How to Apply TWP 100 Stain Series

by TWP Help

Last Updated on January 19, 2021 by TWP Help

Tips on Applying TWP 100 Pro Series in 2021

TWP 100 Series Stain

TWP 100 Series Stain

TWP 100 Stain Series Wood and Deck Protectant has a coverage rate of 150-300 sq. ft. per gallon, per coat. Best to measure the wood’s square footage to determine how many gallons you’ll need for your project. On wood decks, be sure to include all the railings and steps.

Before applying TWP 100 Series Deck Stain be sure the wood surface has been cleaned properly using a wood cleaner. Use a broom or leaf blower to remove any debris that may have fallen onto the wood since cleaning it.

Applying TWP 100 Series Wood Stain

The wood must be dry for a minimum of 48 hours prior to staining and the air temperature should be above 50 degrees. Check your local forecast to make certain there will be several dry days before and after the day you want to stain.

On the day of staining be sure you have all the equipment on site that you will need. Wear protective gloves and safety glasses at all times. Mix the TWP Wood Stain thoroughly using a paint stick before and several times during use. Using plastic or tarps to cover any landscaping, siding, windows, or concrete that you don’t want any stain on.

Start with the harder to reach areas first. On wood siding, gazebos, or playsets start up high and work your way down. On a deck, start with the spindles and railings first and stain the deck floor last.

Use a brush, stain pad applicator, or pump sprayer to apply TWP 100 Deck Stain. The first coat of stain is a saturation coat. If it soaks in quickly, and the wood seems thirsty, an additional coat may be necessary. If so, apply the second coat within 30 minutes of the first coat, essentially applying them “wet on wet.” The more TWP 100 Series Stain that you can get to soak in, the better protection it will provide.

Be cautious of over-applying TWP 100 Series Wood Stain or performance may be jeopardized. If you notice excessive stain puddles or drips that aren’t being absorbed, use a stain rag or brush to remove them. Stopping in the middle of a piece of wood or board can result in unsightly lap marks. To eliminate the chance of lap marks finish staining each board from end to end once you start.

TWP 100 Series Wood Protectant has outstanding penetration properties and will dive deep into the wood. It is not prone to flaking or peeling like other stains. TWP 100 Series will simply fade after several years and can then be cleaned and recoated as needed.

 

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Jeff Vittetoe
20 days ago

I have a PT pine screened in porch with EZ Breeze vinyl windows. Has been built approx 4.5 months. Moisture content currently 12%. Due to windows, I cannot use anything to spray cleaner/brightener etc. How can I best prep for stain, and what stain do you recommend ? In Tennessee.
Thanks!
Jeff

Jeff Vittetoe
19 days ago
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Just to be sure, 60 grit? I take it that would be very light sanding with that coarse of a grit correct? Then one coat only for first application ? If mixing clear with a color, will that diminish the UV protection?

Marvy
1 month ago

I have a 6 year old pine deck that has been properly prepped – deck cleaner & sanded. It is being stained with the same stain as previously used, TVP cedartone 101. The job was started 6 weeks ago to rainy weather & other issues; it was put on hold with the floor boards remaining (one small section had been completed). Painter is here & wanting to finish up, it’s 1 PM. It was 48 F when he started this morning & the hi will only get to 54 today. It is predicted to dip down to 39 for an hour by 6 AM tomorrow & the high should be 61. He can’t stain over the weekend. Should I let him continue today; or is it too cold? Next week we have one day that should be 70 for a high & 47 for a low.

Marvy
1 month ago
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Thanks for your prompt response. He decided to wait until Monday which will be a little warmer. Hopefully, they won’t add rain into the forecast!

Tony U.
1 month ago

On my new cedar deck, I applied one coat of TWP 100 Series in October 2020. I was going to put on a second coat this October. Do I just need to give the horizontal surfaces (deck surface, steps and top of railing) a second coat now or should I give all the wood surfaces a second coat now? I live in mid-Missouri. Thank you.

Tony U.
1 month ago
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If I wait until next Spring, should I still just give the whole deck one coat? Thanks.

 
Louis North
1 month ago

Do you have a recommend graco tips and pressure for spraying twp 100 on a wood fence. Thanks

Mark E Koltvedt
2 months ago

How do I remove Cedartone 101 from my sliding glass windows?

Paul
2 months ago

I have an area of pine siding that I stripped with your products. It’s now ready for the brightener. However I found a couple rotten peices of wood and plan to replace them with siding that was treated with 1500 about a month ago. What affect will the brightener have on those stained pieces? Should they be protected with plastic?

 
Barb lazzara
2 months ago

Just prepped deck with the Gemeni cleaner and brighter. The deck has previously been stained with twp cedertone. After cleaning and brightening here is still some color tone on the deck boards, and some of the railings. I will be staining with the same color two stain. Do I need to do additional prep to get all the color out?

Mike Turenne
2 months ago

Had a new pressure treated deck installed in August of 2020 – we live in Northern MN. Applied TWP 101 Cedartone in late May of this year (2021). Would like to do another coat to the floor deck before our long winter with the excess product I have left from initial stain project. Deck was pretty clean , but I did wash with some sudsy water to remove any dirt/grime. OK to add this coat at this stage?

Joseph Jenkins
2 months ago

What’s the closest color to match my pressure treated railing to my cedar siding that is stained with Woodgaurd warm pecan?

 
Chris Skinrood
2 months ago

Good evening. We built a new home in December at which time the deck was installed. It has started to grey and appears to be weathering as it should. Am I good with the wet on wet application? Also, after staining what is the length of time before the stain has dried and rain will not bother the finish? Thx!

MICHAEL PAIYA
3 months ago

i have twp 100 cape cod gray. The deck and rails have been stripped, brightened and dried for 60 hours. No rain in sight. Are there any hints for cape cod gray other than wet on wet application and dont leave any excess?

Sheryl Jaworowski
3 months ago

Hi, I stained a large deck last year pressure treated wood. I have a few small shiny spots now I know I over applied. But b4 I start the second coat is there a way to get rid of these small shiny areas.
Thanks by the way you have a great help website.

 
Dana Dixon
4 months ago

Can TWP 100 be used over a deck that was stained with TWP 100 several years ago?
What is the post application dry time, clear weather hours?

Cindy Williams
4 months ago

Having difficulty getting stain to dry in areas under cover . Is there anything that can be done to accelerate drying ?

John Senter
5 months ago

What size spray tip do you recommend when applying TWP 100 series. I have a Graco Magnum airless sprayer.

 
Mikaila Conrod
5 months ago

I stained my deck with twp 100 dark oak after it was installed (waiting the recommended months). Do I need to do a clear coat on top of it?

Sarah Maniaci
7 months ago

TWP 100 series cape cod gray was applied to my deck last summer. It was not correctly applied wet on wet and now I can see my wood through the new stain. What product do I need to use to strip the deck to reapply the same color correctly wet on wet?

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Sarah Maniaci
7 months ago

TWP 100 series Cape Cod Grey was applied to my deck last summer. A wet on wet application was not done correctly and now I can see my wood coming through the new stain. What product do I need to use to strip my deck down and reapply the same color correctly wet on wet application?

 
Darin Judson
7 months ago

I stained my new deck yesterday (wood aged accordingly) with 2 coats TWP 100 wet on wet application. I have noticed some light spots on the deck surface today. Can I apply another coat in those areas?

Colin Williams
7 months ago

I’ve got a new fence that’s about 6 months old. Do you recommend 1 coat or 2 coats of the TWP 100 stain?

Drew Harvey
8 months ago

If I apply TWP 100 series when it is mid 50’s or mid 60’s, but is 30 degrees at night, is that OK?

 
Kevin Walker, PT
8 months ago

We have a rather large staining project under way with prep work being done, over the last two weeks we have been sanding and re-sanding over areas that appear to have old stain resurfacing to the surface, is this possible? the old stain is at least two years old; probably a Thompson Water Seal transparence honey color. See pictures attached.

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Kevin
8 months ago

What is the closest color TWP 100 semi solid to redwood semi transparent?

Jean Day
9 months ago

Correction: I brushed off the stripper, not scraped as I mistakenly mentioned in my questions a minute ago.

 
Jean Day
9 months ago

I cleaned and stripped, brightened and neutralized the garage siding yesterday of Cedartone 101. Tomorrow at 11:30 a.m., it will be 48 hours. I had to scrape for and against the grain to get as much product out as I could. Should I stain in the direction of the wood which means I’d have to brush it all in the same direction? Is it okay to stain in early evening when the sun stops shining directly on the siding? Thanx from Florida.

Jean Day
9 months ago
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thank you

JEAN BENNETT
11 months ago

I have a 4 year old cedar deck that we hire a contractor to stain every 2 years with your TWP transparent dark oak stain. My daughter’s puppy managed to chew on several areas of the deck. We sanded the areas and went to apply the stain but it doesn’t stain it as dark as the rest of the deck. Is there a less transparent stain in the same color that we could apply to these areas so it would match a bit better?

Thank you

Carl
1 year ago

What type of sprayer should be used with Twp 101 on wood that has been protected with Twp 101 for years?

 
Anna P
1 year ago

Can I apply a second coat after the first coat is completely dry. We had someone apply the first coat, but they didn’t do a very good job. I really think it needs another coat to even it out.

steve
1 year ago

I am planning to use TWP 100 semi-transparent cedar over a deck that had Penofil transparent redwood stain before. I have cleaned, stripped and used brightener.
#1. I am expecting the semi-transparent will cover the slight color variances. Is that safe to assume ?
#2. I am in Washington state and right now we have high temp of <70 with lows in <50's so we get dew. How much before the dew drops should I have my stain on ? I am able to start early in the day but would be in the sun until early afternoon and I see warning about not applying the direct sun.
#3 Or is it ok to apply in direct sun if it is in the mid 60's temperature wise ?
#4. Can I use 'restore a deck' clearner for maintenance ? I used that on the Penofil and it seemed to strip it.

steve
1 year ago
Reply to  steve

I cleaned , stripped, brightened, and sanded my cedar deck and put in the TWP 100 cedar stain this weekend. Everything was dry for three days+. The application went wonderful and pigment was great. Temperature was the typical for Washington above 65 degrees when we started at 2 pm. Got done around 6:00 pm and then heard weather report contrary to what they had said all week. Light rains or of a drizzle starting 11 pm. Then it stopped and started in the morning but never dropped below 55 all night. I used a leaf blower to knock off the nice beading up (puddling) but could not walk on it because it had not hardened yet. This week is expected near 70 this week. There anything I can do or should do ? Is the intrigrity compromised ?

Steve
1 year ago
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Good. All I found in the instructions said no rain or traffic for 12 hrs yet I got rain in 4 to 6 hrs. #1 do you think it is ok because it was not a heavy rain ? #2 should I give it more time to cure before putting furniture on? #3 would you recommend a new maintenance coat in 2 years or less?

steve
1 year ago
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I really am impressed with the responsiveness and help you offer through this forum. It helped me immensely. Final question I have.
> How do I just ‘wash’ this between stain coatings and what products are safe to use?
I could not find specific instructions to maintain a TWP 100 deck before using the Cleaner for a maintenance coat in 2-3 years.

Brian
1 year ago

What kind of thinner should I use to clean up TWP 100 series? I am intending to use an airless sprayer and want to clean out my sprayer properly after I’m finished.

 
Joel Cohen
1 year ago

I just applied a light coat of 100 series honeytone to some very pale, almost white cedar. I love honeytone on red/brownish cedar, but it looks too yellow on white wood. Can I apply a darker color over the honeytone if I wait until spring? Or do I need to strip off the honeytone first?

Mary Ann Bolte
1 year ago

I applied one coat of TWP 100 stain today. I received it in the mail a couple of days ago. I noted after applying stain to one level of the deck, that when I stirred the 5 gallon container with a longer stick, there was about 1 inch of completely coagulated pigment at the bottom of the barrel. I would think it would have been shaken prior to mailing it. This is the first coat of stain on a one year old deck. I didn’t apply a second coat because one of the articles said to apply only one coat the first time. Will it be OK? It seems that I can’t apply a second coat now that it has partially dried. It would be 24hours until I can apply another coat. Will this affect only the intensity of color, and not the stain itself?

Scott Rush
1 year ago

What should the moisture content be for 1/2″cedar fence slats before I apply TWP 100? I am afraid that if I wait too lond the cedar may begin to split.

 
Barb Atrops
1 year ago

I am staining an exterior pine ceiling (covered deck). Do you suggest a pre-stain wood conditioner? If so, what brand? I am asking because we stained our back deck with TWP and the pine ceiling turned out blotchy and uneven. I am trying to avoid the same mistake on the front deck.

L A
1 year ago

After prepping my deck using Gemini products, I applied a reasonable single coat of TWP 100 Redwood to my deck last night (a charged “deck roller” covered five or six 16′ boards). After an hour, I used a dry roller to sop up any remaining “wet” stain, as instructed (it all looked wet). This morning (11 hours post-application), the deck is tacky and still looks wet. I’ve been using TWP-100 and Gemini products for four years but I don’t remember if it’s supposed to look this wet. Temp at application was 83*F, low overnight was 61*. High today is 101*. Attached is a picture. Because I left one area untreated, the difference is quite evident. 🙂 Am I just being impatient, or is my deck going to have a high-gloss sheen? Thanks!

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L A
1 year ago
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Thank you!

Brian
1 year ago

OK to apply in the morning before temps reach low 90’s in the afternoon? OK to apply in the evening after temps drop below 90, or is it a problem if the wood is still hot from direct sun?

 
karthick
1 year ago

Hi, it worked out well after I let the deck dry for more than a week after I stained with TWP 101 and cleaning up the excess with mineral spirit. But, off late when the weather got beyond 90F, I see sap oozing out of the knots in some wood boards. It was the case before I started the stripping process. I had scrapped with a scrapper, tried oxy clean couple of times and let the wood dry. It was pretty clean, dry without any sap after the stripping process. But it is oozing again after applying stain. What can I do to fix this oozing sap on the stained deck?

wiley childers
1 year ago

I stained a deck it has shiny spots how do I fix that

wiley childers
1 year ago

I stained my deck it dried and now I have shiny spot how do I fix that

 
wiley childers
1 year ago

I stained a deck part of it is under cover 24 hour after stained the under cover part still has wet spots how do I fix that

wiley childers
1 year ago

how long do you wait after staining before heavy traffic

Jimmy
1 year ago

I’m planning on purchasing TWP200 stain for my wood shingled siding. My original plan was to brush it on, however, it seems that a pump or airless sprayer is an option to save time. I was under the assumption that solvent based stains could not be sprayed on based on some videos I watched.

Can someone give guidance as to the best way to apply and suggest sprayers. Will any sprayer work? Should I consider the WS TWP product instead?

Thank for any suggestions and/or anecotal evidence as to the best approach to take.

 
Amy
1 year ago

I applied TWP this morning, it looks so dull. Can I add another coat? What might happen if I do? It sucked it right up.

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Brenda
1 year ago

We put our 2 coats of twp 100 dark oak on today. Can a third coat be put on? It looks like it could use it

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Brenda
1 year ago
Reply to  Brenda

Ok ….Txs! Maybe in the fall b4 winter?

Brenda
1 year ago

When is the best time of day to apply twp 100 on deck. Michigan. Lots of afternoon sun… thanks for your advice

 
karthick
1 year ago

I applied stain remover, did pressure washing, applied cleaner/brightner on my deck. I am planning to sand the deck with 80 grit sand paper. 1. Do I have to wash/rinse the deck after sanding? 2. I was assuming since already brightner was used , using 80 grit would open up the grain? 3. If washing/cleaning is not required after sanding, how long do I have to wait before staining with TWP 101?

karthick
1 year ago
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Hi, I followed your suggestion, didnt sand, I did wet on wet application. It is bit shiny, I assume there is some excess stain which didnt soak in. What do you suggest to remove the excess stain other than rags? I did try with rags, it does remove some excess stain, but, I see it is bit shiny in some deck boards but not on others.

Karthick
1 year ago
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Hi, I applied mineral spirits and wiped with rags. It did do a decent job in removing excess stain. But I still see some glossy patches as in attached images. Do you think leaving to dry would cure it?

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karthick
1 year ago
Reply to  TWP Help

Hi, it worked out well after I let the deck dry for more than a week. But, off late when the weather got beyond 90F, I see sap oozing out of the knots in some wood boards. It was the case before I started the stripping process. I had scrapped with a scrapper, tried oxy clean couple of times and let the wood dry. It was pretty clean, dry without any sap after the stripping process. But it is oozing again after applying stain. What can I do to fix this oozing sap on the stained deck?

Michael
1 year ago

TWP 100 – a few questions:
1. We have access to a power washer and Behr all in one wood cleaner. Should both be used and if so in what order?
2. We have a fence which was previously coated with TWP 100 several years back. It has began to fade and is due for re-application. Does all prior TWP 100 need to be removed or can we clean, allow to dry for 48 hours and stain over it? (same color, same product).

Thanks!

Michael
1 year ago
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Appreciate the quick response. Given a tight timeline and the fact that we happen to have behr already in stock:
1. Could we reapply with after pressure washing only (and of course 48 hours to dry)
2. Will the Behr cleaner hurt the existing stain or application of the new stain?

Thanks again!

Susan
1 year ago

We are now sanding our deck which has been maintained for several years. Unfortunately the pergola and some Railing were sanded with 100 grid. We are now changing it to 80 for rest railing and 60 grid for the floor. My question is:

1. Do we still need to pressure wash with cleaner and brightener after sanding? Before Sanding we already pressured washed the deck with Behr cleaner.

2. What is the highest PSI allowed to pressure wash after sanding?

3. How long do we need to complete the stain after 48 hours dry time? I learned it is better to stain within one day. If it takes one week to finish the stain, does it impact on the soaking?

4. Is one coat enough after the sanding?

5. Is there any possibility to correct the mistake that part of the deck was sanded with 100 grid? Do we need to re-sand with 80 grid?

6. Is TWP100 allowed in CA? If not, which one to buy?

Thanks for your feedback in advance!

Susan
1 year ago
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Many thanks for your prompt feedback!

1. I am struggling with the requirement of staining in one day. Is it ok we clean, dry and stain sectionally? Exactly to describe is e.g.
Day 1: clean pergola left side
Day 2-3: dry
Day 4: stain pergola left side
Day 5-6: dry

Day 7: clean pergola right side
Day 8-9: dry
Day 10: stain pergola right side

The problem is our deck is big and only my husband staining it. We are not able to stain in one day.

2. I read some reviews mentioning to wipe off excess oil with TWP1500. Otherwise deck can have some shiny spots. Is that true?

3. I learned one or two coats is sometimes depending on the wood age and type even in the different area of the deck. Our pergola looks more brighter than floor after sanding. How can I decide whether the deck is soaked well with one coat? In other word, how can I know whether a second coat is necessary?

Thanks a again!

Susan
1 year ago
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1. The total deck is about 1700 sq. How many do we need to buy?

2. Do you have tools like brush, roller to recommend?

3. Can we use your Gemini kit to clean? How many to buy?

4. Do we still need to scrub the deck during cleaning process?

5. How long can we receive the product after ordering?

Thanks

Susan
1 year ago
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1. Is 15-20 gallons one coat for 1700 sq?
2. What is your return policy in case some remaining?
3. How long is the lifetime for unopened can?

Thanks!

Susan
1 year ago
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1. I am struggling to decide the color. I attached two pictures of our deck after the sanding. Picture 1 is the pergola. Which TWP1500 color is almost closed to it?
Picture 2 is the floor. Several small areas look like red. Will the cleaner/brightener remove this red? Or can cedar 1501 or pican 1520 cover it?

2. Why is no roller sold at your online store?

Thanks

Susan
1 year ago
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1. Which color of TWP1500 is almost closed to our sanded pergola? See picture 1

2. After sanding, several areas of the deck floor look like red. Does it mean too much sanding? Can cedar1501 or pican1520 cover the red? See picture 2

3. Which color is the darkest one? Cedar1501, pican1520 or California redwood1511?

4. Why don’t you sell roller at your online store? Not recommended?

Thanks!

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Susan
1 year ago
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I am going to place the order right now. Another question: which size brush is matched for the railing? is the 4 inch Wooster brush good for it? Our railing is 1.5 inch width each side of all 4 sides. The length is 35 inch.

Thanks!

Susan
1 year ago
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When I sign up the newsletter, can I get a coupon? My order amount is more than $900.

Susan
1 year ago
Reply to  TWP Help

Thanks for your help!

I just placed the order. The order No is B2C3089674.

1. By the way could you please send me a link about how to stain? Our whole family members will try to stain the deck together in order to finish it in one day. We don’t want to make some mistakes to ruin the stain.

2. How long should we wait to install a Polycarbonate Corrugated Roof to the pergola after staining?

3. In case we are not able to stain in one day, is it still ok to stain the rest deck on the second day?

4. Can the deck be stained after 24 hours dry in San Jose CA? It is currently dry and hot.

Thanks a lot!

Susan
1 year ago
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Hi, we are going to stain the deck next week. I still have a couple of questions.

1. How to avoid bird droppings or walnut oil from the walnut tree after the cleaning? It will take 48 hours to dry.
2. Do you have instructions about the TWP cleaner and brightener online? The text on the bottle is quite small.
3. To double confirm again, is it ok to finish the stain within two days? No second coat next day. E.g. First day staining the pergola and railing.
4. Can a cotton T-shirt be whipped off the excess oil?
Thanks

Susan
1 year ago
Reply to  TWP Help

Thanks!
“Tarp it after dries”.
How to evaluate if it dries?
Our main concern is the deck floor, which sometimes has birds dropping and walnut oil.
We do it like following. Is it ok?
Day 1 afternoon finish cleaning.
Day 2 drying.
Day 3 drying and tarp the floor.
Day 4 or day 5 stain.

Susan
1 year ago
Reply to  Susan

Could you please give some short feedback? Thanks

Susan
1 year ago
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Hi,

1. the TWP cleaner should be used on wet wood or dry wood?
2. Can this spot (oil) be cleaned by TWP cleaner? See picture

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Susan
1 year ago
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Hi, we just finished the deck stain. The deck looks now so beautiful especially under the sunshine.
Unfortunately there are some stain dropping on the concrete floor. Would you please advise how to clean them?
Thank!

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Scott loch
1 year ago

Had to strip deck I’m going to sand it if rains after I sand it do I have to clean it again¹and what is a acceptable moisture content.

scott loch
1 year ago
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after using a stripper and brightener and then sanding entire deck using 80 grit and letting dry for 2 days am i ready for stain? the reason i was going to use a different stain and chose to stick with twp natural cedar tone semi transparent

scott h loch
1 year ago
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after i sanded my deck was curious as to weather water would bead on the wood. to my surprise it did bead. being afraid to stain and the stain not soaking into the wood because i was worried i sanded to much so i washed and brightened the wood. now after waiting 2 more days for it to dry can i go ahead just start staining without sanding it again.

Tom
1 year ago

TWP 100 what if a surprise rain storm hits in less than 24 hours

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