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 Allumi
Michael Allumi
11 hours ago

I just started a question, and it was getting lengthy and for some reason I got off the page I was on, and can’t get back to my original question page?
can you help me

Schwartz, ralph
Schwartz, ralph
12 hours ago

Need guidance. Full Cedar home coated 2xs in last 5 years w Sikkens product. Now failing in some areas/surfaces and still sticky in others. Want to restore this. Have 10 pics for your review

Hollie Free
Hollie Free
1 day ago

My fence is stained your Slate Gray and I love it. I am doing some raised cedar garden beds for vegetables. Is your stain food safe? If so I will stain the same, if not I think I maybe should find another product that is. Even though just the outside would be stained, and probably wouldn’t penetrate much through cedar I dont want to risk if not food safe. Thanks!

 
Peter Hendricksen
Peter Hendricksen
2 days ago

Is it possible to custom tint Pro Series semi-solid stain

Julie
Julie
2 days ago

Hi, we live in Canada and have previously been applying the 1500 series to our deck, approx every other year, for the past 9 years. As we can’t import the 1500 series, what should we apply over the current 1500 oil stain? There are exposed areas where the stain has worn away, and plenty of areas where the stain is still visible. Can you provide insight to our next steps? Thanks in advance.

Christina Ewing
Christina Ewing
3 days ago

Hello – I’m near San Francisco, do you sell samples of the 1500? I guess the other series doesnt ship to CA? Thank you

 
Lorianne Simon
Lorianne Simon
3 days ago

Hi! We love our deck we stained last May with your stain. I need to put another coat of stain on one part. Can I use the deck cleaner and do that?

Mark
Mark
3 days ago

I am using TWP 102 redwood. Could I apply spar urethane after stain is dry and how long after the stain is applied?

Mark
Mark
2 days ago
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The project is planter boxes made from new dry cedar. They maybe used outdoors or indoors. The purpose of top coat is to give it a glossy look and also provide additional protection against surface damage, scratches, moisture and possible mold growth.

Why would the top coat peel and would it peel even if the planter used indoors?

Thanks

Allyson Stepp
Allyson Stepp
3 days ago

Deck is 2 years old and never been stained. I had a company clean and pressure wash. Mildew is gone and it is bright but there are white spots on the floor. Do I need to do step one and two again? Should I plan on two coats? I need to sand down some splintered areas. When should I do that in this process?

Allyson Stepp
Allyson Stepp
2 days ago
Reply to  Allyson Stepp

Here is a picture of the spots will they show after staining with TWP100?

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Allyson Stepp
Allyson Stepp
2 days ago
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Thank you

 
Kathryn Epps
Kathryn Epps
3 days ago

I pressure washed 1400 feet of fence. Can I skip step 1 and 2. Wood is a little furry here and there. It took quite a long time
Fence is 7 years old.

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Kathryn Epps
Kathryn Epps
3 days ago
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Do I need to sand hairy spots?

win
win
4 days ago

And how many days to ship in ontario, guelph

win
win
4 days ago

Im ordering from Canada. Is the price in Canadian currency or US?

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m lane
m lane
5 days ago

can this be shipped to illinois?

Susan
Susan
5 days ago

Our 1200 sq ft deck in Oregon is cedar. It was built in 2003. It was last stained with oil based Sun Frog four years ago. We plan to strip with RAD plus 2 additives, then sand the wood prior to staining with your 100 series oil based stain. Is this stain semi transparent? How much do we need? Can we apply it with a stiff push brush? Thank you.

Linda Saunders
Linda Saunders
5 days ago

My deck was last stained with Cabot solid stain, if I sand the solid stain off can I use TWP 200 a semi-transparent stain?

 
brian erickson
brian erickson
5 days ago

Do you produce & sell a clear product?

Ian
Ian
7 days ago

In Canada we are only allowed your TWP 200 stain. Can this be tinted as your other semi transparent stains you offer in 30 shades? (Just read about this for 2021) I have sampled your standard 8 colours and find them too dark of brown and want more of a softer tone to allow the grain to show but prevent the uv degradation of the wood to the weathered grey.

Kathryn Epps
Kathryn Epps
7 days ago

I power washed my fence…1400 sq ft of it before coming across this product. Can I skip steps one and 2 and proceed to stain? Surface looks clean and bright.

 
Neil
Neil
7 days ago

I’m looking at the 200 product for my cedar deck. What’s the best way to see differences in colour of the 200, 201, 203 and 205 on cedar?

Barry
Barry
8 days ago

I am planning on purchasing and assembling a new outdoor shed made out of cedar wood. I’d like to stain it with a 1500 series TWP stain (prepping the wood first). Do you think this is a good idea? Can I apply a water proofing layer over the TWP stain. Do you have one to recommend?

Randy
Randy
8 days ago

Will any of these be good for the interior walls of a log home?

 
Bess Stuart
Bess Stuart
9 days ago

We built a house in Va with native Eastern Red Cedar (rough cut, wavy edge). We hand dipped each piece in TWP ordered from you. This was in 2005. We stained again with a product from Lowes @2012 and it’s time to stain again.
My question is that the southern side of the house sun is damaged while the front, shady side looks like it was stained yesterday. What is your recommendation?

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Steve Hicks
Steve Hicks
9 days ago

Yes. My name is Steve Hicks. We put your stain on a new pressure treated deck about 2 years ago. We waited a year after it was installed so the wood would dry out. We followed all directions to a T. Last year we cleaned the deck, let it dry and restained it. We will reuse your stain this fall but was hoping you could give us directions. I would like to stain it a different color, but not sure how that can be done.
Any suggestions are welcome
Thanks

Art S
Art S
10 days ago

Bought the kit with 5 gallons of cape cod gray stain (105) amd the gemini kit for prep.
Two Questions.
1. Since buying, it has rained twice a week, and I have the stain still in the box sitting inside the house. Its been 3-4 wks…is the stain good for a long period? It might be a few more weeks before we have enough dry weather to get it all done. (Alabama)
2. The 2 step prep kit has no instructions on how long to leave it on after spraying it on the wood…do we scrub it in? The containers were wrapped in Duct tape so I can’t see much of what is on the containers, and what I can see is so small print it doesn’t seem to give instructions.. have the cleaning, and the brightening to get done with your kit.

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Art S
Art S
10 days ago
Reply to  TWP Help

So, does it need to dry a day or two between the cleaner and the brightener, and then a day or two to dry before staining?

 
Roy Mendl
Roy Mendl
11 days ago

I’ve restrained my deck a few times with your product. It’s time to do it again and I need to figure out if we should clean it first or strip it first. How can I get help deciding?

Roy Mendl
Roy Mendl
10 days ago
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As you can see in photos 1 & 2 the coverage is inconsistent, but photo three is an area more protected from the elements. We are in the Northeast and have strong sun on most of the deck and plan on restaining with the same color. If stripping the deck is your recommendation I have a few questions: is it considerably more work than cleaning it? can we salvage the areas that are not weathered or would we need to strip the entire deck? Is the brightener for stripping the same as for cleaning?

Roy Mendl
Roy Mendl
10 days ago
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Oops, here are the pics. As you can see in photos 1 & 2 the coverage is inconsistent, but photo three is an area more protected from the elements. We are in the Northeast and have strong sun on most of the deck and plan on restaining with the same color. If stripping the deck is your recommendation I have a few questions: is it considerably more work than cleaning it? can we salvage the areas that are not weathered or would we need to strip the entire deck? Is the brightener for stripping the same as for cleaning?

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William Denton
William Denton
11 days ago

I have a a 20 year old deck treated regularly with Olympic gray semi transparent stain which was water based. I did not last more than one or two years. I have never had any luck with exterior water based stain or paint.
Which kind of your stain would you recommend. I am a “snowbird” so could use a stain legal in Florida rather than New York. Thank you. Bill

Dale Melton
Dale Melton
12 days ago

Do you have small sample cans of your new semi solid pro stain?

 
Terry Stiles Harrison
Terry Stiles Harrison
12 days ago

I stained my cypress siding home with TWP 100 Rustic semi-transparent in 2016, one coat. I waited a year to apply a second coat in 2017. I am having it washed this month to remove mold and clean it. The stain appears to be in good shape.. When would I need to give it another coat?

Patricia Clark
Patricia Clark
12 days ago

Have series 100 on cedar sided house .Can you put series 1500 over series 100?

Randy Garcia
Randy Garcia
12 days ago

Used colored TWP 3 or4 years ago on new red wood deck. Past time to redo. Full sun area mildly starting to gray, however looks great when wet still though. Sierra Nevada Mountains in California, about 4000ft. elevation, full sun summer full shade winter, rain, snow. TWP 100 or 1500? Live close to Carson city and Reno Nv. so I could get whatever. Full strip and brightener also? Thanks