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 · 08/18/2013
    Yimin, 2-3 years for TWP is normal on a deck. If the wood is free of the behr and clean than you are ready to stain.
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    Yimin You · 08/18/2013
    Hear TWP is highly rated.

    My Cedar Deck, 6 yeas old. Previously stained with Behr. Now stripped and cleaned/brightened with Behr stripper and cleaner.

    Should I prep the wood again with TWP products such as restore a deck cleaner kit? WHich kit should I use?

    We live in New Jersey. With winter snow, salt to prevent slippery on stairs, and freezing weather. People tell me no matter what stain you use, you will have to re-stain after 2 or 3 years.

    How many years can TWP stain last on our south facing deck?

    Thanks.
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    TWP Stains · 08/18/2013
    Jason, prep with the Gemini Kit. It might need to be sanded when done since it has grayed a lot. You cannot put a polyurethane finish on outside wood. It will peel. You need a penetrating wood stain like TWP. The 15is what you need to Ohio.
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    TWP Stains · 08/18/2013
    jeraldine, we do not have any pictures. I would suggest getting a sample. About 4 gallons for 1 coat. Please read this about new decks:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Mick Jelsma · 08/17/2013
    My deck is at least ten years old, it's 1 x 6 pine decking, wood is solid but very gray, no evidence of stain on the deck itself now, but the deck rails are still stained, so it had a coat sometime. It's about 400 square feet. A Gemini clean and brighten treatment first, and 5 gallons of TWP 1500 is what I would use, if it's available in New York. I'm open to suggestion on product as i haven't used yours before.
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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.