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    Linda · 04/14/2021
    I have a 27 year old, 900 sq. Ft. Redwood deck. It bakes in the extreme desert sun of New Mexico in summer and extreme cold at times in winter.Which product would I want to use?
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    Jeffrey · 04/08/2021
    I am installing a new bamboo fence. What would be the best stain to use?
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      TWP Stains · 04/08/2021
      The TWP 100, 200, and 1500 Series products we sell cannot be used on bamboo.
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        Jeffrey · 04/08/2021
        why not?
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          TWP Stains · 04/08/2021
          They are penetrating stains and they will not be able to penetrate bamboo.
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            Jean Day · 10/05/2021
            Of 100, 200, 1500, which series would penetrate deeper into prepped cedar?
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              TWP Stains · 10/06/2021
              100 Series. 
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                Jean Day · 10/06/2021
                What is the advantage of deeper penetration?
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                  TWP Stains · 10/06/2021
                  Less chance of wear and tear.
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                    Jean Day · 10/06/2021
                    On the wood or on the TWP color?
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                      TWP Stains · 10/06/2021
                      With the stain.
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                        Jean Day · 10/06/2021
                        A softwood (like my 80-year-old cedar siding) would be more penetrable anyway, wouldn't it, by the very virtue of it being a soft wood?  I noticed in reading just now about 100, it mentioned hardwoods..... 
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                          TWP Stains · 10/07/2021
                          You can use any of the TWP Series on cedar as long as they are allowed in your state.
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    Dave · 04/05/2021
    What’s the best product for wood shingle roofs in Connecticut ?.






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    Sylvia · 03/29/2021
    What to use on 25 yr old Trex decking? So faded want to add some color. Thank you
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      TWP Stains · 03/30/2021
      Sorry, but TWP is not designed for composite.
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    Tom · 03/24/2021
    I have a new cedar garage door on order and am considering staining it to go with the exterior of my house. I think 100 series in Cape Cod gray would be good. I live in Hawaii but the conditions are not as severe as you might think. We are a 1100 ft elevation so salt air is not a factor and the temperature never gets above 85 degrees or below 55 degrees and the door is on the leeward side of the house. Some afternoon sun but we have large overhangs. Is the 100 series a good product to use and how do you ship to Hawaii?
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      TWP Stains · 03/24/2021
      I am sorry but we do not ship there and we do not have any dealers there. The TWP 100 would work well but you will need to find a freight forwarder in CA to get it to you.
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        Thomas McCue · 03/24/2021
        Before we go through the effort of finding a freight forwarder, is it possible to get a sample?
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          TWP Stains · 03/25/2021
          Sorry, but we do not ship samples either.
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    Joyce · 03/24/2021
    Hi, we live in the mountains of western Maine. Wanted to know what is the best stain for our deck. I will only be staining the floor which is pressure treated and is in full afternoon sun.
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    Sean · 03/22/2021
    Why is the 1500 series not compliant in Canada?
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      TWP Stains · 03/22/2021
      Is is 350 VOC while the Canada restriction needs to be 250. In the US, it is classified as a wood preservative so it can be sold in all US states.
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        Sean · 03/22/2021
        Okay, thank you.
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    Luis · 03/19/2021
    Based on past responses it appears the 100 series is better for new decks than the 1500 series. However the comparison table indicates the 1500 series is "Best". volume solids is less in the 100 series. Would you please explain why the 100 series is better for <1yr old decks not exposed to a lot of sun? Why does it penetrate better in the wood? Thank you
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      TWP Stains · 03/19/2021
      The 100 Series soaks in better into new wood for most scenarios as it has less solids. Use the 100 if on new wood and it is allowed in your state. If not allowed in your state, then use the 1500 Series.
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    Tom · 03/17/2021
    I understand you can't provide liquid samples of the semi solid series, I is it possible to get an actual color sample chip
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      TWP Stains · 03/17/2021
      Sorry, but we only have the color chart. You can print it by clicking this link.

      https://www.twpstain.com/pdf/TWP%20Semi-Solid%20Wood%20Stain%20Color%20Chart.pdf
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    Paul · 03/09/2021
    I'm in Kentucky. What would be the best Stain for me 100 or 1500 series?
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    Lee · 02/24/2021
    What is the difference between the 200 series and 1500 series? I have a new pressure treated deck and will be treating in a few months. I live in southern Missouri and wondered which would be best to use. I got a bid from a gentleman who said the 100 series has a lot of VOCs and did not recommend using it.
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      TWP Stains · 02/24/2021
      The 200 is for shakes and shingles, mostly. For your state, the TWP 100 is the correct choice. See this for info on new wood: https://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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        Lee · 02/24/2021
        Thank you. Then what is the difference between TWP 100 and TWP 200? What advantage is the 100 over the 200?

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          TWP Stains · 02/25/2021
          The 200 is not for new decks. It will not soak in correctly. The 100 will penetrate and cure better for new wood.
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            Lee · 03/18/2021
            Thank you. I read the above article that says to apply TWP 100 on new wood the first time because it penetrates better. My question then, is one year after the first application, do you recommend continuing to use the TWP 100 or should I switch to the 200? I understand there are more solids in the 200.
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              TWP Stains · 03/18/2021
              Stick with the 100.
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                Lee · 03/18/2021
                Since I am having my new deck stained for the first time (it is well weathered), I want to be absolutely sure I'm making the right choice. My Deck staining company will apply the 100 at an extra charge since he buys the 200 in bulk though he recommends the 200. He said he will use the 100 on benches (200 on the deck floor) as the 200 can sometimes cause clothes to stain when you sit on it. It made me wonder if the 200 leaves more surface residue. I guess I am still confused by your strong recommendation on using the 100 and my Deck staining company's strong recommendation on using the 200. Can you even further clarify using 100 instead of 200 based on what I said above? Sorry to be a pest, but I feel I'm caught in the middle. You have been very helpful.
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                  TWP Stains · 03/18/2021
                  The 200 is designed for shakes and shingles, not decks. The issue is when applied to a deck, it can take many days or weeks to fully cure. The 100 is the correct choice for your deck, especially since it is new.
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    Joanne · 02/24/2021
    I live in central Florida and have a 15 year old deck. It was stained about 7 years ago. Which of Your deck cleaners would you recommend and which stain would be best? It is in a sunny location.
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      TWP Stains · 02/24/2021
      Please pot some pictures here for the prep help.
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    kooistra · 02/10/2021
    I am building new horse barn in central NC. All interior walls are lined by either 2"x6" Tongue and groove or 1"x6" tongue and groove untreated new smooth southern yellow pine. 4000 sguare feet total. There is wood stamp marks on both faces of wood which I have only been able to remove by sanding off.
    1. Do you recommend another way to get stamp marks off?
    2. Will the 101 cedar stain penetrate wood differently in sanded areas versus unsanded so that it will result in splotchy look.
    3. Would you recommend the 100 series for this application. The interior of lower stall walls will be subject to some manure staining and water dripping from water buckets.
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      TWP Stains · 02/10/2021
      1. You will have to sand the stamps off.
      2. Yes, sand now and then weather/prep the new wood. https://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
      3. TWP 100 or 1500 Series will work.
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    Pamela · 11/04/2020
    What type stain should I use for a deck in North Carolina. It will get quite a bit of sun. Thanks
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    Tracy West · 11/03/2020
    We have a new 10 month old deck on a new build in the Panhandle of Florida. Would we want to use the TWP 100 or the 1500?
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    Lianne · 10/22/2020
    I have a new deck skirt. I live in rainy Seattle but my deck faces the scorching west sun. Should I use 100 or 1500 series? What color is most like natural cedar, the cedartone or honey tone? Can I paint right away or do I need to let it age first?
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    Hal Maier · 10/19/2020
    I like what has been written about your product, but am not crazy about your stain colors. Can you do custom tinting?
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    Gordon Bell · 10/14/2020
    how do i purchase sample sizes
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    charles · 10/09/2020
    Thank you for your reply to my earlier question. The structure to be stained is new (five months exposure and dry) rough hewn cedar. How different (colorwise) will the 1515 stain be from the clear? We want the color of the natural wood to show through but also want the UV and related protections. I have used your products extensively, primarily 1530.
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    charles · 10/08/2020
    what is difference between 1500 (clear) and 1515
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      TWP Stains · 10/08/2020
      Clear has no tint and no UV protection. All the other colors are tinted with UV protection.