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Why Remove Old Coatings When Switching to TWP Stains

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Why Remove Old Coatings When Switching to TWP Stains

TWP Stains have been around for over 20 years. They are one of the only EPA registered wood preservatives on the market today. Using the highest quality raw materials, TWP offers superb protection from UV discoloration, fading, rot, decay, and water damage. It can be used on nearly any exterior wood surface to enhance the wood’s natural beauty and provide years of protection.

When switching to TWP Stains for your outdoor wood project it is important to understand the fundamentals of stain application. In order for a stain like TWP to work effectively and give the most protection the wood surface should be cleaned prior to staining. All dirt, grime, mold, mildew, and graying should be removed completely. In addition, any old coatings should also be removed when switching to TWP stains. Continue Reading

 

Best Prep for TWP Stains

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How to Prep for TWP Wood and Deck StainsBest Prep for TWP 1500 Stain and the TWP 100 Stain for Enhanced Performance and Appearance.

When staining a new exterior wood surface with TWP, or refinishing an older one, it is best to correctly prepare the wood. Wood prep is important with any stain and TWP is no different. Using the best prep methods will certify a quality product like TWP stain performs as expected. This helps guarantee a long lasting, beautiful finish.

To give your wood surface the best prep for TWP stains, the wood needs to be cleaned and brightened. For the best results, use Gemini Restore Kit. Gemini is the largest manufacturer of TWP stain, so they know what it takes to get the best prep possible. Gemini Restoration Kit is a two-part “eco-friendly” system.

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Switching to TWP Stains

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Many exterior wood and deck owners have dealt with the task of changing their wood surface's appearance by simply switching to a different wood stain. Whether you want a different look or you are tired of inferior wood stains that don't last, switching to TWP stain is a good investment.

TWP is an EPA registered exterior wood preservative. It has excellent UV blocking and color retention properties that make it a superb choice for all exterior wood surfaces.

Before switching to TWP Wood Stains, you first have to remove all remnants of the old failing stain. Use a wood stain stripper and not a wood cleaner. Wood cleaners are not aggressive enough to remove old stains. Applying a wood stain stripper will soften most transparent, semi-transparent, and semi-solid water and oil based wood stains. Continue Reading