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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    Benny Swido · 04/23/2013
    The wood is a pine log siding, about 3 years old. It has been stained with cabbot clear stain. The condition is good but heard about your product and would like to use it. Is it ok to use over the clear stain. I want to use your cedar color. Have used your test samplers and worked good.
    Tks Waiting for your reply Benny
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    TWP Stains · 04/23/2013
    Yes you would need to remove the Behr first before applying the TWP. Behr is very difficult to remove. Strip it with the RAD stripper then sand any remnants. Make sure to use the RAD Brightener as well.
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    TWP Stains · 04/21/2013
    Rick, please read this article:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Rickl · 04/21/2013
    Hi,

    Our brand new redwood deck has been done for about two weeks. This is non-kiln dried wood with a reported moisture content of around 12%. We are in NorCal where it is now sunny, dry and warm. We plan on cleaning/brightening the deck with Restore-A-Deck. How long to wait to stain the deck. Likely using one of the TWP 1500 series colors for this.

    Thanks!

    Rick
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    TWP Stains · 04/20/2013
    Jeff Z, I would use the 1515 Honeytone and apply just one coat for the first time. Make sure to clean and prep with the Gemini Restore Kit. For application help, please read these articles.

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/tips/application-instructions/
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    Jeff Z · 04/19/2013
    I finished a new deck out of Pressure treated lumber about 5 months ago. Haven't decided on a color but want to go with something light like Honeytone. Which TWP product do you recommend for first time application? How much will I need for approx 750sf? Can I use a paint sprayer for application or does this need to be brushed/rolled. Any other application/prep tips? Thanks!
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    TWP Stains · 04/18/2013
    Jim, prep with the Gemini Restore Kit first. I would use the TWP 1500 in any color but take inconsideration that darker/richer colors will take longer to fade from the UV.
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    TWP Stains · 04/18/2013
    Joy, you can use the Black Walnut on your wood but make sure that you back wipe an excess stain if it does not absorb in 30 minutes or so.
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    Jim fiset · 04/17/2013
    Hi
    Have 5 year old pressure treated deck nothing on it now.
    Want to protect it and don't care about color
    What s the best and longest lasting product?
    Thanks
    Jim
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    joy nemec · 04/17/2013
    wood is about 8-10 years old and it is mahogany it is dry, gray and some cracking..no stain , but power washed. we live in MA and the deck is northfacing I don't like the red color,so can I use the walnut successfully?
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    TWP Stains · 04/17/2013
    Strip and brighten the deck with the Restore-A-Deck products then stain with the 1502 Redwood if looking for a similar color.
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    Clarence Begin · 04/17/2013
    Deck is 25 y o pressure treated pine in good condition. Was stained 3 years ago with Sherwin William redwood deck stain. Deck has a southern exposure with very little shade in northern Maine. Recommendations? Thank you
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    TWP Stains · 04/16/2013
    I would do a light cleaning to remove dirt and grime then apply a light maintenance coat to the horizontal flooring.
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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.