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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    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.
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    Dave Names · 09/09/2014
    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.
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    TWP Stains · 09/09/2014
    Khouri:
    I just finished wrapping my pressure treated railing posts in 1x6 flat cedar stock, and my deck rails are made out of kiln dried Douglas Fir (top/bottom rails as well as cap), how long do I have to wait to stain them (Wil be using the TWP 1500 as I live in MA) and is there any prep work that I have to do beforehand?

    [b][i]So I should let everything weather over the winter and then prep and stain it in the spring?[/i][/b]

    Please read this article:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Shirley Atkins · 09/08/2014
    I have about 400 square feet of deck previously stained with Benjamin Moore semi transparent. Have sanded as much of the previous finish off as possible. Mostly down to bare wood.
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    Jake43 · 09/08/2014
    I applied TWP 1500 stain to my ~ 20 yr old deck a few weeks ago. More than a week after the stain was applied, we got a heavy rain storm. The stain looked fine afterwards, but the rain pooled all over the deck. I'm talking about puddles, not just little beads of water. We've gotten rain twice since then and the same thing has happened each time - lots of rain remains on the boards and does not evaporate, even 10 hours after the storm it's still very wet. After each storm I've brushed the water off with a broom. Never had this problem before I restained the deck.

    How long will the rain continue to pool? And is it necessary to brush the water off (or will it cause any damage if it isn't brushed)? Appreciate any other suggestions, thanks for your help.
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    Khouri · 09/08/2014
    I just finished wrapping my pressure treated railing posts in 1x6 flat cedar stock, and my deck rails are made out of kiln dried Douglas Fir (top/bottom rails as well as cap), how long do I have to wait to stain them (Wil be using the TWP 1500 as I live in MA) and is there any prep work that I have to do beforehand?

    [b][i]So I should let everything weather over the winter and then prep and stain it in the spring?[/i][/b]
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    TWP Stains · 09/08/2014
    Khouri:
    I just finished wrapping my pressure treated railing posts in 1x6 flat cedar stock, and my deck rails are made out of kiln dried Douglas Fir (top/bottom rails as well as cap), how long do I have to wait to stain them (Wil be using the TWP 1500 as I live in MA) and is there any prep work that I have to do beforehand? Thanks

    When using TWP you should wait 4-12 months for the stain. Prep with the Gemini Restore kit.
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    TWP Stains · 09/08/2014
    Chris powell:
    The deck is 10 years old.press treated wood. The deck was stain with Thompson all in one sealer. The deck wood got cracks in it nothing terrible and the wood looks dry as in it rain the finish don't run off. The deck broads are really close together

    Strip and brighten for the prep and stain with the TWP 1500 Series.
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    Khouri · 09/08/2014
    I just finished wrapping my pressure treated railing posts in 1x6 flat cedar stock, and my deck rails are made out of kiln dried Douglas Fir (top/bottom rails as well as cap), how long do I have to wait to stain them (Wil be using the TWP 1500 as I live in MA) and is there any prep work that I have to do beforehand? Thanks
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    Chris powell · 09/08/2014
    The deck is 10 years old.press treated wood. The deck was stain with Thompson all in one sealer. The deck wood got cracks in it nothing terrible and the wood looks dry as in it rain the finish don't run off. The deck broads are really close together
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    TWP Stains · 09/03/2014
    Travis G:
    I was looking to see how long of a wait is needed before applying twp 1500? I just installed a new double kiln dried pt pine deck 8/3. It had 18% moisture content when purchased. I live in western NY and been installed for a month now. Any advice on when to apply stain and steps to take would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    Since it a month old it should be okay since it is kiln dried. You will need to prep and remove the mill glaze with the Gemini Restore Kit first. Only one coat of the 1500.
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    Travis G · 09/03/2014
    I was looking to see how long of a wait is needed before applying twp 1500? I just installed a new double kiln dried pt pine deck 8/3. It had 18% moisture content when purchased. I live in western NY and been installed for a month now. Any advice on when to apply stain and steps to take would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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    TWP Stains · 09/02/2014
    Ron Gough:
    age is 10 years
    Pressurer treated pine
    condition is good
    previously stained with Sansin water based product
    deck has been cleaned with a deck cleaner and pressure washed
    irregular deck/stairs approximately 500 sq ft

    Ron, make sure all the Sansin is removed first before applying the TWP 1500. TWP will not work on top of this.
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    Ron Gough · 09/02/2014
    age is 10 years
    Pressurer treated pine
    condition is good
    previously stained with Sansin water based product
    deck has been cleaned with a deck cleaner and pressure washed
    irregular deck/stairs approximately 500 sq ft
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    TWP Stains · 09/01/2014
    ABQtom:
    Other brands have pressure treated formulas.
    What formula of TWP matches that.

    Is the calculator estimating all board surfaces of the deck.

    TWP can be used on all wood types. Does not matter on the series.
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    tom · 09/01/2014
    Other brands have pressure treated formulas.
    What formula of TWP matches that.

    Is the calculator estimating all board surfaces of the deck.
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    TWP Stains · 09/01/2014
    Don DeRenzo:
    I am having a new pressure treated deck built. Does your color chart reflect using pressure treated wood

    No it is on cedar wood. Best to get samples to test the color.