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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    TWP Stains · 03/25/2013

    Please read this article about new wood and TWP:
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    Joseph Cerniglia · 03/24/2013
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    TWP Stains · 03/24/2013
    You would want to remove the OneTime (did it darken in color) with the Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper followed by the brightener. Once prepped, let the wood dry for a couple of days then apply 2 coats wet on wet to the docks. See here for info on that:
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    Tom Hutchins · 03/23/2013
    I have 2 docks. Pressure treated wood. Currently treated with onetime wood stain. Wood in good condition. Part gets a lot of sun other part in shade. Some problems with green, mildew? Not sure but want to retreat.
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    TWP Stains · 03/23/2013
    The wood mus the completely removed of any paint or solid stain before applying a penetrating semi-transparent stain like TWP 1500.

    After sanding the floor you would want to clean and brighten the sanded floor and new railings for the prep.

    Might want to read this article:
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    jim rowton · 03/23/2013
    We are very interested in twp 1500, and would like your advice before purchasing. Our deck is previously painted/stained redwood with unknown paint by previous owner, and Olympic stain by us. We are refurbishing with new wood railings (should the new wood be sanded to remove printing?)and sanding the previously stained decking, replacing some badly aged boards (house was built in 1976). By all reviews read, we feel TWP is our best option. Are we doing everything right?
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    TWP Stains · 03/22/2013
    I would suggest using the Gemini Restore Kit to clean and brighten. This will help the stain to penetrate better.
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    Barry Moorman · 03/21/2013
    Mistakenly sanded new redwood slats for my fence. Used 80 grit and followed up with 120 grit. Now, I find that that wasn't a good idea as I closed the pores by sanding. I'm planning on installing the slats soon. What can I do before staining to open the pores. I was planning on waiting a month or two before doing the staining. What do you suggest I do?
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    TWP Stains · 03/21/2013
    Please read this about staining new decks with TWP:

    Either Series would work well. You would only need 1-2 gallons.
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    Eric Cartagena · 03/20/2013
    I am installing a new redwood deck in my backyard. What would be the best product to use for this installation?

    It is in a fairly sunny area. It's area is about 10' x 15' on the ground floor (about 14" off the ground).
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    TWP Stains · 03/17/2013
    Peter, please read this articles on how to prep for an application of the TWP 1500 Stain:
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    TWP Stains · 03/17/2013
    Prep the moldy wood with the Gemini Restore Kit:

    Old stain should be removed with the Restore A Deck Stripper:

    Here are some application articles:

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    TWP Stains · 03/17/2013
    You would ant the use the Gemini Restore Kit to prep with the pressure washer. One coat on verticals and 2 coats on horizontals is normal. We like stain pads the best. Here are some articles that will help:
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    Peter Shapiro · 03/16/2013
    I have a boat house in Orlando, FL on a lake that we are going to re-stain. the boat house is around 12 years old. it is made of some hardwood. it is in good shape. i seem to have to re-stain it every 2-3 years and have done so. question: i am going to be changing the stain color this time around. thinking of going with you twp 1500 cedartone. question: anything we need to do since we are changing stain color? is it sufficient to just pressure wash the boathouse and then apply the stain? thanks
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    Beth Wilbur · 03/16/2013
    1. Installed 3-5 years ago, not sure age of wood, but also doing new wood this summer to match.
    2. Cedar shakes - siding
    3. Great to some bad mildew depending on location
    4. Olympic (says oil penetration water clean up on can)
    5. Re-siding the other 2 sides of house this summer. Want to change to using the 1500 on new shakes and redo the old shakes with same product. How do you suggest tackling the mold and reapplying with new product? For new shakes, can they be dipped? 1 or 2 coats?

    Used your product on our deck last year - love it!
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    Ryan Welker · 03/16/2013
    I'm considering purchasing your 1500 product to apply to my 1 year old deck. I plan to pressure wash the deck prior to application. What is the best method to apply your product? Roller, brush, stain mop, all the above? Should I apply 2 coats to the decking and 1 to the railing? I would appreciate your help.
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    TWP Stains · 03/15/2013

    Prep the deck by removing the Penofin with the Restore A Deck Stripper and Brightener:

    You can get samples here:

    Please read this for more info on switching to TWP from a different brand:

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    tim konowitz · 03/14/2013
    i live in northern indiana
    i have a cedar deck
    year build 2005
    the wood condition is fine
    i treated teh deck three years ago with penofin
    i need to treat the deck floor as wellas the sides i will send pictures to you later. can i get color samples
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    TWP Stains · 03/11/2013
    You can get samples on this link:

    For new wood you should let the wood weather. Please read this for more info:
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    Alex · 03/11/2013
    Hi, I'm building a new deck and would like to try various shades to see which one will work best.
    - Pressure treated pine, 2x6 No1 select
    - new construction
    * Main deck in natural/slightly darker shade, we'd like to have a 'wet' look of natural wood. Same for railing top.
    * For rail posts and all support pieces, we would like darker semi-transparent look to go with our aluminum balusters which are finished in rustic brown color.