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    Gerry Morris · 05/30/2015
    Just built a new deck with Western Red Cedar live in Maine, what would you recommend for best protection for the wood.
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    debpunk · 05/30/2015
    we just purchased a Backyard Adventures swing set that is 7 years old. It is in need of cleaning and staining as it has not been done for a few years. What product would you recommend for this. We live in the Kansas City area and the playset will be full sun from late morning til sunset.
    My dad has given me a partial can of clear, the playset is pretty dull at the moment. Will the clear give it a fresher look or should I look at a color for a more natural look?
    Also would you recommend sanding or power washing prior to application?
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    TWP Stains · 05/25/2015
    Eric McCaslin:
    Have a 17 year old deck with pressure treated boards that has now been sanded down to the bare wood. The previous solid stain is still in the small cracks and is holding very well. Suggestions on stain for this 400 sf deck?

    Thanks!

    Try the 1500 Series but the solid stain will show though.
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    Eric McCaslin · 05/24/2015
    Have a 17 year old deck with pressure treated boards that has now been sanded down to the bare wood. The previous solid stain is still in the small cracks and is holding very well. Suggestions on stain for this 400 sf deck?

    Thanks!
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    TWP Stains · 05/23/2015
    Aaron Reedy:
    I have a 4 board rail horse fence that is approximately 650 feet long. The fence was there when I bought the property and doesnt appear that it was ever treated. It is very gray. It doesnt have to be perfect, I just need something with a little color that will help with rot. Pressure washing or sanding the wood isn't really feasible due to location. Which stain would be recommended and how much?

    You have to prep and clean the wood. You cannot apply a stain over the gray/oxidized wood. Use the Gemini Restore Kit as the prep before applying the TWP.
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    Lys · 05/22/2015
    Can I use TWP on a deck after I cleaned it with Olympain Deck Cleaner?
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    Aaron Reedy · 05/22/2015
    I have a 4 board rail horse fence that is approximately 650 feet long. The fence was there when I bought the property and doesnt appear that it was ever treated. It is very gray. It doesnt have to be perfect, I just need something with a little color that will help with rot. Pressure washing or sanding the wood isn't really feasible due to location. Which stain would be recommended and how much?
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    TWP Stains · 05/17/2015
    Jean Day:
    The only way to tell when you need a maintenance coat is when the color fades, right? If the color has faded but I want to leave it, will the first coat of TWP have penetrated deep enough to protect the wood? In other words, is the maintenance coat just for looks? What goes in the wood, stays in the wood?

    Not just for looks but for continuing protections as well. It will not protect forever with just the initial coat.
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    Jean Day · 05/16/2015
    The only way to tell when you need a maintenance coat is when the color fades, right? If the color has faded but I want to leave it, will the first coat of TWP have penetrated deep enough to protect the wood? In other words, is the maintenance coat just for looks? What goes in the wood, stays in the wood?
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    TWP Stains · 05/14/2015
    Susan Duryea:
    Which color of the 1500 series is closest to the former 505 Light Cedar TWP? We have used 505 for years, located on the northern CA coast. Is the 1500 series best for us or the 100 series? Thank you!

    Light Cedar was 515 and the 1515 Honeytone is the same color. 100 series cannot be used in CA.
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    Susan Duryea · 05/14/2015
    Which color of the 1500 series is closest to the former 505 Light Cedar TWP? We have used 505 for years, located on the northern CA coast. Is the 1500 series best for us or the 100 series? Thank you!
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    Jean Day · 05/14/2015
    I just stained my pine siding with 100. The wood is about 70 years old but looked and smelled new after I conditioned and brightened. Since the 100 penetrates into the wood, isn't it going to stay in the wood no matter how long I wait to do the maintenance coat? In other words, is the purpose for a maintenance coat merely for surface looks after it fades?
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    TWP Stains · 05/12/2015
    David Neiman:
    Would 100 or 1500 be best for a new(6 months) treated pine deck getting full sun in a high voc state? Also what prep is recommended.
    Thank you

    Use the 100 Series and prep with the Gemini Restore Kit.
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    David Neiman · 05/12/2015
    Would 100 or 1500 be best for a new(6 months) treated pine deck getting full sun in a high voc state? Also what prep is recommended.
    Thank you
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    TWP Stains · 05/12/2015
    Jean Day:
    If a person put the correct amount of TWP on pine siding, would throwing water on it and seeing if it rolls off be a good way to tell? Thanks very much.

    Not exactly. TWP sheds water, not necessarily beads water.
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    Jean Day · 05/12/2015
    If a person put the correct amount of TWP on pine siding, would throwing water on it and seeing if it rolls off be a good way to tell? Thanks very much.
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    TWP Stains · 05/12/2015
    Erick"][quote name="TheSealerStore"][quote name="Erick"][quote name="TheSealerStore"][quote name="Erick:
    On the comparisons page next to the 1500 Series it says 'Best!', but I've noticed that you almost exclusively recommend the 100 Series in the comments below. So when should the 1500 Series be used? If 100 can be used is it always recommended over the 1500 series?[/quote]
    Use the TWP 1500 in low VOC states, older decks, or when in full sun. Use the TWP 100 if in a high VOC state, and or the wood is newer.[/quote]


    Is the 100 better to use and will it last longer?[/quote]
    They last about the same. 100 penetrates better so it wears better. 1500 holds color a little longer. Both will need to be redone every 2 or 3 years on average.[/quote]


    2-3 years on vertical cedar siding?

    2-3 years on horizontals. Twice as long on verticals.
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    Erick · 05/12/2015
    TheSealerStore"][quote name="Erick"][quote name="TheSealerStore"][quote name="Erick:
    On the comparisons page next to the 1500 Series it says 'Best!', but I've noticed that you almost exclusively recommend the 100 Series in the comments below. So when should the 1500 Series be used? If 100 can be used is it always recommended over the 1500 series?[/quote]
    Use the TWP 1500 in low VOC states, older decks, or when in full sun. Use the TWP 100 if in a high VOC state, and or the wood is newer.[/quote]


    Is the 100 better to use and will it last longer?[/quote]
    They last about the same. 100 penetrates better so it wears better. 1500 holds color a little longer. Both will need to be redone every 2 or 3 years on average.



    2-3 years on vertical cedar siding?
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    TWP Stains · 05/12/2015
    Erick"][quote name="TheSealerStore"][quote name="Erick:
    On the comparisons page next to the 1500 Series it says 'Best!', but I've noticed that you almost exclusively recommend the 100 Series in the comments below. So when should the 1500 Series be used? If 100 can be used is it always recommended over the 1500 series?[/quote]
    Use the TWP 1500 in low VOC states, older decks, or when in full sun. Use the TWP 100 if in a high VOC state, and or the wood is newer.[/quote]


    Is the 100 better to use and will it last longer?

    They last about the same. 100 penetrates better so it wears better. 1500 holds color a little longer. Both will need to be redone every 2 or 3 years on average.
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    Erick · 05/12/2015
    TheSealerStore"][quote name="Erick:
    On the comparisons page next to the 1500 Series it says 'Best!', but I've noticed that you almost exclusively recommend the 100 Series in the comments below. So when should the 1500 Series be used? If 100 can be used is it always recommended over the 1500 series?[/quote]
    Use the TWP 1500 in low VOC states, older decks, or when in full sun. Use the TWP 100 if in a high VOC state, and or the wood is newer.



    Is the 100 better to use and will it last longer?