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    Scott s · 05/08/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 05/05/2016
    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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    Gail · 05/05/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 05/04/2016
    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-transparent 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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    donald trump · 05/04/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 04/19/2016
    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 Engelhardt · 04/19/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 04/16/2016
    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:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

    Colors vary by series.
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    Irene · 04/15/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 04/10/2016
    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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    Ron A · 04/09/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 03/28/2016
    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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    Theresa P. · 03/28/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 03/27/2016
    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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    Paula Bowers · 03/27/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 03/23/2016
    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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    Zachary steadman · 03/22/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 03/22/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 03/22/2016
    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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    Will Comment · 03/22/2016
    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