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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    Ben Sage · 12/05/2016
    Unexpected rain came after i had stained my deck with TWP1500. I put tarp out, but it did not cover the whole deck nor was i able to cover the tops of the railings. i got out my leaf blower to try to dry out the wet spots, but there are water spots and plenty of water/oil residue. any advice on what to do now? more rain is coming tomorrow.
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    TWP Stains · 11/17/2016
    Ken Mashburn:
    Good Day: We have a deck that is made of Merbau wood from Australia. We don't want to use the clear because of what you say about the lack of protection in high sun areas. We are on St. Croix in the USVI. What color and type of your stains would work best. If you are not familiar withe the species it is extremely dense and looks similar to teak wood. Thanks Ken

    You would want the TWP 100 Series. Just an FYI, there are not any dealers there nor will we ship there. We can ship to a Freight Forwarder in Miami, but you will need to make arrangements from there.
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    Ken Mashburn · 11/17/2016
    Good Day: We have a deck that is made of Merbau wood from Australia. We don't want to use the clear because of what you say about the lack of protection in high sun areas. We are on St. Croix in the USVI. What color and type of your stains would work best. If you are not familiar withe the species it is extremely dense and looks similar to teak wood. Thanks Ken
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    TWP Stains · 11/10/2016
    Laurie W:
    I had a new deck of pressure treated cedar installed in June. It's now November (I'm in the northeast), and I want to seal it before the snow flies. After using a cleaner, which of your sealants do you recommend. I understand I should use an oil-based sealer with some pigment.

    See this about new wood:

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

    Use one coat of the TWP 1500.
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    Laurie W · 11/09/2016
    I had a new deck of pressure treated cedar installed in June. It's now November (I'm in the northeast), and I want to seal it before the snow flies. After using a cleaner, which of your sealants do you recommend. I understand I should use an oil-based sealer with some pigment.
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    TWP Stains · 11/01/2016
    Lee Chambers:
    Two questions:
    1) I cannot find a TWP distributor in St. Louis - are there any?
    2) Would Minwax Stainable Wood Filler work? It says it is specially formulated to accept wood stain.

    1. We are an online dealer for TWP.
    2. No, it will not. Deck stain is not the same as interior wood stain. It will not blend or darken the filler.
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    Lee Chambers · 11/01/2016
    Two questions:
    1) I cannot find a TWP distributor in St. Louis - are there any?
    2) Would Minwax Stainable Wood Filler work? It says it is specially formulated to accept wood stain.
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    TWP Stains · 10/31/2016
    Anita Hillseth:
    I live in Los Angeles County and have a new, unstained, smooth milled, heart redwood, louvered picket fence,that was installed Oct 2016, that is in excellent condition. Unfortunately some of the fence was initially constructed using galvanized fasteners instead of stainless steel and I was told I would need to fill those nails holes with a non-oily wood filler before staining to avoid black stains from occurring. What wood filler would you recommend using with TWP 1500?

    Wood filler does not work with TWP. The filler will not blend with the stain. It will show as white patches.
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    Anita Hillseth · 10/31/2016
    I live in Los Angeles County and have a new, unstained, smooth milled, heart redwood, louvered picket fence,that was installed Oct 2016, that is in excellent condition. Unfortunately some of the fence was initially constructed using galvanized fasteners instead of stainless steel and I was told I would need to fill those nails holes with a non-oily wood filler before staining to avoid black stains from occurring. What wood filler would you recommend using with TWP 1500?
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    TWP Stains · 10/31/2016
    Ray DeCarli:
    pressure treated
    25 years
    good condition
    yes oil based cedar by cabot
    need to clean and restain 1500sf deck

    When switching to TWP, you will need to remove the Cabot first. Best to strip and brighten with the Restore A Deck Stripping kit. Once removed, you can stain with the TWP 1500 Series.
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    Ray DeCarli · 10/31/2016
    pressure treated
    25 years
    good condition
    yes oil based cedar by cabot
    need to clean and restain 1500sf deck
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    TWP Stains · 10/15/2016
    Bruce Kapp:
    I stained our cedar deck last May with TWP1500.It looks very good with the exception of some dirt and mold. What do you recommend for removing the dirt and mold?
    Thanks

    Try warm water with some dish soap.
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    Bruce Kapp · 10/14/2016
    I stained our cedar deck last May with TWP1500.It looks very good with the exception of some dirt and mold. What do you recommend for removing the dirt and mold?
    Thanks
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    TWP Stains · 09/26/2016
    Joe Henson:
    1 New
    2 Pine pressure treated
    3 New\
    4 No
    5 Some full day light and some shade

    Please read this about new wood:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Joe Henson · 09/26/2016
    1 New
    2 Pine pressure treated
    3 New\
    4 No
    5 Some full day light and some shade
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    TWP Stains · 09/26/2016
    stephen Pierce:
    We applied a coat in June. Looks great and does an awesome job repelling water. ! It has faded some and we're thinking of appling a second this fall. Can this be done now or do I need to wait until it has faded more?

    Thank you

    Best to wait until Spring for this.
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    stephen Pierce · 09/26/2016
    We applied a coat in June. Looks great and does an awesome job repelling water. ! It has faded some and we're thinking of appling a second this fall. Can this be done now or do I need to wait until it has faded more?

    Thank you
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    TWP Stains · 09/25/2016
    Roger Ewing:
    I live in central Kentucky and have recently purchased a 20 year old house and deck. The previous finish has totally worn away on the decking - no clue on what was previously used - leaving only the gray pine boards. The decking is in excellent shape, however. The deck sides and supports are dark and probably contain some of the previous stain. I am considering the TWP 1500 Dark Oak or Black Walnut stains. I have just ordered the sample. What do I need to do prep the deck for the new stain?
    Also, the main deck has 360 sq. ft, and a 36 sq. ft landing, with 13 steps. How much TWP 1500 would be required.
    Thanks

    You will need to remove the old stain on the verticals. Prep with the Restore a Deck Stripper and Brightener kit. Please see our calculator to the right on this page for stain amount needed.
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    Roger Ewing · 09/24/2016
    I live in central Kentucky and have recently purchased a 20 year old house and deck. The previous finish has totally worn away on the decking - no clue on what was previously used - leaving only the gray pine boards. The decking is in excellent shape, however. The deck sides and supports are dark and probably contain some of the previous stain. I am considering the TWP 1500 Dark Oak or Black Walnut stains. I have just ordered the sample. What do I need to do prep the deck for the new stain?
    Also, the main deck has 360 sq. ft, and a 36 sq. ft landing, with 13 steps. How much TWP 1500 would be required.
    Thanks
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    TWP Stains · 09/21/2016
    Will Bealke:
    I have a cedar deck, installed two years ago and stained with TWP 100 series cedar stain. Within 18 months, I had mildew and very little water shedding by the stain. My deck has lots of shade.
    I have power washed the deck to remove the old TWP, and sanded the surface. I plan to finish with TWP 1500 series.
    Two questions:
    -one coat or two?
    -is it possible to clean and stain over this new finish in 12-18 months, before I start to get mildew, or will I have to repeat the entire process again next time the stain's life has ended?

    Two light coats applied wet on wet:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-stain-wet-on-wet-application/

    As for maintenance coats:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/applying-a-maintenance-coat-of-twp/