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TWP 100 Color Choices and Tips

TWP 100 Series comes in 9 different color choices, 8 of which are semi-transparent. TWP absorbs into the wood grain and "enhancing" the natural color tones of you wood by adding pigments.

Final colors will vary substantially based on:

  • Type of Wood
  • Age of Wood
  • Prepping of Wood

 

This article will further explain the TWP 100 Colors to help you determine which is best for you. If you have questions, please ask below.

TWP 101 Cedartone

TWP 101 Cedartone

TWP 101 Cedartone Natural is by far the most popular of the 100 color choices accounting for 60-70% of the sales. The 101 is a traditional Cedar color. It highlights the natural grain of your wood with Caramel/Golden tones.
TWP 102 Redwood

TWP 102 Redwood

TWP 102 Redwood is a popular choice for customers who are looking to add a rich red color. We call this color a "straight" red as it does not contain any other highlights.
TWP 103 Dark Oak

TWP 103 Dark Oak

TWP 103 Dark Oak is a beautiful Dark Brown that will really enhance your wood. This color is popular for customers who are looking to get away from the traditional golden/cedar colors.
TWP 115 Honeytone

TWP 115 Honeytone

TWP 115 Honeytone is the lightest and most natural looking color. This is a "golden" color that will highlight the natural grain of your wood similar to a clean "wet" look.
TWP 116 Rustic

TWP 116 Rustic

TWP 115 Rustic is a red color. This color has become more popular then the 102 Redwood as it is a Reddish/Brown color similar to maroon.
TWP 120 Pecan

TWP 120 Pecan

TWP 120 Pecan is the newest color in the 100 series line and was introduced as an alternative to the 101 Cedartone. This color is what we call a slightly brown/cedar color. Basically a little bit of brown was added to the 101 Cedartone to "tone down" the traditional orangy cedar color.
TWP 105 Cape Cod Gray

TWP 105 Cape Cod Gray

TWP 105 is a popular gray color that is a traditional gray. This color is heavier in solids then other TWP color choices. We consider this to be closer to a semi-solid.
TWP 106 Prarie Gray

TWP 106 Prairie Gray

TWP 106 Prairie Gray is a very unique color. We would call this a taupe gray with hint of coral.

Feel free to ask any questions in the comment area below.

  • Doc

    Do you provide actual samples of the different stain colors? Picking them off a computer screen is a bit chancey, color-wise

  • JTP

    Has anyone mixed honeytone and pecan. Honeytone will be too light to hide imperfections and pecan is so dark even just one coat.

    • TWPStainHelp

      JTP, you can mix colors of TWP together. TWP does not hide imperfections though. It is not a covering stain but a semi-transparent stain.

  • TWPStainHelp

    Jessica, prep with the Gemini Restore Kit first. Stain with the 100 series.

  • BWT

    I prefer stains without overtones of red or orange. Which of your TWP 100 stain colors would meet these requirements? I am looking at the TWP 120 Pecan and the TWP 106 Prairie Gray as the Cape Cod Gray is too light and the Dark Oak is too dark to look right with our house in my opinion. I am open to suggestions. Thanks for your help.

    • TWPStainHelp

      BWT, only option would be the Pecan. I would get some samples to test.

  • TWPStainHelp

    RK, sure that will work on redwood.

  • Al

    I bought the TWP 100 cedartone, is there any way to make it darker – Something besides a darker TWP stain in case it’s too light? Maybe some other stain that is available at a hardware store?

    • TWPStainHelp

      Al, you cannot add a different stain to darken it up. You could get a gallon of Dark Oak in TWP and add a little bit at a time until you achieve the color you would want.

  • JT

    I live in Oregon and have used superdeck the last several times I have stained my deck. Do I need to get of ALL the past stain off before I use TWP? And should I use 100 or 1500? It’s southern exposure and one of the decks is around the pool, if that matters

    • TWPStainHelp

      JT, yes you should remove the SuperDeck with the Restore A Deck Stain Stripper, light pressure washing, followed by the brightener. You can use either series for your area.

  • GG

    Which TWP 100 will protect against graying the best honey tone or cedar tone.

    • TWPStainHelp

      GG, the Cedartone prevents graying better than the Honeytone.

  • TWPStainHelp

    Brian, TWP does make clears but clear does not provide UV protection so you are best to use a color. Please read this about new wood: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

  • Karen

    I stained last summer using the rustic color. It definitely needs a maintenance coat. Can I add another color or change to get away from the orange? I do not want to go to the trouble of stripping.

    • TWPStainHelp

      Karen, you can go darker but not lighter without stripping.

      Thanks!

  • TWPStainHelp

    Please read this article about colors: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-100-color-choices-and-tips/

  • CA

    Pay for samples, it’s the only way to be sure you are not making a huge mistake you will regret later. There is no way to tell without pictures what you are describing. They will credit the cost of samples to your purchase.

  • TWPStainHelp

    Yes that is correct.

  • Ryan

    I live in Missouri. Is the dark oak in 100 or 1500 best for deck?

    • TWPStainHelp

      Ryan, use the 103 Dark Oak for MO.

  • TWPStainHelp

    Yes it is a semi-transparent. Typically needs to be redone very 2 or 3 years.

  • S

    any recs for a coordinating deck color of twp100 to a house exterior with dark red brick white vinyl trim black roof in south alabama & deck is PT pine

    • TWPStainHelp

      I would get a couple of samples from the site. Maybe Rustic or Redwood.

  • Tony Cammisuli

    Has anyone used the Prarie Gray? How does it look?

    • TWPStainHelp

      As the article states, it looks like a coral (pink) taupe.

  • TWPStainHelp

    Please read this about the application: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-stain-wet-on-wet-application/

    Color varies on the wood type and age. It could be either. Best to get samples to test from our site.

    Usually dries in 4-8 hours.

  • Andrea

    i am thinking about Rustic Oaks in the 100 series for my deck. My deck was built with #2 prime deck wood. The color i dont want that i noticed in your notes above is maroon. I do want a reddish brown color. What will that look like on my deck in your opinion?

    • TWPStainHelp

      All decks turn out differently based on wood type and age. Best to order a sample to test first.

      Thanks

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