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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    Amy Lee Krueger · 05/29/2013
    I have a 2 year old cedar deck that was stained immediately when it was new with sherwin williams oil stain. The stain had water stains immediately and was very worn the first year. What product should I use to strip the old stain and should I use the 100 or 1500 series. The deck is in Wisconsin, full sun with no shade trees and faces south.
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    Marcos · 05/29/2013
    Age = just installed PT wood 3 months ago

    When should I stain? now or wait until next year? I plan to use TWP 1500
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    ScottS. · 05/29/2013
    When it says to apply 'wet on wet' does that mean you can literally apply the 2nd coat 5 minutes after you applied it or do you still need to wait some period of time between coats as long as its not fully cured?
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    Administrator · 05/29/2013
    Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit while pressure washing. Stain with the 1500 Series. You can buy direct from us.
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    Georgia · 05/28/2013
    Age of wood - 16 years, 10 years, 9 years, 1 year

    Type of wood - Western Red Cedar

    Condition - some cracking and drying out. Doesn't hold stain for more than a year. Graying. Stairs grow green algae when we get rain and humidity.

    1 year wood - not been stained yet
    Remaining wood - TWP 4 years ago - whatever you sold in TX at Kelly Moore - not sure what TWP #

    Multi-level cedar decks in Austin, TX. Main deck is North-West facing (heavy foot traffic) full-afternoon sun; small portion is east facing (light foot traffic and shaded with PT lattice wood work) and another is south facing (no foot traffic). The stairs are in a shaded location and tend to get a green growth on them.

    Problems in past with product and color availability in Austin.

    We plan to power wash everything, Is there additional prep work required? What would you suggest for stain product(s)? Where can we get the products you are going to suggest?
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    Administrator · 05/28/2013
    chadmichael, if switching to TWP then you should remove the Messmers first with a stain stripper then brightened. In their defense, TWP cannot be applied to new wood. It should weather for 4-12 months first.
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    Administrator · 05/28/2013
    Andrew, your wood must be 100% free of the paint before you apply the TWP. Once the wood is prepped correctly then you can use this.
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    Chadmichael · 05/28/2013
    7 month old cedar deck, was finished with messmers cedar tone in October last year by contractor, has faded quickly to dull color and white spots where there are knots in the boards. I bid for TWP and he used Messmers without notifying me and then said they had problems with TWP on new decks. I now need to already refinish my deck, is ok to use TWP with out stripping off the faded messmers and just giving it a good cleaning first with a cleaner. Or should I stick with the original product applied. Any tips would be appreciated, this company wants 550 dollars to refinish a 10x18 deck they built and left looking not good. I would like to do it myself for that money, and I have a pressure washer at hand. Thanks for your help
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    Andrew Gregory · 05/28/2013
    1.Age of wood? more than 10 years
    2.Type of wood? treated 2x6's
    3.Condition of the wood? in decent condiction
    4.Has it been stained previously and if so with what brand of stain? never been stained
    5.Small description of the area to be treated.
    The deck has had been painteed and re painted year after year. We scrapped all the oold paint off and the deck boards look to be in decent shape. I dont believe paint is the answer anymore. However, I never knew that you could stain treated lumber. Is this true? I would love to stain the deck and bring it back to life. Will this product work for my deck?
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    Administrator · 05/27/2013
    For Wisconsin I would suggest the 100 Series. We are an online retailer and personally do not have dealers in your area.
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    Linda Downey · 05/27/2013
    I have a 15 year old cedar deck, in very good condition, that will be stripped and then a brightener applied. Horizontal surfaces only, no railings or spindles. It faces east and receives full sunlight until around 5:00 pm. I live in Wisconsin and the deck gets all the winter elements. I'm trying to decide between the TWP100 series and TWP1500 series. What is the difference between these two products? It appears that either one would be good choice. Would recommend one over the other? Also, is there a dealer in the Milwaukee area that sells TWP as well as the Gemini Restore Kit.

    Thanks for your reply.
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    Administrator · 05/27/2013
    You can use TWP on fir wood.
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    Eric Cartagena · 05/27/2013
    I am having a bamboo fence screen placed over an old fence. I plan on shoring up the existing fence with pressurized grated hemlock fir brown lumber. Can I use California redwood as a sealant for this application?
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    Administrator · 05/27/2013
    Prep the wood with the Gemini Restore Kit.

    Stain the ceiling with the 1515 Honeytone and the floor with the 1503 Dark Oak.
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    Administrator · 05/27/2013
    thabich, you cannot use TWP on top of a solid stain. You would need to remove the SW solid stain completely. This is not easy and would need to be sanded off.
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    MikeD53 · 05/26/2013
    I want to stain interior of a screened porch that has T&G white pine boards for both ceiling and knee wall. I would like a golden (lighter) look. The white pine is 20 years old and has never been finished before. I cleaned the mildew off of it every year with bleach. As such, it has whitened up quite a bit but is pretty clean.

    Would TWP1500 be a good product to prevent having to bleach it every year to get rid of mildew? Also, how would it work with the white pine boards?

    I also wold like to stain the pressure treated floor but would like that to be a darker color (brownish).

    I just bleached all the mildew off both PT floor and white pine walls/ceiling are very clean. Any other prep?

    Since it is a covered screened in porch, there is little sun or water exposure. Just would like to add some color and prevent the mildew.
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    thabich · 05/26/2013
    1.5years old
    2.cedar hand rails
    3.good
    4.1st application Olympic stain 2yrs later Sheman Williams solid color stain
    5.full sun,snow,rain,silver maple tree pollen
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    Administrator · 05/26/2013
    Doyle, just one coat on new wood then a light maintenance coat next year.
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    Administrator · 05/26/2013
    John, TWP 100 and 1500 is not compliant for Canada.
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    Administrator · 05/26/2013
    Mitch, you cannot use TWP on top of a solid stain. It will not blend or penetrate properly.