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 · 07/11/2014
    Stephen Vicknair:
    1. New, recently purchased.
    2. Red Cedar
    3. Very good
    4. Never stained, looking for the best product for 1st application.
    5. Pergola full sun.

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    vale roush · 07/10/2014
    I have a 7 year old deck that is in good shape. it has an old solid stain, not much is left of the stain. it's about 350 sq ft in size ,should I sand it to remove the old stain or use some other of your cleaners? I will use your 1500 stain for the finish. thanks
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    Stephen Vicknair · 07/10/2014
    1. New, recently purchased.
    2. Red Cedar
    3. Very good
    4. Never stained, looking for the best product for 1st application.
    5. Pergola full sun.
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    TWP Stains · 07/10/2014
    David Burrus:
    I recently purchased 7 gallons of TWP 1500 Natural stain to use to re-stain my 9 year old decks. I purchased this product based on stain product reviews on the internet. The decks were last stained about 4 years ago and have faded badly, except areas under cover. The person doing the job called me saying that there is a warning on the 1 gallon can label saying you have to strip off any old stain before applying TWP. Why doesn't it say that in the information on your web page for this product. It says in the "How To Apply TWP 1500 Stain" that you need to clean the wood with a quality cleaner then pressure wash, and let dry for 48 hours before applying. No mention about stripping off the old stain. If I had read that I had to strip the deck first I would not have purchased this product. This same information says that once you have applied TWP 1500 you can clean and re-apply, again no mention that you need to use a stripper. Again this information is off your web page. Please clarify.

    Does not matter what brand of stain you are using, you always need to strip when switching brands. As for info stating this, it is readily available on our websites and in numerous locations:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/tips/prepping-for-twp-stains/
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/switching-to-twp-stains/
    http://www.twpstain.com/wood-and-deck-stripping
    http://www.twpstain.com/pdf/TWP%201500%20SERIES.pdf

    And in numerous comments in our Q&A.
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    cynthia dean · 07/09/2014
    1. 2 years old
    2. Pressure treated Pine
    3. good; some cracks on sun-exposed steps
    4. Minwax and polyurethane
    5. covered porches and sun exposed steps
    in mountains of southwest, Virginia
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    David Burrus · 07/09/2014
    I recently purchased 7 gallons of TWP 1500 Natural stain to use to re-stain my 9 year old decks. I purchased this product based on stain product reviews on the internet. The decks were last stained about 4 years ago and have faded badly, except areas under cover. The person doing the job called me saying that there is a warning on the 1 gallon can label saying you have to strip off any old stain before applying TWP. Why doesn't it say that in the information on your web page for this product. It says in the "How To Apply TWP 1500 Stain" that you need to clean the wood with a quality cleaner then pressure wash, and let dry for 48 hours before applying. No mention about stripping off the old stain. If I had read that I had to strip the deck first I would not have purchased this product. This same information says that once you have applied TWP 1500 you can clean and re-apply, again no mention that you need to use a stripper. Again this information is off your web page. Please clarify.
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    TWP Stains · 07/09/2014
    Roger Feldmann:
    1.8yrs old
    2.cedar
    3.Great condition
    4.stained twice before with TWP
    5.outside deck

    Use Gemini Restore Kit and pressure washing for prep before restaining.
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    Roger Feldmann · 07/09/2014
    1.8yrs old
    2.cedar
    3.Great condition
    4.stained twice before with TWP
    5.outside deck
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    TWP Stains · 07/09/2014
    Christopher P:
    1. 1 Yr Old
    2. Cedar
    3. Very Good
    4. Stained 9 months ago with Ready-Seal Dark Walnut (and needs to be re-stained).
    5. 240 linear ft of 8' board-on-board fence in Texas - full sun.

    Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit and stain with the 1500 Series in the Dark Oak to compliment the old stain.
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    TWP Stains · 07/09/2014
    Christopher P:
    1. 1 Yr Old
    2. Cedar
    3. Very Good
    4. Stained 9 months ago with Ready-Seal Dark Walnut (and needs to be re-stained).
    5. 240 linear ft of 8' board-on-board fence in Texas - full sun.

    Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit and stain with a darker color like the Dark Oak.
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    Alexis · 07/09/2014
    Hello,

    I am tackling the task of staining and redoing my deck for the first time ever. I am not sure what type of wood the deck is unfortunately, or exactly how old it is. My guess is that the wood is probably around ten years old and it has not been stained before. Moss has been growing in some of the wood and it just looks terrible and feels terrible on your feet.

    A contractor has come out to confirm that the deck is still safe to have people on (we often have friends over and we grill out on it regularly)and just needs some powerwashing to remove the moss. The area is small, it's about 6x12 feet.

    Do you have any tips or recommendations on how we should go about this project and whether a 1500 or 100 series is more appropriate? Any advice is appreciated!
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    KCS · 07/08/2014
    1. New wood
    2. Cypress (looks like its never seen sunlight)
    3. Perfect wood condition. No sign of sun fading.

    Rollback porch swing that has been well protected from the elements hanging under a massive shed at a nursery. I have heard horror stories of using the wrong prep, stain, and sealers for cypress wood. I really want a nice dark wood finish. This will hang on a small porch that only gets morning sunlight and will be well protected from weather from the west. Hoping you could suggest something to help make this swing perfect! Thanks!
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    Christopher P · 07/08/2014
    1. 1 Yr Old
    2. Cedar
    3. Very Good
    4. Stained 9 months ago with Ready-Seal Dark Walnut (and needs to be re-stained).
    5. 240 linear ft of 8' board-on-board fence in Texas - full sun.
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    TWP Stains · 07/08/2014
    mary lee:
    1. lowes pressure treated fence pickets bought and built 5/30/14
    2. pine
    3. good
    4. no
    5. 144 foot fence with 6 foot pickets backyard privacy fence

    After prepping with the Gemini Restore Kit use the TWP 1500 Series for this fence.
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    mary lee · 07/08/2014
    1. lowes pressure treated fence pickets bought and built 5/30/14
    2. pine
    3. good
    4. no
    5. 144 foot fence with 6 foot pickets backyard privacy fence
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    TWP Stains · 07/08/2014
    Mary Gehman:
    Pressure treated-oversized-w/ railings & steps-overly exposed to sun/high temps, rain, snow and ice
    age years: 10+
    condition: good
    previously stained* darker color than desired. Homeowner wishes to go 1 shade lighter
    *brand unknown
    homeowner wishes to go over existing stain. with which product will we have the best result?

    You cannot go over existing stain and you cannot make it lighter without removing the existing stain first. Need to strip and or sand off the old stain first before using TWP.
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    TWP Stains · 07/08/2014
    Frances Cogelja:
    my deck is not in great shape, having been neglected for several years. we previously used wolman brand, durastain in semi transparent stain, color red cedar. Can I use the TWP product over this product? Also, what TWP color would cover the red cedar color that is on there now?

    No you cannot use TWP over Wolmans.
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    TWP Stains · 07/08/2014
    MarkMN:
    Hi,

    Just built a picnic table out of cedar. Should I wait a period (6 months?) before staining? Which series would you recommend to keep that "cedar" red look going forward? Thanks!

    Mark

    Use the 1500 Series and wait a few months and prep correctly first.
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    Mary Gehman · 07/08/2014
    Pressure treated-oversized-w/ railings & steps-overly exposed to sun/high temps, rain, snow and ice
    age years: 10+
    condition: good
    previously stained* darker color than desired. Homeowner wishes to go 1 shade lighter
    *brand unknown
    homeowner wishes to go over existing stain. with which product will we have the best result?
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    Frances Cogelja · 07/08/2014
    my deck is not in great shape, having been neglected for several years. we previously used wolman brand, durastain in semi transparent stain, color red cedar. Can I use the TWP product over this product? Also, what TWP color would cover the red cedar color that is on there now?