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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    Emily · 04/06/2021
    Do you sell smaller amounts of product for restoration/refinishing of redwood outdoor furniture?
    I'd like to remove varnish applied by previous owners, and then recover with TWP. I only need enough to cover 2 loveseats and an armchair.
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      TWP Stains · 04/06/2021
      Gallons are the smallest size. You would have to sand off the varnish.
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    Bret · 03/31/2021
    My entire deck and railing is stained with 1500 Black Walnut. It needs redone this spring and I'd like to try a semi solid this time. What color semi will match closest and is there a way to just buy a sample rather than a 55 dollar gallon in case the color isn't right?
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      TWP Stains · 03/31/2021
      We are not offering samples of the semi-solid colors per the website and sample order page. Closest would be the Charcoal color but is not exact.
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    Chris haye · 03/29/2021
    Why does my stain coat look blocjy
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      TWP Stains · 03/30/2021
      That is the wood grain of your ceiling.
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    Anna-Marie Plyler · 03/27/2021
    Age of wood: 1 Year
    Type of Wood: Pine
    Condition: Very Good
    Stained Last Year with Cabot's Timber Oil: Flame Mahogany (Way too red)
    Area to be treated are stair railings and perimeter trim on a composite deck.

    Used Cabot's Timber Oil (Mahogany) on our old deck and it really worked well. Didn't know that Cabot's had been sold and the colors changed considerably. I need a stain that will be a closer match to my composite deck. From your website photos, I like the 1504 Black Walnut. Can I apply this over the year old Cabot's Timber Oil?

    Photo attached.


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      TWP Stains · 03/28/2021
      You will need to remove the Cabot before using the TWP.
      https://www.twpstain.com/restore-a-deck-stripper-brightener-kit-detail
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    Dawn McGuinn · 03/26/2021
    I stained my deck with TWP 1500 2 summers ago and it needs to be done again. Is this normal? At that time, I did the full prep on pressure treated wood that had sat for 1 year. What is the process for going over my old application?
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    mike · 03/19/2021
    new un-assembled cedar wood for raised vegetable garden. Is it safe for this application? How soon can I stain it? What color recommendation for UV protection and enhance the cedar colors? Location is south west virginia
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      TWP Stains · 03/19/2021
      See here about new wood: https://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

      You can use the TWP 100 Series after waiting and prep. Try Honeytone color.
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    Mark Hueffman · 03/15/2021
    New deck, pressure treated yellow pine. Finished in October. Moisture meter is at 9-12%. Assuming you can’t use oil based in CT so guess I would have to use the 1500 product? Would sanding be enough for prep?
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    Scott · 03/10/2021
    Hi! I am looking to stain my new pressure treated pine deck in Georgia (kind of yellowish). The house color is gray blue. I want to go with a light walnut=ish tone to avoid too much red / yellow. What color do you recommend? Does the pecan 120 bring more of a walnut tone vs cedar? Would love your perspective.

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      TWP Stains · 03/10/2021
      See here about new wood: https://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

      As for colors, they vary drastically based on the age, the wood type, application, prep, etc. Best to test samples on your wood: https://www.twpstain.com/stain-samples

      To start you off with colors, see pictures here: https://www.twpstain.com/twp-1500-series-stain-colors-and-photo-albums/
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    Adam Colley · 03/07/2021
    Age: 22 yrs
    Type: Oak log
    Condition: Dry Previously stained
    Staining: Multiple unknown brands/types
    Solid Oak Log home Heavy Sun exposure on 2 sides.

    TWP is what the builder of the home recommends. We would like to go with a solid stain as some old stain on our house will not come off and will remain visible through the new stain. We are in NE Missouri with high winds, heavy sun, snow, sleet, hail and driving rains... Which product do you recommend? Do you have any prep advice to get your stain to last longer? I do not like to paint or stain and would rather not do this again for another 10 years or longer if possible.
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      TWP Stains · 03/07/2021
      I am sorry, but TWP does not come in a solid stain.
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    Linda · 01/25/2021
    1. New
    2. cedar shiplap
    3. Brand new
    4.not stained previous.
    5. House and trim with Semi transparent stain. A cedar tone color . Will be at 8500 foot elevation with tons of snow in mountains of Colorado.
    Please inform if I can use oil based in Colorado. someone said we can’t? Also is it best to coat the entire board, all 6 sides, before installing the siding. Thank you!
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      TWP Stains · 01/25/2021
      See this first about new wood: https://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

      After install, wait and prep, you only need to stain exposed wood. Use the TWP 1500 for CO. It is oil-based and allowed there.
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    Wenda · 12/16/2020
    Can we use TWP stains on Hardie Board siding?
    What is the difference between the 100 series and the 1500 series?
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      TWP Stains · 12/16/2020
      If the Hardie Board is unstained, then yes. Difference of series is based on where you live and what is allowed?
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        Wenda · 12/16/2020
        Thanks!
        I live in Northern CA and the Hardie Board fiber cement siding is primed but never painted or stained before- new house.
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          TWP Stains · 12/17/2020
          The TWP will not work over a primed surface. Only unstained wood surfaces.
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    jon · 12/08/2020
    i live in north westestern quebec in canada,is the product available up here ?
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    Julie · 12/06/2020
    What is the UV rating or how well does it handle sun exposure? Also, does this stain absorb well into wood like an oil treatment?
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      TWP Stains · 12/06/2020
      Deck stains do not have "UV ratings". TWP is a penetrating oil-based deck stain that will protect against UV fading. In general, the darker or richer the color, the better the UV resistance will be.
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    Jerry Vosti · 11/22/2020
    Just to make sure when using the restore deck stripper, do I need to tape up the sides of my house which the deck connects to? I am concerned that the stripper might take the paint off my house. Thanks for your help
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      TWP Stains · 11/22/2020
      The Stripper does not remove paint but you can tape if desired.
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    Randy · 11/13/2020
    Please comment on the differences in the amount of pigment and UV resistance between 1500 series Redwood, Rustic and California Redwood.
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      TWP Stains · 11/13/2020
      UV resistance and solid content are all the same.
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    Michael · 11/06/2020
    1. New
    2. Western Red Cedar Beveled Siding / Smooth
    3. Excellent
    4. No
    5. All 4 Sides of 2000 sqft building / Horizontally installed bevel siding.

    Being applied in south central wisconsin. We experience all 4 seasons. Just wondering what a reasonable expectation would be for the TWP 1500 Natural Cedar Tone stain's longevity would be before needing to be reapplied. This would be brushed on by hand with a quality stain brush.

    Also wondering if better results would be achieved by conditioning the wood first or suggestions on prepping the wood before applying the stain for best results.

    Thank you.
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    Renee · 10/30/2020
    1. New installation - <1 month
    2. Cedar (not sure if pressure treated but assume it is)
    3. Excellent
    4. No
    5. Ceiling and beams of free-standing screened porch in Northern Virginia. Would like to keep the natural color as much as possible while protecting it (don't want it to gray). Do we need to let it "weather" for several months before applying protection? Seeking advice re: timing of application, preparation needed and best color/product.
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    Ken · 10/25/2020
    I applied 8 gallons of the TWP1500 on a dry Pau Lope/Ipé deck (Brazilian hard wood) and the weather prediction was no rain for about the next 48 hours as recommended. Well, typical New England (Connecticut) weather and we had a slight drizzle for about an hour immediately after finishing the application (about 6 hours after the start). Will this be ok?
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      TWP Stains · 10/26/2020
      Hard to say. Let the water dry off and assess it in a few days to make sure it dried, cured correctly and there are not any visible water marks.
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        Ken · 10/27/2020
        Thanks for the quick reply. The weather here is continuing to be wet ... no real rain but misting, heavy dew, high humidity, etc. Hope it dries and cures eventually!
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          Ken · 11/15/2020
          I thought I should follow up to this email string. It's been about 3 weeks now since we applied the TWP1500 and we've finally had many days of dry and clear weather for it to cure. The deck looks great! Very happy that the drizzle immediately after application didn't fail it!
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    Andras · 10/21/2020
    I have a deck made from redwood and cedar. It was stained x2 in the past 10 years with Penofin (rosewood oil). The wood is in good condition, but the penofin developed gray spots and streaks.

    Do I need to send it off, or enough if we just use the prep kit and the pressure washer for prep?

    Also we are in Fresno in California, lot of sunshine and warm, dry weather.
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    Gabe · 10/09/2020
    Hi, I got the clear twp 1500 thinking that it would preserve the cedar wood color, but the label on the can says it will allow the wood to age to a natural grey. Is this basically the same color that I’d get if I didn’t use any stain at all?
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      TWP Stains · 10/10/2020
      Clear has no UV protection as it is not tinted. Any of the other colors will give UV protection.