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 · 08/07/2015
    Jo:
    My home is cedar board and batten...25 years old, never put anything on it. I now wish to give it a makeover. I don't care if it's paint or stain, whichever is more economical. Which should I do and does it have to be pressure washed first? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Btw, condition is weathered.

    Yes prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit and pressure washing. Apply the TWP 1500 Series when done.
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    Jo · 08/06/2015
    My home is cedar board and batten...25 years old, never put anything on it. I now wish to give it a makeover. I don't care if it's paint or stain, whichever is more economical. Which should I do and does it have to be pressure washed first? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Btw, condition is weathered.
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    TWP Stains · 08/04/2015
    D.O.:
    I was previously recomended Honey gold, but when I attempt to find it, it says it is no longer being manufactured. . Next color recomendation please. I want either a transparent or semi transparent stain to let the try wood grain come through on my 2 year old never treated pressure treated lumbar, some boards are really gray, even after power washing. Will a transparent or semi transparent add color to the gray wood. I really don't care for the orange/red cedar.

    There is not a "Honey Gold" in the TWP line. There is a Honeytone. You have to clean and remove the gray first before staining.
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    D.O. · 08/03/2015
    I was previously recomended Honey gold, but when I attempt to find it, it says it is no longer being manufactured. . Next color recomendation please. I want either a transparent or semi transparent stain to let the try wood grain come through on my 2 year old never treated pressure treated lumbar, some boards are really gray, even after power washing. Will a transparent or semi transparent add color to the gray wood. I really don't care for the orange/red cedar.
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    TWP Stains · 08/03/2015
    arleen zimmerman:
    our deck is 4 years old. we used Olympic stain and sealant in one 6 year protection. we live in northeast ohio. our deck cracked and warped the very first year. we just stripped the deck this weekend with Zinsser's Jomax stain and finish deck stripper and our power washer. we've done much reading and determined that TWP is the best. However I cannot find where to purchase it.

    We can ship to you from our website.
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    arleen zimmerman · 08/03/2015
    our deck is 4 years old. we used Olympic stain and sealant in one 6 year protection. we live in northeast ohio. our deck cracked and warped the very first year. we just stripped the deck this weekend with Zinsser's Jomax stain and finish deck stripper and our power washer. we've done much reading and determined that TWP is the best. However I cannot find where to purchase it.
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    TWP Stains · 08/03/2015
    Katie Klahn:
    I'm putting in a new cedar deck. The wood has been kiln-dried and has been sitting in shade/sun the past couple weeks. I'd like to get it at least one coat of stain before winter, yet I hear I need to wait 4-12 months before coating it. Would it hurt anything to stain it immediately after install? Thanks!

    For KDAT wood, you can stain sooner but still need to prep with the Gemini Kit. Wait until Fall and do just one coat of the TWP.
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    TWP Stains · 08/03/2015
    KellyHolzworth:
    1 year
    rough cut pine
    good
    no
    wood siding on 2 story, 24x32' house

    I am staining rough sawn pine wood siding that is about a year old. Do I need to do any prep work before staining? How many coats are recommended for rough cut wood? Thanks!

    Yes prep lightly with pressure washing and the Gemini Restore Kit. Apply two coats "wet on wet".
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    Katie Klahn · 08/03/2015
    I'm putting in a new cedar deck. The wood has been kiln-dried and has been sitting in shade/sun the past couple weeks. I'd like to get it at least one coat of stain before winter, yet I hear I need to wait 4-12 months before coating it. Would it hurt anything to stain it immediately after install? Thanks!
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    KellyHolzworth · 08/03/2015
    1 year
    rough cut pine
    good
    no
    wood siding on 2 story, 24x32' house

    I am staining rough sawn pine wood siding that is about a year old. Do I need to do any prep work before staining? How many coats are recommended for rough cut wood? Thanks!
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    TWP Stains · 07/27/2015
    Tracye:
    Is TWP 1500 oil-based or water-based?

    Oil based.
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    Tracye · 07/27/2015
    Is TWP 1500 oil-based or water-based?
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    TWP Stains · 07/27/2015
    Melissa Shaw:
    I have power spray-cleaned my approxiamately 15 year old 1000 sq ft redwood deck that has never been stained or sealed. The wood is in decent shape - gray and showing some cracking but otherwise looks good.

    The location is central California -- the deck gets full sun to part shade.
    I am planning on staining with TWP 1500 cedar tone.

    Do I need to further pre-treat or clean? Would you guess do to the age that I would need two application (wet-on-wet) to get the best results necessitating ordering two 5 gallon pails?
    Thank you

    Yes you should apply two coats one on wet to this dried out deck. Two of the 5 gallons should be correct amount. Prep additionally with the Gemini Restore Kit to remove the rest of the gray.
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    Melissa Shaw · 07/26/2015
    I have power spray-cleaned my approxiamately 15 year old 1000 sq ft redwood deck that has never been stained or sealed. The wood is in decent shape - gray and showing some cracking but otherwise looks good.

    The location is central California -- the deck gets full sun to part shade.
    I am planning on staining with TWP 1500 cedar tone.

    Do I need to further pre-treat or clean? Would you guess do to the age that I would need two application (wet-on-wet) to get the best results necessitating ordering two 5 gallon pails?
    Thank you
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    TWP Stains · 07/23/2015
    Katie Klahn:
    Hi there,
    I have a few questions for installing a new deck.
    -I've heard you should wait 3-12 months to stain new, smooth cedar decking. Is this accurate? How much wait time do you recommend with a new deck?

    -Part of the deck is ironwood.How well does the 1500 absorb into ironwood?

    -Should I stain the underside and edges of the deck before installing it?

    Thanks so much!

    -Wait 4-12 months then prep with Gemini Kit.
    -No it is not designed for ironwoods
    -No need to do the undersides or edges.
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    Katie Klahn · 07/23/2015
    Hi there,
    I have a few questions for installing a new deck.
    -I've heard you should wait 3-12 months to stain new, smooth cedar decking. Is this accurate? How much wait time do you recommend with a new deck?

    -Part of the deck is ironwood.How well does the 1500 absorb into ironwood?

    -Should I stain the underside and edges of the deck before installing it?

    Thanks so much!
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    TWP Stains · 07/22/2015
    Merrill:
    For redwood deck, age 20y, like more light rose-red than the redwood 1502; what would you recommend?

    Try the 1511 California Redwood.
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    TWP Stains · 07/22/2015
    michael rice:
    does 1500 clear protect as well as Cedartone or Natural. I'm looking for transparent, I understand there are less solids in clear and there for less protection, is this correct?

    There is no UV protection form graying in the clear. It will still protect from water, mold, etc.
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    Merrill · 07/22/2015
    For redwood deck, age 20y, like more light rose-red than the redwood 1502; what would you recommend?
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    michael rice · 07/21/2015
    does 1500 clear protect as well as Cedartone or Natural. I'm looking for transparent, I understand there are less solids in clear and there for less protection, is this correct?