Which TWP Deck Stain is Best for You?

TWP offers several different stain formulas for superior wood protection. All are blended using the best in raw materials and remain the only EPA registered wood preservative. All TWP Series Stains offer maximum wood protection and enhanced beauty for a long lasting durable finish.

TWP 100 Series – The 100 Series formula is the original preservative and has remained a leading formula for over 25 years. It penetrates better over the 1500 Series and comes in 8 different color tones. It blocks out damaging UV rays keeping the wood from fading and has outstanding water shedding capabilities. It dries faster than the 1500 Series and has a faster absorption rate.

 TWP 100 does have a higher VOC level and cannot be shipped to some states (check availability). Where available, 100 Series is a great choice for any exterior wood project. It absorbs into wood extraordinarily well for maximum protection and gives a long lasting finish. It is not prone to mold or mildew. It is best used on wood decks, fences, siding, and hardwoods.

TWP 1500 Series – The 1500 Series Stain is a low VOC blend that is compliant in all 50 states and comes in 9 different tones. It is designed to outperform the former 500 Series blend and is also an EPA registered wood preservative. The TWP 1500 provides higher UV protection than the 100 Series.

The 1500 Series is user-friendly and easy to maintain. It enhances the wood’s beauty and prolongs the life of all exterior wood surfaces. The absorption rate is a bit slower than the 100 Series but dries in 4-12 hours on average. Both the 100 and 1500 Series Stains are 1-2 coat applications depending on the age and porosity of the wood. They are best applied using two light coats “wet on wet”.

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RE: Difference Between TWP 100 and 1500 Series
Quoting GerryD:
Hi,
I am staining a large deck in Louisville, Kentucky. The deck is in the shade much of the day when the leaves are still on the trees and another stain product I used did a poor job on preventing mildew and sealing out water. Would you recommend TWP 100 or 1500 Series?

TWP 100 series. Make sure to prep correctly and remove the old stain.
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Hi,
I am staining a large deck in Louisville, Kentucky. The deck is in the shade much of the day when the leaves are still on the trees and another stain product I used did a poor job on preventing mildew and sealing out water. Would you recommend TWP 100 or 1500 Series?
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RE: Difference Between TWP 100 and 1500 Series
Quoting Dave755:
Hi, about 9 years ago I stained my new garage door with TWP 100. The door is in need of maintenance coats but the state I live in no longer allows TWP 100. Can I apply TWP 1500 over the TWP 100 with long lasting results

You can as long as you prep with the Gemini Restore kit and pressure washing.
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Can TWP 1500 be applied over TWP 100
Hi, about 9 years ago I stained my new garage door with TWP 100. The door is in need of maintenance coats but the state I live in no longer allows TWP 100. Can I apply TWP 1500 over the TWP 100 with long lasting results
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RE: Difference Between TWP 100 and 1500 Series
Quoting Todd Black:
Which stain is best for a newly built deck?

See here about new wood:

www.twpstainhelp.com/.../

Use the 100 if allowed in your state, otherwise the 1500.
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RE: Difference Between TWP 100 and 1500 Series
Which stain is best for a newly built deck?
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RE: Difference Between TWP 100 and 1500 Series
Quoting CATHY LAWSON:
I have used TWP 1500 series (500 before that) for our cedar home for year. I now have a log project and am considering TWP for it. It is part old previously stained logs and part brand new logs. Will the TWP1500 absorb ok over previously stained logs? Also, can I order a sample for color matching.
Thank you,
Cathy Lawson

You will have to remove any old coatings before using the TWP if the old coatings are of a different brand. Samples are here:
www.twpstain.com/stain-samples
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RE: Difference Between TWP 100 and 1500 Series
I have used TWP 1500 series (500 before that) for our cedar home for year. I now have a log project and am considering TWP for it. It is part old previously stained logs and part brand new logs. Will the TWP1500 absorb ok over previously stained logs? Also, can I order a sample for color matching.
Thank you,
Cathy Lawson
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RE: Difference Between TWP 100 and 1500 Series
Quoting MARK WILCOX:
Cedar deck in WI with full sun exposure. 4yr old, removed previous application of Defy Extreme. Looking for recommendation for 100 or 1500 series stain.

Use the 100 Series. Two coats applied "wet on wet".
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Cedar deck in WI with full sun exposure. 4yr old, removed previous application of Defy Extreme. Looking for recommendation for 100 or 1500 series stain.
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RE: Difference Between TWP 100 and 1500 Series
Quoting Paul K Wilson:
We have a deck that was previously coated with redwood paint. 'We do not want to remove what is still on the deck and are also interested in a product that will have a long life. Do you have a solid stain that will satisfy?

Look at our Deck Revive product:

twpstain.com/.../deck-revive
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RE: Difference Between TWP 100 and 1500 Series
We have a deck that was previously coated with redwood paint. 'We do not want to remove what is still on the deck and are also interested in a product that will have a long life. Do you have a solid stain that will satisfy?
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