 year old deck. It was stained about 7 years ago. Which of Your deck cleaners would you recommend and which stain would be best? It is in a sunny location.
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      TWP Stains · 02/24/2021
      Please pot some pictures here for the prep help.