TWP Stain Wet on Wet Application

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Last Updated on June 7, 2021 by TWP Help

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 or to recently sanded wood that was sanded finer than 60-80 grit as the TWP stain may not be able to fully absorb into the wood.
  • 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.

If You Need any Help, Please Ask Below!

 

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KENNETH PERRYMAN
KENNETH PERRYMAN
4 days ago

Which of your stains is lighter in color than the natural….we applied the natural a few years ago and it was a bit darker than we would like??

Jason Bost
Jason Bost
12 days ago

We have deck that was built around 11 months ago, and hasn’t had any stain or sealer applied. Since it has been exposed to the weather and whatnot for almost a year can the “wet to wet” process be performed? Or should only 1 coat be applied since it’s still considered new wood? Thank you!

Steve
Steve
13 days ago

If I want to use a semi-solid to have the stain last longer what would be the steps I would have to take to recoat when the time comes?? thx

 
Marilyn
Marilyn
16 days ago

What happens if u put second coat after the first dries!

Matt S
Matt S
17 days ago

Hi. My pine deck is 4 yrs old and I’m ready to prep and stain the deck boards again. Have aluminum railing. This will be the 3rd time using TWP 120 Pecan on the deck. Love it. In your opinion, would one coat be enough or should I go wet on wet? Last prep and stain was 2 yrs ago. Thanks

Chris
Chris
17 days ago

Hi, applied the 100 stain today. It is in the mid 80’s and sunny (supposed to be that way for the next couple of days). How long until you can move chairs and walk back on it? The video said 24 hours. Thank you, Chris MN

 
Phil
Phil
27 days ago

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Phil
Phil
27 days ago

I have finished grinding off several coats of solid stain from my 600sf treated pine deck. Wood is 20 years old. After grinding the surface is down to original wood but there is inconsistency in the finish. Do I need to use brightener before stain or can I go ahead stain? What would the brightener do to the wood’s porosity? I have purchased 10 gal of Series 100 and plan to do a second wet coat. Any thoughts?

Phil
Phil
27 days ago
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Chris Christenson
Chris Christenson
29 days ago

I am restoring the cedar siding on this 30 year old house. I have been using the TWP Safe Strip as that is what my local dealer carries and then neutralizing with the brightener. Is the brightener compatible with the Safe Strip? Also I have been using a stainless steel wire brush to help remove some of the wood fuzzies left behind after power washing and coarse bronze wool under the eaves both seem to work well and not flatten or smooth the grain while reducing the fuzzed up wood fibers. Am I ok to stain after using the wire brush or do I have to use the brightener again? I hate to rewet everything after it has nicely dried out.

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Chris Christenson
Chris Christenson
28 days ago
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That is why I am using stainless steel and bronze, they shouldn’t rust. Is the TWP Safe-Strip compatible with the R-A-D Brightener? And do I need to reuse the brightener after a light brushing in some areas? Thanks!

Chris Christenson
Chris Christenson
28 days ago
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Thank you!

 
Birdie Berghuis
Birdie Berghuis
29 days ago

No questions here! Just wanted to say I did my covered porch and it looks great! Gemini cleaning ( which if you’re not wet in the process you didn’t do it right!) . I even cleaned the beams in the porch ceiling. Let it dry, stained the upper parts, which was challenging. It dried, looks great. Then it rained so kept the floor covered to keep it clean. I finally finished the floor yesterday and I am so pleased with the finished appearance. TWP worked well..no wet spots, no uneven places. Just a great looking porch. Thanks to you all for your help and a great product.

Dan Reed
Dan Reed
1 month ago

I am in process of finishing my application of TWP100. I have a few places on the floor where the 2nd coat did not completely absorb and has left a few places that are shiny and tacky. It’s been a couple days now. What is the best way to wipe that excess material away without hurting what has absorbed in? I was told by a local contractor that a little paint thinner on a rag to wipe it down would work fine. I’d rather here from you before I try that.

Denise Crenshaw
Denise Crenshaw
1 month ago

We applied two coats to the deck floor 12 hrs ago. I checked to see if it was dry enough to walk on, it feels oily. Is this normal? How long does it take to be able to walk on it?

Dawn
Dawn
1 month ago
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Thank you for your help.

 
Dawn
Dawn
1 month ago

After staining my deck with Rustic today, I noticed there were much darker uneven spots of red under the rails. I tried wiping it up but it didn’t work. Is there anything I can do to dull the red areas?

Dawn
Dawn
1 month ago
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Would it be possible to wipe down with mineral spirits or to sand it off? I thought I read this in one of your articles. If it is possible to use one of these options, would I need to restain or just leave as is?

John
John
1 month ago

In May applied Pro Series 120 Pecan to sanded/stripped/brightened 3 yr old pressure treated pine which had Behr deck coating. Stripper & pressure wash removed every bit of Behr product and TWP Pecan wet-on-wet went down easy & looks great. Now that Semi-Solid stains are avail, can I apply TWP semi-solid (color close to Pecan) in 24 months?

John
John
1 month ago
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Are these 2 formulas so different that stripper must be utilized? Thought possibly could just use Cleaner/Brightener Kit.

John
John
1 month ago
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Much clearer now! Thanks for all you do answering our various & many questions.

Jeffrey Beeler
Jeffrey Beeler
1 month ago

Love this product!! Wife wants a different and lighter color after I just finished!! (Applied the Rustic TWP100)

Hopefully it will lighten up with the sun. However, IF I wanted to remove and re-apply a different lighter color. Is this possible??

Seriously love this product. This is our second round with TWP. Should have stayed with original color instead of choosing a darker color with out approval!!

Last edited 1 month ago by Jeffrey Beeler
 
Frank
Frank
1 month ago

I applied TWP Cedartone 101 on a new Cumaru-wood deck. Looks great but it scratches easily. All chairs leave scratches after every use. What did I do wrong?

Jody
Jody
1 month ago

I applied 1 coat of the TWP 100 series stain but did not have enough to apply a second coat. How long should I wait to re-apply a second coat? Or how do you determine if a second coat is needed?

Bruce Bornman
Bruce Bornman
30 days ago
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What do you mean by “lightly clean”. in 12-24 months will the wood accept the stain with only a light cleaning.

Marian Gilmore
Marian Gilmore
1 month ago

What to do when replacing one rotten board on an old deck? Will the stain color be different if it is a new board? Should I try to find an old board, or try to cut out the rotten part?

 
Sandra Black
Sandra Black
1 month ago

What tools do I need to apply TWP Cedartone 101-5 by hand? Paint brush, roller, long handled deck stain applicator? I have a large deck. What will help me get it done the fastest without spraying?

Last edited 1 month ago by Sandra Black
Phil
Phil
2 months ago

I am removing solid stain from a 20 year old pressure treated deck so I can apply your 100 product. Strippers have little effect on removal process so I am using Wagner Paint Eater to grind off (big job on a 900 sf deck). Any other suggestions on removal? Also, once down to original wood do I need the brightener step before applying your 100 product?

Justin
Justin
2 months ago

time frame of wet on wet coat? how long to wait to do the wet coat and how long is too long time wise? (besides dry) Big deck want to plan accordingly

 
Kim
Kim
2 months ago

We have 8 year old cypress beams in full sun on our Acadian house. We sanded and removed stain & sealer 4 years ago and applied TWP dark oak. Painters sanded all TWP stain off this week because we want to go lighter in color. Any prep work need to be done since wood is now bare? And how many coats of TWP 1500 series to apply?

L R Halverson
L R Halverson
2 months ago

All questions and comments here appear to be regarding pine or cedar decks. I have a 20 year old ipe deck that is dark grey and black. Can the Restore-A-Deck product be used safely on ipe?

Israel Garavito
Israel Garavito
2 months ago

I’m sanding my deck, previously un-treated. Do I need to prep with cleaner and brightener or would a good scrub after sanding suffice? Would you recommend 80 or 60 grit sandpaper on pine?

I’ll be using TWP 100 Pecan

Thanks!

Last edited 2 months ago by Israel Garavito
Justin
Justin
2 months ago
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sand 1st? ive seen both ways/ is one better? why? thank you

 
Mickey
Mickey
2 months ago

Built a new deck 7 months ago. There were some white/bleach spots after cleaning. Applied TWP 101 cedartone about 18 hours ago. Lots of blotches. Can anything be done this year or is to late to add more TWP?

Stacy
Stacy
2 months ago

New Pressure treated (‘brown treated’) built 7 months ago -Wisconsin. This would be first application of 100 series/Rustic.
1) How many coats would you recommend?
2) Do we need the pre-treat?
Thank you

Bob
Bob
2 months ago

Installed new PT pine deck boards last May and let them weather/age until now. Just prepped the boards yesterday and letting them dry until Saturday.

Can I or should I do Wet on Wet application with new wood that has been aged at least 12 months?

After the first coat, if I see pooling and the boards are not sucking up the stain, I am assuming I should refrain from a 2nd coat and wipe up the excess?

 
Gerry Fernandez
Gerry Fernandez
2 months ago

How long before a deck treated with TWP1500 can be utilized again?

Chris
Chris
2 months ago

Our deck has a large covered portion (16’X24′) and two smaller uncovered portions (~12’X12′ each). I applied TWP 100 to it two years ago, about 16 months after it was built with new PT wood. The covered portion doesn’t get that much exposure to the elements, but it has gotten stained from spider droppings, spills, etc. I’m going to clean and brighten with the RAD products and then was planning on doing a wet-on-wet application. However, is it likely that the covered portion won’t be able to absorb the second coat since it hasn’t been exposed to weather like the uncovered portions of the deck? How long should I wait after applying the second coat to know that it isn’t going to absorb? Thanks.

Big John
Big John
2 months ago

Can TWP to applied to a year old pressure treated wood in my utility trailer? Which TWP would be best ?