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?
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    Deb Schiavo · 08/18/2014
    Project is an outdoor front covered porch in 1879 Queen Anne Victorian home in northeastern U.S.
    I'm not sure the age of the wood - guessing it's about 15-20 years.
    Wood = Mahogany
    Prior owner used a high gloss poly - incredibly slippery in winter weather. I previously stained with old formula Cabot Australian Timber Oil. Did not last as long as I'd hoped. Need to replace about 9 rotted boards as part of the project. Would TWP 1500 be the best product in your line?
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    TWP Stains · 08/18/2014
    Todd J:
    I treated my cedar fence about 7 years ago with Olympic Maximum stain/sealer. It has mostly worn off since then. How would I prep the fence prior to applying TWP? Thanks

    Use the Restore A Deck Stripper and pressure washing to remove the rest of the old stain. Use the brightener when done.
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    Todd J · 08/17/2014
    I treated my cedar fence about 7 years ago with Olympic Maximum stain/sealer. It has mostly worn off since then. How would I prep the fence prior to applying TWP? Thanks
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    TWP Stains · 08/17/2014
    Dave Combs:
    The cedar was kiln dried and pre stained with sickens 077 last August

    I have cleaned the deck with restore a deck and brightner

    What type of spray applicator works best

    Should I use TWP 1500? what is the difference between TWP100 and 1500

    Make sure to remove the sikkens completely. Cleaning is not enough. Use the 1500 for this.
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    Dave Combs · 08/17/2014
    The cedar was kiln dried and pre stained with sickens 077 last August

    I have cleaned the deck with restore a deck and brightner

    What type of spray applicator works best

    Should I use TWP 1500? what is the difference between TWP100 and 1500
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    Mike Nguyen · 08/17/2014
    TheSealerStore"][quote name="Mike Nguyen:
    I have a 2 year old deck with a cabot oil based transparent coat on it. Looking to put down twp 1500 stain. Do I need to remove the old stain first? Or can I just clean it and put down twp 1500?[/quote]
    Yes you need to remove the old stain first.

    So Do I also need to clean it first before applying the stripper and brightener afterwards?
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    TWP Stains · 08/17/2014
    Mike Nguyen:
    I have a 2 year old deck with a cabot oil based transparent coat on it. Looking to put down twp 1500 stain. Do I need to remove the old stain first? Or can I just clean it and put down twp 1500?

    Yes you need to remove the old stain first.
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    TWP Stains · 08/17/2014
    Brenda Toole:
    How long will unused stain be good to use in the future?

    Might want to read this article:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/shelf-life-of-twp/
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    Mike Nguyen · 08/17/2014
    I have a 2 year old deck with a cabot oil based transparent coat on it. Looking to put down twp 1500 stain. Do I need to remove the old stain first? Or can I just clean it and put down twp 1500?
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    Brenda Toole · 08/16/2014
    How long will unused stain be good to use in the future?
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    TWP Stains · 08/16/2014
    Jeanne Brown:
    I had our local Ace Hardware build me a pine Bistro patio set. It was built in June 2014. Do I still need to wait 6 mo. to seal the wood? What should be my process to protect this patio set? It is under a covered patio. I need to go ahead and order what I will need if you could advise me I would really appreciate it. Thanks -

    Please read about new wood:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

    I would wait until Fall, lightly prep and apply once coat of the stain.
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    Jeanne Brown · 08/15/2014
    I had our local Ace Hardware build me a pine Bistro patio set. It was built in June 2014. Do I still need to wait 6 mo. to seal the wood? What should be my process to protect this patio set? It is under a covered patio. I need to go ahead and order what I will need if you could advise me I would really appreciate it. Thanks -
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    TWP Stains · 08/15/2014
    Gail Amundsen:
    We have an old deck that has peeling Sherwin Williams Deckscapes on it that we are scrapping off. It was an opaque brown and it will be really hard to get off the sides of the boards not to mention the tops. Do we need to get it all off Before putting on the TWP or is there some other solution?

    Yes you need to get it all off as you cannot apply a semi-transparent stain over a solid opaque.
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    Gail Amundsen · 08/14/2014
    We have an old deck that has peeling Sherwin Williams Deckscapes on it that we are scrapping off. It was an opaque brown and it will be really hard to get off the sides of the boards not to mention the tops. Do we need to get it all off Before putting on the TWP or is there some other solution?
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    TWP Stains · 08/10/2014
    dinahlab:
    I have a 2 year old deck that had a water-based stain applied when it was built (this is the deck's third summer). We are in the middle of sanding the deck, the railing, and an attached mudroom that has cedar siding before using TWP 1500 on it, as the water-based product didn't hold up well at all. I have TWP 1500 on the sides of my log home, which we applied two years ago and it looks great. :-)

    My question is -- after sanding the railing, deck, and mudroom, do we need to hose them off or is it sufficient to wipe down to remove dust before staining?

    It's been a soggy summer so far, so there haven't been a lot of days in a row where we don't expect rain, heavy morning fog, or both and the wood isn't staying dry for long! If we need to hose, there need to be two nice days without moisture on the deck before we can stain, then two nice days afterwards while the stain is drying, right?

    Thanks for the advice!

    Yes you should heavily rinse the deck with water to remove the sand dust. Let dry for 2 days and stain. Thanks
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    TWP Stains · 08/10/2014
    James Murphy:
    Do I have to sand my deck before applying TWP 1502 ? I t's a 9 year old deck without any sealers on it

    No you do not have to sand but you do need to prep with the Gemini Restore Kit.
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    James Murphy · 08/09/2014
    Do I have to sand my deck before applying TWP 1502 ? I t's a 9 year old deck without any sealers on it
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    dinahlab · 08/09/2014
    I have a 2 year old deck that had a water-based stain applied when it was built (this is the deck's third summer). We are in the middle of sanding the deck, the railing, and an attached mudroom that has cedar siding before using TWP 1500 on it, as the water-based product didn't hold up well at all. I have TWP 1500 on the sides of my log home, which we applied two years ago and it looks great. :-)

    My question is -- after sanding the railing, deck, and mudroom, do we need to hose them off or is it sufficient to wipe down to remove dust before staining?

    It's been a soggy summer so far, so there haven't been a lot of days in a row where we don't expect rain, heavy morning fog, or both and the wood isn't staying dry for long! If we need to hose, there need to be two nice days without moisture on the deck before we can stain, then two nice days afterwards while the stain is drying, right?

    Thanks for the advice!
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    TWP Stains · 08/09/2014
    Sachin"][quote name="TheSealerStore"][quote name="Sachin"][quote name="TheSealerStore:

    1. Use the 100 Series after removing the Bakers with the Restore A Deck Stripper and Brighten when done
    2. Strip not clean for prep. Easier as well.[/quote]
    Thanks for your comments. Can you tell me why 100 series is better than 1500 series. Is this because of the type of the wood/weather etc?[/quote]
    Not that it is better, just will penetrate a little better then the 1500.
    Bakers is a watered down version of the TWP 200 Series.[/quote]
    My existing Stain is Baker's Super Cedar. Which twp stain is closer in appearance to Baker's Super Stain?

    I am sorry but we are not familiar with their stain colors.
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    Sachin · 08/08/2014
    TheSealerStore"][quote name="Sachin"][quote name="TheSealerStore:

    1. Use the 100 Series after removing the Bakers with the Restore A Deck Stripper and Brighten when done
    2. Strip not clean for prep. Easier as well.[/quote]
    Thanks for your comments. Can you tell me why 100 series is better than 1500 series. Is this because of the type of the wood/weather etc?[/quote]
    Not that it is better, just will penetrate a little better then the 1500.
    Bakers is a watered down version of the TWP 200 Series.

    My existing Stain is Baker's Super Cedar. Which twp stain is closer in appearance to Baker's Super Stain?