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    Greg Worden · 05/05/2014
    I am staining a 1 yr old cedar deck for the first time. I want it to look like it does when it is wet with the rich cedar color coming out. I also live in MN and have the sun beating on the deck all day long. Any advice on what the best product would be?
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    TWP Stains · 05/05/2014
    David Christie:
    Is the "natural" color of the TWP 1500 actually "clear" or is it a color?

    Thanks,

    Dave

    No it is tinted:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-1500-colors-explained/
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    David Christie · 05/05/2014
    Is the "natural" color of the TWP 1500 actually "clear" or is it a color?

    Thanks,

    Dave
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    TWP Stains · 05/03/2014
    TWP is not available in any Big Box store. We can ship to you. You should remove the Cabot with the Restore A Deck Stripper and follow that with the Brightener.
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    Tiffany Fouts · 05/02/2014
    Hello,

    I'm interested in purchasing TWP 1500 Stain for my deck. Is TWP located in any stores for example: Lowes, Home Depot, or Menards? If not, would I have to purchase it through your company? Also, what would be the best way to prep our deck before we stain? Our deck has been stained once before with Cabot Natural color. Cabot didn't hold up over our harsh winter.

    Thank you,

    Tiffany Fouts
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    TWP Stains · 04/28/2014
    Kristen Ballard:
    I live in Illinois, long cold winters and short hot summers. I have a cedar deck, approximately 13 years old that gets full sun and also goes around a pool. How does TWP 1500 hold up to sun and chlorine? Thanks

    Kristen, TWP is fine for sun but chlorine is bleach and bleach can break down the stain.
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    Kristen Ballard · 04/27/2014
    I live in Illinois, long cold winters and short hot summers. I have a cedar deck, approximately 13 years old that gets full sun and also goes around a pool. How does TWP 1500 hold up to sun and chlorine? Thanks
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    TWP Stains · 04/26/2014
    Mark Lynch:
    In the past we have used Olympic Maximum stain for our decks. Since it has become water based we are now looking at the TWP 1501 to replace. Will this be a smooth transition?

    As long as you remove the Olympic it will be okay.
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    Mark Lynch · 04/26/2014
    In the past we have used Olympic Maximum stain for our decks. Since it has become water based we are now looking at the TWP 1501 to replace. Will this be a smooth transition?
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    TWP Stains · 04/26/2014
    Stephanie Brenneman:
    We just built a house in 2012, we live in Accident Maryland. Our winters are very harsh (lots of snow, and very cold), the deck gets full sun. The wood is treated lumber. What series do you recommend?

    Only the TWP 1500 Series is allowed in MD.
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    Stephanie Brenneman · 04/25/2014
    We just built a house in 2012, we live in Accident Maryland. Our winters are very harsh (lots of snow, and very cold), the deck gets full sun. The wood is treated lumber. What series do you recommend?
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    TWP Stains · 04/21/2014
    John C, look at the TWP 1503 Dark Oak for this.
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    john c wright · 04/21/2014
    I purchased a 30 year old home in Atlanta that has what looks like a treated pine deck, about 15 years old. The deck appears to have been stained 4 or 5 years ago. After professional cleaning, I would like to treat the deck with (probably 2 coats of) dark stain. The deck faces east and gets little PM sun. Would you recommend TWP 100 or 1500? Thanks!
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    john c wright · 04/21/2014
    I just purchased a house in Atlanta that has what looks like a treated-pine deck. I'd like to use a dark stain (probably 2 coats) for covering wood that has probably not been stained for 4 or 5 years. The deck faces east, and gets little PM sun. After professional cleaning, would you recommend TWP 100 or 1500? Thank you.
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    Steve Bursian · 04/20/2014
    I have a cedar deck built 10 months ago in Michigan. I'd like to preserve it with a stain that gives most natural wood appearance. Would you recommend 100 cedartone or 1500 natural?
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    TWP Stains · 04/19/2014
    Steve, either would be fine for Florida. More color/tint usually does means better UV protection.
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    SteveT · 04/18/2014
    Hi, I've built a new pool deck using pressure treated southern pine. Its in south Florida and half of the deck is in full sun all day. In the summer we can get heavy rain in the afternoons, which then dries quickly because its so hot - 90+. I'm going to use either rustic or dark oak and I believe the darker color will provide better UV protection but still not sure if 100 or 1500 is best for my situation?

    Thanks!
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    TWP Stains · 04/18/2014
    Rustic is a red color with a hint of brown. You cannot add universal color tint but you can add a different TWP color to change the color. For example, Dark Oak would brown the Rustic color. The RAD Stripper will remove the TWP.
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    r mahrer · 04/17/2014
    We just applied the TWP 1500 in Rustic on cedar shingles and redwood trim. It came out with much more red than the samples that we ordered.My client wants us to remove the stain and use another color. What's the best process to remove the newly applied stain? We tried a sample area with the stripper, followed by the brightener. When I applied a sample of the Cedar tone stain, black splotches appeared under the new stain. Can we tint the Rustic stain with universal colorant (green) to kill the red? We have purchased 35 gal. of the Rustic and it would be prohibitive to return with the shipping. Your help in resolving this would be greatly appreciated.
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    TWP Stains · 04/15/2014
    Vince, use the 100 Series. The 200 is designed for shakes and shingle siding and roofing. Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit.