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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    Owen Dell · 03/13/2015
    I have a 10-year old cedar fence that I have pressure washed down to good wood with no remaining finish. Mildew is a big problem in our wet Oregon climate. Portions of the fence are in sun, others in shade. Please recommend a finish that will last. Thank you.
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    TWP Stains · 03/07/2015
    Jim Brumley:
    Dock over salt water 8yrs old pressure treated medium some splitting not bad.
    Bear brand 3 yrs ago

    Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit and stain with the TWP 1500 Series.
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    Jim Brumley · 03/07/2015
    Dock over salt water 8yrs old pressure treated medium some splitting not bad.
    Bear brand 3 yrs ago
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    TWP Stains · 03/06/2015
    Charles Kulicke:
    My home is sided with unfinished white oak. Two years ago it was unevenly coated with clear TWP 1500, leaving orange streaks or blotches in spots, especially on north facing walls. In other areas it has aged to a beautiful silver gray. How do I remove the the coating in the blotched or streaked areas so the wood can match the naturally aged wood around it?

    You cannot spot strip. You would have to strip all and that would remove the gray as well.
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    Charles Kulicke · 03/05/2015
    My home is sided with unfinished white oak. Two years ago it was unevenly coated with clear TWP 1500, leaving orange streaks or blotches in spots, especially on north facing walls. In other areas it has aged to a beautiful silver gray. How do I remove the the coating in the blotched or streaked areas so the wood can match the naturally aged wood around it?
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    TWP Stains · 02/23/2015
    John Whitney:
    Red Cedar shingle siding
    15 years old
    Fair / poor condition
    Berh clear stain currently used
    Home in the Seattle area with little protection from eves
    What product will be best an last longest 1500 or 100

    The 100 and 1500 last about the same. Where you live would make the difference. You would need to remove the Behr first before using TWP. This would need to be done by stripping/powerwashing and or sanding. Use a wood brightener after removal as well.
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    John Whitney · 02/22/2015
    Red Cedar shingle siding
    15 years old
    Fair / poor condition
    Berh clear stain currently used
    Home in the seattle area with little protection from eves
    What product will be best an last longest 1500 or 100
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    TWP Stains · 02/22/2015
    Laura Cornwell:
    We are putting up a new carbonized bamboo fence. We don't want it to grey and would like it to have a light reddish gold color.
    1. Do we have to sand it before applying the stain?
    2. How often does the stain need to be reapplied?
    3. We are in So. Calif. where the sun is very strong and it is very dry, so will the stain/ sealer flake off in these conditions?
    4. Since bamboo is not really wood, are we looking at the correct product, the TWP 1500?
    Thank you for providing this forum.
    Laura Cornwell

    I am sorry but TWP 1500 does not work for bamboo.
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    Laura Cornwell · 02/20/2015
    We are putting up a new carbonized bamboo fence. We don't want it to grey and would like it to have a light reddish gold color.
    1. Do we have to sand it before applying the stain?
    2. How often does the stain need to be reapplied?
    3. We are in So. Calif. where the sun is very strong and it is very dry, so will the stain/ sealer flake off in these conditions?
    4. Since bamboo is not really wood, are we looking at the correct product, the TWP 1500?
    Thank you for providing this forum.
    Laura Cornwell
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    TWP Stains · 02/17/2015
    JYB:
    Hi,

    We live in Northern California and are building a new barn that will have kiln dried, resawn face, Inland Red Cedar. Do we need to let the wood weather or can we stain the wood right away. I have seen conflicting recommendations regarding kiln dried and resawn face siding.

    Thank you.

    Reswn kiln dried wood is fairly absorbent so you can go ahead and apply now. I would test a spot though to see if it will take just one coat or two coats. If two coats fully absorb into the wood then apply wet on wet. If only one coat fully soaks in then apply one now and a second in 12-24 months:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-stain-wet-on-wet-application/
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    JYB · 02/16/2015
    Hi,

    We live in Northern California and are building a new barn that will have kiln dried, resawn face, Inland Red Cedar. Do we need to let the wood weather or can we stain the wood right away. I have seen conflicting recommendations regarding kiln dried and resawn face siding.

    Thank you.
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    TWP Stains · 02/06/2015
    Ann Schmidt:
    I had a horse lean to built using 5/8" T1-11 wood siding on the outside. I would like to use the 1500 series cedartone stain and preservative on the barn. If this is possible, how long do I have to wait before putting it on? The barn was completed two weeks ago and I live in north central Florida. Thank you so much for your help. I used this product on my deck in Missouri before moving down here. Thanks. Ann Schmidt

    Ann, I believe the siding is on the rough side? Please read this article about new wood:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
    Let us know if you have any other questions!
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    Ann Schmidt · 02/05/2015
    I had a horse lean to built using 5/8" T1-11 wood siding on the outside. I would like to use the 1500 series cedartone stain and preservative on the barn. If this is possible, how long do I have to wait before putting it on? The barn was completed two weeks ago and I live in north central Florida. Thank you so much for your help. I used this product on my deck in Missouri before moving down here. Thanks. Ann Schmidt
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    TWP Stains · 02/03/2015
    Sarah Alton:
    I live in Phoenix Arizona, just had a large Pine Pergola installed in my yard and need a good stain that will last and protect my structure from the elements here in Arizona. Please give me a good recommendation that will last a long time and have good UV protection.
    Thank you!!

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

    You would want the TWP 1500 Series for Phoenix.
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    Sarah Alton · 02/02/2015
    I live in Phoenix Arizona, just had a large Pine Pergola installed in my yard and need a good stain that will last and protect my structure from the elements here in Arizona. Please give me a good recommendation that will last a long time and have good UV protection.
    Thank you!!
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    TWP Stains · 02/02/2015
    pat brown:
    Hello - I stained a new cedar gate with TWP 1500 Cedar color. I used the "let stand for 30-minutes then wiped clean" for a natural finish. The color is lighter than I anticipated. Thinking of going to your darker Rustic color. Question, can I stain over the Cedar color with the Rustic. Will it soak in adequately and keep the darker color or not. Suggestions.

    No it will not soak in now. Best to leave it alone and redo later on.
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    pat brown · 02/02/2015
    Hello - I stained a new cedar gate with TWP 1500 Cedar color. I used the "let stand for 30-minutes then wiped clean" for a natural finish. The color is lighter than I anticipated. Thinking of going to your darker Rustic color. Question, can I stain over the Cedar color with the Rustic. Will it soak in adequately and keep the darker color or not. Suggestions.
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    TWP Stains · 01/31/2015
    Terri:
    I have a 2 story deck that is made of pressure treated wood. The deck is approx. 14 years old. The last time it was treated was 2 years ago with Thompsons. We also have 6 panels of lattice that will need to be done also. I don't mind a little bit of 'elbow grease', but if I am going to go to the expense, time and effort to do the job, I want it to last as long as possible. The deck faces north so it only gets the morning sun. We live in PA, so after reading reviews I see that I can only get the 1500 version. I looked for a store near me and there aren't any local places in our area that sell this product, is it online order only? I also thought I'd ask if you ever run any promotions, sales, etc. Any other tips would be appreciated. Thanks so much!

    We are an online retailer for TWP and would be able to ship to PA in about 2-3 business days.
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    Terri · 01/30/2015
    I have a 2 story deck that is made of pressure treated wood. The deck is approx. 14 years old. The last time it was treated was 2 years ago with Thompsons. We also have 6 panels of lattice that will need to be done also. I don't mind a little bit of 'elbow grease', but if I am going to go to the expense, time and effort to do the job, I want it to last as long as possible. The deck faces north so it only gets the morning sun. We live in PA, so after reading reviews I see that I can only get the 1500 version. I looked for a store near me and there aren't any local places in our area that sell this product, is it online order only? I also thought I'd ask if you ever run any promotions, sales, etc. Any other tips would be appreciated. Thanks so much!
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    TWP Stains · 01/21/2015
    Jamie andrews:
    1. 2years
    2. Cypress
    3. Normal
    4. Yes, but it's been sanded down to the wood again. All stain removed. Early American was the stain color we used.
    5. 12x12 cypress post on our front porch. Sunlight hits them all day.
    We would like to use TWP now and we had them stained early American color. I would like to stay in that color range. How would I start with the TWP and what color. How much would the 5 gallon cost?

    Pricing for the TWP 1500 is on this link:
    http://www.twpstain.com/twp-1500-series

    After the sanding you should lightly clean and brighten with the Gemini Restore Kit. As for color, sell samples to test and we would suggest getting some to see the colors.