TWP Stain Reviews, Articles, How-To Tips
Why Do I Need to Wait to Stain My New Deck with TWP
After 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.
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