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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    Dlewis · 05/05/2021
    How much wood grain shows through on the 1500 black walnut vs a similar color of the semi-solid pro series?  I have an older deck that has not been maintained well.  I'd like hide some of the cracking but would also like some grain to show so it doesn't look like it is painted. what is the best option? I'm in Virginia beach, deck gets mostly sun, however, areas close to the house are completely shaded.
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      TWP Stains · 05/05/2021
      Semi-solid colors will always show less wood grain compare to any of the semi-transparent colors. Either would work for you but you will get better UV protection with semi-solid colors. Maybe try samples to see what you like better? https://www.twpstain.com/stain-samples
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    scott · 05/02/2021
    Hi, 5 yr old, covered deck, pressure treated (I'm assuming pine?), never treated, but cleaned every year and looks like new since very little exposure to sun or rain. I want a light color but at least some protection from UV for small outdoor section that will be the same color. Also want water base, not oil. Recommendation?
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      TWP Stains · 05/02/2021
      Sorry but we do not sell a water-based TWP stain on our site.
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    Lori · 05/01/2021
    Deck is 8 years old. Pressure treated and stained with sherwin Williams semi-transparent stain. Wood is in good condition. Needs to be re-stained. Do I need to strip it before I use TWP or will the cleaner/brightener be enough? ThanksLori MiserLoribluemiser@gmail.com
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    Roger Dibble · 04/29/2021
    Rough sawn pine is 15 years old I pressure washed it today now it looks like new wood. What do you recommend?
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    Roger Dibble · 04/29/2021
    15 years old
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    Ken Wey · 04/25/2021
    We live 100 ft from the Pacific Ocean and our patio furniture is mostly teak and our doors are alder and line that was previously stained a varnished with marine spar. Most of the varnish has peeled off and we would like to apply twp 1500 to all furniture and doors thinking we could save ourselves the stripping process and just apply TWP as needed without all the fuss. Is this a good idea?  Is TWP alone without varnish a good protectant against the constant ocean abuse?  Is is advised to apply a varnish over the twp? My wife would like to apply a wax. Is this a bad idea?  Any advice is recommended. Thanks
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      TWP Stains · 04/25/2021
      No, you cannot apply TWP over the old coating. It must be removed 100% first. You also cannot top coat TWP with a varnish or any type of coating. 
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    Joseph · 04/20/2021
    I overbought and have about half of a 5 gallon bucket of TWP1500 left.  The seal on the bucket does not seem airtight.  Do you have any recommendations for keeping this leftover stain for next season?  
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      TWP Stains · 04/21/2021
      Buy some empty gallon containers and store the stain in them for airtight storage. 
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    Emily · 04/06/2021
    Do you sell smaller amounts of product for restoration/refinishing of redwood outdoor furniture?
    I'd like to remove varnish applied by previous owners, and then recover with TWP. I only need enough to cover 2 loveseats and an armchair.
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      TWP Stains · 04/06/2021
      Gallons are the smallest size. You would have to sand off the varnish.
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    Bret · 03/31/2021
    My entire deck and railing is stained with 1500 Black Walnut. It needs redone this spring and I'd like to try a semi solid this time. What color semi will match closest and is there a way to just buy a sample rather than a 55 dollar gallon in case the color isn't right?
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      TWP Stains · 03/31/2021
      We are not offering samples of the semi-solid colors per the website and sample order page. Closest would be the Charcoal color but is not exact.
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    Chris haye · 03/29/2021
    Why does my stain coat look blocjy
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      TWP Stains · 03/30/2021
      That is the wood grain of your ceiling.
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    Anna-Marie Plyler · 03/27/2021
    Age of wood: 1 Year
    Type of Wood: Pine
    Condition: Very Good
    Stained Last Year with Cabot's Timber Oil: Flame Mahogany (Way too red)
    Area to be treated are stair railings and perimeter trim on a composite deck.

    Used Cabot's Timber Oil (Mahogany) on our old deck and it really worked well. Didn't know that Cabot's had been sold and the colors changed considerably. I need a stain that will be a closer match to my composite deck. From your website photos, I like the 1504 Black Walnut. Can I apply this over the year old Cabot's Timber Oil?

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      TWP Stains · 03/28/2021
      You will need to remove the Cabot before using the TWP.
      https://www.twpstain.com/restore-a-deck-stripper-brightener-kit-detail
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    Dawn McGuinn · 03/26/2021
    I stained my deck with TWP 1500 2 summers ago and it needs to be done again. Is this normal? At that time, I did the full prep on pressure treated wood that had sat for 1 year. What is the process for going over my old application?
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    mike · 03/19/2021
    new un-assembled cedar wood for raised vegetable garden. Is it safe for this application? How soon can I stain it? What color recommendation for UV protection and enhance the cedar colors? Location is south west virginia
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      TWP Stains · 03/19/2021
      See here about new wood: https://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

      You can use the TWP 100 Series after waiting and prep. Try Honeytone color.
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    Mark Hueffman · 03/15/2021
    New deck, pressure treated yellow pine. Finished in October. Moisture meter is at 9-12%. Assuming you can’t use oil based in CT so guess I would have to use the 1500 product? Would sanding be enough for prep?
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    Scott · 03/10/2021
    Hi! I am looking to stain my new pressure treated pine deck in Georgia (kind of yellowish). The house color is gray blue. I want to go with a light walnut=ish tone to avoid too much red / yellow. What color do you recommend? Does the pecan 120 bring more of a walnut tone vs cedar? Would love your perspective.

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      TWP Stains · 03/10/2021
      See here about new wood: https://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

      As for colors, they vary drastically based on the age, the wood type, application, prep, etc. Best to test samples on your wood: https://www.twpstain.com/stain-samples

      To start you off with colors, see pictures here: https://www.twpstain.com/twp-1500-series-stain-colors-and-photo-albums/
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    Adam Colley · 03/07/2021
    Age: 22 yrs
    Type: Oak log
    Condition: Dry Previously stained
    Staining: Multiple unknown brands/types
    Solid Oak Log home Heavy Sun exposure on 2 sides.

    TWP is what the builder of the home recommends. We would like to go with a solid stain as some old stain on our house will not come off and will remain visible through the new stain. We are in NE Missouri with high winds, heavy sun, snow, sleet, hail and driving rains... Which product do you recommend? Do you have any prep advice to get your stain to last longer? I do not like to paint or stain and would rather not do this again for another 10 years or longer if possible.
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      TWP Stains · 03/07/2021
      I am sorry, but TWP does not come in a solid stain.
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    Linda · 01/25/2021
    1. New
    2. cedar shiplap
    3. Brand new
    4.not stained previous.
    5. House and trim with Semi transparent stain. A cedar tone color . Will be at 8500 foot elevation with tons of snow in mountains of Colorado.
    Please inform if I can use oil based in Colorado. someone said we can’t? Also is it best to coat the entire board, all 6 sides, before installing the siding. Thank you!
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      TWP Stains · 01/25/2021
      See this first about new wood: https://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

      After install, wait and prep, you only need to stain exposed wood. Use the TWP 1500 for CO. It is oil-based and allowed there.
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    Wenda · 12/16/2020
    Can we use TWP stains on Hardie Board siding?
    What is the difference between the 100 series and the 1500 series?
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      TWP Stains · 12/16/2020
      If the Hardie Board is unstained, then yes. Difference of series is based on where you live and what is allowed?
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        Wenda · 12/16/2020
        Thanks!
        I live in Northern CA and the Hardie Board fiber cement siding is primed but never painted or stained before- new house.
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          TWP Stains · 12/17/2020
          The TWP will not work over a primed surface. Only unstained wood surfaces.
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    jon · 12/08/2020
    i live in north westestern quebec in canada,is the product available up here ?
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    Julie · 12/06/2020
    What is the UV rating or how well does it handle sun exposure? Also, does this stain absorb well into wood like an oil treatment?
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      TWP Stains · 12/06/2020
      Deck stains do not have "UV ratings". TWP is a penetrating oil-based deck stain that will protect against UV fading. In general, the darker or richer the color, the better the UV resistance will be.