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 · 08/17/2017
    Laurence Frank:
    Where do you live?[/quote]

    The house is in Nevada so I can use either 100 or 1500. My priority is effectiveness and durability. Which will last longer before needing another treatment?

    Old dry redwood, sanded down to fresh wood.

    They will last about the same. The 1500 has slightly higher solids so it could give a little longer UV protection when in full sun.
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    Laurence Frank · 08/16/2017
    Where do you live?[/quote]

    The house is in Nevada so I can use either 100 or 1500. My priority is effectiveness and durability. Which will last longer before needing another treatment?

    Old dry redwood, sanded down to fresh wood.
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    TWP Stains · 08/16/2017
    Laurence Frank:
    I have an old redwood house with full sun exposure. I am sanding down to fresh wood, and can use either TWP 100 or 1500 here.

    Which will give most durability?

    Thanks.

    Where do you live?
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    Laurence Frank · 08/16/2017
    I have an old redwood house with full sun exposure. I am sanding down to fresh wood, and can use either TWP 100 or 1500 here.

    Which will give most durability?

    Thanks.
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    TWP Stains · 08/13/2017
    Mary Gohlike:
    I have two decks, the upper deck was rebuilt 3 years ago using treated pine. it is in good condition. It was stained with Cabot stain and is about 40' x 7 '. The lower deck is about 50' x 7', but is probably 16 years old. It is in fairly good condition and made of treated pine. I also used Cabot stain on this deck. I believe the stain is chestnut brown. I want to better match it with my siding which is sikkens Cetrol SRD Mahogany. I want to use the TWP redwood stain, but do not want to remove the existing stain, because it is less work and I want the brown color under the redwood. Can I pressure wash and apply TWP?

    Unfortunately, you cannot apply the TWP over a different brand of stain. You will need to use the Restore A Deck Stripper first.
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    Mary Gohlike · 08/13/2017
    I have two decks, the upper deck was rebuilt 3 years ago using treated pine. it is in good condition. It was stained with Cabot stain and is about 40' x 7 '. The lower deck is about 50' x 7', but is probably 16 years old. It is in fairly good condition and made of treated pine. I also used Cabot stain on this deck. I believe the stain is chestnut brown. I want to better match it with my siding which is sikkens Cetrol SRD Mahogany. I want to use the TWP redwood stain, but do not want to remove the existing stain, because it is less work and I want the brown color under the redwood. Can I pressure wash and apply TWP?
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    TWP Stains · 08/09/2017
    Gaynell:
    stripped a vanity, and used TWP stain (had plenty left over, and just bought so I know it's good). Only put on 2 coats, but now it is sticky/tacky feeling and taking forever to dry. Was this a mistake? Pretty sure it is ash wood.

    Over applied. Ash is a hardwood. TWP is not suggested for this wood type and if used only 1 coat should have been applied because of the woods density.
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    Gaynell · 08/09/2017
    stripped a vanity, and used TWP stain (had plenty left over, and just bought so I know it's good). Only put on 2 coats, but now it is sticky/tacky feeling and taking forever to dry. Was this a mistake? Pretty sure it is ash wood.
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    TWP Stains · 08/08/2017
    Jim W. Smith:
    We live in a 2000 sq. ft. pine log siding. We have a 1200 sq. ft. garage made of the same materials. The logs are turning dark and need to be cleaned. The house finish is Superdeck oil 7100 Amberhue. We're thinking about pressure cleaning with walnut shells and stain with TWP1500 stain. What are your suggestion?

    We also have a 2000 sq. ft. redwood deck that needs to cleaned and restained. Heart redwood DP 1905 oil base transparent stain is currently on the deck
    Could I restrain the deck using TWP 1511? How about cleaning with Restore a Deck?? Any thoughts or suggestions for me?
    Thank You,
    Jim
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    You could strip and pressure wash to remove. Not sure if you will need the media blasting with the Walnut Shells. Once removed, brighten all the wood.

    As for the deck, the old coating needs to come off as well. You will need a stain stripper or sanding to remove. Brighten after.
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    Jim W. Smith · 08/08/2017
    We live in a 2000 sq. ft. pine log siding. We have a 1200 sq. ft. garage made of the same materials. The logs are turning dark and need to be cleaned. The house finish is Superdeck oil 7100 Amberhue. We're thinking about pressure cleaning with walnut shells and stain with TWP1500 stain. What are your suggestion?

    We also have a 2000 sq. ft. redwood deck that needs to cleaned and restained. Heart redwood DP 1905 oil base transparent stain is currently on the deck
    Could I restrain the deck using TWP 1511? How about cleaning with Restore a Deck?? Any thoughts or suggestions for me?
    Thank You,
    Jim
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    TWP Stains · 07/29/2017
    SteveS_83:
    I have a 1.5 year old cedar railing that I applied TWP 1500 Rustic to. The top surfaces are dirty so I'd like to clean it without removing any of the existing stain. What product can I use to do this. I thought of using a diluted mix of water and simple green but would rather use a product designed for this purpose.

    Hello, there is not a product designed to just clean dirt and not remove any of the stain. Try warm water and some dish soap to see if that does the trick. Being too "aggressive" with the cleaner could result in some of the stain lifting as well.
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    SteveS_83 · 07/28/2017
    I have a 1.5 year old cedar railing that I applied TWP 1500 Rustic to. The top surfaces are dirty so I'd like to clean it without removing any of the existing stain. What product can I use to do this. I thought of using a diluted mix of water and simple green but would rather use a product designed for this purpose.
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    TWP Stains · 07/28/2017
    JAMES H RAFFERTY:
    3 gal twp 1503 and shipping cost ?

    Please add the gallons to cart and enter your shipping info for the total cost with shipping:

    https://www.twpstain.com/twp-1500-series-1-gallon
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    JAMES H RAFFERTY · 07/27/2017
    3 gal twp 1503 and shipping cost ?
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    TWP Stains · 07/18/2017
    Timothy Lillard:
    12 year old deck of roofed but open porch, of birch, attractive and in good condition except that there is a stain from some spill, and the sunny edges are kind of gray. Mildew always an issue with a good amount of shade from trees and roof, and in upstate NY with plenty of precipitation, clouds, cool and cold weather. Previously treated with Cabot, either natural or clear, and we have cleaned and sanded it; leaving some white in the softer layers of the grain in the sunnier portion of the deck.

    Did you remove all of the Cabot? If so apply two coats wet on wet of the TWP 1500 Series. If not, you should remove the Cabot with this:
    https://www.twpstain.com/restore-a-deck-stripper-brightener-kit-detail
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    Timothy Lillard · 07/18/2017
    Birch deck under covered but open porch, 12 years old, in good condition except for some graying on the sunny edge, some mildew, and a stain that no solvent removes.
    We previously stained deck with a neutral or clear Cabot, or maybe Sikkens stain.
    We have used deck cleaners, and then sanded it. We live in upstate NY, plenty of precipitation, clouds, cool and cold weather, and mostly shaded by trees in the afternoon.
    Are we done with prep, and which TWP to use?
    Thanks, Tim
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    TWP Stains · 07/17/2017
    Larry Krame:
    1. Age: 30 years
    2. Type: treated pine
    3. Condition: pretty good
    4. Previously stained with: Pittsburgh Paints Ultra Advanced Semi-Transparent Deck, Fence & Siding Stain
    5. Area: Exterior Deck
    I have already scrubbed my deck with Behr All-In One Wood Cleaner. Do I need to do any other prep?
    I live in Illinois so should I be considering your 1500 Series Deck Stain? If so, can you email me the instructions on the can so I know how to apply and what accessories to get?

    The previous coating will need to be removed during the prep. If the cleaner did not remove the old stain, then use the Restore A Deck Stripper Kit. The TWP 1500 is the correct product for IL. All application and prep instructions can be found here:
    https://www.twpstainhelp.com/
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    Larry Krame · 07/17/2017
    1. Age: 30 years
    2. Type: treated pine
    3. Condition: pretty good
    4. Previously stained with: Pittsburgh Paints Ultra Advanced Semi-Transparent Deck, Fence & Siding Stain
    5. Area: Exterior Deck
    I have already scrubbed my deck with Behr All-In One Wood Cleaner. Do I need to do any other prep?
    I live in Illinois so should I be considering your 1500 Series Deck Stain? If so, can you email me the instructions on the can so I know how to apply and what accessories to get?
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    TWP Stains · 07/14/2017
    Shingdao:
    Age of wood? 1 year
    Type of wood? PT Southern Yellow Pine/ Non- PT Western Red Cedar for rail tops
    Condition of the wood? Very Good
    Has it been stained previously and if so with what brand of stain? Never stained
    Small description of the area to be treated. Outdoor deck, rails and stairs

    Prep with Gemini Restore Kit first before applying the TWP 1500 Series.
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    Shingdao · 07/14/2017
    Age of wood? 1 year
    Type of wood? PT Southern Yellow Pine/ Non- PT Western Red Cedar for rail tops
    Condition of the wood? Very Good
    Has it been stained previously and if so with what brand of stain? Never stained
    Small description of the area to be treated. Outdoor deck, rails and stairs