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    Linda · 06/08/2022
    We have a one year old deck that was recently stained with Behr semi transparent and it turned an orangish color. Is it possible to stain over it with a semi solid twp without stripping old stain first?
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      TWP Stains · 06/08/2022
      Sorry but no, you have no choice but to remove the Behr and that does not look semi-transparent. They lied to you as it looks like a solid stain on your deck now. The only way to remove it is to power sand it off.
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        Linda · 06/27/2022
        We have yet to find a stripper to take it off. Even Restore a deck won’t remove it. Finally getting results using a grinder but can’t get all the nooks and crannies. 
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          TWP Stains · 06/27/2022
          No stripper will remove a solid stain effectively. You have to power sand or grind to remove it.
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    Brandon · 05/12/2022
    Our deck was previously stained by a deck company with TWP 200 California Cedar. The deck is in need of staining again. Should I use the same stain or should I use TWP 100 or 1500 instead (in North Carolina). If I should change, what stain is closest in color to the California Cedar, and will the previous stain affect the final color? 
    Also, we installed a new fence around 8 months ago. Is TWP 100 the recommended stain?
    Thanks!
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      TWP Stains · 05/12/2022
      Easiest is to use the same as prior. You can use it for the fence as well. 
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    Andrew · 05/04/2022
    Hi, a few pre-sale questions from Quebec
    1) I cleaned and sanded my Sept 2021 deck at the weekend, but got lazy on the upper frame. In Pic 1, what might these blue stains be and will a cleaner product remove them?
    2) Thoughts on which TWP-200 is close to the colour in Pic 2?
    3) Pic 3 is my old porch steps cleaned but not sanded. What should I do next to prep this for TWP-200?
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    Raffaele Bernes · 04/30/2022
    I have 3 pressure treated deck that were installed in October 2020 I will pressure wash them first, 
    which stain should we use and what does wet on wet mean when staining?
    We live in NY state
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    Hal Brown · 04/27/2022
    I have lots of well-weathered older decks and one dock, all previously stained with TWP101 Cedar Tone Stain many years ago.  I like the transparency of the TWP 100 series.  Could you compare the relative difference in transparency between the 100 series and the 1500 series using words that a dummy might understand?  I have noted the difference in solids between the 100 and 1500 series is approximately 100 percent. 

    Does low VOCs mean more solids, less penetration and less transparency? 

    How does the penetration compare between the two?  Which one do you expect to last the longest and by how much?  And lastly, what is so new and improved with the 1500 compared to the 100 and why do you not provide a cheaper price per gallon for 5 gallon versus 1 gallon purchases?  Are there price breaks at any quantity?  I live in the Atlanta, GA area?  I need a bunch.  Thanks, Hal B
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      TWP Stains · 04/28/2022
      The transparency between the 100 and 1500 is exactly the same. No difference.

      The 100 will penetrate slightly better. They both last about the some before recoating is needed. The 1500 will give slightly better UV protection. 5 gallons ship free otherwise the pricing is the same compared to 1 gallon to 5 gallons when 1 gallons are x by 5. No discounts based on quantity. 
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    John Hendrix · 04/18/2022
    I live in Jackson, Mississippi.  I live on a lake and have a wooden seawall and dock that were built in 2007.  In 2020, I put new wood on the top of the dock and installed new vertical boards in the seawall and put a new "cap" on top of the seawall.  A photo is attached.  I want this wood to last as long as possible.  Should I use the same stain on the seawall and the dock?  What stain(s) should I use?  Do I need to condition or prep the wood?  Is there any benefit to treating the bottom side of the boards on the dock?  Thank you in advance!
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    Heather Davis · 04/15/2022
    We have a year old pressure treated deck, never stained. Live in Birmingham AL - which stain would you recommend? 
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    Brent · 04/14/2022
    I have a 20 year old cedar sided house in KY.  It's been about 10 years since stained.  I want to keep it as light as possible. I have pressure washed it.  Which product do you suggest?
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      TWP Stains · 04/15/2022
      Use the TWP 100 Series. The lightest tint is the Honeytone.
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    Dawn · 04/02/2022
    Stained old neglected elders last fall twp 100 honeytone. Floors faded out a lot over winter. Did I not do enough coats? Should could I pressure wash and re coat?
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      TWP Stains · 04/03/2022
      Lightly wash and apply one coat after it dries for 48 hours.
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    Lisa · 03/30/2022
    3 year old deck. Never stained. Nashville TN.

    What products do we need? Power wash? 

    thank you
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    John · 03/28/2022
    We are in Georgia.  Deck and fence are about 20 years old and we have used the same crew the entire time to clean/stain everything pretty regularly.  They are no longer around but I know they always used TWP 200.  Should we use 100, 200, or 1,500?  If not 200, why?  If continue with 200, why?
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      TWP Stains · 03/29/2022
      Th 200 Series is designed for vertical shakes and shingles. Use the TWP 100 Series for a deck in Georgia. 
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    Steve · 03/23/2022
    I live Lake Tahoe Ca where we receive lots of snow and sun.  Should i use 1500 or 1000 to re-stain my decks?
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      TWP Stains · 03/23/2022
      You need to use the TWP 1500 Series for CA.
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    Anthony · 02/23/2022
    I live just north of Atlanta and plan to stain a new pressure treated deck. How long should the wood dry and which series do you recommend? The deck is on the south side of the house and will get a lot of direct sun. 
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    Jeff · 01/13/2022
    My house has four large cypress columns and front door on the front porch that receive a lot of sunlight.  What would be the best stain to use?  I live in Louisiana near Baton Rouge.
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    andrew edwards · 12/31/2021
    I built a new pressure treated pine fence.  I've waited roughly 4 months for the treatment to exit.  What series stain should I use?
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    D Britton · 12/06/2021
    Your comparison above between 100, 200, 1500 series products indicates that 1500 is "Best!", however most of your recommendations in the comments are to use the 100 series products when available in those states.  Why is that?  Also, given that the 1500 series product has more solids by volume, does that give it better UV protection? 
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      TWP Stains · 12/07/2021
      The 100 Series is able to penetrate better especially on newer wood. The UV protection is slightly better on the 1500 Series compared to the 100 Series but penetration can outweigh UV protection for newer wood.
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    Paul J Georgas, Jr. · 11/29/2021
    I am building a deck with freshly milled new cypress wood, with 8-12% moisture. I live in Mobile, Alabama, so sun and humidity are normal.  I plan to stain with penetrating oil base twp-semi-solid-pro-series 105 Cape Cod Gray.  Vintage Woodworking STRONGLY recommends staining the wood before constructing the deck.  That is contrary to TWP instructions.  Is it necessary to age cypress before staining?
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    Wendy Sullivan · 11/05/2021
    80% of our deck is new pressure treated lumber.  The remaining 20% is old pressure treated lumber stained with TWP cedartone. I'm interested in staining with TWP 1500 sea foam.  Do I need to sand off the existing cedartone color, strip it, or can I stain over it?
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    Justin · 09/07/2021
    Hi. Recently bought my house. Deck is pressure treated lumber. 25 years old. I sanded off old stain and paint and power washed what leftover white paint is in picture. I live in CT. What should my next steps be and which of your products should I use?
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      TWP Stains · 09/08/2021
      You cannot use the TWP Stains unless you fully remove 100% of the white paint and that will require power sanding.
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    Mike C · 09/06/2021
    I live in Michigan.  I bought a cabin that was stained using 1500 in Rustic color right before I purchased last year.  I don’t like the color as it seems too red for my taste.  I’d like to restain with Dark Oak.  After 1 year can I just go over the Rustic 1500 with Dark Oak?  Which would you recommend for the restraining - 100 or 1500?  I also have a shed shed that is sided with western red cedar shingles that were pre dipped in Superdeck 1900 before installation. The shingles are 6 years old and need to be re stained.  Would you recommend 100, 200 or 1500 for the shingles?   Do the shingles need to be stripped before re staining?   Thank you.