Armstrong Clark Oil Based Wood Deck Stains

Armstrong Clark Staining Instructions

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Choosing Armstrong Clark Oil Based Wood Stains will ensure lasting beauty and protection for all your exterior wood surfaces. Backed by five generations of experience in oil-based coatings and cutting edge technology, Armstrong Clark Wood Stains will not only meet your wood protection needs but far exceed them.

Determine the square footage area of the surface you plan to stain. On decks be sure not only to measure the floor but also railings, spindles, steps and all areas that you are planning to stain. Armstrong-Clark Deck and Siding Stains will cover approximately 150-200 sq. ft. per gallon depending on age and wood porosity.

The Armstrong Clark Staining Instructions

Armstrong Clark Deck and Siding Stains come in many different colors and tones. Keep in mind that the actual color results can vary depending on the type, age, condition, and porosity of the wood. Color samples are available if needed.

Prior to using any of the Armstrong Clark Wood Stains it is important to prepare the wood surface properly so the stain will perform as expected. See the RAD Wood Cleaner or Stain Stripper products for properly cleaning the wood surface prior to staining.

Allow the wood surface to dry 1-2 days after it has been cleaned and prepped. Be sure no rain is expected on the day of staining and for 3-4 hours after application so the stain can cure properly.

To apply Armstrong Clark Deck Stain you can use a roller, brush, stain pad, or airless sprayer. Mix the stain thoroughly prior to use. Unlike other stains, Armstrong Deck Stain can be applied in direct sunlight and on hot days. If the first application of stain penetrates within 30 minutes another coat can be applied for added protection.

If applying by sprayer, use a roller or brush to go over the sprayed areas for a more even appearance. After 24 hours use a dry rag to remove any remaining puddles or glossy areas.

Armstrong Clark Wood Stain is environmentally friendly and does not contain an offensive odor. It is easy to apply and very user-friendly. Enhancing the appearance of your deck and giving it lasting protection is the best investment you can make and Armstrong Clark Oil Based Wood Stains makes it easy.

Questions on Staining? Ask Below!

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Adrian Burns
Adrian Burns
4 months ago

I have just treated an old ipe deck with Armstron Clark wood stain. The deck is over 20 years old. It was left untreated for over five years and then occasional (x3?) treated with Penofin. Last treatement over 7 years ago. This time it was pressure washed, stripped with a hyrogenated product (Penofin Pro-Tech cleaner) and then treated with an oxalic acid based conditioner. When completely washed clean and dry, two coats of mahogany Armstrong-Clark were applied wet on wet. Photos attached.
What would be a maintenance schedule going forward? We are in San Franciso; not too hot, sunny but often wet an foggy and never frosty.
Thanks,
A

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Armstrong
Admin
4 months ago
Reply to  Adrian Burns

IPE wood needs to be recoated annually in most scenarios. Clean and brighten for prep and one coat of stain.

Adrian Burns
Adrian Burns
4 months ago
Reply to  Armstrong

Excellent1 Thanks for the prompt reply.
A

Scott Harris
Scott Harris
4 months ago

Staining for the first time. The new deck boards have been down for a year already. I cleaned & brightened & ready to go. Do i do one (1) coat now & then one (1) coat in Spring?? Or……do i do two (2) coats now??

Armstrong
Admin
4 months ago
Reply to  Scott Harris

That varies on the porosity of the wood so hard to say. To be safe, do one now and one in Spring if needed.

Scott Harris
Scott Harris
4 months ago

What if rain is in the forecast? How many days prior to rain can semi transparent stain be applied?

Armstrong
Admin
4 months ago
Reply to  Scott Harris

AC can take a rain about 12 hours after application.

Luis
Luis
4 months ago

I am wondering what product you would recommend for this heavily weathered cedar siding?

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4 months ago
Reply to  Luis

That will look great when done! Use the Restore-A-Deck Cleaner and Brightener Kits while pressure washing for prep. Stain with any of the Armstrong colors in a semi-transparent.

Marcos Gouvea
Marcos Gouvea
5 months ago

Can I use semi-solid stain for an interior job? If so, can I apply polyurethane or lacquer over the stain?

Armstrong
Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Marcos Gouvea

No, and no. It is exterior only and can never be top coated with a poly.

Joan Bonnar
Joan Bonnar
5 months ago

I used Armstrong-Clarks redwood tone transparent stain and am now looking for a sealant. What should I use? Oil? Water? etc.

Armstrong
Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Joan Bonnar

Hello, it is not possible to apply a sealer over the AC (or any wood stain brand). It will peel if you attempt this.

Jeremy
Jeremy
6 months ago

I used rustic brown to stain my front steps a month or two ago. I finally got around to doing the back deck, but the stain is going on a lot darker now. The difference is clearly visible when looking at it from the street. I’m not sure if it is because I didn’t stir it enough and the pigment settled to the bottom of the can when doing the front or if the pigment is more concentrated now as I am getting to the bottom of the can. I bought three cans in total and mixed them all in a 5 gallon pail before starting in an effort to have an even color throughout. It’s a great product, but I’m a little disappointed that the color doesn’t match. Since the front steps are fully dried now, would it be ok to back over it with a light coat to darken it up a bit?

Armstrong
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  Jeremy

Pigment can settle so you do need to mix it while working. You can add a light coat to darken it if needed.

Jeremy
Jeremy
6 months ago
Reply to  Armstrong

Ok, great. Thanks

Kenneth silvia
Kenneth silvia
6 months ago

I stained my deck with Clark last year but it faded and water is not beading up. Can I just scrub with Dawn and restrain with the same color?

Armstrong
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  Kenneth silvia

Yes.

Megan
Megan
6 months ago

I’ve read all directions, prepped and ready to stain tomorrow, but I am having trouble determining how I will know if I should apply a second coat. I’ve read in the below comments that your advice was to only apply a second coat if the wood can fully absorb it, and to test this in one spot before proceeding. And to be careful not to overapply. Can you please describe in more detail what I am looking for to determine if I should apply a second coat? I was hoping to do wet-on-wet so I can get it all done in one day, so how do I test if the “wet” wood can fully absorb a second coat? For example, should it all absorb in a test section within so many minutes? What would it look like if I should not do the second coat? Thanks much – just want to do it right!! :)

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Armstrong
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6 months ago
Reply to  Megan

Your wood looks dried out so just go ahead and apply the 2 coats we on wet.

Megan
Megan
6 months ago
Reply to  Armstrong

Ok, will do. Thanks much!!

Eric
Eric
6 months ago

Any special prep required for new wood other than that it is clean and dry? It has been installed for two weeks and rained on several times but otherwise brand new cedar.

Armstrong
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Eric
Eric
6 months ago
Reply to  Armstrong

Fantastic–thanks–so I can put my cedar down now out here for the rainy PNW winter, and then prep/clean it in July and stain it then?

Armstrong
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  Eric

Yes.

Eric
Eric
6 months ago

What are minimum temps required for staining? I’m looking at high of 60 and low of 47 in next couple of days. Ok to stain?

Armstrong
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  Eric

Temps are good.

Ian
Ian
6 months ago

Temperatures in 2 days will be around 86 degrees and nighttime lows around 65-58 degrees. Are we ok to stain in those temperatures?

Armstrong
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  Ian

Yes!

Ian McAllister
Ian McAllister
6 months ago

We have followed all the instructions/directions and unexpectedly there was a light rain last night. The wood was 100% dry previous to this and we had planned to stain today. Should we wait, and if so for how long after the last light rainfall?

Armstrong
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  Ian McAllister

Wait 48 hours after rain or prep for the wood to dry before staining.

Ian McAllister
Ian McAllister
6 months ago
Reply to  Armstrong

Thank you!

Michelle
Michelle
6 months ago

I just stained my deck with AC semi-solid and noticed some drip marks and lighter areas when it dried. Would it be alright for me to do one more coat?

Armstrong
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  Michelle

You do not want ot over apply as it may have issues then with fully curing.

Michelle
Michelle
6 months ago
Reply to  Armstrong

Ok thanks! How long do I need to wait before cleaning, brightening, and staining it again? It gets full sun.

Armstrong
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6 months ago
Reply to  Michelle

Every 2-3 years.

Michelle
Michelle
6 months ago
Reply to  Armstrong

Ok thanks so much!

David
David
6 months ago

I have a 4-level, 600 sf, cumaru deck. I want to prep and stain the deck in sections. What precautions should I take (if any) to protect each of the finished sections while prepping the adjacent section with the RAD clean and brighten kit?

Armstrong
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  David

Do not prep in sections. Prep it all at once. You can stain in scetions as long as you have distinct cutoff points.

David
David
6 months ago
Reply to  Armstrong

Thanks. What is the maximum time you can wait between prepping and staining? I’ve already prepped one section and will be out of town for about 3 weeks before I can prep the rest of the deck.

Armstrong
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  David

2 weeks is max. You will need to redo prep.

David
David
6 months ago
Reply to  Armstrong

I’m not sure I can finish the prep for all of my deck including the steps, hand rails, balusters and vertical siding in two weeks. I will try, but (back to my original question) if I need to finish a section to meet the 2 week timeline, what if I were to cover that section with a heavy polyethylene plastic tarp and tape the plastic where it meets the finished section to keep any prep compound from getting on it? Thanks for your help.

Armstrong
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  David

You could try that but easier to just do all the prep at once. It is not as hard as you think it might be.

Melissa Love
Melissa Love
6 months ago

Should we stain our logs after re-chinking or before? I don’t want the chinking to pick up color, but will it adhere properly due to the many oils?

Armstrong
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6 months ago
Reply to  Melissa Love

Stain first.

Melissa Love
Melissa Love
6 months ago
Reply to  Armstrong

Thank you! How long should we wait for the oil to dry? We will be using Perma Chink. Their literature recommends 2 months!

Armstrong
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  Melissa Love

24-36 hours.

Sarah
Sarah
7 months ago

I have put 2 coats on my very old never stained pressure treated pine deck. It still looks dry after 72 hours. Can I add a third coat?

Armstrong
Admin
7 months ago
Reply to  Sarah

No. More is not better and could lead to drying and curing issues.

Jay Liao
Jay Liao
7 months ago

After staining , it started raining after one hour. What should I do?😓

Armstrong
Admin
7 months ago
Reply to  Jay Liao

Nothing you can do now. Just wait until the rain water dries off to assess.

Scott Schinske
Scott Schinske
7 months ago

I am staining my mom’s deck. It is 22 year old pressure treated decking. It was last stained with Cabot semi transparent oil stain 3 years ago. It was a high VOC stain they no longer sell in Michigan . I have power washed the deck, removing all dirt, mildew an 75%of the old stain. Can I apply A and C semi transparent stain over the remaining old stain?

Armstrong
Admin
7 months ago
Reply to  Scott Schinske

No, it has to come off 100%. Post some pics for prep tips.

Jack Doss
Jack Doss
7 months ago

We recently constructed a backyard pergola built of smooth con hart redwood. The lumber was still wet when constructed. How long should we wait before staining it with your semi transparent stain?

Kurt
Kurt
7 months ago

I have a new installation of Batu mahogany. I purchased amber semi-transparent stain based on dome recommendations I saw online. There are some wax sealed ends that did not get cut off when laid. Should I sand the topside of those ends before staining? What grit do you recommend and follow up after sanding to open grain again?

Armstrong
Admin
7 months ago
Reply to  Kurt

The sealer will have to come off before staining but you cannot spot sand. That would lead to uneven stain absorption. 60-80 grit.

Kurt
Kurt
7 months ago
Reply to  Kurt

Got the deck stained today. Newly stained so still pretty shiny. The wood is new Batu Indonesian Mahogany. I used Amber colored semi transparent. Railings are on the way.

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Armstrong
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7 months ago
Reply to  Kurt

Looks good!

Henry
Henry
7 months ago

Can I use Anderson Clark oil based deck stain over Cabot water based deck stain over redwood?

Armstrong
Admin
7 months ago
Reply to  Henry

No, you have to no matter what, remove the Cabot stain fully when switching stain brands.

Pat
Pat
8 months ago

How long between coats?

Armstrong
Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  Pat

You can do it wet on wet or you can add a second coat when the first coat is fully dry.

Crash
Crash
6 months ago
Reply to  Armstrong

How long until fully dry? 75° F day 54°F overnight tomorrow expected to be 78°F finished up at dusk.
How will I know if it needs another coat? Redwood

Crash
Crash
6 months ago
Reply to  Armstrong

wanted to add the picture for reference

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Armstrong
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6 months ago
Reply to  Crash

😂

Only apply a second coat if the wood can fully absorb another coat. You can test spot this. It can take 4-24 hours to dry.

Jason
Jason
8 months ago

What grit sandpaper to use before staining?

Armstrong
Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  Jason

Sanding is not the best way to prep. We can help with prep tips but we would need to see pics posted and have some history about the current condition.

Jason Lapsley
Jason Lapsley
8 months ago
Reply to  Armstrong

New construction green board decking has dried for 2 years.

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Armstrong
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8 months ago
Reply to  Jason Lapsley

This was installed recently or 2 years ago? It looks brand new.

Jason
Jason
8 months ago
Reply to  Armstrong

2 years ago

Armstrong
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8 months ago
Reply to  Jason

Sorry to question again as it does not look like this has weathered outside after installation of the wood for 2 years. If so it would have grayed/oxidized. Unless it is covered with a roof? If the wood was “seasoned indoors” and then recently installed, that would not count as proper weathering. We just want to make sure you do not prematurely stain:
https://www.armstrongclarkstain.com/new-decking-and-armstrong-clark-stain

Joanne
Joanne
8 months ago

Feeling very discouraged with semi-transparent Chestnut stain that I just put on year old deck. Since the Chestnut stain that I put on in October 2022 didn’t last well, I cleaned and brightened the deck and railings with Restore-a-deck early this month. The cleaner actually washed away the remainder of the October staining (that I was surprise since I was using the Restore-a-deck cleaner and not the stripper).

When it was thoroughly dry (5% max on my moisture meter), I restained again using a new can of the semi transparent stain. I constantly stirred it, but there always seemed to be pigments that showed on the cedar deck boards (this happened in October, too). See photo. Is this what always happens with the Chestnut color?

Secondly, I worked hard not to over-apply the stain. It has now been 48 hours. As the heat from the sun (84 degrees today) hits the deck boards, they begin to glisten and the oil seems to be rising to the top of the surface. It’s not a ‘puddle’, but I can leave a fingerprint on the surface. Once the sun is no longer directly hitting a board, there no longer seems to be a problem. Is this a sign of over application? Should I be wiping with mineral spirits on a cloth?

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Armstrong
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8 months ago
Reply to  Joanne

The dark spots on your wood is not stain pigment but rather imperfections of your wood itself. The stain is enhancing the imperfections. It does not look over applied but it can take a few days or longer to fully cure. Also, a good rain would help wash away any oily resdue as well.

Lee
Lee
8 months ago

What kind of brush do I need to apply Armstrong stain to my outdoor pergola?

Armstrong
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8 months ago
Reply to  Lee
Naomi
Naomi
9 months ago

Previous owner had used spar varnish on cedar deck. Going to sand it off, with great pains! If sanding means the cedar wont accept the Armstrong oil very well, should we do another step or only pressure wash before staining? Should we try two coats of stain?

Armstrong
Admin
9 months ago
Reply to  Naomi

Sand not finer than 60-80 grit. Once done, use the Restore A Deck Kit for final prep and only 1 coat of the AC stain.
https://www.armstrongclarkstain.com/restore-a-deck-kit

Jim
Jim
9 months ago

Hi…how long does the stain take to dry and when can I put the patio furniture back?

Armstrong
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9 months ago
Reply to  Jim

4-12 hours to dry. 24-48 hours for furntiture.

Cheryl
Cheryl
9 months ago

Thunderstorms last night after I applied stain. Water pooling on wood now and obvious pigment on top of wood. Should I wipe it with rags now or wait the full 24 hours?

Armstrong
Admin
9 months ago
Reply to  Cheryl

Either way is okay.

Dana
Dana
9 months ago

We live in Wyoming and have a deck 20 years old. Some of the boards had to be replaced with new wood – it was cut last summer. Should we wait 1 year after installation of the new boards to stain them, or is it sufficient that they have been air dried 1 year after being cut?

Armstrong
Admin
9 months ago
Reply to  Dana

See here for new wood tips: https://www.armstrongclarkstain.com/new-decking-and-armstrong-clark-stain

It starts to weather after install, not cut.

Lee
Lee
9 months ago

My pergola is being sanded today. It was cleaned two days ago but it rained yesterday morning. How long after sanding do I need to wait before staining?

Armstrong
Admin
9 months ago
Reply to  Lee

You need to clean after sanding to open up the wood pores. Wait 48 hours after to stain.

Scott Smith
Scott Smith
9 months ago

We used your mahogany wood stain on year-aged new mahogany 3 years ago. We have to recoat but the original finish is worn in places and appears to need sanding in places to even it out. Also, we would like to go with a lighter color, as the mahogany was too dark for us. What do you suggest we do? I need to order supplies soon, and not sure if sanding is the way to go.

Armstrong
Admin
9 months ago
Reply to  Scott Smith

Do not sand. Use this kit to remove:
https://www.armstrongclarkstain.com/restore-a-deck-stripper

Stain after with the Amber color.

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Scott Smith
Scott Smith
9 months ago
Reply to  Armstrong

There are a number of items at this link. Use the Restore A Deck Stripper and Brightener?

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Scott Smith
Scott Smith
9 months ago
Reply to  Armstrong

The deck looked good after stripping and brightening – a little blotchy but seemed ok. When the amber was applied, some sections came out amber, some came out dark, close to the original mahogany. Can I mix some amber and mahogany together and apply over the light sections to bring the coloring closer?

Armstrong
Admin
9 months ago
Reply to  Scott Smith

No. It is not possible to mix and then spot apply and have it all blend.

PatF
PatF
9 months ago

I’m considering using your product on a new deck. Reading your application instructions it says it can be applied with a sprayer, roller or brush. If using a sprayer use a roller to even out the stain. Reading some of your responses to questions from others I’m confused as to whether this method is acceptable.

Armstrong
Admin
9 months ago
Reply to  PatF

It cannot be pump sprayed but you can use an airless sprayer. As for a roller, it is much better to use a stain pad or brush as rollers can splatter.

George Page
George Page
9 months ago

Greetings. I have Western Red Cedar siding on my house that is at least 15 years old and rough side out. A contractor cleaned it with Jomax and lightly pressure washed it. I ca’t tell for sure if was ever stained. Water does not bead up but is mostly absorbed. Is there an easy test to make sure no stain is present? I plan to apply 1 coat of your semi-transparent stain. Thanks

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Armstrong
Admin
9 months ago
Reply to  George Page

It looks good to stain.

George
George
9 months ago
Reply to  Armstrong

Looks great. Thanks

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Joanne
Joanne
10 months ago

Last summer we put in a cedar deck. In late September / early October, we stained it with semi-transparent Chestnut AC wood stain. Wood was prepped as required prior to finishing (sanded, cleaned with Restore-a-deck brightener). Both daytime and night time temps were within proper range and we checked the moisture level of the wood using a moisture meter reader. Now the deck looks like the attached photos. The color is even coming off I gently scrub off the bird poop from the deck boards. Thoughts on why this happened? I worked hard to not over-apply the stain. Could I have sanded too much?

It needs to be redone. Does this mean that I need to strip the deck back down to bare wood with the Restore-a-deck stripper or can I just use the brightener?

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Armstrong
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10 months ago
Reply to  Joanne

It is okay for the rest of the year. next Spring, redo the RAD Cleaner and Brightener prep and only aopply 1 coat to ensure the AC stain fully soaks into the wood grain.

Joanne
Joanne
10 months ago
Reply to  Armstrong

Why do your think the stain didn’t take?

Armstrong
Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  Joanne

Probably due to the power sanding. You do not want your wood too smooth. It needs to be porous.

Joanne
Joanne
10 months ago
Reply to  Armstrong

Do you recommend using a coarser grade of sand paper to “rough up the wood”before restaining?

Armstrong
Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  Joanne

Sanding is not the proper way to prep as it can close the wood pores. Strip and brighten or Clean and Brighten.

Matthew
Matthew
10 months ago

1.Can a marine grade finish be applied over your product ?
2 since western cedar is an VERY soft wood, can I use a prestain conditioner to even out the color ?

Armstrong
Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  Matthew

1. No you cannot ever top coat a deck stain, it will peel.
2. No, it will repel the stain and hinder its ability to penetrate properly.

Lindsey
Lindsey
10 months ago

I stained my deck yesterday in Mahagony and wood(mahogany) looks dry. I walked on it and my feet turned slightly orange and very slightly oily. wanted to do a second coat to even color. Please advise.

Armstrong
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10 months ago
Reply to  Lindsey

You cannot. Only one coat for Mahogany wood. It is too dense to accept another coat.

Michelle DeMent
Michelle DeMent
10 months ago

I will be staining my deck soon with AC semi-solid stain. I’m confused about whether to use a roller, staining brush, or stain pad to apply it. I have a combination of new and old wood on my deck. New wood is pine. Not sure but I think that the old wood is pine as well.

I have read that the stain pads can come off or tear so I’m wondering if I should go with one of the other options?

Armstrong
Admin
10 months ago

No roller. Use a stain pad or brush: https://www.armstrongclarkstain.com/brushes-pads-sprayers

John Warner
John Warner
10 months ago

How long should I let the first coat dry before adding a second coat. I’m using your semi-solid stain. Very happy so far!

John Warner
John Warner
10 months ago
Reply to  Armstrong

Ive read those instructions. So, I assume I can do a second coat anytime after the first coat is dry? Next week?

Armstrong
Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  John Warner

Yes but be careful of applying too much. More is not always better when it comes to deck stains.

John Warner
John Warner
10 months ago
Reply to  Armstrong

Thanks! Our deck is looking great but we want a second coat.

Margery Moore
Margery Moore
11 months ago

Wondering if we can apply the stain if our nighttime temps are in the mid to high 40’s and daytime temps are 60-70’s? Trying to find a non rainy window of opportunity here in Oregon. Thank you.

Armstrong
Admin
11 months ago
Reply to  Margery Moore

Yes, you can.

Rob
Rob
1 year ago

So I read that this can be applied in hot sun and any temperature. Since I live in Phoenix does that still apply? Not sure if I can get to my staining project (a very weathered previously stained pergola roof) before summer and wonder if I would be better off waiting until the fall in that case.

Armstrong
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Rob

Yes, it is fine for AZ.

John
John
1 year ago

Two years ago I used the semi-solid mountain cedar on my deck railings and semi-transparent cedar on the deck flooring. I would like to treat the deck flooring again this year, but with the semi-solid, as we prefer the darker color. I have about half a gallon of the semi-transparent left over from two years ago. Can I mix that with a couple of gallons of the semi-solid to avoid throwing it away?

Armstrong
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  John

The shelf life of an opened container is 12 months so most likely it is not good anymore.

John
John
1 year ago
Reply to  Armstrong

Thanks for your reply.

eric
eric
1 year ago

hi – how long would you guess it takes to dry one coat of the transparent stain in about 50 degree temperatures? and how can i tell when its dry enough to install (thin redwood siding for a shed)

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  eric

You should not pre-stain new smooth wood. It has to weather and be prepped: https://www.armstrongclarkstain.com/new-decking-and-armstrong-clark-stain

eric
eric
1 year ago
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thanks. I already stained one side, uh oh. at this point, am i better off to stain the other side, or install the stained side to face inside-facing of the shed, and let the outside-facing side of the siding weather. this is quite thin tongue and groove redwood.

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  eric

It is not best to test all sides, only the exposed wood is needed. It actually can hinder the wood to stain all sides as it will not allow the wood to breathe.

Pieter  van der Mersch
Pieter van der Mersch
1 year ago

I have redwood siding with 3 coats of Sikens Cetol.  What prep-work should I do to stain with your product?

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Admin
1 year ago

It has to come all off. Post pics for advice.

Pieter vanderMersch
Pieter vanderMersch
1 year ago
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Thanks for the quick response.  Please provide suggestions on options to remove the Sikens.

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Admin
1 year ago

Post pics of your siding for advice on this.

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Admin
1 year ago

It will not blend if you just stain over it. Remove the spilled areas first.

Scott
Scott
1 year ago

What is the lowest temperature that your stain can be applied on vertical wood siding? And what is the lowest overnight allowable temperature while drying?

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Scott

50s for applying. Cannot drop below 40s at night.

Rich
Rich
1 year ago

Deck has been prepped and has dried for around 40hrs. Temperatures running between low 50s and upper 60s under mostly cloudy skies. Rain is expected around 12hrs after I finish staining. Am I good to go or should I wait?

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Rich

You should be fine.

Joanne
Joanne
1 year ago

I know that I’ve seen the answer to this question before, but I can’t find it in the thread.
70% chance of rain tomorrow beginning at 5:00 a.m. But, today is ideal conditions for staining. Is it okay to stain today if I quit by 3:00? Or, is that too risky?

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Joanne

It should be fine but depends on the temps and how much sun you have after finishing.

Ed Lau
Ed Lau
1 year ago

I’m sad that this cedar table top that I made and stained was water marks on it. The water was able to penetrate the cover that I had on it. Is it possible to restore the original look? I imagine I’d have to clean and re-stain again?

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Ed Lau

You would have to sand off the coating and the water stains fully.

Ed Lau
Ed Lau
1 year ago
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Thanks. Would RAD cleaner and brightener also work?

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Ed Lau

No.

Denis Poggio
Denis Poggio
1 year ago

Can your solid base stain be applied over  semi transparent stain?

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Denis Poggio

As long as it is clean and the old stain is not peeling.

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