TWP 1500 Stain Reviews

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Last Updated on January 15, 2021 by TWP Help

TWP 1500 Stain Reviews and Ratings

TWP 1500 Stain Reviews and RatingsTWP 1500 is entering its 14th year and has shown excellent durability and performance but we would love to hear some more feedback from consumers who have actually used the 1500 Stain.

If you have used the TWP 1500 Series Stain please write a review and rate your experience.

These 1500 reviews will help us improve our products and advice.

Please Specify:

  • When TWP 1500 Series was applied
  • Small description of wood that was treated
  • Color used

On A Scale of 1 to 5, please rate:

  • Overall Appearance with TWP 1500 after application
  • The durability of the TWP 1500 after 2 years
  • Overall opinion of the TWP 1500 Series

We greatly appreciate your feedback and review of the TWP 1500.

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Ken R.
Ken R.
6 months ago

I have a 22 year old deck (pressure treated pine) & live in Atlanta, Georgia. I have pressure washed and sanded all boards and spindles down to the bare wood. Which TWP product would you recommend that I use once I begin the staining process? Thanks in advance for your guidance.

Peter
Peter
8 months ago

I have a 5 gal pail of TWP1500 left over sealed how long can I keep this in the garage and still be good to use , will not freeze it stays about freezing?

Kathy cooper
Kathy cooper
9 months ago

We waited a full year to tackle the deck. We have a cedar deck . We stripped it with deck stripper and then the conditioner. Waited till completely dry. Sanded and applied the first coat. We then waited a week and applied a second. Now this year the stain came mostly off of where the knots are . what should we do now and why did this happen.

 
Donnelly
Donnelly
9 months ago

Hi, CabI use a roller to stain the base of my deck with Series 1500?

CMac
CMac
10 months ago

I have new Fir timbers, sanded smooth, that are 8″ x 8″ x 9′ tall (4) that are my porch supports …
1 – what color to match my Burnt Bronze trim ?
2 – which TWP product to use ?
3 – how much to cover properly ?
4 – when to recoat; I live in Cape Fair, MO (avg lifespan) ?

Thank you

Ronald Hersch
Ronald Hersch
1 year ago

Is the 1500 series cedar stains oil
or water based ?

 
John Parrish
John Parrish
1 year ago

Within the last two weeks I stained my deck after completely sanding it down to the bare wood. I previously used TWP 1500 oil stain and it turned black soon after applying. After two weeks applying TWP 1500 again it has started to darken again. I am applying it to 5/4 treated deck boards. The deck is not in a shaded area and gets strong sun most of the day. Any suggestions on how to retain the finish and keep it from turning black?

John Parrish
John Parrish
1 year ago
Reply to  TWP Help

the color is HoneyTone

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John Parrish
John Parrish
1 year ago
Reply to  TWP Help

I used a floor sander with 80 grit and 120 grit paper. I then cleaned it with deck wash and let it dry for two days while I sanded areas I couldn’t reach with the sander. I didn’t apply a commercial brightener. As I stated previously, this occurred when the deck was first stained after building it. I presumed at that time it was a result of staining new flooring material.

Mike Nelson
Mike Nelson
1 year ago

I’m searching for a good quality exterior stain for our log home. Why should I consider TWP? What makes it the best choice for log homes?

Terese Clusiau
Terese Clusiau
1 year ago

I have 4 year old redwood deck. We have just sanded the entire surface and washed it without a cleaner. Is it necessary to use a cleaner prior to staining?

 
Rob Aiello
Rob Aiello
2 years ago

I am staining a 14 month pressure treated deck for the first time and cleaned/brightened the deck with the Restore a Deck product sold on this site. I used the 1500 Series – Dark Oak. I applied with a brush to get in between the boards and a roller for the rest. After a week of drying the results look very blotchy and I wanted to ask if this is normal or if it is a result of uneven application. If it was an error on my part how can I resolve? Also, it rained shortly after I finished and in a few spots I see circles that resulted. Is there a way to fix those now or should I just wait for the next time I stain the deck in a year or two?

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Rob Aiello
Rob Aiello
1 year ago
Reply to  TWP Help

Just to add to this, I ran out of stain halfway through the horizontals last year so there was a few weeks apart from when I was able to buy new stain and complete the deck. Where I overlapped on boards when I finished the second half the stain took much darker as shown in the pic below (I assume because that was like that areas’s 2nd coat). I just want to confirm after cleaning the deck and applying a second coat this year on the entire deck as suggested above, that that should also even everything out. Thanks!

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Rob Aiello
Rob Aiello
1 year ago
Reply to  TWP Help

I was afraid to hear that and definitely do not want to strip. If I just clean and apply a maintenance coat how would you describe the potential outcome? Should that do a pretty decent job of evening out? And over time as the deck fades and I restain will that eventually completely even it out? Or is stripping the only option here?

Rob Aiello
Rob Aiello
1 year ago
Reply to  TWP Help

Ok well I want to do it correct so that is what I will do. Just to confirm though, would I do two coats wet on wet? The deck is almost two years old. Thanks.

Rob Aiello
Rob Aiello
1 year ago
Reply to  TWP Help

Ok great and should I do two coats wet on wet?

Alan Morosoff
Alan Morosoff
2 years ago

What is the best product to use on cedar shingles on my home. They are 30 years old and I last pressured washed and applied an Olympic oil base stain which held up great about 10 years ago. I plan to pressure wash the shingles and would like to know what product you would recommend for a stain. I love the look of wood and would like to use a semi transparent stain so the beauty of the wood still appears. Would greatly appreciate your advice. Thanks, alan

Vaughan Sean
Vaughan Sean
3 years ago

When and how can I apply a second coat, after l have applied wet on wet the first time

Vaughan Sean
Vaughan Sean
3 years ago
Reply to  TWP Help

I applied two wet coats, at the point of refusal. I backed brushed and product looks great. This was a month ago, and where I coated new decking, it looks like it could be stained again. When and how do I apply another coat?

 
tal hindson
tal hindson
3 years ago

Any experience out there with TWP 1500 on redwood pergola?

Greg thomas
Greg thomas
3 years ago

We have 1 year old pressure treated pine deck in NC, never treated or stained yet. Use deck prep or restore-a-deck prior to staining? Can use TWP 100 but prefer lower voc 1500. Any downside to using 1500 here? And since this is first deck treatment, just one application or 2 (wet on wet)?

Ellyn
Ellyn
3 years ago

deck is brand new with KILN DRIED pressure treated pine. Can this be stained immediately – have had conflicting answers.

 
Ingrid
Ingrid
3 years ago

i have a 36 year old redwood deck. It’s been painted for several years and we just sanded off the paint. I want to put a stain on it but don’t want to put tons of time into it. There is lots of discoloring. Can I just pad on the TWP 1500 and be done? Getting tired of this deck and want to get back to life. Also, can I use the deck after 12 hours?

Don
Don
3 years ago

I am preparing to treat my log cabin again. Used a TWP 300 series 10 yrs ago and TWP 203 5yrs ago and will use TWP 1500 this time. My request is for a recommended caulk or chinking. Used PermaChink last time and have to constantly repair it due to separating.

worn out
worn out
7 years ago

Stained my log home with TWP 1500 ( Redwood). Took me 6 weeks at 12 hours a day. I’m almost done. Looks great,i get lots of compliments. Wore out 5 -4″ brushes. I highly recommend TWP to anyone wanting a high quality stain. I added “BEE GONE ” to the stain before i applied. Carpenter bees are a enemy of log homes. One bite and they die. Here’s a picture after i finished to garage end of the house.

 
TWPStainHelp
TWPStainHelp
5 years ago

That is the old instructions and they have since switched to the Gemini Restore Kit for prep.

S.Dee
S.Dee
5 years ago

Here are some pics of the redwood mini-deck-stairs we did to the lower yard. (Calif) New wood (sat 3 months 3 months) Re-sanded all surfaces, except legs, right before oiling. Legs were done with Behr, you will see they are more yellow. Hated It! (15 years ago I like Behr, but new formula?) So I read up and ordered TWP 1530 natural after getting a couple of samples to try. Love Love Love it! If the pictures load you will see diff between legs with Behr and rest of project. This was a 10 by 10 deck with stairs. We ordered 5 gals. Have half left. Will use in a year to re do flat surfaces. We used 4 inch brushes. Husband and I took 5 hours. Wipe up excess as you go. Note drip in pick three under banister. Also, be careful with rags. See last pick of partially combustion on rag-pile in middle of dirt yard. Our bad by not cleaning up properly! Pictures are loading sideways. Sorry.

TWPStainHelp
TWPStainHelp
5 years ago
Reply to  S.Dee

Thanks for your post!

TWPStainHelp
TWPStainHelp
5 years ago
Reply to  S.Dee

Looks awesome!

Adri H
Adri H
5 years ago
Reply to  S.Dee

Hi. Which other colors did you tested? where they darker or lighter that the Natural color?

LiebermanLarry
LiebermanLarry
6 years ago

15 year old deck restored to new!
This is not a short story. Over the years I may have tried every cleaning and staining option known to mankind. Power washing. Hand scrubbing. Soap-based cleaners. Bleech-based cleaners. Staining with the “good stuff” from the big boys like Benjamin Moore. Cheaping out and using Home Depot options. Every solution was mediocre but accepted as “the best I could do.”

Two years ago I treated a corner of the deck with TWP 1500 natural. I read some reviews online and was intrigued but skeptical of this “penetrating” stain. The results were astounding, while the rest of the deck was faded and dirty, the TWP 1500 treated portion was still vibrant and bright.

This summer I bit the bullet, I used TWP cleaner and brightener and then re-stained the entire deck. It’s a big job (my deck is 1,100 ft.²), but the results are incredible.

TWP is legit!!
-L

TWPStainHelp
TWPStainHelp
6 years ago
Reply to  LiebermanLarry

Thanks!

 
TWPStainHelp
TWPStainHelp
7 years ago

worn out, looks great! Thanks for the comments and picture!

samson
samson
7 years ago

I used the 1500 in the Honey color 2 years and it is time to redo it. It was applied to our cedar deck.
5 = Overall Apperance
4 = Durability
4.5 = Overall
Best stain that I have ever used. In the past we used Behr stain. It peeled within a year. The TWP did not peel at all, just faded a little. We are going to scrub the deck down and reapply to the floor.
What should I use to clean? Bleach?

TWPStainHelp
TWPStainHelp
7 years ago
Reply to  samson

Samson, bleach is actually bad for wood. Best to use the Gemini Restore Kit to prep the deck before reapplying.

http://www.twpstain.com/gemini-s-restore-a-deck-cleaner-and-brightener-kit

Thanks for the review!

Jeff
Jeff
5 years ago
Reply to  TWPStainHelp

Why does the Gemini product data sheet for TWP say to clean the surface with a 50/50 mix of bleach and water?

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