Dry and Curing Time of TWP Wood Deck Stains

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TWP 1500 Series

Dry and Curing for TWP Stains. How long does it take?

It is good to know the dry and curing time of TWP (Total Wood Preservative) Stain prior to applying. Some people get in too big of a rush and want to start putting furniture, plants, grills, etc. back onto a wood surface too soon after staining. It is best to allow TWP to fully dry and cure before allowing foot traffic and items to be placed on the surface.

Drying and curing time for TWP may vary depending on climate and weather conditions. Over application can also affect dry and curing times. TWP should dry evenly flat with no glossy areas. Glossy areas indicate over application of the product and will extend the dry and curing time of TWP. To avoid over-applying TWP, allow the stain to soak into the bare wood for 30 minutes then wipe away or back brush any excess stain that has not penetrated the surface. Do not apply TWP if rain is expected within 48 hours. TWP can withstand light rain within an hour or so of being applied but it is best to wait for dry conditions prior to staining.

TWP should only be applied when the temperatures are expected to be between 50-90 degrees. It should not be applied in direct sunlight or high heat conditions. This can cause the stain to dry too quickly before it fully penetrates. Moisture can also affect the dry and curing time. It may be necessary to apply TWP later in the afternoon if there was heavy dew the night before. In perfect drying conditions and assuming TWP was applied properly, the dry time ranges from 24 to 72 hours. After an adequate dry time of TWP, foot traffic and heavy items can be returned to the wood surface.

Applying TWP Stain in dry conditions with proper application methods will result in a quick 24 to 72 hour dry and curing time. Applying TWP in ideal conditions and allowing it to dry as fast as possible will also reduce the risk of a surprise rainstorm that may jeopardize the freshly stained finish.

 

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Tim Warner
Tim Warner

Deck appears dry, not tacky, no shiny spots. However, if I wipe with a cloth, it gets a little stain on it. Is it dry enough for furniture? Carpet? Foot traffic?

Deck is covered and was stained 72 hours ago. There fans on it to circulate air.

Linda Eddins
Linda Eddins

There is an oily residue on deck after 3 days applying TWP 1500 series on redwood.. can I expect that to go away/dry? what can I do to get a clean surface?

Ruta
Ruta

I applied one coat of 1500 twp on the old porch floor, and the wood didn’t seem to be “thirsty”. It seems like it absorbed enough. The one coat of black walnut stain looks beautiful and is taking its time to dry. I worked the stain in nicely by brushing it over and over again on each board. Does this mean one coat is enough? My porch gets almost no rain throughout the year and not that much sun either.

 
KITTY SMITH
KITTY SMITH

Is all TWP oil base

Diane Cooper
Diane Cooper

We applied stain under all the right conditions. We have an awning on our deck and for some reason the stain under it is still glossy and tacky after 6 days. Will it eventually dry? I’m anxious to get my furniture back and be able to enjoy the summer.

Christa Lautner
Christa Lautner

So I applied TWP stain and finished around 11:30am No rain was expected but apparently over night or this morning it rained. I don’t think it was a significant amount but the deck was had water beaded up on it. So I took a broom and got as much water off as possible- now what? Will this have a negative effect on the deck or was it such a small amount that it won’t make much of a difference? I know it had at least a 12 hour dry time before the rain? Also, does this mean we wait additional… Read more »

 
Velma wood
Velma wood

Will this product kill or injure my shrubs that are established plantings?

Linda Rooney
Linda Rooney

I have had to replace boards on my deck. Will new boards take the stain differently than the older ones with a semi transparent stain

Cory Lazar
Cory Lazar

I waited for a 5 day window with no rain forecast to paint my 1000sqft deck with twp1500. Day 3 the chance of rain was 0% at 10am when I started painting. Finished the second coat of wet on wet by 5pm and of course it rained at 7:30pm. Will this likely impact the longevity of the stain?

 
Teresa
Teresa

I had no choice and applied the stain in direct sunlight. I applied 2 coats wet on wet. is my application compromised?

Susan T
Susan T

We love the TWP product but we just re-applied the TWP 1500 Stain and it is ponding alot even though we wiped it down and even though it was supposed to be dry next 48 hours we have a some pop up thunderstorms in the area. What should we do? Will this harm the finish? It is a re-coat after two years on the deck floor only.

Mark
Mark

Do you suggest the the weather stay between 50-90 degrees for the entire time of curring (i.e. 50+ in the evenings too)? Currently we are experiencing highs in the low to mid 60’s, but the evenings, overnights & mornings are in the low 40’s. Should i wait to stain until overnight highs are above 50?