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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    Heather Noyes · 04/23/2015
    Hello,

    I have a customer that purchased dark oak TWP but meant to order a lighter shade. Not realizing she had ordered the incorrect color, she hired some people to paint the dark oak on her new fence. Do you have any suggestions for removing TWP from a bamboo fence? Any suggestions or help you could offer would be greatly appreciated :).

    Thank you!

    Heather
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    TWP Stains · 04/20/2015
    Joe Dannenberg:
    1. New
    2. Cedar decking
    3. New
    4. No.
    5. 4x4 Cedar posts and decking (new)

    Hello, please read this about new wood decking:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Joe Dannenberg · 04/20/2015
    1. New
    2. Cedar decking
    3. New
    4. No.
    5. 4x4 Cedar posts and decking (new)
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    TWP Stains · 04/20/2015
    Jean Day:
    Does the Gemini Restore Kit brightener have bleach in it?

    No it does not.
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    Jean Day · 04/20/2015
    Does the Gemini Restore Kit brightener have bleach in it?
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    TWP Stains · 04/20/2015
    gscevoli:
    Hello,
    Are samples available?
    thanks,

    Yes on this link:
    http://www.twpstain.com/stain-samples
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    gscevoli · 04/19/2015
    Hello,
    Are samples available?
    thanks,
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    TWP Stains · 04/19/2015
    Jean Day:
    1940 exterior pine siding sanded down to bare wood from gray to fresh golden. Wood in good condition, some cracks. Gets lots of sun. I cleaned it once and must clean it again before I stain with 1500 (cuz it's been 3 weeks). Is the purpose of brightening it only to bring out the wood's color? It seems to have a nice color with just cleaning it. Should I brighten it; if so, why?

    Brightener neutralizes the deck cleaner or stain stripper, leaving the wood in a neutral pH balance. Also will help "swell" the pores of the wood so stain can penetrate a little better.
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    Jean Day · 04/19/2015
    1940 exterior pine siding sanded down to bare wood from gray to fresh golden. Wood in good condition, some cracks. Gets lots of sun. I cleaned it once and must clean it again before I stain with 1500 (cuz it's been 3 weeks). Is the purpose of brightening it only to bring out the wood's color? It seems to have a nice color with just cleaning it. Should I brighten it; if so, why?
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    TWP Stains · 04/16/2015
    Pollino:
    Age - 14 yrs
    Type - red cedar
    Condition - excellent
    Stained previously (brand, can't remember) but sanded down to "new, bare" wood
    It's a patio cover in So. California
    Should I clean w/Restore first?

    Yes prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit and stain with the TWP 1500 Series.
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    TWP Stains · 04/15/2015
    Will Hudson:
    Built in 1990
    don't know
    good
    yes: Behr
    12X30 with railing around outside perimeter and 12" bench around perimeter
    How much TWP 1500 do I need?

    You will have to remove the Behr by stripping, pressure washing, sanding, and brightening the wood for the prep. There is a calculator to the right where you can enter your info for product needed.
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    Will Hudson · 04/14/2015
    Built in 1990
    don't know
    good
    yes: Behr
    12X30 with railing around outside perimeter and 12" bench around perimeter
    How much TWP 1500 do I need?
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    TWP Stains · 04/13/2015
    Paul Smith:
    Where can I get a color chart or chip of Dark Oak and Black Walnut? I don't want to make a selection based on the colors I see on your website. I am going to be staining new Western Red Cedar siding for a building in Central Texas. Is there a local dealer in my area (Dripping Springs/Austin)where I might see samples?

    The color charts are the same as the pictures on the website. Best to order a couple of samples to test:
    http://www.twpstain.com/stain-samples
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    Paul Smith · 04/13/2015
    Where can I get a color chart or chip of Dark Oak and Black Walnut? I don't want to make a selection based on the colors I see on your website. I am going to be staining new Western Red Cedar siding for a building in Central Texas. Is there a local dealer in my area (Dripping Springs/Austin)where I might see samples?
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    TWP Stains · 04/12/2015
    Drewser:
    I'm staining a red cedar wood fence that was installed in July 2012. It has not been stained previously. Just looking to give the fence some color while maintaining the nice look of the cedar grain. I'm working with about a 1200 sq ft area. I like the Cedartone, but it may be too light. The dark oak, however, seems too dark. I'm trying to avoid a red color at all costs (wife's orders). Any photos of what these two colors look like "in the wild," i.e., in a finished project? Any help would be appreciated.

    Dark Oak is a very dark brown. Might want to look at Pecan. See this article for more help on colors: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-100-color-choices-and-tips/
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    Drewser · 04/11/2015
    I'm staining a red cedar wood fence that was installed in July 2012. It has not been stained previously. Just looking to give the fence some color while maintaining the nice look of the cedar grain. I'm working with about a 1200 sq ft area. I like the Cedartone, but it may be too light. The dark oak, however, seems too dark. I'm trying to avoid a red color at all costs (wife's orders). Any photos of what these two colors look like "in the wild," i.e., in a finished project? Any help would be appreciated.
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    TWP Stains · 04/09/2015
    Daine:
    I built a pine 24 x 20 with two 10 x 8 pressure treated deck this December between 2 snow falls in NW Pennsylvania. The snow just melted, but it will be cold and rainy through June. The deck is beautiful.

    Should I seal the deck to aid in the drying process? I heard you can seal right away?

    Should I use gemini to prep?

    When should I stain the deck? The deck has a gingo tree and a locust tree 2 feet away. I want to prevent mold/mildew growth. I do not want the deck to turn green or black.

    I have a red tulip brick house. What color do you recommend? Has some red/grey/greenish/black bricks.

    How warm does the temperate have to be?

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

    Any other questions about colors, temps, etc can be found on this site:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/
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    Daine · 04/09/2015
    I built a pine 24 x 20 with two 10 x 8 pressure treated deck this December between 2 snow falls in NW Pennsylvania. The snow just melted, but it will be cold and rainy through June. The deck is beautiful.

    Should I seal the deck to aid in the drying process? I heard you can seal right away?

    Should I use gemini to prep?

    When should I stain the deck? The deck has a gingo tree and a locust tree 2 feet away. I want to prevent mold/mildew growth. I do not want the deck to turn green or black.

    I have a red tulip brick house. What color do you recommend? Has some red/grey/greenish/black bricks.

    How warm does the temperate have to be?
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    TWP Stains · 04/06/2015
    Brian Tuite:
    We completely stripped, sanded, pressure washed and treated with brightener then applied two coats wet on wet of TWP 1500 series Cedartone #1501 last year. Question is what is needed prior to putting another coat on this year? Wood is 10 yr old pressure treated.

    Just lightly wash to remove any dirt. You can do this with a low concentrated mixture of the Gemini Kit. About 3-4 oz per gallon of water. Apply one light coat of the TWP.
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    Brian Tuite · 04/05/2015
    We completely stripped, sanded, pressure washed and treated with brightener then applied two coats wet on wet of TWP 1500 series Cedartone #1501 last year. Question is what is needed prior to putting another coat on this year? Wood is 10 yr old pressure treated.