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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    Mr. Rico · 05/05/2013
    New
    Cedar
    Great
    No
    14x18 feet
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    Dan H · 05/04/2013
    1.5-2 years
    Cedar
    Great
    Previously stained with Sikkens Cetol SRD Cedar Tone
    The wood we are looking to stain/coat is a front porch on a home built in June 2011.

    We like the current natural cedar tone look, but it is starting to grey in spots where there is heavy traffic. (This is a porch to our front main door). We are located in Minnesota.

    Any suggestions on Type of stain to use and how much of the old stain we need to remove? or can we just reapply TWP stain over the current stain?
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    TWP Stains · 05/04/2013
    Diana, the Thompsons will be very hard to remove since it was just installed and a water based acrylic. If you can get it off then you can use the TWP.
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    TWP Stains · 05/04/2013
    Sue, not sure on the Sikkens. It could be both. You can use the TWP 1500 for this.
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    Diana · 05/03/2013
    i started to stain the arbor on my deck with Thompsons Water Sealer in cedar. I hate the color, too orange! The deck was installed last summer, pine pressure treated lumber. Can I remove the Thompsons, and then use your product?
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    sue hoover · 05/03/2013
    Our garage doors peeled after the first year of staining. they are 7 years old, the product used was sikkens. was it applied improperly or the product itself?
    any advice on using your product on these doors after they are stripped down?
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    TWP Stains · 05/03/2013
    Marc, use the 1500 after prepping properly with a deck stain stripper and wood brightener. About 5-6 gallons of the stain for the 2 coats.
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    TWP Stains · 05/03/2013
    Doug, SW is a fairly difficult stain to strip. Use the RAD Stain Stripper followed by the brightener. If needed sand the rest off. Once the wood is prepped then you are ready for the TWP. Future reapplication typically requires a deck cleaner for the prep as long as you do not let the stain go to full failure.
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    Doug Papallo · 05/03/2013
    I have a large deck (approx 800 sq ft) that's approx 18 yrs old. The decking boards are cedar and railings pressure treated lumber. Last year I stripped the deck using bleach and then power-washed. I then applied the Sherwin Williams acrylic semi-transparent stain. Not even a year later, it's dull and has worn off in many places. I live in CT and would appreciate any tips as to which stain, stripper and methods that would allow me to strip the deck and put a new coat (or two) of TWP that will last me a couple of years. Also, for future re-applications, what should I use and how should I prep? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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    Mark C · 05/03/2013
    Deck is about 10 years old.

    Not sure of wood type maybe pine or fir

    Wood is in ok condition, some cracking.

    Has been stained, not sure done by previous owner.

    Deck is 22x20, need to stain rails too. Rails are a little over 3 feet.
    I would like to know which product to use and if I need to use cleaner. Also how much stain do I need to order?

    Thanks
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    TWP Stains · 05/03/2013
    Elliot, are you wanting to just stain the horizontals with the TWP? Make sure to remove all graying and old sealer if any remains for the prep then stain with the TWP in the 1500 Series.
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    TWP Stains · 05/03/2013
    Debbie, prep the wood with the Gemini Restore Kit then stain with the TWP 1500 Series.
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    Debbie Rivera · 05/03/2013
    12 years
    do not know type, but looks like they were bought from home depot. 1x4's
    weathered
    never been treated
    deck with railing 12x12 area, stairs down cliff to water. we also need to treat a dock that was put in about 8 mths ago.
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    Elliott Smith · 05/02/2013
    I am thinking that I want to do a medium range dark stain that will last about 3 years if possible, that would help cover imperfections and aging look of the deck. I was also considering painting the banister all around the deck and the lattice underneath white with paint, but I am not sure of that.

    Age of wood? - 3 years

    Type of wood? pressure treated pine

    Condition of the wood? mediocre, faded, scratches, and starting to look poor which is why I am here.

    Has it been stained previously and if so with what brand of stain? It was treated with Thompsons water seal on the 2nd summer, and was not treated last summer.


    Small description of the area to be treated. 10' x 20' raised about 5' off ground. Sunny during parts of the day. Has lattice underneath.
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    TWP Stains · 05/02/2013
    I would use a wood brightener to prep then the TWP 1500.
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    Mike Parshall · 05/01/2013
    3 years
    Cedar
    Very good, recently stripped and sanded with 60 grit
    Stained 3 years ago with Behr -completely removed by sanding
    Do I need to use any whitening agent prior to staining with 1500?
    Location: Pennsylvania -Do I need to use 1500 or can I use 100?
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    TWP Stains · 05/01/2013
    If the wood is free of all coatings and clean then you should be good to stain. I would look at the 1500 Series in one of the richer/darker colors.
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    TWP Stains · 05/01/2013
    Lanny, make sure to use a wood brightener after the stripping. Either series would work for you as long as you are in a state that allows it. if not then the 1500 is the way to go.
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    lanny warren · 04/30/2013
    I completely stripped my deck. Should I treat it with something before applying the stain. Which is better for pine, 100 or 1500 and why?
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    Kenneth Haney · 04/30/2013
    1. 25 year old wood
    2. tung in grove pine
    3. good, weathered gray
    4. not previously stained
    5. 160 sq. ft. screened porch which gets occasional blown in rain

    I plan to sand the floor before staining.