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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.
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    Bill Conlin · 04/30/2015
    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
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    TWP Stains · 04/29/2015
    Kenneth Francis:
    I am planning on refinishing my 15 year old cedar deck--Used TWP 100 about 5 years ago. I want to do the entire deck, top and bottom 14x40.
    I have a lot of tree droppings on the deck every year and its fully shaded after 1pm--I need something that will hold up to the moisture and tree droppings and keep the mold/mildew down. What do you recommend? How much of it

    Use the TWP 100 again after prepping with the Restore A Deck Kit. What is the total sq. footage with all decking, railings, and stairs?
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    Kenneth Francis · 04/29/2015
    I am planning on refinishing my 15 year old cedar deck--Used TWP 100 about 5 years ago. I want to do the entire deck, top and bottom 14x40.
    I have a lot of tree droppings on the deck every year and its fully shaded after 1pm--I need something that will hold up to the moisture and tree droppings and keep the mold/mildew down. What do you recommend? How much of it
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    TWP Stains · 04/24/2015
    Gillian Cropp:
    WE are building a replacement deck in Conheart Redwood in California. Can you ship the oil-based formulas to us? If so which would be the best formula for a deck which gets hot sun for 8 months a year, very little rain in winter only and some frosts. No snow.
    The deck is 550 linear feet and averages 7 feet across.
    I would like to get samples of TWP 1500 in the most translucent you manufacture and in Redwood (would prefer very little pigment).

    TWP 1500 is allowed for CA and it is oil based. We have samples on this link: http://www.twpstain.com/stain-samples
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    Gillian Cropp · 04/24/2015
    WE are building a replacement deck in Conheart Redwood in California. Can you ship the oil-based formulas to us? If so which would be the best formula for a deck which gets hot sun for 8 months a year, very little rain in winter only and some frosts. No snow.
    The deck is 550 linear feet and averages 7 feet across.
    I would like to get samples of TWP 1500 in the most translucent you manufacture and in Redwood (would prefer very little pigment).
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    TWP Stains · 04/19/2015
    Steven Mack:
    Is TWP 1500 series stain a Semi Transparent stain? Reason is I have deck boards that have been replace over a three year period and would like to not have to much of a color difference

    Yes it is.
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    TWP Stains · 04/19/2015
    Rodney Carlson:
    400 sq ft redwood (I believe)deck in western CO. Stripped Sikkens SRD and sanded. Snowed yesterday. How long do I need to wait after the snow melts to clean/brighten? How long after the cleaning to stain given the snow and projected 50-65 high temps next 10 days? TWP 100 or 1500, and why? Would swabbing the deck with acetone immediately prior to staining have and benefit?

    A few days after the snow melts you should clean and brighten the wood. TWP 100 series as it will penetrate better into you sanded deck. No need for acetone.
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    Rodney Carlson · 04/18/2015
    400 sq ft redwood (I believe)deck in western CO. Stripped Sikkens SRD and sanded. Snowed yesterday. How long do I need to wait after the snow melts to clean/brighten? How long after the cleaning to stain given the snow and projected 50-65 high temps next 10 days? TWP 100 or 1500, and why? Would swabbing the deck with acetone immediately prior to staining have and benefit?
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    Steven Mack · 04/10/2015
    Is TWP 1500 series stain a Semi Transparent stain? Reason is I have deck boards that have been replace over a three year period and would like to not have to much of a color difference
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    TWP Stains · 03/29/2015
    Marlene S.:
    My deck is pressure treat pine, about 8 years old and very grey & weathered. Part is shaded and part is full sun all afternoon & faces the south. I'm in Minnesota with all the extremes in temp@ weather. I know the deck needs to be cleaned and brightened, but which preservative product is better? Also if I purchase the 5 gals how should any left over product be stored?

    Use the 100 for this. Read this article about shelf life:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/shelf-life-of-twp/
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    TWP Stains · 03/29/2015
    Ron Lee:
    It appears that the 100 series dark oak is darker than the 1500 series on the website. Is the actual stained colors the same?

    The are very similar but best to get samples from our site to test. Usually the 1500 is darker when applied.
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    Marlene S. · 03/29/2015
    My deck is pressure treat pine, about 8 years old and very grey & weathered. Part is shaded and part is full sun all afternoon & faces the south. I'm in Minnesota with all the extremes in temp@ weather. I know the deck needs to be cleaned and brightened, but which preservative product is better? Also if I purchase the 5 gals how should any left over product be stored?
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    Ron Lee · 03/29/2015
    It appears that the 100 series dark oak is darker than the 1500 series on the website. Is the actual stained colors the same?
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    TWP Stains · 03/23/2015
    Brittonwood:
    What about mixing a can of 1500 and a can of 100 to get the UV protection and the solids? Kinda like a greatest hits?

    No advantage and we would not suggest it.
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    Brittonwood · 03/23/2015
    What about mixing a can of 1500 and a can of 100 to get the UV protection and the solids? Kinda like a greatest hits?
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    TWP Stains · 03/23/2015
    Brittonwood:
    40 year old home
    age of deck unknown (assume 20 years)
    Pressure treated Pine
    Low to ground - 12 inches
    East exposure Morning sun, afternoon shade.
    Location: Mid Atlantic Richmond, VA
    Mold/Mildew? - most likely.
    Deck will be completely sanded.

    I've always been told that it is the solids that make the difference in the longevity of a stain. From my reading, It seems as though that the 100 would be "better" suited for this application. I guess a higher VOC content would be a better varnish/protector? Is that why?

    What do you think?

    I would do the 100 Series but in a darker color for better UV protection.
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    Brittonwood · 03/23/2015
    40 year old home
    age of deck unknown (assume 20 years)
    Pressure treated Pine
    Low to ground - 12 inches
    East exposure Morning sun, afternoon shade.
    Location: Mid Atlantic Richmond, VA
    Mold/Mildew? - most likely.
    Deck will be completely sanded.

    I've always been told that it is the solids that make the difference in the longevity of a stain. From my reading, It seems as though that the 100 would be "better" suited for this application. I guess a higher VOC content would be a better varnish/protector? Is that why?

    What do you think?