How to Apply TWP Semi-Solid Pro-Series

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Last Updated on April 13, 2021 by TWP Help

Tips on Applying TWP Semi-Solid Pro-Series

TWP Semi-Solid Stain

TWP Semi-Solid Stain

TWP Semi-Solid Pro-Series 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 Semi-Solid Pro-Series Deck Stain be sure the wood surface has been prepped. Use a broom or leaf blower to remove any debris that may have fallen onto the wood since prep.

Applying Semi-Solid Pro-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 Semi-Solid Pro-Series Wood Stain thoroughly using a paint stick or drill mixer on your drill 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 airless sprayer to apply TWP Semi-Solid Pro-Series Deck Stain. The first coat of stain is a saturation coat. If it soaks in quickly within 30 minutes, 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.”  Be cautious of over-applying TWP Semi-Solid Pro-Series 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 Semi-Solid Pro-Series has outstanding UV properties and will dive deep into the wood. It is not prone to flaking or peeling like other stains.


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1 month ago

We cleaned and prepped our 1 year old kiln dried deck per your instructions, and stained with semi-solid yesterday. Despite trying to be sure to even out all our brush strokes, looking back I can now see some places where we overlapped with the brush, especially around the edges of boards, so it has left some boards with darker areas on them. My husband is well aware that he’s supposed to keep a steady hand and stain the whole board at once, and he’s usually pretty good, but this still happened. He’s hoping it’s not quite dry and will not be noticeable in another day or two. My question is is there a way to fix it? It’s just in spots but it bugs me.

4 months ago

Have a deck stained about three years ago with twp 100 series in cape cod gray. Would like to restain but with the twp semi solid pro series as I would prefer one of the darker gray shades available in that series. Do I need to strip or will cleaning and brightening suffice for prep?

4 months ago

What do you recommend I use on Adirondack chairs made with Beettle-Killed pine: TWP 100, TWP 1500, or TWP Semi-solid? Can all of them be used on outdoor furniture? Which will last longer?
Thank you!

Evangelos Kostas
6 months ago

I really want to clarify if wet on wet means that the second coat goes directly after how long. I am going to stain a disassembled deck prepped(planed with an electric planer cleaned and brightener) so after I will stain once all the pieces I have to stain them with the second coat immediately?

bruce p
6 months ago

Does semi-solid stain need to be wiped down with a rag after application?

7 months ago

I’m doing first ever stain for my brand new redwood deck, installed 8 months ago. We’re following the guide posted in the site (one coat only). If we use pressure washer to prep, is there a recommended psi to use? How long do we leave the coat on for drying before we can move back in furnitures, plant pots etc, and walk around it?

7 months ago

Is there a printed version of the color chart for the solids product?

8 months ago

So the ProSeries is a version of 100,200, and 1500? I am looking to repaint my house in semi-solid oil based stain. Previous was Cabot but looking like lots of negative changes since 2004 to that product per VOC specs and sale to Valspar. Your products seem to get high marks so very interested. A bit confusing about whether allowed in MA. Also, are there color swatches as it says somewhere no wet samples available. Thanks Beth

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