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?
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    Mike Ihnot · 06/06/2020
    I am using product 1502 and love the color it brings out on redwood, but the color fades requiring dismantling what I have built to clean it so I can reapply your product. I love the finish and do not want to put a sealer on it as I do not want a sheen, as I think that ruins the look.
    Just reapplying over the existing product turns it’s dark, so dark it looks terrible.
    Do you have a product, or know of one that will help me retain the natural look longer ? Thanks Mike
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    Stephen DiCenso · 06/06/2020
    I have a 2 year old deck that was Thompson wood sealed prior to purchasing the home 2yrs ago. It is roughly 400-500 square feet. Would the 5 gallon clean & stain kit be an appropriate purchase? The sealer has pretty much worn from the CA elements and I need to clean & brighten the wood. Am I buying too much or can I store the stain until next year’s clean and restrain? My neighbor raves about you guys and said just stay w/TWP and you’ll never have any problems. Also, is there a difference between buying local or direct from company?
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      TWP Stains · 06/07/2020
      Yes, the 5-gallon kit will be correct for the prep and stain amount. We sell online from our website. Opened stain has a shelf life of about 12 months.
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    Ralph Mulvihill · 05/25/2020
    Just finished prepping and staining my 25 tear old redwood deck .Forecast said there is a chance of thunderstorms .I Made a makeshift tent to cover entire deck. It started to pour and got windy. Got the deck stained but makeshift tent got blown off 2 hours after I finished staining.Deck got very wet.I blew off water with leaf blower. I am very pleased with the finished deck.The photos below show the finished deck.TWP stain is fantastic. I used 1500 series due to living in Illinois. I would recommend TWP stain over any other.
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    Biba · 05/21/2020
    I will be using the product on pressure pine for two sets of 6 steps, banisters and railing. They were built a year ago. One set of steps is more weathered as it receives direct sun for several hours and is exposed to more rain, the other set is more protected and looks brand new. Neither set of steps has been stained or protected.
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    Biba · 05/21/2020
    I see Prairie Gray is $6 more than other color choices. Is that because there is more pigment in this color? I love the color, but looking for a product that will have easier to re-stain without having to deal with removing peeling pigment. Are the other colors more transparent than semi-transparent or semi-opaque?

    Can TWP 100 be shipped to Norfolk, VA zip code 23502? My billing address is Northern Virginia, but I would be using the product in Norfolk and shipping it there. From reading reviews, TWP 100 seems to perform better than TWP 1500.

    Thanks!
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      TWP Stains · 05/21/2020
      The TWP is allowed on zip code 23502. The grays cost more due to the solid content. The 100 and 1500 last the same on a deck, no difference.
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    Tracy · 05/18/2020
    I have a deck that is pretty old. Was going to sand, power wash then stain. Other than the 1500 black walnut stain do I need the other products?
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    phil · 05/18/2020
    wood is 6 weeks old...redwood...good condition....not previously stained...use is for treating a newly built Adirondack chair. Will this work well for this redwood chair?
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    Richard Clark · 05/15/2020
    Thanks for the response of using 2 light coats. The estimate said we need 6 gallons. Will the 6 gallons be enough for 2 light coats or 1 coat? The samples we used were applied lightly with cheesecloth in a small area after being pressure washed and turned out very well. The PT pine has lightened alot in a year since it gets full sun and absorbed the stain well. Thanks, Rick!
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    Dustin · 05/15/2020
    I have about a gallon of the 100 pro stain left in a 5 gal pail. I'm getting another 1 gal. of the 1500 low VOC product, same color. Can I mix these 2 together to help ensure an even color?
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      TWP Stains · 05/15/2020
      No, do not mix the two series together.
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    Richard Clark · 05/14/2020
    On our estimate of our pool deck it said we need 6 gallons of stain. If we get 10 gal and save whats left over, will it be okay to use on the floor ( which will weather more)a couple years later when needed? We are going to purchase the cleaner and brightner also and was wondering how much time can we wait to stain after it is cleaned because of all the rain we've been getting lately.
    Our deck is PT pine and was built May 2019 and gets full sun and has never been stained or cleaned and was wondering if we should do 2 coats on the floor. We used the samples using 2 coats and the area we did looks very good ! Thanks, Rick
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    Tommy · 05/13/2020
    I am planning to install pine log siding with cedar shakes. Both are currently raw (unfinished). What do you suggest I use for protection and longevity. I am in northern Wisconsin.
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        tommy · 05/13/2020
        Thank you.
        Next question: Both the 100 and 1550 indicate a "2-coat, wet-on-wet" application in the sidebars. This seems to be in conflict with information in the document you linked. Would you please explain? (btw: my shakes have been stored for 10 years or so and the log siding is kiln-dried to nearly stable moisture content - probably does have mill
        glaze though.)
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          TWP Stains · 05/13/2020
          New wood is only one coat. It does not matter if stored, still needs to weather and be prepped.
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    julie · 05/11/2020
    Our lake cabin is in MO and has cedar plank exterior. Im not sure what it has been treated with in the past. Half gets full sun and half is shaded. Which series to use and what color would go best with this very dark look? Thank you.
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    Hunter · 05/05/2020
    We have a 10 month old treated pine “zip tower” and “landing deck” that we want to protect and increase longevity. Which product and can we apply with a pump sprayer? We’ve been told product with highest linseed oil content but want your advice. Thanks
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      TWP Stains · 05/05/2020
      Use the TWP 1500 series in any color for this. Make sure to prep the wood first.
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        Hunter · 05/06/2020
        We are located in Ky. Can we use twp 101 vs 1500?
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    Fred · 05/04/2020
    I have a 20+ year-old cedar deck on Long Island, NY. Every season, I usually apply a deck cleaner and power wash the deck before restaining. This year, however, I am going to have the deck sanded by a floor sanding professional. What is the lag time and prep steps between the sanding and my applying the stain? I will be brushing in TWP 1500 Series Honeytone (1515). Thanks!
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    Bob · 05/04/2020
    I have an eighteen-year-old clear cedar deck here in Wisconsin. It's still in excellent condition. Been using the Proluxe (Sikkens), SRD, oil base, cedar tone, one coat Semi-Transparent Matte Finish stain over the years but would like to try one of the TWP products. What would you recommend - the 100 or the 1500 series?
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      TWP Stains · 05/04/2020
      100 Series. Make sure to strip and or sand down the Sikkens first.
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    Robin F · 04/28/2020
    I have a 11 x 17 pool deck that has already been stripped of previous stain. My question is which stain would be the better one, how many gallons, and If i would like the floor to look natural should i just go with the clear? Thank you :)
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      TWP Stains · 04/29/2020
      Clear will not offer UV protection from graying. It must be tinted. As for which stain, that would depend on where you live?
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        Robin F · 04/29/2020
        Cleveland, Ohio. So we deal with a variety of weather. And the deck is around a pool.
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    Jenna Burney · 04/22/2020
    Help my applied the stain too thick it’s been 48 hours and it is very sticky. Any tips to help remedy?
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    Mike Chauvin · 04/21/2020
    I have 100 feet of 5 feet high fence how much will do it
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      TWP Stains · 04/21/2020
      Are you staining both sides? If so, you will need about 10 gallons for two coats.
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    Maureen · 04/15/2020
    Stained cedar deck last year after stripping, brightening and sanding with two coats, wet on wet, of 1500 top- rustic. One year later, there are spots where there is not stain left. Want to re-stain with same color, what is procedure to do this.
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    Sean · 04/14/2020
    Stained a new deck last summer with 1500 Pecan. We would like to change the color (Black Walnut). What is the correct process....simply coat twice? Thanks