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?
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    Tommy · 07/18/2018
    I have a covered post and bean cabana attached to my pool house. I have used TWP on the exposed beams,wood trim, and cedar shakes with great results. I have now installed an exotic wood slab bar top between the cabana and pool house. Are any of the TWP products suitable for sealing the bar top? It is totally covered and will not be rained on, but will obviously receive some water from drink cups and wet arms. The bar is exposed to 1.5 hours of sunlight in the early morning. I prefer a natural finish as opposed to a colored finish due to the color and character in the slab.
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    Malcolm · 07/16/2018
    We put on our first coat of "1520" 9 months after deck was installed and put on a second coat a year after that. Looked great after first and second coats. Now another year has passed and we're experiencing black markings; probably due to large oak trees covering the deck. We'd like to clean and add another layer of the same stain (love the look and color) and would like to know the best way to clean prior to restraining. Oh, not sure if you need to know but we are located in South Central PA. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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    Jesse · 07/12/2018
    Considering TWP 1500 for a horizontal cedar fence. Two questions:
    1) Cedar fence boards are 'green'. Can I stain with TWP 1500 on 'green' boards, or should I wait for them to dry first?
    2) Can TWP 1500 be applied over structural pressure treated posts and rails?
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    Ken · 07/12/2018
    I am a wood sculptor. I am making a traditional totem that will get many different color stains and oil based paints. Can I use a basecoat of TWP 1500 and stain/paint over that? (Top coat will be marine spar varnish for uv protection.)
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      TWP Stains · 07/12/2018
      Sorry but no, TWP is not designed to be top coated.
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    Julian · 07/09/2018
    does it have to be applied to the underside of deck? Does it have to be sanded off to remove the finish?
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      TWP Stains · 07/09/2018
      Just clean and recoat when reapplying. No need to stain the undersides.
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    Jeff · 07/04/2018
    Hello,

    I have bought a log cabin with an addition wrapped with cedar siding and the home is in desperate need of stain.Property is located in Northern Ozarks, no rot but have spent money for a soft wash which actually removed a lot of dirt and all mold and mildew. Back side of the home is exposed to the sun an average of 6 hours per day. No idea what was used on the wood but very little remains. What do you recommend? looking for a brown/red tone but not too dark. Cedartone? Any advise appreciated.
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      TWP Stains · 07/05/2018
      Picture please to make sure the prep was done correctly.

      As for the stain, use the TWP 100 Series. Maybe the Pecan 120.
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    Liz · 07/02/2018
    Hello, We are currently replacing our deck with new knotty cedar. How long after the deck is installed should we wait to put on the TWP? Should we used the TWP 1500 or TWP 100 series?
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    KirbyK · 06/26/2018
    I painted my cedar fence 2 years ago with thompsons, can I use twp 1500?
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      TWP Stains · 06/26/2018
      You will need to remove Thompsons first. Was it the water seal or the stain?
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        kirbyk · 07/05/2018
        I'm sure I used the water seal, with a stain in it.
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    Art coughenour · 06/24/2018
    How often should you stain a fence with your 1500 series I just stand this year and was curious how often I should stand it again
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      TWP Stains · 06/24/2018
      For a fence, every 3-5 years or as needed.
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    Jim Gibson · 06/23/2018
    Doug Fir dutch lap siding 100+ years old, previously treated with shingle oil about 5 or more years ago. I am going to apply 1520 Pecan. Will the RAD stripper / brightener treatment be adequate? I used this process on another 100 plus year home with 1500 dark oak and it worked excellent. Not sure the other home had shingle oil applied previously though.
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    Bj · 06/20/2018
    New Doug fir deck. Built in April. Planning to clean/brighten, then stain in July. Temps are in 90s in July and deck is in full sun. Do you advise I wait until temps cool in Sept to do this job? Also, how well does Doug fir accept twp color?
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    Debbie · 06/19/2018
    We have just completed a new wood dock. We have used pressure treated wood in a light sienna brown colour. Do you recommend this for a dock? Summers here in the interior of BC are dry and get into the 90's F, and up to -15 F in the winter.
    How well will the TWP1500 work here?
    How long do you recommend the treated wood cure before staining it?
    You have announced selling 1500 in Canada this year. Are you shipping it now?
    Thank you.
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    Robert Parauda · 06/12/2018
    I’m installing a cedar fence. I want to keep the natural color and not let it gray. Read that I should wait a period of time before staining. However, I’m concerned it will gray during that time. How long do I need to wait and avoid graying? Also, in 1500 is there a clear stain. I don’t want to color the natural wood.
    Thanks
    RP
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      TWP Stains · 06/13/2018
      No color (clear) means you will not have any UV protection and the wood will gray in months. You must have tint in your stain if you want to prevent graying. What you want to do is not possible.
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        Robert Parauda · 06/13/2018
        Ok. How about length of time to wait before staining? Won’t it gray while I wait. Thanks
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          TWP Stains · 06/14/2018
          Yes but you will have to prep and that removes any graying. It is part of the process for new wood.
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    Susan · 06/09/2018
    New deck built last summer. Think it's pretty standard treated wood. What is the best way to stain for the very first time?
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    Dawn McGuinness · 06/09/2018
    I live on Long Island, NY. Installed a pressure treated pool deck last summer and I am now ready to stain. I do not want to restrain the wood every year due to chipping and pealing problems. What stain do you recommend?
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      TWP Stains · 06/09/2018
      Hi Dawn, TWP is a penetrating stain so it will not chip or peel. Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit and stain with the TWP 1500 Series for NY.
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    dave · 06/05/2018
    Pressure treated deck in maine off the back slider is 32 years old, approximately 500 sq ft. Its been pressure washed "periodically", last time was probably 4 or 5 years ago. I've used a clear Cabot stain in the past. Never been painted or had a tint put in it. I'll try a semitransparent stain (natural) if it will grey out over time. I don't want to clean and stain the deck every other year. So, clean, brighten 1500 stain or strip, brighten 1500 stain? Please tell me why one over the other. Thanks.
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      TWP Stains · 06/05/2018
      Strip, brighten, and stain is the best option.
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        dave · 06/25/2018
        I'm prepping and staining my house and will wash and stain the deck when I'm done. I've hit a few boards of the old pressure treated deck with the TSP/bleach mix I use to clean my house and hit it with the pressure washer. Cleans up well. Why should I use the strip/brighten prep you sell/recommend? What's the active ingredient that makes it worth the money? Convince me!!
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          TWP Stains · 06/25/2018
          You cannot apply the TWP over the Cabot and the bleach/TSP mix is not a stripper and will not properly prep down to the bare wood.
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            dave · 06/26/2018
            Deck has not been pressure washed in 4/5 years. Should I get the bulk of the dirt and mildew off first? Then apply the stripper? Then apply the brighter? Then apply stain? thanks
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              TWP Stains · 06/26/2018
              Just rinse first and then apply stripper. Pressure wash off. Apply the brightener when done and rinse this after 15 minutes. Let dry for 48 hours before staining.
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    Eric Thorson · 06/04/2018
    Past summer stained my garage with 50/50 mix of cedartone 1500 and redwood 1500. How closely wood rustic match to this combo
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    Bruce Kuhn · 05/27/2018
    I don't know which stain to use...the 100 series or the 1500 series. Answers to the questions:

    1. 20+ years

    2. Redwood

    3. Good. I just sanded the entire floor.

    4. Yes. With TWP1501 CedarTone.

    5. Live in CO and deck faces west and gets beat up with direct sun. Very little shaded area. Also, am wondering if you can mix 100 and 1500. i still have some of the 1501 left, but don't think I have enough to finish it.
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      TWP Stains · 05/28/2018
      You cannot mix the two. Best to use the 1500 again.
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    Ian · 05/26/2018
    I live in South Surrey, BC close to the Washington State Border. I have a five year old pressure treated deck. It was stained with SuperDeck, pressure treated natural semi transparent deck stain in 2014, and again, with same product in 2016. This year we have washed and cleaned the deck wi a TSP and bleach solution in preparation for staining this year. From research it reads like TWP is a superior product to SuperDeck. The wood is in good shape, and with the cleaning the grey look is gone and wood looks generally straw coloured, with some ares that show some gray mottling.

    To use TWP product would we need to clean the deck with your deck cleaning product? We were planning on doing a second TSP/bleach wash before applying SuperDeck, but as your product reads to be superior, would use TWP.

    Where can TWP be purchased in or close to Bellingham, Wa? Thank you

    ian
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    kalie · 05/23/2018
    Do you need to apply a clear coat of something on top of the TWP 1500 stain? For water-resistance? We have a cedar fence that we installed last fall and are getting ready to stain it with TWP 1500 pecan tone. Once we are finished with staining, do we need to apply anything on top to protect the wood?
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      TWP Stains · 05/23/2018
      No. You cannot apply a clear sealer on top of a deck stain. No need either.