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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  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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    Joe Sacco · 08/07/2022
    I have a 12' x 16' treated lumber deck (25 years old) with a roof over it. Have used Sherwin Williams stain throughout past 25 years. Last treated with Sherwin Williams Wood Scapes Semi Transparent Stain about 3 years ago. For the most part it has held up well. Only exception is outer three floor boards that is mildly flaking/fading and appears that new stain will not be absorbed. The remainder of the wood flooring is in excellent condition. I have vinyl railing/posts/spindles surrounding the deck. Deck gets all of the afternoon sun as well as rain/snow/ice on outer three-four floor boards as well. Live about 40 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, PA where the weather can get nasty including a rather lengthy and prolonged winter. Hindsight being 20-20, I should have replaced the flooring with Trex or cement when I had the roof installed six years ago. At 71, I prefer less maintenance rather than more.
    Would like to use your TWP 1500 Combo Kit currently listed at $290. Is this kit appropriate? Do I need to strip the entire deck for the TWP 1500 to fully penetrate and protect? Any other advice would be appreciated. Is there a remote chance or possibility that you know or are aware of a contractor that perhaps uses your product that would be interested in this back breaking project. One never knows until this type of question is asked. Despite being old and beat up, I do believe in miracles!
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      TWP Stains · 08/07/2022
      You have to strip and or sand to remove the SW. Post some pics for prep help. Sorry, but we do not know of any contractors in your area. 
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    Karl · 07/21/2022
    Hi, Is the 1500 Natural essentially clear?  I'm having a screened porch redone.  Cedar or Pecan on the outside and I want a clear for the inside and ceiling to preserve the natural cedar and pine ceiling look.  Does your product have a flat natural finish or does it add sheen?  Porch was previously done with Cabot.  Do you have a contractor list in zip code 44139?
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      TWP Stains · 07/21/2022
      the TWP 1530 Natural is not clear but tinted. The TWP 1500 is Clear but offers no UV protection from graying.  No shine to it. You would have to remove the Cabot first before using TWP Stains.

      We do not have contractor lists.
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        Karl · 07/21/2022
        Thank you.  Do you suggest mixing Natural and Clear?  I would want UV protection but as light as possible.
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          TWP Stains · 07/21/2022
          You can mix them if you like. Honeytone is lighter than Natural.
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    Rich · 07/18/2022
    I getting ready to re stain my log home. It was originally stain TWP 100 pecan 8 years ago and because of the VOC requirements in New Hampshire I have order and received TMP 1500 and  Gemini cleaner and brighter. The south gable end has weather faded which prompted my re staining. The other 3 sides have held up well compared to the south. I have planned to restrain all 4 sides. My question is will the new stain on the 3 sides will adhere adequately?
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      TWP Stains · 07/19/2022
      As long as you use the prep kit and pressure wash, it will be fine.
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    James Haynes · 07/16/2022
    I have a 3 year old deck (standard pine) in Knoxville, TN  originally stained with the Behr semi-transparent stain.   Poor choice.  It's time to strip and re-stain this fall. What is your best quality (i.e., most durable) semi-transparent product that's allowable in Knoxville?   
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    Marge · 07/15/2022
    New treated wood deck that is 4 months old. It is 12x16 ft. What do you recommend? We live in Ohio-and it gets sun half the day. 
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    Robert · 07/09/2022
    Hello, - I have an old (25 yo) deck of pressure-treated wood to which I applied TWP 1502   3 years ago. I was told back then that the stain was expected to last up to 3 yrs on horizontal surfaces and 5 yrs of vertical. The result of application was good and it still looks good, but water-repelling is significantly reduced, close to nothing, on horizonal surfaces. My vague recollection is that it is possible to apply a light recoating layer in an attempt to get a few more years out of it. Is that correct? Thanks. 
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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.