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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    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
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    Connie Baker · 08/25/2015
    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.
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    TWP Stains · 08/23/2015
    Susane:
    9 month
    Cedar
    New
    Not treated
    Deck

    Hi, I cleaned and brightened the deck a week ago. No rain until application. Yesterday evening I applied one coat twp1500 with a brush. Before finishing it up for the day, used dry cloth over the complete deck to take off stain which was sitting on top as good as possible. This morning, 8 hours later, still a greasy shine on the deck,
    What can I do? Shall try to get it off with a dry cloth again?

    It will cure and dry but of you want to speed up the process then yes you can wipe off any excess stain that did not penetrate. Make sure to saturate any oily rags in water and lay flat to dry.
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    Susane · 08/22/2015
    9 month
    Cedar
    New
    Not treated
    Deck

    Hi, I cleaned and brightened the deck a week ago. No rain until application. Yesterday evening I applied one coat twp1500 with a brush. Before finishing it up for the day, used dry cloth over the complete deck to take off stain which was sitting on top as good as possible. This morning, 8 hours later, still a greasy shine on the deck,
    What can I do? Shall try to get it off with a dry cloth again?
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    TWP Stains · 08/22/2015
    Ryan Young:
    What moisture reading can I stain?
    New deck, #1 pressure treated, first application, only deck boards

    Deck was installed one mnth ago

    You cannot stain a one month old deck with TWP. Please read this:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Ryan Young · 08/21/2015
    What moisture reading can I stain?
    New deck, #1 pressure treated, first application, only deck boards

    Deck was installed one mnth ago
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    TWP Stains · 08/21/2015
    Margo:
    1. 16 years
    2. pressure treated
    3. worn, some cracks
    4. yes, Cabot as the last time, about 4 years ago
    5. huge deck around most of the house.

    Prep first by removing the Cabot with the Restore A Deck Stain Stripper. Pressure wash off the stripper then brighten with the RAD Wood Brightener. Once all the Cabot is removed you can apply the TWP.
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    Margo · 08/20/2015
    1. 16 years
    2. pressure treated
    3. worn, some cracks
    4. yes, Cabot as the last time, about 4 years ago
    5. huge deck around most of the house.
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    TWP Stains · 08/20/2015
    Andrew Scott:
    Looking to stain outside house siding in Maine. Wood is 9 years old, pine, and never stained. Some of house is shaded and some gets direct sun in parts of day. The parts that get direct sun having some graying and some boards look to have slight bowing. Would like stain to last more than 2 years since a big job to do whole house and deck. Recommendations?

    Use the TWP 1500 Series. In most cases you will get 3-6 years on vertical siding depending on the UV exposure and the color your choose. Prep all wood first with the Gemini Restoration Kit.
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    Andrew Scott · 08/20/2015
    Looking to stain outside house siding in Maine. Wood is 9 years old, pine, and never stained. Some of house is shaded and some gets direct sun in parts of day. The parts that get direct sun having some graying and some boards look to have slight bowing. Would like stain to last more than 2 years since a big job to do whole house and deck. Recommendations?
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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.