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    Susan DeBonzo · 04/29/2013
    We have a new kiln-dried pressure treated pine deck. When can we stain it? We plan to use TWP 1500. (The builder says soon since it is kiln dried.) How many saint coats the first time. Also, do we need to clean it first? We notice some of the wood is already getting a black mildew. Thanks.
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    TWP Stains · 04/28/2013
    Behr is very difficult to remove. You would need to strip with the Restore-A-Deck Stripper, sand off what you cannot strip, brighten the wood, then stain with TWP. If you use a clear (no color) then you will not have UV protection from graying.
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    M. G. Knox · 04/27/2013
    I have a 7 year old deck of pressure treated wood. 2 years agoI applied a Bher sealer/preservative. The 5 gal can was morked CLEAR. I poured it our on the deck only to find it had a red tint.
    Now I have a deck that is faded, graying and I want to clean the opld stain away, back to the wood and apply a CLEAR sealer.
    What do I need to do to clean off the old product and reveal the original wood?
    What products should I use for cleaning and preserving?
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    TWP Stains · 04/23/2013
    TWP contains curing or drying oils that seal and protect the exposed surface area.
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    Deb · 04/23/2013
    Do any of your stains contain drying AND non-drying oils? I have an old, neglected deck in GA and read on a deck stain help site that non-drying, penetrating oils help rejuvenate the wood cells because these conditioning oils stay deep in the wood to replace the wood’s lost natural oils, while the drying oils separate from the conditioning oils, remaining on the exposed surface to cure & lock in the conditioning oils, providing a layer of protection against weathering. The combination of conditioning & weather protection is the key to reviving an older wood deck.
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    TWP Stains · 04/20/2013
    Podjo, For an older deck in TN, we would suggest the 1500 Series. The richer the color, the longer the UV protection.
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    Jim Goodpasture · 04/19/2013
    I guess I have the same question as many others do? Which is best for me: 100 or 1500? I have a 10 year old pressure treated deck that has been sanded, cleaned and ready to go. Some deck boards have small splits. UV protection with color retention is paramount with mildew not really an issue. Site is in East Tennessee. Thanks.
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    TWP Stains · 04/19/2013
    GB, I would use the 1500 Series and only one coat on newer wood.
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    TWP Stains · 04/19/2013
    Steve, the TWP is not to be top coated. It is an all inclusive stain.
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    GB · 04/18/2013
    I am making a beam with several pieces of DSS grade southern yellow pine (not pressure treated) which will be wrapped in Cedar. I want to be able to get a very long life out of this build up. What version of stain would you recommend and how many coats would be required.
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    steve fincik · 04/18/2013
    is your deck stain a one step stain, or after staining does it have to be topcoated
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    TWP Stains · 04/15/2013
    Jim, the 1500 is a low VOC stain for all states. It also contains a higher amount of solids.
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    jim fisk · 04/15/2013
    What is the difference in the 100 and 1500 series stain? I know not much about paints/stains and would like to understand what makes the 1500 series better than 100 series.
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    TWP Stains · 04/14/2013
    Jim, I would prep the wood with the Gemini Restore Kit then re stain with the TWP 1516 for a slightly longer life.
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    Jim Fisk · 04/13/2013
    I live in Michigan and have white pine log siding on my house. it was stained in 2009 with TWP 116-1. There is black appearing in several areas. What should I use to clean and which stain would work best.
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    TWP Stains · 04/10/2013
    After you sue the stripper you should use a wood brightener to neutralize. Once the Behr stain is gone, you can apply the TWP.
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    STN · 04/10/2013
    I live in Charlotte, NC, and am sanding off a flaky Behr finish with 80 grit orbital sander. The wood is pressure treated pine, is 6 years old and in good condition. I plan on using a light stripper to get some of the previous pigment out of the crevices. What finish and other prep procedures do you reccommend?
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    TWP Stains · 04/08/2013
    For NJ you must use the TWP 1500 as the 100 is not compliant there.
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    amr · 04/08/2013
    live in princeton, nj - a 2 level deck (all in all 650 ft) - lower part is old wood (hasnt been stained in years) - upper deck is engineered wood and hasnt been stainied in a while - which way to go 100 or 1500? thanks
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    TWP Stains · 04/03/2013
    Becky, either would work but I would probably go with the 1500 for this.