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 · 11/30/2014
    John M:
    1. 10 years
    2. Redwood
    3. Fair. Some splitting and rot in non weight bearing planks.
    4.) Yes. Many coats of Behr semi-transparent. Coats have failed and turned grey/silver.
    5.) 4 separate decks. 1 deck has 12 month sun exposure. 2 have partial year sun exposure. 1 has almost no sun exposure.

    Wood doesn't have the nice red you see newer decks and fences. Will the Redwood tint help renew its once beautiful natural reddish hue?

    Your first issue is to remove the Behr and that can be tricky when you have many coats applied. Best to strip off as much as possible, sand some if needed, and brighten when done. Once the wood is prepped well you can use any color of TWP that you want. We have samples to test on the site.
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    John M · 11/30/2014
    1. 10 years
    2. Redwood
    3. Fair. Some splitting and rot in non weight bearing planks.
    4.) Yes. Many coats of Behr semi-transparent. Coats have failed and turned grey/silver.
    5.) 4 separate decks. 1 deck has 12 month sun exposure. 2 have partial year sun exposure. 1 has almost no sun exposure.

    Wood doesn't have the nice red you see newer decks and fences. Will the Redwood tint help renew its once beautiful natural reddish hue?
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    TWP Stains · 11/25/2014
    Jessuca:
    1. brand new
    2. smooth, new redwood
    3. brand new
    4. no
    5. partial sun exposed deck

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    TWP Stains · 11/25/2014
    rickjjarvis:
    the wood is approx 2 years old, it is pine, wood has never been treated, it is stacked and banded in piles as we have not started that phase of the house yet. it is dark in color and we was wanting to know at which point we should treat it. it is cut on three sides.

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

    Even though it is two years old you will need to install then let season as if new.
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    TWP Stains · 11/25/2014
    Brad Willyerd:
    I understand that the application needs to be over 50 degrees and dry for at few days. Does the temperature need stay that warm? Looking for opportunities to apply stain in the next few weeks.

    It can drop below that after application but it cannot drop below freezing the night of application or within 8 hours.
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    Jessuca · 11/24/2014
    1. brand new
    2. smooth, new redwood
    3. brand new
    4. no
    5. partial sun exposed deck
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    rickjjarvis · 11/24/2014
    the wood is approx 2 years old, it is pine, wood has never been treated, it is stacked and banded in piles as we have not started that phase of the house yet. it is dark in color and we was wanting to know at which point we should treat it. it is cut on three sides.
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    Brad Willyerd · 11/23/2014
    I understand that the application needs to be over 50 degrees and dry for at few days. Does the temperature need stay that warm? Looking for opportunities to apply stain in the next few weeks.
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    TWP Stains · 11/17/2014
    Frank B:
    Planning to prepare pine log house for staining with TWP 1500. Want to remove old failed stain better than pressure washer did. What stripping and brightening products work best with TWP 1500 stain?

    This is more of a question of what stripper works best with the old stain brand you are trying to remove. Do you know what it was?
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    Frank B · 11/15/2014
    Planning to prepare pine log house for staining with TWP 1500. Want to remove old failed stain better than pressure washer did. What stripping and brightening products work best with TWP 1500 stain?
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    TWP Stains · 11/11/2014
    Richard Hammond:
    For best results what’s the recommend number of coats needed on the walking area of the deck for the best results. The Deck is of a std. pressure treated pine wood from the big box stores aged 1yrs and its in good condition. The deck has never been stained before.

    After prep you should apply two light coats "wet on wet" for best results.
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    Richard Hammond · 11/11/2014
    For best results what’s the recommend number of coats needed on the walking area of the deck for the best results. The Deck is of a std. pressure treated pine wood from the big box stores aged 1yrs and its in good condition. The deck has never been stained before.
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    TWP Stains · 11/06/2014
    lee alton:
    Painting deck with TWP Cedar stain. Finish is dull, no shine.
    Any way we can make it shiny? Is there a wax or shiny sealer?

    TWP is not supposed to be shiny and no you cannot make it shiny. Putting a shiny filming product on a deck is a very bad idea. It will blister, peel, attract mold, and will require extensive sanding to remove once it fails.
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    lee alton · 11/05/2014
    Painting deck with TWP Cedar stain. Finish is dull, no shine.
    Any way we can make it shiny? Is there a wax or shiny sealer?
    Deck is old Redwood, surface newly sanded.
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    lee alton · 11/05/2014
    Painting deck with TWP Cedar stain. Finish is dull, no shine.
    Any way we can make it shiny? Is there a wax or shiny sealer?
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    TWP Stains · 11/05/2014
    Stephen Hogle:
    I have a 1000 SF deck made of cedar. I have stained it with latex and oil stains with poor results. The deck finish peels within one season of use. The current finish is latex and I plan to power wash the old stain off the wood. I would like some recommendations on how to make the finish last longer and do you recommend TWP stain.

    You do need to remove 100% of the old stains first with TWP to work. TWP is a penetrating stain that does not peel as long as the wood is prepped properly first and it is not over applied. Basically it needs to penetrate into the wood. If it does it will not peel but just fade lightly for 2-3 years.
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    TWP Stains · 11/05/2014
    DanCrane:
    2 year old
    Redwood fence
    good condition
    treated once a year for past 2 years w/ Thompson's Water Seal.

    Looking for a longer term solution to sealing without radically changing the look of the wood.

    The lightest tint that we have that offers UV protection will be the Honeytone color. Clear will not protect from UV graying. Prep first with the Gemini Kit.
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    Stephen Hogle · 11/04/2014
    I have a 1000 SF deck made of cedar. I have stained it with latex and oil stains with poor results. The deck finish peels within one season of use. The current finish is latex and I plan to power wash the old stain off the wood. I would like some recommendations on how to make the finish last longer and do you recommend TWP stain.
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    DanCrane · 11/04/2014
    2 year old
    Redwood fence
    good condition
    treated once a year for past 2 years w/ Thompson's Water Seal.

    Looking for a longer term solution to sealing without radically changing the look of the wood.
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    TWP Stains · 10/27/2014
    Nora Rosenbaum:
    We live in Boston in a brick condominium building over 100 years old, and are having new front entryway stairs built from new IPE wood. Although somewhat covered these stairs will be open to the elements. For esthetic reasons we don't want the stairs to turn grey. Which stain color and sealer would be most protective of a deep, rich color of the wood?

    Look at the 1516 Rustic