What is Coverage Rate for TWP?

by TWP Stains

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. 

Even the wood prep that is done prior to staining can affect the coverage rates. If the wood was cleaned and prepped correctly, it will hold more stain than a surface that is not cleaned as well. On wood surfaces that are very thirsty, TWP recommends applying two coats “wet on wet.” If the first coat soaked in very quickly then a second coat can be applied while the initial coat is still wet. This will obviously affect the TWP stain coverage rate.

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The specified coverage rate for TWP is 150-200 square feet per gallon for the first coat. Second will apply at 200-300 per gallon. This averages to about 100-125 sq. feet per gallon for 2 coats wet on wet.. From this, and from measuring the surface you can calculate how much stain you need. For more aged wood you could easily factor in some extra stain. On newer wood that is still smooth and dense, you probably are not going to use as much.

For maintenance coats you are not going to use near as much stain as you did initially staining bare wood. There are just way too many variables to know the exact coverage rate of TWP for sure. There is really no way of knowing exactly how much stain you will need. It is better to buy more than you need than to not have enough. You can always save left over stain for next time. TWP has a shelf life of 1-2 years as long as the can is properly resealed.

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Diane
Diane
2 years ago

Is the brightener that comes with the  Restore a Deck CLEANER and brightener kitthe same as the brightener that comes with the Restore a Deck STRIPPER and brightener kit?

Kiwi
Kiwi
3 years ago

If i do ONE coat on a new PT pine deck and i want it a little darker looking, how many months or days later can i apply a second coat should i want to? Like for example if i want it darker because you can’t really tell the final color until dry, correct?

Jeff L
Jeff L
3 years ago

sorry the planks are 6′ long

Jeff L.
Jeff L.
3 years ago

I just put up a pressure treated fence that is 80′ long with 6″ planks. How much of which of your products would i need? We have a neighbor who stained their privacy fence and it looks great. Thanks Jeff

Keith
Keith
4 years ago

I live on the Texas gulf coast and need to protect my treated pine deck from the harsh environment what product should I use?

Gwen Addison
Gwen Addison
5 years ago

I have 2 pine beaded board patio ceilings that were installed about 6 months ago. I would like to stain them. Should I use exterior stain, and apply 1 or 2 coats?

Dan Gavin
Dan Gavin
7 years ago

I’m installing a new cedar fence 160′ with two 4′ walk in gates I’m going to stain both sides of fence so if I figured it out right tthat’s 1920sqft of coverage I need …..how m much of the twp 100 should I purchase

Terry Thompson
Terry Thompson
9 years ago

I have a new pine pressure treated deck. How long do I need to wait before applying stain to this wet wood deck.

Terry

Nancy DiBiano
Nancy DiBiano
9 years ago

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS UNEXPECTEDLY WITHIN 24 HOURS OF APPLYING 1500 SERIES TO NEW CEDAR DECK

Bill Watson
Bill Watson
9 years ago

Sorry if I did not find this somewhere, but can you tell me if there is a difference in UV protection by stain color, or by series (100 vs 1500 series)? I would like the maximum UV protection possible. Thanks.

Joe Cooper
Joe Cooper
9 years ago

I have applied two coats of 1500 pecan to a 600 sq ft deck and only used about 4 gallons. Can I apply a third coat for better protection and a richer, deeper brown tint?

Deane D Hilt
Deane D Hilt
10 years ago

Pls. advise if there is an additive I can add to TWP1500(clear)to achieve the UV protection equivalent to TWP 1503(natural). We want the clear color but can not afford to give up protection on 4800 sq. feet of shakes.
I would appreciate an urgent ans as we need to order very soon.
Regards,
Deane

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