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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  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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    Dawn McGuinness · 06/09/2018
    I live on Long Island, NY. Installed a pressure treated pool deck last summer and I am now ready to stain. I do not want to restrain the wood every year due to chipping and pealing problems. What stain do you recommend?
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      TWP Stains · 06/09/2018
      Hi Dawn, TWP is a penetrating stain so it will not chip or peel. Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit and stain with the TWP 1500 Series for NY.
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    dave · 06/05/2018
    Pressure treated deck in maine off the back slider is 32 years old, approximately 500 sq ft. Its been pressure washed "periodically", last time was probably 4 or 5 years ago. I've used a clear Cabot stain in the past. Never been painted or had a tint put in it. I'll try a semitransparent stain (natural) if it will grey out over time. I don't want to clean and stain the deck every other year. So, clean, brighten 1500 stain or strip, brighten 1500 stain? Please tell me why one over the other. Thanks.
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      TWP Stains · 06/05/2018
      Strip, brighten, and stain is the best option.
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        dave · 06/25/2018
        I'm prepping and staining my house and will wash and stain the deck when I'm done. I've hit a few boards of the old pressure treated deck with the TSP/bleach mix I use to clean my house and hit it with the pressure washer. Cleans up well. Why should I use the strip/brighten prep you sell/recommend? What's the active ingredient that makes it worth the money? Convince me!!
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          TWP Stains · 06/25/2018
          You cannot apply the TWP over the Cabot and the bleach/TSP mix is not a stripper and will not properly prep down to the bare wood.
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            dave · 06/26/2018
            Deck has not been pressure washed in 4/5 years. Should I get the bulk of the dirt and mildew off first? Then apply the stripper? Then apply the brighter? Then apply stain? thanks
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              TWP Stains · 06/26/2018
              Just rinse first and then apply stripper. Pressure wash off. Apply the brightener when done and rinse this after 15 minutes. Let dry for 48 hours before staining.
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    Eric Thorson · 06/04/2018
    Past summer stained my garage with 50/50 mix of cedartone 1500 and redwood 1500. How closely wood rustic match to this combo
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    Bruce Kuhn · 05/27/2018
    I don't know which stain to use...the 100 series or the 1500 series. Answers to the questions:

    1. 20+ years

    2. Redwood

    3. Good. I just sanded the entire floor.

    4. Yes. With TWP1501 CedarTone.

    5. Live in CO and deck faces west and gets beat up with direct sun. Very little shaded area. Also, am wondering if you can mix 100 and 1500. i still have some of the 1501 left, but don't think I have enough to finish it.
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      TWP Stains · 05/28/2018
      You cannot mix the two. Best to use the 1500 again.
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    Ian · 05/26/2018
    I live in South Surrey, BC close to the Washington State Border. I have a five year old pressure treated deck. It was stained with SuperDeck, pressure treated natural semi transparent deck stain in 2014, and again, with same product in 2016. This year we have washed and cleaned the deck wi a TSP and bleach solution in preparation for staining this year. From research it reads like TWP is a superior product to SuperDeck. The wood is in good shape, and with the cleaning the grey look is gone and wood looks generally straw coloured, with some ares that show some gray mottling.

    To use TWP product would we need to clean the deck with your deck cleaning product? We were planning on doing a second TSP/bleach wash before applying SuperDeck, but as your product reads to be superior, would use TWP.

    Where can TWP be purchased in or close to Bellingham, Wa? Thank you

    ian
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    kalie · 05/23/2018
    Do you need to apply a clear coat of something on top of the TWP 1500 stain? For water-resistance? We have a cedar fence that we installed last fall and are getting ready to stain it with TWP 1500 pecan tone. Once we are finished with staining, do we need to apply anything on top to protect the wood?
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      TWP Stains · 05/23/2018
      No. You cannot apply a clear sealer on top of a deck stain. No need either.
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    Robert Bateman · 05/21/2018
    I stained my new deck and fence with Sikkens Deck a stain in Cedartone 2 years ago. The Sikkens faded, so I restrained the fence with TWP 1500, also in Cedartone, and it looks great. In preparation for staining the deck, I was reading some of your comments, and you started that you can't stain over Sikkens with TWP! What will the result be on my fence and what do I need to do to prepare to restrain the deck with TWP 1500? Robert Bateman
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      TWP Stains · 05/21/2018
      Strip and brighten for the prep on the deck to remove the Sikkens. As for the fence, hard to say but if the Sikkens hindered the TWP from soaking in correctly, you could have drying issues and premature failure. Good news is there is less of a chance of having issues on vertical wood like a fence.
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    Barry · 05/15/2018
    I have a 20 year old log cabin that was last sealed in 2005 in Eastern PA California Red TWP511 was used. It is not real bad shape couple spots are graying but not many? (see picture)
    I will be using TWP1511 to go over log cabin. Can I just pressure wash and stain or do I need to strip first?
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      TWP Stains · 05/15/2018
      You should be okay with just cleaning for the prep on this cabin
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    Amy kowarsky · 05/13/2018
    Can I use this in composite deck?
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    Jeff · 05/03/2018
    Has anyone just used the Clear? My wife likes the natural look of our pressure treated deck with our black railings. Is there any downfall outside of UV protection to the clear?
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      TWP Stains · 05/04/2018
      Hi Jeff, the Clear has no tint and that means no UV protection from graying. The wood will gray naturally.
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    Mike Farrell · 05/03/2018
    What is the difference between “clear” and “natural” in 1500 series stains?
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    Debra GILLESPIE-SWEETNAM · 05/03/2018
    planning on rebuilding a deck can TWP 1500 be put on this new wood?
    How long does delivery take to get to Alberta Canada?
    Shipping costs?

    How long before recoating required? (approximately)
    How does TWP 1500 compare to Thompson's Water Seal? We have always used Thompsons but looking for a longer lasting product.
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    Ann Mcleod · 05/01/2018
    8 years old; northern Canada;cabin at lake; covered but exposed at edges; 650 sq feet
    pressure treated spruce 2x6 deck boards
    No previous finish
    boards have shrunk and cracked a little bit
    please help with prep and correct product . Thanks
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    Ken Kurtz · 04/25/2018
    i replaced my deck last year and stained it with preserva wood redwood stain.It did not even last 6 months .I am looking at TWP 1500 redwood to redo the finish.Before I started researching stains I started pressure washing the deck.What is the best way to proceed now.can I continue pressure washing?
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      TWP Stains · 04/26/2018
      You will need to remove the current coating. If the pressure washing does this then you should be good. If not, you may need to use a stripper while doing the washing. Brighten the wood when done.
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    Doug · 04/23/2018
    built a 20x20' pergola using doug-fir beams and cedar posts last summer. Getting ready to clean/stain it for the first time this spring. Going with restore-a-deck and light pressure wash, and then should i use 1500 on it? Once it's had time to dry, will the stain cause any residue runoff when it rains? there is a brand new concrete pad underneath the pergola and i dont want any stain residue washing off in the rain over the next few years.
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      TWP Stains · 04/23/2018
      Hello, yes on the prep and the TWP 1500 Stain for this. TWP is a full curing stain so once cured/dry, it will not have any runoff onto the concrete.
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    Nancy · 04/17/2018
    My deck is about 25 years old I've used only Flood CWF cedar tone semi transparent. I have read that two 1500 has a great rating. Can I put this on my deck now. It's been cleaned with a deck cleaner and it really needs to be sealed.
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      TWP Stains · 04/17/2018
      Hello, The Flood has to be fully removed to be able to use the TWP. If your the prep has removed it, then you are good to go. If not, you will need to strip and brighten the wood for prep.
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    Jerry Vosti · 04/07/2018
    With the honey tone and new redwood I used about 4 gallons of the 5 gallon container I purchased for this time around should I purchase a 5 gallon and an additional 1 gallon just to make sure I have enough if it will penetrate more?
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      TWP Stains · 04/07/2018
      It should be enough and yes it is more absorbent.
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    Jerry Vosti · 04/07/2018
    Live coastal California. Have 2 year old redwood deck (1200 sqft)
    Clean and stained it (very light application) with 1500 honeytone when new. Time for a redwood stain this time around. How should I prepare the deck before staining? Do I have to strip it? Or just clean it?
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    Jamie Wallace · 03/08/2018
    1200 sq ft new cedar deck that has been weathering since last October. I plan on staining in May. Do I need to do 2 coats or is one sufficient. Can I use my airless sprayer to apply it?
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    Dave · 03/01/2018
    3 years
    Rough sawn oak
    Solid as a rock
    Deck was coated with Thompson's 3 years ago, porch, so far nothing
    Oak has greyed which I wish to keep. The deck has a partial roof, oak posts, about 225 sq ft, the front porch has a roof, oak posts, 288 sq ft. Need a clear product.