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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.
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    Dave K · 08/14/2014
    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?
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    TWP Stains · 08/14/2014
    John Laneir:
    Have an 8 year old cedar fence that's been stained twice with Semi Transparent. Unsure of brand. Location is North Texas, thus a lot of direct sun, mild winters, 25" of rain a year.
    Have about 130 linear feet.

    Intend to strip and restain with a Semi Transparent color again.

    Two questions...
    1. Should I use a single application, or a "Wet on Wet" application?

    2. Any preference between the TWP 100 versus 1500? TX allows for TWP 100, I am assuming both will work fine

    Thank you in advance

    1. Do the wet on wet application
    2. The 1500 will give a little better UV protection.
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    John Laneir · 08/14/2014
    Have an 8 year old cedar fence that's been stained twice with Semi Transparent. Unsure of brand. Location is North Texas, thus a lot of direct sun, mild winters, 25" of rain a year.
    Have about 130 linear feet.

    Intend to strip and restain with a Semi Transparent color again.

    Two questions...
    1. Should I use a single application, or a "Wet on Wet" application?

    2. Any preference between the TWP 100 versus 1500? TX allows for TWP 100, I am assuming both will work fine

    Thank you in advance
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    TWP Stains · 08/13/2014
    bill slaughter:
    can1500 be applied over a deck that has been coater with a 3/4 lindseed oil 1/4 thinner. and can i put an exterior marine boat varnish either in it or on it after application.

    No you cannot apply TWP on top of the linseed oil and no you cannot add varnish into it or on top of it.
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    bill slaughter · 08/13/2014
    can1500 be applied over a deck that has been coater with a 3/4 lindseed oil 1/4 thinner. and can i put an exterior marine boat varnish either in it or on it after application.
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    TWP Stains · 08/04/2014
    depaz:
    Do the color choices within the same formula have varying degrees of protection? I have a cedar deck in Seattle that I would prefer to stain either honey, cedar, or redwood. However, I would choose a darker color if that would make much difference in the length of time I could wait between restains.
    Also which one, TWP 100 or TWP 1500 is considered the longest lasting stain all things being equal....weather, application, wood, color etc,?
    Thanks.

    Richer colors will give better UV protection from graying. Both 100 and the 1500 last about the same. 1500 might give a little longer UV protection in some cases as it does have more pigment in certain colors.
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    depaz · 08/04/2014
    Do the color choices within the same formula have varying degrees of protection? I have a cedar deck in Seattle that I would prefer to stain either honey, cedar, or redwood. However, I would choose a darker color if that would make much difference in the length of time I could wait between restains.
    Also which one, TWP 100 or TWP 1500 is considered the longest lasting stain all things being equal....weather, application, wood, color etc,?
    Thanks.
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    TWP Stains · 07/29/2014
    Tom O.:
    1i live in North Carolina (which allows 100) and my deck is in the sun most of the day. The deck is 15 years old (pressurized pine) and has been pressure washed. The wood looks like it did when I bought the house. Which is best for me (100 or 1500) and why?

    Use the 1500 Series for NC as it will give better UV protection.
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    Tom O. · 07/28/2014
    1i live in North Carolina (which allows 100) and my deck is in the sun most of the day. The deck is 15 years old (pressurized pine) and has been pressure washed. The wood looks like it did when I bought the house. Which is best for me (100 or 1500) and why?
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    TWP Stains · 07/23/2014
    Kevin B.:
    We live in Central/Southwest Virginia are re-staining a deck after about 5 years. The wood is starting to show signs of aging and possibly some rotting to a few horizontal boards, which we will replace. We are going to clean and power wash the boards first, but wondered which stain would be the best to use.

    Use the 1500 for this.
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    Kevin B. · 07/23/2014
    We live in Central/Southwest Virginia are re-staining a deck after about 5 years. The wood is starting to show signs of aging and possibly some rotting to a few horizontal boards, which we will replace. We are going to clean and power wash the boards first, but wondered which stain would be the best to use.
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    TWP Stains · 07/23/2014
    Sheri:
    Is the 1500 series good to restain for aged cedar shakes? Also, are the stain colors true to color or do they apply lighter than color sample online?

    Colors vary depending on the wood type, age of wood, application of stain, etc. Best to get samples to test colors. Yes the 1500 works well for cedar shakes.
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    Sheri · 07/22/2014
    Is the 1500 series good to restain for aged cedar shakes? Also, are the stain colors true to color or do they apply lighter than color sample online?
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    TWP Stains · 07/21/2014
    The chart above explains the difference. Basically VOC compliance for certain states.
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    Marty Martinek · 07/20/2014
    What is the difference between the series 100 stain and the 1500 series stain? I noticed the $6.00 dollar difference.

    Thank You
    marty martinek
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    TWP Stains · 07/13/2014
    PeteS:
    Does TWP 100 come in a clear?

    Yes. It is an option on the order page for the drop down color choices.
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    TWP Stains · 07/13/2014
    UNC Guy:
    I had a deck stained using TWP last year. I am very happy. However, the deck expert said he didn't stain exterior home doors. The door is wood and it seems it was stained, so we were asking a handyman what to do about it and he said he'd use semi-transparent deck stain on it. Now I'm confused. The deck guy wouldn't stain the door and the handyman wants to use deck stain. Can anyone help me by telling me why or why not one would use deck stain on a door?

    You can use a deck stain for an unfinished wood door as long as you are okay with the fact that it will not have a shine or film on top of the wood for protection from dirt and oils from hands.