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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    Mark Weinbrecht · 11/13/2015
    Hi There. I have a second story deck with [b]mahogany[/b] railings and posts. The decking is Ipe which, we are just cleaning and applying a conditioner to and letting the wood gray naturally. The railings are our concern. We what them stained very dark (just ordered your 1500 series dark oak and black walnut samples)any advice ? The mahogany is new and has been exposed to weather for about two months, sanded with 80grit than 120 grit(will sand again). Railings will be washed down and then cleaned with acetone prior to staining. Looking for durability and ease of recoating when the time comes. We live on a body of salt water in the New York area. Your products get great reviews, any advice you might have would be appreciated. Thank you.
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    TWP Stains · 11/08/2015
    HC:
    I have a smooth redwood fence that is 3 months old and is untreated, plan to use 1500. The mill scale is now gone, what prep work is required? Also, can I mix the cedar and redwood colors to lighten the red color?

    Yes you can mix TWP colors. Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit.
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    TWP Stains · 11/08/2015
    David Hutchins:
    Age of Wood = 14 years
    Type of Wood = treated pine
    Condition of Wood = good to fair
    Has it been stain before= clear stain Thompson Water Seal and Cabot Semitransparent cedar.
    Area deck = large water decking and walkway 100' boat docking area.
    Please recommend TWP products. Thank you.

    Start by removing the old coatings first. Use the Restore A Deck Stripper and pressure washing. Repeat if needed to all of the old stain is removed. Use the Restore A Deck Brightener t neutralize when done. Let dry for 48 hours or more and stain with the TWP 1500 or 100 Series.
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    HC · 11/07/2015
    I have a smooth redwood fence that is 3 months old and is untreated, plan to use 1500. The mill scale is now gone, what prep work is required? Also, can I mix the cedar and redwood colors to lighten the red color?
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    David Hutchins · 11/07/2015
    Age of Wood = 14 years
    Type of Wood = treated pine
    Condition of Wood = good to fair
    Has it been stain before= clear stain Thompson Water Seal and Cabot Semitransparent cedar.
    Area deck = large water decking and walkway 100' boat docking area.
    Please recommend TWP products. Thank you.
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    TWP Stains · 10/21/2015
    goody1:
    House is approx. 15 years old. It is rough sawn cypress lap siding. The wood is in good shape except in a couple of location. The damaged wood will be replaced. Some of the facial boards have been attacked by carpenter bees and they will be replaced also. Never stained and will be pressured washed before staining.

    You can use the 1500 Series for this wood. Use the Gemini Restore Kit will pressure washing.
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    Mike Goodman · 10/21/2015
    House is approx. 15 years old. It is rough sawn cypress lap siding. The wood is in good shape except in a couple of location. The damaged wood will be replaced. Some of the facial boards have been attacked by carpenter bees and they will be replaced also. Never stained and will be pressured washed before staining.
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    TWP Stains · 10/10/2015
    Dianna thomson:
    8 yr wood. has been power washed. cedar in good condition and not previously stained fence.
    Interested in 1500 in the grey.
    How many coats will be required? How should I proceed. Fence is the shadow box style so it will be difficult to do.
    What is drying time?
    Fence just completely power washed. Will it hurt to wait for spring to stain?
    Thank you in advance for your help!
    Dianna

    Sorry but the 1500 does not come in a gray color. 2 coats applied wet on wet. Spray on the stain and back wipe drips. You can wait until Spring but you will probably need to lightly wash again to remove any oxidation.
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    Dianna thomson · 10/09/2015
    8 yr wood. has been power washed. cedar in good condition and not previously stained fence.
    Interested in 1500 in the grey.
    How many coats will be required? How should I proceed. Fence is the shadow box style so it will be difficult to do.
    What is drying time?
    Fence just completely power washed. Will it hurt to wait for spring to stain?
    Thank you in advance for your help!
    Dianna
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    TWP Stains · 10/07/2015
    Viktor"]Recently completed deck renovation. Pressure treated, never stained / coated. Recommended process and type of stain ( leaning towards penetrating oil based ) Where exactly in Dearborn MI is the listed dealer? Thank You[/quote]
    [quote name="Viktor:
    Recently completed deck renovation. Pressure treated, never stained / coated. Recommended process and type of stain ( leaning towards penetrating oil based ) Where exactly in Dearborn MI is the listed dealer? Thank You

    See this about new wood: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

    We are located at:
    2388 Franklin Rd
    Bloomfield Hills MI 48302
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    Viktor · 10/06/2015
    Recently completed deck renovation. Pressure treated, never stained / coated. Recommended process and type of stain ( leaning towards penetrating oil based ) Where exactly in Dearborn MI is the listed dealer? Thank You
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    TWP Stains · 10/06/2015
    Gail:
    Age of wood: 6 years
    Type of wood: pine
    Condition: Good
    Stained prior with Behr
    Fence

    Must remove the Behr first and that would take stain stripping and sanding to remove. Use the Restore A Deck Stain Stripper. Maje sure to apply a wood brightener after full removal of the Behr. Stain with the TWP 1500 after.
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    Gail · 10/05/2015
    Age of wood: 6 years
    Type of wood: pine
    Condition: Good
    Stained prior with Behr
    Fence
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    TWP Stains · 09/30/2015
    Stan Thompson:
    14 yrs old.
    log home
    top of logs, peeling and coating mostly weathered off.North face of house has some black mildew staining on the lower logs.South and west sun damage to coating. Logs sand clean where the coating is worn off. Gooey where it is still sound.
    Sealed approx 10 years ago with Super Deck Tung oil semi trans stain.Where it collected and was not brushed in or it ran to the bottom of the logs it still gets sticky in hot weather. Collects a lot of dirt.
    Besides sanding to remove the sun damaged and peeling coating what process do you recommend to remove the sticky oil from the old Super Deck and how do we get the TWP to penetrate.

    You will need to remove all of the SuperDeck. Use the Restore A Deck Stripper and pressure washing for this. After removing you will need the Restore A Deck Brightener to neutralize.
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    Stan Thompson · 09/29/2015
    14 yrs old.
    log home
    top of logs, peeling and coating mostly weathered off.North face of house has some black mildew staining on the lower logs.South and west sun damage to coating. Logs sand clean where the coating is worn off. Gooey where it is still sound.
    Sealed approx 10 years ago with Super Deck Tung oil semi trans stain.Where it collected and was not brushed in or it ran to the bottom of the logs it still gets sticky in hot weather. Collects a lot of dirt.
    Besides sanding to remove the sun damaged and peeling coating what process do you recommend to remove the sticky oil from the old Super Deck and how do we get the TWP to penetrate.
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    TWP Stains · 09/27/2015
    Dorothybe:
    We had TWP
    Cedartone 1501 put on our log home in 2010. We re-stained a south facing wall last summer, and noticed that the stain is absorbing into the wood differently and it is redder than originally. (We just power washed it and then let it dry) I don't care for the red look of it. What can be done? We need to stain more south and west facing walls next summer, but I want it all to match the north and east sides. and I'm hoping we don't have to re-stain the whole house just for a couple of walls because much of it that was protected by porches still looks great!

    Yes you will most likely need to stain all at the same time so it looks the same.
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    Dorothybe · 09/26/2015
    We had TWP
    Cedartone 1501 put on our log home in 2010. We re-stained a south facing wall last summer, and noticed that the stain is absorbing into the wood differently and it is redder than originally. (We just power washed it and then let it dry) I don't care for the red look of it. What can be done? We need to stain more south and west facing walls next summer, but I want it all to match the north and east sides. and I'm hoping we don't have to re-stain the whole house just for a couple of walls because much of it that was protected by porches still looks great!
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    TWP Stains · 09/22/2015
    Stephen R Hale:
    I have just installed a deck with no. 1 treated decking boards. How long do i need to wait until I use the TWP 1500 California cedar stain? I live in Cary, NC

    Stephen, see this about new wood: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Stephen R Hale · 09/22/2015
    I have just installed a deck with no. 1 treated decking boards. How long do i need to wait until I use the TWP 1500 California cedar stain? I live in Cary, NC
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    TWP Stains · 09/20/2015
    wpjohnson:
    I used TWP 1515 on my fence and I am very satisfied with the result. I am adding wood handrails or grab rails to the stairs from a nearby deck and am considering to use the same TWP 1515 to finish the handrails. Do to the constant touching and grabbing that will occur with the handrails, should I consider any kind of additional finish on the handrails after applying the TWP, such as tung oil? The handrails are made from new, unfinished clear wood, probably cedar.
    Thanks,
    Bill

    You cannot add a coating on top of the TWP. No need either.