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    Doug Cook · 03/12/2015
    I replaced Several balusters on my deck with treated wood. I want to apply the TWP 1500 Natural to may deck and balusters. How long must I wait before applying the stain.
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    TWP Stains · 02/25/2015
    Scott Schoenfeld:
    I have home built in 2009 which was sided with tongue and groove western red Cedar. The cedar siding was pre-coated with Cabot Clear stain and was re-stained with Cabot Clear 3 years ago. I live in Northern Nevada at 5800 ft. low humidity, lots of sun. Which stain would you recommend and how should I prep the wood. I brushed and rolled the Cabot Clear on previously and plan on brushing and rolling again.

    Thanks,

    Best to prep by using the Restore A Deck stripper and light pressure washing to remove all of the old Cabot. You would then need to apply the RAD Brightener to Neutralize. As for stain, look at the TWP 1500 Series for this vertical cedar wood in NV.
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    Scott Schoenfeld · 02/25/2015
    I have home built in 2009 which was sided with tongue and groove western red Cedar. The cedar siding was pre-coated with Cabot Clear stain and was re-stained with Cabot Clear 3 years ago. I live in Northern Nevada at 5800 ft. low humidity, lots of sun. Which stain would you recommend and how should I prep the wood. I brushed and rolled the Cabot Clear on previously and plan on brushing and rolling again.

    Thanks,
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    TWP Stains · 02/17/2015
    mark77777:
    I am planning to build a deck of home-sawn norway pine dimension lumber and deck boards.

    I would like to apply preservative to the joists and railing posts before installing. Would clear TWP100 work well. Could the joist be dipped into TWP and finished with a paint roller?

    For the deck boards, is one or two coats of TWP100 with stain (Cedartone) recommended? Could they be dipped also? What life expectancy before recoating can be anticipated? The location will receive partial (75%) sun.

    THanks

    Please read this about new decking:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

    You should not prestain or soak the boards in TWP before installing. Also you do not need to apply to the joists and posts. TWP is more for exposed wood.
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    mark77777 · 02/16/2015
    I am planning to build a deck of home-sawn norway pine dimension lumber and deck boards.

    I would like to apply preservative to the joists and railing posts before installing. Would clear TWP100 work well. Could the joist be dipped into TWP and finished with a paint roller?

    For the deck boards, is one or two coats of TWP100 with stain (Cedartone) recommended? Could they be dipped also? What life expectancy before recoating can be anticipated? The location will receive partial (75%) sun.

    THanks
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    TWP Stains · 02/14/2015
    Casey Hyde:
    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? I have a brand new pressure-treated wood deck in SE Texas (very hot and humid summers).

    Every deck and some states are different based on VOC laws so it does change. If you has older dried out wood then the 1500 would be better. Bust since your wood is new (less absorbent) then the 100 Series would work better as it does penetrate newer wood a little better. Please make sure you read our article on new wood:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/need-some-help-with-twp-stains/
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    Casey Hyde · 02/13/2015
    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? I have a brand new pressure-treated wood deck in SE Texas (very hot and humid summers).
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    TWP Stains · 01/25/2015
    dave tinsman:
    how about overlap marks with brushing - a constant problem for me

    Using a stain pad is much better and quicker. Overlap should not happen if moving quickly and keeping a wet edge at all times.
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    dave tinsman · 01/24/2015
    how about overlap marks with brushing - a constant problem for me
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    TWP Stains · 01/03/2015
    Jack OConnor:
    Live in Atlanta. Have a new, around 3 months, cedar deck. Full sun all day. Want your recommendation for the best stain that will highlight the natural beauty of the wood and provide great UV protection, mildew protection, etc.
    Thanks

    You would want the 100 Series but please read this about new wood prep and waiting period:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Jack OConnor · 01/01/2015
    Live in Atlanta. Have a new, around 3 months, cedar deck. Full sun all day. Want your recommendation for the best stain that will highlight the natural beauty of the wood and provide great UV protection, mildew protection, etc.
    Thanks
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    TWP Stains · 12/28/2014
    Rick S:
    I had very bad experience with Penofin on my Champagne Ipe deck. Within months, the UV (Colorado) had worn away the seal. I know have to sand and re-stain. For the most transparent, which TWP stain should I use and are there special considerations for hardwood application?
    Thanks

    TWP is not suggested for exotic hardwoods such as IPE. Some consumers still use it though for IPE with decent results. The IPE wood will require reapplication of the stain every year. When used on IPE, the 116 Rustic color is very popular. Only one coat and do not sand for prep but strip and brighten.
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    Rick S · 12/26/2014
    I had very bad experience with Penofin on my Champagne Ipe deck. Within months, the UV (Colorado) had worn away the seal. I know have to sand and re-stain. For the most transparent, which TWP stain should I use and are there special considerations for hardwood application?
    Thanks
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    Mark 301 · 12/26/2014
    I purchased TWP 100 Cedartone after deciding to replace 680 sq ft of tounge and groove porch on my 1885 Victorian. I sample stained one of my new KDAT yellow pine boards,and noticed it didnt absorb as I had hoped. After consulting with Gemeni coatings tech guy, he advised me to wash my boards with "Deck Restore". I did and it made a huge differance in the stain absortion. Highly recommend this product for new wood as well as old as advertized. BTW, the piece I stained before washing,would not accept more stain when dried, even after washing. This is a testiment to the sealing ability of the TWP 100!!
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    TWP Stains · 11/27/2014
    George 25:
    Brand new deck -- pine - what product TWP do you recommend for the first sealing ? In shade most of the time ... want durability....live in Georgia.... thanks

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

    100 Series after waiting until Spring.
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    TWP Stains · 11/27/2014
    Paul Z.:
    25 year old deck (pressure treated pine) ...... protected for the last 20 years with TWP products ....deck in great shape) live in Georgia...what product for durability would be best ..... 1500 or 200 or 100 (in cedertone). I would like to get about 3 years between sealing? Thanks

    Look at the 100 Series for this deck in Georgia that is 20 years old. Make sure to prep well first.
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    George 25 · 11/25/2014
    Brand new deck -- pine - what product TWP do you recommend for the first sealing ? In shade most of the time ... want durability....live in Georgia.... thanks
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    Paul Z. · 11/25/2014
    25 year old deck (pressure treated pine) ...... protected for the last 20 years with TWP products ....deck in great shape) live in Georgia...what product for durability would be best ..... 1500 or 200 or 100 (in cedertone). I would like to get about 3 years between sealing? Thanks
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    TWP Stains · 11/21/2014
    John Mathews:
    I just purchased the 1500 series in dark oak. I have stripped, power washed, sanded, am about to apply the brightener, let dry and apply 2 coats of stain. I understand that the 1500 has good water resisting properties; do I need to seal the deck after staining? What would you recommend?

    You do not need to nor can you apply a sealer on top of the TWP.
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    John Mathews · 11/21/2014
    I just purchased the 1500 series in dark oak. I have stripped, power washed, sanded, am about to apply the brightener, let dry and apply 2 coats of stain. I understand that the 1500 has good water resisting properties; do I need to seal the deck after staining? What would you recommend?

    John