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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    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
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    John Whitehead · 02/07/2013
    Hello:
    1. 15 years
    2. Treated lumber
    3. Okay but some graying/cracking
    4. Professionally stained ~ 3 years ago with Wolmans F&P
    5. Deck and fence
    What is 'wet on wet'? Also how close are the actual colors to those shown on the website?

    Thanks,
    John
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    TWP Stains · 02/06/2013
    That sounds like one old and dried out deck! I would use the 1500 Series and apply 2 coats. This will replenish the dried out wood. Make sure to prep with the Gemini Restore A Deck Kit first to remove the dirt and the graying.
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    Larry Cox · 02/06/2013
    Age of wood - 23 years
    Type - red wood, 2x4's & 2x6's.
    Not treated w/anything in 23 years.
    Condition - dry, rough surface, gray.
    2nd story deck, heavy sun/all weather exposure, air circulation all around.
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    TWP Stains · 01/31/2013
    New wood should not be stained right away, it should be installed, let weathered for 4-12 months, then cleaned and brightened to prep. No need or advantage to stain all sides of wood. Just need to stain the exposed sides. As for color, I would suggest getting some samples to test out. You can find the link to the samples on the right.
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    Gayle Marshall · 01/30/2013
    1) bought if from a lumber dealer in spring of 2012 - It has been in the garage out of the elements
    2)cedar deck boards
    3)very good
    4)no
    5) building new deck - 675 sf (will probably stain all sides of the deck boards)

    How much stain should I by and what color would you recommend. House is tan/brown brick and fence has a reddish stain.
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    TWP Stains · 01/28/2013
    Clear offers no UV protection so it will gray in a matter of months depending on the exposure to the UV. Might want to get some samples to test out the colors:

    [url=http://www.twpstain.com/stain-samples]TWP 1500 Samples[/url]
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    Todd Brewer · 01/27/2013
    Just had house built about 3-4 months ago. The deck is PT pine. I would like to keep it looking new and natural but I have read using clear stain requires recoating every year. What are your thoughts?
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    TWP Stains · 01/25/2013
    For best results you should remove the Thompson's first with a stain remover. This will ensure a even application and proper adhesion.

    TWP 1500 is VOC compliant in all 48 states while the 100 is not.
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    Charles Wiesneth · 01/25/2013
    PROJECT
    AGE: 7
    TYPE: PRESSURED TREATED PINE
    CONDITION: FAIR
    PREVIOUS STAINL THOMPSON'S WATERSEAL TINTED HONEY
    DESCRIPTION: 250 SQFT; Unbleached spots; shaded areas Thompson's still good; sunny area Thompson's worn off;
    trying to get the best uniform cover

    difference between 100 and 1500?
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    TWP Stains · 01/07/2013
    New wood (if smooth) you weather for 4+ months, then cleaned and brightened before applying the TWP. Nothing else is needed.
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    TWP Stains · 01/07/2013
    1. I would use the 1500 Series and only apply 1 coat.
    2. Yes
    3. Clean and Brighten with the Gemini Restore-A-Deck Kit to prep.
    4. I would not sand.
    5. TWP wants you to wait 4-12 months to let the wood season. Do not over apply. Just 1 coat the first time.
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    Bigdogmom · 01/07/2013
    I am installing new (untreated) pine vertical board & batten siding on an entire house in the Colorado mountains. Does the wood need to be pretreated before staining?
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    Jade · 01/07/2013
    Hi. I live in Central Texas. I have a 600 sf pressure treated yellow pine deck w/aluminum ballisters. The deck was put into place about three months ago. I believe it is seasoned well enough to take a stain (no previous stain)...and I am prepared to do some orbital sanding ---I was wondering several things:

    1. Which of your TWP products is the right one for me.

    2. Is it ok to do the hand rails and pergola first before I do the decking itself?

    3. What cleaner do you recommend for the stain preparation?

    4. Do you recommend any sanding with my Ryobi hand held 5" orbital sander? I have 80 grit sand paper.

    5. Are there any other tips/information you think I need?

    Thank you...

    MS
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    TWP Stains · 12/27/2012
    Scott in Cali:
    New Deck, Just installed
    Redwood
    Brand New
    No, starting to get dirty


    For brand new wood, TWP will penetrate better if you let the wood weather. The suggested waiting period is 4-12 months.

    I would wait until Spring, clean and brighten with the Gemini Restore A Deck Kit, then apply one coat of the 1500.
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    Scott in Cali · 12/27/2012
    New Deck, Just installed
    Redwood
    Brand New
    No, starting to get dirty

    We have a brand new redwood deck that we would like to use the TWP 1500 Stain on the deck. We would like to stain right away but have read reviews on other sites that suggest waiting.

    What should we do?

    Thanks for the help!