TWP Stain Wet on Wet Application

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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.

If You Need any Help, Please Ask Below!

 

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Roland H Bourque
Roland H Bourque

On a new pressure treated built last fall and ready for stain, what is the approach on staining, using
a pad or a roller. Thank You.

Jason
Jason

I have a deck that is three tiers first tier was stained two years ago with your 100 cedar the second tier is almost 2 years old pressure treated no stain and last section is 9 months old we are going to stain it all this month in 100 cedar would you recommend one coat for all since the tiers do but up to each other

Tom
Tom

I recently moved into a 4yr old home with a screen porch. The deck in the screen porch has never been stained and since it is covered looks very clean. I did a light clean and powerwashed and it looks good. Can I now apply the TWP stain? Should I apply 2 coats or 1? If I buy extra stain will it still be good to use in a year for a second coat if needed?

 
jim akin
jim akin

can twp 100 stain be used in airless sprayer. I have a 12×25 deck/railing with a portico with a swing.

Kirk
Kirk

You directions. Do I or do I not apply 2 coats of stain to bare wood?

Ralph
Ralph

I live just so. of Chicago. My redwood deck is 25 years old and has been stained with Superdeck stain . I think I have to sand it because all of the previous stain would not come the lasttimeI prepped. I am planing on sanding with 60 grit then 80 grit.My question is,do I use stripper and brightened then stain?

 
Joel
Joel

Do I need to use the Gemini cleaner on 12 month old wood if I sand it first? It has never been stained. Also, should I do wet-on-wet for the first coat or wait until the 2nd year?

Terri K
Terri K

I am having mildew issues with my stained deck, swing, and chairs. I applied two coats to all surfaces. Is this normal? Is there a way to prevent mildew ?

Sandy
Sandy

Staining large barn doors but will have to take them down to stain. Boards are glued tongue and groove. (1) Is it ok to stain all sides? If so, how soon can I turn them over to stain the other side? (2) since they will be laying down what applicator should I use, brush, pad or spray?

Sandy
Sandy

Doors are 8×12 so I’m assuming I’d have to walk on them as u would a deck in order to reach the center boards.

 
Patricia McClure
Patricia McClure

What nap should the roller be?

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?

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.

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?

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

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!

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