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?
  5. Small description of the area to be treated.

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    Robin Cantrell · 11/12/2019
    I have interior wood beams coming for my new home. Can TWP be used safely on interior wood. I need to protect these beams and they are long and may not be installed immediately. I need to protect them while they are outdoors until they are used but want to be safe. Thanks
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      TWP Stains · 11/12/2019
      Yes but stain them outside first before installing them.
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    James Franklin · 10/21/2019
    I need one gallon of TWP 1500 pecan to touch up my deck. It was recently finished using this stain, but need an extra coat in area exposed to the sun. Can I order it for delivery?
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    Heather · 10/20/2019
    Hello! We need to reseal/re-oil our tigerwood deck, which was installed in March 2019. Unfortunately, the installers for the deck did an *awful* job staining it (among other things), so we'll need to fix it. Images attached.

    While the deck is pretty new, we're thinking we'll have to go with the TWP 1500 Series Stain and Gemini Restore A Deck Kit Combo Pack to clean everything up, brighten it and then stain it (again).

    We're also thinking 1502 Redwood is best for matching the wood's current color; using this stain won't detract from the color of our current deck, will it?

    Are we on the right track with what we're looking to buy and the color? Thanks for any insight.
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      TWP Stains · 10/20/2019
      You would need tthe Stripper/Brightener Kits, not the Gemini Kit. Most use Rustic over the Redwood color.
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        Heather · 10/20/2019
        Thanks for your quick response! Is this what you mean: TWP 1500 Series 5 Gallon and RAD Stripper/Brightener Kit?
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    Jeremy · 10/10/2019
    What is the difference in the series of stains? For instance, is the 1500 series better or different than the 200 series?
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      TWP Stains · 10/10/2019
      The 200 is designed for shakes and shingles while the 1500 is for all wood types and scenarios. One is not better than the other.
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    Lou Roessler · 10/01/2019
    Is Walmart a twp authorized online dealer?
    Lou R.
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      TWP Stains · 10/01/2019
      No, TWP is not sold at Walmart nor is anyone selling on their marketplace an authorized online dealer.
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    rachelb631 · 09/27/2019
    We have 5-6 year old deck, made of pressure-treated lumber and which has been stained twice since construction, once at about 6 months, and the second time 2-3 years ago. Both times we've bought a top-of-the-line semi-transparent water-soluble stain in a redwood/cedar color, and cannot believe that we need to stain the deck AGAIN after such a short interval. The boards in particular no longer exhibit the protective qualities of the stain, and have uneven coloration. I believe last time we used Cabot, at the dealer's recommendation, and we always prepare the wood and apply the stain according the manufacturer's instructions.

    We plan to clean the deck with a pressure-washer tomorrow, and to do the staining early next week. We prefer a water-based semi-transparent stain, again in a redwood/cedar color. What cleaner and stain should we get, and where do we get them from? We live in Long Island, New York (ZIP 11776).
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      TWP Stains · 09/28/2019
      Hello, we offer TWP only in oil-based stains. Just a couple of FYIs, when switching brands, you should strip and brighten to remove the current stain. Also, no stain on the market will last more than 2-3 years. This is normal to redo at that time.
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    Ralph · 09/20/2019
    I have a 25 year old redwood deck, previously stained with superdeck stain.What should I do to prep it,should I sand it etc. I live in Il. which stain can I use, 100 or 1500 series TWO stain
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    Brie · 09/19/2019
    Additional picture attached.
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      TWP Stains · 09/19/2019
      You should use the Stripper and Brightener Kit.
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        Brie · 09/19/2019
        Do you think the job will require the Restore-A-Deck Wood and Deck Stain Stripper/BoosterAdditive or the Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper Thickening Gel in conjunction with the Restore-A-Deck Stripper?
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          TWP Stains · 09/20/2019
          That would help.
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            Brie · 09/20/2019
            Will these products together guarantee an even tone across all the wood, take off the black stains, and eliminate the outline of the door mat? I need to know before I begin. Thanks.
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              TWP Stains · 09/21/2019
              It will make it look better but the black stains may be deep in the wood so no guarantee that it can get it all out or not.
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    Brie · 09/19/2019
    My neighborhood group is power washing and using 1500 on pressure treated pine porch wood that is 2.5 - 3.5 years old and has been treated once 2 years ago with 2 coats of SW water based clear stain. There are door mat and other soil/damage variables, such as shown in these pictures.
    We are finding that overall powerwashing is not creating a completely uniform surface and the Honeytone 1515 color is not covering the problem areas and is coming out considerably darker than shown on your website.

    What preparation steps to you recommend for the wood pictured here? This is a door mat stain along with black charcoal like substance that dirtied the wood from the underside of disintegrating rusty metal deck chairs.

    Would Oxiclean work as a prestep to powerwashing?
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    Ronald Arm · 09/10/2019
    When to use 1500 vs 200?
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      TWP Stains · 09/10/2019
      Depends on the surface type you are applying to?
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    Kevin · 09/10/2019
    Does the TWP 1500 clear have UV resistance?
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      TWP Stains · 09/10/2019
      No, it must be tined for UV resistance.
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    Steve Goreham · 08/21/2019
    Can I mix a small amount of exterior wood varnish with TWP1500?
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    Wayne · 08/12/2019
    I live in south Louisiana and have an Acadian style home that has rough cedar or cypress columns and shutters. I stained them about 8 or 9 years ago with a dark Minwax product and haven’t cleaned nor stained them since. Can you suggest an appropriate cleaning method and TWP staining product?
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    Dave · 08/09/2019
    I just want to order the product!!!! Call me 8166657025
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    Ron Becht · 08/08/2019
    I have a recently built (30 days) Con Heart Redwood Pergola.
    Never been stained. I want to retain the natural look of redwood. I live in Northern California and my Pergola is exposed to the sun most of the day. Which product would you recommend and when should I apply the stain?
    Thank you. Ron
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    April · 08/07/2019
    I have Green/fresh Douglas fir timbers to be used on the exterior and interior of our home that is being built. Do I need to wait to stain them or can I stain them prior to installing? Do we stain with one coat or two? Do we need to sand them prior or is rough sawn ok? Pre wood conditioner prior to staining, yes or no?
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    MIKE · 08/06/2019
    CAN I USE THE 1500 SERIES ON TOP OF THE 100 SERIES AFTER CLEANING AND PREPPING THE DOUG FIR LOGS?

    THERE IS CUREENTLY 2 COATS OF THE 100 SERIES DONE APPROX 10 YEARS AGO.

    1500 HAS MORE SOLIDS SO THAT IS MY CHOICE OR SHOULD I USE THE 100 AGAIN?
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    Daryl · 07/25/2019
    how can I get a sample? We live on the North Pacific coast and there are no nearby stores that have your product in stock (they sell on line only). Is there any way to get a sample here?
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    Al · 07/24/2019
    I am having an 800 sf wood-framed screenhouse built with open cathedral ceilings using treated white pine. The plan is to use 2 coats of TWP 1500 (professionally brushed on) on most of the building, inside and out. Is there an advantage to applying two coats, or are there potential disadvantages, like prolonged tackiness?
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    Joseph Hodor · 07/22/2019
    Stained deck. Some boards have a white color on them.Is this from sap
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      TWP Stains · 07/22/2019
      Probably. Feel free to post a picture.