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    Amy · 07/01/2018
    Hi,
    We used TWP 1500 last year on our mahogany deck. It's a covered deck, but the steps are in full sun all day. It faded quickly and absorbed some ring stains from our chairs. We're not sure if you recommend a particular color. What are we missing?
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      TWP Stains · 07/02/2018
      Hello,

      Your wood type (Mahogany) is an exotic hardwood and these types of wood require an annual reapplication when in full sun. As for the rings, that is most likely rust from your chairs.

      Most people use the Rustic color for mahogany in the 1500 Series.
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    ann · 06/30/2018
    I want to refinish the old deck of my screen porch. I have removed most of the old paint/stain, but there are some places where the paint/stain has sunk deeply into the wood. Note that the wood is pressure treated. What do I use to cover it so that it will cover up the old surface but NOT peel or crack, like the old paint did?
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      TWP Stains · 07/01/2018
      Hello, the TWP products are penetrating semi-transparent stains. They cannot be applied over a deck paint or solid stain. The current coating will need to be fully removed first. Once removed, you can use the TWP.
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    Cheryl · 06/27/2018
    I would
    like
    actaul samples
    of stains. Redwood and rustic. I am unsure which is better for our project. Anyway to mail a sample
    of those two? I have four
    decks to refinish this year and a two story house in T111 to
    do next year. Want the correct stain color. Thanks
    cheryl
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    Steve · 06/27/2018
    I am in the process of restoring a cedar outdoor play structure. In most of the horizontal surfaces the previous stain, I assume water-based, is flaky and the wood is heavily greyed and splintered. What is the best product to use for the climate (Alberta, Canada) and how do I prepare the wood? Sanding, pressure washing etc.? Will I need to apply a sealer after staining and are there any concerns with children (odor, stains, etc.).
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      TWP Stains · 06/27/2018
      Only the TWP 200 Series is allowed in Canada. All previous stain must be removed first by sanding and stripping. Brighten the wood after. You cannot apply a sealer over the TWP stain nor is there a need. Once fully dry and cured, there are no concerns.
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        Steve · 06/28/2018
        If I sand down to the bare wood, do I need to brighten after? How do I prepare for the staining after sanding, washing down with a hose or is a damp cloth enough to clean off the dust particles?
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          TWP Stains · 06/29/2018
          Lightly pressure rinse and brighten the wood.
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    Marty · 06/22/2018
    Our deck (photo attached) was built a year ago, in Omaha, NE. No stain required on the decking itself, but we now want to stain the support posts, beam and facia to approximately match the metal railing color (darker grey/brown), which it seems may require some level of pigmentation. Which type (TWP 100 or 1500) and which color might be the best fit? Thanks in advance!
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    Ferman Fowler · 06/14/2018
    I have a 288sq deck. i just used t w p for the first and not very happy. I have whitish spots coming through the redwood stain. past years i have used Flood wood protection and no problem. what could my problem be?
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      TWP Stains · 06/15/2018
      TWP does not cause white spots. Must be something else that is the issue. Please post a picture.
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    Donna Keckler · 06/11/2018
    I just ordered the TWP 100 Combo RAD and brightener. I live in Huntsville, AL and want to make sure I ordered the correct one. I used the same kind of TWP stain 3 years ago. The deck is losing its color (Redwood) where the elements hit it. Please let me know if I chose correctly, TY
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    Lee · 06/11/2018
    I used TWP 1500 Natural on my new deck in Sept. 2017. Following the directions, I put a second coat on 9 months later (this past weekend). I have some areas that are extremely glossy and others that are not. Any suggestions of how to repair? The instructions did not call for any pre-treating. I did not put on a heavy coat, as evidenced by the fact that the first time I used the entire gal. whereas this time, I have about a third left.
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    Kit · 06/09/2018
    I have a huge redwood deck (~1800 sq ft), which is subject to New Mexico’s bright sun and snow. Elevation is 8800 ft. It was stained about 8 years ago with Messmers Natural Redwood. I am going clean & brighten first. What TWP stain color should I use? I liked the Messmer color. Would just a natural stain look good?
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    Highmaster2 · 06/08/2018
    Additional info..... The dock I asked about is built from pressure treated pine.
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    Highmaster2 · 06/08/2018
    1) I have a 750 sq. ft. dock that is 8 years old and never been stained. have just replaced a few boards. I know that the "new" boards will not stain the same as the old ones, but is it ok to go ahead and stain them or di I need to skip them until they weather awhile?

    2) Same dock - is it safe/legal/recommended to use your wood prep products over water? Any danger to fish, etc?

    Thanks!
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      TWP Stains · 06/08/2018
      1. You should be fine if just a few boards but those new boards will need to be touched up with another coat next year.
      2. Nothing illegal about it and the prep products are Eco-Safe.
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    David wilson · 06/03/2018
    We have a cedar fence 2yrs old. Should we power wash it before staining?
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    Wayne Bradley · 06/02/2018
    We are staining our pool deck for the 1st time. It’s green treated lumber. The deck has been up for 8 months. We live in Illinois 60 miles south of Chicago. Should we use the 1500 series or the 100 series. I’m thinking oil based semi-transparent.
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      TWP Stains · 06/03/2018
      For IL, you will need the TWP 1500 Series. It is oil-based and semi-transparent.
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    Carol · 05/31/2018
    What stain is best for Washington State? The deck gets a lot of rain during 9 months of the year and direct sun for 3 months straight. Thanks in advance!
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      TWP Stains · 06/01/2018
      Use the TWP 100 Series. Make sure to prep first.
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    Beverly · 05/25/2018
    Would TWP 1500 work on a deck made from South American hardwood. Its natural color is kind of a rich redwood type color. I have cleaned it, pressure washed and sanded it. Also does this have to b e applied with a sprayer or can i use a roller to rub it in.
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      TWP Stains · 05/26/2018
      Use a stain pad to apply. Most use the TWP 1516 for Exotic Hardwoods. Just one light coat.
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    Richard Burch · 05/24/2018
    The previous owner stained our deck with TWP shake and shingle in 207 Butternut Brown. Which product do you recommend (Kansas resident) and what color would be best. Still have plenty of color on posts and pickets below the deck. Don't want to have to strip it all off beyond pressure washing.
    would hope for something just dark enough to blend with old stain.


    Thanks,
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      TWP Stains · 05/24/2018
      Use the same color and series. Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit.
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    Ken · 05/23/2018
    I am planning to use Dock Revive this summer. I currently use TWP 100 dark oak stain and would like a color match. What is the best gloss acrylic paint to use?
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      TWP Stains · 05/24/2018
      Ken, does not matter on the brand of Gloss acrylic latex paint for the Deck Revive. Any will do.
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    Dave · 05/22/2018
    I have a Epe deck in Oregon I want to seal it but do not want a color do you have 100 in natural
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      TWP Stains · 05/23/2018
      The TWP comes in clear. Clear will not give you UV protection though from naturally turning gray.
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    Ken · 05/14/2018
    I am staining new cedar for a dock deck in fresh water. Which of your products with use be best.
    Ken in Montana
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    Ginny · 05/11/2018
    Good morning. We are refinishing a cedar deck and choosing between the 100 and 1500 series. The deck gets full sun and we live in non-coastal North Carolina. Can you please tell me which would be best and why. Thank you.
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      TWP Stains · 05/11/2018
      In NC you can use either Series. They both will work equally as well in your state.
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        Ginny · 05/11/2018
        Thank you for your reply. In the future could we apply the 1500 over the 100 if the low VOC becomes the standard?