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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    Derrick · 06/17/2022
    Hello, what's your best guess on matching this color?
    Need to seal a 1 1/2 year old ACQ privacy fence, I still need to water blast. 
    thank you for your time
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    Farley · 06/14/2022
    Is TWP #511 the same as TWP #1511?  I believe I used #511 a few years back and need to restain my deck but wasn’t sure. Please advise. 
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      TWP Stains · 06/14/2022
      The 511 was discontinued 10+ years ago and replaced with the 1511. Same color.
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    steve · 05/30/2022
    used valspar clear sealer 3 years ago on new wood deck can i apply twp 1500 over that
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      TWP Stains · 05/31/2022
      No, the Valspar has to be removed no matter what. Post some pics for prep help.
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    David · 05/29/2022
    1500 series samples
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    Rich G. · 05/28/2022
    Greetings…I built a deck with pressure treated wood about 19 years ago and it’s in good shape after cleaning and staining every 3 years. However, I skipped treatments for about 4 years and will clean/ pressure treat this spring. The deck is in full sun most of the day here in RI. Either clear or semi…which of your stains hold up best from all the types you sell?
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      TWP Stains · 05/29/2022
      For RI, you will need the TWP 1500 Series. Make sure to prep well. Send pics if you want help with the prep.
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    Jack · 05/28/2022
    Do you have any customer photos of decks treated with the Semi-solid "Hunting Lodge" color?
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    Lea · 05/24/2022
    I have an old composite deck (2005) that has never been stained. What products would you recommend? 
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    Debra VandeBunte · 05/21/2022
    We have an Ipe deck 12 years old and some 2 years old and in good condition in Michigan. We have used various oils/stains on it. None have held up well. It actually looks like it wasn’t even done last year. What would you recommend?
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      TWP Stains · 05/21/2022
      The issue is the IPE, not the stain. IPE requires an annual cleaning and recoating due to the extreme density of the wood. Most use TWP 116 Rustic color for IPE.
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    Jason Garland · 05/10/2022
    I am wanting to stain over Sherwin Williams Superdeck semi-solid in Leeward color (grey). I have stripped some of the deck to bare wood and other parts are in very good shape so wanted to cost over. Can I use TWP to go over the sherwin Williams? Also, where can I see available colors (greys) and where can I buy the stain? 
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      TWP Stains · 05/10/2022
      No, you can't use TWP or really any other penetrating stain over the Super Deck. It will have to be removed first.
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    Samy E. Farahat · 05/09/2022
    Hi There!
    Please let me know whether you ship to Toronto, ON Canada: TWP 1500 series.
    If yes, what is the approximate shipping cost and the delivery time?
    Thanks,
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    ckuttner · 04/29/2022
    OK, here goes: Western red cedar, deck built three years ago, has been in Oregon rain and sun. Wood was vat-soaked by the mill in Messmer's Natural Oil Stain. Wood's in good condition but no longer repels water.
        I'm wondering if TWP will adhere OK to this wood, after cleaning, of course. For other info, we have about 450 sq.ft., including stairs and railing. 
       My neighbor swears by TWP. He has a wood hammock stand that withstood something like 25 winters in Michigan and now 5 in Oregon, and it still looks good. 
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      TWP Stains · 04/29/2022
      You will have to prep by stripping and brightening, not cleaning:
      https://www.twpstain.com/restore-a-deck-stripper-brightener-kit-detail

      One kit will work. About 4-5 gallons of the TWP 100 Series after.
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        ckuttner · 04/29/2022
        Thank you. Not cheap, but sounds like good products.
        However--I like the idea of the lower VOC of 1500 series, both for the atmosphere and for my exposure when applying this. Is there a reason I should use 100 rather than 1500?
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          TWP Stains · 04/29/2022
          No, you can use either in Oregon. 
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    paul · 04/25/2022
    Cedar house in Southeast Michigan
    Restain.  Multiple coats of Sherwin Williams semi transparent penetrating oil and lastly 5 years ago 1 coat of Benjamin Moore oil stain.  We would like to use twp 1500 for restaining.  Will there be any issues?
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      TWP Stains · 04/25/2022
      No issues after you remove your current stain as you will need to remove when switching brands of stain. For help with removal, post some pictures.

      Thanks
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    Dan Kaney · 04/05/2022
    We stained our deck with TWP 1500 last year and loved how it turned out.  We applied 2 coats with 30-minutes in-between each coat and wiped down the excess stain following the 2nd coat with rags.  One year later the color has faded.  Please review the 2 photos and let us know what prep is needed before applying a new coat of the TWP 1500.  Thanks.
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      TWP Stains · 04/05/2022
      Use the Gemini Restore Kit at 1/2 normal strength and then apply one coat of the TWP.
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    Brian · 04/04/2022
    I refinished my deck last spring with 1500.  I stripped cleaned and brightened.  The first 5 feet are now really dark and the rest looks good?  What can I do?
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      TWP Stains · 04/05/2022
      Use the Gemini Restore Kit for prep and apply one light coat of the TWP.
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    Eric · 02/26/2022
    Hello,
    Do you sell the two 1500 stain in sample size containers,  I would like to present a sample to my homeowners before we begin purchasing gallons of stain?

    Thanks,

    Eric
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    Tom Heinze · 02/20/2022
    On a new deck installation, We applied TWP 1520 stain.  We love the look on the cedar rails, but the pine decking needs to be darker.  Can we put another app of stain to the decking to make it darker.  Are there other options?  Thanks.
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      TWP Stains · 02/21/2022
      No, not on new wood. Only one coat. Did you follow the new wood directions?
      https://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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        Tom Heinze · 02/21/2022
        Weathering phase was only about 2 months.  Then the deck was pressure washed, cleaned and brightened. Stain applied a week later. 

        So, if not a second coat, what? Thanks for your attention to this.
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          TWP Stains · 02/21/2022
          You would have to strip/brighten and start over with a darker color. You should also wait at least 4 months for new wood. 
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    Hbm · 02/12/2022
    Correction Twp product 
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    Hbm · 02/12/2022
    Tsp put on in what temperature 
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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.