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 · 09/22/2015
    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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    reba · 09/22/2015
    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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    TWP Stains · 09/21/2015
    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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    Bruce Lindsey · 09/21/2015
    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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    TWP Stains · 09/20/2015
    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:
    http://www.twpstain.com/twp-200-series-5-gallon
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    Melvin Rosen · 09/18/2015
    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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    TWP Stains · 09/11/2015
    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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    Robert Schulman · 09/11/2015
    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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    TWP Stains · 09/09/2015
    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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    bob bama · 09/09/2015
    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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    TWP Stains · 09/07/2015
    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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    TWP Stains · 09/07/2015
    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:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Walter Schlaefer · 09/06/2015
    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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    AnnieD · 09/06/2015
    Is TWP 100 series compliant in South Dakota? I have a new deck that is now ready to be stained.
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    TWP Stains · 09/02/2015
    PATRICE GORSKI:
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    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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    PATRICE GORSKI · 09/02/2015
    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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    TWP Stains · 09/02/2015
    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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    Wes Poll · 09/01/2015
    With stain are you preferred for exterior wall in log house, Wisconsin
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    TWP Stains · 08/30/2015
    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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    Michael Higdon · 08/29/2015
    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