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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    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,
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    TWP Stains · 04/15/2014
    Heath, either would work for you. The 1500 would give a little better UV protection from graying.
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    Heath Bragg · 04/14/2014
    Staining cypress board and bat barn. Cypress lumber is rough cut. Twp 100 or 1500. I live In southeast texas warm humid climate during spring and summer.
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    TWP Stains · 04/14/2014
    Todd, no you cannot apply TWP on top of the CWF. You must remove it first.
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    TWP Stains · 04/14/2014
    Creighc:
    I replaced a 800 sq ft deck last summer, waited 3-4 months and applied the TWP 1500. It really is a wonderful product and exceeded my expectations. Still almost looks new and holds the color very well. I plan on adding another coat this summer. The problem is the other older decks with various other stains now look worse compared to the new one. I really don't want to strip and neutralize the older decks. Would it be a big mistake to just pressure wash and then apply the TWP over the older, worn and patchy stains?

    Yes that would be an issue. The TWP will not properly dry into the wood and will fail much faster.
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    Todd Rutherford · 04/13/2014
    10 year old green pressure treated wood. Wood is in very good condition. Pressure washed and stained with CWF-UV5 Oil stain. As you see, very recently stained and looks o.k., but I am not impressed with the results 8 months later. Flat decking boards look dry. Can I apply TWP 1500 without removing the CWF-UV oil stain applied last August?
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    Creighc · 04/13/2014
    I replaced a 800 sq ft deck last summer, waited 3-4 months and applied the TWP 1500. It really is a wonderful product and exceeded my expectations. Still almost looks new and holds the color very well. I plan on adding another coat this summer. The problem is the other older decks with various other stains now look worse compared to the new one. I really don't want to strip and neutralize the older decks. Would it be a big mistake to just pressure wash and then apply the TWP over the older, worn and patchy stains?
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    TWP Stains · 04/13/2014
    Barbara, age for a few months than prep the wood with the Gemini Restore Kit.
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    Barbara Gross · 04/11/2014
    New T-111 siding on new wood/tool shed in the shade.
    Also some old and dirty plywood floor/shelves.
    Do we need to let the siding age before staining ?
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    TWP Stains · 04/11/2014
    Jared P, you will be fine if the rain stays off for 30 hours after completing the staining.
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    TWP Stains · 04/11/2014
    Cathy, you cannot apply TWP on top of the Sikkens. You would need to remove all of the old stain first by stripping and or sanding.
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    Jared P · 04/11/2014
    I've prepped and cleaned my new deck which has weathered for about 11 months. The weather is supposed to be decent this weekend, and I'd like to get the stain applied before dirty treas (cotton wood and box elder) dirty up the deck. However, the forecast is calling for 40% chance of rain 30-48 hours after I plan to apply the stain (jumps to 80% chance close to the 48 hour window). Should I wait until there is a longer dry spell or is that enough time to put on the recommended 1 coat to a new deck? The instructions call for a 48 hour window, but your site has indicated 12 hours is enough time.
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    Cathy Wilt · 04/10/2014
    We have an approximately 17-year-old cedar porch previously stained with Sikkens Cetol Deck Finish. The wood is not perfect but is in fair to good condition. I lightly sanded the peeling spots and would like to protect it with your TWP 1500. Any suggestions or tips? I can't find a dealer in the area so I guess I'll need to order. Thanks!
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    TWP Stains · 04/10/2014
    Monika, wood filler will not work on outside wood. For the DC area, look at the TWP 1500 Series.