Armstrong Clark Stains in Mahogany, Amber, and Black Walnut Colors

The key to a good wood stain is one that will protect, last long, and reduce the frequency of maintenance recoats. When it comes to IPE and other exotic hardwoods, maintenance can be more frequent than on more typical wood species. This is due to the dense nature of the hardwood. It can be tricky to get a stain to penetrate the wood and once it does, it does not want to hold for more than a year or so. This is really just the nature of exotic hardwood.

The other factor in dealing with hardwood stains, is applying one that will enhance the natural beauty of the wood. Covering up such a gorgeous species would be a shame. To get both excellent protection and an enhanced appearance, Armstrong Clark Hardwood Stain is a popular choice.

Armstrong Hardwoods comes in two semi-transparent colors that enrich the look of exotic hardwoods, Mahogany, Black Walnut, and Amber. Whether you like the richer look of the Armstrong Mahogany, the darker Black Walnut, or the lighter natural look of Armstrong Amber, you will find it outperforms all other brands of exotic wood stains.

Armstrong Mahogany, Amber, and Black Walnut colors offer a long-lasting finish like no other stain. This deep penetrating stain provides superb defense against weathering with less chance of wear. The heavily bodied oils of the Mahogany or Amber colors are specially formulated for IPE and other exotic hardwoods. They provide an oil finish that repels water, moisture, and UV rays to retain their color longer.

Armstrong Mahogany, Amber, and Black Walnut colors are best used on IPE, Mahogany, Cumaru, Tigerwood, and all other Brazilian Exotic Hardwoods. It is important to note that the exact color results can vary depending on wood condition, wood age, and application. To see how either color will look on your exotic wood surface try ordering a color sample. This will give you an exact color result so you can better choose Armstrong Mahogany or Amber colors.

Note: Colors will vary widely depending on wood species.

Amrstrong Clark Hardwood Colors

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    jrstoup · 10/08/2019
    Hello,

    I have a covered wrap around porch on three sides, about 850 sq ft of Mahogany decking. Wood is about 20 years old and still nearly perfect as I have just sanded the whole thing down to get off the old spar varnishes. Everything looks ready to go for refinishing.

    I ordered your Hardwood Mahogany semi-transparent stain. Do I need to put down two coats or just one? I do not want to over-apply. Decking near the house never got heavy sun and the old finishes just built up. The outer half and edges always wore down and greyed. Even though the 20 year old wood now after sanding is even colored and looks like new, will the surfaces getting full sun need a second application?


    Thanks!

    John S.
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      Armstrong · 10/08/2019
      Just one coat is normal. Mahogany wood needs a good cleaning and reapplication with the AC once a year.
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    Jason Terzis · 09/30/2019
    In other words, is the Amber Hardwood stain considered a transparent or semi-transparent? or neither?
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    Jason T · 09/30/2019
    Hi Armstrong Clark,

    Wondering what the main difference is between your Semi-Transparent stains and the ones designed for Hardwoods & Softwoods?

    I have samples of your Cedar & Natural Oak – but was about to get a sample of Amber. What’s the difference between them? And can Hardwood colors be used on any wood surface?

    I’m not sure what type of wood I have. My deck is 20-years old and I just stripped and cleaned it.

    Thanks,
    Jason
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      Armstrong · 09/30/2019
      The hardwood colors can be used on all wood types. It is closer to a semi-transparent in color.
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    james · 09/09/2019
    I have sieera redwood down now but after a few months not as vivid in color when put down redish I would like to put down a semi solid close to the sieera redwood or something that looks wet glossy in color all the time any recommendations and can you stain over stain without striping if you don't care to color
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      Armstrong · 09/09/2019
      You cannot have a "wet glossy" look to a deck stain. That means it will be like a varnish and that would lead to major peeling on a deck. You cannot apply a semi-solid over the sierra redwood without stripping it first.
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    Brian · 05/16/2019
    I have a tiger wood deck that need to stain. I really like the red color it has when it is wet, but when dry the color browns significantly. Will the Amber or Mahogany be better to highlight the reddish color after it dries?
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      Armstrong · 05/16/2019
      Amber will highlight similar to a wet look. Mahogany will be a richer red color.
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    J Hansen · 04/01/2019
    We live in north FL (lots of sun and humidity) and have built a pergola out of milled cypress. The wood is drying to a beautiful bluish gray. What is the best stain to apply for maximum UV protection and still preserve some of the natural tones?
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      Armstrong · 04/01/2019
      If you want the best UV protection then you must have a rich color tone and that will enhance the natural wood tones. Ay of the semi-trans or semi-solid colors will work.
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    aldrin · 02/14/2019
    i have also decking of basaralocus or red locus do you have a stain sothe wood remains its natural color? e.g. a nartural stain instead of ipe amd mahogany?
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    robert teer · 02/11/2019
    Is there a phone number I should call to order ?
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    Robert Teer · 02/11/2019
    I have about 400 square feet of Mahogany facing. I would like to apply two coats. How much would I need of the Amber
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      Armstrong · 02/11/2019
      Only 1 coat should be applied to Mahogany wood. 2 Gallons should cover this.
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    bob teer · 02/08/2019
    Is the amber oil and highlight the Mahogany wood. Also, will it take because the wood is so hard.
    Thank you
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      Armstrong · 02/08/2019
      The Amber is tinted and will enhance the wood grain similar to as if wet with water. It is designed for exotic hardwoods. Just one coat.
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    robert Teer · 02/07/2019
    I have mahogany siding on the exterior. Your Mahogany stain appears pretty red. If I like the natural look of the sanded Mahogany, will your Amber stain work Is it a clear oil?
    Bob Teer
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    Bob Evans · 10/19/2018
    I have a large 8 ft front door with 2 side lights that is about 12 years old that gets direct morning sun. I am stripping it to bare wood and wonder if your product would work on it. If so which product would you recommend.
    Thanks Bob
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      Armstrong · 10/20/2018
      Sorry but the AC is not designed for front doors.
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    Andrew · 04/01/2018
    Will the black walnut work on a pressure treated deck
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    George LeValley · 03/27/2018
    do you recommend your stain for pressure treated pine decking?
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      Armstrong · 03/27/2018
      Yes the Ac is great for PTP decks.
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    Samantha · 03/25/2018
    Can I use the Stain for hardwood (Black Walnut) on our power washed deck outside? Is this particular stain design for inside wood only?
    Thank you
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      Armstrong · 03/25/2018
      The AC stains are only for exterior use such as decks. They cannot be used indoors.
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    Armstrong · 09/18/2017
    Mark Roach:
    I Have used the Mahogany ipe wood stain on an IPE deck with very good results. Can I use this stain for a Mahogany door that faces south? it gets afternoon sum and SPAR varnishes just do not hold up. I've found even in full afternoon sun this stain works well on IPE decking. any thoughts are appreciated thanks!

    It is not designed for doors. Could be potential issues with the door seals.
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    Mark Roach · 09/18/2017
    I Have used the Mahogany ipe wood stain on an IPE deck with very good results. Can I use this stain for a Mahogany door that faces south? it gets afternoon sum and SPAR varnishes just do not hold up. I've found even in full afternoon sun this stain works well on IPE decking. any thoughts are appreciated thanks!
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    Armstrong · 08/06/2017
    CZ:
    Hi,
    we installed our cedar deck 2 month ago and it ready to be stained. are there pictures online showing hardwood stain on cedar? Thx

    See this about new wood:
    https://www.armstrongclarkstain.com/new-decking-and-armstrong-clark-stain

    As for colors, best to try samples on your wood:
    https://www.armstrongclarkstain.com/samples
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    CZ · 08/06/2017
    Hi,
    we installed our cedar deck 2 month ago and it ready to be stained. are there pictures online showing hardwood stain on cedar? Thx
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    Armstrong · 05/10/2017
    Craig Dinger:
    is there any way i can get a color print out with pictures? I know that they are not the same ect, ect

    Hello, we offer samples to test the colors.
    https://www.armstrongclarkstain.com/samples
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    Craig Dinger · 05/10/2017
    is there any way i can get a color print out with pictures? I know that they are not the same ect, ect
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    Administrator · 03/30/2017
    Moose Morin:
    Where can I get your colors of stain? Do you have a Canadian distributor??

    Thanks.

    Moose

    There are not any dealers in Canada. We can ship the products direct to you. We also have samples to test on our website.
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    Moose Morin · 03/30/2017
    Where can I get your colors of stain? Do you have a Canadian distributor??

    Thanks.

    Moose
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    John Short · 10/08/2016
    Armstrong Clark in Rustic Brown.
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    Administrator · 07/15/2016
    Kristincoquyt:
    How does mahogany look or work with Cedar? I like the color but only exotic woods are mentioned with application.

    it will not look the same on Cedar wood. It will be more of an orange/red as cedar is a much lighter wood.
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    Kristin coquyt · 07/15/2016
    How does mahogany look or work with Cedar? I like the color but only exotic woods are mentioned with application.
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    Administrator · 07/11/2016
    Reese Buchman:
    Where can I buy

    We sell direct from our website to Canada and USA.
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    Reese Buchman · 07/11/2016
    Where can I buy
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    Administrator · 06/06/2016
    Ronald W Modes:
    What do you recommend for "Alaskan yellow cedar" - semi-transparent or semi-solid or either? Given the yellow color of the raw wood, what colors would you recommend?

    Look at the Amber color for this.
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    Ronald W Modes · 06/06/2016
    What do you recommend for "Alaskan yellow cedar" - semi-transparent or semi-solid or either? Given the yellow color of the raw wood, what colors would you recommend?