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    TWP Stains · 05/12/2015
    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?

    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.
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    Erick · 05/11/2015
    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?
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    TWP Stains · 05/08/2015
    Jean Day:
    The 5" brush I bought is too wide to dip into the one-gallon TWP can. I've got to stain tomorrow cuz it might rain next week and the siding is clean and bright. If I pour the gallon into a 5-gallon container, can I use the brush to wipe out the pigment that's left on the bottom of the can and then swish the pigmented brush around in the stain that's in the 5-galloner? Or something else? Many thanks.

    Yes that should work.
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    Jean Day · 05/08/2015
    The 5" brush I bought is too wide to dip into the one-gallon TWP can. I've got to stain tomorrow cuz it might rain next week and the siding is clean and bright. If I pour the gallon into a 5-gallon container, can I use the brush to wipe out the pigment that's left on the bottom of the can and then swish the pigmented brush around in the stain that's in the 5-galloner? Or something else? Many thanks.
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    TWP Stains · 05/08/2015
    Jean Day:
    Could a person prime and paint over cured TWP? If so, must the TWP be removed first?

    You would want to strip the TWP first.
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    Jean Day · 05/08/2015
    Could a person prime and paint over cured TWP? If so, must the TWP be removed first?
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    TWP Stains · 05/08/2015
    Marcia Rast:
    Which product would be best for our deck? It is pressure treated pine-25 years old. We live in Memphis, TN. It is a hot and humid climate with mild winters. We have a lot of shade. About half of the deck gets 3-4 hours of sun daily. We have a lot of mold or mildew-it looks green in some areas. There is also a lot of gray. We pressure wash and stain almost every year with semi-transparent. Many different products have been used in the past. We plan to use your stripper, pressure wash and brighten. I've read a lot of your information but I'm still uncertain which of your stains to use. Would you advise me? Thanks

    The TWP 100 Series would be your best option for this scenario.
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    Marcia Rast · 05/08/2015
    Which product would be best for our deck? It is pressure treated pine-25 years old. We live in Memphis, TN. It is a hot and humid climate with mild winters. We have a lot of shade. About half of the deck gets 3-4 hours of sun daily. We have a lot of mold or mildew-it looks green in some areas. There is also a lot of gray. We pressure wash and stain almost every year with semi-transparent. Many different products have been used in the past. We plan to use your stripper, pressure wash and brighten. I've read a lot of your information but I'm still uncertain which of your stains to use. Would you advise me? Thanks
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    TWP Stains · 05/07/2015
    Amish:
    I wanted to know what is the best stain for my Cedar deck. I live in the Seattle area.

    Please advice.

    Regards

    amish

    Use the TWP 100 Series.
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    Amish · 05/06/2015
    I wanted to know what is the best stain for my Cedar deck. I live in the Seattle area.

    Please advice.

    Regards

    amish
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    Eve Pomer · 05/06/2015
    We live in the Pacific North West, lots of rain and snow.
    What is the best deck stain for our 8-9 years old pressure treated, unsealed and exposed pine deck?
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    TWP Stains · 05/05/2015
    Jim M:
    I am still somewhat confused as to what product to use to clean my deck. There is very little original stain (not yours) left on the surface. Most of the color left is on the railing balusters. I have already cleaned with a deck cleaner (Olympic) with mixed results. There is NO mold, mildew or graying of the wood. It appears clean, but somewhat blotchy because of residual stain. I am going to use your 1500 on this project. Should I use your restore kit OR the safety strip. I might also mention that there are flowers, shrubs, etc. close to the deck that I do not want to compromise.

    It should come off before using the TWP. Shoot for 95% removal. If you still need to get more off, then use the Restore A Deck Stripper for the prep and pressure washing. Brighten wood when done.
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    Jim M · 05/05/2015
    I am still somewhat confused as to what product to use to clean my deck. There is very little original stain (not yours) left on the surface. Most of the color left is on the railing balusters. I have already cleaned with a deck cleaner (Olympic) with mixed results. There is NO mold, mildew or graying of the wood. It appears clean, but somewhat blotchy because of residual stain. I am going to use your 1500 on this project. Should I use your restore kit OR the safety strip. I might also mention that there are flowers, shrubs, etc. close to the deck that I do not want to compromise.
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    TWP Stains · 05/04/2015
    Michael Locke:
    I built a house last year with cedar accents (columns and beams in the peaks)and also have 7 cedar steps at 8 foot wide and handrail going to a patio. it has grayed slightly and I would like to restore the natural color and protect it. the clear states it does not prevent discoloring so what do you recommend?

    Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit and stain with any of the TWP colors that you like. You have to color in your stain for UV protection.
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    Michael Locke · 05/04/2015
    I built a house last year with cedar accents (columns and beams in the peaks)and also have 7 cedar steps at 8 foot wide and handrail going to a patio. it has grayed slightly and I would like to restore the natural color and protect it. the clear states it does not prevent discoloring so what do you recommend?
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    TWP Stains · 05/03/2015
    Richard hammond:
    I have a 2yr old pine pressure treated deck in conneticut that's never been sealed or stained and is starting to show signs of weathering and color loss. I'm looking to apply TWP1500 stain, but I would like to now what type of decking prep products I should use before applying the TWP 1500 stain (ie deck cleaner, color brightener ect).

    Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit.
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    Richard hammond · 05/03/2015
    I have a 2yr old pine pressure treated deck in conneticut that's never been sealed or stained and is starting to show signs of weathering and color loss. I'm looking to apply TWP1500 stain, but I would like to now what type of decking prep products I should use before applying the TWP 1500 stain (ie deck cleaner, color brightener ect).
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    TWP Stains · 05/01/2015
    barbara meyers:
    It rained 12 hours after I applied TWP 1500 stain to my very dry 15 years old wood deck. What should I expect now?

    It is most likely fine with no issues. Check when dry from water that it does not have in separation stain spots that like like dime sized.
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    barbara meyers · 05/01/2015
    It rained 12 hours after I applied TWP 1500 stain to my very dry 15 years old wood deck. What should I expect now?
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    TWP Stains · 04/30/2015
    Bill Conlin:
    I am redoing a 20yr old Peruvian Mahogany deck after stripping and brightening.The wood is in great condition. It has had water based Benjamin Moore Arborcoat on it. Which of your products would be the best for this situation? Thanks

    You cannot apply TWP on the Arbor coat so you first thing to address is full removal by sanding it off. Once removed, you can use the 100 or 1500 Series.