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TWP Wood and Deck Stain Update for 2019

Welcome to the official help site for TWP 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 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.

Prepping New Wood For TWP Stains

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Staining New Wood with TWP Decking Stains

TWP Stain Tips for New wood Decks in 2019

When applying TWP Wood Stains for the first time to new wood there will need to be proper steps taken. New smooth wood or decking is not ready to be pre-stained prior to installation or stained right after installation. It is best to follow the directions of the TWP Wood Stain when it comes to applying a coating to new wood for the first time, not the lumber yard or the paint store’s as they do not understand the proper prep needed.

TWP and New Smooth Decking or Exterior Wood

It is important to understand that new smooth wood is not absorbent enough for the TWP Stains. New wood contains a higher moisture content and a “mill glaze”. Mill Glaze is a waxy film that results from the fast turning blades that cut the profile on a manufactured log. The high speed of the turning blades produces heat that draws sap and moisture out of the log. As it cools and dries, it creates a film or coating on the logs. This will hinder the TWP’s ability to penetrate into the wood grain.

Note: New Rough Sawn vertical wood/fencing can be stained right away with no wait and with no prep as it does have mill glaze and is very absorbent. Just make sure the wood is fully dry. If Rough sawn wood has aged or oxidized (grayed) then it will need to be prepped with Gemini Restore Kit. One coat for most instances of newly installed Rough Sawn wood. Continue Reading

TWP Stain Wet on Wet Application

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How to Apply TWP Wet on Wet

TWP with Wet on Wet Application Tips

TWP Stains are to be applied “Wet on Wet” when the wood is absorbent enough to handle more than 1 coat of the stain. This is typically for wood and decking that is older than 12 months and has been exposed to the elements. Applying the TWP “wet on wet” is similar to applying 1.5 coats of stain. The second coat covers twice as much square footage as the first coat.

Applying TWP “wet on wet” is very easy and not complicated once you understand the simple steps. Continue Reading – Spring 2018 Online $4 Rebate per Gallon!

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The 2018 Spring online TWP $4 per gallon rebate applies to TWP® 100 Series, TWP® 200 Series and TWP® 1500 Series purchased online at from April 23rd, 2018 – July 31st, 2018. All rebate forms must include at least two photographs of finished project*. Digital Photos and Rebate claims can be made in writing on the attached rebate claim form below and submitted online at and may be made no later than 90 days from the original purchase date.

No rebate claims may be made after August 31, 2018. Rebates will be applied in the form of a credit applied to the credit card or PayPal used for original purchase.

For more info on the $4 per gallon rebate, see our page: $4 per Gallon Rebate Spring Rebate Spring Rebate

Online TWP Stain Dealers

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Where to Find Authorized Online TWP Stain Dealers in 2019?

Giving your exterior wood surfaces a long lasting durable finish is key to the longevity of the wood. Choosing a high-grade stain like TWP will ensure your wood is protected for many years. The enhanced beauty of a TWP stained wood surface can last several seasons and will provide the type of weather protection you expect.

There are many online stain dealers but finding a reputable one is important for a fair price and quality assurance. It is best to find an authorized online TWP stain dealer for all your staining needs. Ordering products like deck stain online should not be a hassle. An easy to navigate website with clear ordering options as far as gallons needed and color choices are a must. Some online TWP stain dealers will also have many helpful articles and tips that can assist you with your staining projects. Continue Reading

TWP Stain Manufacturers

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TWP Deck Stain Manufacturer Tips: How manufacturers TWP Wood Stains?

TWP (Total Wood Preservative) has been around for over 20 years as an EPA registered wood preservative. It is one of the most premium exterior wood and deck stains on the market today. It’s manufactured using the highest quality of raw materials to offer superb protection from UV discoloration, wood rot, and water damage.

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Best TWP Stain for Docks

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Best TWP Stain for Wood Docks – Tips

Wood docks take a great deal of ill use. The vast majority of them are in full sun and are in a steady high dampness environment. Shielding a wood dock with a waterproof stain is the most obvious opportunity with regards to longevity. The best TWP stain for a wood dock will help safeguard the wood guaranteeing it lasts for a long time.

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Best TWP Stain for Pressure Treated Pine

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Best TWP Stain for Pressure Treated Pine Decking and Fences – Tips

Pressure treated pine is probably the most commonly used lumber for most exterior wood projects like decks and fences. It is fairly reasonably priced and widely available. The chemical treatment is to deter insects but is not a protective treating against weather. Pressure treated pine should be sealed or stained for optimal life expectancy.

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Where To Buy TWP Stain

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Warning for 2019 regarding TWP Branded products on “fake” TWP sites

Where to Buy TWP Stains

Where to Buy TWP Stains

Please beware of “fake” TWP eCommerce & Amazon sellers who are claiming to be Authorized TWP Dealers and/or offering “sales” or “liquidations”. They are not legitimate dealers, recognized by TWP manufacturing.

When buying TWP Branded Products directly online from we know the consumer is fully protected and protects our reputation for treating customers fairly with Genuine TWP high-quality products and service. Only TWP Authorized Online Dealers can display the TWP Online Dealer Logo and offer full warranty and customer service.

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Best TWP Stain for Cedar Wood

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Best TWP Stain for Cedar Decking and Fences –

Cedar is known for its natural beauty and distinct aroma. It is naturally resistant to rot but will last longer if stained. Staining cedar enhances the wood grain’s beauty and replenishes the wood’s natural oils. TWP Stain Preservative has exceptional water shedding properties making it a good choice for protecting cedar.

The best TWP Stain for cedar wood is the 100 series. This is the original TWP formula. This exclusive blend is EPA registered and has been respected for over 25 years. The TWP 100 Series formula is 40% solids and will prevent cedar from turning gray due to sun fading. This particular blend of stain is ideal for all types of cedar projects like decks, siding, and cedar fences.

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Best TWP Stain for Redwood

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Best TWP Stain for Redwood Decking, Fencing, and Siding  –

Redwood lumber is very soft and lightweight yet has decent strength to weight ratio. It is fairly abundant and reasonably priced making it a good choice for building projects. Though Redwood is moderately resistant to rot by nature, it does still require a weatherproof sealant for outdoor uses.

Using a good wood preservative like TWP will prolong the life of a redwood surface as well as enhance its natural beauty. The best TWP Stain for redwood is the 100 Series Stain. It comes in a variety of semi-transparent color choices to enhance the natural beauty of any redwood surface. TWP 100 Series has deep penetrating properties that seal out damaging moisture. With up to 40% solids it offers excellent protection from UV rays that cause discoloring and fading.
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The Best TWP Stain for Cedar Homes

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Cedar is a common material used for house siding because it is naturally resistant to insects and wood decay. It can be painted or stained to look modern or to have more of a rustic appearance. Either way, cedar homes should be finished with a weather resistant coating to get the expected lifespan.

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Best TWP Stain for Ipe and Hardwood Decking

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What is the Best TWP Stain for Ipe and Hardwood Decking  –

Ipe and other hardwood decking are commonly used for exterior projects for their natural beauty. The denser wood holds up well in many different climates. But like other wood types, Ipe and hardwood decking should be finished with a weather resistant coating. This ensures a longer lifespan and enhanced appearance.

The best TWP Stain for Ipe and hardwood decking is the 100 series where available. The higher VOC levels of the 100 series, restricts it from being sold in all states although it is an EPA registered wood preservative. TWP 100 Series stain is ideal for dense woods like Ipe. It has an exceptional absorption rate to prevent UV discoloration and moisture damage.

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