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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    Jake · 04/10/2020
    New outdoor furniture. Brand new oak wood. Will be exposed to direct sun in Arizona so need good uv protection as well. Looking for recommendations on whether water or oil base stain. Thanks for your help.
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    Steve · 03/30/2020
    10 years old. Treated pine?. Covered section perfect, uncovered a little dry but smooth, no splinters when running hands over it. Previously stained with ValsparOne-Coat
    Semi-Transparent Stain & Sealer, rustic color. The deck was power washed by a professional, and he messed it up. Too much pressure in quite a few spots, and you can see the trail of the spray pattern.It needs re-staining
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      TWP Stains · 03/30/2020
      The Valspar must be removed completely first. Do you have pictures of the current condition?
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        Steve · 03/30/2020
        So, the entire deck needs to be stripped first, prior to using your stain. Do you have a stripper too? I need to wait for sun to come up completely to take photo.
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          TWP Stains · 03/30/2020
          Yes. you always have to emove a previous coating when switching brands of semi-transparent stains. We would need to see the pictures to see if it can be stripped or if sanding will be needed.
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    Krysten · 03/23/2020
    I have 5 doors and three windows that are framed in wood. I’m wanting to do both sides, interior and exterior to change the color. Which line would you recommend for this? Also which stripper? Thanks for your guidance.
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    JEFF · 03/19/2020
    I finished using your stripper product on a 1/2 log and 1/2 cedar home last fall as winter set in and didn't get further. My question is, can I now use the brightener and begin staining or do I need additional prep? Also as I was stripping with 2000 psi the wood now has a light "fuzz" look and feel to the touch. If I apply your stain with an airless sprayer and back brush will it dry smooth or do I need to do something else. I want the best product you offer in a mid range brown finish with "some" shine so what is your recommendation for approximately 6000 sq ft of coverage. Thank you.
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    Julian · 03/19/2020
    should read lid was sealed incorrectly.
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    Julian · 03/19/2020
    I have about 2.5 gallons left of TWP 1503 dark oak. The lid was sealed correctly and now the stain has gotten too thick. What can I use to thin this? Don't want to waste the remainder...
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      TWP Stains · 03/19/2020
      Sorry, it cannot be fixed. It has gone bad.
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    Michael · 03/18/2020
    I am installing new cedar shingles, for siding on new construction. I want to use the clear, so the natural cedar will show. Which is better 200 or 1500 and why? Will one prevent graying more or last longer than the other? Also, would adding 1 gallon of color stain to 5 gallons of clear help much with the UV protection?
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      TWP Stains · 03/18/2020
      Clear will not offer any UV protection. It must be tinted to protect from graying.
      Adding a tinted color into the clear will only add a very small amount of UV protection. Your best option is to pick a tinted color and do not thin it with the clear. Honeytone is the lightest tint in the 1500 Series and the Cedar Gold is the lightest in the 200 Series.

      You can use either series for this. You can order samples here: https://www.twpstain.com/stain-samples
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    Robert · 02/18/2020
    Never mind. After reading response for Bob below that answered all my questions.
    Thank you
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    Robert · 02/18/2020
    Which is better to use on a new redwood fence 1500 or 200 in east Bay area of California, and how often do you need to reapply the stain. We plan on building the fence next month and want to treat it right away

    Thank you
    Robert
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    Bob · 01/18/2020
    I just replaced my deck with the cedar tone pressure treated wood. When should I apply TWP?
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    Paul Silinger · 11/23/2019
    I stained my house (vertical) shingles with Cedartone 1501 two years ago. It seems like the color has faded and became lighter. I would like to re-coat it next year to make the color darker with a bit red tint. Would you recommend another coat of 1501 or should I use another product, such as 1502?
    Thanks!
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    Robin Cantrell · 11/12/2019
    I have interior wood beams coming for my new home. Can TWP be used safely on interior wood. I need to protect these beams and they are long and may not be installed immediately. I need to protect them while they are outdoors until they are used but want to be safe. Thanks
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      TWP Stains · 11/12/2019
      Yes but stain them outside first before installing them.
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    James Franklin · 10/21/2019
    I need one gallon of TWP 1500 pecan to touch up my deck. It was recently finished using this stain, but need an extra coat in area exposed to the sun. Can I order it for delivery?
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    Heather · 10/20/2019
    Hello! We need to reseal/re-oil our tigerwood deck, which was installed in March 2019. Unfortunately, the installers for the deck did an *awful* job staining it (among other things), so we'll need to fix it. Images attached.

    While the deck is pretty new, we're thinking we'll have to go with the TWP 1500 Series Stain and Gemini Restore A Deck Kit Combo Pack to clean everything up, brighten it and then stain it (again).

    We're also thinking 1502 Redwood is best for matching the wood's current color; using this stain won't detract from the color of our current deck, will it?

    Are we on the right track with what we're looking to buy and the color? Thanks for any insight.
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      TWP Stains · 10/20/2019
      You would need tthe Stripper/Brightener Kits, not the Gemini Kit. Most use Rustic over the Redwood color.
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        Heather · 10/20/2019
        Thanks for your quick response! Is this what you mean: TWP 1500 Series 5 Gallon and RAD Stripper/Brightener Kit?
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    Jeremy · 10/10/2019
    What is the difference in the series of stains? For instance, is the 1500 series better or different than the 200 series?
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      TWP Stains · 10/10/2019
      The 200 is designed for shakes and shingles while the 1500 is for all wood types and scenarios. One is not better than the other.
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    Lou Roessler · 10/01/2019
    Is Walmart a twp authorized online dealer?
    Lou R.
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      TWP Stains · 10/01/2019
      No, TWP is not sold at Walmart nor is anyone selling on their marketplace an authorized online dealer.
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    rachelb631 · 09/27/2019
    We have 5-6 year old deck, made of pressure-treated lumber and which has been stained twice since construction, once at about 6 months, and the second time 2-3 years ago. Both times we've bought a top-of-the-line semi-transparent water-soluble stain in a redwood/cedar color, and cannot believe that we need to stain the deck AGAIN after such a short interval. The boards in particular no longer exhibit the protective qualities of the stain, and have uneven coloration. I believe last time we used Cabot, at the dealer's recommendation, and we always prepare the wood and apply the stain according the manufacturer's instructions.

    We plan to clean the deck with a pressure-washer tomorrow, and to do the staining early next week. We prefer a water-based semi-transparent stain, again in a redwood/cedar color. What cleaner and stain should we get, and where do we get them from? We live in Long Island, New York (ZIP 11776).
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      TWP Stains · 09/28/2019
      Hello, we offer TWP only in oil-based stains. Just a couple of FYIs, when switching brands, you should strip and brighten to remove the current stain. Also, no stain on the market will last more than 2-3 years. This is normal to redo at that time.
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    Ralph · 09/20/2019
    I have a 25 year old redwood deck, previously stained with superdeck stain.What should I do to prep it,should I sand it etc. I live in Il. which stain can I use, 100 or 1500 series TWO stain
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    Brie · 09/19/2019
    Additional picture attached.
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      TWP Stains · 09/19/2019
      You should use the Stripper and Brightener Kit.
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        Brie · 09/19/2019
        Do you think the job will require the Restore-A-Deck Wood and Deck Stain Stripper/BoosterAdditive or the Restore-A-Deck Stain Stripper Thickening Gel in conjunction with the Restore-A-Deck Stripper?
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          TWP Stains · 09/20/2019
          That would help.
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            Brie · 09/20/2019
            Will these products together guarantee an even tone across all the wood, take off the black stains, and eliminate the outline of the door mat? I need to know before I begin. Thanks.
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              TWP Stains · 09/21/2019
              It will make it look better but the black stains may be deep in the wood so no guarantee that it can get it all out or not.
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    Brie · 09/19/2019
    My neighborhood group is power washing and using 1500 on pressure treated pine porch wood that is 2.5 - 3.5 years old and has been treated once 2 years ago with 2 coats of SW water based clear stain. There are door mat and other soil/damage variables, such as shown in these pictures.
    We are finding that overall powerwashing is not creating a completely uniform surface and the Honeytone 1515 color is not covering the problem areas and is coming out considerably darker than shown on your website.

    What preparation steps to you recommend for the wood pictured here? This is a door mat stain along with black charcoal like substance that dirtied the wood from the underside of disintegrating rusty metal deck chairs.

    Would Oxiclean work as a prestep to powerwashing?