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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    Administrator · 06/12/2015
    James Listman:
    Hi, I have a porch floor using this wood. Since it is really not a mahogany hard wood, I do not know if I should use your hard or softwood product on it. Any advice? Thanks.

    There is no difference in products, just colors designed for exotic Hardwoods. Amber and Mahogany.
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    James Listman · 06/11/2015
    Hi, I have a porch floor using this wood. Since it is really not a mahogany hard wood, I do not know if I should use your hard or softwood product on it. Any advice? Thanks.
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    Administrator · 10/14/2014
    Eddie:
    I recently installed an ipe floating deck system (deck tiles) on my condominium outdoor space (approx 150 sq ft) and stained the deck with an Armstrong Hardwood Amber. Prior to staining the deck I let it weather for approximately a month and a half, then cleaned it and brightened it.

    The color was gorgeous upon application however it seems to be fading quickly. I applied with a China white bristle brush and followed with rag to stop puddling in spots) The deck dried for approximately 60 hours before rain hit it.

    I question if I applied enough stain (should not have wiped excess with cloth) or perhaps the rain impacted it?

    Have pics before and after. Any advice is appreciated.

    It is normal for it to cure to a lighter color. I would leave it alone and apply a light coat to it in the Spring.
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    Eddie · 10/13/2014
    I recently installed an ipe floating deck system (deck tiles) on my condominium outdoor space (approx 150 sq ft) and stained the deck with an Armstrong Hardwood Amber. Prior to staining the deck I let it weather for approximately a month and a half, then cleaned it and brightened it.

    The color was gorgeous upon application however it seems to be fading quickly. I applied with a China white bristle brush and followed with rag to stop puddling in spots) The deck dried for approximately 60 hours before rain hit it.

    I question if I applied enough stain (should not have wiped excess with cloth) or perhaps the rain impacted it?

    Have pics before and after. Any advice is appreciated.
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    Administrator · 09/22/2014
    Anne:
    I applied the hardwood stain yesterday. It looks beautiful, with one exception. Although the weather forecast was good, it unexpectedly rained last night. The finish that is under the porch roof is fine, but the uncovered steps have dark marks from the rain puddling and the stain splashed onto the surrounding painted wood and unpainted Azek pedestals. Could you tell me how to address the water marks on the wood, as well as how to remove the stain on the painted trim and Azek.? Thanks for any help! Your products have been great.

    Use mineral spirits on the paint wood. Not sure if it will come out of the Azek. As for the deck, hopefully it dries evenly after a few days and the dark marks disappear. If not, there is not an easy fix. You may need to strip and start over.
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    Anne · 09/21/2014
    I applied the hardwood stain yesterday. It looks beautiful, with one exception. Although the weather forecast was good, it unexpectedly rained last night. The finish that is under the porch roof is fine, but the uncovered steps have dark marks from the rain puddling and the stain splashed onto the surrounding painted wood and unpainted Azek pedestals. Could you tell me how to address the water marks on the wood, as well as how to remove the stain on the painted trim and Azek.? Thanks for any help! Your products have been great.
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    Armstrong · 09/17/2014
    Paul Cooper:
    I am using red balau decking (kayu batu)and I wanted to know if you wood recommend your hardwood stain for this type of wood? Can I also use it on my cedar hand rail?

    Yes and yes.
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    Paul Cooper · 09/16/2014
    I am using red balau decking (kayu batu)and I wanted to know if you wood recommend your hardwood stain for this type of wood? Can I also use it on my cedar hand rail?
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    Administrator · 06/05/2014
    kim:
    Hi I was.wondering how I can ask for a.sample.of each stain; I was told this is the best company for wood.stain
    thank you

    You can order samples on this link:
    http://www.armstrongclarkstain.com/samples
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    kim · 06/05/2014
    Hi I was.wondering how I can ask for a.sample.of each stain; I was told this is the best company for wood.stain
    thank you
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    Administrator · 06/01/2014
    Shane:
    I just purchased your Amber stain sample and was going to test on my cedar deck. I want to to find a great stain the would give me that wet cedar look. It was mentioned from deck stain review website that Armstrong Clark Stain in the amber color would be the stain I need. I understand that stains will vary but would like to know if the amber color is the recommend choice in your opinion based off what I am looking to achieve. I don't want to cover up the natural wood grain but would like to enhance the brightness of the wood. I already tried your mountain cedar sample and didn't like it as it covered up the natural look of the cedar color. Any feedback is appreciated!

    The Amber does not cover the wood grain but enhances.
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    Shane · 05/31/2014
    I just purchased your Amber stain sample and was going to test on my cedar deck. I want to to find a great stain the would give me that wet cedar look. It was mentioned from deck stain review website that Armstrong Clark Stain in the amber color would be the stain I need. I understand that stains will vary but would like to know if the amber color is the recommend choice in your opinion based off what I am looking to achieve. I don't want to cover up the natural wood grain but would like to enhance the brightness of the wood. I already tried your mountain cedar sample and didn't like it as it covered up the natural look of the cedar color. Any feedback is appreciated!