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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    Joe Henson · 09/26/2016
    1 New
    2 Pine pressure treated
    3 New\
    4 No
    5 Some full day light and some shade
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    TWP Stains · 09/26/2016
    stephen Pierce:
    We applied a coat in June. Looks great and does an awesome job repelling water. ! It has faded some and we're thinking of appling a second this fall. Can this be done now or do I need to wait until it has faded more?

    Thank you

    Best to wait until Spring for this.
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    stephen Pierce · 09/26/2016
    We applied a coat in June. Looks great and does an awesome job repelling water. ! It has faded some and we're thinking of appling a second this fall. Can this be done now or do I need to wait until it has faded more?

    Thank you
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    TWP Stains · 09/25/2016
    Roger Ewing:
    I live in central Kentucky and have recently purchased a 20 year old house and deck. The previous finish has totally worn away on the decking - no clue on what was previously used - leaving only the gray pine boards. The decking is in excellent shape, however. The deck sides and supports are dark and probably contain some of the previous stain. I am considering the TWP 1500 Dark Oak or Black Walnut stains. I have just ordered the sample. What do I need to do prep the deck for the new stain?
    Also, the main deck has 360 sq. ft, and a 36 sq. ft landing, with 13 steps. How much TWP 1500 would be required.
    Thanks

    You will need to remove the old stain on the verticals. Prep with the Restore a Deck Stripper and Brightener kit. Please see our calculator to the right on this page for stain amount needed.
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    Roger Ewing · 09/24/2016
    I live in central Kentucky and have recently purchased a 20 year old house and deck. The previous finish has totally worn away on the decking - no clue on what was previously used - leaving only the gray pine boards. The decking is in excellent shape, however. The deck sides and supports are dark and probably contain some of the previous stain. I am considering the TWP 1500 Dark Oak or Black Walnut stains. I have just ordered the sample. What do I need to do prep the deck for the new stain?
    Also, the main deck has 360 sq. ft, and a 36 sq. ft landing, with 13 steps. How much TWP 1500 would be required.
    Thanks
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    TWP Stains · 09/21/2016
    Will Bealke:
    I have a cedar deck, installed two years ago and stained with TWP 100 series cedar stain. Within 18 months, I had mildew and very little water shedding by the stain. My deck has lots of shade.
    I have power washed the deck to remove the old TWP, and sanded the surface. I plan to finish with TWP 1500 series.
    Two questions:
    -one coat or two?
    -is it possible to clean and stain over this new finish in 12-18 months, before I start to get mildew, or will I have to repeat the entire process again next time the stain's life has ended?

    Two light coats applied wet on wet:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-stain-wet-on-wet-application/

    As for maintenance coats:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/applying-a-maintenance-coat-of-twp/
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    Will Bealke · 09/20/2016
    I have a cedar deck, installed two years ago and stained with TWP 100 series cedar stain. Within 18 months, I had mildew and very little water shedding by the stain. My deck has lots of shade.
    I have power washed the deck to remove the old TWP, and sanded the surface. I plan to finish with TWP 1500 series.
    Two questions:
    -one coat or two?
    -is it possible to clean and stain over this new finish in 12-18 months, before I start to get mildew, or will I have to repeat the entire process again next time the stain's life has ended?
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    TWP Stains · 09/20/2016
    tcp:
    how many gals for 3000sq ft older wood shake roof

    For two coat you will need about 25-30 gallons.
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    tcp · 09/19/2016
    how many gals for 3000sq ft older wood shake roof
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    TWP Stains · 09/19/2016
    John Alan:
    My deck was stained with TWP three years ago and is ready for a touch up. The floor and top rails are of course in worse shape than the side rails. What is needed for cleaning and or sanding? It i normal pressure treated wood in good condition and is about 11 years old and has been treated twice previously.

    Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit. No need to sand:

    http://www.twpstain.com/gemini-s-restore-a-deck-cleaner-and-brightener-kit
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    John Alan · 09/19/2016
    My deck was stained with TWP three years ago and is ready for a touch up. The floor and top rails are of course in worse shape than the side rails. What is needed for cleaning and or sanding? It i normal pressure treated wood in good condition and is about 11 years old and has been treated twice previously.
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    TWP Stains · 09/10/2016
    Lars & Amy:
    I am refinishing some cedar trim on a house that I am brushing with a wire brush back to the actual wood color. I'd like to put a clear sealer /stain on it that has no sheen. What do you recommend?

    Which stain has the lowest maintinance? I don't want anything that could ever peel. I'd like something that I could just recoat when needed.

    We are also going to add log siding that we want to protect after it's been up for a year. What do you recommend for that?

    Where can I buy it?

    Thanks,
    Amy

    The TWP 1500 Series would be best for both. It is a penetrating stain that can be cleaned and reapplied as needed. It does not film on top of the wood and peel. We sell online from our website.
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    Lars & Amy · 09/09/2016
    I am refinishing some cedar trim on a house that I am brushing with a wire brush back to the actual wood color. I'd like to put a clear sealer /stain on it that has no sheen. What do you recommend?

    Which stain has the lowest maintinance? I don't want anything that could ever peel. I'd like something that I could just recoat when needed.

    We are also going to add log siding that we want to protect after it's been up for a year. What do you recommend for that?

    Where can I buy it?

    Thanks,
    Amy
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    TWP Stains · 09/05/2016
    bdbd:
    do you have to stain a second time on a deck. Using 1500 Pecan. Old weathered wood. Also do you have to wipe the whole deck down after stain application?

    TWP is applied wet on wet:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-stain-wet-on-wet-application/
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    bdbd · 09/05/2016
    do you have to stain a second time on a deck. Using 1500 Pecan. Old weathered wood. Also do you have to wipe the whole deck down after stain application?
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    TWP Stains · 09/05/2016
    Gail McNamara:
    We stained our deck using TWP black walnut. We like it a lot but it is very dull looking. Is it necessary to wait until next year before putting on another coat. How about a month.

    FYI, TWP is a penetrating stain that is not supposed to have a shine. If you want to do another coat, it would be best to wait until next Spring. Lightly clean first.
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    Gail McNamara · 09/04/2016
    We stained our deck using TWP black walnut. We like it a lot but it is very dull looking. Is it necessary to wait until next year before putting on another coat. How about a month.
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    TWP Stains · 08/30/2016
    john zureich:
    New installation of 2x6 treated pine. Can your products be used on treated wood?

    See here about new wood: http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

    Yes it can be used on treated wood.
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    john zureich · 08/30/2016
    New installation of 2x6 treated pine. Can your products be used on treated wood?
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    TWP Stains · 08/27/2016
    Randy Vavrina:
    We have a cabin in Colorado at 8,000 feet eleva. Dry climate w/high UV. We can get heavy snow which remains on the deck until it melts since we are not always there to remove the snow. We havt 1500 sf between lower & upper decks. Wood species since we did not build the home/deck. We let an acquaintance handy man talk us into a Benjamin Moore latex "solid" stain over a previously Cabot semi transparent oil stain. This was three years. We want to use the TWP product but we are not sure which product 100 or 1500. The 1500 looks as though it is superior in many ways to the 100. Can you recommend which product and recommendations on how to prepare the deck. We cannot use the stripper for many reasons. Considering having the decks sanded down with a drum sander. What do you think? Will the sand paper gum up with the sold latex stain that it is removing?

    Hello, if you want to use the TWP you must remove all of the previous coatings. Heavy sanding will be required to do this. Drum sanders and belt sanding should work. Once 100% removed, it is best to use the Gemini Restore Kit for the final prep. 100 or 1500 Series would work well for you in CO. Performance is about the same.