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    Paul J Georgas, Jr. · 11/29/2021
    I am building a deck with freshly milled new cypress wood, with 8-12% moisture. I live in Mobile, Alabama, so sun and humidity are normal.  I plan to stain with penetrating oil base twp-semi-solid-pro-series 105 Cape Cod Gray.  Vintage Woodworking STRONGLY recommends staining the wood before constructing the deck.  That is contrary to TWP instructions.  Is it necessary to age cypress before staining?
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    Wendy Sullivan · 11/05/2021
    80% of our deck is new pressure treated lumber.  The remaining 20% is old pressure treated lumber stained with TWP cedartone. I'm interested in staining with TWP 1500 sea foam.  Do I need to sand off the existing cedartone color, strip it, or can I stain over it?
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    Justin · 09/07/2021
    Hi. Recently bought my house. Deck is pressure treated lumber. 25 years old. I sanded off old stain and paint and power washed what leftover white paint is in picture. I live in CT. What should my next steps be and which of your products should I use?
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    Mike C · 09/06/2021
    I live in Michigan.  I bought a cabin that was stained using 1500 in Rustic color right before I purchased last year.  I don’t like the color as it seems too red for my taste.  I’d like to restain with Dark Oak.  After 1 year can I just go over the Rustic 1500 with Dark Oak?  Which would you recommend for the restraining - 100 or 1500?  I also have a shed shed that is sided with western red cedar shingles that were pre dipped in Superdeck 1900 before installation. The shingles are 6 years old and need to be re stained.  Would you recommend 100, 200 or 1500 for the shingles?   Do the shingles need to be stripped before re staining?   Thank you.  
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    Corey Hambrick · 09/05/2021
    Also can any of your stains be sprayed on with airless sprayer or do you recommend like a portable sprayer only and going back and back brushing.
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    Corey Hambrick · 09/05/2021
    Is any of your stains single coat stains.
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      TWP Stains · 09/06/2021
      Only on new wood otherwise, two coats applied wet on wet.
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    Earl Powers · 09/05/2021
    Completed initial single coat stain one year ago (1520 Pecan).  Recently began appearing splotchy with dark areas forming and streaking. Can you advise on safely cleaning to remove stains
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      Mchristo · 09/05/2021
      This looks like mold to me.  Same thing happened to my deck when I applied a different deck stain, but didnt clean the wood first.  
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        TWP Stains · 09/06/2021
        Looks more like dirt than mold.
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          EARL POWERS · 09/06/2021
          Agreed.  appears to be dirt, and practically comes off when scrubbed with a soft brush. It also seems to have concentrated in areas where the water beads when the deck is wet from rain.  this is also a recent occurrence, beginning almost a year after the deck was stained.  For the first 10-11 months the deck looked great.  then all of a sudden it didnt look great.
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      TWP Stains · 09/05/2021
      Use the Gemini Restore Kit to prep and then apply one coat of the TWP. It is not possible to just remove the dirt and not have to recoat. 
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    Zach · 09/05/2021
    I have a customer who wants me to repaint their pressure treated siding.  It was painted with TWP 25+ years ago. I’m going to wash, prep and sand the siding. Which twp series do you recommend?  And will one coat be sufficient enough?
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      TWP Stains · 09/05/2021
      Use the TWP 1500 Series. Two coats applied wet on wet.
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        Zach · 09/05/2021
        Appreciate the help. Is it possible to have the 1500 series tinted to cape cod gray?
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    Gary Von Ahsen · 08/30/2021
    I have a four year old cedar deck in Iowa.  I have applied a coat of competitor's semi-transparent stain each of the last two years.  I have scrubbed the deck with a combination of oxy-clean and Dawn and am nearly finished sanding to remove most of the remaining orange-looking cedar stain. What do you recommend as my next step? Wait until Spring to give cedar a chance to weather for better absorption or stain yet this Fall?  Should I use TWP 100 or TWP semi-solid?  We want the deck to have a rich light brown color instead of an orange cast and prefer that it last several years.  Suggested color?
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    Christopher Currie · 08/17/2021
    I have to restain a fence, gazebo and shed that were previously stained with Olympic Elite cedar-colored semi-transparent, oil-based stain.  Olympic Elite is not currently available due to supply-chain problems.  Which of your stains would be best for this application and can I apply a darker color without having to strip?  Can I use an airless pump sprayer and back brush it in?  One or two coats?
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    Ardis Ramsey · 08/17/2021
    Have a problem with staining my older deck @ a rental home.  My tentant stained with TWP100 I supplied but he only gave it one coat--it needed two-that was a few days ago.  Can I go ahead & give it a second coat now?
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      TWP Stains · 08/17/2021
      It may not take now as seconds coats have to be applied wet on wet. Applying another coat now could result in over application issues.
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    Sharon Porter · 08/17/2021
    I have a log home in southern Illinois that was built in 1990. The stain I have used peels and doesn't look good. What series of stain would be best?
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      TWP Stains · 08/17/2021
      Use the 1500 Series after you prep to remove the current stain. 
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    Steve J · 08/16/2021
    I live in Des Moines, Iowa and have a deck built with pressure treated pine, has aged exactly 1 year and trying to decide between 100 or 1500 series.   I've read 100 will penetrate the wood better on new decks, but are there any advantages or reasons why one would go with the 1500 instead?   I actually have some 1500 dark oak and was wondering if i could lighten it up with 100 series clear since i can quick just purchase 100 locally? 
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      TWP Stains · 08/17/2021
      No advantage to using the 100 or 1500. They both work the same. You should not mix different series together.
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    Mike C · 08/15/2021
    I live in Michigan so have access to either 100 or 1500.  Which would perform better on a softwood deck restoration?  Thank you.  
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      TWP Stains · 08/15/2021
      They will last the same but most use the 100 Series in MI. 
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    Tony · 07/31/2021
    I used twp 100 cedar tone three years ago on our deck. Am considering using the darker pecan to restain. Will the darker color look ok over spots that faded or are worn due to foot traffic? I plan to clean and brighten first, of course. Thank you.
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    Bree · 07/26/2021
    Hi I have a brand new cypress swing, nothing on it sanded raw wood. What would u recommend. My cypress beams on my house are currently stained in an early American stain and would like something comparable. Thanks!
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    david · 07/25/2021
    I power sprayed a 25 year old pressure treated deck and want to use twp 1500 semi transparent.  Does the deck need to be cleaned and why if it's bright ?
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      TWP Stains · 07/25/2021
      Cleaned and brightened for best results and to make sure the TWP fully soaks into the wood grain.
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    Rick Caserta · 07/24/2021
    I am building a new house in Tennessee with rough sawn cedar accents & posts on the outside and cedar beams on the inside. I like the cabin fever and weathered cedar in the semi-solid stain. Is this product going to be the best for long term color and water repelant or would one of your other products be better ?
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      TWP Stains · 07/24/2021
      Yes, this would give the best results.
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    Shane · 07/24/2021
    I have been using the the 100 series on my Log home for over 12 years including the original application. It looks and works great!! Why doesn't TWP advertise more as a great product for log home applications? It is a much better product than the over-priced stains you see in the Log and Timber publications? I have used both and trust me TWP is not only better but a much better value.
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    Donna Schmidt · 07/23/2021
    I live in Austin, TX and will be staining a new deck (aged for 5 months). It gets extreme afternoon sun exposure. Should I use the 100 or 1500 series?