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    Larry in NC · 08/17/2018
    I have a Dock that is about 6' wide by 120 feet long. It is 2 years old and has not been coated. It seems that a semi transparent stain would be best. We live in Coastal NC and get lots of sun and some warm weather. What is the best product to use, and should I use wet on wet application. Finally what is the best surface prep - I have an attachment for my 1900 psi pressure washer that allows good cleaning without destroying the wood. Thanks! I should have stated that the wood is PT Pine.
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      TWP Stains · 08/17/2018
      We already answered this question below. :)
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    Larry in NC · 08/16/2018
    I have a Dock that is about 6' wide by 120 feet long. It is 2 years old and has not been coated. It seems that a semi transparent stain would be best. We live in Coastal NC and get lots of sun and some warm weather. What is the best product to use, and should I use wet on wet application. Finally what is the best surface prep - I have an attachment for my 1900 psi pressure washer that allows good cleaning without destroying the wood. Thanks!
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    Guest · 08/16/2018
    Cedar Deck, Lots of direct sun, Already sanded, Using Cedar tone, Which should I use 100 series or 1500 series
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    guest · 08/05/2018
    I have a new PT deck that was put down 2-3 months ago in north GA. A dealer told my husband that the 200 series was the best so he purchased it. This is not the information I am seeing on your sight and it is causing some contention between us. Is there any worries that I should be aware of since this is the stain we are using? Also he didn't want to wait the year you recommend so it is going on now.
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    Tee Adams · 08/04/2018
    I have a 14 year old pressure treated deck that was last stained with TWP about 10 years ago. What series would you recommend? I live in Atlanta, Georgia. Thanks....(see photos)
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      TWP Stains · 08/04/2018
      Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit and stain with the TWP 100 Series.
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        Tee Adams · 08/05/2018
        Thanks - I see a couple prep kits on your website. For my case, do you recommend the "cleaner & brightener" kit or the "stripper & brightener" kit?
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    Mike · 07/30/2018
    Hello! I have a pressure treated pine deck that is about 14 years old. It was just sanded and stripped of all previous stain and sealer. We live in Maryland and get a lot of snow in the winter (18 to 20 feet a year). Deck gets full Sun in the summer for about 6 hours a day. Looking for a series recommendation. Also, thinking of the pecan color, but not sure how it will wear with the snow. Thanks!
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      TWP Stains · 07/31/2018
      For MD, you will need to use the 1500 Series.
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        Mike · 07/31/2018
        Any prep involved other than what we've done so far? Thx!
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          TWP Stains · 07/31/2018
          Just use a wood brightener to neutralize the stripper.
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    George McLawhon · 07/30/2018
    For my 9 year old PT deck, which is better, TWP 100 or TWP 200 (both Cedartone)?
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      TWP Stains · 07/30/2018
      Where do you live?
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        George McLawhon · 07/30/2018
        The house is in NC mountains.
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          TWP Stains · 07/30/2018
          Use the TWP 100 Series.
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            George McLawhon · 08/06/2018
            I got the stripper and brightener kit and the TWP 100 Cedartone. I tested a small patch of the deck and also the cap rail. The deck had previously been treated with a Sherwin Williams Deckscape product and it came off and looks pretty good. The cap rail does not look like it came off as much. But then I remembered that I had treated the cap rail with TWP 201 Cedartone a couple of years ago. Should I just clean and brighten it instead of stripping and brightening it?
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              TWP Stains · 08/07/2018
              Strip and brighten all would be the best way.
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                George McLawhon · 08/16/2018
                I just want to say how much I appreciate the support you all provide. I did everything exactly the way you said and I could not be more pleased with the outcome of my deck. It has never looked this good, even from the first day I moved in. Thanks!
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                  TWP Stains · 08/16/2018
                  Awesome! Do you have a finished picture?
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    Ian · 07/29/2018
    After applying Twp cedertone can you apply a clear coat sealer and waterproofer
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      TWP Stains · 07/30/2018
      No. It is not possible to add a coating on top of the TWP.
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    Angela · 07/10/2018
    We are staining a pressure treated deck and screened in porch for the first time. The deck has lots of total sun and the screened in porch gets less sun, which stain should we choose? 100 or 1500? They were installed just about 1 year ago and we live in NY. Thanks!
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      TWP Stains · 07/10/2018
      Use the TWP 1500 Series. Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit.
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    Donna · 07/08/2018
    Hello we just purchased a Pine Log Home, It has a very dark stain on it and faded in some places.
    We want to clean and restain, what do you recommend? We would like a redish stain.

    Thank you,

    Donna
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      TWP Stains · 07/08/2018
      You will need to remove the current stain. Please, post a picture.
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    Amy · 07/01/2018
    Hi,
    We used TWP 1500 last year on our mahogany deck. It's a covered deck, but the steps are in full sun all day. It faded quickly and absorbed some ring stains from our chairs. We're not sure if you recommend a particular color. What are we missing?
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      TWP Stains · 07/02/2018
      Hello,

      Your wood type (Mahogany) is an exotic hardwood and these types of wood require an annual reapplication when in full sun. As for the rings, that is most likely rust from your chairs.

      Most people use the Rustic color for mahogany in the 1500 Series.
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    ann · 06/30/2018
    I want to refinish the old deck of my screen porch. I have removed most of the old paint/stain, but there are some places where the paint/stain has sunk deeply into the wood. Note that the wood is pressure treated. What do I use to cover it so that it will cover up the old surface but NOT peel or crack, like the old paint did?
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      TWP Stains · 07/01/2018
      Hello, the TWP products are penetrating semi-transparent stains. They cannot be applied over a deck paint or solid stain. The current coating will need to be fully removed first. Once removed, you can use the TWP.
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    Cheryl · 06/27/2018
    I would
    like
    actaul samples
    of stains. Redwood and rustic. I am unsure which is better for our project. Anyway to mail a sample
    of those two? I have four
    decks to refinish this year and a two story house in T111 to
    do next year. Want the correct stain color. Thanks
    cheryl
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    Steve · 06/27/2018
    I am in the process of restoring a cedar outdoor play structure. In most of the horizontal surfaces the previous stain, I assume water-based, is flaky and the wood is heavily greyed and splintered. What is the best product to use for the climate (Alberta, Canada) and how do I prepare the wood? Sanding, pressure washing etc.? Will I need to apply a sealer after staining and are there any concerns with children (odor, stains, etc.).
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      TWP Stains · 06/27/2018
      Only the TWP 200 Series is allowed in Canada. All previous stain must be removed first by sanding and stripping. Brighten the wood after. You cannot apply a sealer over the TWP stain nor is there a need. Once fully dry and cured, there are no concerns.
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        Steve · 06/28/2018
        If I sand down to the bare wood, do I need to brighten after? How do I prepare for the staining after sanding, washing down with a hose or is a damp cloth enough to clean off the dust particles?
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          TWP Stains · 06/29/2018
          Lightly pressure rinse and brighten the wood.
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    Marty · 06/22/2018
    Our deck (photo attached) was built a year ago, in Omaha, NE. No stain required on the decking itself, but we now want to stain the support posts, beam and facia to approximately match the metal railing color (darker grey/brown), which it seems may require some level of pigmentation. Which type (TWP 100 or 1500) and which color might be the best fit? Thanks in advance!
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    Ferman Fowler · 06/14/2018
    I have a 288sq deck. i just used t w p for the first and not very happy. I have whitish spots coming through the redwood stain. past years i have used Flood wood protection and no problem. what could my problem be?
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      TWP Stains · 06/15/2018
      TWP does not cause white spots. Must be something else that is the issue. Please post a picture.
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    Donna Keckler · 06/11/2018
    I just ordered the TWP 100 Combo RAD and brightener. I live in Huntsville, AL and want to make sure I ordered the correct one. I used the same kind of TWP stain 3 years ago. The deck is losing its color (Redwood) where the elements hit it. Please let me know if I chose correctly, TY
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    Lee · 06/11/2018
    I used TWP 1500 Natural on my new deck in Sept. 2017. Following the directions, I put a second coat on 9 months later (this past weekend). I have some areas that are extremely glossy and others that are not. Any suggestions of how to repair? The instructions did not call for any pre-treating. I did not put on a heavy coat, as evidenced by the fact that the first time I used the entire gal. whereas this time, I have about a third left.
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    Kit · 06/09/2018
    I have a huge redwood deck (~1800 sq ft), which is subject to New Mexico’s bright sun and snow. Elevation is 8800 ft. It was stained about 8 years ago with Messmers Natural Redwood. I am going clean & brighten first. What TWP stain color should I use? I liked the Messmer color. Would just a natural stain look good?
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    Highmaster2 · 06/08/2018
    Additional info..... The dock I asked about is built from pressure treated pine.