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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    Shep · 06/14/2019
    Can a 5 gallon of 1500 be blended with say, 4 gallons of Dark Oak and 1 Pecan Tto lighten it a bit? Thanks!
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    Ernest Covington · 06/11/2019
    Cedar fence, weathered since 2008 in Colorado, 132 sq.ft.,1/2" #1 cedar, no splitting, weathered to a gray color, no previous treatment - which TWP 1500 product would you suggest and how much product?
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      TWP Stains · 06/11/2019
      To figure sq footage do Length x Height x 2 both for sides. Let us know what that comes to.

      Use any any color that you like in the 1500 series. Prep with Gemini Restore Kits.
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    Rick Panunzio · 06/09/2019
    I have a new pressure treated wood deck around my pool. We had an old deck around the pool that we ripped down and rebuilt. We had a cedar tone Flood stain on the old deck. Our deck has a southern exposure. The problem we had was the deck got so hot sometimes we could barely walk on it. I'd like to stain and protect the new deck but I'm looking for a stain that protects and doesn't get hot on the feet. What would you recommend? Thank you.
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      TWP Stains · 06/09/2019
      Lighter colors are less likely to retain heat over darker or red colors. Try Honeytone.
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    dave methot · 06/09/2019
    I have a 7 yr. old deck....white cedar....contractor used a clear coat sealer which turned gray
    in two years. I applied TWP's 100 series cedar stain / wife didn't like the color. next season
    I pressure washed / belt sanded it off as best I could and applied TWP's "Pecan" stain. Wife
    doesn't like it. Now the deck is kinda dark in color since we have pine trees nearby and live adjacent
    to the woods! Anyways this year she wants TWP's "Honey" color....I've pressure washed the deck and it is dry....will this Honey color stain look OK and cover what is now a darkish brown deck? Me thinks you're gonna tell me it'll take two coats.....please advise! Dave - in Vermont
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    Mark · 06/09/2019
    I have an 11x11 deck built with treated pine. I’ve used Olympic Honey Gold stain on it but it only beads water for six months or so. I live on the Gulf Coast with intense sun, heavy almost daily rainfall and terrible humidity. What do you recommend?
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    Maureen · 05/27/2019
    I have a 3 yr. old cedar deck measuring approximately 80ft X 12ft. It was previously stained with Cabot’s Australian timber oil, mahagony color. This failed and peeled of in most places. I pressure washed the deck to removed old stain, most came off. I want to re-stain the deck but don’t know how much I need, surface prep and application, number of coats, etc. This deck gets a lot of direct sun and cold, snowy winters in upstate New York. Also best way to treat and stain, brush, etc. thank you
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    dustin · 05/24/2019
    i am seeing color stains for both the 1500 and 100 series stains. DO you have a clear coat in both ?
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      TWP Stains · 05/25/2019
      Yes, clear is an option in the drop-down color choices for each size and series.
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    Jay · 05/09/2019
    What is the best product to use on a new cypress pergula?
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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