TWP 1500 Colors Explained

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Last Updated on January 19, 2021 by TWP Help

TWP 1500 Series Colors

TWP 1500 Series

Need Help Choosing TWP 1500 Colors?

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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Karen
Karen
22 days ago

I just stain our front deck a cape cod grey. I’m not liking the color can I stain a dark grey over it?

Don Dyson
Don Dyson
1 month ago

I would like to match a new cedar deck, pergola, railing as close as possible to an existing cedar screen porch that has been stained with the Oil Base version of CWF for years. I’ve included a few pictures to give you an idea of what I’m looking at. I want to use the new TWP 1500 and was thinking the pecan color may be a better color match than the Cedartone due to the pigment buildup on the 30 year old cedar. Your thoughts?

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Mike
Mike
7 months ago

Where can I buy the redwood colored stain in the St. Louis area

 
Adam Veal
Adam Veal
8 months ago

I used Pecan deck stain previously years ago and want to go darker this time around what stain is the next one up? Thx

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Jennifer gorin
Jennifer gorin
8 months ago

Best color with grey house

Martin
Martin
8 months ago

I used twp 1530 natural color, and after 2 months it is already start to fade, why is that?

We did 2 coats “wet on wet” application

Martin
Martin
8 months ago
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Thank you for getting back to me.

Is there anyway to fix the “fading” ?

Or just have to stick with it unless we resanded ?

 
Phyllis Miller
Phyllis Miller
9 months ago

I have used the Rad series to clean, remove old stain, and brighten my 29 year old cedar deck. I have used the 100 twp series in the past. I like the way it looks now. Can I keep it this color, if I apply 100 series clear ( is there a clear in the 100 series) mixed with a bit of the cedar-tone to give it some uv protection? I live in wa. state on the salt water. If,so, how much of the color do I mix into the clear.
Thank you. You have helped me out many times, in the past.

Mike
Mike
9 months ago

I repaired my deck with PC woody epoxy. After sanding the deck boards, will TWP 1500 black walnut hold the color over the PC woody?

Mike
Mike
9 months ago
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Is says that stains will work on it. What kind of stains will if TWP will not?

Tarrah
Tarrah
9 months ago

We just finished our deck staining with TWP 1500 1530 natural. We chose this stain because it looks more natural, Golden/caramel but the finished stain has an orange tone to it. Do you have any tips to tone down the orange?

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Tarrah
Tarrah
9 months ago
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Thank you! I don’t dislike the color- I just didn’t think it would pull so much orange. I’m assuming that comes from the species of wood uses as well?

 
Debbie
Debbie
9 months ago

I am in Southern California, I have a redwood fence that is about 7 years old that I never maintained once it was built and stained with penofin. Over time it is very dry and very dark. I power washed it, sanded the front and also cleaned it with penofin wash. I actually read that TWP is a better product than penofin because penofin has issues with black coloring happening over time (which I have) . My question is , I am undecided on TWP 1500 coloring . I have some new panels of wood that I am using as privacy on my block wall That will be mounted next to my redwood gate. Which TWP would match best, Rustic or Pecan?

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Debbie
Debbie
9 months ago
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Ok, thanks. I was concerned that Rustic would be too red which is why I was thinking Pecan. Has anyone ever blended the 2 together? I don’t need a complete match, I am just wanting them to not clash.

Debbie
Debbie
9 months ago
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So I was afraid to combine two colors and chose to go with pecan. It seems to be really yellow/orange vs. brownish . I put 2 coats on in the evening a couple of days ago. I am wondering if I can put a coat or 2 of a different color that might mute the orange/yellow? (The bottom piece needs more coats for some reason , I just have not reopened the pecan can again, yet)

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Debbie
Debbie
9 months ago
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Would it do the same thing if I have to do another coat on the bottom board? When I was staining it looked like I had enough stain on everywhere but the next day it looked like barely any on the bottom and some on top beam as well were not well stained.

Lindsey
Lindsey
9 months ago

Hi there. We are in Southwest Missouri and looking to stain 2 brand new cedar fences in our front yard and also the back deck which is about 2 years old. The fences will be exposed to UV rays, back deck not as much. The first picture is the fence, with a sample of the color we are looking for, and the second picture is also the color that we are looking to achieve (on someone else’s house). Do you recommend 100 or 1500 series, and if so, what color? I can supply more pictures if needed. Thank you!!

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Jeff L
Jeff L
10 months ago

5 year old cedar white cedar deck (previously stained) now sanded bare – 50 grit. Do I use Twp 100 or Twp 1500 product line to re-treat

Jeff L
Jeff L
10 months ago
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Deck is in centralPennsylvania

Jeff L
Jeff L
10 months ago
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In pesssylvania

 
Lauren
Lauren
10 months ago

I have some 10 year old log cabin cedar siding, we just moved here and I don’t think it has ever been redone or stripped. I read the advice for how to strip and prepare the logs, I was just wondering if using that process and this stain will be enough color for this kind of damage or what I can expect. Will the tones probably just be a little darker from the weather wood, and what would be the best color. It is currently a kind of cedartone looking.

Lauren
Lauren
10 months ago
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The siding

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Lauren
Lauren
10 months ago
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Okay, thank you, I was a little worried it was too bad off to do much about.

Joanne Dodge
Joanne Dodge
10 months ago

I’m in Minnesota. I have a treated pine deck that I’m doing this year and a cedar deck that I need to stain next year. Do I do 100 series or 1500?

Nancy B.
Nancy B.
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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

Bill J
Bill J
1 year ago
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OK…so is TWP 100 series high VOC better than 1500 series with more pigment & mildicide for humid VA/NC area climate or about the same?

Deana Watson
Deana Watson
1 year ago

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

Sheri Bailey
Sheri Bailey
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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

Susan
Susan
1 year ago

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

Susan
Susan
1 year ago
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Thanks!

Mark Welch
Mark Welch
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

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 here.

Greg
Greg
1 year ago

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

Enoch Miles
Enoch Miles
1 year ago

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 this point there will be many shades and streaks appear due to how the new stain will be accepted over varying layers of old stain/wood. I’m not looking for anything perfect, just a lot lighter than the rustic color.

Appreciate your help and advice