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 · 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.
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    TWP Stains · 05/18/2015
    Paula:
    Our deck is about 5 years old, when it was first done we stained with Sherwin Williams, after about 2 years we tried Cabot, which flaked off terribly. This year we have power washed as much as we could get off. We are looking to get something new that will work better and heard about TWP. We live in PA... Any suggestions for what to do with our deck?

    You will need to start by removing all of the old stain first. Use the Restore A Deck stripper while pressure washing and then use the RAD Brightener. Once you have 95-100% removed you will be able to use the TWP 1500 Series.
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    Paula · 05/17/2015
    Our deck is about 5 years old, when it was first done we stained with Sherwin Williams, after about 2 years we tried Cabot, which flaked off terribly. This year we have power washed as much as we could get off. We are looking to get something new that will work better and heard about TWP. We live in PA... Any suggestions for what to do with our deck?
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    TWP Stains · 05/17/2015
    Mary Gushman:
    I have a 20+ year old cedar deck that needs refinishing. Have replaced some boards last 2 years so need to strip deck and reseal. We have used TWP series 100 exclusively last 10 years. We plan to use RAD stripper, brightener and then stain with TWP 1500 series. Would this be your recommendation? BTW we live in Michigan, deck faces north and tends to have some mildew after winter.

    Yes this is correct.
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    Mary Gushman · 05/17/2015
    I have a 20+ year old cedar deck that needs refinishing. Have replaced some boards last 2 years so need to strip deck and reseal. We have used TWP series 100 exclusively last 10 years. We plan to use RAD stripper, brightener and then stain with TWP 1500 series. Would this be your recommendation? BTW we live in Michigan, deck faces north and tends to have some mildew after winter.
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    TWP Stains · 05/15/2015
    KY:
    Getting ready to stain a 6 month old cedar fence. The fence is 5200 sq. ft (inside and out) For 2 coats, I have calculated 5.2-5 gallon buckets are needed of TWP 1500 (live in IN). However, since this is a vertical surface - are two coats needed? The fence does not have a lot of shade. This fence has never been stained. It is a shadow-box fence (5.5 ft high) with 59 8ft panels. Going to use a power Graco Magnum Project Plus sprayer. Thanks!

    Yes you should apply two light coats "wet on wet" for this. Fences are rough sawn wood and they really absorb the stain.
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    KY · 05/15/2015
    Getting ready to stain a 6 month old cedar fence. The fence is 5200 sq. ft (inside and out) For 2 coats, I have calculated 5.2-5 gallon buckets are needed of TWP 1500 (live in IN). However, since this is a vertical surface - are two coats needed? The fence does not have a lot of shade. This fence has never been stained. It is a shadow-box fence (5.5 ft high) with 59 8ft panels. Going to use a power Graco Magnum Project Plus sprayer. Thanks!
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    TWP Stains · 05/14/2015
    Bob Larsen:
    My deck is new wood (treated pine) and was installed 5 months ago.. My question is which TWP preservative to use--TWP 100 or TWP 1500. The deck surface is. exposed to full sun most of the day.

    What state do you live in?
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    Bob Larsen · 05/13/2015
    My deck is new wood (treated pine) and was installed 5 months ago.. My question is which TWP preservative to use--TWP 100 or TWP 1500. The deck surface is. exposed to full sun most of the day.
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    TWP Stains · 05/13/2015
    Designsonyou:
    A little more info on my deck. I cleaned the dirt, and green alge by washing with a spray on deck cleaner. The deck is beautiful, but needs a top coat of cedartone (like I've done for every 2 years for the last 15 years). It has never been stripped because it never turned grey between coats of TWP101. Your previous answer leads me to believe the 1501 will not stick to the cleaned 101. Is that what you mean. If it will not stick I'll go back to using 101 every 2 years. I'm trying to use the 1501 because its a better product and better advantages over 101. I just can't justify stripping an already good looking deck. Explain why, or maybe we should talk on the phone. Your number and extension??

    My previous answer said to use the Gemini Restore Kit for the prep. That is a cleaner kit, not a stripper. If you are happy with the 101 then stay with it.
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    Designs On You · 05/13/2015
    A little more info on my deck. I cleaned the dirt, and green alge by washing with a spray on deck cleaner. The deck is beautiful, but needs a top coat of cedartone (like I've done for every 2 years for the last 15 years). It has never been stripped because it never turned grey between coats of TWP101. Your previous answer leads me to believe the 1501 will not stick to the cleaned 101. Is that what you mean. If it will not stick I'll go back to using 101 every 2 years. I'm trying to use the 1501 because its a better product and better advantages over 101. I just can't justify stripping an already good looking deck. Explain why, or maybe we should talk on the phone. Your number and extension??
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    TWP Stains · 05/12/2015
    Designsonyou:
    Can I restain over the top of TWP101 with TWP1501? I am restaining after two years. Deck has been restained every 2 years for the last 15 years with 101. It has been lightly pressure washed (not stripped)washed and dried. Just need to put a fresh coat of cedartone on it again.

    You can as long as you prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit.
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    TWP Stains · 05/12/2015
    Richard Hammond:
    What's TWP’s recommendations for applying 1500 stain to pressure treated lattice (i.e. sprayer, brush etc.)?

    Spraying would be the easiest way.
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    Richard Hammond · 05/12/2015
    What's TWP’s recommendations for applying 1500 stain to pressure treated lattice (i.e. sprayer, brush etc.)?
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    Designs On You · 05/12/2015
    Can I restain over the top of TWP101 with TWP1501? I am restaining after two years. Deck has been restained every 2 years for the last 15 years with 101. It has been lightly pressure washed (not stripped)washed and dried. Just need to put a fresh coat of cedartone on it again.