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    TWP Stains · 09/14/2016
    LS:
    My deck is older but doesn't need to be replaced yet. The previous owner put a solid (latex I think) stain on the deck. I've tried everything to strip it and though it is thin and worn in areas, especially on the floor, steps and top of railing and flaking in places I CAN NOT get the old stain/paint off. Can I put your product over the existing solid stain? Which products do I need?

    TWP stains are semi-transparent. They cannot be applied over a solid stain.
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    LS · 09/14/2016
    My deck is older but doesn't need to be replaced yet. The previous owner put a solid (latex I think) stain on the deck. I've tried everything to strip it and though it is thin and worn in areas, especially on the floor, steps and top of railing and flaking in places I CAN NOT get the old stain/paint off. Can I put your product over the existing solid stain? Which products do I need?
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    TWP Stains · 09/12/2016
    RJ Pertuit:
    we have a old redwood deck - it is grayed and weathered - what color stain do you recommend as do not want red, yellow etc. color. thanks, RJ

    Pecan or Dark Oak. Make sure to clean and brighten with the Gemini Restore Kit for the prep.
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    RJ Pertuit · 09/12/2016
    we have a old redwood deck - it is grayed and weathered - what color stain do you recommend as do not want red, yellow etc. color. thanks, RJ
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    TWP Stains · 09/12/2016
    wwbarthe:
    Would you recomend series 100 or 1500 for Pittsburgh PA. Our deck get direct sun light from 10:30 till 3:00 - shaded before and after those hours. Also lots of rain and snow. Can you please tell me which product you would recommend for Pittsburgh? Thank you!

    Only the 1500 is allowed in your area.
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    Wayne Barthe · 09/12/2016
    Would you recomend series 100 or 1500 for Pittsburgh PA. Our deck get direct sun light from 10:30 till 3:00 - shaded before and after those hours. Also lots of rain and snow. Can you please tell me which product you would recommend for Pittsburgh? Thank you!
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    TWP Stains · 09/02/2016
    Mark 7777:
    I replaced western red cedar boat dock panels (4' x 4') this past spring. They are in Minnesota, full sun, and get wet some times from waves. The last set lasted only 8 years before the ends started to rot/deteriorate.

    I would prefer that they age to a gray color over time am not concerned about maintaining a color (would prefer to use natural/clear) and would plan to just treat them one time in an effort to gain 5yrs+- of life.

    I was planning to buy 100 Series in Natural but thought I would ask your advice first.

    You would want the TWP 100 in clear. Protects but grays naturally.
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    TWP Stains · 09/02/2016
    Jeff Olwell:
    Hi , I have 250 feet x 6 feet of new kd cedar fence I am looking to preserve with your product. I live in western WA where it rains a lot and part of my fence gets a lot of sun in summer and part of it gets little to none. My questions are :
    1) If voc is not a concern should I use the 100 series or 1500?
    2) I orig. wanted to do a clear is the natural a clear or does have some stain , color in it ?
    3)would the cedar tone give me better protection then the natural ?
    4) How many gallons will I need ?
    5) Is there a distributor in the Seattle , WA area where I can purchase .

    Thank You,
    Jeff

    1. Use the 100
    2. No color in the clear. No UV protection.
    3. Yes, lighter colors will always fade faster.
    4. 30 Gallons for tow coats and both sides
    5. We sell online.
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    Mark 7777 · 09/01/2016
    I replaced western red cedar boat dock panels (4' x 4') this past spring. They are in Minnesota, full sun, and get wet some times from waves. The last set lasted only 8 years before the ends started to rot/deteriorate.

    I would prefer that they age to a gray color over time am not concerned about maintaining a color (would prefer to use natural/clear) and would plan to just treat them one time in an effort to gain 5yrs+- of life.

    I was planning to buy 100 Series in Natural but thought I would ask your advice first.
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    Jeff Olwell · 09/01/2016
    Hi , I have 250 feet x 6 feet of new kd cedar fence I am looking to preserve with your product. I live in western WA where it rains a lot and part of my fence gets a lot of sun in summer and part of it gets little to none. My questions are :
    1) If voc is not a concern should I use the 100 series or 1500?
    2) I orig. wanted to do a clear is the natural a clear or does have some stain , color in it ?
    3)would the cedar tone give me better protection then the natural ?
    4) How many gallons will I need ?
    5) Is there a distributor in the Seattle , WA area where I can purchase .

    Thank You,
    Jeff
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    TWP Stains · 08/24/2016
    Mark Robinson:
    I applied 1500 about two years ago on my fence and wanted to know if I can reapply without having to strip wood again?

    You do not have to strip but you should clean the wood first. We suggest the Gemini Restore Kit.
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    Mark Robinson · 08/24/2016
    I applied 1500 about two years ago on my fence and wanted to know if I can reapply without having to strip wood again?
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    TWP Stains · 08/11/2016
    joseph haubeck:
    Hi, I've been using TWP 100 series stain(cedartone) on my log home's exterior walls. It's not lasting as long as I had hoped - approx. 4 years on the south side of house. I'm looking for a clear compatible clear coat to put on over the TWP. Any suggestions? Thank you, Joe Haubeck

    Hello, you cannot add a clear coat over the TWP, nor would that make it last longer.
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    joseph haubeck · 08/11/2016
    Hi, I've been using TWP 100 series stain(cedartone) on my log home's exterior walls. It's not lasting as long as I had hoped - approx. 4 years on the south side of house. I'm looking for a clear compatible clear coat to put on over the TWP. Any suggestions? Thank you, Joe Haubeck
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    TWP Stains · 08/09/2016
    Bill Fleming:
    Just purchased red cedar to make a pergola. Want to maintain the color. Will the TWP 1500 series natural seal and maintain the current color?

    See this about new wood:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

    The Natural is tinted and will enhance the color:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-1500-colors-explained/
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    Bill Fleming · 08/09/2016
    Just purchased red cedar to make a pergola. Want to maintain the color. Will the TWP 1500 series natural seal and maintain the current color?
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    TWP Stains · 08/08/2016
    Jim Dorrance:
    Purchased about 1 1/2 years ago. Never opened. Still good to use?

    Should be if stored properly. Open and mix well. If stain is consistence without clumps or jellying, you are good to use.
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    Jim Dorrance · 08/07/2016
    Purchased about 1 1/2 years ago. Never opened. Still good to use?
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    TWP Stains · 07/24/2016
    PGunn:
    I just build a new deck about 5 months ago using pressure treated pine. I am leaning towards the natural 1530 color, but curious if it would be close to the same color as now or darken it up some while still allowing the wood grains to show through.
    Thanks

    The 1530 Natural is tinted. See here fore more info on colors:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-1500-colors-explained/
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    PGunn · 07/24/2016
    I just build a new deck about 5 months ago using pressure treated pine. I am leaning towards the natural 1530 color, but curious if it would be close to the same color as now or darken it up some while still allowing the wood grains to show through.
    Thanks