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    Derek · 08/18/2019
    Hi,

    What stain is best for MN 100 or 1500?
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    Rick · 08/16/2019
    Hello: I have two applications. My home is western upland red cedar lap siding. It is in perfect condition with no cracks anywhere. We applied TWP 100 when built in 2003. It has really performed well. Starting to fade in some areas so I want to re-apply a new coat. Should I use the 100 again or is the 1500 a better product for the siding. Cedar tone. Second application is a log cabin I built in 2006, again applied TWP 100. I sanded the original logs, they are kiln dried. I applied two coats originally because it sucked it all up being kiln dried logs, penetrated deeply. Norway pine and white pine logs, from Beaver Log homes, milled round and chinked. I need to clean the logs with a material to remove a little bit of black mildew stain on the surface from pine pollen over the years, it comes off easily. The original 100 application is fading a bit now, so I want to reapply. Should I just reapply the 100 again or is the 1500 a better product. We live in the Upper Penninsula of Michigan. Rick
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      TWP Stains · 08/17/2019
      Use the 100 again for the home and the log home. Thanks
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    Ronnie · 08/06/2019
    Thanks we used TWP, not sure what series, 2 years ago on our boat dock in central Missouri. It’s time to stain again, I am confused about which series would last the longest, 100 or 1500.
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      TWP Stains · 08/07/2019
      They last the about same. Use the 100 Series for Missouri.
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    Daniel Stutz · 08/01/2019
    Last year I stained a new cedar fence with 115 honey tone. This year I am going to stain a 2 year old cedar fence after cleaning. I have almost 5 gallons of the 115 left but need to purchase an additional 5 gallon bucket. Should I purchase the 100 series or the 1500 series? Would the 1500 be compatible with the 100 series? For a weather reference, I live in rainy Portland, OR. Thank you.
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      TWP Stains · 08/02/2019
      Use the same 100 Series. The Honeytone in the 100 and 1500 are not the exact same color.
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    Cynthia A Fetzer · 08/01/2019
    Can I mix semitransparent grey and pecan together?
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    Joel LeGrande · 07/29/2019
    I have put one coat down on my cedar deck. How do I know whether I need a second coat?
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      TWP Stains · 07/29/2019
      If you do a second coat it should be applied wet on wet, not wet on dry. You could always lightly clean and reapply another coat in Spring of next year if it needs it.
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    Jeff · 07/29/2019
    I live in N. GA and just put on a PT Pine deck and screened porch with pine ship lap on the ceiling. What is the best stain to use in my area for PT Pine? How long do I need to wait to put on and what about the part under the roof, how will I get it to season like the one exposed so I can do it all at the same time?
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    Cynthia A Fetzer · 07/23/2019
    I have a cedar deck that is about 5 years old. Do you have a clear oil stain to protect the wood? I know semitransparent would protect better, but just looking at options. I'm in Minnesota
    Thank you
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      TWP Stains · 07/24/2019
      TWP comes in clear but it will not provide UV protection from graying. It must be tinted to do this.
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    Philip · 07/22/2019
    100 vs 1500?
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    Pat · 07/19/2019
    Last year we used !00 Series Redwood on our horizontals of treated after stripping and brightening with your products. We had had to do major replacement of the railings but utilized most of the old ballistars that had been stained with a Siekens (Cetol?) product similar in color to Rustic about six years prior.We've let the replacement treated boards weather for a year and are now ready to stain the complete railings with Rustic 100. (We plan to do do a maintenance coat of the Rustic over the Redwood on the horizontals next year or the year after to tone down the "orangey" color. Will this work (realizing that there will be some color difference between railings and floor until all surfaces are done with bot? Also, can we just use the cleaner/brightener on the railings without stripping? Stripping would be difficult. Thanks.
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      TWP Stains · 07/19/2019
      You can clean and brighten and then use the Rustic over the Redwood.
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    Scott · 07/19/2019
    Which product is best for rough sawn white pine siding? And would it be the same product used for timber framed structure of white pine or Doug Fir (covered with roof)? Adirondacks, NY
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    Ed Patterson · 07/18/2019
    How to tell what kind of wood your deck is made of?

    When to use 100 vs 1500 series in NC. ?
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      TWP Stains · 07/18/2019
      Post a picture. Use the 100 Series for NC.
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    Lark · 07/17/2019
    I moved into a recently purchased house which has a deck which needs staining. I don't know what kind of wood it is (I'm guessing pine), or what type of treatment it previously had. What pre-treatment should I use before the TWP staining? Thank you!
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      TWP Stains · 07/18/2019
      Post a picture of the current condition.
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    Harold M. · 06/26/2019
    We have a 10 year old deck. The horizontal surfaces are synthetic the vertical surfaces are treated wood stained with an unknown product. It appears to have been a semi opaque mix. For southeast Kansas would 100 or 1500 be appropriate?
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      TWP Stains · 06/27/2019
      The TWP cannot be applied over a different brand of stain. The coating you have on the verticals will need to be removed. Once that is done, use the TWP 100 Series.
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    Mike B · 06/21/2019
    I am in the process of building an above ground screened in porch with treated lumber as the framing and using cedar decking in Northern Michigan in the middle of the Manistee National Forest. The winters are brutal and the porch is 99% shaded in the summer. I would like a clear sealer as the finish . . . and, I would like to pre-seal the deck boards before installation. What would be your recommendation for prepping the cedar deck boards and which product would you recommend as a clear sealer.
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      TWP Stains · 06/21/2019
      Hello, new wood cannot be prestained: https://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

      A clear with no pigment means it will gray naturally and not have UV protection. Are you okay with it naturally graying?
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        Mike B · 06/24/2019
        No, I am not looking forward to the deck turning grey. That is what I want to avoid. Sounds like the TWP 100 Cedartone would be a better choice. My main question is if there is an acceptable way to pre-stain the cedar decking (all six sides) before installing that would not cause problems down the road when it comes to maintenance? . . . or, maybe just the underside and ends before installing?
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          TWP Stains · 06/24/2019
          No, you cannot pre-stain and best to not stain all six sides. Just the exposed wood after install. The wood needs to breathe and not be sealed on all sides.
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            mike burt · 08/07/2019
            I am letting cedar age now before treating and then sealing? Should I use the 100 or 1500 for Northern Michigan? Half of the deck is under a screened porch in shade and the other half is fully exposed 24/7. thanks.
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    Sue V · 06/18/2019
    We would like to preserve the natural blond color of our deck boards (not cedar). However, we see that a clear stain will allow the boards to turn gray. Is it feasible to put a clear coat on and use a tinted stain for the second coat?
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      TWP Stains · 06/19/2019
      No that would not work. Just the tinted stain color for UV protection.
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    Sherri · 06/18/2019
    Hi we just bought a log house in Iowa. Not sure when they last treated the house. Was told we need to do the inside and outside of the house. Is there special ones for in and out or are these all for outside? How often do you have to apply/should apply?
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      TWP Stains · 06/18/2019
      Just on the outside. Prep correctly and then reapply every 4-6 years for a log home or as needed.
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    John Kuhlmann · 06/17/2019
    I have a 600 sf womanized pine wood deck that has never been stained , painted or treated that is about 12 years old. The location is about 60 miles west of St Louis, MO. It is 50% in the sun and the other 50% is in the shade. We do not want a solid stain and like the oil based application of TWP. What TWP product, color and preparation would you recommend. Half of our house has a siding color is light to medium green that blends with our hickory trees and the the other half facing the deck is a red used brick.
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    Brian · 06/16/2019
    I'm installing a brand new cedar deck. Live in Cleveland, OH and get really every kind of weather. Intense sun and heat, rain, snow, ice and cold temps. Wanted to make sure the 1500 series would be correct for this application. Also was planning on lightly sanding the cedar deck before applying and was wondering your thoughts on that.
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    RS Turner · 06/13/2019
    Can your 1500 series be used as a stain color with a varnish top coat for exterior doors? E.g. Front doors, garage doors