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 · 09/14/2013
    Steve F, after removing the BM Arborcoat with the sanding it would be helpful to use the Gemini Restore Kit to remove the sand dust and "open" the wood grain for the stain.
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    TWP Stains · 09/14/2013
    Krisworks, you are supposed to wait 4+ months for new wood before staining. Only 1 coat on newer wood. You can use the 1500 on the other deck after removing the Penofin with the Stripper.
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    TWP Stains · 09/14/2013
    Brian, yes you can use these items for a gazebo roof.
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    BW · 09/13/2013
    Can I use the wood cleaners/brighteners and 1500 stain on my cedar shake roof on my gazebo? It was never cared for by the previous owner.
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    krisworks · 09/13/2013
    We installed an 800+ sq/ft cedar deck in July. I have Restore-a-Deck cleaner and brightener on the ready. The deck faces east and gets spotted sun throughout the day with one small area that receives little to no sun most times of the year. Can I apply TWP 1500 now? Also I have a 200+ sq/ft deck that was installed in January that faces west with many trees around. I used Penofin Oil on it, but it looks awful. I have Restore-a-Deck Stripper. Will the TWP 1500 work for that as well? -- Thanks, Kris
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    Steve F · 09/13/2013
    douglas fir decking, 7 years old, current pealing solid color BM Arborcoat - will pressure wash and sand off before application. 6x18 covered front porch, and two long uncovered steps leading up to it.
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    Terry Parker · 09/13/2013
    Deck is 4 years old. Pressure-treated lumber. Some mildew. Previously stained with pigmented Behr (Home Depot) sealer that was reported to last for 5 years. Deck is 10'X10' with railings, spindles and 5 stairs.

    If I purchase the 5 gallon container, can the remainder be used next spring to seal the new deck on the back of my house? What's the shelf life of the product? How long does shipment take?
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    TWP Stains · 09/13/2013
    Ron, the Natural is not clear and does prevent graying. Please read this for color tips:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-1500-colors-explained/
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    TWP Stains · 09/13/2013
    Darlene, you must have a tint for UV protection. This goes for all brands of stain. I would use the TWP 1500. The Honeytone is the lightest tint.
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    Darlene t · 09/12/2013
    We just had our beach house - cedar shingles - power washed
    What should we use to preserve the natural color, protect from sun, extreme temps, etc?
    The 1500?
    We were hoping to use something clear that would not change the current lt yellow hue & keep it from greeting.
    But clear has no uv protection.....
    Help
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    Ron Houtsma · 09/12/2013
    I had a new cedar deck prestained with clear (little tint) Pentrol. It has already grayed out. I am going to clean the deck and want to apply natural TWP 1500. Will the natural prevent graying so fast. We live in Western Washington state. Lot of rain during winter and lot of sun July-Sept.
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    TWP Stains · 09/12/2013
    Dave, strip and brighten the deck for the prep. Try the TWP 1500 Series for this. Nothing though can stop chlorine from eventually breaking down the stain.
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    Dave Orosz · 09/12/2013
    I have a cedar deck that faces towards the west and we use it to get in and out of our above ground pool (chlorinated). I have Sikens natural stain on it but only lassted 2months - that was 3 years ago. Most of the stain has worn, peeled off and deck is grey. Will your product last through sunlight and pool water? What are your steps to fix the deck? I like a natural transparent stain to show the grain of the wood. Thanks.
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    TWP Stains · 09/12/2013
    DianeK, yes on everything except the coverage. More like 6-7 gallons for rough wood and one coat.
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    DianeK · 09/12/2013
    I just installed rough-cut cedar fencing in my south-facing, inland Southern California lot. Am looking to retain (or come close to) the natural cedar color while maximizing UV protection and minimizing future maintenance.

    Is the following correct?
    One coat of 1500 natural or honeytone (I'll order samples).
    Can apply now (ie no aging necessary) using stain pad or sprayer and back wiping.

    I have approx. 900 sq ft to cover, so plan to purchase a 5 gallons.
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    TWP Stains · 09/12/2013
    Rob DellAquila:
    4 year old pine pergola
    Very good condition
    Mostly greying
    Never been stained or painted
    10'x10'x10' high Pergola covering a 14' circular paver brick patio

    Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit. Stain with the 1500 Series.
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    TWP Stains · 09/12/2013
    omer erdmann:
    I have a new deck of treated pine. I would like a gray stain. Is TWP 1500 available in gray?
    No it is not.
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    TWP Stains · 09/12/2013
    Scott W,

    -do your stains build a film? [b]No[/b]
    -do your stains breath and let moisture out? [b]Yes[/b]
    -do your stains have any alkyd resins? [b]yes[/b]
    -what is the best product for the logs [b]1500 Series[/b]
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    omer erdmann · 09/11/2013
    I have a new deck of treated pine. I would like a gray stain. Is TWP 1500 available in gray?
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    Scott W · 09/11/2013
    do your stains build a film?
    do your stains breath and let moisture out?
    do your stains have any alkyd resins?
    what is the best product for the logs
    thanks for you advice