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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.
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    TWP Stains · 07/13/2014
    Samuel Fink:
    I have about 670 sq ft of deck to cover. Previously stained but not for about 6 years. Heavily worn -- bare wood beginning to show through. One deck is 20 years old, the other smaller deck is 6 years old. How much of the 1500 product should I buy?

    Make sure to remove the old stain first if any left. For 2 coats you will need 5-7 gallons.
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    PeteS · 07/13/2014
    Does TWP 100 come in a clear?
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    UNC Guy · 07/12/2014
    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?
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    Samuel Fink · 07/11/2014
    I have about 670 sq ft of deck to cover. Previously stained but not for about 6 years. Heavily worn -- bare wood beginning to show through. One deck is 20 years old, the other smaller deck is 6 years old. How much of the 1500 product should I buy?
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    TWP Stains · 07/07/2014
    DonB:
    I built a new barn over a year ago and the board-and-batten siding and doors are hemlock/pine. What is the recommended wood stain?
    Thanks!

    TWP 1500 Series for this.
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    DonB · 07/07/2014
    I built a new barn over a year ago and the board-and-batten siding and doors are hemlock/pine. What is the recommended wood stain?
    Thanks!