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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Stephen · 06/11/2021
    For the Rustic Semi-transparent stain: 150-200 sq feet (Softwoods) 300+ (Hardwoods)Is cedar considered a softwood or hardwood?
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    Wil · 06/10/2021
    Can this product be shipped toBritish Columbia Canada , and will Canada allow entry??
    Can you tell what the cost of shipping 2 gallons might be ?
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      Armstrong · 06/10/2021
      Yes, and for shipping costs. add to cart and enter your shipping address for the total cost.
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    Steve · 06/07/2021
    I lightly power-washed my cedar deck to preserve the wood grain, but there's just some residual stain here and there. Can I just keep it there and stain over it. Looks like I'll need 2 coats of the semi-transparent.
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      Armstrong · 06/08/2021
      If a different brand of stain you will need to remove it as much as possible if not 100%.
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        Steve · 06/08/2021
        The stain was Armstrong-Clark Rustic Brown, semi-transparent, and the new stain is Armstrong-Clark Driftwood, semi-transparent. In a test, two coats of the Driftwood seems to cover most of the Rustic Brown residue. Do you think that's ok from a performance standpoint?
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          Armstrong · 06/08/2021
          Yes.
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            Steve · 06/08/2021
            Thanks. Here is the test. See attached. Do you have any additional comments?
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    Morgan · 06/03/2021
    Is there a sealant you recommend after using this? Thank you!
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      Armstrong · 06/03/2021
      It is not possible to apply a sealer over a deck stain, it will peel. No need as well.
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        Morgan · 06/03/2021
        Oh man. Good to know. Thank you!! Ordering our stain through you guys so wanted to make sure we have everything we need. Sealant is only for paint or water based stains then or ? Thank you again for your timely response and knowledge. 
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          Armstrong · 06/03/2021
          No stain or paint can have a sealer applied on top. They will all peel.
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    Vikki · 05/28/2021
    Which stain is best for high traffic areas?
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      Armstrong · 05/28/2021
      Any of them AC colors. They will all wear the same.
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    Michael Roland · 05/25/2021
    Follow up to the stupid question about opening cans.  Never mind - I figured out that the plastic ring comes off.
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    Michael Roland · 05/25/2021
    How do you open the gallon cans of stain?
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      Armstrong · 05/25/2021
      Pry off the white ring inwards and then use a screwdriver to take off the ring.
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    Paul Mackie · 05/25/2021
    50 vocs on a mineral spirit clean-up product?
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    Monica · 05/18/2021
    If I am sanding the entire deck, do I need to do anything else before applying a semi-transparent stain?  And is the second coat recommended to be applied while the first is still “wet”?
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    CL · 05/15/2021
    Hello, I currently have the semi transparent cedar stain on my deck, but it has faded quite a bit. It is not peeling at all - however I was looking to change the color to the natural oak (since not quite as reddish) What steps do I need to take to do so?Thanks
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    Matt · 05/08/2021
    I've got another unrelated question, so I'm posting it separately from my question below. My mother in law tried rolling on a semi solid maintenance coat after washing with oxy/dish soap. She's afraid she over applied because it didn't soak in well. Should she do anything or just let it keep drying?