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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    Randy Collins · 10/17/2017
    I have 3 cedar veneer sectional overhead doors which are 10 years old in very good condition. They were sealed with an alkyd clear preservative, Sikkens Cetol, satin finish. One additional coat of the same sealer was applied 5 years ago. The doors are in need to refinishing again. There is some mildew on the lower section of the doors. We are located in Schenectady, NY. Which product do you recommend?
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      TWP Stains · 10/17/2017
      TWP cannot be applied over the Sikkens. This would have to be removed fully first by sanding. Once removed, you would use the TWP 1500 Series for NY.
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    TWP Stains · 09/25/2017
    ski Bum:
    Hi, I applied 1501 on my deck a few years ago. Is it better to stick with the 1500 series and put 1501 over the 1501 or is it better to apply the longer lasting oil based 100 series.

    Stay with the TWP 1500 after prep with the Gemini Restore Kit. The 100 Series is not longer lasting. Both the 100 and the 1500 last about the same.
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    ski Bum · 09/24/2017
    Hi, I applied 1501 on my deck a few years ago. Is it better to stick with the 1500 series and put 1501 over the 1501 or is it better to apply the longer lasting oil based 100 series.
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    TWP Stains · 09/16/2017
    chuck51:
    Age - 3 years
    Type - Pressure treated pine
    condition - Good, but fading and lightening
    Stain - none
    Area - Pool deck and railing system
    Which product is best, 100 or 1500?

    Where do you live?
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    TWP Stains · 09/16/2017
    Barbara Tuner:
    I have a two year old pressure treated pine deck in Denver Colorado. What is the best product for this area and the wood that I have. No other sealants or stains have been applied. Lumber was purchased at Lowes. Thanks Barb

    Prep first with our Gemini Restore kit and stain with the TWP 100 Series for this one.
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    TWP Stains · 09/16/2017
    B. Hica:
    I'm having my deck done with Trex Select, Saddle color, and the railing will be new cedar. What color most closely matches this Trex color, and can I use TWP 1500 on new cedar without much of a weathering period?

    No, you cannot stain new wood right away. See this article:
    https://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

    As for color, please try some samples for testing:
    https://www.twpstain.com/stain-samples
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    TWP Stains · 09/16/2017
    Mark Anderson:
    I stained a pergola and two arbors this year with Ready Seal Dark Walnut. Although the stain applies well and looks good it is not dark enough and certainly not dark walnut. I am wondering if I can use TWP over this to get a darker look. All wood was standard pressure treated lumber from Home Depot and varied in age from 10 years, 5 years and new this. None of the 3 structures were ever stained or treated at all prior to applying Rrady Seal Stain

    You cannot apply TWP over a stain of a different brand. You would need to remove the Ready Seal fully first with the Restore A Deck Stripper Kit.
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    Mark Anderson · 09/16/2017
    I stained a pergola and two arbors this year with Ready Seal Dark Walnut. Although the stain applies well and looks good it is not dark enough and certainly not dark walnut. I am wondering if I can use TWP over this to get a darker look. All wood was standard pressure treated lumber from Home Depot and varied in age from 10 years, 5 years and new this. None of the 3 structures were ever stained or treated at all prior to applying Rrady Seal Stain
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    B. Hica · 09/15/2017
    I'm having my deck done with Trex Select, Saddle color, and the railing will be new cedar. What color most closely matches this Trex color, and can I use TWP 1500 on new cedar without much of a weathering period?
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    Barbara Tuner · 09/15/2017
    I have a two year old pressure treated pine deck in Denver Colorado. What is the best product for this area and the wood that I have. No other sealants or stains have been applied. Lumber was purchased at Lowes. Thanks Barb
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    chuck51 · 09/15/2017
    Age - 3 years
    Type - Pressure treated pine
    condition - Good, but fading and lightening
    Stain - none
    Area - Pool deck and railing system
    Which product is best, 100 or 1500?
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    TWP Stains · 08/27/2017
    Jim W. Smith:
    I have a large redwood deck with a lot of sun 4000' elevation in the sierras. I am removing the superdeck redwood stain. Want to apply TWP. What color do you recommend that will last the longest. I do not want to use redwood stain. We are also using RAD stripper on our pine log siding for the house. We want the house darker than

    Try the Pecan color 1520.
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    Jim W. Smith · 08/26/2017
    I have a large redwood deck with a lot of sun 4000' elevation in the sierras. I am removing the superdeck redwood stain. Want to apply TWP. What color do you recommend that will last the longest. I do not want to use redwood stain. We are also using RAD stripper on our pine log siding for the house. We want the house darker than
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    TWP Stains · 08/25/2017
    Julia Gulia:
    Hi, we live in the mountains in Northern California and we are looking for a stain for our house and chicken coop. We will have to use the same stain since the coop is attached to the house. Is the 1500 livestock save?

    Once it fully dries and cures, yes it is safe.
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    TWP Stains · 08/25/2017
    Derrick W:
    Hello,
    I would like to apply TWP 1500 in a clear coat over my douglas fir deck boards and railings. I previously installed the deck and had applied Thompsons water seal. Can I place TWP1500 directly over the Thompsons or do I have to remove the Thompsons first? If I have to remove it what should I use to remove it and prep the deck?

    Is TWP 1500 the right stain/sealer and is the natural a clear so natural lumber color will not be affected?

    Thank you Derrick

    Natural color is tinted. The Clear is not. Clear also means you will not have UV protection from graying. The Natural being tinted and all the other TWP colors will offer UV protection. You will need to remove the Thompsons first:
    https://www.twpstain.com/restore-a-deck-stripper-brightener-kit-detail
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    Julia Gulia · 08/24/2017
    Hi, we live in the mountains in Northern California and we are looking for a stain for our house and chicken coop. We will have to use the same stain since the coop is attached to the house. Is the 1500 livestock save?
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    Derrick W · 08/24/2017
    Hello,
    I would like to apply TWP 1500 in a clear coat over my douglas fir deck boards and railings. I previously installed the deck and had applied Thompsons water seal. Can I place TWP1500 directly over the Thompsons or do I have to remove the Thompsons first? If I have to remove it what should I use to remove it and prep the deck?

    Is TWP 1500 the right stain/sealer and is the natural a clear so natural lumber color will not be affected?

    Thank you Derrick
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    TWP Stains · 08/18/2017
    Rocco Loccisano:
    Have a camp in northern New York adirondacks
    New wood nothing on seasoned for 1 1/2years
    Would the 1500 product be the right choice. Could I get samples? Will it hold up to the severe cold - how late temp can I go was thinking September won't have much time in warm weather or wait till spring? Please advise to best approach and where I can buy products?

    Yes, the 1500 Series is correct for this. It would be best to stain this year. You have until mid-October. Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit.

    Samples are here:
    https://www.twpstain.com/stain-samples
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    Rocco Loccisano · 08/17/2017
    Have a camp in northern New York adirondacks
    New wood nothing on seasoned for 1 1/2years
    Would the 1500 product be the right choice. Could I get samples? Will it hold up to the severe cold - how late temp can I go was thinking September won't have much time in warm weather or wait till spring? Please advise to best approach and where I can buy products?
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    TWP Stains · 08/17/2017
    Laurence Frank:
    Where do you live?[/quote]

    The house is in Nevada so I can use either 100 or 1500. My priority is effectiveness and durability. Which will last longer before needing another treatment?

    Old dry redwood, sanded down to fresh wood.

    They will last about the same. The 1500 has slightly higher solids so it could give a little longer UV protection when in full sun.