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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    I A Rumble · 03/25/2014
    Wood is probably 15 year treated pine in worn condition. Previously stained grey. Need to do 100s of square feet of decking. Need to know what stain you would recommend, cost and if available in sores or only online.
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    chuck dorsey · 03/25/2014
    Hi, last summer I purchased from you TWP 1500 to protect my new cedar deck - it worked great and looks great. My question: I am building a new screen door out of cedar and have stained it with TWP 1500. Can I apply spar varnish over TWP? I asume I can but want to check first.
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    TWP Stains · 03/24/2014
    Tom Camp, you can wait a maximum of two weeks after prepping, before staining.
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    Tom Camp · 03/24/2014
    I have a 12x8 deck & a 8x8 pool deck almost 1 yr old, salt treated pine? wood in full sun already showing wear. It is untreated, if prepped according to instructions, how long can you leave the area before getting it stained? I have a sample of the redwood stain for the twp 1500 stain, just tried it today.
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    TWP Stains · 03/23/2014
    Natef, you can get the amount of product needed by using the calculator on the right. For your area (NC) you can use either the 1500 and 100 Series. Most use the 100 series there.
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    TWP Stains · 03/23/2014
    Yes that is correct. Prep first with Gemini Restore Kit.
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    Vicki Barton · 03/22/2014
    We applied 2 coats of TWP 1502 a year ago, I understand that we should apply 1 more coat this year. Is this correct?
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    Natef · 03/21/2014
    I have a pressure treated pine/hemlock wood deck. It is made of decking material. We allowed it to weather and dry for 9 months. The wood is in excellent condition. it has colored slightly. It has never been stained. It is 20X30 ft.
    What do i need to order for my project? DO I need the 100 series or the 1500 series. I want an oil stain that durable to wear and tear and the sun. i live in NC
    Please advise. Thank you!
    Nathan Frazier
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    TWP Stains · 03/20/2014
    Prep the wood to remove the mill glaze with the Gemini Restore Kit. Stain with the TWP 1503 Dark Oak if looking for a dark color.
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    Eric M. · 03/20/2014
    I purchased a new cypress porch swing and outdoor furniture that will have some exposure to weathering (sunlight, rain, etc.). I would like to apply a stain to obtain a darker color than the natural cypress while still preserving the look of the wood grain (darkest possible), and if needed, coating with something to protect from the elements (South Louisiana). Which of your products would you recommend to complete this task? And any suggestions or recommendations for application would be greatly appreciated.
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    TWP Stains · 03/20/2014
    Chuckmistr, TWP will show the natural grain and will not hide it. For Ohio you would want the TWP 1500 Stain. Prep first with the Restore A Deck Stain Stripper and a pressure washing to remove the Olympic. Use the Restore A Deck Brightener after. Read this about colors:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-1500-colors-explained/
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    Chuckmistr · 03/18/2014
    I have a 20 year old cedar deck that still looks like new after cleaning, removal of the old stain and re-applying (every two to three years). I have been using Olympic Maximum Tinted Waterproofing Sealant / Cedar Naturaltone Toner. I am very happy with the way it looks when applied, but after one to two years it doesn't look very good. They have also recently changed their formula to a water base that makes me nervous. I want to try TWP, but want to make sure the natural cedar grain and color shows through. I have shied away from semi-transparents because I'm afraid they may cover up the cedar - but have heard good things about yours. Which series would you recommend and in what color? Should I go with "natural" or a cedar tone? Also, what "prep" would you recommend before applying? I live in Ohio. Thanks!
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    TWP Stains · 03/18/2014
    jay67, TWP clear cannot be tinted but you can mix it will other TWP colors. If you want to use the TWP 1500 Series then you will need to remove the Super Deck completely from the wood first. This will ensure that the TWP can penetrate into the wood grain.
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    jay67 · 03/17/2014
    age - 4 yrs (No California - hot/cold temp range 110-30.
    Redwood
    good
    used super deck waterborne redwood stain 3 x
    18*8 deck
    Is yours clear stain or can it be tinted ?
    hard to tell if comment/question actually sent !
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    TWP Stains · 03/16/2014
    Roger, look at the TWP 1516 Rustic Color for your porch. Amount needed depends on the total sq. footage. You can use the calculator to the right. Mahogany does spread farther so you can round down for the stain. Only 1 coat for Mahogany decking.
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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?