TWP 100 Color Choices and Tips

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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 101 Cedartone

TWP 101 Cedartone

TWP 101 Cedartone Natural is by far the most popular of the 100 color choices accounting for 60-70% of the sales. The 101 is a traditional Cedar color. It highlights the natural grain of your wood with Caramel/Golden tones.
TWP 102 Redwood

TWP 102 Redwood

TWP 102 Redwood is a popular choice for customers who are looking to add a rich red color. We call this color a “straight” red as it does not contain any other highlights.
TWP 103 Dark Oak

TWP 103 Dark Oak

TWP 103 Dark Oak is a beautiful Dark Brown that will really enhance your wood. This color is popular for customers who are looking to get away from the traditional golden/cedar colors.
TWP 115 Honeytone

TWP 115 Honeytone

TWP 115 Honeytone is the lightest and most natural looking color. This is a “golden” color that will highlight the natural grain of your wood similar to a clean “wet” look.
TWP 116 Rustic

TWP 116 Rustic

TWP 116 Rustic is a red color. This color has become more popular than the 102 Redwood as it is a Reddish/Brown color similar to maroon.
TWP 120 Pecan

TWP 120 Pecan

TWP 120 Pecan is the newest color in the 100 series line and was introduced as an alternative to the 101 Cedartone. This color is what we call a slightly brown/cedar color. Basically a little bit of brown was added to the 101 Cedartone to “tone down” the traditional orange cedar color.
TWP 105 Cape Cod Gray

TWP 105 Cape Cod Gray

TWP 105 is a popular gray color that is a traditional gray. This color is heavier in solids than other TWP color choices. We consider this to be closer to a semi-solid.
TWP 106 Prarie Gray

TWP 106 Prairie Gray

TWP 106 Prairie Gray is a unique color. We would call this a taupe gray with a hint of coral.

Feel free to ask any questions in the comment area below.

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Adam Gray
Adam Gray

Testing Dark Oak 103 vs Black Walnut 1504 expecting them to be similar but finding them to be VERY different (see pics). The Dark Oak 103 doesn’t have any dark tones at all – mostly red, and the Black Walnut 1504 is so dark it looks black. Should these 2 colors really be this different or is is possible I received the wrong Dark Oak 103 sample? I made sure to mix both bottles thoroughly before testing and did notice the Dark Oak 103 was very watery compared to the Black Walnut 1504 but that could just be because of… Read more »

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Neal
Neal

Is it possible to get TWP 200 in black?
Not a standard colour but can it be made ‘custom’ somehow?

Thanks

Neal.
Calgary, AB.

Terry U
Terry U

I have 2 issues I really need help with. I have new cedar exterior siding with 6”x8” beams in a very high difficult location to reach so I want the best most long lasting semi transparent stain I can get . This is all new wood. Im in South Texas, hot and humid weather, area gets direct sun/shade throughout the dayI’m. looking for a dark grey color such as Dark Oak. Will TWP 100 or 1500 work best and what kind of prep is necessary for new wood? Next issue: I’ve used 100+ Year old reclaimed beams for a small… Read more »

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Jane Dillard
Jane Dillard

how can I get color samples?

Becky Witsman
Becky Witsman

Can I apply pecan over old worn cedar color?

Stephanie
Stephanie

We just stripped our 300-sq-ft porch down to raw wood. I like the look of the wet cedar, very knotty with some naturally dark boards. Lots of character. We have reddish stain on the siding of the house, so I want something very light and neutral to protect the porch wood – not yellow and not red. Is there anything you can recommend for me?

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Kevin Cherek
Kevin Cherek

Hi – would you happen to have a mixing formula for creating a Mahogany color using TWP-100 stains? Thanks…

Ryan McDowell
Ryan McDowell

Hello.
Do you have any customer photos of pecan and honeytone mixed?

John J Schenkel
John J Schenkel

I stained a deck today with redwood and found out I had used the wrong color the customer wanted dark oak can I cover redwood with dark oak I only applied one coat.

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Lois
Lois

Is the gal size “cedar tone natural,” the same as “cedar tone” w/o word “natural” in five gal can?

RLamb
RLamb

Which do you use for cumaru?

SUSAN HICKS
SUSAN HICKS

I just bought two gallons of Rustic and it says Rustic Oak. So these two cans must be old.

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Susan Hicks
Susan Hicks

Is TWP rustic and TWP rustic oak the same color?

Donald Neil
Donald Neil

How much will a gallon of TWP 101 Cedar tone natural cost me shipped to
Tripoli, Iowa

John
John

I have a newly built pressure treated pine deck and two wall panels of the same material…which stain would best match my twenty year old cedar fence?

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Zach Pritchard
Zach Pritchard

Does anyone have pictures of the pecan color on there deck?

Garry Roop
Garry Roop

Can you mix the 2 grays with each other or any other colors?

KAREN
KAREN

Is the color 105 Prairie Gray considered a solid color or semi-transparent?

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john wilson
john wilson

I was thinking about using the TWP 103 Dark Oak stain on some oak I will be refinishing to use for a pickup truck bed. The bed will be covered when not in use, but i was wondering if it (the stain) is compatible with marine varnish or do you have a better product for maximum protection?

Shannon Turek
Shannon Turek

Hello, I am interested in TWP for our new deck (it was installed summer of 2017 and has weathered for 12 months). It’s a large deck, very large, with wrap around front porch. First, I was thinking of purchasing a paint sprayer to apply the stain – will a sprayer work with TWP? Second, we have an old farmhouse, white with black shutters, so I was wanting solid color stain – white on the railings and gray on the deck boards. Does TWP come in a solid white, solid gray? or at least a semi-solid white and semi solid gray?

Jim Dewey
Jim Dewey

Good evening. I’ve got two questions: 1) Our deck is prepped and ready for stain. My wife and I have looked at the color choices for the TWP 100 series and are torn between the Dark Oak (TWP 103) and the Rustic (TWP 116). We’re wondering … can the two colors be mixed together (50/50 ratio) to create a custom color? If so, anything that should be concerning about taking this approach? 2) When I stain the spindles, hand rails, stairs, and other vertical portions of the deck, how many coats are required? Will one be sufficient? Thanks for your… Read more »

Brenda Johnson
Brenda Johnson

Do you have a picture of your deck after mixing the Dark Oak and Rustic? That sounds like a great combination!

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Alison
Alison

Hi
I’m needing to do all my railings and window and post trim,I know it was first done with pecan
Can I just go over the top of exciting or do I need to hose it down first
Not sure to use 100 or 1500 ??
Alison

Fred
Fred

I re-stained cedar deck last year with cedartone. Want to do a maintenance coat this spring without stripping. Thinking about using honeytone so existing finish won’t be so dark (vis a vis cedartone maintenance coat). Do you think that will work or should I just stick with cedartone for light maintenance coat? Want to try and achieve similar color from last year’s re-stain. Thank you!

Michelle Andrusyszyn
Michelle Andrusyszyn

We sealed out deck last year with TWP Pecan and all of the flat surfaces have peeled/weathered. Rails / posts and risers are fine. We have very long and wet winters. Can it just be powerwashed and resealed. What prep work is required ? 😊 Thank you

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Val
Val

Hi, I have an old huge deck treated with the unknown stain probably a few years ago. The stain hold up well on the railings. The deck board already weathered a bit. I replaced a few balusters and changed couple of wooden posts. I want to stain it with darker TWP stain, highly likely dark oak. I have two questions. 1. How do I need to treat my deck and the railings, so I can stain them with TWP. Is is better to use 100 or 1500 series? 2. Can I stain new balusters and posts in 2 months instead… Read more »

Doug
Doug

Can you put TWP on exotic wood decks

Doug
Doug

Is twp a penetrating stain also do you make a clear

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Linda
Linda

Does the cape cod gray look like natural weathered wood on cedar?

Kay Stephens
Kay Stephens

I have a question – we are restaining my deck that is about 4 or 5 years old. I tested the dark oak – because I don’t care for the red or golden tones – the dark oak is too dark. I have looked at sample of pecan and I’m afraid it is too light. Would you recommend or is it possible to mix the dark oak and pecan to get a medium color?

Trav Aylsworth
Trav Aylsworth

Kay did you end up mixing the Pecan and Dark Oak? I have the same thought… Pecan to light and Dark Oak to dark… would love to see pictures if you have done so.

Nathan
Nathan

I’m in Minnesota, and had our deck resurfaced last spring with green treated lumber. We let it weather over the summer and winter, and now are ready to stain it (after a thorough pressure washing). Which stain would you recommend to bring out the natural grain? Thanks!

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Chris
Chris

I’m in Virginia. I want to use TWP 100 on my new deck this year, and want to recoat a year afterward. What happens if the VOC regs change next year and don’t allow the 100 in my state? What stain would i then order in order to do a simple recoat after brightening?

Seth Weissman
Seth Weissman

What cedar oil stains are offered in a solid color

barbara
barbara

How soon after the first application can a second coat be applied. Painter put a good first coat but appears to have been a thin coat. If i want to come back on the top, upper deck with a second coat in a month is that ok? As do i need to use the two part prep prior to second coat?

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Sandy
Sandy

Is it possible to get samples of twp color choices

Graham Sullivan
Graham Sullivan

Does this product work on bamboo…..it not being wood but believe it or not it’s grass. I have 600sq mtrs and have had great difficulty in finding a winner. Even linseed oil is a no no. Thanks for help from experienced bamboo fencing lovers.

Colette
Colette

Please advise Which 100 stain is more medium brown? I don’t want red or yellowish stain. Thank you!

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Ed Daily
Ed Daily

Is the gray thicker and more app to peal

Nick
Nick

I am applying 115 honeytone wet-on-wet to my deck. The deck is 35 years old pressure-treated), but it was covered with solid stain all those years and I had it all sanded down to bare and power washed. How long before I need to re-stain? If keeping the same color, what prep would be required? Also, is it OK to stain when hot and humid?

Brian
Brian

I used dark oak today on my deck out of a five gallon barrel. I stirred before I started applying but not again after that. When I started applying it was much more transparent then what I have in the last gallon. The deck has a bit of a reddish tone where the last gallon is a rich chocolate brown. Any thoughts?

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Kathy
Kathy

Can I mix in a gallon of a darker TWP 100 series color to the pail of 102 “redwood” to reduce its redness? If so, which color would you recommend?

chris robinson
chris robinson

I recently used 102 redwood color on a con hrt rdwd deck and the colors redder than i like. when i recoat in 9-12 months can i use a lighter color, like cedartone. thanks c.r.

Cary
Cary

We applied twp 116Rustic two years ago to our cedarwood deck. The verticle surfaces have retained the color but the horizontal surfaces are fading and need redone. We are wanting a more brown tone…thinking of applying 120Pecan. Will the 120Pecan tone down the existing 116Rustic after we have cleaned the wood? Do we need to apply deck stripper and brightner or can we just clean and brighten?

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Brian
Brian

Can I mix clear and dark oak to lighten the color of the dark oak a bit without creating any issues for myself?

Brenda Johnson
Brenda Johnson

Brian, If you ended up mixing the clear and dark oak, do you have a picture of your deck with that combination?

Aaron
Aaron

Is the cedartone semi transparent? Thank you, Aaron

Tom Lykowski
Tom Lykowski

How do I go aboutgetting (3) 1/4 pt.samples?

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Lona Davis
Lona Davis

Is cedartone 101 the same as Cedartone natural 101?

Trey
Trey

I bought 3 gallons of TWP 101. Should I mix all together for even color on my deck? Or will that not be an issue?

Thomas
Thomas

Cumaru deck: We are building a Cumaru deck and would like to apply TWP 100. We are thinking a clear coat. Which colors in your chart MOST closely resemble the natural color of Cumaru? I’m thinking maybe the 102 or the 115. Lastly, will a pigmented stain provide better and longer protection than the clear?

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diane
diane

Love the dark oak. Not sure i want it that dark however, but i DO NOT want red or gold in my stain. Alternative? Yesterday our deck was partially stained until i saw the color and nearly died. please help me.

David H.
David H.

I’ve stripped, cleaned, sanded, brightened, then applied ‘wet on wet’ TWP 101 Cedartone on a cedar deck. I’m unhappy with the color. Probably should have gone with Honeytone. It seems overpoweringly orange. Is this expected?

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