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?
  5. Small description of the area to be treated.

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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?
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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/