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.

See here: TWP 1500 Series Photo Albums

Take into 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 for 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.


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Jim O`Kane
Jim O`Kane

I just bought a 5 gal of Twp 1501 semi transparent and applied it to a couple boards on the underside, the color is lighter than I expected. Can I tint the stain darker? I live in an HOA and have to come closer to my neighbors deck colors which I believe are Flood Natural Cedar solid stained.

Richard J Grossman
Richard J Grossman

Are these the only colors that you have? I am looking for a grey/tan combo.

Janese Ramsey
Janese Ramsey

How many applications do I need to apply?
Do I need to use a clear coat on top?

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james naatz
james naatz

can 1500 be applied over 100 series

james naatz
james naatz

what is prep to apply 1500 over 100 series?

Ben
Ben

I have a newly installed cedar picket fence. I really like the color as it is, and I am wondering if the 1500 or 100 CLEAR stain will protect the color of the pickets? Would I have to re-stain more often with the clear, or are there any other issues I should consider before going with the clear stain?

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Chris
Chris

which TWP 1500 color is closest to the Behrs semi-transparent deck stain “Sable” color?

Mark G.
Mark G.

My log house was last finished with cedar 101 and now have to use 1500 series since in live in PA. Which is the closest color match? Will the 1500 hold up as well as the 100?

Patricia Shockey
Patricia Shockey

Just put the Dark Oak color on deck..my pressure treated wood was 7months new..we power washed it 1st,waited a day,then stained it, both days was 83 degrees with no rain for next 4days. Will my deck color be close to sample?

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Patty Felton
Patty Felton

Please provide a sample of the faded blue previously shown on your site by return email

Greg
Greg

My new deck was stained w1503 approx 15 mos ago. It in veryy good shape but the floor planks have faded. What prep is required restrain with the same product?

Ernie
Ernie

I’m going to sand cedar deck to remove 1 yr old Zar product. Probably put on 1500 series pecan or cedartone.
After sanding, do I need to do anything before staining. Do I need to “brighten”. Never have done this. What does this actually do for the freshly sanded wood?

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Willa Breckenridge
Willa Breckenridge

What is the difference between TWP 100 series and TWP 1500?

Mark
Mark

Will the TWP 1520 lift off on clothing.

Margie Schaffer
Margie Schaffer

Where is the grey semi-transparent?

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Krystina
Krystina

Hello my deck is weathered which stain should I go with? Also I have a new deck that has never been stained so would I be able to use the same formula?

Robin Hosler
Robin Hosler

What can I mix with the 1502 Redwood stain to get a lighter more subdued color? I am thinking of getting the 1530 Natural and mixing it half and half with the Redwood but am afraid I might get a weird light orange. What do you suggest? I will be using it on 4 month old redwood fence.

Kelly
Kelly

My husband would like a mid brown with reddish highlight stain like a Jatoba or Kona brown we have seen in other lines. Has anyone mixed Rustic and Dark Oak together? Does it come out really dark, or medium color? We would be using on pretreated pine deck we build last summer.

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sue
sue

which stain has more of the red hue– the 1511 california redwood or the 1516 rustic? Thanks!

AnthonyJ
AnthonyJ

I have a Mahogany deck that was stained 3 years ago with twp 1502 (redwood). I would like to use a lighter color of twp 1500, maybe Honeytone. Do I need to use the stripper or is the cleaner and brightener kit sufficient?

Jay
Jay

We have a pressure treated south facing deck in Vermont. It was laid in October of 2017 and sat untreated all fall, winter and spring. We are wondering if a single coat and 5 gallons will be sufficient for the 800 sq’. Also, we’re waffling between cedartone and California redwood as pigment choices. Could you direct somewhere that you have actual photos of the stains on treated decks for comparison.

Many thanks!

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Gladys
Gladys

We have been using 1500 Natural Cedartone on our cedar deck but only get 2 years and have to restrain. It is a west facing surface. My question: If I change to a darker 1501 cedar stain will it last longer. . . 3 years or longer?

jennifer
jennifer

Can I get samples of the 1500 colors?

Clif
Clif
I think I have finalized my decision to purchase the TWP 1500 Stain for my new Redwood fence. Details first: 1. I have about 636 Sq. Ft. to stain. (5 Ft Pickets, 1 Ft. high baseboard, 2 2×4 pressure treated boards to back pickets, pressure treated 4×4 and 4×6 posts) 2. My neighbor has decided he does not want to stain his side, thus the smaller Sq. Ft. 3. Because of my neighbor’s decision, I may have to stain fence using brush and rollers. Before I make my purchase, I would like you to help me answer some questions: 1.… Read more »

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Mike
Mike

If I have leftover from a 5 gallon pail purchase how long will it last?

Rick bever
Rick bever

I purchased 20 gallons of 1502 redwood for my log cabin. I tested it on a deck I was building and it looks more orange than I expected. Should I mix some dark oak with it to get away from the orange color or what do you suggest?

Jay
Jay

What is the difference between the 100 series and the 1500 series of the top stain

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Charles Meador
Charles Meador

I live just outside Dallas, Texas and I have 237ft of 6ft fence that was stained upon install in 2012. I am want to re-stain this month and have four questions:
(1) I calculated approx. 2844ft (both sides of the fence included)is this correct?
(2) How much stain is required?
(3) How much cleaner will I need to prep?
(4) Is the 1500 a better choice for my area than 100?

Roger
Roger

I’m in the Bay Area. Would like to stain my 2 year old redwood deck with the TWP 1500 series. Can I use the oak or walnut colors on redwood, or are there specific colors that I am limited to?

art
art

1500 black walnut on smooth cedar surface when at direct sun small bubbles

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rick smith
rick smith

can i mix california redwood with redwood to get the color i want

Marlene
Marlene

We have a year old cedar fence. We want it to remain the natural color. Which of the 1500 series would achieve that?

Chris
Chris

I recently put 8×8 cedar posts on my front porch. We like the color as is, but want a good sealer/UV protectant. I hve read good reviews on TWP products. My question is about the colors: is TWP 1500 Cedartone (1501) or Natural (1530) best for preserving the color of the natural wood as is?

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Max
Max

Are TWP products safe to use on children outdoor play sets?

Jenny
Jenny

Can you recommend any complimentary colors to Cedartone? Have Cedartone siding and looking for a color for front door……something besides shades of grey. Thank you.

Robert Stododard
Robert Stododard

Lady wants me to renew her deck. Was stained 4 yrs ago by another company with “California Cedar” written on her invoice but previous deck company didn’t indicate what product line. If I prep with Gemini, can I apply 1500 series in
California Cedar? Raleigh, NC

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Sharda McGuire
Sharda McGuire

Can I mix a color from the 100 series with the 1500 series

Rich
Rich

Is there any possibility that stain colors could be mixed up in the sample sizes? I ordered samples of California Redwood and Natural. They definitely look opposite of what is shown on the website. I cleaned and brightened several leftover redwood 2x6s and applied the stains. The “natural” has a slightly redder/darker appearance whereas the “california redwood” has a lighter, more yellowish tint. This is also the case for the color of the stains in the sample bottles. Not sure what to do.

john
john

how many sq. ft. will a gallon cover? which product is best for 70 year old reclaimed pressure washed pine on brackish water? Apalachicola river 1/2 mile up river with tides. can I put home depot’s mold retardant in it?

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dpw
dpw

What type of oil is used in TWP 1500? I understand that some products use linseed, tung, soy or other synthetics. Does one feed mold more than another?

Erin Smith
Erin Smith

Hi – do you have samples I can buy? We cant pick between the Pecan or the Natural.

Julie Wilde
Julie Wilde

I have a “black bamboo” fence that has beautiful vaiation of color in it. It is staring to fade though and I wanted to know which stain might be best to refurbish it, but not turn it all into a uniform shade. Can I obtain samples?

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Keith Scholberg
Keith Scholberg

Just stained deck 5 days ago with 1 coat of Cedartone. The deck is very very orange. Is there a way to add another coat with a different color to make it less orange?

Daniel Natyniak
Daniel Natyniak

Interested in using the 1500 on my log home . Previously coated with Sikkens Cetol 1. Do you have any suggestions on this ?

Tony
Tony

I ordered 5 gallons of 1530 for my mahogany deck, before I saw the recommendation to use the 1516. Should I just send it back, unopened, or will it look okay? It’s not really orange, is it?

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Aschlog
Aschlog

I have a mixed 50/50 – 1504 and 206. Painters did that to formulate the color I wanted. Done 3 yes ago. Already fading. What can I use to stain over it?

Tony
Tony

I have a brand new mahogany deck… Would you recommend one or two coats? Are there any special instructions for applying on new wood?

Bob Nowell
Bob Nowell

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

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Ron Walczak
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
Paulius Bagdziunas

Are sample sizes of stain colors available for twp1500.

Paul Bagdziunas
Paul Bagdziunas

Thanks. I found it and ordered 3 samples.