TWP Stain Reviews, Articles, How-To Tips

As a leader in the wood and deck staining industry, TWP (total wood preservative) has been in existence for over 20 years. TWP is an EPA registered wood preservative that offers excellent wood protection in a penetrating oil formula. It is not susceptible to peeling and flaking like film forming deck stains. It provides a beautiful long lasting finish that repeals water and preserves the wood’s natural beauty.

The best TWP deck stain can depend on the situation but for most exterior deck projects the 1500 series is best suited. Wood decks are exposed to a wide array of weather conditions. Hot sunrays, rain, snow, and ice can take its toll on a deck. Even pet and human foot traffic can wear a stain down in a season or two. A quality deck stain finish is a must to hold up to these conditions.

Which TWP Deck Stain is Best for You?

TWP offers several different stain formulas for superior wood protection. All are blended using the best in raw materials and remain the only EPA registered wood preservative. All TWP Series Stains offer maximum wood protection and enhanced beauty for a long lasting durable finish.

TWP 100 Series – The 100 Series formula is the original preservative and has remained a leading formula for over 25 years. It penetrates better over the 1500 Series and comes in 8 different color tones. It blocks out damaging UV rays keeping the wood from fading and has outstanding water shedding capabilities. It dries faster than the 1500 Series and has a faster absorption rate.

Best Way to Apply TWP 100 and 1500 Series Wood Decking Stains

It is best to first measure the wood surface of your staining project. Do not forget to include steps, railings and spindles if you are staining a deck and double the footage of a fence if staining both sides. On average TWP covers approximately 150-300 sq. ft. per gallon. The newer the wood the less stain it will take. Older wood is more porous and will absorb more stain.

Prior to applying any TWP stain be sure the surface is free of dirt, grime, mildew or any old coatings. Use a wood cleaner when no old failed coatings are present. If an old coating is to be removed use a wood stain stripper instead. Allow the wood to dry for 48 hours after cleaning.