Which TWP Stain Should I Use?

TWP stands for Total Wood Preservative. It has been around for over 20 years and has been a leader in the wood staining industry. TWP Exterior Wood Stain is an EPA registered wood preservative. Unlike other stains that cover up wood and form a protective film that is venerable to peeling and flaking, TWP stains are a penetrating oil formula that offers excellent protection. Knowing which TWP formula is best for your exterior wood project is the key to having excellent results.

TWP 100 Series – The 100 Series has been a leading and respected formula for over 25 years. It penetrates and enhances natural wood beauty and is available is 6 different colors. It is used for all types of exterior wood decking, siding, fencing, and hardwoods. It is not prone to mold or mildew. The 100 Series is not compliant in all states. Please be sure to check if it is compliant in your area. 

TWP 200 Series – Available in 8 different colors, the 200 Series formula is best used on wood siding, shakes, and shingles. It uses a non-drying paraffin oil formula that enhances the wood cell’s structural stability making it an excellent choice for older wood that has lost its natural oils. It sheds and repels water and prolongs UV fading. The TWP 200 Series is compliant in all 50 states.

TWP 500 Series – The TWP 500 Series formula has been discontinued and replaced with a new and improved formula called TWP 1500.

TWP 1500 Series – The new 1500 series replaces the old 500 series. This newly formulated preservative penetrates better, dries faster, and outperforms it predecessor. TWP 1500 is a low VOC preservative with unique absorbing pigments that prevent wood graying, fading and premature discoloring. Selected mildewcides prevent the growth of mold and mildew. Available in 9 different colors, TWP 1500 Series Stain is best used on all types of wood fencing, decking, siding, log homes and roofing. It is compliant in all 50 states due to its low 250 VOC formula.

Choose the TWP Series Stain that best fits your needs and give your wood surfaces the protection and lasting beauty they deserve.

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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Ada rogers:
Going to stain new cypress boards before they are installed for the soffits only on one side. Does the wood have to cure before staying with the twp 1500?

Is the wood rough sawn or smooth wood? See this about new wood:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Going to stain new cypress boards before they are installed for the soffits only on one side. Does the wood have to cure before staying with the twp 1500?
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Ada rogers:
What would be the best stain to use on new cypress soffits?

The 1500 series.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
What would be the best stain to use on new cypress soffits?
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Serena:
Hi, can I use TWP1500 over a deck that previously was stained with Cabot semi solid stain? What is the best color match for Cabot New Cedar?

Sorry but you cannot. You would need to remove the Cabot first by sanding and or stripping. Thanks
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Hi, can I use TWP1500 over a deck that previously was stained with Cabot semi solid stain? What is the best color match for Cabot New Cedar?
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting diane marangelo:
How much stain do i need?/

See this:
www.twpstain.com/.../
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How much stain do i need?/
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Dan A:
I live in Washington state and moved into a house with a deck that was not protected and was aggressively power washed so it splintered and became scuffed. After 1 year, the wood has grayed in most parts. I believe the wood is CVG douglas fir but not 100% certain. I plan to clean, sand, brighten, and stain the whole thing to bring it new life. What series stain would you recommend, and would this still be the best option if I'm wrong about the wood type? Thanks.

The prep and stain sounds like the correct course of action for this deck. Use the 100 Series.
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Old CVG fir deck
I live in Washington state and moved into a house with a deck that was not protected and was aggressively power washed so it splintered and became scuffed. After 1 year, the wood has grayed in most parts. I believe the wood is CVG douglas fir but not 100% certain. I plan to clean, sand, brighten, and stain the whole thing to bring it new life. What series stain would you recommend, and would this still be the best option if I'm wrong about the wood type? Thanks.
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Quoting which TWP?:
I have two projects I'm undertaking 1. is cleaning and staining pine and cedar sided shed. the shed is 4 years old and has never been treated. it needs to be cleaned and brightened. two sides of the shed are Eastern white pine board and batten, the other two sides are Eastern white pine shingles.
Project 2. is cleaning and staining a Eastern white pine log cabin sauna.

thanks for your help.

Use the Gemini Restore Kit for the prep and the TWP 1500 for the stain.
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Mike C
I have two projects I'm undertaking 1. is cleaning and staining pine and cedar sided shed. the shed is 4 years old and has never been treated. it needs to be cleaned and brightened. two sides of the shed are Eastern white pine board and batten, the other two sides are Eastern white pine shingles.
Project 2. is cleaning and staining a Eastern white pine log cabin sauna.

thanks for your help.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Kevin B:
6 month old treated pine deck -- raw -- which TWP product is best to use in North Central Oklahoma

Prep with Gemini Restore Kit and stain with TWP 100 Series.
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Which TWP Stain do I use
6 month old treated pine deck -- raw -- which TWP product is best to use in North Central Oklahoma
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Tanya Ha:
Good day, we just finish building a 600sq ft deck. We used kiln dry western red cedar, I know there is a weathering process of a few months. It's been almost a month since we purchase the boards, Does that still apply if the deck boards are kiln dry?? We live in Seattle, which rains a lot. Which twp do you recommend? Thank you!! Feeling overwhelmed

A month is good with kiln dried. Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit and stain with 1 coat of the TWP 100 Series.
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Good day, we just finish building a 600sq ft deck. We used kiln dry western red cedar, I know there is a weathering process of a few months. It's been almost a month since we purchase the boards, Does that still apply if the deck boards are kiln dry?? We live in Seattle, which rains a lot. Which twp do you recommend? Thank you!! Feeling overwhelmed
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Jane McGinty:
Which stain should I use on an old cedar deck built over a flat rubber roof? I've been told not to use an oil based product because I can not protect the rubber.

TWP only comes in an oil based stain. Never heard of the TWP harming rubber roofs.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Which stain should I use on an old cedar deck built over a flat rubber roof? I've been told not to use an oil based product because I can not protect the rubber.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Debi Stendler:
We have a pre treated pine deck which we have treated with Thompson Water Seal at least 3 times in 14 years. Now we need to do something. We power waahed the last couple years. But what do we need to strip, what stain do we then apply? Our deck needs to be revived. Some is under cover big portion in direct sun & weather. Thank you in advance for your guidance.

It would be best to strip with the Restore A dEck Stripper/Bright ener Kit for the prep. Use the TWP 1500 Series.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
We have a pre treated pine deck which we have treated with Thompson Water Seal at least 3 times in 14 years. Now we need to do something. We power waahed the last couple years. But what do we need to strip, what stain do we then apply? Our deck needs to be revived. Some is under cover big portion in direct sun & weather. Thank you in advance for your guidance.
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Quoting The Sledge:
Looking for the best TWP stain for two different applications in Southern Wisconsin:
1. New horse fence with cedar posts and white oak boards.
2. New pressure treated tongue and groove (used as barn siding).

Thanks!

Use the 100 Series for both as it will penetrate the new wood better.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting The Sledge:
Why don't you promote TWP200 as much as the TWP100 and TWP1500? When is it better to use TWP200 over the others?

The 200 Series is mostly for shakes and shingles.
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TWP200
Why don't you promote TWP200 as much as the TWP100 and TWP1500? When is it better to use TWP200 over the others?
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Best Stains
Looking for the best TWP stain for two different applications in Southern Wisconsin:
1. New horse fence with cedar posts and white oak boards.
2. New pressure treated tongue and groove (used as barn siding).

Thanks!
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting samuel johnson:
which stain would be best for southwest wisconsin full sun alot of rain 100 or 1500

Use the 1500.
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which stain would be best for southwest wisconsin full sun alot of rain 100 or 1500
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Loretta:
I have a can of TWP 1501-1 left over from staining my deck in 2015 and I wondered if I could use it on a potting table made of fir.

The table is meant for indoor/outdoor use. The instructions say that it has been treated with an oil-based stain but if used outdoors, staining or repainting with an oil-based weatherproof coating of my choice may increase the life expectancy.

Thank you.

You can use the TWP but you cannot apply the TWP over the current coating. That would need to be removed first.
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Mrs.
I have a can of TWP 1501-1 left over from staining my deck in 2015 and I wondered if I could use it on a potting table made of fir.

The table is meant for indoor/outdoor use. The instructions say that it has been treated with an oil-based stain but if used outdoors, staining or repainting with an oil-based weatherproof coating of my choice may increase the life expectancy.

Thank you.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Becky Brauchler:
Should the stain be applied to all sides of cedar siding before it's installed or can it just go on the exposed side after it's up?

Exposed areas only after install.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting LARRY RYSAVY:
WHAT IS BEST TRANSPARENT TWP STAIN FOR AUSTIN TX. AREA? WHAT IS THE VOC OF TWP 100?? MANY THANKS.... LR

Use the 100 Series for this. VOC is 550.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Should the stain be applied to all sides of cedar siding before it's installed or can it just go on the exposed side after it's up?
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WHAT IS BEST TRANSPARENT TWP STAIN FOR AUSTIN TX. AREA? WHAT IS THE VOC OF TWP 100?? MANY THANKS.... LR
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Mark Hauer:
Is it OK to use this stain on the interior of a log cabin. I think it's what they used originally on the inside and outside but i'm not sure.

You can use TWP indoors, but being an oil based stain, it will have a strong odor that could take days to dissipate. You should vacate the home and make sure it is properly aired out after it fully cures.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Is it OK to use this stain on the interior of a log cabin. I think it's what they used originally on the inside and outside but i'm not sure.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Fred Speyer:
We just added a covered porch to the front of our house. The Posts, beams and rafters are cedar, sanded, but not smooth. The ceiling is c-grade v-groove pine. The floor and handrails are kiln dried pine. The doors are fir. The roof overhang is significant and we have gutters across the front. We are in Alabama and the house is on a wooded lot. I would like to use TWP products exclusive for the entire job. I got samples in the 1500 series in Pecan, Dark Oak and Black Walnut. I love the Pecan on all the cedar, but it's too light for the rest. I love the Dark Oak on the pine and fir, but it doesn't deem to penetrate either very well. Would another series work better for those? I need to stain everything ASAP, but I'm not sure what to buy. Thanks for your help!

You are staining too soon, that is what it does not soak in. See these articles:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../

The 100 Series does have better penetration for newer wood.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
We just added a covered porch to the front of our house. The Posts, beams and rafters are cedar, sanded, but not smooth. The ceiling is c-grade v-groove pine. The floor and handrails are kiln dried pine. The doors are fir. The roof overhang is significant and we have gutters across the front. We are in Alabama and the house is on a wooded lot. I would like to use TWP products exclusive for the entire job. I got samples in the 1500 series in Pecan, Dark Oak and Black Walnut. I love the Pecan on all the cedar, but it's too light for the rest. I love the Dark Oak on the pine and fir, but it doesn't deem to penetrate either very well. Would another series work better for those? I need to stain everything ASAP, but I'm not sure what to buy. Thanks for your help!
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Keith E. Evans:
I have two projects. one a heavily worn wood deck and the other a newly built dock on the lake. Which stain or is best for each

Use either the 100 or 1500 Series. See this about new wood:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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Dr.
I have two projects. one a heavily worn wood deck and the other a newly built dock on the lake. Which stain or is best for each
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting TONY L:
I power washed my salt water dock and want to use the best penetrating stain available. The dock is in good condition but does have some small cracks so I need a stain that will deeply penetrate the wood. I prefer a darker color (grayish) than a light color. What do you suggest?
Tony

You can use the TWP 1500. We do not have a dark gray color though. Maybe a dark brown like the Dark Oak?
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Dock stain
I power washed my salt water dock and want to use the best penetrating stain available. The dock is in good condition but does have some small cracks so I need a stain that will deeply penetrate the wood. I prefer a darker color (grayish) than a light color. What do you suggest?
Tony
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Quoting Doug Swingen:
I have built a roof over my patio. The posts are 8x8 laminate pine. The beams, supports, king posts, and rafters are all cedar. I've been building the roof all Summer. I will put a metal roof on soon.
I want the pine posts to take on a similar color as the cedar beams, etc. Should I start using the conditioner now, or wait another couple months? Will the TWP Cedar stain the pine posts to look similar to cedar beams?

Wait a bout 4 months and prep with the Gemini Restore Kit. Stain with the TWP, just one coat. The Pine and Cedar will not be exact in color, but similar. We have samples on the site to test:

www.twpstain.com/stain-samples
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Staining a cedar patio roof
I have built a roof over my patio. The posts are 8x8 laminate pine. The beams, supports, king posts, and rafters are all cedar. I've been building the roof all Summer. I will put a metal roof on soon.
I want the pine posts to take on a similar color as the cedar beams, etc. Should I start using the conditioner now, or wait another couple months? Will the TWP Cedar stain the pine posts to look similar to cedar beams?
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Roger Tincknell:
Deck has faded solid stain, white ceded, some bare spores, some chipping, not muc. What stain do you suggest? Now forest green but faded so may want to try different color. Thanks! Roger

Roger, TWP being a semi-transparen t cannot be applied over top of a solid stain. You would have to fully sand off the old solid stain first.
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Homeowner
Deck has faded solid stain, white ceded, some bare spores, some chipping, not muc. What stain do you suggest? Now forest green but faded so may want to try different color. Thanks! Roger
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting A Quint:
I live in Washington DC and have pressure treated flooring (about 3 months old) on an 8'X 16' covered porch that gets morning to early afternoon son. The boards are part of a floating flooring system siting on a rubber membrane roof. What product would you recommend?

For DC, you will need the 1500 Series. See this about new wood and TWP: www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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Homeowner
I live in Washington DC and have pressure treated flooring (about 3 months old) on an 8'X 16' covered porch that gets morning to early afternoon son. The boards are part of a floating flooring system siting on a rubber membrane roof. What product would you recommend?
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Tyler Sap:
I am in the process of staining a VG Fir door and I would like to use TWP on the exterior so it matched other exterior woodwork. Do you recommend it for this kind of use? With or without a layer of polyurethane or spar varnish?

TWP is not designed for doors. There could be potential issues with the seals sticking depending on the heat/temps. TWP cannot be top coated with a polyurethane.
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Door Staining
I am in the process of staining a VG Fir door and I would like to use TWP on the exterior so it matched other exterior woodwork. Do you recommend it for this kind of use? With or without a layer of polyurethane or spar varnish?
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Quoting CSM:
We rebuilt our deck 9 months ago using pressure-treated pine. We live in Maine, 30 feet from a lake. The deck faces west and gets dappled sunlight in the afternoon. Should we use TWP 100 or 1500?

Only the 1500 is allowed in Maine.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
We rebuilt our deck 9 months ago using pressure-treate d pine. We live in Maine, 30 feet from a lake. The deck faces west and gets dappled sunlight in the afternoon. Should we use TWP 100 or 1500?
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Paula Reilly:
Is TWP a good idea for the Colorado Climate? Our deck is on the west side of our house and gets tons of afternoon sun.

Yes the TWP works well in CO.
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Is TWP a good idea for the Colorado Climate? Our deck is on the west side of our house and gets tons of afternoon sun.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Linda Gardiner:
Hello
I am a senior citizen and have taken on the task to restore my cedar deck. Just finished stripping this weekend and will apply brightener next week. I am so excited to take this on--but want to do the right thing. I have read numerous comments but want to be sure I select the right stain series. I live in MN. Thanks in advance.

Use the 100 Series.
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Need to be sure
Hello
I am a senior citizen and have taken on the task to restore my cedar deck. Just finished stripping this weekend and will apply brightener next week. I am so excited to take this on--but want to do the right thing. I have read numerous comments but want to be sure I select the right stain series. I live in MN. Thanks in advance.
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Quoting Matthew Meyer:
Have a New Cedar gazebo from Costco. What sealer is recommended.

TWP 1500 Series. Prep with Gemini Restore Kit.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Have a New Cedar gazebo from Costco. What sealer is recommended.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Lynn Lucas:
I live in northern Arizona. The sun is intense,Climate dry,Temp. can vary 30 degrees from day to night. We are building a redwood deck which stain would you suggest and how often should it be reapplied.
Thank You!
Lynn

Use the TWP 100 Series. See this about new wood:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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Owner
I live in northern Arizona. The sun is intense,Climate dry,Temp. can vary 30 degrees from day to night. We are building a redwood deck which stain would you suggest and how often should it be reapplied.
Thank You!
Lynn
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting #pooldeck:
Is there an additive for your stain, or what would you recommend? We are staining our deck around our pool (deck is 1 year old) and I was thinking if we could add something to the stain to make the deck not slick when wet. Afraid the stain might make the deck even more slick when wet than it is now without any stain on it. Any input would be most appreciated.

It is not possible to add an additive to a penetrating stain like the TWP.
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Non slip additive
Is there an additive for your stain, or what would you recommend? We are staining our deck around our pool (deck is 1 year old) and I was thinking if we could add something to the stain to make the deck not slick when wet. Afraid the stain might make the deck even more slick when wet than it is now without any stain on it. Any input would be most appreciated.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Jack Earnshaw:
We live in Massachusetts and have a 16 year old deck(pressure treated pine)14x14' with 10 stairs. Stain on deck is a solid Sherwin Williams(Deckscapes-water borne). For stripping what do you recommend? Also what grayish or red stain would you recommend?
Thanks!

Stripping will not remove a solid stain. You will need to sand all of the SW to remove. Once removed you can use the TWP 1500.
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Strip and stain
We live in Massachusetts and have a 16 year old deck(pressure treated pine)14x14' with 10 stairs. Stain on deck is a solid Sherwin Williams(Decksc apes-water borne). For stripping what do you recommend? Also what grayish or red stain would you recommend?
Thanks!
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Quoting DB:
I live in an area that is very dry in summer and sometimes down to 20 ° F in winter with snow. I have an old cedar deck and new cedar fencing. Would 1500 or 100 be most appropriate ? My fence had never been treated. I stripped and stained the deck with 1500 2 summers ago. Thank you!

Use the TWP 1500 Series for this.
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100 or 1500
I live in an area that is very dry in summer and sometimes down to 20 ° F in winter with snow. I have an old cedar deck and new cedar fencing. Would 1500 or 100 be most appropriate ? My fence had never been treated. I stripped and stained the deck with 1500 2 summers ago. Thank you!
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Quoting Steve L:
Our deck in Montana is set to be stained in twp 100 thanks to you. We have a new redwood section and some sections being redone. Just confirming, the portions to be redone need to be stripped and sanded down to bare wood, correct? Also, the total space is 36' x 8', 24' x 24', and 20' x 14', plus steps. How much will we need (approx.) for the two coats?

Strip and brighten the older sections. You do not need to sand. See this about new wood:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../

Only one coat on the new wood. What is the total sq. footage of the old wood and the total sq. footage of the new wood.
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Quantity needed
Our deck in Montana is set to be stained in twp 100 thanks to you. We have a new redwood section and some sections being redone. Just confirming, the portions to be redone need to be stripped and sanded down to bare wood, correct? Also, the total space is 36' x 8', 24' x 24', and 20' x 14', plus steps. How much will we need (approx.) for the two coats?
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Quoting constantined:
Can i use the twp 1501 on interior cedar wall for my kids room. once dried do i have to worry about outgases

Yes, but it will have strong odor until it dissipates. It does not leech or outgas once fully cured.
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interior use
Can i use the twp 1501 on interior cedar wall for my kids room. once dried do i have to worry about outgases
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Quoting Reedgibb:
I live in a dry desert climate in St. George, UT. I am building a douglas fir pergola. Which product should I use to stain? How long should I expect this to last before needing a re treatment? Thanks.

Use the 100 Series after letting the new wood season. Prep first. Redo every few years or as needed for a pergola.
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Pergola question
I live in a dry desert climate in St. George, UT. I am building a douglas fir pergola. Which product should I use to stain? How long should I expect this to last before needing a re treatment? Thanks.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Reedgibb:
I am building a douglas fir pergola. I live in a dry hot climate, St. George, UT. Which product should I use, and how long can I expect this to last before re treatment? I llan on treating first, then assembly. Thabns.

See this about new wood:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../

Look at the 100 Series.
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Pergola question
I am building a douglas fir pergola. I live in a dry hot climate, St. George, UT. Which product should I use, and how long can I expect this to last before re treatment? I llan on treating first, then assembly. Thabns.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Donald Kinison:
We r staining a redwood deck and live in Az. The project was biuilt in stages. One section is 8 months old and the second stage is 3 months old. The wood used is redwood construction common. The total sq footage is about 1000. We intend to use either 100 r 1500. Can we get color samples of the 2 products so we can decide what to order. Also any recommendations would be appreciated. Thank u and excited about using your products.

Hello, samples are on this link:
www.twpstain.com/stain-samples
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Home owner
We r staining a redwood deck and live in Az. The project was biuilt in stages. One section is 8 months old and the second stage is 3 months old. The wood used is redwood construction common. The total sq footage is about 1000. We intend to use either 100 r 1500. Can we get color samples of the 2 products so we can decide what to order. Also any recommendations would be appreciated. Thank u and excited about using your products.
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Quoting Frank May:
I am looking at your 1500 and 200 for a 29 year old cedar siding. Your info says they only last 2-3 years?? Tell me why and which one should I use in Middle Georgia to last the longest. I have already cleaned the surface.

2-3 years on a horizontal deck. Twice as long (4-6 years) on vertical wood and siding. Use the TWP 1500 series.
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Homeowner
I am looking at your 1500 and 200 for a 29 year old cedar siding. Your info says they only last 2-3 years?? Tell me why and which one should I use in Middle Georgia to last the longest. I have already cleaned the surface.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting David Dunphy:
I lived in NE CT and installed a deck and pergola 7 months ago. I'm now ready to stain. I'm looking for the the deck to be lighter than the pergola. Looking for suggestions on the TWP series type that would work best for me. Can you advise?

Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit. Stain with the 1500 Series. Maybe Dark Oak for Pergola and a lighter tint for flooring?
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Which stains to use
I lived in NE CT and installed a deck and pergola 7 months ago. I'm now ready to stain. I'm looking for the the deck to be lighter than the pergola. Looking for suggestions on the TWP series type that would work best for me. Can you advise?
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Brannon Holt:
I bought some western red cedar adirondack chairs and furniture from BC Canada and it is different colors of cedar. I want to preserve it and keep the natural difference in colors of wood. Would I be better off using the clear or cedartone on it? I want it to have a rich look about it.

Clear offers not UV protection from prevent the natural graying. The Honeytone is the lightest tint. We offer samples to test.
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Western Red Cedar
I bought some western red cedar adirondack chairs and furniture from BC Canada and it is different colors of cedar. I want to preserve it and keep the natural difference in colors of wood. Would I be better off using the clear or cedartone on it? I want it to have a rich look about it.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Jim Spurlock:
I am about to the decks on our house in Colorado redone. The upper deck is not covered and therefore gets full sun. The lower deck is mostly shaded. The decks appear to be constructed with pine. The existing stain seems to be water-based (rubs off with denatured alcohol). Our elevation is 8,000 feet, so UV exposure is significant. Would TWP 100 or TWP 1500 be best? What prepping should be done?

All of the old coating must come off before using TWP. How to remove depends on the type if stain it is. You will need to either strip and/or sand to remove. Strippers will not work on solid stains so you would need to sand. Once removed, use the TWP 100 Series.
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homeowner
I am about to the decks on our house in Colorado redone. The upper deck is not covered and therefore gets full sun. The lower deck is mostly shaded. The decks appear to be constructed with pine. The existing stain seems to be water-based (rubs off with denatured alcohol). Our elevation is 8,000 feet, so UV exposure is significant. Would TWP 100 or TWP 1500 be best? What prepping should be done?
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Joe Caricato:
I am building a pergola make of rough cut spruce, I would like to use a stain with color. Which product of your would you recommend, I live in Pueblo Colorado.

Use the 100 Series.
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Project Planner
I am building a pergola make of rough cut spruce, I would like to use a stain with color. Which product of your would you recommend, I live in Pueblo Colorado.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting saf:
I have a newly built cedar bench that I purchased with no treatment. What product should I use to preserve it? I'd like to keep the natural cedar color & grain.

Either the 100 Series or the 1500 Series for the bench. See this about new wood:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
I have a newly built cedar bench that I purchased with no treatment. What product should I use to preserve it? I'd like to keep the natural cedar color & grain.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Jean Stimmell:
I built my house with vertical, rough-sawn pine board & batten nearly 40 years ago. The last two times I have stained my wood I used CWF clear. The wood is in good shape but it is nearly 10 years since last application.

I l ike the sound of your products.
Which TWP series would you recommend?

Thank you
Jean

Use the TWP 1500 Series. Make sure to prep properly by removing all of the old CWF first.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting jhduroch:
I have a 3 year old children's playset from Rainbow Play Systems. The redwood colored stain on is almost completely off. Which stain and what wood prep would you recommend? I am in south central Wisconsin.

We used your 1500 stain for our log cabin and deck in Northern Wisconsin last year and it held up well over the winter. To prep, we used both the stain stripper (worked great) and the wood brightener (didn't seem to do anything).

Use the Stripper and Brightener again for the prep of the playset. The brightener neutralizes the stripper and is needed. Use the TWP 1500.
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I built my house with vertical, rough-sawn pine board & batten nearly 40 years ago. The last two times I have stained my wood I used CWF clear. The wood is in good shape but it is nearly 10 years since last application.

I l ike the sound of your products.
Which TWP series would you recommend,



Thank you
Jean
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Bryan L. Barness:
I am building a new home using tongue and groove cedar on the soffit( undersurface), This will be fairly protected but exposed to heat and cold changes. What product and how many coats. How much for 5 gallons to Sioux Falls SD.
Thanks

Use the 100 Series. 5 Gallons pails are $170 and ship free. See this about new wood:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
I am building a new home using tongue and groove cedar on the soffit( undersurface), This will be fairly protected but exposed to heat and cold changes. What product and how many coats. How much for 5 gallons to Sioux Falls SD.
Thanks
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Ridge Magee:
We are staining a cabin in NE Georgis that was stained with TWP about 10 years ago. Assuming a good pressure cleaning is performed, will TWP absorb properly being a second application of a penetrating product.

Use the Gemini Restore Kit with the pressure washing and that will work the best.
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Owner
We are staining a cabin in NE Georgis that was stained with TWP about 10 years ago. Assuming a good pressure cleaning is performed, will TWP absorb properly being a second application of a penetrating product.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting YvonneMarie:
Can I tint TWP1500 clear w Minwax penetrating oil base stain?

No that is not possible.
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Tinting TWP1500
Can I tint TWP1500 clear w Minwax penetrating oil base stain?
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting YvonneMarie:
We r doing a plywood ceiling on a beach house. Can I use TWP 1500 on the plywood?

Yes you can as long as the plywood does not have a previous coating.
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homeowner
We r doing a plywood ceiling on a beach house. Can I use TWP 1500 on the plywood?
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Walter Mooshoolzadeh:
I am about to build a redwood pergola type patio cover. The wood is smooth but dry. Do I still have to "weather" it before staining with the TWP 1500? If so, how long? After building it, there will be surfaces of wood that will not be exposed to the sun, like wood upon wood, underside of wood, and I imagine will not be weathered properly or evenly. After weathering, do I need to use your cleaner and then apply the stain and just leave the wood upon wood areas alone? I am in Southern CA with plenty of sun.

Yes you still have to the weather and prep it before staining:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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Redwood Patio cover
I am about to build a redwood pergola type patio cover. The wood is smooth but dry. Do I still have to "weather" it before staining with the TWP 1500? If so, how long? After building it, there will be surfaces of wood that will not be exposed to the sun, like wood upon wood, underside of wood, and I imagine will not be weathered properly or evenly. After weathering, do I need to use your cleaner and then apply the stain and just leave the wood upon wood areas alone? I am in Southern CA with plenty of sun.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Scott Elsasser:
I'm doing several new hardwood exterior doors. I've used TWP 100 series on a similar door 2 years ago, and am happy with how it has held up. Which will be best in this application, Series 100 or 1500? Thanks!

Use the same as you did before.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
I'm doing several new hardwood exterior doors. I've used TWP 100 series on a similar door 2 years ago, and am happy with how it has held up. Which will be best in this application, Series 100 or 1500? Thanks!
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
You can use the TWP 1500 Series. Best to use the same stain color for all sides. Use an exterior stain pad for application.
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Home Owner
I will side my newly constructed home with 1x8 shiplap Spruce boards (rough side out) mounted vertically. It is Kiln Dryed and still under shipping wrap. I want to treat both sides with and oil preservative and the rough (outer side) with a semi-transparen t stain before I put the siding up.

What TWP stain would you recommend and how should it be applied.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting JC Butler:
We need to treat lots of exterior cedar wood structures in southern AZ. It was treated with an oil about 10 years ago. We need to keep the wood from drying out in the very intense sun. Will TWP work in this situation? What product should we use?

Use either the 100 or 1500 Series. Make sure to prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit. This will work well for you.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
We need to treat lots of exterior cedar wood structures in southern AZ. It was treated with an oil about 10 years ago. We need to keep the wood from drying out in the very intense sun. Will TWP work in this situation? What product should we use?
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting bob graham:
WE ONLY HAD ENOUGH STAIN TO DO THE RAILINGS TWICE (WHEN WET) AND THE DECK FLOOR ONCE. IT IS NOW DRY. WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF WE NOW APPLY A SECOND COAT TO THE DRY DECK FLOOR? WILL WE HAVE TROUBLE WITH A LONG DRYING TIME?

Yes you may have issues with longer drying time and possibly "shiny" spots.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
WE ONLY HAD ENOUGH STAIN TO DO THE RAILINGS TWICE (WHEN WET) AND THE DECK FLOOR ONCE. IT IS NOW DRY. WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF WE NOW APPLY A SECOND COAT TO THE DRY DECK FLOOR? WILL WE HAVE TROUBLE WITH A LONG DRYING TIME?
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Verdade:
I guess I meant to ask below about which RAD the kit, the stripper, or the stripper and the brightened? Sorry for any confusion.

Thank you!

If you still have old stain then yes it shoudl come off. How depends on the stain type it was. If a transparent or semi-transparen t then you will need both the stripper and wood brightener. If a solid (opaque) stain, then you will need to sand off the old stain spots, then clean and brighten after.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
I guess I meant to ask below about which RAD the kit, the stripper, or the stripper and the brightened? Sorry for any confusion.

Thank you!
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Thanks for the stain recommendation. After looking at my deck again in different light it appears that I do have some old stain patches here and there. I originally cleaned the entire deck with a pressure washer only (last weekend). Is it ok to go over the deck now with the RAD kit?

I'm hoping to avoid stain blotches when I apply the TWP100.

Thanks again.

Quoting TheSealerStore:
Quoting Verdade:
We purchased a home that was built in 2001. We just finished cleaning the deck (probably never cleaned by previous owners).

I believe it is pressure treated pine, however I'm not sure what stain was used before. After cleaning and drying it looks like new wood - clean with no stain pigment left. We are in KY and the deck gets sun from 11:30-5:30ish. Which TWP do you recommend? Thanks in advance!

-Ken

Use the 100 Series for this.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Verdade:
We purchased a home that was built in 2001. We just finished cleaning the deck (probably never cleaned by previous owners).

I believe it is pressure treated pine, however I'm not sure what stain was used before. After cleaning and drying it looks like new wood - clean with no stain pigment left. We are in KY and the deck gets sun from 11:30-5:30ish. Which TWP do you recommend? Thanks in advance!

-Ken

Use the 100 Series for this.
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Which Deck Stain? KY
We purchased a home that was built in 2001. We just finished cleaning the deck (probably never cleaned by previous owners).

I believe it is pressure treated pine, however I'm not sure what stain was used before. After cleaning and drying it looks like new wood - clean with no stain pigment left. We are in KY and the deck gets sun from 11:30-5:30ish. Which TWP do you recommend? Thanks in advance!

-Ken
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting reba:
My 25 year old pressure treated pine deck is in need of attention. The solid color stain I applied a few years back is starting to peel. I was told I need to go with Armstrong Clark semi solid stain. I was told I would need to completely sand off the previous stain. I have about 1000 square feet of flooring, maybe 60 feet of rail and 20 steps, along with some lattice. I tried to sand and because of the condition of the wood with grooves in the wood, I cannot sand it.
What would be the second best way of taking care of my deck? I live in north Alabama and the deck gets morning and early afternoon intense sun. Thank you so much for any help you can give me.

You cannot use TWP unless you remove all of the solid stain. Stain stripper will not remove a solid stain so you will have to sand it all off or replace the wood with new wood if you want to use TWP.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
My 25 year old pressure treated pine deck is in need of attention. The solid color stain I applied a few years back is starting to peel. I was told I need to go with Armstrong Clark semi solid stain. I was told I would need to completely sand off the previous stain. I have about 1000 square feet of flooring, maybe 60 feet of rail and 20 steps, along with some lattice. I tried to sand and because of the condition of the wood with grooves in the wood, I cannot sand it.
What would be the second best way of taking care of my deck? I live in north Alabama and the deck gets morning and early afternoon intense sun. Thank you so much for any help you can give me.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Bruce Lindsey:
I live in a very humid environment, heavily treed, on a lake in East Texas and need to stain my house and deck, which are all wood. The house has rough cut pine siding. I have been planning to use an oil based stain to help preserve the wood on the house, but locals have told me that oil base is not appropriate for this environment because the oil actually feeds mold and mildew. I do not know what type of stain was previously used. What do you guys recommend for this type environment? Thanks for the help.

You would want the TWP 100 Series. It is an EPA registered wood preservative that prevents wood rot, decay, and mold. You would have to prep by removing any old coatings on the house and deck first.
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Homeowner
I live in a very humid environment, heavily treed, on a lake in East Texas and need to stain my house and deck, which are all wood. The house has rough cut pine siding. I have been planning to use an oil based stain to help preserve the wood on the house, but locals have told me that oil base is not appropriate for this environment because the oil actually feeds mold and mildew. I do not know what type of stain was previously used. What do you guys recommend for this type environment? Thanks for the help.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Melvin Rosen:
I need to restain my deck which has been stained twice in the past with TWP 200 California Cedar (205). It was last stained in 2006. Should I again use TWP 200 California Cedar or should I use the new TWP 1500 which you claim is the best for decks. If I switch to the 1500 product can I apply it directly over the 200 and which color would best replace the California Cedar?

I would just stay with the 200 Series if you are happy with the performance:
www.twpstain.com/.../
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
I need to restain my deck which has been stained twice in the past with TWP 200 California Cedar (205). It was last stained in 2006. Should I again use TWP 200 California Cedar or should I use the new TWP 1500 which you claim is the best for decks. If I switch to the 1500 product can I apply it directly over the 200 and which color would best replace the California Cedar?
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Robert Schulman:
I'm unclear which TWP product to use: 100 or 1500 series for my old, weathered deck which is mostly shaded (overhanging roof extends to edge of deck). I have used water sealants in the past. Also, can I apply the TWP stain with a roller? My home is in Cincinnati Ohio. Thanks.

For your area you will need the 1500 Series. Best to apply with a brush or stain pad.
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homeowner
I'm unclear which TWP product to use: 100 or 1500 series for my old, weathered deck which is mostly shaded (overhanging roof extends to edge of deck). I have used water sealants in the past. Also, can I apply the TWP stain with a roller? My home is in Cincinnati Ohio. Thanks.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting bob bama:
Where in the Detroit area can i get the 1500 deck stain for a 20 year old deck in michigan which stain should I use

2388 Franklin Rd
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
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home owner
Where in the Detroit area can i get the 1500 deck stain for a 20 year old deck in michigan which stain should I use
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Walter Schlaefer:
I have a new deck that is 2 years old and
and has never been treated. What product should I use and can I just power wash or
should I use a cleaner? I live in Wisconsin

You need to use the Gemini Restore Kit with the prep and use the TWP 100 Series.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting AnnieD:
Is TWP 100 series compliant in South Dakota? I have a new deck that is now ready to be stained.

Yes, read this about new wood:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
I have a new deck that is 2 years old and
and has never been treated. What product should I use and can I just power wash or
should I use a cleaner? I live in Wisconsin
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Compliance question
Is TWP 100 series compliant in South Dakota? I have a new deck that is now ready to be stained.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting PATRICE GORSKI:
9152522298
I've a home on the Texas coast. The roof overhangs the cedar wrap-around porch. The pool deck is exposed as are the lower floor vertical pillars. The old PPG alkyl stain has failed miserably after 7 yrs. What product is best for this application.
Thanks, Patrice

Use the 100 Series. Prep well to remove the PPG stain first.
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MRS
9152522298
I've a home on the Texas coast. The roof overhangs the cedar wrap-around porch. The pool deck is exposed as are the lower floor vertical pillars. The old PPG alkyl stain has failed miserably after 7 yrs. What product is best for this application.
Thanks, Patrice
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Wes Poll:
With stain are you preferred for exterior wall in log house, Wisconsin

Either the 100 or the 1500 will work for the log home in WI.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
With stain are you preferred for exterior wall in log house, Wisconsin
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Michael Higdon:
Have redwood 12' x 40' deck, used Penafin oil on all surfaces five years ago. Deck is now darkly discoloring. We would like to use a product that will retain the lighter wood tones. Which TWP item do you recommend, and approx. quantity please. We're in California.
Thank You
Michael Higdon

Please use our calculator on the right side of this page to determine amount needed. You will need to strip and brighten for the prep. Use the 1500 Series for CA. Honeytone is the lightest.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Have redwood 12' x 40' deck, used Penafin oil on all surfaces five years ago. Deck is now darkly discoloring. We would like to use a product that will retain the lighter wood tones. Which TWP item do you recommend, and approx. quantity please. We're in California.
Thank You
Michael Higdon
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Tom Chesmore:
Last year we sealed and stained our log cabin in northern Wisconsin. It was raw pine and we used the 1500 series. My question is how long will it last before I have to do it again.

Vertical wood on a log cabin can last 3-6 years depending on the exposure to the sun.
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Mr.
Last year we sealed and stained our log cabin in northern Wisconsin. It was raw pine and we used the 1500 series. My question is how long will it last before I have to do it again.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Mary Thomas:
We need to cover with a solid stain. Previously used a semi solid behr product. What is recommended when needing a solid stain

Look at the Deck Revive for this:

twpstain.com/.../deck-revive
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We need to cover with a solid stain. Previously used a semi solid behr product. What is recommended when needing a solid stain
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting ricky rodriguez:
I have a 18 year old pine pressure treated fence that has never been stained or painted. I have pressure washed it what product should I use and do I need to prep anymore?

If it clean then you should be good to stain. Use the 1500 Series.
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homeowner
I have a 18 year old pine pressure treated fence that has never been stained or painted. I have pressure washed it what product should I use and do I need to prep anymore?
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Kay nelson:
I am installing a cedar picket privacy fence. I want to preserve the natural color of the wood. I live in central Texas. Which product should I use?

Use either the 100 or 1500 for this fence in the TX sun.
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Owner
I am installing a cedar picket privacy fence. I want to preserve the natural color of the wood. I live in central Texas. Which product should I use?
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Craig Peterson:
I have a 20 year old pressure treated pine deck in central Illinois. Part surrounds an inground, seldom used pool. Over the years it had been previously cleaned and restained annually with Penofin. The last time the deck was treated was 6 years ago, I used a stripper and applied Woodsman Premium Translucent Oil Stain. The color lasted about 2 years. Penofin never lasted more than 1 year. Last week I powerwashed it to remove considerable mildew and algae. The wood cleaned up well with that alone but I probably left tiny areas of mildew/algae behind. What would you recommend I do as per further cleaning and stain?

If still have the old stain on the deck then you need to remove it with the Restore A Deck stripper followed by the RAD Brightener. If not, then use the Gemini Restore Kit for the prep.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
I have a 20 year old pressure treated pine deck in central Illinois. Part surrounds an inground, seldom used pool. Over the years it had been previously cleaned and restained annually with Penofin. The last time the deck was treated was 6 years ago, I used a stripper and applied Woodsman Premium Translucent Oil Stain. The color lasted about 2 years. Penofin never lasted more than 1 year. Last week I powerwashed it to remove considerable mildew and algae. The wood cleaned up well with that alone but I probably left tiny areas of mildew/algae behind. What would you recommend I do as per further cleaning and stain?
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Linda Roberts:
Could you please tell me which one of your products you would recommend for use on a mahogany hand rail?
Thank you,
Linda Roberts

The 100 Series.
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Hand Rail
Could you please tell me which one of your products you would recommend for use on a mahogany hand rail?
Thank you,
Linda Roberts
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting LeannMN:
Thanks for the info. A couple other questions-- what is the average for how long it will last before it needs to be redone? When it does need to be redone, can we just apply another coat? How long will it last after the container has been opened? For instance if we get the five gallon and only use half of it...will it store ok to use again in the future?

Typically lasts about 2 years. Can be cleaned and recoated own the road. See this about Shelf Life:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Thanks for the info. A couple other questions-- what is the average for how long it will last before it needs to be redone? When it does need to be redone, can we just apply another coat? How long will it last after the container has been opened? For instance if we get the five gallon and only use half of it...will it store ok to use again in the future?
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting LeannMN:
We moved into a house recently in SE MN that had a deck built last year in the spring/summer. It hasn't been sealed yet. Which is better to use-- The 100 series or 1500 series? What are the differences between the two? It gets a lot of sun in the warm/hot months but needs to stand up to Minnesota cold, snowy winters. Are you able to use a sprayer or would it be best to use a pad? Thanks

Use the TWP 100 Series. Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit. You can spray you will need to back brush the products,
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
We moved into a house recently in SE MN that had a deck built last year in the spring/summer. It hasn't been sealed yet. Which is better to use-- The 100 series or 1500 series? What are the differences between the two? It gets a lot of sun in the warm/hot months but needs to stand up to Minnesota cold, snowy winters. Are you able to use a sprayer or would it be best to use a pad? Thanks
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting David E Walsh:
I live in NH. My deck was most recently covered with Behr solid deck stain. Can I go over it with a little prep or do i need to completely strip. Which of your products do you recommend?

You cannot apply TWP over a solid stain or any other stain of a different brand. Solid stains will need to be sanded off as a stain stripper will not remove a solid stain.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
I live in NH. My deck was most recently covered with Behr solid deck stain. Can I go over it with a little prep or do i need to compleatly strip. Which of your products do you recommened?
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re: potential consumer
Use the 100 Series and prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit.
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potential consumer
I have a heavily shaded deck that is blanketed with mold and mildew during winter months. Which stain would work better--1500 series or the 100 series (both legal here)?

I have sanded down the cedar deck with 80 grit sand paper. Can stain be put directly on it now with semi-closed fibers?
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Quoting Rick B:
I have new windows that were put in my home the exterior of them is aluminum clad the interior is wood. They come with the wood unfinished and I have to stain and poly them to prevent moisture sun damage. Can I use the TWP 1500 on the interior wood trim of window instead of wood conditioner-stain-3 coats of poly? I used this stuff on my deck this summer and it has been awesome so far. Yes it takes forever for the odor to go away but it seems like it would be a great UV and moisture protecter for my windows.

Yes you can but poly cannot be applied on top.
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I have new windows that were put in my home the exterior of them is aluminum clad the interior is wood. They come with the wood unfinished and I have to stain and poly them to prevent moisture sun damage. Can I use the TWP 1500 on the interior wood trim of window instead of wood conditioner-sta in-3 coats of poly? I used this stuff on my deck this summer and it has been awesome so far. Yes it takes forever for the odor to go away but it seems like it would be a great UV and moisture protecter for my windows.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Glenn White:
I am looking for a solid stain for an existing cedar deck in pretty good shape that has a solid stain on it. I live near Sequim, WA. The climate is low rain but damp about 6-7 months out of the year. 2 mi. from salt water. Full sun highs 80-90 deg. in the shade lows 60 in summer 50 deg. high low 28 deg. in the winter, usually above freezing in the day in the winter.

Look at our Deck Revive product:
twpstain.com/.../deck-revive
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I am looking for a solid stain for an existing cedar deck in pretty good shape that has a solid stain on it. I live near Sequim, WA. The climate is low rain but damp about 6-7 months out of the year. 2 mi. from salt water. Full sun highs 80-90 deg. in the shade lows 60 in summer 50 deg. high low 28 deg. in the winter, usually above freezing in the day in the winter.
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Quoting Orlando Martinez:
I built a new pergola 2 years ago out of rough western red cedar. I used a stain/ sealer they sold me where I bought my lumber. It was TWP in cedar tone not sure which type 100 1500 etc. it still looks good but was going to give it another coat. What should I use and will it take another coat?

Clean lightly and use the 1500 Series.
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I built a new pergola 2 years ago out of rough western red cedar. I used a stain/ sealer they sold me where I bought my lumber. It was TWP in cedar tone not sure which type 100 1500 etc. it still looks good but was going to give it another coat. What should I use and will it take another coat?
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Quoting Nikki:
I was going to purchase the 100 series. What is the difference between that and the new 1500 series. I see it replaces the 500, but no description on what conditions it was best suited for. I live in Northern Idaho. Mountains, cold winters, lots of snow, dry summers. Not a high humidity environment. Back deck gets all the morning sun, shade by mid afternoon. The front decks get the brutal hot sun from early afternoon on. Can you advice which series you would recommend? Thank-you Nikki

You can use either for this deck in UD but most would use the 100 Series.
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Quoting beth hurst:
Was wanting to stain horse stalls.. the interior are non treated pine and the exterior walls are treated pine. THanks,

Use the 1500 for this.
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Homeowner
Sorry, forgot to include our decks are all redwood.
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Homeowner
I was going to purchase the 100 series. What is the difference between that and the new 1500 series. I see it replaces the 500, but no description on what conditions it was best suited for. I live in Northern Idaho. Mountains, cold winters, lots of snow, dry summers. Not a high humidity environment. Back deck gets all the morning sun, shade by mid afternoon. The front decks get the brutal hot sun from early afternoon on. Can you advice which series you would recommend? Thank-you Nikki
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Was wanting to stain horse stalls.. the interior are non treated pine and the exterior walls are treated pine. THanks,
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Quoting ToddandCarol:
Installing a new rough-cut red cedar pergola on the west side of my house in SE Minnesota. Not sure of the regulations for VOC. The pergola is very intricate and large so I'd be interested in the longest lasting product. Would the 100 or 1500 series product be the better choice?

Use the 100 Series. and since it is all rough cut, you can go ahead and stain now.
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Quoting wjschmidt:
TWP 100 for shutters?

Sure you can use TWP on all exterior wood that is unfinished.
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100 vs 1500
Installing a new rough-cut red cedar pergola on the west side of my house in SE Minnesota. Not sure of the regulations for VOC. The pergola is very intricate and large so I'd be interested in the longest lasting product. Would the 100 or 1500 series product be the better choice?
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Shutters
TWP 100 for shutters?
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Quoting Kare:
I am ready to re-stain a 16-year old house that has cedar horizontal siding, located in the Pacific Northwest (Lynden, Washington), where the summer is hot and dry and the winter is wet, with very high humidity. I have been treating the siding for mold and mildew and now have it lightened up again. My concern is that I do not want the black spots of mildew to return. Which product will best protect against mildew re-growing, and will protect the cedar against rain and moisture?

Use the TWP 100 Series for this.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
I am ready to re-stain a 16-year old house that has cedar horizontal siding, located in the Pacific Northwest (Lynden, Washington), where the summer is hot and dry and the winter is wet, with very high humidity. I have been treating the siding for mold and mildew and now have it lightened up again. My concern is that I do not want the black spots of mildew to return. Which product will best protect against mildew re-growing, and will protect the cedar against rain and moisture?
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Karen Je:
I am ready to re-stain a 16-year old house that has cedar horizontal siding, located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, where the summer is hot and dry and the winter is wet, with very high humidity. I have been treating the siding for mold and mildew and now have it lightened up again. My concern is that I do not want the black spots of mildew to return. Which product will best protect against mildew re-growing, and will protect the cedar against rain and moisture?

Sorry but TWP currently is not allowed in Canada.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
I am ready to re-stain a 16-year old house that has cedar horizontal siding, located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, where the summer is hot and dry and the winter is wet, with very high humidity. I have been treating the siding for mold and mildew and now have it lightened up again. My concern is that I do not want the black spots of mildew to return. Which product will best protect against mildew re-growing, and will protect the cedar against rain and moisture?
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Robert Bauer:
I am replacing the deck on my covered porch. It will be 2x4 redwood kiln dried layer on edge due to span between joists. The decking boards are 18' long and are going milled from rough 2x4.
There will be some exposure to water and some sun at the south facing end of the deck since the roof overhang is not sufficient to prevent driven rain.
I am in Los Angeles area and would like to use semi transparent gray color. Preferably oil based. What do you recommend and where can I purchase it. I will pre-stain all sides before installation.

I am sorry but you can only use the 1500 Series in CA and it does not come in a gray color.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
I am replacing the deck on my covered porch. It will be 2x4 redwood kiln dried layer on edge due to span between joists. The decking boards are 18' long and are going milled from rough 2x4.
There will be some exposure to water and some sun at the south facing end of the deck since the roof overhang is not sufficient to prevent driven rain.
I am in Los Angeles area and would like to use semi transparent gray color. Preferably oil based. What do you recommend and where can I purchase it. I will pre-stain all sides before installation.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Teri Clark:
Boathouse deck, pressure treated 5/4, 6 years old. Previous stain has worn off and deck is slightly grayiing. It is exposed to intense sun. Which stain is the best to use and which color most closely resembles new pressure treated wood? Many thanks.

Look at the 1500 Series for this after prepping with the Gemini Restore Kit. Honeytone is the lightest tint.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Boathouse deck, pressure treated 5/4, 6 years old. Previous stain has worn off and deck is slightly grayiing. It is exposed to intense sun. Which stain is the best to use and which color most closely resembles new pressure treated wood? Many thanks.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Robert Smith:
Cedar arbor and fence. Installed 8 months ago in Atlanta GA. Which is best, the 100 or the 1500?

Use the 100 Series after prep with the Gemini Restore Kit.
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Which stain to use
Cedar arbor and fence. Installed 8 months ago in Atlanta GA. Which is best, the 100 or the 1500?
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Leo Driscoll:
New 6 x 6 Western Red Cedar Posts 6 x 6. I will use them along with Bald Cypress boards for my new deck railing.Interested in trying to maointain the natural color as much as realistic possible while protecting it. I am thinking semi transparent stain with as little color as possible. What do you suggest ?

Please read this about new wood:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../

Honeytone is the lightest tint.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
New 6 x 6 Western Red Cedar Posts 6 x 6. I will use them along with Bald Cypress boards for my new deck railing.Interes ted in trying to maointain the natural color as much as realistic possible while protecting it. I am thinking semi transparent stain with as little color as possible. What do you suggest ?
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Jarvis Breaux:
Is the TWP 1500 suitable for outdoor furniture. I have a new cypress swing coming and am wondering if this product will work on it.

Yes it will work on wood furniture.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Is the TWP 1500 suitable for outdoor furniture. I have a new cypress swing coming and am wondering if this product will work on it.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Judy Hogan:
Hello...I stained my deck 2 years ago with Cabot Timber oil natural, but have decided to use you product for a pergola I am now installing over top of said deck. It will be pressure treated lumber, which the rest of the deck is also constructed with. I would like all the wood to match. Will I have to strip the existing timber oil off or can I just apply your product over top of it after a thorough pressure washing. I live in the snow belt in Northwestern Pa., so we have extreme weather conditions. Thank you for your help and input.

You will have to strip off the Cabot ATO first then brighten the wood. Use the Restore A Deck Products. TWP cannot be applied over a stain of a different brand. You will need the 1500 Series for this.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Ray Wedub:
I have a wood carving done on an oak tree in my Minnesota yard by a woodcarver in 2003. What would be the best product to preserve/stain this wood sculpture? Where would I purchase this product in Minneapolis or suburbs?
Ray

Use the 1500 Series for this. We would be able to ship to you in 2-3 business days.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Hello...I stained my deck 2 years ago with Cabot Timber oil natural, but have decided to use you product for a pergola I am now installing over top of said deck. It will be pressure treated lumber, which the rest of the deck is also constructed with. I would like all the wood to match. Will I have to strip the existing timber oil off or can I just apply your product over top of it after a thorough pressure washing. I live in the snow belt in Northwestern Pa., so we have extreme weather conditions. Thank you for your help and input.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
I have a wood carving done on an oak tree in my Minnesota yard by a woodcarver in 2003. What would be the best product to preserve/stain this wood sculpture? Where would I purchase this product in Minneapolis or suburbs?
Ray
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Dan Madden:
We live in Colorado Sprigs, Colorado, so we have the extreme sun and occasional monsoon rains we've been experiencing this spring. For our deck:

1. Is TWP 100 oil base stain are best option?
2. Is TWP 100 oil base a sealer and a stain?
3. Three (3) years ago, a contractor used Sealwize on our redwood deck and water beaded up well at first but it didn't hold up very long. If our deck is properly cleaned and pressure washed, will TWP 100 seal and protect the deck wood for a reasonable time?
Thank you!

1. Yes
1. Yes
3. 2-3 years is normal.

Thanks
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
We live in Colorado Sprigs, Colorado, so we have the extreme sun and occasional monsoon rains we've been experiencing this spring. For our deck:

1. Is TWP 100 oil base stain are best option?
2. Is TWP 100 oil base a sealer and a stain?
3. Three (3) years ago, a contractor used Sealwize on our redwood deck and water beaded up well at first but it didn't hold up very long. If our deck is properly cleaned and pressure washed, will TWP 100 seal and protect the deck wood for a reasonable time?
Thank you!
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Wayne Buoni:
I have an older worn deck. Pressure treated pine. Just had it power washed almost all of the old finish is gone, still some minor remnants of the old orange finish. I am planning to stain it a dark brown (previously an orange color). Which TWP product do you recommend?

Use the 100 Series if allowed in your state otherwise use the 1500 series.
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Which TWP product for an old deck
I have an older worn deck. Pressure treated pine. Just had it power washed almost all of the old finish is gone, still some minor remnants of the old orange finish. I am planning to stain it a dark brown (previously an orange color). Which TWP product do you recommend?
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Mark C Johnson:
TWP was recommended to maintain windows purchased from Architectural Traditions.
The windows are wire brushed Cedar. I'm not looking to add color but to preserve and enhance. Which TWP is correct for this application.

Hello, you cannot preserve or enhance without adding color. A clear will not enhance nor will it protect from UV graying. Look at a light tint like the Honeytone.
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TWP was recommended to maintain windows purchased from Architectural Traditions.
The windows are wire brushed Cedar. I'm not looking to add color but to preserve and enhance. Which TWP is correct for this application.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Dan Jarvis:
I have a cedar sided home. 23 years old. I am in the southern Adirondack mountains in New York. I have used Passino paints alpine semi transparent oil based stain. I have been happy with it, but it is no longer available. The northern side of the house has been stained twice in that time and needs to be done again. I want the best penetrating stain I can get. Which product should I use? The siding is in good shape, but is fading.

You will need to TWP 1500. You also will need to remove any old coatings first so the TWP is able to penetrate properly into the wood.
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I have a cedar sided home. 23 years old. I am in the southern Adirondack mountains in New York. I have used Passino paints alpine semi transparent oil based stain. I have been happy with it, but it is no longer available. The northern side of the house has been stained twice in that time and needs to be done again. I want the best penetrating stain I can get. Which product should I use? The siding is in good shape, but is fading.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Richie:
I'm in southern Tennessee, I have a deck built from SPF lumber surrounding my pool,( This was the wife's idea, not mine) and I have pressure washed it on a Saturday. Is this wood good for the stain you offer, which stain should I use and how best should it be applied. The pool is full of water by the way so spraying is difficult for me. Thanks

Please read this about new wood:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../

Use the 100 Series after weathering and proper prep.
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I'm in southern Tennessee, I have a deck built from SPF lumber surrounding my pool,( This was the wife's idea, not mine) and I have pressure washed it on a Saturday. Is this wood good for the stain you offer, which stain should I use and how best should it be applied. The pool is full of water by the way so spraying is difficult for me. Thanks
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Rick Tungate:
What product should I use for new Doug for, patio cover with 6x8x12 beams?

Please read this about new wood:
www.twpstainhelp.com/.../

Use the 1500 Series.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
What product should I use for new Doug for, patio cover with 6x8x12 beams?
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Mick K:
Hello,

I have a wood pool deck that I would like to stain. I would also like it to have a slight texture. Which product would you recommend? I wasn't sure if the dock revive or deck revive would work best, as I do not want the chlorine from the pool to break down the product and cause it to chip. Your help is appreciated. Thank you.

Deck Revive is what you would want for this.
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Hello,

I have a wood pool deck that I would like to stain. I would also like it to have a slight texture. Which product would you recommend? I wasn't sure if the dock revive or deck revive would work best, as I do not want the chlorine from the pool to break down the product and cause it to chip. Your help is appreciated. Thank you.
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RE: Which TWP Stain Should I Use?
Quoting Bruce Lindsey:
After reading the information on the website, I am just not clear what the differences in these products are. I need to re-stain our pine house siding and deck in a high humidity, wooded area that receives a lot of rainfall (East Texas). Which of the products would you recommend and why? Thanks for your help.

TWP 1500 for the vertical siding in TX as it will give better UV protection there. You can use the same for the deck or the 100.
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