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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    Marion Boatwright · 01/19/2022
    I stained my newly constructed log home 3 years ago with one coat of 1500 dark oak. Love it!!! Is it time to re-coat? I'm in a pretty ideal environment in western Montana; mix of sun and shade. If it is time, what about mixing clear and dark oak to keep the wood grain showing thru?
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    Alan B · 12/18/2021
    I bought a 20 y.o. cypress log cabin which was stained during construction with an oil based product.  Is TWP 1500 compatible after pressure washing?
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      TWP Stains · 12/19/2021
      You have to remove the old coating first and then you can use the TWP. For help with removing, post some pictures in comments.
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    Rick · 11/07/2021
    Can  your stains be used on log homes?
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      TWP Stains · 11/08/2021
      Yes, they work great on vertical wood.
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    G · 10/29/2021
    We used your TWP 1530 product on our redwood fence and it looks beautiful. We recently got new exterior Fir doors. Can we use the same stain on our exterior doors? My concern is, the directions recommend power washing wood to pretreat -- doesn't seem like something we should be doing to the new doors. 
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      TWP Stains · 10/29/2021
      No, TWP is not suggested for doors.
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    ColleenC · 10/26/2021
    We recently re-stained our existing redwood fence with TWP cedar color and it looks great! We finally got this post repaired, but wondering if there is anything you can recommend to seal / close / caulk the gaps before staining the post the same color? There is another smaller painted wood post under there, so the wood outside is just cladding, but ideally we close these gaps to protect it. Anything that will take the stain color or is close to the same? Thanks!
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      TWP Stains · 10/27/2021
      No need to fill the gaps and it would cause more issues if you do. Just leave as is. 
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    Ken · 10/19/2021
    I have 750 sq feet of decking that is in three tiers.  Bought 10 gals of TWP 1500.  The wood really soaked up the stain and was only able to get two coats on two of the levels.  The smallest tier only got one coat.  Should I wait until next spring to apply a second coat?
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    Jeff P · 10/13/2021
    I have used your stripper on my log cabin. Did a great job and looked great initially however it has taken some time to complete the entire job and the wood has darkened. Began with wood brightener and it isn't getting the wood as bright as it was when I first stripped. Do I need to do something different prior to brightening?
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      TWP Stains · 10/13/2021
      Thre is not anything else you can do besides brighten the wood.
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    jeff · 10/12/2021
    PT pine, 10 years old.  2 previous staining using Olympic in canyon brown. wood in decent condition.. how/what twp product to use?
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    Stephen Hanrahan · 10/06/2021
    What  is the difference between 1500 series and 100 series
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      TWP Stains · 10/07/2021
      VOC content. Some states do not allow the 100 Series.
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    Doug · 09/30/2021
    I stained my deck with 100. I finished the floor about 6:00 PM. The deck is in the sun in the mornings so hopefully it will help with drying. If I need to walk on it 17 hours later will it hurt the stain? 
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      TWP Stains · 09/30/2021
      As long as it is dry, you will be okay.
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        Doug · 09/30/2021
        And I didnt start the 2nd coat for about an hour. Hopefully it will be ok because the stain was soaking in fast on the first coat and it is warm outside here in st. Louis
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    Jackie · 09/25/2021
    Hi. My painter has applied one coat of 1511 on my redwood deck two weeks ago. It looks great! He advised me to apply one more coat in a month. But I see your instructions the second coat should be wet on wet on the same day. Should I apply one more coat? How long should I wait? 
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      TWP Stains · 09/26/2021
      No, you can in 6-12 months after a light wash for prep.
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        Jackie · 09/26/2021
        Thanks. Do you mean washing with a hose or power wash in low pressure? These are new woods. 
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          TWP Stains · 09/26/2021
          Use the Deck Cleaner and light pressure washing.
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    Cew · 09/25/2021
    Trailer decking with pressure treated lowes lumber (pine).  About 6 months old since instaled..no previous stain
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    Joe · 09/25/2021
    I am building a pergola with new rough sawn Doug fir in southern CLifornia. 1) Which stain should I use? I like blk walnut.2) since I’m not supposed to use sealer over the stain. Does the stain bleed out with rain? Thank you,
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      TWP Stains · 09/25/2021
      1. Use TWP 1504 Black Walnut.2. No, it does not bleed out from rain.
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    Phil · 09/24/2021
    What is the lowest air temp I can apply TWP 1500?
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    Lewis · 09/20/2021
    1. New big-box wood 2. Colorado Pressure Treated #2 Prime softwood. Feels 'wet', so needs dry time. Low humidity in Colorado3. New surface, many with rough knots, some have printed codes showing (had better surface)4. Never stained5. About 400 sf, I'm finishing construction now in Denver CO. One foot off ground. I replaced the original same size, down to cement-supports & brackets.I'd like to keep a semi-transparent light'ish color, likely Cedartone to show the woodgrain.I'm finding the printed text codes, and slight unevenness bothersome and want to sand the deck before treatment. (I'm ok with some uneven, but want that printing gone!) Should I do the sanding now before letting the wood dry? or closer to staining time?Can I use some kind of 'liquid clear plastic' (or other) on the rough divit-like knots to fill those in first?I'll use RAD cleaner and brightener to prep before staining
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    Hillary · 09/19/2021
    Not sure, at least 30 years.Bamboo fencing.Good condition.Was stained in rich cedar color, we sanded it and are ready to restain. There are still some remnants of the old stain, do we need to remove it? If so, how?What kind of stain and color should we use and how many coats?
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      TWP Stains · 09/20/2021
      The TWP stains we sell cannot be used for bamboo.
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    Eric · 09/14/2021
    Can you use a sprayer to apply and roll and brush as needed after spraying on deck and siding?
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    Jeff · 09/13/2021
    installed a new white cedar deck in May 2021- approx 500 sq ft. Wood has not been treated with anything yet. looking to stain it before the winter. This is south facing deck and we live in Vermont. Looking to preserve the natural color of the wood and want to stay away from the darker colors.
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    jliz22 · 09/12/2021
    Atlantic white cedar deck on oceanfront in Maine. 5-6 yrs old. Ben Moore Arborcoat disaster now stripped back to cedar bare wood. Want natural cedar tone but not too dark. Afraid dry cedar with suck in stain and darken too much
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    Pam · 08/20/2021
    1. New wood dried 13 months2. Wolmenized wood3. Never stained or cleaned.  Been outdoors 13 mo on Lake Michigan. Harsh 4 season climate. 4. Want sheer grey stain to blend with paint of the house. Plan is to stain this August and restain 2 coat next summer. 
    Can you tint TWP 1500?  I don’t see sheer grey. What are your suggestions for product. 
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      TWP Stains · 08/21/2021
      You cannot custom tint any of the TWP products.