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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    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!
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    TWP Stains · 06/27/2014
    alan slusser:
    I have a cedar deck that is about 12 years old. It has been stained a couple of times. I am currently stripping the terrible Behr deck stain and plan on using TWP.
    However, I can't find anything on this site about applying this stain...
    What is the best applicator? brush, sprayer? I see that you sell some kind of mop. Is that what should be used??????
    Should or can you put 2 coats of stain on the deck? What is recomended? This web site seems to be very lacking of information. Are there any PDF's that I can download with directions and recomendations that I can read before buying tghe stain?

    All answers are on our help site:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/
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    alan slusser · 06/26/2014
    I have a cedar deck that is about 12 years old. It has been stained a couple of times. I am currently stripping the terrible Behr deck stain and plan on using TWP.
    However, I can't find anything on this site about applying this stain...
    What is the best applicator? brush, sprayer? I see that you sell some kind of mop. Is that what should be used??????
    Should or can you put 2 coats of stain on the deck? What is recomended? This web site seems to be very lacking of information. Are there any PDF's that I can download with directions and recomendations that I can read before buying tghe stain?
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    TWP Stains · 06/26/2014
    Ron Przybylski:
    Cedar shake siding on house about 30 years old. Previously coated with Flood cedar tone over original shakes and recoated about 8 years ago with same product. We are looking to lighten the color since darkening occurred with each renewal application. Wood I still in very good condition. Located on shore of Lake Erie in Ohio. We will redo entire siding of single level 2500 square foot house. Instructions needed for cleaning or removing old surface coatings, some mildew stains but no paint. I get unsatisfactory recs from painters in our area probably because cedar shake houses are soarse. I can e-mail pictures if it would help.

    Was the Flood that was used the oil based version or the water based version? Hopefully the oil and can be stripper off with the Restore A Deck stain Stripper and pressure washing. Needs to be brightened when done. You can respond to this via email with pics.
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    Ron Przybylski · 06/25/2014
    Cedar shake siding on house about 30 years old. Previously coated with Flood cedar tone over original shakes and recoated about 8 years ago with same product. We are looking to lighten the color since darkening occurred with each renewal application. Wood I still in very good condition. Located on shore of Lake Erie in Ohio. We will redo entire siding of single level 2500 square foot house. Instructions needed for cleaning or removing old surface coatings, some mildew stains but no paint. I get unsatisfactory recs from painters in our area probably because cedar shake houses are soarse. I can e-mail pictures if it would help.
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    TWP Stains · 06/24/2014
    Michael Harlos:
    The cedar deck is less than 1 year old. It is in good shape but has not been sealed yet. It is currently going through the summer in Oregon. It is about 300 sq ft.

    Prep with Gemini Restore kit and about 3 gallons of the TWP 1500.
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    TWP Stains · 06/24/2014
    Guy Johnson:
    I have brand new tounge and groove pine going on ceiling. I intend to stain prior to putting up. Will the TWP 1500 in natural toner work for this application? This is for an exterior vaulted porch ceiling. Do I need to condition the wood in any way to prevent splotchy areas due to it being pine?
    Thanks

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

    Any of the colors will work for this.
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    TWP Stains · 06/24/2014
    Peter Leidig:
    I am building a cedar fence and the lumbar yard sales man told me about TWP stain and recommended the synthetic stain. which type would be best for my cedar fence and where can I purchase it?
    thank you for your help.
    Peter Leidig

    TWP is not a synthetic stain but oil based and you can purchase right from our website.
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    Michael Harlos · 06/24/2014
    The cedar deck is less than 1 year old. It is in good shape but has not been sealed yet. It is currently going through the summer in Oregon. It is about 300 sq ft.
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    Guy Johnson · 06/24/2014
    I have brand new tounge and groove pine going on ceiling. I intend to stain prior to putting up. Will the TWP 1500 in natural toner work for this application? This is for an exterior vaulted porch ceiling. Do I need to condition the wood in any way to prevent splotchy areas due to it being pine?
    Thanks
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    Peter Leidig · 06/24/2014
    I am building a cedar fence and the lumbar yard sales man told me about TWP stain and recommended the synthetic stain. which type would be best for my cedar fence and where can I purchase it?
    thank you for your help.
    Peter Leidig
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    TWP Stains · 06/24/2014
    Robin Thomas:
    Our 3 year old pine deck was initially stained with Arborcoat semi-transparent and a clear coat. Due to peeling we are not going to use it again. I have pressure washed as much of the loose film as possible and was going to lightly sand. Anything else I need to do before applying the TWP 1500?

    You will need to remove 100% of the Arbor coat if you want to use TWP or any other brand of stain. You will need to sand it all off, then use the Gemini Restore Kit for the final prep.
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    Robin Thomas · 06/23/2014
    Our 3 year old pine deck was initially stained with Arborcoat semi-transparent and a clear coat. Due to peeling we are not going to use it again. I have pressure washed as much of the loose film as possible and was going to lightly sand. Anything else I need to do before applying the TWP 1500?
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    TWP Stains · 06/22/2014
    John Gregorich:
    5 yr old white cedar deck. Applied 1530 last summer. What should I use to clean deck? After cleaning can i apply another coat or does last years application have to be completely stripped off?

    Just prep with the Gemini Restore Kit for your maintenance coat.
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    TWP Stains · 06/22/2014
    sandy upton:
    New deck, treated lumber, 6 months since installed. Colorado, 6300 ft altitude. South facing, lots of sun. Want to apply semi transparent stain. What do you suggesst?

    Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit and use the 100 Series.