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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    Stephen Relien · 07/14/2016
    I have some mold where water hit some logs since I painted last -- do you have a product that will remove the stains, or should I just paint over them?
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    TWP Stains · 03/21/2016
    Harold Oliver:
    Could help me estimate the amount of stain to order.
    1. 2400 sq ft of milled logs for cabin walls.
    Constructed last summer this will be the initial staining.
    2. 2100 sq ft of exterior wood plywood siding used for shutters, facia, eaves etc.
    3. 100 ft of 3 ft high deck rails plus 125 ft of logs used for supports etc. on deck.
    I will be spraying but have not obtained the equipment yet. Although brushing the deck railing is an option.

    Sounds like you have about 5000 sq. feet total. You will need about 25-30 gallons for 1 coat. You will also need to prep all wood first. Using the Gemini Restore Kit and pressure washing is the beast way to prep. You would need about 5-6 of the kits.
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    Harold Oliver · 03/21/2016
    Could help me estimate the amount of stain to order.
    1. 2400 sq ft of milled logs for cabin walls.
    Constructed last summer this will be the initial staining.
    2. 2100 sq ft of exterior wood plywood siding used for shutters, facia, eaves etc.
    3. 100 ft of 3 ft high deck rails plus 125 ft of logs used for supports etc. on deck.
    I will be spraying but have not obtained the equipment yet. Although brushing the deck railing is an option.
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    TWP Stains · 02/28/2016
    Harold Oliver:
    I am building a cabin with mill logs and will be adding a composite deck (trex or other)
    Do you have a suggestion on staining so that I can stain the whole cabin at once and not wait to add the deck until after staining the cabin.

    I am not sure what you mean. You can stain the log cabin a few months after being built as it needs to season. You then prep with the Gemini Restore Kit before staining to help remove mill glaze and any oxidation, etc. If the deck is in already, then make sure it is trapped well so the stain does not get on it.
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    TWP Stains · 02/28/2016
    Harold Oliver:
    Do you have a log home quantity calculator.
    I get a deck calculator on the web pape

    No we do not. If you figure out your total sq. footage of the siding, then we can give you an idea as to the amount needed.
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    Harold Oliver · 02/27/2016
    I am building a cabin with mill logs and will be adding a composite deck (trex or other)
    Do you have a suggestion on staining so that I can stain the whole cabin at once and not wait to add the deck until after staining the cabin.
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    TWP Stains · 01/02/2016
    Emmsgugliotta:
    I am interested in staining a brand new swing set made of northern white cedar to prevent graying and to provide waterproofing.
    I am between your product (1500 series) and sikkens.

    What would be the best color to maintain wood's natural characteristics without adding too much color? Do you have any comments on your product vs. sikkens?

    Set will be in shaded area near water source in VA.

    Please read this about new wood:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

    The TWP 1515 Honeytone is the lightest tint. TWP is a registered wood preservative by the EPA. Sikkens is not.
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    Emmsgugliotta · 01/01/2016
    I am interested in staining a brand new swing set made of northern white cedar to prevent graying and to provide waterproofing.
    I am between your product (1500 series) and sikkens.

    What would be the best color to maintain wood's natural characteristics without adding too much color? Do you have any comments on your product vs. sikkens?

    Set will be in shaded area near water source in VA.
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    TWP Stains · 10/08/2015
    Peggy George:
    I am residing my home in cedar . What would be the best stain to use? I would like to keep it clear if possible.

    Use the TWP 1500 Series.
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    Peggy George · 10/07/2015
    I am residing my home in cedar . What would be the best stain to use? I would like to keep it clear if possible.
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    TWP Stains · 09/02/2015
    Lucia Sander:
    We are currently having a log home built in New York State. The logs have not been kiln dried. We are wondering when we should apply the TWP 1500; at what percent of moisture in the logs.
    Please advise. Thank you.

    12% or less but you still need to let the wood season outside for 1-2 months and prep first to remove mill glaze with the Gemini Restore Kit.
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    Lucia Sander · 09/01/2015
    We are currently having a log home built in New York State. The logs have not been kiln dried. We are wondering when we should apply the TWP 1500; at what percent of moisture in the logs.
    Please advise. Thank you.
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    TWP Stains · 08/28/2015
    You can go darker without stripping but make sure to prep with the Gemini Restore Kit and pressure washing.
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    JC22 · 08/28/2015
    Our log cabin is treated/maintained with TWL 100 cedar tone. We would like to darken the color of the house -- is it possible to clean and apply TWP 100 Rustic tone over the cedar tone or would I need to strip the house?
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    TWP Stains · 08/21/2015
    mlinarz:
    We stained our deck last year with TWP 100 Series stain. The deck butts up next to our house. I have a couple of questions.
    1. Home has smooth pine siding. Haven't stained it since we owned it (3 years) and we don't know previous owners, or what the prior stain was. It is transparent, and likely hasn't been stained in over 7 years. Will we need to strip completely, or can we test it first for compatibility with staining directly after cleaning?
    2. If we strip, I assume the runoff will also strip stain on the deck? Whats the best way to prevent this ancillary damage?
    Thanks!

    1. TWP cannot be applied over a stain of a different brand.
    2. You cannot prevent the stripper from removing the deck stain. Maybe wait until next year when the deck will need it and do both at the same time.
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    Dave Mlinar · 08/20/2015
    We stained our deck last year with TWP 100 Series stain. The deck butts up next to our house. I have a couple of questions.
    1. Home has smooth pine siding. Haven't stained it since we owned it (3 years) and we don't know previous owners, or what the prior stain was. It is transparent, and likely hasn't been stained in over 7 years. Will we need to strip completely, or can we test it first for compatibility with staining directly after cleaning?
    2. If we strip, I assume the runoff will also strip stain on the deck? Whats the best way to prevent this ancillary damage?
    Thanks!
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    TWP Stains · 07/30/2015
    julie mclaughlin:
    Is TWP 1500 a matte or satin finish when it dries?

    TWP is not supposed to be shiny at all.
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    julie mclaughlin · 07/30/2015
    Is TWP 1500 a matte or satin finish when it dries?
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    TWP Stains · 07/27/2015
    Terry Vincent:
    What product would you recommend to use to clean up weathered and discolored logs prior to staining them with the TWP 1500? I have used TWP in the past but it has been several years. I live in the Monterey Bay region of central CA about 4 miles from the ocean.

    Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit and pressure washing to restore the wood before applying the TWP 1500.
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    Terry Vincent · 07/27/2015
    What product would you recommend to use to clean up weathered and discolored logs prior to staining them with the TWP 1500? I have used TWP in the past but it has been several years. I live in the Monterey Bay region of central CA about 4 miles from the ocean.