TWP 1500 Series Deck Stain - The Best Low VOC Deck Stain

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TWP 1500 Stain is a highly rated, EPA registered wood preservative that can be used for all types of exterior wood, siding and decking. TWP 1500 Stain will perform at its maximum potential when the wood is properly prepped and when the stain is properly applied. Unfortunately not all wood is in the same condition prior to applying the stain.

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Please answer these few questions to achieve the best possible results with your TWP 1500 Wood and Decking Stain.

  1. info buttonAge of wood?
  2. Type of wood?
  3. Condition of the wood?
  4. Has it been stained previously and if so with what brand of stain?
  5. Small description of the area to be treated.

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    Joseph Hodor · 07/22/2019
    Stained deck. Some boards have a white color on them.Is this from sap
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      TWP Stains · 07/22/2019
      Probably. Feel free to post a picture.
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    Ty · 07/21/2019
    can you mix redwood and clear 50/50 TWP 200 to lighten up the "red" color? Wea re trying to find a color that closely resembles our Douglas Fir wood. How bad will that impact the UV protection?
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      TWP Stains · 07/22/2019
      Yes, you can mix colors. If you mix with Clear, you will lighten the UV protection by half if a 50/50 mix.
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    Lacleckler · 07/06/2019
    I previously used TWP 100 on my deck. We are replacing some of the wood. The deck is pressure treated pine. Is this the best product to use again?
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    Ellen · 07/04/2019
    I live in IN so I'd have to get the 1500 series. Not sure if that matters but fyi.
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    Ellen · 07/04/2019
    This may sound stupid, but I was wanting to stain my deck and possibly a few chairs, would I need to seal it after or is this an all-in-one? Buying my first house! And it has a naked deck. Thanks!
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      TWP Stains · 07/05/2019
      No. You cannot apply a sealer over a deck stain nor do you need to.
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    al · 06/23/2019
    Just finishing installing a small mahogany deck- older mahogany - dark -not the luan shade. The wood had been stained but never installed- looks like a redwood color stain- seems to sand off very easily- not sure what grit I should use for the mahogany to except your stain- ordered a couple of samples to try different colors.
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    Shep · 06/14/2019
    Can a 5 gallon of 1500 be blended with say, 4 gallons of Dark Oak and 1 Pecan Tto lighten it a bit? Thanks!
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    Ernest Covington · 06/11/2019
    Cedar fence, weathered since 2008 in Colorado, 132 sq.ft.,1/2" #1 cedar, no splitting, weathered to a gray color, no previous treatment - which TWP 1500 product would you suggest and how much product?
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      TWP Stains · 06/11/2019
      To figure sq footage do Length x Height x 2 both for sides. Let us know what that comes to.

      Use any any color that you like in the 1500 series. Prep with Gemini Restore Kits.
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    Rick Panunzio · 06/09/2019
    I have a new pressure treated wood deck around my pool. We had an old deck around the pool that we ripped down and rebuilt. We had a cedar tone Flood stain on the old deck. Our deck has a southern exposure. The problem we had was the deck got so hot sometimes we could barely walk on it. I'd like to stain and protect the new deck but I'm looking for a stain that protects and doesn't get hot on the feet. What would you recommend? Thank you.
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      TWP Stains · 06/09/2019
      Lighter colors are less likely to retain heat over darker or red colors. Try Honeytone.
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    dave methot · 06/09/2019
    I have a 7 yr. old deck....white cedar....contractor used a clear coat sealer which turned gray
    in two years. I applied TWP's 100 series cedar stain / wife didn't like the color. next season
    I pressure washed / belt sanded it off as best I could and applied TWP's "Pecan" stain. Wife
    doesn't like it. Now the deck is kinda dark in color since we have pine trees nearby and live adjacent
    to the woods! Anyways this year she wants TWP's "Honey" color....I've pressure washed the deck and it is dry....will this Honey color stain look OK and cover what is now a darkish brown deck? Me thinks you're gonna tell me it'll take two coats.....please advise! Dave - in Vermont
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    Mark · 06/09/2019
    I have an 11x11 deck built with treated pine. I’ve used Olympic Honey Gold stain on it but it only beads water for six months or so. I live on the Gulf Coast with intense sun, heavy almost daily rainfall and terrible humidity. What do you recommend?
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    Maureen · 05/27/2019
    I have a 3 yr. old cedar deck measuring approximately 80ft X 12ft. It was previously stained with Cabot’s Australian timber oil, mahagony color. This failed and peeled of in most places. I pressure washed the deck to removed old stain, most came off. I want to re-stain the deck but don’t know how much I need, surface prep and application, number of coats, etc. This deck gets a lot of direct sun and cold, snowy winters in upstate New York. Also best way to treat and stain, brush, etc. thank you
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    dustin · 05/24/2019
    i am seeing color stains for both the 1500 and 100 series stains. DO you have a clear coat in both ?
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      TWP Stains · 05/25/2019
      Yes, clear is an option in the drop-down color choices for each size and series.
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    Jay · 05/09/2019
    What is the best product to use on a new cypress pergula?
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    Melissa · 04/26/2019
    I live in Minnesota, had my fence cedar fence installed November 2018. It is now almost May 2019 and the snow is finally gone. Do I need to prep my fence before staining? Also, according to your calculations, do I need 30 gallons? 250' by 6ft.
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      TWP Stains · 04/26/2019
      Yes on prep. About 25-30 gallons for the two coats applied wet on wet.
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    JZH1 · 04/22/2019
    Rough sawn pine or cedar (not sure) less than 10 years old.
    Previously stained with TWP cedar tone, and would like to re-coat with the same.
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    Ann McLeod · 04/12/2019
    And is the TWP 200 series going to do a good job? Ann McLeod
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    Ann McLeod · 04/11/2019
    9 years old. Preserved spruce. Wood has shrunk quite a bit - I think the preservative had not completely dried when we purchased the wood - but it good shape. Some cupping. Has not been stained. Covered deck except on edges it has got rain and snow. I want to freshen the look as it is quite grey and preserve what I have. What product is best and do I need to do the wood brightener before the stain? And finally, can I buy in Canada (northern Alberta) and if so, where or do I order directly from you?
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    John Fraser · 03/25/2019
    I own a "log-look" pine home that is in desperate need of re-staining. I have used your 1500 product, using the wet on wet method, on my deck. I am told that my homes vertical surfaces would only require a single coat. Keeping in mind that the southern exposure surfaces are in the worst shape while the surfaces under cover are in relatively good shape, do you concur with the contractor's recommendation of 1 coat or do you recommend two "wet-on-wet" coats? Thanks.
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    Kimberly Weinberg · 03/22/2019
    We have a 15 year old pressure treated lumber deck that we stain every other year. In the summer of 2017, we applied the TWP 1500 (Dark Oak) stain with success. We'd like to stain it again this spring (2019), and wondered if it is ok to apply the new stain over the old stain after pressure washing it?