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TWP Stain Comparison

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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.
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    Parth M · 07/02/2012
    Thanks for the response on my earlier query. I have a follow-up. Do I have to use the Gemini Restore Kit on brand new Redwood (that has not even been installed yet)? I was planning on having each redwood board stained before they were installed. That way I can coat every side (would not be possible after installation). How do I use Gemini Restore Kit in my situation when I want to stain before installing the redwood planks?

    Secondly, what is the difference between your 100 and 1500 series? Does one series have more solids? Is one series superior as far as durability, quality etc.? Thanks.
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    Parth M · 07/02/2012
    We are having a brand new redwood deck installed right now. I live in Colorado (elevation 5500 ft). Fair amount of snow in the winter. Summers are hot (90 to 100 degrees). Little or no humidity. Which stain would you recommend? TWP 100 series or 1500 or 500? Which of these series looks the best with redwood deck? By the way, what is the major difference between these series (other than VOC limits)?

    And if it is a brand new deck, do I have any type of prep work before I put the stain? Thanks
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    TWP Stains · 07/01/2012
    I would use the TWP 100 for Michigan. Make sure to prep the deck with a deck cleaner and wood brightener first.
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    Sally · 07/01/2012
    We installed an 8 x 30 deck made out of treated lumber [pine] in March, 2012 [4 months ago]. This is on the north side of our home in southern Michigan. It gets 1/2 sun; 1/2 shade. I see your TWP 100 is rated #1 and TWP 1500 is rated #3 in consumer reports. Which one would be the better product for us to use on this new wood? Sally
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    TWP Stains · 06/25/2012
    You should use both a wood cleaner and a wood brightener to prep the wood after the sanding.
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    Carl · 06/25/2012
    I sanded my PT deck with 20 then 36 grit paper. Should I do anything else to the deck before staining for better penetration?
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    Administrator · 06/14/2012
    You can use one stain and color but it will look different. Cedar cannot look like mahogany.

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    Geoff Stuart · 06/13/2012
    Hi,
    I have a new deck that is mahogany deck with cedar wrapped rails.
    Is there ONE stain/sealant that will bring out the natural color of each wood type? Or do I need to use two different stains?
    Thanks,
    Geoff
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    TWP Stains · 06/05/2012
    Unopened a few years. Opened, less then 1 year. All TWP Stains are semi-transparent.