TWP Stain Wet on Wet Application

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Last Updated on January 19, 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.
  • 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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Rick Vinton
Rick Vinton

Hello – I purchased TWP 101 Cedartone along with the deck cleaner and brightener. We have since cleaned and brightened our 11 month old dock and now waiting for it to dry. If you don’t mind I have a few questions and confirmations : – We plan on applying one coat because of the age of the dock. Is that correct? – Given that we are in South Florida and it is tough to get a string of “dry” days, I wanted to be sure the minimums required. We plan on waiting 48 hours to dry and hoping rain will… Read more »

Linda Meaker
Linda Meaker

When needing to recoat twp in a few years, how do you prepare the deck for a fresh coat? Can the deck just be cleaned and then presure washed?

Jeff
Jeff

After the initial wet on wet application, if it needs another coat do I need to also do wet on wet or just a single coat?

 
Doug
Doug

TWP 100 on horizontal wood deck. must second coat be brushed or can i spray second coat as well as the first coat

Curtis R Mayer
Curtis R Mayer

Is 1500 series also applied on wet decking after I use the rad support and brightener

Catherine J Baurhenn
Catherine J Baurhenn

How soon before I can put furniture back on my freshly stained deck? Second application finished at noon yesterday.

 
Some Dude
Some Dude

I applied 1 coat to a new wood door and let dry before applying a 2nd. I have not used TWP before and just went along with customers request for 2nd coat. Well after 12 hours the 2nd coat is still wet, I find myself on your lovely website Q&A learning about “Wet on Wet”. My 2 mistakes are clear after reading instructions. I am sure stripping everything and starting over is a solid but timely option. Any advice? Should I attempt to wipe down 2nd coat with 50% mineral spirits?

Ron A
Ron A

Applying to aged new pre-treat wood. Verticle only (Railings & Posts). What are outside temperture parameters.?Sunny location, days are 50-60’s currently, night times 40-to mid 30’s.

andy
andy

I have the following project. We live in Boston. I have Approx 350 ft of old cedar fence, 6ft high, in my yard (15+years old), but most of the wood is in good shape. I don’t know if it was every stained or cleaned at any point (appears not). My goal, is to get a few more years out of this fence prior to selling the home. Have some weak posts that needs fixed, but going to go with cleaning and staining. Prior to coming across your site with lots of helpful info, I decided to buy 30 second outdoor… Read more »

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Jane Mullanix
Jane Mullanix

So applied the first coat on some of the vertices yesterday and the rest today! Can I apply a second coat to the ones I did yesterday?

Richard Jackson
Richard Jackson

A customer requested that I stain some exterior columns with TWP 101 and then seal with a couple of coats of Marine Varnish. Is this a recommended practice?

Richard Jackson
Richard Jackson

What type of sprayer do you recommend for applying TWP 101 on a wooden deck?

 
Mike
Mike

When applying wet on wet on horizontal surfaces do you first wipe down the excess before applying second coat or does the wipe down occur after the two coats are applied wet on wet

RAH
RAH

What I know of my deck history is: 6 years old, weathered for 1 year, stain and prep unknown lasting 2 years with pealing, stain and prep again unknown lasting another 2 years with pealing. I decided to power wash and sand which has taken the summer to do due to schedule, weather, and physical limitations. Some areas have grayed. In Wisconsin and weather now cooling at night 50’s down to 30’s at times. Most mornings now tend to have condensation on the deck. Would I be better off letting the staining go until next year vs risk getting wet… Read more »

RAH
RAH

Thanks for your response. I have the RAD. If I buy the TWP stain now, will unopened cans be good for my spring application?

Greg Orr
Greg Orr

Where can I find your product in Canada?

 
John
John

What can be done if after 48 hrs some shinn or wet look or bloch on deck

Luanne Logan
Luanne Logan

how long before a dog can walk on after stained?

Leah T.
Leah T.

Replaced all of the boards on my deck last year and had it stains with TWP. It has been a year and not looking so good anymore. I’m thinking the floor needs another coat. What should I do??

 
Erin@MacOil.ca
Erin@MacOil.ca

wood Western Redwood Cedar
Questions, I am staining new deck boards planned from rough cut, dried for 7 years, I am doing a 360 deg pre coat then installing the deck board, filling screw hole with epoxy give it a lite sand and apply a second coat on the deck surface, The will not achieve wet on wet application but will it work? TWP 100 cedar tone is my stain
Thanks
Erin

Michelle Young
Michelle Young

Finished standing our deck, but it has been raining non-stop for a week. How dry does the deck need to be after prep cleaning? Waterlogged in Michigan

Carl Erlandson
Carl Erlandson

Do you sell a semi solid oil based stain

 
Mallory Leisy
Mallory Leisy

My husband has completely sanded down our deck and got the old water base stain off. It has been sanded down to look brand new, all old stain is completely gone. We are ready to start staining with a brush. Do we need two coats of stain? I’m thinking yes. And if it puddles at all do we go over it with a clean brush to smooth out any uneven stain after it has both coats of stain? Is it okay to walk on it to get those areas that puddle? Or how would we go about doing so?

Areta
Areta

A few hours After I finished applying wet on wet It is oily to the touch. How long does it Take to dry?

Deb
Deb

I just put one coat of TWP stain on my deck and let it dry. It is not dark enough…can i put a second coat over it?

 
Colleen
Colleen

I’m ready to apply TWP 100 to my deck but it’s supposed to be above 90 degrees for the foreseeable future. I know I need to apply the stain within two weeks of doing the prep. What happens if I apply the stain in temps above 90 degrees?

william rolf
william rolf

I just applied TWP 100 Pro to my Ipe deck in N Michigan. I put penofins down last fall and had to strip it off, let it dry before application one week ago.

It looks damn good but I think the wood was dry enough that I might be wise to put on a second coat before it gets cold this fall. Is that ok?

I used the natural version because I like the look.

Also, if I want to put down TWP with pigment next summer can I just clean and put it down?