TWP 1500 Colors Explained

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TWP 1500 Series Colors

TWP 1500 Series

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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 any 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.


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

 

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Nancy B.
Nancy B.

Hi! I just had my 10 year old deck stained with Honeytone. It’s beautiful. The wood had aged quite a bit, so the effect is a little darker. One deck board had to be replaced. It’s new PTP. It stands out! Is it possible to go over the new board with maybe Pecan to help it blend better? Would a mix of Honeytone and another color be better? Thank you!

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Bob W
Bob W

What is the best penetrating stain for exterior Mahogany decking. Deck is 7-8 years old has had several different products used on it (supposedly top rated?) none which have stood up. Always P’washed prior to coating. This time it will be stripped and brightened. It’s in direct sun 50% to 60% of the day. Suggest a color please.

Thanks

David
David

You just recommended the 1500 product for top coating antique pine exterior beams. I want to preserve the wood and maintain the current grain and color.

I can find no dealer locally (BR, La) that carries the natural or clear products that I can test on my wood. I’m leaning toward natural for the UV protection (as the wood is already “antiqued”) but I do not want to significantly alter the wood color or grain.

How can I sample the two options on a piece of my wood?

Thanks for your help with this

 
Lori
Lori

I have been using the honey tone every 2 years, my deck is older and needs a darker coverage to hide some of the imperfections. I want to continue to use your product – what color would you suggest?

Bill J
Bill J

Is the Natural 1530 a little lighter color than Cedartone 101?
Trying to decide if I need to order some Clear to mix?

Deana Watson
Deana Watson

I’m trying to decide on the best color to stain Adirondack chairs. Do you have any suggestions?

 
Sheri Bailey
Sheri Bailey

Can I obtain a color chip sample…I am trying to match existing color of rails that do not need stained?

Harold Dietrich
Harold Dietrich

I have a new redwood fence. I want to retain the new wood look. What product do you suggest??

Susan
Susan

Can I mix an oldies can of 511 with a new can of 1511??

 
Mark Welch
Mark Welch

I have a previously treated Mangaris deck that is in good shape, 12 years old. I’m thinking about applying the 1500 rustic tone stain after cleaning and brightening. I live in the Rocky Mtn in Montana. Does this sound ok??

Ed Flynn
Ed Flynn

I have a new cedar deck that is only 4 months old. I’d like to stain it with the 1500 natural stain but being that this is my first time using wood stain I want to make sure I do it right. Should I wait longer for the wood to dry out and age a bit more before I stain it? I’m in the pacific Northwest and Mid-July to Sept are about our only consistently dry months so I’m hesitant to let it go unstained longer than than for fear of moss or mildew setting in. Moss grows on everything… Read more »

Greg
Greg

Is it safe to use 1500 on cedar planter boxes for a vegetable garden?

 
Enoch Miles
Enoch Miles

I want to restain my really old deck (redwood), which has had the TWP “rustic” color in the past. The color has faded over the years and I would like to lighten the color a lot more, but I don’t want to go into the “yellow” honeytone color, but am seriously thinking the “Natural” (1500 series) color over the faded “rustic” would lighten. Does this make sense to do? and what prepping would be necessary? I really want the final color to be more of a beige or light brown or even real light pinkish red tone, recognizing that at… Read more »

lynda costello
lynda costello

any pictures of cedartone on mahogany wood

Peter L
Peter L

We have a mahogany deck that is greying a bit–we originally used a clear oil that preserved the natural brown. Give the greying we want to try out the 1500 as we live in Maine and recapture the original color (or get close). I am leaning toward the natural 1530. we do not want too much red. Any advice and are there sample sizes available so we can do a test patch? Thanks in advance for the help!

 
Charlie Kucmyda
Charlie Kucmyda

Is there any tint that can be added to cedartone to make it slightly darker ( take the reddish tone out), but not as dark as pecan.

Donna Chase
Donna Chase

Price difference between the 200 series and the 1500 series? also which is better to use on a log home being pressure washed and stripped from the old stain?

Rich
Rich

What do I have to do to change the color? The deck has TWP 1516 Rustic now I want to put TWP 1503 or 1504

 
Carl Sievert
Carl Sievert

I have used TWP before and really like its durability, but the color choices are insufficient for the design of our new house. Is there any way to modify the colors so we can get more choices by tinting. We are looking for some more gray tones similar to what are offered by other top stain manufacturers?

Ken
Ken

I have used Rustic TWP 100 (I am in MO) on my 15 yr old cedar deck for the last 8 years (4 applications). Two questions. 1. color – I am tired of the reddish color. If I go to a darker color, can I just do my regular clean and re-coat and hope that over the next few years it will darken or would I need to strip first to get the darker color to take? I have a lot of posts, railings etc and I am hoping I can just go over the top? 2. Part of my… Read more »

Richard Stockburger
Richard Stockburger

WHAT STAIN IS BEST FOR A PHILLAPINE MAHOGONY DECK?

 
Patti
Patti

We stained our pressure treated wood deck with TSP Rustic a few years ago but it’s too red looking and I would like to change it. We still have 3 gallons of Rustic stain, is there anything we can add to the stain to lighten it?
Thanks!

Tish Bender
Tish Bender

We have a new cedar deck (not pressure treated) that was completed in December, and we want to use TWP 1500 series Clear wood preservative to seal . However, after reading your specifications and instructions on your website and paint can, I do have questions. Has this been long enough time frame to apply (the can says wait 4-12 months ) and we have had several rains since then as well. And is it necessary to clean with bleach before application on clean deck? Thank you for your help.

Faye
Faye

In 2015, I replaced my deck. I stained my new deck with Olympic Elite Semi solid deck stain. Colors were Chestnut brown for the deck floor and Fall follage for the deck trim and built in seats. After prepping my deck his year for new sealant, can I use the TWP and what colors would you suggest.

 
Steve Mercier
Steve Mercier

can TWP be used indoors on trim and doors

Katherine
Katherine

We are looking to get traditional type stain that will make oak boards for exterior fencing near black. Samples of black walnut are not dark enough. Is there a blend you can make or recommend? Thanks.

Vanessa
Vanessa

Are you going to make a gray-ish tone in you 1500 series?

Also, I am torn between the natural and pecan. The stain is going on a brand new home that has cedar planks.

Thank you.

 
bruce
bruce

have 5 gals of Natural 1530…I wish it was clear, so the cedar can look weathered more naturally. What color can I mix to achieve a grayish weathered look. particularly for the side of the barn that nobody can really see.

Diane L Hook
Diane L Hook

Hello, We have a new deck pine deck that we let age for 1 1/2 years. We are ready to clean and stain. We want to use your products. Our wood has naturally grayed. We like the color and want to keep it naturally graying. Any suggestions?
Thank you!!!

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?

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?

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?