Best TWP Stain for Log Homes

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Last Updated on January 30, 2023 by TWP Help

The Best TWP Stain for Log Homes 2024 –


With log homes, weather protection can go a long way in preserving the appearance and integrity of the logs. Shielding a log home’s exterior from damaging UV rays and water absorption is the key to a long-standing solid structure. The right weather-protective finish will also enhance the natural beauty of the logs giving your log home the rustic look it deserves.

The best TWP Stain for log homes is the new 1500 Series Wood Stain. The 1500 Series is designed to absorb better, dry quicker, and outperform the preceding TWP 500 Series formula. With a low VOC level, the 1500 Series Stain is available in all 50 states and is an EPA registered wood preservative.

Best TWP Log Home Stain

The excellent water-resistant properties of the 1500 Series prevents log cracking, splitting, and premature discoloring. With a 60% – 70% solid content blend, it dives into the wood pores to shed water and block out harmful UV damage. It rejuvenates the wood by replacing its diminishing natural oils and enhances the log home’s appearance.

TWP 1500 Wood Preservative also contains its own mildewcides to prevent fungi, mold, and mildew growth that may lead to wood rot and premature stain failure. Mold and mildew growth is a leading cause of structural damage.

Available in 9 different semi-transparent colors, TWP 1500 Series will give your log home a brilliant finish that will last for several years. The easy to apply and maintain formula will help keep maintenance costs down while keeping your log home looking good year-round. The 1500 Series Wood Stain truly is the best TWP stain for log homes hands down.

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Will d
8 months ago

I’m in northern NY and the rep I spoke to at recommended the 200 series but now I see on here the recommendations for the 1500 series? I know the 200 is lower voc and has more pigment, thus better UV protection. So what is best? I have samples of 1500 series and 200 series coming In the mail

I plan to strip the logs bare by sanding and then Spray with borate, let dry and seal all checks with log builder caulking, Then apply the stain. If this is all done within a week, do I need to clean the logs at all? And what step would I clean them? Thanks

will d
8 months ago
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Thanks for the response! would it make sense to do maintainence coats of clear at the ~3 year mark instead of using a pigment which might make the stain darker?

11 months ago

Should the Gemini restore kit be used for a Cedar D log cabin in addition to using on the Deck and railings? Cabin is 15 yrs old, has had 3 -4 applications of TWP previously for exposed areas.

Byron yurth
1 year ago

What does low voc mean ?

Eric wahlmark
2 years ago

I am working on a 20 year old pine log home in central Wisconsin that has previously been treated with TWP 101. Your site recommends 1500 for log homes. I want the best preservative but also want the application to be realistically achievable this year still. Do you recommend chinking before or after staining? Should I move forward with 101 or 1500? Any special cleaning/prep? Thank you!

Patricia Kunz Zearfoss
3 years ago

We will be having to restain a log cabin that is 15+ years old and if we use the TWP 1500 will I need to use my log builder sealant first since sealants don’t adhere to oil based products.

4 years ago

Can I use TWP stain 1500 inside the log homes?

SML Pressure Cleaning & Painting LLC
7 days ago
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Actually TWP products have the least amount of odor compared to any product on the market. I’ve used this product for 28 years and that’s one of the many appealing things about it. Low odor, great results and very easy to maintain.

Virginia F. Davis
5 years ago

What is difference in TWP 100/200 and 1500? Best type for log home?

Virginia F. Davis
5 years ago
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2 years ago
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what about 200 for Maine?

7 years ago

I have a 5yr old log home that was sealed with TWP 101 Natural. All logs are covered by a porch surrounding the home. The logs have been washed annually w log wash, and the stain is still in good shape. There is no grating, but I’m planning to restrain pretty soon. How do I prepare the logs for the new stain? Thank you.

7 years ago

Prep with the Gemini Restore Kit and pressure washing.

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