Pressure-treated pine is probably the most commonly used lumber for most exterior wood projects like decks and fences. It is fairly reasonably priced and widely available. The chemical treatment is to deter insects but is not a protective treating against weather. Pressure-treated pine should be sealed or stained for optimal life expectancy.
TWP Stain Pressure Treated Pine
The best TWP Stain for pressure-treated pine is the 100 Series original formula. This is an EPA registered wood preservative that contains 30 – 40% solids to help block out harmful UV rays and moisture. The 100 Series Stain is available in 6 different colors that enhance the natural beauty of the wood while providing excellent protection.
The TWP 100 Series formula is not prone to mold or mildew, which can lead to wood rot and decay. It dives deep into the wood pores and dries within 2-6 hours of application. This user-friendly formula does contain higher levels of VOC and is not available in all states. Check your location’s availability prior to ordering.
The best TWP stain for pressure treated pine where the 100 Series is not available is TWP 1500 Series. This low VOC blend is compliant in all 50 states. Also, an EPA registered wood preservative, TWP 1500 penetrates pressure treated pine for optimal weather shielding and enhanced beauty. It contains its own mildewcides that help eradicate mold and mildew growth.
Either stain, the 100 or 1500 Series is the best TWP stain for pressure treated pine decks, fences, or other exterior surfaces. Depending on the wood’s porosity, TWP can be applied in 1 or 2 coats. If 2 coats are necessary it is best applied “wet on wet” to ensure maximum absorption and an even finish. The TWP stain is easy to apply and maintain. It will ensure your pressure treated pine surfaces hold their beauty and last for many years to come.
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