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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    Paula Reilly · 07/23/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 07/11/2016
    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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    Linda Gardiner · 07/10/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 06/25/2016
    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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    Matthew Meyer · 06/25/2016
    Have a New Cedar gazebo from Costco. What sealer is recommended.
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    TWP Stains · 05/30/2016
    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:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Lynn Lucas · 05/29/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 05/25/2016
    #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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    #pooldeck · 05/25/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 05/24/2016
    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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    Jack Earnshaw · 05/24/2016
    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!
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    TWP Stains · 05/23/2016
    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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    DB · 05/23/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 05/10/2016
    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:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

    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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    Steve L · 05/10/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 05/09/2016
    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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    constantined · 05/09/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 05/09/2016
    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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    Reedgibb · 05/09/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 05/09/2016
    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:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

    Look at the 100 Series.