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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  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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    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/
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    JANICE P JENKINS · 02/16/2017
    How long do I wait to stain? New deck pt.pine. Northeast facing. Sunny mornings shady evenings.Will order prep and TWC100honey.
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    TWP Stains · 02/08/2017
    DonH:
    I built 5 white oak park benches of which the oldest will be 5 years old soon. Two years ago I refinished that bench with the original product which is basically just UV protection. I feel the benches need better protection. They are in the hot California sun all day, every day during the summer.

    I am looking at TWP 1500 unless you have another suggestion. Also, I am thinking a lighter color stain over a dark stain would be better for sun protection? Any other ideas to preserve these benches would help. They were made for a very finicky customer.

    Not sure what you mean about "lighter color over a dark stain". TWP cannot be applied on top of a stain of another brand and you cannot apply a dark TWP color and then apply a lighter color on top. TWP 1500 is the best product for this but you do need to prep properly. See this for more info:
    https://www.twpstainhelp.com/tips/prepping-for-twp-stains/
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    DonH · 02/08/2017
    I built 5 white oak park benches of which the oldest will be 5 years old soon. Two years ago I refinished that bench with the original product which is basically just UV protection. I feel the benches need better protection. They are in the hot California sun all day, every day during the summer.

    I am looking at TWP 1500 unless you have another suggestion. Also, I am thinking a lighter color stain over a dark stain would be better for sun protection? Any other ideas to preserve these benches would help. They were made for a very finicky customer.
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    TWP Stains · 02/02/2017
    peter coster:
    I have just refinished my wrap around redwood decks with TWP 1500 redwood and it looks great. Now I want to do the rest of the house. I have cedar siding (rough) and DG T&G roofing with lots of beams and posts covering the deck The sides and roofing have been done with red cedar SuperDeck about 7 years ago. I am planning to clean all the surfaces and sand the 6x6 vertical posts and 10 x12 horizontal support beams.
    Question: how well does TWP work on vertical surfaces? Do I need to wipe down the excess or is back rolling enough. I am planning to use a power sprayer to apply. Thanks
    Make sure that when you prep, you remove the Super Deck. It can easily be removed with the Restore A Deck Stain Stripper and pressure washing. After removal, brighten all wood with the Restore A Deck Brightener. The TWP works very well for verticals. It will outperform the Super Deck and not darken in color like the SD will do on occasions. Makes recoating much easier down the road as needed.
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    peter coster · 02/02/2017
    I have just refinished my wrap around redwood decks with TWP 1500 redwood and it looks great. Now I want to do the rest of the house. I have cedar siding (rough) and DG T&G roofing with lots of beams and posts covering the deck The sides and roofing have been done with red cedar SuperDeck about 7 years ago. I am planning to clean all the surfaces and sand the 6x6 vertical posts and 10 x12 horizontal support beams.
    Question: how well does TWP work on vertical surfaces? Do I need to wipe down the excess or is back rolling enough. I am planning to use a power sprayer to apply. Thanks
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    TWP Stains · 01/05/2017
    Stephen Lea:
    I am building a new house and installing pine board and batting as the siding. The wood has been cut and stacked since last February under tarps. There will be approx 8000 square feet of wood to stain. I am using TWP 1500 in redwood color. Since this is new wood that has never been stained is there anything I need to do to the wood prior to applying the stain.

    See this about new wood. It applies to new siding as well:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Stephen Lea · 01/04/2017
    I am building a new house and installing pine board and batting as the siding. The wood has been cut and stacked since last February under tarps. There will be approx 8000 square feet of wood to stain. I am using TWP 1500 in redwood color. Since this is new wood that has never been stained is there anything I need to do to the wood prior to applying the stain.
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    TWP Stains · 12/15/2016
    tiffany:
    hi
    We are installing red-cedar shakes on the top part of our house (siding). I would like them to look brown not the typical orange/red of cedar. What stain would you recommend to balance out the red tones in the shakes so they appear more of a brown?

    Also how long can I expect the 1500 series to last on cedar siding before needing to be re-stained? We are in central NC in a relatively sunny location. Shakes are new.

    thank you!

    Look at the TWP 1503 Dark Oak. For vertical siding, it should last 4-6 years, depending on exposure to the UV.
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    tiffany · 12/14/2016
    hi
    We are installing red-cedar shakes on the top part of our house (siding). I would like them to look brown not the typical orange/red of cedar. What stain would you recommend to balance out the red tones in the shakes so they appear more of a brown?

    Also how long can I expect the 1500 series to last on cedar siding before needing to be re-stained? We are in central NC in a relatively sunny location. Shakes are new.

    thank you!
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    TWP Stains · 12/05/2016
    Ben Sage:
    Unexpected rain came after i had stained my deck with TWP1500. I put tarp out, but it did not cover the whole deck nor was i able to cover the tops of the railings. i got out my leaf blower to try to dry out the wet spots, but there are water spots and plenty of water/oil residue. any advice on what to do now? more rain is coming tomorrow.

    See this please:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/it-rained-on-my-twp-how-to-fix/