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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    Jason Noel · 08/17/2013
    First off, thanks for such an informative site. Bought a house last fall in Dayton, OH. We have a 2 year old, 16x10 ft deck with pressure treated pine that has never been sealed/stained. It's pretty gray obviously with a little mold/mildew. Deck has more shade than sun. Sounds like you'd recommend the RAD cleaner/brightner or the Gemeni cleaning kiit... I have 3 gallons of Sherman Williams 'WoodScapes' polyurethane stain left over from the previous owner (he used this on the fence)- it's free (appealing considering we're on a budget)... but at the same time, I want to use something that is going to last. Your thoughts and why? Thanks in advance!
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    jeraldine · 08/17/2013
    do u have any photos of decks stained with the color: Black Walnut?
    Our new decks are tight-knot cedar, light in color, and recently built
    Need to wait until next summer to stain them? (it is now august)
    We have 576 sq ft of decking...how many gallons should we purchase?
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    TWP Stains · 08/17/2013
    Lunamoon, only 1 coat for newer wood. I would get a 5 gallon pail.
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    TWP Stains · 08/17/2013
    Leo Chick, You can order the 200 Series from this link:
    http://www.twpstain.com/twp-200-series-5-gallon
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    LunaMoon · 08/16/2013
    How much TWP 1500 stain do I need for one initial coat on a new 6-month-old cedar deck; the total square footage of all decking, stairs, fascia, etc. is 772 sq ft. Thanks, LunaMoon
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    Leo Chick · 08/16/2013
    Redw[b]Redwood deck is 20 years old in excellent condition. Size of deck is 1400 sq. feet. Last stain used was a mix of TWP 201 and TWP 203. Since I can't find any info on these products, they are probably no longer available. What do you recommend. Thank you, Leo Chick, San Rafael, CA. [/b]
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    TWP Stains · 08/16/2013
    Patrick, please read:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    TWP Stains · 08/16/2013
    Marianne, use the Gemini Restore Kit for the prep first. Use the TWP 1500 for the deck and porch. Any color will work. Coverage is about 150-200 sq. feet per gallon.
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    TWP Stains · 08/16/2013
    Bill Yahn, TWP should not be applied on top of the FLOOD and SW. You would need to remove these coatings first.
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    Marianne · 08/15/2013
    1. Guessing 20-25 year old deck and porch
    2. Treated lumber
    3. Good condition. Has grayed.
    4. Does not appear to have been stained previously or treated
    5. Deck area approx. 20x15 with railing; small porch area 4x5 or so with railing
    Faces east and north (small porch); central Illinois climate. Was hand scrubbed last year. What color, how much needed, any other prep? Thanks!
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    Patrick ORourke · 08/15/2013
    Hello, just got a new boat dock installed with yellow pressure treated pine decking. How long should I wait before sealing with TWP? Any prep work needed? Thanks guys.
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    bill yahn · 08/15/2013
    25 year pressure treated pine,surrounding a pool, full sun and previously treated with flood and sw deckscapes toner base.I've always used a clear and pressure washed prior to retreating.
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    TWP Stains · 08/14/2013
    Mike, you must have color in the stain if you want UV protection from graying. Lighter colors will fade faster than the darker colors. Please read this article about new wood and TWP: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Mike Travis · 08/14/2013
    new attached cedar deck , 60 days old, little use.
    Condition excellent. large 20 x 20, elevated, with 3 two side railings and one side 6 foot shadow boarded privacy wall. Also two landing stairway with railings to ground level.

    What/ How to finish with ? we like the look and color as close to our natural.
    Also expected maintenance schedule?
    Thanks
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    TWP Stains · 08/13/2013
    Skeeter, you cannot apply TWP on the old stain. Prep with the Restore A Deck Stripper and pressure washing. Apply the brightener when done. TWP 1501 cedartone is a brownish/cedar color. Might want to get some samples to test first.
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    TWP Stains · 08/13/2013
    Diane Mosley, please read this article about staining new wood: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

    What is the total sq. footage when added all up?
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    Skeeter · 08/13/2013
    20 year old redwood deck, 1000 sq ft.
    Cleaned, washed with palmolive soap.
    Wood in good shape, some cracks, but smooth, receptive weathered finish. Lots of exposure to southern california mountain sun. Currently various shades of light brown, shading of grays in traffic aress.
    Previously stained with Behr Deck plus, then Superdeck 1901 cedar.
    Little hint of the original redwood red left but that's ok - would prefer to end up with a browner lighter color to blend with a rustic house, maybe closer to the cedartone or california redwood (depending on how they would react to redwood).
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    Diane Mosley · 08/12/2013
    Brand new never stained light cedar deck (Alaskan yellow?) 28' X 16' with railing & two 6 step staircases (one 6'wide, one 4' wide). Railing has eight 4x4 cedar posts with 72 2x2x36 cedar balisters. 1 X 12 cedar facing board wrapped around exterior border of deck. How much of 1500 or 100 would I need (honey tone)?
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    TWP Stains · 08/12/2013
    Tex, use the Restore A Deck Stripper to remove the Flood than brighten the wood. Coverage is 150-200 per sq. foot for the first coat and 200-300 for the second coat.
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    TWP Stains · 08/12/2013
    viki bale, for best results the TWP should not be applied on top of another brand so yes it should be removed.