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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    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
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    Jake · 04/10/2020
    New outdoor furniture. Brand new oak wood. Will be exposed to direct sun in Arizona so need good uv protection as well. Looking for recommendations on whether water or oil base stain. Thanks for your help.
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    Steve · 03/30/2020
    10 years old. Treated pine?. Covered section perfect, uncovered a little dry but smooth, no splinters when running hands over it. Previously stained with ValsparOne-Coat
    Semi-Transparent Stain & Sealer, rustic color. The deck was power washed by a professional, and he messed it up. Too much pressure in quite a few spots, and you can see the trail of the spray pattern.It needs re-staining
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      TWP Stains · 03/30/2020
      The Valspar must be removed completely first. Do you have pictures of the current condition?
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        Steve · 03/30/2020
        So, the entire deck needs to be stripped first, prior to using your stain. Do you have a stripper too? I need to wait for sun to come up completely to take photo.
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          TWP Stains · 03/30/2020
          Yes. you always have to emove a previous coating when switching brands of semi-transparent stains. We would need to see the pictures to see if it can be stripped or if sanding will be needed.
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    Krysten · 03/23/2020
    I have 5 doors and three windows that are framed in wood. I’m wanting to do both sides, interior and exterior to change the color. Which line would you recommend for this? Also which stripper? Thanks for your guidance.
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    JEFF · 03/19/2020
    I finished using your stripper product on a 1/2 log and 1/2 cedar home last fall as winter set in and didn't get further. My question is, can I now use the brightener and begin staining or do I need additional prep? Also as I was stripping with 2000 psi the wood now has a light "fuzz" look and feel to the touch. If I apply your stain with an airless sprayer and back brush will it dry smooth or do I need to do something else. I want the best product you offer in a mid range brown finish with "some" shine so what is your recommendation for approximately 6000 sq ft of coverage. Thank you.
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    Julian · 03/19/2020
    should read lid was sealed incorrectly.
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    Julian · 03/19/2020
    I have about 2.5 gallons left of TWP 1503 dark oak. The lid was sealed correctly and now the stain has gotten too thick. What can I use to thin this? Don't want to waste the remainder...
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      TWP Stains · 03/19/2020
      Sorry, it cannot be fixed. It has gone bad.
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    Michael · 03/18/2020
    I am installing new cedar shingles, for siding on new construction. I want to use the clear, so the natural cedar will show. Which is better 200 or 1500 and why? Will one prevent graying more or last longer than the other? Also, would adding 1 gallon of color stain to 5 gallons of clear help much with the UV protection?
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      TWP Stains · 03/18/2020
      Clear will not offer any UV protection. It must be tinted to protect from graying.
      Adding a tinted color into the clear will only add a very small amount of UV protection. Your best option is to pick a tinted color and do not thin it with the clear. Honeytone is the lightest tint in the 1500 Series and the Cedar Gold is the lightest in the 200 Series.

      You can use either series for this. You can order samples here: https://www.twpstain.com/stain-samples
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    Robert · 02/18/2020
    Never mind. After reading response for Bob below that answered all my questions.
    Thank you
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    Robert · 02/18/2020
    Which is better to use on a new redwood fence 1500 or 200 in east Bay area of California, and how often do you need to reapply the stain. We plan on building the fence next month and want to treat it right away

    Thank you
    Robert