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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!
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    TWP Stains · 09/12/2012
    Out in the elements.
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    TMV · 09/12/2012
    Is the idea that the wood should be out in the elements during this 4 to 12 month period (i.e., built into a pergola) or can I just store it in the garage for that period, then stain and build? Thanks for your expertise.
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    TWP Stains · 09/11/2012
    New cedar should wait 4-12 months then cleaned/brightened before staining with TWP. I would suggest the 100 Series. Nothing wrong with the Dark Oak if you want a darker color.
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    TMV · 09/11/2012
    Would you recommend the 1500 or 100 series for a new cedar pergola that receives sun about half the day, south side of house in Michigan? Will the dark oak or black walnut colors look okay on the reddish cedar or do you recommend the cedartone to match the natural color?
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    TWP Stains · 09/10/2012
    Clean and brighten then you can apply the TWP to this wood.
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    braaron · 09/10/2012
    Hi,
    I have a pine borate pressure treated deck about 6 yrs old. Is your stain compatible with this wood? Also, can i sand it for prep or do I need to go through the cleaner brightener process?
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    TWP Stains · 09/07/2012
    On a deck it is usually every 2 years or so. On a vertical siding it can last 4-6 years.
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    dwoo · 09/07/2012
    How long on average has the TWP 100 lasted before restaining? Looking at SE Wisconsin weather.
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    TWP Stains · 09/02/2012
    Colors can vary drastically depending on the wood type, age of wood, how it was prepped, etc. I would not apply another coat right now. It would be better to wait a few months so that it will adhere better. The other option would be to strip it off and start over.
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    Peter · 09/02/2012
    We just bought a 5 gallons stain 1500 series in California Redwood. After stains 2 days ago, the color came out not the same as in the computer color. We would like to stain a redwood color on top of it, will it be OK?
    Is there any discount?
    Thanks
    Peter
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    TWP Stains · 08/30/2012
    If the stain is uneven then it may be best to strip it off so the new coat applies evenly to the surface. IPE is very dense wood and will require annually maintenance. Only apply one coat of the TWP and back wipe any excess stain that does not absorb into the wood after 20 minutes.