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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    Cheryl Dwinell · 02/28/2013
    sorry, part of my eamil was deleted. We are putting up a new cedar arbor. When the wood was delivered, it was slightly wet. How long should be let it dry before staining? And what other preparation should be done? We want UV protection to prevent graying, but would prefer a fairly tranparent look. Suggestions?
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    Cheryl Dwinell · 02/28/2013
    ? And what other preparation should be done? We want UV protection, but would rather have a more transparent look. Suggestions?
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    TWP Stains · 02/27/2013
    Dave,

    I am sorry but TWP 100 and 1500 Series cannot be shipped or sold into Canada. It is not compliant there.
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    Dave Simpson · 02/27/2013
    Hi:

    I have a 10 yr old cedar deck. Located in Toronto, Canada. South facing and in full sun all day. Originally finished with Cabot Tung Oil and redone every two to 3 years. Last year cleaned with Cedar Wash deck cleaner and treated with Thompson's sealer.
    The cleaner has bleached the deck and the sealer hasn't sealed so well. I would like to refinish and stain.
    Appreciate your recommendations

    Dave
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    TWP Stains · 02/21/2013
    Jade, either would work well for you. TWP 100 is a little thinner so it may be able to penetrate your newer wood a little better. The 1500 can give slightly better UV protection since it contains a more solids.
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    Jade · 02/21/2013
    Hi. I live in Texas. I did read the article, and will comply. That was a helpful article! I'm still wondering tho about the 100 or 1500 TWP...which one would be appropriate?

    jade
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    TWP Stains · 02/21/2013
    Jade,

    What state do you live in? Please read this article on staining new wood with TWP:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Jade · 02/21/2013
    Hi. I've been following closely for a while. But I just want to make sure I'm on the right track before I buy.

    1. Constructed in September, 2012
    2. Yellow Treated Pine
    3. New-ish
    4. Never been stained
    5. Deck, Handrails, Stairs. Alluminum Ballisters.

    My question: 150 or 1500?

    Thank you.

    Jade
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    TWP Stains · 02/21/2013
    Dennis, make sure to remove any remnants of the old stain first so the TWP can properly penetrate int the cedar. This can typically be done with a stain stripper then neutralized with a wood brightener. Once the wood is prepped, you should apply two light coats of the TWP 1500 "wet on wet". This will ensure a even coverage, proper penetration into the wood, and maximum protection. For info on "wet on wet" application, please read this on our TWP Help Site:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-stain-wet-on-wet-application/
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    Dennis · 02/21/2013
    1. 10 years old
    2. Heartwood Cedar 2X6 flooring
    3. Excellent but wearing quicker in the perimeter areas not covered by the deck roof
    4. Yes. Cabot or SW Deck scapes oil toner--cedar color
    5. Entire floor and steps
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    TWP Stains · 02/14/2013
    Dickie, in general the darker or richer the color the longer it takes to fade from the UV. When applying too soon to new wood, stains will have a difficult time of penetrating causing premature color fading and wearing. Most likely you will just need to clean and re coat the wood in a year or so.
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    TWP Stains · 02/14/2013
    Peter, either series would work for you and they would not hurt the asphalt. Both are oil based. You should clean and brighten the wood with the Gemini Restore Kit to prep.
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    dickie lee erwin · 02/14/2013
    I applied the redwood TWP to a new cedar deck. I didn't wait the 4-6 months. Is there a problem with that (besides not reading all the directions)? If so, what do I need to do to make it good?
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    dickie lee erwin · 02/14/2013
    Question: Does the darker stains hold up better under the 'Texas' sun and weather opposed to the clear. Your expertise and documentation will be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you, dle
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    Peter A Jezek · 02/13/2013
    I have a 700 sq. ft. cedar deck previously stained with Thompson Water Seal, but now almost completely weathered gray with minimal stain remaining. Is the TWP 100 or the 1500 most suitable for this application? In addition to pressure washing, what other preparation do you recommend? Thank you. Peter.
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    Peter A Jezek · 02/13/2013
    I have a pressure treated cedar decks weathered for several years. 1000 sq. ft. over patio and 1000 sq. ft. over blacktop (asphalt) roof. Is the TWP 100 or the 1500 most suitable for these decks? I presume the stains are oil based. Do I risk damaging the hot mop asphalt roofing by drips of the stain? Thank you. Peter
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    TWP Stains · 02/11/2013
    Ed, new wood is not ready to be stained. TWP suggests waiting 4-12 months to allow the wood to dry and weather slightly. After that you should use the Gemini Restore Kit to prep the wood for the stain.
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    Ed · 02/10/2013
    I have a brand deck and a painter suggested twp stain cedar tone. Would like guidance on prepping and painting
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    TWP Stains · 02/08/2013
    John,actual colors vary considerably as it depends on the wood type, age, and prepping. Best to get a sample to test. You may also visit this link for some ideas: [url=http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-1500-colors-explained/]TWP 1500 Colors[/url].

    I would look at the TWP 1500 for this deck. Make sure to clean or remove any of the Wolman first.

    Apply the first coat of stain then apply the second coat right away while the first coat is still wet.
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    John Whitehead · 02/07/2013
    Forgot to mention it is a 2 level deck approx 10X20 each level