Best TWP Stain for Vertical SidingVertical wood siding can give your home a very appealing look as long as it is taken care of. Like all exterior wood, vertical siding needs to be maintained. Protecting vertical siding from the harmful effects of weather exposure can increase its longevity while helping to enhance the natural beauty of the wood. Protecting vertical siding with a quality professional grade wood preservative like TWP is the optimal choice. But which TWP stain is best for vertical siding?

The Best TWP Stain for vertical siding is the newly formulated TWP 1500 Series Wood Stain. This state of the art wood preservative penetrates better, dries faster, and outperforms the former TWP 500 Series formula of wood stain. The 1500 Series is an EPA registered wood preservative that is compliant in all 50 states due to its low 250 VOC formula. This means excellent protection but yet environmentally friendly.

The TWP 1500 Series Stain is easy to apply to vertical siding and can be cleaned and recoated as maintenance is needed. This ensures many years of lasting beauty and protection. TWP 1500 Series is the best stain for vertical siding because it is a semi transparent stain that preserves natural wood color by blocking out harmful and discoloring UV rays. The absorbing pigments of TWP 1500 prevent graying, darkening and fading to preserve your vertical wood siding’s natural beauty. TWP 1500 Series vertical siding stain also blocks out water and moisture to prevent cracking, warping and splitting as well as damage due to freezing temperatures in colder climates.

Another great reason that the 1500 Series is the best TWP stain for vertical siding is its ability to prevent wood rot. The selected mildewcides help to inhibit the growth of mold and mildew, which contribute to wood rot, decay and structural damage. TWP 1500 Series Wood Stains will ensure long lasting beauty and protection on all your vertical siding surfaces allowing you to enjoy your investment for years to come.

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    TWP Stains · 09/07/2017
    J.E.:
    I have board and batten rough sawn siding that was installed about 9 months ago. Would you recommend 100 or 1500? Also, I have read that prep steps are minimal for rough cut lumber. Can you confirm preparation steps?

    Since it has sat exposed for 9 months, you should prep with the Gemini Restore Kit. As for the stain, use the 1500 Series.
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    J.E. · 09/06/2017
    I have board and batten rough sawn siding that was installed about 9 months ago. Would you recommend 100 or 1500? Also, I have read that prep steps are minimal for rough cut lumber. Can you confirm preparation steps?
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    TWP Stains · 03/04/2017
    Becky Brauchler:
    What stain do you recommend for new cedar siding (will apply to one side after it's installed per recommendation). We are located in Minnesota.
    The TWP 1500 Series for the vertical siding.
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    Becky Brauchler · 03/04/2017
    What stain do you recommend for new cedar siding (will apply to one side after it's installed per recommendation). We are located in Minnesota.
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    TWP Stains · 10/11/2016
    Jan M:
    What is the best way to open and pour or get the stain out of a 5 gallon can into a sprayer? I will need at least 10 gallons of stain for my siding & would like to save on the shipping by buying the 5 gallon cans, however large paint cans are notoriously difficult to open and pour from. Any helpful hints &/or ideas?

    Best is to pry open all the tabs from the lid and remove the lid completely. You can then pour easily into a tray or sprayer. A large funnel for the sprayer may be needed based on your sprayer.
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    Jan M · 10/11/2016
    What is the best way to open and pour or get the stain out of a 5 gallon can into a sprayer? I will need at least 10 gallons of stain for my siding & would like to save on the shipping by buying the 5 gallon cans, however large paint cans are notoriously difficult to open and pour from. Any helpful hints &/or ideas?
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    TWP Stains · 09/01/2016
    Jacki Volz:
    We are build a new home and are using clear Grade A T and G cedar siding on a few exterior faces of the home as well as under the soffits and underside of the patio roof covering. We live in South Dakota. Exterior faces of house will be on the south side of the house, but our weather is extreme. We want to use something very natural cedar colored and that shows the grain thru the
    stain, but offers UV and water protection. Our builder wants to stain before installing. What would you suggest and can this be stained before install as planned?

    If smooth wood you cannot prestain with TWP. See this about staining new decks. It will also apply to smooth new siding:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

    If the wood is rough cut, then you can stain now with the TWP.
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    Jacki Volz · 08/31/2016
    We are build a new home and are using clear Grade A T and G cedar siding on a few exterior faces of the home as well as under the soffits and underside of the patio roof covering. We live in South Dakota. Exterior faces of house will be on the south side of the house, but our weather is extreme. We want to use something very natural cedar colored and that shows the grain thru the
    stain, but offers UV and water protection. Our builder wants to stain before installing. What would you suggest and can this be stained before install as planned?
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    TWP Stains · 10/01/2015
    Janice Riley:
    I have a house with vertical pine siding which was stained over 20 years ago with Cabot's Semi-solid oil based stained. It has held up remarkably well, but the house needs to be retained as you can imagine. The color of the house is Cabot's "Dune Gray" which is like very much. Could I use your "Cape Cod" gray or the "Prairie Gray" - not sure yet on which gray would be most like the Dune Gray. Should I use the TWP stain in the 100 series if compliant with state regulations. Or would the 1500 series be better and can your stain be applied directly over the current stain after it is cleaned?

    I am sorry but you cannot apply TWP over the current stain. It would have to be removed first.
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    Janice Riley · 10/01/2015
    I have a house with vertical pine siding which was stained over 20 years ago with Cabot's Semi-solid oil based stained. It has held up remarkably well, but the house needs to be retained as you can imagine. The color of the house is Cabot's "Dune Gray" which is like very much. Could I use your "Cape Cod" gray or the "Prairie Gray" - not sure yet on which gray would be most like the Dune Gray. Should I use the TWP stain in the 100 series if compliant with state regulations. Or would the 1500 series be better and can your stain be applied directly over the current stain after it is cleaned?
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    TWP Stains · 06/12/2015
    peter mcr:
    I apologize if this went through before, but it acted weird on my end so I will re-post.

    I have a new 64' cedar fence and two older front cedar fences sections (each side of house). Cleaned the front with scrub brush and water + Clorox and then power washer. You estimate order indicates wet-on-wet application. What does wet-on-wet mean? Also, living in North Texas, Dallas Fort Worth area, with many 100+ temps a year and upper teens 2 - 3 times per year. Which is better 100 or 1500 for my use?
    TY in advance
    Peter

    Use the 1500 for the fences. Please read this:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-stain-wet-on-wet-application/
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    peter mcr · 06/11/2015
    I apologize if this went through before, but it acted weird on my end so I will re-post.

    I have a new 64' cedar fence and two older front cedar fences sections (each side of house). Cleaned the front with scrub brush and water + Clorox and then power washer. You estimate order indicates wet-on-wet application. What does wet-on-wet mean? Also, living in North Texas, Dallas Fort Worth area, with many 100+ temps a year and upper teens 2 - 3 times per year. Which is better 100 or 1500 for my use?
    TY in advance
    Peter
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    TWP Stains · 05/16/2015
    JimmyArnold:
    The exterior of my 20 year old, 3 story home is rough cedar siding. It has been stained several times with the now discontinued Glidden Endurance semi-transparent oil deck stain, mixing 2 gallons of clear tint base to 1 gallon cedartone. Can I now apply the TWP 1500 stain over this? What prep is recommended? Can I mix the clear TWP 1500 stain with colors to get the tint I want?

    No you should not apply this over the Glidden. You would need to strip and brighten the wood for the prep.
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    Jimmy Arnold · 05/15/2015
    The exterior of my 20 year old, 3 story home is rough cedar siding. It has been stained several times with the now discontinued Glidden Endurance semi-transparent oil deck stain, mixing 2 gallons of clear tint base to 1 gallon cedartone. Can I now apply the TWP 1500 stain over this? What prep is recommended? Can I mix the clear TWP 1500 stain with colors to get the tint I want?
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    TWP Stains · 05/12/2015
    Erick"][quote name="TheSealerStore"][quote name="Erick:
    In above topic (Best TWP Stain for Vertical Siding) it states TWP 1500 is best for vertical siding. Is 1500 better than TWP 100 and for what reason?

    Thanks[/quote]
    TWP 1500 has more pigment and can offer a little better UV protection because of this.[/quote]

    Thanks. So if a can of 100 and 1500 was available TWP Company recommends the 1500 for siding?

    Yes but either would work.
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    Erick · 05/12/2015
    TheSealerStore"][quote name="Erick:
    In above topic (Best TWP Stain for Vertical Siding) it states TWP 1500 is best for vertical siding. Is 1500 better than TWP 100 and for what reason?

    Thanks[/quote]
    TWP 1500 has more pigment and can offer a little better UV protection because of this.


    Thanks. So if a can of 100 and 1500 was available TWP Company recommends the 1500 for siding?
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    TWP Stains · 05/12/2015
    Erick:
    In above topic (Best TWP Stain for Vertical Siding) it states TWP 1500 is best for vertical siding. Is 1500 better than TWP 100 and for what reason?

    Thanks

    TWP 1500 has more pigment and can offer a little better UV protection because of this.
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    Erick · 05/12/2015
    In above topic (Best TWP Stain for Vertical Siding) it states TWP 1500 is best for vertical siding. Is 1500 better than TWP 100 and for what reason?

    Thanks
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    TWP Stains · 05/07/2015
    dan morgan:
    current use Olympic semi trans parent. reddish color. what if we want more gray brown. what would you recommend. thanks dan

    We do not have a gray brown color. We have a Dark Oak which is a darker brown. You would have to remove the Olympic first if you would want the use the TWP.
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    dan morgan · 05/06/2015
    current use Olympic semi trans parent. reddish color. what if we want more gray brown. what would you recommend. thanks dan