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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    Sandy · 07/15/2020
    My deck is 12-yo pt wood. I stained it 10 yrs ago with either TWP 100 or 1500 (don’t remember) cedartone. I cleaned & brightened & restained with same product about 5 yrs ago. This past winter the wood mildewed until it was black & slippery. I live in Georgia with a lot of pine & oak trees surrounding the house. The deck is still black this summer. I’m planning on pressure washing, then sanding, then using Restore-A-Deck, then restaining with 1500 cedartone. Which would be the best option for preventing mildew in the future: 100 or 1500 or a solid paint-based coating? Is there anything else I can do to prevent mildew?
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      TWP Stains · 07/15/2020
      Mildew can grow on top of any decks stain and cannot be 100% prevented. Use the TWP 1500 when you redo.
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    Dave · 07/14/2020
    Yes all rough sawn.
    2nd try on pic.
    looking for natural wood grain and color to be seen.
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    Dave · 07/14/2020
    Hello need help with selecting best stain for my project.
    1 age. New
    2. Western red cedar
    3. new, rough sawn
    4. Never been stained
    5. Arbor swing stand.
    pick is from a website of what I want to achieve. Mine is not built yet.
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    Vaden · 07/13/2020
    Hello,
    Two years ago, I sanded my deck to bare wood and stained with 1516 Rustic. It looked fantastic. This year I plan on staining again since it is beginning to fade. I have already cleaned and prepped the deck, but my wife is thinking that the 1516 is a little darker than she wants. Since the 1516 is faded a bit lighter now, can I use the 1501 Cedar, 1515 Honeytone, 1520 Pecan, or 1530 Natural over my existing 1516 Rustic to keep it a bit lighter and still get the protection? I know it would look slightly different and won’t be easy to predict the final color, but would the stains adhere the same or do I have to stick to a reapplication of 1516 Rustic?
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    Peggy Dare · 07/12/2020
    Help! Quick! I ordered the pecan 5 gallon can and the color is awful! There was so much sludge on the bottom, I stirred and stirred, thinking PLEASE let there be some warm toned pigment coming up in here somewhere, but no. The pecan color has no life to it, greenish. I felt like I was mixing up dog poop with water, and the dog was dead. Not at all like the on-line sample. I should have ordered a cedar color. As is I cannot put this product on my beautiful old barn.
    I need orange pigment, maybe about a half cup full, to mix into this to fix it. Can you help? PLEASE. 206-225-5196. 65 Obsidian Loop, Los Alamos, NM 87544
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      TWP Stains · 07/12/2020
      I am sorry but we do not sell or offer pigment. Colors do vary based on the wood type and age of the wood but there is not any "green" pigment in the Pecan or any of the TWP color so it would be the wood itself causing this. If you wanted to modify the color of the TWP you would be able to do this by adding or mixing in a different TWP stain color.
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        Peggy Dare · 07/15/2020
        Please send me some color. I tried it on various pieces of wood- seasoned raw and the problem is That the pecan color is just not a pecan color. I am an oil painter. I know how to mix colors. Somehow the TWP stains are mixed with pigments. Is there someone else I can talk with?
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          TWP Stains · 07/15/2020
          Hello,

          As we mentioned, we do not have just "colors" or "pigments" to send. We only offer pre-mixed stains. You can order any of the pre-mixed stains colors that you like from the website to add to the Pecan that you have to modify it either lighter or darker.
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    Ron · 07/10/2020
    Got a deck and some lattice work, all are pressure treated and have sat a year. Looking to keep it as close as possible to the look it has. Suggested steps, I assume usually prep for treated wood that has sat for a year (still looks almost new), any other prep and suggestion for stain color. (Wisconsin, hard winters -well, pre climate change anyway).
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    Stephen · 07/10/2020
    I am trying to pick a stain color to that will keep me lighter in color but dark enough to hide the water marks and stuff. Any suggestions?
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      TWP Stains · 07/10/2020
      Unfortunately, a semi-transparent stain will not hide watermarks. Those are deep in the wood and will still show no matter what color you choose. Using a wood brightened on all wood will help to even out the wood discoloration prior to staining.
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    Dawn McGuinness · 07/03/2020
    I stained my wood deck with TWP1500 last year and it looks thin and worn in spots. Can I put another coat directly on top of last Year’s coat?
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    jeff · 07/03/2020
    I recently purchased a pergola made of Chinese Cedar and erected 1 month ago. The product came pre-stained for color only with a water based stain and no sealer. The company states on their website "The wood on our Backyard Discovery products are flash heated which dries the stain fast into only the first few layers. This allows you to re-stain or paint with a different color on top of the pre-stained wood, you can also use a water or oil based sealant on the pre-stained wood as well."

    Based on their information, can I use the TWP or 1500 stain directly on the pergola or do I need to strip it. FYI, currently rain water soaks in.

    Also, is your stain an effective sealer?

    Thank you
    Jeff
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      TWP Stains · 07/03/2020
      You cannot apply a sealer over a stain as the sealer will not be able to soak in. Leave it alone for now as it will be fine. Prep by stripping, brightening, and staining it next year.
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    Eric · 07/01/2020
    What's the best TWP stain for a mahogany deck that has been stripped and sanded. It's about 15 years old and in very good shape. At various times in the past, it was stained with Cabot australian Timber or Arborcoat translucent. I live in the northeast with lots of temperature extremes. TWP 100 or TWP 1500? Other suggestions?
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      TWP Stains · 07/02/2020
      You will need the TWP 1500 for your area. Rustic 1516 is popular for Mahogany.
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    Jay · 06/26/2020
    Planning to stain 5/8" rough sawn pine siding panels (brand new) to look similarly to cedar. What would be the recommendation?
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    jan · 06/20/2020
    how should we approach a deck with both old and new (replaced) cedar wood? We purchased the 1502 stain.
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    Rex Mustain · 06/09/2020
    1. 2012 was first year and applied 1504 dark walnut stain in 2014
    2. Oak wood and allowed to season for 2 years before appling the 1504
    3. faded and cracked now in 2020
    4. see answer 1
    5. all vertical wood as I have TREXX on horz surfaces.

    Is TWP100 better than twp 1500. I live in KS so can use either but I like the dark walnut and would save using the brightner.
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      TWP Stains · 06/09/2020
      They work the same as far as longevity. Stick with the Black Walnut if you like it.
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    Usman · 06/07/2020
    Hello,
    I forgot to add some pictures of the cedar deck. Hopefully this will help.
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    Usman · 06/07/2020
    Hello,
    My customer has a brand new cedar deck that is 800 sq.ft. When the deck is wet from the rain, the customer wants the knots and grain of the wood to show through. They also prefer the deck to be a golden color. What type of oil stain does TWP recommend for this type of deck?
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    Mike Ihnot · 06/06/2020
    I am using product 1502 and love the color it brings out on redwood, but the color fades requiring dismantling what I have built to clean it so I can reapply your product. I love the finish and do not want to put a sealer on it as I do not want a sheen, as I think that ruins the look.
    Just reapplying over the existing product turns it’s dark, so dark it looks terrible.
    Do you have a product, or know of one that will help me retain the natural look longer ? Thanks Mike
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    Stephen DiCenso · 06/06/2020
    I have a 2 year old deck that was Thompson wood sealed prior to purchasing the home 2yrs ago. It is roughly 400-500 square feet. Would the 5 gallon clean & stain kit be an appropriate purchase? The sealer has pretty much worn from the CA elements and I need to clean & brighten the wood. Am I buying too much or can I store the stain until next year’s clean and restrain? My neighbor raves about you guys and said just stay w/TWP and you’ll never have any problems. Also, is there a difference between buying local or direct from company?
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      TWP Stains · 06/07/2020
      Yes, the 5-gallon kit will be correct for the prep and stain amount. We sell online from our website. Opened stain has a shelf life of about 12 months.
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    Ralph Mulvihill · 05/25/2020
    Just finished prepping and staining my 25 tear old redwood deck .Forecast said there is a chance of thunderstorms .I Made a makeshift tent to cover entire deck. It started to pour and got windy. Got the deck stained but makeshift tent got blown off 2 hours after I finished staining.Deck got very wet.I blew off water with leaf blower. I am very pleased with the finished deck.The photos below show the finished deck.TWP stain is fantastic. I used 1500 series due to living in Illinois. I would recommend TWP stain over any other.
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    Biba · 05/21/2020
    I will be using the product on pressure pine for two sets of 6 steps, banisters and railing. They were built a year ago. One set of steps is more weathered as it receives direct sun for several hours and is exposed to more rain, the other set is more protected and looks brand new. Neither set of steps has been stained or protected.
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    Biba · 05/21/2020
    I see Prairie Gray is $6 more than other color choices. Is that because there is more pigment in this color? I love the color, but looking for a product that will have easier to re-stain without having to deal with removing peeling pigment. Are the other colors more transparent than semi-transparent or semi-opaque?

    Can TWP 100 be shipped to Norfolk, VA zip code 23502? My billing address is Northern Virginia, but I would be using the product in Norfolk and shipping it there. From reading reviews, TWP 100 seems to perform better than TWP 1500.

    Thanks!
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      TWP Stains · 05/21/2020
      The TWP is allowed on zip code 23502. The grays cost more due to the solid content. The 100 and 1500 last the same on a deck, no difference.