TWP is an advanced wood preservative 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 to have the best possible results. Continue Reading
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The TWP brand of exterior wood and deck stain has been around for over 2 decades. It is the only registered EPA wood preservative on the market today. It is made using only the best quality raw materials to offer superior wood protection. TWP Total Wood Preservative comes in several different series of formula. Knowing the differences can help you to make a more informed decision. Continue Reading
After an exterior staining project with TWP, Total Wood Preservative Stain you may have some extra left over. Or you may have bought some TWP wood stain intending to use it and just haven’t got around to it. Whether you have some left over or the season ended before you could use it, TWP wood stain will store and keep fresh with proper care. Continue Reading
When applying stain to an exterior surface, it can be a battle with Mother Nature to find an adequate weather window. With TWP Wood Preservative it should not rain within 12 hours after applying. The stain may not be affected by a little rain especially if it has soaked into the wood already. But in the case of significant rain, it can have an effect on the stain’s appearance.
If it rained on your TWP and you want to know how to fix it here are some tips. After getting rained on still allow the surface to dry for at least 24 hours. Only then will you be able to see the extent of the damage. Because water and oil do not mix, the rain may not affect the appearance as badly as you think.
Stain All Sides of the deck board with TWP?
When staining a deck using TWP, is it necessary to stain all sides of each board? Consider the reason for staining wood - to shield it from weather damage, which causes rot and decay. This can lead to an unsightly appearance and structural failure.
Wood that is exposed to the elements will experience constant changes. Wood swells as it absorbs water and moisture, then shrinks when it dries out. These constant changes begin to break down the cellular structure of the wood causing it to crack, split, and warp. Ultraviolet rays fade and discolor the wood leading to a neglected appearance.
TWP 1500 Series is available in 9 semi-transparent color choices that penetrate into the wood while enhancing the natural wood grain. The 1500 Series is higher in solids content which may result in "richer" colors than the 100 Series. In general, the 1500 Series color will not match the colors in the 100.
See here: TWP 1500 Series Photo Albums
TWP 100 Series comes in 9 different color choices, 8 of which are semi-transparent. TWP absorbs into the wood grain and "enhancing" the natural color tones of your wood by adding pigments.
Final colors will vary substantially based on:
- Type of Wood
- Age of Wood
- Prepping of Wood
This article will further explain the TWP 100 Colors to help you determine which is best for you. If you have questions, please ask below.
See here: TWP 100 Series Photo Albums
TWP Stain Cleanup for Applicator Tools
Once you have completed an exterior wood staining project using any of the TWP Series Wood Stains, you should cleanup using mineral spirits. Although TWP is the only EPA registered wood preservative and has a very low VOC it is oil based and requires mineral spirits for cleanup. But with some cleanup knowledge and tips, it can be a breeze. Continue Reading