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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.
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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.

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