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.

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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    Andrew · 06/04/2020
    Hi

    My cedar deck was installed 2 years ago, with the wood being prepped and stained last summer with your semi transparent cedar stain. The vertical surface behind my BBQ looks great, but the horizontal aspect of the deck, which would have been covered with a fair amount of winter snow, is losing colour and peeling significantly. In order to restain the horizontal surfaces, do I need to sand my deck, or just clean/prep and restain?
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    ann · 06/03/2020
    How many square feet in 9000 linear feet?
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    Ann · 06/03/2020
    How many gallons of Transparent Natural Tone is needed for 9,000 liner feet? TIA
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      Armstrong · 06/03/2020
      New or old wood? Previous coating?
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        ann · 06/03/2020
        It's two years old and has a factory single coat of the transparent natural tone. It is starting to show signs of wear from the direct sun that hits it.
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          Armstrong · 06/03/2020
          Just do one coat. About 200 sq feet per gallon.
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    Jerry · 06/02/2020
    Our house and deck are cypress, cedar and pressure treated decking. It has never been painted or stained (or treated with anything) and is grayed with some mildew. The problem is that we live in a lake community with shared wells and it is against association rules to use the amount of water required for the cleaner and brightener. If the house were pressure washed and lightly sanded, if necessary, could we still use Armstrong Clark semi solid stains?
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      Armstrong · 06/02/2020
      As long as it is clean and the gray has been removed.
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    Bill in NH · 05/31/2020
    I have used Armstrong Sequoia stain on our pressure-treated decks twice in the last 6 years or so. Would we still get a noticeable gray coloration if we switched to the driftwood, or would the final color really look odd?
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      Armstrong · 05/31/2020
      You would have to fully strip it off if you want to go to the gray.
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    Kim White · 05/28/2020
    These pictures are of the deck after staining, +24 hrs old. And we did get a freak rain storm about 4 hrs after we’d finished applying. The deck was cleaned and prepped before applying the stain. It’s +20 yrs old and wasn’t ever cared for properly. We’re not looking for miracles...just looking a little more polished and protected.
    The calculator said we’d need 4 gallons and I bought 5. Used all of it. The stain did pool and then absorb within about 30 mins.
    I’m trying to figure out if it’s ok to do a 2nd coat, probably a couple weeks later, after I get more stain delivered. Would I just use the garden hose to make sure it’s cleaned off? I’m also trying to figure out quantity...do I want to let it pool again or just apply a thin coat?
    Thanks!!
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      Armstrong · 05/28/2020
      Apply one light coat with a stain pad or brush. Probably 3-4 gallons.
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    Tom · 05/28/2020
    We have cedar tongue and groove cedar siding on half of the front of the house. 40 year old wood that hadn't been maintained. Last year, we stripped the old finish, sanded down to fresh wood, and applied penofin red to it. It looks good, but we're away getting some small mildew spots already. Can I go over the penofin with Armstrong after a light scrubbing with dish soap as penofin recommends for recoating, or would I need to do more intense cleaning? And will the mildewcide in the Armstrong take care of the small spots we have now? Thank you!
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    Stephen Fuerch · 05/24/2020
    I’m getting ready to re-stain my decks and have 5 gallons of redwood tone left over from my original application. I’d like to tone down the orange appearance this time around and am thinking of cutting the 5 gallons with a gallon of one of your other colors. Looking for a more reddish brown color. Suggestion?
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      Armstrong · 05/25/2020
      You can add a gallon of Rustic Brown info it.
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    Stevie · 05/23/2020
    What happens when you add equal amounts of AC Transparent Natural Tone with AC Semi Transparent Cedar? Will it lighten the Cedar and lower the UV protection? Any adverse outcome could come from the mixing? I just want to tone down the Cedar a bit.
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      Stevie · 05/26/2020
      If the first 2.5 gallons of AC Semi Transparent Cedar used was not evenly stirred, should the remaining 2.5 gallons be left alone or needs additional transparency to lighten the pigmentation? If the latter, which would be better AC Transparent Natural Tone or AC Transparent Cedar? Much appreciated! - no photo
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        Armstrong · 05/26/2020
        Add the Transparent Natural into it.
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      Armstrong · 05/24/2020
      Yes it will lighten the color some and the UV protection as well.
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    jen · 05/23/2020
    Is there a retailer to purchase from in WIsconsin?
    I power washed are very old and never sealed deck. Do I need to also use a cleaner or brightener? Worried about mold/mildew
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    Steve · 05/21/2020
    I just applied the semi transparent stain on a deck and it looks very good. Is it recommended to use a sealer now to help with the areas that remain rough and prone to splintering? Or is there another product I should look into for that purpose?
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      Armstrong · 05/21/2020
      You cannot apply a sealer over the AC stain.
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    Gerald · 05/20/2020
    Can this be use to stain exterior front door?
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    Paul · 05/18/2020
    Are there any retailers in Connecticut?
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      Armstrong · 05/18/2020
      There are not. We are shipping to CT from our website directly to you.
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    Dillard whitson · 05/13/2020
    Want to use the amber color. My deck is 5 yrs old approximately. Just bought house last year. It had no stain and was sealed with a cheap clear sealer several yrs back. Was quite Damaged . Used a cleaning and restoration product late last fall. Pressured sprayed to get gray dead later off of would. When wet it looked like new wood again. Will need to sand to smooth up the finish so should I first sand and thenn use a Cleaner since mildew may have started again and have trees close by. Also can I use 2 coats of the amber color product on all surfaces esp the flatt surfaces that are most damaged. Putting on pressure treated pine. How far apart to apply the coats. Will it show scuffing Mark's or peal. Thanks so much.
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      Armstrong · 05/14/2020
      Do not sand more than 60-80 grit, clean and brightener after. Two coats applied wet on wet or 20-60 minutes after the first coat. It does not peel.
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    Victor · 05/11/2020
    Is any dealer in Austin Texas?
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    Fern monkhouse · 05/10/2020
    Is there a dealer in Regina Saskatchewan
    canada
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    robin · 05/08/2020
    Can you get color samples/chips of a couple of the semi-transparent stains?
    Thank you
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    Irene · 04/27/2020
    where in Niagara can you buy the product restore a deck stain
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      Armstrong · 04/27/2020
      Sorry, but it is not sold anywhere there.
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    Adrian · 04/26/2020
    Remove previous stain is what I meant to say
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    Adrian · 04/26/2020
    What do I use if I just want to put another coat of the same stain a year later?
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        Adrian · 04/26/2020
        I don't know what you mean by prep. When I prepped the naked wood the solution was powerful and similar to a bleach. I just want to enhance the color that's already there. I don't want to start over.
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          Armstrong · 04/26/2020
          You always have to prep when reapplying.
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            Adrian · 04/26/2020
            What kind of prep? Does "prep" remind be previous stain? Please explain it like I am 5
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              Armstrong · 04/26/2020
              The link we sent in the first reply is the correct prep product.
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                Adrian · 04/26/2020
                Does it only clean? Does it remove previous stain?
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                  Armstrong · 04/26/2020
                  Maybe a little but that is fine and the correct way to prep prior to reapplying. Basically the wood has to be clean before recoating.
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    Stacy · 03/28/2020
    Do I have to pressure wash my fence first.? I don’t have a lot of water pressure
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    Steve · 03/22/2020
    How much stain is needed for a second story deck. 10 x 12. 18 steps to the ground. Pressure treated pine wood.
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      Armstrong · 03/22/2020
      Please use the calculator that is to the right of this page on desktop or at the bottom on mobile.
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    Katie · 02/23/2020
    I have a "new" fence, pressure treated pine which was installed Sept 2018, never stained. If I powerwash then apply the semi-transparent stain, will that be sufficient? Also, I have approx 1700 st ft to stain (6ft tall, 142 ft in length, both sides). I calculate that I need around 18 gallons, does that sound right?
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      Armstrong · 02/23/2020
      Use a deck cleaner while pressure washing and then a wood brightener. Using a semi-transparent stain is the way to go after. Square footage varies on the color you choose but about 15-20 gallons would be normal for two coats and 1700 sq feet.
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    andrea · 11/24/2019
    I had a professional painter apply my Armstrong-Clark semi-transparent stain . He applied the 2nd coat to the vertical boards underneath the deck on Friday ( finished about 12:30) and it rained Friday night. It was sunny and warm that afternoon. While it looks fine now, I am concerned about possible problems in several months. Thanks
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      Armstrong · 11/25/2019
      You will be fine. It can take a rain withing 4-6 hours of applying.
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    Dawn · 11/07/2019
    More info: I do not know what kind of wood it is, or when it was refinished last but it appears to have been a very long time. Should it be conditioned first? Thanks again.
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    Dawn · 11/07/2019
    Would this be a good product for staining the exterior side of a front door? I live in Arizona but the door is under the eaves, behind a security door and only receives speckled light due to trees. If not, what would you recommend? I would Like a bit of color in the stain but not a solid color. Thank you.
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    Ed · 10/02/2019
    We had a new fence installed about 18 months ago by our contractor. It was kiln-dried Western Red Cedar. He was the one who recommended Armstrong Clark. We picked Sierra Redwood. Stain went on the day after the fence was built. Now that I'm familiar with AC and the instructions, I know that he didn't follow the procedure of waiting and cleaning with RAD before staining.

    The staining was definitely splotchy. I'm ready to give it another stain, now that some time has passed. What are the steps to follow when re-staining to get best results? Thank you.
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      Armstrong · 10/02/2019
      To get this to stain evenly it would be best to strip it down and to the bare wood and start over with all the current stain removed: https://www.armstrongclarkstain.com/restore-a-deck-stripper

      BTW, it looks like you used wood filler? Wood filler does not work with exterior stains and outside wood. That is why you have whitish spots in the nail holes.
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        Ed · 10/03/2019
        Thanks for the reply. OK, I will use RAD stripper. I know it says "eco-safe" on the packaging. I will cover the shrubs near the fence but will it be okay if the plants get in the groundwater?

        Yes, that is wood filler that my contractor used. I was aghast when I got home and saw all those white spots. I tried light hand sanding but they did not come off. After I use RAD stripper, if I sand with a power tool, do you think they will go away after re-staining?
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          Armstrong · 10/03/2019
          The stripper will not kill to root system of the plants. I doubt you will be able to remove the putty by sanding. You would have to dig it out somehow.
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    John · 09/01/2019
    Hi, I have a new pine deck with cedar railings here in Wyoming a mile high in semi-arid climate where the wind sucks the moisture out of everything. The deck is located on the roof of a walk out level of out A frame type home. It's been sitting about year and probably could have been stained months ago due to the extremes it's been exposed to but I decided to wait until fall when the temperatures have dropped at finishes dry here extraordinarily quick. My concern is the clowns that replaced the roof under the deck and then built the deck did not apply the extra white rubber deck coating originally and had to take the deck apart to do so as we had requested . They of course got the the rubber on the pine surface. They made slight attempt to wipe it off but you can still see traces of the rubber on the pine, especially when wet. My wife suggested I sand it off but that's too much work for me to sand the entire deck for uniformity as I'm disabled and I'm guessing just sanding the damaged areas will stick out like a sore thumb. I would like to use the Armstrong semi solid stain to show some of the grain and was hoping multiple coasts in the damaged area to subdue any visual effect of the rubber. I believe the stain should penetrate these areas ok due to the extreme dryness of the wood but you don't know until you try. Any best temperature recommendation for this climate would help and a guess if my strategy has merit would be appreciated. thanks for your input in advance. John
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      Armstrong · 09/02/2019
      You cannot add more than 1-2 coats of the semi-solid as then it will not be able to soak in. I also doubt it will hide the rubber. Best to remove that first otherwise it will not look good.
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    Anna · 08/26/2019
    Hello,
    Yesterday I stained our approx 5 yr old cedar deck with the transparent natural tone stain. I followed the directions carefully. The end result seems uneven and blotchy. I have attached two photos. I am thinking maybe I should try a second coat?

    It may be the wood is somewhat damaged as it has been kind of beat up. The deck has been stripped, lightly sanded, pressure washed and cleaned several times with various products in its relatively short life span due to us trying various stain and sealers on the the market only to find a year later the deck needs to be washed and stained again.

    We live in the pacific northwest and get sun beating down on the deck in summer causing it to grey and rain and some snow fall through spring.

    Any suggestions?
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      Armstrong · 08/27/2019
      Yes, apply another light coat. Might want to go a little richer in color as well. Try Amber.
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        Anna · 08/27/2019
        My husband corrected me: we have never used an actual stripper product. We have used deck washing products, clorox with water, brighteners and oxalic acid formulations. And it has been pressure washed with a heavy hand (hubby). I think either it needs a second coat or the wood isn't truly absorbing all the stain as it really needed to be completely stripped to remove other failed stain/sealer products instead of just cleaned. What do you think? Try a second coat this year and completely strip it next year and apply the armstrong clark product?

        I should mention we also washed and stained our cedar fence with your same product and it looks great.

        Thank you
        Anna
        Oregon
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          Armstrong · 08/27/2019
          We would suggest adding another coat this year.
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            Anna · 08/27/2019
            Thank youyou for your help
            Sincerely,
            Anna
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    Jan Wallach · 08/25/2019
    Was wondering if you would know what semi solid or semi transparent stain would be close to Home Depots Behr California Rustic. I have this on the railing which is fine. I have sanded and removed this paint/stain from the floor as it was peeling. and would like to place the Armstrong Clark on the floor and steps of the Deck.