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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    HandymanDick · 04/23/2014
    24 yr old deck
    treated 2x6
    few cracks, not bad for age
    SW Deckscape transparent used every two years except last summer when Deckscape semi-trans used. Whole deck is peeling.
    thx for advice
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    Jim Faltynski · 04/23/2014
    1. Age 15 months
    2. Type Redwood
    3. Excellent
    4. Wood has never been treated
    5. Two decks 52x12, 16x10, 12 steps, top and bottom rail with metal Ballesteros.
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    TWP Stains · 04/22/2014
    Erich, you can sprayer with a pump sprayer or an electric sprayer. Yes you should back brush after.
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    Erich Baumann · 04/22/2014
    1. 1 year
    2. Western Red Cedar
    3. Very good condition. Starting to get some "graying"
    4. Never been stained
    5. 6 ft. tall privacy fence. 185 ft. total length.

    What is the best way to apply the stain? Can an electric sprayer such as a Wagner Power Painter be used or must it be applied with a pump sprayer? Does it need to be "brushed in" after spraying?
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    TWP Stains · 04/21/2014
    George Lowe:
    1. Deck bild in April 1991=23 yrs.
    2. Redwood
    3. Darken with age and cracked in various places.
    4. Yes, with a solid redwood stain.
    5. 20'3" wide by 27'3" long.
    Would you recommend TWP 1500, plus 1-kit of Gemini restore-A-Deck?

    George, it is not possible to use TWP on top of a solid stain. You would have to remove the solid stain first by sanding.
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    TWP Stains · 04/21/2014
    Liem:
    age of wood: 3 years
    type of wood: Brazilian IPE wood
    Condition of wood: semi transparent stain (mnfr Behr)is stripped now. Deck was restained for the 3rd time about 6 months ago. Deck:280 sq ft, balcony:60 sq ft.plus railing. Both have Southern sun exposures. Location: Lafayette, CA.Question what type of TWP stain, how many gallons. Please reply, thank you.

    Liem, try the 100 series. Probably 3 gallons for IPE.
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    George Lowe · 04/21/2014
    1. Deck bild in April 1991=23 yrs.
    2. Redwood
    3. Darken with age and cracked in various places.
    4. Yes, with a solid redwood stain.
    5. 20'3" wide by 27'3" long.
    Would you recommend TWP 1500, plus 1-kit of Gemini restore-A-Deck?
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    Liem · 04/21/2014
    age of wood: 3 years
    type of wood: Brazilian IPE wood
    Condition of wood: semi transparent stain (mnfr Behr)is stripped now. Deck was restained for the 3rd time about 6 months ago. Deck:280 sq ft, balcony:60 sq ft.plus railing. Both have Southern sun exposures. Location: Lafayette, CA.Question what type of TWP stain, how many gallons. Please reply, thank you.
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    TWP Stains · 04/21/2014
    Dan, the wood will not gray for months but best to get this stained within 2 weeks of the prep work.
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    Den · 04/21/2014
    I live in upstate NY. Yesterday I completed all my prep work using Your the Restore a Deck product. Everything worked as advertised as my 1 year old PT deck is ready to be stained with your TWP 1500 Cedartone. Now all of a sudden the weather reports have changed and rain is expected tomorrow and a couple of times this and early next week. How long should/can I wait before I have to consider having to re-prep before staining? How long before the wood starts to "gray". Other suggestions?
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    TWP Stains · 04/20/2014
    Steve, What's the total sq. footage? Need to prep first with Gemini Restore Kit. You can get small sample bottles to test color from our site.
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    TWP Stains · 04/20/2014
    Elaine, for MA you can only use the TWP 1500 Series. You do need to remove the Behr first before applying the TWP.
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    TWP Stains · 04/20/2014
    Ricco, use the Gemini Restore Kit to prep.
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    Ricc0 · 04/19/2014
    We have installed a Southern Red Pine deck in North Carolina about a year ago. It has never been stained and has weathered just a bit. What should we prep with before staining with TWP?

    thanks, rich
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    elaine foltz · 04/19/2014
    I have a 20yr old pressure treated wood deck. It has been care for since the first year. In excellent condition, but I am not happy with Behr stains over the past 3 years. Not lasting and peeling. What product would recommend for my deck, I live in the Mass. area. Long and hard winters.
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    Steve St. Meyer · 04/19/2014
    1. 11 months old
    2. Western Red Cedar
    3. Good Condition
    4. Never stained
    5. 2,460 SF Shadow Box Fence (246 lf X 5' High X 2 (sides)
    1) How many gallons do I need?
    2) additional products required?
    3) how can I get wood chip samples of colors?(I have to match neighbors fence) Thanks.
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    TWP Stains · 04/19/2014
    Jeff Wade, prep with the Gemini Restore Kit first before applying TWP. Horizontals typically need reapplication every 18-36 months while verticals can last twice as long.
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    Jeff Wade · 04/18/2014
    Wood is 3-4 yrs old, pressure Treated Pine, good condition, never stained, only cleaned, & wanting to treat entire surface area. Wondering IF I would want to prep any special way, what is "life" of product once used until a recoat is necessary OR do you just refresh with new product.
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    TWP Stains · 04/18/2014
    Mikey, you should not prestain. Please read this about new wood: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

    Best to get a couple of samples for the colors from our site.
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    Mikey · 04/16/2014
    Age of wood: brand new from lumber yard, unsure in when it was milled.

    Type: clear) western red cedar.

    Condition: s4s lumber and appears to be in great condition.

    Has never been stained, I will be staining deck boards,railing, pergola.
    I was wanting to stain all of it before hand, is this wise? What product do you recommend? Wanting a natural look, fairly high traffic area,