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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    Barry Evitts · 07/23/2014
    !0 years

    Pine

    Good

    Yes Behr


    I have a pool and house deck about 900 squre foot. I just presserd wash it.
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    TWP Stains · 07/23/2014
    ARC:
    I stained my deck floor, and 35 minutes after finishing the last board, it rained. The water pooled up on the boards, but after it dried, the puddles left some water marks on the wood. What do you recommend? I can send some pics if you'd like.
    Thanks!Al

    You may need to strip and start over. Feel free to reply to your email with some pictures.
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    Alan · 07/22/2014
    I stained my deck floor, and 35 minutes after finishing the last board, it rained. The water pooled up on the boards, but after it dried, the puddles left some water marks on the wood. What do you recommend? I can send some pics if you'd like.
    Thanks!Al
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    TWP Stains · 07/21/2014
    Dave Scmidt:
    Hello'
    The wood is wolmomized, 30 years old, stained (brand ?)three times with a solid latex stain which has had a stain remover applied (did not work very well, even though directions were followed). This was followed with the neutralizer brightener. About 50% percent of the stain has been removed. The deck has been pressure washed three times to assure no flaking stain remains.
    I have seen numerous negative comments about the deck restore type products which I am now ruling out. I am now looking for the best stain to meet my needs.... suggestions?
    Dave Schmidt

    You cannot use TWP on top of a solid stain. You would need to sand it all off first.
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    Dave Scmidt · 07/20/2014
    Hello'
    The wood is wolmomized, 30 years old, stained (brand ?)three times with a solid latex stain which has had a stain remover applied (did not work very well, even though directions were followed). This was followed with the neutralizer brightener. About 50% percent of the stain has been removed. The deck has been pressure washed three times to assure no flaking stain remains.
    I have seen numerous negative comments about the deck restore type products which I am now ruling out. I am now looking for the best stain to meet my needs.... suggestions?
    Dave Schmidt
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    TWP Stains · 07/20/2014
    frank koebert:
    15 yrs
    western red cedar
    12 years ago flood product CFW
    garYish brown
    want to treat new fence i am am adding and existing fence want to make transition a good as possible?

    Use the RAD stripper and pressure washing for prep for old fence. Use Gemini Restore Kit fir new fence. Brighten all when done. Stain with the 1500 Series.
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    TWP Stains · 07/20/2014
    Chris b:
    I just used a five gallon pail of TWP 1500. On my deck surface,rails and spindles. I still need to do a few touch ups plus stain the wood lattice that encloses the underneath of my deck. My question is....if I buy another 5 gallon pail and have stain leftover how long will it stay good? A year, three years? How should it be stored? Room temperature? Thank you in advance for your help.

    Chris

    The most important thing is to make sure there is no evaporation of solvents and temperature. Please read this:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/shelf-life-of-twp/
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    Chris b · 07/19/2014
    I just used a five gallon pail of TWP 1500. On my deck surface,rails and spindles. I still need to do a few touch ups plus stain the wood lattice that encloses the underneath of my deck. My question is....if I buy another 5 gallon pail and have stain leftover how long will it stay good? A year, three years? How should it be stored? Room temperature? Thank you in advance for your help.

    Chris
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    frank koebert · 07/19/2014
    15 yrs
    western red cedar
    12 years ago flood product CFW
    garYish brown
    want to treat new fence i am am adding and existing fence want to make transition a good as possible?
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    TWP Stains · 07/19/2014
    Peter Hale:
    I'm looking at a deck that hasn't been maintained for about 20 years, since it's original installation. I matched the color to Behr's Natural Redwood but upon doing more research I found that your products were much higher rated, and Oil Based which I much prefer. I believe but cannot ascertain for sure that the original stain was oil, due to it's age. Conditions: Wood solid, stain faded. I would wire brush nylon/steel by hand rather than use chemical due to dry conditions of existing finish. Trial area indicated that at least 75% of existing finish would be removed with a light brushing and pressurized air cleanup. Any further recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,

    Peter Hale
    Woodscape Art and Design

    Peter you need to remove 100% of the old finish before using TWP. Your method also may result in leaving metal in the wood that will result in black rust spots. I would not do it this way unless you are 100% certain that no metal will come off your tools.
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    Peter Hale · 07/18/2014
    I'm looking at a deck that hasn't been maintained for about 20 years, since it's original installation. I matched the color to Behr's Natural Redwood but upon doing more research I found that your products were much higher rated, and Oil Based which I much prefer. I believe but cannot ascertain for sure that the original stain was oil, due to it's age. Conditions: Wood solid, stain faded. I would wire brush nylon/steel by hand rather than use chemical due to dry conditions of existing finish. Trial area indicated that at least 75% of existing finish would be removed with a light brushing and pressurized air cleanup. Any further recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,

    Peter Hale
    Woodscape Art and Design
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    TWP Stains · 07/18/2014
    chad neuman:
    Do I need a solid to block UV and keep my fence from turning grey or will semi trans. Work and for how long. Would like to keep the look of the cedar.

    Semi trans will block UV for about 2-3 years.
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    chad neuman · 07/17/2014
    Do I need a solid to block UV and keep my fence from turning grey or will semi trans. Work and for how long. Would like to keep the look of the cedar.
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    TWP Stains · 07/16/2014
    Mario Bianchi:
    Deck of pressure treated wood 10 months old in New Jersey
    Partial sun , deck was never treated since installation.
    We would like a red tone what would you suggest
    Also is a light power washing enough prep for this project

    Prep with Gemini Restore Kit and a light pressure washing. Stain with 1502 Redwood or the 1561 Rustic
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    Mario Bianchi · 07/16/2014
    Deck of pressure treated wood 10 months old in New Jersey
    Partial sun , deck was never treated since installation.
    We would like a red tone what would you suggest
    Also is a light power washing enough prep for this project
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    TWP Stains · 07/14/2014
    Jan Mlinar:
    We stained our deck with twp 102-redwood and some of it leaked through the slats onto our concrete below. Have tried to remove with acid wash we used to strip our deck, and wd40, both with no effect. Any suggestions on what we should try next? BTW - our deck looks amazing!!

    Try a water based graffiti remover and pressure washing. You can get that at a local hardware store.
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    Jan Mlinar · 07/13/2014
    We stained our deck with twp 102-redwood and some of it leaked through the slats onto our concrete below. Have tried to remove with acid wash we used to strip our deck, and wd40, both with no effect. Any suggestions on what we should try next? BTW - our deck looks amazing!!
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    TWP Stains · 07/13/2014
    Curious Consumer:
    9+ years.
    Pressure treated pine.
    Recently powered washed (aggressively).
    (only cleaning to date)
    Never treated before.
    Very weathered, but recent power washing has removed the dirt mold and oxidation.

    Question 1. With the recent deep clean power washing, are the Gemini Restore steps still needed before staining with the TWP 1500?

    Question 2. Why is the shelf life of unused product so short, 1-2years? If the product is so good, it will be longer than two years before I need to
    re-apply. Would storing unused product in a smaller container with less air make the product last longer?

    As long as it clean you do not have to use the Gemini Kit at this point. Probably not on the shelf life of an opened container. It may be fine longer but we cannot guarantee it.
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    Curious Consumer · 07/12/2014
    9+ years.
    Pressure treated pine.
    Recently powered washed (aggressively).
    (only cleaning to date)
    Never treated before.
    Very weathered, but recent power washing has removed the dirt mold and oxidation.

    Question 1. With the recent deep clean power washing, are the Gemini Restore steps still needed before staining with the TWP 1500?

    Question 2. Why is the shelf life of unused product so short, 1-2years? If the product is so good, it will be longer than two years before I need to
    re-apply. Would storing unused product in a smaller container with less air make the product last longer?
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    TWP Stains · 07/11/2014
    vale roush:
    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

    You need to sand off the solid stain and prep with the Gemini Restore Kit after full removal.