I have used Cabots Deck Stain and it gives the wood a nice rich color, but was not as pleased with its durability. I have also used TWP101 Cedartone and it absorbed well but am not at all pleased with the color. Is masks the wood tone and is very flat. I assume this is due to the pigment. It I were to switch to Natural 1530 would I get a richer look, like you get when you add linseed oil to a wood? Does 1530 have any pigments? Am I giving up UV protection with 1530?
TWP 101 and TWP 1530 are very close in color. None of the TWP colors will mask the grain but highlight the grain. All are flat with no sheen. Please read these articles for better explanation on the colors: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/tips/need-help/twp-color-tips/