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    Joel LeGrande · 04/06/2020
    I stained my deck last year and thinking of an additional coat this year. Too soon, and if not what cleaner just for dirt before reapplying?
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      TWP Stains · 04/06/2020
      If you add a maintenance coat you will need to use the Gemini Restore Kit for prep. Only do it if needed.
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    Wade Blaufuss · 04/05/2020
    I stained my heart redwood deck 5 years ago right after I built it with California Redwood TWP1500. Can I just clean and brighten without stripping if I use the same stain again?
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    Gary · 04/04/2020
    I applied 102 Redwood two yrs ago to red wood deck. Need to restrain. Do you still make this 102.?
    if not, what is equivalent. Colorado.
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    Amanda · 03/29/2020
    We installed a pressure treated deck in upstate NY last fall. We will be ready to stain the deck in 1-2 months after we clean and allow dry time. We don’t like red or orangy stain colors. If we like the early american and special walnut colors from minwax - what stain color do you recommend and do you have any pointers.

    Thanks!
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    Michael Jones · 03/29/2020
    We purchased a home that used TWP 205 on the deck and pergola. Should we stay with the 200 series or use the 1500 series? We are located in Atlanta Georgia.
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      TWP Stains · 03/29/2020
      Staying with the 205 is the easiest thing to do.
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    Jim · 03/28/2020
    Last year I applied an application of Defy Extreme it didn’t cover well. I going to switch to TWP product. What do I need to do? What do I need to do first? Jim
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    Ed · 03/27/2020
    Stripping a 20yr old Pressure treated Pine deck and Cedar picket fence(I think). Will be using your RAD stripper / brightener. This is in Missouri I am thinking I should use 1500 since it has a higher solids. Am I thinking correctly? Considering Pecan tint.
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    STEPHEN ROY · 03/11/2020
    2 YEARS AGO I APPLIED A SEALER/ CEDAR STAIN (ADM 2003) AN OIL BASED PRODUCT, THERE IS NO CRACKING OR PEELING ON SURFACE OF DECK. WHAT DO I NEED TO DO BEFORE USING TWP 1500?
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    swope0712@yahoo.com · 03/09/2020
    I stained my deck last summer with Defy Extreme Clear. Some areas didn’t get covered real well. Can I reapply another application of clear right away?
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      TWP Stains · 03/09/2020
      The TWP cannot be applied over the Defy. The Defy would have to be stripped off fully first.
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    Jim · 03/08/2020
    I just stain my deck last year with Defy Extreme. It doesn’t look like it covered very well. I would like to try the TWP stain. Is it too early to stain TWP or should I wait a period of time. Jim
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    Gary · 03/03/2020
    60' x 8' wraparound covered cedar deck. Three years ago contractor put 2 coats of a product only designed to be one coat. He ended up stripping and sanding the whole deck to remove the "stickY" result of his mistake. We then put water based and expensive clear coat. It has not protected wood and I ended 6 hours of pressure washing the deck which looks very good now.

    Can I put your product on that surface as it is now? We are in state of Washington. Thanks
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      TWP Stains · 03/04/2020
      The TWP cannot be applied over a different brand or coating. If you removed all of the last coatings then yes, you can use the TWP. If the old coating is still thee, then you will need to fully remove it first.
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    Bill Stewart · 01/30/2020
    2 years ago i stain a new deck with Australian timber oil using the 19400 series which goes on as latex and dries as a oil finish and has not held up well. I would like to re-do with TWP 100 series. if the deck is cleaned with restore a deck will i be able to put the TWP 100 on?
    Thanks,
    Bill
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      TWP Stains · 01/30/2020
      Hello,

      No, you will have to fully remove the Cabot first. Strip and or sand.
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    John · 01/19/2020
    For a new weathered redwood deck, is 1500 recommended or would you recommend TWP100 if my state allows it and would you recommend RAD or Gemini to clean and brighten? Is the redwood tint very subtle as I want to just highlight the natural wood coloring.
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    Lilly · 01/15/2020
    How many coats on a criss Cross Wood Cattle Fencing that is a year old and never been stained or sealed? (if we use TWP 1500) This wood fencing is out in fields. I assume this serves as a sealer and stain and no need for any other under coat?
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    D Kiesel · 01/03/2020
    I read through some posts. Looks like you recommend the 100 series for the first time, after the weathering period? Would you recommend continued use of the 100 series or switching to the 1500 series for continued maintenance?
    Thanks.
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      TWP Stains · 01/04/2020
      Stick with whatever series your start with.
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    D Kiesel · 01/03/2020
    I'm a little confused about the difference between the 100 and 1500 series stain. I'm in Corpus Christi, Texas and want to use the longest lasting product for a new cedar fence. I thought that the 100 series was better, because in the description it says that it "sheds water" and the 1500 says that it's "water resistant". But I see that the 1500 series has a higher solids content and takes longer to dry.

    Which on will last longer and repel water better?


    Thanks
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      TWP Stains · 01/04/2020
      The difference is VOC content and what is allowed in certain states. For TX, you can use either series and both would last the same on a fence.
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    Irene · 01/03/2020
    New siding inside a barn, I want something to protect the wood from water stains and as long lasting as possible
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      TWP Stains · 01/04/2020
      Use the TWP 1500 Series.
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        Eric Willson · 01/30/2020
        I recommend you use an airless spayer and back brush it in with a large 6" deck brush. Will save you 75% of the time.
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    Scott · 11/23/2019
    I have a 6 month old cedar fence that was never treated. It is starting to look grey in color. Which stain would be best and how long will I need to repeat the staining process?
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    Megan · 10/26/2019
    Should I use 100 or 1500 for a redwood deck in northern CO? Our wood is new but has been aged ~6 months.
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    Mike · 10/16/2019
    What series stain should I use for a 4 month old treated yellow pine deck in Texas?