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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    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/
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    Ben Sage · 12/05/2016
    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.
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    TWP Stains · 11/17/2016
    Ken Mashburn:
    Good Day: We have a deck that is made of Merbau wood from Australia. We don't want to use the clear because of what you say about the lack of protection in high sun areas. We are on St. Croix in the USVI. What color and type of your stains would work best. If you are not familiar withe the species it is extremely dense and looks similar to teak wood. Thanks Ken

    You would want the TWP 100 Series. Just an FYI, there are not any dealers there nor will we ship there. We can ship to a Freight Forwarder in Miami, but you will need to make arrangements from there.
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    Ken Mashburn · 11/17/2016
    Good Day: We have a deck that is made of Merbau wood from Australia. We don't want to use the clear because of what you say about the lack of protection in high sun areas. We are on St. Croix in the USVI. What color and type of your stains would work best. If you are not familiar withe the species it is extremely dense and looks similar to teak wood. Thanks Ken
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    TWP Stains · 11/10/2016
    Laurie W:
    I had a new deck of pressure treated cedar installed in June. It's now November (I'm in the northeast), and I want to seal it before the snow flies. After using a cleaner, which of your sealants do you recommend. I understand I should use an oil-based sealer with some pigment.

    See this about new wood:

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

    Use one coat of the TWP 1500.
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    Laurie W · 11/09/2016
    I had a new deck of pressure treated cedar installed in June. It's now November (I'm in the northeast), and I want to seal it before the snow flies. After using a cleaner, which of your sealants do you recommend. I understand I should use an oil-based sealer with some pigment.
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    TWP Stains · 11/01/2016
    Lee Chambers:
    Two questions:
    1) I cannot find a TWP distributor in St. Louis - are there any?
    2) Would Minwax Stainable Wood Filler work? It says it is specially formulated to accept wood stain.

    1. We are an online dealer for TWP.
    2. No, it will not. Deck stain is not the same as interior wood stain. It will not blend or darken the filler.
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    Lee Chambers · 11/01/2016
    Two questions:
    1) I cannot find a TWP distributor in St. Louis - are there any?
    2) Would Minwax Stainable Wood Filler work? It says it is specially formulated to accept wood stain.
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    TWP Stains · 10/31/2016
    Anita Hillseth:
    I live in Los Angeles County and have a new, unstained, smooth milled, heart redwood, louvered picket fence,that was installed Oct 2016, that is in excellent condition. Unfortunately some of the fence was initially constructed using galvanized fasteners instead of stainless steel and I was told I would need to fill those nails holes with a non-oily wood filler before staining to avoid black stains from occurring. What wood filler would you recommend using with TWP 1500?

    Wood filler does not work with TWP. The filler will not blend with the stain. It will show as white patches.
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    Anita Hillseth · 10/31/2016
    I live in Los Angeles County and have a new, unstained, smooth milled, heart redwood, louvered picket fence,that was installed Oct 2016, that is in excellent condition. Unfortunately some of the fence was initially constructed using galvanized fasteners instead of stainless steel and I was told I would need to fill those nails holes with a non-oily wood filler before staining to avoid black stains from occurring. What wood filler would you recommend using with TWP 1500?
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    TWP Stains · 10/31/2016
    Ray DeCarli:
    pressure treated
    25 years
    good condition
    yes oil based cedar by cabot
    need to clean and restain 1500sf deck

    When switching to TWP, you will need to remove the Cabot first. Best to strip and brighten with the Restore A Deck Stripping kit. Once removed, you can stain with the TWP 1500 Series.
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    Ray DeCarli · 10/31/2016
    pressure treated
    25 years
    good condition
    yes oil based cedar by cabot
    need to clean and restain 1500sf deck
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    TWP Stains · 10/15/2016
    Bruce Kapp:
    I stained our cedar deck last May with TWP1500.It looks very good with the exception of some dirt and mold. What do you recommend for removing the dirt and mold?
    Thanks

    Try warm water with some dish soap.
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    Bruce Kapp · 10/14/2016
    I stained our cedar deck last May with TWP1500.It looks very good with the exception of some dirt and mold. What do you recommend for removing the dirt and mold?
    Thanks
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    TWP Stains · 09/26/2016
    Joe Henson:
    1 New
    2 Pine pressure treated
    3 New\
    4 No
    5 Some full day light and some shade

    Please read this about new wood:

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