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TWP Stain Comparison

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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting James Bates:
What product would you recommend for Cumaru decking (similar to Ipe)? When you say a product is water shedding, does that make it slippery when wet (i.e. after a rain?

TWP is a penetrating stain so it is not slippery when wet. Most use the Rustic 116 for IPE/Cumaru.
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Cumaru Decking
What product would you recommend for Cumaru decking (similar to Ipe)? When you say a product is water shedding, does that make it slippery when wet (i.e. after a rain?
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Quoting Janice Quinn:
I have sanded and prepped my deck for TWP 1500. Can you please tell me how long before I am expected to re-stain the TWP? Will I have to go thru the whole prep process again? (sand the whole deck again?)osand,taie

Ar you asking about new you will have to redo? Typically every 2-3 years and yes you always have to prep before reapplying.
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Quoting Chuck Stewart:
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This is a cedar ceiling never sealed or stained. What is your suggestion as to a sealer that will make this wood pop?

Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit and stain with TWP 1515 Honeytone.
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Re staining deck
I have sanded and prepped my deck for TWP 1500. Can you please tell me how long before I am expected to re-stain the TWP? Will I have to go thru the whole prep process again? (sand the whole deck again?)osand,ta ie
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Laborer Supremo
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This is a cedar ceiling never sealed or stained. What is your suggestion as to a sealer that will make this wood pop?
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comparison stains
What is the difference between the 100 and 1500 series in stains? I don't want to have to restain decks every year. I live in MN.
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Quoting Susan B.:
We live in Michigan and built a new deck in 2015. Deck gets lots of sun/heat but also lots of snow in winter. We have not put anything on it yet and it has greyed with some mildew spots. What you recommend for prep treatment and what type of stain (100 or 1500)? Also will the Gemini cleaner damage our new siding or concrete slab under the deck?

Use the Gemini Restore Kit for the prep and the TWP 100 Series for the stain. the kit will not harm concrete or siding.
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Will Gemini Cleaner damage my siding or concrete?
We live in Michigan and built a new deck in 2015. Deck gets lots of sun/heat but also lots of snow in winter. We have not put anything on it yet and it has greyed with some mildew spots. What you recommend for prep treatment and what type of stain (100 or 1500)? Also will the Gemini cleaner damage our new siding or concrete slab under the deck?
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Quoting Sofia Woyno:
We stained our green treated wood deck in northern MN with TPW100 2 years ago. We let it dry the summer it was built then preped it and stained it. We have to shovel it a lot and now the vertical railings are still perfectly sealed but the floor and stairs barely have any color. Do we need to strip, pressure wash, or sand the stain before re-staining it this summer? Is an extra coat ok to put in every summer?

Use the Gemini Restore Kit for the prep. You can do a light coat every year if you want as long as you prep first.
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Re-staining a deck
We stained our green treated wood deck in northern MN with TPW100 2 years ago. We let it dry the summer it was built then preped it and stained it. We have to shovel it a lot and now the vertical railings are still perfectly sealed but the floor and stairs barely have any color. Do we need to strip, pressure wash, or sand the stain before re-staining it this summer? Is an extra coat ok to put in every summer?
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Quoting Cinda:
Is TWP 1500 appropriate to apply on new outdoor cedar FURNITURE?

Yes but see this about new wood:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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Approriateness
Is TWP 1500 appropriate to apply on new outdoor cedar FURNITURE?
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Quoting chris ithomitis:
I am installing a new TigerWood deck. the local distributor recommended the TWP oil. Looks like there is the 100 and 1500 series. I want to keep the original color of the tigerwood, but the info on the web says the clear 100 series 'allows the wood to grey' and it does not look like the 1500 series comes in a clear. which product would you recommend for tigerwood that would keep the wood's look?

Hello, It has to be tinted if you want UV protection and having a tint will enhance or change the look of the wood from the natural state. We would suggest getting some samples to test the color:
www.twpstain.com/stain-samples
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I am installing a new TigerWood deck. the local distributor recommended the TWP oil. Looks like there is the 100 and 1500 series. I want to keep the original color of the tigerwood, but the info on the web says the clear 100 series 'allows the wood to grey' and it does not look like the 1500 series comes in a clear. which product would you recommend for tigerwood that would keep the wood's look?
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Quoting Brian Jones:
I live in Missouri. Is the TWP 100 series restricted in my state? My deck is about 3 years old, which series would work the best?

The TWP 100 is allowed in your state. The 100 or 1500 would be best for MO.
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Restriction
I live in Missouri. Is the TWP 100 series restricted in my state? My deck is about 3 years old, which series would work the best?
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Quoting Sue Haasis:
I have a 27 year old deck and live in Chicago area. Would you recommend the 200 or 1500 series.

The 1500 Series.
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I have a 27 year old deck and live in Chicago area. Would you recommend the 200 or 1500 series.
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Quoting Mariereally:
I have a 22 year old pressure treated Deck in buffalo NY. I strippped, sanded and brightened. I want a grey color stain. TWP 100 has Cape Cod Grey. But 1500 doesn't. I wanted to send for a sample of it but want to know if I will be able to get the grey 105 in New York. Thanks.

I am sorry but the 100 Series is not allowed there and the TWP 1500 does not come in a gray color.
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I have a 22 year old pressure treated Deck in buffalo NY. I strippped, sanded and brightened. I want a grey color stain. TWP 100 has Cape Cod Grey. But 1500 doesn't. I wanted to send for a sample of it but want to know if I will be able to get the grey 105 in New York. Thanks.
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Quoting Arnouville:
Whats the difference between 1500 series cedar naturaltone and California redwood? They look identical on my screen and i cant find pictures anywhere.
We offer samples for your to test and see the colors:
www.twpstain.com/stain-samples

Also, this article may help:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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Comparison
Whats the difference between 1500 series cedar naturaltone and California redwood? They look identical on my screen and i cant find pictures anywhere.
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Quoting Roger19:
Have prairey gray bought and stained 2 years ago. Getting close to restaining time. Twp100 is no longer an option bc of I live in ma. Looking at dark oakish kind of color. How should I prep for this?

3 yo 600sf with 12steps pressure treated sun/shade deck

You will need to remove the gray. Strip and pressure wash with the Restore A Deck Kit:

www.twpstain.com/.../
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Changing from twp100 to 1500
Have prairey gray bought and stained 2 years ago. Getting close to restaining time. Twp100 is no longer an option bc of I live in ma. Looking at dark oakish kind of color. How should I prep for this?

3 yo 600sf with 12steps pressure treated sun/shade deck
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Quoting Martin Patrick:
Im planning to do a maintenance restaining of my 900 sf dock which I stained w twp100 3 yrs ago. Still looks ok but starting to fade. I'll do a light pressure wash cleaning but will I also need to go over it w a brightener before staining? Either way, how long would u recc I wait after prep before staining, assuming no rain?
Also... when u recommend 2 coats, Im assuming u mean, 1 wet on wet coat, then let dry, then another wet on wet coat? Think I need 2 with a maintenance recoat?

You need both the cleaner and the brightener for the prep. Use the Gemini Restore Kit. Apply 1 coat, then the second withing 20-60 minutes. Since it has been 3 years, it will probably need it.
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Im planning to do a maintenance restaining of my 900 sf dock which I stained w twp100 3 yrs ago. Still looks ok but starting to fade. I'll do a light pressure wash cleaning but will I also need to go over it w a brightener before staining? Either way, how long would u recc I wait after prep before staining, assuming no rain?
Also... when u recommend 2 coats, Im assuming u mean, 1 wet on wet coat, then let dry, then another wet on wet coat? Think I need 2 with a maintenance recoat?
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Quoting Marty kelly:
Other than the VOC, what's the real difference between the 100 and 1500 series? If ny state allows use of the 100 series, would you use it vs the 1500 series? I did my dock w the 100 Series two years ago and was happy w it but now I'm wondering which I should use for a maintenance coat this spring? I would think there's gotta be some kind of difference, otherwise, why sell the 100 Series if the 1500 is just as good?

FYI, the TWP 100 is not allowed in NY. The 100 Series a less solids and will penetrate a little better into the wood grain. It also dries a little faster. The 1500 has more solids than the 100 series and will give slightly better UV protection because of this. Overall, they are very close in performance if prepped correctly and applied correctly.
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100 or 1500?
Other than the VOC, what's the real difference between the 100 and 1500 series? If ny state allows use of the 100 series, would you use it vs the 1500 series? I did my dock w the 100 Series two years ago and was happy w it but now I'm wondering which I should use for a maintenance coat this spring? I would think there's gotta be some kind of difference, otherwise, why sell the 100 Series if the 1500 is just as good?
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Quoting Kathy Timmer:
I ordered bamboo fencing from Cali Bamboo several years ago. It was stained with TWp dark oak...Is this the same stain that was sent with my fencing? If it is what do you recommend? 100 or 1500 series. I live in Florida.

Sorry but the TWP 100 and 1500 will not work on Bamboo.
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Bamboo fence
I ordered bamboo fencing from Cali Bamboo several years ago. It was stained with TWp dark oak...Is this the same stain that was sent with my fencing? If it is what do you recommend? 100 or 1500 series. I live in Florida.
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Quoting Brent Moore:
I have a new playhouse in my backyard with new redwood shingles. I do not want to color the shingles, just preserve them as much as possible. What product would you recommend?

The TWP 1500 Series.
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I have a new playhouse in my backyard with new redwood shingles. I do not want to color the shingles, just preserve them as much as possible. What product would you recommend?
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Quoting Lisa Strauser:
What is the biggest difference in 100 and 1500 series? Local stores only carry 100, so I ordered samples of that. I have 13 year old wrap around porch only stained once

Biggest difference is VOC compliancy for certain states.
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What is the biggest difference in 100 and 1500 series? Local stores only carry 100, so I ordered samples of that. I have 13 year old wrap around porch only stained once
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Quoting Tommy Topper:
I live in Louisiana. I was wanting to stain my deck that is 8-9 months old with the 100 series. My wife is currently pregnant and i'm a little concerned about the VOC rating.

Once dry and cured after 12-24 hours there is no VOC to be concerned about.
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Safe while pregnant
I live in Louisiana. I was wanting to stain my deck that is 8-9 months old with the 100 series. My wife is currently pregnant and i'm a little concerned about the VOC rating.
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Quoting Cal:
My ski cabin has for siding both cedar shingles and horizontal cedar planks..about 50% each. Prior coating has been Preserva Wood-Penetrating Oil Stain and Sealer. Between 1500 and 200, which will give me a like result as with the Preserva Wood product. I ask because my painter recommends TWP. Roof not in question as it is metal.

Use the TWP 1500 Series. Make sure to prep well beofre applying.
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Mr.
My ski cabin has for siding both cedar shingles and horizontal cedar planks..about 50% each. Prior coating has been Preserva Wood-Penetratin g Oil Stain and Sealer. Between 1500 and 200, which will give me a like result as with the Preserva Wood product. I ask because my painter recommends TWP. Roof not in question as it is metal.
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Quoting Pat Serio:
I'm in Knoxville TN. My very large deck hasn't been cleaned/sealed in 8-10 years. I've a company that will pressure clean. One short board is sagging. I want to use the 1500 in Cedar, and use it on both the old & new wood. Is that OK? Is this a wet- on-wet application? If so, how many hours between applications? I can do most of the sealing but will need the contractor's help with anything requiring bending over. I will use a paint brush. Thanks.

If only one new board is being replaced, then go ahead and apply the TWP after the prep. Old wood will get two coats applied wet on wet. Only one coat on the new board. The new board will need another coat next year. Apply the second coat within 20-60 minutes of the first coat.
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Ms.
I'm in Knoxville TN. My very large deck hasn't been cleaned/sealed in 8-10 years. I've a company that will pressure clean. One short board is sagging. I want to use the 1500 in Cedar, and use it on both the old & new wood. Is that OK? Is this a wet- on-wet application? If so, how many hours between applications? I can do most of the sealing but will need the contractor's help with anything requiring bending over. I will use a paint brush. Thanks.
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Quoting LS:
My deck is older but doesn't need to be replaced yet. The previous owner put a solid (latex I think) stain on the deck. I've tried everything to strip it and though it is thin and worn in areas, especially on the floor, steps and top of railing and flaking in places I CAN NOT get the old stain/paint off. Can I put your product over the existing solid stain? Which products do I need?

TWP stains are semi-transparen t. They cannot be applied over a solid stain.
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My deck is older but doesn't need to be replaced yet. The previous owner put a solid (latex I think) stain on the deck. I've tried everything to strip it and though it is thin and worn in areas, especially on the floor, steps and top of railing and flaking in places I CAN NOT get the old stain/paint off. Can I put your product over the existing solid stain? Which products do I need?
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Quoting RJ Pertuit:
we have a old redwood deck - it is grayed and weathered - what color stain do you recommend as do not want red, yellow etc. color. thanks, RJ

Pecan or Dark Oak. Make sure to clean and brighten with the Gemini Restore Kit for the prep.
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we have a old redwood deck - it is grayed and weathered - what color stain do you recommend as do not want red, yellow etc. color. thanks, RJ
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Quoting wwbarthe:
Would you recomend series 100 or 1500 for Pittsburgh PA. Our deck get direct sun light from 10:30 till 3:00 - shaded before and after those hours. Also lots of rain and snow. Can you please tell me which product you would recommend for Pittsburgh? Thank you!

Only the 1500 is allowed in your area.
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Deck staining in PA
Would you recomend series 100 or 1500 for Pittsburgh PA. Our deck get direct sun light from 10:30 till 3:00 - shaded before and after those hours. Also lots of rain and snow. Can you please tell me which product you would recommend for Pittsburgh? Thank you!
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Quoting Mark 7777:
I replaced western red cedar boat dock panels (4' x 4') this past spring. They are in Minnesota, full sun, and get wet some times from waves. The last set lasted only 8 years before the ends started to rot/deteriorate.

I would prefer that they age to a gray color over time am not concerned about maintaining a color (would prefer to use natural/clear) and would plan to just treat them one time in an effort to gain 5yrs+- of life.

I was planning to buy 100 Series in Natural but thought I would ask your advice first.

You would want the TWP 100 in clear. Protects but grays naturally.
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Quoting Jeff Olwell:
Hi , I have 250 feet x 6 feet of new kd cedar fence I am looking to preserve with your product. I live in western WA where it rains a lot and part of my fence gets a lot of sun in summer and part of it gets little to none. My questions are :
1) If voc is not a concern should I use the 100 series or 1500?
2) I orig. wanted to do a clear is the natural a clear or does have some stain , color in it ?
3)would the cedar tone give me better protection then the natural ?
4) How many gallons will I need ?
5) Is there a distributor in the Seattle , WA area where I can purchase .

Thank You,
Jeff

1. Use the 100
2. No color in the clear. No UV protection.
3. Yes, lighter colors will always fade faster.
4. 30 Gallons for tow coats and both sides
5. We sell online.
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I replaced western red cedar boat dock panels (4' x 4') this past spring. They are in Minnesota, full sun, and get wet some times from waves. The last set lasted only 8 years before the ends started to rot/deteriorate.

I would prefer that they age to a gray color over time am not concerned about maintaining a color (would prefer to use natural/clear) and would plan to just treat them one time in an effort to gain 5yrs+- of life.

I was planning to buy 100 Series in Natural but thought I would ask your advice first.
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Hi , I have 250 feet x 6 feet of new kd cedar fence I am looking to preserve with your product. I live in western WA where it rains a lot and part of my fence gets a lot of sun in summer and part of it gets little to none. My questions are :
1) If voc is not a concern should I use the 100 series or 1500?
2) I orig. wanted to do a clear is the natural a clear or does have some stain , color in it ?
3)would the cedar tone give me better protection then the natural ?
4) How many gallons will I need ?
5) Is there a distributor in the Seattle , WA area where I can purchase .

Thank You,
Jeff
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Quoting Mark Robinson:
I applied 1500 about two years ago on my fence and wanted to know if I can reapply without having to strip wood again?

You do not have to strip but you should clean the wood first. We suggest the Gemini Restore Kit.
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1500 series touch up
I applied 1500 about two years ago on my fence and wanted to know if I can reapply without having to strip wood again?
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Quoting joseph haubeck:
Hi, I've been using TWP 100 series stain(cedartone) on my log home's exterior walls. It's not lasting as long as I had hoped - approx. 4 years on the south side of house. I'm looking for a clear compatible clear coat to put on over the TWP. Any suggestions? Thank you, Joe Haubeck

Hello, you cannot add a clear coat over the TWP, nor would that make it last longer.
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Hi, I've been using TWP 100 series stain(cedartone ) on my log home's exterior walls. It's not lasting as long as I had hoped - approx. 4 years on the south side of house. I'm looking for a clear compatible clear coat to put on over the TWP. Any suggestions? Thank you, Joe Haubeck
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Quoting Bill Fleming:
Just purchased red cedar to make a pergola. Want to maintain the color. Will the TWP 1500 series natural seal and maintain the current color?

See this about new wood:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../

The Natural is tinted and will enhance the color:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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Just purchased red cedar to make a pergola. Want to maintain the color. Will the TWP 1500 series natural seal and maintain the current color?
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Quoting Jim Dorrance:
Purchased about 1 1/2 years ago. Never opened. Still good to use?

Should be if stored properly. Open and mix well. If stain is consistence without clumps or jellying, you are good to use.
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TWP 100 Series
Purchased about 1 1/2 years ago. Never opened. Still good to use?
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Quoting PGunn:
I just build a new deck about 5 months ago using pressure treated pine. I am leaning towards the natural 1530 color, but curious if it would be close to the same color as now or darken it up some while still allowing the wood grains to show through.
Thanks

The 1530 Natural is tinted. See here fore more info on colors:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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Deck stain
I just build a new deck about 5 months ago using pressure treated pine. I am leaning towards the natural 1530 color, but curious if it would be close to the same color as now or darken it up some while still allowing the wood grains to show through.
Thanks
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Quoting Jule:
Hi, I have new steps and a small deck area just built from pine. I live in GA and these steps get pummeled by the sun for most of the day. What do I use? Thank you.

Use the 100 Series. see this about new wood:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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Steps
Hi, I have new steps and a small deck area just built from pine. I live in GA and these steps get pummeled by the sun for most of the day. What do I use? Thank you.
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Quoting wayne j. johnson:
I used two a couple of years ago, I can't remember if it was 100 series cedar tone or 1500 cedar tone. Is the color the same in both these products and if they are not, which one is darker.

They are not the same and the 1501 is darker.
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100 and 1500 cedar tone.
I used two a couple of years ago, I can't remember if it was 100 series cedar tone or 1500 cedar tone. Is the color the same in both these products and if they are not, which one is darker.
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Quoting Jeff Patti:
I stained a portion of my fence with TWP cedartone natural, but after seeing the resulting color, I chose to stain the balance of the fence with TWP Rustic. How should I proceed to restain the cedartone natural with the Rustic?

To make sure that it matches, it would be best to remove the cedartone and start over. Use the Restore A Deck Stripper kit for this.
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Changing TWP colors
I stained a portion of my fence with TWP cedartone natural, but after seeing the resulting color, I chose to stain the balance of the fence with TWP Rustic. How should I proceed to restain the cedartone natural with the Rustic?
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Quoting Kristi Harris:
I have a 4 year old deck and have previously used Olympic Maximum stain/sealant. I have had to recoat each year because it has peeled off. What steps do I need to take and do I use the 100 or 1500? Will I need to do one coat or two? I live in Kentucky with cold winters and hot humid summers.

You will need to remove the Olympic before using the TWP. Stripping and possibly sanding will bee needed. Brighten the wood after removal. apply two coats of the TWP 100 Series.
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100 or 1500
I have a 4 year old deck and have previously used Olympic Maximum stain/sealant. I have had to recoat each year because it has peeled off. What steps do I need to take and do I use the 100 or 1500? Will I need to do one coat or two? I live in Kentucky with cold winters and hot humid summers.
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Quoting :
Preparing to clean/stain 30 year old cedar siding shingles. Buildings are on the North Oregon Coast. Should I use 200 or 1500?

You could use either for this with excellent results.
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200 or 1500?
Preparing to clean/stain 30 year old cedar siding shingles. Buildings are on the North Oregon Coast. Should I use 200 or 1500?
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Quoting taxdefer:
I live in Raleigh, North Carolina. I have just completed cleaning, stripping, brightening and staining a 1000 square foot, 25 year old deck (last stained 6 years ago and in deteriorated condition) made of pressure treated pine. The stain used was TWP 100 Clear. The wood looks great with the grain clearly showing. However the color is now a darkish brown. I am adding a set of steps of Cox pressure treated kiln dried pine which is a very blond (new wood) color. I plan to stain the stairs in a month. What stain and color would you advise to most closely match the existing deck color? Thanks for any advise you can provide.

I am confused to your question? There is no color in the clear nor is their UV protection. Might be best to get some samples to test for this. We have them on our site.
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Stain matching.
I live in Raleigh, North Carolina. I have just completed cleaning, stripping, brightening and staining a 1000 square foot, 25 year old deck (last stained 6 years ago and in deteriorated condition) made of pressure treated pine. The stain used was TWP 100 Clear. The wood looks great with the grain clearly showing. However the color is now a darkish brown. I am adding a set of steps of Cox pressure treated kiln dried pine which is a very blond (new wood) color. I plan to stain the stairs in a month. What stain and color would you advise to most closely match the existing deck color? Thanks for any advise you can provide.
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Live in Ohio. I am building a deck of kiln dried cherry. I'd like a penetrating oil stain, best possible. Very much prefer clear as most stains obscure rather than enhance grain. What do you recommend?
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Quoting CB248:
I live in WA. State, I am stripping my deck of the Restore product that failed miserably. Which product do you recommend 100 or 1500.

Use the 1500. Make sure that all of the Deck Restore is removed.
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I live in WA. State, I am stripping my deck of the Restore product that failed miserably. Which product do you recommend 100 or 1500.
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Quoting Jeffw1020:
Can you use a Wagner airless sprayer for TWP paint and if you can would you use more or less stain.

You can use a sprayer, but you should still apply the TWP at the correct rate per gallon. You may waste some stain when spraying.
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Can you use a Wagner airless sprayer for TWP paint and if you can would you use more or less stain.
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Quoting Michael D Miller:
I have a deck made of raw white fir deck that has aged 6 months. I am thinking the 1500 rustic and would like to use a pump sprayer. Any suggestions. The deck has a roof made of the same with a metal top.

If you use a pump sprayer, you will need to back brush to ensure it soaks in and is applied evenly.
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I have a deck made of raw white fir deck that has aged 6 months. I am thinking the 1500 rustic and would like to use a pump sprayer. Any suggestions. The deck has a roof made of the same with a metal top.
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Quoting Marty Schipper:
I have used TWP 101 cedartone two years ago. I have cleaned deck and would like to use TWP 1501 series with lower voc's. Will this be compatible or will it peel off. Thanks

Ddi you use the Gemini Restore Kit for the prep? That would be the best way to prep.
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I have used TWP 101 cedartone two years ago. I have cleaned deck and would like to use TWP 1501 series with lower voc's. Will this be compatible or will it peel off. Thanks
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Quoting Zak Cook:
Hi,

I live in Southern California and need to refinish the siding on my SMOOTH, clear, cedar sided home. Previously treatments were apparently a traditional linseed oil/turpentine mix. I'd like to use a product that produces the most natural, non-obscuring finish possible. Generally I'm not a huge fan of the semi-transparent look - it's always somewhat plasticky. What would you recommend? Thanks so much.


The lightest tint in the TWP 1500 Series is the Honeytone. Make sure to prep by cleaning and removing the old coatings.
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Hi,

I live in Southern California and need to refinish the siding on my SMOOTH, clear, cedar sided home. Previously treatments were apparently a traditional linseed oil/turpentine mix. I'd like to use a product that produces the most natural, non-obscuring finish possible. Generally I'm not a huge fan of the semi-transparen t look - it's always somewhat plasticky. What would you recommend? Thanks so much.
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Quoting ScottOly:
We live in Washington State. Not sure of which one stain to use 100 or 1500 on a new Pergola. Wood type is clear cedar tight knot. All wood is Kiln dried. Are there any special steps we would need to take before applying TWP stain?

Use the 100 Series. See this about your wood type and staining the first time:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
We live in Washington State. Not sure of which one stain to use 100 or 1500 on a new Pergola. Wood type is clear cedar tight knot. All wood is Kiln dried. Are there any special steps we would need to take before applying TWP stain?
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Quoting JZ:
I am planning to restain my cedar garage door panels and outdoor arbor and live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas. I previously used Olympic Maximum Cedar Naturaltone semi transparent stain three year ago. What series stain do you recommend for restain? What series last longer in hot sunny dry weather?

use the TWP 1500 for this. Make sure to prep first.
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100 vs 1500 series
I am planning to restain my cedar garage door panels and outdoor arbor and live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas. I previously used Olympic Maximum Cedar Naturaltone semi transparent stain three year ago. What series stain do you recommend for restain? What series last longer in hot sunny dry weather?
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Quoting Jim Rose:
I am finishing a cedar deck. I have already washed it with a cleaner and then oxalic acid and there are still stains on it. I am planning on sanding it to get it back to original (which I did last year) Last year I applied a Sherwin Williams product on it and it failed miserably. I am assuming I will not need any of the prep products but which series should I get for the longest results. I would prefer to NOT have to do this every year. I love the idea of clear to keep the natural color of the cedar but am assuming that is not an option. HELP!!

Clear will not provide UV protection. The darker the tint, the longer the UV protection. Look at either the 100 or 1500 based on your state laws.
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Mr.
I am finishing a cedar deck. I have already washed it with a cleaner and then oxalic acid and there are still stains on it. I am planning on sanding it to get it back to original (which I did last year) Last year I applied a Sherwin Williams product on it and it failed miserably. I am assuming I will not need any of the prep products but which series should I get for the longest results. I would prefer to NOT have to do this every year. I love the idea of clear to keep the natural color of the cedar but am assuming that is not an option. HELP!!
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Quoting resinguy:
Thanks, We have an outdoor party on Jun 4. Would it still be tacky by then?

Possibly. Hard to say as it depends on your wood and the weather.
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TWP 200 dry time
Thanks, We have an outdoor party on Jun 4. Would it still be tacky by then?
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Quoting resinguy:
My deck is well weathered CCA pine, 15 years old. The contractor proposes to use TWP 200, which apparently is his standard for deck refinishing to give a two year warranty. I read here that TWP 200 is intended for shake/shingle roofs. Your thoughts? Thanks.

Guy

Yes the TWP 200 is intended for shakes and shingles. It has a high amount of paraffin oil. It can be used on decking with very good results. The negative is that it goes on very dark and can take 2 weeks to reach final color and to even dry fully. For this reason alone, we suggest the TWP 100 or 1500 that has a normal dry and cure of 4-24 hours.
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TWP 200 for a deck??
My deck is well weathered CCA pine, 15 years old. The contractor proposes to use TWP 200, which apparently is his standard for deck refinishing to give a two year warranty. I read here that TWP 200 is intended for shake/shingle roofs. Your thoughts? Thanks.

Guy
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Quoting Molly Diers:
I have a cedar and bamboo paneled fence, I was looking at the twp 1500, will it apply to the bamboo? I want to keep it from mildewing and have the entire fence looking bright and clean

The TWP 100 and the TWP 1500 will not work on Bamboo.
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Bamboo Fence
I have a cedar and bamboo paneled fence, I was looking at the twp 1500, will it apply to the bamboo? I want to keep it from mildewing and have the entire fence looking bright and clean
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Quoting john d. acton:
I have new cedar deck (kansas city) 3 weeks old. Want to keep natural color as much as possible (would use Clear but want UV protection) so my questions are: does the wood have to age, plan to use TWP 100 is this the best for my situation.

Yes it does have to age and needs to be prepped. See this please for more info:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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New Deck
I have new cedar deck (kansas city) 3 weeks old. Want to keep natural color as much as possible (would use Clear but want UV protection) so my questions are: does the wood have to age, plan to use TWP 100 is this the best for my situation.
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Quoting Scott s:
I live in Ga - 8 year old deck good condition. Horizontal is pressure treated pine and verticals cedar. Had Olympic elite stain done 2 years ago. What prep is recommend before next coat? Do I just use the 100 or the 1500 when I stain? When would you use storm guard instead of 100?

Storm Shield is discontinued. Use the 100 series. Make sure to prep by removing the Olympic first. Try the Restore A Deck Stain Stripper and pressure washing to remove.
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I live in Ga - 8 year old deck good condition. Horizontal is pressure treated pine and verticals cedar. Had Olympic elite stain done 2 years ago. What prep is recommend before next coat? Do I just use the 100 or the 1500 when I stain? When would you use storm guard instead of 100?
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re: New cedar fence
Yes you will need the 1500 for RI. If the wood is rough cut, then you can stain right away with no cleaning. Make sure wood is dry. If smooth, wait 4 months and prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit. 15-20 gallons for 2000 sq. feet and two coats of the TWP
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New cedar fence
Hi, I have just installed a 6 x160 ft cedar fence. I live in Rhode Island. About how long should I wait before staining? Since its a new fence, do I need to clean it? I want to stain both sides, about how much will I need and how many coats? I guess I have to use 1500 because I am in Rhode Island? Thank you!
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Quoting donald trump:
If using the 1500 series, can only one coat be applied to year old bare wood? Is the 1500 series more opaque that the 100 series?

Both the 100 and 1500 are semi-transparen t and are not any different in opacity. Since it is older wood, it would be best to apply with 2 coats "wet on wet".
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If using the 1500 series, can only one coat be applied to year old bare wood? Is the 1500 series more opaque that the 100 series?
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Quoting engelwj:
Hi - I live in northern NJ and in the Fall 2015 I cleaned my old treated SYP deck and applied TWP 1500. The deck looks fairly good for its age and water still beads on the treated surface. What treatment do you recommend for the Spring/Summer? Should I clean and apply another coat? Thanks.

I would suggest leaving it alone for now. Apply a coat in the Fall or Spring of next year.
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Walter
Hi - I live in northern NJ and in the Fall 2015 I cleaned my old treated SYP deck and applied TWP 1500. The deck looks fairly good for its age and water still beads on the treated surface. What treatment do you recommend for the Spring/Summer? Should I clean and apply another coat? Thanks.
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Quoting Irene:
Hi Have a new brown treated wood 2x6 deck.It sat thru the winter,some boards are consistent some are blotchy. I want to put semi transparent stain on it. Should I use a stripper, brighter, cleaner, or should I sand it before staining?Also which series should I use?Are your samples the same color in all different series? I live in B.C Canada, close to Seattle. ThankYou

TWP is not allowed in Canada. To answer your other questions, see this article on new wood:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../

Colors vary by series.
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Hi Have a new brown treated wood 2x6 deck.It sat thru the winter,some boards are consistent some are blotchy. I want to put semi transparent stain on it. Should I use a stripper, brighter, cleaner, or should I sand it before staining?Also which series should I use?Are your samples the same color in all different series? I live in B.C Canada, close to Seattle. ThankYou
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Quoting Ron A:
We are wanting to stain the cedar siding on our house. It was stained with TWP 101 Cedartone Natural likely more than 10 about years ago. Which would be best to use at this time?

Use either the 100 again or the 1500 series. Make sure to prep with the Gemini Restore Kit first.
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Which to use
We are wanting to stain the cedar siding on our house. It was stained with TWP 101 Cedartone Natural likely more than 10 about years ago. Which would be best to use at this time?
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Quoting Theresa P.:
Hi - we just had our deck rebuilt. Pressure treated pine. Understand we cannot stain until 4+ mos of aging.

Not sure whether to use 100 or 1500?
We live in North Carolina. Deck is on the back side of the house (South) and gets full afternoon sun.

Thanks!

Use the 100 Series. Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit after the 4 months. Only 1 coat the first time applying.
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TWP 100 or 1500 ?
Hi - we just had our deck rebuilt. Pressure treated pine. Understand we cannot stain until 4+ mos of aging.

Not sure whether to use 100 or 1500?
We live in North Carolina. Deck is on the back side of the house (South) and gets full afternoon sun.

Thanks!
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Quoting Paula Bowers:
I have a 7 year old softwood (pine?) deck. Has been treated with SRD Sikkens so I plan to strip. brighten and sand. Not sure which is better for Ohio, TWP 100 or 1500 series? Higher solids in the 1500 but 100 is higher in VOCs so I assume it penetrates better.

The 100 Series is not allowed on Ohio. Use the TWP 1500 Series.
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Mrs
I have a 7 year old softwood (pine?) deck. Has been treated with SRD Sikkens so I plan to strip. brighten and sand. Not sure which is better for Ohio, TWP 100 or 1500 series? Higher solids in the 1500 but 100 is higher in VOCs so I assume it penetrates better.
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Quoting Zachary steadman:
I have eastern hemlock rough cut live edge siding installing now would like to keep natural color as long as possible what would you recommend to achieve this

Hello, use the TWP 1500 Series. The Honeytone color is the lightest tint that provides UV protection. We also have samples on our site for you to test colors.
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I have eastern hemlock rough cut live edge siding installing now would like to keep natural color as long as possible what would you recommend to achieve this
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Quoting Will Comment:
I had my deck boards replaced about 18 months ago, and my contractor stained with Cabot. It looked awesome when it was laid, but not so great once the stain was applied :(

My usual painter used TWP when doing my fence and porch at my old house, and another contractor recommended it when looking to replace my deck boards. So I am all onboard with using TWP, my questions..
I plan to drum sand as I have some cupping and warping of boards, not sure how extensive this will be..
1. What do I need to do prep for using TWP?
2. Which TWP should I use, 100 or 1500 (I live in GA)

Thanks

1. You have to remove the Cabot fully. Either by sanding or stripping with the Restore a Deck Stripper. Use the RAD brightener after to neutralize.
2. Use the TWP 100 Series.
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Will Comment:
I had my deck boards replaced about 18 months ago, and my contractor stained with Cabot. It looked awesome when it was laid, but not so great once the stain was applied :(

My usual painter used TWP when doing my fence and porch at my old house, and another contractor recommended it when looking to replace my deck boards. So I am all onboard with using TWP, my questions..
I plan to drum sand as I have some cupping and warping of boards, not sure how extensive this will be..
1. What do I need to do prep for using TWP?
2. Which TWP should I use, 100 or 1500 (I live in GA)

Thanks

1. You have to remove the Cabot fully. Either by sanding or stripping with the Restore a Deck Stripper. Use the RAD brightener after to neutralize.
2. Use the TWP 100 Series.
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Stwiching to TWP?
I had my deck boards replaced about 18 months ago, and my contractor stained with Cabot. It looked awesome when it was laid, but not so great once the stain was applied :(

My usual painter used TWP when doing my fence and porch at my old house, and another contractor recommended it when looking to replace my deck boards. So I am all onboard with using TWP, my questions..
I plan to drum sand as I have some cupping and warping of boards, not sure how extensive this will be..
1. What do I need to do prep for using TWP?
2. Which TWP should I use, 100 or 1500 (I live in GA)

Thanks
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Quoting Jeff patti:
Many questions to use 100 or 1500. No explanation why they should use one or the other in all the comments on the site. I have a cedar fence in Austin TX. and read that the 1500 is better. Why shouldn't I use it verses the 100? Please advise. Thanks

Both work very similar but the 100 Series is not compliant in certain states. The 1500 Series does have a little higher solid content and that can translate into slightly better UV protection on a vertical surface such as your fence. Does not mean it will last longer but can hold color a little longer. The 100 Series advantage is that is dries quicker and is able to penetrate deeper.
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Fence - Home owner
Many questions to use 100 or 1500. No explanation why they should use one or the other in all the comments on the site. I have a cedar fence in Austin TX. and read that the 1500 is better. Why shouldn't I use it verses the 100? Please advise. Thanks
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Quoting Andrew Clemens:
I had a pressure treated deck built on a lakehouse in Michigan. It's about 1200 square feet and faces south. Full sun all day. The wood is 10 months old and we need to treat it. Would you recommend 100 or 1500. Thank you so much.

Use the 100 Series for this deck in MI that is 10 months old. Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit.
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New deck
I had a pressure treated deck built on a lakehouse in Michigan. It's about 1200 square feet and faces south. Full sun all day. The wood is 10 months old and we need to treat it. Would you recommend 100 or 1500. Thank you so much.
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Quoting Ronda:
I am wanting to stain my fence in San Antonio, Texas. What series would be best and how much would I need for 2004 sq.ft?

You can use the 100 Series. For two coats applied wet on wet you will need roughly 15-20 gallons.
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I am wanting to stain my fence in San Antonio, Texas. What series would be best and how much would I need for 2004 sq.ft?
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Quoting tnagtonic:
Hi,

I am building a wood home using pressure treated SYP in the Caribbean. What would be a better product to use 100 or 1500? I am looking for longevity, and ease of application.

Thanks!

Either would be fine.
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Mr
Hi,

I am building a wood home using pressure treated SYP in the Caribbean. What would be a better product to use 100 or 1500? I am looking for longevity, and ease of application.

Thanks!
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting TINA H.:
What kind would you recommend for a new Cedar deck; part of it is covered; part is exposed to direct sun that can get hot for a few months; and part is shaded....in North Idaho?

thank you so much! Tina H.

Tina, see this about new wood:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../

Use the TWP 100 Series after the proper wait and prep.
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
What kind would you recommend for a new Cedar deck; part of it is covered; part is exposed to direct sun that can get hot for a few months; and part is shaded....in North Idaho?

thank you so much! Tina H.
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Brian V:
255 feet x 4 feet = 1,020 sq ft

For both sides then it is 2040 sq. feet. You will need about 15-20 gallons for the two coats. Use the 1500 series for Northern VA.
What is the best price available for that quantity purchased? How long is delivery to VA?
Our price is $195 per 5 gallon pail. Shipping takes 2-3 business days:

www.twpstain.com/.../
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
255 feet x 4 feet = 1,020 sq ft
For both sides then it is 2040 sq. feet. You will need about 15-20 gallons for the two coats. Use the 1500 series for Northern VA.
What is the best price available for that quantity purchased? How long is delivery to VA?
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Brian V:
Quoting TheSealerStore:
Quoting Brian V:
255 linear feet, 510 total, including both sidesQuoting TheSealerStore:
Quoting Brian V:
Wanting to apply stain to a newly installed cedar fence in Northern Virginia. 100 or 1500 series? How much stain will be needed for a 255 linear feet fence?

What is the total sq footage including both sides?

510 total

Brian, need a sq. footage amount, not a linear amount. Need to multiply length x height.

255 feet x 4 feet = 1,020 sq ft

For both sides then it is 2040 sq. feet. You will need about 15-20 gallons for the two coats. Use the 1500 series for Northern VA.
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting TheSealerStore:
Quoting Brian V:
255 linear feet, 510 total, including both sidesQuoting TheSealerStore:
Quoting Brian V:
Wanting to apply stain to a newly installed cedar fence in Northern Virginia. 100 or 1500 series? How much stain will be needed for a 255 linear feet fence?

What is the total sq footage including both sides?

510 total

Brian, need a sq. footage amount, not a linear amount. Need to multiply length x height.

255 feet x 4 feet = 1,020 sq ft
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Brian V:
255 linear feet, 510 total, including both sidesQuoting TheSealerStore:
Quoting Brian V:
Wanting to apply stain to a newly installed cedar fence in Northern Virginia. 100 or 1500 series? How much stain will be needed for a 255 linear feet fence?

What is the total sq footage including both sides?

510 total

Brian, need a sq. footage amount, not a linear amount. Need to multiply length x height.
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Fence
255 linear feet, 510 total, including both sidesQuoting TheSealerStore:
Quoting Brian V:
Wanting to apply stain to a newly installed cedar fence in Northern Virginia. 100 or 1500 series? How much stain will be needed for a 255 linear feet fence?

What is the total sq footage including both sides?

510 total
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Fence
255 linear feet, 510 total, including both sides
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Brian V:
Wanting to apply stain to a newly installed cedar fence in Northern Virginia. 100 or 1500 series? How much stain will be needed for a 255 linear feet fence?

What is the total sq footage including both sides?
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Fence
Wanting to apply stain to a newly installed cedar fence in Northern Virginia. 100 or 1500 series? How much stain will be needed for a 255 linear feet fence?
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Quoting Matt S:
700 sf of clear pressure treated deck installed in August. Located in NY state. looking for a penetrating stain in a grey color.

You need the 1500 Series for NY but it does not come in a gray.
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700 sf of clear pressure treated deck installed in August. Located in NY state. looking for a penetrating stain in a grey color.
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Quoting Stephen LeRoy:
1500 series considering application to treated deck about 17 Gallons, for one 30+ for the other. Do you have sample test color packets
that we may use to aid us in choosing a color.
Thank you
Steve

Sample are on this link:

www.twpstain.com/stain-samples
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
1500 series considering application to treated deck about 17 Gallons, for one 30+ for the other. Do you have sample test color packets
that we may use to aid us in choosing a color.
Thank you
Steve
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Quoting Walter E:
I have a 30 year old pressure treated pine deck in northern NJ that gets a lot of sun. It is in pretty decent shape. I replaced some boards and power washed the whole deck. I'm planning on sanding the deck and then applying your stain. Is any other prep necessary? Should I lightly power wash again after sanding and then what stain do you recommend?
Thanks!

Yes lightly wash the deck again after the sanding. For NJ you will need to use the 1500 Series.
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I have a 30 year old pressure treated pine deck in northern NJ that gets a lot of sun. It is in pretty decent shape. I replaced some boards and power washed the whole deck. I'm planning on sanding the deck and then applying your stain. Is any other prep necessary? Should I lightly power wash again after sanding and then what stain do you recommend?
Thanks!
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Quoting Erik J:
Reconditioning deck in Michigan. Upper deck is original (10 years). Lower deck added on about 4 years. Cleaned and brightened, but some color difference remains. Lots of sun from midday on. Heavy lake effect snow in winter. Some mold around posts and underneath furniture.
What stain is recommended. I prefer as light as reasonable for conditions.

Use the TWP 100 Series.
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Deck recommendation
Reconditioning deck in Michigan. Upper deck is original (10 years). Lower deck added on about 4 years. Cleaned and brightened, but some color difference remains. Lots of sun from midday on. Heavy lake effect snow in winter. Some mold around posts and underneath furniture.
What stain is recommended. I prefer as light as reasonable for conditions.
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Quoting stpeter:
Based on the comments here it's not clear to me if it's OK to use TWP products on a composite deck. Could you please clarify? I'd like to use TWP 100 or 1500 because they appear to be very highly rated! Thanks.

TWP is not designed for composites.
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Homeowner
Based on the comments here it's not clear to me if it's OK to use TWP products on a composite deck. Could you please clarify? I'd like to use TWP 100 or 1500 because they appear to be very highly rated! Thanks.
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Quoting Aviathar pemberton:
I have a deck that has been stained with a semitransparent brown but has a glossy sheen, almost a varnished "look" that oil stain samples will not dry on. Does TWP have a solution for this scenario.

No you cannot apply TWP on top of a stain of a different brand.
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Contractor
I have a deck that has been stained with a semitransparent brown but has a glossy sheen, almost a varnished "look" that oil stain samples will not dry on. Does TWP have a solution for this scenario.
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Quoting Cindi:
want to redo our large 1000 ft deck, it is a redwood color pretty faded with lots of gray at this point. Want to change to gray. Like the Cape Cod Gray color, but I don't see it in the TWP 1500 series. Would the TWP 200 series work? Live in Michigan

Use the 100 Series for MI. Clean and prep with the Gemini Restore Kit first then apply the TWP 105 Cap Cod Gray.
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Mostly rough cut. Rails and posts are smooth
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TWP 1500 vs TWP 200
want to redo our large 1000 ft deck, it is a redwood color pretty faded with lots of gray at this point. Want to change to gray. Like the Cape Cod Gray color, but I don't see it in the TWP 1500 series. Would the TWP 200 series work? Live in Michigan
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Quoting Jerry S.:
Live in NE Ohio.

Have a new PT Pine fence.

1. How long will your stain last?
2. How long do I have to wait to stain?
3. What is your recommended product?

Thanks!

Is the new fence rough cut wood or smooth like a deck?
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New PT Pine Fence
Live in NE Ohio.

Have a new PT Pine fence.

1. How long will your stain last?
2. How long do I have to wait to stain?
3. What is your recommended product?

Thanks!
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Michael Jessup:
Hi, I live outside of Austin Texas. I have a log home that is 20 years old and has been sealed many times. One side of the house gets sun most of the day. Front and back are covered by porches. Which sealant do you recommend?
Thanks
Michael

You would have to remove the old layers of sealer before applying the TWP. You would want the 1500 Series.
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Hi, I live outside of Austin Texas. I have a log home that is 20 years old and has been sealed many times. One side of the house gets sun most of the day. Front and back are covered by porches. Which sealant do you recommend?
Thanks
Michael
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Quoting Fred Wolf:
I live in the Pacific Northwest in Washington State. Which product do you recommend for my new Deck? 100 or 1500?
Once I apply how long before I should reapply? Thanks.

Use the 100 Series for this. See this about new wood decks:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I live in the Pacific Northwest in Washington State. Which product do you recommend for my new Deck? 100 or 1500?
Once I apply how long before I should reapply? Thanks.
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Quoting mlinarz:
We have a 15 year old cabin in the Idaho Mountains and getting ready to stain smooth, half round pine siding. Plan on using rustic in either 100 or 1500 series. One side of cabin gets sun 3-4 hours a day, rest of cabin gets little to no sun. Lots of snow in the winter and warm dry summers. Do you recommend the 100 or 1500 series and why?
Thanks!

Use the 100 Series since you have only 3-4 hours of sun. Better penetration and dries faster.
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100 or 1500
We have a 15 year old cabin in the Idaho Mountains and getting ready to stain smooth, half round pine siding. Plan on using rustic in either 100 or 1500 series. One side of cabin gets sun 3-4 hours a day, rest of cabin gets little to no sun. Lots of snow in the winter and warm dry summers. Do you recommend the 100 or 1500 series and why?
Thanks!
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Bill Lynd:
On your comparison chart you show the price of 5 gals TWP 100 AS $154.99 yet in my cart it shows $170. What is the actual price?

It is $170 per 5 gallon.
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On your comparison chart you show the price of 5 gals TWP 100 AS $154.99 yet in my cart it shows $170. What is the actual price?
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Quoting HaydenGriffin:
can twp 1500 be applied over the twc 100 in areas where the 100 series cannot be sold anymore?

Yes as long as you prep with the Gemini Restore kit first.
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Mr.
can twp 1500 be applied on a deck that has been stained with twp 100 in the past
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Carol Carter:
I live in North Carolina, my deck gets full afternoon sun. It is about 8 years old, I recently cleaned it with pressure washer. Which stain should I use - the 100 series or the 1500 series?

Either is fine but most use the 100 Series there. Apply two coats with wet on wet application.
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which stain to use in my area
I live in North Carolina, my deck gets full afternoon sun. It is about 8 years old, I recently cleaned it with pressure washer. Which stain should I use - the 100 series or the 1500 series?
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Quoting Steve Mossholder:
Hi - I fear I am heading for a disaster with my deck. It is 18 years old, holding up very well. Pressure-treated pine, last treated with oil based 4 years ago. But..........

I live in Northern Virginia, and I have just stated work with the painting contractor who has applied one coat of Benjamin Moore Arborcoat (water based) semi transparent yellow tint base N638 12. this one coat was put on yesterday.

I have read reviews of your product, and I want to go back to oil based. What can I have the contractor do now? They are to put on a second coat tomorrow (when rain has stopped).

I am thinking that I want to strip the Benjamin Moore, power wash, and apply your product. In No. Va I think I must use the 1500, or can I use the 100 semitransparent.

Please advise. Thanks so much!

Your contractor will have to remove the Arborcoat by sanding it off. For Northern VA, you are required to use the TWP 1500 Series.
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Hi - I fear I am heading for a disaster with my deck. It is 18 years old, holding up very well. Pressure-treate d pine, last treated with oil based 4 years ago. But..........

I live in Northern Virginia, and I have just stated work with the painting contractor who has applied one coat of Benjamin Moore Arborcoat (water based) semi transparent yellow tint base N638 12. this one coat was put on yesterday.

I have read reviews of your product, and I want to go back to oil based. What can I have the contractor do now? They are to put on a second coat tomorrow (when rain has stopped).

I am thinking that I want to strip the Benjamin Moore, power wash, and apply your product. In No. Va I think I must use the 1500, or can I use the 100 semitransparent.

Please advise. Thanks so much!
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Quoting Jean Day:
When you say Restore-a-Deck stripper, does that leave behind any coating or color at all, or does it strip it down to bare wood like an orbital sander or chemical stripper would?

You have to remove all of the Sikkens. You cannot apply TWP on top of it. The RAD stain stripper will help to achieve this.
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Stripper or stripper?
When you say Restore-a-Deck stripper, does that leave behind any coating or color at all, or does it strip it down to bare wood like an orbital sander or chemical stripper would?
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Janet Lammens:
My cedar fence was treated with a Siddons product (I think) two years ago by amateurs and as a result it has a very uneven appearance. It was damaged by hail recently so I want to retreat it. How would you suggest doing this and which of your products would you recommend? Thanks

Start by removing the Sikkens 100% first. Use the Restore A Deck Stripper and pressure washing to remove. Use the RAD brightener after removal. Stain with the TWP 1500 when done.
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Do you offer bulk pricing?
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Cedar fence in Denver
My cedar fence was treated with a Siddons product (I think) two years ago by amateurs and as a result it has a very uneven appearance. It was damaged by hail recently so I want to retreat it. How would you suggest doing this and which of your products would you recommend? Thanks
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting G.A. Mercer:
I have a new cedar fence. Should I use 100 or 1500 clear or with stain?

Where do you live?
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I have a new cedar fence. Should I use 100 or 1500 clear or with stain?
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Joan Skesavage:
I have just re-done my deck with a composite flooring and cedar screen, arbor and railings. I was thinking of 'sealing' all the cedar vs staining it. I don't want it to be dark or start to grey. What do you recommend?

Hello, please read this about new wood and TWP:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../

Look at the 1500 Series.
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new cedar lattice screen and arbor
I have just re-done my deck with a composite flooring and cedar screen, arbor and railings. I was thinking of 'sealing' all the cedar vs staining it. I don't want it to be dark or start to grey. What do you recommend?
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Andrew McCoy:
What stain would you recommend ,part of deck gets sun the other shade.

The TWP 1500 Series is what you would need for Indiana.
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10 yr.old cedar deck in central Indiana 930sq.ft. half sun half shade .
What stain would you recommend ,part of deck gets sun the other shade.
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting dkincaid:
I just ordered a 5 gallon pail of Dark Oak in the 1500 series and feel it is a little dark. What color would you recommend mixing in to get a medium oak color? Also would a gallon be enough to lighten a 5 gallon?

The Clear can be added. To make the Dark Oak 1/2 as light you would need equal parts of the Clear and the Dark Oak.
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shingle oil
I have shingle oil on my house. Basically a mineral oil made by chevron.
I have treated the siding with jomax and bleach including scrubbing all the siding. There is still some beading though some absorption. How compatible is your product with this condition.
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Mixing colors
I just ordered a 5 gallon pail of Dark Oak in the 1500 series and feel it is a little dark. What color would you recommend mixing in to get a medium oak color? Also would a gallon be enough to lighten a 5 gallon?
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Ken Gardner:
Have a deck that has been previously sealed. Need to refinish. What product would you recommend?

Remove the old sealer by stripping and pressure washing. Brighten the wood when done. Stain with either the 100 or 1500 Series.
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Home owner
Have a deck that has been previously sealed. Need to refinish. What product would you recommend?
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting wjschmidt:
I got my 5 gallon pail of TWP stain and started applying it to to my shutters. So far so good but the temperatures in Houston reach 95F. I've been applying the stain in the shade and there is a breeze. Am I gonna have problems other than drying speed?

Just be careful of drying evenly in the hot temps. Make sure to be quick and keep a wet edge. Try to do in shade if possible.
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Staining Temperature
I got my 5 gallon pail of TWP stain and started applying it to to my shutters. So far so good but the temperatures in Houston reach 95F. I've been applying the stain in the shade and there is a breeze. Am I gonna have problems other than drying speed?
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Shep:
I live in Nashville Tennessee. It seems that I purchased the 100 series at a Sherman Williams store 3 years ago. So is Tenn a state I can purchase the 100 series stain and if so then where are the places to purchase.

We are an online dealer that ships to TN in 2-3 days. Thanks!
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I live in Nashville Tennessee. It seems that I purchased the 100 series at a Sherman Williams store 3 years ago. So is Tenn a state I can purchase the 100 series stain and if so then where are the places to purchase.
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Shep:
I used your TWP102 Redwood stain about 3 years ago on my pressure treated deck. It has done well but needs to be redone now.
I see that you have a "new and improved" formula 1500 stain. I want to keep the redwood color. Why should I or should I not use the 1500 over the 100 formula?

No need to if unless you are in a low VOC state. I would just stay with the 100 series for your deck.
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uestion on restaining
I used your TWP102 Redwood stain about 3 years ago on my pressure treated deck. It has done well but needs to be redone now.
I see that you have a "new and improved" formula 1500 stain. I want to keep the redwood color. Why should I or should I not use the 1500 over the 100 formula?
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting rkirkpa:
I live in Des Moines, Iowa and have a 2 year old cedar deck on the south side of my home. It is an upper level deck because I have a walk out basement with a concrete patio directly underneath my cedar deck.
1. Which series of stain do you recommend?
2. In terms of color, do you recommend using the Cedartone or Clear?
3. Is it okay to stain the underneath of my deck as well (it's totally visible when on the concrete patio). Does the wood need breathing space?

1. 100 Series
2. Clear will not provide UV protection from graying. Need a color/tint.
3. You can stain underneath for appearance.
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Homeowner
I live in Des Moines, Iowa and have a 2 year old cedar deck on the south side of my home. It is an upper level deck because I have a walk out basement with a concrete patio directly underneath my cedar deck.
1. Which series of stain do you recommend?
2. In terms of color, do you recommend using the Cedartone or Clear?
3. Is it okay to stain the underneath of my deck as well (it's totally visible when on the concrete patio). Does the wood need breathing space?
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Tony Plater:
Which product would be best for my deck? My deck is a 10 year old Evergrain (similar to Trek). We live in Northern Virginia area. The deck gets 3-4 or more hours of sun daily. We have a lot of mold or mildew spots and general fading. Because of the fading and mildew, we want to improve teh cool and renew the deck. The Evergrain is redwood in color and has a wood grain texture. Do we need to strip and what an to use your stripper and brightener? Which stain product is best?

Sorry but TWP is not suggested for composite wood.
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Martin Klingeman:
I have a Brazilian walnut deck. What is the best stain to use...oil or water base?

TWP only comes in oil based. Use the 100 Series.
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
I have a Brazilian walnut deck. What is the best stain to use...oil or water base?
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting maliamw:
I recently received a one gallon container of Dark Oak. I skipped ordering a sample since I was reasonably confident that the color was going to work. Unfortunately it looks too light and reddish for my wife's taste. I have now ordered the black walnut and hope that will do it since it is the darkest you have and I want o use this product.

I was surprised to read that the wood should age one year before applying the stain. I am making red cedar shadow box fence panels and want to stain the components before final assembly since the design will be difficult to coat when completed. Can this be applied to new red cedar? The frames and rails are "smooth" but not planned and sanded. The balance of the material is 5/16 x 4 RC with a band saw finish. I can wipe the frame and rail components with acetone or lightly sand if required. Please be sure to comment on the aging or freshness requirement.

Thanks.

Please read this: www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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Application to new red cedar
I recently received a one gallon container of Dark Oak. I skipped ordering a sample since I was reasonably confident that the color was going to work. Unfortunately it looks too light and reddish for my wife's taste. I have now ordered the black walnut and hope that will do it since it is the darkest you have and I want o use this product.

I was surprised to read that the wood should age one year before applying the stain. I am making red cedar shadow box fence panels and want to stain the components before final assembly since the design will be difficult to coat when completed. Can this be applied to new red cedar? The frames and rails are "smooth" but not planned and sanded. The balance of the material is 5/16 x 4 RC with a band saw finish. I can wipe the frame and rail components with acetone or lightly sand if required. Please be sure to comment on the aging or freshness requirement.

Thanks.
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Quoting Omar Kasso:
Do you think I will be able to match it over time and another coat or two?

When you redo it in a couple of years it will match then.
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RE: TWP Stain Comparison
Do you think I will be able to match it over time and another coat or two?
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