TWP 1500 Colors Explained

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Last Updated on July 21, 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 1501 Photos

 


TWP 1502 Redwood

1502 Redwood

TWP 1502 Redwood is a very rich red color. TWP 1502 Photos


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 1503 Photos


TWP 1504 Black Walnut

1504 Black Walnut

TWP 1504 Black Walnut is a stunning dark brown color. Very unique but loved by consumers! TWP 1504 Photos


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 1511 Photos


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 1515 Photos


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 1516 Photos


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 1520 Photos


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. TWP 1530 Natural Photos


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

 

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Wayne Henson
6 months ago

Do you have a picture showing pressure treated Pine with the Natural 1530 stain applied? We are almost ready

Sheela Ambre
6 months ago

We finished sanding and power washing our deck.

Our contractor just said he is going tp finish with TWP 1500.

What is your recommendation for TWP 1500 color series? I love 1501 Cedar but now sure if it will work.

What do we do with railings if we go with Cedar color for deck?

Thanks!

Is the dark off 1503 semi transparent with a solid
6 months ago

I stripped my cedar deck . will the 1503 dark oak cover all these imperfections in my old deck

 
Michelle Reynolds
7 months ago

Do you color match Olympic stains?

Debbie
8 months ago

Can the cedar tone 1500 be used on new cedar planter boxes that are going to be used to grow vegetables?

Laura
8 months ago

We used pecan last year on a new deck and it was too yellow-orange for us. We had them come back this year and use Dark Oak. It’s also orangey, but darker. All other colors in the swatches look yellow or red (aside from the black one which would be too dark). Do all stains have to be yellow or red-leaning? We’re wanting something that will blend in better with nature and light tree barks. Any way to neutralize the orange tones?

 
Karen
9 months 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
10 months 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
1 year ago

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

 
Adam Veal
1 year 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
1 year ago

Best color with grey house

Martin
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago
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Is says that stains will work on it. What kind of stains will if TWP will not?

Tarrah
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago
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Deck is in centralPennsylvania

Jeff L
1 year ago
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In pesssylvania

 
Lauren
1 year 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
1 year ago
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The siding

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Lauren
1 year ago
Reply to  TWP Help

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

Joanne Dodge
1 year 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.
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
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
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
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
2 years 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
2 years ago
Reply to  TWP Help

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
2 years ago

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

Sheri Bailey
2 years ago

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

 
Harold Dietrich
2 years ago

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

Susan
2 years ago

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

Susan
2 years ago
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Thanks!

Mark Welch
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years ago

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

Enoch Miles
2 years 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

 
lynda costello
2 years ago

any pictures of cedartone on mahogany wood

Peter L
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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 deck is under roof and the other out in the open. the portions under roof have a better finish (solid in color) vs the portion that get’s sun (I face south). I guess it fades faster out in the sun. I always refinish both at the same time, but I almost feel like the covered portions are just building up. To go to a darker color, would have I to strip the covered portion if it has built up finish?

Richard Stockburger
2 years ago

WHAT STAIN IS BEST FOR A PHILLAPINE MAHOGONY DECK?

Patti
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
3 years ago

can TWP be used indoors on trim and doors

 
Katherine
3 years ago

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
3 years ago

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
3 years ago

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.

bruce Lieberman
3 years ago
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yes of course.. I mentioned clear because that would be my dream… My goal is to make it look grey like weather cedar. If I buy a can of???? and mix it?

 
Diane L Hook
3 years ago

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
3 years ago

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.

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