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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    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.
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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.