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    Kristi Harris · 07/03/2016
    I have a 4 year old deck and have previously used Olympic Maximum stain/sealant. I have had to recoat each year because it has peeled off. What steps do I need to take and do I use the 100 or 1500? Will I need to do one coat or two? I live in Kentucky with cold winters and hot humid summers.
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    TWP Stains · 07/01/2016
    donf@teleport.com:
    Preparing to clean/stain 30 year old cedar siding shingles. Buildings are on the North Oregon Coast. Should I use 200 or 1500?

    You could use either for this with excellent results.
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    Donald Feuz · 07/01/2016
    Preparing to clean/stain 30 year old cedar siding shingles. Buildings are on the North Oregon Coast. Should I use 200 or 1500?
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    TWP Stains · 06/22/2016
    taxdefer:
    I live in Raleigh, North Carolina. I have just completed cleaning, stripping, brightening and staining a 1000 square foot, 25 year old deck (last stained 6 years ago and in deteriorated condition) made of pressure treated pine. The stain used was TWP 100 Clear. The wood looks great with the grain clearly showing. However the color is now a darkish brown. I am adding a set of steps of Cox pressure treated kiln dried pine which is a very blond (new wood) color. I plan to stain the stairs in a month. What stain and color would you advise to most closely match the existing deck color? Thanks for any advise you can provide.

    I am confused to your question? There is no color in the clear nor is their UV protection. Might be best to get some samples to test for this. We have them on our site.
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    George Wood · 06/22/2016
    I live in Raleigh, North Carolina. I have just completed cleaning, stripping, brightening and staining a 1000 square foot, 25 year old deck (last stained 6 years ago and in deteriorated condition) made of pressure treated pine. The stain used was TWP 100 Clear. The wood looks great with the grain clearly showing. However the color is now a darkish brown. I am adding a set of steps of Cox pressure treated kiln dried pine which is a very blond (new wood) color. I plan to stain the stairs in a month. What stain and color would you advise to most closely match the existing deck color? Thanks for any advise you can provide.
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    Linn · 06/13/2016
    Live in Ohio. I am building a deck of kiln dried cherry. I'd like a penetrating oil stain, best possible. Very much prefer clear as most stains obscure rather than enhance grain. What do you recommend?
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    TWP Stains · 06/10/2016
    CB248:
    I live in WA. State, I am stripping my deck of the Restore product that failed miserably. Which product do you recommend 100 or 1500.

    Use the 1500. Make sure that all of the Deck Restore is removed.
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    CB248 · 06/09/2016
    I live in WA. State, I am stripping my deck of the Restore product that failed miserably. Which product do you recommend 100 or 1500.
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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?