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    Susan B. · 07/01/2017
    We live in Michigan and built a new deck in 2015. Deck gets lots of sun/heat but also lots of snow in winter. We have not put anything on it yet and it has greyed with some mildew spots. What you recommend for prep treatment and what type of stain (100 or 1500)? Also will the Gemini cleaner damage our new siding or concrete slab under the deck?
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    TWP Stains · 06/29/2017
    Sofia Woyno:
    We stained our green treated wood deck in northern MN with TPW100 2 years ago. We let it dry the summer it was built then preped it and stained it. We have to shovel it a lot and now the vertical railings are still perfectly sealed but the floor and stairs barely have any color. Do we need to strip, pressure wash, or sand the stain before re-staining it this summer? Is an extra coat ok to put in every summer?

    Use the Gemini Restore Kit for the prep. You can do a light coat every year if you want as long as you prep first.
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    Sofia Woyno · 06/28/2017
    We stained our green treated wood deck in northern MN with TPW100 2 years ago. We let it dry the summer it was built then preped it and stained it. We have to shovel it a lot and now the vertical railings are still perfectly sealed but the floor and stairs barely have any color. Do we need to strip, pressure wash, or sand the stain before re-staining it this summer? Is an extra coat ok to put in every summer?
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    TWP Stains · 06/17/2017
    Cinda:
    Is TWP 1500 appropriate to apply on new outdoor cedar FURNITURE?

    Yes but see this about new wood:
    https://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Cinda · 06/16/2017
    Is TWP 1500 appropriate to apply on new outdoor cedar FURNITURE?
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    TWP Stains · 06/10/2017
    chris ithomitis:
    I am installing a new TigerWood deck. the local distributor recommended the TWP oil. Looks like there is the 100 and 1500 series. I want to keep the original color of the tigerwood, but the info on the web says the clear 100 series 'allows the wood to grey' and it does not look like the 1500 series comes in a clear. which product would you recommend for tigerwood that would keep the wood's look?

    Hello, It has to be tinted if you want UV protection and having a tint will enhance or change the look of the wood from the natural state. We would suggest getting some samples to test the color:
    https://www.twpstain.com/stain-samples
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    chris ithomitis · 06/09/2017
    I am installing a new TigerWood deck. the local distributor recommended the TWP oil. Looks like there is the 100 and 1500 series. I want to keep the original color of the tigerwood, but the info on the web says the clear 100 series 'allows the wood to grey' and it does not look like the 1500 series comes in a clear. which product would you recommend for tigerwood that would keep the wood's look?
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    TWP Stains · 05/30/2017
    Brian Jones:
    I live in Missouri. Is the TWP 100 series restricted in my state? My deck is about 3 years old, which series would work the best?

    The TWP 100 is allowed in your state. The 100 or 1500 would be best for MO.
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    Brian Jones · 05/30/2017
    I live in Missouri. Is the TWP 100 series restricted in my state? My deck is about 3 years old, which series would work the best?
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    TWP Stains · 05/29/2017
    Sue Haasis:
    I have a 27 year old deck and live in Chicago area. Would you recommend the 200 or 1500 series.

    The 1500 Series.
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    Sue Haasis · 05/29/2017
    I have a 27 year old deck and live in Chicago area. Would you recommend the 200 or 1500 series.
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    TWP Stains · 05/04/2017
    Mariereally:
    I have a 22 year old pressure treated Deck in buffalo NY. I strippped, sanded and brightened. I want a grey color stain. TWP 100 has Cape Cod Grey. But 1500 doesn't. I wanted to send for a sample of it but want to know if I will be able to get the grey 105 in New York. Thanks.

    I am sorry but the 100 Series is not allowed there and the TWP 1500 does not come in a gray color.
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    Mariereally · 05/04/2017
    I have a 22 year old pressure treated Deck in buffalo NY. I strippped, sanded and brightened. I want a grey color stain. TWP 100 has Cape Cod Grey. But 1500 doesn't. I wanted to send for a sample of it but want to know if I will be able to get the grey 105 in New York. Thanks.
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    TWP Stains · 04/29/2017
    Arnouville:
    Whats the difference between 1500 series cedar naturaltone and California redwood? They look identical on my screen and i cant find pictures anywhere.
    We offer samples for your to test and see the colors:
    https://www.twpstain.com/stain-samples

    Also, this article may help:
    https://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-1500-colors-explained/
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    Jake · 04/28/2017
    Whats the difference between 1500 series cedar naturaltone and California redwood? They look identical on my screen and i cant find pictures anywhere.
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    TWP Stains · 04/20/2017
    Roger19:
    Have prairey gray bought and stained 2 years ago. Getting close to restaining time. Twp100 is no longer an option bc of I live in ma. Looking at dark oakish kind of color. How should I prep for this?

    3 yo 600sf with 12steps pressure treated sun/shade deck

    You will need to remove the gray. Strip and pressure wash with the Restore A Deck Kit:

    https://www.twpstain.com/restore-a-deck-stripper-brightener-kit-detail
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    Roger19 · 04/20/2017
    Have prairey gray bought and stained 2 years ago. Getting close to restaining time. Twp100 is no longer an option bc of I live in ma. Looking at dark oakish kind of color. How should I prep for this?

    3 yo 600sf with 12steps pressure treated sun/shade deck
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    TWP Stains · 04/05/2017
    Martin Patrick:
    Im planning to do a maintenance restaining of my 900 sf dock which I stained w twp100 3 yrs ago. Still looks ok but starting to fade. I'll do a light pressure wash cleaning but will I also need to go over it w a brightener before staining? Either way, how long would u recc I wait after prep before staining, assuming no rain?
    Also... when u recommend 2 coats, Im assuming u mean, 1 wet on wet coat, then let dry, then another wet on wet coat? Think I need 2 with a maintenance recoat?

    You need both the cleaner and the brightener for the prep. Use the Gemini Restore Kit. Apply 1 coat, then the second withing 20-60 minutes. Since it has been 3 years, it will probably need it.
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    Martin Patrick · 04/04/2017
    Im planning to do a maintenance restaining of my 900 sf dock which I stained w twp100 3 yrs ago. Still looks ok but starting to fade. I'll do a light pressure wash cleaning but will I also need to go over it w a brightener before staining? Either way, how long would u recc I wait after prep before staining, assuming no rain?
    Also... when u recommend 2 coats, Im assuming u mean, 1 wet on wet coat, then let dry, then another wet on wet coat? Think I need 2 with a maintenance recoat?
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    TWP Stains · 03/31/2017
    Marty kelly:
    Other than the VOC, what's the real difference between the 100 and 1500 series? If ny state allows use of the 100 series, would you use it vs the 1500 series? I did my dock w the 100 Series two years ago and was happy w it but now I'm wondering which I should use for a maintenance coat this spring? I would think there's gotta be some kind of difference, otherwise, why sell the 100 Series if the 1500 is just as good?

    FYI, the TWP 100 is not allowed in NY. The 100 Series a less solids and will penetrate a little better into the wood grain. It also dries a little faster. The 1500 has more solids than the 100 series and will give slightly better UV protection because of this. Overall, they are very close in performance if prepped correctly and applied correctly.