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?
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    Lea · 05/24/2022
    I have an old composite deck (2005) that has never been stained. What products would you recommend? 
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    Debra VandeBunte · 05/21/2022
    We have an Ipe deck 12 years old and some 2 years old and in good condition in Michigan. We have used various oils/stains on it. None have held up well. It actually looks like it wasn’t even done last year. What would you recommend?
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      TWP Stains · 05/21/2022
      The issue is the IPE, not the stain. IPE requires an annual cleaning and recoating due to the extreme density of the wood. Most use TWP 116 Rustic color for IPE.
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        Debra VandeBunte · 05/22/2022
        The Ipe has been powerwashed and cleaned before being stained yearly. If we chose to use TWP 1500 what procedure should we use - is there a specific cleaning agent we need to use?
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          TWP Stains · 05/22/2022
          Please post a pic of the current condition for prep help. 
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    Jason Garland · 05/10/2022
    I am wanting to stain over Sherwin Williams Superdeck semi-solid in Leeward color (grey). I have stripped some of the deck to bare wood and other parts are in very good shape so wanted to cost over. Can I use TWP to go over the sherwin Williams? Also, where can I see available colors (greys) and where can I buy the stain? 
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      TWP Stains · 05/10/2022
      No, you can't use TWP or really any other penetrating stain over the Super Deck. It will have to be removed first.
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    Samy E. Farahat · 05/09/2022
    Hi There!
    Please let me know whether you ship to Toronto, ON Canada: TWP 1500 series.
    If yes, what is the approximate shipping cost and the delivery time?
    Thanks,
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    ckuttner · 04/29/2022
    OK, here goes: Western red cedar, deck built three years ago, has been in Oregon rain and sun. Wood was vat-soaked by the mill in Messmer's Natural Oil Stain. Wood's in good condition but no longer repels water.
        I'm wondering if TWP will adhere OK to this wood, after cleaning, of course. For other info, we have about 450 sq.ft., including stairs and railing. 
       My neighbor swears by TWP. He has a wood hammock stand that withstood something like 25 winters in Michigan and now 5 in Oregon, and it still looks good. 
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      TWP Stains · 04/29/2022
      You will have to prep by stripping and brightening, not cleaning:
      https://www.twpstain.com/restore-a-deck-stripper-brightener-kit-detail

      One kit will work. About 4-5 gallons of the TWP 100 Series after.
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        ckuttner · 04/29/2022
        Thank you. Not cheap, but sounds like good products.
        However--I like the idea of the lower VOC of 1500 series, both for the atmosphere and for my exposure when applying this. Is there a reason I should use 100 rather than 1500?
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          TWP Stains · 04/29/2022
          No, you can use either in Oregon. 
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    paul · 04/25/2022
    Cedar house in Southeast Michigan
    Restain.  Multiple coats of Sherwin Williams semi transparent penetrating oil and lastly 5 years ago 1 coat of Benjamin Moore oil stain.  We would like to use twp 1500 for restaining.  Will there be any issues?
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      TWP Stains · 04/25/2022
      No issues after you remove your current stain as you will need to remove when switching brands of stain. For help with removal, post some pictures.

      Thanks
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    Dan Kaney · 04/05/2022
    We stained our deck with TWP 1500 last year and loved how it turned out.  We applied 2 coats with 30-minutes in-between each coat and wiped down the excess stain following the 2nd coat with rags.  One year later the color has faded.  Please review the 2 photos and let us know what prep is needed before applying a new coat of the TWP 1500.  Thanks.
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      TWP Stains · 04/05/2022
      Use the Gemini Restore Kit at 1/2 normal strength and then apply one coat of the TWP.
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    Brian · 04/04/2022
    I refinished my deck last spring with 1500.  I stripped cleaned and brightened.  The first 5 feet are now really dark and the rest looks good?  What can I do?
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      TWP Stains · 04/05/2022
      Use the Gemini Restore Kit for prep and apply one light coat of the TWP.
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    Eric · 02/26/2022
    Hello,
    Do you sell the two 1500 stain in sample size containers,  I would like to present a sample to my homeowners before we begin purchasing gallons of stain?

    Thanks,

    Eric
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    Tom Heinze · 02/20/2022
    On a new deck installation, We applied TWP 1520 stain.  We love the look on the cedar rails, but the pine decking needs to be darker.  Can we put another app of stain to the decking to make it darker.  Are there other options?  Thanks.
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      TWP Stains · 02/21/2022
      No, not on new wood. Only one coat. Did you follow the new wood directions?
      https://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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        Tom Heinze · 02/21/2022
        Weathering phase was only about 2 months.  Then the deck was pressure washed, cleaned and brightened. Stain applied a week later. 

        So, if not a second coat, what? Thanks for your attention to this.
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          TWP Stains · 02/21/2022
          You would have to strip/brighten and start over with a darker color. You should also wait at least 4 months for new wood. 
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    Hbm · 02/12/2022
    Correction Twp product 
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    Hbm · 02/12/2022
    Tsp put on in what temperature 
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    Marion Boatwright · 01/19/2022
    I stained my newly constructed log home 3 years ago with one coat of 1500 dark oak. Love it!!! Is it time to re-coat? I'm in a pretty ideal environment in western Montana; mix of sun and shade. If it is time, what about mixing clear and dark oak to keep the wood grain showing thru?
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    Alan B · 12/18/2021
    I bought a 20 y.o. cypress log cabin which was stained during construction with an oil based product.  Is TWP 1500 compatible after pressure washing?
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      TWP Stains · 12/19/2021
      You have to remove the old coating first and then you can use the TWP. For help with removing, post some pictures in comments.
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    Rick · 11/07/2021
    Can  your stains be used on log homes?
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      TWP Stains · 11/08/2021
      Yes, they work great on vertical wood.
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    G · 10/29/2021
    We used your TWP 1530 product on our redwood fence and it looks beautiful. We recently got new exterior Fir doors. Can we use the same stain on our exterior doors? My concern is, the directions recommend power washing wood to pretreat -- doesn't seem like something we should be doing to the new doors. 
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      TWP Stains · 10/29/2021
      No, TWP is not suggested for doors.
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    ColleenC · 10/26/2021
    We recently re-stained our existing redwood fence with TWP cedar color and it looks great! We finally got this post repaired, but wondering if there is anything you can recommend to seal / close / caulk the gaps before staining the post the same color? There is another smaller painted wood post under there, so the wood outside is just cladding, but ideally we close these gaps to protect it. Anything that will take the stain color or is close to the same? Thanks!
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      TWP Stains · 10/27/2021
      No need to fill the gaps and it would cause more issues if you do. Just leave as is. 
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    Ken · 10/19/2021
    I have 750 sq feet of decking that is in three tiers.  Bought 10 gals of TWP 1500.  The wood really soaked up the stain and was only able to get two coats on two of the levels.  The smallest tier only got one coat.  Should I wait until next spring to apply a second coat?
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    Jeff P · 10/13/2021
    I have used your stripper on my log cabin. Did a great job and looked great initially however it has taken some time to complete the entire job and the wood has darkened. Began with wood brightener and it isn't getting the wood as bright as it was when I first stripped. Do I need to do something different prior to brightening?
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      TWP Stains · 10/13/2021
      Thre is not anything else you can do besides brighten the wood.
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    jeff · 10/12/2021
    PT pine, 10 years old.  2 previous staining using Olympic in canyon brown. wood in decent condition.. how/what twp product to use?