New wood should be allowed 4 to 12 months of natural weathering BEFORE applying a coat of TWP.
After aging, wood should be cleaned with a solution of 1 part household bleach to 1 part water. The bleached surface should be thoroughly rinsed with water, power washed, and then allowed to dry a minimum of 48 hours in good drying conditions before a finish coat is applied.
Pressure and Chemically Treated Wood:
Allow 6-12 months of unprotected weathering.
Old Wood: Unprotected old wood is typically various shades of gray to black due to mildew and ultraviolet light on the wood surface. Old wood should be cleaned with a solution of 1 part household bleach to 1 part water.
The bleached surface should be thoroughly rinsed with water, power washed and then allowed to dry aminimum of 48 hours in good drying conditions before applying a finish.
Sealed Wood: Any previously applied finish must be removed before TWP can be applied. If water is still beading on the surface of the wood, it is still sealed.
The surface should be cleaned with a solution of 1 part household bleach to 1 part water and should then be thoroughly rinsed with water.
The finish can be removed with an appropriate deck stripper, by sanding with 60-80 grit sand paper, or by power washing. If sanded, the wood should be prepared in the same manner as new wood above.
Allow wood to dry a minimum of 48 hours in good drying conditions before applying the finish coat. Weaker bleach solutions may be sufficient to clean lightly soiled wood surfaces. Do not dilute more than 4 parts water to 1 part bleach.
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.
TWP 1500 stain is a highly rated, EPA registered, wood preservative that offers superior protection against sun, moisture, and mildew and is VOC compliant in most states.
Available in TWP1501 Cedartone and TWP1511 California Redwood with free shipping.
TWP 1500 is designed to penetrate into the wood and not form a film and is suitable for decks, fences, siding and log homes.
- Repels water
- Resists mildew and mold
- Easy to apply formula
- Protects against water and sun damage
- VOC compliant in most states
Coverage: 150-400 sq. ft. per gallon depending on wood porosity.
TWP-1511 California Redwood
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