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    John · 06/14/2020
    I love in S. Idaho with a few 100 deg days and a couple of months of freezing temps
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    John · 06/14/2020
    I have a new red cedar outdoor sauna. Which of your products do you recommend for the exterior?
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    Amol · 06/13/2020
    Hi,


    I am ready to restain my deck. Previous owner applied cabot semi solid oil based stain. I want to keep the color same. Can you please suggest the color, twp100 or 1500 and any pre steps i need to follow.


    Thankd,
    Amol
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      TWP Stains · 06/13/2020
      You cannot use the TWP over this. You would have to sand it all off first.
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        Lisa · 06/28/2020
        What about Cabot water based? Can TWP 100 be applied over that? (Deck is two months old and we are SO not happy with Cabot water-based)
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          TWP Stains · 06/29/2020
          No. You cannot apply TWP over a different brand of stain.
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        Amol · 06/13/2020
        Thanks...will paint stripper work. Or it has to be absolutely sand off?
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    Tim · 06/09/2020
    Which of your products do you recommend for pine fence in south Texas full sun?
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    Shane · 05/31/2020
    I used Redwood TWP 100 5 years ago to stain my new Log Home. I have had good performance and want to use the Redwood again but afraid it will be too dark. Any suggestions? TWP is a great stain. It's a good value!!!
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      TWP Stains · 05/31/2020
      Just prep with the Gemini Restore Kit and stain with the same color.
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    Sonja Barber · 05/31/2020
    Hi, I am in Oklahoma and we just installed rough cut cedar post. Can we stain immediately and does it need to be prepped? Also are there any place to buy in Oklahoma city?
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    Mindy Young · 05/29/2020
    I have an 20+year old deck we have used Thompsons water sealer on in the past. Last year I stained it as will with their tinted water seal. I live in Central Oklahoma. One deck is full sun all day. The rest are covered. What do you recommend to clean and which series is best to protect?
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      TWP Stains · 05/29/2020
      Post a picture of current condition. Thanks
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    diane · 05/28/2020
    Forgot to include the photo... here it is.
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      TWP Stains · 05/28/2020
      The TWP 100, 200, or 1500 Series will not work on Bamboo.
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    Diane · 05/28/2020
    I have a bleached bamboo fence that I wish to keep the same color. It screens the AC units so is outside. I have stained the wood with a Sherman Williams weather proof stain. Please advise correct non-coloring sealant. Thanks
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    Peter · 05/19/2020
    I have a new red cedar deck and would like to keep the color or close to it. Will the Natural or Cedartone darken the wood? If so how much and are they both UV protection?
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    ingeborgdot · 05/16/2020
    I have a fence that has been previously treated with Penofin (mistake I know). I think the 100 series would be better since my state allows it. What do you recommend? Do I need to do anything before adding the new stain?
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    Shelley · 05/14/2020
    I have a three year old pressure treated deck and pergola with no stain currently. We live in Kansas, hot summers and cold winters. Do you recommend TWP100 or TWP 1500 series? Pros and cons of each?
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    Sharie · 05/12/2020
    Old deck but pretty good shape. I used defy deck stain 2 years ago for the second time. The color is quite worn now. Stains don’t last as promised, likely due to fcold winters in New York Adirondacks, frequent below zero temps in long winters.
    What do I need to do to use the TWP? Will it last longer as it is an oil base?
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      TWP Stains · 05/13/2020
      Use the RAD stripper and remove all the Defy. Brightener after. About every 2-3 years.
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    Danny · 05/11/2020
    Which series would you recommend for rainy Seattle weather for a cedar deck that was built in August 2019. How many gallons do I need for a 15'x19' deck? Additionally, do I need to use a deck brightener before staining (i will be using a deck cleaner). Thanks!
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      TWP Stains · 05/11/2020
      100 Series. Clean and brighten for prep: https://www.twpstain.com/gemini-s-restore-a-deck-cleaner-and-brightener-kit

      About 2-3 gallons.
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        Danny · 05/11/2020
        I only need one coat since it's a new deck, correct?
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          TWP Stains · 05/11/2020
          Yes.
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            Danny · 05/11/2020
            Excellent. Should I add a second coat after the first year? If so, I think I will go with the 5 gallon kit. Thanks!
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              TWP Stains · 05/11/2020
              Yes.
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                Danny · 06/01/2020
                My deck looked great right after cleaning and brightening when still wet. It is now the next day and I see a bunch of wood fuzzies on my deck. What should I do prior to applying the 100 series stain? Thanks!
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                  TWP Stains · 06/02/2020
                  That should go away when stained but if you want, you can lightly sand with 60-80 grit.
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                    Danny · 06/02/2020
                    The wood is rough right now, will it get smoother after staining without sanding? If I go the sanding route, should I re-clean and re-brighten before staining?


                    Thanks!
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                      TWP Stains · 06/02/2020
                      it is better to be slightly rough when stain as the TWP will soak in better. TWP is a penetrating stain. You really do not need to sand nor should wood be overly smooth.
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                        Danny · 06/02/2020
                        That's good to hear. To confirm, it will get smoother after I stain? It's pretty rough to walk on right now. Thanks for your help throughout this process!
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                          TWP Stains · 06/02/2020
                          No, it does not get smooth as TWP soaks in, not films on top. It does help to harden the wood though at the surface.
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    Philip · 05/10/2020
    What would you recommend for Calgary, Alberta, Canada weather? And how many gallons for a 12x10 area?
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    Pamela Thorsell · 05/08/2020
    We just replaced the top of rails and floor decking on our back deck. The spindles were stained with Cabots Australian Oil but have been sanded down. How long until we should stain this new wood and what product do you recommend? We live in North Carolina and we have neighbors who recommend TWP 200 yet I notice it is not promoted for decks. I am really struggling on which stain to use and what are the pros and cons? 100, 200 or 1500? Our criteria is for ease of application, looks good, but most importantly long lasting and protects the new deck. What would work the best? Thanks for any guidance you can give.
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    Lisa · 05/07/2020
    Ready to seal/stain a brand new cedar deck. We are in Nashville TN. What are your recommendations for the best product and application for holding up in cold winters and humid summers? thanks!
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    Linda · 05/05/2020
    My 20-yr old deck was pressure washed with bleach and water last week. It was originally stained when first built by the builder, but has not been stained in at least 8 years, only pressure washed 2-3 times in the past before this fourth time. It is treated wood (pine) and gray. Do I need to use any additional cleaner/brightener and can I use the TWP or do I need to go with a solid stain? If TWP, the 100 or 1500? Also, how long after it's rained can I stain the deck? Thank you!
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      TWP Stains · 05/05/2020
      Clean and brighten for prep with the Gemini Restore Kit. Use the 1500 Series. What for 48 hours after rain or prep to stain.
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    Kelly · 04/27/2020
    We are getting ready to restrain our house for the very first time. The sun hits the front of it all day, so it is faded and will absorb more than the rest of the house. What series do you recommend we use? And the color is darker than we like, so we're hoping a lighter stain will help with the color. Any suggestions appreciated.
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    Brad · 04/27/2020
    Many years ago I use 201 on my older cedar siding. What product do you recommend I use to stain my cedar siding? Also, should I apply one or two coats as I have not stained the house in 5 years.