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    TWP Stains · 09/17/2012
    TWP is not compliant to be used in Canada.

    Any of the options will work. If you wait until Spring you will need to clean and brighten the wood.
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    Libenol · 09/17/2012
    I live in Quebec/Canada and just ordered 10 gallons of the 1500 series (rustic colour) to cover my 1000 sq/ft very old treated pine deck (one part is 20 yrs and the other one is 10 yrs old) that we just stripped and brightened with Behr products because we stained it last year with Behr (big mistake!).
    I want to know if it is too late to stain it this fall: day temperature is still fairly warm ( 70\'s) but it comes down to 45 at night. Should I put only one coat for the winter and the second one next spring or will it be OK to apply both coats now or wait until next spring for both coats, if so will I need to re-brighten it then? Thank you!
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    TWP Stains · 09/12/2012
    Out in the elements.
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    TMV · 09/12/2012
    Is the idea that the wood should be out in the elements during this 4 to 12 month period (i.e., built into a pergola) or can I just store it in the garage for that period, then stain and build? Thanks for your expertise.
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    TWP Stains · 09/11/2012
    New cedar should wait 4-12 months then cleaned/brightened before staining with TWP. I would suggest the 100 Series. Nothing wrong with the Dark Oak if you want a darker color.
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    TMV · 09/11/2012
    Would you recommend the 1500 or 100 series for a new cedar pergola that receives sun about half the day, south side of house in Michigan? Will the dark oak or black walnut colors look okay on the reddish cedar or do you recommend the cedartone to match the natural color?
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    TWP Stains · 09/10/2012
    Clean and brighten then you can apply the TWP to this wood.
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    braaron · 09/10/2012
    Hi,
    I have a pine borate pressure treated deck about 6 yrs old. Is your stain compatible with this wood? Also, can i sand it for prep or do I need to go through the cleaner brightener process?
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    TWP Stains · 09/07/2012
    On a deck it is usually every 2 years or so. On a vertical siding it can last 4-6 years.
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    dwoo · 09/07/2012
    How long on average has the TWP 100 lasted before restaining? Looking at SE Wisconsin weather.
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    TWP Stains · 09/02/2012
    Colors can vary drastically depending on the wood type, age of wood, how it was prepped, etc. I would not apply another coat right now. It would be better to wait a few months so that it will adhere better. The other option would be to strip it off and start over.
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    Peter · 09/02/2012
    We just bought a 5 gallons stain 1500 series in California Redwood. After stains 2 days ago, the color came out not the same as in the computer color. We would like to stain a redwood color on top of it, will it be OK?
    Is there any discount?
    Thanks
    Peter
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    TWP Stains · 08/30/2012
    If the stain is uneven then it may be best to strip it off so the new coat applies evenly to the surface. IPE is very dense wood and will require annually maintenance. Only apply one coat of the TWP and back wipe any excess stain that does not absorb into the wood after 20 minutes.
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    TWP Stains · 08/30/2012
    The 100 Series is not legal in NY. You have to use the 1500 Series. Honeytone is lighter in color then the Natural.
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    RyanG · 08/30/2012
    My ipe deck treated with twp is starting to show signs of fading and water spots. Not sure when it was treated because we bought the house recently. Do I need to strip off the old twp before retreating in the same color? What sort of prep work is needed? Thanks
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    Ed · 08/30/2012
    Thank you for this Q-A information. Here are my facts:
    One-year-old pressure treated pine deck in upstate NY. Heavily shaded all day. Approx 450 sq ft with railings, spindles, and two stair units (3 risers each). I plan to clean and brighten it prior to staining. Which would be best to use, 100 or 1500? I plan to purchase either Natural or Honeytone. Mildew resistance is very important due to the heavy shade. THANK YOU!
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    TWP Stains · 08/29/2012
    I would shoot for 95% removal. A little bit of old stain should be okay as long as the the new color of stain is similar so it can blend. Make sure to use a wood brightener to neutralize the stripper.
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    Clare · 08/29/2012
    I\'ve already started on a deck project (before I did my research) using Behr deck stripper and cleaner/wood brightener. The wood is about 15 years old, still in great shape, but obviously a bit weathered. Before the stripper, I power washed.

    The stripper is obviously accomplishing a lot, but in places, it\'s inconsistent, especially on knotholes.

    I\'m going to use TWP 100 stain. And I\'m looking for the best results here. Can I trust the Behr stripper, or do I need yet another step before I stain?
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    TWP Stains · 08/27/2012
    The 200 Series is for shake and shingles. For decking you would want the 1500 Series.
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    Bernie Meyer · 08/27/2012
    We have a deck that has been neglected, some boards need replacing, the rest are pretty weathered, with faded remnants of the last stain (about 3 years ago). It seems that Series 100 has more solids. Does that make it better for badly weathered decks? What sort of prep do you recommend?