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Best TWP Stain for Fence

Like any exterior wood surface, wood fences need to be protected from the elements to prevent wood rot, decay and fading. The best TWP Exterior Wood Stain for wood fences is the new TWP 1500 formula. This new version outperforms the previous TWP 500 series. The 1500 series is designed for improved penetration and faster dry times.

TWP 1500 is a low VOC wood preservative that has a unique blend of pigments that help protect against unsightly wood graying, fading, and darkening. This is why the 1500 series is best for cedar, redwood, mahogany, and pressure treated pine fences. Its special blend of powerful mildewcides also helps inhibit mold and mildew growth, which can jeopardize the integrity of your wood fence.

With many colors to choose from, TWP (Total Wood Protection) will preserve the wood’s natural color, will shed water longer, prevents mold/mildew, cracking, splitting, warping, and is easy to apply. TWP 1500 Series Exterior Wood and Deck Stain is a low 250 VOC formula that is compliant in 50 states. TWP is the only EPA registered wood preservative on the market.

TWP 1500 Series will keep your wood fence looking naturally beautiful and free from water damage, discoloration, and sun fading. The easy to apply and maintain formula will ensure that you enjoy your investment for many years to come.

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Why Do I Need to Wait to Stain My New Deck with TWP

info buttonAfter a new wood deck has been constructed it is important to protect it from the elements. Unprotected wood will be prone to graying, warping, cracking, splitting, and mold/mildew infiltration. Protecting your wood deck is easy with TWP Total Wood Preservative. There is however a waiting period to allow new wood to season prior to stain application.

New wood is commonly called “green” wood. Meaning it has not had time to season or dry. It has a very high moisture content. You may notice the difference in weight of a newer deck board and an older one. The newer one is much heavier due to all the moisture it is holding. As the wood dries it also shrinks. This is noticeable in the gaps between deck boards. They will be tight together after first construction and as the wood shrinks the gaps will become larger.

Best TWP Stain for Wood Docks

Wood docks take a lot of abuse. Most of them are in full sun and are in a constant high moisture atmosphere. Protecting a wood dock with a weatherproof stain is the best chance of an extended lifespan. The best TWP stain for a wood dock will help preserve the wood ensuring it lasts for many years. 

What is Coverage Rate for TWP 1500 Series and the TWP 100 Series

When calculating how much TWP stain you will need for a particular project, two main factors come into play; the square footage of the surface being stained and the coverage rate per gallon.

The manufacturer specifies coverage rates. However, this is only an estimate because there are other variables that can affect coverage. The type of wood being stained affects coverage greatly. Denser wood’s like hardwoods will not hold as much stain as less dense wood types. Age of the wood is also very important. More aged wood can be very porous and will take a lot more stain than smoother newer wood. 

What is the difference between TWP 1500 Clear and the 1530 Natural

The new TWP 1500 Series Stain is a low VOC compliant wood preservative with exceptional weather shielding properties. It is designed to absorb better, dry quicker, and outperform the older TWP 500 Series Stain.

TWP 1500 comes in 9 different semi-transparent colors and a clear. Understanding the differences in clear vs. natural colors will help you in making a decision when completing your next wood staining project.

Best Price for TWP 1500 and 100 Series Stains

TWP has been a leading wood preservative for over 20 years. It is manufactured using the highest quality raw materials available. TWP exterior wood and deck stain will ensure your wood surfaces are protected from rot, decay, water, and UV discoloration. It enhances the appearance of the wood while providing superior weather protection compared to other stains on the market.

TWP stain is available to consumers through online stain dealers. To be sure you are getting the best product available, you should only buy from an authorized dealer. is Gemini Coating’s authorized online dealer. Buying from a TWP authorized dealer guarantees that you receive only factory fresh products of the highest level. 

TWP 1500 and100 (Series) Stain Coupon Codes, Discounts, and Promo Codes

Applying TWP stain to any wood deck or other exterior wood surface will help safeguard against rot, decay, and UV discoloration. Knowing TWP Total Wood Preservative is a quality product gives homeowners a peace of mind. After all, deck maintenance is not cheap, but it is one of those evil necessities that will save you money in the long run. Neglecting an exterior wood surface can lead to premature failure and structural concerns. 

TWP is the only registered wood preservative on the market by EPA

TWP stain is a special blend of wood stain that protects and beautifies the natural beauty of exterior wood. TWP stands for Total Wood Protection. TWP stains penetrate deep to enhance the wood’s natural grain and to lock out moisture. TWP wood stain is the only EPA registered wood preservative on the market today.

Protecting your exterior wood surfaces from harsh elements is the key to enhanced appearance and increased lifespan. Unprotected wood will rot, decay, and discolor quickly from moisture and harmful UV rays. To protect your wood surfaces from Mother Nature, the wood must first be cleaned and prepped prior to applying a wood preservative.

The Gemini Restore Kit is a powerful deck cleaner and brightener system. The 2-part restoration system is Eco-Friendly and 100% biodegradable. It is a concentrated powder formula that preps wood surfaces prior to staining or sealing. This easy to use system is perfect for the do-it-yourself homeowner looking to increase the appearance and protection of most any exterior wood surface.

 To prep a wood surface using the Gemini Restore Kit use these easy to follow step-by-step instructions.

  1. Air temperatures should be between 45-90 degrees Fahrenheit. Be sure to move all furnishings, potted plants, and outdoor décor from the immediate work area.
  2. Cover and protect landscaping, plants, shrubbery, windows, doors, etc. or pre-wet with clean water.
  3. Follow the Gemini Restore Kit instructions for mixing the Wood Cleaner (step 1) in a clean 5-gallon bucket until all the solid crystals are dissolved thoroughly.
  4. Lightly moisten the wood with clean water. Use a pump sprayer or scrub brush to apply the Gemini Wood Cleaner. Allow the cleaner to soak on the surface for 5-15 minutes. Make sure the wood remains moist by misting it with clean water.
  5. Scrub with a brush or use a pressure washer to remove graying, dirt, and grime from the wood surface. Be cautious not to use extreme pressure.
  6. Once the wood surface has been washed, rinse the surface along with the surrounding landscaping, windows, house siding, etc.
  7. Mix the Gemini Restore Wood Brightener (step 2) according to the instructions. Apply to a still wet wood surface using a pump sprayer and let soak for 10 minutes. Rinse off thoroughly with fresh water.

The clean and prepped wood surface should be allowed to air dry for 1-2 days prior to deck stain or sealer application. Gemini Restore Kit is best for gray and weathered wood surfaces and may not be best for removing old deck stains or sealers. 

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