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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.
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    Vince · 04/15/2014
    I have a 25 year old dock in Missouri. looks as if it has never been stained before. Very old, weathered and grey. Not sure whether to use the 100 or the 200? Thanks.
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    TWP Stains · 04/14/2014
    Edward, look at the TWP stains, clean and brighten the wood for prep with the Gemini Restore Kit. Stain every 2-3 years by repeating the prepping process.
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    Edward Lisecki MD · 04/14/2014
    Hav a house 24 feet on pilings with a treated lumber deck 3 years old on the gulf coast of Mississippi. What Stain should I use and how often should I retreat it?
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    TWP Stains · 04/07/2014
    Larry, You can use the 200 Series for this. Typically reapply every 2-3 years.
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    Larry Henseler · 04/06/2014
    I live in marsh country along the southeast coast where houses are raised. I have treated hardwood horizontal slats as siding on the garage level that are exposed to the elements. I also have raised decks. I have been using TWP 200 series clear as I like the look of the sealant. Is this the right product to use. Also when I used to use Thompson's water seal on previous houses before I found your product, I would re-apply every 2 years. How often do you have to re-apply the Series 200 to keep the wood sealed from the elements.
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    TWP Stains · 04/06/2014
    Since this is rough wood I would suggest the TWP 1500 Series for this.