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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    Terence Brown · 05/20/2013
    age : 8 years
    pine treated
    good but cracking never stain or painted
    1000 square feet deck
    90 ft. of railing
    The deck and railing were cleaned in August 2012 and i have ordered 3 sample stains. i like the dark oak. It covers well and I believe that I will not have to clean the area again.
    I would appreciate your advice.
    If I order online how do I get the rebate for the 3 samples
    Thank you Terry brown
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    TWP Stains · 05/19/2013
    Kat, the 100 Series for MN. Need a total sq. footage to give an answer. Need to count the stairs, railings, floors, etc.
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    TWP Stains · 05/19/2013
    Richard, prep with the Gemini Restore Kit. Stain with the 1500.
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    TWP Stains · 05/19/2013
    Strip off the Cabot with the Restore A Deck Stain Stripper the brighten. Stain with the 1500.
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    john39110 · 05/19/2013
    pressure treated pine dock over water
    built in 2007
    sealed with cabot in 2008
    no maintenance since 2008
    what product/prep process do you recommend?
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    Tyvek Man · 05/19/2013
    Which product do you recommend for my situation 100 or 1500?
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    Richard Miller · 05/18/2013
    I have a 25 year pressure treated pine wood deck in decent condition for its age. It has only been waterproofed and never stained. About a quarter of the deck can get up to 6 hours of direct sunlight. Most boards are fine but the sunny ones are weather worn but acceptable. There is some black mold & mildew plus greening. Overall the deck is gray colored now. What do you suggest?
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    Kat Cramer · 05/18/2013
    Our deck was built October 2012. Made of cedar, live in Minneapolis, MN. Wood has bleached out immensely over winter due to constant sun exposure. 2 level deck, 14' x 20' and 26' x 20', 2 flights of stairs.
    Would you use twp 1500? Would you use Gemini deck cleaner? How many gallons o stain do I need for this project?
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    Kat Cramer · 05/18/2013
    Our deck was built from cedar 7 months ago here in Minneapolis, MN.
    We have not stained it yet. It gets a ton of sun & snow as well. We have read a lot on what stain to use and we would like to know what you might recommend between the twp 100 or 1500 stain? and also how any gallons necessary for our deck? It is two stories., one floor is 14' x 20' and one is 26' x 20'. Plus 2 flights of cedar wood stairs.
    Also what do you recommend forvprep?
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    Rolf Johansen · 05/18/2013
    Need advise. 10 year old pressure treated pine deck. Had what looked like a rosewood stain. Stripped it and used brightener followed by TWP 1515 Honeytone. Now realize I should have used a darker color. I don't mind it, but wife really HATES it. Shedding wife not a viable option. Is there another solution other than stripping off product and starting again? After it fully dries, can I lightly sand the surface and reapply a darker stain, or perhaps a deck paint?

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    TWP Stains · 05/18/2013
    Tyvek, install first, let weather for a month, lightly clean, then stain. The Homeytone is the lightest tint that offers UV protection from graying.
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    TWP Stains · 05/18/2013
    lebel, you would want to prep the wood first with a deck cleaner and wood brightener. Only 1 coat this time. The 1500 Series
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    lebel · 05/17/2013
    I have an older covered porch with pressure treated wood added last year to the floor. The porch gets rain and snow 3/4 of the way in from the edge and steps are open to the elements. I live in Limestone, Maine and would like to know which stain to use in semi-transparent series. Some of the wood on the floor has been flipped and is still in great condition. Wood is fir/spruce?
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    Tyvek Man · 05/17/2013
    The wood is 3 years old stacked and stickered air dried in a pile.
    Species is white pine, rough sawn (not planed) for maximum penetration.
    The wood is all sawn into 1"X10" boards and has not been previously stained. My intent is to put it up on the house as exterior siding and apply a wood preservative after it is up. I live in Wisconsin where the summer humidity is high and winter is cold. We like the color of natural wood if possible. What type of stain do you recommend? Am I on track with my thinking of putting it up first, then staining it after it is up or should I stain each board first then put up on the house? Is it ok to treat only one side or should I treat the under side before putting the boards up?
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    TWP Stains · 05/17/2013
    For the unstained decks, just let it dry then stain. For the stained that was rained on, it really depends on how it looks after the rain dries. If it looks bad and blotchy then you may need to strip it off and start over. If it looks okay, then leave alone.
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    Michael_Am · 05/16/2013
    I watched the weather for my area waiting until the weatherman basically guaranteed no rain for 7-10 days. That would allow me two days to prep my porch and decks, 48 hours to dry, a day to stain, and 48 hours to dry.

    I got my porch stripped and brightened (7 year old decking with a light honey tone stain), and got my decks cleaned and brightened (one year old pressure treated pine) (with Restore A Deck) by day 2. Allowed to dry for 48 hours. On day 5 I began staining . . . and about five hours into it, IT BEGAN TO RAIN!!!

    I've got four gallons of TWP 1500 on my deck that was rained on after it had been down about two hours. The vast majority of my deck now has nothing on it (besides water). The porch is also bare, but it's mostly covered.

    So now what? Do I have to re-brighten or what? If yes, how soon must the stain be applied? What about the wood that was already stained, but not allowed to properly dry?
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    TWP Stains · 05/15/2013
    1. You can stain 48 hours after the prepping and up to 2 weeks.

    2. Get a pressure washer to help with the pergola. It will be extremely difficult without it. The Restore Kit must be scrubbed and or washed with a pressure washer.
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    TWP Stains · 05/15/2013
    Paint strippers will probably not work much better. Strip, let dry, sand, lightly clean, then brighten.
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    Jadire · 05/15/2013
    Hi. I have a 600 sf deck.

    It's sectioned into three 200 sf areas and there is a pergola. The banisters are aluminum. I already have the TWP. Here are my questions:
    1. How long after restoring/cleaning, can I apply the stain? I don't think I can tackle both staining and restoring the whole deck on one weekend, and I don't think I can manage more than a section in one weekend. But, how much time do I have after the restore a deck application to still effectively stain.

    2. How do I manage the pergola? Will just spraying it with the restore a deck be enough, I can't really scrub it. I am not using a pressure sprayer--I'm scrubbing and rinsing by hand and water hose.


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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?