Armstrong Clark Stain 1 Gallon

4 Ratings 4 Reviews
$49.99
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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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    Cameron · 10/25/2022
    I used a semi transparent stain on pressure treated pine and got unexpected downpour of rain the next day (about 24 hours later). What I did seemed to be dry but I wasn't done staining ( 2 weekend project) should I be worried??
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    Kbrady · 09/27/2022
    I just used RAD Stripper/Brightener to remove old unknown brand of semi-transparent oil-based stain.  Fully dry and ready to stain with Rustic Brown semi-transparent.  If first coat fully absorbs within 60 minuets and a second LIGHT coat seems appropriate, how long do I wait before applying second coat?  Thank you for your time.
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      Armstrong · 09/27/2022
      Apply a second coat (wet on wet) if needed within 20-60 minutes of the first coat.
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    Gail Murray · 08/27/2022
    I’ve used RAD cleaner and brightener on our deck (14’ x 13’ with two small areas that are 2’x4’ and 2’x3). I think it has turned out well and I’m ready to use the Armstrong Clark semi transparent stain that I bought. My plan was to apply one coat but having read the can label, I’m concerned that I will need to apply a second coat in case the stain soaks into the wood within 60 mins. If so, how long do I need to wait to apply a 2nd coat?  I’ll need to purchase another gallon so just trying to sort out timing. 
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      Armstrong · 08/28/2022
      You will be fine with one coat. You can always light wash off dirt and apply another coat next year if desired.
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    Rebecca Valdez · 08/25/2022
    Sorry - no image attached. Your website is telling me that my jpg photo is not an image, so I can't upload.
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      Armstrong · 08/26/2022
      It allows .jpg photos. it must be too large in size or a corrupt file.
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    Rebecca Valdez · 08/25/2022
    We hired someone to pressure wash and stain my mother's pressure-treated deck. They've done the wash and are ready to stain. We used your semi-transparent Cedar when the deck was installed in 2013. Have re-coated twice, most recently about 3 years ago. This company usually uses ZAR, but is willing to use your stain. We've changed the color of the 40-year-old house siding with a solid stain and want to use your semi-transparent Natural Oak on the deck this time. How will this look on top of the Cedar? Image of the pressure-washed deck attached.
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      Armstrong · 08/26/2022
      It works great on cedar as long as the wood si clean and free of previous coatings.
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    Jacob · 08/15/2022
    I have some leftover natural tone stain from summer 2020. Putting an additional coat on the deck this year.   Will the leftover stain still be okay to use?
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      Armstrong · 08/16/2022
      No, it has a shelf life of 12 months after being opened.
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    Erin · 07/30/2022
    i used the black walnut to revive a very tired old front porch and it is completely rejuvenated and looks stunning, i’m going to be purchasing again for a new fence and deck. will i need to apply any other waterproofing or sealer on top of the stain?
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      Armstrong · 07/31/2022
      No and you cannot add anything on top of it. 
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    Mike · 07/28/2022
    Can this product be used on a Meranti porch that is covered?
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    Yves Semerjian · 07/16/2022
    Just finished my stain deck project.
    Stripped and used brightner last week. Worked very well, but didn't used any covers on the surrounding (my bad, was a bit lazy). It was a bit messy on the concrete since all the gooey dripped there, which took me awhile to clean up. 

    Weather was perfect these past few days so went ahead and stained the deck. Used cedar semi-trans. Very happy with the result, finished everything this afternoon. 1 coat everywhere except for the deck floor which took up 2 coats (wet on wet). This product is so easy to use, no lap marks, dries up fast, finished off in full sun with no problem at all. Ordered 4 gallon for a 500 square feet deck and used only 1.5 gallon. I'm a newbie at this and very pleased with the result and how easy it was to apply the stain. I've got a new fence coming up pretty soon so will use the rest of the gallons there!

    Thanks for the numerous tips; this site answered a lot of my newbie questions ! 

    Here's a pic of the deck stripped and then the second pic is the final product with the cedar semi trans stain.
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    Yves · 07/13/2022
    Prepped my deck last weekend with RAD stripper and brightner. Does it look good to stain ?
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      Armstrong · 07/13/2022
      Yes, it does.
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        Yves · 07/14/2022
        Thanks !
        Planning to stain on Saturday. Is there a problem if the forecast is announcing rain for 3 days on Monday ?
        should have time to cure I guess (hope). 
        Going to use semi trans cedar.
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    Vivian · 07/12/2022
    I used your transparent stain on my deck last year. It now needs to be recoated. Can I use a semi-solid stain? 
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    Anne · 07/03/2022
    Hello- can I use the black walnut stain on my cedar deck after proper preparation? I know cedar is a soft wood 
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    Paula · 06/20/2022
    I have an ipe deck I stained almost 3 years ago with AC mahogany. It is just now looking like it is time to be refreshed. First, are your "restore-a-deck" products for ipe wood? Do you recommend pressure washing? And, could I switch to amber color even though the red of the mahogany still quite prevalent? Thank you so much for your assistance.
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    REBECCA · 06/20/2022
    Accidentally used an oil based interior stain on part of my most-day sun deck (privacy wall) - Minwax interior in Gunstock. Any recommendation of a comparable color for the rest of the deck?
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      Armstrong · 06/20/2022
      Sorry but no and you should remove the Minwax as well. It will not work for outside wood.
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        REBECCA · 06/20/2022
        How do you suggest removing a stain that has already absorbed into naked wood?
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          Armstrong · 06/20/2022
          Proabbly will need to sand it off.
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    Paula · 06/17/2022
    I have an ipe deck I stained almost 3 years ago with AC mahogany. It is just now looking like it is time to be refreshed. First, are your "restore-a-deck" products for ipe wood? Do you recommend pressure washing? And, could I switch to amber color even though the red of the mahogany still quite prevalent? Thank you so much for your assistance.
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    Hadassa · 06/16/2022
    Hi 
    I clean and brightened my deck and then stained yesterday. 8 to 10 hours later it unexpectedly rained quite heavy. Is it still OK? 
    In addition (my main question) ...most of our deck got new woods when we did a repair beneath it. This was done 3 years ago and never stained (I know...not good ....bit covid hit and the job never got completed somehow). The other boards that  remained (the first and last portion) had originally been stained when the deck was built 5 years ago. It was horribly done, and the stain never seeped in. It was more like a paint. We never liked it and now once doing research I know why. This time I decided to do it myself and I followed instructions well....yet the newer boards look like it barely got any stain in. I was a bit paranoid of overstating. As I knew from experience how much I hated that look. I used a roller to apply. Now I'm wondering how I can save it. I'd love to apply a thin second coat on that area...which is most of the deck because now it kind of looks like a weathered grey and I'm afraid it isn't protected well. It's also not uniform to the rest. Can I go about it and if yes how? There's no way I'm prepping again. It took hours!! One more piece of info. I bought 3 gallons of semi transparent driftwood but only used barely 1.25 and it's a 600sqft deck. 
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      Armstrong · 06/17/2022
      The rain did not harm it. We would suggest adding another light coat to all the wood. Make sure you stir your stain first as well as the pigment does settle. 
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        Hadassa · 06/17/2022
        Thanks!! Does it need to be completely dry again? It rained again last night....
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    glennash · 05/27/2022
    4 years ago I applied Oxford Brown Semi Solid stain to my PT deck. I know want to clean and retain. There is also a deck that is a year old and know want to stain. I will pressure clean both decks prior to staining. Do I apply restore a deck to both prior to re-staining and staining?
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    Thomas Deeks · 05/26/2022
    I have powersprayed and brightened my deck. I replaced 8 rotten boards with new pressure treated wood. I want to stain the deck and i am thinking of doing natural oak. Will that be dark enough to blend in with the new boards or should I go rustic brown? Do I need to sand the old boards?
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    Sergio Reyes · 05/22/2022
    Can this product be applied to an ipe deck??
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    Ian · 05/18/2022
    At 96 hours of drying time, can you place an outdoor carpet on the deck?
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      Armstrong · 05/18/2022
      As long as it is fully dry to the touch.
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        Ian · 05/18/2022
        Thank you, :)
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    Jeff OBrien · 05/16/2022
    Hello - I have a  Ipe deck that has grayed that we like. It is really dirty and I am scrubbing the deck clean. I want to put a product on it that gives it the darker gray color with sheen when it gets wet. Is your transparent clear stain the way to go?? Thank you.
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      Wendy Barthelemy · 06/16/2022
      I would look at their restore kit before cleaning/scrubbing and use their gray color semi transparent stain for your wood type. I am trying a boat varnish on top of my Armstrong Clark stained deck this year by total boat both products have tung oil penetrating oils. I’m costing over the Armstrong Clark rustic brown stain single coat. I have to refinish my cedar deck (500 ft2) each year to get it to the homogeneous color, remove the dirt and weathering  from tough winters and direct sun. This year I had to sand the deck boards (back breaking and very time consuming) because they were so damaged from 5 years of refinishing using power washing even using the restore kit each year.. so do not over scrub your deck and consider using a 36-40 grit with a belt sander followed by an 80-100 grit before staining.. this is tough but will remove the weathering and damage you may be causing by scrubbing.. 🤷‍♀️ 
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        Armstrong · 06/16/2022
        Do not apply a varnish or any coating over the AC stains. It will peel if you do.
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      Armstrong · 05/17/2022
      You cannot add a sheen to a deck. It will peel and blister if you do. AC does not come in a clear untinted sealer.
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        Wendy Barthelemy · 06/16/2022
        I’m not sure why you say you can’t add sheen to a deck? I refinish boats and use some boat varnish over stain and have no issues.. just curious why this isn’t applicable to your stain..
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          Armstrong · 06/16/2022
          No varnish or poly should ever be used on a deck or over a deck stain. It will blister, peel, attract mildew, and create a nightmare for removal when it does all this.
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    JP · 05/14/2022
    Used your semi transparent cedar last year. Darkened over the winter & could another coat. Do I just need to clean or what process should I follow to re-coat this season? Thanks 
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    Gail · 05/10/2022
    I have a new deck in pressure treated wood that was done last summer. I plan on using the restore deck kit before applying one coat of the AC semi transparent cedar stain. To maintain it, do I need to apply a second coat next year and if so, do I need to do another prep before applying the stain again? 
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      Armstrong · 05/10/2022
      Typically it is every 2 years going forward. You always have to prep when recoating.
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    Gary bruning · 05/01/2022
    I have a deck made of 5/4 deck boards. Never been treated but I am not sure of what they were originally treated with. I pressure wash every year (last 3), can I pressure wash to remove winter weather residue and then use your stains? 
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    Emma · 04/22/2022
    I have a mahogany deck that was stained with sikkens Cetol SRD water-based translucent wood finish many years ago. It seems that it should have been stained with an oil-based stain, so I’m planning on getting the Armstrong Clark hardwood/IPE stain. After power washing, do I need to sand the deck and then do the RAD stripper/brightener to remove the old stain prior to re-staining or can I skip the sanding? Also, can I use the black walnut color on mahogany wood? That’s the color that most closely matches what we currently have. Thanks!
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      Armstrong · 04/22/2022
      You will have to remove the old stain fully. Please post some pictures in the comments so we can help with the best approach to this.
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        Emma · 04/22/2022
        This is what it looks like after pressure washing. 
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          Armstrong · 04/22/2022
          You will need to redo the prep using this kit while pressure washing: https://www.armstrongclarkstain.com/restore-a-deck-stripper

          You can use the Black Walnut if you like.
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            Emma · 04/22/2022
            Thanks. Is sanding necessary as well, and if so before or after the stripping?
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              Armstrong · 04/22/2022
              You should not have to sand but if you do, do it after stripping and before the brightener.
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          Emma · 04/22/2022
          The planter box and rail is the old stain, which we plan on leaving. Just the decking will be refinished. 
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            Armstrong · 04/22/2022
            Okay but you still need to strip the floors.
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    Brian · 04/13/2022
    How much time can there be between cleaning/brightening and restaining?
    Thanks
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      Armstrong · 04/13/2022
      48 hours and up to two weeks.
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    Diane · 04/05/2022
    Our deck was stained today and it's supposed to rain starting at 2 a.m. tonight. Is this going to be a problem?
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      Armstrong · 04/06/2022
      It will be fine. 
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    Mike · 03/29/2022
    Hi there, i applied AC semi transparent cedar stain a few years ago on a cedar deck and its starting to fade….ill make sure the deck is free of dirt and debris but is there any other prep required if i apply the exact same product? 
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    Dan V · 03/24/2022
    I am looking for this stain. All the ones I can find say Transparent but this one in the picture does not. I am trying match exactly to what was used. Do you have this or where I can get it? 
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      Armstrong · 03/24/2022
      Redwood Tone is the same as Transparent Redwood Tone in the color options.
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    John Spear · 03/21/2022
    Do you have a preservative product for ipe decking?