Originally Posted by CoconutPete
One thing that sucks these days is that the VOC laws have outlawed oil based stains. The stores will sell you this stuff they label "oil based" these days but in reality it's not.
It all depends on which state you live in. Some are far more restrictive than others with respect to VOC emissions. For anyone looking for some "strong stuff," do a search on availability by googling "VOC Restrictions By State." If you're in a restricted state, but bordering a more lenient state, it would definitely be worth the trip across state lines to bring back some of the good (stronger, but far more effective) material. Hopefully, the "smuggler police" will still be sleeping, or hanging out at the local doughnut shop.