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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
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    TWP Stains · 05/09/2016
    john d. acton:
    I have new cedar deck (kansas city) 3 weeks old. Want to keep natural color as much as possible (would use Clear but want UV protection) so my questions are: does the wood have to age, plan to use TWP 100 is this the best for my situation.

    Yes it does have to age and needs to be prepped. See this please for more info:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    john d. acton · 05/08/2016
    I have new cedar deck (kansas city) 3 weeks old. Want to keep natural color as much as possible (would use Clear but want UV protection) so my questions are: does the wood have to age, plan to use TWP 100 is this the best for my situation.
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    TWP Stains · 05/08/2016
    Scott s:
    I live in Ga - 8 year old deck good condition. Horizontal is pressure treated pine and verticals cedar. Had Olympic elite stain done 2 years ago. What prep is recommend before next coat? Do I just use the 100 or the 1500 when I stain? When would you use storm guard instead of 100?

    Storm Shield is discontinued. Use the 100 series. Make sure to prep by removing the Olympic first. Try the Restore A Deck Stain Stripper and pressure washing to remove.
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    Scott s · 05/08/2016
    I live in Ga - 8 year old deck good condition. Horizontal is pressure treated pine and verticals cedar. Had Olympic elite stain done 2 years ago. What prep is recommend before next coat? Do I just use the 100 or the 1500 when I stain? When would you use storm guard instead of 100?
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    TWP Stains · 05/05/2016
    Yes you will need the 1500 for RI. If the wood is rough cut, then you can stain right away with no cleaning. Make sure wood is dry. If smooth, wait 4 months and prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit. 15-20 gallons for 2000 sq. feet and two coats of the TWP
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    Gail · 05/05/2016
    Hi, I have just installed a 6 x160 ft cedar fence. I live in Rhode Island. About how long should I wait before staining? Since its a new fence, do I need to clean it? I want to stain both sides, about how much will I need and how many coats? I guess I have to use 1500 because I am in Rhode Island? Thank you!
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    TWP Stains · 05/04/2016
    donald trump:
    If using the 1500 series, can only one coat be applied to year old bare wood? Is the 1500 series more opaque that the 100 series?

    Both the 100 and 1500 are semi-transparent and are not any different in opacity. Since it is older wood, it would be best to apply with 2 coats "wet on wet".
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    donald trump · 05/04/2016
    If using the 1500 series, can only one coat be applied to year old bare wood? Is the 1500 series more opaque that the 100 series?
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    TWP Stains · 04/19/2016
    engelwj:
    Hi - I live in northern NJ and in the Fall 2015 I cleaned my old treated SYP deck and applied TWP 1500. The deck looks fairly good for its age and water still beads on the treated surface. What treatment do you recommend for the Spring/Summer? Should I clean and apply another coat? Thanks.

    I would suggest leaving it alone for now. Apply a coat in the Fall or Spring of next year.
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    Walter Engelhardt · 04/19/2016
    Hi - I live in northern NJ and in the Fall 2015 I cleaned my old treated SYP deck and applied TWP 1500. The deck looks fairly good for its age and water still beads on the treated surface. What treatment do you recommend for the Spring/Summer? Should I clean and apply another coat? Thanks.
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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.