VOC States

by Administrator

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, Michigan, 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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Matt Stueber
Matt Stueber
6 days ago

I looked back at a previous order and see that I ordered 5 Gal of the 100 Series and also 5 Gal of the 1500 Series. This was for a new deck. Why might I have ordered two different series? One for decking and one for rails?

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Admin
6 days ago
Reply to  Matt Stueber

No idea as there would be no reason to order two different series.

Matt Stueber
Matt Stueber
6 days ago
Reply to  TWP Stains

Would one series work better on upright material (eg. a fence)?
I am planning to re-finish my decking this Spring/Summer. The upright materials (rails and a small section of fencing near my deck) are still looking great.

If I cannot figure out which series was applied to decking in round one, does it matter which one I use for this second application (now three years later)?

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Admin
6 days ago
Reply to  Matt Stueber

No, one is not better than the other but you should stick with the same series as used last time. If you do not know, then best to use our stripper/brightener kit for prep.

Brian
Brian
10 days ago

Can you use TWP1500 over burnt lumber?

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Admin
10 days ago
Reply to  Brian

Yes.

Ethan
Ethan
11 days ago

Why can’t I clean and apply 1500 series over 100 series? Please explain

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Admin
11 days ago
Reply to  Ethan

When switching series, it is best to strip for maximum adhesion and penetration. In terms of difficulty, stripping is no different from cleaning; in fact, it is easier.

Bill
Bill
16 days ago

Can you ship pro 100 to utah 84310

Logan Mitchell
Logan Mitchell
22 days ago

Can you ship to Virginia Beach, Va 23451?

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Admin
22 days ago
Reply to  Logan Mitchell

Yes, we can.

Jjoan
Jjoan
1 month ago

Does twp1500series come in semi transparent grey?

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Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Jjoan

It does not but the Semi-Solid VOC compliant colors do: https://www.twpstain.com/twp-semi-solid-stain-5-gallon-low-voc

Bob Birkeland
Bob Birkeland
1 month ago

I am looking for a clear protectant for rough refined milled cedar laid up vertically. I am in a 4 season climate and want protection for wood but want it to either maintain the new cedar look or conversely weather over 3-5 years to an even driftwood grey–without using any pigment like you Cape Cod. Can the 100 Clear do this for us? Thanks

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Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob Birkeland

Yes, it can. Use the TWP 100 Clear or the 1500 Clear.

Nick
Nick
1 month ago

Is twp 100 allowed in Tucson az / Pima county

DAVID SCHMIDT
DAVID SCHMIDT
2 months ago

Can you ship a 5 gallon container of 120 Pecan to PPG Paints, 7907 Dream St. , Florence, KY 41042? Thanks. David Schgmidt

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Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  DAVID SCHMIDT

You can order it on this page:
https://www.twpstain.com/twp100-5gallon

Dan
Dan
8 months ago

Can I restain 1500 over 100 and vise versa?

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Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  Dan

When switching series, you should use this kit: https://www.twpstain.com/restore-a-deck-stripper-brightener-kit-detail

Dan
Dan
8 months ago
Reply to 

On oak log siding?

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Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  Dan

Yes. 

Cheri
Cheri
8 months ago

Can I buy series 100 sealant in northern Illinois 60083 zip

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Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  Cheri

No.

Guy
Guy
8 months ago

I live in central Virginia and have tried to order 100 series stain recently to match the 100 stained deck I did last year.  I’m getting responses that tell me they can’t ship 100 series to my address in Virginia.  And yet I see that 100 series is only banned in Northern VA….and I’m nowhere near there.  What’s the deal?  My zip is 23112.

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Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  Guy

The counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford and cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park observe VOC limitations established by The Northern Virginia Emissions Control Area. Spotsylvania County and Fredericksburg City observe VOC limitations established by The Fredericksburg Emissions Control Area. The counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico and Prince George, and cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg City and Richmond adhere to VOC limitations established by The Richmond Emissions Control Area. The remainder of Virginia observes VOC limitations established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

If in one of the counties above, you are limited to the TWP 1500 Series.

Guy
Guy
8 months ago
Reply to 

I’m in Powhatan County but most of my zip code is in Chesterfield County.  I even tried ordering the 100 series from this website last week and got refunded because they said they couldn’t ship it to my address.  I ended up having to order the 1500 series Cedartone and I just hope it matches.

David P
David P
8 months ago

It says TWP 100 can’t be shipped to ‘Parts of … Illinois’. I live in Illinois in the 60093 zipcode. Can you ship it here?

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Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  David P

The 100 Series cannot be shipped or used anywhere in IL.

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Admin
8 months ago

Hi, sorry but we do not ship to Hawaii.

James Solleder
James Solleder
8 months ago
Reply to 

☹️☹️
I would be willing to pay reasonable fees in order to get your product. 

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Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  James Solleder

The potential for shipping damages is too great. Sorry.

Barbara Polle
Barbara Polle
9 months ago

Is the sem-solid low VOC available in New York yet (9/2023)

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9 months ago

Can the TWP 100 Pro Series be used in Rio Rico, AZ 85648

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Admin
9 months ago
Reply to 

Yes.

compare TWP stains
9 months ago

I am looking for a picture of the Pro series Cabin Fever so I can get a really good look at what the color will be as compared to the swatch that you provide online.

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Admin
9 months ago
Reply to 

Colors vary drastically based on wood type and age of the wood. Best to test samples to see how it will look on your wood.

https://www.twpstain.com/stain-samples

Candice
Candice
9 months ago

What would be the best option to protect pressure treated pine decking in South East Texas that receives full sun?

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9 months ago
Reply to  Candice
Rod Terflinger
Rod Terflinger
9 months ago

Will semi solid peel over time or wear similar to 100 series

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Admin
9 months ago
Reply to  Rod Terflinger

It does not peel but wears the same as the 100 Series over time.

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9 months ago

What’s the best series for wood cedar shed in sun AZ? Can you ship in Phoenix area?

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Admin
9 months ago
Reply to 

Use the TWP 1500 Series. We can ship there:
https://www.twpstain.com/twp-1500-series

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9 months ago

What’s the best stain for shed in sun/hot AZ? Can you ship  to 85382, AZ?

Coach T
Coach T
9 months ago

Older pine deck rough would 100 series or pro semi solid be best?

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Admin
9 months ago
Reply to  Coach T

Where are you located?

Coach T
Coach T
9 months ago
Reply to 

Kansas City (Olathe) Kansas

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Admin
9 months ago
Reply to  Coach T

You can use either for KS. The semi-solid colors will give longer UV protection.

eric
eric
10 months ago

Hi…We are using the 1500 series on Red Cedar.  The Dark Oak is still reading too Red and the Black Walnut is too dark.  Can the stain colors be mixed?  If so, how can I cut the Black Walnut to achieve a lighter shade of Walnut and keep the red out?  Thx

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Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  eric

Yes, you can mix TWP colors. You would have to test this on your own as we do not have ratios to achieve custom colors. Try the TWP in Clear to lighten the Black Walnut.

Sonya
Sonya
10 months ago

Is maine a low voc state?

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Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  Sonya

yes.

Susan
Susan
10 months ago

Is the semi-solid pro-series, low VOC version, available yet?  I live in Massachusetts. The color I need is Cabin Fever.

Thank you, Susan

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Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  Susan

No, not yet.

Theresa Miller
Theresa Miller
10 months ago

Can the TWP 100 Series product be shipped into 80128 zip code (Littleton, Colorado):  Thank you.

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Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  Theresa Miller

The 100 Series is not allowed in CO. You will need the 1500 Series.

Craig Harris
Craig Harris
10 months ago

I am replacing my deck and it is 2 months old. What do I need to do to prep it before applying stain? I livr=e in central Virginia, so I can use 1500 or 100 correct? I have been told to use a oil based stain. What do you reccomend? I want a natural or light color.

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Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  Craig Harris

See here about new wood: https://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/

Use the TWP 100 Series after wait and prep.

jim
jim
10 months ago

i have used twp 1500 on my preasure treated plne patio furniture with good results will it do good on some  oak patio furniture i have or should i use something else

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Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  jim

It will work but make sure to prep and only one light coat on a hardwood.

BobM
BobM
10 months ago

Can TWP 100 be purchased in Nevada County, Ca?

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Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  BobM

No. You need the 1500 for CA.

Dave
Dave
11 months ago

Can TPW100 be shipped to Daveis county Indiana

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Admin
11 months ago
Reply to  Dave

No. You need the TWP 1500 Series for IN.

Dave
Dave
11 months ago
Reply to 

Thank you.

Shilla
Shilla
11 months ago

Is the new 100 series and TWP semi-pro series now VOC compliant for California? If not do you have a date when it will be?

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Admin
11 months ago
Reply to  Shilla

No, it is not compliant for CA. Not sure when it will be allowed in CA.

howard
howard
11 months ago

What is the difference between the 100, the 1500 series and the semi-solid pro series? I live in New Jersey and from your website it noted above that I can only use the 1500 product. Am I at a disadvantage using the 1500?

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Admin
11 months ago
Reply to  howard

VOCs, you are not allowed to use the 100 Series or Semi-solid colors in NJ. No disadvantage with the 1500 Series. It works and lasts the same as the 100 Series.

Rory Angold
Rory Angold
11 months ago

When will your semi solid be available in California? You mentioned a low VOC semi solid brand coming out this spring. 

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Admin
11 months ago
Reply to  Rory Angold

We are not sure yet, waiting for approval.

Lou
Lou
1 year ago

If I ordered the ser 100 today can it be shipped to me here in Michigan 

Jamie
Jamie
1 year ago

Can you ship twp100 to Wisconsin?

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Jamie

Yes.

jim
jim
1 year ago

can i use the semi solid in 44676 zip of ohio

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  jim

No, it is not allowed in Ohio.

Mark
Mark
1 year ago

Can I use the semi solid in Illinois 

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Mark

No, it is not allowed in IL.

John
John
1 year ago

Can you ship to British Columbia?

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  John

The TWP 200 Series only.

Leo
Leo
1 year ago

Do you yave the low voc semi solid stains available at this time? I live in Illinois USA

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Leo

No, not yet. Hoping for some time this year.

Mario
Mario
1 year ago

I would like to only stain the outdoor stair treads to match the front door. How would I attain a consistent stain for six treads where the top two are cedar and the bottom four stairs care made of yellow pint

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Mario

Cedar and pine wood cannot stain the exact same color when using a semi-transparent stain. The wood itself will highlight differently based on the wood type.

Isaac
Isaac
1 year ago

is the semi transparent cape cod gray product not available in illinois?

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Isaac

Teh 100 Series is not legal for IL. You could use the TWP 200 Series in Slate Gray for IL:
https://www.twpstain.com/wood-and-deck-stains/twp-wood-stains/twp-200-series

Erik
Erik
1 year ago

Can 100 series be shipped to Michigan now that our laws are changing

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Erik

Since we are based in MI, we can see the 100 Series until we run out of what we currently have on the ground which was purchased prior to the final implementation date of the VOC change. We expect to run out of inventory bought prior to the changes by June of this year.

Erik
Erik
1 year ago
Reply to 

Thank you so I own a deck restoration company here and have been using 100 series for years. Is the 1500 similar in longevity and application/appearance/functionality 

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Erik

Lasts the same. The main difference is the colors are slightly richer in the 1500 Series and it takes a little longer to dry.

Erik
Erik
1 year ago
Reply to 

Do you offer contractor pricing?

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Erik

Not for shipping. 

Tara Chandler
Tara Chandler
1 year ago

Can I use the semi-solid stain in Illinois? Below you mention you will be offering a low VOC for some states. We have a 4 year old deck in full sun around a pool and would like to stain it with the best stain possible to last. Below are pictures. We will power wash and clean before applying any stain. I assume we will need two coats?

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Tara Chandler

No, the Semi-solid is not allowed in IL. That may change later in the year but currently, it is not.

Katie
Katie
1 year ago

What is a true penetrating oil based stain that can be used in PA? 

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Katie

The TWP 1500 Series is a oil-based stain that can be used in PA and all 50 States:
https://www.twpstain.com/twp-1500-series

Paul A Mahanna
Paul A Mahanna
1 year ago

What part of illinois does not allow TWP Pro-Series Semi-Solid Wood Stain

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Paul A Mahanna

All of IL is not allowed for the Semi-Solid TWP colors.

Cassie W
Cassie W
1 year ago

Getting ready to clean/brighten and then semi-transparent stain a PTP deck that was installed just over a year ago. Can’t decide if we should use oil or water based? It gets some direct sun but is under a tree, will get dirty, and we live in a place with hot, humid summers and mild, some snow winters. Any suggestions? Also,l concerned about ease of application, we are not professionals but want it to look nice. 

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Cassie W

We only sell oil based. Try the TWP 1500 series. 

MIchael Lucas
MIchael Lucas
1 year ago

1-do you recommend 100 pro for red cedar siding?
2- do you ship to New Jersey?

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  MIchael Lucas

You have to use the 1500 Series for NJ. Yes, we ship there.

Jaymie
Jaymie
1 year ago

Hi – do you have a date as to when the Semi-Solid Pro Series will be available in low VOC states? (CO)

Based on a previous TWP response to a question below:
TWP Stains · 03/18/2023
Currently, the Semi-Solid colors are not allowed to be used in PA. We will be offering a low VOC version of the Semi-Solid colors this Spring that can be allowed in PA and other low VOC states.

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Jaymie

We do not know or have a date yet when it will be ready. Could be late Spring or Summer.

chuck
chuck
1 year ago

Can I use semi-solid stain in Philadelphia pa or other low VOC States?

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  chuck

Currently, the Semi-Solid colors are not allowed to be used in PA. We will be offering a low VOC version of the Semi-Solid colors this Spring that can be allowed in PA and other low VOC states.

ksmith
ksmith
1 year ago

Can I add a carpenter bee repellant to your semi-solid stain paint?

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1 year ago
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