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.

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    Dena · 06/25/2020
    Do twp come in quarts. How can I order from Canada. What is the best to put on my new pressure treated deck, I live in n.l. Canada. We have harsh weather...I want my new decking to look natural, so I can see the knots and grain... is a sealer and stain the same. I don’t want anything that will peel
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    Steve · 06/16/2020
    1500 series good for a cedar deck, 15 years old, that has been treated with other products?

    I have stripped the old finish and washed with hose, not a power washer.

    I expect this to be the final product before replacing decking in 4-5 years
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      TWP Stains · 06/17/2020
      As long as you have removed all of the previous stains fully, then yes.
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    Carl · 06/12/2020
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      TWP Stains · 06/12/2020
      No, it will not work with the TWP 1500 on Bamboo.
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    Barb · 08/26/2019
    So, can I use twp on new cedar shakes and then apply a solid oil stain? Our 100 year old shakes are mahogany, and we will be replacing a good share of them.
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      TWP Stains · 08/26/2019
      TWP is not designed to be top-coated with a solid stain.
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    Joan DuBose · 03/20/2019
    I need help! We have western red cedar home and we stained it with twp cedartone and love it but now we had 2 screen doors made out of poplar wood and staining it with cedartone does not match, it is too light, what can we add to cedartone and make it look good and match
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      TWP Stains · 03/21/2019

      The reason your color is different is due to the different wood types. There is not a way, unfortunately, to make the two wood types match. You cannot add tint to the TWP stains.
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    Pamela · 11/06/2018
    Is Restore a Deck Prep 1 and 2 suitable as a cleaning application for TREX
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      TWP Stains · 11/06/2018
      Yes, you can use it for cleaning Trex.
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    Bret Mansch · 11/06/2017
    What is the difference between the 1520, and the 120? Tks bret