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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  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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    Randy C · 09/21/2022
    this is the 2nd time in 3 years I have stained my dock with TWP 1500. Used the cleaner and brightner and stain.  My dock boards stayed tacky last time for a week and half, this time starting out the same way. Is it normal to be tacky
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      TWP Stains · 09/22/2022
      No, and that typically happens from over applying or a build up through the years. Next time you might want to strip/brighten for prep.
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        Randy C · 09/22/2022
        That was done prior to both times. Love the product it lasted 2 years after finally drying.  Just don't think it should take that long
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          TWP Stains · 09/23/2022
          Cleaning is not the same as stripping. When you strip you are down to the bare wood.
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    Blake · 09/21/2022
    How many sq ft will I get per gallon on new cedar house?
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    Cory · 09/20/2022
    I used Thompson clear sealer two yrs ago on my deck.  Do I need to strip that first.  If so - what product do you recommend for stripping it?  Also my deck needs power washed too before I stain it.  How many days should I wait after power washing to stain?  Thanks so much. 
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    Mary Phillips · 09/20/2022
    Can I use TWP 1500 stain on teak outdoor furniture? The furniture has been left unstained. I usually clean it every year to remove the gray aging look. But I have 2 unopened gallons of 1500 and would like to use it. 
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      TWP Stains · 09/20/2022
      Yes but only one coat. Do not over apply.
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        Mary Phillips · 09/20/2022
        Do you advise putting a clear polyurethane over it? I have been told that stain can rub off and get in clothing. 
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          TWP Stains · 09/20/2022
          You cannot apply a poly over the TWP. 
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    Patrick Barber · 09/08/2022
    I used TWP 1501 3 years ago on my new cedar fence. The color has faded. I am about ready to restrain . How long should this second coat last?
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      TWP Stains · 09/08/2022
      3-4 years on a fence is normal.
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    Karl · 09/07/2022
    What color would be closest to clear but offer UV protection? I want the most natural color for ceiling of a screen porch, that is tongue and groove pine
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      TWP Stains · 09/07/2022
      Honeytone 1515 is the lightest tint.
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        Karl · 09/07/2022
        Thanks. Am I correct clear does not have any UV protection?  The outside of the porch will be Cedar color. Inside vertical and horizontal and "screen Window" surrounds and ceiling need protection.  I would like maintain the look of untreated, but protect from Uv and graying.  The floor is composite.  Any best suggestions?
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          TWP Stains · 09/08/2022
          Clear has no tint and that means no UV protection. Any color that is tinted will work.
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            Karl · 09/08/2022
            Thank you, Do you suggest mixing 50:50   Honeytone and clear?
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              TWP Stains · 09/08/2022
              That would lower your UV protection by 50%.
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    Hugh Maxwell · 09/07/2022
    Staining pine boards on my shop. 50 ft wide and 25 feet high.  Previously stained with 1500 two dark stain. 13 yrs ago. 
    Going to have the shop washed and restrained in the near future. 
    Suggestions on volume of stain. And I need a supplier near buffalo NY. 
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    Leonardo Osuna · 08/26/2022
    Can TWP 1500 clear get tinted? If so what tint system is compatible? We were applying TWP1500 clear on some post and beams per clients specs, but now they decided they want some tint. They want more of a cedar tone stain but now we have several gallons of the TWP1500 clear that are left and are wondering if we can tint it?  Thank you 
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      TWP Stains · 08/27/2022
      You cannot tint the clear. You can add another color of the same series to the clear to mix.
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    M hoctor · 08/18/2022
    Also can u tell what kind of wood our deck is … I do not know.  We are still in the process of stripping lower floor 
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      TWP Stains · 08/19/2022
      You have pressure-treated pine.
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    M hoctor · 08/18/2022
    Sorry … we were told to use 1500 series here in Ohio 
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    M hoctor · 08/18/2022
    Is Pecan color have orange in it?  Or is it more brown?  Also is the dark oak very dark?  Can we still see the grain when dry will it be more brown than black ?  We cannot decide which is best for our 2 tier older 40 yr old deck. Thanks !
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    W.C. Baxter · 08/17/2022
    I have a new coat of TWP 1500 Pecan color on new never painted pressure treated deck wood.  How can I remove some or all of the stain from the wood?
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    Mark · 08/12/2022
    Another question here in Ohio.  I found out about TWP and wan to use your stain.  I did not use your cleaning or brighter.  If I use the pecan 1520 will it still adhere the same.  I’m deck is totally prepared for stain by educating myself how to do it.  I just want to make sure ur stain will work when I’ve not used ur cleaning stripping brighting products ???  
    thanks !  Mark 
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      TWP Stains · 08/13/2022
      It will work as long as you prepped properly. 
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    Joe Sacco · 08/07/2022
    I have a 12' x 16' treated lumber deck (25 years old) with a roof over it. Have used Sherwin Williams stain throughout past 25 years. Last treated with Sherwin Williams Wood Scapes Semi Transparent Stain about 3 years ago. For the most part it has held up well. Only exception is outer three floor boards that is mildly flaking/fading and appears that new stain will not be absorbed. The remainder of the wood flooring is in excellent condition. I have vinyl railing/posts/spindles surrounding the deck. Deck gets all of the afternoon sun as well as rain/snow/ice on outer three-four floor boards as well. Live about 40 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, PA where the weather can get nasty including a rather lengthy and prolonged winter. Hindsight being 20-20, I should have replaced the flooring with Trex or cement when I had the roof installed six years ago. At 71, I prefer less maintenance rather than more.
    Would like to use your TWP 1500 Combo Kit currently listed at $290. Is this kit appropriate? Do I need to strip the entire deck for the TWP 1500 to fully penetrate and protect? Any other advice would be appreciated. Is there a remote chance or possibility that you know or are aware of a contractor that perhaps uses your product that would be interested in this back breaking project. One never knows until this type of question is asked. Despite being old and beat up, I do believe in miracles!
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      TWP Stains · 08/07/2022
      You have to strip and or sand to remove the SW. Post some pics for prep help. Sorry, but we do not know of any contractors in your area. 
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    Karl · 07/21/2022
    Hi, Is the 1500 Natural essentially clear?  I'm having a screened porch redone.  Cedar or Pecan on the outside and I want a clear for the inside and ceiling to preserve the natural cedar and pine ceiling look.  Does your product have a flat natural finish or does it add sheen?  Porch was previously done with Cabot.  Do you have a contractor list in zip code 44139?
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      TWP Stains · 07/21/2022
      the TWP 1530 Natural is not clear but tinted. The TWP 1500 is Clear but offers no UV protection from graying.  No shine to it. You would have to remove the Cabot first before using TWP Stains.

      We do not have contractor lists.
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        Karl · 07/21/2022
        Thank you.  Do you suggest mixing Natural and Clear?  I would want UV protection but as light as possible.
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          TWP Stains · 07/21/2022
          You can mix them if you like. Honeytone is lighter than Natural.
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    Rich · 07/18/2022
    I getting ready to re stain my log home. It was originally stain TWP 100 pecan 8 years ago and because of the VOC requirements in New Hampshire I have order and received TMP 1500 and  Gemini cleaner and brighter. The south gable end has weather faded which prompted my re staining. The other 3 sides have held up well compared to the south. I have planned to restrain all 4 sides. My question is will the new stain on the 3 sides will adhere adequately?
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      TWP Stains · 07/19/2022
      As long as you use the prep kit and pressure wash, it will be fine.
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    James Haynes · 07/16/2022
    I have a 3 year old deck (standard pine) in Knoxville, TN  originally stained with the Behr semi-transparent stain.   Poor choice.  It's time to strip and re-stain this fall. What is your best quality (i.e., most durable) semi-transparent product that's allowable in Knoxville?   
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    Marge · 07/15/2022
    New treated wood deck that is 4 months old. It is 12x16 ft. What do you recommend? We live in Ohio-and it gets sun half the day. 
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    Robert · 07/09/2022
    Hello, - I have an old (25 yo) deck of pressure-treated wood to which I applied TWP 1502   3 years ago. I was told back then that the stain was expected to last up to 3 yrs on horizontal surfaces and 5 yrs of vertical. The result of application was good and it still looks good, but water-repelling is significantly reduced, close to nothing, on horizonal surfaces. My vague recollection is that it is possible to apply a light recoating layer in an attempt to get a few more years out of it. Is that correct? Thanks. 
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    Derrick · 06/17/2022
    Hello, what's your best guess on matching this color?
    Need to seal a 1 1/2 year old ACQ privacy fence, I still need to water blast. 
    thank you for your time