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 · 07/02/2013
    Ron, clear sealers have zero UV protection. You need a tint in the stain to achieve this. The TWP in a tinted color lasts about 2 years on a horizontal.
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    TWP Stains · 07/02/2013
    Goldy, you will need to strip and remove to start over. I sent an email with a more detailed response.
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    TWP Stains · 07/02/2013
    Hayesbamp, you must have color in your stain if you want to prolong the UV graying. This will change or enhance to look. See this about new decks: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    TWP Stains · 07/02/2013
    Mark M, I would use the 100 Series for this. One 5 gallon pail should be enough.
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    Ron Helgeson · 07/02/2013
    My deck is 4 years old, cedar, which is in good shape, but would like to apply a longer lasting clear coat seal to it. I would like to clean the wood, removing the old sealant, Olympic Waterguard for Wood. I have a 570 square foot deck with railings. How long would TWP 1500 last compared to having to do it every year currently?
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    John S · 07/01/2013
    TheSealerStore:
    John s, What is the total sq. footage with rails, floor, steps, etc?


    aprox 850sq ft inc deck surface,railings,steps & facia boards.I would like to apply 2 coats with some left for touch ups.
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    Goldy · 07/01/2013
    20 years; cedar; good; previously stain with solid stain. Deck is under covered porch. We had it sanded down to original wood. Inexperienced workers applied 1 coat of 1500 cedartone. While we were out of town they came back and applied 2 more coats wet on wet. After more than a week, the surface is still sticky. We have not walked on it, but in large sections it appears the stain is rising up in a flakey like haze. Will this dry out eventually? Is there something we can do to fix this without re-sanding and starting over?
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    Hayesbamp · 07/01/2013
    Age of deck: new. Being built now
    Type of wood: pressure treated pine
    Condition of wood: excellent
    Wood has not been stained before
    The deck is a two tier deck that meets up to a section of the above ground pool. We have black metal spindles in the railing. We want to keep the wood looking the way it does now. When should I apply and what should I use?
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    Mark M. · 07/01/2013
    1. 1 year
    2. pressure treated
    3. good - some cracking.
    4. No
    5. Deck, railing, stairs, total 550 sf

    the deck is in central Minnesota. Partially in the sun.

    Which one works better for the climate, 100 or 1500 and how much?
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    TWP Stains · 07/01/2013
    Charles, what is the total s. footage with stairs, railings, floors, etc? Yes you can use the 1500 in VA.
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    TWP Stains · 07/01/2013
    Bill, the 1500 would be best and you would need 2-3 gallon for the 2 coats.
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    Charles D Robertson · 07/01/2013
    1. 20 years
    2. treated pine deck boards
    3. good. replacing a few boards and powerwashinging the rest
    4. Was stained for first time two years ago with Behr Redwood stain
    5.Hexagonal shaped deck about 16' x 14' and stairs
    Can I use 1500 in Virginia. How much do I need?
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    Bill · 07/01/2013
    22 years. 300sqft
    Redwood
    Good condition
    Previously stained with Thompsons Advanced but this has been stripped off

    Part sun/part shade

    Can I use TWP 1500? How much do I need?

    Thanks Bill
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    TWP Stains · 07/01/2013
    Dick, two coats wet on wet. If in Northern VA (DC Area) then you need to use the 1500. If not then the 100 Series is what you would want. You would need 15-20 gallons for the 2 coats.
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    TWP Stains · 07/01/2013
    John s, What is the total sq. footage with rails, floor, steps, etc?
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    Dick Gallagher · 07/01/2013
    Please explain your two different types of TWP stain. Which one is for an old deck w/75% sun in Virginia, poolside?
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    Dick Gallagher · 07/01/2013
    8 years old
    Treated wood
    Graying, some splitting, some raised warping, mildew.
    Stained 8 years ago w/unknown preservative.
    Poolside 1500 sq.ft. plus upper deck 480 sq.ft. How many gallons needed?
    Do I need 2 coats?
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    John S · 06/30/2013
    I have a 24x24 pressure treated deck located in Long Island N.Y. deck is in full sun most of the day.Had Bher semi transparent on it.Did not last long.Just spent weekend stripping old finish off.Wood is fairly clean.Some minor cracks & some checking but overall cond of wood is good.How much 1500 is needed for two coats inc railings?I used the Bher products to strip & brighten wood. Will this cause a problem using TWP Stain?
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    TWP Stains · 06/29/2013
    Ryanf, that is for one coat. The second coat foes about 50% farther then the first coat. For your deck you probably need 2-3 gallons for the 2 coats. We like stain pads better then brushes. You can see some of our application tools here:
    http://www.twpstain.com/brushes-stain-pads
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    TWP Stains · 06/29/2013
    Edy, the 1500 Series is the improved version of the 500 Series. I would use this in the same color that you used in the 500 Series. Prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit and a light pressure washing.