VOC (Volatile organic compounds) regulations are changing rapidly across the USA and Canada. Not all of the stains that we sell are compliant for all areas. As it stands 16 US states and Canada have adopted the more stringent 250 regulation:

TWP 100 Series is not VOC Compliant for Canada and these USA states and cannot be shipped or used there: California, 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 compliant for all 50 States but cannot be shipped or used in Canada.

TWP 200 Series is compliant for all 50 States and Canada.

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    Felix Gonzales · 05/18/2020
    I have a newly built cabin what can I use that is good quality that allows woodgrain to show
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    Chris · 05/14/2020
    How long does it take for delivery?
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    Doug · 05/04/2020
    Live in Minnesota and applied a water based semi-transparent stain to a new cedar deck. Did not hold up. What should i use?
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      TWP Stains · 05/04/2020
      You will need to remove that first. How depends on the stan brand and type. Pictures would help as well. Once that is done, use the TWP 100 Series.
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        Doug · 05/04/2020
        Cabot semi-transparent oil based
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          TWP Stains · 05/04/2020
          You will have to sand that off as what is on your wood is opaque in transparency, not semi-transparent.
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    Ms.Connie · 05/03/2020
    My redwood deck is around 30 years old in Whitefish, Montana. Several years ago I made the mistake of applying a "stain" that was more like a paint (2 different colors for different levels). Now, using a 4" putty knife I am trying to scrape off the paint so I can apply a penetrating oil. I will most likely need to sand some, for which I read an orbital sander with 36 grit paper recommended. After that, should I use RAD cleaner/brightener before using TWP Pro Series penetrating oil? Some of the ends of the deck are rotted, and I may have some redwood to replace it. How would you re-do this deck?? The stairs up was added more recently, and has never had a finish...would you recommend using the light gray stain on the whole deck?
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      TWP Stains · 05/03/2020
      You will have to sand this to remove it. Clean/Brighten after. TWP 100 Series. Any color that you like.
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        Connie Rudie · 05/16/2020
        If it's all sanded down, why does it need clean/brighten? Does it need to be pressure washed?
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          TWP Stains · 05/16/2020
          It opens up the wood pores after sanding. Pressure wash while using the prep products.
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    Rik · 04/23/2020
    How long will the 5 gallon cans last before they expire??
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    Mike · 04/22/2020
    I would like to re-stain my cedar deck (after two years) again with TWP100.
    your website will not allow me to order a one-gallon container.
    Living in Washington state, there is no VOC restriction.
    Please let me know how to place an order.
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    Mel · 04/22/2020
    We have a new pressure-treated wood screened in porch and need to stain the inside floor and the outside support beams and lattice. We live in NC but would prefer lower VOC and a "healthier" option. Which formulation is our best option (the difference between 1500 and 200 isn't clear to me) and if it's the 1500, would you please recommend a color or two or three that are closest to the Butternut of the 200 series? Thank you very much!
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    Joy · 04/20/2020
    Can I purchase this somewhere in Georgia
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    Shelley · 04/20/2020
    I just posted a question on what to use on my over 32 year old deck. Just in case you suggest TWP 100 I checked the states it can be used in and I cannot use it in CT. Here is my deck. Hoping you can help me know what to use. Thanks again!
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    Christopher · 04/19/2020
    I have 10 year old cypress board and batten siding that needs to be restained. What do you recommend?
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    Mike · 04/17/2020
    Should I add a prestain conditioner if applying to pressure treated pine to ensure a uniform finish?
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      TWP Stains · 04/17/2020
      No, you cannot use a conditioner with a deck stain like TWP.
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    Erin B · 04/15/2020
    I am looking to restain my cabin in Roanoke, VA. Should I use 100 or 1500? Do I need to do 2 coats or can I get away with 1?
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      TWP Stains · 04/15/2020
      Use the TWP 1500. Two coats wet on wet.
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    Mike Folan · 04/10/2020
    I have an old gallon of TWP 1516 Rustic Oak Max Voc Formula. I can't find anywhere that sells it near me (South San Francisco) and don't see the max voc formula on your site. Where can I get this and is it still legal in California?
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    Ken · 04/08/2020
    What is the VOC that is in the 100 series?
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    Colleen · 04/06/2020
    I don’t really understand the difference between the 100 and 1500 series. What should I use in Richmond, VA? My deck is 20 years old and I last used TWP about 5 years ago on it but I don’t remember what I used.
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      TWP Stains · 04/06/2020
      Use the 1500. The difference is VOC laws and what is or isn't allowed.
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    Tom · 03/27/2020
    Do any local retailers carry your product in Minneapolis, MN?
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      TWP Stains · 03/27/2020
      We sell online from our site. Takes about 2-4 business days to MN to arrive.
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    Bob M · 03/15/2020
    Is Loudoun County Va considered Northern Va?
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    Lilly Stein · 01/12/2020
    I'm looking to protect criss cross/wooden cattle fencing that was put up about a year ago. It has no stain on it now. I live in Oneida, Tn. (which is in the Cumberland Plateau area). What would you recommend I use? Any base coat? Stain/Protector? and how many coats? Look forward to hearing back from you....Thank you..
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    Jane Sanders · 11/18/2019
    I have a 12’ x 12 ‘ 28 yr old red cedar deck. I am replacing 9 boards. I live in DC. The TWP 100 Series is outlawed here. Should I use the 1500 in Pecan? Years ago I used one of the stains. It’s a red cedar color. Don’t know what it was. I have 13 spiral steps.
    Jane Sanders
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      TWP Stains · 11/18/2019
      Yes, you would want the TWP 1500 Series for this. You will need to remove the current stain first.
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    Greg N. · 10/10/2019
    I am planning to stain a newly installed fence (deck wood). How long do you recommend before staining? I will also be doing our large deck. It has a well worn stain if some sort already, from the previous homeowners. What prep is needed for the deck? Finally, do you recommend the 100 or 1500 for northern Virginia? Thanks!