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    Highmaster2 · 06/08/2018
    1) I have a 750 sq. ft. dock that is 8 years old and never been stained. have just replaced a few boards. I know that the "new" boards will not stain the same as the old ones, but is it ok to go ahead and stain them or di I need to skip them until they weather awhile?

    2) Same dock - is it safe/legal/recommended to use your wood prep products over water? Any danger to fish, etc?

    Thanks!
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      TWP Stains · 06/08/2018
      1. You should be fine if just a few boards but those new boards will need to be touched up with another coat next year.
      2. Nothing illegal about it and the prep products are Eco-Safe.
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    David wilson · 06/03/2018
    We have a cedar fence 2yrs old. Should we power wash it before staining?
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    Wayne Bradley · 06/02/2018
    We are staining our pool deck for the 1st time. It’s green treated lumber. The deck has been up for 8 months. We live in Illinois 60 miles south of Chicago. Should we use the 1500 series or the 100 series. I’m thinking oil based semi-transparent.
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      TWP Stains · 06/03/2018
      For IL, you will need the TWP 1500 Series. It is oil-based and semi-transparent.
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    Carol · 05/31/2018
    What stain is best for Washington State? The deck gets a lot of rain during 9 months of the year and direct sun for 3 months straight. Thanks in advance!
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      TWP Stains · 06/01/2018
      Use the TWP 100 Series. Make sure to prep first.
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    Beverly · 05/25/2018
    Would TWP 1500 work on a deck made from South American hardwood. Its natural color is kind of a rich redwood type color. I have cleaned it, pressure washed and sanded it. Also does this have to b e applied with a sprayer or can i use a roller to rub it in.
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      TWP Stains · 05/26/2018
      Use a stain pad to apply. Most use the TWP 1516 for Exotic Hardwoods. Just one light coat.
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    Richard Burch · 05/24/2018
    The previous owner stained our deck with TWP shake and shingle in 207 Butternut Brown. Which product do you recommend (Kansas resident) and what color would be best. Still have plenty of color on posts and pickets below the deck. Don't want to have to strip it all off beyond pressure washing.
    would hope for something just dark enough to blend with old stain.


    Thanks,
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      TWP Stains · 05/24/2018
      Use the same color and series. Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit.
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    Ken · 05/23/2018
    I am planning to use Dock Revive this summer. I currently use TWP 100 dark oak stain and would like a color match. What is the best gloss acrylic paint to use?
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      TWP Stains · 05/24/2018
      Ken, does not matter on the brand of Gloss acrylic latex paint for the Deck Revive. Any will do.
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    Dave · 05/22/2018
    I have a Epe deck in Oregon I want to seal it but do not want a color do you have 100 in natural
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      TWP Stains · 05/23/2018
      The TWP comes in clear. Clear will not give you UV protection though from naturally turning gray.
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    Ken · 05/14/2018
    I am staining new cedar for a dock deck in fresh water. Which of your products with use be best.
    Ken in Montana
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    Ginny · 05/11/2018
    Good morning. We are refinishing a cedar deck and choosing between the 100 and 1500 series. The deck gets full sun and we live in non-coastal North Carolina. Can you please tell me which would be best and why. Thank you.
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      TWP Stains · 05/11/2018
      In NC you can use either Series. They both will work equally as well in your state.
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        Ginny · 05/11/2018
        Thank you for your reply. In the future could we apply the 1500 over the 100 if the low VOC becomes the standard?
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    Hilkka · 05/04/2018
    We are looking for good semi-transparent stain for our deck that is some years old. The deck that is in Oklahoma is exposed to strong sun much of the year and heavy rains. The current stain from another company is peeling and cracking, and my husband has started sanding the deck. Which f your semi-transparent stains do you recommend for us? Will it be difficult to change color from our current greenish gray to e.g. cedar color or pecan, or should we stick to your grey color stain from the TWP 100 series?
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    Gene Jacobson · 05/02/2018
    I am in St. Louis and I have an eastern redwood fence that is currently stained with a redwood color. It is ready for power washing and staining again and I want to go with a bit of a darker oil based stain and color. Which TWP series do you recommend, and which colors should I consider?
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      TWP Stains · 05/02/2018
      Is the old coating TWP? If not, you will need to remove the coating by stripping and or sanding before using the TWP. Any color that you like will work. Try the 1500 series.
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    Mark Scott · 04/25/2018
    We have a house in NH. The porch and steps need to be protected from another winter. What do you recommend?
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      TWP Stains · 04/26/2018
      Hi Mark, prep with the Gemini Restore Kit and stain with TWP 1500 Series.
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    Chrysade · 04/24/2018
    I live in Michigan and have huge deck with two levels. Most of it is covered but the uncovered portion gets lots of sun in the summer and tons of snow in the winter. The deck currently has a stain on it which a staining company will pressure wash and strip accordingly. My question is two-fold. Does Michigan allow the 100 and which is better given the weather conditions, the 100 or 1500 series?
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      TWP Stains · 04/24/2018
      Use the TWP 100 for Michigan. It is allowed there.
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    Dave Glatt · 04/23/2018
    do you have a list of log home refinishers using TWP in western Minnesota.

    Thanks
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    Seth Weissman · 04/18/2018
    Do you offer a semi-solid oil based stain?
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      TWP Stains · 04/19/2018
      Hi Seth, we currently do not but we will soon! New semi-solid colors are in the works for 2018. Sometime in the next couple of months.
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    linda liles · 04/17/2018
    We live in Louisiana and We're needing to re-stain our cedar railing. we have already stripped the old stain off. our railing is in the direct, very hot sun and weather. Before we stripped it some of the railing was black and had a lot of green mold. I need to know if the 1500 or the 100 series is best for us here.
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    Larry S · 04/12/2018
    Which product would be best to restain my house in Lake Tahoe Calif. It was last stained when built about 10 years ago with Perservawood. TWP has been highly recommended but I cannot decided between the 100 series and the 1500 series.
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      TWP Stains · 04/12/2018
      The TWP 1500 Series is what you will need for CA. It works best for vertical wood siding.
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    Amy Reggi · 04/11/2018
    Me again... are stain pads and brushes ok for application to a cedar FENCE? I forgot to ask specifically for a fence and not a deck...I would be using the twp stain on my cedar fence... just want to apply it with correct equipment... can you comfo:). Thank you ?
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    Amy · 04/11/2018
    What is the best equipment to apply stain?