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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    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.
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    Duane · 08/02/2018
    TEP 1500, how to remove shiny sticky spots on deck where excess built up during application
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    Mark · 07/29/2018
    How soon can I stain my new treated wood deck with TWP 1500?
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    Mickey · 07/26/2018
    What would be the best Product looking for natural finish to prevent greying and protection.
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    Mike · 07/21/2018
    Can you please help me to determine the amount of 1500 I need for my fence. I have 170' @ 6' tall and 250' @ 5' tall. All the pickets are approx 2 3/4" apart, if that is even taken into account. Thanks for your help.
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      TWP Stains · 07/22/2018
      Total sq footage for doing both sides of both fences is 4500. If you are spraying the first coat and back wiping the second with a brush/stain pad, you would need about 7-10 of the 5-gallon pails for the 2 coats.
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    Tommy · 07/18/2018
    I have a covered post and bean cabana attached to my pool house. I have used TWP on the exposed beams,wood trim, and cedar shakes with great results. I have now installed an exotic wood slab bar top between the cabana and pool house. Are any of the TWP products suitable for sealing the bar top? It is totally covered and will not be rained on, but will obviously receive some water from drink cups and wet arms. The bar is exposed to 1.5 hours of sunlight in the early morning. I prefer a natural finish as opposed to a colored finish due to the color and character in the slab.
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    Malcolm · 07/16/2018
    We put on our first coat of "1520" 9 months after deck was installed and put on a second coat a year after that. Looked great after first and second coats. Now another year has passed and we're experiencing black markings; probably due to large oak trees covering the deck. We'd like to clean and add another layer of the same stain (love the look and color) and would like to know the best way to clean prior to restraining. Oh, not sure if you need to know but we are located in South Central PA. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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    Jesse · 07/12/2018
    Considering TWP 1500 for a horizontal cedar fence. Two questions:
    1) Cedar fence boards are 'green'. Can I stain with TWP 1500 on 'green' boards, or should I wait for them to dry first?
    2) Can TWP 1500 be applied over structural pressure treated posts and rails?
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    Ken · 07/12/2018
    I am a wood sculptor. I am making a traditional totem that will get many different color stains and oil based paints. Can I use a basecoat of TWP 1500 and stain/paint over that? (Top coat will be marine spar varnish for uv protection.)
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      TWP Stains · 07/12/2018
      Sorry but no, TWP is not designed to be top coated.