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    David Mokros · 11/12/2017
    New construction PT deck, weathered 24 months in SE Wisconsin. My goal is to protect my investment by using a clear oil base sealer. What product should I use, what steps should I follow.

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    Sam · 10/28/2017
    What stain is best for a covered cedar porch that is over 20 years old that has multiple coats of sikkens cetrol?
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      The Sealer Store · 10/29/2017
      Our coatings cannot be applied over the Sikkens. You will need to remove the Sikkens first by sanding it off the porch. Once removed fully, try the Armstrong Clark wood stains.
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    Bill · 10/28/2017
    What stain do I use on an outdoor table that has very dense wood, someone told me it is Chinese teak? I used Behr water base and it peeled right off.Bill
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    jim · 10/22/2017
    whats the best stain for new treated pine deck boards
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    The Sealer Store · 10/04/2017
    Adabell@comcast.net:
    Stained my deck with TWP a couple of years ago. What should I clean it with before applying TWP again?

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    https://www.opwdecks.com/best-selling-cleaner.htm
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    Ada Rogers · 10/04/2017
    Stained my deck with TWP a couple of years ago. What should I clean it with before applying TWP again?
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    The Sealer Store · 10/03/2017
    mlingga:
    Need to restain dock with Penofin but won't get to it until later this month. What's the lowest night time temperature that will still allow stain to cure properly?

    About 50.
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    Mark Ling · 10/03/2017
    Need to restain dock with Penofin but won't get to it until later this month. What's the lowest night time temperature that will still allow stain to cure properly?
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    The Sealer Store · 10/01/2017
    Lowell Smith:
    Deck boards replaced three months ago (PT pine or fir). Read Q&As on your website, but am wondering which preferably oil-based cedar tint products you'd suggest for Western North Carolina. With new wood is prep still necessary?

    Try the Armstrong Clark stains. You will need to clean and brighten all of the new wood for prep before applying.
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    Lowell Smith · 10/01/2017
    Deck boards replaced three months ago (PT pine or fir). Read Q&As on your website, but am wondering which preferably oil-based cedar tint products you'd suggest for Western North Carolina. With new wood is prep still necessary?
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    Stephen Roy · 09/19/2017
    I have a ceder deck that has been coated with ADM 2000 ceder tone, I liked the product but can't get response from supplier to purchase more. What other oil based stain sealer would be compatible after I clean deck to reseal?
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    The Sealer Store · 09/19/2017
    Cal:
    I'm installing a new deck it will be made with custom cut 2x6 Douglas fir.i live in Canada and was wondering what would be the best stain for my wood the defy extreme or twp 200 or the armstrong clark thanks for the info.

    Any of those would work well but since it is brand new, you cannot do this until next Spring. Prep first as well.
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    Cal · 09/19/2017
    I'm installing a new deck it will be made with custom cut 2x6 Douglas fir.i live in Canada and was wondering what would be the best stain for my wood the defy extreme or twp 200 or the armstrong clark thanks for the info.
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    The Sealer Store · 09/04/2017
    Gaby:
    My question is how close is the DEFY cedar to the TWP in color. I have just stripped and brightened my 20 year old pressurized wood deck of TWP cedar tone natural and preparing to stain it with DEFY. I have a swing, glider and cupboard stained with the TWP cedar. I’m debating between matching as close as I can or stripping them all and staining with the DEFY driftwood gray as I do like the natural rustic look.
    Thanks for your help.

    Close in color but not the same. Might be best to strip all if you want a gray.
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    Gaby · 09/04/2017
    My question is how close is the DEFY cedar to the TWP in color. I have just stripped and brightened my 20 year old pressurized wood deck of TWP cedar tone natural and preparing to stain it with DEFY. I have a swing, glider and cupboard stained with the TWP cedar. I’m debating between matching as close as I can or stripping them all and staining with the DEFY driftwood gray as I do like the natural rustic look.
    Thanks for your help.
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    The Sealer Store · 09/02/2017
    paul williams:
    hello,

    looking to stain a new cedar shed. I'm looking to retain the cedar look and color but want to protect it. It's about 2 months old and currently still looks original.
    What product(s) do you recommend? IE: cleaner or stain only etc.

    See this article about new wood:
    https://www.opwdecks.com/when-to-stain-a-new-deck.htm
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    paul williams · 09/01/2017
    hello,

    looking to stain a new cedar shed. I'm looking to retain the cedar look and color but want to protect it. It's about 2 months old and currently still looks original.
    What product(s) do you recommend? IE: cleaner or stain only etc.
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    The Sealer Store · 08/30/2017
    Marybeth:
    Hi,
    I'm trying to decide best sealer for my new front porch that include cedar timbers and ceiling. The wood is rough on beams and posts, the ceiling is smooth planks. Virgin wood...would like to keep as natural looking as possible while protecting it. Can you please recommend product. I'm dizzy after reading oil based vs water based. Would prefer to have "least amount of maintenance". Live on a very wooded lot. Not a lot of direct sunshine in front. Thanks

    Try the Defy Extreme Stain:
    https://www.opwdecks.com/defy-extreme.htm
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    Marybeth · 08/30/2017
    Hi,
    I'm trying to decide best sealer for my new front porch that include cedar timbers and ceiling. The wood is rough on beams and posts, the ceiling is smooth planks. Virgin wood...would like to keep as natural looking as possible while protecting it. Can you please recommend product. I'm dizzy after reading oil based vs water based. Would prefer to have "least amount of maintenance". Live on a very wooded lot. Not a lot of direct sunshine in front. Thanks
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    The Sealer Store · 08/26/2017
    Don K:
    I need to remove the garbage Behr stain I applied last year to my deck at our northern Oregon coastal home. What do you suggest I use and which stain is best for our area. The deck gets full sun in the summer and of course lots of rain in the winter. Thanks for your help!

    What type of Behr stain is it?