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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    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?
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    TWP Stains · 07/31/2013
    Steve K, after the sanding I would suggest to use the Gemini Restore Kit before applying the 1500 Series. This will help the stain to penetrate into the wood better.
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    TWP Stains · 07/31/2013
    TWP is not designed to be applied to exotic hardwoods such as IPE. Many customers do use it but you will need to reapply every 9-12 months for IPE.
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    Minal Shah · 07/31/2013
    Hello,

    I have installed IPE deck about 4 months ago and need to know which stain would be best between the TWP 1500 series VS TWP 100 series. Since the wood is new, i have let it weather for 4 months and will be staining for the first time.

    Thanks
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    Steve K · 07/30/2013
    I am looking to re-seal my deck of pressure treated pine which is approximately 9-10 years old. The last stain I used was a Behr semi-transparent product that started to break up after one winter. I was told that the wood was probably still too wet after cleaning (applied cleaner and pressure washed). I should have waited 5-7 days instead of 2.....hmm! What do you recommend? I just sanded the surface to remove most of the stain....what's next?
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    TWP Stains · 07/30/2013
    As long as the wood is free of previous coatings and cleaner, you should be okay to proceed.
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    Michael Majkut · 07/29/2013
    I striped my mahogany deck do I have to do anything else to prepare to restain?
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    TWP Stains · 07/29/2013
    Cliff,

    1. Sorry no idea on matching Behr colors
    2. No the Behr needs to be removed do the TWP can properly penetrate and adhere.
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    Cliff · 07/29/2013
    Hello,

    I will be re-staining a deck that has been pressure washed and cleaned. I previously used Behr semi-transparent and it had very poor longevity. Your product appears to have the best reviews. I have two questions:

    1. Do you know the color of your product that most closely matches Behr Antique Brass color?

    2. If there are areas that have some Behr semi-transparent left, can i stain over these areas with TWP 1500?

    Thank you,

    Cliff
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    TWP Stains · 07/28/2013
    Anthony V, if the fence is rough sawn wood you can stain now. If smooth like a deck board, you need to wait:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    TWP Stains · 07/28/2013
    PaulinAurtin, TWP is a semi-transparent stain so it never looks like a paint. TWP 100 but please read this article:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Anthony v · 07/27/2013
    I have a redwood fence. Its new wood never before stained and want to know what to apply.
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    PaulInAustinTx · 07/27/2013
    I just built a cedar deck in Austin Texas. Our summers are brutal with most days reaching the high 90's or even 100+ degrees. Winters are mild. My deck gets direct sun for most of the day. I would like the deck to have an enhanced cedar look...but still show the natural wood. What stain do you recommend which holds up well to UV as well heat but doesn't look like paint? Thanks, Paul
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    TWP Stains · 07/26/2013
    RonJBell, yes you need tint if you want UV correction. Use the TWP 1500 for this. It has all you need.
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    RonJBell · 07/26/2013
    I have a new, unassembled cedar pergola kit. I want to preserve the natural color and structural integrity of the cedar. Is it true that sealers have to have dyes/pigments in order to prevent UV discoloration to gray? Should the product have silicon, oil, pigments, dyes, insecticides, fungicides, etc. What do you recommend?
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    TWP Stains · 07/25/2013
    Chase, they last about the same. The 1500 has a higher solid content so it may give a little better UV protection.
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    Chase · 07/25/2013
    If I am in Minnesota looking at staining new wood, what product would you recommend the 100 or 1500 series. I am not sure I understand the difference between the two products other than VOC rating. Does the 100 hold up better?
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    TWP Stains · 07/25/2013
    Terry Glenn, you can only use the 1500 for CA. It does stain and protect the wood.
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    Terry glenn · 07/25/2013
    7 yrs
    Redwood
    Sanded clean due to dark color
    Bher
    Wood deck in full sun in No Ca
    Should I use 1500 or 100?
    I have totally removed all the previous stain and sealer and sanded down to a clean surfaceThe brand of the previous stain is unknown. Can either TWP 100 or TWP 1500 be used to stain and protect ?
    Thanks, Terry
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    TWP Stains · 07/25/2013
    Lou, after sanding prep with the Gemini Restore Kit to "open" the grain of the wood so the stain will absorb better.