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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    Robert Meyer · 05/15/2013
    Ok, so everyone says Cabot SPF is not easy to remove. Two questions, would a paint stripper be better than a deck stripper? Second, after stripping and rinsing with a power washer, should it be sanded then use brightener, or brightener, then sanded?
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    TWP Stains · 05/15/2013
    Scott S, TWP does not have a light brown color. Please read this article for some color tips and we would suggest getting some samples as well to test:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-1500-colors-explained/
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    Scott S. · 05/14/2013
    1. 9 months
    2. Pressure treated
    3. Very good
    4. Never treated
    5. Entire 18x16 deck

    I purchased Cabot Timber oil to stain my deck, but then found TWP online and I am considering buying the TWP 1500 product and returning the unopened Cabot.

    I'd like the deck to have a reddish or light brown color, but dont want it to look too dark. The Redwood color image on the website looks pretty dark, but its hard to tell without me seeing it. What color would you suggest? I do not want the deck to look orangy which I've seen from other products.
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    TWP Stains · 05/14/2013
    Robert, Wood filler does not work on outside wood and will not stain to match with the TWP. Cabot SPF is not an easy stain to remove. You can strip, sand as needed, brighten, the stain with the TWP.
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    Robert Meyer · 05/14/2013
    I have 30 year old deck, all cedar. Wood is mostly good condition, minimal rotten places on the deck seating. I plan to fill them with a wood filler first. Deck had Olympic Semi-Transparent applied a couple of times in years past. Two years ago, we stripped, brightened and applied Cabot SPF. Not happy, it is peeling and flaking. Plan to strip, brighten, and re-stain. Suggestions appreciated.
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    TWP Stains · 05/12/2013
    MJ, prep to restore the wood with the Gemini Restore Kit before staining with the TWP 1500.
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    MJ · 05/12/2013
    1. 2 years
    2. Treated Lumber
    3. fair
    4. never stained
    5. large above ground pool deck
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    TWP Stains · 05/10/2013
    Not sure on the media blasting type. I would stain with the 1500 Series for this.
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    Mike Hickok · 05/09/2013
    I have a 22 yr. old Lodge Pole Pine Cabin(chinked). The porch covered side wall is in good shape. West and South walls exposed and lots of checks and fading. Not sure what stain used by previous owner. Plan to refinish entire house.What would you recommend for prep and stain? Should I media blast first with glass media? I have seen videos that seem to show it works better than corn cob media. Thanks, Mike
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    TWP Stains · 05/09/2013
    Dan, I would not use the Clear as it does not offer UV protection. You can use the same tint for all your wood types.
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    Dan Baker · 05/09/2013
    Ipe deck 3 yrs old. Good condition. I'm going to strip it with restore-a-deck. Last stain was CWf-Flood. One deck is on the south side, full sun, one on the north side with a porch roof. My siding is natural cedar clapboard with Ducks cedar stain.
    Should I use the cedar color on both or cedar color on siding and natural on decks?

    I also have am alaskin yellow cedar deck that I'm doing the same thing with. This deck has a maranti rail. Should I use clear on the rail?
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    Margaret Pivik · 05/08/2013
    1. 12 yrs
    2. pressure treated
    3. good
    4. yes, 1 time using Olympic clear semi-transparent; 1x Behr clear semi-transparent; last time Behr oil semi-transparent red ood, 2yrs ago. Just stripped using Behr and Behr Cleaner.
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    TWP Stains · 05/08/2013
    Ric Ropp, please read this article about switching to TWP from another brand:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/switching-to-twp-stains/
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    RIC POPP · 05/08/2013
    1.10 years
    2.Doug Fir lower deck, Redwood upper deck
    3.Good
    4. Yes, Sikkens held up poorly, peeling after one year.
    5. Oval shaped deck surrounding a 16' x 32' pool. Redwood upper deck, peeling also.
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    TWP Stains · 05/07/2013
    Steve L, it would be best to wait and do a light coatings later in the Fall or next Spring.
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    Steve L · 05/07/2013
    We have a Cedar deck that is 4 years old has been treat with unfortunately Thompson's I have clean and washed deck. I have but down one coat of 1501 on all the flat surfaces with a pad and got real good coverage but did not have the chance to do the wet on wet is it to late to go back in and brush on a second coat and try to get better coverage in between the deck boards.
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    TWP Stains · 05/07/2013
    Great!
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    Ray · 05/06/2013
    Has not been treated sence built. Using TWP 1500 ( Redwood ). Is turning out great.
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    TWP Stains · 05/06/2013
    Duanne, strip and remove the Cabot stain then with the Restore A Deck Stain Stripper then Brighten. Stain with the 1500.
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    TWP Stains · 05/06/2013
    KH, I would stain this deck with 2 coats wet on wet with the TWP 1500 Series.