The Total Wood Preservative known as TWP is an EPA registered wood preservative that protects exterior wood surfaces from structural damage and wood rot. This semi-transparent line of wood stains come in several different formulas and stain colors.
The most popular line of TWP stain is their 1500 Series. This newly designed formula outperforms the previous TWP 500 Series. The water resistant stain protects wood from warping, cracking and splitting. In addition, it prevents freeze damage in colder regions of the country. TWP Stain will stop wood graying as well as darkening and fading as a result of harsh UV rays. The TWP 1500 Series is an oil based semi-transparent formula that will allow the wood to show through while adding a little bit of tone.
TWP 1500 enhances the natural beauty of the wood grain and is available in 9 different stain colors. TWP stain colors for the 1500 Series are Cedartone, Redwood, Dark Oak, Black Walnut, California Redwood, Honeytone, Rustic, Pecan, and Natural. These tones add just enough pigment for adequate sun protection while enhancing the wood’s appearance. See TWP 1500 Colors for more info and explanation.
TWP 100 Series is also an EPA registered wood preservative. This non-peeling blend of stain penetrates wood surfaces to repel water and UV rays while aiding in color retention. The 100 Series is offered in 6 colors of Cedartone, Pecan, Redwood, Honeytone, Rustic, and Dark Oak. See TWP 100 Colors for more info and explanation.
Last but not least TWP 200 Series is a paraffinic oil based clear finish. This protects against the elements and also restores lubricity and flexibility to the wood. A little bit of pigment in this clear transparent stain is available in 4 tones being Cedartone, Cedar Gold, California Cedar, and Butternut.
All of the final color results vary depending on the wood type, age, condition, preparation of wood, and the stain application process. These semi-transparent stain colors will bring out the wood grain’s natural beauty while providing long lasting protection.