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 · 10/02/2014
    Steven Paster:
    I have a driveway/deck made of large planks of pressure treated wood. I think it is probably as old as our house -- perhaps 50 years old. It seems to be in good shape. It was previously treated, approx. 5 years ago with brown or redwood tinted sealant. Much of this sealant has come off in the area where we park our car. The total area is about 625 sq. feet. The railings are different and painted. Nothing other than the deck itself needs to be stained. I would like preserve the existing wood with a water sealant. Your thoughts appreciated. I live in California and I think the deck might be redwood.

    Prep with the Gemini Restore kit and stain with the TWP 1500 Series.
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    TWP Stains · 10/02/2014
    Jim Decker:
    I live in Minneapolis, MN, and we built a cedar deck this past March, and stained with TWP 1500 Cedartone 7 months later. I ran out of the 1500 with two 12'boards, and the stairs, still left to be stained. TWP 100 is available locally, so can I used that to finish the job, or will it look/behave too differently from the 1500 that I would be better off waiting to have 1500 shipped to me? Also, would using 100 to finish this job affect how I can apply a maintenance coat next year?
    Thanks!

    The 100 will not match the 1500 so best to stay with the 1500.
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    Steven Paster · 10/02/2014
    I have a driveway/deck made of large planks of pressure treated wood. I think it is probably as old as our house -- perhaps 50 years old. It seems to be in good shape. It was previously treated, approx. 5 years ago with brown or redwood tinted sealant. Much of this sealant has come off in the area where we park our car. The total area is about 625 sq. feet. The railings are different and painted. Nothing other than the deck itself needs to be stained. I would like preserve the existing wood with a water sealant. Your thoughts appreciated. I live in California and I think the deck might be redwood.
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    Jim Decker · 10/01/2014
    I live in Minneapolis, MN, and we built a cedar deck this past March, and stained with TWP 1500 Cedartone 7 months later. I ran out of the 1500 with two 12'boards, and the stairs, still left to be stained. TWP 100 is available locally, so can I used that to finish the job, or will it look/behave too differently from the 1500 that I would be better off waiting to have 1500 shipped to me? Also, would using 100 to finish this job affect how I can apply a maintenance coat next year?
    Thanks!
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    TWP Stains · 09/30/2014
    Bill Kirkpatrick:
    Some deck floor boards (standard treated pine) replaced 4 months ago, the rest are close to 18 years old. Deck has been powerwashed. Should deck cleaner be used? How do I blend in the new boards with the old? Is there a better color (darker) I should use to blend in the boards?

    Thank you

    It is not possible to blend new wood to match old wood. The new wood will be lighter in color no matter what color of stain you choose. Yes on the deck cleaner.
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    TWP Stains · 09/30/2014
    gms151:
    20 y/o pressure treated pine--average some splitting---coated with Behr semi transparent Deck Stain. Existing coating is worn and peeled a (only 2 years) can get about 50-75% off using sodium Hydroxide--sanding may get it to 90% off Would like to use Penetrating oil stain but am concerned about performance going over a surface previously coated with acrylic stain.

    You need to remove all of the Behr for the TWP to work correctly. At least 95% or more.
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    Mike Shafer · 09/29/2014
    20 y/o pressure treated pine--average some splitting---coated with Behr semi transparent Deck Stain. Existing coating is worn and peeled a (only 2 years) can get about 50-75% off using sodium Hydroxide--sanding may get it to 90% off Would like to use Penetrating oil stain but am concerned about performance going over a surface previously coated with acrylic stain.
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    Bill Kirkpatrick · 09/29/2014
    Some deck floor boards (standard treated pine) replaced 4 months ago, the rest are close to 18 years old. Deck has been powerwashed. Should deck cleaner be used? How do I blend in the new boards with the old? Is there a better color (darker) I should use to blend in the boards?

    Thank you
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    TWP Stains · 09/25/2014
    JT:
    Trying to put together which stain is recommended for my application and what all products you recommend to do the job correctly I live in western South Dakota where we have extreme heat and cold. I have a 5 year old cedar deck that has been stained twice with Ultra advanced alkyd oil formula I am unhappy with previous brand since I don't seem to make it even a year before the stain looks worn. The deck is exposed to the sun for most of the day and has very little traffic. I am looking for a product that will hold up better and what you recommend for the entire prep. THe deck is @2000 square feet

    First off you will need to remove the Ultra before applying the TWP. This will not be easy with two coats of the Acrylic. You can use the Restore A Deck Stripper and pressure washing to remove what you can but you will probably need to sand the rest off. Once the old stain is removed from the deck you will need to apply the RAD wood brightener. After wood is prepped you will be able to apply the TWP 1500.
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    TWP Stains · 09/25/2014
    Horsekisser:
    Hi,

    This is a follow-on to my previous question today. The deck is pressure treated wood. Not sure if white pine. Almost has a grain pattern like oak. I'm using Dark Oak stain.

    Robin

    It will not continue to absorb at this point so best to wipe done the excess stain with mineral spirits and rags now. Saturate rags with water when done to avoid accidental spontaneous combustion.
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    JT · 09/24/2014
    Trying to put together which stain is recommended for my application and what all products you recommend to do the job correctly I live in western South Dakota where we have extreme heat and cold. I have a 5 year old cedar deck that has been stained twice with Ultra advanced alkyd oil formula I am unhappy with previous brand since I don't seem to make it even a year before the stain looks worn. The deck is exposed to the sun for most of the day and has very little traffic. I am looking for a product that will hold up better and what you recommend for the entire prep. THe deck is @2000 square feet
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    Mary R Sumlin · 09/24/2014
    Hi,

    This is a follow-on to my previous question today. The deck is pressure treated wood. Not sure if white pine. Almost has a grain pattern like oak. I'm using Dark Oak stain.

    Robin
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    Mary R Sumlin · 09/24/2014
    Wood is 2 years old
    Oak
    Good - clean,dry,and mold free
    Has not been stained
    Large deck

    I applied the TWP 1500 series to the deck floor by rolling and brushing. The deck is mostly shaded but does get a couple hrs of filtered sun per day.Some of the planks have absorbed the oil and are almost dry (more in the sunny area). Some of the wood has not and there are shiny spots. It has been about a week and the shiny spots are still there. The weather is cool (70's) and dry. I tested the wood before I started to stain because the previous week it rained a little almost every day. It seemed OK to stain because the wood absorbed the water in about 20 mins. The spindles that I stained turned out nice with no shiny spots. Should I continue to wait and see of more oil is absorbed or take mineral spirits and rags and wipe off the shiny spots. Appreciate your help.
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    TWP Stains · 09/21/2014
    AJ:
    Deck is two years old, has been stained one time last year with cabots oil based stain. Not happy with stain and looking to restain with TWP 1500. Have stripped floor of deck with pressure washer down to bare wood. Would like to apply TWP over Cabots on rails, steps and stripped floor. Is there any reason to strip the rails, steps, etc prior to applying stain? Large deck and would like not to have to strip entire thing if not necessary. We live in Georgia and the deck is in a fairly shady area. Please advise.

    You cannot apply TWP over the Cabot. You will need to strip that as well.
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    AJ · 09/21/2014
    Deck is two years old, has been stained one time last year with cabots oil based stain. Not happy with stain and looking to restain with TWP 1500. Have stripped floor of deck with pressure washer down to bare wood. Would like to apply TWP over Cabots on rails, steps and stripped floor. Is there any reason to strip the rails, steps, etc prior to applying stain? Large deck and would like not to have to strip entire thing if not necessary. We live in Georgia and the deck is in a fairly shady area. Please advise.
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    TWP Stains · 09/16/2014
    Kathleen Owen:
    1. new deck - 2 weeks
    2. pressure treated yellow pine 2 x 6
    3. very good
    4. never stained or sealed
    5. 16' x 22' deck in Ohio - east side of
    house

    Please read about TWP and new wood here:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Kathleen Owen · 09/15/2014
    1. new deck - 2 weeks
    2. pressure treated yellow pine 2 x 6
    3. very good
    4. never stained or sealed
    5. 16' x 22' deck in Ohio - east side of
    house
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    TWP Stains · 09/11/2014
    Greg Royse:
    Age of wood -- 1 year
    Type of wood -- pressure treated Pine
    Condition of wood -- excellent
    Has been stained before - No, ready for 1 st time
    I live in central South Carolina, I understand I needed to wait a year, which is now. Is the TWP 1500 a good choice for me and where would I purchase

    For SC you should use the TWP 100 Series. Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit. You can order both from our website.
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    Greg Royse · 09/11/2014
    Age of wood -- 1 year
    Type of wood -- pressure treated Pine
    Condition of wood -- excellent
    Has been stained before - No, ready for 1 st time
    I live in central South Carolina, I understand I needed to wait a year, which is now. Is the TWP 1500 a good choice for me and where would I purchase
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    TWP Stains · 09/10/2014
    Dave Names:
    I have a 900 sq. ft. pressure-treated deck that was last treated with Sickens in 2000. Most of the deck and railings are pretty bare. Under my overhang however is a small area, about 100 sq. ft. where evidently the Sickens is still protecting.
    I am impressed with what I'm reading about your 1500 Series stain but am concerned with the area under the overhang.
    Please provide step by step prep instructions for the entire deck, including under the overhang and railings and under the deck. Sanding required on deck and railings? I have met with many contractors and some powerwash, some use a chemical treatment. Which do you recommend?
    This represents a large investment and I don't want to make a mistake in preparation. If your product is oil -based, will it have to be stripped down the road to retreat?
    Where do I purchase your product near Fredericksburg, VA.? Please reply to my email. Thanks.

    Remove the Sikkens first with the Restore deck stain stripper and pressure washer. Use the Gemini Restore Kit for the rest of the wood. Sand only if needed to remove the rest of the Sikkens that did not come off. TWP is oil based and can be cleaned and reapplied as needed without stripping. We ship to VA.