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    william c · 07/15/2012
    hello: I built my pine board & batten home w/ceder deck 6 yrs ago. The deck is covered. The house & deck need to be refinished. The deck is very washed out, the house is better but still needs to be redone. I used a Valspar product originally but I don\'t know if it was a oil or water based product. The customer service person @ farm & fleet said since it is that old I could use either. Is this true, please advise the best product. The TWP brand 100 or 1500? or is the a better brand.
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    TWP Stains · 07/14/2012
    Lattice is pretty absorbent so I would let dry fro a week or two then lightly clean. Light brown would probably be the Cedartone in the 1500 Series. It is a browny cedar color.
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    Connie · 07/13/2012
    New cedar lattice privacy screen in San Antonio TX, morning sun, part shade in afternoon - how long do I wait to stain? Does the cedar have to be cleaned? Would prefer a light brown color to compliment Trex Woodland Brown deck- your suggestions please? thanks.
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    TWP Stains · 07/12/2012
    You should let the wood dry for at least a month or two then clean and brighten with the Gemini Restore A Deck Kit. Only one coat is needed for new wood. I would look at the TWP 1515 Honeytone for the lightest color.
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    TWP Stains · 07/12/2012
    Sorry but we do not have anything that matches the Minwax.
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    tim bremer · 07/12/2012
    We just completed installation of a new deck using treated pressure treated wood (tags on wood acquired through K-1 indicated Hixson Lumber, pressure treated using micronized copper azole). We want to stain with a more natural transparent product vs. any colors. Which series (100 or 1500) and product would you recommend. We live in Louisville, KY and deck gets full sun for 80% of the day. Also your comments on sealing the deck.
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    DarleneM · 07/12/2012
    Do you have a comparable color to Minwax Provincial 211 stain? I want to use the TWP 100 on my new cypress garage carriage doors and the porvincial color seems to have a slight green tint to it when used on cypress that I really like. Thanks!
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    TWP Stains · 07/09/2012
    I would look at the TWP 1500 Series in Honeytone for the lightest color. No dealers but we can ship to you.
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    MB · 07/09/2012
    Hello - I just had a 670ft cedar deck built and I live in Washington state. I like a lighter color or not much color at all, don\'t want deck to look orange! Which of your stains would you recommend 100 vs 1500? Also, do you have any dealers in the greater Seattle/Tacoma area? Hate to wait for a UPS shipment.
    Thank you!!!!
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    TWP Stains · 07/08/2012
    The TWP 1500 would be best for the railings. No additional prep would be needed. 2 Gallons of stain should be enough.
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    Jacque Burk · 07/08/2012
    I\'m having a hard time figuring coverage...I have 85 feet of railing and 1.5\" square cedar spindles...any guesstimate on amount of stain I will need? Also, I have pressure washed the 9 year old railing...looks almost bare. Now I plan to sand rough spots then stain. Do I need to do any further prep before staining?
    Lastly, is the 1500 series stain the best choice for western exposure, full sun deck in Washington state? Thanks!
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    TWP Stains · 07/08/2012
    TWP is an oil based stain while Storm Shield is a water based stain.
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    MLV · 07/07/2012
    What is the difference between your 1500 series and your storm shield for a 3 month old pressure treated wood deck in Northern VA? Thanks!
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    TWP Stains · 07/06/2012
    For new wood you should let it dry for at least a month then clean and brighten with the Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit. Both series of TWP will work about the same. Only 1 coat for new wood.
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    Phil Prime · 07/06/2012
    Hello,

    I live in Raleigh North Carolina. So, we have rainy springs, crazy hot summer, and occasionally a winter cold enough to get some snow and ice. I just got a new deck installed and the builder advised us to use TWP stain. the deck will be in direct sunlight most of the day. Any suggestions on which stain to use? Thanks so much!
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    TWP Stains · 07/04/2012
    You can use TWP to stain Trex decking.
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    Rick Snoeyink · 07/04/2012
    I have an 8 year old Trex deck that had a lot of mold. I cleaned pretty well but now want to seal it and guard against future mold. Will any of your products work on Trex?
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    TWP Stains · 07/03/2012
    I would use the Gemini Restore Kit to clean and brighten the wood then apply one coat of the TWP 1500 Series.
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    MLV · 07/03/2012
    We have 3 month old pressure treated wood (#1) deck on NE side of house in Loudoun Co VA - how long to wait before treatment, what preparation should be done, and which series is best for this area?
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    TWP Stains · 07/02/2012
    No reason to stain all sides and in many cases that may cause issues. Best to install untreated then use the Kit after a couple of months to prep.

    1500 has twice the solids then the 100. It may offer slightly better UV protection.