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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    Eric · 09/14/2021
    Can you use a sprayer to apply and roll and brush as needed after spraying on deck and siding?
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    Jeff · 09/13/2021
    installed a new white cedar deck in May 2021- approx 500 sq ft. Wood has not been treated with anything yet. looking to stain it before the winter. This is south facing deck and we live in Vermont. Looking to preserve the natural color of the wood and want to stay away from the darker colors.
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    jliz22 · 09/12/2021
    Atlantic white cedar deck on oceanfront in Maine. 5-6 yrs old. Ben Moore Arborcoat disaster now stripped back to cedar bare wood. Want natural cedar tone but not too dark. Afraid dry cedar with suck in stain and darken too much
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    Pam · 08/20/2021
    1. New wood dried 13 months2. Wolmenized wood3. Never stained or cleaned.  Been outdoors 13 mo on Lake Michigan. Harsh 4 season climate. 4. Want sheer grey stain to blend with paint of the house. Plan is to stain this August and restain 2 coat next summer. 
    Can you tint TWP 1500?  I don’t see sheer grey. What are your suggestions for product. 
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      TWP Stains · 08/21/2021
      You cannot custom tint any of the TWP products.
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    Pam · 08/20/2021
    Can you tint TWP 1500
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    Clint Gruwell · 08/19/2021
    216sf
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      TWP Stains · 08/19/2021
      Hi. What was your question?
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        Clint Gruwell · 08/19/2021
        What product should I use for a 216sf deck that is 9 years old, cedar, Good condition, Twice Stained before with TWP
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          TWP Stains · 08/19/2021
          Use out RAD Stripper and Brightener for the prep. Then coat with the coat with the TWP. 
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            Clint Gruwell · 08/19/2021
            Thanks. How much of each product will I need to prep and recoat the deck?
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              TWP Stains · 08/19/2021
              One prep kit and 2-3 gallons of stain 
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    Clint Gruwell · 08/19/2021
    Deck is 9 years oldCedar Good condition Twice Stained before with TWP
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    David Murphy · 08/18/2021
    I have a 6 year old deck that was stained 5 years ago with TWP 100 series stain (dark oak).  I am planning to re-stain it in a couple of weeks, and based on what I have read, it is probably smart to use TWP 1500 Series stain this time (same color) to get more UV protection.  Or should I consider using the Semi-Solid Pro stain for the "max" UV protection?  Wood is in very good shape. Sounds like I can make either change relatively easily by just using the deck cleaner and brightener kit...yes?
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      TWP Stains · 08/18/2021
      You should strip and brighten for prep when switching. Very easy, just a deeper cleaning. The Semi-solid would give the max UV protection. The 100 and 1500 offer the same protection for a deck.
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    Joe · 07/24/2021
    I have 12 year old untreated cedar shingle siding. Planning on powerwashing 4000psi with bleach, maybe do again with brightener. I'm wondering if this would be enough prep. Plan on applying 1500 Cedartone. Thank you for any input.
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    Joe · 07/24/2021
    Sanded siding cedar
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    Cyndee · 07/18/2021
    I just recently put up solid cypress 6x6 porch posts (late last year after Hurricane Laura) and installed cypress doors in February or March. Both posts and doors were stained with Redi-Seal but we noticed today that there is mold on some of our posts and areas of our doors and the color is already fading. Do we need to sand it all before restaining with TWP1500? Note to self, go with the better stain/sealant the first time!
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    Dm · 07/15/2021
    New fence installed this week. Told it is treated cedar. Am we able to use your product right away?Regards
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      TWP Stains · 07/15/2021
      Rough sawn wood or smooth wood? Pictures would help.
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    Rose · 07/08/2021
    How do I open the gallon stain cans with the plastic seal on them?
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      TWP Stains · 07/08/2021
      The ring pops off and is separate from the can. Pry inwards.
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    Regina Hirschfield · 06/28/2021
    I'm re staining my deck with TWP  103 Dark Oak.  It is the same color that was used last time.  An area of the deck I removed a hot tub and the deck boards were never painted.  Will the 103 Dark Oak cover the deck boards that are natural to blend in with the rest of the flooring?
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      TWP Stains · 06/28/2021
      Not perfectly as the wood there is not at porous. it will stain lighter.
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    N. I. Mih · 06/13/2021
    Hi, I’ve stripped the spindles of my deck to bare wood (that was a lot of work) and I’m staining them in TWP dar oak. I’ve followed all directions but it looks so ugly, it looks like there is dirt on the spindles trapped under the stain. It looks worse than before, and before they had an ugly Superdeck stain. What could be wrong ? Please see pictures of the spindles before and after.
     I’ve also used this same TWP stain in dark oak on an outdoor wood table and that came out nice. Please help! Thank you.
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      TWP Stains · 06/14/2021
      That is your wood grain  of your spindles being enhanced under the TWP Dark Oak. TWP enhances the wood so the final color is based on the TWP color you choose and the actual wood itself. Internally, your wood has dark discolorations.
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    Charlie · 06/09/2021
    Hi. I am about to restain an old P.T. deck (ACQ, not CCA) previously stained with TWP. The color I used last (which at over 3 years is virtually all gone) was 1516 Rustic. This came out way too "red" as what I am shooting for is the color of mahogany. I was thinking possibly mixing 2:1 either dark walnut or dark oak with the rustic to achieve the color I'm looking for - what do you think? I managed to just get by with 2 gals last time, but am planning a small extension so I will purchase 3 gals in total this time. Thanks for any insight you can give me!Charlie
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      TWP Stains · 06/09/2021
      You can mix colors but as to what you want to achieve color wise, you can only test the ratios to see how it will look on your wood.
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    Sue · 06/05/2021
    Hi, we are about to restain our large cedar fence with TWP 1500, which we used to stain it 4 years ago after the wood had aged about 18 months. We’re really happy with how the stain has held up. The wood is in largely in good condition, except for some top pieces where snow and rain collect. We live in an area with intense sun and wind.
    1. Do we need to power wash it?2. Do we need to clean it with the Gemini kit?3. How many coats would you recommend for the stain?4. How many gallons would you recommend for this restaining of the fence? It’s 147’ long x 5’6” high including about 1.5” x 1.5” wood (baluster) spindles and small crosspieces at the top that involves a lot of in-and-out painting.  In addition, the vertical fence boards are separated so must be stained on the sides as well.
    Thank you!!
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      TWP Stains · 06/05/2021
      1. Yes2. Yes3. 2 coats.4. Need total sq footage added up for help with this. 
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        Sue · 06/05/2021
        Thank you! The fence is roughly 800 sf. x 2 sides for a total of ~1,600 sf. Again, this is a re-stain after 4 years; don’t know if that means we’ll need less product than for the initial stain. We were advised to purchase 15 gallons the first time but had a lot left over. Also, how many Gemini clean/brighten kits would you advise for this square footage?
        Thanks again. Your customer service is really awesome.
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          TWP Stains · 06/06/2021
          10-15 gallons for two coats applied wet one wet and 2 of the Gemini Kits.
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    Kate · 06/04/2021
    Where can I get stain mixed/ spun?  Do you know?
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      TWP Stains · 06/05/2021
      Just go to your local paint store and get a drill mixer for paint. Attach that to any drill and mix. Very simple.
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    Robert · 06/02/2021
    I have a 4-5 year old redwood deck that was originally stained with Armstrong deck stain but I would like to re-stain with TWP 1511 California Redwood.  What prep work is necessary before using the 1511?
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    Dean · 05/24/2021
    The deck is 20+ years old. It was last stained with TWP in 2015. (We bought the house in 2019.)
    1. Should I use pressure-treated wood for the deck boards if I intend to use TWP semi-transparent?2. What manner of surface prep should I do since I'm restaining over a TWP stain?