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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    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.
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    Tex Sammons · 08/12/2013
    1. 1.5 years
    2. pressure treated pine
    3. light graying with deteriorating (peeling) stain
    4. yes, flood not sure if it was oil or water based
    5. 16' x 24' south facing deck in TN

    I was curious about the coverage sq. foot per gallon. Does this account for two coats or just one?
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    viki bale · 08/11/2013
    I am putting this product on a previously stained log home. The home is 15 years old and I don't think it has been re-stained since it was built. The original product is water based and is not peeling anywhere. The wood is porous and only shows some glazing around the knots. Do I need to bring this down to the raw wood ?
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    TWP Stains · 08/11/2013
    Suzanne, you cannot get cedar to look like dark Mahogany. Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit. Get a couple of samples. Try Dark Oak and Rustic and possibly a combination of the two to get a dark/red brown color.
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    Suzanne Hassler · 08/11/2013
    1. 1 year old
    2. Knotty cedar
    3. Excellent condition, cleaned and brightened
    4. Untreated
    5. Large deck, approx 500 sq feet, looking to give the cedar a darker mahogany look for a 100 year old Mediterranean revival home in north/central NJ. Deck faces west and most of it gets lots of late afternoon/early evening sun.
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    TWP Stains · 08/11/2013
    Jennifer, yes it would be the correct stain for you. Make sure to prep the deck first by removing the Flood with a stain stripper and a light pressure wash. Use a wood brightener when done.
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    Jennifer Murche · 08/10/2013
    I am considering using TWP 1500 for the first time. I have used Flood products in the past. Is this the right product for my situation?
    1. 20 years +
    2. Cedar
    3. Fair
    4. Flood CWF
    5. Small, outdoor deck with railings and stairs. In shade most of the time. Portland, Or. Jen
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    TWP Stains · 08/10/2013
    Michael Campbell, yes you should reclean the deck with a cleaner and brightener and a light pressure wash.
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    Michael Campbell · 08/10/2013
    Dear Sir or Madam,

    I pressure washed my deck about 3 months ago, and due the the rain in the southeast this year have not been able to get the required dry time before applying the stain.

    The deck is already starting to turn from the natural wood color.

    Do I need to re-pressure wash before applying the stain since it has been so
    long.

    Thank you for the advice.

    Mike
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    TWP Stains · 08/10/2013
    Dennis Warren, please read this article:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    dennis warren · 08/09/2013
    I just installed a new deck made of kiln dried pressure treated pine. How long should I wait before using a semi-transparent stain? Which do you recommend? What prep should I do before applying the stain?

    thanks
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    TWP Stains · 08/09/2013
    Fred, is the wood smooth or rough sawn?
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    Fred Jacobson · 08/09/2013
    We have a cedar fence installed on August 1, 2013. We live in Illinois. How long do I wait to stain and which stain is recommended ?
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    TWP Stains · 08/08/2013
    Steve,

    1. Beading water is not important. I would leave it alone for another year.
    2. Cannot stain new wood right away, Please read this:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    steve lunzman · 08/08/2013
    I stained new/dry cedar decking with TWP one year ago in central IL. Exactly one year later the deck (on South side of house) is absorbing water. I have more deck to build, so have two questions:
    1. Should I clean (oxyclean or detergent) the one year-old decking, and neutralize (oxalic acid), dry and re-stain with TWP...or wait for more weathering first?
    2. How stain my new cedar deck boards (stored in garage for 8 months) before installation given that they will have minimal stain aborption like the boards installed a year ago?
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    TWP Stains · 08/07/2013
    Mr Ron, please read this:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/