Armstrong Clark Stain 1 Gallon

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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, 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.

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.

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Thursday, 22 June 2017

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    Kevin · 09/19/2018
    I stripped and belt sanded a nice old mahogany porch and purchased the AC transparent natural tone wanting the wood to show its true beauty. These are pictures when I applied to a couple of the steps on my porch. I must say for natural tone, this appears rather dark. To me that was ALOT of work to see these results hoping that natural tone would allow the wood to speak. Any suggestions?
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      Armstrong · 09/19/2018
      The AC Natural enhances the natural grain of the wood like a wet look and the color is based on your wood type. This is normal for all wood types. It is not possible to make it lighter and have UV protection from graying.
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    Blake · 09/16/2018
    I'm installing a new redwood deck and fence within the next few weeks. I live in Southern California and the deck will see sun only in the AM, fence will see sun all day. Should I leave the wood untreated for a few months and then prep with RAD and then stain. I like the look of the semi-trans cedar. Just want to make sure I'm not doing anything wrong.
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    Nic H · 09/14/2018
    My cedar deck was built in Jan February March, people say to wait a year to stain it but it is already discolouring. I was planning on washing it with dish soap and bleach and staining before the winter. What are your thoughts?
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    David · 08/16/2018
    Will the semi-solid color stain do the best job of minimizing the grain in PT decking versus the semit transparent type stains?
    and--
    will a semi solid stain last longer / provide more protection than semi transparent type stains?
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      Armstrong · 08/16/2018
      The semi-solids will give slightly better UV protection and will hide the grain a little better as well over a semi-transparent color.
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    Linda · 08/15/2018
    I stripped, cleaned and brightened deck (Behr all in one product). What is your opinion on my next process? Do you think the deck is ready for stain? What stain would you recommend? Thank you.
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      Armstrong · 08/15/2018
      It should be okay to stain the flooring. Use the AC in a sem-transparent or semi-solid color.
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        Linda · 08/16/2018
        Thank you. What color would you recommend that would match the vertical wood?
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          Armstrong · 08/16/2018
          Chestnut or Rustic Brown. It is not possible to match that exactly though.
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    Alex Castro · 08/02/2018
    When applying the stain with a spray gun to my deck, can we "back brush" with a pad? Do we have to back brush with a brush or roller?
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      Armstrong · 08/02/2018
      Spray on your first coat and then back brush your second coat with a stain pad.
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    Alex Castro · 08/02/2018
    I have a few questions:

    1) I have a deck that is approximately 5-6 years old. The floor is pressure treated pine. The pickets and railings appear to be redwood. I've pressure washed and stripped using RAD. How many coats will I need?

    2) I've pressure washed and stripped using RAD. I haven't had a chance to use the brightener (it's a DIY home project) yet. The wood definitely looks better than the weathered grey look it had before. After the pressure the pine had a yellow tint (most of the stain was already gone before the pressure wash step). Then, after I applied the stripper (then washed it off with the pressure washer), the pine wood changed to a silvery color (the redwood didn't seem to do this). Not quite the same grey that existed before pressure washing, but no longer the yellow tint. Is it normal for the stripper to change the color of the wood before applying the brightener?

    We tested the two Armstrong Clark stains we were trying to pick from and found the Rustic Brown looked excellent after a day or so. We're excited to finish the project, but wanted to know if we're doing anything wrong before applying the stain.
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    Sue · 07/19/2018
    Also pressure washed.
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      Armstrong · 08/02/2018
      1. Two coats applied wet on wet.
      2. The stripper raises the pH balance, darkening the wood. The brightener lowers it back to neutral.
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    Sue · 07/19/2018
    I stripped sanded and cleaned/brightened deck (Behr all in one). Does this look good to go for staining? I just ordered your Rustic Brown semi. It would be stained w/n two weeks of the prep. Thanks in advance!
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      Armstrong · 07/19/2018
      In the picture, there is still a good amount of old stain that has not come out of the wood grain. You might want to strip and pressure wash again. Shoot for 95% removal of old stain.
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    Rosy · 07/11/2018
    I want to order some protection for my deck, we used cedar tone pressure treated pine so there is a color, I want to enhance the color because it faded a little in the year since we built it. What color of transparent stain would you recommend?
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    Terry · 07/11/2018
    Stained last spring, new cedar deck, using Armstrong-Clark. High traffic areas show wear to the stain. How can I combat this? I am ordering to stain again this fall. Used cedar-semi-transparent.
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    Tony · 06/28/2018
    I just cleaned my mildewy and algae loaded railings, and new (one year old unstained) deck boards. I’m almost done applying Thompson’s semi transparent natural cedar to the railings, and was going to put it on the deck until I started doing some research. I”m sold on the penetrating stains vs. the Thompson’s for ease of reapplication and other reasons mentioned on this site. I’m okay with the railing being a different color if it compliments, was thinking of doing that in the first place, looking at semitransparent cedar here. What would be recommended for the following?

    Deck Location State: New Jersey
    Shade in AM, Full sun afternoon into evening.
    Wood Type: Pressure treated pine
    Mold or Mildew Issues: No
    Previous Coating? New wood, no previous coating. One year old and cleaned last week.
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      Armstrong · 06/29/2018
      Hi Tony, the Armstrong Clark semi-transparent Cedar would very well for this. It is a full penetrating stain that can be easily maintained as needed with a clean and recoat.
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    David · 05/28/2018
    If I apply transparent stain over an earlier application of transparent stain, will I still have to strip the old stain if it's not immediately porous, or can I just let the transparent settle where it will in the gaps of the old transparent stain?
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      Armstrong · 05/28/2018
      if you are using the same color and the same brand as last time, you use the Cleaner and Brightener Kit. If the new coating is a different brand and or color, you use the Stripper and Brightener Kit.
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    Mike · 05/24/2018
    Hi, I'm working on refinishing a deck that currently has peeling paint (applied by previous owner). I'll be stripping the paint and using RAD cleaner/brightener on the wood. For 220 sq ft, how much stain should I get?

    Also, would the leftover stain be suitable for outdoor furniture application (on pine, for example)?

    Thanks.
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      Armstrong · 05/24/2018
      2-3 gallons. It is not suggested for furniture.
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        Mike · 05/24/2018
        Thanks for the reply. What would be the best way to determine number of coats required (1 or 2)?
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          Armstrong · 05/24/2018
          The 2-3 gallons was for two coats applied wet on wet. If older wood and very porous, this is the way to go.
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    PM · 05/03/2018
    Hello,

    Fence:
    About 900 sq/ft of aged redwood fence. Will strip, brighten then I'd like to apply the Woodland Brown via an airless sprayer and finish with a brush. Will utilize power washer to rinse the strip/brightener.


    Deck:
    Four year old deck with semi trans stain; will also strip, brighten then I'd like to mix the cedar and redwood tones together (transparent) and apply via a pad. Deck is estimated at 500 sq/ft with railings included. Will utilize power washer to rinse the strip/brightener.

    Suggestions with gallons for fence and deck and/or method(s) is much appreciated. Cart is ready to trigger.


    Cheers!
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      Armstrong · 05/03/2018
      Hello,

      Does the fence include both sides for 900 Sq feet? If so, you will need 5-7 gallons for the fence. Just one coat.

      The deck will need 2 coats applied wet on wet. About 4-5 gallons.
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    erin piché · 05/02/2018
    Approximately how long does it take to ship to Alberta, Canada?
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    tom · 04/02/2018
    Just a follow up with asking the UV protection from the natural stain color, can you also add bug juice additive to this stain? thanks.
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      Armstrong · 04/03/2018
      Yes you can use the Bug Juice in this.
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    tom · 03/29/2018
    Does the transparent natural offer any UV protection?
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      Armstrong · 04/03/2018
      Yes it does but being the lightest tint, it will have the least amount of UV protection.
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    Doug Hefele · 03/16/2018
    Hello, Just asked a question in a forum. Not sure if that was the correct place. Thought I’d try it here also. I’m refurbishing a redwood deck using cleaner, brightened, and Armstrong Clark cedar colored transparent stain. I also have some hemlock garage doors that need attention. Should I use the same process and products on the hemlock? Thank you.
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    Jess Brown · 10/23/2017
    I have purchased Armstrong-Clark semi-solid stain for my wood garage door. The temperature where I live has taken a sudden drop with highs getting only into the mid 50's for the next week. Will I be able to apply the stain this week if the temp will dip below 50 overnight?
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      Armstrong · 10/23/2017
      As long as it does not drop below freezing at night, you will be good.
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    Dennis Hammond · 10/16/2017
    My deck is cedar about 15 years and I will be replacing a few board with a cedar composite.
    It has been stain most of time with TWP 101 Cedartone, being a transparent is not getting done.
    I would like to maintain the cedar look if possible.
    What type of stain would you recommend?
    I am thinking Semi-Solid Mountain Cedar.
    Thank You for your input.
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      Armstrong · 10/16/2017
      Yes, that color would work. Make sure to remove the TWP first by using the Restore A Deck Stripper Kit.
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    Armstrong · 09/13/2017
    Lisa Jaeger:
    I'm staining 857 sq ft of deck with railings, pickets are metal. I have 5 gallons of Armstrong natural transparent. Some of the deck is 3 years old some new. will prep with RAD. How many more gallons do you think I will need? If I order an additional 5 gallon pail, will the partial contents store OK for later use?

    Opened stain will not last more than 12 months. You will need about 5-8 gallons total. Unopened singles gallons will last many years if stored where it cannot freeze.
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    Lisa Jaeger · 09/12/2017
    I'm staining 857 sq ft of deck with railings, pickets are metal. I have 5 gallons of Armstrong natural transparent. Some of the deck is 3 years old some new. will prep with RAD. How many more gallons do you think I will need? If I order an additional 5 gallon pail, will the partial contents store OK for later use?
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    Armstrong · 09/11/2017
    Tari Stordahl:
    We are ordering your semi transparent stain for our new kiln dried cedar deck. Decking, skirting and stairs total approximately 600 sq ft. How many gallons should we order? Do we also need or order the cleaner and brightened and if si, how much? Thank you.

    Yes on the prep. One kit will do. For the deck, just one coat. 3-4 gallons.
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    Tari Stordahl · 09/10/2017
    We are ordering your semi transparent stain for our new kiln dried cedar deck. Decking, skirting and stairs total approximately 600 sq ft. How many gallons should we order? Do we also need or order the cleaner and brightened and if si, how much? Thank you.
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    Armstrong · 09/06/2017
    Jim J. Banasiak:
    I replaced all my deck floorboards 20x18 with new pressure treated pine about 2 months ago. I want to use an oil base stain to preserve most of the wood grain. I live in Illinois near Chicago so we get some pretty tough winters. Please adise.
    Thank you Jim

    See this about new wood decks:
    https://www.armstrongclarkstain.com/new-decking-and-armstrong-clark-stain
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    Jim J. Banasiak · 09/06/2017
    I replaced all my deck floorboards 20x18 with new pressure treated pine about 2 months ago. I want to use an oil base stain to preserve most of the wood grain. I live in Illinois near Chicago so we get some pretty tough winters. Please adise.
    Thank you Jim
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    Armstrong · 08/15/2017
    sherlyn:
    I just sanded my mahogany deck down to the bare wood. Do I still need to use a stripper and brightener now? Also, I would like to keep the stain more natural/ transparent in color. Will your transparent stain work for a hardwood mahogany deck or do I need to go with amber?

    Use the cleaner and the brightener for the final prep. Need to use the amber for hardwoods like yours.
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    sherlyn jenkins · 08/15/2017
    I just sanded my mahogany deck down to the bare wood. Do I still need to use a stripper and brightener now? Also, I would like to keep the stain more natural/ transparent in color. Will your transparent stain work for a hardwood mahogany deck or do I need to go with amber?
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    Dave Garland · 08/13/2017
    Do you have any dealers in Alberta Canada? IF not do you sell on line and what would be the cost to ship 3 gallons to Edmonton Alberta Canada?
    Thanks