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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    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.
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    Donna · 06/24/2019
    Does the 1500 series have more oil content than the 200 series?
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    Dawn · 05/12/2019
    Should you apply two coats of TWP 1500 after prepping logs?
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    Jennifer Way · 04/03/2019
    We live in the White Mtns in AZ and have had Superdeck "Golden Honey" applied to our cabin 3 times in the last 11 years. From what I've been reading, in order to use TWP 1500 it seems like we need to strip the wood first. Is this so and if it is, what do we use to strip the log siding? Restore A Deck Stripper? Also, is TWP a glossy finish? Semi glossy? I would prefer a glossy finish.
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    fritz LaCour · 03/26/2019
    Is the deck stripper you recommend safe for landscapes and plants, grass, and flowers.
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      TWP Stains · 03/26/2019
      Yes, but always rinse well when done to remove soap residue, dirt, and grime when done from the plants.
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    Pam · 05/30/2018
    I bought a log cabin about a year ago and I have really noticed that it has a lot of black mold and the cabin desperately needs to be stripped and redone as it looks very dry. Do I pressure wash or use a cleaner and stripper first? How do I deal with the chinking that is there now? The previous owner has used the 1500 series Cedartone. Thank you for your help.
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    john · 04/07/2018
    its been 5 years sense I stained logs with clear flood stain. Logs look good but need to be restained. fading and dry somewhat. what kind of twp stain would be the best to use.
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    Abby · 03/05/2018
    I used Weatherseal about 3-4 years ago. I would like to use TWP 1500. Would I have to completely strip the old stain before using TWP? I do not understand why this is always the standard answer. I would think if you are using an oil stain on top of another oil based product it would be kosher.
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      TWP Stains · 03/05/2018
      Yes, you will need to fully remove the old coating for it to work correctly. The TWP is a penetrating oil and any previous coating could prevent it from soaking in and properly curing.

      Prepping correctly is the number one key to stain longevity and performance. In addition, stain stripping is not that hard if done correctly with the right product.
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    TWP Stains · 09/18/2017
    george Penick:
    log cabin ready for stain- used FLOOD UV5 about 5 yrs ago, plan to lightly wash it with diluted bleach water/rinse. You say your 1500 is best, I know the solids stain last longest, but like the semi look, so what do you suggest for a middle ground? how long can I expect yours to last in mts of western NC?

    The 1500 is a semi-transparent stain. You will need to remove the Flood fully and that will require more than Bleach. Use the Restore a Dec Stripper Kit:

    https://www.twpstain.com/restore-a-deck-stripper-brightener-kit-detail

    Should last about 4-6 years for the log cabin, possibly longer depending on UV exposure.
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    george Penick · 09/17/2017
    log cabin ready for stain- used FLOOD UV5 about 5 yrs ago, plan to lightly wash it with diluted bleach water/rinse. You say your 1500 is best, I know the solids stain last longest, but like the semi look, so what do you suggest for a middle ground? how long can I expect yours to last in mts of western NC?
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    TWP Stains · 09/16/2017
    JC22:
    Hello, we recently re-coated our cypress log home with 101 (the is the first re-coat since stripping and applying 101 a few years back). 2 questions:

    1. I wanted a darker caramel color on this re-coat and with that on my mind I think I inadvertently put the coat on too thick -- its a bit glossy after drying and feels like there is a film built up on the log. What, if anything, should be done about this?

    2. The color did darken slightly, but came out very orange. It looks OK, but in the future we would like to re-coat with 120 to try to knock down the orange and bring out some brown. In light of this thick coat i just put on, how long might i have to wait to put to on the pecan? Several years again or could i get away with it sooner to get it more towards the color we want.

    Thanks!

    1. Leave it alone at this point. You will have to strip and remove when you redo in the future.
    2. You can redo when you want but as I mentioned, the previous coating will need to come off due to over application. Use this:
    https://www.twpstain.com/restore-a-deck-stripper-brightener-kit-detail