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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    TWP Stains · 07/11/2017
    Dave Sossen:
    1. 25 years or so
    2. Pressure treated
    3. Poor. Split in places, splintered
    4. No treatment ever
    5. Whole deck
    Plan to sink the nails then orbital sand. Badly damaged boards to be replace with new pt boards

    After the sanding, do a final prep with the Gemini Restore Kit. Let dry and apply two coats wet on wet of the TWP 1500 Series.
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    Dave Sossen · 07/10/2017
    1. 25 years or so
    2. Pressure treated
    3. Poor. Split in places, splintered
    4. No treatment ever
    5. Whole deck
    Plan to sink the nails then orbital sand. Badly damaged boards to be replace with new pt boards
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    TWP Stains · 07/07/2017
    Tom Ruth:
    1. 26yrs
    2. pressure treated pine
    3. pretty well preserved
    4. clear/natural every 3 yrs. with Flood
    5. deck built over concrete patio - @ 430 sq.ft.

    Strip and pressure wash to remove the Flood with the Restore A Deck Stripper Kit. Stain with TWP 100 or the TWP 1500 Series, depending on your state VOC laws. You will need about 4-5 gallons for 2 coats.
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    Tom Ruth · 07/06/2017
    1. 26yrs
    2. pressure treated pine
    3. pretty well preserved
    4. clear/natural every 3 yrs. with Flood
    5. deck built over concrete patio - @ 430 sq.ft.
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    TWP Stains · 07/06/2017
    Jeff Eaton:
    Good day,
    deck is about 6 years old
    cedar
    good
    yes with Cabot Australian Gold and it Pealed.
    power washed with a stain remover, I have some feathering of cedar from power washing.
    Do I need to sand smooth We live in Northern Vermont, We are looking to use the 1500, or what you might suggest.
    Sioncerely, Jeff Eaton

    Did you remove all of the Cabot? As for the furring, lightly sand or buff prior to applying the 1500 Series.
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    Jeff Eaton · 07/05/2017
    Good day,
    deck is about 6 years old
    cedar
    good
    yes with Cabot Australian Gold and it Pealed.
    power washed with a stain remover, I have some feathering of cedar from power washing.
    Do I need to sand smooth We live in Northern Vermont, We are looking to use the 1500, or what you might suggest.
    Sioncerely, Jeff Eaton
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    TWP Stains · 06/29/2017
    Estella Draheim:
    Used Penofin stain on cedar deck 2 years ago, and it turned out deck black, and still tacky (gross). Do we use cleaner and brightener? If we just want a wet cedar look do we use TWP 100 or 1500?

    Use the Restore A Deck Stripper and Brightener to remove the Penofin. Use either series. Honeytone color.
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    TWP Stains · 06/29/2017
    Norman Davis:
    Question: under the best of circumstances (wood quality, prep. application, etc.) how long will TWP 1500 last?

    2-3 years for a deck. For horizontal areas such as fences and houses, it can last 4-7 years.
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    Estella Draheim · 06/28/2017
    Used Penofin stain on cedar deck 2 years ago, and it turned out deck black, and still tacky (gross). Do we use cleaner and brightener? If we just want a wet cedar look do we use TWP 100 or 1500?
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    TWP Stains · 06/26/2017
    Thomas J:
    I sanded, whitened, and applied Ready Seal on my deck last month before I learned that Ready Seal doesn't hold up as well as TWP. My mistake. In two years, when my Ready Seal coating has faded to grey, can I apply a maintenance coat of TWP 1500 on top or do I need to strip the deck first? That was a lot of work. Thanks

    You will need to strip but the good news is that Ready seal comes off very easy.
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    Thomas J · 06/26/2017
    I sanded, whitened, and applied Ready Seal on my deck last month before I learned that Ready Seal doesn't hold up as well as TWP. My mistake. In two years, when my Ready Seal coating has faded to grey, can I apply a maintenance coat of TWP 1500 on top or do I need to strip the deck first? That was a lot of work. Thanks
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    TWP Stains · 06/11/2017
    Cathy Zernhelt:
    Purchased TWP 101 Cedartone a little over a year ago. Beautiful reddish tone, heard there has been a change to your product. Will the color still be the same?

    There have been no changes in the TWP 101 in the last 20 years.
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    Cathy Zernhelt · 06/11/2017
    Purchased TWP 101 Cedartone a little over a year ago. Beautiful reddish tone, heard there has been a change to your product. Will the color still be the same?
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    TWP Stains · 06/10/2017
    Donald Liardi:
    wood is red cedar, never done ,7 years old,gone silver grey, some darker areas on shaded area, but 90% get sun all day.Can I just start. This is a big job needing days to do by myself . Much of the underside is unreachable ,front (riverside) is two stories of deck.sections are 8'x35' two sets of stairs and a large 15'x 15' eating area with semi-sun. While grain has become more noticeable wood is still hard and tight.Can I just use your stain without the serious prework?Thank you

    No, you have to prep. Use the Gemini Restore kit and pressure washing for the prep.
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    Donald Liardi · 06/09/2017
    wood is red cedar, never done ,7 years old,gone silver grey, some darker areas on shaded area, but 90% get sun all day.Can I just start. This is a big job needing days to do by myself . Much of the underside is unreachable ,front (riverside) is two stories of deck.sections are 8'x35' two sets of stairs and a large 15'x 15' eating area with semi-sun. While grain has become more noticeable wood is still hard and tight.Can I just use your stain without the serious prework?Thank you
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    TWP Stains · 06/07/2017
    Dennis Van:
    15 year old fence, originally stained with Behr semi-transparent oil based stain and has not been stained since--Pressure treated wood still in great shape. Boards were stained with 2 coats before they were put up on all sides. Has held color quite well on vertical surfaces fading in some areas, Stain is sparse on horizontal ones. Both surfaces have algae growth. Water no longer beads on fence anywhere. Would like to clean and restain with TWP similar color (redwood) since Behr no longer makes the original oil based stain I used. Since it has been so long since the fence was stained and water no longer beads can I just clean (no powerwash) and restain with TWP redwood which is color very similar to the original Behr stain I used or does the old stain have to be stripped and removed?

    Has to be stripped and removed with the Restore A Deck Stain Stripper/Brightener kit. Good news is the old Behr oil based stain is easily removed.
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    Dennis Van · 06/07/2017
    15 year old fence, originally stained with Behr semi-transparent oil based stain and has not been stained since--Pressure treated wood still in great shape. Boards were stained with 2 coats before they were put up on all sides. Has held color quite well on vertical surfaces fading in some areas, Stain is sparse on horizontal ones. Both surfaces have algae growth. Water no longer beads on fence anywhere. Would like to clean and restain with TWP similar color (redwood) since Behr no longer makes the original oil based stain I used. Since it has been so long since the fence was stained and water no longer beads can I just clean (no powerwash) and restain with TWP redwood which is color very similar to the original Behr stain I used or does the old stain have to be stripped and removed?
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    TWP Stains · 06/07/2017
    Bob Hill:
    Age: 20 years
    Type: Not sure, soft woof but, not cedar
    Condition: good
    Stained with TWP every year, but now with your new numbers, what do I buy?
    Light Cedar TWP is what I have been using>
    Raft, boat dock, porch.

    The TWP 1515 is the same color as the older 515 Light Cedar. Use this.
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    Bob Hill · 06/07/2017
    Age: 20 years
    Type: Not sure, soft woof but, not cedar
    Condition: good
    Stained with TWP every year, but now with your new numbers, what do I buy?
    Light Cedar TWP is what I have been using>
    Raft, boat dock, porch.
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    TWP Stains · 06/04/2017
    Jake D:
    I am recoating my 1x6 Pine T&G soffits. I used Penofin Blue Label, 10 years ago(two coats both sides). Recently they have turned black from mold and need help. What do you recommend? I have miles of this stuff and wish for a natural look but low maintenance and longevity.

    Prep this with the Restore A Deck Stripper kit. Stain with two coat of the TWP 1500.