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    Seth Weissman · 04/18/2018
    Do you offer a semi-solid oil based stain?
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      TWP Stains · 04/19/2018
      Hi Seth, we currently do not but we will soon! New semi-solid colors are in the works for 2018. Sometime in the next couple of months.
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    linda liles · 04/17/2018
    We live in Louisiana and We're needing to re-stain our cedar railing. we have already stripped the old stain off. our railing is in the direct, very hot sun and weather. Before we stripped it some of the railing was black and had a lot of green mold. I need to know if the 1500 or the 100 series is best for us here.
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    Larry S · 04/12/2018
    Which product would be best to restain my house in Lake Tahoe Calif. It was last stained when built about 10 years ago with Perservawood. TWP has been highly recommended but I cannot decided between the 100 series and the 1500 series.
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      TWP Stains · 04/12/2018
      The TWP 1500 Series is what you will need for CA. It works best for vertical wood siding.
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    Amy Reggi · 04/11/2018
    Me again... are stain pads and brushes ok for application to a cedar FENCE? I forgot to ask specifically for a fence and not a deck...I would be using the twp stain on my cedar fence... just want to apply it with correct equipment... can you comfo:). Thank you ?
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    Amy · 04/11/2018
    What is the best equipment to apply stain?
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    Paul · 04/05/2018
    what is the lightest color next to clear??
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    jon p · 03/29/2018
    here is a pic of the siding
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    jon p · 03/29/2018
    Hello, we have a redwood vertical siding house built in 1970- we are about to power wash it and are deciding on which stain to use- which would be best the redwood 1500 or 200. Then we’re thinking of using California redwood color 1500 for the decks
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      TWP Stains · 03/29/2018
      You will need to use a stain stripper while pressure washing and then neutralize with a wood brightener after. Use the Restore A Deck stripper/Brightener Kit. The old coating needs to come off fully before using the TWP. Best to use the TWP 1500 Series for all wood. The 200 Series is for Shakes and Shingles.
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        jon p · 03/29/2018
        Since we have redwood wood -is it best to use the redwood color stain? How would the California redwood stain on the decks contrast with the regular redwood stain on the house? Or use one color for it all?
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    CMaddoxAL · 02/25/2018
    We applied TWP 100 in Rustic to our 700 sq ft pressure treated pine porch floor, railings and spindles 2 years ago. It has held up well but are not so pleased with the red color. We are now adding cedar corbels and cedar shutters and would like to apply TWP 1500 in Dark Oak or Dark Walnut to achieve a somewhat overall consistent color fanily to new cedar corbels and shutters as well as changing the color on the old previously stained pine. What do you recommend for successfully achueving desired results?
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      Eric Willson · 04/22/2018
      TWP below answer is the safest route, but it couldn't hurt to get some of the samples. You might be able to go say a 3-1 ratio dark walnut to 1 part Rustic for the new areas. Flip the ratio for older areas completed prior. There will always be some variance when you sealing new and old wood even if you were the exact same sealer. The newer wood will have tighter cells as the older areas are ages and will absorb more sealer. You might be able to play with them to get it close. Restore a deck is by far the best stripper (it does take some time) but you'll safe yourself a lot of time and some money if you can make a color that works. If the people at TWP are ok with it, you can email me at Willsonconstruction@hotmail.com and send me some pictures and I might be able to steer you a little better. 408 309-2811.... Ive helped over a dozen people in all parts of the US.
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      TWP Stains · 02/25/2018
      Hello,

      When switching from the Rustic to Dark Oak or Balck Walnut, it would be best to remove the Rustic. Use this kit for the prep: https://www.twpstain.com/restore-a-deck-stripper-brightener-kit-detail
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    T.J. Jones · 01/21/2018
    We built our new 40' x 20' deck in spring 2016 and waited until May 2017 to stain it. Sanded everything then used the cleaner and brightner! Placed TWP stain with a wet on wet application. The weather was supposed to be dry. We had a pop-up storm come within 2 hours of finishing. Everything seemed okay and it looked spectacular! Everyone raved about it! NOW there is mildew everywhere on the deck, hand rails, steps etc...Took us days to do this job. What do we need to do come spring to get it back to good.
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    Barb · 11/16/2017
    I have a brand new house being built as we speak. the front porch has a 22 foot tall gable held by huge rough sewn cedar beams. I am trying to find out if there is a drying time to wait before sealing/staining the beams. The beams have been up for about 2 months already. The builder is trying to tell me i should wait a year for the beams to dry before sealing them. but from what i have read New Cedar can be sealed as early as a month after construction. I live in Missouri and the temp is steadily getting colder as the days go by and if we wait too much longer it will be too cold to do anything.
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    Karen Garrison · 11/16/2017
    What product would u use on cypress board siding? It is 10 years old & has never been stained. Also, how would you prep this for your product?
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    Dick N · 10/16/2017
    I live in South Carolina (Not near the coast) wondering which product would be best to use. Deck is 5 months old now and is pressure treated pine. Also is it to early to stain?
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    TWP Stains · 09/11/2017
    Steven Hach-Pokorny:
    I live in Iowa:
    1) My contractor installed large areas of roughly hewn cedar shiplap as trim below three stories of windows and along one side of a two-and-a-half story wall. All the trim has south or west exposures that receive extensive exposure to sunlight and heat. Would you recommend your Series 100, Series 200 or Series 1500 for the trim?

    2) I have read online advice of many contractors who highly recommend applying a water repellent and wood protector product, such as Olympic Wood Protector Clear Exterior Stain, before applying any exterior stain. The Western Red Cedar Lumber Association makes the same recommendation. This seems to be good idea. What is your recommendation? If a repellent and protectant are applied, how many coats: one, two or to saturation?

    3) Because of the intense exposure to sunlight and heat to the cedar trim, I think two coats of TWP stain need to be applied. What would you recommend?

    Steven

    1. TWP 1500.
    2. You cannot apply a sealer before the TWP. It would hinder the TWPs ability to penetrate into the wood and there is no need.
    3. Two coats applied wet on wet is best.
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    Steven Hach-Pokorny · 09/10/2017
    I live in Iowa:
    1) My contractor installed large areas of roughly hewn cedar shiplap as trim below three stories of windows and along one side of a two-and-a-half story wall. All the trim has south or west exposures that receive extensive exposure to sunlight and heat. Would you recommend your Series 100, Series 200 or Series 1500 for the trim?

    2) I have read online advice of many contractors who highly recommend applying a water repellent and wood protector product, such as Olympic Wood Protector Clear Exterior Stain, before applying any exterior stain. The Western Red Cedar Lumber Association makes the same recommendation. This seems to be good idea. What is your recommendation? If a repellent and protectant are applied, how many coats: one, two or to saturation?

    3) Because of the intense exposure to sunlight and heat to the cedar trim, I think two coats of TWP stain need to be applied. What would you recommend?

    Steven
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    TWP Stains · 08/31/2017
    Tom Lykowski:
    I purchase Sample, decided on Color, gal.are easier to handle. IS there free shipping on 4 GAL Cases? Needing 2 cases?

    Hello, free shipping on 5-gallon pails only. Not on any amount of single gallons.
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    Tom Lykowski · 08/31/2017
    I purchase Sample, decided on Color, gal.are easier to handle. IS there free shipping on 4 GAL Cases? Needing 2 cases?
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    TWP Stains · 08/28/2017
    Tan:
    Has anyone mixed the rustic color with pecan color? I think the rustic maybe too red, and pecan too dull.

    TWP colors can be mixed. Best to try some samples prior to ordering:
    https://www.twpstain.com/stain-samples
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    Tan · 08/28/2017
    Has anyone mixed the rustic color with pecan color? I think the rustic maybe too red, and pecan too dull.