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    TWP Stains · 08/03/2012
    TWP are semi-transparent colors that do not mask the wood grain but highlight or enhance the wood grain. You must have a tint/color in the stain if you want to prevent UV graying.
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    Danell · 08/03/2012
    We live in the Seattle area where it\'s very rainy and we live around lots of trees. Our cedar deck gets afternoon sun, when it\'s around. We just stripped our 10 yr old deck and brightened it. Which of your stain products would you recommend for this area? For color we like the look of natural cedar when it\'s wet but don\'t want an orange deck. What color would you recommend?
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    Sally · 08/03/2012
    Our new pine pressure treated deck is 240 square feet [no rails or railings]; on the TWP 100, does it require one or two coats? Trying to decipher whether to order 1 or 2 gallons. Also, are the stains transparent, semi transparent, or solid colors? We are trying to just seal the wood in it\'s natural color.
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    Sally · 08/03/2012
    Hi - we have a 5-month old pine treated lumber deck and will be ordering the cleaner/brightener and the TWP 100 stain - my question is are these stain color choices transparent, semi-transparent, or solid colors? We really just want something to seal the wood and not change the color or hide the woodgrain. Thank you - Sally
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    TWP Stains · 07/31/2012
    TWP 1500 would work and is compliant for Northern Virginia.
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    Amy Ziemke · 07/31/2012
    Which stain and treatment would you recommend? I have a cabin in the woods in Northern Virginia. The deck is pressure treated and submitted to mostly shade all day. Because of the shade (and lack of treatment) it continues to readily grow mold and algae. In addition, the deck is completely covered by tulip poplars that shed sticky nectar which molds and stains black almost as instantly as it rains. I will be sanding it before treating.
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    TWP Stains · 07/29/2012
    All new wood needs to be cleaned and prepped. I would wait until Fall than clean and brighten with the Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit. I would then use TWP 1500 Series in a light color such as Honeytone or Natural
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    Annette · 07/29/2012
    We just put down a new cedar deck and would like to bring out the colors of the wood while protecting it. We live in upstate new York and would like to know what is the best stain to get and how long do you wait before applying anything to it? Also should we use something to clean and prep it before staining and should it be sanded?
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    TWP Stains · 07/27/2012
    I would use the TWP 1500 Series
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    Bill W · 07/27/2012
    I have replaced my 30 year old cedar decking with EverGrain Weathered Wood composite. Which stain would you recommend for the remaining cedar benches, posts and trim boards, which are still in good condition?
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    TWP Stains · 07/17/2012
    Possibly. It really depends on the wood and how weathered and dry the wood is. If very gray and dirty then you need to remove more of the wood cells. This may result in raising of the grain a little.
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    Kristin Koehnen · 07/17/2012
    Hi again. Just wondering if the Restore a Deck Kit will raise the wood grain. Thanks for your help!
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    TWP Stains · 07/16/2012
    I would use a stain stripper on the rough cut wood followed by a wood brightener.
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    TWP Stains · 07/16/2012
    After sanding you should use a wood cleaner and a wood brightener to prep. The Gemini Restore A Deck Kit would be ideal. I would look at the Honeytone or Natural color. Typically needs to be redone every 2-3 years.
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    william creager · 07/16/2012
    I still need some help. The deck should be fine, easy to clean and re-stain. The question I have, is the board and batten PINE siding is ROUGH CUT AND VERY PORES. This would be nearly impossible to get rid of old product. I can pressure wash and let dry. Sanding and stripping would take weeks and change the appearance (rustic) of the house. Sorry to be a bother, please advise your thoughts are very appreciated.

    Thank You Bill
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    Kristin Koehnen · 07/16/2012
    We have a 2 year old cedar deck that is on a southern exposure. We\'ve got Cabot 3000 on it, which didn\'t last a year. I have completely sanded it and would like to use twp 1500 on it. Which color would give me the most natural finish, and do I have to prep the deck in any other way? Also, how long would should I expect the finish to last? We live in northern Wisconsin.
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    TWP Stains · 07/15/2012
    Wait a month or two before staining. Do not sand but use a wood cleaner and a wood brightener to prep. Do not use a wood filler!
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    TWP Stains · 07/15/2012
    As long as you clean and brighten the wood to prep you should be okay. If you have a lot of the old stain left then you should strip it off as well. Either the 100 or the 1500 would work well.
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    Kathryn · 07/15/2012
    We just installed a pressure treated deck in NJ. Most of the deck is in full sun for 70% of the day. How long should I wait before staining? Do I need to sand before staining? Should I fill in small cracks in wood and spaced where wood joins before staining?

    Thanks for your help. Also. 100 or 1500 for best performance?
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    william c · 07/15/2012
    Also I live in Lacrosse Wisconsin, hard winter\'s hot summer\'s. Is there a better brand or product. Thank you in advance for your help.