Last Updated on January 30, 2023 by TWP Help
New TWP Semi-Solid Wood Deck Stains
New in 2021, TWP Wood Stain in Semi-Solid Colors! Available in 30 Custom Semi-Solid Colors, TWP® Semi-Solid Pro-Series will keep your wood beautiful, fresh, and looking new longer! The ease of application and maintenance will allow you to enjoy your investment for years to come.
TWP® Semi-Solid Pro-Series provides a broad spectrum of weather protection, is water repellent, and aids in color retention. TWP® Semi-Solid Pro-Series resists water absorption that causes warping, cracking, splitting, and prevents freeze damage in colder climates. Use TWP® Semi-Solid Pro-Series to Restore and Protect YOUR GREAT OUTDOORS!
Use TWP® Semi-Solid Pro-Series on these exterior wood applications:
- Siding & Shingles
- Rough sawn cedar
- Log homes
- Shakes & fascia
TWP® Semi-Solid Pro-Series Product Advantages:
- Available in 30 Custom Colors
- Longer UV Protection
- Easy application
- Beautifies and protects
- Repels water
- Time-tested quality
- Mildew resistant stain surface
- Easy to maintain
TWP Semi-Solid Pro-Series Color Chart
If you have any questions on TWP Semi-Solid Stains, see our Q&A section below.
Is 100 series best to use for a deck in shaded/damp location? Some sun but mildew and moisture are my main problems. Live in Georgia. Thx
Yes, use the TWP 100 Series: https://www.twpstain.com/wood-and-deck-stains/twp-wood-stains/twp-100-series
Thanks! I have a lot of leaves and debris which fall on the deck. I’m assuming a darker stain would be better to prevent organic deposit stains?
Yes, that would help.
I have been using TWP 1516 Rustic on my Vermont deck for many years, needing to reapply every other year. Would switching to the Semi-Solid Pro Series give me any longer life? I assume I’d need to clean and brighten before applying the semi-solid stain. Also which color would be closest to Rustic in semi-solid line?
You are not able to use the semi-solids colors in Vermont. They are not VOC compliant. Stick with the 1516 Rustic.
I have a deck stained with twp100 in dark oak. It is time to refresh it with a new coat. Im interested in the new semi-solid twp stain. Can you tell me which semi solid color would match up closest to the 100 series dark oak? Also any tips or recommendations when changing between the two series is appreciated. Thanks.
Use this kit for prep:
Try Cabin Fever or Charcoal.
What are the differences between the series 1500 and the semi-solid
1500 Series are semi-transparent colors.
I’m using the oil based Redwood Forest semi-solid stain on my 20 year old treated lumber deck. It has been cleaned with a bleach based deck cleaner and power washed twice. I plan to apply 2 coats of stain to the deck, if required. After the stain has been applied, how many hours do you normally need to keep foot traffic off the deck to allow it to dry and cure?
About 24-48 hours for full cure.
I live in the Mohave Desert in Arizona. I have a covered open porch with 2×4 decking. Porch faces east and small amount west. What would be the best product for this application?
The TWP Semi-Solid colors will give the best UV protection for you high UV index.
Does the semi solid allow the wood grain to show through?
Slightly. For all of the grain to show, you would need the TWP 100 or 1500 Series as they are semi-transparent.
I see you now have TWP semi-solid pro series. I had planned on using the 100 series semi-transparent. What’s the difference, advantages of one over the other. If I use the semisolid vs semi-transparent, does it need stripped before additional coats later on or just cleaned? Changes or danger of peeling with semi-solid vs semi-transparent? Semi-solid give better protection? Can get samples of semi-solid? Is this a one coat or wet to wet 2 coat? If I went with the TWP 100 semi-transparent pro series, then in a year or two, could I recoat maintenance with the semi-solid in same color, without having to strip it? Thank you. .
The semi-solid colors will give better UV protection. Neither peel. Both can be reapplied after cleaning and prepping. If you switch, you need to strip and brighen for prep. Colors and samples are on the website and all answers to these questions and any additional questions. Thanks!