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 · 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.
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    TWP Stains · 05/11/2015
    Dale Jackson:
    I have a small deck and a covered porch. Both are about 1 year old and have never been stained.The flooring portion of both is cedar while the exterior boards are PT pine. I live in upstate NY, so I know not all products will be available to me. I would like to go with a lighter color to enhance the cedar flooring. What would be the best recommendation you can give me to achieve this?

    Use the TWP 1515 Honeytone and prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit.
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    Dale Jackson · 05/10/2015
    I have a small deck and a covered porch. Both are about 1 year old and have never been stained.The flooring portion of both is cedar while the exterior boards are PT pine. I live in upstate NY, so I know not all products will be available to me. I would like to go with a lighter color to enhance the cedar flooring. What would be the best recommendation you can give me to achieve this?
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    TWP Stains · 05/08/2015
    Richard Hammond:
    What recommended for staining a treated pin deck, a Padco Deck & Fence (blue) applicator or the Padco Exterior Paint & Stain (Red) applicator?

    Either is fine but we like the red ones better.
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    Richard Hammond · 05/08/2015
    What recommended for staining a treated pin deck, a Padco Deck & Fence (blue) applicator or the Padco Exterior Paint & Stain (Red) applicator?
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    TWP Stains · 05/07/2015
    Richard Hammond:
    Correction to earlier question. Meant "treated pin", but stated "untreated pin."

    What’s the recommended method for applying TWP 1500 on untreated pin - spray followed by, brush or sponge (wet on wet)?

    Yes and all answers can be found on our help site: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/
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    Richard Hammond · 05/07/2015
    Correction to earlier question. Meant "treated pin", but stated "untreated pin."

    What’s the recommended method for applying TWP 1500 on untreated pin - spray followed by, brush or sponge (wet on wet)?
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    Richard Hammond · 05/07/2015
    What’s the recommended method for applying TWP 1500 on untreated pin - spray followed by, brush or sponge (wet on wet)?
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    TWP Stains · 05/06/2015
    Jeanne:
    Deck 3 years old
    Pressure treated pine
    good condition
    stained with TWP 3 years ago
    Full sun in summer, very cold temps in winter (southern tier, NY CAtskill region), snow & ice in winter

    What do I need to do to prep for re-staining?

    Prep with the Gemini Restore kit and apply with the same TWP Stain. Thanks!