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    TWP Stains · 06/30/2014
    Adam L.:
    The HOA in my neighborhood has approved one stain color for decks, fences etc, which is Olympic Brand- Cedar Natural Tone, Flood Brand- CWF-UV Cedar. Can you please recommend the TWP1500 series color that is most identical to the Olympic Cedar Natural Tone color? Thank you for all of your help

    TWP 1530 Natural.
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    TWP Stains · 06/30/2014
    Jean-Marc Work:
    Then what WOULD you recommend.
    do you not like bamboo??
    Recommendations...

    We do not sell a stain that can be used for bamboo.
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    TLJ · 06/30/2014
    Sounds like a good product, but why don't you tell us what's in it? I don't want secret formulas or any such, but what are your basic ingredients please? Is this a linseed based oil, or a petroleum product? Mostly interested in the 100 for its mold/mildew resistance rating. I live in Western Oregon, black mildew is the main enemy of decks here. I fresh stained a new pt deck last fall with another product, looked like hell this spring, had to be power washed, was black as coal dust. Can you ship 100 to Oregon? (Oregon is almost but not quite as nastily regulated as our southern cousins.) Thanks, Tim
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    Jean-Marc Work · 06/30/2014
    Then what WOULD you recommend.
    do you not like bamboo??
    Recommendations...
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    Adam L. · 06/30/2014
    The HOA in my neighborhood has approved one stain color for decks, fences etc, which is Olympic Brand- Cedar Natural Tone, Flood Brand- CWF-UV Cedar. Can you please recommend the TWP1500 series color that is most identical to the Olympic Cedar Natural Tone color? Thank you for all of your help
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    TWP Stains · 06/29/2014
    tcal:
    We live in north Idaho (cold, wet winters and dry summers) and just built a deck out of natural cut Red Fir. The wood is not new but we sanded it to get it smooth. I'm wondering if we should use the 100 or 1500 series and what tint would bring out the natural wood colors best? Thanks.

    Use the 100 Series but prep additionally with the Gemini Restore Kit first. Honeytone is the lightest color.
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    TWP Stains · 06/29/2014
    Mill:
    I am re-staining an older treated pine deck. Currently has coating of Behr stain in various stages of deterioration. How should I prep and which product would you recommend for re-staining?

    Must remove the Behr first and by sanding or stripping it off. Use the wood brightener after removal. Stain with the 1500 or the 100 Series.
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    TWP Stains · 06/29/2014
    Jean-Marc Work:
    Hi, We have bamboo fencing from the Cali Bamboo Company. Its a little over 6yo and really needs some love. they are recommending the 300 series, and only have 2 colors. was wondering what you would recommend (series wise) for Denver, Colorado. personally we like the the 302 color, but was wondering if the new 1500 series would be more durable.
    Thank you for your time.
    Jean-Marc

    You cannot use the 1500 Series on bamboo.
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    tcal · 06/29/2014
    We live in north Idaho (cold, wet winters and dry summers) and just built a deck out of natural cut Red Fir. The wood is not new but we sanded it to get it smooth. I'm wondering if we should use the 100 or 1500 series and what tint would bring out the natural wood colors best? Thanks.
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    Mill · 06/29/2014
    I am re-staining an older treated pine deck. Currently has coating of Behr stain in various stages of deterioration. How should I prep and which product would you recommend for re-staining?
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    Jean-Marc Work · 06/29/2014
    Hi, We have bamboo fencing from the Cali Bamboo Company. Its a little over 6yo and really needs some love. they are recommending the 300 series, and only have 2 colors. was wondering what you would recommend (series wise) for Denver, Colorado. personally we like the the 302 color, but was wondering if the new 1500 series would be more durable.
    Thank you for your time.
    Jean-Marc
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    TWP Stains · 06/29/2014
    Jared Johnson:
    Have an bare older deck that is greyed. Plan on using Gemini cleaner first. Confused because stain comparison says best is 1500, yet I see 100 recommended in the comments?

    Also, deck is 1,100sqft. 8 gallons for stain?

    For two coats you will need about 10 gallons. For MI most use the 100 Series but you can use either.
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    Jared Johnson · 06/28/2014
    Have an bare older deck that is greyed. Plan on using Gemini cleaner first. Confused because stain comparison says best is 1500, yet I see 100 recommended in the comments?

    Also, deck is 1,100sqft. 8 gallons for stain?
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    TWP Stains · 06/25/2014
    Dan Morrow:
    I have a two-year-old cedar deck that has been stained with Penofin followed by Sikkens. The Penofin and Sikkens have been sanded completely off the horizontal surfaces. The wood on those surfaces looks like the day it was installed. The Sikkens largely remains on the vertical surfaces, though it has been sanded a bit to rough it up. It's still in pretty good shape. I am considering applying TWP 100 or 1500 to the horizontal surfaces and re-applying the Sikkens to the vertical surfaces. I don't care about color differences. How would you recommend I proceed? For example, do I need to use a cleaner and brightener for the sanded horizontal surfaces? Is there a transparent TWP product available so I can get that "wet" untreated cedar look? Shall I use TWP 100 or 1500? I live in Pittsburgh, PA.

    Yes clean and strengthen the sanded horizontals surfaces. You need the 1500 for PA and the Honeytone is closest in color to a wet look.
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    Dan Morrow · 06/24/2014
    I have a two-year-old cedar deck that has been stained with Penofin followed by Sikkens. The Penofin and Sikkens have been sanded completely off the horizontal surfaces. The wood on those surfaces looks like the day it was installed. The Sikkens largely remains on the vertical surfaces, though it has been sanded a bit to rough it up. It's still in pretty good shape. I am considering applying TWP 100 or 1500 to the horizontal surfaces and re-applying the Sikkens to the vertical surfaces. I don't care about color differences. How would you recommend I proceed? For example, do I need to use a cleaner and brightener for the sanded horizontal surfaces? Is there a transparent TWP product available so I can get that "wet" untreated cedar look? Shall I use TWP 100 or 1500? I live in Pittsburgh, PA.
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    TWP Stains · 06/24/2014
    Linda T:
    I live in NW Iowa. My deck original deck is 9 years old, with an add on that is 5 years old. It has previously been stained a redwood cola. The wood is a treated pine. It has been stained every three years. The deck is approximately 600 square feet. it was pressure wash about 6 months ago. What do you recommend for additional prep and stain. Thanks

    Need to remove the old stain first. Use the Restore A Deck Stain Stripper and pressure washing or sand it all off. Once removed use the 100 Series.
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    Linda T · 06/24/2014
    I live in NW Iowa. My deck original deck is 9 years old, with an add on that is 5 years old. It has previously been stained a redwood cola. The wood is a treated pine. It has been stained every three years. The deck is approximately 600 square feet. it was pressure wash about 6 months ago. What do you recommend for additional prep and stain. Thanks
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    TWP Stains · 06/19/2014
    mike price:
    My redwood deck is 15 years old. Due to neglect, I have replace many floor boards with pressure treated lumber. After some aging of the new boards, I am thinking of using a semi-sold stain so that the boards have a uniform look. Is my thinking correct? If so, which of your products would work for this purpose?

    Thank you, Mike

    We do not offer a semi-solid color in the TWP. In general you will have a hard time to get new and old wood to match the first time you are staining.
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    mike price · 06/19/2014
    My redwood deck is 15 years old. Due to neglect, I have replace many floor boards with pressure treated lumber. After some aging of the new boards, I am thinking of using a semi-sold stain so that the boards have a uniform look. Is my thinking correct? If so, which of your products would work for this purpose?

    Thank you, Mike
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    TWP Stains · 06/16/2014
    Kimer:
    My deck is approx. 15-20 years old. I just power washed it and I need to find a good finish for it. What do you recommend. I live in Wisconsin and have about 2,000 sq ft of decking & privacy fencing that goes around a pool and hot tub. I ordered 3 sample colors in the 100 series will that work??

    Yes the 100 Series would be est for this project in WI.