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    Shep · 07/08/2015
    I live in Nashville Tennessee. It seems that I purchased the 100 series at a Sherman Williams store 3 years ago. So is Tenn a state I can purchase the 100 series stain and if so then where are the places to purchase.
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    TWP Stains · 07/08/2015
    Shep:
    I used your TWP102 Redwood stain about 3 years ago on my pressure treated deck. It has done well but needs to be redone now.
    I see that you have a "new and improved" formula 1500 stain. I want to keep the redwood color. Why should I or should I not use the 1500 over the 100 formula?

    No need to if unless you are in a low VOC state. I would just stay with the 100 series for your deck.
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    Shep · 07/08/2015
    I used your TWP102 Redwood stain about 3 years ago on my pressure treated deck. It has done well but needs to be redone now.
    I see that you have a "new and improved" formula 1500 stain. I want to keep the redwood color. Why should I or should I not use the 1500 over the 100 formula?
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    TWP Stains · 07/07/2015
    rkirkpa:
    I live in Des Moines, Iowa and have a 2 year old cedar deck on the south side of my home. It is an upper level deck because I have a walk out basement with a concrete patio directly underneath my cedar deck.
    1. Which series of stain do you recommend?
    2. In terms of color, do you recommend using the Cedartone or Clear?
    3. Is it okay to stain the underneath of my deck as well (it's totally visible when on the concrete patio). Does the wood need breathing space?

    1. 100 Series
    2. Clear will not provide UV protection from graying. Need a color/tint.
    3. You can stain underneath for appearance.
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    Rhonda Kirkpatrick · 07/06/2015
    I live in Des Moines, Iowa and have a 2 year old cedar deck on the south side of my home. It is an upper level deck because I have a walk out basement with a concrete patio directly underneath my cedar deck.
    1. Which series of stain do you recommend?
    2. In terms of color, do you recommend using the Cedartone or Clear?
    3. Is it okay to stain the underneath of my deck as well (it's totally visible when on the concrete patio). Does the wood need breathing space?
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    TWP Stains · 07/01/2015
    Tony Plater:
    Which product would be best for my deck? My deck is a 10 year old Evergrain (similar to Trek). We live in Northern Virginia area. The deck gets 3-4 or more hours of sun daily. We have a lot of mold or mildew spots and general fading. Because of the fading and mildew, we want to improve teh cool and renew the deck. The Evergrain is redwood in color and has a wood grain texture. Do we need to strip and what an to use your stripper and brightener? Which stain product is best?

    Sorry but TWP is not suggested for composite wood.
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    TWP Stains · 06/29/2015
    Martin Klingeman:
    I have a Brazilian walnut deck. What is the best stain to use...oil or water base?

    TWP only comes in oil based. Use the 100 Series.
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    Martin Klingeman · 06/28/2015
    I have a Brazilian walnut deck. What is the best stain to use...oil or water base?
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    TWP Stains · 06/26/2015
    maliamw:
    I recently received a one gallon container of Dark Oak. I skipped ordering a sample since I was reasonably confident that the color was going to work. Unfortunately it looks too light and reddish for my wife's taste. I have now ordered the black walnut and hope that will do it since it is the darkest you have and I want o use this product.

    I was surprised to read that the wood should age one year before applying the stain. I am making red cedar shadow box fence panels and want to stain the components before final assembly since the design will be difficult to coat when completed. Can this be applied to new red cedar? The frames and rails are "smooth" but not planned and sanded. The balance of the material is 5/16 x 4 RC with a band saw finish. I can wipe the frame and rail components with acetone or lightly sand if required. Please be sure to comment on the aging or freshness requirement.

    Thanks.

    Please read this: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Mike Malia · 06/25/2015
    I recently received a one gallon container of Dark Oak. I skipped ordering a sample since I was reasonably confident that the color was going to work. Unfortunately it looks too light and reddish for my wife's taste. I have now ordered the black walnut and hope that will do it since it is the darkest you have and I want o use this product.

    I was surprised to read that the wood should age one year before applying the stain. I am making red cedar shadow box fence panels and want to stain the components before final assembly since the design will be difficult to coat when completed. Can this be applied to new red cedar? The frames and rails are "smooth" but not planned and sanded. The balance of the material is 5/16 x 4 RC with a band saw finish. I can wipe the frame and rail components with acetone or lightly sand if required. Please be sure to comment on the aging or freshness requirement.

    Thanks.
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    TWP Stains · 06/18/2015
    Omar Kasso:
    Do you think I will be able to match it over time and another coat or two?

    When you redo it in a couple of years it will match then.
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    Omar Kasso · 06/18/2015
    Do you think I will be able to match it over time and another coat or two?
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    TWP Stains · 06/18/2015
    Omar Kasso:
    I live in SC and I have an 11 year old deck that needs to be restored. I stripped it and sanded it down. I had to replace some of the wood with new pieces and wanted to know what stain I should use. My concern is the colors not matching on the new 5 boards and the old wood. Please advise.

    Thanks

    Use the 100 Series. New wood and old wood will not match. The newer wood will be lighter in color as they are less absorbent.
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    Omar Kasso · 06/17/2015
    I live in SC and I have an 11 year old deck that needs to be restored. I stripped it and sanded it down. I had to replace some of the wood with new pieces and wanted to know what stain I should use. My concern is the colors not matching on the new 5 boards and the old wood. Please advise.

    Thanks
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    TWP Stains · 06/17/2015
    fitzer:
    I live in st.louis,mo and I'm still not sure which twp stain to use on my 9 year old cedar deck. It will be prepped with RAD stripper and brightener. which twp stain would be best for me?

    Use the 100 Series.
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    TWP Stains · 06/17/2015
    Paul Sano:
    The differences in the Series between 1500 and 200....Seems the 200 has more solids in it, yet the website states the 1500 as best. Which would you recommend for a log home in upstate New York?....thanks

    Use the 1500. The 200 is for shakes and shingles.
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    fitzer · 06/16/2015
    I live in st.louis,mo and I'm still not sure which twp stain to use on my 9 year old cedar deck. It will be prepped with RAD stripper and brightener. which twp stain would be best for me?
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    Paul Sano · 06/16/2015
    The differences in the Series between 1500 and 200....Seems the 200 has more solids in it, yet the website states the 1500 as best. Which would you recommend for a log home in upstate New York?....thanks
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    TWP Stains · 06/15/2015
    Russell Wyatt:
    I have 2 32X8 covered porches that have 5/4 treated deck board floors. The floors are 1 1/2 years old and I need to know what the best product would be. I live in south Texas. I prefer a dark solid color.

    TWP does not come in a solid stain. Look at the Dark Oak for a dark brown color but it will show the wood grain. Prep first with a Gemini Restore Kit.
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    Russell Wyatt · 06/14/2015
    I have 2 32X8 covered porches that have 5/4 treated deck board floors. The floors are 1 1/2 years old and I need to know what the best product would be. I live in south Texas. I prefer a dark solid color.