TWP 1500 Colors Explained

TWP 1500 Series Colors

TWP 1500 Series

TWP 1500 Series is available in 9 semi-transparent color choices that penetrate into the wood while enhancing the natural wood grain. The 1500 Series is higher in solids content which may result in "richer" colors than the 100 Series. In general, the 1500 Series color will not match the colors in the 100.

Take in consideration that colors are not exact and will vary due to:

  • Wood Species
  • Age of Wood
  • How the wood is prepped

Please read this article that explains the TWP 1500 Colors in more detail. If you have questions, please ask below.

 

TWP 1501 Cedartone

1501 Cedartone

TWP 1501 Cedartone is the most popular color in the 1500 Series. It is a brownish/cedar color that is darker than the 100 Series Cedartone.
TWP 1502 Redwood

1502 Redwood

TWP 1502 Redwood is a very rich red color.
TWP 1503 Dark Oak

1503 Dark Oak

TWP 1503 Dark Oak highlights your wood with a rich Dark Brown. This color is very popular with consumers who are looking to stray away from the cedar and reddish color choices.
TWP 1504 Black Walnut

1504 Black Walnut

TWP 1504 Black Walnut is a stunning dark brown color. Very unique but loved by consumers!
TWP 1511 California Redwood

1511 California Redwood

TWP 1511 is a great color. This is a lighter red color that is not as dark or rich as the 1502 Redwood.
TWP 1515 Honeytone

1515 Honeytone

TWP 1515 is the lightest color in this series. This color will highlight the grain of your wood with golden tones.
TWP 1516 Rustic

1516 Rustic

TWP 1516 is a very popular red color as the red tones are highlighted with a slightly brown tone.
TWP 1520 Pecan

1520 Pecan

TWP 1520 is one of the 2 newest colors to the 1500 Series. This color is a lighter brownish/cedar color of the 1501 Cedartone.
TWP 1530 Natural

1530 Natural

TWP 1530 was introduced to resemble the 101 Cedartone Natural color. This color is not a "Clear". This color is a traditional cedar color that highlights your wood grain with Caramel/Golden Tones.

Feel free to ask any questions in the comment area below.

 

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Bob Nowell
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Bob Nowell

My deck has TWP 206 (last coat was in 2012). Can we use TWP 1503 over it?

Ron Walczak
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Ron Walczak

What kind of finish (e.g., glossy, matte, flat) does the 1503 Dark Oak have? I plan on using it on a deck that was previously painted with an Olympic water based stain of that same Dark Oak color. Any problems with that?

Paulius Bagdziunas
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Paulius Bagdziunas

Are sample sizes of stain colors available for twp1500.

Paul Bagdziunas
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Paul Bagdziunas

Thanks. I found it and ordered 3 samples.

Colleen Orgeron
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Colleen Orgeron

Can a second coat be applied a few days after the first coat?

Mark
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Mark

I don’t know what are cedar deck was stained with previously. It has been a couple of years and it looks pretty bare at the moment. Do in need to strip it or can I just do a good power wash and then stain it with the TWP 1500 Cedartone?

Irv Stanley
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Irv Stanley

I have a 20 year old deck. We have been using Penofin cedar penetrating oil finish every 2 to 3 years.
The last coat has been on one year and needs redoing. I’d like to switch to TWP 1500. Would that work? and do you recommend the two coats on the same day?

Linda Wall
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Linda Wall

I have mahogany decks what color would you recomend?

Dan Kokan
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Dan Kokan

My deck in Atlanta area was stained with TWP 200 series about 3 years ago, (1/2 butternut and 1/2 gold.) I’m looking to restain using TWP 1500 (1516 to be exact). Can you go over the prep requirements for this scenario? Is this considered maintaining, or does the 200 series stain need to be completely stripped? Can we just clean with thorough pressure washing, and using the Gemini Restore-A-Deck cleaner product recommended elsewhere? Or would a stain stripper be required here?

Thanks,
Dan

Doru Marcusiu
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Doru Marcusiu
Just had a new fence installed week of August 8th, 2017. This is what the installer told me about the wood: 1. Your cedar fence is a mix of white & red. 2. It is rough sawn. 3. It was milled or cut in the spring of 2017. I want to preserve the natural color as much as possible. I understand that a “clear” stain will not provide UV protection so I plan on using the “natural” or “honeytone”color. My questions are as follows: 1. How soon can I apply the stain? 2. I’ve read different estimates for coverage so… Read more »
tsee
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tsee

the flooring for my deck is a composite (timber tech). I will be staining the railings and everything that is wood. Will the cleaner or brightner products damage the timber tech flooring if it comes into contact with it?

Brent curley
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Brent curley

Will going over a semi transparent stain with a clear give it a wet look

Trish Callison
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Trish Callison

Have ordered 3 samples (cedar, natural and pecan) in 1500 series and all turn the 11 yr old redwood deck even redder, And am trying to minimize RED. I love the natural color of the deck once it has been sanded so would like to stay very neutral. Any suggestions, or do I just go w”natural” and forget my obsession! (Am in TN and deck gets full sun)

Mira
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Mira

I just got a new redwood deck built about 4 months ago. I live in California right by the bay. So lots of moisture. What is the recommended stain? I would like at least some of the wood gain to show. But not have a red deck. Should I be using any cleaner before the stain because it is a new deck and still has it’s natural color? or just power-wash it before staining? Appreciate your advice. Thanks!

roger lees
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roger lees

I have a home in Northern Ca that has 1×8 horizontal siding.
I unfortunately used a waxed based stain/seaker many years ago.
I have had it pressure washed recently and am ready to restain and seal.do i need to use your cleaner(there are gray areas) or can i just usr your stain and sealer?

roger lees
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roger lees

Suppliers in sonoma county,ca?

Cheryl
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Cheryl
I have a cedar wood fence that was last stained professionally by Roof-to-Deck Restoration in 2012 with an oil based “semi-transparent penetrating pigmented sealer/stain”. I want to re-stain the fence myself this year using your TWP 1500 Series; the fence is in good condition with only minimal “graying” where apparently stain application was missed. Is cleaning the fence sufficient, or do I need to use a cleaner/stripper product (and what product do you recommend)? Also, the fence is approx. 450 sq. ft. (75′ L x 6′ H); how much of the TWP stain (cedar color) should I get for adequate… Read more »
Melissa
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Melissa

Hi, we have South American mahogany (house built 40 years ago). Is the TWP good for hard. Woods? Can I get samples of this stain? Thank you

Premnath Kamalanathan
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Premnath Kamalanathan

Will there be any difference in finish if i go with dark oak in TWP 100 or 1500 series?

joe lyons
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joe lyons

I have a cedar log home in southern Maine.

It has Wood Guard stain on it now. This is an oil stain.
What must I do to the cabin to use your product over the Wood Guard?

Mar
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Mar

Does t w p make solid stain

Lou
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Lou

I have a cedar deck that was installed last summer. I have waited for it to cure and will be using deck cleaner and brightener before I stain with TWP 1500. I’m not sure what to do with the risers, though. They appear to be coated with primer. Do i need to strip them or will the cleaner and brightener be ok before staining? Here’s a pic. Thanks!

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Cheryl stevens
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Cheryl stevens

Are there pictures of stain colors over cedar wood.

Maria Mancini
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Maria Mancini

I have stripped and cleaned my redwood deck (part is about 10yrs part about 3 years). Some color remains on part that is in shade. I’m in a hot climate in California, what is best product to use?

Marti
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Marti

After applying the pecan Twp stain the resulting color is very orange. The deck was cleaned and sanded to remove prior stain prior to using the Twp. Stain was just applied yesterday. Will this orange color fade?

Frank
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Frank

Hi. Is the UV protection effective for the same duration in the Natural, Honeytone or Cedartone; or would one of them protect color longer? I’d like to keep our fence a light tone but the Fla sun faded our [previously] sealed fence’s color fast.

Chris
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Chris

What color stain would I need on cedar decking to achieve close to the color of the deck in the picture at the top of your web site??

robin talerico
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robin talerico

what do I use for a red wood deck that I just sanded and stripped? I want to keep it as it looks right now with a protective coating?

Cloutda
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Cloutda

Which 1500 series stain color would work best for deck that has mix of old and new redwood boards? I want the deck to look uniform in color

William Blackwell
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William Blackwell

Can I mix 501 and 1501?

CSchmitt
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CSchmitt

We have a clear cedar wood fence that was put in around 17-18 years ago, and at the time we put a clear sealant on it. It has not been treated since and is in good shape.We were thinking of using the Honeytone to be able to see the grains in the clear wood. Does it need any prep since it has been so long since the clear was put on it?

Peter
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Peter

I like the cal redwood, but wish it was a little darker and richer. Which of the series could be used to mix and achieve this result?

Jane Spink
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Jane Spink

is there a solid twp stain? I last used Deck Over from Home Depot….its a mess. I need the easiest answer, would like solid & acrylic? something that will last more than 2 yrs. would like to fly power wash the old surface??

john
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john

Is the 1501 and oil stain?

dana
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dana

how much coverage would TWP1530 cover per gallon?

ron
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ron

Hi, I have TMW [poplar] with boiled linseed oil, turpentine, fungicide, The fascia bleaching out and picking up mold ……want to wash fascia with D2 if i’d like to keep the natural color range of the TMW soft old walnut look which would you suggest ? Where in NY [Syracuse} would I be able to buy samples …” Thermally Modified Wood ” = TMW … Thanks ~Ron

Andy
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Andy

PLEASE provide bigger swatches.

Dan
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Dan

Is this Dark Oak, TWP 1503? It’s a photo from the TWP site, but does not indicate the name of the stain.

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Shawn
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Shawn

Does the Cedartone have a reddish tint to it or is more on the warm brown side?

Angie
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Angie

I’m looking for a stain for my Douglas Fir deck that mostly brings out the natural colors but with a slight red tone. Which color would you suggest? Thanks.

Jean
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Jean

Hi, 20 year old log cabin, past owners used “used motor oil” so the color is darkish.
We will wash and treat with borate. What stain/sealer product would you suggest?

Don
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Don

I’m stripping old stain off of 25 yr. old cedar siding – horizontal lap board and tongue-n-groove vertical board. I’m cleaning the wood as much as possible by doing a four step process; using a stripper/remover, a cleaner, hand scrubbing and power washing. The cleaned siding looks very good when completed. We would like a satin type finish versus a matte finish. I just purchased samples of the TWP 1500, 1502 Redwood and 1516 Rustic. Any thoughts on what I described above…thank you.

Lisa
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Lisa

Best semitransparent color for deck on brick ranch. Traditional color brick.

Vicki
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Vicki

What color would you use in on a mahogany deck?

John
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John
I have a redwood deck that is about 30 years old and still sound. I used to treat it wit CWF every 4 years or so. However I have not done it in over 15 years. We would like to cover it with a semi or transparent stain in deader or redwood shade. The deck has two levels, one level by the diving boad and another lover. I cleaned the dirt on the uper level with 1 cup of tips 1 cup of Clorox and 1 gallon of water and it came out good. What TWP stain would you suggest.… Read more »
johm
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johm

I was wondering if the 100 non compliance voc line was better than the 1500 line, I live in ohio and want an good semi soild stain for an old deck, worth driving 2 hours for??

Jessica
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Jessica

We have an outside kitchen with rough cedar cabinets under a covered roof. I personally don’t think the natural cedar color goes with the house and would like something like dark oak or black walnut (our inside cabinets are dark stained and are in sight of the outside cabinets). Will the rough cedar soak the stain too much? And if it is under a roof, how often will it need to be restained? Thanks for the advice!

Lee
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Lee

Which color will leave pressure treated pine looking most natural?

Chris Dorion
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Chris Dorion

How many feet of coverage per gallon? Can Twp be sprayed on?

Jeanette
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Jeanette

We have a redwood home that was built in the 50’s, we have always painted it with a redwood stain that looks like burgundy color, will it take another color of redwood stain? Do I need to sand a layer off first?

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