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?
  5. Small description of the area to be treated.

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    TWP Stains · 03/31/2015
    MIchael Linnes:
    Hi,
    We recently purchased a home in Indiana. We have about a 400 sq ft. deck out back and we found some notes from the previous owner saying that the deck had been stained with TWP 101 Cedartone Natural back in 2008. I'm not sure if it has been treated since and was wondering what you would suggest to treat it with. The part that was protected from sunlight looks almost new still, but the part out in the sun has some wear. The wood looks to be in good shape still, with no serious damage.

    Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit and stain with the same TWP 101 Cedartone.
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    MIchael Linnes · 03/31/2015
    Hi,
    We recently purchased a home in Indiana. We have about a 400 sq ft. deck out back and we found some notes from the previous owner saying that the deck had been stained with TWP 101 Cedartone Natural back in 2008. I'm not sure if it has been treated since and was wondering what you would suggest to treat it with. The part that was protected from sunlight looks almost new still, but the part out in the sun has some wear. The wood looks to be in good shape still, with no serious damage.
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    TWP Stains · 03/25/2015
    Britt:
    I just ordered 3 different shades of your sample packets. Our Cedar Deck was built in September 2014 and I saved some deck board scraps to use for test pieces. I also bought the deck cleaner which I am planning on using in another month. My question is: Do I need to clean the test boards before I apply the stain? I am not sure if the color would be that much different if I didn't. Also I will need about 7 gallons of 1500 to do our deck. If I buy 10 gallons will the remaining 3 gallons keep for 2 or 3 years? What is the shelf life? Thank you..

    The sample boards could be a little lighter in color based them not being fully exposed. Please read this about shelf life:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/shelf-life-of-twp/
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    TWP Stains · 03/25/2015
    Mayreen50:
    1-New
    2-cedar
    3-new deck
    4-virgin wood

    Please read this about new wood:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Mayreen50 · 03/25/2015
    1-New
    2-cedar
    3-new deck
    4-virgin wood
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    Britt · 03/25/2015
    I just ordered 3 different shades of your sample packets. Our Cedar Deck was built in September 2014 and I saved some deck board scraps to use for test pieces. I also bought the deck cleaner which I am planning on using in another month. My question is: Do I need to clean the test boards before I apply the stain? I am not sure if the color would be that much different if I didn't. Also I will need about 7 gallons of 1500 to do our deck. If I buy 10 gallons will the remaining 3 gallons keep for 2 or 3 years? What is the shelf life? Thank you..
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    TWP Stains · 03/25/2015
    Terrence:
    We just bought a home built in 1977 with vertical cedar board and batten from ground to roof. Im pretty sure that it has never been treated at all. Very dark, weathered in many spots, some spots still look new. 100 or 1500? Prep with Gemini kit?

    Prep with pressure washing and the Gemini Kit. Use the 1500 for this old and dried out siding.
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    TWP Stains · 03/25/2015
    Howie Glassman:
    Hello TWP Customer Support,

    I've used Sikkens Oil based deck stain on my wood deck. Can I recoat with the TWP 1500 product without a need for a stripper first? Thank you

    No you cannot put TWP on top of the Sikkens. It needs to be removed first.
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    Terrence · 03/24/2015
    We just bought a home built in 1977 with vertical cedar board and batten from ground to roof. Im pretty sure that it has never been treated at all. Very dark, weathered in many spots, some spots still look new. 100 or 1500? Prep with Gemini kit?
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    Howie Glassman · 03/24/2015
    Hello TWP Customer Support,

    I've used Sikkens Oil based deck stain on my wood deck. Can I recoat with the TWP 1500 product without a need for a stripper first? Thank you
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    TWP Stains · 03/23/2015
    Stacey Reames:
    deck built August of 2014 with pressure treated lumber has not been stained or treated as we were advised to let it "cure" until this spring.

    Deck is 16X20 with approx. 16X12-16X14 under-roof. The remaining 16X 6-8 is exposed. Also has a rather large set of stairs that are exposed. There are 7 steps that are maybe 4-5 foot wide. We will only need to stain and seal the floor of the deck and steps as the railings and support pieces are White vinyl.
    We live just outside of Paducah, KY 42001.

    Would like to know:
    1.) When can I stain this. April? May?
    2.) Does the deck need to be cleaned first? And if so, what should be used and how?
    3.) Do I need a separate stain and sealer or is it an all in 1 product?
    4.)Should I use TWP 100 or 1500?
    5.) where can I buy TWP locally - Paducah KY 42001
    6.) What supplies do I need? How many gallons of stain? What kind of roller/brush?

    1. Either is fine
    2. Yes prep with Gemini Kit
    3. TWP is all in one
    4. Use the 100 Series
    5. We sell online and can ship there in 2-3 days
    6. We need a total sq footage for the amount of stain. Use stain pads for applying. All other info is on our help site:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/
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    Stacey Reames · 03/23/2015
    deck built August of 2014 with pressure treated lumber has not been stained or treated as we were advised to let it "cure" until this spring.

    Deck is 16X20 with approx. 16X12-16X14 under-roof. The remaining 16X 6-8 is exposed. Also has a rather large set of stairs that are exposed. There are 7 steps that are maybe 4-5 foot wide. We will only need to stain and seal the floor of the deck and steps as the railings and support pieces are White vinyl.
    We live just outside of Paducah, KY 42001.

    Would like to know:
    1.) When can I stain this. April? May?
    2.) Does the deck need to be cleaned first? And if so, what should be used and how?
    3.) Do I need a separate stain and sealer or is it an all in 1 product?
    4.)Should I use TWP 100 or 1500?
    5.) where can I buy TWP locally - Paducah KY 42001
    6.) What supplies do I need? How many gallons of stain? What kind of roller/brush?
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    TWP Stains · 03/22/2015
    Jose Loera:
    Can somebody help me please this is the second time I used the TWP 1500 series, California Redwood.

    I had follow all the steps that are indicated in the can, such as temperature, future weather conditions, etc.

    every time I fishing the deck the look great, they since to dry even I made sure that not to over applied the stain, etc, but unfortunately I always get I call the next morning that the deck has water marks, and no rain.

    This is what my customer wrote.

    "" It looks like dew from the morning gathered on the gutters and dripped down on a couple of the boards on the deck so there are little spots. Will this fade?"'

    Can some body help me with this, I just finished this deck yesterday in the afternoon and the deck is located in Alamo, California and as you know we are in a serious drought

    It should be nothing permanent. Might just be mineral deposits from water that dried on top of the surface. This wipes off with a wet rag.
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    Jose Loera · 03/21/2015
    Can somebody help me please this is the second time I used the TWP 1500 series, California Redwood.

    I had follow all the steps that are indicated in the can, such as temperature, future weather conditions, etc.

    every time I fishing the deck the look great, they since to dry even I made sure that not to over applied the stain, etc, but unfortunately I always get I call the next morning that the deck has water marks, and no rain.

    This is what my customer wrote.

    "" It looks like dew from the morning gathered on the gutters and dripped down on a couple of the boards on the deck so there are little spots. Will this fade?"'

    Can some body help me with this, I just finished this deck yesterday in the afternoon and the deck is located in Alamo, California and as you know we are in a serious drought
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    TWP Stains · 03/19/2015
    Quinn White:
    My front porch has 5 posts that are encased in cedar wood. The wood is around 5 months old and is unfinished. The wood is beginning to fade and black spots are starting to pop up. It has never been stained before. I want to apply a product to the cedar to keep it from greying and to protect it from the weather.

    Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit and stain with the TWP 1500 Series for help prevent graying.
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    Quinn White · 03/19/2015
    My front porch has 5 posts that are encased in cedar wood. The wood is around 5 months old and is unfinished. The wood is beginning to fade and black spots are starting to pop up. It has never been stained before. I want to apply a product to the cedar to keep it from greying and to protect it from the weather.
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    TWP Stains · 03/19/2015
    scott n:
    If i use the restore stripper product it auggests using the restore brightner afterwards. Can i use the brightner that came with the gemininrestore kit? Are they the same thing just different brands?

    Yes they are the same.
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    scott n · 03/18/2015
    If i use the restore stripper product it auggests using the restore brightner afterwards. Can i use the brightner that came with the gemininrestore kit? Are they the same thing just different brands?
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    TWP Stains · 03/18/2015
    scott n:
    I had a new deck put in. Waited 7 months to stain. Applied and was looking good until inover applied in areAs now shiney and slippery in lots of places. Will the gemininrestore kit work to get top layer off and to be able to fix overlap marks ect..?

    No that cannot fix this. You would need to strip it all done to fix the over applied spots and shiny areas. You would need the Restore a Deck Stripper and the brightener.
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    scott n · 03/18/2015
    I had a new deck put in. Waited 7 months to stain. Applied and was looking good until inover applied in areAs now shiney and slippery in lots of places. Will the gemininrestore kit work to get top layer off and to be able to fix overlap marks ect..?