Armstrong Clark Stain 1 Gallon

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$44.99
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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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    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. 
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    Rachel · 09/29/2021
    Can I mix the transparent redwood tone with the semi-transparent sierra redwood? We have a redwood deck  that is 10 years old. We stripped, brightened and sanded the deck and then extended the size of the deck and have new redwood as well. I want the UV protection of a semi-transparent but want it a little less red than the sierra redwood. 
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      Armstrong · 09/29/2021
      You can but you will reduce the UV protection if you do this.
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    Marilyn · 09/23/2021
    So naturally we weren’t able to meet the deadline within 15 days to stain. The client is asking what would happen to the finish if we stained without recleaning & brightening. It will have been 27-ish days by the time we stain if we didn’t do the reclean/brightening step.
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      Armstrong · 09/23/2021
      It could prematurely fail and not look as intended. 
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    Marilyn · 09/10/2021
    I powerwashed a cedar deck floor, removed the old finish twice, then brightened and rinsed. It rained heavily yesterday and last night. It should be good weather for the next several days. How long is it okay to leave it to dry before finishing. The homeowner is ordering samples first so it may take a while before we can order and get the stain on. We’re in MA. 
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      Armstrong · 09/10/2021
      Stain within 15 days of prep.
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        Marilyn · 09/14/2021
        Just in case we miss the 15 day window, would you recommend leaving it unstained til April or May? If not, what is the process if we go over the 15 days?
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          Armstrong · 09/14/2021
          Reclean and brighen the deck.
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    Marilyn · 09/09/2021
    Do you have to sand the deck after prep? We had a parafin oil transparent stain from other mfg. and let it go too long. We powerwashed, stripped, and brightened.
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    Rose Figoni · 09/07/2021
    We applied semi-transparent Rustic Brown over a year ago. We have made our fence twice as high and would love to now stain with Semi-Solid Expresso. Do you think with two coats of Semi-Solid Expresso it will cover the lighter Semi-Transparent Rustic Brown? 
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      Armstrong · 09/07/2021
      You need to prep by removing the RB. Strip and brighen all those areas and then clean and brighten the new wood. Stain with one coat of the Espresso.
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        Rose Figoni · 09/07/2021
        Do you sell a stripper? My husband’s solution is to put a coat of Rustic Brown on the new wood and then apply a coat of Espresso. Is that easier than stripping? 
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          Rose · 09/12/2021
          We did what you said and wanted to let you know it worked. Thank you! 
          We are thinking of staining with Espresso semi-solid. We would prefer the same color in a semi-transparent but you don’t sell anything comparable to that darker color.  Our fence is huge we used what they called Corral Board light wood. Will the Espresso lighter over time? 
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            Armstrong · 09/12/2021
            Slightly. It is a very nice color and will last longer as a semi-solid.
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          Armstrong · 09/08/2021
          You have to remove it all down to the bare wood. Do not add more than try to cover over it as it will have drying issues. Stripper: https://www.armstrongclarkstain.com/restore-a-deck-stripper
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    Bart Bauer · 08/30/2021
    We have previously used your Expresso semi-solid product on our deck outside our home.  Question, after applying your product can i apply a clear water sealer coat on top of your product ? 
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      Armstrong · 08/30/2021
      No, you cannot do this. Thanks
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    Michael Roland · 08/23/2021
    This may be a repeat if I didn't post the original properly.Can I apply AC transparent natural tone on a hardwood table previously treated with 2 coats of the same product over a month ago?  Given your description of the way your products work, I'm concerned that the penetrating oil component would not be able to penetrate, thus preventing complete curing.  Is this so?Along these lines, do you think a coat of Tung or Livos brand oil, to achieve a satin sheen, would work?Thank you.
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      Armstrong · 08/23/2021
      Hello,
      No, you cannot overapply and you cannot add a coat on top of the AC of another product as that will lead to peeling issues.
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    John Abt · 08/19/2021
    what is the shelf life of the stains
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      Armstrong · 08/20/2021
      Opened 12 months or less. Unopened about 3 years. Cannot freeze.
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        John · 08/20/2021
        Thanks!
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    Abhishek · 07/27/2021
    Hi, I just built a new deck with treated wood. How long do you think i should wait before staining it?Thanks
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    Chris · 07/20/2021
    I just finished staining our 3 year old Cedar deck — while it looks good it did soak up the the brushed-in semi trans natural oak very quickly (within 30 min). In the next week, I would love to do a second coat on the horizontals for longevity. I don’t want to over-apply and plan to brush again. Do I just watch to make sure it continues to soak in? The deck has seen rain and I just plan to sweep it off in preparation.
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      Armstrong · 07/20/2021
      Very light coat and make sure it soaks in fully.
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        Chris · 07/20/2021
        Thank you — I was worried I might have waited too long, but sounds like if I’m within a week or so of the first coat and with the rain keeping it clean I should be good. Hoping for my second weather window in next couple of days!
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    Keturah · 07/20/2021
    We are going to be building a pergola using reclaimed oak beams. Not sure of their age, 40-50 yrs most likely. They will be getting cut down to desired size & length. Their new "home" is on the same property as their old "home" so it is the same climate. However, as far as we can determine, they did not previously experience direct exposure to the weather. Two questions: 1) Since they are not new wood, can they be stained right away or will they need to be exposed to the weather for the specified time after install? and 2) Can we use any of the Armstrong Stains on oak or would we be limited to the Hardwood colors?Thank You!
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      Armstrong · 07/20/2021
      1. Probably should weather and be prepped.2. Hardwood colors would work best.
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    Rachel Crandall · 07/18/2021
    What is the temperature range that this can be applied at? 
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    Joe · 07/15/2021
    Is paraffin oil in the product?
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      Armstrong · 07/16/2021
      There is some paraffin oil in the stain but also full curing oils as well.
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    Arlene · 07/15/2021
    I need my cedar (redwood color)  soffit and fascia stained,  I would like to have my painter use a semi transparent stain.  What stain would you recommend for my cedar.  
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      Armstrong · 07/15/2021
      If you want a redwood color try the Sierra Redwood.
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    Greg · 07/10/2021
    Two questions:
    (1) Your website says a second coat of semi-trans can be applied if the first coat penetrates within 30 minutes. At that point can I walk on it to apply the second coat? What if the first coat doesn’t penetrate within 30 minutes: when can a second coat be applied in that case? My deck will take a few hours to put a first coat on - can I just apply a second coat when I finish the first coat? Can a second coat be applied the next day?
    (2) I have an unopened gallon of rustic brown semi-trans that’s one year old. Can I use it with the same stain I’m going to order this year, or is there a chance the color will be too different?
    Thanks,
    GregForest Hill, MD
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      Armstrong · 07/10/2021
      1. You can walk on the stain 30 minutes after the second coat to apply you wet on wet coat or you can wait until the next day to apply another coat.2. Mix them together so there is not any issues.
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        Greg · 07/12/2021
        I’m sorry - I don’t understand what you mean when you say I can walk on the deck 30 minutes after the SECOND coat - did you mean 30 minutes after the FIRST coat?
        What’s the time limit for applying a second coat on the same day as the first coat - 30 minutes?
        If I wait until the next day to apply a second coat, do I need to wait a full 24 hours after the first coat?
        Thank you!
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          Armstrong · 07/13/2021
          Yes, 30 minutes after the first coat. Apply the second coat 30-60 minutes after the first coat. 24 hours later for a second coat would be okay.
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    mitch · 07/08/2021
    can I use this product on new cedar railing over "Woodlife"
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      Armstrong · 07/08/2021
      As long as you clean and brighten the wood first.
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    Pam · 06/30/2021
    My new pressure treated deck is 12 months old & ready for stain. Do I use Hardwoods & Softwoods or Semi-transparent stain?
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      Armstrong · 06/30/2021
      You can use any of the colors you want for pressure-treated pine.
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    Jeff · 06/18/2021
    I applied the stain and then it rained shortly after and splattered some of the stain on the vinyl siding of the house. Will mineral spirits help clean it all off once the deck is dry enough to walk on? I’m guessing the stain will be dry by time I can clean it off the siding
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      Armstrong · 06/19/2021
      Try a graffti remover cleaner like goof off but test spot first to make sure there is not any reaction with the vinyl.
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        Jeff Wyman · 06/20/2021
        Thanks for the recommendation. I tried dawn spray soap first. And it works amazingly well! It’s dawn heavy duty professional strength degreaser. Keep in mind for anyone else who ever needs to clean off vinyl siding or powder coated aluminum railings.
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    Whewitt · 06/12/2021
    Chair
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    Jack P · 06/12/2021
    Would you recommend a mildewcide brand as an additive as we're worried that we need extra protection. Also, can you tell me how much to add on a per gallon basis? Thanks!
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      Armstrong · 06/12/2021
      No need. Already has one in it.