Armstrong stain offers a wide variety of color choices in an oil based semi-transparent penetrating formula. It should be noted that with any brand of wood stain, colors cannot be guaranteed. Colors and tones can vary depending on the wood type, the age of the wood, the condition of the wood, wood prep, and stain application.

Armstrong stain colors currently include Natural Tone, Cedar Tone, Redwood Tone, Cedar Semi, Sierra Redwood, Rustic Brown, Mountain Cedar, Sequoia, Woodland Brown, Oxford Brown, Mahogany, Amber, and Driftwood Gray.

Armstrong Clark Stain Color Help

As a general rule, the lighter the color, the more transparency it will have. This means that more of the wood’s natural grains will show through, which can have an influence on the final appearance. Darker colors will reflect more of the actual stain color but will still allow some of the wood grain to show through because it is a semi-transparent finish.

It is also worth mentioning that the darker the color the more resistant it is to UV fading. Darker colors have more pigment, which is what resists harmful UV rays. Lighter colors, will still provide adequate sun protection but not as much as the darker stain tones.

To be exactly sure how a certain Armstrong color will look on your wood surface, you can order a color sample. Apply the Armstrong color sample in an inconspicuous spot. Allow the stain to dry for several days to see the finished result. Order as many Armstrong color help samples as you would like. It is a good way to find the right color for your wood surface. There is nothing worse than staining a whole wood structure only to decide you do not care for the color.

With so many factors determining how a particular Armstrong color will look in its final appearance, it is wise to use the color help samples to find the tone you like. You should only need the Armstrong color help initially. Once the deck is stained you can keep it maintained with the same color unless you decide to change colors at some point.

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    Administrator · 06/29/2014
    Tammy Grode:
    how long do i wait before staining new cedar when using Armstrong Clark stain

    2-3 months and prep first with the Restore A Deck Kit. Only 1 coat on new wood.
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    Tammy Grode · 06/29/2014
    how long do i wait before staining new cedar when using Armstrong Clark stain
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    Administrator · 06/10/2014
    Merrybeth:
    We have a south facing cedar deck, almost two years old. Our home is a taupe color with chocolate brown accents and soft white trim.
    We have black metal posts on the deck, and want to paint the top rail white, and the flooring the lightest color you have that would blend with taupe. Any suggestions? I wish you had photos with the colors, there is no way to determine which color I should even try.

    Best to order some samples to test the color first. You can get them in the menu above. Maybe Natural color.
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    Merrybeth · 06/09/2014
    We have a south facing cedar deck, almost two years old. Our home is a taupe color with chocolate brown accents and soft white trim.
    We have black metal posts on the deck, and want to paint the top rail white, and the flooring the lightest color you have that would blend with taupe. Any suggestions? I wish you had photos with the colors, there is no way to determine which color I should even try.
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    Administrator · 04/30/2014
    Any color will work but each will enhance to grain. Best to get some samples from the site to test. Make sure to clean the wood after the sanding.
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    Michael · 04/29/2014
    I have a three year old redwood deck. I just removed the old stain by sanding. What type of AC semi-transparent stain would you recommend to retain as natural of a look as possible? Also; Deck is located in Denver, CO and has full sun exposure.

    Thanks,
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    Administrator · 04/19/2014
    Kathleen McCann:
    I need to know if I can tint an original stain with another color to match my house.

    No, AC is not tintable.
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    Kathleen McCann · 04/18/2014
    I need to know if I can tint an original stain with another color to match my house.