Allow 48 hours after last exposure to moisture for substrate to thoroughly dry. Watch local weather
forecasts BEFORE you apply TWP® to assure no rain or cold temperatures 2-3 days after application.
Do not apply this product in a way that will contact any person or pet. Do not apply when threat of rain is imminent, when windy conditions or cold temperatures exist for the day of and day after applying.
TWP® can be applied using a brush, applicator pad, roller, pump up sprayer, or airless sprayer.
Use a garden pump sprayer or airless spray equipment. Use minimum amount of pressure necessary for proper spray pattern to reduce overspray. Block over spray by using a small cardboard shield or professional
Wood porosity can vary from board to board. Back brushing with a thick, natural bristle brush will help achieve color uniformity.
Brush, Roller, or Pad:
Apply a uniform coat maintaining a wet edge. For best results finish 2 or 3 continuous board lengths to avoid lapping in the middle of boards. If you stop in the middle of your project be sure and finish the last board from end-to-end to avoid lap marks.
If applied with a roller or pad, back brushing with a thick, natural bristle brush will help achieve color uniformity.
Thick 4 to 6 inch natural bristle stain brushes are recommended over all other application methods.
Regardless of application method:
The first coat should be applied to the point the surface is saturated.
Spread any runs, drips or puddles with a brush. Allow TWP to penetrate for 15-30 minutes. If absorbed in that time period, immediately apply a second coat.
If the first coat is not absorbed 30 minutes after the first coat is applied, a second coat is not recommended.
Remove any excess stain 30-60 minutes after application of the final coat with a dry cloth, brush, roller or applicator pad. Two coats are typical for most applications. One coat is typically all that exotic and hardwoods can absorb.
TWP that does not soak into wood and is not properly removed from the surface will form a shiny film, will remain tacky for an extended period, and will fail prematurely.
Other tips & information:
It may be necessary to apply TWP® late in the afternoon if heavy dew has occurred the previous night. In extremely hot, sunny weather it is preferable to work in the early morning or late evening to minimize drying too
TWP100 Clear does not contain any UV screening pigments and will allow wood to gray naturally.
All colors can be intermixed to change the color. Due to variation of base wood color, finish color may vary. Testing is recommended before a full scale application.