Enter our Armstrong Clark Stain Summer Stain Contest!

Armstrong Clark Stain Contest Details

  • All Armstrong Clark Stain and Prep products must be purchased first from this online retail site (ArmstrongClarkStain.com) between May 1st - Sept. 14th, 2019.
  • Deadline for entry is Sept. 30th, 2019.
  • The winner will be decided by October 15th by our team.

Contestant winners will receive

  • First Place = $500 + Weber Grill ($500 Value) + 5 Gallon Pail of Armstrong Clark Stain of your choice!
  • Second Place = $350  + 3 Gallons of Armstrong Clark Stain of your choice!
  • Third Place:= $200  + 2 Gallons of Armstrong Clark Stain of your choice!

*Total winnings will be $2000 in payouts and prizes.

How To Enter Contest

  1. Enter by Sept. 30th, 2019.
  2. In the comment section below, post a short description of your deck/wood staining project, the products used to prep, and the Armstrong Clark Stain and Color used. Example of wood projects that can be entered: Decks, Fences, Wood Side Homes, Log Cabins, etc.
  3. Add 2 before prepping pictures of the wood that was restored (no more/less). You can still enter if you do not have the before pictures. Decks, wood fences, wood homes, etc are allowed.
  4. 2 after staining pictures must be included (no more/less).
  5. If having trouble uploading the pictures, please make your picture(s) size smaller (below 1 MB).

Any questions or issues posting, please ask in the comment area.

We look forward to all Armstrong Clark Stain entries!

*Disclaimer: All products must be purchased from ArmstrongClarkStain.com. The contest is not open to products purchased from other online dealers or from physical retail stores.

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    Mike Checko · 09/13/2019
    We are Proud to show this beautiful exterior red cedar shingle stain project done by Good Deeds Painting and Renovating Inc. Our Manager Cheikh Seye and his crew worked very hard to acheive award winning results with this Armstrong-Clark Oil semi-transparent Natural Oak stain. We reviewed many competitive oil stains and were very pleased with our decision.
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    Darren · 09/13/2019
    I just recently moved to a new home in Maine. The house has a deck of rough sawn lumber which is awesome, but it has never been stained or protected at all for who knows how many years. I used the combo kit, power washing with the Restore a Deck Cleaner and Brightener before putting down the Transparent Redwood Tone stain. I am extremely happy with how it came out! The dry, rough, old lumber sucked up the whole 5 gallons, but it couldn't have been closer to the perfect amount. Actually looking forward to doing another coat on the horizontal surfaces next year if it needs it after a rough winter. Not much odor to the stain, lingered for a few days. Went on super smooth with a roller even in the spots with very uneven boards. Considering doing all the cedar siding next!
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    Shauna Couper · 09/12/2019
    We live in Alberta Canada. We bought the Cedar Transparent Stain. This stain has outdone any of the stain we have here. We did put deck at home 2 years ago and is still perfect even with our terrible winters. This year I am doing the deck at the lake. Attached is the deck half done! Looks fantastic
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    Terry Helton · 09/10/2019
    A project put off for 14 years the staining of the 24x42 deck built in 2005 never stained nor treated but after a few repairs it was cleaned with a-c restore-a-deck then stained with 10 gals of Armstrong/Clark semi-trans driftwood gray which transformed it to new life to our surprise it sealed most of the weathered cracks and is very water repellent, great products that are easy to use. Thanks
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    Eric Hewko · 09/08/2019
    Over July 4th weekend, we transformed our unfinished new cumaru fence into a work of art. We used Restore a Deck Cleaner, and Armstrong Clark Semi Transparent Mahogany stain.
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    Harvey Worrall · 09/07/2019
    We installed a beautiful Brazilian Redwood deck that did not appreciate the deck sealer that we used each year for five years. After searching the internet, I contacted Armstrong Clark by email. We were extremely pleased when a representative replied. Through several emails and after sending photos, he recommended resanding the entire deck. We did as requested and ordered Mahogany Armstrong Clark Stain. The first photo is the one that I sent showing how poorly the deck took to previous sealer. We are so thankful for your advise and product. It is totally amazing that the next photos show how beautiful our deck is back to its original color. So thankful for your advice and product.
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    Dave · 09/07/2019
    A do it yourself deck project became a majored endeavor as the under pinning and some deck boards needed rebuilding and replacement. A good pressure washing and cleaning and brightening using Gemini 895 Restore-a-deck Cleaner & Brightener Kit. Then the Armstrong Clark Cedar Semi Transparent stain. This labor of love urned a 28 year old redwood deck back into an inviting backyard spot.
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    John · 09/02/2019
    Fence & Deck project.

    We decided early spring to have our small back yard completed with cedar deck and fencing. The back yard had an existing PT fence and two short privacy pine panels to separate us from our neighbors. After much research on the internet we decided that Armstrong Clark fence and deck stain was our best option. All other products available in Canada had varying reviews. We purchased four gallons of natural tone deck and fence stain along with the Restore a Deck cleaning and Brighten kit. The PT fence was a challenge using just the cleaning kit and in hindsight we should have ordered the stripper kit, however we are pleased with the results although a little darker than new cedar results. We waited two months before cleaning, brightening and painting the fence with a four inch roller. We waited as advised the minimum three months before cleaning, brightening and painting the new deck. The cleaning was performed using the kit as instructed, garden hand sprayer and a 1600 psi pressure washer four inches from the surface. My wife was amazed how much of the grey material from the wood came off during the cleaning process. Stain was applied to the deck using a pad and back brushing. In total only two and three quarter gallons were used for this project. We are really pleased with the results and really glad we chose the Armstrong Clark product. We will definitely be purchasing these products to maintain our fence and decking in the coming years. (Unfortunately we forgot to take photos immediately prior to cleaning).
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    David Noles · 08/28/2019
    My name is David Noles and I make Native American Flutes. I wanted a serene place for my clients and myself to play our flutes. This pergola was a long time coming. The pergola,end tables ,bench and flower table is western red cedar stained with Armstrong Clark semi transparent stain. This is without a doubt the best stain I have ever used, and I have used a lot in my years.
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    Leslie · 08/27/2019
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    Leslie · 08/27/2019
    Since 2012, we have been using Armstrong Clark semi-transparent cedar stain on our 22 year old cedar deck. We usually re-stain every 2 years; this time life got ahead of us and it was 3 years. We used Restore-A-Deck cleaner and brightener with a deck sprayer and 2000 psi power washer. Our deck is located in Massachusetts on the south side of our home. After trying many products in previous years, we're sold on Armstrong Clark for ease of application and durability!
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    Kelly · 08/25/2019
    This is a 45’x16’ Ipee hardwood deck, had Penofin Rosewood oil finish on the the pictures that look like bare wood in the before pictures. The Penofin came off with just a pressure washer and some 220 sanding. Used your mahogany hardwood stain on the the after pictures. Absolutely stunning in the difference between the the two, the wood grain just pops out.
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    guy · 08/24/2019
    before and after black walnut on cedar fence
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    Tom · 08/24/2019
    I used Armstrong Clark mahogany semi transparent stain on my back deck, back door entrance, side deck entrance, front porch and railings. The wood is red meranti. The result in just beautiful.
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    Stever · 08/21/2019
    I am planning on staining my deck on Friday. Daytime high will be 71 degrees and overnight low will be 43 degrees.

    Should be OK?
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    Dlguess · 08/19/2019
    After months of research reading all the reviews and testimonies of which stain to use and what to use for cleaning and prepping deck I decided to choose Armstrong Clark Clark semi solid stain I decide to do my porch before I tackle my large deck I ordered a sample I use the restore a deck cleaner and brightener I had to sand and strip off old paint the deck is over 10 years old I followed all the directions on the stain and restore a deck products the stain applied smoothly and I was very impressed with the results I will order again for my larger deck of the new color stain espresso semi-solid
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    Kubert6636 · 08/13/2019
    Contest entry: NE Pennsylvania family pool deck & pavilion project. We used the suggested cleaning chemicals to prepare the virgin wood. Applied black walnut stain per directions on website using brush and paint pad tools.
    The stain went on very well and results were fabulous!
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    guy · 08/03/2019
    cedar fence , dark walnut Armstrong Clark
    first time ive used this material
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    Matt Horwood · 07/30/2019
    I have a 4 year old cedar deck that was originally stained with BM semi trans (please never use)...came across Armstrong Clark in my internet travels 2 years ago, got the BM stain of the deck in a very painful process, then RAD cleaner/brightener, and finally applied my fist coat of the Natural Oak semi trans and loved it. From that point on I have never looked back. Onto current day, the current project was a to re-apply the same stain after the 2 year mark as I get a lot of rain/snow in my neck of the woods. As always came to the site to ask a few questions, did the cleaner/brighter combo again...waited for things to dry and just finished applying one coat of semi trans Natural Oak again yesterday. Looks back to the great state it did a couple years ago. Love the stain...and the service you guys provide! Keep it up please :)

    First two are pics are before prep and second two are after stain.
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    Leslie Smith · 07/28/2019
    ARMSTRONG CLARK STAIN Redwood tone is not just for decks. We are using it on our fence and so is our neighbor. We will have the pretty fences in the neighborhood thanks to ARMSTRONG CLARK and the muscle that is building these fences.
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      Armstrong · 07/29/2019
      We would love to see some pictures.
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    Kit · 07/28/2019
    Pine deck is 1 year old. Cleaned with Restore a Deck cleaner and brightener. Applied Armstrong Clark semi transparent chestnut and it Looks great! It rained 3 days after applying and had no issues with it. Awesome product.
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    kced · 07/27/2019
    We have a weather beaten redwood deck that is 20+ years old. Over the past 6 years during our ownership it has been restained with another brand of semi transparent oil stain multiple times. The finished color was uneven, the oil was very sticky and the product would fail after one season. This time I pressure washed the deck and cleaned with a deck cleaner. I used Armstrong Clark semi-solid oil stain in its new Espresso color. The product went on beautifully and evenly. The deck color is even, consistent, rich and shows a hint of the natural grain. We couldn’t be more pleased with this excellent product.
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    John B · 07/27/2019
    New screened porch and deck installed with exotic hardwood. Prepped the deck by sanding to clean up the wood as well as bringing out the figure. I have had some experience finishing an IPE deck in the past with another product, but after doing some research on A&C I decided to try the Amber hardwood stain. The finished project really brought out the beauty of the wood and exceeded my expectations.
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    Valerie Friedrich · 07/27/2019
    Well, this is a 15 year old deck... not taken care of very well. I used restore a deck stripper, cleaner and brightener.. and was shocked! Then I used a 5 gallon bucket of Armstrong Clark semi solid mountain cedar on the 900 sq ft of deck. All this was done by getting wonderful advise from this forum- I am so grateful! Am loving the deck now...
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    Brian M · 07/20/2019
    10 year old Tigerwood deck. Hasn't had any work done to it in 7 years and was badly worn. I was skeptical about achieving very good results, but was pleasantly surprised. Used the Restore-A-Deck stripper and Booster with pressure washer. Then used Restore-A-Deck brightener. Applied the Armstrong Mahogany Hardwood stain and was very pleased with the results. I will follow the process of annually using the Restore-A-Deck cleaner and re-stain with Armstrong Hardwood stain every year as recommended for these Brazilian hardwoods.
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    Joanna K Street · 07/09/2019
    New pressure-treated pine fence; stain is Armstrong Clark's semi-transparent Rustic Brown. Previous fence was leveled by hurricane Irma. I researched and researched for the best semi-transparent stain for the Southeast US (humidity, weather, high heat index) and Armstrong Clark kept popping up. The product used for the stain prep was Behr Premium 1-gal. All-In-One Wood Cleaner. GREAT product! I had no issues applying this stain in 80% humidity with the outside temperature ranging from 85° - 95°. I highly recommend Armstrong Clark, especially if you live in South Florida.
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      Joanna K Street · 07/11/2019
      PS I was referring to the stain when I said "great product!". The way I wrote it, it looked like I was referring to the preparation product.
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    MIkeVeach · 07/07/2019
    Very very happy and impressed . Renewed a 17 year old IPE wood porch deck