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 · 11/05/2014
    DanCrane:
    2 year old
    Redwood fence
    good condition
    treated once a year for past 2 years w/ Thompson's Water Seal.

    Looking for a longer term solution to sealing without radically changing the look of the wood.

    The lightest tint that we have that offers UV protection will be the Honeytone color. Clear will not protect from UV graying. Prep first with the Gemini Kit.
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    Stephen Hogle · 11/04/2014
    I have a 1000 SF deck made of cedar. I have stained it with latex and oil stains with poor results. The deck finish peels within one season of use. The current finish is latex and I plan to power wash the old stain off the wood. I would like some recommendations on how to make the finish last longer and do you recommend TWP stain.
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    DanCrane · 11/04/2014
    2 year old
    Redwood fence
    good condition
    treated once a year for past 2 years w/ Thompson's Water Seal.

    Looking for a longer term solution to sealing without radically changing the look of the wood.
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    TWP Stains · 10/27/2014
    Nora Rosenbaum:
    We live in Boston in a brick condominium building over 100 years old, and are having new front entryway stairs built from new IPE wood. Although somewhat covered these stairs will be open to the elements. For esthetic reasons we don't want the stairs to turn grey. Which stain color and sealer would be most protective of a deep, rich color of the wood?

    Look at the 1516 Rustic
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    Nora Rosenbaum · 10/27/2014
    We live in Boston in a brick condominium building over 100 years old, and are having new front entryway stairs built from new IPE wood. Although somewhat covered these stairs will be open to the elements. For esthetic reasons we don't want the stairs to turn grey. Which stain color and sealer would be most protective of a deep, rich color of the wood?
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    TWP Stains · 10/24/2014
    Britt:
    We are in Northern Ohio and having a Cedar deck built. It is late October and we want to seal it with TWP 1500 Natural Color. Once they finish with the installation is it safe to clean the deck and apply this sealer? We want to keep it Natural and are afraid if we wait until spring it will be gray. Will we be able to do this?

    No you need to wait. Please read this about new wood: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Britt · 10/23/2014
    We are in Northern Ohio and having a Cedar deck built. It is late October and we want to seal it with TWP 1500 Natural Color. Once they finish with the installation is it safe to clean the deck and apply this sealer? We want to keep it Natural and are afraid if we wait until spring it will be gray. Will we be able to do this?
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    TWP Stains · 10/20/2014
    brian olson:
    1. 2 years 2. treated lumber (deck)
    3. good 4. yes with twp 5. deck

    question - should I backroll after spraying or is spraying adequate. appreciate your prompt reply. will do the work tomorrow.
    thanks, Brian 913-634-4165

    Spray and back brush with a brush or stain pad.
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    brian olson · 10/19/2014
    1. 2 years 2. treated lumber (deck)
    3. good 4. yes with twp 5. deck

    question - should I backroll after spraying or is spraying adequate. appreciate your prompt reply. will do the work tomorrow.
    thanks, Brian 913-634-4165
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    TWP Stains · 10/15/2014
    Shaunlti:
    My neighbor and I want to stain our new redwood fence (July 3, 2014), which runs WNW to ESE, so one side gets almost all the sun. Each side is roughly 48'x7' rough hewn. The calculator says we need 7 gal for 2 coats wet to cover both sides.

    The 2nd coat needs to be applied within 15 to 60 minutes? This requires staining the fence in sections, I assume. What is the difference in results in applying the 2nd coat wet or 6 months later?

    What is the shelf life? We're considering each of us buying 5 gallons.

    We're in the S.F. East Bay.

    If applying a second coat right away then you will need to to wet on wet within 60 minutes or so. You can apply a coat 6 months later after light prep but you cannot apply a second coat say two days after the first. As for shelf life, please read this:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/shelf-life-of-twp/
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    Shaunlti · 10/14/2014
    My neighbor and I want to stain our new redwood fence (July 3, 2014), which runs WNW to ESE, so one side gets almost all the sun. Each side is roughly 48'x7' rough hewn. The calculator says we need 7 gal for 2 coats wet to cover both sides.

    The 2nd coat needs to be applied within 15 to 60 minutes? This requires staining the fence in sections, I assume. What is the difference in results in applying the 2nd coat wet or 6 months later?

    What is the shelf life? We're considering each of us buying 5 gallons.

    We're in the S.F. East Bay.
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    TWP Stains · 10/14/2014
    mojoe:
    I laying a new front porch Douglas Fir Vertical grain TG 5/4 X 4. I was think of using Sikkens but the reviews were bad after 2 years. If I use TWP do your recommend painting all sides? And how good is your product on a porch floor.

    No need to stain all sides. Please read this about TWP and new wood:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    mojoe · 10/14/2014
    I laying a new front porch Douglas Fir Vertical grain TG 5/4 X 4. I was think of using Sikkens but the reviews were bad after 2 years. If I use TWP do your recommend painting all sides? And how good is your product on a porch floor.
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    TWP Stains · 10/02/2014
    Ted Janssen:
    Wood is 25 years old treated pine. Condition is solid and weathered. It had a coating of a Thompsons product no longer made. I think it was just for fences. This was applied maybe 15-20 years ago and has long since worn off. The area to be treated is a board on board fence calculated at 1500 square feet with 300 more to account for overspray etc. How much 1500 do I need to wet on wet coverage?

    For two coats about 15 gallons.
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    Ted Janssen · 10/02/2014
    Wood is 25 years old treated pine. Condition is solid and weathered. It had a coating of a Thompsons product no longer made. I think it was just for fences. This was applied maybe 15-20 years ago and has long since worn off. The area to be treated is a board on board fence calculated at 1500 square feet with 300 more to account for overspray etc. How much 1500 do I need to wet on wet coverage?
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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.