Best Stain Armstrong Clark Stain for a Tigerwood Deck

Tigerwood originates from several different types of exotic Brazilian hardwoods. It offers one of the most unique grain patterns you will ever see. It gets its name from its orange hue and dark vein striping which give it a tiger like appearance. Tigerwood is very popular for interior and exterior applications. It is a beautiful species of wood for an exterior deck. Although Tigerwood is naturally oily and water resistant, it still needs to have a protective finish to slow weathering.

The best stain for a Tigerwood deck is one that will penetrate deep and allow the wood pores to absorb the stain. Like most exotic hardwoods, it is very dense in nature and will not absorb an inferior stain. Once the Tigerwood begins to dry out it loses its natural oils, which can cause rapid deterioration. Using a conditioning oil stain like Armstrong Clark is really the best option.

Armstrong oil based deck stains are an excellent choice for a Tigerwood deck. The stain utilizes both nondrying and drying oils that separate once applied. The nondrying or conditioning oils, dive into the wood and replace the diminishing natural oils, which helps to revitalize the nature of the wood. Furthermore, the drying side of the stain formula remains at the surface and forms a protective barrier locking in the conditioning oils.

Armstrong stain comes in a wide variety of colors. What seems to look best on a Tigerwood deck is either Amber or Mahogany. Either of these two colors will enhance the natural beauty of the Tigerwood and create a gorgeous finish. Using the best stain for a Tigerwood deck will also create a weather resistant shield helping to preserve the wood. Refinishing the wood should be done every one to two years depending on climate, sun exposure, foot traffic, etc.

To keep a Tigerwood deck looking good, clean and re-stain it with the same color of Armstrong oil based deck stain when needed. Keeping your Tigerwood deck coated with the best stain will ensure it remains structurally sound and appears new all year long.

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RE: Best Stain for a Tigerwood Deck
Quoting El McRae:
We have new indoor Tigerwood banister, unfinished. What can we use to bring out the beautiful wood that is appropriate for a banister used everyday. It is not in any sun. Thank you.

I am sorry but the Armstrong is for exterior use.
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RE: Best Stain for a Tigerwood Deck
We have new indoor Tigerwood banister, unfinished. What can we use to bring out the beautiful wood that is appropriate for a banister used everyday. It is not in any sun. Thank you.
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RE: Best Stain for a Tigerwood Deck
Quoting Charles Sanders:
Can I get a sample of both colors and is there a store that carries this product in Colorado Springs Colorado?

There are not any dealers there. You can order the samples here:

www.armstrongclarkstain.com/.. ./
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Home owner
Can I get a sample of both colors and is there a store that carries this product in Colorado Springs Colorado?
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RE: Best Stain for a Tigerwood Deck
Quoting Paul Thomas:
I have a tigerwood deck that is about four years old. I have used Penofin-hardwood, but it is too labor-intensive to rub off and does not last in the sun. I would like to switch to Armstrong-Clark hardwood stain that doesn't have to be rubbed off. Would I have to use a stripper, or would a cleaner and brightener be enough preparation for the Armstrong-Clark stain?

Strip and brighten would be best to make sure that all the Penofin is removed.
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Mr.
I have a tigerwood deck that is about four years old. I have used Penofin-hardwoo d, but it is too labor-intensive to rub off and does not last in the sun. I would like to switch to Armstrong-Clark hardwood stain that doesn't have to be rubbed off. Would I have to use a stripper, or would a cleaner and brightener be enough preparation for the Armstrong-Clark stain?
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RE: Best Stain for a Tigerwood Deck
Quoting Seve:
I live in SC and my tigerwood deck is ~5 years old. I have re-coated each year with Mess..UV plus and with in three months it turns blackish looking (dirty). I try to clean and does not look any better. Can I put a mold inhibitor (Wet and Forget) on first let dry and then apply the amber stain and then re coat with a mold inhibitor after stain has dried. The deck gets a lot of morning and early afternoon sun until ~3pm or 4pm in summer and less in winter. What other recommendations could you help with

No you cannot do these steps. Start by removing all of the Messmers with the Restore A Deck Stain Stripper and pressure washing. Wait 2 days and apply the Armstrong Amber stain. Once fully dried, you can apply wet and forget on top.
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RE: Best Stain for a Tigerwood Deck
I live in SC and my tigerwood deck is ~5 years old. I have re-coated each year with Mess..UV plus and with in three months it turns blackish looking (dirty). I try to clean and does not look any better. Can I put a mold inhibitor (Wet and Forget) on first let dry and then apply the amber stain and then re coat with a mold inhibitor after stain has dried. The deck gets a lot of morning and early afternoon sun until ~3pm or 4pm in summer and less in winter. What other recommendations could you help with
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RE: Best Stain for a Tigerwood Deck
Quoting researchmaniac:
do you carry an oil-based semi-transparent product that will let natural beauty of wood show through? Your recommendations for this will add a color to this deck instead of keeping it "natural" unless I am interpreing article.

All AC colors will show the grain of the wood but enhance the grain based on the tint you choose. Best to try some samples.
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do you carry an oil-based semi-transparen t product that will let natural beauty of wood show through? Your recommendations for this will add a color to this deck instead of keeping it "natural" unless I am interpreing article.
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RE: Best Stain for a Tigerwood Deck
Quoting Steve E:
Thanks for the info you provided to my previous question. When staining Tigerwood, is one coat sufficient since annual recoating is required?

Yes only one coat for exotic woods like Tigerwood.
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Thanks for the info you provided to my previous question. When staining Tigerwood, is one coat sufficient since annual recoating is required?
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RE: Best Stain for a Tigerwood Deck
Quoting Mark Bettilyon:
Just installed a tiger-wood deck. What product would you recommend to help bring out the beautiful colors in the wood? And where can i buy it in Utah? On line order also works.

Use the Armstrong Clark in the Amber color. Online only.
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Just installed a tiger-wood deck. What product would you recommend to help bring out the beautiful colors in the wood? And where can i buy it in Utah? On line order also works.
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RE: Best Stain for a Tigerwood Deck
Quoting Mary:
Hi there. Need some help. I have a Tiger Wood deck by my pool and have had it about 6 years. For a the first 4 years i did buy the Armstrong stain but my deck just kept looking darker and dirtier and the boards started to worp. Last year we used A Beng Moore stair for hardwoods and it just made it worse. We just sanded it down the best we could and got back to some of the nice red in the wood but because the boards have warped, some spots are still the dingy brown. We sanded like i said, poer washed and were planning to let it dry out for a week and i was on line to order the Armstrong stain again. What are we doing wrong? I spent a pretty penny on this deck and am now regretting it. Help?

You are not doing anything wrong but your wood type needs to be done annually. Clean and reapply every year. A stain stripper would remove the old stain.
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RE: Best Stain for a Tigerwood Deck
Hi there. Need some help. I have a Tiger Wood deck by my pool and have had it about 6 years. For a the first 4 years i did buy the Armstrong stain but my deck just kept looking darker and dirtier and the boards started to worp. Last year we used A Beng Moore stair for hardwoods and it just made it worse. We just sanded it down the best we could and got back to some of the nice red in the wood but because the boards have warped, some spots are still the dingy brown. We sanded like i said, poer washed and were planning to let it dry out for a week and i was on line to order the Armstrong stain again. What are we doing wrong? I spent a pretty penny on this deck and am now regretting it. Help?
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