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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    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.
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    TWP Stains · 04/05/2015
    Doug C.:
    Used twp 1500 series cedar tone color. Would like to restain with same color. What is the process? Do I use wood cleaner then brightened and then restain or can I get away with just wood brightened? Wood is 9 years old and cedar. Wood is in good condition.

    You need the Gemini Kit for the prep. Brightener only is not prep enough.
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    Doug C. · 04/04/2015
    Used twp 1500 series cedar tone color. Would like to restain with same color. What is the process? Do I use wood cleaner then brightened and then restain or can I get away with just wood brightened? Wood is 9 years old and cedar. Wood is in good condition.
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    TWP Stains · 04/02/2015
    Curtis S:
    Will be installing rough cut vertical cedar siding that I milled 3 years ago. The wood has been stored in a pole shed ever since, out of the weather. My question is, should i use the 100 or 1500 stain? If the 100 is a better choice, In the future would I be able to use the 1500 over it with out having to strip the old 100 stain?
    Thanks

    Use the 1500 for the verticals rough sawn wood of your shed.
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    TWP Stains · 04/02/2015
    Adrian Ilie:
    We power-washed the deck, and it seems to have removed most, if not all of the Sikkens. Do I need to sand it too?

    You should strip off the rest of the Sikkens if needed. Shoot for 95-100% removal. Apply the wood brightener when done.
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    Curtis S · 04/01/2015
    Will be installing rough cut vertical cedar siding that I milled 3 years ago. The wood has been stored in a pole shed ever since, out of the weather. My question is, should i use the 100 or 1500 stain? If the 100 is a better choice, In the future would I be able to use the 1500 over it with out having to strip the old 100 stain?
    Thanks
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    Adrian Ilie · 04/01/2015
    We power-washed the deck, and it seems to have removed most, if not all of the Sikkens. Do I need to sand it too?
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    TWP Stains · 04/01/2015
    Adrian Ilie:
    I have a cedar wood deck that was previously stained (in 2010) with Sikkens oil-based stain. After 4.5 years, it was almost greenish in color. Cleaning it with solvent took the mildew away, but left some of the old stain. Should I power-wash and/or sand the deck before applying a new stain? Also, I hear latex stains do not work over old oil stains unless stripped completely, is that accurate?

    You need to remove the Sikkens first before using TWP. All TWP stains are oil based, not water based. You still need to remove the Sikkens first.
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    Adrian Ilie · 04/01/2015
    I have a cedar wood deck that was previously stained (in 2010) with Sikkens oil-based stain. After 4.5 years, it was almost greenish in color. Cleaning it with solvent took the mildew away, but left some of the old stain. Should I power-wash and/or sand the deck before applying a new stain? Also, I hear latex stains do not work over old oil stains unless stripped completely, is that accurate?
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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?