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 · 05/27/2014
    Jim McKinstry:
    I applied TWP 1500 to my 8 year old deck yesterday (never been treated before). I used the two coat wet on wet method. I finished around 4:00PM and at around midnight we got hit with heavy rain. The deck looked dry a few hours after staining it and the rain is pooled on the deck this morning. IS it safe to say everything is fine?

    Mot likely nothing is wrong. Let dry for a couple of days and check.
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    Jim McKinstry · 05/27/2014
    I applied TWP 1500 to my 8 year old deck yesterday (never been treated before). I used the two coat wet on wet method. I finished around 4:00PM and at around midnight we got hit with heavy rain. The deck looked dry a few hours after staining it and the rain is pooled on the deck this morning. IS it safe to say everything is fine?
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    Michael Pufahl · 05/26/2014
    Existing deck:
    Cedar, 4 yrs., Good Condition.
    Lower deck = 500 SqFt
    Stairs w/landing = 100 SqFt
    Upper deck = 240 SqFt.
    Total = 840 SqFt.
    Handrail caps and deck surface will be done only. (not stiles and post they are painted white)
    Currently has Behr Cedar Naturaltone 501
    Would like to strip/brighten/stain with TWP 1500 Ceader. Best process recommended, and do I need to protect all railings upper and lower with plastic or will care and pre-rinsing do the job?
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    TWP Stains · 05/24/2014
    mari danek:
    New outdoor dining table. Not teak but rather some hardwood that is a pretty reddiah brown. Want to preserve against food and grease stains. Also in direct sunlight on deck. Thanks!

    Try the 1516 color for this.
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    TWP Stains · 05/24/2014
    Steve Mason:
    I have a new barn with vertical rough sawn cypress siding.
    What would you recommend as a sealer that would protect but not change the natural color of the cypress?
    Thanks,

    If you go clear than you will not have UV protection from graying. Must have a tint if you want to retain color. Please read this about colors: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-1500-colors-explained/
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    Steve Mason · 05/23/2014
    I have a new barn with vertical rough sawn cypress siding.
    What would you recommend as a sealer that would protect but not change the natural color of the cypress?
    Thanks,
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    mari danek · 05/23/2014
    New outdoor dining table. Not teak but rather some hardwood that is a pretty reddiah brown. Want to preserve against food and grease stains. Also in direct sunlight on deck. Thanks!
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    TWP Stains · 05/22/2014
    ken keneally:
    I just power washed my deck. It is 27 years old,in pretty good shape. Pressure treated wood. To place the 1500 stain how long does it need to be dry before using the stain? do I do one or two coats? Right away?? Wet on the first coat?/ Please help!!

    2 days after prep to dry. Please read this about application: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-stain-wet-on-wet-application/
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    ken keneally · 05/21/2014
    I just power washed my deck. It is 27 years old,in pretty good shape. Pressure treated wood. To place the 1500 stain how long does it need to be dry before using the stain? do I do one or two coats? Right away?? Wet on the first coat?/ Please help!!
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    Greg Winterburn · 05/21/2014
    One year old
    cedar
    good
    olympic semi transparent stain
    deck

    Will your 1500 stain work well over a deck that was stained with a water based stain before?
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    TWP Stains · 05/21/2014
    Stafford:
    I have a redwood fence (most likely Pacific redwood) that is between 8-12 months old. We pressure washed the inside and stained it with the California Redwood TWP 1500. It looks good, but the color is more golden/orange than I had hoped. It was hard to tell with the sample since it didn't cover very much. I think the Redwood color is too red, based on the sample. Are any of the other colors, like Pecan or Cedartone somewhere in between? I think a color in the middle of California Redwood and Redwood would be what I'm looking for. I'm not sure if the stains can be mixed or not.

    Yes you can mix two colors of the TWP together.
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    TWP Stains · 05/21/2014
    Kevin Earl:
    Wood has been sitting dry and covered.
    Red Cedar.
    wood is in perfect condition (new)
    what would you recommend for a stain?

    Please read about new wood:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Kevin Earl · 05/21/2014
    Wood has been sitting dry and covered.
    Red Cedar.
    wood is in perfect condition (new)
    what would you recommend for a stain?
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    Stafford · 05/21/2014
    I have a redwood fence (most likely Pacific redwood) that is between 8-12 months old. We pressure washed the inside and stained it with the California Redwood TWP 1500. It looks good, but the color is more golden/orange than I had hoped. It was hard to tell with the sample since it didn't cover very much. I think the Redwood color is too red, based on the sample. Are any of the other colors, like Pecan or Cedartone somewhere in between? I think a color in the middle of California Redwood and Redwood would be what I'm looking for. I'm not sure if the stains can be mixed or not.
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    TWP Stains · 05/21/2014
    frank ttt:
    how long to I have to wait before staining beveled cedar siding after installation ?

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    frank ttt · 05/21/2014
    how long to I have to wait before staining beveled cedar siding after installation ?
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    TWP Stains · 05/20/2014
    Guido:
    last year I got 1 coat on before a thunderstorm popped up. I used the cedartone. Can I do a maintenance coat using the redwood stain? looking for something a little darker to match my arbor. what steps should I take. Thank you

    Prep first with the Gemini Kit. You can go darker if you would like.
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    TWP Stains · 05/20/2014
    Dominic Perry III:
    Pressure treated wood deck built 10 months ago. The wood is in good condition. still bare no treatment. It is a large deck around a 24 foot oval above ground pool.
    Located in Ohio.

    Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit and stain with the TWP 1500 Series for the state of Ohio.
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    Guido · 05/20/2014
    last year I got 1 coat on before a thunderstorm popped up. I used the cedartone. Can I do a maintenance coat using the redwood stain? looking for something a little darker to match my arbor. what steps should I take. Thank you
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    Dominic Perry III · 05/20/2014
    Pressure treated wood deck built 10 months ago. The wood is in good condition. still bare no treatment. It is a large deck around a 24 foot oval above ground pool.
    Located in Ohio.