TWP 1500 Series 1 Gallon

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TWP 1500 is a Semi-transparent Oil-Based wood stain and preservative that is allowed in all 50 states.

The new TWP® 1500 formula is designed to penetrate better, dry faster and outperform the previous TWP® 500 series formula.

TWP® 1500 Series is an EPA registered wood preservative which prevents structural damage and wood decay on exterior above ground wood surfaces such as fencing, decking, wood siding, log homes, and roofing. TWP® 1500 Series resists water absorption that causes warping, cracking and splitting as well as preventing freeze damage in colder climates.

TWP® 1500 Series is a low VOC preservative with special U.V. absorbing pigments that prevent unsightly wood graying, darkening and fading. The selected mildewcides inhibit the growth of mold and mildew which assist in preventing premature discoloration.

TWP® 1500 Series will keep your wood beautiful, fresh and looking new longer. The ease of application and maintenance will allow you to enjoy your investment for years to come.

TWP 1500 Series Stain QuestionsKey Features

  • Preserves natural wood color
  • EPA registered wood preservative
  • Professional choice for all exterior wood surfaces
  • Semi-transparent stain preserves natural color
  • Sheds water longer
  • Prevents mold and mildew
  • Helps to prevent wood rot
  • Easy to apply and can be cleaned and recoated as needed
  • Helps in the prevention of warping, cracking and splitting
  • Low 250 VOC formula, compliant in 50 states
*We do not guarantee stain colors as they will vary widely depending on the wood type, age of wood, prepping of wood, and application. Small samples are available.

1500 Series and Deck Stain 1 Gallon


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Gallon Sizes: 1's & 5's
Stain Type: Semi-Transparent Oil-Based
Coverage Per Gallon: 150-200 square feet
Coats  Required: 1-2 Coats. "Wet on Wet"
Temperature: 45-95 F
Application Tools: Pad, Sprayer, Brush, Roller
Dry Time: 12-72 Hours
Cleanup: Mineral Spirits
State VOC Limits: Compliant in all States
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Wednesday, 02 October 2019

We have used this product twice on our pressure-treated wood deck (. It applies easily and looks terrific when done. We are DIYers with limited experience with this sort of project, and had no trouble following the application directions. We had to address a lot of wood damage before applying it--severe UV damage, mold and mildew--but with the right prep, we couldn't be happier with the outcome. The second time we used it, we did over-apply a bit and had a lot of shiny excess stain after a few hours of drying. We read the tips here on the website and the next day we wiped off the excess using a light misting of mineral spirits and shop rags. Easy fix and it looks great. Never any peeling, which is just what we wanted, and it made our heavily damaged wood look better than we thought possible. I love finding a product that works as well as advertised.


Thursday, 19 October 2017

A true oil-based wood preservative that is allowed in all 50 states!

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    TWP Stains · 09/14/2012
    Yes TWP works very well on fir decking.
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    Geoffcollege · 09/14/2012
    Any ideas on the fir decking? Thanks-
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    Geoffcollege · 09/13/2012
    Hey there - broke college student - built a 14 * 16 deck out of Doug fir. I know it\'s not a good choice, but it\'s cheap and needs to last four years. Question is we want to put a good stain on it to make it last, candy paint on a pinto! Will the 1500 product work well on Doug fir in northern sf Cali? Thanks-
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    TWP Stains · 09/12/2012
    Natural is the second lightest color. Honeytone is the lightest. One gallon cover about 150-200 feet for the one coat. Second coat would spread twice as far.
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    Mike Martin · 09/12/2012
    New deck, 3 months old. Is the 1530 the closest to pine? Does one gallon cover 150-200 sq ft single coat or the 2x wet coat? Thanks.
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    TWP Stains · 09/03/2012
    TWP suggests that you let new wood weather for 4-12 months before applying the stain.
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    John palmer · 09/03/2012
    Hello - I just finished my deck and pergola today (9/3/12). I live in western Wisconsin and are wary of leaving it unprotected over the winter. Is it absolutely necessary to wait two months? I put a lot time and effort and just want to protect my work. Thanks!
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    TWP Stains · 09/01/2012
    You cannot use an interior stain then top coat with a clear coat. You will ruin your deck.
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    donna d · 09/01/2012
    i just had a new deck built, i want to stain with and interior wood floor stain to match my interior hardwood. can i use the 1500 clear coat to go over it? will it protect from the sun rays?
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    TWP Stains · 08/27/2012
    You should clean and brighten the wood to prep. You can apply the 1500 over the 500.
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    Michael Peterson · 08/27/2012
    I used the 500 product on my railing last year. I\'m planning on reapplying some of the 1500 product (assuming I can find it local...near San Francisco) this year. For prepping do I just need to clean the railing with water (and soap??) or something else?
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    TWP Stains · 08/20/2012
    Wet on wet means you coat the entire deck then reapply the second coat right away while the first coat is still wet. New wood only needs 1 coat and you should let the wood dry for a few months or longer then clean and brighten to prep. We like stain pads for application.
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    Mike Dee · 08/20/2012
    What\'s wet on wet ? Do I let the first coat dry completely (2 days ?) before I apply the second ? I have a new deck, and TWP 1500 looks like the best. What\'s the best application method, brush ?
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    TWP Stains · 07/31/2012
    Nothing lasts more then a year on IPE. It is the wood not the stain. Any of the colors would work on IPE.
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    bwy · 07/30/2012
    I used Cabot\'s timber oil for three times on my ipe deck. It doesn\'t last long enough and scales. I have knocked it off again with power sprayer and would like to use TWP product in a dark brown (Pecan?). My lumber yard can order it...which one specifically for ipe and what is the square foot coverage on this type of wood? Any other advice?
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    TWP Stains · 07/28/2012
    More of a cedar color with a some brown added.
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    JA · 07/28/2012
    Pecan 1520 - is that a light brown color?
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    TWP Stains · 07/10/2012
    In the 1500 Series:

    -Honeytone is the lightest
    -Natural is slightly richer then the Honeytone and offers very good UV protection
    -Cedartone is a brownish cedar color

    Cedar should sit for about 1-2 months then lightly clean and brighten the wood with the Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit

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    Trace · 07/10/2012
    I have a new cedar shower i need to stain. It gets direct sunlight all day long. I\'m having a hard time picking a stain color. I Was thinking about the cedartone, but wasn\'t sure if that was too dark? Is the natural tinted? Would the natural hold up as well in the sun as the cedartone?Thanks Also what is the prep for staining new cedar? I was told I have to let the wood sit?
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    TWP Stains · 07/08/2012
    The TWP 1500 does have a clear color.