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    Peter · 05/19/2020
    I have a new red cedar deck and would like to keep the color or close to it. Will the Natural or Cedartone darken the wood? If so how much and are they both UV protection?
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    ingeborgdot · 05/16/2020
    I have a fence that has been previously treated with Penofin (mistake I know). I think the 100 series would be better since my state allows it. What do you recommend? Do I need to do anything before adding the new stain?
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    Shelley · 05/14/2020
    I have a three year old pressure treated deck and pergola with no stain currently. We live in Kansas, hot summers and cold winters. Do you recommend TWP100 or TWP 1500 series? Pros and cons of each?
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    Sharie · 05/12/2020
    Old deck but pretty good shape. I used defy deck stain 2 years ago for the second time. The color is quite worn now. Stains don’t last as promised, likely due to fcold winters in New York Adirondacks, frequent below zero temps in long winters.
    What do I need to do to use the TWP? Will it last longer as it is an oil base?
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      TWP Stains · 05/13/2020
      Use the RAD stripper and remove all the Defy. Brightener after. About every 2-3 years.
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    Danny · 05/11/2020
    Which series would you recommend for rainy Seattle weather for a cedar deck that was built in August 2019. How many gallons do I need for a 15'x19' deck? Additionally, do I need to use a deck brightener before staining (i will be using a deck cleaner). Thanks!
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      TWP Stains · 05/11/2020
      100 Series. Clean and brighten for prep: https://www.twpstain.com/gemini-s-restore-a-deck-cleaner-and-brightener-kit

      About 2-3 gallons.
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        Danny · 05/11/2020
        I only need one coat since it's a new deck, correct?
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          TWP Stains · 05/11/2020
          Yes.
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            Danny · 05/11/2020
            Excellent. Should I add a second coat after the first year? If so, I think I will go with the 5 gallon kit. Thanks!
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              TWP Stains · 05/11/2020
              Yes.
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                Danny · 06/01/2020
                My deck looked great right after cleaning and brightening when still wet. It is now the next day and I see a bunch of wood fuzzies on my deck. What should I do prior to applying the 100 series stain? Thanks!
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                  TWP Stains · 06/02/2020
                  That should go away when stained but if you want, you can lightly sand with 60-80 grit.
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                    Danny · 06/02/2020
                    The wood is rough right now, will it get smoother after staining without sanding? If I go the sanding route, should I re-clean and re-brighten before staining?


                    Thanks!
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                      TWP Stains · 06/02/2020
                      it is better to be slightly rough when stain as the TWP will soak in better. TWP is a penetrating stain. You really do not need to sand nor should wood be overly smooth.
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                        Danny · 06/02/2020
                        That's good to hear. To confirm, it will get smoother after I stain? It's pretty rough to walk on right now. Thanks for your help throughout this process!
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                          TWP Stains · 06/02/2020
                          No, it does not get smooth as TWP soaks in, not films on top. It does help to harden the wood though at the surface.
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    Philip · 05/10/2020
    What would you recommend for Calgary, Alberta, Canada weather? And how many gallons for a 12x10 area?
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    Pamela Thorsell · 05/08/2020
    We just replaced the top of rails and floor decking on our back deck. The spindles were stained with Cabots Australian Oil but have been sanded down. How long until we should stain this new wood and what product do you recommend? We live in North Carolina and we have neighbors who recommend TWP 200 yet I notice it is not promoted for decks. I am really struggling on which stain to use and what are the pros and cons? 100, 200 or 1500? Our criteria is for ease of application, looks good, but most importantly long lasting and protects the new deck. What would work the best? Thanks for any guidance you can give.
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    Lisa · 05/07/2020
    Ready to seal/stain a brand new cedar deck. We are in Nashville TN. What are your recommendations for the best product and application for holding up in cold winters and humid summers? thanks!
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    Linda · 05/05/2020
    My 20-yr old deck was pressure washed with bleach and water last week. It was originally stained when first built by the builder, but has not been stained in at least 8 years, only pressure washed 2-3 times in the past before this fourth time. It is treated wood (pine) and gray. Do I need to use any additional cleaner/brightener and can I use the TWP or do I need to go with a solid stain? If TWP, the 100 or 1500? Also, how long after it's rained can I stain the deck? Thank you!
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      TWP Stains · 05/05/2020
      Clean and brighten for prep with the Gemini Restore Kit. Use the 1500 Series. What for 48 hours after rain or prep to stain.
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    Kelly · 04/27/2020
    We are getting ready to restrain our house for the very first time. The sun hits the front of it all day, so it is faded and will absorb more than the rest of the house. What series do you recommend we use? And the color is darker than we like, so we're hoping a lighter stain will help with the color. Any suggestions appreciated.
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    Brad · 04/27/2020
    Many years ago I use 201 on my older cedar siding. What product do you recommend I use to stain my cedar siding? Also, should I apply one or two coats as I have not stained the house in 5 years.
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    Julie Jacobsen · 04/26/2020
    Why do you recommend the 100 for a new deck if the 1500 is new and improved? We have a new, pressure treated pine deck, seasoned for approximately 1 year and ready for stain. We also live in Texas. Thank you.
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      TWP Stains · 04/26/2020
      Better penetration with the 100.
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        Julie Jacobsen · 04/26/2020
        So it is ok for a new deck even though the website's instructions for prepping a new deck say use 100?
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          TWP Stains · 04/27/2020
          Typo in previous reply. 100 penetrates better.
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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?