Armstrong Clark Hardwood/Ipe Stain 1 Gallon

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Armstrong-Clark's stain offers the long lasting life on exotic hardwoods. Note: There are not two different versions of Amber and Mahogany Colors. Same version and they can be used on all wood types, but these colors were designed for exotic wood like Ipe and Mahogany.

Tested by professionals, Armstrong Clark outperforms all other brands on exotic wood such as:

  • IPE
  • Mahogany
  • Cumaru
  • Tigerwood
  • All Brazilian Exotic Woods

Key Features of Armstrong Clark Hardwood Stain:

  • Application can be done in direct sunlight and on hot days.
  • Applies easily by roller, brush, or airless sprayer. During spraying - going back over with a brush or roller will help give a more even appearance. After 24 hours any remaining puddles or glossy spots can be removed using a dry rag.
  • Older wood is reconditioned by deep penetrating nondrying oils.
  • Drying oils lock in the conditioning oils while pigments and water repellents lock out moisture and UV damage.
  • Armstrong wood stain is compliant with all environmental standards.
  • Does not contain any offensive odors.

Amrstrong Clark Hardwood Colors

Coverage Area for Exotic Hardwoods:

Armstrong-Clark Deck and Siding Stain applies at 300-400 sq ft per gallon. Depending on wood porosity, actual coverage will vary.

Important

 *We do not guarantee stain colors as they will vary widely depending on the wood type, age of wood, prepping of wood, and application. Small samples are available at top

 

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Thursday, 22 June 2017

Armstrong Clark Hardwood Colors are the top rated VOC compliant penetrating oil based stain for exterior exotic hardwoods. Allowed in all US States and Canada!

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    Tracy Thompson-Harte · 09/10/2021
    When I used the deck stain calculator, I have 445sq ft of deck and stair area and it says I need 5 gallons of deck stain. If I read the specs for area coverage, it says 1 gallon covers 300-400 sq ft so I would need 2-3 gallons. Can you clarify quantity needed? Thanks.
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      Armstrong · 09/10/2021
      You need 4-5 gallons for two coats. 
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    caleb · 08/23/2021
    I asked this question before but it was never answered and now I see it was deleted. I'll try again. In regards to the semi-transparent oil based stain. Do use waterborne resin-systems and coloring "pigments" that are light-fast. If not how is the light-fast quality and life of the coloring-agents? 
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      Armstrong · 08/24/2021
      No water-based products are used in the AC stains. AC uses oil-based pigments and the trans oxides are what prevents the UV fading. 
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    bob · 08/10/2021
    Should we use Acetone after 80 grit sanding to open pores?
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      Armstrong · 08/11/2021
      No. Clean and brighten the wood after to open the pores.
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    Charles · 07/06/2021
    Hi - We had a crew sand our ipe porch because they scratched it moving furniture. After sanding, they applied Thompson's Waterseal oil based. It is still greasy, so they are now sanding again to remove. I want them to apply AC. Can they just apply after sanding? What would be the best approach? 
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      Armstrong · 07/06/2021
      After sanding you should clean and brighten with this kit to open up the wood pores: https://www.armstrongclarkstain.com/restore-a-deck-kit
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        Charles · 07/06/2021
        Secondly, will there still be waterseal in the wood after sanding? Will that affect the application of AC even after cleaning and brightening? 
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          Armstrong · 07/06/2021
          That would depend on how deep they sand. It does need to come off fully.
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        Charles · 07/06/2021
        Thanks. Is the second sanding necessary to remove the waterseal, or would the RAD stripper have worked? 
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          Armstrong · 07/06/2021
          The Stripper would have worked.
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            Charles · 07/06/2021
            Okay thanks. They have only done a small area that's a bit out of the way. Should I just have them stop and use the stripper? Also, what is shipping time? Ordering today. 
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              Armstrong · 07/06/2021
              Proabbly. Stripper and brightener would be better. 2-4 days to arrive.
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                Charles · 07/06/2021
                Thanks! Just ordered and will go that route. 
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    Mary M · 07/05/2021
    Applied a coat to my Tigerwood deck and a couple hours into drying I’m noticing spots I missed or didn’t get as even as I’d like. Can I touch up once it’s dried and I’m able to walk on it? I applied with a stain pad. Do I need to allow a full 48 hours for curing?
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      Armstrong · 07/06/2021
      You cannot spot apply as it will probably not dry evenly. Applying another coat to a hardwood deck can also create issues with drying and curing. Only one coat for exotic hardwoods like Tigerwood.
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    gail · 07/03/2021
    I am looking for semi transparent oil based cedar colour
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    Bob · 06/29/2021
    Hello,
    I stupidly sanded parts of my IPE deck.  
    1) Will using a wood brightener help stain adhere better?  
    2) Would it help any to apply the wood brightener multiple times?
    I have some "true" oil exotic hardwoods Sherwin-Williams Super deck - can't buy in Connecticut any longer.
    3) If I apply this stain, what would I need to do to be able to apply AC IPE stain over it at some later point in time?
    thanks
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      Armstrong · 06/29/2021
      1. If you spot sanded then the stain will not go on evenly and there is not a way to fix this besides natural weathering for a couple of months and then redo prep with a cleaner and brightener.2. No.3. You will need to strip and brighten for prep.
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        Bob · 06/29/2021
        thanks for the quick reply.  Sorry - I wasn't clear - When I said "parts" I meant the whole of the portion of the deck in back of my house (I also have a side portion).  So, in this situation, ie. not spot sanding, 1) will a brightener help open the pores for better adherence 2) will multiple applications of brightener help more than 1?  and a new question:  3) with respect to helping porosity, is it better to use a stiff brush with the brightener or better just to rinse it off?  thanks for your patience and your quick and helpful reply
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    Cape Cod Girl · 06/29/2021
    Restained the deck using IPE in mahogany two days ago. We did not over apply and have used this exact stain before however this time it is taking a long time to "cure" it's been two days (over a full 48 hrs) and the color will still lift if I wipe areas with a paper towel. We have a small, young dog and cannot let him or us out onto the deck until it stops bleeding. Any thoughts/advice? It's been hot and humid, although no rain. Deck gets a lot of sun.
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      Armstrong · 06/29/2021
      Try wiping down the excess stain with rags and mineral spirits. Make sure to take all oily rags and saturate in water after when done. Lay them flat to dry outside after.
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    Mary McPherson · 06/21/2021
    I have a tigerwood deck. Is it necessary to use one of the three hardwood stain options, or will the other softwood stains work as well? 
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      Armstrong · 06/22/2021
      It has to be one of the 3 Hardwood colors.
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    Mark · 06/07/2021
    I’ve stained my deck 3 times in the past 6 years. Each time I’ve cleaned/prepped it exactly the same way and used Armstrong mahogany stain. This time, however, it didn’t seem to take as well. I have some areas where the water isn’t beading as it should. See pics. I’m thinking it’s because the stain itself was around 4 years old. Does that make sense? I’ve ordered a new can. Can I put a second coat on the whole thing? On just the areas that aren’t beading? Please advise.Thanks.
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      Armstrong · 06/07/2021
      Just do a light cleaning, let dry, and then one very light coat of the stain.
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    Mike · 05/24/2021
    Just cleaned mahogany deck is it clean enough and should I use amber
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      Mike · 05/24/2021
      Thank you ! What’s best method of application with least amount of waste
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      Armstrong · 05/24/2021
      Looks clean. Amber would work for this.
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    steve smith · 05/10/2021
    I have used the AC mahogany stain on my IPE deck for years with good results. I would like to stain it this year with a slightly lighter shade of mahogany. Do you have a product that I can use to dilute or lighten the current shade of mahogany? Would the Amber color work for this?
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      Armstrong · 05/11/2021
      Amber would be your best option. 
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    Ron N · 04/29/2021
    Was thinking about using your product for a covered porch with Batu decking that I am currently building. I understand the allowing it to weather for 12 mos to remove the mill glaze prior to oil/stain, however, if I chose to sand entire deck with 80 grit to open pores/remove glazing, is there any harm done by staining/oiling right away? Is it something I will regret having done with regards future maintenance?
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    Charlie · 04/25/2021
    What products would you recommend for staining a new kayu batu deck on a screened porch in New England? Most of the deck will won't see much direct sunlight. tHANKS. 
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    MICHAEL YEAGER · 04/11/2021
    I applied your stain last year on my new ipe deck. Only confusion now is the can says I only need to clean the deck with a bleach/dish soap/water mixture before applying this year's coat but most of your posted answers seem to suggest I should use the cleaner again. I tested the can's suggested mixture and it appears to clean nicely but the weathered color in areas that were in full sun is only lightened slightly. Can you clarify what will yield the best results this year and going forward? Also, I still have last year's cleaner in my sprayer. Would it still be useable?
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      Armstrong · 04/11/2021
      The cleaner will not be good from last year. Needs to be mixed again. Use the RAD Cleaner, not bleach. The recoat.
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    Glenn Austin · 04/08/2021
    We have a 14 year old IPE deck in direct sun that has been stained/restained many times with Sikkens Proluxe Cetol DEK translucent satin wood stain finish. The color is Natural Oak 005. Over the years the deck has developed more color variation than we like. We have also found it necessary to restain every one to two years. We are about to hire a flooring professional to sand the deck to the bare surface and want to start over. 
    We understand your product is recommended by some for IPE. Is your product better for IPE than the the Sikkens product we have been using? If so, why? What life can we expect from your product? 
    See the pictures attached and recommend a color in your line that would come closest. We would like to come as close as possible  to the look in the first picture. The color in the second which has been resanded is lighter than we like. 
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      Armstrong · 04/09/2021
      On IPE, nothing will last more than a year requiring annual prep and reapplication. The AC is better than the Sikkens DEK in that it is very easy to clean and recoat as needed. You would have to use one of the 3 hardwood colors.
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    Larry · 04/08/2021
    Looking for a recommendation for material to use on Alaskan Yellow Cedar. I have 52 outdoor benches that see the year round weather in Illinois. We have tried several different materials and nothing seems to hold up for more than a year. 
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      Armstrong · 04/09/2021
      Make sure to prep and remove all previous coating and then try the AC in one of the semi-transparent colors.
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    DANIEL GADZINSKI · 04/07/2021
    My cumaru deck is 11 years old and i have used your hardwood mahogany for the last 4 years. Very happy with results. As the deck is older do you still need the hardwood formula for penetration or could I transition to your regular deck stain. More colors available.
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      Armstrong · 04/07/2021
      Need the hardwood colors for best results.
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    Steve W. · 03/22/2021
    Hello, I am looking to put my first coat of AC Hardwood Amber on my new mahogany deck this spring. The deck was built this past fall and its ready to stain. The deck has become a more muted color, and after doing some testing, when the amber stain is applied without the RAD cleaner it becomes a beautiful golden color that perfectly matches my house. I would like to keep it this color if possible, but the restore-a-deck cleaner brings it back to its original red color (as it's supposed to). Is it possible to prep without using the RAD cleaner?
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      Armstrong · 03/22/2021
      No, you have to remove the mill glaze and oxidation so it needs to be prepped.
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    Jimmy · 03/11/2021
    Last spring I used the RAD Stain Stripper/ Brightener Kit on my Tigerwood deck and then applied the ARMSTRONG CLARK HARDWOOD/IPE STAIN Semi-Trans Mahogany color. By far the results were better than any other stain I’d previously used. My question is going into this spring, do I just clean and apply stain or do I have to strip it again?
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    Andrew W · 03/03/2021
    Hi. I bought a house with a Tiger Wood deck that was not maintained well. It does have a stain on it (in places) whereas in others, it has worn right through. The previous owners used Woodrich Exotic Hardwood Wiping Stain on the deck. The previous colour in Amaretto. How does your project compare to this in terms of quality and longevity? I'm thinking that I should clean it, strip it, sand it and then re-stain it. Is there anything else that I should think to do to help ensure the best result? Thank you for your advice.
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      Armstrong · 03/04/2021
      Strip and brighten for prep. No need to sand. Your wood type requires annual maintenance. Easy to do with the AC. Just clean and re-coat.
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    Dennis T · 01/25/2021
    I have a 3 month old mahogany deck, and wish to seal it, but also want to keep the deck as natural as possible so as to feature the color and grain variegation in the wood. What deck stain/sealant would you recommend would be best for my objectives, please?
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      Armstrong · 01/25/2021
      Amber is the lightest tinted color. It looks similar to a clean "wet look".
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        Dennis T · 01/25/2021
        Terrific, thanks for the quick and helpful reply

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    Tom Soli · 11/13/2020
    Can I mix the black walnut and mahogany stains for a custom color? It would be used on an older mahogany deck. Thanks.
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    David · 10/22/2020
    Continuing my deck restoration project: Replaced rotting cedar railings with new cedar posts, rails and spindles, just in time for snow the next day, and still snowing. So, can't stain new system until next Spring (temps too low).
    What would you recommend for staining/treating new cedar railing next Spring....stripping, cleaning, brightener?, and does A/C have a stain color to match old system color - Sikkens Semi-Transparent Teak. Incidentally, installers discourage using Sikkens on exposed railings -- too tight a seal --- and estimated 90% of railings they replace originally had Sikkens applied.
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    Shawna · 10/12/2020
    I am planning to use Armstrong Clark Hardwood/Ipe Stain 1 on my enclosed front porch where there will be high traffic with winter salt and snow and rain water tracked through. Should I put a top coat over the stained wood and if so does Armstrong carry a top coat or have a recommendation for one?
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      Armstrong · 10/12/2020
      It is not possible to top coat over the AC stains. That would lead to peeling.
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    Jeff s · 10/04/2020
    how to order the ipe hardwood samples? sample page does not specifically list ipe. Is Amber, Mahogany or Semi-Trans and Black Walnut samples for ipe?
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    Tony R · 09/13/2020
    Will this hardwood/IPE stain in mahogany come out the same color on a new pressure-treated pine deck? I love the mahogany color, but I don't want to use it if it will not show right on pine. Does anyone have any pictures of this color on pine decking?
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      Armstrong · 09/13/2020
      No, you cannot get PTP to look like an exotic hardwood deck. It will be much redder/orange on your wood type.
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        Tony R · 09/13/2020
        Thank you! I'm glad that I asked. Is there a color that you can recommend that will give a warm rich tone (similar to mahogany) to PTP?
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          Armstrong · 09/13/2020
          You cannot get PTP to look like an exotic hardwood deck like Mahogany wood. It will never stain to that nice of color and appearance. Closest would be the Chestnut color.
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    Johnny c jon · 09/06/2020
    Just finished the whole process and stain. It’s been 20 hours.

    1- if I go to wipe any boards fibers come up when wiping?

    2- can I touch up dry spots/ boards with dark then dry areas... with bit more stain?

    3- color varies a lot. Does this look good/normal? Especially photo 3 ... boards in front of door blotchy?

    please lmk your opinion

    tks very much
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      Armstrong · 09/07/2020
      1. Wood fibers do not come up.
      2. Hard to spot apply and have it blend but you can do this.
      3. That is your wood causing this. It is normal.
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    Gary · 09/02/2020
    Is there going to be a big difference using this stain on standard pressure treated wood, what are your concerns with doing so?