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    Deb · 09/23/2020
    I live in Iowa and have 2 decks that we built 3 years ago with double pressure treated pine. It is already a reddish color but I don't want to stain, just protect it. Which one would I use?
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      TWP Stains · 09/24/2020
      If you have a current stain on it now, then that will have to come off as you cannot apply TWP over a different brand of stain.
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    Ron · 09/22/2020
    Hi my name is Ron I live in Minnesota and I just stained my deck has 100 series dark oak stain I was wondering if I could use a second coat on a deck
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    Olive Branch · 09/21/2020
    I live north east Louisiana if that makes a difference:)
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    Olive Branch · 09/21/2020
    Hello, I am in the process of building a house. I have 10 8x8 fresh cut cypress columns. I have reads a lot of conflicting information on what to with my cypress columns. I don't like the gray look cypress gets as time passes. I like the look of TWP rustic or dark oak stain. I need some expert opinion on what I need to do with my cypress columns.
    Thank you!!
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    Stacy · 09/19/2020
    I have a 3-year old cedar deck that has never been stained. What do you recommend doing prior to staining? Also, it’s a heavy traffic area (main entry for humans and dogs), would you lean towards a lighter or darker color to withstand the traffic best?
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    Will · 09/16/2020
    How do you make sure a 5 gal container is thoroughly mixed after it has sat awhile and solids have settled?
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      TWP Stains · 09/16/2020
      Use a paint drill mixer attached to your drill to mix. You can get these at a paint store for about $5.
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    Lauren · 09/14/2020
    What is the color tone difference between the 200 series Cedar Gold and California Cedar? Which is the closest to the clear?
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    Noah · 09/11/2020
    Have been replacing all the boards on an old deck for the last few months. Started in June, and added more recently, which are still lighter in color than the ones weathering since June. I’m thinking about replacing a couple more new boards with newer, less knotty wood, now that I’m able to get my hands on it in the store. If I do this now, will all the wood be weathered enough in late winter/early Spring (Feb/March) to look enough alike and be ready to prep and stain? Worried about the newer boards being too light and not matching the rest.

    I’m in GA and looking for as natural wood a color as possible, nothing yellow or orange. Cedartone 101?

    Thank you.
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    George · 09/06/2020
    We live in North Georgia. Our cedar pergola was originally stained with TWP California Cedar. It is time to stain again since the sun has done some damage. Which product of yours do you recommend?
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    randy · 09/04/2020
    we live in GA. used TWP honeytone on new pressure treated pine deck 4 years ago. Just finished prepping for reapplication with California cedar Local store has told contractor they no longer recommend 100 and I should by 200. Is that correct and why?
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      TWP Stains · 09/05/2020
      No, use the TWP 100 Series. The 200 is for shakes and shingles.
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    Ann · 09/03/2020
    We have a treated old treated lumber deck. Put deck over on it and it was awful within a few years. He sanded it all off and I cleaned it with warm water tsp and little bleach.. Then hosed it off. Can we now apply twp 100? Thank you
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      TWP Stains · 09/03/2020
      As long as it is clean and free of the old coating, yes.
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    Mary Fritzler · 08/29/2020
    Newly built pressure treated steps. Posts are 6x6 should we wait the full 12 months? Do we do under the steps?
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    Georgia Peachy · 08/27/2020
    how to know whether to use 100 series or 1500 series? I guess if you're in one of the state that allows 100, that is the preferred option? We're in Georgia, so we should use Series 100?
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    Paul · 08/27/2020
    I sprayed my sawn cedar fence with cedartone and my fence looks great. I also used a pump sprayer that worked very well with the stain and made the job very easy.
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    Vicky · 08/18/2020
    I have a Mahogany farmers porch that was treated about 5 years ago with Penofin Brazilian Rosewood Oil. I used DEFY wood cleaner and brightener. Photos attached (it was raining so outside boards are wet). I am wondering if I should use TWP on the porch as I see nothing listed about using it on Mahogany. Also, I read that 'Natural' is like a cedarwood color? I want it to have the rich Mahogany color. I see no reviews or comments about TWP and Mahogany wood. Thank you!!
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      TWP Stains · 08/18/2020
      You can use TWP on Mahogany wood. Most use the Rustic color but you could also use the Natural.
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    john Parm · 08/13/2020
    I have a cape cod house with 3 sides finished with Grade A Canadian White Cedar Shingles. I would like to better understand the difference between the two products: 1500 and 200 series. Also, can these be used interchangeably? I would be interested in either clear cedar and cape cod grey colors.
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      TWP Stains · 08/13/2020
      Where do you live?
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        john Parm · 08/14/2020
        Brewster, Cape Cod, MA
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          TWP Stains · 08/14/2020
          The TWP 1500 is allowed in MA and sorry, that does not come in any gray colors. The 200 does come in Slate Gray and you can use that for the wood but you cannot "mix" it with the 1500 Series. The 100 Series is not allowed in MA.

          The 200 series is defined for shakes and shingles specifically. Has a heavier body that helps the shingles from drying out.
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    Mike · 08/07/2020
    I live in Michigan and have prepped and am ready to restain a 10 year old cedar deck. What stain do you recommend?
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    Kevin · 08/04/2020
    We applied twp200 earlier this summer and in some spots wayer is being versus repelled. Is is ok to apply a second coat just before winter sets in?
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      TWP Stains · 08/04/2020
      It would be better to apply a light coat next Spring if needed.
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        Kevin · 08/04/2020
        Why next spring versus winter for the second coat?
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    Cheri · 07/31/2020
    I can’t find it in this area. Can it be shipped within a few days?
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    Cheri · 07/31/2020
    We are currently in the process of sanding because the wood was worn and I wanted to make sure I got rid of all the black penofin stain. I plan to use the Safe strip stripper on areas that are hard to sand and then brighten with the TWP restore a deck brightener. Does this process sound like it will work for TWP stain?