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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  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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    TWP Stains · 06/13/2014
    cklyman:
    can this stain be used on cedar fencing
    best way to apply it?

    Yes it can be used on fences. Works great. Apply with a brush or pump sprayer.
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    cklyman · 06/12/2014
    can this stain be used on cedar fencing
    best way to apply it?
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    TWP Stains · 06/09/2014
    Micki"]Hi. We just used TWP 1500 on a pressure treated wood deck that was installed last year. We put a second coat on it and did not wipe down the excess stain so now it looks shiny and is tacky. I know that we didn't put the stain on correctly. Is there anything we can do now to fix it. Thanks.[/quote]
    [quote name="Micki:
    Hi. We just used TWP 1500 on a pressure treated wood deck that was installed last year. We put a second coat on it and did not wipe down the excess stain so now it looks shiny and is tacky. I know that we didn't put the stain on correctly. Is there anything we can do now to fix it. Thanks.

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-stain-is-spotty-or-shiny/
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    Micki · 06/09/2014
    Hi. We just used TWP 1500 on a pressure treated wood deck that was installed last year. We put a second coat on it and did not wipe down the excess stain so now it looks shiny and is tacky. I know that we didn't put the stain on correctly. Is there anything we can do now to fix it. Thanks.
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    TWP Stains · 06/09/2014
    Sue Ann Todhunter:
    My deck was built in 1998, so is 16 years old. It's probably pine, maybe cedar, in okay condition for Colorado, about 200 sq. ft., and has been stained previously a dark reddish brown, although I don't know what kind, since I bought the house in 2003. I've sanded it, but do I really need to clean it?

    Yes you should clean after sanding to help the penetration of the TWP.
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    Sue Ann Todhunter · 06/08/2014
    My deck was built in 1998, so is 16 years old. It's probably pine, maybe cedar, in okay condition for Colorado, about 200 sq. ft., and has been stained previously a dark reddish brown, although I don't know what kind, since I bought the house in 2003. I've sanded it, but do I really need to clean it?
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    TWP Stains · 06/08/2014
    DavidJ:
    I'm staining a pressure treated porch deck that has aged 4 months. I had planned on cleaning it with Restore A Deck and doing two coats wet on wet, however the product data for TWP 1500 says to clean with bleach water and rinse/power wash then later "Apply only _one_ coat to new horizontal wood." Is bleach wash and one coat sufficient?

    Do not use bleach but the kit. Just one coat for new wood:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    DavidJ · 06/07/2014
    I'm staining a pressure treated porch deck that has aged 4 months. I had planned on cleaning it with Restore A Deck and doing two coats wet on wet, however the product data for TWP 1500 says to clean with bleach water and rinse/power wash then later "Apply only _one_ coat to new horizontal wood." Is bleach wash and one coat sufficient?
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    TWP Stains · 06/05/2014
    Stephen Zografos:
    I would like to stain new construction cedar deck stairs and Fascia. No prev stain, new cedar. Want a natural aging of the cedar to grayish. Which stain color?

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

    Use the Clear to allow natural graying.
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    Stephen Zografos · 06/05/2014
    I would like to stain new construction cedar deck stairs and Fascia. No prev stain, new cedar. Want a natural aging of the cedar to grayish. Which stain color?
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    TWP Stains · 06/05/2014
    Mark Christensen:
    Our deck is white cedar, 5/4 thick by 4 inches. It was built about 25 years ago. A few replacement boards are 1 year old. The condition of the wood is generally good. It has been stained with multiple products over the decades and was stripped with Orange Stuff three years ago. Since then it has been treated three times with Cabots Australian Oil Stain, the product with the blue lid (once per year in the late Spring). Now, in areas where it gets direct Sun for a few hours a day, it is peeling off revealing uncoated wood. If I overcoat with the same product it will look blotchy, so I am looking for a new, penetrating stain. The total area is about 500 square feet. The deck is 18 inches above ground and is on the north side of the house. Located 40 miles west of Chicago. Yard is shady with trees. Any advice on prep/stripping and coating would be appreciated.

    You must remove the Cabot first if you would like the use the TWP. Use the Restore A Deck stain stripper and pressure washing to remove. Use the Restore A Deck Brightener when done with the stripping.
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    TWP Stains · 06/05/2014
    Diane faughnan:
    I applied 1500 stain 24 hours ago to a deck that was stripped with restore,it is still not dry. How long will it take to dry the weather has been sunny in70's

    It may have been over applied, hence the longer drying time. Give it a few days.
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    Mark Christensen · 06/04/2014
    Our deck is white cedar, 5/4 thick by 4 inches. It was built about 25 years ago. A few replacement boards are 1 year old. The condition of the wood is generally good. It has been stained with multiple products over the decades and was stripped with Orange Stuff three years ago. Since then it has been treated three times with Cabots Australian Oil Stain, the product with the blue lid (once per year in the late Spring). Now, in areas where it gets direct Sun for a few hours a day, it is peeling off revealing uncoated wood. If I overcoat with the same product it will look blotchy, so I am looking for a new, penetrating stain. The total area is about 500 square feet. The deck is 18 inches above ground and is on the north side of the house. Located 40 miles west of Chicago. Yard is shady with trees. Any advice on prep/stripping and coating would be appreciated.
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    Diane faughnan · 06/04/2014
    I applied 1500 stain 24 hours ago to a deck that was stripped with restore,it is still not dry. How long will it take to dry the weather has been sunny in70's
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    TWP Stains · 06/04/2014
    Michael Cinquemani:
    Hi -- I stained by pressure treated deck last fall at my house in Long Island, NY. The deck was three years old, professionally installed using the highest quality lumber and was stained with another product after 6 months of weathering and proper preparation. That product failed miserably, flaking and discoloring after less than six months. I spent many hours preparing to use TWP -- pressure washed + your recommended stain removers + tons of elbow grease in the form of sanding and surface preparation. The wood looked brand new and quickly absorbed water. The TWP 1520 went on flawlessly and looked beautiful -- more like furniture than a deck, with the natural grain showing through beautifully. After only one winter, however, the color has faded to a much lighter color, although it still repels water just fine. The color now is not far from a shade or two darker than natural. I loved the original, darker color. Any suggestions on what I should do now.
    Thanks for your help.
    MC

    Light maintenance coat to the floor. Use a cleaner (not stripper) to remove the dirt and such and apply one coat only to the floors.
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    Michael Cinquemani · 06/03/2014
    Hi -- I stained by pressure treated deck last fall at my house in Long Island, NY. The deck was three years old, professionally installed using the highest quality lumber and was stained with another product after 6 months of weathering and proper preparation. That product failed miserably, flaking and discoloring after less than six months. I spent many hours preparing to use TWP -- pressure washed + your recommended stain removers + tons of elbow grease in the form of sanding and surface preparation. The wood looked brand new and quickly absorbed water. The TWP 1520 went on flawlessly and looked beautiful -- more like furniture than a deck, with the natural grain showing through beautifully. After only one winter, however, the color has faded to a much lighter color, although it still repels water just fine. The color now is not far from a shade or two darker than natural. I loved the original, darker color. Any suggestions on what I should do now.
    Thanks for your help.
    MC
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    TWP Stains · 06/02/2014
    Tom Polcin:
    I HAVE 17YR PINE LOG HOME ,LAST STAINED 8-10 YRS AGO W/TWP TIME TO RESTAIN AGAIN.
    NORTH FACING LOGS HAVE SOME WEATHERED DARKING ,SOME WEST FACEING 2ND STORY LOGS ABOVE PORCH ROOF HAVE SOME CRACKING.
    WHAT METHOD OF STRIPPING DO YOU RECOMMEND BEFRORE RESTAINING ,PRESSURE WASH OR COB BLAST. BRUSH ON 1 COAT STAIN OR 2? CAN ON INSECTICIDE BE USED IN THE STAIN ,IF SO WHAT WOULD YOU RECOMMEND. ONCE RESTAINED & IN GOOD CONDITION ,ANY ,MAINTENANCE RECOMMENDED TO PRVENT TOTAL STRIPPING & RESTAINING IN THE FUTURE . SUCH AS LIGHT WASHING & TOP COATING EVERY COUPLE YEARS.

    Use the Restore A deck stripper and pressure washing for prep. Use the Restore A Deck Brightener when done. Apply twp coats "wet on wet" for this. Use this for the insects:
    http://www.twpstain.com/bug-juice-insecticide
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    TWP Stains · 06/02/2014
    Vinita:
    Hi, we used the 1500 stain, cedar, on a redwood deck last August, after allowing the wood to remain untreated for a few months. Used Gemini cleaner + brightdner, then applied 1 coat of TWP. There have always been some grayish stress. We are getting ready to re-stain with TWP again. What steps do you recommend, and how many coats of TWP should we apply?

    Use the Gemini Kit again and apply two light coats "wet on wet" application.
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    TWP Stains · 06/02/2014
    Al Velicka:
    Where to purchase?

    You can order from our website.
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    Al Velicka · 06/02/2014
    Where to purchase?