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    Harold M. · 06/26/2019
    We have a 10 year old deck. The horizontal surfaces are synthetic the vertical surfaces are treated wood stained with an unknown product. It appears to have been a semi opaque mix. For southeast Kansas would 100 or 1500 be appropriate?
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      TWP Stains · 06/27/2019
      The TWP cannot be applied over a different brand of stain. The coating you have on the verticals will need to be removed. Once that is done, use the TWP 100 Series.
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    Mike B · 06/21/2019
    I am in the process of building an above ground screened in porch with treated lumber as the framing and using cedar decking in Northern Michigan in the middle of the Manistee National Forest. The winters are brutal and the porch is 99% shaded in the summer. I would like a clear sealer as the finish . . . and, I would like to pre-seal the deck boards before installation. What would be your recommendation for prepping the cedar deck boards and which product would you recommend as a clear sealer.
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      TWP Stains · 06/21/2019
      Hello, new wood cannot be prestained: https://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

      A clear with no pigment means it will gray naturally and not have UV protection. Are you okay with it naturally graying?
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        Mike B · 06/24/2019
        No, I am not looking forward to the deck turning grey. That is what I want to avoid. Sounds like the TWP 100 Cedartone would be a better choice. My main question is if there is an acceptable way to pre-stain the cedar decking (all six sides) before installing that would not cause problems down the road when it comes to maintenance? . . . or, maybe just the underside and ends before installing?
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          TWP Stains · 06/24/2019
          No, you cannot pre-stain and best to not stain all six sides. Just the exposed wood after install. The wood needs to breathe and not be sealed on all sides.
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            mike burt · 08/07/2019
            I am letting cedar age now before treating and then sealing? Should I use the 100 or 1500 for Northern Michigan? Half of the deck is under a screened porch in shade and the other half is fully exposed 24/7. thanks.
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    Sue V · 06/18/2019
    We would like to preserve the natural blond color of our deck boards (not cedar). However, we see that a clear stain will allow the boards to turn gray. Is it feasible to put a clear coat on and use a tinted stain for the second coat?
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      TWP Stains · 06/19/2019
      No that would not work. Just the tinted stain color for UV protection.
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    Sherri · 06/18/2019
    Hi we just bought a log house in Iowa. Not sure when they last treated the house. Was told we need to do the inside and outside of the house. Is there special ones for in and out or are these all for outside? How often do you have to apply/should apply?
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      TWP Stains · 06/18/2019
      Just on the outside. Prep correctly and then reapply every 4-6 years for a log home or as needed.
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    John Kuhlmann · 06/17/2019
    I have a 600 sf womanized pine wood deck that has never been stained , painted or treated that is about 12 years old. The location is about 60 miles west of St Louis, MO. It is 50% in the sun and the other 50% is in the shade. We do not want a solid stain and like the oil based application of TWP. What TWP product, color and preparation would you recommend. Half of our house has a siding color is light to medium green that blends with our hickory trees and the the other half facing the deck is a red used brick.
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    Brian · 06/16/2019
    I'm installing a brand new cedar deck. Live in Cleveland, OH and get really every kind of weather. Intense sun and heat, rain, snow, ice and cold temps. Wanted to make sure the 1500 series would be correct for this application. Also was planning on lightly sanding the cedar deck before applying and was wondering your thoughts on that.
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    RS Turner · 06/13/2019
    Can your 1500 series be used as a stain color with a varnish top coat for exterior doors? E.g. Front doors, garage doors
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    Deck Medik · 06/13/2019
    Our customer (California) has previously used 100 series Redwood color. Will the 1500 series Redwood color match for a maintenance application?
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    Ty · 06/10/2019
    With TWP 1500 having higher solids than TWP 100, should it have better longevity? Ive been using TWP100 for years, but with the NC sun and heat, it would be nice to have a product that looks better longer.
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      TWP Stains · 06/10/2019
      It does have more solids and that can lead to slightly better UV protection but the TWP 1500 will still need to be redone or recoated the same as the 100 Series. It will not give extra years in life.
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    Kevin · 06/09/2019
    What are the shipping charges when shipping to Canada..specfically to Cambridge Ontario
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      TWP Stains · 06/10/2019
      Hello,

      Add products to cart and enter your full shipping info and it will automatically update with shipping costs and taxes.
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    Kevin · 06/09/2019
    are your prices in US $. I ask because I am in Canada and I am looking to purchase the 5 Gallon Container. Please advise
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    Joe · 06/08/2019
    I searched for TWP on Amazon, and found this: TWP 1515 Honeytone Low Voc Preservative Stain Gal by TWP for $64.43. I always read reviews on Amazon, and was very surprised that there were absolutely No reviews. That doesn't make any sense to me, does it you?
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      TWP Stains · 06/09/2019
      Amazon sellers are not authorized TWP dealers. See our warning below.

      Warning for 2019 regarding TWP Branded products on "fake" TWP sites

      Please beware of "fake" TWP eCommerce & Amazon sellers who are claiming to be Authorized TWP Dealers and/or offering "sales" or "liquidations". They are not legitimate dealers, recognized by TWP manufacturing.

      When buying TWP Branded Products directly online from TWPStain.com we know the consumer is fully protected and protects our reputation for treating customers fairly with Genuine TWP high-quality products and service. Only TWP Authorized Online Dealers can display the TWP Online Dealer Logo and offer full warranty and customer service.
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    Darci · 06/08/2019
    I have a 6 year old cedar deck. I used Behn sem-transparent stain a few years ago, so it is peeling and looks awful. I live in Minnesota, so it has extreme weather conditions. After stripping it and starting over, should I use the 100 or 1500 series?
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      TWP Stains · 06/08/2019
      100 Series. You may need to sand as well as the Behr is hard to fully strip.
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    Gary Redshaw · 06/04/2019
    Hello, I live in Raleigh NC, we had our deck built 6 months ago it is #1 pressure treated lumber, we have some minor superficial stains that could easily be handled with a light powerwash. We want to do this correctly. what pre-treatment should we use? we were hoping to go with a clear stain but understand that would not be in our best interest. From what we are reading, we are thinking wither the 1530 in natural or 1501 in cedar which pre treat and stain would be most appropriate. Thanks for your help.. products look excellent.
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    Nan · 05/15/2019
    Do you still make Rustic Oak
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    Jason, Long Island N · 05/10/2019
    I’m redoing 3 cedar decks each about a year apart. They all have the oxizide look(white). The homeowner wants the natural clear wet look of the cedar. What can’t i do to give him that wet look with the oxidized spots? There’s one pic that has some water in it and that’s the look he wants.
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      TWP Stains · 05/10/2019
      Look TWP 1515 Honeytone or 1530 Natural.
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    LW · 05/05/2019
    We live in Bend, OR (4100’ elevation). We have 2 large cedar decks that were stained new with Cabot Cedar tone, last year for one, 3 years ago for other, knowing they’d need to be redone in near future. Both decks are partially covered. Pressure washing will clean sun exposed portion, shaded area not peeling at all. Which products should we use, and do we sand or not. Hearing conflicting advice on sanding( closes pores, won’t accept stain as well vs needing a smooth surface).
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    LB · 05/03/2019
    Hi, home is near Raleigh NC area. Deck is about 6 yrs old and found to be pathetic quality pt. No budget for new now. Deck is in 100% sun, always. Leaning to black walnut or dark oak, but open to other. What is recommended product. Goal is to delay replacement as long as possible.
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      TWP Stains · 05/04/2019
      Has it been stained before? If so, that coating has to be removed first. Once prepped correctly, the Dark Oak or Black Walnut would work well.
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        LB · 05/04/2019
        So 1500 series is best choice? (We are clear on needed prep) Thank you!
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          TWP Stains · 05/05/2019
          Yes, correct.
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            LB · 05/05/2019
            Thx. Local dealer has sign up recommending 1 coat only. Ths site says 1-2. What would be reason for only 1?
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              TWP Stains · 05/06/2019
              TWP is wet on wet 2 coats for older wood.
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    KRISTINE M SCHMITZ · 04/26/2019
    We are looking at the 100 series and trying to decide color - How dark does the "dark oak" look when applied? Would the "Pecan" be a medium color brown? What is your most popular color? Thanks
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    Donna · 04/25/2019
    We are going to install channel rustic rough side facing out. What is the best product to use. I am wanting to use the cedar tone. Do I need to stain all sides before installing?
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      TWP Stains · 04/25/2019
      Use the TWP 1500 Series. Only stain exposed wood after install.