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 and TWP Semi-Solid Pro-Series 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 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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    Chris · 08/05/2021
    I am installing PT pine deck posts with composite decking. Will use Genesis restore before staining after pine dries maybe 4-6 months later. Will the Genesis restore or cleaner discolor the composite decking if it gets on it? The decking is Fiberon armourguard. Thanks. 
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      TWP Stains · 08/05/2021
      No, the Gemini Kit will not harm the composite but do rinse well with water when done to avoid dirt etc from drying on the composite. 
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    Charlie W · 07/31/2021
    Can I purchase 100 Series in Nebraska or Iowa?
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    Brenda · 07/31/2021
    Can the 100 series be shipped to Tennessee?
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    Charlie · 07/30/2021
    Can I purchase 100 Series in either Wyoming or Colorado?
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    JohnnieK · 07/28/2021
    Can I purchase 100 Series in zip code 23235 (Richmond area) in VA?
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    James Attridge · 07/26/2021
    jersey?
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    James · 07/22/2021
    Can you ship 100 series to Wyoming?
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    Rosco · 07/07/2021
    Based on the comparison chart both 1500 and 200 have the same VOC, why can you not ship 1500 to Canada?
    Also wrt 200 series if I go this direction I am looking to preserve the natural look and grain of cedar window casings (new). Hence originally looking at 100 series ceadartone/honey/pecan. Based on the 200 series pigment levels I have concerns it will be too opaque and not let the natural beauty show, any recommendations/advice? 
    Cheers. 
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      TWP Stains · 07/08/2021
      The TWP 1500 is a 350 VOC and the TWP 200 is a 250 VOC. Canada law is 250 VOC. The 200 Series is not opaque but a fully semi-transparent stain like the TWP 1500 Series and will show the natural wood grain and not hide it.
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    Everet · 07/06/2021
    Is Stafford county, Virginia 22406 considered Northern VA? I was interested in the 100 series product
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      TWP Stains · 07/06/2021
      The TWP 100 Series is not allowed there. You will need the TWP 1500 Series.
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    Linda Paine · 06/17/2021
    Live in Southern Ca and have home with redwood siding. Was treated about 10 years ago with WoodRoyal semi transparent oil base stain.  Could I use this product without sanding?  Have a big house and can it be sprayed with airless sprayer.  Thats all painters want to use.  What should I do pt prep?  the house that doesn't get much sun looks great but the rest is very dry looking
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      TWP Stains · 06/18/2021
      You will have to remove the current stain first. Strip it and pressure wash to remove. Brightener after.
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    Marlena · 06/09/2021
    I have a large deck with railings in the Willamette Valley, a rainy part of Oregon, which needs restaining. 2 years ago we cleaned it with the restore a deck system and stained it with super deck semi-transparent Cedar which seems to be no longer available. After I clean it Olympic deck cleaner this year can I stain it with TWP 100?
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    Rob · 06/09/2021
    I am in Virginia. I have a 20 year old deck with the original, 1st generation Trex deck boards. I want to improve the look of them. What do you recommend?
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    Paul P. · 06/03/2021
    I live in Michigan what’s going to be more durable the pro series 99semi sold or the 100
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      TWP Stains · 06/03/2021
      The Semi-Solid will give better UV protection from graying.
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    Brian M · 05/31/2021
    Hello.  I have a 5 year old cedar deck.  Heavy sun.  I have used Cabot Australian Timber Oil semi transparent for the last 2 applications.  Looking to try the TWP 1500 (Massachusetts).  The Timber oil has faded in some areas and not so much in others.  For this reason, I am going to rent a sander from the Home Depot and take off all the stain. I have already used a deck cleaner and I'm waiting for some better weather before I do a full sanding.    My questions are.... What should be my final grit sand paper that would prep the cedar best for the TWP 1500 Semi Transparent Stain?  Also would i have to use deck cleaner again after i do the full sanding?  Last question.  What is the difference in the TWP stain as compared to the Cabot ATO.  Thanks.
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      TWP Stains · 06/01/2021
      60 grit is best and then cleaner and a brightener after. Cabot used to be a very good stain until Valspar bought the brand and changed all the formulas for the worse. It just does not have the same quality as it used to.
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        Brian m · 06/01/2021
        Thanks for the advice. Staining pad or lambswool for application? Also do need to use that cleaner even though I've already used it and then I'm going to sand? Thank you
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    B · 05/17/2021
    I have a four year old deck in Pennsylvania that was never stained. it has mold and is very grey. Can I just use the two part Restore a deck and then stain it?
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    Monica B · 05/17/2021
    Hello, we have a pressure treated deck which has had its share of abuse.  We used to seal with Thompson’s, but it lifted and was a constant thorn.  We were suffering damage year to year so we made the horrible decision to use deck-over.  It worked great for a bunch of years and then the last few years life got in the way of taking care of it.  This year, I used a pressure washer and took off as much as possible and will need to scrape off the rest, then sand because it caused deep furrows.  I live in upstate New York.  What should I use?
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      TWP Stains · 05/18/2021
      You will have to remove it fully by power sanding it all off.
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        Monica B · 05/18/2021
        Thank you, yes...I am renting a drum sander.  I wasn’t clear with my question.  After I finish preparing the deck fully, what product in your line should I then use?
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    Doug Hatfield · 05/14/2021
    I live in Louisiana which is VOC compliant. My question is, is it better to use the 100 series vs the 1500 series? 
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      TWP Stains · 05/14/2021
      Either is fine but most use the 100 Series.
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    Scott Jackson · 05/13/2021
    Will the new pro series ship to New Jersey ?
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    Julia · 05/01/2021
    How do I dispose of old cans of TWP? Will my local hazardous waste collection site accept this?
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      TWP Stains · 05/02/2021
      Let the stain harden inside and then you can throw away in trash. To harden, leave top off to dry or add kitty litter.
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    Brian Stidham · 05/01/2021
    Can the Series 100 be shipped to southern Indiana, zip 47265?
    Thanks
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      TWP Stains · 05/02/2021
      No, the 1500 Series is what you will need.