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 · 10/24/2014
    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.
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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.