How To Apply TWP 1500 Stain

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TWP 1500 Stain

TWP 1500 Stain

Update on Best Application tips for applying the TWP 1500 Series

First, measure your wood surface to determine the square footage. TWP 1500 Series Wood and Deck Preservative covers approximately 150-300 sq. ft. per gallon. Buy a little more stain than you need just to be sure you do not run out at the end of the project.

Prior to using TWP 1500 Wood and Deck Stain, clean the wood using a brush or pressure washer along with a quality wood cleaner. Preparing the wood properly will ensure your new TWP Wood Stain will perform optimally.

Once the wood surface is cleaned it must dry for a minimum of 48 hours before any stain can be applied. Be sure the temperature is at least 50 degrees and that dry weather is forecasted for the next several days.
Remove any leaves or debris that may have collected while the wood was drying. Wear protective gear like rubber gloves and safety glasses while completing your wood staining project. Thoroughly mix the TWP 1500 Wood Preservative using a paint stick until it is well blended. Be sure there are no clumps at the bottom of the pail. If the TWP stain has been sitting for some time, a paint store can shake it up for you.

Use plastic to protect any windows, landscaping, concrete, or siding that you do not want to stain. Begin staining the higher areas first. On wood siding, gazebos, wood shakes, and playsets start at the top and stain your way down. On wood decks, it is best to start with the railings and save the deck floor for last.

TWP 1500 Series can be applied in several ways. Use a brush, stain pad, or pump sprayer to apply. With TWP 1500, the first coat is a saturation coat. It should soak in fairly quickly with the exception of new wood which may take longer. If the wood absorbs the first coat with no problem, a second coat of TWP 1500 Stain may be applied. The more stain that is absorbed the better. Apply a second “wet on wet” coat within 30 minutes of the first coat.

Be wary of over-application of the stain. If you see puddles or drips of excess stain that isn’t absorbing into the wood, wipe them away using a brush or stain rag. Do not stop staining in the middle of a board. Doing so can leave lap marks. Finish each board from end to end once you begin staining.

TWP 1500 Series Wood and Deck Preservative is the only wood preservative registered by the EPA. It is designed for all exterior wood surfaces. It has outstanding penetration properties and excellent UV resistance from wood graying. It has superb color retention and is not prone to cracking, peeling, or flaking. TWP 1500 Series will only fade in time and can simply be cleaned and reapplied as necessary for maintenance.

 

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Chris Trail
Chris Trail

Hi, I got the 1500 stain and the cleaner / brightener Kit.
My wood is 8 years old, never been stained before.
1. How long after cleaner / brightener before I can stain?
2. Do I need to do 1 coat or 2. Most say 1 on wood that never been stained, but this is pretty old wood.

Thanks,
Chris

richard james
richard james

Stained an area to test color. Seem to have some places that are not drying like rest of it. It has been about 18 hrs. I assume I applied too thick and not even. Too late to use rag so I am just going to wait unless you have better idea. Old deck , except new patch boards. Yes It was prepared before staining. I just think i applied too much in some area. Hard to tell when you are doing it. I did small area with a brush, but will use pad for rest of deck.

Kurt W Simon
Kurt W Simon

I have an 800 sqft 25-year old redwood deck in CA, last stained 6 years ago with TWP. When I did it last, I over-applied in some areas, took a while to dry. They still look like new shiny wood after 6 years. Other areas are now faded and dry looking but no flaking after 6 years. Time to do it again. I’ve stripped and brightened test areas with RAD in both shiny and dry places to test stain samples from TWP, and I’m now ready to strip/brighten the whole deck and then stain. I’m concerned about even application of… Read more »

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Sharon
Sharon

New installation of T&G Cedar Soffit in 2-story commercial building. 1) Thinking of using 1500 in either natural, honeytone, or cedartone. Do these colors have different amounts of pigment/solids that might make one color more durable than another? 2) Ideally would want to stain a few boards at a time (quickly moving down the length of building) so don’t see overlap marks that come from drying in between, but will be working from a scaffolding up high so not practical to move scaffold so much. Should I be able to stain this 3-4′ wide soffit so that overlap marks won’t… Read more »

Michelle
Michelle

We are staining our pressure treated wood deck for the first time. Do we do one coat or the two coat wet on wet method?

Vicki
Vicki

is It possible to do a second coat the next day or so?

 
Nina
Nina

We are applying TWP 1501 right now on our deck and there is little bubbles in it when applied. We brush over them but they keep coming back. Why are they appearing and what do we do with them? Nina

Brian Stidham
Brian Stidham

Is it better to stain the gaps between the boards first or last? Thank you.

Brad Gilmore
Brad Gilmore

Applied your stain TWP dark oak 3 years ago. Do I have to sand and power wash my deck or can I just power wash it an apply a new coat of the same product from you guys?

 
john ellis
john ellis

we have waited 48 hours after cleaning and brightening. We had a small amount of moisture overnight so the surface is damp in spots to the touch. Do we have to wait another 48 hours to dry or when can we apply our 1500 stain?

Romeplow
Romeplow

Hello,

I have a PT pine deck that I’ve always used 1501 Cedartone on, cleaning and brightening before each re-application every 2-3 years. After cleaning and brightening this time around (and this could have been the case last time) there are two spots where the previous coat of stain is still intact, one more than the other. My question is, can I stain the deck wet-on-wet, but use a single coat on these two spots so as to blend them in with the remainder of the deck?

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John
John

My contractor recently stained my deck and parts of the floor boards are still tacky and sticky to the touch. They look shiny and wet compared to other boards that look dry and perfect. This will be the third time staining it within the past 6 years. We’ve always used the same stain every time. We also prepped the deck with TWP products this time so I’m not sure what is going on. Finally, its been 72 hours since applying the stain. This happened last time and we left it alone only to find out that the sticky parts got… Read more »

 
Fred
Fred

My question regards the “wet on wet” instructions for TWP 1500 stain. You say that the second coat should be applied 30 minutes after the first. Does that mean that it is okay to step or kneel on the area that has gotten the first coat? Or, should I only do as many boards as I can reach without stepping on them to apply the second coat? I’ll be applying the stain using a 6″ stain brush.

Wayne
Wayne

This is the third 1500 Cedartone stain treatment on my deck. I’ve used the cleaner and brightened and I’m ready to apply the stain. However, it has rained the last two nights and waiting 48 hours before staining and another after staining with no rain isn’t practical. Are either or both of those guidelines flexible? The deck gets good sunshine to help dry.
Thanks.

Aaron M Hogan
Aaron M Hogan

I have new pine v-joint wood that is used for ceiling and wall siding on the entryway of my business as well as 14’ ceiling for my outdoor balcony. The wood is newly installed as of 30-40 days ago. Can I pre-condition the wood with anything to help the surface absorb more stain? I read I must wait up to 12 months to stain it. It may fade and weather in that time. What’s the best thing to do to protect this new wood right now even though it still has some moisture in it?

 
Rick
Rick

After applying TWP 1500 stain, what should you do if it rains unexpectedly within the 48 hour drying time?

James K.
James K.

Can an airless sprayer be used to apply this product? If so, will I need to backbrush?

Mike R.
Mike R.

I will be purchasing 6×6 & 6×8 kiln dried Douglas Fir timbers for use in a pergola. Please clarify the process I should take to stain. This link, ( https://www.twpstainhelp.com/kdat-and-twp-wait-period-for-new-wood/ ) states to let the wood weather for 1-2 months, use your restore kit then stain with one coat of 1500 series. Then I read that I should wait 9 months or so, clean the wood then do a “wet on wet application, ( https://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-stain-wet-on-wet-application/#more-3447 ). However, the info above, ( https://www.twpstainhelp.com/how-to-apply-twp-1500-stain/ ), states I can “saturate” the wood on the first coat, and, if absorbed, apply a second coat,… Read more »

 
Joel
Joel

You mention letting the wood “weather” before applying TWP. Is the same necessary for cedar, or just pine? They are going to be columns and will be under roof (though one side will be subject to afternoon sun).

Vince
Vince

Hi, I have a 17yr old cedar deck. I used Olympic maximum waterproofing sealant every 3 years until a few yrs ago when the local store stopped carrying it. They sold me on the Benjamin Moore Arborcoat classic oil finish translucent Natural finish. I’m considering using TWP 1500 series semi transparent stain now. Would a DeckBrite cleaning be sufficient, or must I strip what’s left of the old stain? Thanks!

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Tracey
Tracey

The brace supports are new wood…

 
Tracey
Tracey

Is it okay to stain under-deck thick cedar curved brace supports now? We are in NC. There is slight checking and wood appears to be dry enough to absorb.

Pastelak Jay
Pastelak Jay

And, if it rains before I can coat the deck, I assume I need to allow the deck to dry another 48 hours?

Pastelak Jay
Pastelak Jay

Can I apply TWP if rain is forecast for the next day ?

 
Robin
Robin

I need to stain these boards on the front of my house. I’m not sure where to start. I’ve stained different woods before but nothing like this. I’m in central Texas, and the weather is finally nice enough to work outside.

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Kyle
Kyle

I stained my deck as new in late summer 2018. Cleaned and brightened, applied the honeytone as directed, and it turned out good. Attempted to do the maintenance coat yesterday, blew off the deck, washed two days earlier with a detergent/water as suggested. The stain didn’t soak in very well, and still quite wet. Was planning on getting some shop rags to try and soak up excess. Any other suggestions?

Kyle
Kyle

We are in NE Ohio, btw. Had a stretch of warm dry weather

Brian
Brian

I’m wanting to stain my deck before winter gets here. Is the 50 degree rule for 24 hours or just during application? The nighttime temperatures are starting to dip below 50, but daytime is well above still.

 
Scott
Scott

I have a new P.T. deck that has sat for 12 months. I just finished using the cleaner and brightener. I saw some where in your articles that the wood should meet a certain moisture content but couldn’t find it again. Can you tell what that moisture content should be before staining? Thank you very much.

Scott Derum
Scott Derum

Is 24 hour dry time before expecting rain enough time for twp 1500 to set up?

Ting Steptoe
Ting Steptoe

How do you clean the dripping from the stain that’s on concrete? And how to clean the stain on the vinyl railing?