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?
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    TWP Stains · 06/04/2015
    TheWall5904:
    1 YR

    YellaWood

    Sun Dried on Deck Floor Railings Are still a little Green

    NO

    The Whole Deck

    Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit first before applying the 1500 Series.
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    TWP Stains · 06/04/2015
    inspironator:
    Is the TWP 1500 compatible with varnish as I want to mix varnish in at 10-15% before applying the mix to my 14 y.o. deck? I've already cleaned and prepped the deck for stain.

    No you cannot add varnish to it or on top of the TWP.
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    inspironator · 06/03/2015
    Is the TWP 1500 compatible with varnish as I want to mix varnish in at 10-15% before applying the mix to my 14 y.o. deck? I've already cleaned and prepped the deck for stain.
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    Keith Walsh · 06/03/2015
    1 YR

    YellaWood

    Sun Dried on Deck Floor Railings Are still a little Green

    NO

    The Whole Deck
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    TWP Stains · 06/02/2015
    renee belliveau:
    about 13 yrs
    pine
    a little dried out and some spots could not be removed by powerwashing so some areas are dark
    yes cabots clear
    fencing around deck of pool i have 15 6ft high sections approx 8ft long with another 10 3ft tall 8ft long and 4 4ft tall all has bee powerwashed but some spots just wouldnt come out - need to cover with color to eliminate the spots as well as reduce powerwashing

    Spots? Do you mean old stain? If so then the Restore A Deck Stripper should be applied and power washing off. Apply the RAD brightener to all wood when done. Once the wood is prepped well you can then apply the TWP 1500 Series.
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    renee belliveau · 06/02/2015
    about 13 yrs
    pine
    a little dried out and some spots could not be removed by powerwashing so some areas are dark
    yes cabots clear
    fencing around deck of pool i have 15 6ft high sections approx 8ft long with another 10 3ft tall 8ft long and 4 4ft tall all has bee powerwashed but some spots just wouldnt come out - need to cover with color to eliminate the spots as well as reduce powerwashing
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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?