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

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    Administrator · 04/11/2015
    Jake:
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    Amber is the same as the Super Cedar, just renamed.[/quote]

    Thanks! So just for clarification, what is the reason for the additional cost for semi-transp. amber over semi-transp. cedar? Colorwise, they look similar. I understand the amber is formulated for hard woods, but does this mean it will perform better on a standard deck? Should I go with semi-transp. cedar since my deck is NOT made of exotic hardwood? Thanks for your help!

    Amber can be used on all wood types and there is only one version of it.
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    Jake · 04/10/2015
    [/quote]
    Amber is the same as the Super Cedar, just renamed.[/quote]

    Thanks! So just for clarification, what is the reason for the additional cost for semi-transp. amber over semi-transp. cedar? Colorwise, they look similar. I understand the amber is formulated for hard woods, but does this mean it will perform better on a standard deck? Should I go with semi-transp. cedar since my deck is NOT made of exotic hardwood? Thanks for your help!
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    Administrator · 04/10/2015
    Jake:
    About 4-5 years ago, I stained my deck using a color called "transparent super cedar", which is no longer offered. I'd like to re-stain this Spring and was hoping to order the same color. Doing a quick google search, someone mentioned that super cedar is now the amber color? I'd like to purchase whichever color is the closest match and not sure whether to go with a transparent or semi-transparent color since the super cedar did have a nice rich tone that makes me think it was more of a semi. Thanks!

    Amber is the same as the Super Cedar, just renamed.
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    Jake · 04/09/2015
    About 4-5 years ago, I stained my deck using a color called "transparent super cedar", which is no longer offered. I'd like to re-stain this Spring and was hoping to order the same color. Doing a quick google search, someone mentioned that super cedar is now the amber color? I'd like to purchase whichever color is the closest match and not sure whether to go with a transparent or semi-transparent color since the super cedar did have a nice rich tone that makes me think it was more of a semi. Thanks!
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    Administrator · 04/04/2015
    DaveO:
    i live in Virginia, have a 7 year old pine deck than has twice been treated with Cabot's Australian Timber Oil- Mahogany Flame. That is no longer available in my state. I want to re-stain the deck floor boards & hand rails, but not the pickets (they don't need it), so I want something that will match. do you think that I could mix 2 of your colors to match what I have? I plan to pressure wash the deck but not strip it.

    The closest color to the Mahogany Flame is the AC mahogany. No need to nix colors. You will need to remove the Cabot first before using the AC.
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    DaveO · 04/03/2015
    i live in Virginia, have a 7 year old pine deck than has twice been treated with Cabot's Australian Timber Oil- Mahogany Flame. That is no longer available in my state. I want to re-stain the deck floor boards & hand rails, but not the pickets (they don't need it), so I want something that will match. do you think that I could mix 2 of your colors to match what I have? I plan to pressure wash the deck but not strip it.
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    Administrator · 10/10/2014
    whunt:
    I have a new "heart redwood" deck. 1) Please confirm that the right stain would be your regular stain rather than the "Hardwood/IPE" stain.
    2)The deck was installed around Oct 1 and it will be freezing and snowing here in Colorado mountains very soon. Should I wait until spring to apply? 3)Should I pretreat? Thanks

    Yes on the regular AC and yes you should wait 3 months and prep with the Restore A Deck Kit first.
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    whunt · 10/09/2014
    I have a new "heart redwood" deck. 1) Please confirm that the right stain would be your regular stain rather than the "Hardwood/IPE" stain.
    2)The deck was installed around Oct 1 and it will be freezing and snowing here in Colorado mountains very soon. Should I wait until spring to apply? 3)Should I pretreat? Thanks
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    Armstrong · 09/16/2014
    You can apply the AC to the unfinished (not primed) wood.
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    Andrew Nelson · 09/16/2014
    TheSealerStore:

    After install you should let the wood weather untouched for 3 months. After weathering you will need to prep with the Restore A Deck Kit. Not sure what you mean about "primed"? If you mean a primer paint then you cannot use the Armstrong.


    By primed yes, I meant primed with an oil based wood primer. This was applied to the tongue, groove, and underside of the boards but not the top face that I would like to stain. None of the primed faces will be visible once the wood is installed - does that still make it unsuitable for staining?
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    Armstrong · 09/16/2014
    anelson86:
    I will be installing T&G fir flooring (non-PT) on a covered front porch and would like to stain it. Prior to staining I plan to use a floor sander to provide a smooth surface. What sort of preparation is recommended before using an AC stain? This will be new wood that has been primed on the back and all sides prior to installation. It may also be worth noting, I have now had this wood stacked on the porch for about 1 month.

    After install you should let the wood weather untouched for 3 months. After weathering you will need to prep with the Restore A Deck Kit. Not sure what you mean about "primed"? If you mean a primer paint then you cannot use the Armstrong.
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    Andrew Nelson · 09/15/2014
    I will be installing T&G fir flooring (non-PT) on a covered front porch and would like to stain it. Prior to staining I plan to use a floor sander to provide a smooth surface. What sort of preparation is recommended before using an AC stain? This will be new wood that has been primed on the back and all sides prior to installation. It may also be worth noting, I have now had this wood stacked on the porch for about 1 month.
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    Administrator · 09/07/2014
    Kim:
    I have a new pressure-treated pine deck that is 4 weeks old. When can I apply a deck stain?

    Wait about 3 months and you need to prep first with the Restore A Deck Kit.
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    Kim · 09/06/2014
    I have a new pressure-treated pine deck that is 4 weeks old. When can I apply a deck stain?
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    JOANNE DEan · 08/10/2014
    I am sorry, I didn't realize that when you scroll all the way down it gives you an idea of what the colors are. I previously sent an email for some samples. Please disregard.
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    Administrator · 08/10/2014
    Dewey:
    Hi,

    I recently bought a townhouse with an 18-year-old deck, probably made of pressure-treated pine. Looks like it was never stained or sealed.

    It's not in great shape, but I think I can get some more years out of it if I take care of it properly. I plan to pressure-wash it as a first step.

    It's on the east side of a one-story building, so it gets sun for about half the day, maybe a little more. Located in the Northeast US (plenty of cloudy days, and long winters.) Would a transparent stain be appropriate, or should I go semi-transparent?

    Also, if I started out with Natural Tone, could I put one of your other shades over it later on if I wanted to?

    Thanks!

    You should use the Restore A Deck Kit when pressure washing as it is heavily grayed. Definitely use a semi-transparent or semi-solid color for this. It is really dried out and needs the protection.
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    Dewey · 08/09/2014
    Hi,

    I recently bought a townhouse with an 18-year-old deck, probably made of pressure-treated pine. Looks like it was never stained or sealed.

    It's not in great shape, but I think I can get some more years out of it if I take care of it properly. I plan to pressure-wash it as a first step.

    It's on the east side of a one-story building, so it gets sun for about half the day, maybe a little more. Located in the Northeast US (plenty of cloudy days, and long winters.) Would a transparent stain be appropriate, or should I go semi-transparent?

    Also, if I started out with Natural Tone, could I put one of your other shades over it later on if I wanted to?

    Thanks!
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    Administrator · 07/27/2014
    Mrs Mac:
    We will be putting up bamboo fencing around our property. It is recommended that an Oil-based, UV resistant sealant be applied to the bamboo prior installation. Which stain is the better choice? I read in the comments that the Amber has 3 times the trans oxides for better UV protection. Is that true for bamboo?

    AC is not suggested for bamboo.
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    Mrs Mac · 07/26/2014
    We will be putting up bamboo fencing around our property. It is recommended that an Oil-based, UV resistant sealant be applied to the bamboo prior installation. Which stain is the better choice? I read in the comments that the Amber has 3 times the trans oxides for better UV protection. Is that true for bamboo?
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    Administrator · 07/14/2014
    Deborah Schinnerer:
    I have new cedar deck stained with cedar semitransparent. Should I clean it to keep it looking nice and when does it need to be restrained? We are on Michigan lakeshore.

    New wood should be restained 1-2 years after the first application then every 2 years moving forward.
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    Deborah Schinnerer · 07/14/2014
    I have new cedar deck stained with cedar semitransparent. Should I clean it to keep it looking nice and when does it need to be restrained? We are on Michigan lakeshore.
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    Administrator · 06/27/2014
    Betty:
    I can't tell the difference between the woodland brown and sequoia colors. Do you have any pics of decks with these colors? I'm looking for a deep brown with reddish undertones. I can't test out first as my deck needs to be painted soon- next week. Thanks.

    We do not have pics. They are both reddish colors but in the scenario neither are mostly brown with a hint of red. Probably the Sequoia would be closest.
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    Betty · 06/26/2014
    I can't tell the difference between the woodland brown and sequoia colors. Do you have any pics of decks with these colors? I'm looking for a deep brown with reddish undertones. I can't test out first as my deck needs to be painted soon- next week. Thanks.
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    Administrator · 06/19/2014
    Anne:
    Our deck is about 20 years old, made of pressure treated pine, has been stained several years ago but now is almost gone. Do we need to strip it, or will Armstrong Clark cover even the areas that still have stain?

    Yes you need to strip and brighten the wood for prep before applying the AC.
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    Anne · 06/18/2014
    Our deck is about 20 years old, made of pressure treated pine, has been stained several years ago but now is almost gone. Do we need to strip it, or will Armstrong Clark cover even the areas that still have stain?
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    Administrator · 12/16/2013
    Mickey, try wiping off the excess stain with some mineral spirits and rags. Make sure to saturate the rags with water when done to avoid accidental spontaneous combustion form the mineral spirits/stain.
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    Mickey jetpur · 12/13/2013
    About 3weeks back I had my deck stained with your semi-solid Sequoia. It is not drying in some places. It is not peeling, but there is a thin coat of oil in places which are under an overhang.parts that are not shaded are dry.it is pretty even except for the shine in places. What can I do to get rid of this shine? I touched it and some of the oil and stain was on my finger! The deck had been pressure washed about one month before being stained. The weather has been around 40 deg but it's supposed to warm upto 60 deg in CA. Thanks.
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    Administrator · 10/09/2013
    5 gallons pails ship free while 5 single gallons do not.

    The Amber has 3 times the trans oxides for better UV protection. This is why it costs more to manufacturer.
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    Dorine L. Riley · 10/08/2013
    5 one gallon cans cost $219.99. One 5 gallon can costs $224.00. Huh? Also, can you tell me why an extra charge of $25.00 is added to this stain? I'm sure I read the reason on your web site; but I don't remember it. Thanks
    Dorine
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    Administrator · 10/04/2013
    You can use the semi-solids for foot traffic.