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    TWP Stains · 09/09/2013
    Tim, use the TWP 100 Series and the Gemini Restore Kit for the prep. No need to the underside. Please read this for application tips:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/how-to-apply-twp-100-stain-series/
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    Tim Baker · 09/08/2013
    I built a deck a year ago and have not done anything to it, as of yet. I live in Missouri and desire to use one of your stains to seal my deck. Would you please advise me as to which would be the best stain and sealer for my deck?

    The deck is currently dirty and has mildew on it. I need to clean it before appying anything to it. What do you recommend me using to clean it well before applying the stain?

    Also, which method of application would you recommend using while applying the TWP stain? I have a sprayer, or would gladly use a roller or brush. I just want to be thorough in the application.

    Lastly, do you recommend applying the stain to the underneath side of the deck? The deck is built off the upper level of the home and has a patio underneath it. Therefore, the deck sits about ten feet off the ground.

    Thenk you for your time and help!
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    TWP Stains · 09/06/2013
    Paul White,

    Honeytone is the lightest and probably about 2 gallons, maybe 3.
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    Paul White · 09/06/2013
    I emailed 3 months back - I have a new PT deck approx 300 sq ft in Atlanta GA
    3 months on - it is dry and ready to stain i assume

    1 want some UV protection but want a balance between protection and as much of the natural color as possible

    I have ordered the deck restore kit

    just checking how many gallons are needed and which color?

    I think you suggested honeytone 100 before
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    TWP Stains · 09/05/2013
    Jan, you can use the TWP 100 for both. Please read this article about new wood:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Jan Franklin · 09/05/2013
    Live in Alabama...PT pine deck approximately 3 weeks old. I like the fact that TWP 100 dries quicker and is cheaper. Since both Twp 100 and 1500 are legal here what criteria do I use to decide? Also I have seen it recommended to wait anywhere from 1 mo to 12 mo to apply to new wood...how do you know when it has been long enough? will also be staining a 12 year old screened porch that has never had anything done to it...can I use the same product?
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    TWP Stains · 09/03/2013
    Gary, all the TWP color and series are semi-transparents.
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    Gary Falanga · 09/03/2013
    I have read about the 4 stains your company carries, the 100,200,500,and the 1500 series, plus the storm shield stain. I see the % volume solids and solids by weight but how does that compare with the standard names in the industry like transparents, semi trans, semi solids, and solids. For example is the 100 series transparent and the 1500 series semi trans? Thanks Gary
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    TWP Stains · 09/02/2013
    No TWP cannot be shipped to Canada.
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    Marion · 09/02/2013
    Hi me again.
    Do you ship to Canada?
    Marion
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    Marion · 09/02/2013
    Hi
    I live in Ontario Canada. I want to seal my wooden fence & deck. They have not been done before. Both are built from pressure treated lumber approximately 8 years old. I am considering using the clear finish. I am planning to plant vines along the fence. Between the 100 Series & the 1500 Series which would stand up the best & last the longest?
    Thanks in advance for your reply.
    Marion
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    TWP Stains · 09/02/2013
    The transparency between the series are very similar. Both will show the natural wood grain and highlight, not mask it.
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    Nick P · 09/02/2013
    Is the 1500 series less transparent than the 100 series (it has more solids by volume and weight)? A few years ago on the recommendation of a consumer magazine, I made the mistake of using another brand that was called semi-transparent, but the stain was so opaque the deck looked painted. I'm going back to TWP (after stripping, brightening) but don't want to make the same mistake again. I want to see the grain of the wood after staining. BTW I'm in south Texas with brutal sun.
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    TWP Stains · 08/25/2013
    Lisa, what is the total sq. footage? Probably Dark Oak color. Pleas read this:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    TWP Stains · 08/25/2013
    Julie Greene, yes use the 100 Series for this in MI.
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    Lisa Jones · 08/25/2013
    I have a new pressure treated deck. What product should I use?
    How much stain should I buy for a 28' x 14 deck on a second level with 12 stairs? I would like a brownish color stain not
    orangish red. Is there a stain that would give me that color?

    Thank you,
    Lisa
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    Julie Greene · 08/25/2013
    Live in Michigan. Have two new retaining walls that were built last summer. One is made out of pressured treated wood, the other out of cedar wood. Noticed your response to Dave P regarding 100 for cedar wall. would 100 be o.k. for pressure treated lumber on other retaining wall?
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    TWP Stains · 08/25/2013
    daveP, TWP 100 for this in Michigan
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    TWP Stains · 08/25/2013
    Lake Home, use the 1500 Series for the siding. Should be good for 4-8 years on vertical cedar shakes.
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    Lake home · 08/24/2013
    I have an eight year old lake home with cedar shake siding on the upper eaves of the home. They have been peviously sealed. I have stripped and brightened them. I am not sure if I should use the 100, the 1500, or the 200. I want the longest lasting and best mold control. Which should I select and how long can I expect before I would have to reapply?