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TWP's new wood surface preparation for 1500 stain?

Posted by ntruro (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 18, 10 at 18:03

I live in one of the 16 states, where, for environmental reasons, I cannot buy the 100 series. So I'm planning on using the 1500 series stain. Below is a cut-and-paste of TWP's recommended surface preparation for the 1500 product. The following three things surprised me: the long wait time before applying the stain, washing the wood with 1:1 household bleach to water mixture, and power-washing the new wood.

Will the wood grey during the long exposed wait time? Will the bleach destroy the lignin in the wood? Will the power-washer remove the outer layer of wood fibers?

Anyone have experience with this product and process?


New wood should be allowed 4 to 12 months
of natural weathering before finish coat
application. 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
finish coat application.

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RE: TWP's new wood surface preparation for 1500 stain?

Welcome to the world of twp management. They train the folks on the phone like talking birds.

Do not wait for anything but good weather to put the finish on a new deck.

Do not use household bleach on any deck.

Do not use a powerwasher on a deck at all.

There is no reason to wait 2 days before puting on the finish under good weather conditions.

Why do they do this????? I do not know . I have a Gemini plant 20 miles from my house many many times I have talked to many many twp mangement/phone girls/ sales reps with the same result. Akkkkkkkk Akkkkkkkkk cant do that Akkkkkkkk Akkkkkkkk Back on the perch.

One thing twp does not lack is R&D, those guys are really sharp there is just a disconect between them and sales. I am glad to see the 1000 series coming back years ago that was bad a@@ product but it was put on under shop conditions its a good thing to see it up and running again.

I suggest you do a test with it put it on a short of your decking and see what happens. Jon Mon

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