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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    fran · 08/25/2020
    Bought a house that has a small deck in NC., (humidity) In an area of 365 square feet, there are some black spots, that were under an outdoor carpet, not all over, though. I’m pretty sure this is mold. Can I sand the mold spots out? The owner has a a can of Clark’s Mahogany Stain in the garage. fran
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    David Oleson · 08/23/2020
    Stripped, brightened, and stained ipe decking with AC Mahogany. Looks great!
    How long to weather before another coat of stain can be applied, and do I need to use brightener first?
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      Armstrong · 08/23/2020
      IPE needs to be done annually. Use the cleaner first when reapplying.
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    Jonny C Jon · 08/23/2020
    I have a question in 2 parts:

    1- I stripped/ brightened mahogany porch and there was furriness after drying so I lightly pole and hand sanded w 80 bc I didn’t like fur. I assume that’s fine yet do I need to brighten again bc I sanded some?

    2- Also, I couldn’t stain for rain and time constraints, now at 17 days. Do I brighten again? And is re-brightening the answer to both questions?
    Thanks !!
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      Armstrong · 08/23/2020
      1. Brightener again will help to open up the wood pores.
      2. Yes.
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        Johnny c jon · 08/23/2020
        Ok so regardless of wait time the fact I sanded ideally brightening again will be prudent?
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    Stuart Clutterbuck · 08/22/2020
    I have a 4 inch applicator brush. Mahogany porch Boards are 3 or so. I’ll be overlapping one board to the next as I’d imagine there’s no way not too. If I work quickly to next board I guess I’ll be fine and no streaking?

    please advise and any other tips for applying it. thanks very much
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      Armstrong · 08/23/2020
      As long as you keep a wet edge, you are okay.
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        Stuart Clutterbuck · 08/23/2020
        Meaning the edge lapping onto the next board shouldn’t dry?
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          Armstrong · 08/23/2020
          No, keep the stain wet and not dry as you process to the next board and it will not overlap.
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    Tom · 07/16/2020
    I have already purchased your stain and restore-a-deck kit for my 20 year old IPE deck. I have pressure washed the deck without any cleaner (just water) and it's looking pretty good (see photo). Would you still recommend using the cleaner and brightener before staining? Should I use both or just brighten?

    The railing/banister around my deck is slightly rough after cleaning and is giving me small splinters. I was planning to give it a light sand (by hand) to remove the splinters and roughness. Should I do the sanding before or after cleaning/brightening?

    Thanks for your advice!
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      Armstrong · 07/16/2020
      Do a light sand first and then brighten all wood after.
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        Tom · 07/16/2020
        In my case should I skip the cleaner? Sand, brighten, stain?
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          Armstrong · 07/16/2020
          You can skip it if you like.
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            Tom · 07/16/2020
            Thank you! Your responses are really helpful for people like me doing this for the first time.
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    Adam · 07/09/2020
    I have an unopened gallon of this hardwood stain that's been sitting on a shelf for about a years. Would it still be ok to use?
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      Armstrong · 07/09/2020
      If it has not frozen and was not opened, it should be okay.
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        Adam · 07/09/2020
        Thanks. Actually it was out in a non-temp controlled garage for one northeast winter, I think. Is there a way to tell from looking at it whether it's not good anymore?
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          Armstrong · 07/09/2020
          Open it up and make sure there are no clumps or skining and it mixes 100% smooth. If it does, you can use it.
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    Flores · 06/10/2020
    Can I apply one coat of Clear stain on a new mahogany deck or do I should wait few months? I would like to apply the clear stain before installing.
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    David Oleson · 06/03/2020
    What would be the shelf life of 5 gallon pail if I don't use all of it on first application?
    I am doing restoring an ipe deck, covered porch and stairs, one section at a time, and with short season in northern MN may not get to all of it this year.
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    Brandon · 05/29/2020
    do I need to put a clear coat on top of this product? also what's the best stain for teak wood?
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      Armstrong · 05/29/2020
      You cannot add a clear coat on top of a deck stain. No need as well. Use one of the 3 AC Hardwood colors for teak.
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    Simon · 05/28/2020
    Hello, have small Ipe balcony. I stripped and brightened using restore a deck, then waited 3+ days to apply stain. The next morning we had fog which caused a small amount of dew to sit on the freshly stained boards. Later that day I wiped down the excess/shiny boards after letting it sit for 24 hours. Later that night +4 hours it rained and I now have dark water stains on some of the boards. What did I do wrong? Seems like AC ipe stain doesn’t dry as quickly as some other brands I have used in the past as it still felt wet after 24 hours. I am looking to work on my front stairs which have the same ipe boards and were prepped the same way and now need some direction on how to proceed.
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      Armstrong · 05/28/2020
      It may not have fully cured. Most likely will go away once the wood dries out.
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    John · 05/22/2020
    I have approximately 320 Sq ft of Ipe deck. The information above indicates that 1 gallon will cover 300 SF - 400 SF for hardwoods. Ipe is an extremely hard wood. So based on this I should be able to 2 coats with 2 gallons. However, When I put the numbers into the deck stain calculator it says I need to have 4 gallons. Why the difference
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      Armstrong · 05/23/2020
      Only one coat for IPE. You will need 1-2 gallons.
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    Mike · 05/19/2020
    If I install new, unstained Ipe decking and let sit 3-4 months before wash/brightening/staining, as per the instructions, are there noticeable gaps in color between the boards on the sides? I believe the Trex Hideaway fasteners will leave 1/4" gap between the boards. Thanks.
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      Armstrong · 05/19/2020
      No. Stain will run down to sides.
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    Peter Williams · 05/07/2020
    I have just installed an ipe deck using ipe plugs glued into counterbored holes. I had to sand the plugs and the adjacent ipe surface. As a result the surface looks different from the adjacent wood surface. Any suggestion to ensure that the whole surface looks uniform after applying your amber ipe stain?
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    Jeremy Berger · 05/02/2020
    Hi, looking to restain 10 year old IPE deck, last time-stained was 5 years ago - I do not know what brand of stain was used - Do I need to strip deck or can I use Restore a deck to clean/brighten? Also - I have a BBQ grill that cannot be moved off deck - Can I stain boards around it, let dry, move grill onto the stained area and then continue staining or will that cause shading issues? Thank you!
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      Armstrong · 05/02/2020
      Strip and brighten for the prep. You can move the BBQ around while working.
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        Jeremy Berger · 05/02/2020
        Thank you! Two other questions - I do not see the Black Walnut listed in samples, only the semi-transparent - I'm considering the Mahogany and Black Walnut - Are samples available for both?

        For the Posts - They would be very difficult to strip - any thoughts?
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          Armstrong · 05/02/2020
          There is only on Black Walnut version, not two. It is a semi-transparent. You have to strip the posts as well.
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    Henry Reed Emsick · 04/24/2020
    I cannot figure out how to enter payment information at the checkout. Please advise.
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      Armstrong · 04/24/2020
      Hello,

      Did you see the announcement on the checkout page?
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    Rick · 04/20/2020
    Do you recommend the amber or mahogany oil for a naturally toned Brazilian redwood deck? Will the mahogany last longer due to more pigment? Only familiar with Penofin as used in the past. Thanks.
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      Armstrong · 04/20/2020
      Either color is fine. The Mahogany may give a little longer UV protection.
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    pam rodgers · 03/22/2020
    Hi, I have a fairly large ipe decking and my husband usually bought and stained the deck because he built them. My problem is he has since passed away since the last time we stained the deck and I need to do them this year. I know we used the armstrong deck stain and I believe it was the mahogany. My question is are they all oil based for this type of decking,?
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      Armstrong · 03/22/2020
      Yes, all the AC stains are oil based.
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    Tom Shannon · 08/04/2019
    I currently have cedar tone on my decking (just deck boards). Can I put a clear stain on top after the usual prep? I like the current appearance and was wondering if switching to clear would be the best way to keep the finish appearance stable as opposed to appling more cedar tone. Fwiw - I put the initial cedar tone stain on last September, so it's ready for it's one year birthday recoat (of something).
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    Jock · 08/02/2019
    I'm about to install new 5/4 ipe on a 350 sq. ft deck in southern California. I did sample tests on the new wood with the amber and the black walnut and have decided to use the black walnut.

    1. I've been told that the underside and sides of the ipe should be stained before attaching the wood to the joists. Is there any issue with not waiting the 3-4 months?

    2. If the stain gets on the top surface while applying it to the other three sides, will that cause any future discoloration?

    3. What is the downside of staining all four sides during and shortly after the installation process?
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      Armstrong · 08/02/2019
      1. No reason or advantage to staining the undersides or sides, just the exposed wood after install, weather, and prep.
      2. Yes, if you did stain them but once again, no reason.
      3. It will not soak in very well and could prematurely fail.
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    George Fountain · 08/01/2019
    I just purchased a bunch of tigerwood deck tiles. Can I use the ipe stain on these tiles? And how long after installation can I apply?
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    Doug Carlson · 05/13/2019
    I applied a good solid one coat of the Black Walnut on IPE this weekend? How often will I have to restain on IPE with that color? South facing deck, lots of sun!
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      Armstrong · 05/13/2019
      Annually is best. Clean before reapplying.
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    Doug Carlson · 05/13/2019
    Why does it say on the back of the can that you are only suppose to use amber or mahogany colors on IPE decks? I used black walnut and it looks great so far. Just did it this weekend!
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      Armstrong · 05/13/2019
      Black Walnut is a newer IPE/hardwood color. The can has not been updated yet to include it.
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    Bonnie Nichols · 04/08/2019
    Our new deck, built last summer, has a custom balustrade made from IPE. The contractor told me he would oil the balustrade to make it look dark. Instead, it looks very red, a color I don't want.

    Would your hardwood IPE stain in black walnut darken it?

    When the balustrades were built last summer, the contractor applied a clear IPE oil.

    Thank you for your consideration.
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    Shane · 03/12/2019
    I applied this Mahogany stain to my deck, which is Brazilian Hardwood, in the summer of 2017. I'm preparing to do it again in a couple of months and was wondering if the deck needs to be cleaned and brightened before reapplying the stain or if I can just clean with a deck cleaner or power wash before reapplying since the stain is already applied, just faded.
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    Mark Seeger · 05/26/2018
    I just power washed the deck (Brazilian hardwood) How long do I need to let the deck dry before applying the stain. It's currently 85 degrees and the deck is in the sun.
    Thanks for your help.
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    Tom E · 05/11/2018
    Just double checking but did you say it's ok to apply A.C. stain to Ipe 4 hours before rain? My deck is stripped and brightened and ready to go but would hate to get water spots on my wood
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      Armstrong · 05/12/2018
      With IPE, you would be better off with 12-24 hours before rain comes.
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        Tom E · 05/12/2018
        Thanks, from the forecast it may be over a week before there are two days without rain. If it's that long or longer should I hit the deck one more time with brightener?
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          Armstrong · 05/13/2018
          You should be fine as long as you stain within 2 weeks of prep.
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    Roderic · 05/04/2018
    i stained a cumaru deck 2 years ago with mohagany. The stain looks very uneven... perhaps it needed a 2nd coat. I want to restain and am thinking of using walnut. any issues if i just use cleaner/powerwash?
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    Brian F · 04/14/2018
    Just bought tiger wood to cover an outdoor cabinet. The retailer sold us Deckwise Ope oil. What are the main differences between the Ipe oil and the AC products? I am leaning towards using the black walnut. Also they said to allow the wood to season for 7 days before install then apply oil. Just checking to see if was given good guidance since the wood is quite expensive.
    THANKS
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      Armstrong · 04/14/2018
      AC will have longer UV protection. The Black Walnut is a very rich beautiful color. You will need a few months to let the wood weather and a proper clean and brighten of the wood for prep. They gave you incorrect advice.
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    Russ · 10/06/2017
    Do you have any pictures of how the stain looks on tigerwood in amber vs mahogany?
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    Armstrong · 09/17/2017
    Sonya Ross:
    Bought a house w/ipe covered porch installed 3 years ago. Never been sealed or stained as far as I can tell. Has weathered gray. Planning to use RAD. Should I go darker (black walnut?) given it is already gray? Thanks in advance!

    The gray will come off with the RAD and light pressure washing. You can use any color after.