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?
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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
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    TWP Stains · 09/27/2013
    Burton, please read this about new wood: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    TWP Stains · 09/27/2013
    Eastwood, I would suggest the 1500 Series after properly prepping the wood to remove the Thompsons on the exposed sides.
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    TWP Stains · 09/27/2013
    Kim, TWP does come in a clear but it does not offer UV protection. You must have a tint/color if you want to protect from graying. It is not shiny.
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    Kim Lamb · 09/26/2013
    We just purchased a home that has 100 year old logs on the sides..... And we were told by our home inspector that we need to seal the logs. They have recently been treated for post powder beetles. We were researching and wanted to ask if TWP would be the right product to put on the logs. We would want to put on a "clear" color in order to not cha ge the color of the logs too drastically. Does it come in a clear type finish. Also, is it very shiny or is it more of a matte finish? Tha ks so much for your help.

    Kim
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    Eastwood · 09/26/2013
    I am trying to find the best product to protect my year old t&g douglas fur porch floor. It was rolled on both sides with Thompsons before laying to get a quick coat of protection. It is an open covered porch. Does get wet and does receive sun. I looked at spar varnishes but not sold on them.
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    burton welte · 09/26/2013
    1-age is new 2-pressure treated pine 3-condition is excellent
    4- never stained before
    5- deck of 1000 sq feet most of which gets sun
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    TWP Stains · 09/26/2013
    Karen, TWP does not come in a shiny type finish.
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    karen d kellogg · 09/25/2013
    my Mom's deck had sikkens on it ,just sanded , deck is cedar and rails pine,She likes the shiney finish. Sikkens not the best reviews,Help Thanks Karen
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    TWP Stains · 09/24/2013
    Liz, the application sounds correct but you will need to remove the old stain first. Either series will work.
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    Liz Griffin · 09/24/2013
    Hello-
    Age of wood - 2006
    Type - cedar
    Condition - good (but home located near ocean)
    Previously stained in 2006 (used Olympic Maximum Water Prof Seal Oil Base Color 716 Cedar Natural)
    Having entire home re-stained. Painter suggested your product in Cedar color. Said he would use hand-pump to get in the cracks & brush over. Is that the best way to do it? Which of your products should he use.
    Many thanks!
    Liz
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    TWP Stains · 09/23/2013
    Jakob, try this article for color tips:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-1500-colors-explained/
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    TWP Stains · 09/23/2013
    Sarah, any color will work. I would highly suggest getting some samples to test first.