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
1 month 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
1 month ago
Reply to  Matt Stueber

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

Matt Stueber
Matt Stueber
1 month 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)?

TWP Stains
Admin
1 month 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
1 month ago

Can you use TWP1500 over burnt lumber?

TWP Stains
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Brian

Yes.

Ethan
Ethan
1 month ago

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

TWP Stains
Admin
1 month 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
1 month ago

Can you ship pro 100 to utah 84310

Logan Mitchell
Logan Mitchell
1 month ago

Can you ship to Virginia Beach, Va 23451?

TWP Stains
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Logan Mitchell

Yes, we can.

Jjoan
Jjoan
2 months ago

Does twp1500series come in semi transparent grey?

TWP Stains
Admin
2 months 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
2 months 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

TWP Stains
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Bob Birkeland

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

Nick
Nick
2 months ago

Is twp 100 allowed in Tucson az / Pima county

DAVID SCHMIDT
DAVID SCHMIDT
3 months ago

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

TWP Stains
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  DAVID SCHMIDT

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

Dan
Dan
9 months ago

Can I restain 1500 over 100 and vise versa?

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
9 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
9 months ago
Reply to 

On oak log siding?

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
9 months ago
Reply to  Dan

Yes. 

Cheri
Cheri
9 months ago

Can I buy series 100 sealant in northern Illinois 60083 zip

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
9 months ago
Reply to  Cheri

No.

Guy
Guy
9 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.

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
9 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
9 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
9 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?

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
9 months ago
Reply to  David P

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

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
9 months ago

Hi, sorry but we do not ship to Hawaii.

James Solleder
James Solleder
9 months ago
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I would be willing to pay reasonable fees in order to get your product. 

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
9 months ago
Reply to  James Solleder

The potential for shipping damages is too great. Sorry.

Barbara Polle
Barbara Polle
10 months ago

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

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10 months ago

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

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
10 months ago
Reply to 

Yes.

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10 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.

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
10 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
10 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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Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  Candice
Rod Terflinger
Rod Terflinger
10 months ago

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

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  Rod Terflinger

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

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10 months ago

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

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
10 months ago
Reply to 

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

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10 months ago

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

Coach T
Coach T
10 months ago

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

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  Coach T

Where are you located?

Coach T
Coach T
10 months ago
Reply to 

Kansas City (Olathe) Kansas

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  Coach T

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

eric
eric
11 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

TWP Stains Authorized Dealer
Admin
11 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.

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