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 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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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 »
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?

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Jay
Jay

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

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?

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art
art

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

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?

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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?

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.

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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

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.

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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?

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.

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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?

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 ?

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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?

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?

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Bob Nowell
Bob Nowell

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

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.

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Colleen Orgeron
Colleen Orgeron

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

Mark
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
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?

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Linda Wall
Linda Wall

I have mahogany decks what color would you recomend?

Dan Kokan
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
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 »

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tsee
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
Brent curley

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

Trish Callison
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)

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Mira
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
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?

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roger lees
roger lees

Suppliers in sonoma county,ca?

Cheryl
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
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

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Premnath Kamalanathan
Premnath Kamalanathan

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

joe lyons
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
Mar

Does t w p make solid stain

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Lou
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
Cheryl stevens

Are there pictures of stain colors over cedar wood.

Maria Mancini
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?

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Marti
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
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.