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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    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.
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    Dana Hughes · 05/05/2017
    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
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    Armstrong · 04/26/2017
    mapleview:
    Could you give me a ballpark on the cost of shipping 3 gallons of stain and 4 gallons please?
    My thanks,
    Dana

    This depends on your address and zip code. Please add to cart and enter your shipping info to see.
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    mapleview · 04/26/2017
    Could you give me a ballpark on the cost of shipping 3 gallons of stain and 4 gallons please?
    My thanks,
    Dana
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    Armstrong · 04/22/2017
    james mcdonald"]is there a mold or mildew additive in Armstrong Clark semi-transparent stain for decks/fences?

    i see that all your oil deck stains should not be thinned....Can boiled linseed oil be added?

    my 18 year old wood deck is around 18" off the ground....it is made of treated 2x6 (never been coated with any deck finish). i plan on removing all boards,running through my thickness planer and giving a quick sanding with 100 grit before applying your finish....do you see any complications?
    thank you and i look forward to hearing back. james[/quote]
    [quote name="james mcdonald:
    is there a mold or mildew additive in Armstrong Clark semi-transparent stain for decks/fences?

    i see that all your oil deck stains should not be thinned....Can boiled linseed oil be added?

    my 18 year old wood deck is around 18" off the ground....it is made of treated 2x6 (never been coated with any deck finish). i plan on removing all boards,running through my thickness planer and giving a quick sanding with 100 grit before applying your finish....do you see any complications?
    thank you and i look forward to hearing back. james

    Yes on the additive for mildew.
    No, you cannot add linseed oil and there would be no benefit.

    After your prep, you should clean and brighten for the final prep.
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    james mcdonald · 04/22/2017
    is there a mold or mildew additive in Armstrong Clark semi-transparent stain for decks/fences?

    i see that all your oil deck stains should not be thinned....Can boiled linseed oil be added?

    my 18 year old wood deck is around 18" off the ground....it is made of treated 2x6 (never been coated with any deck finish). i plan on removing all boards,running through my thickness planer and giving a quick sanding with 100 grit before applying your finish....do you see any complications?
    thank you and i look forward to hearing back. james
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    Administrator · 10/09/2016
    Kirsten Edey:
    On my cedar porch floor, will the clear Natural color be invisible (meaning, the floor will look exactly as it did before)? Or will it appear oiled (meaning, a darker "wet" look, with the grain being more visible)?
    No need to worry about UV, so I don't need much pigmentation. But I want the vibrancy that occurs when the wood is wet with oil or water. Thank you!

    Natural is tinted and not clear so it will enhance the grain similar to as if wet with water. We sell online.
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    Kirsten Edey · 10/08/2016
    I'm hoping to by locally to save time and shipping fees, but I can't seem to find any info on that. Surely you aren't limited solely to online sales? Thanks,
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    Kirsten Edey · 10/08/2016
    On my cedar porch floor, will the clear Natural color be invisible (meaning, the floor will look exactly as it did before)? Or will it appear oiled (meaning, a darker "wet" look, with the grain being more visible)?
    No need to worry about UV, so I don't need much pigmentation. But I want the vibrancy that occurs when the wood is wet with oil or water. Thank you!
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    Administrator · 09/26/2016
    Rob Dyson:

    Using the Natural means you will most likely have to prep and reapply every 12-18 months. Semi-trans will last closer to 2+ years. We would highly suggest trying some samples from our site.

    I will try the samples....I can get back to the natural colour of the wood with the cleaner and prep even waiting until spring? I am in Toronto Canada and will have winter to deal with. Thanks again.

    For the most part, you will be able to restore the natural wood color.
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    Rob Dyson · 09/26/2016
    [/quote]
    Using the Natural means you will most likely have to prep and reapply every 12-18 months. Semi-trans will last closer to 2+ years. We would highly suggest trying some samples from our site.[/quote]

    I will try the samples....I can get back to the natural colour of the wood with the cleaner and prep even waiting until spring? I am in Toronto Canada and will have winter to deal with. Thanks again.
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    Administrator · 09/26/2016
    Rob Dyson:
    Hi,

    I have just finished installing a cedar deck and skirt boards and have learned through your Q&As that I should wait until the spring to apply the finish. I really want to preserve the look of the cedar and am concerned that I will not be able to get that look back through the cleaning and prepping process in the spring. Also I was thinking about using the transparent natural but you have indicated that it is not as U/V resistant as a semi. Would that mean I would have to prep and reapply more frequently than using a tinted semi? Also, I know you cannot guarantee the final finish but if I went with a tinted semi what would give me the closest to natural cedar look the cedar of the western red cedar? Deck boards I have used have a lot of red, white and golden hues. Thanks

    Using the Natural means you will most likely have to prep and reapply every 12-18 months. Semi-trans will last closer to 2+ years. We would highly suggest trying some samples from our site.
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    Rob Dyson · 09/26/2016
    Hi,

    I have just finished installing a cedar deck and skirt boards and have learned through your Q&As that I should wait until the spring to apply the finish. I really want to preserve the look of the cedar and am concerned that I will not be able to get that look back through the cleaning and prepping process in the spring. Also I was thinking about using the transparent natural but you have indicated that it is not as U/V resistant as a semi. Would that mean I would have to prep and reapply more frequently than using a tinted semi? Also, I know you cannot guarantee the final finish but if I went with a tinted semi what would give me the closest to natural cedar look the cedar of the western red cedar? Deck boards I have used have a lot of red, white and golden hues. Thanks
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    Administrator · 09/19/2016
    Glenn Kahn:
    We have a roof top deck in Chicago with cedar wood planters and caminets painted with driftwood semi transparent. It has been about 3 summers and I am thinking about applying a coat on top. Is any prep required or can I apply directly over the the stained wood? Thank you.

    Yes it does need to be prepped:

    http://www.armstrongclarkstain.com/armstrong-clark-prepping-instructions
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    Glenn Kahn · 09/18/2016
    We have a roof top deck in Chicago with cedar wood planters and caminets painted with driftwood semi transparent. It has been about 3 summers and I am thinking about applying a coat on top. Is any prep required or can I apply directly over the the stained wood? Thank you.