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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    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.
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    Robert Bateman · 05/21/2018
    I stained my new deck and fence with Sikkens Deck a stain in Cedartone 2 years ago. The Sikkens faded, so I restrained the fence with TWP 1500, also in Cedartone, and it looks great. In preparation for staining the deck, I was reading some of your comments, and you started that you can't stain over Sikkens with TWP! What will the result be on my fence and what do I need to do to prepare to restrain the deck with TWP 1500? Robert Bateman
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      TWP Stains · 05/21/2018
      Strip and brighten for the prep on the deck to remove the Sikkens. As for the fence, hard to say but if the Sikkens hindered the TWP from soaking in correctly, you could have drying issues and premature failure. Good news is there is less of a chance of having issues on vertical wood like a fence.
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    Barry · 05/15/2018
    I have a 20 year old log cabin that was last sealed in 2005 in Eastern PA California Red TWP511 was used. It is not real bad shape couple spots are graying but not many? (see picture)
    I will be using TWP1511 to go over log cabin. Can I just pressure wash and stain or do I need to strip first?
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      TWP Stains · 05/15/2018
      You should be okay with just cleaning for the prep on this cabin
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    Amy kowarsky · 05/13/2018
    Can I use this in composite deck?
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    Jeff · 05/03/2018
    Has anyone just used the Clear? My wife likes the natural look of our pressure treated deck with our black railings. Is there any downfall outside of UV protection to the clear?
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      TWP Stains · 05/04/2018
      Hi Jeff, the Clear has no tint and that means no UV protection from graying. The wood will gray naturally.
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    Mike Farrell · 05/03/2018
    What is the difference between “clear” and “natural” in 1500 series stains?
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    Debra GILLESPIE-SWEETNAM · 05/03/2018
    planning on rebuilding a deck can TWP 1500 be put on this new wood?
    How long does delivery take to get to Alberta Canada?
    Shipping costs?

    How long before recoating required? (approximately)
    How does TWP 1500 compare to Thompson's Water Seal? We have always used Thompsons but looking for a longer lasting product.
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    Ann Mcleod · 05/01/2018
    8 years old; northern Canada;cabin at lake; covered but exposed at edges; 650 sq feet
    pressure treated spruce 2x6 deck boards
    No previous finish
    boards have shrunk and cracked a little bit
    please help with prep and correct product . Thanks
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    Ken Kurtz · 04/25/2018
    i replaced my deck last year and stained it with preserva wood redwood stain.It did not even last 6 months .I am looking at TWP 1500 redwood to redo the finish.Before I started researching stains I started pressure washing the deck.What is the best way to proceed now.can I continue pressure washing?
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      TWP Stains · 04/26/2018
      You will need to remove the current coating. If the pressure washing does this then you should be good. If not, you may need to use a stripper while doing the washing. Brighten the wood when done.
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    Doug · 04/23/2018
    built a 20x20' pergola using doug-fir beams and cedar posts last summer. Getting ready to clean/stain it for the first time this spring. Going with restore-a-deck and light pressure wash, and then should i use 1500 on it? Once it's had time to dry, will the stain cause any residue runoff when it rains? there is a brand new concrete pad underneath the pergola and i dont want any stain residue washing off in the rain over the next few years.
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      TWP Stains · 04/23/2018
      Hello, yes on the prep and the TWP 1500 Stain for this. TWP is a full curing stain so once cured/dry, it will not have any runoff onto the concrete.
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    Nancy · 04/17/2018
    My deck is about 25 years old I've used only Flood CWF cedar tone semi transparent. I have read that two 1500 has a great rating. Can I put this on my deck now. It's been cleaned with a deck cleaner and it really needs to be sealed.
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      TWP Stains · 04/17/2018
      Hello, The Flood has to be fully removed to be able to use the TWP. If your the prep has removed it, then you are good to go. If not, you will need to strip and brighten the wood for prep.
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    Jerry Vosti · 04/07/2018
    With the honey tone and new redwood I used about 4 gallons of the 5 gallon container I purchased for this time around should I purchase a 5 gallon and an additional 1 gallon just to make sure I have enough if it will penetrate more?
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      TWP Stains · 04/07/2018
      It should be enough and yes it is more absorbent.
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    Jerry Vosti · 04/07/2018
    Live coastal California. Have 2 year old redwood deck (1200 sqft)
    Clean and stained it (very light application) with 1500 honeytone when new. Time for a redwood stain this time around. How should I prepare the deck before staining? Do I have to strip it? Or just clean it?
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    Jamie Wallace · 03/08/2018
    1200 sq ft new cedar deck that has been weathering since last October. I plan on staining in May. Do I need to do 2 coats or is one sufficient. Can I use my airless sprayer to apply it?
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    Dave · 03/01/2018
    3 years
    Rough sawn oak
    Solid as a rock
    Deck was coated with Thompson's 3 years ago, porch, so far nothing
    Oak has greyed which I wish to keep. The deck has a partial roof, oak posts, about 225 sq ft, the front porch has a roof, oak posts, 288 sq ft. Need a clear product.
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    Eric · 12/22/2017
    I have lots of left over stain and I’d like to know if I can use that stain and apply it to my unfinished hickory hardwood floor inside my house and apply a finish polyurethane coat on top
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      TWP Stains · 12/23/2017
      Sorry but no it will not work for this.
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    Jeff DeFazio · 10/23/2017
    Can I apply the 1500 over the previous 500 used years ago on my California redwood deck.
    Thanks

    Jeff
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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.