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, 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

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Armstrong Clark is the top rated VOC compliant penetrating oil based stain. Allowed in all US States and Canada!

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    SHu · 11/24/2020
    Is AC stain suitable for exterior "Honduran" mahogany doors? If so, are the cleaning and/or stripping products suitable too?
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      Armstrong · 11/25/2020
      The AC is not suggested for doors.
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    PG · 11/02/2020
    Is the mahogany hardwood stain suitable for protecting cedar fencing?
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      Armstrong · 11/02/2020
      Mahogany will work on all wood types but it will not look like the picture above as that is on an exotic hardwood. On cedar it will be more red/orange.
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    PG · 10/28/2020
    About three weeks after I treated my deck with the hardwood mahogany stain, some folks tracked very muddy boots all over the deck and it dried. It has ben very hard to get the mud prints off (I have hosed it, scrubbed it, etc.). Is there anything I can do to get the mud off without having to start all over and re-clean, re-brighten, and re-stain the deck?
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      Armstrong · 10/29/2020
      You cannot just remove the mud and not harm the stain in some way if the mud is stuck to the stain. You would have to redo the prep and stain.
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    SJ · 10/21/2020
    The entire deck is covered in furries. Should i sand or continue to stain when dried? Thanks.
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      Armstrong · 10/21/2020
      You can do either. They typically do not show when stained. Same as when it was wet you cannot see it.
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    Sj · 10/21/2020
    We did the paint stripper and brightener steps. The wood isn't fully dry yet but why is it drying white? Is this ok or should I rinse and dry again? Applying semi transparent stain
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      Armstrong · 10/21/2020
      That is normal and the nature of the wood.
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    SJ · 10/15/2020
    What if we do the work first thing in the morning (late 60s or early 70s temp) and the temp falls below 50 that night? Would that be ok?
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    SJ · 10/15/2020
    Our deck is over 6 years old. It has some kind of semi-transparent stain. I plan to use the wood cleaner and brightener, then sand with pole sander and 120 grit sandpaper before applying semi-transparent rustic-brown. I am guessing I have to repeat these steps in 2 years? Deck is in NC and gets morning sun (full shade past noon) and is in NC. Also, if I need a second coat, do i jus walk over wettish first coat to apply the second coat? Thank you.
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      Armstrong · 10/15/2020
      You would need to strip and brighten for prep to remove the old coating. Do not sand. Inf the future, clean and brighten for recoats with eh same AC stains and color. See here about applying. https://www.armstrongclarkstain.com/how-to-apply-a-maintenace-coat-of-armstrong-clark
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        SJ · 10/15/2020
        thank u for replying. I just ordered the stain and prep kit! We had the deck professionally power washed in April this year. Do we need to rent power washer for staining or will a regular hose with jet stream attachment do? The deck including steps is abt 140 sqft. I've only ordered one gallon.
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          Armstrong · 10/15/2020
          Use a pressure washer is best for prep.
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    Jesse Silverman · 10/14/2020
    I just sanded my porch for probably the first time in 90 years. As you can see the wood is not in the best condition in some places. However, it is covered so I don’t need to worry about direct sun and water damage. I’d like to use a transparent or semi transparent stain. Which do you suggest?
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      Armstrong · 10/15/2020
      Clean and brighten the wood for final prep and then any color that you like will work. Most use semi-transparent colors.
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        Jesse Silverman · 10/15/2020
        Thank you. How long after cleaning and brightening do I have to wait to apply stain?
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    Robert Watts · 10/11/2020
    I have just finished installing a redwood deck on a screened in porch. The redwood is 50+ yrs old and I removed it from another screened in porch. I will be sanding it this week with a floor sander from the local hardware store. Your stain (semi-trans Rustic Brown) should be here on Tuesday Oct. 13, 2020. Do I need to wait a few days before applying the stain and can I use a roller to apply the stain? Can I use paint thinner for clean up?
    Thanks
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      Armstrong · 10/12/2020
      If you sand, you would need to clean and bright after that for final prep and this opens up the wood pores. Only one coat of the AC stain. Do not use a roller to apply. Stain pads or brushes. Mineral spirits to clean.
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    CO · 10/04/2020
    can you protect the wood w varnish after AC stain?
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    brad · 09/16/2020
    refinishing mahagony deck, built in 3 sections over last 3 years so it is darker in original section, w/ new wood in most recent section. previously used messners and superdeck in mahagony stains.

    1. will the RAD stripper/brightener kit even out the color before new staining?

    2. what color armstrong clark stain do you recommend to darken to original reddish brown color, but not a deep red?
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    Kim Clement · 09/01/2020
    I have a natural cedar deck with several new/replaced boards. The original boards are a nice weathered grey but the new boards are obviously the new warm red tone. What stain would I use to help make it all look like one color? Any special prep required?
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    jallen · 08/24/2020
    will A-C stain interact with a silicone membrane (under the deck planks)?

    what about the RAD products?


    thanks


    john
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    Rebecca · 08/24/2020
    Should I use a water repellant preservative before applying your semi solid stain. We are refinishing an old deck of pressure treated pine.
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      Armstrong · 08/25/2020
      You cannot apply a sealer prior to applying the AC stains.
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    R · 08/11/2020
    How long does it take from when I order, to you guys shipping it from you establishment?
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      Armstrong · 08/11/2020
      Depends on where you live? 3-6 days is average.
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    Ron · 08/09/2020
    Will a semi transparent stain last as long as a semi solid?
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    jg · 08/06/2020
    Can you recommend an airless sprayer for semi-transparent stain?
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      Armstrong · 08/06/2020
      Any quality airless paint sprayer should work.
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    Mary Ann · 08/02/2020
    How do you darken the driftwood semi transparent. You mention it can be done. Thanks
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      Armstrong · 08/02/2020
      You cannot add tint to the AC stains but you can mix two colors of the AC stain together. You cannot darken the gray though as there is not a darker gray color.
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    James · 07/31/2020
    Does the Driftwood Semi-Transparent Stain mimic the old Cabot's Bleaching Oil or is it a totally different animal.
    Looking to apply on #1 Cedar Sidewall Shingles.
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    Harry · 07/30/2020
    I have a large-ish bamboo deck (specifically, bamboo fibre). Wondering if the 'regular' stain or the hardwood stain is called for.

    Also, are brushes and pads equally good for application? Ideally, I'd like to use a pad. Roller is out, I know, and I'd rather not have to hand brush due to the size of the deck.
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      Armstrong · 07/30/2020
      Sorry but the AC stains will not work on bamboo.
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        Harry · 07/30/2020
        Appreciate the answer. Can you tell me why that is? You have products for everything from cedar to zebra. Just wondering what makes the bamboo an exception.
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          Armstrong · 07/30/2020
          Bamboo is to dense for the stain to soak in.
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    chris · 07/30/2020
    Hello Again - I see that I can order the cleaner, brightener and stain right here online with free shipping. I live in Pioneer CA - can you give me an idea of how long it will take for the product to arrive?
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    Dawn · 07/29/2020
    I had a new pool deck built 2 years ago, but never stained it. About a month and a half ago, I power washed it and now want to stain using the semi transparent in Natural Oak. Is the anything else I need to do before I stain?
    I live in western New York where the summers are humid and average 80-90 degrees. The deck is in full sun for most of the day.
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    Manny · 07/18/2020
    Found Rad and Armstrong semi trans cedar stain in basement of older house we bought.
    Rad did fabulous job in preparing deck, as you can see from the pics, but it has rained every other day for a week. Temps in the mid to high 20s Celsius. 1: How long after last rain before I can stain? 2: Is brushing preferred over rolling.?(or rolling then brushing) 3:And is this older Armstrong the same as the Armstrong Clark stains and can I top it up with a gallon of semi cedar if needed? 4: is there any advantages to applying a second coat?
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      Armstrong · 07/18/2020
      1. 48 hours
      2. brushes or stain pads are best
      3. The old stain has gone bad most likely. Use fresh product
      4. Only if needed
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        manny · 07/18/2020
        What do I look for to tell if it is bad..crystallizing?
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    Sharon · 07/13/2020
    Can another color be added to the driftwood gray to darken it up some?
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      Armstrong · 07/13/2020
      Yes, you can mix colors of the AC.
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    Marko · 07/02/2020
    Why do you have to wait a year before staining? I have a shed with T1-11 I want to stain with Semi-Solid cedar and from what I read many complain a single rain storm on T1-11 will cause it to delaminate unless protected. What will happen if I use your stain on the T1-11 as soon as I put it up?
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    Adriaan · 06/28/2020
    I am building a western red-cedar planter ("window box") to be placed on corbels in front of my sons house. Thus, it's new wood. My son found this stain as being recommended for new wood, he would like the cedar color. I have a few questions. (1) Should I treat the inside of the planter? I am planning to cover it with a heavy duty plastic liner (poly-ethylene), so I would think that plants would be protected from the oil of the stain. I am planning to add drain holes so there should be no standing water. (2) What final grit sandpaper should I use for this project? I read that too fine a grit may impede absorption of the stain. (3) Note, that I have used wood filler to fill the nail holes. Will this stain "cover" the wood filler so it does not stand out too much when done? (4) How many coats should I apply? Thanks, Adriaan
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    Joe · 06/28/2020
    Would this be good to protect a reclaimed cedar garden arbor from the strong Colorado sun? It was just sanded when it was built and I am looking for lasting protection. I was looking at transparent neutral or a semi trans for better protection.
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      Armstrong · 06/28/2020
      Yes, it would work well. The semi-transparent colors will give better UV protection.
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    Winston Thornhill · 06/26/2020
    Could I use the semi-transparent stain on pine as well as cedar? Thanks.
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    alex · 06/10/2020
    I have an all Azek deck but with a 5 inch mahogany wood top rail. Water stain from 2 years ago (when built) is flaking off. Was planning to use Stripper and Brightener instead of sanding before stain. 3 questions:
    1) assume stripping is better than sanding?
    2) Do I need to use the Hardwood stain, or can I go with regular semi-transparent?
    3) I am looking for deep dark brown with a little red for a stain on the mahogany wood. Is that the Chestnut stain? Assume "Mahogany" might be too red. Thanks
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      Armstrong · 06/10/2020
      1. Yes.
      2. Use one of the three hardwood colors. You cannot use the other colors.
      3. Try Black Walnut
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    Derek · 06/07/2020
    I applied the black walnut to my old, untreated, redwood stairs. I put on a pretty good amount in the afternoon and It seemed to absorb pretty well, then it rained that night.
    The wood now feels a bit soft now that it’s been a few days later (rained again the next day). Should the stairs dry out and harden and should I apply another coat? Not sure why the surface has a spongy feeling

    thank you.
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      Armstrong · 06/08/2020
      It will be fine, just let it dry out. You do not need more stain.