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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    jeff · 07/03/2020
    I recently purchased a pergola made of Chinese Cedar and erected 1 month ago. The product came pre-stained for color only with a water based stain and no sealer. The company states on their website "The wood on our Backyard Discovery products are flash heated which dries the stain fast into only the first few layers. This allows you to re-stain or paint with a different color on top of the pre-stained wood, you can also use a water or oil based sealant on the pre-stained wood as well."

    Based on their information, can I use the TWP or 1500 stain directly on the pergola or do I need to strip it. FYI, currently rain water soaks in.

    Also, is your stain an effective sealer?

    Thank you
    Jeff
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      TWP Stains · 07/03/2020
      You cannot apply a sealer over a stain as the sealer will not be able to soak in. Leave it alone for now as it will be fine. Prep by stripping, brightening, and staining it next year.
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    Eric · 07/01/2020
    What's the best TWP stain for a mahogany deck that has been stripped and sanded. It's about 15 years old and in very good shape. At various times in the past, it was stained with Cabot australian Timber or Arborcoat translucent. I live in the northeast with lots of temperature extremes. TWP 100 or TWP 1500? Other suggestions?
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      TWP Stains · 07/02/2020
      You will need the TWP 1500 for your area. Rustic 1516 is popular for Mahogany.
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    Jay · 06/26/2020
    Planning to stain 5/8" rough sawn pine siding panels (brand new) to look similarly to cedar. What would be the recommendation?
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    jan · 06/20/2020
    how should we approach a deck with both old and new (replaced) cedar wood? We purchased the 1502 stain.
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    Rex Mustain · 06/09/2020
    1. 2012 was first year and applied 1504 dark walnut stain in 2014
    2. Oak wood and allowed to season for 2 years before appling the 1504
    3. faded and cracked now in 2020
    4. see answer 1
    5. all vertical wood as I have TREXX on horz surfaces.

    Is TWP100 better than twp 1500. I live in KS so can use either but I like the dark walnut and would save using the brightner.
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      TWP Stains · 06/09/2020
      They work the same as far as longevity. Stick with the Black Walnut if you like it.
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    Usman · 06/07/2020
    Hello,
    I forgot to add some pictures of the cedar deck. Hopefully this will help.
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    Usman · 06/07/2020
    Hello,
    My customer has a brand new cedar deck that is 800 sq.ft. When the deck is wet from the rain, the customer wants the knots and grain of the wood to show through. They also prefer the deck to be a golden color. What type of oil stain does TWP recommend for this type of deck?
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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?