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 · 08/05/2013
    ronkal, use the 100 Series for this. All help and info is on this website:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/
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    TWP Stains · 08/05/2013
    mdm414, best to use the Gemini Restore Kit to prep the wood for the stain after the sanding.
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    Michael D Majkut · 08/05/2013
    I have a Mahogany deck. I have sanded the deck to remove all existing materials on the deck. I plan on using the TWP 1500 series stain. I also plan on wiping down the deck with mineral spirits to clean off remaining dust. Is there anything I need to do before I aply stain?
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    Ronald Kaluza · 08/05/2013
    four month old deck made from YellaWood KDAT pressure treated pine. Want info on what is best, TWP 100 OR TWP1500. Live in SE Texas with full sun and humidity. I want to preserve with a slight to medium darkening stain. Need info and instruction for 600 sq ft deck and 120 ft by 3 ft railing.
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    Bud Fackelman · 08/05/2013
    House was built in 2004. Wood decking is conifer 2X6's. Condition of wood is good. Stain applied at construction, much of it has "peeled". I have replaced and countersunk all screws, and filled holes with exterior grade wood filler. I have sanded the surface to smooth out irregularities and remove excess wood filler. Color of house aluminum siding is textured grey, Need a stain in the grey range. Total sq. Ft. = 900. Can you supply? Please email or call (307) 326-3731. Thanks you.
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    Robyn G. · 08/04/2013
    1.Age of wood? 10 years +
    2.Type of wood? Cedar
    3.Condition of the wood? Excellent
    4.Has it been stained previously and if so with what brand of stain? Last stain - Cabot, Australian Gold, not well applied.
    5.Small description of the area to be treated.
    Large deck, spanning length of house, intermittent shade and sun throughout the day - never full sun. Lots of leaves and debri in rain in Pac NW.

    Pressure washed and sanded 1 week ago. It rained on the sanded deck the last couple days. But it still looks very bright and ready to stain. Plan on staining next week. I ordered the Dark Oak 1500 series stain. But then I noticed you were advising another user to apply the Restore-a-Deck product on their pine deck. Is this your advice for a cedar deck also?
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    Regena · 08/04/2013
    My deck is 15 years old made with pressure treated lumber. It has never been sealed nor stained. It's in pretty good condition but I'm getting ready to pressure wash and seal/stain it. I get several hours of extreme UV on it. Which is better for my deck? TWP 1500 or TWP 100. I need to cover 1200+ sq ft.
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    jeff grieshop · 08/04/2013
    1) 1 year old
    2) Cedar 6' fence
    3)slight greying in places
    4) Never been stained
    5) 4000 sq. ft.
    What series stain do you recommend?
    How much do I need?
    Can it be put on with a power paint sprayer?
    Does it need to be back rolled?
    Can another brand be applied on top down the road or do I have to use TWP once it is on the fence?
    Is a bleach solution adequate for prepping surface prior to TWP?
    Thanks
    Jeff
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    TWP Stains · 08/04/2013
    Gary, the 5 gallons pail should be enough for this. Use the Gemini Restore Kit for the prep.
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    TWP Stains · 08/04/2013
    Lou, wood fillers do not work on outside wood and TWP stains will not color them. Do not use them with TWP. Surface cracks are normal and are not a structural issue.
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    Gary Slocum · 08/04/2013
    #1 5 months old
    #2 PT Pine
    #3 New (good)
    #4 No previous stain
    #5 Free standing deck around 1/4 of a 24ft diameter above ground pool. Has railings and wood lattice trim around bottom.
    The deck is 32ft/16ft=512sq ft minus the 1/4 by the pool. Will 5 gallons of stain be enough for this project? Do I need to use the cleaner and brightner before I stain?
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    Louis J. Ferony Jr. · 08/04/2013
    1. 15 years
    2. Cedar
    3. Dry with surface cracks
    4. Yes TWP 1000
    two decks joined by stairs. flooring 2x6 boards, upper deck has 1x2x6' cedar boards, lower deck has 2x2 spindles with 2x6 railing.

    Once I clean the wood should I attempt to use a filler and sander for surface cracks, especially on the railings? If so, will any good stainable filler work or do you have a suggestion? My other option would bb to replace them but if I did that I would use treated lumber and byte the bullet on a good finishing job for a year. We are having a 50th wedding anniversary party on Aug 24th so I have to get moving on this.
    Thank you,
    Lou Ferony
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    TWP Stains · 08/04/2013
    David, that is not the correct way to prep. Apply stain stripper, pressure wash off, apply brightener.
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    David J Yarson · 08/04/2013
    My pressure treated deck is 1 year old and in excellent condition. There is one coat of Olympic waterproofing sealant on it. It looks fine. I want to stain it and plan on using twp 1500 stain this season. My plan is a power wash using just water before application of twp 1500. Is this acceptable?
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    TWP Stains · 08/04/2013
    Karl, since the fence is rough wood you can stain right away with no prep. You can only use the 1500 in IL. The Honeytone 1515 color is the lightest tint.
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    TWP Stains · 08/04/2013
    Kay, please read this article:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

    100 Series
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    Kay E · 08/03/2013
    1. New
    2. Treated redwood
    3. Excellent
    4. No
    5. 275sq ft

    Colorado full sun followed by extreme cold and snow

    What would be oil stain recommended

    Thanks
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    Karl · 08/03/2013
    I recently had a new white cedar (which has a red tint) fence and arbors built. I would like to keep the natural cedar color and the rough-sawn texture. Considering this, and that we live in northern Illinois, what TWP product do you recommend? Also; how long should I wait to seal this new wood and would I need to use a cleaner before I seal?

    Thank you.
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    TWP Stains · 08/01/2013
    Cameron, it should be fine after the 4 months. Only 1 coat the first time and make sure to prep with the Gemini Restore Kit. Honeytone 1515 is the closest color to a wet look.
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    Cameron Vigil · 08/01/2013
    I just installed a cedar deck and plan to treat it in the fall. It will be about 4 months old and will have been exposed to plenty of Colorado UV rays, water, and regular wear and tear. I plan to use the 1500 series. Should the 4 months of wear and tear be adequate before staining? I really like the color of the cedar when it's wet. What color would you suggest I use?