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    TWP Stains · 04/16/2016
    Irene:
    Hi Have a new brown treated wood 2x6 deck.It sat thru the winter,some boards are consistent some are blotchy. I want to put semi transparent stain on it. Should I use a stripper, brighter, cleaner, or should I sand it before staining?Also which series should I use?Are your samples the same color in all different series? I live in B.C Canada, close to Seattle. ThankYou

    TWP is not allowed in Canada. To answer your other questions, see this article on new wood:

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

    Colors vary by series.
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    Irene · 04/15/2016
    Hi Have a new brown treated wood 2x6 deck.It sat thru the winter,some boards are consistent some are blotchy. I want to put semi transparent stain on it. Should I use a stripper, brighter, cleaner, or should I sand it before staining?Also which series should I use?Are your samples the same color in all different series? I live in B.C Canada, close to Seattle. ThankYou
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    TWP Stains · 04/10/2016
    Ron A:
    We are wanting to stain the cedar siding on our house. It was stained with TWP 101 Cedartone Natural likely more than 10 about years ago. Which would be best to use at this time?

    Use either the 100 again or the 1500 series. Make sure to prep with the Gemini Restore Kit first.
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    Ron A · 04/09/2016
    We are wanting to stain the cedar siding on our house. It was stained with TWP 101 Cedartone Natural likely more than 10 about years ago. Which would be best to use at this time?
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    TWP Stains · 03/28/2016
    Theresa P.:
    Hi - we just had our deck rebuilt. Pressure treated pine. Understand we cannot stain until 4+ mos of aging.

    Not sure whether to use 100 or 1500?
    We live in North Carolina. Deck is on the back side of the house (South) and gets full afternoon sun.

    Thanks!

    Use the 100 Series. Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit after the 4 months. Only 1 coat the first time applying.
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    Theresa P. · 03/28/2016
    Hi - we just had our deck rebuilt. Pressure treated pine. Understand we cannot stain until 4+ mos of aging.

    Not sure whether to use 100 or 1500?
    We live in North Carolina. Deck is on the back side of the house (South) and gets full afternoon sun.

    Thanks!
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    TWP Stains · 03/27/2016
    Paula Bowers:
    I have a 7 year old softwood (pine?) deck. Has been treated with SRD Sikkens so I plan to strip. brighten and sand. Not sure which is better for Ohio, TWP 100 or 1500 series? Higher solids in the 1500 but 100 is higher in VOCs so I assume it penetrates better.

    The 100 Series is not allowed on Ohio. Use the TWP 1500 Series.
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    Paula Bowers · 03/27/2016
    I have a 7 year old softwood (pine?) deck. Has been treated with SRD Sikkens so I plan to strip. brighten and sand. Not sure which is better for Ohio, TWP 100 or 1500 series? Higher solids in the 1500 but 100 is higher in VOCs so I assume it penetrates better.
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    TWP Stains · 03/23/2016
    Zachary steadman:
    I have eastern hemlock rough cut live edge siding installing now would like to keep natural color as long as possible what would you recommend to achieve this

    Hello, use the TWP 1500 Series. The Honeytone color is the lightest tint that provides UV protection. We also have samples on our site for you to test colors.
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    Zachary steadman · 03/22/2016
    I have eastern hemlock rough cut live edge siding installing now would like to keep natural color as long as possible what would you recommend to achieve this
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    TWP Stains · 03/22/2016
    Will Comment:
    I had my deck boards replaced about 18 months ago, and my contractor stained with Cabot. It looked awesome when it was laid, but not so great once the stain was applied :(

    My usual painter used TWP when doing my fence and porch at my old house, and another contractor recommended it when looking to replace my deck boards. So I am all onboard with using TWP, my questions..
    I plan to drum sand as I have some cupping and warping of boards, not sure how extensive this will be..
    1. What do I need to do prep for using TWP?
    2. Which TWP should I use, 100 or 1500 (I live in GA)

    Thanks

    1. You have to remove the Cabot fully. Either by sanding or stripping with the Restore a Deck Stripper. Use the RAD brightener after to neutralize.
    2. Use the TWP 100 Series.
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    TWP Stains · 03/22/2016
    Will Comment:
    I had my deck boards replaced about 18 months ago, and my contractor stained with Cabot. It looked awesome when it was laid, but not so great once the stain was applied :(

    My usual painter used TWP when doing my fence and porch at my old house, and another contractor recommended it when looking to replace my deck boards. So I am all onboard with using TWP, my questions..
    I plan to drum sand as I have some cupping and warping of boards, not sure how extensive this will be..
    1. What do I need to do prep for using TWP?
    2. Which TWP should I use, 100 or 1500 (I live in GA)

    Thanks

    1. You have to remove the Cabot fully. Either by sanding or stripping with the Restore a Deck Stripper. Use the RAD brightener after to neutralize.
    2. Use the TWP 100 Series.
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    Will Comment · 03/22/2016
    I had my deck boards replaced about 18 months ago, and my contractor stained with Cabot. It looked awesome when it was laid, but not so great once the stain was applied :(

    My usual painter used TWP when doing my fence and porch at my old house, and another contractor recommended it when looking to replace my deck boards. So I am all onboard with using TWP, my questions..
    I plan to drum sand as I have some cupping and warping of boards, not sure how extensive this will be..
    1. What do I need to do prep for using TWP?
    2. Which TWP should I use, 100 or 1500 (I live in GA)

    Thanks
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    TWP Stains · 02/20/2016
    Jeff patti:
    Many questions to use 100 or 1500. No explanation why they should use one or the other in all the comments on the site. I have a cedar fence in Austin TX. and read that the 1500 is better. Why shouldn't I use it verses the 100? Please advise. Thanks

    Both work very similar but the 100 Series is not compliant in certain states. The 1500 Series does have a little higher solid content and that can translate into slightly better UV protection on a vertical surface such as your fence. Does not mean it will last longer but can hold color a little longer. The 100 Series advantage is that is dries quicker and is able to penetrate deeper.
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    Jeff patti · 02/19/2016
    Many questions to use 100 or 1500. No explanation why they should use one or the other in all the comments on the site. I have a cedar fence in Austin TX. and read that the 1500 is better. Why shouldn't I use it verses the 100? Please advise. Thanks
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    TWP Stains · 02/18/2016
    Andrew Clemens:
    I had a pressure treated deck built on a lakehouse in Michigan. It's about 1200 square feet and faces south. Full sun all day. The wood is 10 months old and we need to treat it. Would you recommend 100 or 1500. Thank you so much.

    Use the 100 Series for this deck in MI that is 10 months old. Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit.
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    Andrew Clemens · 02/17/2016
    I had a pressure treated deck built on a lakehouse in Michigan. It's about 1200 square feet and faces south. Full sun all day. The wood is 10 months old and we need to treat it. Would you recommend 100 or 1500. Thank you so much.
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    TWP Stains · 11/24/2015
    Ronda:
    I am wanting to stain my fence in San Antonio, Texas. What series would be best and how much would I need for 2004 sq.ft?

    You can use the 100 Series. For two coats applied wet on wet you will need roughly 15-20 gallons.
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    Ronda · 11/23/2015
    I am wanting to stain my fence in San Antonio, Texas. What series would be best and how much would I need for 2004 sq.ft?
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    TWP Stains · 11/17/2015
    tnagtonic:
    Hi,

    I am building a wood home using pressure treated SYP in the Caribbean. What would be a better product to use 100 or 1500? I am looking for longevity, and ease of application.

    Thanks!

    Either would be fine.