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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    Rob_E_D · 05/15/2016
    Hi, I wanted to know the difference between the TWP 100 and TWP 1500. I live in NC and need something that can handle the hot humid environment. The deck I am staining is treated yellow pine, about 10 yrs old, gray, has been cleaned with deck cleaner, and never stained.
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    TWP Stains · 05/11/2016
    Dennis Ellis:
    I'm trying to understand the difference in 100 vs 1500. One says it prevents mold and mildew and one just says not prone to mold and mildew. One says it sheds water longer. Is that longer than 100 or just longer than competitors?

    The 1500 is more expensive so would that mean it is better?

    My wood is regular pressure treated deck boards from Home Depot. Installed this past December. So, I think I am at a point where the wood is ready.

    Thanks.
    Dennis

    Both prevent mold. Both last about the same. The TWP 1500 is complaint for all states while the 100 is compliant for about 36 states. See these articles for more info:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/difference-between-twp-100-and-twp-1500/
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Dennis Ellis · 05/11/2016
    I'm trying to understand the difference in 100 vs 1500. One says it prevents mold and mildew and one just says not prone to mold and mildew. One says it sheds water longer. Is that longer than 100 or just longer than competitors?

    The 1500 is more expensive so would that mean it is better?

    My wood is regular pressure treated deck boards from Home Depot. Installed this past December. So, I think I am at a point where the wood is ready.

    Thanks.
    Dennis
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    TWP Stains · 05/10/2016
    Jeff johnston:
    I used salvaged 4x6 port orford cedar that was 20 plus years old and looks and smells wonderful. It's been planed and sanded for an outdoor structure. Which stain stain should I use and is there a retail location I can go to near Portland Or.

    Use the TWP 100 Series and we can ship to you there in Oregon.
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    Jeff johnston · 05/10/2016
    I used salvaged 4x6 port orford cedar that was 20 plus years old and looks and smells wonderful. It's been planed and sanded for an outdoor structure. Which stain stain should I use and is there a retail location I can go to near Portland Or.
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    TWP Stains · 05/09/2016
    Chuck V.:
    Wanted to know what is meant by a second coat "wet on wet" and is a second coat necessary? I have stripped the deck but not all of the previous stain could be removed. The previous stain was Sherwin Williams Deckscape

    See this about wet on wet:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-stain-wet-on-wet-application/
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    Chuck V. · 05/09/2016
    Wanted to know what is meant by a second coat "wet on wet" and is a second coat necessary? I have stripped the deck but not all of the previous stain could be removed. The previous stain was Sherwin Williams Deckscape
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    TWP Stains · 05/04/2016
    Bryan Scott:
    Hi, I had a shed built out of rough pine in December 2015 and am looking to apply the first ever coat of stain now, in May 2016 (5 months old). The wood is in excellent condition, but again it is not smooth at all but rough cut. Never stained before, and only areas to be stained are the upright walls. What prep should be done and how best should the stain be applied. I would prefer the natural color. Thanks!

    Use the Gemini Restore Kit for the prepping. Stain with TWP 1530 Natural. Apply with a brush or deck staining pad.
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    Bryan Scott · 05/04/2016
    Hi, I had a shed built out of rough pine in December 2015 and am looking to apply the first ever coat of stain now, in May 2016 (5 months old). The wood is in excellent condition, but again it is not smooth at all but rough cut. Never stained before, and only areas to be stained are the upright walls. What prep should be done and how best should the stain be applied. I would prefer the natural color. Thanks!
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    TWP Stains · 05/03/2016
    dmehling:
    What is the shelf-life of a can of opened TWP 1500? I need to re-apply this year, and have a quantity of TWP 1500 left over. Thankyou.

    Less than a year of opened. See this:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/shelf-life-of-twp/
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    dmehling · 05/03/2016
    What is the shelf-life of a can of opened TWP 1500? I need to re-apply this year, and have a quantity of TWP 1500 left over. Thankyou.
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    TWP Stains · 05/03/2016
    Robert Knight:
    15 Years, wolmonized pine, yes Defy, cabot
    approx. 1200 sq. ft. direct sun at least 7 hrs/day

    Strip off any old coatings with Restore a Deck Stain Stripper. Use the RAD Brightener after. Stain 2 days after prep or when weather cooperates.
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    Robert Knight · 05/02/2016
    15 Years, wolmonized pine, yes Defy, cabot
    approx. 1200 sq. ft. direct sun at least 7 hrs/day
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    TWP Stains · 05/02/2016
    steve cookman:
    have a 6 month old dock /deck in Alabama..This sets in a semi wooded area and full sun also..should I use 100 or 1500?Meldew has been a problem..Thanks Steve

    Use the 100 Series. Prep first with Gemini Restore Kit. Only one coat this year and another in 12-18 months for the floors. Every 2-3 years after this initial start up for new wood:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    steve cookman · 05/02/2016
    have a 6 month old dock /deck in Alabama..This sets in a semi wooded area and full sun also..should I use 100 or 1500?Meldew has been a problem..Thanks Steve
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    TWP Stains · 04/26/2016
    Bruce Kapp:
    If I apply TWP1500 at 65 degrees during the day but the temperature drops to around 40 degrees during the night, will the stain effectiveness be compromised?
    Thanks

    As long as it does not freeze at night, it should be okay.
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    Bruce Kapp · 04/26/2016
    If I apply TWP1500 at 65 degrees during the day but the temperature drops to around 40 degrees during the night, will the stain effectiveness be compromised?
    Thanks
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    TWP Stains · 04/21/2016
    Hank Gavarkavich:
    1-Age-17 years old- deck boards were just flipped over and look new. Live in Central Ohio.
    2-Pressure reated lumber 2x6 joist boards
    3- good shape
    4- not the deck boards. The banisters were previously stained with a oil based light brown semi transparent color sherwin williams stain about 10 years ago. all is grey now and are going to be cleaned before staining.
    5. almost 1200 sq feet

    Make sure all is cleaned and prepped so there is not any old coatings left. Use the TWP 1500 Series for Ohio.
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    Hank Gavarkavich · 04/21/2016
    1-Age-17 years old- deck boards were just flipped over and look new. Live in Central Ohio.
    2-Pressure reated lumber 2x6 joist boards
    3- good shape
    4- not the deck boards. The banisters were previously stained with a oil based light brown semi transparent color sherwin williams stain about 10 years ago. all is grey now and are going to be cleaned before staining.
    5. almost 1200 sq feet
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    TWP Stains · 04/20/2016
    Tom Eichelman:
    I live in Maryland (Baltimore County) I have a 3 year old pressure treated deck that was stained 2 years ago with cabbots "natural" translucent oil based stain. The horizontals are now gray. My plan was to lightly power wash and restain with either your 100 or 1500 product. Not sure if you can ship the 100 product to Maryland and/or if its the better product for my location and prior stained deck. what would you recommend?

    The 100 is not allowed in MD so you will need to use the 1500 Series and works well there. Make sure the wood is clean and free of the Cabot before using the TWP.