Published on May 17th, 2015 | by Grant Barnard5
TWP 1500 Semi Transparent Stain Review
The internet carries a ton of reviews on TWP1500 exterior stain. Some say its great and some say it sucks and there is some kind of public information scam here. TWP 1500 is an oil based stain that can be used in “low-VOC states” like here in Indiana. Grants Painting provides fence and deck staining in Indianapolis, Fishers, Zionsville, Greenwood, Westfield and Noblesville. We use many brands of stain for different projects. TWP 1500 is one of our favorite stains to use for deck staining on decks without prior application of a water based stain.
- TWP 1500 is a quality semi transparent stain that will protect against graying very well.
- TWP 1500 is an oil based stain that will protect against water damage longer.
- TWP 1500 leaves a sort of “rubbed finish” if applied correctly. This finish is absorbed into the wood instead of forming a coating on top that will crack and chip off!!! THAT’S HUGE!!!
- TWP 1500 gives a finish that is more beautiful than most other stains.
- TWP 1500 is a very easy to do a maintenance coat on as opposed to water based stains that always require more prep work.
Disadvantages Of TWP 1500 Semi Transparent Stain
There is only one disadvantage to using TWP. It is the same downfall that all oil stains have compared to waterborne or waterbased stains. Oil based stains fade and oxidize sooner leaving a finish that needs a maintenance coating. However, the maintenance coatings will not build up to a coating that will fail like the waterbased stains will over many coats.
When To Use TWP 1500 And When Not To
- TWP 1500 should only be used on a new deck or fence, or on a surface that has previously only had oil based stain.
- TWP 1500 should never be used over water based stain. Even if there is only a small amount of water based stain on the vertical surfaces.