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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?
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    TWP Stains · 03/17/2015
    Karen sue of 82:
    We just sanded the solid color stain off of our deck. It was peeling after two years and had areas of black mildew. We live south of Atlanta, GA and would like a semi-transparent stain. Which of the products that you offer would you recommend? If I need total of 8 gallons how does the pricing work?

    I would suggest the 100 Series for this. It will penetrate your sanded wood better. Pricing is on this page:
    http://www.twpstain.com/twp-100-series
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    Karen sue of 82 · 03/16/2015
    We just sanded the solid color stain off of our deck. It was peeling after two years and had areas of black mildew. We live south of Atlanta, GA and would like a semi-transparent stain. Which of the products that you offer would you recommend? If I need total of 8 gallons how does the pricing work?
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    TWP Stains · 03/12/2015
    Doug Cook:
    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.

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

    Thanks!
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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.