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    B.J. McCormack · 09/21/2018
    Hey I have a new fence. It has been up approx. 8 to 9 months. I would like to stain with a light brown transparent stain. It will get full intense sun. We live in northwest corner of Alabama. Any suggestions on which of your products to use? The fence is a treated yellow wood product. Thanks.
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    Heather · 09/17/2018
    PT deck and railings in Northeastern PA. Full afternoon sun, last stained about 4 years ago. What do you recommend?
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      TWP Stains · 09/17/2018
      What brand and type of stain is on the wood currently? Do you have a picture?
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        Heather · 09/18/2018
        Unfortunately I don't know. It was power washed at the beginning of the summer so some of the decking has the stain removed.
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          TWP Stains · 09/18/2018
          Hello, the TWP cannot be applied over the old gray stain on the floors. That would have to sanded off. Once removed, strip and brighten all the railings and the floor for the final prep.
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    Marisa · 09/09/2018
    2 month old PTP deck in Memphis TN. Gets full afternoon sun, hot humid summers. Hoping in a month to do a darker color, maybe black walnut or dark oak. Which is best for this climate, 100 or 1500 series?
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    Alicia · 09/04/2018
    Which should I use for:
    -9 month old untreated cedar fence in western Washington state
    -9 month old untreated cedar deck covered and uncovered areas
    Which color is most neutral/uncolored?
    Thank you
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    Catherine · 09/01/2018
    Once I put down the TWP 1500 on my log sided building do I need to apply a “sealer”? If I do what is your recommendations? Thank you, Catheirne
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      TWP Stains · 09/02/2018
      No need nor can you top coat the TWP with a sealer.
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    Catherine Jean Wissner · 08/29/2018
    I live at 6,000 feet, the sun is brutal on paint and fades out wood dyes. How does TWP stand up to UV exposure at altitude? Thank you, Catherine
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      TWP Stains · 08/30/2018
      It is fine at high UV exposure. Clean and recoat every two years or so. Make sure to prep correctly the first time applying.
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    EJ · 08/29/2018
    I have a 20 yr old ipe and cedar pergola and deck, that was just power washed a week ago - what do I need to do now? It cleaned up in most horizontal pieces well, but need to have if it finished asap. I'd like to restore the original color of the IPE that was gorgeous - what would you recommend? I'm in NE on the coast
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    Phil in CT · 08/27/2018
    Hi, It's time to stain the cedar shingles on our house. I live in CT. The last time the shingles were stained was between 10 and 19 years ago. One side, 10 years, the other three, 19 years. Shingles are 40 years old. They were last stained with transparent, non tinted, CWF (Flood). Our lot is heavily wooded, so shingles are still in pretty decent shape (except for woodpecker damage). Shingles will be professionally cleaned before staining. We'd like to add some color this time around. Which TWP stain would be the best choice; 100? If so, we were thinking about TWP 105. Since that is closer to a semi-solid than a semi-transparent, will we have to worry about peeling down the road? Thx. If not 100, would 200 or 1500 be better? Thx.
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    J · 08/27/2018
    Recently purchased a new home North of Atlanta that has a large outside deck that gets full afternoon sun and a screened in porch that is covered. The deck has been up for about 4 months. What stain would you recommend and would you suggest light sanding prior to application?
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    Max in MT · 08/20/2018
    I have an older shake roof ~40 years old. The shakes are in good condition, I am considering treating them with the 200 series. Is that a good idea? Will that improve the life of the shakes? They appear to be un-treated. I live in Montana. The 200 series appears to have a much higher solids content. Does that mean it is more opaque than the 100 series? Is it also thicker?
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      TWP Stains · 08/20/2018
      For cedar shakes, the TWP 200 series is the best one. It is semi-transparent in color. It will improve the life and look of the shingles.
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    March Schweitzer · 08/18/2018
    So we older railing and steps that has suffered some mold, lichen issues. I have used bleach/water solution, a scrapper and a scrub brush to get off the old moss and lichens and then hosed it down. I don't know what was put on it before. Do I need a brightener or have I done enough? I can use the 100 series in my state. Would that be appropriate to use?
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      TWP Stains · 08/19/2018
      Yes on the 100 Series. As for prep, hard to say. Can you post a picture?
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    Larry in NC · 08/17/2018
    I have a Dock that is about 6' wide by 120 feet long. It is 2 years old and has not been coated. It seems that a semi transparent stain would be best. We live in Coastal NC and get lots of sun and some warm weather. What is the best product to use, and should I use wet on wet application. Finally what is the best surface prep - I have an attachment for my 1900 psi pressure washer that allows good cleaning without destroying the wood. Thanks! I should have stated that the wood is PT Pine.
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      TWP Stains · 08/17/2018
      We already answered this question below. :)
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    Larry in NC · 08/16/2018
    I have a Dock that is about 6' wide by 120 feet long. It is 2 years old and has not been coated. It seems that a semi transparent stain would be best. We live in Coastal NC and get lots of sun and some warm weather. What is the best product to use, and should I use wet on wet application. Finally what is the best surface prep - I have an attachment for my 1900 psi pressure washer that allows good cleaning without destroying the wood. Thanks!
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    Guest · 08/16/2018
    Cedar Deck, Lots of direct sun, Already sanded, Using Cedar tone, Which should I use 100 series or 1500 series
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    guest · 08/05/2018
    I have a new PT deck that was put down 2-3 months ago in north GA. A dealer told my husband that the 200 series was the best so he purchased it. This is not the information I am seeing on your sight and it is causing some contention between us. Is there any worries that I should be aware of since this is the stain we are using? Also he didn't want to wait the year you recommend so it is going on now.
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    Tee Adams · 08/04/2018
    I have a 14 year old pressure treated deck that was last stained with TWP about 10 years ago. What series would you recommend? I live in Atlanta, Georgia. Thanks....(see photos)
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      TWP Stains · 08/04/2018
      Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit and stain with the TWP 100 Series.
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        Tee Adams · 08/05/2018
        Thanks - I see a couple prep kits on your website. For my case, do you recommend the "cleaner & brightener" kit or the "stripper & brightener" kit?
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    Mike · 07/30/2018
    Hello! I have a pressure treated pine deck that is about 14 years old. It was just sanded and stripped of all previous stain and sealer. We live in Maryland and get a lot of snow in the winter (18 to 20 feet a year). Deck gets full Sun in the summer for about 6 hours a day. Looking for a series recommendation. Also, thinking of the pecan color, but not sure how it will wear with the snow. Thanks!
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      TWP Stains · 07/31/2018
      For MD, you will need to use the 1500 Series.
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        Mike · 07/31/2018
        Any prep involved other than what we've done so far? Thx!
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          TWP Stains · 07/31/2018
          Just use a wood brightener to neutralize the stripper.
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    George McLawhon · 07/30/2018
    For my 9 year old PT deck, which is better, TWP 100 or TWP 200 (both Cedartone)?
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      TWP Stains · 07/30/2018
      Where do you live?
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        George McLawhon · 07/30/2018
        The house is in NC mountains.
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          TWP Stains · 07/30/2018
          Use the TWP 100 Series.
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            George McLawhon · 08/06/2018
            I got the stripper and brightener kit and the TWP 100 Cedartone. I tested a small patch of the deck and also the cap rail. The deck had previously been treated with a Sherwin Williams Deckscape product and it came off and looks pretty good. The cap rail does not look like it came off as much. But then I remembered that I had treated the cap rail with TWP 201 Cedartone a couple of years ago. Should I just clean and brighten it instead of stripping and brightening it?
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              TWP Stains · 08/07/2018
              Strip and brighten all would be the best way.
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                George McLawhon · 08/16/2018
                I just want to say how much I appreciate the support you all provide. I did everything exactly the way you said and I could not be more pleased with the outcome of my deck. It has never looked this good, even from the first day I moved in. Thanks!
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                  TWP Stains · 08/16/2018
                  Awesome! Do you have a finished picture?
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    Ian · 07/29/2018
    After applying Twp cedertone can you apply a clear coat sealer and waterproofer
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      TWP Stains · 07/30/2018
      No. It is not possible to add a coating on top of the TWP.
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    Angela · 07/10/2018
    We are staining a pressure treated deck and screened in porch for the first time. The deck has lots of total sun and the screened in porch gets less sun, which stain should we choose? 100 or 1500? They were installed just about 1 year ago and we live in NY. Thanks!
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      TWP Stains · 07/10/2018
      Use the TWP 1500 Series. Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit.