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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    aldrin · 09/06/2018
    Ah ok. my last question is you advise to use a semi solid stain which the best for the protection, eg the mahogany, but you don't have the mahogany in the semi solid stain colors, which one can i use then
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      Armstrong · 09/07/2018
      Mahogany does not come in a semi-solid. Semi-solids will not work for exotic hardwoods as the wood is too dense.
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    Armstrong · 09/06/2018
    There is no difference.
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    aldrin · 09/06/2018
    the IPE stain cst $ 234.99 and the Armstrong stain $209.99
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      Armstrong · 09/06/2018
      No, it is the same price of $234.99 if you pick those colors.
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    aldrin · 09/06/2018
    Hi i ve a masaranduba hardwooden floor i live next to the beach which stain can i use for muy deck the IPE stain or the normal Armstrong stain and which color match the best with the massaranduba color?
    what is the difference between these 2 stains?
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      Armstrong · 09/06/2018
      There are not different formulas but rather 3 colors that are designed for Exotic Hardwoods. Amber, Mahogany, and Black Walnut. You can use any of these colors for your wood type.
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    Jytte · 02/09/2018
    We have retained our tiger wood deck three times with a stain for tiger wood purchased from the company we bought it from. Every time we restained it, the color became darker and darker until now its dark brown almost black in some places. Doesn't look good. Should we start all over and strip off the stain? If so, what is the best way to do this? Thank you.
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      Armstrong · 02/10/2018
      Yes, you need to remove the previous coatings. What brand was it? The brand and type will determine how best to remove. You can also post a picture here.
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        Jytte · 02/13/2018
        The brand is In-Wood Exterior Wood Stain. Thank you.
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          Armstrong · 02/13/2018
          Prep by using this kit and pressure washing: https://www.armstrongclarkstain.com/restore-a-deck-stripper

          Once removed, you will be ready to apply the AC stain.
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            Jytte · 02/26/2018
            Our deck is just over 1,000 sq. ft. and we just got a quote for $4,500 to redo it just the way you are recommending. That's very expensive. Do we have to redo the deck this way every 2-3 years or what do you recommend?
            Thanks,
            Jytte
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              Armstrong · 02/26/2018
              You will need to redo every 2-3 years. Might want to shop around. Call Deck Restoration Contractors for quotes, not painters.
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                Jytte · 02/26/2018
                I was afraid you were going to say that! Is there a different way of maintaining a tiger wood deck? Can you let it go grey and just treat it with colored oil or do you have another suggestion?
                Really appreciate your input!
                Jytte
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                  Armstrong · 02/27/2018
                  No easier way to treat the wood. Just clean and redo with the AC stain as needed.
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    Armstrong · 08/13/2017
    Douglas:
    Which is better for a tigerwood deck in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC with lots of rain and snow? ARMSTRONG CLARK HARDWOOD/IPE STAIN or ARMSTRONG CLARK STAIN? Thank you.

    Use the Hardwood colors:
    https://www.armstrongclarkstain.com/wood-and-decking-stains/hardwood-and-ipe-stain

    There are three colors designed for hardwoods. Amber, Mahogany, and Black Walnut.
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    Douglas · 08/12/2017
    Which is better for a tigerwood deck in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC with lots of rain and snow? ARMSTRONG CLARK HARDWOOD/IPE STAIN or ARMSTRONG CLARK STAIN? Thank you.
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    Armstrong · 07/08/2017
    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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    El McRae · 07/07/2017
    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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    Armstrong · 04/23/2017
    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:

    https://www.armstrongclarkstain.com/samples
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    Charles Sanders · 04/23/2017
    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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    Administrator · 09/08/2015
    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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    Paul Thomas · 09/07/2015
    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?
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    Administrator · 07/23/2015
    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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    Seve · 07/23/2015
    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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    Administrator · 06/12/2015
    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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    researchmaniac · 06/11/2015
    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.
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    Administrator · 04/26/2015
    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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    Steve E · 04/26/2015
    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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    Armstrong · 09/17/2014
    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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    Mark Bettilyon · 09/16/2014
    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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    Administrator · 06/22/2014
    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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    Mary · 06/22/2014
    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?