Best TWP Stain for Fence

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Best TWP Stain for Fence

Like any exterior wood surface, wood fences need to be protected from the elements to prevent wood rot, decay and fading. The best TWP Exterior Wood Stain for wood fences is the new TWP 1500 formula. This new version outperforms the previous TWP 500 series. The 1500 series is designed for improved penetration and faster dry times.

TWP 1500 is a low VOC wood preservative that has a unique blend of pigments that help protect against unsightly wood graying, fading, and darkening. This is why the 1500 series is best for cedar, redwood, mahogany, and pressure treated pine fences. Its special blend of powerful mildewcides also helps inhibit mold and mildew growth, which can jeopardize the integrity of your wood fence.

With many colors to choose from, TWP (Total Wood Protection) will preserve the wood’s natural color, will shed water longer, prevents mold/mildew, cracking, splitting, warping, and is easy to apply. TWP 1500 Series Exterior Wood and Deck Stain is a low 250 VOC formula that is compliant in 50 states. TWP is the only EPA registered wood preservative on the market.

TWP 1500 Series will keep your wood fence looking naturally beautiful and free from water damage, discoloration, and sun fading. The easy to apply and maintain formula will ensure that you enjoy your investment for many years to come.

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Lisa
Lisa
3 years ago

Can I order TWP stain for fence product in Los Angeles, California?

Jennifer
Jennifer
3 years ago

Hello! I’m having a new 6 foot cedar fence installed today, and I was told to wait 1 month before staining to let the sap seep out. Here are my questions:

1. For that much fence, how many gallons will I need for both sides of the fence? Do I need to do 2 applications (wet on wet) or wait a few years? If 2 applications how much stain do I need?

2. Can I paint the stain on? Or do I need a pump sprayer?

3. Do I need to do any prep if my fence is only 1 month old and still cedar in color?

4. I would like it to be as natural (light) in color as possible, but I read that the clear doesn’t offer UV protection, so what color would you recommend?

Thanks!

jennifer

Rick
Rick
4 years ago

Last year we built a 3 rail fence with wood posts 4×4 and 6X6 with gates made from 2×6’s. The rails are 2×6 and all of it is treated pine. How do I calculate amounts of prep and sealer?

Rick
Rick
4 years ago
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Thank you.
looks like I have 794 square feet to cover. It is one year old treated pine. I live in Indiana so it looks like I need 1500.
i can’t tell by looking at your literature if I should clean with bleach water or Gemini?
Also, is application wet on wet first year or one coat now followed by one coat next year? That will change coverage and amount I need to buy.

Rick Lederman
Rick Lederman
4 years ago
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There seems to be contrary information posted from your team on application of TWP on one year old wood. I’ve asked the question previously but if I see several responses that are contradictory. Here is one example that says one coat only first year application. I’ve already purchased but which application rate is truly the correct or does it not matter?
Thanks for all the help.

Eric
Eric
5 years ago

Hello – We used TWP 100 Series Protectant on our 6 ft tall cedar fence 2 years ago. When should we think about staining again?

Eric
Eric
5 years ago
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Ok, thanks. If 2 coats were applied initially when stained for the second time, would 1 coat be sufficient? Thank you!

Rory
Rory
5 years ago

About to stain a fence for the first time! 4′ tall, 227′ to cover, cedar. 4 months since install. How much product will I need and what is the best application?

Rory
Rory
5 years ago
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Thanks! Should I start with the 100 series or the 1500 series? I’m in Texas, so no limits concerning VOC’s. Could I switch to 1500 if I did 100 this time?

Amie
Amie
6 years ago

We installed a nice Cedar Fence in 2016. We used Thompson Waterproofing Stain (transparent for the panels and a color tinted stain for the post/railings). Within 6 months it was flaking and you graying. Obviously we chose a horrible product (after reading reviews we confirmed this). I have to get this taken care of before the fence gets ruined. Its a lot of fence and we had to budget for more stain and now we are ready. What would you suggest we do? Do we need to strip the old stain (whats left) off and start over or can we apply TWP on top of the Thompson? We live in Utah – what products would you suggest?

Jeff C
Jeff C
6 years ago

I have a 6ft tall cedar fence (300 ft long, so a total area of 3600 sq ft) that was installed about 7 months ago. It will be 2-3 months before the weather will allow me to stain it. The boards are all rough sawn, and were very wet when it was installed. The boards have faded and oxidized some.

Should I use the Gemini restore kit before staining? If I do two coats wet on wet, can I spray the first coat with an airless sprayer (without back brushing) and then do the second coat with the airless as long as I back brush it by hand?

I live in MN. Should I use TWP 100 since it is legal in MN, or is 1500 still a better product for a cedar fence?

Devin
Devin
6 years ago

ill be applying a maintenance coat of twp 1500 after 10 years since the last to cedar siding, what advice do you have in terms of prep? and is using an airless the best application method? thanks!

William F.
William F.
6 years ago

Hi, I’m cleaning and re-staining a cedar fence. This fence was originally staiedwith TWP series 100 about 10 years ago. As y’all are now recommending 1500 for fences, can I apply 1500 over 100, or should I stick with 100.

4evr5
4evr5
7 years ago

My fence is kild dried cedar. 3 sides are rough sawn and 1 side smooth. In this case do I immediately stain the rough side with the TWP 100 and then wait a month for the smooth side to dry then use the Gemni Restore kit and then stain? What do you recommend?

4evr5
4evr5
7 years ago

Hi, we live in Lehi, UT and are having a Cedar Privacy fence put in. It is 160′ long and 6′ tall. The Cedar fence is using 7/8″ Kiln Dried Cedar.
Questions:
1) How long do I have to wait before I can stain this brand new fence?
2) What prep do I need to do before staining?
3) How many gallons do I need with 1,920 square feet of fence (160’longx6’highx2 sides)?
4) Which TWP stain would be best to use (I prefer a natural color with as little pigment as possible)?
5) I’ll be applying with a commercial pump sprayer – any tips for applying?
Thanks,
Michael

DocPeter
DocPeter
7 years ago

About 3 years ago I used Honeytone TWP 1500 stain on 64′ of new cedar fence. This still looks good, although darker (dirt/mold I guess).
Had to replace an additional 60′ of new cedar over weekend. Now I have 124′ of 6′ cedar, wanting it to look as even as possible.
What is your recommendation; clean old, stain a bit darker, etc.? Use 1500 again?
You did a wonderful job last time, TY.

LaDonna
LaDonna
7 years ago

I recently purchased a home with an older privacy fence that has turned gray with some rotten boards. What can I use to make the new boards and old boards the same finish? Do I need to use the restore first?

Sheila Wheelen
Sheila Wheelen
7 years ago

Thanks for the info. Couple more quick questions:

Our usual rental place doesn’t rent their sprayers for oil based stain. What type of sprayer should we use, and is there a place that typically rents those types of sprayers.

Thanks again for the advice.

Sheila Wheelen
Sheila Wheelen
7 years ago

Hi. We live in Seattle, WA and have a cedar fence (330 SF) installed in late April this year. It’s now been three days since it last rained and it’s predicted to stay sunny/dry for three more days… which is rare for Washington state. We’re considering TWP 1500 semi-transparent stain. Want to retain natural cedar color, and we prefer a brown tint — not orange. Here are my questions:

1) What color TWP 1500 do you recommend?

2) There’s dirt on bottom and top rails left from installation. If we pressure wash today, can we start staining tomorrow?

3) Can we just use water to clean the fence since it’s relatively new?

4) Since TWP 1500 is an oil-based stain, will we have to strip it before reapplying every few years? We want to avoid that since we have such a large fence and we intend to stain both sides.

Thanks for your help!

Sheila

Need some UV protect
Need some UV protect
8 years ago

Hello. Just completed our first house project w/ pro install of a nice cedar split rail, and fencing wide picket cedar. We did not think about the importance of sealant though, and just rushed a heavy application of ThmpsnsClear w/ hand brush over everything a month after install before the rains. It’s beading properly and the fence looks awesome. The seal brought out rich tones and imperfections which all look great. However, I’m now reading that product scores low, is not durable, and has no UV protection. My question is: Can I just go over with a TWP clear to gain some UV protect? Should I wait a year then re apply? How should I handle this in order to get some UV protect, to stop the grey factor w/ cedar? We’re in N Denver CO, w/ baking hot summers. Please advise on best solution to sealing, having already made a poor product choice and just laid that seal on very heavy prior to some spring rains. My goal was lasting color, and I apparently chose the wrong product. Thanks.

Carl kling
Carl kling
8 years ago

I bought rough cut oak boards to build a new fence. Can I use your product for this project, and can I pre stain the wood before I install it. It is fresh cut from the mill about 2 months ago and it has been stored in my garage.

C. Gilliam
C. Gilliam
8 years ago

Hello, I live in Mississippi. We put a new wood fence up in May, so it’s had about 5 months to dry out. I’d like to stain it in Oct or Nov. What are the proper temperature ranges the stain should be applied in? Also, should I use TWP 100 for this job?

Teresa Baker
Teresa Baker
9 years ago

Can I use an airless sprayer to apply the 1500 series to my fence, or should I stick with a garden sprayer?

Tom Murphy
Tom Murphy
9 years ago

I just finished TWP 1500 #1520 Pecan on a cedar fence. I got a sample from the paint store and the sample looked great but when I stained the fence the fence now looks orange.. The sample they gave me was more brown tone. Is the anything I can do to get rid of the orange look. Thanks

Rick Cody
Rick Cody
9 years ago

bought some TWP1500 last summer for a cedar deck. Prepped deck according to instructions — twice. Deck was built in June and stained in late September while the weather was still dry. Stain was not absorbed into the wood as shown in videos.
Now have to re-stain the deck after about 8 months. NOT HAPPY WITH THIS STAIN. Am I doing something wrong?

Lester Flanigan
Lester Flanigan
9 years ago

[quote name=”TheSealerStore”][quote name=”Lester Flanigan”]I have a multi-level fence with 145 linear feet at 4′ tall and 159 linear feet at 6’tall (304 total). How much do I need? Also, I live in Northwest Florida. Can I use the 1500? It does stay humid in the summer but it gets cold in the winter as well (26 degrees today). Will I have issues if I use the oil based stain here?[/quote]
Please send a total sq. footage. Length x height and are you doing both sides of the fence? If so they you need to double.[/quote]

The total square footage will be 3,068. How much will I need and what series of stain will I need based on the above comments? Thanks

Lester Flanigan
Lester Flanigan
9 years ago

I have a multi-level fence with 145 linear feet at 4′ tall and 159 linear feet at 6’tall (304 total). How much do I need? Also, I live in Northwest Florida. Can I use the 1500? It does stay humid in the summer but it gets cold in the winter as well (26 degrees today). Will I have issues if I use the oil based stain here?

Dan rogers
Dan rogers
9 years ago

I have 200 linear feet 6′ tall of cedar fence to stain so 2400 sq ft. What stain do you recommend and how much do I need. I live in oak lawn Illinois

Kathy Lachel
Kathy Lachel
9 years ago

Is the 100 or 1500 series of stains similar to Forest Service Oil, which I have used in the past? Also, is your product available at a dealer or do you only ship your products?

Cory Winters
Cory Winters
10 years ago

I have a pre treated cedar fence that needs to be revitalized if I pressure wash it will it take the treatment off and do I need to restain it

michael filkovich
michael filkovich
10 years ago

I have a fence that was previously stained and needs to be re-finished. The fence is 6′ x 100′ and will need to be stained on both sides. What products and how much would I need to re-do the fence. I believe that I used the 500 series originally. Do I need to power wash?
Do I need to apply something before staining?

Frank O.
Frank O.
10 years ago

Putting up redwood fence now and some of the boards are wet. Temp is about 80 degrees and dry. Only need to stain 1 side. How long should I wait before staining with semi-tranparent?

Steve412
Steve412
10 years ago

Is it alright to use TWP 1500 to maintain a cedar deck originally stained with TWP 100? Will the deck need to be stripped? Will there be coloring issues?

Thanks, Steve

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