Applying TWP (Total Wood Preservative) deck stain is something that most deck owners can do themselves. Using TWP wood stain will ensure a lasting finish on decks and many other exterior wood surfaces. TWP stain protects against moisture, preserves natural wood color, prevents mold/mildew, is easy to apply, and is the only EPA registered wood preservative.

Prior to applying any TWP wood preservative product, the wood surface should be cleaned thoroughly. Weather must be taken into consideration when staining a deck or other exterior wood surface. Follow these weather tips for TWP application:

Temperature

Air temperatures can affect the overall results of an exterior staining project. TWP Total Wood Preservative is best applied in temperatures ranging from 45-95 degrees with 60-80 degrees being the optimal range. The temperature should also not drop below freezing within 8 hours after the stain application. This could cause improper curing of the product.

If temperatures are too hot and/or applying in direct sunlight where the wood surface is hot to the touch, the stain can flash dry. This leaves the stain coat looking splotchy, uneven, and may have inconsistent coloring.

Rain in the Forecast

If the wood surface gets wet allow it to dry a minimum of 24 hours before attempting to apply TWP stain. This can vary depending on how wet the wood got, temperature, and the age of the wood. It is best to do a water test drop to determine if the wood is ready for stain. If the water soaks in right away then stain, if it beads, do not stain.

It should not rain 12 hours after applying TWP. The stain may be able to take some rain earlier but it depends on wood porosity. Because oil and water do not mix, the stain will not be affected much by a little rain if it has already soaked into the wood. On the other hand if the stain is still wet and sitting atop the surface, rain can cause separation circles or may completely wash the stain away.

Be sure to always check your local forecast prior to staining any exterior wood surface. This will ensure that TWP wood stain gives you the beautiful lasting results you expect.

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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Quoting Phyllis S:
My older redwood deck is ready for staining, but the temperature now in our area of Texas is 75 degrees at a low at night up to a high of 95 to 98 after noon. Should I wait until we have cooler temps or go ahead with the TWP 1500 stain applying early in am knowing that the temp will be 90 by 1pm or so? Deck is mostly covered.

You could do it early in the am.
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
My older redwood deck is ready for staining, but the temperature now in our area of Texas is 75 degrees at a low at night up to a high of 95 to 98 after noon. Should I wait until we have cooler temps or go ahead with the TWP 1500 stain applying early in am knowing that the temp will be 90 by 1pm or so? Deck is mostly covered.
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Quoting Joseph Sand:
I applied one coat of stain. It has dried and looks like it really needs more. It is on a cedar siding in an enclosed porch. Can I apply more product even though it has dried? It is also going to freeze, I really want it to get on ASAP!

It would be best to wait until Spring to do this. Lightly wash and reapply one light coat.
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
I applied one coat of stain. It has dried and looks like it really needs more. It is on a cedar siding in an enclosed porch. Can I apply more product even though it has dried? It is also going to freeze, I really want it to get on ASAP!
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Quoting lynnellen:
One other question: Once our newly-stained deck (which looks fabulous, btw) need another coat in a few years, do we do the clean/brighten thing prior, or just power wash with water first?

Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit when time to redo.
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lynnellen
One other question: Once our newly-stained deck (which looks fabulous, btw) need another coat in a few years, do we do the clean/brighten thing prior, or just power wash with water first?
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Quoting Deborah Brittain:
How long drying time before you can walk and put furniture back on deck

Depends on the temperature and exposure to sun. 24 hours is normal, but make sure it is fully dry.
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How long drying time before you can walk and put furniture back on deck
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Quoting George wyatt:
This is my first time using twp sealer. I was told to wipe off any stain left on surface after 15 minutes. Then after doing a small section this way I read the application instructions. I covered next section thoroughly and thick and let soak in for 30-40 minutes, then wiped. Totally different shade so how can I darken first section the easiest. And finally, this was brand new wood, if I put it on thick but didn't add more to areas that had totally absorbed after 45 minutes, will this be an adequate coat for protection

Did you read this about new wood?:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../

More is not better on new wood. You cannot add more to darken right now as it will not take into the wood. Better to finish with one light coat this year and light wash and apply another coat next Spring.
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Twp question
This is my first time using twp sealer. I was told to wipe off any stain left on surface after 15 minutes. Then after doing a small section this way I read the application instructions. I covered next section thoroughly and thick and let soak in for 30-40 minutes, then wiped. Totally different shade so how can I darken first section the easiest. And finally, this was brand new wood, if I put it on thick but didn't add more to areas that had totally absorbed after 45 minutes, will this be an adequate coat for protection
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Quoting Keith K.:
Applied TWP 100 3 years ago to an older PT pine deck. A couple days ago I prepped for a maint. coat using Gemini cleaner, some sanding, and pressure wash. It had 1 cool cloudy day to dry but then light rain came. I kept most of it dry with a large tarp but found out it had some small holes resulting in 4 wet spots about a foot long, with the rest of the boards staying dry. Is 24 more hours enough for these wet spots to dry, or do I need to wait 48 hours before staining? Deck will be in full sun all day (south side of house in Wisconsin), 60 deg for high, 39 for low tonight. As of 9am the spots are drying up. Would like to stain tomorrow if the wet spots aren't a concern. Is 24 hours enough dry time for a few 12-inch wet spots?
Backup plan is to wait 2 more days, but I would finish staining at about 7pm with rain forecast for the next morning. Overnight temps in the mid 40's. Is this enough dry time for the maint coat? Thanks!

Yes 24 hours should be fine.
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Rain / wet wood
Applied TWP 100 3 years ago to an older PT pine deck. A couple days ago I prepped for a maint. coat using Gemini cleaner, some sanding, and pressure wash. It had 1 cool cloudy day to dry but then light rain came. I kept most of it dry with a large tarp but found out it had some small holes resulting in 4 wet spots about a foot long, with the rest of the boards staying dry. Is 24 more hours enough for these wet spots to dry, or do I need to wait 48 hours before staining? Deck will be in full sun all day (south side of house in Wisconsin), 60 deg for high, 39 for low tonight. As of 9am the spots are drying up. Would like to stain tomorrow if the wet spots aren't a concern. Is 24 hours enough dry time for a few 12-inch wet spots?
Backup plan is to wait 2 more days, but I would finish staining at about 7pm with rain forecast for the next morning. Overnight temps in the mid 40's. Is this enough dry time for the maint coat? Thanks!
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Quoting marlene ginter:
I am staining my deck tonight at 5:00. I will put 2 coats on 3 hours apart. That should give me 22 hours before the rain is forecasting showers. My deck is a covered porch but open on 2 sides to the outside. Will it be okay to stain today?

TWP is to be applied wet on wet. Not wet on dry. Please see this:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../

I would not stain at 5pm at night then have it rain the next day. You should stain earlier in the day so it has at least 4-8 hours of sun to help it dry.
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rain in forcast
I am staining my deck tonight at 5:00. I will put 2 coats on 3 hours apart. That should give me 22 hours before the rain is forecasting showers. My deck is a covered porch but open on 2 sides to the outside. Will it be okay to stain today?
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Quoting William Mackrides:
Can TWP be reapplied at a later date as it wears

Yes you can lightly clean and apply a maintenance coat as needed.
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Can TWP be reapplied at a later date as it wears how much later? years?
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Can TWP be reapplied at a later date as it wears
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Quoting Daren Drummond:
Hello, Last week I finished applying two wet on wet coats of TWP 1500 stain on our deck. There are several shiny/slick looking spots scattered on the horizontal portion of the deck. Can these be fixed and what caused this to happen? Thanks for your help.

Over applied and/or improperly prepped is why this happened. Basically too much stain was applied and was unable to soak into the wood. Since it has been a week it may not be possible for you to wipe off the excess stain with mineral spirits and rags as it most likely has dried by now.
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Shiny Spots
Hello, Last week I finished applying two wet on wet coats of TWP 1500 stain on our deck. There are several shiny/slick looking spots scattered on the horizontal portion of the deck. Can these be fixed and what caused this to happen? Thanks for your help.
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Quoting David Litwiller:
I applied 1503 Dark Oak stain to my pressure treated 4-1/2 year old deck a few weeks ago and I am noticing a few white spots coming out of the wood on a few boards and spindles that were stained. Some of the spots are close to the knots. This is the first time it has been stained and I cleaned the deck using a scrub brush with oxygen bleach and applied a brightener a few months ago and recleaned it with dish soap shortly before I stained it a few weeks ago. I tried to rinse it well to remove the cleaning solution after cleaning and I let the deck dry at least two full days before staining. I am not sure if the white spots are from the oxygen bleach or soap that was perhaps inside the wood that I couldn't get rinsed out before staining or someone mentioned the white spots could be sap coming out of the wood. I was wondering if you may have an idea what these white spots are and what I can do to remove them so they are not on the stained wood. Thanks.

It is sap. You cannot stop sap from bleeding and there is no easy way to remove it without removing the stain as well.
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White spots on stained deck
I applied 1503 Dark Oak stain to my pressure treated 4-1/2 year old deck a few weeks ago and I am noticing a few white spots coming out of the wood on a few boards and spindles that were stained. Some of the spots are close to the knots. This is the first time it has been stained and I cleaned the deck using a scrub brush with oxygen bleach and applied a brightener a few months ago and recleaned it with dish soap shortly before I stained it a few weeks ago. I tried to rinse it well to remove the cleaning solution after cleaning and I let the deck dry at least two full days before staining. I am not sure if the white spots are from the oxygen bleach or soap that was perhaps inside the wood that I couldn't get rinsed out before staining or someone mentioned the white spots could be sap coming out of the wood. I was wondering if you may have an idea what these white spots are and what I can do to remove them so they are not on the stained wood. Thanks.
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Quoting Kevin Karpin:
Hi we stained deck about 10 days ago and it looks great, however every time it rains water accumulates and it takes a few days to evaporate is this temporary. Its puddles of water on the wood...

Yes that happens for the first few weeks or months. It will not do this after full cure.
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Deck beads
Following up in describing deck it has water beads on ig
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Treated deck but remains wet
Hi we stained deck about 10 days ago and it looks great, however every time it rains water accumulates and it takes a few days to evaporate is this temporary. Its puddles of water on the wood...
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Quoting Peter Gillies:
Hi - I got a good dry forecast and stained my deck yesterday. Finished with the second coat on the deck boards and stair treads by about 9:00 last night. There was a heavy fog and dew this morning and the stain on the treads and deck boards didn't seem to have dried very well (everything else seems fine). If it turns out I put too much on, will these dry over time (it's a vacation home and we won't be using it for a while), or do I need to go back with rags and mineral spirits. Stain looks great, by the way. Thanks.

They will dry but might take some time. A few days.
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Hi - I got a good dry forecast and stained my deck yesterday. Finished with the second coat on the deck boards and stair treads by about 9:00 last night. There was a heavy fog and dew this morning and the stain on the treads and deck boards didn't seem to have dried very well (everything else seems fine). If it turns out I put too much on, will these dry over time (it's a vacation home and we won't be using it for a while), or do I need to go back with rags and mineral spirits. Stain looks great, by the way. Thanks.
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Quoting Maureen T:
My driveway gate was sanded and then stained using your product. There was some unevenness - whitish spots on some of the areas - might be from sanding. After two years, gave it another coat to deepen the faded color. The spots are still there. Is there anything I can do?

Not much you can do. It maybe just the knots or around them. This is normal for those to be lighter in color due to the density of the wood there.
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uneven finish
My driveway gate was sanded and then stained using your product. There was some unevenness - whitish spots on some of the areas - might be from sanding. After two years, gave it another coat to deepen the faded color. The spots are still there. Is there anything I can do?
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Quoting lroseh:
How long does it take for your stain to dry it It is sticky after 24 hours

Depends on application amount, weather, temps, etc. Typically dries in most scenarios in 24 hours as long as you did not over apply.
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How long does it take for your stain to dry it It is sticky after 24 hours
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Quoting Trina D.:
We just stained our deck with TWP 100 and it was pretty dry (dried for 5 hours) but unexpected, sporadic rainstorms are popping up. My husband covered the deck with plastic to protect the deck. Is there a danger of combustion? I'm going to pull the plastic off in the morning.

No plastic does not combust. Remove this am so it can cure properly.
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
We just stained our deck with TWP 100 and it was pretty dry (dried for 5 hours) but unexpected, sporadic rainstorms are popping up. My husband covered the deck with plastic to protect the deck. Is there a danger of combustion? I'm going to pull the plastic off in the morning.
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Quoting Sandie:
Hi, my husband and I applied twp 100 rustic to our deck yesterday. It wasn't supposed to rain, but we live in Michigan and even our weather forecasters have a hard time predicting! We finished applying the 2nd coat about 8 pm and had a downpour around 5am. Some areas look like like the stain was partially washed away. Once the deck dries out can we just apply another coat?

You can try that but make sure it is a very light coat.
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Help, it rained
Hi, my husband and I applied twp 100 rustic to our deck yesterday. It wasn't supposed to rain, but we live in Michigan and even our weather forecasters have a hard time predicting! We finished applying the 2nd coat about 8 pm and had a downpour around 5am. Some areas look like like the stain was partially washed away. Once the deck dries out can we just apply another coat?
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Quoting Christine Walasek:
Must the deck be stripped or just cleaned before applying twp? I applied twp last year and wondered if I should put another coat on it but is it useless unless it's stripped?

Should TWP be applied yearly?

Please read this about applying a maintenance coat:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Must the deck be stripped or just cleaned before applying twp? I applied twp last year and wondered if I should put another coat on it but is it useless unless it's stripped?

Should TWP be applied yearly?
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Quoting Ede Nachbar:
Hi. I put on one coat of TWP 1500 and finished around Noon yesterday. It was a cloudless day, so it was good conditions for drying. It rained 13 hours later, a fairly hard rain. This morning when I checked the deck, the water was more pooling on the boards rather than beading up into little beads, and it seemed like some of the pools had a small bit of oil in them (they had that oil in water sheen). Since it didn't rain for 12 hours, which is the time specified that it must not rain, is my stain going to be OK? Will I have oil circles on the deck around where the water pooled? If so, what can I do to fix any problems that might arise from this?

Thanks!

It is probably fine as most of the stain absorbed and you may just have a small amount of oily reside that was on the surface that did not fully cure out before the rain came. Leave it alone and let the wood full dry form the rain and the stain cure. Give it a few days and make sure it looks even and with out any water spots.
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
I will add that 3 days prior to staining I had sanded (60 grit), cleaned, and brightened the deck. So, it had been prepped a few days in advance of staining.

Quoting Ede Nachbar:
Hi. I put on one coat of TWP 1500 and finished around Noon yesterday. It was a cloudless day, so it was good conditions for drying. It rained 13 hours later, a fairly hard rain. This morning when I checked the deck, the water was more pooling on the boards rather than beading up into little beads, and it seemed like some of the pools had a small bit of oil in them (they had that oil in water sheen). Since it didn't rain for 12 hours, which is the time specified that it must not rain, is my stain going to be OK? Will I have oil circles on the deck around where the water pooled? If so, what can I do to fix any problems that might arise from this?

Thanks!
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Water Pooling and Has Oil In It
Hi. I put on one coat of TWP 1500 and finished around Noon yesterday. It was a cloudless day, so it was good conditions for drying. It rained 13 hours later, a fairly hard rain. This morning when I checked the deck, the water was more pooling on the boards rather than beading up into little beads, and it seemed like some of the pools had a small bit of oil in them (they had that oil in water sheen). Since it didn't rain for 12 hours, which is the time specified that it must not rain, is my stain going to be OK? Will I have oil circles on the deck around where the water pooled? If so, what can I do to fix any problems that might arise from this?

Thanks!
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re:Frozen Stain
Hard to say. Open and stir to see if there any any clumps. Needs to be smooth in consistency.
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Frozen Stain
Someone (not me!) left the TWP stain in the detached garage where the temp got down into single digits. Is it ruined? The container is new, unopened.
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Quoting Brandy Hudson:
brandy
I just stained by 900 square foot treated pine deck on Friday, and there was not supposed to be any rain for 2 days, and it began raining about 12 hours after I finished the deck, it was a light rain but rained on and off most of the day. Now as it's finally drying out there are very large water spots on the deck where the larger puddles of watered were laying. It's in WV and the weather is not very cooperative this time of year but I'm not sure what to do now. If I stain over it again will it cover the spots or just make them worse? Should I do it now or wait until springtime to start over? I really like the color of the stain and don't want to darken it too much with another coat if there's a way around it. I used twp 1500 in dark oak. Thanks
Brandy

Do not stain over the spots, it will make it worse. Leave alone and see if the water spots can be removed with a wet rag after drying. Sometimes the spots are just mineral deposits from the rain water. If not then you might need to redo in the Spring.
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brandy
I just stained by 900 square foot treated pine deck on Friday, and there was not supposed to be any rain for 2 days, and it began raining about 12 hours after I finished the deck, it was a light rain but rained on and off most of the day. Now as it's finally drying out there are very large water spots on the deck where the larger puddles of watered were laying. It's in WV and the weather is not very cooperative this time of year but I'm not sure what to do now. If I stain over it again will it cover the spots or just make them worse? Should I do it now or wait until springtime to start over? I really like the color of the stain and don't want to darken it too much with another coat if there's a way around it. I used twp 1500 in dark oak. Thanks
Brandy
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Quoting phil0144:
I stripped off old stain and brightened my deck, let it sit for several days, then stained it with Cedartone 1500 last Wednesday. The temperature was about 55° during that day and every day since then, but has been in the low 30's every night. I still have tacky spots on the deck. Will it absorb/dry this week when it goes back into the 60's, or do I need to do some extra work now?

It will dry so best to just leave it alone until it does.
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Cold weather problem
I stripped off old stain and brightened my deck, let it sit for several days, then stained it with Cedartone 1500 last Wednesday. The temperature was about 55° during that day and every day since then, but has been in the low 30's every night. I still have tacky spots on the deck. Will it absorb/dry this week when it goes back into the 60's, or do I need to do some extra work now?
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Quoting David Loverich:
Hello,

I recently purchased your Natural Pine deck stain and stained my deck yesterday. Today, there was a light mist and rain (which was not in the forecast). I noticed small white spots appearing in the stained areas. Does this mean I'll have to sand the entire deck and re-apply or is there any chance I can just add another coat after it drys? I live in Washington State.

Thanks for your time and I hope you're having a great day!

Best,

David Loverich

Day after you should not have any issues.
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Quoting Randy Wright:
A contractor just finished a wet-on-wet application of TWP 101 on my cedar deck at 3:30 in the afternoon yesterday. It was seasoned and had been properly prepped before this and was dry and ready. Lo and behold, a large rainstorm came through overnight. I looked this morning and the water was beading up on the deck surfaces. It looked like the stain was dry enough to take the rain, but I know this is pushing it. Should I expect any problems with the finish?

For this you are probably fine.
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
A contractor just finished a wet-on-wet application of TWP 101 on my cedar deck at 3:30 in the afternoon yesterday. It was seasoned and had been properly prepped before this and was dry and ready. Lo and behold, a large rainstorm came through overnight. I looked this morning and the water was beading up on the deck surfaces. It looked like the stain was dry enough to take the rain, but I know this is pushing it. Should I expect any problems with the finish?
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Rained after staining deck
Hello,

I recently purchased your Natural Pine deck stain and stained my deck yesterday. Today, there was a light mist and rain (which was not in the forecast). I noticed small white spots appearing in the stained areas. Does this mean I'll have to sand the entire deck and re-apply or is there any chance I can just add another coat after it drys? I live in Washington State.

Thanks for your time and I hope you're having a great day!

Best,

David Loverich
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Quoting kthomas45:
I have read the algae can be a problem with oil based stains. Can you comment on how well TWP holds up to algae growth?

TWP contains an EPA registered algaecide that helps to prevent the growth of mold and algae in the stain.
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algai
I have read the algae can be a problem with oil based stains. Can you comment on how well TWP holds up to algae growth?
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Quoting Tom F.:
I'm paying a contractor to clean and stain my cedar fence with TWP 100 (the fence was installed new about 1 year ago). The fence was pressure washed a week ago and today the contractor began staining (the forecast stated no rain for next two days). The contractor finished staining one large section of the fence when a heavy rain shower started about 30 - 60 minutes after the stain application. The contractor stopped the work due to the rain and said they would return to finish the job after the fence has had a chance to dry. Should I be concerned about the large portion of the stained fence that was exposed to the steady rain shower within 1 hour of the application? What should I look for and what should now be done to ensure the fence is stained properly? Thanks!

No you will be fine since it is vertical wood. There will be no issues.
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Rain Exposure 1 Hour After Stain Application
I'm paying a contractor to clean and stain my cedar fence with TWP 100 (the fence was installed new about 1 year ago). The fence was pressure washed a week ago and today the contractor began staining (the forecast stated no rain for next two days). The contractor finished staining one large section of the fence when a heavy rain shower started about 30 - 60 minutes after the stain application. The contractor stopped the work due to the rain and said they would return to finish the job after the fence has had a chance to dry. Should I be concerned about the large portion of the stained fence that was exposed to the steady rain shower within 1 hour of the application? What should I look for and what should now be done to ensure the fence is stained properly? Thanks!
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Quoting Matt Showman:
I finished staining my fence with 10% chance of rain; by the next morning the chances increased to 80% and did, in fact, storm. The stain was on for 17 hours before any rain. I checked the surfaces; I didn't see any runoff and the rain was beading on the woods surface. Does that mean the stain was already sealed and ok?

You will be fine!!
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Rain
I finished staining my fence with 10% chance of rain; by the next morning the chances increased to 80% and did, in fact, storm. The stain was on for 17 hours before any rain. I checked the surfaces; I didn't see any runoff and the rain was beading on the woods surface. Does that mean the stain was already sealed and ok?
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Quoting PJ:
Your product data sheet says to ensure application 2-3 days before rain, yet you advise in a comment thread 12 hours. Which is correct?

In most scenarios it can handle a rain in 12 hours.
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Your product data sheet says to ensure application 2-3 days before rain, yet you advise in a comment thread 12 hours. Which is correct?
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Quoting Robert Dodson:
I've just cleaned my deck and plan to apply TWP 100. Previously the deck was treated with a water based, solid color stain (Behr). For the most part, weather, sun, and cleaning have removed all traces of it, but in some areas (shade and under mats) the old stain is still intact. Do I need to remove it? If so, what is the best removal method? Thanks.
Rob Dodson
Ps I found the lid on the 5 gallon can of TWP 100 hard to remove. As I plan to order another, please let me know the best way to get the lid off.

Yes you do need to remove any solid stain for the TWP to work well. Probably sanding is best. Use a flat head screwdriver to pry up the tabs on the 5 gallon pail. Thanks!
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
I've just cleaned my deck and plan to apply TWP 100. Previously the deck was treated with a water based, solid color stain (Behr). For the most part, weather, sun, and cleaning have removed all traces of it, but in some areas (shade and under mats) the old stain is still intact. Do I need to remove it? If so, what is the best removal method? Thanks.
Rob Dodson
Ps I found the lid on the 5 gallon can of TWP 100 hard to remove. As I plan to order another, please let me know the best way to get the lid off.
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Quoting John Hult:
how do I clean up the brush after applying TWP?

mineral sprits
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
how do I clean up the brush after applying TWP?
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Quoting Al Ressler:
I cleaned, sanded and stained my deck last June with TWP 100. I have now once again cleaned it thoroughly and want to bring back the NICE RICH FULL color. Can I STAIN over existing stain w/o re-sanding?

Al, yes just lightly was to remove dirt and apply one coat of the TWP.
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
I cleaned, sanded and stained my deck last June with TWP 100. I have now once again cleaned it thoroughly and want to bring back the NICE RICH FULL color. Can I STAIN over existing stain w/o re-sanding?
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Where can I buy TWP in central Wisconsin?
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Quoting dmaffei:
I just completed staining my old pressure treated deck with TWP1500 2 hours ago. Now, it looks like it may rain. Would it be advisable to cover the deck with a tarp until the threat of rain passes?

That could create issues with proper drying and curing of the stain.
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Cover with tarp?
I just completed staining my old pressure treated deck with TWP1500 2 hours ago. Now, it looks like it may rain. Would it be advisable to cover the deck with a tarp until the threat of rain passes?
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
TQuoting steve a:
How long should you stay off a deck after applying stain 101 ? Is average drying time 24 hours?

Yes that should be good.
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
How long should you stay off a deck after applying stain 101 ? Is average drying time 24 hours?
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Quoting Jeff C:
How long is unopened TWP 1500 stain good?

Please read this: www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
How long is unopened TWP 1500 stain good?
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
EdC, typically TWP dries within 12 hours or so but this does depend on the Series, Sun Exposure, and Temperature. In addition I suspect the wood did not dry enough after the prepping enough as 24 hours is not enough time. Sanding may also reduce absorption which can lead to a longer dry time. It will dry but it may take longer than normal.
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How long to completely dry?
After cleaning, brighten and lightly sanding my new railings, I stained on the following day(Saturday). Both Saturday and Sunday were perfect 60 degree and cool breeze weather. It's Monday and many areas on my deck are still wet to the touch. Just how long does it take for the stain to soak in and dry? Would like to know before I begin on the deck.
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Eileen, please read this about new wood and TWP: www.twpstainhelp.com/.../

and this as to why TWP is better:

www.twpstain.com/.../
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Hi I m putting on stain for new wood deck in myrtle beach. Would I have to put on 2coats &how many yrs would your product hold up?it s a toss up your product,Sherman Williams or Cabot. Why should I use tsp. thanks
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RE: Weather Tips for TWP Application
Tom, if it rains between cleaning and staining then make sure that the wood dries for at least 24-48 hours after the rain. Timimg to complete will vary drastically based on you and the application method.
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If I clean & prep entire deck & pool deck,then it rains will it still be ready to stain? The deck is a 12 x 10 and the pool deck is 8x8 with enclosed lattice surrounding area. I figured 761 sq ft including lattice. Not sure how long it would take to complete job? Thanks Tom
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