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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    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.
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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.