Need Some Help With TWP Stains?

by TWP Help

We are here to help you with your TWP exterior deck or wood restoration project for 2020!

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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Kevin
Kevin

Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon Structure: Fence Species: Western Red Cedar Age: 100ft is 4 years old, 100ft is 2 years old, 100ft is brand new Previous Stain: The 4 year old and 2 year old fence has Sherwin Williams SuperDeck Oil based semi-transparent cedar tone stain. I started building my fence 4 years ago and have completed it in three phases. The first phase was 100ft and completed 4 years ago. I applied Sherwin Williams SuperDeck Semi-Transparent oil based stain upon completion. The second phase was 100ft and I completed that two years ago and then applied the same stain.… Read more »

JEFF THOMAS
JEFF THOMAS

Hello I recently purchased a pergola made of Chinese Cedar and erected 1 month ago. The product came pre-stained for color only with a water based stain and no sealer. The company states on their website “The wood on our Backyard Discovery products are flash heated which dries the stain fast into only the first few layers. This allows you to re-stain or paint with a different color on top of the pre-stained wood, you can also use a water or oil based sealant on the pre-stained wood as well.” Based on their information, can I use the TWP 100… Read more »

Michael
Michael

Can I apply TWP 100 on my new deck as the initial coat and apply TWP 1500 for the second coat. The deck faces west and the wood gets hot during the summer months.

 
MissConnie
MissConnie

My deck is redwood, about 30 or more years old, has had a few different applications of stain, including Cabbot’s Deck Correct, which is more like paint, and I have been using a belt sander to get down to the original redwood. Is this now considered “new” wood ? I also have some rotten places and plan to fill them with woodepox a 2 part paste filler. Will TWP pro100 penetrate this product making it match the redwood (somewhat)? I’m in Whitefish, Montana.

R. G.
R. G.

Trying to learn what is the difference between 100, 200 and 1500 series? we just applied 2 coats of 100 Cedartone and the wood still looks a bit “too dry” . Can we apply a 3rd layer of TWP Cedartone 1500 series on top. Will this work OK and give richer color and some extra PROTECTION ? Detroit, MI

Paula
Paula

I live in the Seattle area. Do I use TWP 100 series?

 
Ruth Mycko
Ruth Mycko

Hi
I live in hot humid SC. I have several 30 yr plus decks
and one dock that goes to a pond that I am planning to treat. Please advise me on the best, longest lasting
Stain to apply to the decks and one dock?
Please note that I am having someone pressure wash
All decking, and the one dock.
Please note;
Because of recent flooding our pressure treated Dock was under water for two to three months.
Any help is appreciated
Pictures attached
Thank you
Ruth Mycko

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Jimmy
Jimmy

For older wood … and considering a “wet-on-wet” application……. how much coverage should I expect for 1 gallon of TWP 200?

What is the difference between TWP200 and TWP1500?

Alan Kissell
Alan Kissell

What structure is your deck? Wood. What species is the wood? Doug Fir – (but it’s 3″ thick) Is the wood new or older than 1 year? Yes – It’s 6 year old. Has the wood been stained previously with a different brand? Yes. 3 years ago it was sanded and stained with a Mesmer product – oil based (I think). It was their Chocolate Brown color but made the wood look red. They came back a year later and added another Mesmer stain, but used a custom blueish tint to made the red look brown. It’s been two years… Read more »

 
David H
David H

If the deck already has a couple old coats of CWFlood UV clear deck stain, can I apply TWP directly over it?

Jimmy
Jimmy

1. What is the most effecient and effective application of the stain using a pump sprayer? For example, what is the best way to avoid getting the stain on the trim? Should I use something to block the stain (i.e. cardboard) while spraying? Is spraying witin 5 inches of the trim and using a brush for the remaining part the best option? 2. Should the shingles (siding) be brushed after spraying to even out things out? 3. Should I start from the bottom or the top of the house? 4. Should I apply a second coat? 5. Can I use… Read more »

brian Barcomb
brian Barcomb

I am doing a tongue and groove ceiling on a my deck. I am using 100’s Honeytone. Can I put spar polyurethane on it for shine and moisture/mildew control?

 
Zbyszek
Zbyszek

How I can remove TWP stain from driveway . I try muratic acid don’t work

Edward Leis
Edward Leis

Why use the 100 series vs the 1500 series?
How do you obtain the color samples to test on our wood?

Christine H
Christine H

Hello, I need advice on which product to use to strip Behr semi-transparent stain off of brown pressure treated pine which is 4 years old. The stripper needs to be non toxic to pets.

My other question is which stain do you recommend for Northwestern Ontario (climate is very similar to Duluth, MN.)? We have full sun, part shade, and shade exposure with mildew issues.

I am attaching some pictures.

Thank you.

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Matt Bennett
Matt Bennett

We live near Nashville, TN – deck is PT pine, two yeas old (built 3 months before we bought the house) and has never been treated with anything (turns out a baby will slow down your to-do list). The deck gets a ton of UV, from late morning on every day with no shade. Some of the boards are significantly cupped – my plan was to sand before application, but in comments you have indicated that will inhibit penetration. If I sand then use cleaner/brightener will that open it back up so it receives the stain well? Also, would you… Read more »

walter shipala
walter shipala

have red cedar clapboards that were stripped and brighten, 4o years old, looking for a solid stain oil based. a dark stain is preferred, any thoughts? Last stain used was twp clear

Rob
Rob

Wondering if TWP can be used to stain composite decking and if deck cleaning recommendations are any different. My deck is Fiberon.

 
Lorianne Simon
Lorianne Simon

Hi,
We used the restore a deck cleaner and brightener and 1500 natural stain. Love the results. Waited a full week to replace the deck furniture which is wrought iron. The feet on the chairs and table are leaving black rings on the deck. I don’t want to ruin all the hard work I did. Have you seen this before? For now I put cardboard under the feet.

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Jeff Gray
Jeff Gray

Good morning, We are doing a major remodel on our house. We have just sanded down (6) cedar columns, see attached picture. We have a new front door we put in a few years ago, see attached picture. (We would like to keep this color, no changes) I have also included a picture I found online that we would like to try to match in stain color (cedar columns), see attached. In this picture their is also a feature above the door, cedar work (beam work) above the porch. We are also going to install one of these as a… Read more »

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Andy Whitticar
Andy Whitticar

I have new Douglas fir 2x6x16 to build a covered patio roof. Can I use a wood cleaner sand and pre stain or should I wait?

 
Steve near Seattle
Steve near Seattle

I plan on applying two coats of twp stain “wet on wet” as instructed (basically apply the 1st coat then wait about 30min to apply the 2nd coat). Questions: – When applying the 2nd coat, how do you avoid damaging the 1st coat since you’re literally walking on it right after application? – Won’t there be foot prints on the 1st coat? (obviously the 2nd coat should cover them up but I can’t help think it will “rough up” the 1st coat and footprint might be visible after applying the 2nd coat? – Are there special precautions to take (i.e.… Read more »

Art Boelke
Art Boelke

I have a 15 year old log sided cabin located in mtns of NC. The wood is pine flat siding about 3/4inch thick contoured to apply false chinking if desired. It has been stained once with WOODguard oil base stain.

It has only the original stain and only slightly repels water right under eves.
Sunlight has darkened lower areas of the siding.
Please let me know what you would recommend.

Gina deCesare
Gina deCesare

Here are pictures – about 12 hrs drying. Looks very dull and has a “haze” a few spots seem wet, not tacky: any idea why it would seem dull or have that haze? The rails are not like this – dried perfect.

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Gina deCesare
Gina deCesare

This is my second deck project using the 100 series Dark Oak. Beautiful color!! Our deck first project came out perfect. Now onto our back deck….it was Prepped the same as our first….Same weather conditions. Etc. However, this deck flooring is drying with a white haze. It’s not sticky and not tacky. Just has a dull haze. Applied wet on wet, but 3 coats as the wood was rapidly absorbing the stain. There was no pooling and seemed to apply nicely. Just while drying a white haze seems to be happening and it’s dull. Any reason for this? Will it… Read more »

Carl W Swanson
Carl W Swanson

I am trying to decide on which of your TWP products to use? Where is a comparison of them with information which would help me decide. I have looked over the site and still do not see enough information to help me decide. My deck is about three years old, and I have previously used Cabot Australian Timber Oil – Natural. This fall I am having the deck and benches around it sanded, as I am not happy with my last application. The deck boards are WeatherShield 5/4 in. x 6 in. x 16 ft. Premium Ground Contact Pressure-Treated Lumber… Read more »

Steve near Seattle
Steve near Seattle

I used gemini restore-a-deck on June 19. See pictures for results. Deck looks ready for stain. Unfortunately weather isn’t working out. I understand the following is required prior to staining: – Deck is dry for 48 hours – No rain for 48 hours AFTER staining – After you prep with gemini, you have two weeks to apply stain Questions: – If I exceed the two week staining window by two or three days, will I need to clean again/brighten with gemini? Is it that big of a deal? – What if I don’t stain until mid-July (3 weeks from the… Read more »

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Cathy Anne Hink
Cathy Anne Hink

My 1050 sq. ft. cedar deck (10 years old) had TWP 100 101 Cedartone. The deck was stripped, a water pressured method used to strip and then brightened, water pressure again. There is quite a bit of furring and lines from pressure washing. The contractor waited 2 weeks for settling and good weather. When they applied TWP 100 Cedartone 101 today it is uneven and not attractive (see photos). We have stopped to re-evaluate and would appreciate your ideas how to move forward.

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