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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    TWP Stains · 07/21/2015
    Brooke E. B.:
    Age of wood? 15+ years
    Type of wood? Cedar
    Condition of the wood? Good.
    Has it been stained previously and if so with what brand of stain? Yes, unknown brand, semi-transparent.

    Looking to strip, brighten, sand and restain our cedar garage door. Used TWP on the deck, but just wondering if we could also use on the door and then finish with a high-end clear varnish. Thanks!

    You cannot apply a varnish over the TWP. Use the Restore A Deck products for the strip and brighten before applying the TWP.
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    TWP Stains · 07/21/2015
    Jay Jones:
    850sq foot deck Half covered half uncovered cedar. 2 years old. Treated initially with Seal-Once which was worthless and sanded whole deck after one year. Then applied Penofin. Uncovered part of decked developed lots of mold/mildew(we live in Tacoma,WA) cleaned with 30 second cleaner and now ready to stain the uncovered part but covered appears fine. Can we stain with TWP over Penofin? would like to used a semi-solid stain. Appreciate your thought and recommendations

    No you cannot, you have to remove the Penfoin with the Restore A Deck Stripper and a pressure wash. Use the Restore A Deck Brightener when finished. Once removed you can use the TWP.
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    Brooke E. B. · 07/21/2015
    Age of wood? 15+ years
    Type of wood? Cedar
    Condition of the wood? Good.
    Has it been stained previously and if so with what brand of stain? Yes, unknown brand, semi-transparent.

    Looking to strip, brighten, sand and restain our cedar garage door. Used TWP on the deck, but just wondering if we could also use on the door and then finish with a high-end clear varnish. Thanks!
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    Jay Jones · 07/20/2015
    850sq foot deck Half covered half uncovered cedar. 2 years old. Treated initially with Seal-Once which was worthless and sanded whole deck after one year. Then applied Penofin. Uncovered part of decked developed lots of mold/mildew(we live in Tacoma,WA) cleaned with 30 second cleaner and now ready to stain the uncovered part but covered appears fine. Can we stain with TWP over Penofin? would like to used a semi-solid stain. Appreciate your thought and recommendations
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    TWP Stains · 07/19/2015
    Rick shulson:
    16x24 deck. New pressure treated pine. Would like a light red cedar look. Live in Canada -40c to + 40c temps. What steps and stain would you recommend

    TWP currently is not allowed in Canada.
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    Rick shulson · 07/19/2015
    16x24 deck. New pressure treated pine. Would like a light red cedar look. Live in Canada -40c to + 40c temps. What steps and stain would you recommend
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    TWP Stains · 07/16/2015
    Lynne B:
    What is the dry time of clear 1500?

    Depends on weather conditions and age of the deck. Could be 4-12 hours.
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    Lynne B · 07/15/2015
    What is the dry time of clear 1500?
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    TWP Stains · 07/15/2015
    steve coates:
    I have a cedar privacy fence that is approx. 1 1/2 years old. Nothing has been done to the fence. It has grayed out and I want to stain it. What all would you recommend to do this. The fence is approx. 285 ft. long by 6 ft. high, gets full sun in central Ky.

    Prep with the Gemini Restore Kits and stain with the TWP 100 Series. For the Kits you will need about 4 for the 3400 sq. feet. That includes both sides. As for the stain. You will need 25-35 gallons for two coats and both sides. Hard to say exactly as coverage depends on the wood porosity and application method.
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    steve coates · 07/15/2015
    I have a cedar privacy fence that is approx. 1 1/2 years old. Nothing has been done to the fence. It has grayed out and I want to stain it. What all would you recommend to do this. The fence is approx. 285 ft. long by 6 ft. high, gets full sun in central Ky.
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    TWP Stains · 07/13/2015
    brian_r:
    The large deck/porch was half done on Sat. It rained Sunday overnight hard, and when the contractor returned to finished Monday morning, he wiped away the water off/down the tops of the uncovered landing, and steps. It dried in full sun (90 degrees) about 4 hrs and then he stained it as he said the wood dried out enough. I'm just concerned that he applied it too early, just to complete the job to get paid. How much time should be considered 'long enough' to determine whether I was right? Or what should I look for?

    Hard to say if there will be an issue or not. As long as the TWP soaks into the wood and dries fully then most likely it will be fine.
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    brian_r · 07/13/2015
    The large deck/porch was half done on Sat. It rained Sunday overnight hard, and when the contractor returned to finished Monday morning, he wiped away the water off/down the tops of the uncovered landing, and steps. It dried in full sun (90 degrees) about 4 hrs and then he stained it as he said the wood dried out enough. I'm just concerned that he applied it too early, just to complete the job to get paid. How much time should be considered 'long enough' to determine whether I was right? Or what should I look for?
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    TWP Stains · 07/12/2015
    D:
    2 year old very ray wood fence made with pressure treated yellow pine I want a semi transparent to let the knots and grain show thru, Wood was never treated and just recently powered washed. I want a yellowish based color, not orange, not to red. suggestions please

    Honeytone is a golden color but will vary based on your wood.
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    D · 07/11/2015
    2 year old very ray wood fence made with pressure treated yellow pine I want a semi transparent to let the knots and grain show thru, Wood was never treated and just recently powered washed. I want a yellowish based color, not orange, not to red. suggestions please
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    TWP Stains · 07/06/2015
    B0gebhardt:
    i have some newly chopped rounds of cherry wood i plan on using for pavers in the backyard....how long should i let them dry out before i stain them/ what process should i use?

    Dry out for at least 4 months.
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    B0gebhardt · 07/06/2015
    i have some newly chopped rounds of cherry wood i plan on using for pavers in the backyard....how long should i let them dry out before i stain them/ what process should i use?
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    TWP Stains · 07/06/2015
    Frank Iezzi:
    I'm in SE Ohio. I have a deck, faces east, 14' x 70', plus steps. Nearby lake (so humidity & moisture most of the time). Made from pressure treated pine, installed Oct 2013. Never been stained. Want something light colored but has UV protection. Is TWP 1500 the product to use? After powerwashing should I use the Gemini restore kit? Any help appreciated!

    You use the
    Gemini Restore Kit while pressure washing. Yes you would need the 1500 series for Ohio.
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    Frank Iezzi · 07/05/2015
    I'm in SE Ohio. I have a deck, faces east, 14' x 70', plus steps. Nearby lake (so humidity & moisture most of the time). Made from pressure treated pine, installed Oct 2013. Never been stained. Want something light colored but has UV protection. Is TWP 1500 the product to use? After powerwashing should I use the Gemini restore kit? Any help appreciated!
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    TWP Stains · 07/03/2015
    Rebecca Janssen:
    I think I am in love with Prairie Gray, but I live in California! Does the TMP1500 come in Prairie Gray? Our redwood fence was installed about 4 months ago. It is 3 dimensional, rough and never stained. I love the color of the redwood, but it is a little too "bright"next to our dark gray (BM Chelsea Gray) house. It's a lotta fence, 30 linear ft. on either side of the house. Please advise.

    Sorry but it does not.
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    Rebecca Janssen · 07/02/2015
    I think I am in love with Prairie Gray, but I live in California! Does the TMP1500 come in Prairie Gray? Our redwood fence was installed about 4 months ago. It is 3 dimensional, rough and never stained. I love the color of the redwood, but it is a little too "bright"next to our dark gray (BM Chelsea Gray) house. It's a lotta fence, 30 linear ft. on either side of the house. Please advise.