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 · 08/09/2013
    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/
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    Mr RON · 08/07/2013
    I just installed a new Redwood deck. Do I have to wash it before applying the 1500 series California Redwood. If so how long do I have to wait before I can apply the stain. I live in N. Calif.
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    TWP Stains · 08/06/2013
    Please read this articles on new wood:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    crisp · 08/06/2013
    Hello,
    I am redoing fecning, using new, unstained, western red cedar and want to preserve the nature color. Posts are 6x6 green (but have been air dried for 6 weeks prior to mounting) and cross bars are kiln dried 2x4. The red hue is a little different due to drying. I am wondering which would be best to uniform the color and protect the wood. I was thinking the twp 1500 cedar tone (or natural), doing 2 coats on the cross bars and one on the posts. Any thoughtds/help would be appreciated
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    TWP Stains · 08/05/2013
    Jeff Greishop,
    1. 1500 Series
    2. Yes it can be sprayed
    3. It should be back brushed
    4. Use the Gemini Restore Kit and a light pressure wash for the prep.
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    TWP Stains · 08/05/2013
    RobynG, yes you should use the Gemini Restore Kit to help the wood grain for the stain after sanding.
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    TWP Stains · 08/05/2013
    regena, for this old and dried out deck it would be best to use the 1500 Series. For 1200 sq. feet you would need 10-15 gallons for the two coats.
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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.