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    brandon · 09/21/2022
    As best I can tell, Cedartone 201 seems to be a primarily brown shade that falls in between Cedar Gold and California Cedar.  Is that right?  Do you have a link where the 200 series colors are "explained" or described? (like this one for 1500 series:  https://twpstainhelp.com/twp-1500-colors-explained/) Also, I cannot seem to find any photos of TWP 200 applied to old, properly prepped cedar shingles. Please let me know if you have a link or any examples.  I am leaning toward 201 Cedartone on old, washed and prepped cedar shingles, but my test area is looking a lot more reddish than I expected. Will that red recede a bit as the stain cures?
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    Glenn · 09/09/2022
    We have a cedar deck five years old, treated every year with flood cwf-uv water based that doesn't stand up to Tennessee sun/heat. We what to switch to an oil based product for hopefully better protection.  We typically sand the deck with 60/80 grit to remove the Flood product that has faded/lifted. Suggestions for prepping our deck for transition to TWP?
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    Stephen · 08/25/2022
    I have an old deck on a house that I purchased in Wisconsin and I do not know if the wood is cedar or fur or pressure treated. It's mostly shaded with some moss issues. What product would you recommend
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    kat · 08/25/2022
    I am having a brand new redwood privacy fence install as well as redwood hog wire fence. I would like to use 1500 California redwood stain.
    1. Can I apply this right after the fence is built or do I need to wait for wood to cure? 
    2. my California location has summer high heat, 11 in. annual rain average, how often should I be prepared to reapply?
    3. Will the CA redwood stain make redwood even more red/orange? Or will it match the redwood?
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    Jack · 08/24/2022
    New white pine siding, kiln dried but never stained or treated. Which product will hold up best.
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    JRNH · 08/21/2022
    Reading up on this page, looks like my 3-yr old never stained pressure treated deck is best to use the 100-series (after I clean and prep). Would this be true for southern New Hampshire?
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    Mike Z · 08/15/2022
    Just finished doing one pass of deck stripper and brightener on cedar deck. I see there are some small spots that I need to tackle but, overall, does it seem ready for stain or should I do another pass on the whole deck?
    Is sanding recommended?
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      TWP Stains · 08/15/2022
      Looks pretty good overall but the last picture might need a redo.
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    Kristen · 08/13/2022
    We just installed a new deck, I know we need to wait to stain and it will be a spring project. I am in MI, the deck faces east and is in direct sun for half the day. Should I use the 100 or the 1500 for this? It is pressure treated pine. 
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    Claire C. · 07/28/2022
    I am doing pine board and batten on my house. I am going to use the shou sugi ban technique and I am looking for a clear coat to apply for added protection. Which product would be best? I live in Ontario and therefore have temperature swings in summer and winter. 
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    Mark W. · 07/25/2022
    A 3rd party site recommends your Semi-Solid Pro Series for a composite (early Trex) full-sun deck, but I do not see any such notation on YOUR site.  Do you agree that TWP Semi-Solid Pro Series is recommended?  If not, do you have an alternative?  Thank you!
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      TWP Stains · 07/25/2022
      The semi solids can be used on older composite decking. 
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    Mike Ryan · 07/22/2022
    1) For sanding a cedar deck, what grit sizes do you recommend to start with and end with?
    2) Is 1500 series better than 100 series? I am not in a low-VOC and can use either option. 
    3) How many coats do you recommend?
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      TWP Stains · 07/22/2022
      1. 60-80 grit.
      2. They work the same so either is okay.
      3. 2 coats applied wet on wet unless the wood is new.
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    Adrian · 07/15/2022
    Located in middle Tennessee. I have a brand new deck connected to a 5 year old deck (different height, connected by stairs). The existing deck has been stained with FLOOD brand oil-based semi-transparent stain 4 years ago and again 2 years ago. I plan to use Restore-A-Deck to strip, then apply TWP to both decks. Which TWP do you recommend for my project, and WHY? (100, 1500, semi-solid, other?)
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    Tom · 07/01/2022
    I think I used 101 on my deck a few years ago. What is the best series to use on a deck that I have stained several times
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      TWP Stains · 07/02/2022
      Use the same as last time. If you switch, you will need to strip and brighten for prep.
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    Caren · 06/26/2022
    We live in MO and need to stain our deck. This is what was previously used and here is a picture of our deck now. We plan to use Restore a Deck and also want to stain it with a darker color like Cedartone.
    1)Do you recommend 200 or 1500? Friends used 200 and love it, water really beads on it
    2)do we have to remove all old stain completely? 
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      TWP Stains · 06/26/2022
      1. 1500 series
      2. Yes. Strip and or sand to remove. Brightener after. 
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    Steve · 06/25/2022
    Hi - I have a cedar door that gets partial sun. I just finished sanding to get rid of the old, flaked sealer. Should I use TWP1500 or TWP 300?  The house is in Illinois
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    Krisen · 06/24/2022
    Hi - I live in coastal South Carolina.  I have a screened in porch floor that was stained 7 years ago with Cabot Timber oil.  I used restore on the deck to clean it and sanded it.  I did not strip it.  Should I strip it and then brighten it?  Which stain should I use...which is the most user-friendly?!  Thanks
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      TWP Stains · 06/24/2022
      Strip and brighten for for prep. Use the TWP 100 Series. 
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    Girish · 06/23/2022
    We have a brand new deck and getting ready to weatherproof.  What is the criteria to use to chose between 100 vs 1500 vs 200 series product?  
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    Linda · 06/08/2022
    We have a one year old deck that was recently stained with Behr semi transparent and it turned an orangish color. Is it possible to stain over it with a semi solid twp without stripping old stain first?
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      TWP Stains · 06/08/2022
      Sorry but no, you have no choice but to remove the Behr and that does not look semi-transparent. They lied to you as it looks like a solid stain on your deck now. The only way to remove it is to power sand it off.
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        Linda · 06/27/2022
        We have yet to find a stripper to take it off. Even Restore a deck won’t remove it. Finally getting results using a grinder but can’t get all the nooks and crannies. 
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          TWP Stains · 06/27/2022
          No stripper will remove a solid stain effectively. You have to power sand or grind to remove it.
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    Brandon · 05/12/2022
    Our deck was previously stained by a deck company with TWP 200 California Cedar. The deck is in need of staining again. Should I use the same stain or should I use TWP 100 or 1500 instead (in North Carolina). If I should change, what stain is closest in color to the California Cedar, and will the previous stain affect the final color? 
    Also, we installed a new fence around 8 months ago. Is TWP 100 the recommended stain?
    Thanks!
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      TWP Stains · 05/12/2022
      Easiest is to use the same as prior. You can use it for the fence as well. 
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    Andrew · 05/04/2022
    Hi, a few pre-sale questions from Quebec
    1) I cleaned and sanded my Sept 2021 deck at the weekend, but got lazy on the upper frame. In Pic 1, what might these blue stains be and will a cleaner product remove them?
    2) Thoughts on which TWP-200 is close to the colour in Pic 2?
    3) Pic 3 is my old porch steps cleaned but not sanded. What should I do next to prep this for TWP-200?