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 · 09/01/2014
    Sachin:
    I finished staining my deck last weekend. After a day of drying I immediately realized that I had over applied the stain in places and the deck was looking Shiny (more like a glazed donut). In the last 3-4 days we have had a couple of showers and I noticed that there is small puddles of water standing on the deck after the rain. Initially I thought it was okay and eventually the extra stain will wear off. But today I noticed that in certain areas which were Shiny immediately after staining are now turning slightly greenish. So I took long brush and tried to wipe away the water.
    Please advise on next steps.
    Regards
    Sachin

    Not much you can do now. Just leave alone and in a year or two you will need to strip it off and start over.
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    TWP Stains · 09/01/2014
    BruceA:
    I've used the Gemini 2 part RESTORE A DECK to clean and brighten our aged cedar (12 month)deck. At the start of the project there was a 4 day weather window, no rain. Unfortunately, that has changed. It looks like rain for many days. How long can I wait to apply the TWP1500 stain after the deck has been cleaned?

    A couple of weeks and it should be still good to stain.
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    TWP Stains · 09/01/2014
    John H.:
    1. 7 years old
    2. Cedar Fence
    3. Wood is graying, some stains from irrigation water, some mildew
    4. Never been stained or treated
    5. 6' x 144' need to do both sides

    Use the Gemini Restore Kit and pressure washing to restore wood and prep for the 1500 Series.
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    TWP Stains · 09/01/2014
    Ken Moore:
    8years old
    Cedar
    Good
    Twice with Cabot semi transparent
    Entire house 40 x 60 ft. , 2 stories high

    For you to use TWP you will need to strip off the Cabot first with the Restore A Deck Stripper and use the brightener after for the prep.
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    Danica · 09/01/2014
    Age of wood? - Unknown, was there when we purchases home.
    Type of wood? Presser Treated Pine
    Condition of the wood? Most was covered in mold/mildew. I've pressure washed everything and it is now mold/mildew free.
    Has it been stained previously and if so with what brand of stain? I believe there was a stain on at least a portion on it, but I do not know what kind.

    We are on a lake in VT. There are a lot of stairs and railings and a small deck. The area has already been pressure washed. Is there anything else I need to do before stain/sealer? The wood looks OK after pressure washing.
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    Don DeRenzo · 08/31/2014
    I am having a new pressure treated deck built. Does your color chart reflect using pressure treated wood
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    Sachin · 08/31/2014
    I finished staining my deck last weekend. After a day of drying I immediately realized that I had over applied the stain in places and the deck was looking Shiny (more like a glazed donut). In the last 3-4 days we have had a couple of showers and I noticed that there is small puddles of water standing on the deck after the rain. Initially I thought it was okay and eventually the extra stain will wear off. But today I noticed that in certain areas which were Shiny immediately after staining are now turning slightly greenish. So I took long brush and tried to wipe away the water.
    Please advise on next steps.
    Regards
    Sachin
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    BruceA · 08/30/2014
    I've used the Gemini 2 part RESTORE A DECK to clean and brighten our aged cedar (12 month)deck. At the start of the project there was a 4 day weather window, no rain. Unfortunately, that has changed. It looks like rain for many days. How long can I wait to apply the TWP1500 stain after the deck has been cleaned?
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    John H. · 08/30/2014
    1. 7 years old
    2. Cedar Fence
    3. Wood is graying, some stains from irrigation water, some mildew
    4. Never been stained or treated
    5. 6' x 144' need to do both sides
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    Ken Moore · 08/29/2014
    8years old
    Cedar
    Good
    Twice with Cabot semi transparent
    Entire house 40 x 60 ft. , 2 stories high
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    TWP Stains · 08/28/2014
    Randy Boswood:
    Can the TWP 1500 be used on this type of wood? 15 years old, good condition, I will strip old worn Penofin using your stripper. Area coverage 800sf

    TWP is not suggested for IPE.
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    Randy Boswood · 08/28/2014
    Can the TWP 1500 be used on this type of wood? 15 years old, good condition, I will strip old worn Penofin using your stripper. Area coverage 800sf
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    TWP Stains · 08/26/2014
    Drew Nicholson:
    Is the 1500 series superior to the 100 series? Or, is the only difference is that it is VOC compliant in all states? I live in Texas, so I could purchase the 100 series. How long will the treatment of a new cedar fence last after applying 2-coats? Typically, how many years before I will have to re-coat?

    Thanks

    The main difference is VOC compliancy. Please read this about new wood:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
    Vertical fences can last 4-8 years.
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    Drew Nicholson · 08/25/2014
    Is the 1500 series superior to the 100 series? Or, is the only difference is that it is VOC compliant in all states? I live in Texas, so I could purchase the 100 series. How long will the treatment of a new cedar fence last after applying 2-coats? Typically, how many years before I will have to re-coat?

    Thanks
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    TWP Stains · 08/25/2014
    steph:
    We are looking for a stain for our redwood playset. It is only 5 months old and they recommended that we restain it this fall. We sanded it down really well and plan on washing it down with a strong hose. Do we need to strip the old stain off before applying the new stain. Also which stain would you recommend?

    Yes you need to remove the previous stain to use the TWP. Use the 1500 Series.
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    TWP Stains · 08/25/2014
    Roxanne Dickey:
    Age of wood: installed 4-2014
    Type of wood: cedar
    Condition of wood; new
    Never stained - it's new
    Description of area: Outdoor deck partial shade.
    Should we use TWP 100 or 1500? What prep should we do. Since it's new wood, should we only do one coat this year?

    Where are you located? Yes on the one coat. Please read this: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    steph · 08/24/2014
    We are looking for a stain for our redwood playset. It is only 5 months old and they recommended that we restain it this fall. We sanded it down really well and plan on washing it down with a strong hose. Do we need to strip the old stain off before applying the new stain. Also which stain would you recommend?
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    Roxanne Dickey · 08/22/2014
    Age of wood: installed 4-2014
    Type of wood: cedar
    Condition of wood; new
    Never stained - it's new
    Description of area: Outdoor deck partial shade.
    Should we use TWP 100 or 1500? What prep should we do. Since it's new wood, should we only do one coat this year?
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    TWP Stains · 08/22/2014
    Ron Berger:
    Is the 1530 Natural a completely clear finish? What is the sheen of the product? I have new cedar that has been up for about 2-months, can I go ahead and stain? Should I use the cleaner product before I apply stain to new wood?
    Thanks,
    Ron

    No the 1530 is not clear. TWP has no shine. Please read these two articles to help with your questions:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-1500-colors-explained/
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    Ron Berger · 08/22/2014
    Is the 1530 Natural a completely clear finish? What is the sheen of the product? I have new cedar that has been up for about 2-months, can I go ahead and stain? Should I use the cleaner product before I apply stain to new wood?
    Thanks,
    Ron