Updated February 2020
TWP 200 Series Wood Stain Review 2020
TWP 200 Series is a semi-transparent oil-based penetrating finish designed to extend the life of exterior wood such as decking, cedar shake siding, and shingles. Containing a paraffin oil, the TWP 200 series penetrates wood extremely well. Paraffin oil is a “non-drying” oil that enhances the wood cells structural stability. This greatly improves the wood’s life and appearance.
The penetrative portion of the product absorbs into aged and porous wood, adding bulk to aged and brittle wood fiber. This restores lubricity and flexibility to brittle shingles. The TWP 200 Series complies with all current Canada, US federal and state VOC (volatile organic compounds) regulations.
The TWP 200 Series was designed for shakes and shingles but can be used for all exterior wood surfaces such as decking, fencing, log homes, cedar framed homes, etc.
NOTE For Canadians The TWP 200 Series is the only TWP product allowed to be used in Canada according to TWP and the VOC laws of your country. To see more info on this, Google Search TWP Stains Canada
TWP Wood Stains – 200 Series Review
TWP 200 Series Wood and Deck Stain Scores (1-10)
Appearance After Initial Stain Application: 8
– We have only used the TWP 200 Series a handful of times throughout the years. It is an excellent stain and on par with the TWP 100 and 1500 Series. In some ways, it is even better with UV protection than the other two. The main reason we have not used it more is due to the final color curing. This can take up to a month to reach the final color but usually only takes a week or two. The product goes on darker than the color swatches but always cures and lightens to the correct color. It just takes time, so if you use the TWP 200 Series, you will need some patience. After the product reaches it’s final cured color, it is a very rich color that highlights the natural tones of the wood. It does not mask or hide the grain at all.
Preventing UV Graying at 2 Year Mark: 9
– The 200 Series has excellent UV protection. Very little color fading after 2 years. We attached a picture of the 200 Series at the 1-year mark. This shows an outdoor rug that had not moved for 1 year. There was little to no color fading when the rug was pulled back.
Wear/Tear and Peeling: 9
– The 200 is a paraffinic oil which means it is a non-drying oil. Paraffinic oils will dive deep into the wood grain so they are not prone to peeling or wearing.