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.


*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



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!


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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    Jacques Cibils · 08/01/2013
    Is there a volume discount if I order 3 of the 5 gallon buckets of stain?
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    Administrator · 07/31/2013
    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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    Administrator · 07/31/2013
    Jacques, yes you can mix colors together to achieve a new color or tint.
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    Jacques · 07/30/2013
    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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    russell · 07/30/2013
    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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    Administrator · 07/29/2013
    Jckie, the Sierra Redwood is the semi-transparent.
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    Jackie · 07/28/2013
    Is there a semi-transparent Redwood Tone in 5 gallon size?
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    Administrator · 05/28/2013
    It will have some pigment so it will have some UV protection but it is very light.
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    Atlanta GA · 05/28/2013
    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.