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 · 06/02/2015
    Bob Wrage:
    1. 2 years
    2. PT Pine
    3. Good
    4. No
    5. Deck, Mailbox and stairs
    Thx!

    Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit and let dry for 2 days or longer if it rains. stain with 2 light coats of the TWP 1500 Series.
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    Bob Wrage · 06/02/2015
    1. 2 years
    2. PT Pine
    3. Good
    4. No
    5. Deck, Mailbox and stairs
    Thx!
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    TWP Stains · 05/30/2015
    Mark Kuc:
    I have a 4 year old deck. It is pressure treated lumber (pine?). It was stained a litte over two years ago with Cabot semi-transparent. Does the old stain need to be completely stripped before applying TWP 1500. What is the best way to prepare the wood before restaining. Are there retail locations where TWP can be purchased.
    Thank you.

    Yes you have to remove the Cabot completely first. Use the Restore A Deck stripper and pressure wash off. Use the RAD brightener after the stripping. We are an online dealer that can ship to you.
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    Mark Kuc · 05/29/2015
    I have a 4 year old deck. It is pressure treated lumber (pine?). It was stained a litte over two years ago with Cabot semi-transparent. Does the old stain need to be completely stripped before applying TWP 1500. What is the best way to prepare the wood before restaining. Are there retail locations where TWP can be purchased.
    Thank you.
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    TWP Stains · 05/26/2015
    Manuel Leyva:
    The age of the house's redwood wood is about 8 years. It's been stained with semitransparent materials before.
    Two sides it's been hit by the sun and there's another one shadowed and kind of moisturized, so it has so many kind of black points and spots.

    I wonder what kind of material I should use as cleaner. What kind of stain I should apply.
    And finally, is the TWP oil or water base?

    You need to remove the current coatings first. Stripping usually works but varies on the brand that you are removing. TWP is oil based.
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    Manuel Leyva · 05/25/2015
    The age of the house's redwood wood is about 8 years. It's been stained with semitransparent materials before.
    Two sides it's been hit by the sun and there's another one shadowed and kind of moisturized, so it has so many kind of black points and spots.

    I wonder what kind of material I should use as cleaner. What kind of stain I should apply.
    And finally, is the TWP oil or water base?
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    TWP Stains · 05/23/2015
    Fran Mauer:
    I have a brand new cedar deck (it is still being installed.)
    We live in CT and the deck will be part shade and part sun. I want to stain it, and want to either keep it as natural (not go orangy or yellow) but also like a bit of a gray color. What do you recommend. Your reviews are really nice compared to the Arbor Coat, which seem terrifyingly all over the place.

    Maybe the clear and let it gray naturally. Please read this about new wood: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Fran Mauer · 05/22/2015
    I have a brand new cedar deck (it is still being installed.)
    We live in CT and the deck will be part shade and part sun. I want to stain it, and want to either keep it as natural (not go orangy or yellow) but also like a bit of a gray color. What do you recommend. Your reviews are really nice compared to the Arbor Coat, which seem terrifyingly all over the place.
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    TWP Stains · 05/22/2015
    Stacie Van Dam:
    i have a deck that was built in july 2011. it was stained in may 2013 using Olympic Maxim from Lowes, semi-transparent (cedar toned). the deck is made of PT pine. We are in Ohio. It is built around a pool, and is probably 50/50 shade and sun. The shaded areas were very moldy but the stain is fine and the sun area peeled and faded. The peeling area is closest to the pool. i did not know how to stain and some areas look pretty thick and other areas are fine. (I evenutally figured it out and the last sections looked better.) Anyway, i want to stain it again and wanted to use the TWP 1500 cedar. I have washed with deck wash and rinsed with a pressure washer. It is ready to go as far as im concerned. I am not interested in sanding or stripping. I also have a new pergola (two months old) and a few pieces of decking that were just replaed this week. Can I use this product and if not, do you have any suggestions?

    You cannot apply TWP (or any other stain penetrating stain) over the Olympic without removing it first by sanding or stripping. Sorry but you have to prep correctly for the stain to work.
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    Stacie Van Dam · 05/21/2015
    i have a deck that was built in july 2011. it was stained in may 2013 using Olympic Maxim from Lowes, semi-transparent (cedar toned). the deck is made of PT pine. We are in Ohio. It is built around a pool, and is probably 50/50 shade and sun. The shaded areas were very moldy but the stain is fine and the sun area peeled and faded. The peeling area is closest to the pool. i did not know how to stain and some areas look pretty thick and other areas are fine. (I evenutally figured it out and the last sections looked better.) Anyway, i want to stain it again and wanted to use the TWP 1500 cedar. I have washed with deck wash and rinsed with a pressure washer. It is ready to go as far as im concerned. I am not interested in sanding or stripping. I also have a new pergola (two months old) and a few pieces of decking that were just replaed this week. Can I use this product and if not, do you have any suggestions?
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    TWP Stains · 05/21/2015
    Diane Narkawicz:
    I live in RI. My 15 year old deck has a cedar floor and pressure treated rails. I used sikkons on it about 5 years ago. I applied tsp and oxiclean and power washed it. The floor cleaned up great. Do I need to strip the railings? Do I have to use a brightener? I plan on using Twp 1500 cedartone. I was hoping to just be able to apply the Twp without having to strip the railings and without having to use a brightener.

    You will need to remove all of the Sikkens where you plan on applying the 1500 Series. Yes the brightener is needed and very important.
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    Diane Narkawicz · 05/21/2015
    I live in RI. My 15 year old deck has a cedar floor and pressure treated rails. I used sikkons on it about 5 years ago. I applied tsp and oxiclean and power washed it. The floor cleaned up great. Do I need to strip the railings? Do I have to use a brightener? I plan on using Twp 1500 cedartone. I was hoping to just be able to apply the Twp without having to strip the railings and without having to use a brightener.
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    TWP Stains · 05/20/2015
    Mike Hanson:
    Building a deck using Micro Sienna pressure treat lumber. What deck stain is recommended and how long should I wait before staining?

    Please read this: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

    Use the 100 or the 1500 depending on your state.
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    Mike Hanson · 05/20/2015
    Building a deck using Micro Sienna pressure treat lumber. What deck stain is recommended and how long should I wait before staining?
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    TWP Stains · 05/20/2015
    don allen:
    I am building exterior screen room using western red cedar for the 8'by 40" screens, the wood came sanded all sides. I am in a VOC limit state (PA) and would like to use a oil based stain (semi- transparent?)with UV blockers and mold resistance that would allow the grain and great color of this wood show thru. What do you recommend?

    Use the TWP 1500. It is oil based and works well for PA.
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    don allen · 05/20/2015
    I am building exterior screen room using western red cedar for the 8'by 40" screens, the wood came sanded all sides. I am in a VOC limit state (PA) and would like to use a oil based stain (semi- transparent?)with UV blockers and mold resistance that would allow the grain and great color of this wood show thru. What do you recommend?
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    TWP Stains · 05/19/2015
    T Stover:
    Hello,

    Pressure treated wood is 8 years old. First used Sherman Williams semi-transparent then Benjamin Moore solid. Wood is great condition, no splinters but was peeling all over. Power washed, sanded with rental orbital sander. Still see some of the solid stain. What is the next step?

    You cannot use TWP unless you remove all of the solid stain. Continue to sand until it is all removed. After that you should let the wood weather for a month then prep with the Gemini Restore Kit for the prep before applying the TWP.
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    T Stover · 05/19/2015
    Hello,

    Pressure treated wood is 8 years old. First used Sherman Williams semi-transparent then Benjamin Moore solid. Wood is great condition, no splinters but was peeling all over. Power washed, sanded with rental orbital sander. Still see some of the solid stain. What is the next step?
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    TWP Stains · 05/19/2015
    Ken Miller:
    The deck is 20+ years old, pressure treated pine and has never been stained. I'm in the process of cleaning it and the wood looks to be in good condition with a few boards needing replacement. The location is NW Indiana with partial sun and it is susceptible to mold.

    After the prep use the TWP 1500 Series for Indiana.
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    Ken Miller · 05/19/2015
    The deck is 20+ years old, pressure treated pine and has never been stained. I'm in the process of cleaning it and the wood looks to be in good condition with a few boards needing replacement. The location is NW Indiana with partial sun and it is susceptible to mold.