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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    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.
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    Alexis · 07/09/2014
    Hello,

    I am tackling the task of staining and redoing my deck for the first time ever. I am not sure what type of wood the deck is unfortunately, or exactly how old it is. My guess is that the wood is probably around ten years old and it has not been stained before. Moss has been growing in some of the wood and it just looks terrible and feels terrible on your feet.

    A contractor has come out to confirm that the deck is still safe to have people on (we often have friends over and we grill out on it regularly)and just needs some powerwashing to remove the moss. The area is small, it's about 6x12 feet.

    Do you have any tips or recommendations on how we should go about this project and whether a 1500 or 100 series is more appropriate? Any advice is appreciated!
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    KCS · 07/08/2014
    1. New wood
    2. Cypress (looks like its never seen sunlight)
    3. Perfect wood condition. No sign of sun fading.

    Rollback porch swing that has been well protected from the elements hanging under a massive shed at a nursery. I have heard horror stories of using the wrong prep, stain, and sealers for cypress wood. I really want a nice dark wood finish. This will hang on a small porch that only gets morning sunlight and will be well protected from weather from the west. Hoping you could suggest something to help make this swing perfect! Thanks!
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    Christopher P · 07/08/2014
    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.
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    TWP Stains · 07/08/2014
    mary lee:
    1. lowes pressure treated fence pickets bought and built 5/30/14
    2. pine
    3. good
    4. no
    5. 144 foot fence with 6 foot pickets backyard privacy fence

    After prepping with the Gemini Restore Kit use the TWP 1500 Series for this fence.
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    mary lee · 07/08/2014
    1. lowes pressure treated fence pickets bought and built 5/30/14
    2. pine
    3. good
    4. no
    5. 144 foot fence with 6 foot pickets backyard privacy fence
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    TWP Stains · 07/08/2014
    Mary Gehman:
    Pressure treated-oversized-w/ railings & steps-overly exposed to sun/high temps, rain, snow and ice
    age years: 10+
    condition: good
    previously stained* darker color than desired. Homeowner wishes to go 1 shade lighter
    *brand unknown
    homeowner wishes to go over existing stain. with which product will we have the best result?

    You cannot go over existing stain and you cannot make it lighter without removing the existing stain first. Need to strip and or sand off the old stain first before using TWP.
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    TWP Stains · 07/08/2014
    Frances Cogelja:
    my deck is not in great shape, having been neglected for several years. we previously used wolman brand, durastain in semi transparent stain, color red cedar. Can I use the TWP product over this product? Also, what TWP color would cover the red cedar color that is on there now?

    No you cannot use TWP over Wolmans.
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    TWP Stains · 07/08/2014
    MarkMN:
    Hi,

    Just built a picnic table out of cedar. Should I wait a period (6 months?) before staining? Which series would you recommend to keep that "cedar" red look going forward? Thanks!

    Mark

    Use the 1500 Series and wait a few months and prep correctly first.
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    Mary Gehman · 07/08/2014
    Pressure treated-oversized-w/ railings & steps-overly exposed to sun/high temps, rain, snow and ice
    age years: 10+
    condition: good
    previously stained* darker color than desired. Homeowner wishes to go 1 shade lighter
    *brand unknown
    homeowner wishes to go over existing stain. with which product will we have the best result?
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    Frances Cogelja · 07/08/2014
    my deck is not in great shape, having been neglected for several years. we previously used wolman brand, durastain in semi transparent stain, color red cedar. Can I use the TWP product over this product? Also, what TWP color would cover the red cedar color that is on there now?
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    MarkMN · 07/07/2014
    Hi,

    Just built a picnic table out of cedar. Should I wait a period (6 months?) before staining? Which series would you recommend to keep that "cedar" red look going forward? Thanks!

    Mark
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    TWP Stains · 07/07/2014
    Ken Kast:
    when applying second coat to deck within 20 minutes while still wet,can you walk on deck with work boots doing second coat?

    Yes, just do not step in your second coat.
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    Ken Kast · 07/07/2014
    when applying second coat to deck within 20 minutes while still wet,can you walk on deck with work boots doing second coat?
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    TWP Stains · 07/07/2014
    Knud Hansen:
    Deck 4 1/2 yr old, Pressure treated pine, wood is in good shape, some boards showing cracks, stained last year with Cabot, pealing badly. I've removed stain by sanding. So boards look nearly new. Deck faces North, in summer it gets sun in morning and mid-afternoon. In winter it gets little sun and is prone to mold. What would you suggest ?

    Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit and use the TWP 1500 Series.
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    Knud Hansen · 07/07/2014
    Deck 4 1/2 yr old, Pressure treated pine, wood is in good shape, some boards showing cracks, stained last year with Cabot, pealing badly. I've removed stain by sanding. So boards look nearly new. Deck faces North, in summer it gets sun in morning and mid-afternoon. In winter it gets little sun and is prone to mold. What would you suggest ?
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    TWP Stains · 07/06/2014
    Robyn Hendricks:
    two tiered (8' X 8'),(16' X 22') deck, heavily wooded area with very little sun, 4 years old, pressure treated pine, no previous treatment, good condition, but starting to dry out, mildew is not yet a problem but could be because of location.

    Prep first with the Gemini Restore kit and a pressure washer. Stain with 1500 Series.
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    TWP Stains · 07/06/2014
    Peter Probst:
    3 yr old red cedar fence with a lattice top band used as an outdoor shower enclosure (3 - 8ft W x 6ft H sections) under a 2nd story deck located in SE Pennsylvania has never been stained, cleaned or treated with any product. Enclosure sits above a travertine paver floor on the 12-inch tall concrete footer piers supporting the deck. Only the south and west facing sections get direct sun while the east-facing section is completely shaded by the deck above. I want to finish the interior surface so it remains bright and natural since there’s no direct sunlight and stain the exterior. What products should provide the best results, what type of applicator is suggested for each step, and what type of annual maintenance will be required for the inside and outside surfaces?

    Use the 1500 Series for all and a stain pad applicator for applying. You will need to redo the outside every 2-3 years. Inside every 3+ years.
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    TWP Stains · 07/06/2014
    Lynn Neumann:
    I just had installed a brand new eastern red cedar fence that I'd like to seal. I don't necessarily want to stain it but want a clear sealer. Would TWP 1500 series "Natural" work for this type of project?

    Natural is not clear but tinted. The clear has not color and will also not prevent the sun from graying the wood. Must have a tinted color for UV protection.
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    TWP Stains · 07/06/2014
    smithbern:
    I have just completed staining a 2 year old porch with your Redwood stain - love it, and have 4 gallons left over. The next porch is 3-4 times larger and many years older ( 12 - 35). Though I have your stripper, and have pressure washed it, Im tempted to use a less opaque and more solid stain to cover the ancient and far gone wood. What do you think?

    Solid colors stains will peel and TWP does not make a solid stain. Just semi-transparents.