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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    Ronald J Morin · 09/19/2015
    -- 2 year old kids swingset
    -- cedar
    -- existing stain is faded, worn on edges; looks thin in sunlight, can see wood grain easily
    -- not sure what brand of stain; swingset is from Walmart (large, with tree house/fort)
    --will re-do entire swingset (12'long, A-frame)
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    Bill Johnson · 09/18/2015
    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
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    TWP Stains · 09/15/2015
    Sharon Smith:
    weathered 8x8 oak log cabin. has been power washed with bleach/water to remove dirt and some graying. Looking to preserve the logs and not looking to really change the color. What product / color is best? Size is 24x24, how much do I need?

    If it does not have any color then it will not protect from UV graying. Must have a tint and that will change the color. I am confused to your amount. What is the total amount of sq. footage for the siding?
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    Sharon Smith · 09/15/2015
    weathered 8x8 oak log cabin. has been power washed with bleach/water to remove dirt and some graying. Looking to preserve the logs and not looking to really change the color. What product / color is best? Size is 24x24, how much do I need?
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    TWP Stains · 09/13/2015
    Orest:
    I have an old weathered barn - mostly grey - looks like it has never been painted or stained... May be hemlock. Thinking to try twp1500 to help preserve against sunlight. Does that make sense?

    Yes it would work well. Prep with a light pressure washing and the Gemini Restore Kit to remove the gray first. Apply two coats "wet on wet" for this old and dried out wood.
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    Orest · 09/12/2015
    I have an old weathered barn - mostly grey - looks like it has never been painted or stained... May be hemlock. Thinking to try twp1500 to help preserve against sunlight. Does that make sense?
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    TWP Stains · 09/11/2015
    David Jensen:
    Can twp 1500 stain be used indoors. It would go on an unfinished log home using the same stain on the outside of the logs as the inside.

    Yes but the TWP has a strong oil odor that will take time to dissipate so you will not want to actually live indoors until it has dissipated.
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    David Jensen · 09/10/2015
    Can twp 1500 stain be used indoors. It would go on an unfinished log home using the same stain on the outside of the logs as the inside.
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    TWP Stains · 09/09/2015
    Stephen C Stern:
    I have a 10 year old mahogany deck that had been treated with various products, including poly. In order to get down to the bare wood it was sanded multiple times as well as power washed and bleached. There is still remnants of old color. We are in western Mass, winters harsh. I do want some pigment, but want the grain to come through. What product do you reccomend?

    For MA you have to use the TWP 1500 Series.
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    Stephen C Stern · 09/09/2015
    I have a 10 year old mahogany deck that had been treated with various products, including poly. In order to get down to the bare wood it was sanded multiple times as well as power washed and bleached. There is still remnants of old color. We are in western Mass, winters harsh. I do want some pigment, but want the grain to come through. What product do you reccomend?
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    TWP Stains · 09/04/2015
    Al P:
    We have a 30 year old deck, pressure treated (pine?) never stained. It is old ,grey, weathered but in good condition. Pressure washed it a year ago, want to use TWP1500 stain. Thinking of using orbital sander with 60 grit and then wash before staining. What prep would you advise?
    Thank you.

    The prep you have will work but make sure to lightly clean and brighten after the sanding.
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    Al P · 09/04/2015
    We have a 30 year old deck, pressure treated (pine?) never stained. It is old ,grey, weathered but in good condition. Pressure washed it a year ago, want to use TWP1500 stain. Thinking of using orbital sander with 60 grit and then wash before staining. What prep would you advise?
    Thank you.
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    TWP Stains · 09/03/2015
    Adele:
    Got started using Arborcoat cedar oil translucent stain. Looks good, taking well even over mixed brands of stains used over the years on new and old decks, siding & trim. Today's project: New deck boards, left untreated for 2 weeks, then lightly stained. Read your excellent reviews so I'm thinking of changing to your brand for the second coat and full treatment over the 30-year old cedar house. (Last full treatment on 2,000 sf house 10 years ago, with retouching feathered in on sun exposed areas) Should I let new deck weather over the winter before doing second coat? Arborcoat looks acceptable but your product is better rated. Test coats show house seems to take oil-based stain quite well, even though some areas appear to have had a previous water-based coat-- well worn, acceptable, rich varied look.

    Adele, you cannot apply the TWP over a stain of a different brand without removing the coating fully first. See here as well about new wood:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Adele · 09/02/2015
    Got started using Arborcoat cedar oil translucent stain. Looks good, taking well even over mixed brands of stains used over the years on new and old decks, siding & trim. Today's project: New deck boards, left untreated for 2 weeks, then lightly stained. Read your excellent reviews so I'm thinking of changing to your brand for the second coat and full treatment over the 30-year old cedar house. (Last full treatment on 2,000 sf house 10 years ago, with retouching feathered in on sun exposed areas) Should I let new deck weather over the winter before doing second coat? Arborcoat looks acceptable but your product is better rated. Test coats show house seems to take oil-based stain quite well, even though some areas appear to have had a previous water-based coat-- well worn, acceptable, rich varied look.
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    TWP Stains · 08/27/2015
    Cindy Bertinetti:
    We are getting ready to stain a large cedar deck. We have let it age and weather four months and used the recommended cleaner and brightener. It was a very big job to apply those products, but it is done and ready to stain.

    Our question is what happens after this in several years when it is ready to stain again. The can says it needs to be stripped...do we really need to do that to reuse the same product? I thought we would go through a similar cleaning and power wash steps maximum.

    Advice? We are waiting to stain until we know what we will be in for in the future.

    You can use the same Gemini Restore Kit for reapplying with TWP. One coat and read this article on new wood:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Cindy Bertinetti · 08/27/2015
    For the job below, new red cedar wood, four months old, cleaned and brightened, should we apply one or two coats?
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    Cindy Bertinetti · 08/27/2015
    We are getting ready to stain a large cedar deck. We have let it age and weather four months and used the recommended cleaner and brightener. It was a very big job to apply those products, but it is done and ready to stain.

    Our question is what happens after this in several years when it is ready to stain again. The can says it needs to be stripped...do we really need to do that to reuse the same product? I thought we would go through a similar cleaning and power wash steps maximum.

    Advice? We are waiting to stain until we know what we will be in for in the future.
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    TWP Stains · 08/27/2015
    David Hannan:
    4 months cedar deck, was sanded at install but some looks like rough cut now and some has a grey looking film now, new wood sanded after install, new deck...everything except deck floor (steps, railing, posts)

    Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit. Do not sand anymore. Apply one light coat this fall.
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    David Hannan · 08/26/2015
    4 months cedar deck, was sanded at install but some looks like rough cut now and some has a grey looking film now, new wood sanded after install, new deck...everything except deck floor (steps, railing, posts)
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    TWP Stains · 08/26/2015
    Connie Baker:
    15years, redwood,god to fair previous stain super deck large 20x20 with 5 stairs, 19x12 with 4x16 walkway then 5 stairs, 8x13 with 6x6platform and two 2x6 stair step downs then a 6x4 step out with 2x6 stair and a 6x4 porch. Also vertical siding 3x20, 20x4 and siding measuring approx 9x16, 9x10, 9x14.estimate how much needed and shipping costs.

    Please send us a total sq. footage of all wood added together. Add flooring, stairs, railings, etc. We do have a calculator here if it helps: http://www.twpstain.com/twp-deck-stain-calculator