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, 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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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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    Armstrong · 09/06/2017
    uwe zachert:
    We need 2 times 5 Gallon Armstrong Clark deck stain. Do you ship to Canada, London, Ontario and what is the cost for shipping and material.
    Thanks,
    Uwe

    Yes, we ship to Canada. Add products to cart and enter your shipping info to see the total cost with shipping and taxes.
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    uwe zachert · 09/06/2017
    We need 2 times 5 Gallon Armstrong Clark deck stain. Do you ship to Canada, London, Ontario and what is the cost for shipping and material.
    Thanks,
    Uwe
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    Armstrong · 09/01/2017
    Ron Ingram:
    I just built a new softwood board fence treated MicroPro Sienna brown, 6'H x 217'L, est 1400sf/side. Some morning sun but mostly shaded under maple trees. Located SW Ontario Canada (winters are fun). I'm considering your stain in AMBER. Questions:
    1. approx years between refinishing?
    2. would staining my side only (not neighbours' side) cause problems (possible warping)?

    1. 3-6 years.
    2. Probably not.
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    Armstrong · 08/29/2017
    David54:
    I have a 300sq ft deck. Laying all new decking down Western red cedar. Plan to stain all 4 sides of each board. How much should I order just to be safe. Thanks!!

    Hello, see this article about new wood: https://www.armstrongclarkstain.com/new-decking-and-armstrong-clark-stain

    You cannot pre stain and there is no need to stain all four sides. Install, weather and prep as the article states. Thanks
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    David54 · 08/28/2017
    I have a 300sq ft deck. Laying all new decking down Western red cedar. Plan to stain all 4 sides of each board. How much should I order just to be safe. Thanks!!
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    Matt H · 08/03/2017
    Had a BM Arborcoat oil on the deck (sanded it off with 60 grit)...will be starting the cleaner/brightener process and then staining with Natural Oak ST color over a week.

    Couple questions before I do the next stage...

    1. Should I use a power washer (vs. the jet spray on hose) in the cleaner/brightener process? I ask as the deck has been sanded and the cleaner won't be scrubbed in and I may not need the force of the PW. I do want to make sure I am doing it correct though.

    2. The brightener will go on day after cleaner...staining a couple days after brightener to dry wood. This OK?

    3. Before staining should a do a light sanding? I do not want to seal pores so wood accepts stain but if any fuzzy wood is there from the cleaner/brighter process should get rid of it before staining. Was thinking a light 60/80 grit via a pole sander.
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    Armstrong · 07/31/2017
    Nicolas H:
    I applied the 1st coat of semi-transparent natural oak stain to my deck last week. Without thinking about it I applied a 2nd coat to the floor boards yesterday. I've noticed that a lot of the 2nd coat has been absorbed, but there are a few areas of puddling. Should I wait 24 hours and then remove any puddling that may remain? I'm hoping that more will absorb during the day today...

    Yes, that will be fine.
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    Nicolas H · 07/31/2017
    I applied the 1st coat of semi-transparent natural oak stain to my deck last week. Without thinking about it I applied a 2nd coat to the floor boards yesterday. I've noticed that a lot of the 2nd coat has been absorbed, but there are a few areas of puddling. Should I wait 24 hours and then remove any puddling that may remain? I'm hoping that more will absorb during the day today...
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    Armstrong · 07/08/2017
    Alan R:
    Is it advisable to seal the deck after staining? And is water supposed to bead after applying the stain? I tried two samples, but no beading was apparent - at least not dramatic beading. Thanks for the assistance, I am interested in semi-transparent natural oak for pine deck boards.

    You cannot add a sealer on top of the AC stains. Water will shed off the deck but is breathable, allowing the wood to not succumb to rotting. It does not bead like a car wax.
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    Alan R · 07/07/2017
    Is it advisable to seal the deck after staining? And is water supposed to bead after applying the stain? I tried two samples, but no beading was apparent - at least not dramatic beading. Thanks for the assistance, I am interested in semi-transparent natural oak for pine deck boards.
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    Armstrong · 06/04/2017
    rick:
    hello.i have replaced about half of my pressure treated deck with new boards. stripped and brightened the whole deck.approximatly 1600 sq.ft.i want to use semi solid but see i have to wait a year for new wood.do you have a suggestion as to what i can put on to protect old boards till next year?

    Just leave untouched so it can properly weather.
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    rick · 06/04/2017
    hello.i have replaced about half of my pressure treated deck with new boards. stripped and brightened the whole deck.approximatly 1600 sq.ft.i want to use semi solid but see i have to wait a year for new wood.do you have a suggestion as to what i can put on to protect old boards till next year?
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    Armstrong · 05/27/2017
    STEVE D:
    DO YOU HAVE A LOCAL DEALER IN THE PHILA PA AREA?

    WHEN APPLYING THE AMBER COLOR WILL THE COLOR BE CONSISTENT ON A DECK WHEN ROLLED ON?
    HOW MUCH OIL IS IN THIS STAIN?
    MY DECK IS IN THE SUN MORE THAN 1/2 DAY- HOW LONG WILL YOUR STAIN LAST ON A PRESSURE TREATED PINE SURFACE?

    We do not have a dealer there but we can ship to you. Best to apply with an exterior stain pad or brush for uniform application. 2-3 years is normal.
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    STEVE D · 05/26/2017
    DO YOU HAVE A LOCAL DEALER IN THE PHILA PA AREA?

    WHEN APPLYING THE AMBER COLOR WILL THE COLOR BE CONSISTENT ON A DECK WHEN ROLLED ON?
    HOW MUCH OIL IS IN THIS STAIN?
    MY DECK IS IN THE SUN MORE THAN 1/2 DAY- HOW LONG WILL YOUR STAIN LAST ON A PRESSURE TREATED PINE SURFACE?
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    Armstrong · 04/25/2017
    Brian Lee:
    I'm looking for dark color semi transparent stain for my cedar fence. Is the Black Walnut semi transparent stain suitable for outdoor cedar fence?

    Thanks

    Yes it is.
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    Brian Lee · 04/25/2017
    I'm looking for dark color semi transparent stain for my cedar fence. Is the Black Walnut semi transparent stain suitable for outdoor cedar fence?

    Thanks
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    Armstrong · 04/20/2017
    Roger I:
    I was wondering what the shelf life of the 5 gallon semi-transparent stain is and how soon to use it once a container is opened?

    12 months or less if opened. Unopened it could last many years.
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    Roger I · 04/20/2017
    I was wondering what the shelf life of the 5 gallon semi-transparent stain is and how soon to use it once a container is opened?
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    Administrator · 04/18/2017
    la:
    Does the semi-solid peel at all?
    can it be applied by an airless sprayer?

    It can be sprayed but always back brush for an even application right away. The Semi-solids are a penetrating stain and should not peel if applied correctly and the wood is prepped correctly.
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    la · 04/18/2017
    Does the semi-solid peel at all?
    can it be applied by an airless sprayer?
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    Armstrong · 04/18/2017
    Mike Oster:
    I bought 5 gallons of woodland brown last year an was a little disappointed in the redness of the colour. I got one small deck finished and had a bear overturn the can and lost the remainder. Need to reorder but wonder if any of the other colours would end up looking more like the sample of woodland on the website. And can I recoat the woodland with a different colour. Really like the product. We had a wicked winter and it looks as good as new! Thanks, Mike oster

    To change colors, it wold be best to strip and brighten the wood. The Woodland Brown is a reddish color with a hint of brown. In the semi-solids there is not a medium brown color. Oxford is a dark brown and Sequoia is a rich red/brown. We do have samples on the site for you to test colors. The link is in the main menu.
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    Mike Oster · 04/17/2017
    I bought 5 gallons of woodland brown last year an was a little disappointed in the redness of the colour. I got one small deck finished and had a bear overturn the can and lost the remainder. Need to reorder but wonder if any of the other colours would end up looking more like the sample of woodland on the website. And can I recoat the woodland with a different colour. Really like the product. We had a wicked winter and it looks as good as new! Thanks, Mike oster
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    Armstrong · 04/10/2017
    Charles Parker:
    how does the flex spout work?

    Just pull it up and pop the tab.
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    Charles Parker · 04/09/2017
    how does the flex spout work?
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    Armstrong · 03/11/2017
    Ted Weuker:
    I was told the $40 we spent on samples – of that $15 will be applied to this order. Can you please confirm. Thank you

    Yes, you will receive credit. This is How To Claim Sample Credit:

    Enter your sample order number into the "Comment Area" during checkout. The sample credit will be issued after the order for the 5 gallon pail is placed. Typically the next business day and will post to your Credit card or Pay Pal account within 3-8 business days.
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    Ted Weuker · 03/10/2017
    I was told the $40 we spent on samples – of that $15 will be applied to this order. Can you please confirm. Thank you
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    Administrator · 09/21/2016
    Pat R:
    We are going to use a RAD kit this afternoon and hope to follow with AC stain this weekend. I just swept the deck to begin with the prep process. When finished, I turned to see some leaves already fallen on my clean deck. We have a Butternut dropping leaves prematurely.

    What will happen when they fall on my wet, newly applied AC stain? Am I better off waiting for spring? Thanks!

    Leaves do not stick to stain while drying. You should be fine.
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    Pat R · 09/20/2016
    We are going to use a RAD kit this afternoon and hope to follow with AC stain this weekend. I just swept the deck to begin with the prep process. When finished, I turned to see some leaves already fallen on my clean deck. We have a Butternut dropping leaves prematurely.

    What will happen when they fall on my wet, newly applied AC stain? Am I better off waiting for spring? Thanks!
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    Administrator · 08/02/2016
    Mary:
    What color is the stain on the deck pictured on the home page? What wood type?

    Semi-transparent Cedar on pressure treated pine wood.
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    Mary · 08/01/2016
    What color is the stain on the deck pictured on the home page? What wood type?