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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  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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    TWP Stains · 07/06/2014
    Peter Probst:
    3 yr old red cedar fence with a lattice top band used as an outdoor shower enclosure (3 - 8ft W x 6ft H sections) under a 2nd story deck located in SE Pennsylvania has never been stained, cleaned or treated with any product. Enclosure sits above a travertine paver floor on the 12-inch tall concrete footer piers supporting the deck. Only the south and west facing sections get direct sun while the east-facing section is completely shaded by the deck above. I want to finish the interior surface so it remains bright and natural since there’s no direct sunlight and stain the exterior. What products should provide the best results, what type of applicator is suggested for each step, and what type of annual maintenance will be required for the inside and outside surfaces?

    Use the 1500 Series for all and a stain pad applicator for applying. You will need to redo the outside every 2-3 years. Inside every 3+ years.
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    TWP Stains · 07/06/2014
    Lynn Neumann:
    I just had installed a brand new eastern red cedar fence that I'd like to seal. I don't necessarily want to stain it but want a clear sealer. Would TWP 1500 series "Natural" work for this type of project?

    Natural is not clear but tinted. The clear has not color and will also not prevent the sun from graying the wood. Must have a tinted color for UV protection.
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    TWP Stains · 07/06/2014
    smithbern:
    I have just completed staining a 2 year old porch with your Redwood stain - love it, and have 4 gallons left over. The next porch is 3-4 times larger and many years older ( 12 - 35). Though I have your stripper, and have pressure washed it, Im tempted to use a less opaque and more solid stain to cover the ancient and far gone wood. What do you think?

    Solid colors stains will peel and TWP does not make a solid stain. Just semi-transparents.
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    Robyn Hendricks · 07/06/2014
    two tiered (8' X 8'),(16' X 22') deck, heavily wooded area with very little sun, 4 years old, pressure treated pine, no previous treatment, good condition, but starting to dry out, mildew is not yet a problem but could be because of location.
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    Peter Probst · 07/06/2014
    3 yr old red cedar fence with a lattice top band used as an outdoor shower enclosure (3 - 8ft W x 6ft H sections) under a 2nd story deck located in SE Pennsylvania has never been stained, cleaned or treated with any product. Enclosure sits above a travertine paver floor on the 12-inch tall concrete footer piers supporting the deck. Only the south and west facing sections get direct sun while the east-facing section is completely shaded by the deck above. I want to finish the interior surface so it remains bright and natural since there’s no direct sunlight and stain the exterior. What products should provide the best results, what type of applicator is suggested for each step, and what type of annual maintenance will be required for the inside and outside surfaces?
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    Lynn Neumann · 07/06/2014
    I just had installed a brand new eastern red cedar fence that I'd like to seal. I don't necessarily want to stain it but want a clear sealer. Would TWP 1500 series "Natural" work for this type of project?
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    smithbern · 07/05/2014
    I have just completed staining a 2 year old porch with your Redwood stain - love it, and have 4 gallons left over. The next porch is 3-4 times larger and many years older ( 12 - 35). Though I have your stripper, and have pressure washed it, Im tempted to use a less opaque and more solid stain to cover the ancient and far gone wood. What do you think?
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    TWP Stains · 07/05/2014
    Jackie:
    Redoing deck - can't figure out whether to stain or semi stain...Still has original wood that is in good shape. Suggestions? Where can I buy this product? Knoxville, Tn.

    Use a semi-trans color and we can ship it to you.
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    Jackie · 07/04/2014
    Redoing deck - can't figure out whether to stain or semi stain...Still has original wood that is in good shape. Suggestions? Where can I buy this product? Knoxville, Tn.
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    TWP Stains · 07/02/2014
    michael burch:
    can I apply your product with a backpack sprayer? If so is there a particular kind of sprayer that works well?

    Yes, make sure it has a fan tip.
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    TWP Stains · 07/02/2014
    Vinny:
    I just installed a new set of deck steps 5/4"X6X8 treated lumber. I'd like to preserve the wooden appearance. Of course being recently installed, it has never been stained. Each step has 2 treads (10 boards total). What prep is needed & what product(s) shall I purchase?

    Pleas read: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Vinny · 07/01/2014
    I just installed a new set of deck steps 5/4"X6X8 treated lumber. I'd like to preserve the wooden appearance. Of course being recently installed, it has never been stained. Each step has 2 treads (10 boards total). What prep is needed & what product(s) shall I purchase?
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    michael burch · 07/01/2014
    can I apply your product with a backpack sprayer? If so is there a particular kind of sprayer that works well?
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    TWP Stains · 06/30/2014
    Steven B Kline:
    I have cleaned my cedar lapboard siding with Oxyclean & a little bleach, rinsed & let dry for 1 to 2 days. I notice that your stain leaves a glossy/shiny finish on some of the boards. Is there something that I am doing wrong or will this tone down after some time? I am using a 4 inch stain brush to apply & I am putting on a good 1st coat. I purchased the TWP 1500 cedarstain.

    TWP is not supposed to leave a shine. If it does than you are over applying or did not prep well enough so the TWP can penetrate completely.
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    Steven B Kline · 06/30/2014
    I have cleaned my cedar lapboard siding with Oxyclean & a little bleach, rinsed & let dry for 1 to 2 days. I notice that your stain leaves a glossy/shiny finish on some of the boards. Is there something that I am doing wrong or will this tone down after some time? I am using a 4 inch stain brush to apply & I am putting on a good 1st coat. I purchased the TWP 1500 cedarstain.
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    Anita · 06/29/2014
    We just stained our front and back porches using TWP 1530 (natural color). We just bought the house so we don't know what kind of wood the porches are made of nor how old they are, but I assume several years old. The porches had been stained previously with Australian timber oil, which is now not VOC compliant in our state. We first stripped the original stain using Benjamin Moore product called "remove", then we rinsed the porches with water and gave them a light sanding before applying the TWP in two light coats. Now it has been 30 hours of drying, and some spots still look shiny (but they don't feel tacky to the touch). Any idea what happened? I don't mind the shiny parts so much as long as the wood is still protected. Any hints for what we should do differently next time to avoid having shiny parts? And do you think this is something we need to address ASAP, or can we wait to address it until the next time we decide to stain our porches?
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    TWP Stains · 06/29/2014
    Dan Decker:
    Unknown deck age, maybe 10 yrs, good wood condition, previously redwood color, have power washed, scrubbed with commercial cleanser, most of redwood color gone on deck surface, none of it gone on rails and other surfaces. If we choose darkest 1500 color, can we move away from redwood color? Lots of plants surrounding so don't want to use dangerous chemicals.

    No if you have a old stain you cannot cover it with the TWP. You need to remove the old stain with a stain stripper and pressure washing or sanding.
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    Dan Decker · 06/29/2014
    Unknown deck age, maybe 10 yrs, good wood condition, previously redwood color, have power washed, scrubbed with commercial cleanser, most of redwood color gone on deck surface, none of it gone on rails and other surfaces. If we choose darkest 1500 color, can we move away from redwood color? Lots of plants surrounding so don't want to use dangerous chemicals.
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    TWP Stains · 06/28/2014
    ts~3:
    I live in Southwest Missouri and have a 6 year old cedar fence that has never been stained. It has been powerwawashed and I believe it's now ready for stain. I plan to rinse/blow the fence off again the day before staining. Before I buy I'm wondering if the 100 or 1500 would be the better option? I'm looking to use the Dark Oak color. I also plan to use this same stain on the deck and kids playset. Also, are the samples available for purchase going to be the same regardless if we go 100 or 1500? Thanks for for time and knowledge!

    The samples are different between the series. I would use the 100 for this scenario in Missouri.
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    ts~3 · 06/27/2014
    I live in Southwest Missouri and have a 6 year old cedar fence that has never been stained. It has been powerwawashed and I believe it's now ready for stain. I plan to rinse/blow the fence off again the day before staining. Before I buy I'm wondering if the 100 or 1500 would be the better option? I'm looking to use the Dark Oak color. I also plan to use this same stain on the deck and kids playset. Also, are the samples available for purchase going to be the same regardless if we go 100 or 1500? Thanks for for time and knowledge!