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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    Kit · 06/03/2019
    What semi transparent color will look good on treated pine for my deck?
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    Guest · 06/03/2019
    Do you have any photos of a deck done in semi trans chestnut
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    Jason B · 06/02/2019
    *Pets = parts
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    Jason B · 06/02/2019
    I’m installing a cedar ceiling on my outdoor patio. 3 sides of the patio are bricks, and the floor is painted cool decking.

    after I install the cedar and wait 3-4 months and then use the RAD to prep for staining, will either pets of the RAD damage, streak or otherwise alter the brick or cool deck?

    is the RAD sprayed in and rinsed off?
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      Armstrong · 06/02/2019
      It should not harm either. Apply the RAD, pressure wash off, then rinse.
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    M Alexiades · 05/21/2019
    I am going to be refinishing this 10 year old cedar fence that was previously stained a brown color. Would one of your semi--transparent colors work for such a project?
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    Tim · 05/19/2019
    Building new garage with cedar ruff cut vertical channel siding ,rustic brown sample seems to match stain on house the best .

    Would this be good stain to use? I am planning on using on house later when needed it is also cedar ruff cut vertical siding previously stained with Olympic no longer available
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      Armstrong · 05/19/2019
      Yes, the Rustic Brown is a great color.
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    Kathy palacio · 05/18/2019
    Sierra redwood semi transparent on 2.5 yr old deck. First stain application. Looks beautiful!
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    Scott · 05/13/2019
    I intend to use your semi transparent stain on 1,000 sq ft of redwood deck. I’ve pressure washed and will sand before application. Any favorite color recommendations for redwood?


    The house siding is rough sawn cedar stained red. I want to strip it and stain it the original brown. I’d like to try a chemical stripper before I resort to cob blasting, Any recommendations for a chemical stripper?

    Thank you

    Scott
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      Armstrong · 05/13/2019
      All previous stain must be removed from deck and house. What brand and type of stain is on the house?
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        Scott · 05/13/2019
        I understand about removing the existing stain. This is an estate property and no one to ask about previous coatings. I removed a large number of old stain cans from the property. It would appear from the old cans the siding top coat is likely Olympic Oil on the rough sawn cedar. The neighbors tell me it was originally a medium brown. No indication what brand the brown might be so best guess is Olympic Oil over another oil based product.

        I see my options in order of preference as strip and return cedar to the original appearance via pressure washing, chemical stripping, sanding, or cob blasting (or some of all of the above).

        Attempt to use a solid stain or paint to achieve the desired color.

        Replace the siding with new cedar.

        This is not my primary residence, but I will be there this week to see how resistant the stain is to removal.

        The amount of work involved in removing the stain isn’t a deterrent so long as it can be done with a good outcome. When I refinish my log home, I sand it eves and all with a palm sander. Unfortunately the rough sawn doesn’t lend itself to that approach.

        Suggestions welcome. I am sitting down to order some deck stain samples.
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    Kathy Jo · 05/06/2019
    My deck is around 15 years old. Two years ago, I used a product called Deck Over. Worst mistake ever. Peeled in about 7 months. (I live in Central Illinois). So I stripped and sanded every inch of this 400 ft deck. Applied Thompson's stain and sealer, and the same thing happened. I am about at my wits end. Would this stuff work on my deck?
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      Armstrong · 05/06/2019
      It will once you fully remove the Thompsons. Thanks!
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        Kathy Jo Goeken · 05/06/2019
        What product would you recommend? My deck is pressure treated pine.
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          Armstrong · 05/06/2019
          Any color that you like in the Armstrong Clark will work well for you.
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    Adrian · 04/24/2019
    I have a new deck that was built in August and not yet stained. It is pressure treated pine. What prep needs to be done and I am looking at the cedar colors. Would transparent be better to use or can I go with semi transparent?
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    George · 04/20/2019
    I have a small cedar deck but some of the surrounding rails are pine. If I use semi-transparent mountain cedar will the colors look similar on the two different woods?
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    THOMAS LUCIANO. · 04/14/2019
    I HAVE BEEN USING ARMSTRONG CLARK HARDWOOD STAIN FOR OVER 10 YEARS MAHOGANY COLOR, IT IS THE BEST STAIN BY FAR, BEFOR I WENT THROUGH AS MANY AS 7 INCLUDING TIMBER OIL, ARBORCOAT THE WORST, PENOFIN NOT FAR BEHIND ARBORCOAT,SANDING AFTER EACH, NOW MY QUESTION IS I AM INSTALLING A NEW FRONT PORCH MOSTLY COVERED EXCEPT FOR STAIRS, CAN I USE A SEMI TRANSPARENT, OR SHOULD I STICK WITH THE ONE MADE FOR HARDWOOD,THANK YOU
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    Ed S. · 04/11/2019
    I have rough cut posts and beams on my newly built porch. They've been in the Southern Arizona sun at 4700' elevation for a 8 weeks now and the wood is very dry on the surface but a couple of posts drip sap. Can these be stained now to protect from the sun or should they be seasoned longer?
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    April · 04/08/2019
    I plan to use one of your semi-transparent stains on my deck. Coverage is only 150-200 sf? This is significantly less than most stains. Is this correct?

    Also, can I use the black walnut on pressure treated wood?
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      Armstrong · 04/08/2019
      That is correct and is an average amount for most brands of stain. Our coverages are more realistic and true than many other brands "suggestions". Yes, you can use Black Walnut for treated pine.
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    JAMES CIGALINA · 03/29/2019
    This is some outdoor furniture that is at least 18 years old it’s been outside the entire time did the strip/brighten had to do some light sanding on areas that had hidden poly the used the hardwood/IPE Black Walnut
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    Alex · 03/29/2019
    Beautiful Natural Oak Semi-Transparent Cedar Deck! Thanks Armstrong Clark Stains!
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    Mike · 03/28/2019
    Can Colors be mixed (by the user) or tinted? I am trying to match another section of deck and the color is not in the stock pallet .
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      Armstrong · 03/28/2019
      You can mixe the AC colors together but you cannot add tint to them.
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        Mike · 03/28/2019
        And hard to tell from the Pics ... Which has more red tone? Oxford Brown or Espresso.
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          Armstrong · 03/29/2019
          Oxford has some red in it. Espresso does not.
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        Mike · 03/28/2019
        Can the Semi-Transparent and Semi-Solids be mixed?
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    Dru · 02/22/2019
    I have your natural oak stain on my cedar shingle house siding and I love it. Would this stain also be suitable protection for my new doug fir front door?
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    rdwest · 02/15/2019
    I live in Virginia Beach, VA. Where is the nearest dealer?
    I have vertical t&g cedar deck skirt stained with A-C semitransparent in 2015. Some boards have had to be replaced. How well will Chestnut or Rustic brown blend the new with the old when restaining the skirt with SP A-C?
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      Armstrong · 02/17/2019
      There are not any dealers in VA but we can ship to you directly from our website. You will need to prep all wood and remove the previous coating to get the wood to blend better. New wood will always be slightly lighter in color as it is less absorbent.
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    JAMES CIGALINA · 02/12/2019
    Rustic brown turned out beautiful work done 8/15/18
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    Bill · 02/11/2019
    The deck and dock are 2900 square feet. Some of the wood is new (replaced after last hurricane) and some is 3+ years old. How many gallons of semi transparent cedar would you recommend? Also can i do a section at a time with out it looking bad
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      Armstrong · 02/11/2019
      You can break it up into sections but make sure it is a clean break at a deck board. You will need about 15 gallons for one coat of the AC. Give or take on the porosity of the wood.
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    Bill · 02/10/2019
    Looking to use one of your products on a deck over fresh water.
    Have already cleaned and prepped the dock
    Will semi transparent cedar work
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    Mark Levenick · 11/23/2018
    I am looking to use this to stain (mountain cedar semi-solid) and seal red cedar Adirondack chairs I am making. Will the color rub off on clothing after it dries.

    Thank You,

    Mark
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      Armstrong · 11/24/2018
      When using a semi-solid on new wood, the wood will need to season outside fully exposed for 1 year and will need to be clean and brightened for prep after. If you do this correctly, it will fully cure and not rub off.
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    Arati · 11/17/2018
    What color would be closest to oiled ipe on select grade pine ship lap siding?
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    BAM · 11/04/2018
    I am using mangaris boards for a wall-topper, what colors would you recommend?
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      Armstrong · 11/05/2018
      You want a hardwood color. Amber, Mahogany, or Black Walnut.
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    BP · 10/31/2018
    I have jarrah wood, what would be the best color match?
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      Armstrong · 10/31/2018
      You can use any of the 3 AC Hardwood colors. Amber, Mahogany, Black Walnut. Preference as to what color is up to you.
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    LBS · 10/23/2018
    Can Driftwood be lightened to look more white?
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    Robert Teer · 10/23/2018
    Hello,
    I have a mahogany panel wall on the exterior. Would this Oxford Brown take on the Mahogany?
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      Armstrong · 10/23/2018
      No. You would need the Amber, Mahogany, or Black Walnut for mahogany wood.