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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.
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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.