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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?
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    TWP Stains · 08/24/2013
    Yes it does. The Natural is not clear and is not the lightest tint either. Honeytone is the lightest.
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    Kevin McGinty · 08/23/2013
    Does the 1500 Natural color still provide enough uv protection to last for a couple of years?
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    dave p · 08/23/2013
    live in Michigan, want to color and protect cedar wall similar to this. i am calling it decorative or architectural wall, not a fence ;>). so i want a high end look. twp 100 or 1500, and thinking cedar tone for cedar lumber. thx dave
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    TWP Stains · 08/17/2013
    Mike M, you should never put a gloss finish on outside wood. It will peel and create huge issues with future maintenance.
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    Mike McPhee · 08/17/2013
    Hello and thank you for answering my previous question so quickly. I just received my stain samples. Im starting the stripping/brightening today!! i have another question. I read another persons question regarding a stain that would have a shinny/glossy finish and I believe that it was stated that none of these stains have a shinny/glossy finish. What application would you recommend, if any, if someone was interested in a shinny/glossy finished look? Would it be a varnish over the stain?

    Thank you
    Mike M
    Boston MA
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    TWP Stains · 08/17/2013
    MaryL, you can still use oil based stains in IL. The TWP 1500 is oil based and can be shipped and used there. Look at the Gemini Restore Kit for the prep.
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    MaryIL · 08/16/2013
    I have a huge deck that is 15 years old. It was last stained with, an oil based stain two years ago. Now, it's weathered and looking bad. I was thinking about using the Behr Deckover product but am leery about using a "paint". I always thought an oil based stain was better to preserve the wood. I live in Illinois where you can no longer purchase oil stain. I drove to Wisconsin to purchase the stain last time, but I'm not really happy having to do this all over within two years.

    I read about your product and would like to know which of your products would you recommend and what is the prep work required. Can I pressure wash the deck prior to application?

    Thank you
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    TWP Stains · 08/14/2013
    Tim K, TWP is a penetrating stain. It is not clear but tinted and does not leave any shine. 5-6 gallons for two coats.
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    Tim K · 08/14/2013
    I need to coat and preserve a 600 sqft porch floor. The floor is tongue and grove fir which was installed 7-8 years ago. Will the TWP products provide a clear shiny finish? The property is in Idaho and the porch receives a lot of sun due to southern exposure, UV seems to be an issue. It is my intent sand the porch to remove the old stain and prepare the wood for a new coat. Please advise which twp product you would recommend? What quantity I need for at least two coats of product on 600 sqft?
    Thanks in advance for your help.
    Tim
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    TWP Stains · 08/09/2013
    100 Series for GA. Please read this:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Deborah Otto · 08/08/2013
    We have a new deck-pressure treated pine decking, 1 week old. We live in Georgia and the deck is on the north side of the house. How long should we wait to stain it? What series should we use?