TWP 100 Series is VOC Restricted in Colorado

by TWP Stains

twp 1500 stainAs of May 1st, 2020, Colorado has changed its VOC limits for Architectural Coatings to a max limit of 275 for wood stains and 350 for wood preservatives. This means that the TWP 100 Series is not allowed in Colorado anymore. The good news is you can still use the TWP 1500 Series for all your exterior wood and maintenance coatings. The TWP 1500 Series is registered as a wood preservative with a 350 VOC limit. If doing a maintenance coating over the TWP 100 Series with the TWP 1500 Series. We suggest one of these prep items

Gemini Restore-A-Deck Cleaner and Brightener Kit


Restore-A-Deck Stripper and Brightener Kit

TWP VOC Limits for Architectural Coatings

VOC (Volatile organic compounds) regulations are changing rapidly across the USA and Canada. As it stands 18 US states and Canada have adopted the more stringent VOC regulations:

TWP 100 Series is classified as a wood stain and has a 550 VOC limit and is not VOC Compliant for Canada and these USA states and cannot be shipped or used there: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Northern VA, Pennsylvania, Parts of Arizona, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, all of Canada.

TWP 1500 Series is classified as a wood preservative and has a 350 VOC limit and is compliant for all 50 States but cannot be shipped or used in Canada.

TWP 200 Series is classified as a wood stain and has a 250 VOC limit and is compliant for all 50 States and Canada.

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Sid Durbin II
Sid Durbin II
3 years ago

I am looking to use TWP 100 to stain some new Cypress posts on the front of my home in Louisiana. Can you use a small roller to apply or should it be sprayed on? Also, once stained, is there a need to seal it also? Thanks.

Sid Durbin II
Sid Durbin II
3 years ago
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Would the same apply (application method and no sealer) to using the TWP1500 product as well on cypress posts?

Jane Mullanix
Jane Mullanix
3 years ago

Our redwood deck is 25 years old! About every 4 to 5 years we have sanded and re-stained with Penofin oil deck stain! 3 years ago we replaced the redwood, sanded and re-stained with again the penofin oil! The redwood that we had used three years ago is not like the redwood originally on the deck! It’s a treated wood! All the work we did and looked horrible by fall! Presently we had to take all the boards off the deck to re do the supports And add a cover to our patio. My question is when we go to put the boards back on we will need to replace some of the boards Again with only option of treated redwood! We will probably need to sand those down to be level with our other boards! Should we wait 4 months because we sanded and so the new boards can become weathered or can we go ahead and stain with your product? Should we use a cleaner on the deck before we stain! Any insight would be gratefully appreciated! Your product comes highly recommended by our hometown Mead Lumber! We live in Sterling, CO., Northeast part of the state out on the plains!

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