Armstrong Clark Stain 5 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, 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

Thursday, 28 September 2017

I don't write product reviews. However, this stain is too good not to write one. We replaced our 34 year old deck floorboards last summer. During the past year, we researched deck stains and discovered that oil-based stains are becoming harder to find, which led us to Armstrong Clark. First of all, the option of buying samples is genius, as I would have chosen the wrong color without samples to test. After prepping the deck with the cleaner and brightener, the first difference I noticed from 34 years ago was that you no longer have to spend fifteen minutes trying to stir the thick sludge from the bottom of the can into a usable product. The Armstrong Clark stain was so easy to stir! The semi-transparent stain then went on evenly, was absorbed quickly, and dried to a rich, beautiful color. I love this stain! It has just recently been applied, so I can't write about its longevity yet, but this is a high quality product, and I am confident it will perform as described. We are thrilled with the way our deck looks, and will not hesitate to recommend it to others. A dreaded chore became a joy!

Linda

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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    Peter clarke · 09/23/2020
    Square ft. Coverage on new knotty pime
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    Saravanan Varadan · 09/22/2020
    I want to stain our teak deck with semi transparent stain. Will the stain get absorbed on teak? Will I need a sealer after staining?
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    Jessica · 09/05/2020
    Purchased kit in June for cedar deck. A few questions. The deck was finished being installed completely by end of June with kiln dried western cedar. Wood had been exposed to elements throughout all of May. We are in Ontario Canada and have some pretty harsh winters. Should we prep and stain this fall or wait until the spring? I do we wait, will the product still be okay to use?
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      Armstrong · 09/06/2020
      I kiln-dried, you can stain after 1-2 months of weathering and prep. We would suggest now. Just one coat of stain.
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    Lori · 09/03/2020
    We live on a lake and had the dock replaced 6month ago with pressure treated wood. The wood is very dry, can I stain it now or have to wait a year?
    thank you,
    Lori
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    Kevin · 08/03/2020
    In the description above it mentions that it applies easily by "... garden sprayer...", but in the "application tools" section on the right, it doesn't mention garden sprayer. Also, on the "product data sheet" it say "no garden sprayers".

    I am asking specifically about the "transparent natural tone" product.


    Can you please let me know if a garden sprayer is an acceptable to apply this to a pergola? I will be using a deck pad and brushes to apply to a deck.


    Thanks.
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      Armstrong · 08/03/2020
      It is too thick for most garden sprayers to work correctly.
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    Mike · 06/13/2020
    I am staining a ceder fence ive used the rustic brown semi trans stain. Made 2 orders for stain and it came out perfect i just did a reno and put up new fence from same distributer of fence panels and waiting about the same time to stain.. the new batch is coming out way lighter. Its not even close i would be fine if it was couple shades off based on the panels ive used but doesnt even match the sample on web page. Any help would be appreciated
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      Armstrong · 06/14/2020
      It is the wood. New wood is less absorbent so it stains lighter. Nothing you can do about it right now but over time it will blend. Also, make sure you mixed the pail well as the pigment can settle to the bottom.
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    Ulrich Schulz · 06/04/2020
    I have used TWP oil based stain for my log house 3 years ago. For my new coat can I use Armstrong Clark oil based stains?


    Ulrich
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    Joe Fournier · 06/02/2020
    We have a log cabin that needs to be repaired before we stain it. We are considering using LiquidWood products. Do you have experience with this or other products and any guidance on assuring a reasonably stainable surface?
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      Armstrong · 06/02/2020
      Wood fillers will not work to "stain" or blend with wood stains like Armstrong.
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    Josh Lawrence · 05/30/2020
    We applied a coat of semi transparent chestnut to our new fence last July. It looks great, but does a 2nd coat need to be applied during the life of the fence? I know I've heard that some stains need to be applied 2 years in a row or something like that before they can be left for 10+ years. Just want to make sure we get the longest life out of our fence. Thanks!
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      Armstrong · 05/31/2020
      Leave alone for now, you can always add another coat in a few years if needed.
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    Tom · 05/28/2020
    Are there any authorized dealers in Chicago?
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    Kevin Papa · 05/27/2020
    I have red cedar shingle siding. After stripping old finishes and brightening the shingles are yellowed from their original reddish tone. What tint would you recommend to restore the red cedar tone?
    I am thinking Sierra Redwood.
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    Ann Biaggi · 05/26/2020
    Hi, We have 9,044 linear sq feet of cedar on our ceilings (both interior and exterior). It was installed 2 years ago and one coat of AC clear coat natural finish was factory applied. We would like to keep up on the
    maintenance. Does the wood need to be prepped before applying another coat? It appears to be in good condition.
    Also, how many gallons would I need? Our invoice from the wood manufacturer states:
    STAIN FOR CEDAR-LAM - ONE COAT
    ARMSTRONG CLARK CLEAR COAT
    NATURAL FINISH FACTORY APPLIED
    Do you think I should order the transparent natural tone?
    Thank you in Advance.
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      Armstrong · 05/27/2020
      It sounds like they used the Transparent Natural. Ceilings can last for many years. I doubt anything needs to be done to it after only 2 years. Feel free to post some pictures.
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        Ann · 05/27/2020
        Here are some pictures. The cedar is on 2 small exterior walls which have direct sun exposure (one is pictured). Just want to clarify...we don’t need to stain yet or nothing needs to be done prep the wood before staining?
        If you don’t recommend staining yet, how many years can we wait? Thank you
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          Armstrong · 05/27/2020
          It still looks good. I would suggest waiting for another 1-2 years.
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            Ann · 05/27/2020
            That's good news...I thought this would be more of a regular maintenance job. Since we're talking will you let me know how many gallons I will need when the time comes? And also does the wood needs to be prepped before applying?
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    KEVIN C MEGYESI · 05/21/2020
    I am thinking about the transparent natural tone for my deck and pergola... can I do 2 coats a few hours apart? Will that offer more protection than 1 coat?

    The deck is PT decking about 13 months old and the pergola is rough cut that will be about 10 months old when I start (but it's very dry.)

    The plan is to use a pad for the deck and a airless sprayer for the pergola, back brushing with both.

    One last question, how long before the deck can be used (foot traffic, human and dog)?

    Thanks.
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      Armstrong · 05/21/2020
      If doing two coats do the second 20-60 minutes after the first. Wait about 24-48 hours before using.
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    Joe · 05/18/2020
    I am going to be using Western Red Cedar T&G for my exterior siding. I am looking to match the attached picture in color. Would I achieve this with Rustic Brown or Natural Oak Semi-Transparent stains?

    Thanks
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      Armstrong · 05/18/2020
      Colors will vary based on the wood age and type so there is no way to say for certain. Best to try a sample on your wood: https://www.armstrongclarkstain.com/samples

      Also see here for new wood and using the AC: https://www.armstrongclarkstain.com/new-decking-and-armstrong-clark-stain
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        Joe · 05/18/2020
        Thanks for the reply. Our supplier of the cedar boards is telling us to stain all six sides prior to installation. Once installed, we can do a 2nd coat on the outside face only (this step is not required).

        Being that it is new cedar. Would you say that Natural Oak is the closest to the picture I posted?
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          Armstrong · 05/18/2020
          Sorry, but they are wrong. You cannot pre-stain wood prior to install nor is there any advantage to this. Wood needs to breathe and not be 100% encapsulated on all six sides. Also, wood stains like the AC will not take to new smooth wood unless weathered and prepped.

          You would need to test samples to see the color on your wood and since you cannot pre-stain, it is best to order the samples.
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    David · 05/16/2020
    I have a timber home. The timbers have not been treated since the house was assembled in mid 90's. They have a nice gray finish that easily power washes off. My question is: Do i need to power wash before I stain? I have refinished all my decks with semi trans driftwood gray. It seems that the stain would penetrate the gray layer and be effective. Thoughts
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      Armstrong · 05/16/2020
      You will need to remove all previous coatings and gray oxidation first.
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    Bendurr · 05/13/2020
    Hello.

    New cedar fence installed last fall in Minnesota. We ordered samples and like the transparent natural stain on test boards. The boards are very rough cut on one side (facing us) and the neighbors side and posts are more smooth. See attached.

    Should we do any prep/clean/brighten with these style boards? They seem well dried out and our main hope is to deepen the color a bit and protect. The results will obviously be really different on each side and we’re ok with that.

    thanks
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    Gary · 05/07/2020
    Hi I order several gallons of Amber and received it yesterday. In the photo gallery I liked the colour but did not notice that that was on IPE wood. I tried it on cedar yesterday and I do not like the orange/golden tone and was hoping for a light-medium brown.
    This is going on a stripped and brighten cedar fence. Can I mix it 50/50 with Natural Oak (Rustic Brown?) to get a more brownish colour?

    Thanks
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      Armstrong · 05/07/2020
      Yes, you can. Rustic Brown would be more brown to mix with.
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    Paul · 05/06/2020
    Hello, I posted a question on 5/1 (Paul) about a 1300 square foot deck around a pool. I'm ready to order if you can confirm my plan (products and quantities) sounds good. Thank you.
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      Armstrong · 05/06/2020
      2 Kits of the RAD Stripper/Brightener are correct. For two coats of semi-transparent, you will need closer to 13 gallons. If you choose semi-solid, you will be closer to 10 gallons and only one coat is typically needed.
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        pmh4514 · 05/06/2020
        why 2 coats of semi-transparent vs. only 1 of semi-solid? Is that for color/look? is the protection the same?
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          Armstrong · 05/06/2020
          The semi-solid has much more pigment and adding too much, it may not soak in correctly. Protection is better for 1 coat of semi-solid compared to 2 coats semi-trans.
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            pmh4514 · 05/07/2020
            interesting, thanks. Is the "Amber" color (listed under "Hardwoods & Softwoods" considered a semi-solid?
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        pmh4514 · 05/06/2020
        apparently I can't order now anyway. Here's hoping you open up again soon
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        Paul · 05/06/2020
        thanks!
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    Paul · 05/01/2020
    Hi,

    I have a 1300 square foot deck surrounding an inground pool. The deck is entirely flat and ground level, no railings or seating and some plantings surrounding it.

    The deck is made of Pressure Treated Southern Yellow Pine and is 10yrs old and the wood itself is generally in good condition.


    3yrs ago it was finished with PPG ProLux (from Home Depot) but while some of that junk remains visible, that finish (which didn't seem to penetrate at all) has mostly been stripped away by the weather. Mostly but not everywhere.

    My plan is to use RestoreADeck Stripper/Brightener (2 kits worth) and 10 Gallons of the Armstrong Clark Stain either Semi Transparent or Semi-Solid.

    Does this all sound reasonable? Does the pool have to be covered/masked/protected from any of the cleaning solutions? Thanks!
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    smiya · 04/29/2020
    What kind of stain would you for a 4 year old pine log home. Not sure what kind of stain prior owner used. One side gets full sun, another only a little bit of evening sun.
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      Armstrong · 04/29/2020
      You will have to remove the previous stain first. Use the AC in a semi-trans or semi-solid.
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    roger dupuis · 04/26/2020
    is Ready Seal 512 from Amazon your product and the same as Armstrong-Clark wood stain
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    Kelly · 04/11/2020
    Semi transparent Rustic Brown on our fence
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      Marlene · 04/29/2020
      It looks nice and not too dark. How many coats?
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        Kelly Carr · 04/30/2020
        Only 1 coat, thankfully, we have a lot of fencing! I tried using a roller, but since the boards are staggered, it didn't roll on well. Plus, the roller seemed to absorb too much stain. So, l just used a brush to apply.
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          Marlene · 04/30/2020
          And that was rustic brown? In other pictures rustic brown looks darker. Please let me know if you have any suggestions or staining tips!
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            Kelly Carr · 04/30/2020
            Yes, we let the fence age a couple of years beforehand and it was constructed with PT boards. Just built a new section of fence and the wood is still very yellow, so it will need some time to cure otherwise I don't think it will match so well.
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              Marlene · 04/30/2020
              Thank you! Our fence was grey so we power washed. It looks like a brand new fence. Wondering if we should let it sit a bit before staining.
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                Armstrong · 04/30/2020
                No stain within 2 weeks of the prep.
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            Armstrong · 04/30/2020
            The color will vary widely based on the age of the wood and the type.
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    Mike · 04/06/2020
    How long will left over stain last?
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    Lindsey Verraneault · 04/05/2020
    We have a deck that is approximately 30 years old. It was last sanded and stained about 7 years ago. Portions of the deck are covered in mildew/algae. We were planning on power washing, sanding, and staining. Is this the way to go or should we be following different steps? We will need to replace 3 rotted boards. The deck is 60x12. How much stain will will need?
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    Cynthia Pronick · 03/18/2020
    I live on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. If I order today, when can I expect delivery?
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      Armstrong · 03/19/2020
      Shipping takes about 4-6 business days to BC.
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    Michael Dempsey · 11/22/2019
    I have a 14'x17' treated pine pergola that has been up for about 6 months now and we are going to stain after the holidays. We are in S Florida so I assume that semi transparent would be the way to go for "some" UV protection. I'm having an issue trying to figure out how much I'm going to need. Not sure if one 5 gallon bucket will be enough? is there any advice you can give or anyone else feel free to chime in

    thanks

    mike
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    Eric Thompson · 11/01/2019
    How do I track the shipment of my order?
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      Armstrong · 11/01/2019
      When it ships an email is sent from UPS.
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    Heather · 10/21/2019
    I know it has to be above 49F to stain. It's getting to that for several hours during the day, but is dropping below at night. How will that effect the stain? Should I wait until spring early summer for more consistent temps?
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      Armstrong · 10/21/2019
      It can drop below that at night but not below freezing. It will take longer to dry and cure with low temps.
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    Larry · 09/04/2019
    Do your Standard and Hardwood stain lines have similar penetration properties or is the Ipe line a deeper penetrating product? I will be using your stain on 30 yr old 1x6 redwood siding that has been cleaned and prepped. The siding is very dry on certain exposures and I'm sure will drink it up. I'm looking to get as much goodness as deep as possible but do not need to penetrate a hardwood like Ipe. Can I use your Standard line? Thanks - Larry
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      Armstrong · 09/04/2019
      They penetrate the same. The Hardwood colors are colors designed for Ipe or Hardwood but can be used on other wood types. You can use any color you like for the Redwood.
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    Mike · 09/03/2019
    I just had 317ft of 6ft cedar fence installed about a month ago out here in Colorado. I am wondering how many gallons of semi transparent stain I’ll need? I plan on staining both sides. I had ordered some samples and just ordered another one to help decide on which tone to go with. Thank you for your time!
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      Armstrong · 09/04/2019
      For about 3800 total sq feet and 1 coat of the AC, you will need about 20-25 gallons. If you do two coats, about 35-40 gallons.
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        Mike · 09/04/2019
        Would you recommend 1 or 2 coats the first year or 1 first yr and 2nd next year? I live at 5300ft in dry colorado with sun exposure. Thanks!
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          Armstrong · 09/04/2019
          Is the wood smooth or rough sawn cut?
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            Mike · 09/04/2019
            It was considered their premium cedar pickets and I would say smooth
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              Armstrong · 09/04/2019
              Just one coat is all you need then.
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                Mike · 09/06/2019
                Is it best to brush on, roll or airless sprayer? Thanks
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                  Armstrong · 09/06/2019
                  Brush or stain pad is best. You can spray and then back wipe any drips.