How to Apply TWP 100 Stain Series

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TWP 100 Series Stain

TWP 100 Series Stain

Tips on Applying TWP 100 Pro Series in 2020

TWP 100 Stain Series Wood and Deck Protectant has a coverage rate of 150-300 sq. ft. per gallon, per coat. Best to measure the wood’s square footage to determine how many gallons you’ll need for your project. On wood decks, be sure to include all the railings and steps.

Before applying TWP 100 Series Deck Stain be sure the wood surface has been cleaned properly using a wood cleaner. Use a broom or leaf blower to remove any debris that may have fallen onto the wood since cleaning it.

Applying TWP 100 Series Wood Stain

The wood must be dry for a minimum of 48 hours prior to staining and the air temperature should be above 50 degrees. Check your local forecast to make certain there will be several dry days before and after the day you want to stain.

On the day of staining be sure you have all the equipment on site that you will need. Wear protective gloves and safety glasses at all times. Mix the TWP Wood Stain thoroughly using a paint stick before and several times during use. Using plastic or tarps to cover any landscaping, siding, windows, or concrete that you don’t want any stain on.

Start with the harder to reach areas first. On wood siding, gazebos, or playsets start up high and work your way down. On a deck, start with the spindles and railings first and stain the deck floor last.

Use a brush, stain pad applicator, or pump sprayer to apply TWP 100 Deck Stain. The first coat of stain is a saturation coat. If it soaks in quickly, and the wood seems thirsty, an additional coat may be necessary. If so, apply the second coat within 30 minutes of the first coat, essentially applying them “wet on wet.” The more TWP 100 Series Stain that you can get to soak in, the better protection it will provide.

Be cautious of over-applying TWP 100 Series Wood Stain or performance may be jeopardized. If you notice excessive stain puddles or drips that aren’t being absorbed, use a stain rag or brush to remove them. Stopping in the middle of a piece of wood or board can result in unsightly lap marks. To eliminate the chance of lap marks finish staining each board from end to end once you start.

TWP 100 Series Wood Protectant has outstanding penetration properties and will dive deep into the wood. It is not prone to flaking or peeling like other stains. TWP 100 Series will simply fade after several years and can then be cleaned and recoated as needed.

 

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Keith Bennett
Keith Bennett

I’ve installed a new cedar fence and have let it age for 6 weeks. Can I apply the TWP 101 stain now, or should I wait a bit longer? For a new fence, do I need to use a cleaner or perform any other prep before applying the stain? I also have a section of older fence that has an older stain, applied a number of years ago. What prep should I perform on the older section of fence before applying the stain.

Becky Roberts
Becky Roberts

Should/could this product be used on a unfinished maple door? Will the color turn out like the sample?

Bill
Bill

Plan is to stain with TWP 100, 4 years since previous coat of same, on cedar siding. Have 16 gal stored at room temp ready to apply, it would be expensive to strip, clean & re-apply. Do you think these forecast temp’s for November 6-7 Wed-Thur (see attached forecast) will be ok?

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Stuart Phillips
Stuart Phillips

I just finished applying the TWP 100 on my deck after cleaning and brightening the 5 year old cedar. What maintenance is needed to keep the finish looking new? What do I need to do after the first year and then on? Am I going to have to strip it all down again in a few years to reapply or is there some way of just recoating it? I have about 600 square feet of deck and do not look forward to a total strip down again.

Ray S
Ray S

I have a house in Virginia with a thirteen year old SYP pressure treated wrap around deck covered by a roof. I stained the deck twice with Sikkens solid, the last time being 5 years ago. I spent this last week belt sanding the entire 9ftX200 ft deck. I will never apply a solid again. I am going to use the TWP 100 series of stain. The boards were final sanded with 80 grit paper and look really good. I have cleaned the deck and am going to use brighter before staining. Should I use 1 or 2 coats of… Read more »

Randy Thompson
Randy Thompson

I have a new house in N.C. that has approx 1300 sq feet of new deck and porches almost under roof. The builder used regular press treat deck boards and kiln dried pressure treated on tails and posts. He wanted to use other products but I am insisting on your 100 series semi translucent after much research. He dosnt think he needs to clean the wood with chemicals your site suggests and just wants to pressure wash and spray after dries. I have 2 concerns first will the color we picked look the same on the two different type of… Read more »

 
Sue
Sue

You sell 4″ and 6″ brushes. The boards of deck are 5″. Which brush would do a better job? Thanks.

Beth klahn
Beth klahn

We stained with series 100 in The Rustic color we don’t like it it’s to red can we go back over it with black walnut and will it cover it won’t be wet on wet because we finish staining and don’t like the color

Rebecca
Rebecca

We have now cleaned and brightened our deck, and know to wait 48 hours for it to dry before staining. What is the recommended moisture percent before staining? I’d like to be able to check with a moisture meter to make sure it has dried out enough. We get a heavy dewfall and in order to stain not in full sun we will have to stain early in the morning.

 
Vicky Rozmaryn
Vicky Rozmaryn

what is the dry time before use after applying ?

Nick
Nick

Hi,

My treated pine deck has a painted finish that is peeling in spots, I believe it is latex. Is there a product you recommend for stripping the old paint off? Tried pressure washing but it’s really hard on the wood, figured there’s a product to loosen the paint prior to washing. Is the TWP 100 product appropriate for my application?

Thanks,
Nick

Nick
Nick

Correction, found the old can, it was stained with Akso-Nobel semi transparent. What is the correct process / products for staining with TWP 100.

Thanks,
Nick

Emily
Emily

We have a new cedar deck, and after waiting a couple months, I think I am ready to prep and stain it. I have never stained a deck before, and am quite nervous about doing it. My question is about the rough vertical wood on the deck (skirting and rails). Do I need to do anything different with the textured wood to get good results (prep, staining technique)? Also, in selecting which stain, I would like the deck to be slightly darker than it is when it is wet, but still with the beautiful grain visible-would 1500 in redwood or… Read more »

 
Dacia
Dacia

I’m unsatisfied with how my stain is wearing. Please examine my photos…is this maybe a “flash dry”? Note it is splotchy and there are areas where the wood appears bare. That seems to be a new development. The stain job is 4 months old (March 2019) to steps that are seldom used, but are in direct sun all day. The boards are PTP decking, and had aged for one year. The stain is TWP 100 series in Pecan. I prepped with my favorite deck and house wash from Lowe’s. Two coats wet on wet with a brush, wiped some excess… Read more »

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mark Allen
mark Allen

We just had a new deck and railings installed two weeks ago. The advice on drying out the deck has ranged from 1 wk to next spring. I live in Ct and used prime select pressure treated 1 1/4 boards. What is the time frame TWP follows? Also, I hear sand and do not sand. I plan to clean the wood prior to staining but do I need to also sand? The deck is roughly 880 sq ft. Lastly would you recommend your 100 or 1500 series stain?
Thanks, Mark

Pawel
Pawel

I stained TWP 100 once on the old deck once (the wood was very thirsty). Unfortunately we had unexpected rain during the same night. However the water stays in spots on the deck like on waxed car hood. I want to put the second layer, can I put it in couple days later (next days a rain is expected)?

 
Brad
Brad

How long wait to cure before putting patio tables and shares back on? I applied 48 hours ago dry to the touch . Thanks

Scot
Scot

I live in St Louis which is now apparently a tropical rain forest. Rain every 2-3 days for the past 2 + months. Deck is completely prepped and brightened but cant seem to find a window of 5 days dry to stain. Its July and gets up over 90 fairly early. What are my options now? Can I stain and cover with tarps if forecast is rain next day?

Mary Ann Crain
Mary Ann Crain

What needs to be done to prepare the wood if a waterbased finish was the last one put on it?

 
Leo
Leo

what is difference in paint brush and stain brush

Leo
Leo

can i put twp100 on with roller ??

Ryan Brennen
Ryan Brennen

Can I apply TWP 100 Series to a new cedar fence with a roller?

 
Dave
Dave

I had twp 100 sprayed on 3 and 1/2 days ago and it still smells very strong. How long will the smell stick around? Thank You!

Jim Cousineau
Jim Cousineau

We’ve been using TWP for years. On our lake deck, it was starting to get pretty dry so I cleaned it, let it dry then applied a fairly heavy coat to get the wood to take in as much as possible. I find that most of the deck is still tacky 24 hours later. I don’t remember it taking this long to dry previously. It is very humid but temps are in the 80’s and there is no rain to speak of. Have I over applied or will it be Ok with time? If I over applied, what do I… Read more »

Cory
Cory

I used Thompson’s Water Seal “Total” which was a water based semi-transparent stain. It is peeling in spots after one season. I had sanded the deck prior to applying their product but have now purchased TWP 100 to apply. Can I simply powerwash the deck on a low setting and then touch up the spots that have peeled? Or what would you recommend in this case? Is there anyway to avoid having to re-do the entire deck?

 
George Spoiala
George Spoiala

Can I use TWP100 on a kids play-set/swingset ? Is it safe for kids once its dry ?

Debbie
Debbie

What is the dry time for TWP 100, walking and replacing deck furniture?

Sherry
Sherry

I have been using Olympic Maximum stain and sealant. Honey Gold toner. It’s been about 6 years since last applied. What TWP stain will be compatible?

 
Jack Evans
Jack Evans

What is the shelf life on the TWP120?