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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    Dale · 11/02/2013
    just finished 800 sq ft deck
    starting raining about 14 hours after applying had puddles and made puddle marks anyway to fix this??
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    TWP Stains · 10/31/2013
    Lee, you should wait about 4 months then clean and prep the cedar with the Gemini Restore Kit. It will wipe off the railings (when wet) but it will not wipe off the composite.
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    Lee Pan · 10/30/2013
    I have a new composite deck with new Cedar Railing. The cedar railing has aluminum ballusters. I want to stain the Cedar railing with natural color. Preserve the natural cedar color.
    Should i wait to stain or can i stain right way?
    Also, is it easy to wipe the stain off from the aluminum ballusters or composite deck?

    1. new cedar wood 3 weeks
    2. Cedar
    3. new cedar
    4. never been stained
    5. cedar railing

    Thanks,
    Lee
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    TWP Stains · 10/29/2013
    Tom, let it dry for 48 hours after a rain before applying the TWP. Stain pad like these are better:
    http://www.twpstain.com/padco-stain-pads
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    TWP Stains · 10/29/2013
    Tom, yes you should be okay but best to start early in the day so the stain has time in the afternoon to dry into the wood. You do not want to finish at dusk with and have it freeze overnight.
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    Tom Frick · 10/29/2013
    I wanted to add to my question about temperature but didn't see a way to edit my post....how soon after a rain is it safe to apply this?

    I plan to apply with a brush, long handled semi stiff bristled car wash type of brushed if that seems acceptable.

    Thanks.
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    Tom Frick · 10/29/2013
    I have a pressure treated deck, about 8 years old that's been previously stained by a box store available stain (can't recall which). Very little of the stain remained after I cleaned it with some cleaner, which I can't recall the name of (ordered online, not box store), and a scrub brush and pressure washer.

    My question is, I have daytime highs in the low 50's right now (sometimes higher) and evenings usually about 35-40 (some warmer)....is this a safe temp range to use TWP1500?

    I'd really like to get this done before winter arrives.

    Thanks.
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    TWP Stains · 10/29/2013
    Adam, coverage is about 150 sq. feet per gallon for rough wood. best to do two coats wet on wet. Please read this for more info: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-stain-wet-on-wet-application/
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    Adam · 10/29/2013
    3 month old rough sawn treated pine fence pickets never stained

    How much square foot coverage will I get per gallon?

    Will 1 coat using a pump sprayer suffice or do I need 2?

    What is the recommended application method and what is the lowest temperature tolerance during and the days following application?

    Thanks
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    TWP Stains · 10/27/2013
    Marty, sorry but there is not a solid stain in TWP. Wood putty does not really work well on outside wood and it does not "stain" with exterior stains like TWP. The only thing you can do is use a filler that is already tinted.
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    martinh · 10/26/2013
    Hi team - we love the 1500 pecan semi transparent but the wood putty for the nail holes looks terrible beneath it. It is on some old and beautiful heart redwood. Do you either have a) any recommendations for wood putty that looks good with this stain or b) a pecan solid stain? The pecan semi trans is fabulous for every part of the house except for the garage and front doors where there is too much putty.

    Thanks
    Marty
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    TWP Stains · 10/24/2013
    The Restore A deck Stripper we sell and a pressure washing should remove most of the One Time. Use the RAD Brightener when done.
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    Eric Gourieux · 10/23/2013
    TheSealerStore:
    Eric, you cannot apply TWP on top of the One Time. It would need to be stripped or removed first. I would prep correctly, brighten the wood and apply the TWP 1500.


    Do you have any suggestions for stripping the One Time?
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    TWP Stains · 10/23/2013
    Larry, please read this article about staining new wood:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

    Maybe May?
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    Larry Lehtonen · 10/23/2013
    I live in the Seattle, Wa. area (Langley on Whidbey Island) and just completed a home with cedar board and batten. It's late in the season to paint now, should I be concerned with weathering if I wait until spring to coat? Based upon our weather pattern, what month in the spring would you recommend I paint?
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    TWP Stains · 10/23/2013
    Eric, you cannot apply TWP on top of the One Time. It would need to be stripped or removed first. I would prep correctly, brighten the wood and apply the TWP 1500.
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    Eric Gourieux · 10/22/2013
    17 years
    Redwood
    Good condition, for the most part
    Stained with One Time Wood 5 years ago
    The color of the redwood still looks pretty good, other than some bleaching in the sunny areas. However, there is no water repellance. There is some deterioration of the wood in places, but overall, it is in good shape. The area is shade to part sun. 800 sf of deck
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    TWP Stains · 10/21/2013
    As long as the TWP as 4 hours to dry in the day it should not be affected if temperatures drop into the 30's at night. You would not want wet stain and have it drop below freezing though.
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    David · 10/20/2013
    Hi,
    I noticed the TWP stain should be applied when the temperature is between 45°-95°. The temperature is getting cooler and I was wondering if it is okay to apply the stain when the temperature is around 50°-55° (during the day), but at night the temperature is around 30°-35°. Will this be okay?
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    TWP Stains · 10/20/2013
    Clark, use the Gemini Restore Kit and a light pressure washing for the prep before applying the TWP 1500.