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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  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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    Nancy · 04/17/2018
    My deck is about 25 years old I've used only Flood CWF cedar tone semi transparent. I have read that two 1500 has a great rating. Can I put this on my deck now. It's been cleaned with a deck cleaner and it really needs to be sealed.
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      TWP Stains · 04/17/2018
      Hello, The Flood has to be fully removed to be able to use the TWP. If your the prep has removed it, then you are good to go. If not, you will need to strip and brighten the wood for prep.
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    Jerry Vosti · 04/07/2018
    With the honey tone and new redwood I used about 4 gallons of the 5 gallon container I purchased for this time around should I purchase a 5 gallon and an additional 1 gallon just to make sure I have enough if it will penetrate more?
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      TWP Stains · 04/07/2018
      It should be enough and yes it is more absorbent.
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    Jerry Vosti · 04/07/2018
    Live coastal California. Have 2 year old redwood deck (1200 sqft)
    Clean and stained it (very light application) with 1500 honeytone when new. Time for a redwood stain this time around. How should I prepare the deck before staining? Do I have to strip it? Or just clean it?
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    Jamie Wallace · 03/08/2018
    1200 sq ft new cedar deck that has been weathering since last October. I plan on staining in May. Do I need to do 2 coats or is one sufficient. Can I use my airless sprayer to apply it?
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    Dave · 03/01/2018
    3 years
    Rough sawn oak
    Solid as a rock
    Deck was coated with Thompson's 3 years ago, porch, so far nothing
    Oak has greyed which I wish to keep. The deck has a partial roof, oak posts, about 225 sq ft, the front porch has a roof, oak posts, 288 sq ft. Need a clear product.
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    Eric · 12/22/2017
    I have lots of left over stain and I’d like to know if I can use that stain and apply it to my unfinished hickory hardwood floor inside my house and apply a finish polyurethane coat on top
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      TWP Stains · 12/23/2017
      Sorry but no it will not work for this.
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    Jeff DeFazio · 10/23/2017
    Can I apply the 1500 over the previous 500 used years ago on my California redwood deck.
    Thanks

    Jeff
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    Randy Collins · 10/17/2017
    I have 3 cedar veneer sectional overhead doors which are 10 years old in very good condition. They were sealed with an alkyd clear preservative, Sikkens Cetol, satin finish. One additional coat of the same sealer was applied 5 years ago. The doors are in need to refinishing again. There is some mildew on the lower section of the doors. We are located in Schenectady, NY. Which product do you recommend?
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      TWP Stains · 10/17/2017
      TWP cannot be applied over the Sikkens. This would have to be removed fully first by sanding. Once removed, you would use the TWP 1500 Series for NY.
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    TWP Stains · 09/25/2017
    ski Bum:
    Hi, I applied 1501 on my deck a few years ago. Is it better to stick with the 1500 series and put 1501 over the 1501 or is it better to apply the longer lasting oil based 100 series.

    Stay with the TWP 1500 after prep with the Gemini Restore Kit. The 100 Series is not longer lasting. Both the 100 and the 1500 last about the same.
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    ski Bum · 09/24/2017
    Hi, I applied 1501 on my deck a few years ago. Is it better to stick with the 1500 series and put 1501 over the 1501 or is it better to apply the longer lasting oil based 100 series.
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    TWP Stains · 09/16/2017
    chuck51:
    Age - 3 years
    Type - Pressure treated pine
    condition - Good, but fading and lightening
    Stain - none
    Area - Pool deck and railing system
    Which product is best, 100 or 1500?

    Where do you live?
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    TWP Stains · 09/16/2017
    Barbara Tuner:
    I have a two year old pressure treated pine deck in Denver Colorado. What is the best product for this area and the wood that I have. No other sealants or stains have been applied. Lumber was purchased at Lowes. Thanks Barb

    Prep first with our Gemini Restore kit and stain with the TWP 100 Series for this one.
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    TWP Stains · 09/16/2017
    B. Hica:
    I'm having my deck done with Trex Select, Saddle color, and the railing will be new cedar. What color most closely matches this Trex color, and can I use TWP 1500 on new cedar without much of a weathering period?

    No, you cannot stain new wood right away. See this article:
    https://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

    As for color, please try some samples for testing:
    https://www.twpstain.com/stain-samples
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    TWP Stains · 09/16/2017
    Mark Anderson:
    I stained a pergola and two arbors this year with Ready Seal Dark Walnut. Although the stain applies well and looks good it is not dark enough and certainly not dark walnut. I am wondering if I can use TWP over this to get a darker look. All wood was standard pressure treated lumber from Home Depot and varied in age from 10 years, 5 years and new this. None of the 3 structures were ever stained or treated at all prior to applying Rrady Seal Stain

    You cannot apply TWP over a stain of a different brand. You would need to remove the Ready Seal fully first with the Restore A Deck Stripper Kit.
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    Mark Anderson · 09/16/2017
    I stained a pergola and two arbors this year with Ready Seal Dark Walnut. Although the stain applies well and looks good it is not dark enough and certainly not dark walnut. I am wondering if I can use TWP over this to get a darker look. All wood was standard pressure treated lumber from Home Depot and varied in age from 10 years, 5 years and new this. None of the 3 structures were ever stained or treated at all prior to applying Rrady Seal Stain
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    B. Hica · 09/15/2017
    I'm having my deck done with Trex Select, Saddle color, and the railing will be new cedar. What color most closely matches this Trex color, and can I use TWP 1500 on new cedar without much of a weathering period?
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    Barbara Tuner · 09/15/2017
    I have a two year old pressure treated pine deck in Denver Colorado. What is the best product for this area and the wood that I have. No other sealants or stains have been applied. Lumber was purchased at Lowes. Thanks Barb
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    chuck51 · 09/15/2017
    Age - 3 years
    Type - Pressure treated pine
    condition - Good, but fading and lightening
    Stain - none
    Area - Pool deck and railing system
    Which product is best, 100 or 1500?
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    TWP Stains · 08/27/2017
    Jim W. Smith:
    I have a large redwood deck with a lot of sun 4000' elevation in the sierras. I am removing the superdeck redwood stain. Want to apply TWP. What color do you recommend that will last the longest. I do not want to use redwood stain. We are also using RAD stripper on our pine log siding for the house. We want the house darker than

    Try the Pecan color 1520.
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    Jim W. Smith · 08/26/2017
    I have a large redwood deck with a lot of sun 4000' elevation in the sierras. I am removing the superdeck redwood stain. Want to apply TWP. What color do you recommend that will last the longest. I do not want to use redwood stain. We are also using RAD stripper on our pine log siding for the house. We want the house darker than