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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
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    TWP Stains · 10/24/2012
    It really depends on how well you close the lid from evaporation. If closed with no evaporation then it will be okay for Spring.
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    Rob · 10/24/2012
    What is the shelf life of TWP 1500 stain in a 5 gallon bucket? I want to stain my cedar rails and outband of the deck now (before i put the rails up) and stain the PT deck in the spring.
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    TWP Stains · 10/23/2012
    Not much but the 1500 is a little richer in color.
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    Rob · 10/23/2012
    Is there a difference in color between the 1500 Dark Oak and the 100 Dark Oak?
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    TWP Stains · 10/10/2012
    Yes you can mix TWP colors together for a custom color.
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    Rob · 10/10/2012
    Can you mix two different colors of the 1500 stain?
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    TWP Stains · 10/09/2012
    One coat on newer wood. TWP suggests waiting 4-12 months before staining new wood. I would wait until Spring then clean and brighten to prep before staining with the 100 Series.
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    Rob · 10/09/2012
    I have just finished a new 650 sq. ft. PT Deck w/ cedar rail/rail posts in North Georgia. 150 sq. ft. is in a covered porch and the remainder is outside but gets very little sun exposure due to facing west and shaded by a large Oak tree. Which stain should I use 100 or 1500? How much do I need and is it 1 or 2 coats? Any suggestion on color to use for the cedar and pine to match the best?
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    TWP Stains · 10/04/2012
    You would want the TWP 1500 for this deck in Mass.
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    Carolyn · 10/04/2012
    I have a 20 year old PT deck in Massachusetts. We\'ve pressure washed it and are looking to seal/protect it from the harsh weather. What is my best bet to use? Deck does get a lot of sun but not full and dots get some greening near the house where it does not get sun.
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    TWP Stains · 09/27/2012
    TWP 1500 is compliant for NY while the 100 is not. All new wood should weather for 4-12 months before TWP is applied. You will need to prep with a wood cleaner and a wood brightener prior to staining. The Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit will work. Only 1 coat on new wood.
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    jeanette · 09/27/2012
    we have a pressure treated wood deck, and are getting ready for its first stain. It was installed in June, and we live in upstate NY. The deck has eastern exposure, so sun during the day, and of course the cold winters. What do you recommend? We are leaning towards the TWP 1500.
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    TWP Stains · 09/26/2012
    It is probably the way the wood is taking the stain. You do not want to over apply the stain. Too much stain and it will not penetrate into the wood. This may cause premature product failure.
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    Clare · 09/26/2012
    I\'m working on a deck project with the TWP 100 stain (rustic). I\'m using 2 coats on fairly weathered wood. In a few places, once dry, it looks much lighter, like it isn\'t coated enough; perhaps those boards are more weathered. Now that it\'s dry, can I go back and put on an additional coat?

    I\'m already planning on triple coating everything as I go forward, cleaning up anything that doesn\'t soak in.
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    TWP Stains · 09/19/2012
    TWP cannot be ordered and shipped into Canada. It is not compliant. By shipping to a US address and bringing it across the border you are technically breaking the law.
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    Libenol · 09/19/2012
    I am surprised that you say it is not compliant in Canada because there was no problem ordering it in Canada. It is only that the shipping costs we high so I got it delivered for free at a US warehouse close to the border and picked it up there. There are still a few oil based stains in Quebec. Can\'t wait to see the result! Thank you again!
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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!