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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Bill Odom
Bill Odom

I want to apply TWP 100 stain to a deck previously stained with Armstrong Clark semi-solid and semi-transparent stain. Should I prep with RAD or Gemini?

Gabe Suto
Gabe Suto

Hello,
I stained a cedar fence with TWP 1500 in the color “Rustic” 3-4 years ago. It is about time for restaining, and we discussed going with more of a brown color. If we choose to stain the fence with TWP 1500 in the color “dark Oak,” would you guys see any issues in doing that? Any insight would be much appreciated.

Thanks

Todd A Vroegop
Todd A Vroegop

I have a deck that I stained with Cabot New Redwood and would like to match the color as close as I can do you have a close match, and if so can I get a sample.
Thanks

 
Ann K Christy
Ann K Christy

My beautiful new deck, stained with TWP 1516/Rustic, has mildew on the railings, post caps, and in spots on the deck itself. Suggestions? It was built in 2017, stained after waiting a year in 2018, and was given the second coat last fall, 2019. I noticed some mildew last summer but it has much more this spring. Curiously, mildew is significantly worse in areas that are in full sun, almost nonexistant in shady areas. There is no mildew under the chairs that were covered all winter. I am in Bethesda (DC metro area) where we have hot, humid, rainy summers… Read more »

David Starkey
David Starkey

Are you still shipping? I know it might take a little longer.

Igor
Igor

Purchased a big swing set
I would like to stain/waterseal so this lasts. Any recommendation for TWP stain (natural tone?). Would you do the restore-a-deck cleaner on this first? Or use some other product to seal the wood? Thanks.

 
Brian Bove
Brian Bove

Hi, I have a 5 year old deck that had a previous stain on it and I was able to remove most all of that stain using a pressure washer. Should I now use the restore a deck stripper/brightener or would the Gemini Deck Restoration Kit be the better option before using TWP 100 to stain the surface? I could also sand the surface and if i did that what would you recommend? Thinking of staining with TWP-100 in clear. I see it has no UV protection. Would that cause it to discolor or age prematurely? thanks!

Nancy Vicere
Nancy Vicere

Can any of your products be used on composite (Trex) products?

Randy
Randy

Do all the stain colors have UV protection?

 
Taryn
Taryn

How long for delivery to 31419

Daniel Gehrke
Daniel Gehrke

Can twp 100 be used for cedar chairs?

Gui
Gui

What is your recommendation for regular maintenance cleaning of the deck? We stained it two years ago with TWP 100 Series and it still looks good, but we need to scrub and clean it for spring and I am worried about using something too harsh.

Also, if we decide to put another coat on it after cleaning, do we have to do anything specific to prep for it?

 
Brian
Brian

Looking for a clear sealer for composite decks

Jody
Jody

Where can I purchase BWP locally? 43724 or 43230

Anthony Adolino
Anthony Adolino

Can TWP be bought anywhere in upstate New York?

 
Bryce
Bryce

I used the TWP 100 product on these posts just last spring. Can I reapply stain over it again to get a uniform color or would I have to do some prepping?

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Jeff
Jeff

Just bought a house in Texas (78133) that has vertical board and baton style cedar siding.

There are 2 major problems:

1. It appears to have been spray with a semi-solid stain of which 15% is still remaining in protected areas such as under the eves.

2. Areas protected are very black and desiccated.

I have a pressure washer. Where do I start?

I used to own a KOA campground and used your product on the cabins so I am a returning happy customer.

Jeff

Andrew Davidson
Andrew Davidson

I just had about 120′ of 5′ high cedar fence installed around my house. I”m just outside Seattle, WA to the north. I found TWP while looking for reviews on what my contractor suggested as a brand of stain, CFW. Reading your Prepping page, I can stain the vertical rough cut boards right away, but how do the horizontal 2×4 Cedar boards and Pressure Treated 4×4’s come into play? Would it work to my advantage to wait until a dry week in the spring to apply a stain, when it is more likely to stay about 50 degrees at night?… Read more »

 
Betty Goughenour
Betty Goughenour

I used twp 100 series stain on my 10 yr old deck. Did first coat yesterday. Because I ran out of time Can I do a second coat today ?
Thanks

Janis Foley
Janis Foley

What happens if you apply TWP 100 with temperature less than 50 degrees?

Joan
Joan

My cedar deck has been staned twice with cedartone. Since it has been about 2 years it needs it again. If I used dark oak what can I expect the color to look like over the cedartone. Don’t like cedartone very orange. Please advise. If I lave the spindles cedartone and do the rest in dark oakwhwt do yo think?

 
James
James

What is your shipping charge policy? I need to know what shipping costs are before clicking to allow charging my order.

Allen
Allen

What is the best way to restrain a deck that has been stained with twp 2 yrs prior ? Can I just pressure wash gently dry and restain or do I need to treat with oxygenated bleach

Ann Vivian
Ann Vivian

Is TWP 1500 the correct product to seal new ipe wood deck in the northeast?

 
Philip Colgan
Philip Colgan

is there a difference in quality between your 100 series and 1500 series stains?

Paul
Paul

Hi, I sanded deck to bare wood, used the cleaner and brighter then let it dry for 2 days. After that I applied TWP 1500 rustic stain. Now after 24 hours of drying time, I am seeing grayish areas in the wood, mostly around and extending from knots. What can it be and what should I do to correct it. Thanks

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Dom
Dom

Recently purchased a house and I am interested in sealing/staining my back deck and cedar poles on the front porch. I’m a novice.. I believe the back deck was sealed at some point as water beads on parts of the deck that are not exposed to sun due to roof. Another portion of deck absorbs water and has obvious sun exposure. What is recommended for prep before sealing? I have pressure washer and was planning to seal with 1500 honeytone. What is recommended to for prep for cedar poles? Also, not sure which color would best match the natural color?… Read more »

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Karen Houck
Karen Houck

I have 5 gallons of pecan stain , which unfortunately turns out to be much to light. I thought it was fine when I covered the old wood ( which already had been stained) but on the new wood it’s just too light. Is there a way for mix to add a pigment or other stain, or do I need to stain the wood first and then put on the pecan ( which really has no color)so I don’t have to waste 5 gallons?

Brady
Brady

I recently purchased many different gallons of your stain and decided on the cedartone. I have a gallon of 100 series cedartone and a gallon of the 1500 series cedartone. I will need slightly more than a gallon to complete my deck railings. I was wondering if I could simply mix the two 100 series and the 1500 series gallons at the beginning of the job? Both are the same tone and my samples pieces appear the same finished tone.

Brady