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    TWP Stains · 02/19/2013
    You should always follow the advice of the stain manufacturer, not the lumber co. Best to let it weather for 6+ months, clean and brighten to prep, then apply 1 coat of the TWP.
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    Heidi Bridges · 02/19/2013
    I'm getting conflicting advice on how best to stain a new deck. The lumber co. is saying to seal right away even before actual construction. I've read on several websites that it's best to let the deck "cure" for anywhere between 1-12 months. We are using Douglas Fir and am planning to use 1500 series TWP stain (I live in California). What is best? Sealing/staining first or building, curing then staining?
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    TWP Stains · 01/05/2013
    Sorry but we do not ship overseas nor are there any TWP dealers there.
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    Marco haasjes · 01/05/2013
    Which twp serie should i use for ipe wood and what is the most sold color? I need 20 gallons and live in the Netherlands is it possible to ship it to us?. We want to paint our deck every year.

    Thanks for your advise.
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    TWP Stains · 12/18/2012
    You can use stripper instead of cleaner if you want. Strippers do need to be neutralized with a wood brightener. Wood brighteners need to be pumped sprayed on they cannot be applied with a pressure washer.
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    USAF · 12/17/2012
    Thanks! Have a couple follow-up questions: If I use stripper instead of cleaner on the log cabin, can I/should I use stripper on the small sections of new wood too? I will need to follow up the stripper with brightener correct? Finally, is the brightener power sprayer safe like the stripper? Just bought the power sprayer and don't want to ruin the pump.
    Thanks in advance.
    d
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    Administrator · 12/09/2012
    Yes that should work unless you have an old stain that needs to be removed with a stain stripper instead of a wood cleaner. New wood will not match older wood exactly when stained. It will be close as long as you prep well.
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    USAF · 12/08/2012
    Planning on restaining our South Dakota log home this summer. 4 years since last stain. We have pine logs on bottom and pine log siding on top half of house. We recently added on, so now have both new and old wood on east side. Here is my plan: clean and brighten the entire house then use 2 coats (wet on wet) of Cedar Tone 1500. A litle concerned about ability to match color on addition. Good plan?
    Thanks!D
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    TWP Stains · 11/19/2012
    You can use TWP for exterior doors but this is a penetrating stain. It will not leave a shiny coating as most doors have.

    We personally do not have retailers there but we can ship to you. Honeytone color would probably be closest.
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    Kevin Hanlon · 11/17/2012
    I have a cabin in Montana near Bozeman/Livingston. I have recently installed Knotty Alder exterior doors. Being covered they are mostly shaded and rarely get wet, however temperature changes in Montana can be extreme between night time lows and day time highs. Also humidity is low especially in the summer.

    I have 3 questions:
    1) Can TWP 1500 seems to typically be used for decks and sometimes siding, can it be used for exterior doors?
    2) What will be the color choice that best matches a rich light bronze color?
    3) Is there a retailer in the Bozeman or Livingston area?

    Thanks - K
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    TWP Stains · 10/24/2012
    It really depends on how well you close the lid from evaporation. If closed with no evaporation then it will be okay for Spring.
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    Rob · 10/24/2012
    What is the shelf life of TWP 1500 stain in a 5 gallon bucket? I want to stain my cedar rails and outband of the deck now (before i put the rails up) and stain the PT deck in the spring.
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    TWP Stains · 10/23/2012
    Not much but the 1500 is a little richer in color.
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    Rob · 10/23/2012
    Is there a difference in color between the 1500 Dark Oak and the 100 Dark Oak?
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    TWP Stains · 10/10/2012
    Yes you can mix TWP colors together for a custom color.
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    Rob · 10/10/2012
    Can you mix two different colors of the 1500 stain?
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    TWP Stains · 10/09/2012
    One coat on newer wood. TWP suggests waiting 4-12 months before staining new wood. I would wait until Spring then clean and brighten to prep before staining with the 100 Series.
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    Rob · 10/09/2012
    I have just finished a new 650 sq. ft. PT Deck w/ cedar rail/rail posts in North Georgia. 150 sq. ft. is in a covered porch and the remainder is outside but gets very little sun exposure due to facing west and shaded by a large Oak tree. Which stain should I use 100 or 1500? How much do I need and is it 1 or 2 coats? Any suggestion on color to use for the cedar and pine to match the best?
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    TWP Stains · 10/04/2012
    You would want the TWP 1500 for this deck in Mass.
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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.