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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    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!
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    TWP Stains · 07/27/2015
    Tracye:
    Is TWP 1500 oil-based or water-based?

    Oil based.
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    Tracye · 07/27/2015
    Is TWP 1500 oil-based or water-based?
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    TWP Stains · 07/27/2015
    Melissa Shaw:
    I have power spray-cleaned my approxiamately 15 year old 1000 sq ft redwood deck that has never been stained or sealed. The wood is in decent shape - gray and showing some cracking but otherwise looks good.

    The location is central California -- the deck gets full sun to part shade.
    I am planning on staining with TWP 1500 cedar tone.

    Do I need to further pre-treat or clean? Would you guess do to the age that I would need two application (wet-on-wet) to get the best results necessitating ordering two 5 gallon pails?
    Thank you

    Yes you should apply two coats one on wet to this dried out deck. Two of the 5 gallons should be correct amount. Prep additionally with the Gemini Restore Kit to remove the rest of the gray.
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    Melissa Shaw · 07/26/2015
    I have power spray-cleaned my approxiamately 15 year old 1000 sq ft redwood deck that has never been stained or sealed. The wood is in decent shape - gray and showing some cracking but otherwise looks good.

    The location is central California -- the deck gets full sun to part shade.
    I am planning on staining with TWP 1500 cedar tone.

    Do I need to further pre-treat or clean? Would you guess do to the age that I would need two application (wet-on-wet) to get the best results necessitating ordering two 5 gallon pails?
    Thank you
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    TWP Stains · 07/23/2015
    Katie Klahn:
    Hi there,
    I have a few questions for installing a new deck.
    -I've heard you should wait 3-12 months to stain new, smooth cedar decking. Is this accurate? How much wait time do you recommend with a new deck?

    -Part of the deck is ironwood.How well does the 1500 absorb into ironwood?

    -Should I stain the underside and edges of the deck before installing it?

    Thanks so much!

    -Wait 4-12 months then prep with Gemini Kit.
    -No it is not designed for ironwoods
    -No need to do the undersides or edges.
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    Katie Klahn · 07/23/2015
    Hi there,
    I have a few questions for installing a new deck.
    -I've heard you should wait 3-12 months to stain new, smooth cedar decking. Is this accurate? How much wait time do you recommend with a new deck?

    -Part of the deck is ironwood.How well does the 1500 absorb into ironwood?

    -Should I stain the underside and edges of the deck before installing it?

    Thanks so much!
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    TWP Stains · 07/22/2015
    Merrill:
    For redwood deck, age 20y, like more light rose-red than the redwood 1502; what would you recommend?

    Try the 1511 California Redwood.
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    TWP Stains · 07/22/2015
    michael rice:
    does 1500 clear protect as well as Cedartone or Natural. I'm looking for transparent, I understand there are less solids in clear and there for less protection, is this correct?

    There is no UV protection form graying in the clear. It will still protect from water, mold, etc.
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    Merrill · 07/22/2015
    For redwood deck, age 20y, like more light rose-red than the redwood 1502; what would you recommend?
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    michael rice · 07/21/2015
    does 1500 clear protect as well as Cedartone or Natural. I'm looking for transparent, I understand there are less solids in clear and there for less protection, is this correct?
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    TWP Stains · 07/21/2015
    Brooke E. B.:
    Age of wood? 15+ years
    Type of wood? Cedar
    Condition of the wood? Good.
    Has it been stained previously and if so with what brand of stain? Yes, unknown brand, semi-transparent.

    Looking to strip, brighten, sand and restain our cedar garage door. Used TWP on the deck, but just wondering if we could also use on the door and then finish with a high-end clear varnish. Thanks!

    You cannot apply a varnish over the TWP. Use the Restore A Deck products for the strip and brighten before applying the TWP.
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    TWP Stains · 07/21/2015
    Jay Jones:
    850sq foot deck Half covered half uncovered cedar. 2 years old. Treated initially with Seal-Once which was worthless and sanded whole deck after one year. Then applied Penofin. Uncovered part of decked developed lots of mold/mildew(we live in Tacoma,WA) cleaned with 30 second cleaner and now ready to stain the uncovered part but covered appears fine. Can we stain with TWP over Penofin? would like to used a semi-solid stain. Appreciate your thought and recommendations

    No you cannot, you have to remove the Penfoin with the Restore A Deck Stripper and a pressure wash. Use the Restore A Deck Brightener when finished. Once removed you can use the TWP.
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    Brooke E. B. · 07/21/2015
    Age of wood? 15+ years
    Type of wood? Cedar
    Condition of the wood? Good.
    Has it been stained previously and if so with what brand of stain? Yes, unknown brand, semi-transparent.

    Looking to strip, brighten, sand and restain our cedar garage door. Used TWP on the deck, but just wondering if we could also use on the door and then finish with a high-end clear varnish. Thanks!
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    Jay Jones · 07/20/2015
    850sq foot deck Half covered half uncovered cedar. 2 years old. Treated initially with Seal-Once which was worthless and sanded whole deck after one year. Then applied Penofin. Uncovered part of decked developed lots of mold/mildew(we live in Tacoma,WA) cleaned with 30 second cleaner and now ready to stain the uncovered part but covered appears fine. Can we stain with TWP over Penofin? would like to used a semi-solid stain. Appreciate your thought and recommendations
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    TWP Stains · 07/19/2015
    Rick shulson:
    16x24 deck. New pressure treated pine. Would like a light red cedar look. Live in Canada -40c to + 40c temps. What steps and stain would you recommend

    TWP currently is not allowed in Canada.
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    Rick shulson · 07/19/2015
    16x24 deck. New pressure treated pine. Would like a light red cedar look. Live in Canada -40c to + 40c temps. What steps and stain would you recommend
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    TWP Stains · 07/16/2015
    Lynne B:
    What is the dry time of clear 1500?

    Depends on weather conditions and age of the deck. Could be 4-12 hours.
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    Lynne B · 07/15/2015
    What is the dry time of clear 1500?
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    TWP Stains · 07/15/2015
    steve coates:
    I have a cedar privacy fence that is approx. 1 1/2 years old. Nothing has been done to the fence. It has grayed out and I want to stain it. What all would you recommend to do this. The fence is approx. 285 ft. long by 6 ft. high, gets full sun in central Ky.

    Prep with the Gemini Restore Kits and stain with the TWP 100 Series. For the Kits you will need about 4 for the 3400 sq. feet. That includes both sides. As for the stain. You will need 25-35 gallons for two coats and both sides. Hard to say exactly as coverage depends on the wood porosity and application method.