Need Some Help With TWP Stains?

by TWP Help

Last Updated on January 19, 2021 by TWP Help

We are here to help you with your TWP exterior deck or wood restoration project for 2021!

TWP is an advanced wood preservative/protectant registered by the EPA. Performance and longevity can vary though depending on the wood type, how the wood is prepped, the age of wood, and how the TWP is applied. We want everyone who has decided to use TWP 100, 1500, or 200 Series to have the best possible results.

When asking questions please give us some information about your wood restoration project:

  • What structure is your wood? Examples would be: Deck, Wood Siding, Fence, etc
  • What species is the wood? Examples: Treated Pine, Cedar, Redwood, Ipe, etc
  • Is the wood new or older than 1 year?
  • Has the wood been stained previously with a different brand? Please specify brand name and type of stain used: Examples: Solid stain, Semi-Transparent Stain, etc.
  • Any additional info that would be useful

Once you supply us with the information, we will able to give you advice as to how to prep your wood and any needed instructions for the TWP application.

Please ask your questions in the comment area.

Thanks

TWP Stain Help Staff

 

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Michael Miller
Michael Miller

Large deck, including around a pool, Wisconsin. Very sunny. Stained with a solid stain. years ago and stripped it off, (over 3 years) due to peeling. I would like a real stain, that soaks in and won’t peel. Last 15 years or so, have pressure washed and sprayed Thompson’s clear on it. Still turns gray in a month and I do have some rotting and have to replace a few boards each year. Ready to try a semi transparent stain, that will hopefully slow the rotting and look nice for a couiple years. Friend recommended Australian Timber oil, but I… Read more »

Russ
Russ

I have a cabin with pine log siding. I don’t know the manufacturers if the previous stain and the siding is approximately 7-8 years old. I would like to know what I need to remove the stain and what product would be recommended for use in this application
The location is in central MN.

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larry wunsch
larry wunsch

Hi,

I used twp 1501 may of 2020 on my deck. There was a fire in this area which dropped ash on the deck in Aug 2020.
Now I notice the areas of the deck that were not covered by carpets have sustained premature aging due to the ash.
The exposed part of the deck looks as if the stain on it is 4 years old, but it is only 7 months old.
I can send some photos if you would like them.
Can twp verify that acid from the ash would cause such an issue?

Thanks

 
Robert
Robert

Hi, we are sanding down our redwood deck and need to seal it. What is the best TWP product to use so the natural wood grain can show through? Does it protect against UV damage?

Simon Vincent
Simon Vincent

Can the 1500 series be used to protect bamboo for fencing? Bamboo is currently freshly cut, stacked and stickered under cover for 90 days to dry. UV protection and water, insect, mold & mildew resistance is desired. I’m concerned that the hard surface of the bamboo might resist penetration. Can you advise, please?

Sheri Bailey
Sheri Bailey

On November 15, 2020 we applied TWP100 to our deck that was prepped according to all instructions ( we totally stripped and cleaned using the Restore A Deck products along with additive and booster) It was so easy and looks BEAUTIFUL! We did the wet on wet application and it drank it and left it Beautiful!! So Pleased with the results…Now after 1.5 months in a beautiful winter of sunny San Antonio, Texas days …it is looking a tad “weak” and faded to us. Question: Would you advise putting another coat on it now if we have a window of… Read more »

 
Bobby Lee
Bobby Lee

I have 8-10 foot Cedar posts that I cut down and debarked myself. They will be used for a porch on my camp in Eastern Kansas. They have been sitting up for almost 1 year and have never had any stain or sealer on them. I am planning on doing some light sanding just to get the grey color off of them and restore the natural look. They will be exposed to sun and weather being the edge posts of an open porch. What do you suggest as stain and how often will i need to reapply. I read that… Read more »

Lacey Gibbons
Lacey Gibbons

I hired a couple guys to sand our cedar beams and stain them. They were not done properly the first time so they are sanding the old seal/stain completely and applying the TWP 1500 natural stain. How many coats do you recommend?

Caldwell Adams
Caldwell Adams

Good morning, I’ve done a great deal of research and will be using your products for refinishing cedar shutters and mahogany doors on my home. The home is a new build and the shutters and doors were stained two years ago with a Minwax stain (color is Provincial) and what appears to be some type of poly/clear coat finish to make them appear shiny. Of course, this was done by our painter and I don’t know all of the specifics. I’ve attached photos in hopes of them adding context to the thread. What structure is your wood? Shutters and doors… Read more »

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Rick Phillips
Rick Phillips

I have a long pier with treated lumber I stained with TPW 1500 honey tone about a 1 1/2 years ago and I want to clean it without harming my TPW finish. What’s the best method to do this?

Cole W
Cole W

Hi,

My new fence is about 3 months old. It’s redwood con heart smooth. What’s the best stain to maintain my woods natural color with UV protection?

cole w
cole w

Hi,

I installed red wood con heart smooth horizontal fence about 3 months ago. I want to stain it with the 100 series clear color.

What nap size roller should I use?

Should I wait another month so it will be 4 months of aging?

Since the wood is new do I still need the brightening kit?

Thx
Cole

 
Rick
Rick

• April 2015 – Built a knotty cedar deck, south facing. • May 2016 – Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit and TWP 1500 Series applied. 20% chance of rain turned into unfortunate storm 6 hours later. Signs of discoloration within first couple months, full discoloration, less than a year later. • June 2020 – Second attempt with Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit and TWP 1500 Series. Stain applied in ideal conditions. No rain for week+ after application. Followed all directions exactly as described. See Photo 1 • Late July 2020 – signs of discoloration, many dark spots. • Late August 2020 – 90% of flat… Read more »

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ESTHER PARRA
ESTHER PARRA

Can I use TWP Pecan inside for new cedar beams??

tita
tita

I will buy the 5 gallon twp 100 series but i only need 2 gallons, once open how long dose it last the remeining product?

 
tita
tita

difference between the 1500 an 100 series? for a pool deck with cumaru wood wich one is better?

Glen Duncan
Glen Duncan

Can I paint over a new application of TWP on new wood?

Duane Albers
Duane Albers

Where can I find TWP Dark Oak