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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.
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    Kim · 06/15/2014
    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??
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    TWP Stains · 06/10/2014
    Drew Jones:
    I am going to stain a swing set and my fence is Butternut brown. I don't need five gallons so what's a comparable color choice for the 1500? Is 1500 or 100 the way to go for a swing set?

    Look at the Pecan color in the 1500 Series.
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    Drew Jones · 06/10/2014
    I am going to stain a swing set and my fence is Butternut brown. I don't need five gallons so what's a comparable color choice for the 1500? Is 1500 or 100 the way to go for a swing set?
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    MattZ · 06/07/2014
    Hi, I'm going to buy 1500 in cedertone. My Pressure Treated Pine deck is 1 year old. Given it is only a year old I'm wondering:

    1. Do I still need the Gemini cleanser and brightener?
    2. How much should I apply? 1 or 2 coats?

    Thanks,
    Matt
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    TWP Stains · 06/04/2014
    Jay Browne:
    is the 1500 series a solid pigment stain...good coverage with one coat?

    No it is a semi-transparent stain. 1-2 coats are needed.
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    Jay Browne · 06/03/2014
    is the 1500 series a solid pigment stain...good coverage with one coat?
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    TWP Stains · 05/31/2014
    Bobbie Sirin:
    We live in South Mississippi and want to know which stain would be best the 100 or the 1500, the deck is in full sun the majority of the time. The deck is approximately 1400 sq ft. We also have a salt water swimming pool in the center of our deck. We have cleaned the deck but need to remove the old Olympic Stain. The deck is treated pine and most of the deck is about 5 years old and the rest is new. Should we sand the whole deck once the old stain is removed for better absorption of your product or can we just use your deck brightener instead?
    Thanks Bobbie

    No need to sand unless you cannot get off all the the Olympic. You do need to brighten. Use the 100 Series for this.
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    Bobbie Sirin · 05/30/2014
    We live in South Mississippi and want to know which stain would be best the 100 or the 1500, the deck is in full sun the majority of the time. The deck is approximately 1400 sq ft. We also have a salt water swimming pool in the center of our deck. We have cleaned the deck but need to remove the old Olympic Stain. The deck is treated pine and most of the deck is about 5 years old and the rest is new. Should we sand the whole deck once the old stain is removed for better absorption of your product or can we just use your deck brightener instead?
    Thanks Bobbie
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    TWP Stains · 05/26/2014
    jeff pope:
    Hello: I have a log home, on it I use sikkens log-siding which is fine.
    Big deck at home and at my business...different story, sikkens SRD CEDAR 077 is junk. I'm in the process right now of cleaning/p washing and re-application.
    I am considering switching..there are many options. I need to speak to someone before I make any serious mistakes. I'm ready to order. 412 496 7845 but I need to speak to a professional first.

    Please call office after holiday weekend.
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    TWP Stains · 05/26/2014
    Roy Carver:
    Sorry about previous question. I had already decided 100 but am trying to determine which color of the 100 line would best simulate fairly new pressure treated lumber. I like the look of the pressure treated wood when it is new. Would the color "Natural" be best. Does it exist? I thought I saw it (Natural) listed as a color somewhere. If not, which stain TWP 100 color might work best for what I am looking for? Closest to natural without red tones.

    Honeytone is the lightest tint. Golden color.
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    jeff pope · 05/25/2014
    Hello: I have a log home, on it I use sikkens log-siding which is fine.
    Big deck at home and at my business...different story, sikkens SRD CEDAR 077 is junk. I'm in the process right now of cleaning/p washing and re-application.
    I am considering switching..there are many options. I need to speak to someone before I make any serious mistakes. I'm ready to order. 412 496 7845 but I need to speak to a professional first.
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    Roy Carver · 05/22/2014
    Sorry about previous question. I had already decided 100 but am trying to determine which color of the 100 line would best simulate fairly new pressure treated lumber. I like the look of the pressure treated wood when it is new. Would the color "Natural" be best. Does it exist? I thought I saw it (Natural) listed as a color somewhere. If not, which stain TWP 100 color might work best for what I am looking for? Closest to natural without red tones.
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    TWP Stains · 05/22/2014
    Roy Carver:
    I was thinking of ordering a couple of samples stains but thought that someone might help me choose the correct stain. New home from last October. I like the color of pressure treated wood before it begins to fade. Would the natural 100 stain fit the bill or might you have another recommendation?
    Thanks,
    Roy

    Use the 100 series if allowed in your stater otherwise use the 1500.
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    Roy Carver · 05/21/2014
    I was thinking of ordering a couple of samples stains but thought that someone might help me choose the correct stain. New home from last October. I like the color of pressure treated wood before it begins to fade. Would the natural 100 stain fit the bill or might you have another recommendation?
    Thanks,
    Roy
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    TWP Stains · 05/20/2014
    vern hausz:
    We have a deck that is 20 years old and another part that is 4 years old. The older deck is dried out and split but the newer deck is in good shape. We just stripped Wolman's semi transparent stain off. What should we do next and what stain would you suggest TWP 100 or 1500? Most of the deck is in the sun although some is in the shade. We live on a lake,so some of it gets very wet. We left the Wolman's on the verticals and it is supposed to be cedar but is more an orange color. What color would you suggest to match with it?

    Look at the 1530 Natural for this color to blend somewhat with the Wolman.
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    vern hausz · 05/20/2014
    We have a deck that is 20 years old and another part that is 4 years old. The older deck is dried out and split but the newer deck is in good shape. We just stripped Wolman's semi transparent stain off. What should we do next and what stain would you suggest TWP 100 or 1500? Most of the deck is in the sun although some is in the shade. We live on a lake,so some of it gets very wet. We left the Wolman's on the verticals and it is supposed to be cedar but is more an orange color. What color would you suggest to match with it?
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    TWP Stains · 05/18/2014
    Jody K:
    I have a 10 year old cedar deck that has just been pressure washed. Which TWP - 100 or 1500 would you recommend? Ease of application is a concern. I have 850 Sq. FT. of decking - would one 5 gallon can be enough product? Also I have 10 stairs of pressure treated wood. I live in Oregon. Can I apply this stain after just press washing or do I need to do something else? I am thinking about the cedar tone.

    Jody, the wood needs to be clean and free of previous coatings. If it is than you can stain. Use the 100 Series and apply 2 coats wet on wet application. For 850 sq. feet you will need 7-10 gallons.
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    TWP Stains · 05/18/2014
    Virginia Stromberg:
    I have a deck primarily in the sun in Charlottesville, Virginia. Previously used on the deck was Benjamin Moore Arbor coat. In 2 years it looks badly worn in places. I am looking for a light gray/tan - light/medium taupe. What do you recommend? Can you send me a color chart? My address is 794 Jefferson Drive, Palmyra, Va 22963

    TWP does not come in a taupe color. For you to use TWP you would have to sand off the Arborcoat.
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    TWP Stains · 05/18/2014
    thendershot:
    What would be the best color to use on pressure treated wood closest to the natural color? I don't really want to "stain" it to change the color but need the UV protection the clear does not offer. I like the look of natural wood. Thanks.

    Honeytone is the lightest:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/tips/need-help/twp-color-tips/