How to Apply TWP 100 Stain Series

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Last Updated on January 19, 2021 by TWP Help

Tips on Applying TWP 100 Pro Series in 2021

TWP 100 Series Stain

TWP 100 Series Stain

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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Paul
Paul
6 days ago

I have an area of pine siding that I stripped with your products. It’s now ready for the brightener. However I found a couple rotten peices of wood and plan to replace them with siding that was treated with 1500 about a month ago. What affect will the brightener have on those stained pieces? Should they be protected with plastic?

Barb lazzara
Barb lazzara
7 days ago

Just prepped deck with the Gemeni cleaner and brighter. The deck has previously been stained with twp cedertone. After cleaning and brightening here is still some color tone on the deck boards, and some of the railings. I will be staining with the same color two stain. Do I need to do additional prep to get all the color out?

Mike Turenne
Mike Turenne
12 days ago

Had a new pressure treated deck installed in August of 2020 – we live in Northern MN. Applied TWP 101 Cedartone in late May of this year (2021). Would like to do another coat to the floor deck before our long winter with the excess product I have left from initial stain project. Deck was pretty clean , but I did wash with some sudsy water to remove any dirt/grime. OK to add this coat at this stage?

 
Joseph Jenkins
Joseph Jenkins
13 days ago

What’s the closest color to match my pressure treated railing to my cedar siding that is stained with Woodgaurd warm pecan?

Chris Skinrood
Chris Skinrood
14 days ago

Good evening. We built a new home in December at which time the deck was installed. It has started to grey and appears to be weathering as it should. Am I good with the wet on wet application? Also, after staining what is the length of time before the stain has dried and rain will not bother the finish? Thx!

MICHAEL PAIYA
MICHAEL PAIYA
26 days ago

i have twp 100 cape cod gray. The deck and rails have been stripped, brightened and dried for 60 hours. No rain in sight. Are there any hints for cape cod gray other than wet on wet application and dont leave any excess?

 
Sheryl Jaworowski
Sheryl Jaworowski
1 month ago

Hi, I stained a large deck last year pressure treated wood. I have a few small shiny spots now I know I over applied. But b4 I start the second coat is there a way to get rid of these small shiny areas.
Thanks by the way you have a great help website.

Dana Dixon
Dana Dixon
2 months ago

Can TWP 100 be used over a deck that was stained with TWP 100 several years ago?
What is the post application dry time, clear weather hours?

Cindy Williams
Cindy Williams
2 months ago

Having difficulty getting stain to dry in areas under cover . Is there anything that can be done to accelerate drying ?

 
John Senter
John Senter
3 months ago

What size spray tip do you recommend when applying TWP 100 series. I have a Graco Magnum airless sprayer.

Mikaila Conrod
Mikaila Conrod
3 months ago

I stained my deck with twp 100 dark oak after it was installed (waiting the recommended months). Do I need to do a clear coat on top of it?

Sarah Maniaci
Sarah Maniaci
4 months ago

TWP 100 series cape cod gray was applied to my deck last summer. It was not correctly applied wet on wet and now I can see my wood through the new stain. What product do I need to use to strip the deck to reapply the same color correctly wet on wet?

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Sarah Maniaci
Sarah Maniaci
4 months ago

TWP 100 series Cape Cod Grey was applied to my deck last summer. A wet on wet application was not done correctly and now I can see my wood coming through the new stain. What product do I need to use to strip my deck down and reapply the same color correctly wet on wet application?

Darin Judson
Darin Judson
5 months ago

I stained my new deck yesterday (wood aged accordingly) with 2 coats TWP 100 wet on wet application. I have noticed some light spots on the deck surface today. Can I apply another coat in those areas?

Colin Williams
Colin Williams
5 months ago

I’ve got a new fence that’s about 6 months old. Do you recommend 1 coat or 2 coats of the TWP 100 stain?

 
Drew Harvey
Drew Harvey
6 months ago

If I apply TWP 100 series when it is mid 50’s or mid 60’s, but is 30 degrees at night, is that OK?

Kevin Walker, PT
Kevin Walker, PT
6 months ago

We have a rather large staining project under way with prep work being done, over the last two weeks we have been sanding and re-sanding over areas that appear to have old stain resurfacing to the surface, is this possible? the old stain is at least two years old; probably a Thompson Water Seal transparence honey color. See pictures attached.

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Kevin
Kevin
6 months ago

What is the closest color TWP 100 semi solid to redwood semi transparent?

 
Jean Day
Jean Day
6 months ago

Correction: I brushed off the stripper, not scraped as I mistakenly mentioned in my questions a minute ago.

Jean Day
Jean Day
6 months ago

I cleaned and stripped, brightened and neutralized the garage siding yesterday of Cedartone 101. Tomorrow at 11:30 a.m., it will be 48 hours. I had to scrape for and against the grain to get as much product out as I could. Should I stain in the direction of the wood which means I’d have to brush it all in the same direction? Is it okay to stain in early evening when the sun stops shining directly on the siding? Thanx from Florida.

Jean Day
Jean Day
6 months ago
Reply to  TWP Help

thank you

JEAN BENNETT
JEAN BENNETT
9 months ago

I have a 4 year old cedar deck that we hire a contractor to stain every 2 years with your TWP transparent dark oak stain. My daughter’s puppy managed to chew on several areas of the deck. We sanded the areas and went to apply the stain but it doesn’t stain it as dark as the rest of the deck. Is there a less transparent stain in the same color that we could apply to these areas so it would match a bit better?

Thank you

 
Carl
Carl
10 months ago

What type of sprayer should be used with Twp 101 on wood that has been protected with Twp 101 for years?

Anna P
Anna P
11 months ago

Can I apply a second coat after the first coat is completely dry. We had someone apply the first coat, but they didn’t do a very good job. I really think it needs another coat to even it out.

steve
steve
11 months ago

I am planning to use TWP 100 semi-transparent cedar over a deck that had Penofil transparent redwood stain before. I have cleaned, stripped and used brightener.
#1. I am expecting the semi-transparent will cover the slight color variances. Is that safe to assume ?
#2. I am in Washington state and right now we have high temp of <70 with lows in <50's so we get dew. How much before the dew drops should I have my stain on ? I am able to start early in the day but would be in the sun until early afternoon and I see warning about not applying the direct sun.
#3 Or is it ok to apply in direct sun if it is in the mid 60's temperature wise ?
#4. Can I use 'restore a deck' clearner for maintenance ? I used that on the Penofil and it seemed to strip it.

steve
steve
11 months ago
Reply to  steve

I cleaned , stripped, brightened, and sanded my cedar deck and put in the TWP 100 cedar stain this weekend. Everything was dry for three days+. The application went wonderful and pigment was great. Temperature was the typical for Washington above 65 degrees when we started at 2 pm. Got done around 6:00 pm and then heard weather report contrary to what they had said all week. Light rains or of a drizzle starting 11 pm. Then it stopped and started in the morning but never dropped below 55 all night. I used a leaf blower to knock off the nice beading up (puddling) but could not walk on it because it had not hardened yet. This week is expected near 70 this week. There anything I can do or should do ? Is the intrigrity compromised ?

Steve
Steve
11 months ago
Reply to  TWP Help

Good. All I found in the instructions said no rain or traffic for 12 hrs yet I got rain in 4 to 6 hrs. #1 do you think it is ok because it was not a heavy rain ? #2 should I give it more time to cure before putting furniture on? #3 would you recommend a new maintenance coat in 2 years or less?

steve
steve
11 months ago
Reply to  TWP Help

I really am impressed with the responsiveness and help you offer through this forum. It helped me immensely. Final question I have.
> How do I just ‘wash’ this between stain coatings and what products are safe to use?
I could not find specific instructions to maintain a TWP 100 deck before using the Cleaner for a maintenance coat in 2-3 years.

 
Brian
Brian
11 months ago

What kind of thinner should I use to clean up TWP 100 series? I am intending to use an airless sprayer and want to clean out my sprayer properly after I’m finished.

Joel Cohen
Joel Cohen
1 year ago

I just applied a light coat of 100 series honeytone to some very pale, almost white cedar. I love honeytone on red/brownish cedar, but it looks too yellow on white wood. Can I apply a darker color over the honeytone if I wait until spring? Or do I need to strip off the honeytone first?

Mary Ann Bolte
Mary Ann Bolte
1 year ago

I applied one coat of TWP 100 stain today. I received it in the mail a couple of days ago. I noted after applying stain to one level of the deck, that when I stirred the 5 gallon container with a longer stick, there was about 1 inch of completely coagulated pigment at the bottom of the barrel. I would think it would have been shaken prior to mailing it. This is the first coat of stain on a one year old deck. I didn’t apply a second coat because one of the articles said to apply only one coat the first time. Will it be OK? It seems that I can’t apply a second coat now that it has partially dried. It would be 24hours until I can apply another coat. Will this affect only the intensity of color, and not the stain itself?

 
Scott Rush
Scott Rush
1 year ago

What should the moisture content be for 1/2″cedar fence slats before I apply TWP 100? I am afraid that if I wait too lond the cedar may begin to split.

Barb Atrops
Barb Atrops
1 year ago

I am staining an exterior pine ceiling (covered deck). Do you suggest a pre-stain wood conditioner? If so, what brand? I am asking because we stained our back deck with TWP and the pine ceiling turned out blotchy and uneven. I am trying to avoid the same mistake on the front deck.

L A
L A
1 year ago

After prepping my deck using Gemini products, I applied a reasonable single coat of TWP 100 Redwood to my deck last night (a charged “deck roller” covered five or six 16′ boards). After an hour, I used a dry roller to sop up any remaining “wet” stain, as instructed (it all looked wet). This morning (11 hours post-application), the deck is tacky and still looks wet. I’ve been using TWP-100 and Gemini products for four years but I don’t remember if it’s supposed to look this wet. Temp at application was 83*F, low overnight was 61*. High today is 101*. Attached is a picture. Because I left one area untreated, the difference is quite evident. 🙂 Am I just being impatient, or is my deck going to have a high-gloss sheen? Thanks!

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L A
L A
1 year ago
Reply to  TWP Help

Thank you!

 
Brian
Brian
1 year ago

OK to apply in the morning before temps reach low 90’s in the afternoon? OK to apply in the evening after temps drop below 90, or is it a problem if the wood is still hot from direct sun?