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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    Melissa · 04/26/2019
    I live in Minnesota, had my fence cedar fence installed November 2018. It is now almost May 2019 and the snow is finally gone. Do I need to prep my fence before staining? Also, according to your calculations, do I need 30 gallons? 250' by 6ft.
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      TWP Stains · 04/26/2019
      Yes on prep. About 25-30 gallons for the two coats applied wet on wet.
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    JZH1 · 04/22/2019
    Rough sawn pine or cedar (not sure) less than 10 years old.
    Previously stained with TWP cedar tone, and would like to re-coat with the same.
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    Ann McLeod · 04/12/2019
    And is the TWP 200 series going to do a good job? Ann McLeod
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    Ann McLeod · 04/11/2019
    9 years old. Preserved spruce. Wood has shrunk quite a bit - I think the preservative had not completely dried when we purchased the wood - but it good shape. Some cupping. Has not been stained. Covered deck except on edges it has got rain and snow. I want to freshen the look as it is quite grey and preserve what I have. What product is best and do I need to do the wood brightener before the stain? And finally, can I buy in Canada (northern Alberta) and if so, where or do I order directly from you?
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    John Fraser · 03/25/2019
    I own a "log-look" pine home that is in desperate need of re-staining. I have used your 1500 product, using the wet on wet method, on my deck. I am told that my homes vertical surfaces would only require a single coat. Keeping in mind that the southern exposure surfaces are in the worst shape while the surfaces under cover are in relatively good shape, do you concur with the contractor's recommendation of 1 coat or do you recommend two "wet-on-wet" coats? Thanks.
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    Kimberly Weinberg · 03/22/2019
    We have a 15 year old pressure treated lumber deck that we stain every other year. In the summer of 2017, we applied the TWP 1500 (Dark Oak) stain with success. We'd like to stain it again this spring (2019), and wondered if it is ok to apply the new stain over the old stain after pressure washing it?
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    Liz · 03/07/2019
    We are planning to clean, brighten and stain the Cedar deck this Spring which was installed July 2018 in Pennsylvania. Do we use the pressure washer to clean the deck and how is the Brightener applied to the deck? Will the products do anything to the iron black rails?
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    Elaine · 01/30/2019
    I’m building a house in north Georgia using exterior pine board and batten. What product is best for a new build that will last 7-8 years before having to restain?
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    Jonny Loeffler · 11/22/2018
    I'm waiting to apply TWP 1500 to my new pressure treated deck. Is there a similar TWP product that reduces a slip/fall risk?

    Jon
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    Delaine · 10/30/2018
    I am restaining my deck stairs and landings (uncovered with mid to late afternoon sun) and my front porch deck (covered with morning to mid afternoon sun). I live in the lowcountry of Charleston with marshland nearby. The existing stain (6 sixs old) I suspect to be an oil based Sherwin Williams deck stain product. When I used a rag soaked with denatured alcohol on a portion of the stain, some of the stain came off on the rag, but not much. Oil based, right? Would the 1500 be something I can use in these circumstances? If so, please fill me in on any specific things my contractor needs to do. THANK YOU!
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      TWP Stains · 10/31/2018
      Hello, you must remove the current coating when switching brands of stain. The TWP cannot be applied over this. Please post a picture so we can determine the proper way to remove.
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    Shannon · 10/17/2018
    I prepped and coated new cedar porch columns in TWP1501 Cedar and now want a darker finish like walnut - how best to proceed? Do I need to sand them down and/or wait for a few months? As an option is it possible to paint over with oil based paint? Thanks Shannon
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      TWP Stains · 10/17/2018
      You cannot paint over with a paint. Can you post a picture?
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        Shannon · 10/17/2018
        Thanks for the quick reply - attached are my photos - I just finished these yesterday and its colder here in Chicago (40-55 temps) so the stain is also a little damp even though I back brushed with a dry foam brush. Would it be possible to re-apply TWP darker stain in spring/summer?
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          TWP Stains · 10/17/2018
          Yes, wait until Spring. Light wash and then try the Dark Oak or Black Walnut colors.
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    Dennis · 10/17/2018
    I have a new clear heart redwood deck. It was installed 6 months ago and is ready for staining. It was cleaned with a pressure washer but required some sanding and scrubbing in small areas where there were stains or paint spray codes from the mill. These areas are somewhat lighter in color. Will the TWP 1500 stain differently in the lighter areas? If so is there a way to make the final finish uniformed in color? I live in the San Francisco Bay area. Is there local dealer who carries your products?

    Thanks Dennis
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    Adam · 10/15/2018
    I have a pressure treated spruce perminant post dock I installed 4 months ago. I applied a coat of Olympic water seal/ UV protection. The dock sees a lot of sun/UV exposure in the summer and harsh damp winters. What product is recommended to seal and protect the dock and can I apply it over the Olympic? Thanks
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    susan · 09/11/2018
    I have a 40 year old home with clear cedar vertical siding. It has been power washed and coated with clear FLOOD CWF. It needs a new coat as the last application was over 4 years ago. Is TWP 1500 the proper product for this wood and does it come in clear coat? I live in West Virginia. Thank you for any information you can provide.
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      TWP Stains · 09/12/2018
      Hello,

      The TWP cannot be applied over the Flood. That would have to removed first. Once removed you can use the TWP.
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    Mike · 09/05/2018
    I want to stain an interior wall thinking of user guide clear 1500 on cedar will this work do I have to wait
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    Sharon · 09/05/2018
    Which product is better? 100 or 1500?
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      TWP Stains · 09/05/2018
      They are both excellent without one being better than the other.
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    Abbie · 09/01/2018
    How soon can I stain a new kiln dried pine wood barn? And how much do I need for a 28 x 18 barn and how do I prep the wood? I live in North Central PA. Thinking about purchasing the 1500 series.
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    Holly · 08/29/2018
    I just stained my deck with TWP 1500, rustic color. The rails are quite old, and the floor is a few years old. I cleaned and brightened everything well with Deck Restore before staining. The rails came out a warm brown, the floor is definitely reddish. Why two colors? If I put another coat on the rails, will it help the color match?
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      TWP Stains · 08/30/2018
      Color will vary based on wood age and type. Another coat should help.
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    Stephanie · 08/24/2018
    1. 3-4 years, 2. Western red cedar, 3. Good to excellent 4. Stained with penefin (spelling) at time of install 5. Two areas: a) porch covered by deck above, still open to weather, gets morning sun; b) small deck with attached ramp handicap accessible, open to weather, gets afternoon sun. Located on coast of Maine.

    Within a year to year and a half was not happy with wear of penefin. Did a gentle wash with household soap and water on porch a. Retained some repelling factors, but still dirty and losing color with some darkening. Just cleaned both areas with Mold Armor E-Z deck, fence, and patio cleaner. After rinsing with power washer, brushed with corn broom which helped remove stubborn dirt, but also removed what I believe to be remains of stain (it was gummy).

    Will it be okay to proceed with TWP 1500? I want to prevent graying and still see grain and color of the natural wood.
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      TWP Stains · 08/24/2018
      You are good with the prep to proceed with the TWP 1500 Series.
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    Shawn Jenkins · 08/07/2018
    I re-applied some TWP 1500 last summer. I recently powerwashed my deck and it appears that much of the stain has been removed. I have attached some pictures of the before and after and how the wood looks now. I suspect that I may have overapplied the stain last year and this contributed to the stain not properly penetrating and washing away. However, water still does seem to bead up even after the powerwashing. How should I properly prep it in order to stain it again? Am I OK just to clean and brighten before staining again? Do I need to do anything else to ensure that the stain properly penetrates the wood besides not to overapply?
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      TWP Stains · 08/08/2018
      It would be best to use the Restore A Deck Stripper and Brightener kit so you start will clean and unstained wood.
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        Shawn · 08/08/2018
        OK - if you think that is the best option I may go ahead and do that. Do you think the issue was overapplying it last year? Maybe I should not have powerwashed it and just used the cleaner and scrubbed it with a brush before applying a maintenance coat?
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          TWP Stains · 08/08/2018
          Probably was due to over application and the way you prepped. Easy to remove though and start over.