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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    Roger Ouellette · 03/15/2014
    The porch is a covered, mahogany floor. The wood is 10 years old and last treated two years ago with Benjamin Moore exterior alkyd transparent stain that is faded but not peeling. The area is 35x7 with three steps that are each 1x11. The porch is covered and gets some morning sun and the steps get full morning sun. Previous applications have faded quickly and don't look good for very long. Plan to clean with Gemini RAD and apply TWP stain. What color do you recommend to make the mahogany wood stand out? How many gallons do you think I need and how many RAD kits do I need? The home is in Ct. Does this sound like a good plan for my situation? Thank you very much.
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    TWP Stains · 03/15/2014
    Todd, there is not a "medium" brown color with TWP. Dark Oak is a dark brown. The 1501 Cedartone is a little "browner" then the pecan on older wood. You can mix colors as well. Meaning add some Dark Oak to the 1520 Pecan would probably work. Might want to get a few samples to test.
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    Todd burns · 03/15/2014
    I used pecan before and thought it was a little too orange. What would you suggest for a shade more brown?
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    TWP Stains · 03/10/2014
    Yes there is an EPA registered mildew preventative in the TWP. TWP is the only stain on the market that has this EPA preservative.
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    Robert Mahrer · 03/10/2014
    Is there a mildew preventative in the TWP stain?
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    TWP Stains · 03/09/2014
    Chris, sorry but you did not ask a question(s). We would need a total sq. footage for amount of products needed.
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    Chris Ketchum · 03/07/2014
    2yrs, cedar-tone pressure treated with Cedar posts. Good, normal mountain sun darkened, some gray tones. Stained with DeckMate natural stain about 4 months after installation, prior to first winter.

    Roughly 50'x8' with two stairs, 2step and 6 step, 6"x6" posts, and 2"x8" cedar railings.
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    JD Smith · 03/03/2014
    TheSealerStore:
    JD, Pecan is a Brownish Cedartone color so that would be a good option. You can also mix colors if needed. Adding a little Dark Oak into the Natural may work.


    That's a thought. I think I will purchase the Pecan and adjust it if needed. Thanks for the tip.
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    TWP Stains · 03/03/2014
    JD, Pecan is a Brownish Cedartone color so that would be a good option. You can also mix colors if needed. Adding a little Dark Oak into the Natural may work.
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    JD Smith · 03/02/2014
    I have purchased three color samples. I'm getting close to what I want. Here are my observations.

    Rustic: way too red
    Cedar: nice, but has a gold/ochre hue to it I don't like
    Natural: my favorite, but has an orange hue to it. Would prefer something similar but a little more brown.

    What do you suggest? I'm wondering about Pecan. Your thoughts with my comments above?
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    TWP Stains · 02/24/2014
    Terrylievens, you can get the 200 series on this link:
    http://www.twpstain.com/wood-and-deck-stains/twp-wood-stains/twp-200-series
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    Terrylievens · 02/23/2014
    Less than a year,
    Cedar,
    Good but starting to show sun damage
    It was stained with a clear protectant about 9 months ago.
    Large fence fronts the street for about 150' want something to look nice and show the large lot of our home off. A neighbor did the butternut in the TWP 200 series but mentioned this product may not be available anymore? Can I get the 200 series? I really like how theirs turned out.
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    TWP Stains · 01/29/2014
    Peter, please read this about new decking:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Peter Reed · 01/28/2014
    We are having a new cedar deck built. How should we prep the wood before staining? The deck is facing southwest so it gets direct sunlight and is hot in the summer. We live in Oakland, CA.

    Thank you.
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    TWP Stains · 01/22/2014
    Rick, best to prep with the Gemini Restore Kit before staining. Caulk does not work for outside wood and would not blend or be covered by the TWP. Best to just leave the splits alone as this is normal with outside wood.
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    Rick Westerfield · 01/21/2014
    I have brand new pressure treated pine deck installed in June 2013 that is soon to be 12 months old. The wood is in good condition and I am letting it age for 12 months before staining in June 2014. The deck is in southwest Ohio, faces west, and is in the sun for 12 hours a day. Winters are moderately severe. What do you recommend for deck cleaning, deck brightening, and deck staining for maximum protection and maximum longevity? I have read that semitransparent penetrating oil stains are best. We were thinking of TWP 1500.
    Also, some good condition boards have a longitudinal split for part of the length. Do you have a recommendation for repair? I have used silicone calk on past decks that seemend to perform well.
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    TWP Stains · 01/21/2014
    David, best to follow these directions when it come to new wood:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    David Edwards · 01/20/2014
    Winter cut Tulip Poplar air drying about 4 weeks, will be used as roof beams and roof decking. What % moisture does it need to achieve and at what temperature can I apply it? I plan on staining it with TWP 1500 before assembling.
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    David Edwards · 01/20/2014
    Winter cut Tulip Poplar has been air drying about 4 weeks. The Poplar will be used as roof beams and roof decking. What moisture % does the wood need to be and at what temperature can I apply TWP 1500? I plan on staining before assembling.
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    TWP Stains · 01/19/2014
    Kristin, it is not possible to get the two wood species to match. I would get a few samples and test to see if you can get it close.