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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.

TWP 1500 Series 5 Gallons Deck Stain


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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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Thursday, 19 October 2017

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    TWP Stains · 07/25/2013
    Ric Popp,

    The main thing you did wrong is you sanded with to fine of a grit of paper. Out side wood is not supposed to be smooth like an interior floor. No higher the 60 grit is what we suggest. You may run the risk of the TWP not penetrating correctly now. This would create a fill on the surface that may wear or peel. Another concern is that new wood should weather for 4+ months, then prepped by cleaning and brightening before applying the stain. At this point I would let is "weather" for a couple of months then prep with the Gemini Restore Kit and a light pressure wash in the Fall before applying the stain.
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    TWP Stains · 07/25/2013
    lomalinda, you should always use a deck cleaner and wood brightener when pressure washing. This will help with the overall final appearance and prevent damage to the wood when washing with water alone. TWP 1500 for this deck.
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    RIC POPP · 07/24/2013
    I want u to grade my prep work please. My deck is 90% cedar(old) 10% Douglas fir(new).The cedar has been sanded with 80/100/120 grit, using an orbital sander. Douglas fir not sanded. Both the cedar and Douglas fir stripped and then brightener applied. Both were thoroughly rinsed with water hose during and after each process.
    I'm deathly afraid upon application of TWP 1500 stain that the deck will turn out like the last application of stain ,which was Sikkens. The Sikkens Honey Tone flaked and peeled w/in 6 months. I don't want this to happen again! I've been advised buy a paint employee at Lowe's not to pressure wash the deck now, prior to staining.
    Have I done a correct prep job, should I pressure wash prior to staining?
    I want this deck to look as good as possible in order to sell my home next spring. I'd appreciate any all feed-back on my situation.
    Thank you, Ric Popp
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    Linda Woolf · 07/24/2013
    My husband is currently power washing our 12 year old pt wood deck. He asked me to research best stain. Wow. I think I should have offered to do the power washing! ;-)
    The deck has never had any type of coating/preservative/stain whatever; in NJ; sometimes snow sits for months in the shady parts. Would like to use the TWP 1500. Good choice or is there better suggestion? Since he is power washing with just water do we need to use something before applying the stain? Any other comments/suggestions/advice obviously welcome. Thank you!
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    TWP Stains · 07/14/2013
    John, use the 1500 or 100 Series for OR. Please read this on wet on wet:
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    JOHN BENSON · 07/12/2013

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    TWP Stains · 06/25/2013
    Laurie, yes you need to prep with a cleaner and wood brightener first. You can use the TWP 1500 Series for this. We are located in Rochester Hills, MI.
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    Laurie · 06/24/2013
    I have 2 Large Pergola's built out of treated lumber, they were built in Aug. 2012 and have not had any product on them at this time. I was wondering if you would recommend TWP 1500, do I have to clean it in any way before staining, it is going to be very difficult to do as it is high with several angles. Was thinking of using a stain mitten, or any suggestion you may have. I live in Michigan, is there stores here that sell this product or do I have to order it, hoping to do this ASAP.
    Thank You, Sue
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    TWP Stains · 06/07/2013
    fonzetf, You can do both this Fall. Make sure to prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit.
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    Tom · 06/07/2013
    We built 2 PT pine decks: one last July and one this April. We're in Upstate New York so lots of snow/cold wintering. Will we be able to stain both decks at the same time this August/September? Or should we let the new deck winter before staining? (Does it stain better after weathering 12 months instead of 4?)
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    Administrator · 06/03/2013
    Rustic is more red then brown.
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    Dan Spencer · 06/03/2013
    I recently applied a sample bottle of 1516 Rustic to several small sections of a stripped and cleaned 15 year old PT pine deck. The color turned out very red. As red as my neighbors cheap redwood color on his deck. Am I doing something wrong or is rustic a red stain as apposed to the nice brown shown on your site?
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    Administrator · 06/03/2013
    Susan Hughes, yes you can do that.
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    Administrator · 06/03/2013
    John Kanen, TWP 1500 is not legal for Canada.
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    Susan Hughes · 06/03/2013
    Can I use the 1500 series on the underside of the roof covering the deck? It is pine and open with beams showing. Plan to use a natural color.
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    John Kaneen · 06/03/2013
    Can you tell me if you ship to Victoria, British Columbia Canada?
    If so, what is the cost and what is the duty charge?


    It would seem that in Canada we can only get sub par rated fence and deck stains.
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    Alf · 05/17/2013
    Peter Pass:
    I have a 400 square foot presure treated deck over salt waterthat is 10 years old. I am plnning on 2 coats of TWP 1500 and would like to know how quickly can I start the second application? I will be using a rollor for the first coat and a brush for the second.
    The deck has not been treated in + 5 years and is dry. We just completed a thouough cleaning and brightening.

    The TWP must be applied wet-on-wet, that is you will need to apply the second coat before the first one dries out. An air spray gun is the preferred method, if you do not have one, or want to invest in one, then an spray pump can be used instead.
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    TWP Stains · 05/09/2013
    Strip and brighten the Behr stain to remove as much as possible. Sand after if needed as the Behr can be very difficult to remove when stripping. When the wood is free of the Behr coatings then you can apply the TWP 1500.
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    dave donahue · 05/08/2013
    Properly prepared my 1500 square ft deck 2 years ago following instructions using Behr Stain. By early the following spring most of the decks were pealing/flaking. I live in New York State south of Buffalo and get all weather conditions. The pressure treated deck wood has weathered but is structurally sound. What is the recommended stripper and stain that you would apply? The TWP sounds like my best bet. I may even rent a belt sander to do the 1500 sq feet of decking not counting the 400 balusters and deck rails and posts! The verticals did hold up better than the horizontal areas so this will require even more stripping than the decking. Please recommend best approach.
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    TWP Stains · 04/30/2013
    The 100 is a little easier to apply.