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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    Earl Freeman · 04/16/2013
    First stained with 511 about 3 years ago. Stained the deck again last year Deck looks as though it needs to be done again, balusters and any upright wood looks fine but any flat surface looks very dull. Any suggestions for preparation before staining again that will have a decent look after a year.
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    TWP Stains · 04/14/2013
    Stephanie, you would want to clean and prep with the Gemini Restore Kit then use the 1515 Honeytone. TWP though is not compliant for Canada.
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    Stephanie · 04/14/2013
    I have a one year old previously untreated cedar deck that has grayed. I know I need to clean it up prior to staining. Straight west exposure so lots of sun. We live just outside of Toronto so extreme cold common in the winter. We would like it to look like the colour of wet cedar. What do you recommend?
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    TWP Stains · 04/14/2013
    Jim, you should use the Gemini Restore Kit with the pressure washing. The wood will turn out better and it will make it easier as well.
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    Jim Chamberlain · 04/14/2013
    Approx 600 sq. ft. deck, back & side. Back (275 sq.ft)5 yrs old 1/2 shade 1/2 sun, never treated, serious mildew problem, some boards show bad cracking and warpage (to be replaced).
    Side (325 sq. ft)3 yrs old, never treated mostly sun until early-afternoon. Mostly dirty and some mildew under deck railing. Wood in good shape. Cleaned small area with Jomax deck cleaner (Lowes. Brightened wood quite a bit but took one hour for 40 sq. ft. and had to scrub with brush. All wood is PT southern yellow pine. Am thinking of using elec pressure washer (1300 psi)on rest of deck. What other method might you suggest?
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    TWP Stains · 04/10/2013
    Natalie, new wood is supposed to weather 4-12 months before applying the TWP and needs to be prepped properly. Adding more stain now will cause issues as it will not penetrate. I would leave it alone then remove the light coat in 6 months or so before changing.

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    TWP Stains · 04/10/2013
    Kyle, As long as the Behr is removed then the TWP will work properly for your deck. Typically lasts 2 maybe 3 years in the Midwest.
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    Natalie Smith · 04/09/2013
    We had a new cedar deck installed a couple of weeks ago. Upon completion the builder applied a light coat of TWP 100 series stain. We want to re-stain with a darker stain and a more thorough coat. What prep needs done? Do we roll on the stain where we can and paint areas like the sides and steps?
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    Kyle Abernathy · 04/09/2013
    3-year old pressure treated deck. Need to strip Behr stain for 2nd time...both times it really started to peel and flake. Wood is in relatively good shape minus the flaking and peeling. Been stained twice with Behr semi-transparent. Read great reviews of your product...will the 1500 series work ok on the pressure treated deck? I plan on stripping it and brightening this weekend before applying stain. Our deck gets full sun in the Midwest, and winters are somewhat harsh. Very frustrated with Behr stain...want a stain that is going to last at least a few years.
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    TWP Stains · 04/07/2013
    Gary, prep first with the Gemini Restore Kit and that should be all you need.
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    TWP Stains · 04/07/2013
    Kenny, It seems you have a solid color stain for this deck already? You cannot use TWP on this. You would need to sand off the Duron first then you can use the TWP 1500.
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    Gary Schubert · 04/06/2013
    We added a 3 season room and deck last year. All wood is new untreated cedar. We'd like to treat the wood for weathering, sun, and enhance the color of the wood. I'm considering the TWP 1500 stain, probably the Cedar stain. Anything comments or tips before we proceed?
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    kenny · 04/05/2013
    25 years
    pressure treated decking
    poor
    full hide stain, Duron Brand
    600 sf

    Do you have what I need for this project?
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    TWP Stains · 04/05/2013
    Rayray, bleach is bad for wood as it breaks done the wood cells. We do not suggest it.
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    TWP Stains · 04/05/2013
    Kim, you can stain the floor then walk back on to reapply. Just do not step in your second coat. Please read this for more info:

    [url=http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-stain-wet-on-wet-application/]TWP Wet On Wet Application[/url]
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    rayray · 04/04/2013
    i have a new MCA pressure treated deck that has now aged 9 mo. i am now ready to stain. why do i have to buy "restore a deck"? can't i just use a bleach & dish soap solution to clean before staining?
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    Kim Roberts · 04/04/2013
    I built a pt pine deck last summer. I'd like to stain in this spring. I'm interested in your TWP 1500 but I'm a bit confused with the "wet on wet" application. How can you stain a horizontal deck then turn aroung and re-apply stain over the wet surface?
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    TWP Stains · 04/04/2013
    Tim, you would need to remove the BM first with the Restore-A-Deck stain stripper followed by the brightener. You can get samples in the top menu. There is an button to order them.
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    Tim Gordon · 04/04/2013
    15 yr old redwood deck, good condition. every few years I sand the deck and apply BenjaminMoore transparent deck stuff. after 1 or to years the redwood starts to gray and grow mildew. im in central jersey so hot/cold extremes. whats best...twp 1500 or 100? do I need to do anything except for cleaning to apply twp product? the B-M stuff seems to absorb into the wood since I notice that after a yr the wood becomes permeable to water again. i like the natural color of the redwood so would "rustic" be better than "CA redwood" color? how do I get samples?
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    TWP Stains · 04/04/2013
    Ted Carmichael:
    I am building a pavilion out of new rough cut cedar. I would like to apply the stain before putting in the building. Do I need to use a cleaner on this material before staining with TWP1500?

    If it is rough then you do not need to clean first.