TWP Stain Reviews, Articles, How-To Tips


In terms of natural beauty, not many wood types compare to IPE. This beautiful exotic dense wood fairs well in a variety of climates but should still have a protective finish to resist weather damage. A weatherproof coating will warrant a long lasting finish while stopping the damaging effects of Mother Nature.



Weather protection can go a long way in preserving the beauty and longevity of log cabins. The key to a long-standing solid log cabin is shielding the exterior of the log cabin from brutal UV rays and moisture. In addition, the right log cabin stain will enhance the natural beauty of the logs to give your cabin that sought after rustic appeal.

The best TWP Stain for log cabins is the newly formulated TWP 1500 Series. This particular stain product is intended to perform better than the original formula known as Series 500. The outperforming version 1500 Series Stain uses a low VOC blend that is compliant in all 50 states and is registered as an EPA wood preservative.


Wood shakes and shingles are commonly found on older architectural type homes but are still a popular choice on newer homes as well. Shake siding and wood shingles can give a home a charming look that can last for many years. Although these wood surfaces can be very appealing, they are prone to water and sun damage when they are left unprotected. Protecting these surfaces with a quality wood stain can prolong the life of the wood and enhance its natural beauty. This not only increases your home’s curb appeal, but protects against wood rot and decay caused by years of weather exposure.