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

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

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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
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    Armstrong · 07/18/2017
    Mike99:
    Hi - how long (# months ?) should I let my new Douglas-fir deck age before I apply your rustic brown semi-transparent stain for the first time ?

    See this article about new wood: https://www.armstrongclarkstain.com/new-decking-and-armstrong-clark-stain
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    Mike99 · 07/18/2017
    Hi - how long (# months ?) should I let my new Douglas-fir deck age before I apply your rustic brown semi-transparent stain for the first time ?
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    Armstrong · 07/14/2017
    Faye Kennedy:
    I have done multiple color tests with your products and settled on the plain natural as I want the wood grain to show as much as possible. If I decide to change to one of your more pigmented stains so I don't have to re- treat as often, can I use right over the natural or do I have to remove before applying. Love how it looks but am getting old and may not want to treat so frequently in the future and sounds like the pigmented stains last longer. Thanks for supplying the little free samples. Really made me able to do enough sample tests to get the perfect color (cedar and amber too orange, rustic cedar too brown) so fussy I know! thanks

    As long as you prep with the Restore A Deck Cleaning Kit, you can go from a lighter color to a darker color.
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    Faye Kennedy · 07/13/2017
    I have done multiple color tests with your products and settled on the plain natural as I want the wood grain to show as much as possible. If I decide to change to one of your more pigmented stains so I don't have to re- treat as often, can I use right over the natural or do I have to remove before applying. Love how it looks but am getting old and may not want to treat so frequently in the future and sounds like the pigmented stains last longer. Thanks for supplying the little free samples. Really made me able to do enough sample tests to get the perfect color (cedar and amber too orange, rustic cedar too brown) so fussy I know! thanks
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    Matthew Carcaterra · 07/02/2017
    Hello,
    I am curently refurbishing my deck and habe read nothing but great things about your deck stains.. living in NY I am very limited due to to voc regulations... my wuestion to you is whether or not you offer any sort of color matching or custom colors?
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    Armstrong · 06/14/2017
    cody1234dog:
    I have 400 sq ft of deck only. no railings. would 2 gallons be adequate. Deck in good condition, just need stain.

    3 gallons.
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    Armstrong · 06/14/2017
    cody1234dog:
    how many gallons do I need for a 10'x40' deck?

    If you have railings, steps, etc, you will need to add that into the sq. footage. For 400 sq. feet you will need about 3-4 gallons.
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    cody1234dog · 06/14/2017
    I have 400 sq ft of deck only. no railings. would 2 gallons be adequate. Deck in good condition, just need stain.
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    Armstrong · 06/14/2017
    withersa:
    I'm looking for something as close to a clear as possible. I have T&G cedar paneling that will get very little sunlight if any (under a covered porch roof), and I love the natural look with the grain and color variations. However, every sample stain I've tried covers up the color variation and makes it uniform in color, even very light tinted stains. Will the Natural do the same?

    Final color varies by wood type. The AC does not cover color but enhances the grain.
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    Withersa · 06/14/2017
    I'm looking for something as close to a clear as possible. I have T&G cedar paneling that will get very little sunlight if any (under a covered porch roof), and I love the natural look with the grain and color variations. However, every sample stain I've tried covers up the color variation and makes it uniform in color, even very light tinted stains. Will the Natural do the same?
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    Armstrong · 05/30/2017
    Jon Thompson:
    I've just install new cedar deck and am needing answers regarding prep and staining. We ordered 4 gallons of AC stain last week but I've seen many different opinions about this process. Some say prep/stain new cedar right away and others say wait. I'm also questioning whether to use only sodium percarbonate or only oxalic acid as the prep.

    See this about new wood: https://www.armstrongclarkstain.com/new-decking-and-armstrong-clark-stain
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    Jon Thompson · 05/30/2017
    I've just install new cedar deck and am needing answers regarding prep and staining. We ordered 4 gallons of AC stain last week but I've seen many different opinions about this process. Some say prep/stain new cedar right away and others say wait. I'm also questioning whether to use only sodium percarbonate or only oxalic acid as the prep.
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    Armstrong · 05/18/2017
    Sonja Jones:
    I am refinishing an older deck that has been stripped, sanded, and washed. It measures 5 x 10 and has railings on only two sides. I'd like to stain it with the Armstrong semi-transparent. Should I apply two coats? And...if so, would one gallon of the product be enough for two coat coverage? I have to mail order the product, so I want to be sure I have enough before starting.

    Just put one coat on since you sanded. 1 gallon should be enough.
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    Sonja Jones · 05/18/2017
    I am refinishing an older deck that has been stripped, sanded, and washed. It measures 5 x 10 and has railings on only two sides. I'd like to stain it with the Armstrong semi-transparent. Should I apply two coats? And...if so, would one gallon of the product be enough for two coat coverage? I have to mail order the product, so I want to be sure I have enough before starting.
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    Armstrong · 05/09/2017
    Craig Dinger:
    hi do you make a solid color stain. do you need to use a primer, if so what do you recommend

    Sorry but the AC does not come in a solid stain.
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    Craig Dinger · 05/09/2017
    hi do you make a solid color stain. do you need to use a primer, if so what do you recommend
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    Armstrong · 05/06/2017
    BruceNairn:
    Is there a certain colour that you could recommend in the semi-transparent stain which works best with new brown coloured pressure treated deck boards and lumber?

    Any of the colors will work. Really depends on what color you like that will enhance the grain to what you are looking for in the end?
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    BruceNairn · 05/06/2017
    Is there a certain colour that you could recommend in the semi-transparent stain which works best with new brown coloured pressure treated deck boards and lumber?
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    Armstrong · 05/05/2017
    DanaH50:
    I've been told that you can apply the semi transparent stain with a garden sprayer. Could you tell me what brand and model of you recommend? I have seen conflicting information that you can and cannot apply with a garden sprayer. I would like to apply mine this way because of a large amount of lattice I need to stain.
    Thank you

    You can but you need a good sprayer. Chapin 1949.