The Armstrong Clark Stain Photo Album

Armstrong Clark Wood Stains comes in 16 different color choices. Armstrong Clark penetrates into the wood grain while "enhancing" the natural color tones of your wood. 

Very Important: We do not guarantee final colors due to age and species of the wood, and how wood is prepared, affects the final color of an applied stain. Please use an Armstrong Clark Sample can to test for color and absorption on your wood before beginning application.

Final Armstrong Clark color will vary based on:

  • Type of Wood
  • Age of Wood
  • Prepping of Wood
  • Application method

 Armstrong Clark Stain Photo Gallery

There are over 100 pictures of all Armstrong Clark stain colors. Descriptions of stain colors are below each picture.

Colors are listed in same order as Color Chart.

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    Valerie Friedrich · 01/24/2023
    Which armstrong clark stain is more brown and does not have red in it? mountain cedar or woodland brown… I cannot remember which stain I bought about three years ago. I believe it was mountain cedar… ? Thanks so much. You don’t keep purchase info from three years ago by any chance? 
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      Armstrong · 01/25/2023
      You bought Mtn Cedar in 2019.
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    Barb Kalled · 10/27/2022
    Forgot to post my photos...sorry!!  Again...I live in NH an am planning to re-stain my small mahogany deck, which is completely weathered. I am attaching some photos of a small section of board when it was new (all the same piece of board, but looks different in different lighting). Which color of the hardwood colors would be the closest? Amber looks too light, Mahogany looks too red, and Black Walnut looks too dark, but closer than the other two. Which would you recommend I use? Thank you.
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      Armstrong · 10/28/2022
      Use Amber. Make sure to prep well.
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    Barb Kalled · 10/27/2022
    I live in NH an am planning to re-stain my small mahogany deck, which is completely weathered.  I am attaching some photos of a small section of board when it was new (all the same piece of board, but looks different in different lighting).  Which color of the hardwood colors would be the closest?  Amber looks too light, Mahogany looks too red, and Black Walnut looks too dark, but closer than the other two.  Which would you recommend I use?  Thank you.
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    Roger Franklin · 10/03/2022
    A picture of the upper portion after aanother contractor claimed to have used Armstrong Clark semi trans. As you can see it now looks like a solid color stain or paint.
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      Armstrong · 10/04/2022
      Looks like a solid opaque stain which means it cannot be stripped. You will need to power sand this to get it all off. 
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    Roger Franklin · 10/03/2022
    Our original work on the lower flooring portion.
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    Roger Franklin · 10/03/2022
    I have a real problem. I am a licensed general contractor in Colorado as well as owning a painting company for 30 years. I have done many decks over the years. Back in June and July I repaired and completely stripped and restained a 20 yr old pressure treated pine wood deck for my mother and father-in-law in Pennsylvania. The deck was originally Armstrong Clark Driftwood semi-transparent on all flooring and railings. We ordered 5 gallons of cedar and 5 gallons of driftwood semi-transparent from you for the finish coats. Needless to say it turned out amazing. Approximately a month later another company came out and pressure washed a retractable awning covering the upper portion of the deck without protecting it. Whatever product they used to remove the algae either had bleach in it or something that completely discolored the cedar flooring portion of the deck with a chemical reaction. The owner insisted on fixing it claiming he knew what he was doing. He had one of his workers lately sand that upper damaged portion and supposedly restained with Armstrong Clark cedar semi-trans. I question whether he used Armstrong Clark as that portion he tried to fix looks like solid color stain or even paint. He now insists on redoing that portion by stripping it but we're not having anything to do with him again. I would like to strip his existing finish and restain again to match ours. Would you recommend using the stripper brightener kit or do you give pause after looking at these pictures?The solution isn't fun and a lot of work but I want to proceed correctly. I am including pictures of the damaged portion of the deck, another picture of our original work our work on the bottom flooring portion and a third picture of his final product that looks like a solid color stain. Thank you for your time and a great product.
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    Paula Bowman · 09/18/2022
    Is the wood stain also a sealer?
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    Ava · 09/12/2022
    The picture of the sample off semi solid Mountain Cedar looks much darker than all the photos of Mointain Cedar in the album which look like a lighter natural color. Will a semi solid cover small rust marks around screws? Deck is only a year old but deck brush when prepping deck apparently removed coating despite a warranty. I’m told I got a bad batch. So can no longer use semi-transparent. Perimeter is painted brown want a two tone with lighter top. Amber semi-solid looks light in some pictures as well. Am hoping I don’t have to use a solid stain now that will peel and I’m running out of warm weather in Northeast. Been impossible finding 4 days without rain. Completed prep can’t stain until no rain. Thanks
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      Armstrong · 09/13/2022
      No, a semi-solid will not cover rust marks. You will need a solid stain to cover it or you can try and find a dark brown semi-transparent or semi-solid that could blend with the black rust marks to some degree.
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    Maureen · 09/06/2022
    Please post your pics in one gallery spot. This is brutal. All I want to see is some semi-solid decks and I can't find any. Please make this easier!
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      Armstrong · 09/06/2022
      There are over 100 pictures of all Armstrong Clark stain colors. Descriptions of stain colors are below each picture.

      Colors are listed in same order as Color Chart.
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    Bibi · 08/28/2022
    Any picture of sequoia semi solid?
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      Armstrong · 08/28/2022
      Yes, there are about 6-8 pics in the album, towards the end.
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    STLKS · 08/26/2022
    How do I know if I should use the Clean and brighten or the strip and brighten as prep work. Our deck is about 7 years old and was stained once previously. I can't remember if it was  your product or another. 
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    John · 08/20/2022
    I purchased the semi transparent rustic brown.  
    what’s the best applicator for a large deck.
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      Armstrong · 08/21/2022
      Deck stain pads for or brushes. 
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    John · 08/18/2022
    I purchased a house with a pt wood deck.  The previous owner sanded deck.  From the pictures attached can u suggest next steps?  Would like to use rustic brown semi- transparent stain.  Thanks
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      Armstrong · 08/18/2022
      Prep with the Restore A Deck Cleaner and Brightener Kit and then you can stain with the Rustic Brown.
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        John · 08/18/2022
        Thank you 
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    David Speis · 08/12/2022
    I need a quart sized container for some replacement boards on my deck.  Do you sell that size?
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      Armstrong · 08/12/2022
      We do not. Gallon is smallest. 
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    Dawn Bishop · 07/19/2022
    As a furniture restorer, I have had a lot of experience with staining, including deck staining. I have tried many stain formulas and by far Armstrong surpasses in consistency, durability and color. I have a 30 year old, large pressure treated deck. After two separate applications of solid oil stain to hide the previous owners stain color, I had had it with the constant mildew, chipping, scraping, etc. I considered demolishing the deck and installing Trex, but frankly, I love “real” wood. So, I figured I would try one more time to bring this deck back to life with a little structural alteration, glass-blasting, cleaning with Armstrong cleaner and staining. I couldn’t believe the final product. I highly recommend the cleaner and brightener (don’t skip-its an easy process) as despite the results after blasting, the cleaner/brightener made it look like new wood. I combined (50/50) of Driftwood (semi) and Rustic brown (semi) to come up with a color that resembled a pergola already in place. The result was a very natural aged barn look. I also highly recommend mixing a combined color several times during the application process so it stays consistent. I can’t recommend this stain enough! Thank you
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    micke001 · 07/15/2022
    What about the use of patio rugs. After staining, when is it okay to put them down?
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      Armstrong · 07/16/2022
      When fully dry. 24-48 hours should be okay.
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    Lori O · 06/30/2022
    Rustic brown deck. Turned out beautifully!
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    Sharyn acampora · 06/30/2022
    I put new kiln fired floor decking. The railing are old they have cabot Australian timber oil jarrah brown. Last year I covered de king with transparent cedar tone. Color was off. I cleaned ( not stripped)and brighten using your product. I want to re stain using semi trans. Chestnut. 
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      Armstrong · 06/30/2022
      Please reply back with some pictures so we can see your prep.
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    Frances · 06/28/2022
    We are very happy with the result of the stain - semi transparent chestnut - on our deck. We applied just one coat as instructed. Color initially was a bit darker but after a few days I think it finally set. 
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    Allison Reid · 06/23/2022
    I currently have water based a semi- Solid from Sherwin Williams on deck. We have pressure washed the entire deck. I have also used an orbital sander with 60 paper on the entire deck. I am afraid to use any cleaners on the deck because we have an asphalt driveway , and I have older plants all the way around the deck. I am afraid a cleaner or brightener will harm them. Can I use AC Semi Solid Oil with the prep work I have already done?  
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      Armstrong · 06/23/2022
      Post pics of your prep.
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        Allison R Reid · 06/23/2022
        Here are the pics of the prep work.
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          Armstrong · 06/23/2022
          You still have old stain that has not been removed. Best to strip and brighten with the RAD stripper kit with both additives while pressure washing. 
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    sherri · 05/13/2022
    We have aged cedar shingles. All the colors the contractor provided have a lot of red. What are our options. The previous stain is TPW Cedar it looks more brown.
    They are recommending an oil base stain.
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      Armstrong · 05/13/2022
      The color options are above in the color chart. You will need to strip off the TWP first. Then you can use any color that you like. 
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    Terri · 04/30/2022
    Are semi transparent natural oak and hardwood amber close in color on pressure treated lumber? We’ve used (and liked) the amber before, but understand the semi transparent lasts longer. Any advise? 
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      Armstrong · 05/01/2022
      Amber has the same UV protection as any of the other semi-transparent colors.
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    Greg · 04/29/2022
    How will your semi-transparent stain hold up on Iron wood? 
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    Simon · 04/28/2022
    I have a redwood deck and I am trying to achieve this look. Which stain color will be the closest match? Thank you!
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      Armstrong · 04/28/2022
      Look at Amber color.
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        Simon · 04/28/2022
        Thank you! Ordered a sample. 
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    Ray · 04/05/2022
    My 750 sq ft PT deck was built about 12-14 years ago, and been stained most recently with TWP semi-transparent Dark Oak. The wood is in good condition, and was last stained 5+ years ago. I'm planning to stain it with AC semi-solid Mountain Cedar or Woodlawn Brown.
    Can you offer any advice or suggestions? 
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    Nancy · 04/01/2022
    Any pictures of cedar decking stained in Oxford Brown or Espresso?
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    Carolyn Pendry · 03/28/2022
    I have an existing redwood deck, semi transparent in rustic brown. New deck now adjoins. I would like to even out the contrast to be somewhere in the middle. What is involved? What do you suggest? I love your product!
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    Darlene Polito · 03/20/2022
    I stained my deck 2 years ago with semi transparent cedar and it needs refreshing. I was thinking of using a darker semi solid. Can I go to the darkest espresso over the cedar colour? I would love to see some examples of the espresso semi solid but noticed that it is not represented in your photo album. Could you add some pics of the espresso?
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      Armstrong · 03/20/2022
      For prep, you should use the RAD Stripper and Brightener. 
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    Jeff · 11/01/2021
    Hi there. We just had a screened in porch built in June. The porch has vinyl windows/screens (EZBREEZE) installed. It is fresh pressure treated wood as of June. Due to the windows, using a pressure washer is not an option. Can I apply directly to pressure treated pine that has been installed now for 3 months? moisture content is below 12%.
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      Armstrong · 11/01/2021
      Not without prep. You will need to clean and brighten.