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    TWP Stains · 08/30/2012
    The 100 Series is not legal in NY. You have to use the 1500 Series. Honeytone is lighter in color then the Natural.
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    RyanG · 08/30/2012
    My ipe deck treated with twp is starting to show signs of fading and water spots. Not sure when it was treated because we bought the house recently. Do I need to strip off the old twp before retreating in the same color? What sort of prep work is needed? Thanks
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    Ed · 08/30/2012
    Thank you for this Q-A information. Here are my facts:
    One-year-old pressure treated pine deck in upstate NY. Heavily shaded all day. Approx 450 sq ft with railings, spindles, and two stair units (3 risers each). I plan to clean and brighten it prior to staining. Which would be best to use, 100 or 1500? I plan to purchase either Natural or Honeytone. Mildew resistance is very important due to the heavy shade. THANK YOU!
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    TWP Stains · 08/29/2012
    I would shoot for 95% removal. A little bit of old stain should be okay as long as the the new color of stain is similar so it can blend. Make sure to use a wood brightener to neutralize the stripper.
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    Clare · 08/29/2012
    I\'ve already started on a deck project (before I did my research) using Behr deck stripper and cleaner/wood brightener. The wood is about 15 years old, still in great shape, but obviously a bit weathered. Before the stripper, I power washed.

    The stripper is obviously accomplishing a lot, but in places, it\'s inconsistent, especially on knotholes.

    I\'m going to use TWP 100 stain. And I\'m looking for the best results here. Can I trust the Behr stripper, or do I need yet another step before I stain?
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    TWP Stains · 08/27/2012
    The 200 Series is for shake and shingles. For decking you would want the 1500 Series.
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    Bernie Meyer · 08/27/2012
    We have a deck that has been neglected, some boards need replacing, the rest are pretty weathered, with faded remnants of the last stain (about 3 years ago). It seems that Series 100 has more solids. Does that make it better for badly weathered decks? What sort of prep do you recommend?
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    TWP Stains · 08/22/2012
    Either would work. You should wait a until Spring to stain. TWP does not penetrate new wood very well. Just one coat on new wood. Make sure to prep with a cleaner and a wood brightener.
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    neil · 08/22/2012
    I am installing a new pressure treated pine deck in Charlotte, NC. Which series would you recommend TWP100 series or TWP1500 series. Looking for a slightly darker color for Pressure treated pine decking.
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    TWP Stains · 08/16/2012
    Both the 100 and 1500 are pretty much equal when it comes to longevity. Meaning you will need to redo every 2-3 years when choosing either. Darker stain colors though will last longer then lighter when it comes to UV protection.
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    Brock · 08/16/2012
    From earlier posts I will let the wood cure for a month, then clean and brighten, then apply only one coat.
    Question is which stain and why? I like the idea of more solids for UV protection, but also want to make sure that translates to better durability and longer time between treatments.
    Also want to know why to choose one over the other as I may find a color in one of the stains \"must have\" and I want to know what I am sacrificing if I choose purely based on color.
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    TWP Stains · 08/15/2012
    I would use two coats since it is about 1 year old now. 3 gallons should be enough.
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    Nicole · 08/15/2012
    Our pressure-treated deck was built in upstate New York in November 2011. If we clean/brighten this fall and stain with TWP1500, do we need one coat (for a \"new\" deck) or two coats?

    Need to cover about 275 sq. feet. How many gallons of stain?
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    TWP Stains · 08/14/2012
    Most use the TWP 116 Rustic for exotic hardwoods.
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    Aaron · 08/14/2012
    I just finished installing a new deck with ipe on the border and grappa in the field. I want to use the TWP 100, but not sure on a color due to the two different woods. The idea is to enhance their natural colors and maintain the contrast. Thoughts? Thanks in advance.
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    TWP Stains · 08/14/2012
    1500 Series would be best.
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    TWP Stains · 08/14/2012
    TWP does not have any \"tan\" colors. The Dark oak is a very dark brown. The closest probably would the the 1501 Cedartone. It is a brownish/cedar color.
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    TWP Stains · 08/14/2012
    You should let the wood season for at least a couple of months then clean and brighten the wood. Only 1 coat on new wood.
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    Melissa · 08/14/2012
    Which stain would you recommend for a deck part shade and part sub in Chicago suburbs? Eith 1500 or 200? I notice the 200 has more solids but I am not sure why that is important. Thanks!
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    Michael Fink · 08/14/2012
    I\'m looking for some advice on semi transparent colors of the TWP 1500 series. Have a deck that gets alot of sun and has been stripped of old bad sealer and is now looking like new again. Wanted to use a color that leans more towards the brown or tan tones vs. cedar/red/orange. I dont want it too dark, but something that might give a little color and the needed protection from greying. Thx.