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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    Rick Didier · 07/11/2013
    Can you apply TWP 1500 over previous applied TWP 100
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    TWP Stains · 07/10/2013
    Lis, you must remove the Cabot 100% before applying the TWP. This will need to be sanded off since you said it was a semi-gloss stain.
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    Lis Christian · 07/10/2013
    5 years
    treated pine
    weathered, under two large oak trees so wood remains damp
    Cabot, oil based semi-gloss
    24 x 12 deck
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    TWP Stains · 07/09/2013
    marashi1, for newer wood and in Minnesotta we would suggest the 100 Series as it penetrates a little better then the 1500 series.
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    TWP Stains · 07/09/2013
    Jean, you must remove the Thompsons first by using a stripper and or sand it off. Once removed, stain with the 1500 Series.
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    TWP Stains · 07/09/2013
    John Donalds, they are both excellent stains and perform about the same. The 100 Series cannot be used in all states though.
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    Mark · 07/09/2013
    One year old pressure treated wood, never stained or sealed. Sun exposure most of the day in Minnesota.

    Should I use TWP 100 or 1500?

    I would like to know why either one works better.

    Thanks,
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    Jean McCathern · 07/09/2013
    Existing pessure-treated pine deck, 6 years old, stained previously with Thompson's waterseal semi transparent. The deck is on SW side of home and gets sun about 8 hours per day.
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    Jean McCathern · 07/09/2013
    Pressure treated pine, previously treated with thompson's water seal semi-transparent . Deck is 14' X 16' and is on the southwest side of the home in PA. Which is the best stain to use?
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    John Donalds · 07/09/2013
    In which conditions is the 100 better to use than the 1500? I have an older deck up top and a newer one down be low that have not been treated in at lest 2 years
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    TWP Stains · 07/08/2013
    Mary, prep with the Gemini Restore Kit for this then stain with the TWP 1500 Series.
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    mary colllins · 07/08/2013
    wood is about 10 yrs old...pretreated pine?condition is good with some splitting..never been stained..
    the area gets shade most of the day but do have another area that gets sun part of the day...how should I prep for this stain? thanks
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    TWP Stains · 07/08/2013
    John B, nothing wrong with using the Dark oak 1503.
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    TWP Stains · 07/08/2013
    Yes you can return. Please review our refund policy at the bottom. For 1000 sq. feet and 2 coats you should have easily used 8-10 gallons.
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    Ray · 07/07/2013
    Midwest Cedar Deck:
    1) Age of Wood - About 12 years old

    2) Type of Wood - Western Red Cedar

    3) Condition of wood - Good, freshly sanded all surfaces to bare wood

    4) Previously stained using Flood CWF-UV about 3 years ago.

    5) Deck is about 700 sqft. Total about 1000 sqft with railing and skirt. All surfaces had weathered to just about bare wood, so all surfaces were sanded to bare wood to remove any remaining stain and weathering.

    Will 5 gallons be enough to stain this deck?


    Finished staining the deck this past weekend with TWP 1501 Stain. Very happy with the result! However, I used only about 4 gallons to put 2 coats (wet-on-wet) on all surfaces (horizontal and vertical). The recommendation I got from this website was to get 10 gallons, so I now have an unopened 5 gallon leftover. Can this be returned?
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    John B. · 07/07/2013
    1.) Less than 10 years
    2.) SPIB No. 2 Pine
    3.) Good
    4.) Yes, within the last 3-5 years with some kind of crappy REDwood semi-tran. stain.
    5.) Aprox. 400 sq. ft. horizontal, railings w/ 25-30 spindles.

    Would like to HD-80 strip, sand where needed, wood brighten, and use TWP 1500 Dark Oak or Rustic... is it ok to jump to that kind of color difference from a pretty redwood finish to something darker like dark oak or rustic?
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    TWP Stains · 07/07/2013
    Steven, you can order right from our website for shipment. For 1500 feet you would need roughly 15 gallons for the two coats of TWP.
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    Steven H Finch · 07/06/2013
    1. 20 years
    2. Cedar
    3. Good
    4. Frequently - solid latex stains - We are stripping it all down
    5. Outside deck in Western Washington - 1500 sq. ft.

    I am wondering how to purchase and have delivered to Washington State.

    Thanks
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    TWP Stains · 07/06/2013
    Jeffrey, you would need to remove the previous stain first if you want to switch to TWP. Please read this:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/tips/prepping-for-twp-stains/switching-to-twp/
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    jeffrey slovick · 07/05/2013
    I am refinishing a cedar deck that has wood new wood to around 20 year old wood.surface is in good shape.Not sure of the previous stain in that I moved in 2 years age. Could you color chart. 448 stagecoach ct.,Glen ellyn, Ill., 60137