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    scott · 06/16/2021
    I just stained half my deck with semi-solid super cedar and we think it looks way too orange, especially on CCA treated boards. It looks a little better and darker on the cedar boards I have. Is there a better color, still in the cedar family? Maybe cedar mulch,cedar chest,autumn foliage, or heartwood? Can you just stain one of these right over it? I really do not want to strip it all. It looks good, just not liking the orange.
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      TWP Stains · 06/17/2021
      Colors will vary based on the wood type and age of wood so there is not a way for us to say what is "better" in what would be your personal preference of color. You would have to remove it if you want to switch.
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    Debbie · 06/09/2021
    This is a picture of the ceiling on my porch.  I was told this was twp and it was a mixture of 2 stains.  Can you tell from this picture what it might be?
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      TWP Stains · 06/09/2021
      Looks more like straight pecan or cedartone.
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    Randy · 06/09/2021
    My deck finishing contractor gave me color recommendations for finishing my new deck.  One is a blend of (TWP 200/100) Butternut/Dark Oak;  One is TWP 200 Butternut;  And the Third is a TWP 200/100 blend of Russet Brown/Rustic.  Of the three, which one would be the best for UV protection?  The first option is the darkest if that makes any difference
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    Rick · 06/08/2021
    Hello, I'm having a new deck built out of douglas fir. What do you recommend as a buy-once cry-once solution that will survive high desert heat/full sun? Also, is any prepping required of the new lumber and how easy is re-coating/applying? Thank you
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      Rick · 06/08/2021
      Also, can I spray it on. Thanks
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        TWP Stains · 06/08/2021
        See here about new wood. You cannot do it yet.https://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

        It can be sprayed but you will need to back wipe it for a uniform application. Clean and recoat as needed.
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          Rick · 06/08/2021
          Ok, so let them build it un-coated/raw and prep/coat in 4-12 months. Does spraying with an airless sprayer require thinning? What is the preferred method of application? Thanks
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            TWP Stains · 06/08/2021
            No, do not thin. Stain pads and brushes are best for applying:https://www.twpstain.com/wood-and-deck-stains/application-tools/brushes-stain-pads
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              Rick · 06/08/2021
              Thanks!
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                Rick · 06/10/2021
                Hello, my county is telling me I have to have some coating on the deck to pass inspection to move in, what do you recommend I put on it to pass inspection that I can easily remove to put on your product? Thanks
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                  TWP Stains · 06/10/2021
                  That is the weirdest county thing we have ever heard. Tell them that is it not advisable to ever coat or stain a deck right away and it can create more issues down the road.
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                    Rick · 06/10/2021
                    Yeah, I just moved here (Yavapai County AZ) from Oklahoma, and this feels like California rules. Can you ship the 100 Series to zip code 86327? Thanks for all your help!
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    bob k · 05/30/2021
    How do I apply 1500 to a cedar ceiling over my patio
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    Michael H. · 05/29/2021
    How to remove old opaque stain on 15 year old pressure treated pine.
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      TWP Stains · 05/30/2021
      Sand it off. Strippers will not remove solid stains fully.
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    Jeanmarie · 05/12/2021
    Do you recommend a specific stain if you are near the ocean because of salt in the air? 
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      TWP Stains · 05/12/2021
      The 100, 1500, or Semi-Solids would work for this area. 
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    Jeanmarie · 05/12/2021
    How long to we need to wait between cleaning\brightener and staining. 
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    Tom T · 05/11/2021
    I've used TWP 1500 stain on my treated wood decks for a few years and am impressed with it.  I have a home-built piece of cedar outdoor furniture that I would like to treat with TWP outside and later bring in to the house. What are your thoughts on this and whether it would be safe after allowing an off-gassing period outside?
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    John · 05/07/2021
    Hi, can the 100 series be used on uncapped composite decking?
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      TWP Stains · 05/07/2021
      It is not designed for composite wood.
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    Laura Z · 05/04/2021
    Hi
    We just installed a new dock on the lake using pressure treated marine grade pine in N Carolina. Trying to research the best stain/sealer to use. I have found several brands that claim to be the best but have not found a good solid review for stain used on docks. Your site says not to sand but I have read that I should sand first after waiting at least 3 mos for the wood to weather. Help please!
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      TWP Stains · 05/04/2021
      Do not sand, see here about new wood: https://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
      TWP works great for docks.
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        Laura Z · 05/04/2021
        Thank you...and the 100 series would be best? And no need for an additional sealer? The dock is in full sun all day
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          TWP Stains · 05/04/2021
          The 100 will work best for NC, You cannot apply a sealer over a stain like TWP. No need.
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            Laura Z · 05/04/2021
            Ok great! I've read a few comments about how your stain makes the walking surface slick. Will it make the dock too slippery to walk on coming in and out of the water?
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              TWP Stains · 05/04/2021
              TWP is a penetrating stain, it does not make it slick.
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    Mary Fritzler · 05/01/2021
    I've let a new pressure treated deck age and weather for 10 months. It immediately absorbs water with no beading. Do I need special cleaners or is a light pressure washing enough? Also I would like a clear application, which TWP product do I need?
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    Mike · 05/01/2021
    I live in Wisconsin and have a cedar fence that was installed about 4 years ago and never had any stain on it.  Can you recommend a semi-solid or semi-transparent stain. Is clean-up soap and water for use with this stain?  Also what is the method for preparing the fence for staining.  
    Thank you for your time
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    Jay · 04/26/2021
    We have a 25 year old cedar deck in Georgia. We have been using TWP 200. However, it is not lasted very long the last time. Should we be using the 100 series or something else?
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    Ed J · 04/25/2021
    I live in NE Kansas and have an 8 year old treated deck that I have coated with a clear water proof coating in the past I would like to color stain the deck which TWP produce would be best for me to use
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    Michael Cunningham · 04/24/2021
    I am building a large semi circle heavy arbor around my firepit with rough cut cedar I milled with a friend. I want the cedar color to show and have good UV protection but not have it peel but rather soak in like an oil . What do you recommend.  
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      TWP Stains · 04/25/2021
      The TWP 100 or TWP 1500 Series for this. Both are penetrating oil based stains.
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    Linda I · 04/14/2021
    I have a 27 year old, 900 sq. Ft. Redwood deck. It bakes in the extreme desert sun of New Mexico in summer and extreme cold at times in winter.  I still want to be able to see the wood grain.  Which product would I want to use?
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      TWP Stains · 04/14/2021
      If you want to see the grain more than the semi-solid, then use the TWP 1500 Series.
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    Linda · 04/14/2021
    I have a 27 year old, 900 sq. Ft. Redwood deck. It bakes in the extreme desert sun of New Mexico in summer and extreme cold at times in winter.Which product would I want to use?
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    Jeffrey · 04/08/2021
    I am installing a new bamboo fence. What would be the best stain to use?
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      TWP Stains · 04/08/2021
      The TWP 100, 200, and 1500 Series products we sell cannot be used on bamboo.
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        Jeffrey · 04/08/2021
        why not?
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          TWP Stains · 04/08/2021
          They are penetrating stains and they will not be able to penetrate bamboo.
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    Dave · 04/05/2021
    What’s the best product for wood shingle roofs in Connecticut ?.