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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    TWP Stains · 10/03/2013
    Chris, please read this article on new wood: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Chris Lansdale · 10/02/2013
    1. Age of wood is about 2 months old (1 month in newly built deck from new order of pt wood)
    2. Two types: decking is pt pine and railing is cedar.
    3. Condition is very good as it is new. Fresh color still but wood decking is currently shrinking.
    4. No previous stain or cleaner
    5. To treat decking and structure if needed as well as the cedar railing

    Like to know how long to wait for wood to dry and weather before applying the stain (for pt wood and cedar). Pt wood drying/shrinking quickly. 4 hours of direct afternoon sun ( rest shaded or blocked). Located in SE PA.
    Also, what prep in needed.
    Don't know if I need to stain before winter (dec) or after in spring (April). Deck built in early september. Railing ( cedar) mid October.
    Thank you
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    Liz Schmitt · 10/02/2013
    Part of the siding is cedar which has never been treated in 20 years. My husband just died and I need a quick fix for this problem. I would like it to last 2 years.
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    TWP Stains · 10/02/2013
    Buzzman100, yes both colors will fade through the years the same and both show the gain of the wood.
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    TWP Stains · 10/02/2013
    Jacque:
    Age - new siding, not installed, will stain before installing

    Type - rough sawn pine, 1x12" and 1x4"

    Condition - rough sawn, clean, new

    Previously stained - no

    barn siding

    If rough wood you can stain with 1 coat now. Use the 1500.
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    Bob Buzzard · 10/01/2013
    Trying to decide between Natural and Cedar tone for cedar siding that was installed last summer, the cedar siding has begun to fade (whiten). Will both color options lighten same rate due to UV rays and natural elements? Also I would like to see some of the natural grain will both provide it? I have samples and they are very close in color tint. Looking for guidance - Thanks
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    Jacque · 10/01/2013
    Age - new siding, not installed, will stain before installing

    Type - rough sawn pine, 1x12" and 1x4"

    Condition - rough sawn, clean, new

    Previously stained - no

    barn siding
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    TWP Stains · 10/01/2013
    Eastwood, best to use a deck cleaner and wood brightener for the prep after sanding. It will help the stain to penetrate deeper into the wood grain.
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    Eastwood · 09/30/2013
    I just purchased TWP1500. I have T&G dough fur porch floor. It was put down last fall. Just finished sanding off any cupping and graying from UV. On the can it says to wash with bleach solution before applying. Is it necessary to wash? I vacuumed up all dust.
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    TWP Stains · 09/30/2013
    RSMackie, TWP is thinner then the Sikkens and can be sprayed and back brushed if desired.
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    TWP Stains · 09/30/2013
    Gretchen, wait until Spring. Please read: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    TWP Stains · 09/30/2013
    NateC, try rinsing with water. It should come off
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    NateC · 09/29/2013
    Stained fence with 1515, finished 30 hrs ago. Mowed lawn, which was very dry at the very back...lots of dirt and dust. A light coat of dust is on fence...did not come off with some air from compressor...am I screwed? Will rain later this week help?
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    Gretchen · 09/29/2013
    We have a brand new deck, built in early August and with a few boards replaced in early September. The wood is c-select pine. Our deck is in full sun until about 2pm. Should we stain and seal the deck in November or wait until spring? We want to be sure the harsh winter weather doesn't damage the wood before sealing!
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    RSMackie · 09/29/2013
    RSMackie:
    4 years ago I stayed with cetol semi transparent stain. It peeled almost immediately despite having prepped according to manufacture recommendations.

    Deck is now 5 yrs and recently stripped with RAD stripper and brightener combo. Wood is in good shape with minimal splits.

    Question: to spray or not to spray. I was told the sikkens could be sprayed and back brushed but was too thick to spray from pump sprayer. Same with 1500 series? Also, rolling vs. Spraying? Which is better application method? Sikkens was thick and didnt penetrate well...is TWp 1500 thinner in composition?

    Thanks for the reply,
    RSM


    Forgot to mention it is pressure treated pine! Thx
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    RSMackie · 09/29/2013
    4 years ago I stayed with cetol semi transparent stain. It peeled almost immediately despite having prepped according to manufacture recommendations.

    Deck is now 5 yrs and recently stripped with RAD stripper and brightener combo. Wood is in good shape with minimal splits.

    Question: to spray or not to spray. I was told the sikkens could be sprayed and back brushed but was too thick to spray from pump sprayer. Same with 1500 series? Also, rolling vs. Spraying? Which is better application method? Sikkens was thick and didnt penetrate well...is TWp 1500 thinner in composition?

    Thanks for the reply,
    RSM
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    TWP Stains · 09/29/2013
    Dennis, up to you if you want to do it now or Spring. If now then only 1 coat. If in Spring, you can most likely apply two light coats wet on wet. Minimum temp is about 45-50.
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    Dennis Elkin · 09/28/2013
    I live in upstate NY. My new PT 350 sf deck was finished in early May of this year. I plan to order TWP 1500 (5 gallons) and want to know if I should seal my deck this fall or should I wait until next spring. In either case, what is the minimum daytime temperature should it be applied? I understand that with new wood, only one coat is required.
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    TWP Stains · 09/28/2013
    Jeff, you need to remove the old stain 100%. Problem is the SW can be difficult to get off. Most likely you can strip off some and sand the rest. Brighten when done. Try some samples when to see on the color.
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    Jeff13 · 09/27/2013
    I have a deck made of pressure treated pine in good condition approximately five years old.
    Has three coats of S-W water based Deckscapes Spice Chest color stain that is peeling and mildewing six months after a second coat was applied.
    Would like some advice on how best to remove old stain and prepare deck for new TWP.
    If possible do you have a recommendation as to what color most closely matches what is there now?
    Thank you very much,

    Jeff