Armstrong Clark Oil Based Wood Deck Stains

Armstrong Clark Wood Deck Stain Review 2024

by Armstrong

Upon reviewing Armstrong Clark Stain tests show this high solids pigmented finish contains both heavy and light bodied oils. The heavy oils offer water shedding properties while the light-bodied oils combined with solvents penetrate deep into the wood pores for maximum protection and conditioning. Armstrong Clark Stain can be used on old or new pressure treated wood surfaces such as shakes, siding, decks, fences, and log cabins. Basically, anywhere water repellency, color retention, and wood rejuvenation are desired Armstrong Clark Stain can help. Offered in 10 different colors, Armstrong Clark semi-transparent stain will naturally highlight the wood grain while enhancing its natural beauty.

 

This oil-based deck stain is a mixture of both drying and non-drying oils. This gives Armstrong Clark Stain two layers of protection all in one formula. The non-drying oils in the formula isolate from the drying oils. Armstrong Clark Stain’s non-drying oils penetrate into the wood cells to replace the wood’s lost natural oils. This rejuvenates and conditions the wood making it more flexible and pliable. As this happens, the drying oils remain on the wood’s surface and become dry to the touch. This not only forms a barrier of protection from UV and water but also locks in the non-drying oils so they can perform as expected.

The unique drying and non-drying oil blend of Armstrong Clark Stain is a high-tech innovation backed by 5 generations of coatings experience. The formula has only a slight linseed oil odor and can be applied in direct sunlight on a hot day without flash drying. One to two coats can be applied as needed. Armstrong Clark Stain can be applied using a brush, roller, stain pad, and a pump or airless sprayer. Tools must be cleaned with paint thinner or mineral spirits. Back brushing any excess stain will ensure a more even finish. Clean with a wood cleaner every 2-3 years and reapply as needed. Armstrong Clark Stain is an excellent stain with high scores in all categories. Use it to stain and protect your exterior surfaces with a professional grade finish that lasts.

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Mary
Mary
2 months ago

We just had a pine stockade fence installed. Will one coat of the semi transparent stain sprayed then back brushed be enough?

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3 years ago

I over applied a couple of years ago. Wiped down with mineral spirits last year which helped. Did a RAD treatment (Clean and brighten) yesterday. Removed more excess stain. Parts now look like it needs another coat. Is it safe to apply another coat of semi transparent? Thanks.  

Sandra
Sandra
3 years ago

I live in lower Southern Ontario Canada and have a deck 25 years old. It was stained approx 15 years ago. This past June, I power washed and sanded it. Looks great. Ready to clean, brighten & stain. Wanting a natural finish. Looking between the transparent natural tone versus the semi transparent cedar. Which would you recommend? Also long does it take to ship to Canada? Sandra

Sandra
Sandra
3 years ago
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How many coats are recommended?

Neil Meads
Neil Meads
3 years ago

Hi

we had a cedar fence installed 3 weeks ago.

we are looking for a stain that would help retain the existing color of the untreated fence.

We tried a couple of AC samples and are looking at either the cedar semi transparent or the natural transparent stain – which would you recommend? We noticed that the cedar semi appears slightly yellower, but the transparent appeared ‘darker’.

thanks

Viva
Viva
3 years ago

Hello
I have a small cabin made of untreated pine wood.
I am in canada.
I am looking for a stain which will offer durability/ weathrability for years to come.
what is the best product you suggest?….how long armstrong stain will last ?
thanks

Matthew
Matthew
4 years ago

Two questions. 1. I have a new, unfinished pressure treated deck that was completed six months ago. How many coats of stain do you recommend for the first time? 2. I had to have one deck board replaced the other day due to damage. Do I have to wait another six months to stain the deck due to one board being replaced? That would put me into December and then I would have to wait until next spring.

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4 years ago

HI, I had new white cedar shakes put on the house last year, ready to stain, should I use the semi- transparent stain ? After the stain is put on will the shakes turn gray ?

Patricia Zinni
Patricia Zinni
4 years ago

Hi, if my cedar deck is fully sanded, do I still need to clean and brightened before applying the stain?

David
David
4 years ago

I live in Canada how long does it take to ship to Hamilton, Ontario and if I was to select Natural Cedar tone would this look good with existing pressure treated wood? Does your product peel? I am tired of the frustration of peeling latex stains so would like to try oil based and see the difference as I have a lot of sun hitting out deck during the day I am hoping oil with weather better? Thanks

Michelle
Michelle
4 years ago

Any idea roughly how much it would cost (including purolator fees) to have a 1 gallon container of semi-transparent stain shipped to Ottawa (Canada)?

vicki
vicki
4 years ago

is special preparation needed before applying this product to a newly built pressure treated lumber deck

Bill Saumier
Bill Saumier
5 years ago

Is this stain safe to use on a children’s wood balance beam?

Are there any concerns with children getting any residue on their hands after the product dries?

joe zistler
joe zistler
5 years ago

do you have a paraffin oil based stain?

Silvio
Silvio
5 years ago

I want to stain old barn wood. I want low gloss and UV protection. What do you suggest.

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