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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    Bruce Lindsey · 04/29/2015
    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.
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    TWP Stains · 04/26/2015
    NatGirl:
    Which stain would be best for a new south-facing cedar deck with some vertical posts and beams in Missouri? Is it ok to use products claiming to remove mill glaze or do we need to let it age a few months?

    Please read this about new wood: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

    Use the 100 Series.
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    NatGirl · 04/25/2015
    Which stain would be best for a new south-facing cedar deck with some vertical posts and beams in Missouri? Is it ok to use products claiming to remove mill glaze or do we need to let it age a few months?
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    TWP Stains · 04/09/2015
    Wayne Koga:
    Which stain would you recommend for a redwood fence in southern California?

    TWP 1500 Series.
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    Wayne Koga · 04/08/2015
    Which stain would you recommend for a redwood fence in southern California?
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    TWP Stains · 03/19/2015
    Steve Lemon:
    I have an IPE deck and want to know if I should use 100 series or 1500 series?

    The 100 penetrates better into IPE wood.
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    TWP Stains · 03/19/2015
    Bullock:
    I used TWP, I guess the 100 series about 12 years ago, about 3 times. Have not done my deck in about 7 years now, and it needs it bad. Already got it prepared for staining again. Wood is pretty bare over all, but is pressure treated. Is the original produce available in Panama City Florida or Florida at all? Place I used to get it, closed good time back. And should I use another series since it's been so long and is bare like it is? Thanks in advance for your help.

    Best to stay with the 100 Series for this scenario.
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    Steve Lemon · 03/19/2015
    I have an IPE deck and want to know if I should use 100 series or 1500 series?
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    Bullock · 03/09/2015
    I used TWP, I guess the 100 series about 12 years ago, about 3 times. Have not done my deck in about 7 years now, and it needs it bad. Already got it prepared for staining again. Wood is pretty bare over all, but is pressure treated. Is the original produce available in Panama City Florida or Florida at all? Place I used to get it, closed good time back. And should I use another series since it's been so long and is bare like it is? Thanks in advance for your help.
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    TWP Stains · 03/09/2015
    Celeste Ann:
    My deck is already stained. Can I use TWP over top of the current product and would you recommend that?

    Thank you.

    No you cannot apply TWP over top a different brand of stain. Best to remove the old stain first.
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    Celeste Ann · 03/09/2015
    My deck is already stained. Can I use TWP over top of the current product and would you recommend that?

    Thank you.
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    TWP Stains · 03/05/2015
    Wayne Price:
    Good Evening,

    I have a set of Redwood Steps for my Hot Tub that need to be stained. I am interested in a clear stain that will bring out the beauty of the Redwood. I am interested in what your recommendation would be.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you,

    Wayne Price

    Hi Wayne, what state are you located in?
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    Wayne Price · 03/04/2015
    Good Evening,

    I have a set of Redwood Steps for my Hot Tub that need to be stained. I am interested in a clear stain that will bring out the beauty of the Redwood. I am interested in what your recommendation would be.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you,

    Wayne Price