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, garden sprayer 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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    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?
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    Administrator · 03/07/2016
    Jeneane Lach:
    I will be ordering your IPE stain in mahogany. The deck size is 1,072 sq feet, how much do you recommend and any suggestion on how to best apply? I know this wood is dense and the Penofin brand that we used several years ago left some sticky/tacky spots on the deck. So does this go on thin and is one coat usually sufficient? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Also please advise what you charge for shipping and how we might expect for delivery to Maryland. Thank you, Jeneane

    One light coat is normal. 3-4 gallons should work for your amount when applied to IPE wood. Apply with a stain pad or brush and do not back wipe, just let it dry.
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    Administrator · 03/07/2016
    Jeneane Lach:
    I will be ordering your IPE stain in mahogany. The deck size is 1,072 sq feet, how much do you recommend and any suggestion on how to best apply? I know this wood is dense and the Penofin brand that we used several years ago left some sticky/tacky spots on the deck. So does this go on thin and is one coat usually sufficient? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Also please advise what you charge for shipping and how we might expect for delivery to Maryland. Thank you, Jeneane

    One light coat is normal. 3-4 gallons should work for your amount when applied to IPE wood. Apply with a stain pad or brush and do not back wipe, just let it dry.
  • We will reply to your comment shortly
    Jeneane Lach · 03/06/2016
    I will be ordering your IPE stain in mahogany. The deck size is 1,072 sq feet, how much do you recommend and any suggestion on how to best apply? I know this wood is dense and the Penofin brand that we used several years ago left some sticky/tacky spots on the deck. So does this go on thin and is one coat usually sufficient? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Also please advise what you charge for shipping and how we might expect for delivery to Maryland. Thank you, Jeneane
  • We will reply to your comment shortly
    Jeneane Lach · 03/06/2016
    I will be ordering your IPE stain in mahogany. The deck size is 1,072 sq feet, how much do you recommend and any suggestion on how to best apply? I know this wood is dense and the Penofin brand that we used several years ago left some sticky/tacky spots on the deck. So does this go on thin and is one coat usually sufficient? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Also please advise what you charge for shipping and how we might expect for delivery to Maryland. Thank you, Jeneane
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    Administrator · 04/29/2015
    gwgart:
    I have a recently installed Ipe deck and I am trying to determine how much AC Mahogany I need to cover it.

    Separate sections of your website state the following:

    From staining instructions page: Armstrong-Clark Deck and Siding Stains will cover approximately [b]150-200 sq. ft. per gallon [/b]depending on age and wood porosity.

    From Ipe Stain page: Coverage Area for Exotic Hardwoods:
    2) Armstrong-Clark Deck and Siding Stain [b]applies at 300-400 sq ft per gallon.[/b] Depending on wood porosity, actual coverage will vary.

    Can you please advise? For Ipe, does the stain go further due to the wood's density, so therefore the 300-400 sq ft/gallon is more accurate? Thanks

    For IPE you coverage will be 300-400 sq. feet due to the density of the wood. Only one coat for IPE.
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    Administrator · 04/29/2015
    gwgart:
    I have a recently installed Ipe deck and I am trying to determine how much AC Mahogany I need to cover it.

    Separate sections of your website state the following:

    From staining instructions page: Armstrong-Clark Deck and Siding Stains will cover approximately [b]150-200 sq. ft. per gallon [/b]depending on age and wood porosity.

    From Ipe Stain page: Coverage Area for Exotic Hardwoods:
    2) Armstrong-Clark Deck and Siding Stain [b]applies at 300-400 sq ft per gallon.[/b] Depending on wood porosity, actual coverage will vary.

    Can you please advise? For Ipe, does the stain go further due to the wood's density, so therefore the 300-400 sq ft/gallon is more accurate? Thanks

    For IPE you coverage will be 300-400 sq. feet due to the density of the wood. Only one coat for IPE.
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    Gregory Gartland · 04/28/2015
    I have a recently installed Ipe deck and I am trying to determine how much AC Mahogany I need to cover it.

    Separate sections of your website state the following:

    From staining instructions page: Armstrong-Clark Deck and Siding Stains will cover approximately [b]150-200 sq. ft. per gallon [/b]depending on age and wood porosity.

    From Ipe Stain page: Coverage Area for Exotic Hardwoods:
    2) Armstrong-Clark Deck and Siding Stain [b]applies at 300-400 sq ft per gallon.[/b] Depending on wood porosity, actual coverage will vary.

    Can you please advise? For Ipe, does the stain go further due to the wood's density, so therefore the 300-400 sq ft/gallon is more accurate? Thanks