Armstrong Clark Stain 1 Gallon

4 Ratings 4 Reviews
$49.99
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Armstrong-Clark's deck and siding wood stain makes use of conditioning oils that part from the drying oils in the formula. The nondrying oils penetrate into the wood and take the place of the wood's diminishing natural oils. This process revives and restores wood.

The drying oils stay on the wood surface and lock in the conditioning oils to produce a barrier that is dry to the touch. Armstrong's deck and siding wood stain contain vegetable oils in addition to transparent pigments, solvents, mildewcides and water repellents.

  • Application can be done in direct sunlight and on hot days. If the first coat of stain penetrates within 30 minutes an additional coat may be applied for extra protection.
  • 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.

Coverage Area

Armstrong-Clark Deck and Siding Stain applies at 150-200 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.

Armstrong Clark Wood Stain Color Chart

Reviews

Friday, 30 August 2019

The best!!Easy to use one single coat will protect your entire cedar deck

Luis

Monday, 03 June 2019

It lasted 5 YEARS on my deck. After stripping, brightening and sanding I applied 1 coat which looks like a natural redwood color. My redwood/cedar deck is 40 years old so it absorbed the stain instantly but looked great for many years. I like only needing to refinish my deck every 5 years. Before switching to Armstrong it was every 2-3 years - Great product!

David Bongo

Friday, 22 March 2019

Great stain!

JamesFemSI
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    Sergio Reyes · 05/22/2022
    Can this product be applied to an ipe deck??
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    Ian · 05/18/2022
    At 96 hours of drying time, can you place an outdoor carpet on the deck?
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      Armstrong · 05/18/2022
      As long as it is fully dry to the touch.
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        Ian · 05/18/2022
        Thank you, :)
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    Jeff OBrien · 05/16/2022
    Hello - I have a  Ipe deck that has grayed that we like. It is really dirty and I am scrubbing the deck clean. I want to put a product on it that gives it the darker gray color with sheen when it gets wet. Is your transparent clear stain the way to go?? Thank you.
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      Armstrong · 05/17/2022
      You cannot add a sheen to a deck. It will peel and blister if you do. AC does not come in a clear untinted sealer.
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    JP · 05/14/2022
    Used your semi transparent cedar last year. Darkened over the winter & could another coat. Do I just need to clean or what process should I follow to re-coat this season? Thanks 
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    Gail · 05/10/2022
    I have a new deck in pressure treated wood that was done last summer. I plan on using the restore deck kit before applying one coat of the AC semi transparent cedar stain. To maintain it, do I need to apply a second coat next year and if so, do I need to do another prep before applying the stain again? 
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      Armstrong · 05/10/2022
      Typically it is every 2 years going forward. You always have to prep when recoating.
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    Gary bruning · 05/01/2022
    I have a deck made of 5/4 deck boards. Never been treated but I am not sure of what they were originally treated with. I pressure wash every year (last 3), can I pressure wash to remove winter weather residue and then use your stains? 
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    Emma · 04/22/2022
    I have a mahogany deck that was stained with sikkens Cetol SRD water-based translucent wood finish many years ago. It seems that it should have been stained with an oil-based stain, so I’m planning on getting the Armstrong Clark hardwood/IPE stain. After power washing, do I need to sand the deck and then do the RAD stripper/brightener to remove the old stain prior to re-staining or can I skip the sanding? Also, can I use the black walnut color on mahogany wood? That’s the color that most closely matches what we currently have. Thanks!
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      Armstrong · 04/22/2022
      You will have to remove the old stain fully. Please post some pictures in the comments so we can help with the best approach to this.
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        Emma · 04/22/2022
        This is what it looks like after pressure washing. 
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          Armstrong · 04/22/2022
          You will need to redo the prep using this kit while pressure washing: https://www.armstrongclarkstain.com/restore-a-deck-stripper

          You can use the Black Walnut if you like.
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            Emma · 04/22/2022
            Thanks. Is sanding necessary as well, and if so before or after the stripping?
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              Armstrong · 04/22/2022
              You should not have to sand but if you do, do it after stripping and before the brightener.
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          Emma · 04/22/2022
          The planter box and rail is the old stain, which we plan on leaving. Just the decking will be refinished. 
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            Armstrong · 04/22/2022
            Okay but you still need to strip the floors.
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    Brian · 04/13/2022
    How much time can there be between cleaning/brightening and restaining?
    Thanks
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      Armstrong · 04/13/2022
      48 hours and up to two weeks.
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    Diane · 04/05/2022
    Our deck was stained today and it's supposed to rain starting at 2 a.m. tonight. Is this going to be a problem?
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      Armstrong · 04/06/2022
      It will be fine. 
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    Mike · 03/29/2022
    Hi there, i applied AC semi transparent cedar stain a few years ago on a cedar deck and its starting to fade….ill make sure the deck is free of dirt and debris but is there any other prep required if i apply the exact same product? 
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    Dan V · 03/24/2022
    I am looking for this stain. All the ones I can find say Transparent but this one in the picture does not. I am trying match exactly to what was used. Do you have this or where I can get it? 
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      Armstrong · 03/24/2022
      Redwood Tone is the same as Transparent Redwood Tone in the color options.
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    John Spear · 03/21/2022
    Do you have a preservative product for ipe decking?
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    Tim · 03/19/2022
    I have a deck that was treated with Flood water based stain 5 years ago. The product is completely garbage and after pressure washing the Stain is gone. Can I use you oil based product??
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      Armstrong · 03/19/2022
      Yes, as long as the Flood has been removed fully.
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        Tim Mullings · 03/19/2022
        Thank you, I think the Men who applied it watered it down. The Texas sun cooked it.
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    Anna · 03/06/2022
    Hello- I live on N coast of Oregon. We get sun, rain, etc.  This year I want to completely strip my cedar deck and go darker. I am considering your semi transparent rustic brown or semi solid espresso (samples already on order). My question is: I want to test both samples on my cedar to decide which color I prefer. I want to test on cedar that has been weathered (my deck is six years old now) to get the best idea of how the final outcome will look before purchasing a five gallon bucket of product.  How do you suggest a person best test your samples?  Thank you for a reply 🐶🐾
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      Armstrong · 03/07/2022
      Just apply it to your wood to test after prep.
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    Dave · 03/05/2022
    How long will it last on cedar siding in the Pacific Northwest? It’s 
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    Warren Knoff · 02/13/2022
    Can I use semi-transparent rustic brown on Ipe?
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    Barbara Lee · 01/29/2022
    I just had a fence built with hog panel and a lot of new wood.  You mention with the espresso that it is not good on new wood under a year old.  Why is that, and how long should I wait to stain it?
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    ceil Cook · 01/27/2022
    We built a wooden table for outside dining under a roof.  The table is made from treated pine, but is sanded and stressed to look like old wood.  I am wondering if your stains/penetrating oil would work on this.
    In our last home, we had an IPE deck, and I really enjoyed using your product.  Our deck in our new home is TREX.  The table is heavy treated pine.  Which of your products if any, would work?
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      Armstrong · 01/27/2022
      The AC stains cannot be applied over another stain I am assuming that is the case with your table as that would be needed to mimic the distressed look.
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        Barbara P Lee · 01/29/2022
        that did not really answer the question, and you could offer an option.
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          Armstrong · 01/30/2022
          Sure it did. If you have a distressed look that is currently stained, then no, you cannot use the AC stain on it.
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    Selatrop · 01/13/2022
    Should a sealant be applied first, on a brand new redwood deck in full sun.
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    Kim R · 12/08/2021
    Hi there! We have some new redwood front steps installed at our home. They are shaded much of the day and remain a bit damp from the morning mist. Would you recommend any pre-stain prep beyond sanding with something around 150-200 grit? I'm planning to stain once the steps have seen a few drier days so as not to lock in any moisture.
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    Stephen Glick · 11/08/2021
    I plan to apply amber semi-trans to an exterior hardwood door after sanding it. Should I use clear varnish after staining for additional protection?
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      Armstrong · 11/09/2021
      No. You cannot add a coating over the AC stains. 
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    Terry · 11/04/2021
    Hello. Am planning on using semi-solid Armstrong-Clark on siding, but need to caulk around some of the windows. Is Big Stretch caulk compatible with this stain? I assume that I need to caulk first, correct?  Thanks
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      Armstrong · 11/05/2021
      It should be fine. Caulk first.
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    Chris · 11/02/2021
    Does the temperature need to stay above 50 the entire 8-24 hour dry time? Or just during application?
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      Armstrong · 11/02/2021
      For at least 4-8 hours and cannot drop below 40 the first night while curing.
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        Chris · 11/02/2021
        How long does it need to not rain for after application? Same amount of time?
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    LKM · 10/27/2021
    Hello, we have a very slow siding replacement project that uses rough cut cedar boards for window and door trim, as well as for porch posts and trim. The 20 year old cedar siding that we just tore off was stained black and badly sun damaged from the Oklahoma heat. Our new cedar wood trim is now a variety of ages (1-8 months), colors, and textures because the work has been so slow.

    I can’t figure out what stain to apply. The painter plans to pressure wash the older, grayed boards then stain but stain newer boards with no prep. Painter likes oil based stains but is willing to apply water based. My main consideration is longevity, because I can’t reach the second floor windows myself and I don’t want to hire someone to maintain the trim more often than necessary. We would like to maintain a rustic, lighter/natural toned cedar look if possible. How often would we need to reapply this stain, and what kind of future prep work would need to be done around these 2nd floor windows?
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      Armstrong · 10/28/2021
      On wood siding, the AC stains can last about 3-5 years but this will depend on UV exposure. Whenever you apply again, you have to use a cleaner system and light pressure washing prior to applying the AC stains.
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    g gobla · 10/25/2021
    Hello, I have gone through 4 samples trying to find a reddish brown on new yellow pine decking based on your website COLOR CHART. I tried chestnut( too yellow ) then chestnut mixed with mahogany and then mixed with Sierra Redwood. None worked. I am ready to give up and try an alternative brand unless you have another suggestion. Sequoia?
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    Sariah F · 10/21/2021
    I am a single woman whose never cared for a house so I don't know much.I had a small deck built in April. I bought your stain but I never stained it. I'm hoping to do it now before winter. The weather where I live is in the 60s and 50s. 1. Can I still stain it?2. Do I have to sand it down and clean it etc because it's been 5 months? If so what do I use?3. If it rained how many days do I have to wait before I stain it?Thank you so much. I did a lot of research on stains and yours came out as the best. I want to do this correctly. 😀
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    Nancy Paynter · 10/10/2021
    Will this work on eucalyptus wood? I have a retaining wall that is eucalyptus on the sides and the top is redwood. Can I use the products the same for both? I understand the color might be different...
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    Stephen Glick · 10/10/2021
    I would like to apply amber semi-trans to this exterior door. Can I use Rad Stain stripper/brightner to prep?
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      Armstrong · 10/10/2021
      You will have sand this off.  Cannot strip a varnish type coating like this. 
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    Nedi · 10/07/2021
    Can you apply stain in fall temperatures? What is the coldest temp you can apply stain? Thanks! 
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    Steven Volckmann · 10/03/2021
    I don't understand your WEB site,  i want to order the Semi-transparent Mahogany and the semi-transparent Black Walnut, ARE THEY SEMI-TRANSPARENT STAINS OR ARE THEY SEMI-SOLID STAINS???Steve V    driveusa101@gmail.com
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      Armstrong · 10/03/2021
      Both are semi transparent and it does state this in the color choice options when you choose.