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    TWP Stains · 06/08/2016
    Jeffw1020:
    Can you use a Wagner airless sprayer for TWP paint and if you can would you use more or less stain.

    You can use a sprayer, but you should still apply the TWP at the correct rate per gallon. You may waste some stain when spraying.
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    Jeffw1020 · 06/07/2016
    Can you use a Wagner airless sprayer for TWP paint and if you can would you use more or less stain.
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    TWP Stains · 05/30/2016
    Michael D Miller:
    I have a deck made of raw white fir deck that has aged 6 months. I am thinking the 1500 rustic and would like to use a pump sprayer. Any suggestions. The deck has a roof made of the same with a metal top.

    If you use a pump sprayer, you will need to back brush to ensure it soaks in and is applied evenly.
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    Michael D Miller · 05/30/2016
    I have a deck made of raw white fir deck that has aged 6 months. I am thinking the 1500 rustic and would like to use a pump sprayer. Any suggestions. The deck has a roof made of the same with a metal top.
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    TWP Stains · 05/24/2016
    Marty Schipper:
    I have used TWP 101 cedartone two years ago. I have cleaned deck and would like to use TWP 1501 series with lower voc's. Will this be compatible or will it peel off. Thanks

    Ddi you use the Gemini Restore Kit for the prep? That would be the best way to prep.
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    Marty Schipper · 05/24/2016
    I have used TWP 101 cedartone two years ago. I have cleaned deck and would like to use TWP 1501 series with lower voc's. Will this be compatible or will it peel off. Thanks
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    TWP Stains · 05/23/2016
    Zak Cook:
    Hi,

    I live in Southern California and need to refinish the siding on my SMOOTH, clear, cedar sided home. Previously treatments were apparently a traditional linseed oil/turpentine mix. I'd like to use a product that produces the most natural, non-obscuring finish possible. Generally I'm not a huge fan of the semi-transparent look - it's always somewhat plasticky. What would you recommend? Thanks so much.


    The lightest tint in the TWP 1500 Series is the Honeytone. Make sure to prep by cleaning and removing the old coatings.
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    Zak Cook · 05/23/2016
    Hi,

    I live in Southern California and need to refinish the siding on my SMOOTH, clear, cedar sided home. Previously treatments were apparently a traditional linseed oil/turpentine mix. I'd like to use a product that produces the most natural, non-obscuring finish possible. Generally I'm not a huge fan of the semi-transparent look - it's always somewhat plasticky. What would you recommend? Thanks so much.
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    TWP Stains · 05/20/2016
    ScottOly:
    We live in Washington State. Not sure of which one stain to use 100 or 1500 on a new Pergola. Wood type is clear cedar tight knot. All wood is Kiln dried. Are there any special steps we would need to take before applying TWP stain?

    Use the 100 Series. See this about your wood type and staining the first time:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/kdat-and-twp-wait-period-for-new-wood/
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    ScottOly · 05/19/2016
    We live in Washington State. Not sure of which one stain to use 100 or 1500 on a new Pergola. Wood type is clear cedar tight knot. All wood is Kiln dried. Are there any special steps we would need to take before applying TWP stain?
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    TWP Stains · 05/17/2016
    JZ:
    I am planning to restain my cedar garage door panels and outdoor arbor and live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas. I previously used Olympic Maximum Cedar Naturaltone semi transparent stain three year ago. What series stain do you recommend for restain? What series last longer in hot sunny dry weather?

    use the TWP 1500 for this. Make sure to prep first.
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    JZ · 05/17/2016
    I am planning to restain my cedar garage door panels and outdoor arbor and live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas. I previously used Olympic Maximum Cedar Naturaltone semi transparent stain three year ago. What series stain do you recommend for restain? What series last longer in hot sunny dry weather?
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    TWP Stains · 05/17/2016
    Jim Rose:
    I am finishing a cedar deck. I have already washed it with a cleaner and then oxalic acid and there are still stains on it. I am planning on sanding it to get it back to original (which I did last year) Last year I applied a Sherwin Williams product on it and it failed miserably. I am assuming I will not need any of the prep products but which series should I get for the longest results. I would prefer to NOT have to do this every year. I love the idea of clear to keep the natural color of the cedar but am assuming that is not an option. HELP!!

    Clear will not provide UV protection. The darker the tint, the longer the UV protection. Look at either the 100 or 1500 based on your state laws.
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    Jim Rose · 05/16/2016
    I am finishing a cedar deck. I have already washed it with a cleaner and then oxalic acid and there are still stains on it. I am planning on sanding it to get it back to original (which I did last year) Last year I applied a Sherwin Williams product on it and it failed miserably. I am assuming I will not need any of the prep products but which series should I get for the longest results. I would prefer to NOT have to do this every year. I love the idea of clear to keep the natural color of the cedar but am assuming that is not an option. HELP!!
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    TWP Stains · 05/14/2016
    resinguy:
    Thanks, We have an outdoor party on Jun 4. Would it still be tacky by then?

    Possibly. Hard to say as it depends on your wood and the weather.
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    resinguy · 05/14/2016
    Thanks, We have an outdoor party on Jun 4. Would it still be tacky by then?
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    TWP Stains · 05/14/2016
    resinguy:
    My deck is well weathered CCA pine, 15 years old. The contractor proposes to use TWP 200, which apparently is his standard for deck refinishing to give a two year warranty. I read here that TWP 200 is intended for shake/shingle roofs. Your thoughts? Thanks.

    Guy

    Yes the TWP 200 is intended for shakes and shingles. It has a high amount of paraffin oil. It can be used on decking with very good results. The negative is that it goes on very dark and can take 2 weeks to reach final color and to even dry fully. For this reason alone, we suggest the TWP 100 or 1500 that has a normal dry and cure of 4-24 hours.
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    resinguy · 05/14/2016
    My deck is well weathered CCA pine, 15 years old. The contractor proposes to use TWP 200, which apparently is his standard for deck refinishing to give a two year warranty. I read here that TWP 200 is intended for shake/shingle roofs. Your thoughts? Thanks.

    Guy
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    TWP Stains · 05/11/2016
    Molly Diers:
    I have a cedar and bamboo paneled fence, I was looking at the twp 1500, will it apply to the bamboo? I want to keep it from mildewing and have the entire fence looking bright and clean

    The TWP 100 and the TWP 1500 will not work on Bamboo.
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    Molly Diers · 05/10/2016
    I have a cedar and bamboo paneled fence, I was looking at the twp 1500, will it apply to the bamboo? I want to keep it from mildewing and have the entire fence looking bright and clean