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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    Mary W · 07/26/2014
    I would like to use this TWP 1500 stain on a wooden "tree fort/playhouse" that tend to be in most back yards now days and a wooden hexagon picnic table with attached seating (all wood minus screws). Is it safe to put on the items? The "tree fort/playhouse" is around 10-15 yrs old, previously stained however use, time and weather have washed it away, the wood is in good condition. The table is at least 15 years old, still in very good condition, was previously stained however it has been pressure washed and no stain remains.
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    TWP Stains · 07/26/2014
    kim9130:
    We have used all the TWP products to redo our deck-it looks amazing-My husband tracked across a part of the deck with his shoes on (from wet part to completely dry section we had done a couple days before). There were dark stain foot prints. We took a roller and went over the track marks with a light coverage of stain, Now we have dark shiny patches-how do we fix.

    You cannot spot fix perfectly. Only thing you try is using a rag with mineral spirits and wipe off the excess shiny stain that is on top of the wood. It may help some.
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    kim9130 · 07/25/2014
    We have used all the TWP products to redo our deck-it looks amazing-My husband tracked across a part of the deck with his shoes on (from wet part to completely dry section we had done a couple days before). There were dark stain foot prints. We took a roller and went over the track marks with a light coverage of stain, Now we have dark shiny patches-how do we fix.
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    TWP Stains · 07/24/2014
    Santhosh Jogi:
    Brand new untreated red cedar deck, installed last week, seen some rain since then. Should I use the cleaner as well or is just the brightener sufficient? Should the wood be dry to apply stain? Thanks!

    Please read this about new wood:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Donnie · 07/24/2014
    I have a cedar railing and trellis that's 25 years old. It was stained with Messmer stain. I stripped the stain off using Gemini remover. I am going to use Messmer brightener and sand. Or do I sand first, then use the brightener. Then use TWP.
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    Santhosh Jogi · 07/23/2014
    Brand new untreated red cedar deck, installed last week, seen some rain since then. Should I use the cleaner as well or is just the brightener sufficient? Should the wood be dry to apply stain? Thanks!
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    TWP Stains · 07/23/2014
    mary lee:
    2 month old pretreated pine fence built by Lowes (144 feet).
    I used sample of semi-transparent stains and know what color I want.
    questions:
    When to use the Germini prep kit on the fence? Is October/November ok?
    How long after using prep kit should you stain fence?
    If I buy prep kit and stain (5 gal) will this cover the fence? If I buy now will the products be good if the job is done in a couple of months or longer?

    Thank you for your help.

    What is the total sq. footage and are you doing both sides? Products keep for months and longer and October will be fine.
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    TWP Stains · 07/23/2014
    Barry Evitts:
    !0 years

    Pine

    Good

    Yes Behr

    I have a pool and house deck about 900 squre foot. I just presserd wash it.

    If you want to use the TWP then you will need to remove the Behr completely first before applying the 1500.
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    mary lee · 07/23/2014
    2 month old pretreated pine fence built by Lowes (144 feet).
    I used sample of semi-transparent stains and know what color I want.
    questions:
    When to use the Germini prep kit on the fence? Is October/November ok?
    How long after using prep kit should you stain fence?
    If I buy prep kit and stain (5 gal) will this cover the fence? If I buy now will the products be good if the job is done in a couple of months or longer?

    Thank you for your help.
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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