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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    TWP Stains · 04/06/2016
    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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    Jim Spurlock · 04/06/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 03/30/2016
    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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    Joe Caricato · 03/30/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 03/30/2016
    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:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    saf · 03/30/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 03/22/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 03/22/2016
    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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    Jean Stimmell · 03/21/2016
    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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    Administrator · 03/18/2016
    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:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Bryan L. Barness · 03/17/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 03/03/2016
    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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    Ridge Magee · 03/03/2016
    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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    TWP Stains · 01/11/2016
    YvonneMarie:
    Can I tint TWP1500 clear w Minwax penetrating oil base stain?

    No that is not possible.
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    YvonneMarie · 01/10/2016
    Can I tint TWP1500 clear w Minwax penetrating oil base stain?
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    TWP Stains · 01/09/2016
    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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    YvonneMarie · 01/09/2016
    We r doing a plywood ceiling on a beach house. Can I use TWP 1500 on the plywood?
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    TWP Stains · 11/13/2015
    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:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Walter Mooshoolzadeh · 11/12/2015
    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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    TWP Stains · 11/08/2015
    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.