The Armstrong Clark 2019 Contest Results can be seen here: 2019 Armstrong Clark Stain Contest

Armstrong 2020 Clark Stain Contest Details

  • All Armstrong Clark Stain and Prep products must be purchased first from this online retail site ( between January 1st - Sept. 14th, 2020.
  • The deadline for entry is Sept. 30th, 2020.
  • The winner will be decided by October 15th, 2020 by our team.

Contestant winners will receive

  • First Place = $500 + 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!

How To Enter Contest

  1. Enter by Sept. 30th, 2020.
  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. Examples 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 The contest is not open to products purchased from other online dealers or from physical retail stores.

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    Phillip Tausch · 06/03/2020
    COVID-19 project while teleworking: Re-staining of Pine Fence in the Sandhills of North Carolina. Fence was installed in NOV 2017 and stained with Semi-Trans Cedar in Spring 2018. There was some fading occurring on the west side of fence due to the Sun. Ordered a 5-gallon bucket and got to work. End result was a richer, more even spread. Happy with results.
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    Frank Pogoda · 05/14/2020
    Since 2004, each spring we'd apply a rosewood penetrating oil to our massaranduba deck. Inevitably, the deck would darken, resulting in arduous stripping and sanding. This year, we wanted a change, and selected Armstrong Clark hardwood mahogany after some favorable results posted on deck forums. First, I used Woolrich HD-80 heavy duty stripper, followed by a brightener/pH neutralizer with oxalic acid. Later, it was touched up with 60-grit sandpaper. With a warm, dry forecast, I went to work. After stirring the stain thoroughly with a mixing paddle, I rolled and back-rolled the stain, using about 3 gallons for 650 sq. ft. It went on easily. Stepping on thick towel rags to prevent footprints, I back-brushed the deck about an hour later. The next day, the deck was thoroughly rag wiped. Two days later, rains came, and we never witnessed water sheeting to that degree. My wife even went out later to squeegee the deck! (See image 072 for sheeting). Image 141 shows the dry deck. If you look close, one board on the top right was wiped prematurely, as a test. I'll reapply AC stain to that board shortly. Overall, we couldn't be more pleased. We'll use the deck next week for a private commencement service for our son's college graduation. And we'll continue using Armstrong Clark stain for the foreseeable future. Thank you for an outstanding product.

    Frank Pogoda
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    Steve · 05/14/2020
    Steve Wills here from Folly Beach, SC. Attached are the before and after pictures of the shutters I stained on my house with your Semi Trans Rustin Brown Stain. I waited one year to allow the treated pine to cure and then cleaned, power washed and stained the shutters. I couldn’t be more pleased with the way it turned out. The rich natural colors in the stain brought out the beautiful highlights and character of the wood. The stained shutters and steps gave the house that finished look it needed so badly and now everything blends beautifully with the landscaping. I've gotten multiple thumbs up from neighbors and friends alike. Thanks so much for the great product and your help.

    Steve Wills
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    Christina M Sorah · 05/01/2020
    Restored and Stained the wood deck on the back of the house. It had been 4 years since the deck was last stained using a transparent Cedar stain from Armstong-Clark. We decided to go a little darker this time for better protection and longer coverage. We used Restore-a-Deck to prep and Armstong-Clark Simi-Solid Sequoia to stain.