Official Help Site for TWPStain.com

by TWP Help

Last Updated on January 19, 2021 by TWP Help

TWP Stain Authorized Dealer

TWP Wood and Deck Stain Update for 2021

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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Mike Novak
Mike Novak
3 days ago

how to you use to clean the paint brush

Ryan C Rosette
Ryan C Rosette
3 days ago

use on teak wood?

Dan
Dan
8 days ago

Does TWP stain, 1500 series, expire?

 
Greg Dremak
Greg Dremak
13 days ago

My house is 7 years old with a wide board tongue and groove board softwood board on it. The original stain used is thin and scuff of easily. The house looks weathered and the wood needs to be sealed with a quality product, I am interested in maximum protection , I like the semi solid 1500 series idea ? My house is to nice to let the wood deteriorate any further, can i get your opinion.

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Greg Dremak
Greg Dremak
13 days ago
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I live in Brantford on. Canada we have harsh winters, I am only doing the house for know. The decks are pressure treated and look gray, I am afraid to pressure wash them as I always find they become porous after pressure washing and absorb contaminants twice as fast,

Greg Dremak
Greg Dremak
13 days ago
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Why only the 200 series

Greg Dremak
Greg Dremak
13 days ago
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No thanks i only want a oil stain that penetrates the wood

HomeDecorator
HomeDecorator
3 days ago
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Amazon sells tpw1500 in canada

Maynor
Maynor
17 days ago

Hi
I am working with twp stain is beautiful
Doing exterior restoration red wood
Brooklyn NY
Now my client want to re-stain his interior red wood in flat finish
Do you have a product for interior red wood re-finish ?
Thank you

Simon
Simon
19 days ago

Hi ,
Does it have some orange/red tone on the TWP 200 Cedartone?!
Thanks

 
Sue
Sue
21 days ago

Hi,

  1. How quickly do I need to use the cleaner and brightener once it’s mixed. Can I mix it and use part of it the next day?
  2. I live in a dry climate. Do I need to use cleaner solution to keep my fence panels moist or can I mist with water. I’ve seen both options in instructions I’ve read.

Thank you!

Sue
Sue
21 days ago
Reply to  Sue

Thank you. I live in a dry climate. Do I need to use cleaner solution to keep my fence panels moist or can I mist with water. I’ve seen both options in instructions I’ve read.

Jacqueline Heineman
Jacqueline Heineman
23 days ago

My deck is pressure treated pine, it was built in 2017 but never stained or sealed. I just had it powerwashed. Do I need to do any other prep before staining?

James
James
23 days ago

Why can’t I find your stain color chart???? It should be the first place potential users are directed….

 
John Poelker
John Poelker
27 days ago

This was the first time using stain on deck that was built 2019. Have a few spots of overlap and it kind of stands out. Any suggestions to lighten or blend in.

Jeffrey J Fowler
Jeffrey J Fowler
29 days ago

Last summer I stripped and sanded my 900sq. foot cedar deck and applied TWP 100 Series in Honeytone…looks nice but starting to look a little faded. I still have some stain leftover, probably least for the majority of the deck. So what do I have to do to prep the deck for restaining???….would pressure washing simply be enough???

Jeffrey J Fowler
Jeffrey J Fowler
28 days ago
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Ok thanks!

Julie
Julie
1 month ago

I know the regular stripper/brightener is very toxic and fatal to animals that may live around the deck.
Is the eco-friendly stripper/brightener harmful to animals? Wild animals that live under and around the deck (squirrels, rabbits, birds, raccoons).?

How can you restain a deck that has TWP on it without hurting the wildlife and surrounding plants? My deck overhangs a steep slope of vegetation? I can water it all day and not ensure the plants are thoroughly wet for 20 minutes as the water just runs down the hill?

Julie
Julie
1 month ago
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No where on the packaging I received does it say eco-safe or biodegradable… the packaging is not the same as what you advertise on the website.
In fact, the product packaging says the opposite. Please tell me where I can see any information from the product/manufacturer that these items are eco-friendly, biodegradable, and safe to animals once dry.

Thank you.

 
Barry
Barry
1 month ago

I have unused cleaner and brightener chemicals that are 1 year old. Can I still use them or do I need to buy a new kit?

Roger
Roger
1 month ago

This is a small job, but right in front of the house, very visible. We are staining only the railing and vertical posts on our small front porch (and not the floor, which is old wood and painted). The railing and posts are pressure-treated pine, all new smooth wood, carpenter-built last September (2020). We were going to use the Cedartone color of the TWP 100 series, and wanted to prepare the wood properly. We were thinking to use the Restore-A-Deck Cleaner and Brightener kit … but according to the Fleet Farm image, the instructions on the back of the TWP Cedartone say to use a bleach solution. Won’t we get a better-looking project by using the Restore-A-Deck Cleaner and Brightener? I am a complete novice at this — so thanks for your great website and advice!

Roger
Roger
1 month ago
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This is a follow-up novice question. Using the Cleaner and Brightener highlighted some printing on our boards, which now seemed quite unsightly. So we sanded that out lightly with 60-grit sandpaper. I understand that we should now use the Cleaner and Brightener again to raise the grain. Here’s where laziness comes in. Can we get by with just cleaning and brightening the newly sanded areas, or would this create a contrast with the already-treated areas we didn’t have to sand? Thank you so much!

Donna
Donna
1 month ago

Can Cape Cod Gray be applied after Dark Oak? We did a new deck (treated pine) in dark oak and it is way too red for my taste. Is there any possible way to change to the gray now or later!

 
Mike
Mike
1 month ago

I have a 16 year old cedar deck in Texas. I’m planning to use the new TWP semi-solid pro series stain in one of your dark gray colors. What prep do I need to do besides power washing? The previous stain was TWP semi-transparent Natural Cedar color which was applied 4 years ago. Thanks! Also, what is your favorite dark gray color in this stain? Note: Some of the cedar deck boards are new as I’ve just finished replacing the rotted ones.

Bill Clements
Bill Clements
1 month ago

I have a 15 year old deck that I made the mistake of applying Behr deck plus solid color waterproofing deep base to last year, it is now pealing. Total area 580 sq ft. Please how and what to use to prepare the deck to use your TWP 100 pro series semi transparent deck stain and sealer.. Will probably get a pro to do the work. Deck is mostly shaded in the summer months, live in southern Ohio, semi mild winters, not much snow but lots of rain all year. Thank You for your advice.

Joe Carricato
Joe Carricato
1 month ago

There is black mold areas on my cedar shingles, can I add a mold inhibitor too TWP 1500 when I refinish my shingles after cleanng!

 
Liz
Liz
1 month ago

We have a cedar deck it was brand new I did everything I needed before applying Behr stain by winter it was peeling…help please

Susan Eaton
Susan Eaton
2 months ago

My pressure treated pine deck was built last August. Nothing has been done to it since then. What needs to be done next, what products do you recommend and can I apply TWP series1500 on a new deck? You mention in your blog that it will not penetrate new deck. How many coats do I need to apply? Sue

Shirley Sampson
Shirley Sampson
2 months ago

While staining the siding for our new home, we got TWP on the tyvek house wrap. What effect will the TWP have on the tyvek? Should we replace the tyvek? What effect does TWP have on concrete?

 
mike johnson
mike johnson
2 months ago

Pacific North West, 12 month old cedar fence, which product gives maximum protection?

Kenneth Wojtanowski
Kenneth Wojtanowski
2 months ago

I built my deck about 7 years ago out of pressure treated pine. I gave it about 2 years to dry out/weather. Then I cleaned and brightened the wood with TWP product per the directions and stained with TWP 100 series. This was 5 years ago and it finally needs a re-stain. Very happy with this.

Now that it is time for me to stain the deck again, could you please let me know exactly what steps/products to use?

Thanks,
Ken

Kenneth Wojtanowski
Kenneth Wojtanowski
2 months ago
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Okay thanks. So I don’t have to use the stripper? Just the cleaner and brightener?

Just one more question for clarification: By “lightly pressure washing” do you mean to do this to rinse off the chemicals/dirt after I scrub? Or do I not need to scrub?

Ken