Weather protection can go a long way in preserving the beauty and longevity of log cabins. The key to a long-standing solid log cabin is shielding the exterior of the log cabin from brutal UV rays and moisture. In addition, the right log cabin stain will enhance the natural beauty of the logs to give your cabin that sought after rustic appeal.

The best TWP Stain for log cabins is the newly formulated TWP 1500 Series. This particular stain product is intended to perform better than the original formula known as Series 500. The outperforming version 1500 Series Stain uses a low VOC blend that is compliant in all 50 states and is registered as an EPA wood preservative.

 

What makes TWP 1500 the best TWP stain for log cabins is its exceptional water repelling abilities that help prevent log cracking, splitting, and warping. In addition, its 60-70 percent solid pigment blend penetrates deep into the wood’s pores creating an adequate shield against graying and fading.

 

TWP 1500 is perfect for log cabins as it revitalizes the logs by replacing their dwindling natural oils and enhances the log cabin’s overall appearance. 1500 Total Wood Preservative has distinct mildewcides that discourage the growth of mold and mildew spores, which can cause log rot and decay.

The 1500 Series Stain will give your log cabin the brilliant finish it deserves. It is offered in a variety of colors to meet your needs. This easy to apply formula offers user friendly maintenance that will have your log cabin looking good year round while keeping annoying maintenance costs down. The TWP 1500 Series Stain is sincerely the best TWP stain for log cabins and is available from your official online TWP dealer.

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    Jason · 01/30/2023
    My cabin still has bark on rounded logs (40yr old); I’d like to keep the bark on. It hasn’t been treated for 15yrs. Best way to prep and stain?
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      TWP Stains · 01/30/2023
      Not sure how you would protect the bark during prep. Pressure washing will be needed and that may remove the bark.
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    NS · 11/08/2022
    Had house logs walnut media blasted to remove failing unknown former coating, ground, rough sanded, then one coat TWP 1501-5 applied June 2021. Logs still look like stained yesterday - great product!
    What prep do you recommend before applying two wet on wet coats late spring 2023?
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    mkielm · 10/18/2022
    So can I go with another filming coating on the short term and does TWP have that kind of product. Thanks.
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      TWP Stains · 10/18/2022
      No. You have to remove current coating no matter what. 
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      TWP Stains · 10/17/2022
      You have a filming coating. Probably Sikkens DEK. It cannot be fully stripped and TWP cannot be applied over it. You can strip off when you can but you will probably need to sand or corn cob blast to get it all off.
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    mkielm · 10/17/2022
    I purchased a cabin and have no idea what stain was on the cabin, but just know it needs to be restrained - due to weather and UV exposure there is some (not much) bare log.  Can I use series 100 and if we are going with a darker color will that color eventually “win out” over the current old stain. I have done some test staining with 100 series dark oak and it doesn’t affect the current color of the cabin much, but where there is bare would it actually looks darker then the samples on line.  TWP is second from the top of the samples.
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      TWP Stains · 10/17/2022
      Whenever you switch brands of stain that old stain has to be removed first. You cannot apply TWP over the old stain.

      For help on removing the current stain, post some pics in the comments.
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    Steve Elliott · 08/26/2022
    What is the best TWP sealer for freshly peeled cedar posts?
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    Tom Eggert · 05/17/2021
    Used TWP 100 series 3 years ago.  We're probably 2 - 4 years away from needing to restain.  Should I use 100 again, or switch up to the 1500 series.  If I switch to the 1500 series, can I use it over the 100 series?
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    john · 09/18/2020
    At what exterior ambient temperatures is it OK to apply TWP stain?
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    Anita · 09/11/2020
    We have a pine log cabin and we have stained with two. An old friend gave us a can that wax twp100.. it was a golden color.. I need some more but know where to get it.. can you help with that
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    Thomas · 08/19/2020
    Hello,
    I have a Cabin that has never been stained since built. Cabin 40yrs old now. Is there really any need to use the deck stripper or will a good pressure wash be sufficient. Nothing left of any original color.
    Thanks
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    AK painting and cons · 07/26/2020
    For log homes and all my wood projects I've always used 100 series. Why should I switch to 1500 series. Or should I stay with 100 till they outlaw it in my state.
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    Bruce Farrell · 06/18/2020
    Our log home was originally coated with Sikkens Cetol log and siding stain. After pressure washing, can we now use TWP Log Oil or if additional prep recommended.
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      TWP Stains · 06/19/2020
      All of the Sikkens needs to be removed first. Strip and or sand.
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    Brian · 05/18/2020
    Will a synthetic chinking material like permachink work with this stain on a log cabin?
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      TWP Stains · 05/18/2020
      Yes but that is more of a question for the manufacturer of the permachink then the stain brand.
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    Jeff Rousseau · 05/06/2020
    I own a cabin in Murphy, NC. and its 5 years old now . It was stained with TWP 301 . The D-log siding is in need of new stain . Should I use The original TWP 301 or can I use a different series?
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      TWP Stains · 05/06/2020
      Stick with the 300. You have to.
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        Jeff · 05/06/2020
        Thanks for the response.
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    Cassie · 10/29/2019
    That should have said UNheated shed.
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    Cassie · 10/29/2019
    I have been using TWP on my log sided home for 30 years and love the way it looks and preserves the finish. I have a few gallons left over from the last time I stained my cabin. Can I store them in an I heated shed where I live in central Illinois?
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      TWP Stains · 10/30/2019
      No, it has to be a temperature-controlled room.
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    Randy · 08/27/2019
    We recently acquired the my grandfathers cabin in CO, the logs have not been treated for years maybe decades. My plan is to thoroughly power wash to clean, how long after washing should i wait to apply 1500, and what can i expect for a dry time after applying?
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      TWP Stains · 08/27/2019
      Wait 48 hours after prep. 24 hours of drying after applying.