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    Lance Derksen · 10/25/2014
    Curious, we have a 5-10 year old deck, built out of pressure treated lumber. It is quite grey and weathered, though no rotting. Would applying a stain now help preserve the wood? In are in a colder climate.
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    TWP Stains · 10/24/2014
    RK:
    Which TWP stain has the lowest opacity?

    Thank you

    All but the gray colors have the same opacity of a semi-transparent. The lightest colors are the Honeytones.
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    RK · 10/23/2014
    Which TWP stain has the lowest opacity?

    Thank you
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    TWP Stains · 10/08/2014
    Margaret Chapin:
    We live western Oregon. Which series should we use on a 3 month old Port Orford cedar deck? Have we waited long enough to apply a semi-transparent stain?

    You are good to go with the staining as long as you prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit first.
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    Margaret Chapin · 10/08/2014
    We live western Oregon. Which series should we use on a 3 month old Port Orford cedar deck? Have we waited long enough to apply a semi-transparent stain?
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    TWP Stains · 09/23/2014
    obxal:
    Follow up question:
    On a newly painted house will the Restore a deck process, step 1 or step 2, discolor the painted siding or painted deck rails? Does the siding or rails have to be taped off and covered?

    The Restore A Deck products do not remove paint and should not discolor either.
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    obxal · 09/23/2014
    Follow up question:
    On a newly painted house will the Restore a deck process, step 1 or step 2, discolor the painted siding or painted deck rails? Does the siding or rails have to be taped off and covered?
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    TWP Stains · 09/23/2014
    obxal:
    I last used Readyseal Natural Cedar on my North Carolina deck 5 years ago with good results. I am intrigued that maybe TWP 1500 Pecan would be a longer lasting product for my next cleaning and sealing project coming up this fall. I normally use a bleach mixture and lightly pressure wash to clean. How would your product perform over the Readyseal?

    You would need to remove the Ready Seal when using the TWP. Easily done with the Restore A Deck Stripper and light pressure washing. Use the RAD Brightener when done.
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    obxal · 09/23/2014
    I last used Readyseal Natural Cedar on my North Carolina deck 5 years ago with good results. I am intrigued that maybe TWP 1500 Pecan would be a longer lasting product for my next cleaning and sealing project coming up this fall. I normally use a bleach mixture and lightly pressure wash to clean. How would your product perform over the Readyseal?

    Follow up question: On a newly painted house will the Restore a deck process, step 1 or step 2, discolor the painted siding or painted deck rails? Does the siding or rails have to be taped off and covered?
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    TWP Stains · 09/14/2014
    Chuck Esposito:
    I have an old previously stained PT wood deck which I cleaned with the homemade water/TSP/Clorox solution. Is TWP 100 suitable only for use on new wood, or is it suitable for use on my deck?

    It is suitable for all wood as long as you prepped correctly and you removed the old coating. You cannot put TWP on top of a different brand and expect it to work properly.
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    Chuck Esposito · 09/13/2014
    I have an old previously stained PT wood deck which I cleaned with the homemade water/TSP/Clorox solution. Is TWP 100 suitable only for use on new wood, or is it suitable for use on my deck?
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    TWP Stains · 09/12/2014
    Nathan B:
    What is the best semi transparent TWP product for new rough sawn cedar fence? It has been up for a month or so and I live in the Seattle area.

    Use the 1500 series.
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    Nathan B · 09/11/2014
    What is the best semi transparent TWP product for new rough sawn cedar fence? It has been up for a month or so and I live in the Seattle area.
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    TWP Stains · 09/01/2014
    Rod Linnekin:
    Can your deck stains be purchased only on-line, or do you have local distributors? I live in southeastern Virginia - can I purchase the 100 series, or must I go to the 1500 series? I am trying to match an existing deck color, on a deck at the opposite end of the house - Behr cedartone. Would your cedartone color be a close match?

    You can use the 100 series in SE Virginia. You could try the Cedartone to match. We personally are an online dealer for TWP.
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    Rod Linnekin · 09/01/2014
    Can your deck stains be purchased only on-line, or do you have local distributors? I live in southeastern Virginia - can I purchase the 100 series, or must I go to the 1500 series? I am trying to match an existing deck color, on a deck at the opposite end of the house - Behr cedartone. Would your cedartone color be a close match?
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    TWP Stains · 08/29/2014
    Denise Bosco:
    We have a deck that's been previously stained with a solid, opaque stain product. Can I apply TWP 1500 over this product with good results?

    No you cannot out TWP over a solid stain.
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    Denise Bosco · 08/29/2014
    We have a deck that's been previously stained with a solid, opaque stain product. Can I apply TWP 1500 over this product with good results?
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    TWP Stains · 08/19/2014
    Carole Smith:
    I have a 10 year old log home that I initially stained with Thompsons waterproofer and stain in Honey Gold. It has lasted well in our harsh upstate New York weather. My builder suggested I go to a solid stain but I have read that they tend to crack and peel. I contacted the log home company that I purchased my logs from and they suggested you 1500 product. Would the 1500 product in Cedartone go over the Thompsons and give me a little darker color? If not, what would you recommend. Thank you.

    You cannot apply TWP over the Thompson. You will need to remove that first. Typically a stain stripper and pressure washing will remove it. Brightener will be needed after to neutralize.
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    Carole Smith · 08/19/2014
    I have a 10 year old log home that I initially stained with Thompsons waterproofer and stain in Honey Gold. It has lasted well in our harsh upstate New York weather. My builder suggested I go to a solid stain but I have read that they tend to crack and peel. I contacted the log home company that I purchased my logs from and they suggested you 1500 product. Would the 1500 product in Cedartone go over the Thompsons and give me a little darker color? If not, what would you recommend. Thank you.
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    TWP Stains · 08/15/2014
    dwkisker:
    With the trends in VOC restriction, if I use TWP100 now, and then, because of new restrictions, I am not able to recoat with TWP100 in a few years, will TWP 1500 be compatible? Or will I need to strip the TWP100 first?

    You can either clean and recoat with the 1500 or you can strip the 100 off. Stripping 100 Series is very easy if needed.