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    TWP Stains · 03/28/2013
    WGJACKSON, Both the 100 and the 1500 can be used in Georgia. You would need to remove the OneTime first with a stain stripper such as the Restore-A-Deck Stripper followed by a the Brightener.
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    WGJACKSON · 03/27/2013
    IS THE TWP 100 SERIES AVAILABLE FOR GEORGIA YET? IF NOT, HOW WOULD THE 1500 SERIES PERFORM ON A 10 YEARS OLD DECK LAST CLEANED AND STAINED WITH "ONE TIME" SEVEN YEAR CHESTNUT COLOR. IT DOES NOT WORK AT ALL. MY DECK SPLIT AND PEELED IN 6 MONTHS.
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    TWP Stains · 03/26/2013
    I would go with the 1500 Series, Make sure to prep with the Gemini Restore Kit first.

    https://www.twpstain.com/gemini-s-restore-a-deck-cleaner-and-brightener-kit
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    Brandon McNallen · 03/26/2013
    Which TWP series is best for my new (8 month old) 450SF pine deck near Houston? The deck has a eastern exposure and is halfway under a mature oak tree.
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    TWP Stains · 03/15/2013
    M. David,

    You can use either depending on your state VOC laws. Only 1 coat for Mahogany wood. Due to your wood type, Mahogany needs to be reapplied more frequently then woods such as cedar and pressure treated pine.
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    M. David · 03/14/2013
    I have a mahogony deck which is two years old an d has been stained only once thusfar. Which of you products should I use? The 100 or the 1500 product, and is it available for a mahogony deck.
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    TWP Stains · 03/11/2013
    The Storm Shield is being discontinued so I would stick with the 1500.
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    Billonhill · 03/11/2013
    I am building a deck in southeast Indiana using WRC and was about to order a couple different samples of TWP 1500. I then saw that you carry a waterborne stain called Storm Shield. It is new to me and I can't find it in any comparisons on your site. I PREFER working with waterborne but I do not want to sacrifice quality. Any comparisons or user reviews of Storm Shield vs TWP 1500?
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    TWP Stains · 02/24/2013
    TWP 1500 is a low voc stain that is used for all states while the 100 can be used on 30 some states. The 1500 has a higher solid content. I would get some samples to test out first. If the wood is "rough" and not smooth, it can be stained right away.
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    Nan Wolf · 02/23/2013
    Just build western red cedar fence, low grade, lots of knots. Central Oregon, very dry climate, lots of sun, cold winters. Which is better for this climate......TWP 100 or 1500? Color is important to me...no orange tones. I do not understand the difference between TWP 100 and 1500. Thanks!
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    TWP Stains · 02/19/2013
    You should always follow the advice of the stain manufacturer, not the lumber co. Best to let it weather for 6+ months, clean and brighten to prep, then apply 1 coat of the TWP.
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    Heidi Bridges · 02/19/2013
    I'm getting conflicting advice on how best to stain a new deck. The lumber co. is saying to seal right away even before actual construction. I've read on several websites that it's best to let the deck "cure" for anywhere between 1-12 months. We are using Douglas Fir and am planning to use 1500 series TWP stain (I live in California). What is best? Sealing/staining first or building, curing then staining?
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    TWP Stains · 01/05/2013
    Sorry but we do not ship overseas nor are there any TWP dealers there.
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    Marco haasjes · 01/05/2013
    Which twp serie should i use for ipe wood and what is the most sold color? I need 20 gallons and live in the Netherlands is it possible to ship it to us?. We want to paint our deck every year.

    Thanks for your advise.
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    TWP Stains · 12/18/2012
    You can use stripper instead of cleaner if you want. Strippers do need to be neutralized with a wood brightener. Wood brighteners need to be pumped sprayed on they cannot be applied with a pressure washer.
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    USAF · 12/17/2012
    Thanks! Have a couple follow-up questions: If I use stripper instead of cleaner on the log cabin, can I/should I use stripper on the small sections of new wood too? I will need to follow up the stripper with brightener correct? Finally, is the brightener power sprayer safe like the stripper? Just bought the power sprayer and don't want to ruin the pump.
    Thanks in advance.
    d
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    Administrator · 12/09/2012
    Yes that should work unless you have an old stain that needs to be removed with a stain stripper instead of a wood cleaner. New wood will not match older wood exactly when stained. It will be close as long as you prep well.
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    USAF · 12/08/2012
    Planning on restaining our South Dakota log home this summer. 4 years since last stain. We have pine logs on bottom and pine log siding on top half of house. We recently added on, so now have both new and old wood on east side. Here is my plan: clean and brighten the entire house then use 2 coats (wet on wet) of Cedar Tone 1500. A litle concerned about ability to match color on addition. Good plan?
    Thanks!D
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    TWP Stains · 11/19/2012
    You can use TWP for exterior doors but this is a penetrating stain. It will not leave a shiny coating as most doors have.

    We personally do not have retailers there but we can ship to you. Honeytone color would probably be closest.
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    Kevin Hanlon · 11/17/2012
    I have a cabin in Montana near Bozeman/Livingston. I have recently installed Knotty Alder exterior doors. Being covered they are mostly shaded and rarely get wet, however temperature changes in Montana can be extreme between night time lows and day time highs. Also humidity is low especially in the summer.

    I have 3 questions:
    1) Can TWP 1500 seems to typically be used for decks and sometimes siding, can it be used for exterior doors?
    2) What will be the color choice that best matches a rich light bronze color?
    3) Is there a retailer in the Bozeman or Livingston area?

    Thanks - K