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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    B. Hica · 09/15/2017
    I'm having my deck done with Trex Select, Saddle color, and the railing will be new cedar. What color most closely matches this Trex color, and can I use TWP 1500 on new cedar without much of a weathering period?
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    Barbara Tuner · 09/15/2017
    I have a two year old pressure treated pine deck in Denver Colorado. What is the best product for this area and the wood that I have. No other sealants or stains have been applied. Lumber was purchased at Lowes. Thanks Barb
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    chuck51 · 09/15/2017
    Age - 3 years
    Type - Pressure treated pine
    condition - Good, but fading and lightening
    Stain - none
    Area - Pool deck and railing system
    Which product is best, 100 or 1500?
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    TWP Stains · 08/27/2017
    Jim W. Smith:
    I have a large redwood deck with a lot of sun 4000' elevation in the sierras. I am removing the superdeck redwood stain. Want to apply TWP. What color do you recommend that will last the longest. I do not want to use redwood stain. We are also using RAD stripper on our pine log siding for the house. We want the house darker than

    Try the Pecan color 1520.
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    Jim W. Smith · 08/26/2017
    I have a large redwood deck with a lot of sun 4000' elevation in the sierras. I am removing the superdeck redwood stain. Want to apply TWP. What color do you recommend that will last the longest. I do not want to use redwood stain. We are also using RAD stripper on our pine log siding for the house. We want the house darker than
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    TWP Stains · 08/25/2017
    Julia Gulia:
    Hi, we live in the mountains in Northern California and we are looking for a stain for our house and chicken coop. We will have to use the same stain since the coop is attached to the house. Is the 1500 livestock save?

    Once it fully dries and cures, yes it is safe.
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    TWP Stains · 08/25/2017
    Derrick W:
    Hello,
    I would like to apply TWP 1500 in a clear coat over my douglas fir deck boards and railings. I previously installed the deck and had applied Thompsons water seal. Can I place TWP1500 directly over the Thompsons or do I have to remove the Thompsons first? If I have to remove it what should I use to remove it and prep the deck?

    Is TWP 1500 the right stain/sealer and is the natural a clear so natural lumber color will not be affected?

    Thank you Derrick

    Natural color is tinted. The Clear is not. Clear also means you will not have UV protection from graying. The Natural being tinted and all the other TWP colors will offer UV protection. You will need to remove the Thompsons first:
    https://www.twpstain.com/restore-a-deck-stripper-brightener-kit-detail
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    Julia Gulia · 08/24/2017
    Hi, we live in the mountains in Northern California and we are looking for a stain for our house and chicken coop. We will have to use the same stain since the coop is attached to the house. Is the 1500 livestock save?
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    Derrick W · 08/24/2017
    Hello,
    I would like to apply TWP 1500 in a clear coat over my douglas fir deck boards and railings. I previously installed the deck and had applied Thompsons water seal. Can I place TWP1500 directly over the Thompsons or do I have to remove the Thompsons first? If I have to remove it what should I use to remove it and prep the deck?

    Is TWP 1500 the right stain/sealer and is the natural a clear so natural lumber color will not be affected?

    Thank you Derrick
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    TWP Stains · 08/18/2017
    Rocco Loccisano:
    Have a camp in northern New York adirondacks
    New wood nothing on seasoned for 1 1/2years
    Would the 1500 product be the right choice. Could I get samples? Will it hold up to the severe cold - how late temp can I go was thinking September won't have much time in warm weather or wait till spring? Please advise to best approach and where I can buy products?

    Yes, the 1500 Series is correct for this. It would be best to stain this year. You have until mid-October. Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit.

    Samples are here:
    https://www.twpstain.com/stain-samples
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    Rocco Loccisano · 08/17/2017
    Have a camp in northern New York adirondacks
    New wood nothing on seasoned for 1 1/2years
    Would the 1500 product be the right choice. Could I get samples? Will it hold up to the severe cold - how late temp can I go was thinking September won't have much time in warm weather or wait till spring? Please advise to best approach and where I can buy products?
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    TWP Stains · 08/17/2017
    Laurence Frank:
    Where do you live?[/quote]

    The house is in Nevada so I can use either 100 or 1500. My priority is effectiveness and durability. Which will last longer before needing another treatment?

    Old dry redwood, sanded down to fresh wood.

    They will last about the same. The 1500 has slightly higher solids so it could give a little longer UV protection when in full sun.
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    Laurence Frank · 08/16/2017
    Where do you live?[/quote]

    The house is in Nevada so I can use either 100 or 1500. My priority is effectiveness and durability. Which will last longer before needing another treatment?

    Old dry redwood, sanded down to fresh wood.
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    TWP Stains · 08/16/2017
    Laurence Frank:
    I have an old redwood house with full sun exposure. I am sanding down to fresh wood, and can use either TWP 100 or 1500 here.

    Which will give most durability?

    Thanks.

    Where do you live?
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    Laurence Frank · 08/16/2017
    I have an old redwood house with full sun exposure. I am sanding down to fresh wood, and can use either TWP 100 or 1500 here.

    Which will give most durability?

    Thanks.
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    TWP Stains · 08/13/2017
    Mary Gohlike:
    I have two decks, the upper deck was rebuilt 3 years ago using treated pine. it is in good condition. It was stained with Cabot stain and is about 40' x 7 '. The lower deck is about 50' x 7', but is probably 16 years old. It is in fairly good condition and made of treated pine. I also used Cabot stain on this deck. I believe the stain is chestnut brown. I want to better match it with my siding which is sikkens Cetrol SRD Mahogany. I want to use the TWP redwood stain, but do not want to remove the existing stain, because it is less work and I want the brown color under the redwood. Can I pressure wash and apply TWP?

    Unfortunately, you cannot apply the TWP over a different brand of stain. You will need to use the Restore A Deck Stripper first.
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    Mary Gohlike · 08/13/2017
    I have two decks, the upper deck was rebuilt 3 years ago using treated pine. it is in good condition. It was stained with Cabot stain and is about 40' x 7 '. The lower deck is about 50' x 7', but is probably 16 years old. It is in fairly good condition and made of treated pine. I also used Cabot stain on this deck. I believe the stain is chestnut brown. I want to better match it with my siding which is sikkens Cetrol SRD Mahogany. I want to use the TWP redwood stain, but do not want to remove the existing stain, because it is less work and I want the brown color under the redwood. Can I pressure wash and apply TWP?
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    TWP Stains · 08/09/2017
    Gaynell:
    stripped a vanity, and used TWP stain (had plenty left over, and just bought so I know it's good). Only put on 2 coats, but now it is sticky/tacky feeling and taking forever to dry. Was this a mistake? Pretty sure it is ash wood.

    Over applied. Ash is a hardwood. TWP is not suggested for this wood type and if used only 1 coat should have been applied because of the woods density.
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    Gaynell · 08/09/2017
    stripped a vanity, and used TWP stain (had plenty left over, and just bought so I know it's good). Only put on 2 coats, but now it is sticky/tacky feeling and taking forever to dry. Was this a mistake? Pretty sure it is ash wood.
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    TWP Stains · 08/08/2017
    Jim W. Smith:
    We live in a 2000 sq. ft. pine log siding. We have a 1200 sq. ft. garage made of the same materials. The logs are turning dark and need to be cleaned. The house finish is Superdeck oil 7100 Amberhue. We're thinking about pressure cleaning with walnut shells and stain with TWP1500 stain. What are your suggestion?

    We also have a 2000 sq. ft. redwood deck that needs to cleaned and restained. Heart redwood DP 1905 oil base transparent stain is currently on the deck
    Could I restrain the deck using TWP 1511? How about cleaning with Restore a Deck?? Any thoughts or suggestions for me?
    Thank You,
    Jim
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    You could strip and pressure wash to remove. Not sure if you will need the media blasting with the Walnut Shells. Once removed, brighten all the wood.

    As for the deck, the old coating needs to come off as well. You will need a stain stripper or sanding to remove. Brighten after.