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    TWP Stains · 03/31/2017
    Marty kelly:
    Other than the VOC, what's the real difference between the 100 and 1500 series? If ny state allows use of the 100 series, would you use it vs the 1500 series? I did my dock w the 100 Series two years ago and was happy w it but now I'm wondering which I should use for a maintenance coat this spring? I would think there's gotta be some kind of difference, otherwise, why sell the 100 Series if the 1500 is just as good?

    FYI, the TWP 100 is not allowed in NY. The 100 Series a less solids and will penetrate a little better into the wood grain. It also dries a little faster. The 1500 has more solids than the 100 series and will give slightly better UV protection because of this. Overall, they are very close in performance if prepped correctly and applied correctly.
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    Marty kelly · 03/31/2017
    Other than the VOC, what's the real difference between the 100 and 1500 series? If ny state allows use of the 100 series, would you use it vs the 1500 series? I did my dock w the 100 Series two years ago and was happy w it but now I'm wondering which I should use for a maintenance coat this spring? I would think there's gotta be some kind of difference, otherwise, why sell the 100 Series if the 1500 is just as good?
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    TWP Stains · 03/28/2017
    Kathy Timmer:
    I ordered bamboo fencing from Cali Bamboo several years ago. It was stained with TWp dark oak...Is this the same stain that was sent with my fencing? If it is what do you recommend? 100 or 1500 series. I live in Florida.

    Sorry but the TWP 100 and 1500 will not work on Bamboo.
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    Kathy Timmer · 03/28/2017
    I ordered bamboo fencing from Cali Bamboo several years ago. It was stained with TWp dark oak...Is this the same stain that was sent with my fencing? If it is what do you recommend? 100 or 1500 series. I live in Florida.
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    TWP Stains · 03/02/2017
    Brent Moore:
    I have a new playhouse in my backyard with new redwood shingles. I do not want to color the shingles, just preserve them as much as possible. What product would you recommend?

    The TWP 1500 Series.
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    Brent Moore · 03/02/2017
    I have a new playhouse in my backyard with new redwood shingles. I do not want to color the shingles, just preserve them as much as possible. What product would you recommend?
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    TWP Stains · 02/22/2017
    Lisa Strauser:
    What is the biggest difference in 100 and 1500 series? Local stores only carry 100, so I ordered samples of that. I have 13 year old wrap around porch only stained once

    Biggest difference is VOC compliancy for certain states.
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    Lisa Strauser · 02/21/2017
    What is the biggest difference in 100 and 1500 series? Local stores only carry 100, so I ordered samples of that. I have 13 year old wrap around porch only stained once
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    TWP Stains · 01/12/2017
    Tommy Topper:
    I live in Louisiana. I was wanting to stain my deck that is 8-9 months old with the 100 series. My wife is currently pregnant and i'm a little concerned about the VOC rating.

    Once dry and cured after 12-24 hours there is no VOC to be concerned about.
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    Tommy Topper · 01/12/2017
    I live in Louisiana. I was wanting to stain my deck that is 8-9 months old with the 100 series. My wife is currently pregnant and i'm a little concerned about the VOC rating.
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    TWP Stains · 10/12/2016
    Cal:
    My ski cabin has for siding both cedar shingles and horizontal cedar planks..about 50% each. Prior coating has been Preserva Wood-Penetrating Oil Stain and Sealer. Between 1500 and 200, which will give me a like result as with the Preserva Wood product. I ask because my painter recommends TWP. Roof not in question as it is metal.

    Use the TWP 1500 Series. Make sure to prep well beofre applying.
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    Cal · 10/12/2016
    My ski cabin has for siding both cedar shingles and horizontal cedar planks..about 50% each. Prior coating has been Preserva Wood-Penetrating Oil Stain and Sealer. Between 1500 and 200, which will give me a like result as with the Preserva Wood product. I ask because my painter recommends TWP. Roof not in question as it is metal.
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    TWP Stains · 10/11/2016
    Pat Serio:
    I'm in Knoxville TN. My very large deck hasn't been cleaned/sealed in 8-10 years. I've a company that will pressure clean. One short board is sagging. I want to use the 1500 in Cedar, and use it on both the old & new wood. Is that OK? Is this a wet- on-wet application? If so, how many hours between applications? I can do most of the sealing but will need the contractor's help with anything requiring bending over. I will use a paint brush. Thanks.

    If only one new board is being replaced, then go ahead and apply the TWP after the prep. Old wood will get two coats applied wet on wet. Only one coat on the new board. The new board will need another coat next year. Apply the second coat within 20-60 minutes of the first coat.
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    Pat Serio · 10/11/2016
    I'm in Knoxville TN. My very large deck hasn't been cleaned/sealed in 8-10 years. I've a company that will pressure clean. One short board is sagging. I want to use the 1500 in Cedar, and use it on both the old & new wood. Is that OK? Is this a wet- on-wet application? If so, how many hours between applications? I can do most of the sealing but will need the contractor's help with anything requiring bending over. I will use a paint brush. Thanks.
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    TWP Stains · 09/14/2016
    LS:
    My deck is older but doesn't need to be replaced yet. The previous owner put a solid (latex I think) stain on the deck. I've tried everything to strip it and though it is thin and worn in areas, especially on the floor, steps and top of railing and flaking in places I CAN NOT get the old stain/paint off. Can I put your product over the existing solid stain? Which products do I need?

    TWP stains are semi-transparent. They cannot be applied over a solid stain.
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    LS · 09/14/2016
    My deck is older but doesn't need to be replaced yet. The previous owner put a solid (latex I think) stain on the deck. I've tried everything to strip it and though it is thin and worn in areas, especially on the floor, steps and top of railing and flaking in places I CAN NOT get the old stain/paint off. Can I put your product over the existing solid stain? Which products do I need?
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    TWP Stains · 09/12/2016
    RJ Pertuit:
    we have a old redwood deck - it is grayed and weathered - what color stain do you recommend as do not want red, yellow etc. color. thanks, RJ

    Pecan or Dark Oak. Make sure to clean and brighten with the Gemini Restore Kit for the prep.
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    RJ Pertuit · 09/12/2016
    we have a old redwood deck - it is grayed and weathered - what color stain do you recommend as do not want red, yellow etc. color. thanks, RJ
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    TWP Stains · 09/12/2016
    wwbarthe:
    Would you recomend series 100 or 1500 for Pittsburgh PA. Our deck get direct sun light from 10:30 till 3:00 - shaded before and after those hours. Also lots of rain and snow. Can you please tell me which product you would recommend for Pittsburgh? Thank you!

    Only the 1500 is allowed in your area.
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    Wayne Barthe · 09/12/2016
    Would you recomend series 100 or 1500 for Pittsburgh PA. Our deck get direct sun light from 10:30 till 3:00 - shaded before and after those hours. Also lots of rain and snow. Can you please tell me which product you would recommend for Pittsburgh? Thank you!