Armstrong Clark Hardwood/Ipe Stain 5 Gallon

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Armstrong-Clark's stain offers two colors for 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 Colors:

  • 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

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

Note: There are not two different versions of Amber and Mahogany Colors. Same version and they can be used on all wood types.

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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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    George · 06/03/2021
    what stain is the best for tigerwood
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      Armstrong · 06/03/2021
      You will need one of the 3 hardwood colors: Amber, Mahogany, or Black Walnut. Most use Amber for Tigerwood.
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    Cathy · 05/28/2021
    Do you have just a 'clear' stain. I am going to use this on a cedar deck which has never been treated. 
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      Armstrong · 05/28/2021
      No, and a clear will offer no protection from UV graying. Must be tinted.
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    Sarah · 05/14/2021
    Hi- yesterday I applied a sample of the amber on my mahogany deck. I stripped and brightened the deck five days earlier. The result looks much darker than expected, almost like black walnut (about 18 hours after application). The amber is the darkest of the samples in the photo, top left (the others are Restore A Deck samples). Could this be a prep or application issue? I love the look of amber on other people’s mahogany decks and want to figure out how to get that look. 
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      Armstrong · 05/14/2021
      Did you stir/shake the amber sample before applying? Can you send a picture of the Amber in the container? It should not be so dark like this.
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        Sarah · 05/14/2021
        I did shake well before brushing on the sample. Here is a photo of the open can. 
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        Sarah · 05/14/2021
        I did shake well before applying. Here is a photo of the open sample can. 
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          Armstrong · 05/14/2021
          We will check with AC directly and get back to you.
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            Armstrong · 05/15/2021
            It may cure and lighten after 72 hours, but we are going to ship you another sample on Monday.
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              Sarah · 05/15/2021
              That’s great. Thanks. 
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    Estelle · 04/23/2021
    I was hoping to be able to stain a mahogany deck on Saturday, and there’s rain expected on Sunday. I’m reading that as long as the stain can dry for 4 hrs before it rains, I should be fine. But in one of the comments, you had told someone that for IPE, it was best to let the deck dry for 12 hrs. Would that apply to mahogany wood as well?
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      Armstrong · 04/23/2021
      You should be fine if you stain Saturday, and it rains Sunday.
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        Estelle · 04/27/2021
        Posting a picture of what the stain looked like on the wood when fresh (really nice, super rich color), and one once it all dried. The dried photo shows the color is more faded, and you can see the imperfections in the wood more, but otherwise, this looks fine? No need for a second coat?
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          Sarah · 05/12/2021
          Is this the amber color, on mahogany? Looks good!
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            Estelle · 05/13/2021
            @Sarah It’s mahogany color on mahogany. But to be honest, I did end up doing a second coat and only because it became quite obvious that the heavy rain we had the day after I stained washed off a lot of the stain to the point where things looked more pale (and some of the stain had even splashed onto the spindles/railings with the rain). So I redid it when I knew I could have a full day after with no rain. Attached are the results now. Super happy with the color overall.
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            Armstrong · 05/12/2021
            Yes. 
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          Armstrong · 04/27/2021
          No need.
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    Thomas Welch · 10/19/2020
    Refinished ipe deck using AC Amber. Will want to darken it next time, using AC Mahogany. Will I need to strip the AC Amber? Or can I just clean and apply AC Mahogany over AC Amber?
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    Kathy Lowrey · 08/25/2020
    Can I mix a Semi-Solid Armstrong Clark stain with Semi-Transparent Hardwood/Softwood Armstrong Clark stain to achieve a color in-between?
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    Louis · 08/13/2020
    I'm planning on staining a newly installed a new IPE deck with AC Hardwood Stain, Mahogany. I want to use an airless sprayer. What's the recommended tip size?
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    Lee · 05/14/2020
    Have Balua deck installed on new house 12 months ago. It was stained with cabots australian timber oil mahogany flame which has failed. What prep needs to be done in order to switch to
    Armstrong-Clark hardwood/Ipe stain? Should I sand to bare wood then apply stain? Pressure wash then use your restore a deck kit? Or both?
    Will the stain allow the grain to come through? Which color is recommended on balua?
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    Ted Larsen · 05/13/2020
    Hi, I have one section of new mahogany deck that I let weather over winter. It has never been stained and I plan on using the AC Amber.

    I also have another deck that has previously been stained with Cabot Amber Wood.

    What prep should I do on the new unstained deck vs the old previously stained deck.
    Thanks!
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    Iane · 04/28/2020
    For the AC hardwood stain on a outdoor mahogany deck installed 2 years ago and not refinished last year is it advised to dilute the first coat of stain have it soak in better? Then use full strength on second coat? Is there any benefit to have a third coat?
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      Armstrong · 04/28/2020
      No, you cannot dilute. Just one coat for Mahogany wood.
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    Doug Powrie · 04/24/2020
    Ipe deck approx 700 sq ft of surface area about 200sq ft of siding has not been stained in 5 years. Previous stain was the DuckBack SuperDeck. Should I switch to AC and if so what kind of prep is required?
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    Fred Shenkman · 04/09/2020
    Trying to pick between amber and mahagany for an IPE deck. Used clear pennofine in the past and seems that deck was a reddish brown using clear. How red will mahagany make it and what do you recommend.
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    JR · 04/01/2020
    If there is rain in the forecast, how long should we allow the satin to dry. For example... If it is going to rain Monday, can I lay the stain on Saturday?
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      Armstrong · 04/01/2020
      Yes, AC can take a rain 4-8 hours after applying in most scenarios.
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    JR · 03/25/2020
    Hi, how long after pressure washing should I wait to start applying the Amber stain?
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      Armstrong · 03/26/2020
      At least two days of drying after prep.
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    Chuck Flens · 12/12/2019
    I have an IPE deck which has been previously treated with Mesmer's Hardwood Oil. If I utilize Armstrong Clark stain, will the deck need to be stripped each yearly treatment or stain re-applied?
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      Armstrong · 12/12/2019
      You will have to strip off the Messmers first which is very easy. When reapplying the AC in the future, just use the cleaner for prep.
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    John · 10/21/2019
    I have a red balau hardwood front porch that was installed one year ago. I am ready to stain it now and have a question...if we sand it first, do we still need to clean and brighten? Or can we stain after sanding?
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    Oleg · 10/17/2019
    How long it going take ship 5 gal. to Toronto Canada.
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    T · 06/30/2019
    I have a mahogany wood deck that I stained with AC Amber, one coat.
    Can I go over it with the AC mahogany?
    Do I need to strip it first ?
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    scott · 05/12/2019
    i have an IPE/tigerwood deck that needs to be restained. it was suggested that i use Restore a Deck stripper and brightner. As opposed to their cleaner and brightner. it was last stained over 2 years ago using AC mahogany. i also have a wolmanized deck that is attached below my hardwood deck. it will be contracted out to be cleaned and stained with AC mahogany also. i need to strip the upper tigerwood deck first prior to lower deck being refinished. Question is, how long can i leave the tigerwood deck unfinished. And, any further prep work need to be done prior to staining the tigerwood deck.
    Thanks
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      Armstrong · 05/13/2019
      After the prep of the stripper and brightener, you should stain the wood within a couple of weeks. No other prep is needed.
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    Scott · 07/28/2018
    Can the black walnut IPE stain be used on pressure treated decking? If it could, will this stain protect the wood as much as the semi-transparent stain?
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      Armstrong · 07/29/2018
      Yes, the Black Walnut color can be used for all wood types. It is a semi-transparent color.
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    Boris · 05/17/2018
    What color looks makes IPE deck look closer to natural: amber or mahogany?

    Thanks
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    Matthew · 02/15/2018
    Used Mesmers on my IPE deck 2 years in a row, does not last! In direct sunlight is this product gonna last?
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      Armstrong · 02/15/2018
      With IPE wood, you will need to redo every year with the AC.
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    Armstrong · 04/02/2017
    Anthony tambasco:
    I am interested in purchasing a 5 Gallon container of - Armstrong Clark Hardwood / Ipe Stain. It usually takes 1.5 gallons to stain my deck(which includes the railings). My question is the shelf life or storage requirements on the remaining product. I typically stain my deck on a yearly basis. Will the opened container store for 2-3 years? Obviously, there is some savings by purchasing in bulk.

    If opened the shelf life is about 1 year. It could last longer but that depends on how well you close the container and if stored correctly in a temperature controlled room. It cannot freeze or have any evaporation of the solvents. If it does, it will go bad.
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    Armstrong · 04/02/2017
    Anthony tambasco:
    I am interested in purchasing a 5 Gallon container of - Armstrong Clark Hardwood / Ipe Stain. It usually takes 1.5 gallons to stain my deck(which includes the railings). My question is the shelf life or storage requirements on the remaining product. I typically stain my deck on a yearly basis. Will the opened container store for 2-3 years? Obviously, there is some savings by purchasing in bulk.

    If opened the shelf life is about 1 year. It could last longer but that depends on how well you close the container and if stored correctly in a temperature controlled room. It cannot freeze or have any evaporation of the solvents. If it does, it will go bad.
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    Anthony tambasco · 04/01/2017
    I am interested in purchasing a 5 Gallon container of - Armstrong Clark Hardwood / Ipe Stain. It usually takes 1.5 gallons to stain my deck(which includes the railings). My question is the shelf life or storage requirements on the remaining product. I typically stain my deck on a yearly basis. Will the opened container store for 2-3 years? Obviously, there is some savings by purchasing in bulk.
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    Anthony tambasco · 04/01/2017
    I am interested in purchasing a 5 Gallon container of - Armstrong Clark Hardwood / Ipe Stain. It usually takes 1.5 gallons to stain my deck(which includes the railings). My question is the shelf life or storage requirements on the remaining product. I typically stain my deck on a yearly basis. Will the opened container store for 2-3 years? Obviously, there is some savings by purchasing in bulk.
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    Administrator · 05/10/2016
    Gary Rodrigues:
    I have a deck heavily shaded by live oak trees. I have applied AC Amber on stripped and brightened ipe. I wiped off the excess with towels after 24 hours as per directions. A few days later it is still not dry. How long does it take to dry?

    Temperature and exposer to sun have direct role in drying. It will dry but it just takes time. Rinsing the deck with water will not remove the stain that has already penetrated the IPE and may help to remove some of the excess off the top. Just use a garden hose with a nozzle.
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    Administrator · 05/10/2016
    Gary Rodrigues:
    I have a deck heavily shaded by live oak trees. I have applied AC Amber on stripped and brightened ipe. I wiped off the excess with towels after 24 hours as per directions. A few days later it is still not dry. How long does it take to dry?

    Temperature and exposer to sun have direct role in drying. It will dry but it just takes time. Rinsing the deck with water will not remove the stain that has already penetrated the IPE and may help to remove some of the excess off the top. Just use a garden hose with a nozzle.
  • We will reply to your comment shortly
    Gary Rodrigues · 05/09/2016
    I have a deck heavily shaded by live oak trees. I have applied AC Amber on stripped and brightened ipe. I wiped off the excess with towels after 24 hours as per directions. A few days later it is still not dry. How long does it take to dry?
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    Gary Rodrigues · 05/09/2016
    I have a deck heavily shaded by live oak trees. I have applied AC Amber on stripped and brightened ipe. I wiped off the excess with towels after 24 hours as per directions. A few days later it is still not dry. How long does it take to dry?