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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Thursday, 22 June 2017

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RE: Armstrong Clark Stain 5 Gallon
Quoting 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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new and old boards
hello.i have replaced about half of my pressure treated deck with new boards. stripped and brightened the whole deck.approximat ly 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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RE: Armstrong Clark Stain 5 Gallon
Quoting 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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RE: Armstrong Clark Stain 5 Gallon
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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RE: Armstrong Clark Stain 5 Gallon
Quoting 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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semi transparent stain
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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RE: Armstrong Clark Stain 5 Gallon
Quoting 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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RE: Armstrong Clark Stain 5 Gallon
I was wondering what the shelf life of the 5 gallon semi-transparen t stain is and how soon to use it once a container is opened?
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RE: Armstrong Clark Stain 5 Gallon
Quoting 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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peeling
Does the semi-solid peel at all?
can it be applied by an airless sprayer?
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RE: Armstrong Clark Stain 5 Gallon
Quoting 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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RE: Armstrong Clark Stain 5 Gallon
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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RE: Armstrong Clark Stain 5 Gallon
Quoting Charles Parker:
how does the flex spout work?

Just pull it up and pop the tab.
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RE: Armstrong Clark Stain 5 Gallon
how does the flex spout work?
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RE: Armstrong Clark Stain 5 Gallon
Quoting 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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Vp
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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RE: Armstrong Clark Stain 5 Gallon
Quoting 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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Leaves on wet stain
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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RE: Armstrong Clark Stain 5 Gallon
Quoting Mary:
What color is the stain on the deck pictured on the home page? What wood type?

Semi-transparen t Cedar on pressure treated pine wood.
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RE: Armstrong Clark Stain 5 Gallon
What color is the stain on the deck pictured on the home page? What wood type?
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RE: Armstrong Clark Stain 5 Gallon
Quoting conrad winn:
Defy Extreme claims UV protection from nano particles. How does AC product compare?

AC has trans oxides in it for UV protection from graying.
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Compared to Defy Extreme
Defy Extreme claims UV protection from nano particles. How does AC product compare?
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RE: Armstrong Clark Stain 5 Gallon
Quoting Bob Baske:
Hello. I would like to use Armstrong Clark deck stain on my deck. I am considering purchasing a Graco TrueCoat Pro II Airless paint sprayer for the job. My concern is that the sprayer manufacturer states that it is unsafe to use the sprayer with products that are marked FLAMMABLE. Would Armstrong Clark deck stain be compatible with this sprayer? Thanks!

Armstrong is not flammable so you should have no issues.
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Flammable
Hello. I would like to use Armstrong Clark deck stain on my deck. I am considering purchasing a Graco TrueCoat Pro II Airless paint sprayer for the job. My concern is that the sprayer manufacturer states that it is unsafe to use the sprayer with products that are marked FLAMMABLE. Would Armstrong Clark deck stain be compatible with this sprayer? Thanks!
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Quoting jt:
How would you class each color into groups based on the amount of pigment?

For example, would Cedar be transparent, Cedar Semi be semi-transparent, and Amber a full semi-solid color?

What about Rustic Brown, Woodland Brown, and Oxford Brown?


Above in the drop down color choices where you add to cart, it gives the correct transparency with each color.

Amber is a semi-trans.
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Which colors are transparent, which are semi-solid?
How would you class each color into groups based on the amount of pigment?

For example, would Cedar be transparent, Cedar Semi be semi-transparen t, and Amber a full semi-solid color?

What about Rustic Brown, Woodland Brown, and Oxford Brown?
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Quoting Ralph Paride:
I paint my fence every 2 years with oil based products. I usually add 12oz. Of linseed oil to any paint I apply for addition protection. Is this something you would see as beneficial to your product if used?

Hello, you cannot apply the AC over a paint of a different brand without removing it first. In addition there is no need to add linseed oil. The AC will penetrate very deeply as long as the wood is prepped correctly.
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Linseed oil addition question
I paint my fence every 2 years with oil based products. I usually add 12oz. Of linseed oil to any paint I apply for addition protection. Is this something you would see as beneficial to your product if used?
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Quoting Kathy Mays:
I would like to be able to see the colors. Is your product available in stores? I live in Maryland.

Not in MD. You can get samples here:

www.armstrongclarkstain.com/.. ./
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I would like to be able to see the colors. Is your product available in stores? I live in Maryland.
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Quoting Anna Brown:
Do you offer samples?

Yes. Link is in menu bar above.
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Do you offer samples?
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Quoting Andrew May:
I'm interested in getting AC semi-transparent stain for our western red cedar deck. We want a mid brown color. We've heard the cedar is too yellow, the rustic brown looks too dark and the redwood looks too red. Is it possible to mix the colors? (e.g. 50/50 cedar and rustic brown) or can you recommend something that will be mid brown on cedar? Thanks!

Yes you can mix them. Not sure what the ratio would be and this varies based on your wood type and age. Might want to get a few samples from our site and test the ratios to see what color you would want.
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Color Mixing
I'm interested in getting AC semi-transparen t stain for our western red cedar deck. We want a mid brown color. We've heard the cedar is too yellow, the rustic brown looks too dark and the redwood looks too red. Is it possible to mix the colors? (e.g. 50/50 cedar and rustic brown) or can you recommend something that will be mid brown on cedar? Thanks!
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Quoting Dmitri:
Hello! Do you sell Wood Prep for new decks? If not which one would you recommend? Thanks

On this link:
www.armstrongclarkstain.com/.. ./
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Hello! Do you sell Wood Prep for new decks? If not which one would you recommend? Thanks
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Quoting Jesse:
Is deck stain okay to use on a fence or is there a better product to stain fences?

Yes that is fine.
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Fence stain
Is deck stain okay to use on a fence or is there a better product to stain fences?
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Delivery to Edmonton?
How long to deliver to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada?
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Quoting STF:
A) Does the transparent natural tone have pigment in it or is it simply a clear coat?

B) Can you mix the different tones of the transparent stain to achieve a different color?

a. Natural is very lightly tinted.
b. yes you can.
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Mixing
A) Does the transparent natural tone have pigment in it or is it simply a clear coat?

B) Can you mix the different tones of the transparent stain to achieve a different color?
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Quoting Margie:
Is this deck stain good on wood decks next to the ocean?

Yes it would be!
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Is this deck stain good on wood decks next to the ocean?
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Quoting HJR:
I'm in Ontario and putting in a new cedar deck in Sept.
I assume that I need to stain the deck right away before winter?
Also, what is the difference between the transparent and semi transparent wrt protection? The deck will be in morning sun. What do you recommend?

New wood needs to season for 2-3 months. You also need to prep first with the Restore A Deck Kit that we sell before staining. Semi-transparen t will give a little better UV protection.
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Mr.
I'm in Ontario and putting in a new cedar deck in Sept.
I assume that I need to stain the deck right away before winter?
Also, what is the difference between the transparent and semi transparent wrt protection? The deck will be in morning sun. What do you recommend?
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Quoting Rick kuch:
The Samples show Amber as a color.
The order page choice is Semi-Trans Amber.
Are they the Same?

Amber is a transparent color but with 3 times the amount of trans oxides to give it the Uv protection of a semi-transparen t. It is both really.
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mr.
The Samples show Amber as a color.
The order page choice is Semi-Trans Amber.
Are they the Same?
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Quoting Emily:
We ordered Woodland brown, but the color looks much more like Cedar (very orange terra cotta color). It doesnt seem to be changing much as it dries. Is this normal?

Woodland Brown is a reddish brown color. Color also varies on wood type and the age of the wood. We highly suggest testing samples our first.
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Color seems off
We ordered Woodland brown, but the color looks much more like Cedar (very orange terra cotta color). It doesnt seem to be changing much as it dries. Is this normal?
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Quoting Sherri Rhodes:
What would you recommend for best UV protection on a new cedar deck that surrounds a swimming pool? How many coats and best waiting period? We are near Lawrence, KS, hot humid summers, fairly harsh winters, medium amount of snow. Deck is full sun until about 5pm.

Wait 3 months. Prep first with Restore A deck Kit. Stain with 1 coat of stain. Use a semi-trans or semi-solid color.
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What would you recommend for best UV protection on a new cedar deck that surrounds a swimming pool? How many coats and best waiting period? We are near Lawrence, KS, hot humid summers, fairly harsh winters, medium amount of snow. Deck is full sun until about 5pm.
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Susan, I would use the Amber tint for this. Use a deck cleaner when pressure washing.
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I have a 10 yr old mahogany deck, last treated with CABOT about 6 years ago. It is half in the sun and half in the shade. I Live in Maine. I prefer the clear choice but want to preserve it. It is now a deep brown with graying which is fine by me. Do you recommend a color? I am power washing it; do I need to do more to prep? Thanks
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re: Storage
If you close the spout so there is not any evaporation then it should be fine. Store in a place where it will not freeze or be exposed to extreme heat.
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Storage
I've got 5 gal of cedar tone transparent. If I use 1-2 gal now will the rest keep until next spring / summer? What is the best way to store extra?
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Jacibils, opened stain probably will not last that long but it does depend on how well you close the lid. If there is zero evaporation, it might be possible to last for that long.
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How long can I store the stain? I ordered 15 gallons and have about 4 gallons left over as coverage was better than expected. Can I store for about 3 years for re-application or do I need to find another project to use it on? Thanks.
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Jacibils, you can but make sure it is a very light coat. Do not over apply.
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Application of 2nd coat
I applied a 1st and 2nd coat on about half the deck on the same day and it looks fine but did not have time to finish the second coat on about half the deck. Can I apply the 2nd coat on the remainder of the deck about a week after applying the first coat? Thanks.
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Enter you sample order number into the comment area during checkout. We issue the credit after the order is placed.
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I have the same question as the last commenter: I ordered three samples, but see no place on the site to claim that credit when ordering the 5-gallon pails? Thanks for helping!
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I ordered 3 sample cans but did not see in the paperwork how to get a credit for the $15 applied to my 5 gallon pail order. Please advise.

Thank you.
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The Amber will give better UV protection than the Cedartone as it has 3 times the amount of trans oxides.
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Amber vs. cedar tone
Is there a difference in wood protection or life between the Amber stain and the Cedar tone? I received samples of these and am looking to use for cedar siding and possibly a treated pine deck. Please advise.
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Jacibils, sorry but for that quantity there is not.
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Is there a volume discount if I order 3 of the 5 gallon buckets of stain?
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Russell, make sure to remove the Behr first with a stain stripper and wood brightener. I would look at the Sierra Redwood or Sequoia colors. You can get samples to test first.
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Jacques, yes you can mix colors together to achieve a new color or tint.
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Can I mix colors such as Sierra redwood with the Amber in case the Sierra redwood alone is too red for my deck? Other suggestions? Thanks
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Mr
I have 2 pressure treated decks in Austin, Texas (Warm/Sunny weather). One of the decks already has Behr stain from 4 years back and another one is new. I want a "fire" type color (Red+Yellow). Which stain (semi-trans or Semi-solid) do you suggest for both the decks? Thanks.
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Jckie, the Sierra Redwood is the semi-transparen t.
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Is there a semi-transparen t Redwood Tone in 5 gallon size?
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It will have some pigment so it will have some UV protection but it is very light.
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Natural Tone - UV?
Most 'clear' stains don't offer UV protection. Does your Natural Tone offer some UV? I expect it would be minimal since it has little or no pigment.
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