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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    Petera1 · 09/13/2018
    What is the best way to mix stain in 5 gallon pail, an then transfere to work bucket, thanks for your help
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      Armstrong · 09/13/2018
      Use a 5-gallon paddle mixer that attaches to your drill.
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    Theresa · 08/27/2018
    Thank you for your fast response. It is much appreciated. Now, for a few more questions: I like the Driftwood color but, if in later years I tire of it does all of the Driftwood have to be removed totally before a re-stain?
    And, the golden tone of the transparent stain is lovely. Would two coats be better than one?
    Thank you.
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      Armstrong · 08/27/2018
      Yes, you will have to strip off the Driftwood if switching colors. Very easy to do. As for how many coats to apply, that would vary based on the wood type and the age of the wood.
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    George Seward · 08/11/2018
    I brushed on the Armstrong Semi Transparent stain on my cedar fence, 4 or5 years ago and overall it still looks good. However, there are places on some of the parallel boards and lower areas where my lawn people have hit their weed eaters have hit the boards that need an application. Is it possible to just reapply some of the remaining product that I have on hand to these places versus start over with stripping the entire fence and re staining it?
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    Rick Tomeson · 08/09/2018
    What nap thickness do you recommend for rolling on semi-solid stain? Thanks.
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      Armstrong · 08/09/2018
      Use a deck stain pad or brush for best results, not a roller.
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        Rick Tomeson · 08/09/2018
        I've tried a pad and the wood is too rough and keeps snagging. Not practical for my application.

        A brush is a lot more labor intensive. How much worse are we talking with roller? I may not need to achieve best results. Can you provide some detail on the difference in the results between the brush and the roller? That will help me make the best choice. Thanks.
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          Armstrong · 08/10/2018
          A roller splatters and does not apply as evenly as a stain pad or a brush. You can do it but it may have some uneven application with a roller.
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    Jeff · 07/04/2018
    We just put down Kiln dried pine, and see you need to wait 1-2 months before staining to get the natural weather. Would you also refrain from putting up sun shades, furniture, pots, etc.. to allow the sun to hit the deck to naturally weather, or will that not be an issue? Basically can we use deck as intended during the 1-2 months of weathering?

    Deck is 13x22, would 5 gallons be sufficient? Also it'd be great if you did an ivory color to pair with the semi-transparent cedar color for a 2-tone effect, any plans on that in the future?
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      Armstrong · 07/05/2018
      You can use it while it seasons. 5-gallons will be enough. No new colors on the horizon.
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    L · 06/12/2018
    Hello,
    I purchased a 5 gallon of Armstrong Clark stain (black walnut). Before I purchased it, I used the calculator on your website to figure out how much stain we will need to cover our soft wood deck. The result was 4 gallon. For some reason, however, we only used less than 2\3 of this 5 gallon bucket. As recommended, we applied one coat only and followed the recommendation not to overapply. Now we are confused, why there is such a discrepancy between how much we used and the calculator recommendation? Were we supposed to do two coats? And most important, how should we store this stain now for it to last as long as possible? Again, it's an open 5 gallon bucket more than 2\3 full. Shall we leave it in the same bucket or better put it in some smaller containers? Where should we keep it - inside or outside? Outside would be preferred, of course, but we live in ontario with temperatures below 0 Celcius in winters. If we follow your recommendations, what is the longest possible storage life of this stain?
    Thank you
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    Dave Fagar · 06/10/2018
    I have a log cabin that was either lightly painted, or stained with a driftwood color, blueish grey. I am looking for a stain that I can use over this color, like black walnut. Will your stain adhere properly and give me coverage ?
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      Armstrong · 06/10/2018
      Hello,

      No, the AC cannot be applied over a stain of a different brand. It will need to be removed first.
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    Karyne · 05/16/2018
    How long would delivery take to Detroit?
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      Armstrong · 05/16/2018
      We are located in Metro Detroit:

      2388 Franklin Rd
      Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
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    Hobert Hedgespeth · 04/14/2018
    How long will stain be usable if stored in dry basement?
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    mary · 04/12/2018
    If I place an order for a 5 gallon bucket how long will delivery take?
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      Armstrong · 04/12/2018
      Depends on where you live? Typically 2-5 business days.
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        mary · 04/12/2018
        Thank you for quick response, live near Buffalo, NY. Out of town in about a week wanted to make sure I got it before I left.
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    Larry Chmiel · 03/16/2018
    I will be building my deck starting in May. I live in Chicago. The wood for the deck is Southern Pine #1 Kiln Dried. Do I need to wait a specific amount of time before staining the deck?
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      Armstrong · 03/17/2018
      Yes. 2-3 months of natural weathering after install. Prep first with the Restore-A-Deck Kits after to remove mill glaze and open the grain of the wood for better penetration. Just one coat of the AC.
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    Mike Cullen · 03/09/2018
    I was also looking at TWP 100 stain and noticed their "clear" does not provide UV protection. We live in Colorado at about 7000 feet and the sun on our 1200 square foot cedar deck is pretty intense. Would you recommend Transparent or Semi-Transparent stain?

    We applied a clear Flood sealer two years ago and it is peeling dramatically. What is the best way to prep the wood before applying your product?
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      Armstrong · 03/10/2018
      Hello,

      The Flood must be stripped and or sanded off fully before using the AC stains. The semi-transparent colors will giver longer protection over the transparent colors.
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    Lisa · 02/13/2018
    Sorry deck is 44 x 12.

    Thanks
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    Lisa · 02/13/2018
    We just installed a new deck using premium pressure treated wood this week (mid Feb). I am located in Raleigh, NC. Our deck is not shaded and is exposed to alot of sun and other weather elements. We have a gazebo (10x14) on a portion of the deck. The total deck area is 36x12. I had a couple questions before I order your product.


    1. Should we wait until this fall or next spring to stain? (7 months vs 13 months)
    2. Is the Gazebo going to prevent some of that area from drying properly?
    3. Do you think 2 gallons will be enough or should we get the 5 gallon?


    Thank you for your time.
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    Kevin · 01/09/2018
    Not previously stained
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    Kevin · 01/09/2018
    Will black walnut stain work well on older I stained Treated pine deck?
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    Kevin · 01/09/2018
    What type of stain (transparent, semi-transparent, or semi-solid) would work best for an old deck that has not been previously stained?
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      Armstrong · 01/09/2018
      For an older deck, use the semi-solid or semi-transparent colors.
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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.