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 · 08/20/2015
    Golfhounder:
    1. 7 years
    2. Cedar
    3. Heavy cracking, slight decay, very slight mildew
    4. Never stained before
    5. 2nd floor deck 17' x 15' with 18 steps (12 steps lead to a platform leading to 6 more steps. Cedar vertical rails with black spindles.

    Use the Gemini Restore Kit and pressure washing for the prep and stain with the TWP 1500 after. Please use our calculator to the right for the amounts you would need.
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    Golfhounder · 08/19/2015
    1. 7 years
    2. Cedar
    3. Heavy cracking, slight decay, very slight mildew
    4. Never stained before
    5. 2nd floor deck 17' x 15' with 18 steps (12 steps lead to a platform leading to 6 more steps. Cedar vertical rails with black spindles.
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    TWP Stains · 08/19/2015
    John Vee:
    Recently built an outdoor dining table using new kiln, dried white oak. Any info that can be provided regarding using this product for my application would be appreciated. Necessary to wait before staining? Any experience with how the white oak will take the stain?

    You can use TWP on all types of exterior wood as long as it is unfinished and prepped well. Just one coat for new wood.
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    John Vee · 08/19/2015
    Recently built an outdoor dining table using new kiln, dried white oak. Any info that can be provided regarding using this product for my application would be appreciated. Necessary to wait before staining? Any experience with how the white oak will take the stain?
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    TWP Stains · 08/17/2015
    M.Kaelin:
    15 year old pine log home in good shape last stained 4 years ago with Woodguard oil finish.

    Question - does TWP 15OO contain a bug control additive , if not can one be added ? What is the oil used in the TWP 1500 ? Can the TWP 1500 be sprayed on and then back brushed ? Thanks

    You can add the product we sell on this site called Bug Juice:
    http://www.twpstain.com/bug-juice-insecticide

    Blend on natural and synthetic oils. It can be sprayed and back brushed.
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    M.Kaelin · 08/17/2015
    15 year old pine log home in good shape last stained 4 years ago with Woodguard oil finish.

    Question - does TWP 15OO contain a bug control additive , if not can one be added ? What is the oil used in the TWP 1500 ? Can the TWP 1500 be sprayed on and then back brushed ? Thanks
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    TWP Stains · 08/15/2015
    Roger Swigart:
    I'm installing new kilm dried white pine log siding do I need to use a cleaner and brightner on before staining with TWP 1500? How long should I wait to stain?

    Since it it Kiln dried you can stain sooner. Wait 3-4 weeks after install, lightly prep with Gemini Kit and stain with 1 coat of the TWP this year. Apply another light coat to the floor if needed next year.
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    Roger Swigart · 08/14/2015
    I'm installing new kilm dried white pine log siding do I need to use a cleaner and brightner on before staining with TWP 1500? How long should I wait to stain?
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    TWP Stains · 08/11/2015
    David Puzzo:
    Age of Wood? 18 mos
    Type of Wood? 1x4 T&G Smooth Cedar
    Condition of Wood? Excellent
    Has it been stained previously? Clear Thompson Water Sealant - 2 coats.
    Wood siding is on the front of the house. Half gets direct sunlight for 4+ hours/day. Cedar is started to get weathered/bleached out. Water still beads up on cedar. I want to get this back to 'natural' cedar color. Can I prep this with the Gemini Restore Kit and then use TWP 100 with some type of UV protection, but still get the Cedar color? How will the lighter/weathered/bleached wood going to match the cedar that does not get hit with sun and looks pretty natural now?

    If it is still beading then you have the remove the Thompsons fully and that means you need the RAD Stain stripper followed by the wood brightener as the prep. You have to prep all and stain all so it blends. We have samples on our site to test colors.
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    David Puzzo · 08/10/2015
    Age of Wood? 18 mos
    Type of Wood? 1x4 T&G Smooth Cedar
    Condition of Wood? Excellent
    Has it been stained previously? Clear Thompson Water Sealant - 2 coats.
    Wood siding is on the front of the house. Half gets direct sunlight for 4+ hours/day. Cedar is started to get weathered/bleached out. Water still beads up on cedar. I want to get this back to 'natural' cedar color. Can I prep this with the Gemini Restore Kit and then use TWP 100 with some type of UV protection, but still get the Cedar color? How will the lighter/weathered/bleached wood going to match the cedar that does not get hit with sun and looks pretty natural now?
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    TWP Stains · 08/07/2015
    Jo:
    My home is cedar board and batten...25 years old, never put anything on it. I now wish to give it a makeover. I don't care if it's paint or stain, whichever is more economical. Which should I do and does it have to be pressure washed first? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Btw, condition is weathered.

    Yes prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit and pressure washing. Apply the TWP 1500 Series when done.
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    Jo · 08/06/2015
    My home is cedar board and batten...25 years old, never put anything on it. I now wish to give it a makeover. I don't care if it's paint or stain, whichever is more economical. Which should I do and does it have to be pressure washed first? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Btw, condition is weathered.
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    TWP Stains · 08/04/2015
    D.O.:
    I was previously recomended Honey gold, but when I attempt to find it, it says it is no longer being manufactured. . Next color recomendation please. I want either a transparent or semi transparent stain to let the try wood grain come through on my 2 year old never treated pressure treated lumbar, some boards are really gray, even after power washing. Will a transparent or semi transparent add color to the gray wood. I really don't care for the orange/red cedar.

    There is not a "Honey Gold" in the TWP line. There is a Honeytone. You have to clean and remove the gray first before staining.
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    D.O. · 08/03/2015
    I was previously recomended Honey gold, but when I attempt to find it, it says it is no longer being manufactured. . Next color recomendation please. I want either a transparent or semi transparent stain to let the try wood grain come through on my 2 year old never treated pressure treated lumbar, some boards are really gray, even after power washing. Will a transparent or semi transparent add color to the gray wood. I really don't care for the orange/red cedar.
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    TWP Stains · 08/03/2015
    arleen zimmerman:
    our deck is 4 years old. we used Olympic stain and sealant in one 6 year protection. we live in northeast ohio. our deck cracked and warped the very first year. we just stripped the deck this weekend with Zinsser's Jomax stain and finish deck stripper and our power washer. we've done much reading and determined that TWP is the best. However I cannot find where to purchase it.

    We can ship to you from our website.
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    arleen zimmerman · 08/03/2015
    our deck is 4 years old. we used Olympic stain and sealant in one 6 year protection. we live in northeast ohio. our deck cracked and warped the very first year. we just stripped the deck this weekend with Zinsser's Jomax stain and finish deck stripper and our power washer. we've done much reading and determined that TWP is the best. However I cannot find where to purchase it.
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    TWP Stains · 08/03/2015
    Katie Klahn:
    I'm putting in a new cedar deck. The wood has been kiln-dried and has been sitting in shade/sun the past couple weeks. I'd like to get it at least one coat of stain before winter, yet I hear I need to wait 4-12 months before coating it. Would it hurt anything to stain it immediately after install? Thanks!

    For KDAT wood, you can stain sooner but still need to prep with the Gemini Kit. Wait until Fall and do just one coat of the TWP.
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    TWP Stains · 08/03/2015
    KellyHolzworth:
    1 year
    rough cut pine
    good
    no
    wood siding on 2 story, 24x32' house

    I am staining rough sawn pine wood siding that is about a year old. Do I need to do any prep work before staining? How many coats are recommended for rough cut wood? Thanks!

    Yes prep lightly with pressure washing and the Gemini Restore Kit. Apply two coats "wet on wet".
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    Katie Klahn · 08/03/2015
    I'm putting in a new cedar deck. The wood has been kiln-dried and has been sitting in shade/sun the past couple weeks. I'd like to get it at least one coat of stain before winter, yet I hear I need to wait 4-12 months before coating it. Would it hurt anything to stain it immediately after install? Thanks!
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    KellyHolzworth · 08/03/2015
    1 year
    rough cut pine
    good
    no
    wood siding on 2 story, 24x32' house

    I am staining rough sawn pine wood siding that is about a year old. Do I need to do any prep work before staining? How many coats are recommended for rough cut wood? Thanks!