Official Help Site for TWPStain.com

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Last Updated on January 19, 2021 by TWP Help

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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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Priscilla campbell
Priscilla campbell

Can you stain over twp if I don’t like the color results? I used pecan on cypress and it is to orange.

Keara
Keara

Looking to stain outdoor furniture newly constructed from Douglas fir (two chairs and two chaises). All of the furniture will be exposed to the Arizona sun and occasional rain/monsoon season. We plan to cover the furniture when not in use though.

The wood appeared freshly cut when we bought it, but it started drying quickly because we had to store outside. It hasn’t been stained yet.

I saw that you recommend waiting 4-12 months before staining for decks. Is this true of furniture, as well? Can TWP be used for outdoor furniture?

Phyllis
Phyllis

I have replaced some boards in my deck. I know I have to wait on them to weather. Can I go ahead and stain my old boards. I have already pressure washed them and will clean them with Gemini Restore Cleaner.

 
sheribailey@sbcglobal.net
sheribailey@sbcglobal.net

I will be applying TWP 100 to my prepped deck…my husband wants to roll it…(a friend who recommended TWP said he used roller with great results) what kind of roller and nap should I buy? I did buy your recommended deck brush but they are reluctant to use it….

David Tamblyn
David Tamblyn

Hi I am reading about this great TWP Deck Stain. I sanded my pressure treated deck ( 6 years old) completely and used a plant oil base solid stain that looked great after I finished.
This spring after the winter where ever there was a knot in wood board the stain came off.
Will this TWP stain stick to any knots on the surfaces of the wood board?

Gary Saterfiel
Gary Saterfiel

For the past 35 years I have put series 100 cedartone on my log home. I am cleaning my home with restore a deck. If I strip the whole house with restore a deck stripper, will I be able to change color to series 100 redwood? Thanks for any help or suggestions.

 
Landi
Landi

I have 2 cans of TWP 1520. Side of can says “low VOC” the other can says ” 350 max VOC “. What is the difference? Where is the manufacture or expiration date?

Landi
Landi

Please where is the manufacture or expiration date on the gallon can?

Daren Lowinske
Daren Lowinske

What caulk matches cedartone 101 the best?

Art Marshall
Art Marshall

I’m noticing the tip section does not mention application by roller. Is rolling out 1500 not recommended?

 
Matt Lehning
Matt Lehning

Hi, I have a couple of questions. I’ve never used TWP before but have an older gentleman who’s asked me to quote restaining his deck. He has had TWP200 used on it before and it is in great shape even though I see the 200 is not for decks, though I don’t know why there’d be difference. We’re in the Raleigh, NC area and his deck is very shaded being bombarded with leaves and acorns currently. Anyway, my hopefully quick questions: 1) There is no way to keep the leaves and acorns off during drying aside from a lot of… Read more »

Kevin
Kevin

Per TWP’s recommendation on square footage and age of cedar fence, I purchased 25 gallons of TWP 1500 stain. I stained this weekend and only used 17 gallons. I have a brand new, 5 gallon bucket still in the sealed box left over (aside from the 3 gallons still in the open container). Can I return the unopened 5 gallon container that is still in the box? Thank you, I appreciate it.

Kevin
Kevin

The order arrived on September 9, 2020 for reference. Thank you

Keith
Keith

What is the shelf life of opened leftover 1516 stain?

 
Sheri
Sheri

In San Antonio, TX where we have very hot summers . We had many days 100 or above this past summer.. Deck gets sun and shade. We have both humid and very dry conditions.. Should we go with 100 or 1500? Is there a chance the 100 will go away as it has in some states.. I want to be able to re apply as needed in future without all the stripping…

John
John

Can I apply twp 1500 over previous twp 100 without stripping?

Bob Woodosn
Bob Woodosn

I used TWP 101 (two coats) approx. 3 years ago but I need to reapply a new coat due to color fading. Since this is a reapply of the same stain, is it necessary to power wash the deck? Thanks

 
Carrie
Carrie

How long should deck dry after rain before I use TWP

mary elias
mary elias

need a stain for compposite patio very confused on what to do

Ron Saritzky
Ron Saritzky

I’ve got 40-year-old redwood on a deck, freshly planed (so the wood is super dry). I’ve cleaned it using the TWP cleaner from the Gemini kit. How long do I have to wait before using the brightener? The Cleaner directions say only to wait 48 hours before STAINING. It’s supposed to be low humidity and 100+ degrees here in Southern California over the next few days.

 
Dave
Dave

2 years ago we had Series 200 sprayed onto our 10 year old pressure treated deck and wood fencing. Two questions:
1. What is the best semitransparent stain to use? We don’t need to use 200 again if you recommend something else.
2. Do we have to strip the deck before applying the stain that you recommend?

Thanks,

Dave

Kit
Kit

TWP 151ll is being applied to freshly sanded vintage clear heartwood redwood siding. Some sections the color looks fine, but on another section while still wet it is turning almost black. Boards in this section had all been in good shape and quite uniform in color and texture before the stain was applied. Can you tell me what’s happening and if anything can be done? Thanks

Peter
Peter

I have decided that TWP 1500 is the way I want to go, and I have color selected. My project is a cedar picnic table and I want to have two tones. Is there a method for thinning the color of the dark walnut so I can have every other board an alternating tone?

 
Michelle
Michelle

If TWP sells the cleaner and Brightener how come the instructions on the TWP dark oak stain can label recommend using bleach. Also can the 100 be mixed with the 1500? I am staining my log siding with dark oak 1500 and my wood continues to look orange. Very frustrating and time consuming to strip/ clean/brighten and the wood to look orange.

Ryan
Ryan

I cleaned/brightened our deck four days ago. It has been sunny every day at about 65-80 degrees, but last night/this morning the surface of the deck is damp from the overnight fog and 100% humidity. Since it is October 1st in the NW, I am generally expecting this to be the last few days of sunshine. 1. Will I be able to stain today when the surface is dry to the touch? 2. Would using a leaf blower for a while on the surface help out to ensure it’s dry enough to apply the stain today? Thank you.

Steven
Steven

Is water supposed to bead up after the TWP 100 stain is completely dried. If not, is it an indication that a second coat is needed? A single coat was applied after heavy but not completely consistent pressure washing. Beading is happening only in a few places.

Steven
Steven

This was on a 15 year old deck that has has TWP 100 applied 4 times over the years.