The 2018 Spring online TWP $4 per gallon rebate applies to TWP® 100 Series, TWP® 200 Series and TWP® 1500 Series purchased online at www.twpstain.com from April 23rd, 2018 – July 31st, 2018. All rebate forms must include at least two photographs of finished project*. Digital Photos and Rebate claims can be made in writing on the attached rebate claim form below and submitted online at email@example.com and may be made no later than 90 days from the original purchase date.
No rebate claims may be made after August 31, 2018. Rebates will be applied in the form of a credit applied to the credit card or PayPal used for original purchase.
For more info on the TWPStain.com $4 per gallon rebate, see our page: TWPStain.com $4 per Gallon Rebate
We have a new and better TWP Stain Contest for 2018! See here for details: TWP Stain Contest 2018
Note: We have picked our winner! Sean Gronemeier has won the 2017 TWP Contest!
Thanks to all that entered! There were some incredible decks and houses redone! We know there will be some disappointed people, but we picked our winner based on following all the rules and overall restoration from start to finish.
Credits for products purchased from TWPstain.com will be issued shortly.
Who thinks they have completed the best TWP Wood/Deck Restoration for Spring 2017?
Take some pride in your hard work and enter the TWP Stain Wood/Deck Restoration Contest for Spring 2017!
- All TWP and Prep products must be purchased first from our online retail site between January 1st – June 25th, 2017: TWP Deck Stains
- Deadline for entry is June 30th, 2017.
- Contestant winner will receive up to a $250 credit to their TWPStain.com online purchase!
- All other contestant entries will receive a 5% credit towards their online purchase up to $25, so it pays to enter!
- The winner will be decided on July 5th by our team.
Tips on Rain when applying the TWP Wood Stains 2023
When taking on a deck staining project there are a few important factors to consider. One of which is the weather. Rain is probably the biggest factor when staining a deck with TWP or any stain for that matter. Ideally, you will want to check the weather several days in advance before starting your project. Be sure there is no rain forecasted for the next several days. Prior to applying TWP Stain, you will want to wash the wood using a quality wood cleaner followed by a wood brightener product. This will clean the surface of the wood and prepare it for the new stain.
Dry and Curing for TWP Stains. How long does it take?
It is good to know the dry and curing time of TWP (Total Wood Preservative) Stain prior to applying. Some people get in too big of a rush and want to start putting furniture, plants, grills, etc. back onto a wood surface too soon after staining. It is best to allow TWP to fully dry and cure before allowing foot traffic and items to be placed on the surface.
Drying and curing time for TWP may vary depending on climate and weather conditions. Over application can also affect dry and curing times. TWP should dry evenly flat with no glossy areas. Glossy areas indicate over-application of the product and will extend the dry and curing time of TWP. To avoid over applying TWP, allow the stain to soak into the bare wood for 30 minutes then wipe away or back brush any excess stain that has not penetrated the surface. Do not apply TWP if rain is expected within 48 hours. TWP can withstand light rain within an hour or so of being applied but it is best to wait for dry conditions prior to staining.
Weather the wood for new KDAT Decking
With newly installed treated lumber, it is necessary to wait an adequate period of time for the wood to season or dry out prior to staining it with TWP. New wood sometimes referred to as “green” wood, has a very high moisture content when it is new. Staining wood in this condition would trap moisture under the stain and potentially lead to mold, mildew, and wood decay issues. This can mean premature future costly repairs and replacement of the wood so it is best to wait. The seasoning time frame can be around 4-12 months give or take depending on the climate, weather and sun exposure.
To avoid having to wait months to stain your new wood you can use KDAT wood instead. KDAT (kiln dried after treatment) is wood that is dried in a kiln after it has been treated with the proper bug deterring chemicals. The wood is then put on the market and sold. It is slightly more expensive than regularly treated wood but it may be worth not having to wait as long to stain it. The wait time for staining new KDAT wood with TWP is 1-2 months. This cuts down significantly on the wait time and may be the right option for you.
TWP Stain Tip: Why Remove Old Deck Coatings When Switching to TWP Stains
TWP Stains have been around for over 20 years. They are one of the only EPA registered wood preservatives on the market today. Using the highest quality raw materials, TWP offers superb protection from UV discoloration, fading, rot, decay, and water damage. It can be used on nearly any exterior wood surface to enhance the wood’s natural beauty and provide years of protection.
When switching to TWP Stains for your outdoor wood project it is important to understand the fundamentals of stain application. In order for a stain like TWP to work effectively and give the most protection the wood surface should be cleaned prior to staining. All dirt, grime, mold, mildew, and graying should be removed completely. In addition, any old coatings should also be removed when switching to TWP stains.
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Where to Find Authorized Online TWP Stain Dealers in 2023?
Giving your exterior wood surfaces a long-lasting durable finish is a key to the longevity of the wood. Choosing a high-grade stain like TWP will ensure your wood is protected for many years. The enhanced beauty of a TWP stained wood surface can last several seasons and will provide the type of weather protection you expect.
There are many online stain dealers but finding a reputable one is important for a fair price and quality assurance. It is best to find an authorized online TWP stain dealer for all your staining needs. Ordering products like deck stain online should not be a hassle. An easy to navigate website with clear ordering options as far as gallons needed and color choices are a must. Some online TWP stain dealers will also have many helpful articles and tips that can assist you with your staining projects.
TWPStainHelp.com Tips on Properly Applying TWP Deck Stains So It Does Not Dry Shiny
When applying TWP you should follow a few simple tips to get proper coverage and the look you want. TWP is not meant to give a “shiny” appearance. It is a deep penetrating wood preservative that soaks into the wood pores for optimal protection. TWP is a semi-transparent stain that adds color while allowing the wood grain to show through enhancing its beauty.
If TWP dries shiny then that suggests it was over-applied. In the case of applying deck stain, more is not always better. You only want to apply as much stain as the wood will soak up. Any extra puddles of stain that do not soak in will dry on top and give you an inconsistent shiny appearance. Not only does this look unappealing, but it also will not perform as expected.
Moisture Content of Wood When Applying TWP
Whether the wood you are staining is new or more aged, the moisture content is an important factor in the timing of stain application. Applying TWP or most any wood stain for that matter to a wood surface that is still holding too much moisture can result in many problematic issues. Trapping moisture in wood can promote the growth of mold and mildew. A moist and mildew infected environment can lead to wood decay and rot. This should be avoided at all costs. Wood rot will most likely progress to structural damage causing expensive repairs and replacements.
After the wood surface has been cleaned and prepped correctly prior to staining, it should be allowed to air dry for several days depending on the age, condition, and porosity of the wood. A good rule of thumb is to let the surface dry for several days before staining and do not stain if rain is expected. A deck that is mostly shaded may take a day or two longer to dry than a deck that sits in full sun all day. Weather and climate can also be a factor.
TWPStainHelp.com Tips: How to Apply TWP Wood Stains to a Fence
Wood fences have been around for many years and can provide beauty, protection, and privacy to any home. Like other wood structures, wood fences need to be treated to keep them from becoming weather damaged. The key is to block out harmful UV rays and moisture. Using an easy to apply TWP formula wood stain can help preserve your fence for many years.