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.

How To Apply TWP Wood Stains “Wet On Wet” to a Deck:

  1. Apply the TWP to the verticals first. This would include the railings, benches, and any vertical walls.
  2. Lightly apply one coat of stain to the horizontal flooring. Apply to the entire floor surface. If your deck has multiple levels, do one level at a time before moving to the next level.
  3. Wearing shoes that are disposable, walk back onto the “wet” stain and reapply another coat to the “tops” of and railings, walls, and benches. You may walk on your first coat of stain 10 minutes after finishing.
  4. Apply your second coat of stain to the horizontal flooring. Take care to not step in or leave footprints in your second coat!
  5. Finish stairs last, repeating the above steps.

TWP Staining Tips

  • Do not apply 2 coats of stain to new wood or decking.
  • In most cases, a second coat only needs to be applied to horizontals as the verticals will last twice as long.
  • Apply your second coat of stain within 10-60 minutes of the first coat.
  • Watching for puddling on the floor. This usually happens under railings and benches.
  • Wear shoes and clothes that are disposable.
  • TWP Wood Stains can be applied with a stain pad, brush, roller, or sprayer.

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Paul D
Paul D

Hi, I used TWP101 on a deck in Atlanta 6 years ago, had to be redone in 18 months, again 18 months. Made the mistake of putting on dark solid stain which has lasted longer, but made deck so hot it is unusable. I am sanding now, and then will Oxi clean and brighten. Once I reapply TWP101 in a few days (after drying) per instructions, what prep will be necessary 18 months from now when I will need to redo the deck? Sorry, but your product is the best of extremely poor deck stain or sealing products that last… Read more »

Thomas Kennedy
Thomas Kennedy

Contractor applied TWP 1520 pecan to my newly installed 3 season room floor. The color doesn’t look uniform, dark and light area’s. It has been more than 24 hours. Can I apply a second coat or try to wipe over it with a rag having stain on it?

Bill Walkup
Bill Walkup

I saw a can of TWP labeled PRO. what is that?

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Luke Perkin
Luke Perkin

I have some pooling/film in various areas, mostly on horizontal areas. Is there a best practice for fixing that?

Mike
Mike

Wow. Just watched the news and now rain is a definite for Sunday around noon till evening. If I finish staining Saturday afternoon, is that enough time before rain? Also, it will be 2 weeks on Monday since I finished prep, hence why I am trying to get the stain down this weekend. So in a nutshell, last raindrop was Wednesday around 8pm and next raindrop is forcasted for Sunday noon. What should I do? HELLLPPPPP

Mike
Mike

I’ve got 2 quick questions. Today is Friday. It rained heavily Wednesday and stop training around 8 p.m. that night. I finally have a decent opportunity to get my stain down before the next rain which is possibly Sunday but definitely Monday. I thought I was going to be okay to go with a dry deck tonight Friday but I just noticed that where the deck meets the pool skimmer, the skimmer had been overflowing with water from the recent rain and left a couple of boards wet that I just noticed now. And it would be chlorinated water. I… Read more »

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Jeff Evans
Jeff Evans

I read elsewhere that the minimum temp was 50F (for the 1500 series). Does that mean 50F at the time of application, or for a number of hours afterward? If I apply when it’s above that (i.e. during the day), but then it dips below overnight, is that a problem?

DONALD R ATWELL
DONALD R ATWELL

Is TWP 100 better than the TWP 1500 or will it last longer?

mike badera
mike badera

which grade is better for new pressure treated posts that will be in the water? new meaning aged for a few months in the sun but not previously stained or painted.

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Don
Don

Any opinion on brush or staining pad for best results on smooth, knot free pine?

Tim A.
Tim A.

Is it possible to get California Redwood in your 100 series?

Wally
Wally

Do you need to apply a sealant after the stain dries?

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Bob
Bob

How long does it take for 116 Rustic Oak to dry and not worry about rain?

Randy celander
Randy celander

I have applied twp 1500 following all prep and applications. Weather was 65 to 70 all week but the boards feel tacky to the touch. There was no puddling . Help what now.

Evie
Evie

Is it ok to stain your deck before winter or should I wait in the summer

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Question
Question

We are having our house and decks (one with brick pad) power washed and stained next month. They say they will do it in 1 day. Will the decks be dry enough to stain? Shouldn’t they let them dry?

Cheryl
Cheryl

Hi there. We stripped, power washed, brightened and sanded our deck 6 weeks ago. Then we went thru a hot and humid time followed by distractions. Bottom line, we are looking to start staining with TWP 1500 which we also purchased at that time. Will the wood still accept the stain without further prep? If not, what prep would you recommend? Is another power washing enough?

Troy
Troy

Hi,
I replaced numerous deck boards on one section of my deck the first week of October last year.
I intend to just power wash those boards but will use a stripper on the older boards (17 years old with several coats of semi transparent stain) Once dry I will be doing wet on wet application of TWP101 cedartone for the old boards … but should I use this method for the 11 month old boards? If wet on wet is not recommended for the newer boards when (if at all) should I apply a second coat?
Thanks!

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tim
tim

I dont know which stain to use for my deck? 100, 1500, ?? I cant find where the website states what to use. Very large deck that is 10 years old and has not been maintained to well. Will power wash or sand then use your deck restore and brightner. Which stain?

Keith
Keith

Had contractor apply stain: stain is still wet after two hot days. This was new cedar and they may have applied two coats, but is not penetrating. What do we do now?

JUDY HARRIS
JUDY HARRIS

I have a 20 year old deck made out of “sunwood”, which I think is a treated pine. I stained it several times over the years, but it was pretty beat up. Last fall I replaced several boards with regular pine. Then I used BEHR Deckover which started peeling off all the old wood (but not the new wood)by spring. Now, I want to use TWP stain. What do I need to do to prep? Thank you

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Nick
Nick

Just wanted to post a couple pics of my 35-year old deck using TWP115 Honeytone. Thanks for your advice on spotty/shiny. Wet-on-wet, no brighteners, just good powerwash. Very nice.

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Theresa
Theresa

I stained my deck with 100 last August and can see areas that need more stain this year. Can I apply more stain on top of whats already done?

Stephanie
Stephanie

We are in the process of doing our L-shaped cedar porch. It has been stripped, sanded in places and brightened so we are ready to stain. We are thinking that we need to start with the ceiling but also need to put down covering on the floor to protect from drips. Do you recommend doing all the ceiling and then the walls, and then the floor?Thanks for any recommendations

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Nick
Nick

Just finished staining my deck, wet-on-wet with TWP115 Honeytone. There are some tacky boards. It was previously stained 3 years ago with the same product. It was properly powerwashed. Can the tacky boards be lightly sanded just to get the tackiness off and not have to be re-stained? I tried mineral spirits but did not work. I read your article below, but want to know if just light sanding by itself would do the trick assuming there is plenty of stain in the fibers. Thank you.

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Sosina
Sosina

3 year old redwood deck that I stained last year with one coat of TWP 1503 after prep with Gemini Restore Kit. I want to put second coat on. What steps do I need to do before staining? Thanks.

Gary T Harter
Gary T Harter

I applied a heavy not piddly g pat of semi transparent oil stain. It has been three hours. Is it too late for the second coat.
It looks fine

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Derek
Derek

Hi,
I am staining a old cedar deck in Canada with TWP 200. Can you confirm that I will need to apply two coats wet on wet. The wood is quite dry. It has been sanded and I plan on using the Gemini kit to prep the deck

Thank You,

Cindy
Cindy

There was a few spots that we had to retouch and now it oops like it’s not drying what should we do

Mike Clarke
Mike Clarke

Hi,
I bought a 5 gallon jug of TWP 100 14 months ago, and got lazy and didn’t apply it. I’ll likely be using it in the next few weeks. Is it still good? I’m not sure if there’s a shelf life on this stuff or if it will require some thorough mixing before I use it now.
Thanks!

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TERI
TERI

12 TO 14 HOURS AFTER OUR SECOND COAT OUR FLOOR BOARDS ARE STILL STICKY? WHAT SHOULD WE DO?

Russ Crocker
Russ Crocker

Hi guys! Just had a pole building constructed and had T1-11 siding put on it. I’m located near Seattle in the normally very wet Pacific Northwest. I’ve ordered 15 gallons of TWP 1500 in Dark Oak, trying to match the finish on my house as best I can. Questions are, since I have brand-new T1-11, which has a pretty rough finished surface, do I need to put one coat or two on? It seems from other responses that I only need one, but it also seems like the rough surface would really soak up the stain requiring a second coat?… Read more »

Mary Beth Horton
Mary Beth Horton

How long after application is the deck ready for use? When can we put furniture on deck after application? How long before it’s ok for rain after application?

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Penny Harriton
Penny Harriton

I wanted to purchase Gemini cleaner only and was directed to the manufacturer. They said it was only sold in kits along with the brightener. I had a technical question about how long to leave the brightener on, and was referred to someone in that department. When I asked him how long to leave the brightener on, he told me that it stays on – not to be rinsed off using a hose. Just let it dry. I was confused, and said that the directions on the canister were to spray it on and hose it off. He said that… Read more »

Penny Harriton
Penny Harriton

Hi – I have a 30 year old pressure treated wood deck. Wen I purchased the house, the deck had a Cabot solid stain on it that eventually peeled and was a mess. The Cabot people told me that the deck should have been primed first. I told them that if a deck needed to be primed prior to staining – that they should just call their product “paint”. I tried everything to get the old stain off and finally had to actually take paint stripper to get it all off. That’s when I learned about TWP. I have since… Read more »

Wendy
Wendy

I plan on staining today with the 1500. The deck has been prepped and dry for 5 days so it’s in perfect condition to stain. Weather is perfect today but tomorrow forecasting a slight chance of a stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Is it safe to safe today? How long does the stain need to set before it can get wet? How long before you can walk on ? Also I have a small staircase going up from the deck which I was going to stain another day since The main horizontal decking is the majority of the project… Read more »

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John
John

I put one coat on last evening on my deck. Seemed to soak up ok. Is ok to put second coat on 24 hours later or did I miss my opportunity? using 100 series clear Honey tone

Vicki
Vicki

What type of paint brush to you advise using for the 2nd coat for a wet on wet application?

Tim
Tim

2 questions
Fence is 8 months old and not very weathered. When using the Gemini Restore Kit will I need to pressure wash or will a hose work?
Is it necessary to stain the top of the fence?

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Nickki Faller
Nickki Faller

My deck was stained with TWP 100 Series Cedar Tone 2 years ago by 2 different people (husband & I) causing a mismatch tone. I don’t think the stain had been stirred frequently during his application. After the RAD steps 1 & 2, I will be ready to stain. Can I expect this mismatch to continue until I strip the whole deck?

Jordan D
Jordan D

Hi, I plan to apply 1500 series on the railings of my deck tomorrow and the day after, July 20-21, 2019 . In my town, Boston Metro area, MA, for these two days the forecast is: sunny, humidity 55%, max temp 101/102 degrees F, feels like 112/115 F, min 81/82 degrees. Is it a good idea to apply in these temperatures?

ron
ron

can i use deck brightener twice on same wood and how long after i brighten the deck can i stain with twp100

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CAMILLE JORDAN
CAMILLE JORDAN

I power washed and Brightened my deck about a month ago. Is it OK to Stain or has it been setting to long ? Do I need to powerwash again?

Brij Singh
Brij Singh

I have a 500 sq ft deck with 3 year-old, Behr Redwood Semi-transparent. Don’t know what the wood is. Deck is peeling and greying, but the railing is fine.

I am in CT. I plan to use the TWP 1500 series Redwood stain.

Questions:
1. Should I strip the railing as well to make sure the color matches the boards? (Using Restore-a-deck)
2. How do I protect the house siding from stripper and stain? Plastic sheets?

Thanks
Brij

Jon Kniskern
Jon Kniskern

I intend to use the 100 series to preserve the exterior of an 80 year old log cabin that is long overdue for staining. Do you think that one coat would be sufficient or would two be better? Would the “wet on wet” process be necessary and, if so, how should that be done on the vertical sides of the cabin? It seems that getting the second coat on within 10-60 minutes of the first coat might be difficult’

Thanks

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Aaron Gams
Aaron Gams

How soon prior to forecasted rain can I apply wet-on-wet TWP100 to well-prepared old redwood decking?

Ryan Morgan
Ryan Morgan

I Have a cedar deck aged 10 months. I cleaned and brightened it about 24 hours ago with deck-wise cleaner and Brightener. Is it okay to stain 24 hours after? Trying to work around the potential of rain!

gregory maliska
gregory maliska

Finished striping acrylic stain off a 15 year old deck, have burrs of wood from too strong of pressure washer spray, know this needs to be sanded before TWP application, what grit sandpaper should be used, is a brightener needed before staining ?

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Rod
Rod

Had a large wraparound pressure treated pine deck installed in April 2019. It has shrunk considerably, is beginning to warp slightly at some of the ends and has developed typical small cracks. I tried a sample of 3 colors-103, 115, and 120, and none of them seemed to darken the wood very much, not even 103 which is dark oak. I assume it’s because the wood hasn’t dried enough to absorb sufficient stain, but the shrinking, cracking, and warping seem to indicate otherwise. Should I actually wait until April 2020 before putting any finish on the deck? I’d like to… Read more »

Michael
Michael

Hello there…I just finished applying TWP 1500 Natural to my deck. We wre able to get in in among the raindrops just fine with a couple good days of 90+ heat before it rained. Picture attached. Generally I am very pleased with th results. The deck is 25+ years old and was previously stained with a Sherwin Williams oil based product. I spent a couple of weeks belt sanding that off with VERY coars sandpaper last summer and those old board weathered over the winter. I applied the 1500 wet-on-wet as presecribed. Those old boards soaked it in pretty good… Read more »

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