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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    TWP Stains · 05/20/2017
    Jeanne:
    Age of wood--4-6 years
    pressure treated pine?
    Lots of sun, Splitting in places, Suspect previous owners stained too early in order to sell--Stain started peeling within months of moving in--underside like new but unstained
    Behr Cedartone, I think
    Full Sun, humidity in Maryland summers, Snow and ice in winter, some dark areas, railings are splitting
    Attempting to get a deck repair company to do this the right way--it is too big a job for me--They have agreed to let me buy the stain, now trying to get the prep right.

    For the prep, the Behr needs to be removed 100%. That will require stripping, pressure washing and possibly sanding. After removal, brighten the wood.
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    Jeanne · 05/19/2017
    Age of wood--4-6 years
    pressure treated pine?
    Lots of sun, Splitting in places, Suspect previous owners stained too early in order to sell--Stain started peeling within months of moving in--underside like new but unstained
    Behr Cedartone, I think
    Full Sun, humidity in Maryland summers, Snow and ice in winter, some dark areas, railings are splitting
    Attempting to get a deck repair company to do this the right way--it is too big a job for me--They have agreed to let me buy the stain, now trying to get the prep right.
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    TWP Stains · 05/04/2017
    David Beck:
    Where can I buy 1500 in Springfield, illinois?
    This can be used on fences as well as decks?

    Yes it can be used for fences and decks. We sell direct off our website as the authorized dealer.
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    David Beck · 05/04/2017
    Where can I buy 1500 in Springfield, illinois?
    This can be used on fences as well as decks?
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    TWP Stains · 05/04/2017
    Oraculo:
    Can you tell me how long a shaken/stirred gallon of TWP will stay mixed before recommending shaking/stirring again?
    Thanks.

    If you are applying the stain, remix every 30 minutes or so should be okay.
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    Oraculo · 05/04/2017
    Can you tell me how long a shaken/stirred gallon of TWP will stay mixed before recommending shaking/stirring again?
    Thanks.
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    TWP Stains · 04/24/2017
    stan karn:
    I have a 12 yr old pressure treated deck that has several applications of Flood oil base stain. The deck has been power washed. will TWP 1500 work on the power washed surface or do I need to do something additional.

    The Flood will need to be removed fully. Strip or sand to remove.
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    TWP Stains · 04/19/2017
    Dave Vallett:
    Looking to protect vertical 1x10" board and batten siding. Material is eastern white pine. Age of wood is a approx. three months. It is in very good condition and has not been stained previously.

    Use the 1500 Series. If rough cut, you can stain now.
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    Dave Vallett · 04/19/2017
    Looking to protect vertical 1x10" board and batten siding. Material is eastern white pine. Age of wood is a approx. three months. It is in very good condition and has not been stained previously.
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    TWP Stains · 03/31/2017
    staceysearcy:
    I am buying a cedar house that was stained using the TWP 200 series. It is due to be restained. I am told a latex based stain is best. Is TWP a latex paint? also should a clear coat be applied over the stain color?

    TWP is not a latex based stain but oil-based. It is not possible or needed to apply a clear coat over top.
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    staceysearcy · 03/31/2017
    I am buying a cedar house that was stained using the TWP 200 series. It is due to be restained. I am told a latex based stain is best. Is TWP a latex paint? also should a clear coat be applied over the stain color?
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    TWP Stains · 03/30/2017
    Joe kelley:
    I am restoring a redwood bench for our pier. I have been sanding for two weeks and it is finally ready to go. I have TWP 1500 redwood (wow that's dark) I am wondering if I can put anything over the TWP to help fill in some surface topography and possible splinters? How many coats am I supposed to put on this bench? This is a very old bench and I have sanded it for 2 weeks and probably could sand for 2 more but tomorrow I stain.

    No, it is not possible to top coat TWP. Appy 1-2 coats or as much as the wood allows the stain to absorb. TWP needs to soak into the wood grain 100%
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    Joe kelley · 03/29/2017
    I am restoring a redwood bench for our pier. I have been sanding for two weeks and it is finally ready to go. I have TWP 1500 redwood (wow that's dark) I am wondering if I can put anything over the TWP to help fill in some surface topography and possible splinters? How many coats am I supposed to put on this bench? This is a very old bench and I have sanded it for 2 weeks and probably could sand for 2 more but tomorrow I stain.
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    TWP Stains · 03/29/2017
    Brit:
    I built a horizontal plank fence using western red cedar 6 weeks ago. I want to seal/stain it with a semi-transparent stain to keep guard against UV decay and to keep the reddish hues visible. Do you recommend I use the 100, 200, or 1500 series? Thanks!

    The 1500 Series. See this about new wood and TWP:
    https://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Brit · 03/29/2017
    I built a horizontal plank fence using western red cedar 6 weeks ago. I want to seal/stain it with a semi-transparent stain to keep guard against UV decay and to keep the reddish hues visible. Do you recommend I use the 100, 200, or 1500 series? Thanks!
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    TWP Stains · 03/17/2017
    Julie b.:
    We built our large cedar deck in the spring of 2014 and stained it with Sherwin Williams Deckscape oil based stain. The stain started to peel almost immediately once the rain started. Three years later, the old stain is almost entirely gone and we'd like to start fresh. After we power wash the deck, what product should we use to clean it and can you recommend a color that closest resembles wet cedar? We don't want it to be orange. Also, in case it matters, we live in the Pacific Northwest. Thanks for the help!

    Use the Restore A Deck Stain Stripper Kit to remove the remaining SW while pressure washing. Brighten the wood after. Look at the Honeytone color.
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    Julie b. · 03/16/2017
    We built our large cedar deck in the spring of 2014 and stained it with Sherwin Williams Deckscape oil based stain. The stain started to peel almost immediately once the rain started. Three years later, the old stain is almost entirely gone and we'd like to start fresh. After we power wash the deck, what product should we use to clean it and can you recommend a color that closest resembles wet cedar? We don't want it to be orange. Also, in case it matters, we live in the Pacific Northwest. Thanks for the help!
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    TWP Stains · 02/25/2017
    Adam Abelseth:
    Hi interested in two colors from your 1500 series. Im looking to do a two tone on my deck, a lighter color for the floor & a darker color for the railings & pergola. What two colors do think go well together. I have pictures of what im looking for but im not ae to post pics on here. Thanks

    Honeytone or Natural for the floor. Dark Oak for the ralings.
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    Adam Abelseth · 02/24/2017
    Hi interested in two colors from your 1500 series. Im looking to do a two tone on my deck, a lighter color for the floor & a darker color for the railings & pergola. What two colors do think go well together. I have pictures of what im looking for but im not ae to post pics on here. Thanks
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    TWP Stains · 02/16/2017
    JANICE P JENKINS:
    How long do I wait to stain? New deck pt.pine. Northeast facing. Sunny mornings shady evenings.Will order prep and TWC100honey.

    Please see this article about new wood:
    https://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/