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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    Nick Iozzo · 06/01/2013
    1. less than 4 months - New
    2. Cedar
    3. New
    4. No
    5. 26x16 deck,with 16 2x8 used as a Pergola
    the deck is 9 ft off the ground.
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    Administrator · 06/01/2013
    Adam, use the Restore A Deck Stripper followed by the brightener for the prep. Stain with the 1500 Series.
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    Administrator · 06/01/2013
    Yes you should wait and prep kiln dried wood. Please see this:

    http://www.twpstain.com/twp-stain-comparison
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    Adam Gill · 05/31/2013
    Age: 5 years
    Type: Rough cut fir
    Condition: greying at base and at edges, some warping on a small number of boards
    Stain: Olympus oil-based semi-transparent natural tone
    Fence approx 1250 sqft
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    BJones · 05/31/2013
    Do I still need to wait before applying TWP even if I have kiln-dried treated pine decking?

    What is the difference between TWP 100 vs. 1500?
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    TWP Stains · 05/31/2013
    Jack,

    Please read this article:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Jack Mendler · 05/30/2013
    new, installed 2 months
    salt treated
    good condition
    no
    650 sq,ft, 2 steps wrap 75% and vertical deck boards finish the side.
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    Administrator · 05/30/2013
    It would best to remove the Biowash Natural Deck Oil first with a stain stripper followed by the brightener for the prep.
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    Susie Schreiber · 05/30/2013
    We have cedar decking that is 15 years old and in very good shape, having used Biowash natural deck oil to maintain it over the years. That product is no longer available, and TWP was recommended as best alternative. Do we need to completely strip the Biowash off the wood in order for TWP to absorb properly, or can we just use cleaner/wood brightener on it and then apply TWP over the remaining Biowash?
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    Administrator · 05/30/2013
    Gary, TWP is a penetrating semi-transparent stain. It is not a paint.
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    gary seitz · 05/30/2013
    In the past I used In-Wood natural for my
    cedar deck in central oregon, where there is
    snow in the winter, but usually the weather is
    dry.

    Is the "natural" TWP paint-like or does the wood
    end up with a natural look?
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    TWP Stains · 05/30/2013
    Amy, strip with the Restore A Deck Stain Stripper then brighten the wood. Stain with the 100 Series for WI.
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    TWP Stains · 05/30/2013
    Marcos,

    Please read this:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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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.