Official Help Site for TWPStain.com

by TWP Help

TWP Stain Authorized Dealer

TWP Wood and Deck Stain Update for 2020

Welcome to the official help site for TWPStain.com.

TWP® 100 Pro-Series will keep your wood beautiful, fresh, and looking new longer! The ease of application and maintenance will allow you to enjoy your investment for years to come. Containing unique ingredients that protect the wood from damage, TWP 100 Series has been a leader and respected product for over 25 years.

TWP® 100 Pro-Series provides a broad spectrum of weather protection, is water repellent, and aids in color retention. TWP® 100 Pro-Series resists water absorption that causes warping, cracking, splitting, and prevents freeze damage in colder climates. Use TWP® 100 Pro-Series to Restore and Protect YOUR GREAT OUTDOORS!

TWP 1500 Total Wood Preservative is an EPA registered wood preservative for decks, fences, gazebos, cedar siding, wood shakes, log homes, outdoor furniture, and other exterior wood surfaces. TWP wood preservative offers outstanding protection from UV fading, wood rot, water damage, and mildew for all types of wood species.

The TWPStainHelp.com site is designed for exterior wood and deck owners looking for solutions to their wood maintenance questions. We have gathered information based on years of experience. From TWP stain tips and wood maintenance advice to prepping new wood and how-to articles, we will guide you through step by step to achieve professional-like results using any of the TWP wood preservative products.

Please read our articles and feel free to ask any questions that you may have about restoring your exterior wood or decking surfaces. The information you need regarding wood and deck restoration and TWP deck stains are all here. Please enjoy and remember that we are here to help.

 

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Joann Kamarainen
Joann Kamarainen

what should the moisture content of the cedar wood fence be when I use a moisture meter to stain with TWP 100. Thank you.

Mark Bundy
Mark Bundy

I just stained our deck with your 1500 black walnut and did not get a second coat on before it dried so is it best to wait until next doing to do that . and if so what prep will I have to do . deck looks great. Just rained and water beads up and does not soak .

kiran
kiran

We live in Ontario, Canada. I had new deck built las year in October 2019. Wood is pressure treated from Home depot. I gathered we can only use TWP 200 stain.
Please advise if any cleaning is required and what colour would be most suitable.

 
Steven Sprague
Steven Sprague

I have been using Sikkens DEK – Cedar color. It keeps peeling off the handrails on my deck. I heard good things about TWP working with Cedar. Can you suggest a series and colors that would be close matches to the Sikkens Proluxe Cetol DEK Finish (007)?

Thanks in advance.

Steven

Garry
Garry

I just built new Western Cedar fence about 3 weeks ago. Do I need to clean and power wash before staining this new fence ?

suebee58
suebee58

I was looking for instructions for applying TWP 100 with a sprayer. I did a search but wasn’t able to find anything. Are there any special instructions for applying with a sprayer??

 
Steve
Steve

HELP. Finished staining a cedar deck in Seattle with TWP100 rustic. Stripped prior by pressure washing and sanding. Used RAD cleaner and brightener. Applied stain to clean dry deck. Was warm and sunny for a week. Looked great. Then it started to rain. Lots of dark stains appeared around the wet areas. Can even see dark spots under roof line where it splashed. Dry area still look perfect…. What’s going on? Help? What do I do?

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Mike F
Mike F

Re-stain recap:

Project details:
• 780 sf Western Cedar
• Original build 2017, 1st stain 2018
• June 2020 – Cleaned and Brightener kit
• Stain color – Pecan with Walnut trim

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BIRDIE BERGHUIS
BIRDIE BERGHUIS

I have a pine porch..tin roof with supports. it’s 3 yrs old and I was supposed to coat it last year but had breast cancer. So, I am doing it this year. one lady said all I needed to do for prep was light power washing with 1:1 bleach. then, do one coat with TWP 100 (which I chose to use.) Is this the correct procedure?

 
Sy Naqui
Sy Naqui

Hi. I stained my deck two weeks ago, and it looked great. Two days ago, we had rain most of the morning, and now there are a few spots where i notice white blotches. What could have caused this? I have a half gallon of stain left – should I re-stain those small areas? Thank you!

Jim
Jim

Hi I am from Michigan I am planning on cleaning and restoring my deck. It’s suppose to rain in 24 hours does it matter if I clean and brighten before the rain or after.

Patti
Patti

I would like to install TWP Series 100 dark oak to pine boards that were cut into boards last year, dried about a year, and are getting planed right before installing as board siding. It is for a Michigan lake home, and mold is a concern. I’d like to install the twp stain Right after installing and not wait 9 -12 months , and then touch up with light coat the following year. Will installation be ok? Also, does this have insecticide- porcupines are in the area and have chewed on neighbors cabin.

 
John Maxey
John Maxey

Can you tell me how to get drips of TWP 100 off of unfinished concrete? Possibly Xylene or something else?

John Maxey
John Maxey

Thanks hadn’t thought of that.

Bruce
Bruce

I had a two year old gallon of Pecan 120. Bought a new gallon. The side of my deck with the two year old stain beads water after a rain. The new gallon does not. Both applied same day. Why would new stain let water soak in?

Kelly
Kelly

Hi! Which stain should I use for a deck in northeast Kansas – the 100 series or the 1500 series? Not sure I understand the difference between the two. I sanded the stain off the original deck. We added an extension to our deck a couple years ago that has never been stained. Would I still need to use the clean and restore product on both decks before staining? Thanks for your help!

 
Victoria
Victoria

Our deck was stained several years ago with Total Wood “Preservative” 101 Cedartone Natural. I noticed the 101 Ceadartone is listed under Total Wood “Protectant.” Not as “Preservative.” Is the Total Wood “Preservative”1501 Cedartone a Label change or is it a different product. Do you use the words Protectant and Preservative interchangeably?

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Doug
Doug

I have a 5/4 cedar deck in central West Virginia it is over 15 years old and need of a major overhaul. The deck is in full sun from most of the day. It was power washed and stained with Olympic semi transparent oil base stain about 10 years ago. Nothing has been done to the deck for the last 10 or more years. I have recently power washed the deck this month Only water was used to clean the deck. I will need to replace some deck boards and plan to lightly sand the deck before staining. I want… Read more »

Michael
Michael

Why did my pine picket fence come out orange when using cedar tone?

 
Bob
Bob

I have a small deck that I previously stained with TWP 1500. I plan to apply a maintenance coat of TWP
1500 to the deck. The deck is located under a roof so that deck boards are not heavily weathered and the
existing coat of stain is in pretty good shape. I cleaned the deck boards with a mixture of TSP, bleach and
water. I did not use the Gemini Restore Kit this time (although I have done that prior to applying the
existing coat). Am I OK with applying the maintenance coat of TWP 1500 stain following the cleaning (after allowing for
drying time)?

Bob Overbaugh
Bob Overbaugh

I have a small deck that I previously stained with TWP 1500. I plan to apply a maintenance coat of TWP 1500 to the deck. The deck is located under a roof so that deck boards are not heavily weathered and the existing coat of stain is in pretty good shape. I cleaned the deck boards with a mixture of TSP, bleach and water. I did not use the Gemini Restore Kit this time (although I have done that prior to applying the existing coat). Am I OK with applying the maintenance coat of TWP 1500 stain following the cleaning… Read more »

Ania Morris
Ania Morris

Hello, l applied stain and l wiped the excess but I see shiny parts on even on the same boards, it’s so frustrating How am I supposed to know if I put too much stain ????After a few hours l tried to remove the shine with a dry towel and now there is fuzz from the towel Can this saved or does the deck need to be stripped again?

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Jeanene
Jeanene

I will be applying TWP 1520 stain to the floor of the deck on the east side of my house. Should I apply it in the evening when the deck is shaded but the temperature is in the high 80’s or in the morning when the temperature is in the 70’s but the deck is in the sun?

Thank you

Nathan
Nathan

We bought a 30 year old log cabin I believe is cedar. No idea what stain was last put on. Which product line would you recommend? Thanks!

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Michael R Zotzky
Michael R Zotzky

Live in south Texas, on the coast. Overnight temp 80 deg, high daytime low 90’s. Have a treated pine deck, that was stained three years ago with Sherwin Williams Superdeck Semi-Transparent. Have removed that finish with powerwasher, and sanded with 100 grit. Just finished 4 weeks ago. No other prep. 800 ft2 of deck and stairs. Want to stain with TWP 103. Questions: 1) Plan to rinse down once more to remove any surface dirt. Do I need any other prep? 2) How much stain do I need (gallons)? I plan to do two coats, wet-on-wet. 3) To do wet-on-wet,… Read more »

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Wilfred Kearse
Wilfred Kearse

I used TWP 1502 to stain a new Redwood fence gate 2 years ago. The color still looks good, but the wood is drying out. Can I use a polyurethane or other sealant on it now? Thanks.

Pamela Cooksey
Pamela Cooksey

In your advice on using TWP 100 series stain you state “Use a brush, stain pad applicator, or pump sprayer to apply TWP 100 Deck Stain”. Does “pump sprayer” mean that I can use a pump-up sprayer like an Echo sprayer or are you talking about a paint sprayer?