Best Stain for a Ipe or Mahogany Deck with Armstrong Clark Hardwood Finish.

Not many exotic hardwoods offer the color or stunning grain pattern of mahogany. A mahogany deck makes a simple outdoor living space an object of interest and beauty. Even though mahogany is naturally resistant to rot, it still requires a water repellent finish to ward of the harmful effects of Mother Nature.

A mahogany deck does seem to hold stain more evenly than other exotics. However, the key is to use the best stain for a mahogany deck, otherwise you risk jeopardizing the wood’s appearance. Stay away from stains that form a film on the surface. These film-forming stains fail to protect dense hardwood. They are prone to wearing and peeling.

The best stain for a mahogany deck is one that deeply penetrates the wood’s surface. A stain like Armstrong Clark is specifically designed for exotic hardwoods like mahogany. It is formulated to soak into the wood’s dense pores to help condition and shield against weathering. The heavily bodied oils natural resist moisture and block out harmful UV rays. Armstrong deck stain holds color longer on exotic woods than any other stain on the market.

In addition to excellent water repellency and protection, Armstrong oil based stain comes in a semi-transparent mahogany color. This wonderfully enhances the natural look of mahogany making it a thing of beauty. Armstrong mahogany color deck stain will enrich your deck’s appearance and provide long lasting protection. There is no other way to better protect the investment of a mahogany deck.

Your best bang for your buck when it comes to weather guarding your mahogany deck is applying Armstrong stain in their new mahogany color. It conditions the wood, locks out moisture, and ensures your mahogany deck will give you years of enjoyment and added value.

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RE: Best Stain for a Ipe or Mahogany Deck
Quoting Mike lillard at work:
I have a mahogany plank ceiling over my a covered patio. It was stained like 15-20 years ago. Wood is dirty and rough but solid since no water has touched it.

Should I use the semi-transparent stain for hardwood?

Since it is upside down will it penetrate adequately?

Thanks
Mike

You will need to prep first with the Restore A Deck Kits. The Hardwood colors will be the correct product to use. It will soak in but watch for drips during application.
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RE: Best Stain for a Ipe or Mahogany Deck
I have a mahogany plank ceiling over my a covered patio. It was stained like 15-20 years ago. Wood is dirty and rough but solid since no water has touched it.

Should I use the semi-transparen t stain for hardwood?

Since it is upside down will it penetrate adequately?

Thanks
Mike
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RE: Best Stain for a Ipe or Mahogany Deck
Quoting Daria:
Was is the best way to prep an old mahogany deck before applying your product?

Hello, this does depend on the current condition. Is there a stain or just dirt and grime? If the latter, use the Restore A Deck Kit.
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RE: Best Stain for a Ipe or Mahogany Deck
Was is the best way to prep an old mahogany deck before applying your product?
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RE: Best Stain for a Ipe or Mahogany Deck
Quoting Reta Andrews:
I have a 15 year old mahogany deck that shows greying. I am looking to stain my deck. When it was originally installed Sisten stain was used. As it was applied after the deck was fully installed it peeled at the ends and was a mess. If I use your stain will this happen and what product of yours is best suited to avoid this. I live on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Thank you.

The Armstrong is a penetrating stain so now it does not peel. Make sure prep first. Thanks!
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I have a 15 year old mahogany deck that shows greying. I am looking to stain my deck. When it was originally installed Sisten stain was used. As it was applied after the deck was fully installed it peeled at the ends and was a mess. If I use your stain will this happen and what product of yours is best suited to avoid this. I live on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Thank you.
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RE: Best Stain for a Ipe or Mahogany Deck
Quoting Minh Nguyen:
I am going to build a new fence out of Fijian Mahogany. From what I read, I should wait a month before applying any stain. My problem is where the fence will be, they will get wet daily from the sprinkler system. I won't want to put up the fence and let it sit for a month with the sprinkler hitting it. Should I just get the wood, store it in my garage for a month, and the put it up and stain it in the same day? Or can I just buy the wood, install it immediately, and stain it immediately?

Hello,

New wood needs to weather outside after being built for 3 months and then cleaned and brightened for the prep. Thanks.
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New Fijian Mahogany fence
I am going to build a new fence out of Fijian Mahogany. From what I read, I should wait a month before applying any stain. My problem is where the fence will be, they will get wet daily from the sprinkler system. I won't want to put up the fence and let it sit for a month with the sprinkler hitting it. Should I just get the wood, store it in my garage for a month, and the put it up and stain it in the same day? Or can I just buy the wood, install it immediately, and stain it immediately?
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RE: Best Stain for a Ipe or Mahogany Deck
Quoting Mr Rite Way:
Hello where could I find Armstrong mahogany oil based stain in the Cincinnati Ohio tri-state area
Rite Way Painting
James


#painter without a compass

There are not any dealers there. We can ship to you. Takes about 2 business days.
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Ipe mahogany deck
Hello where could I find Armstrong mahogany oil based stain in the Cincinnati Ohio tri-state area
Rite Way Painting
James


#painter without a compass
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RE: Best Stain for a Ipe or Mahogany Deck
Quoting Jennifer J Stabile:
Where can I buy your stains for Ipe deck in South Florida and which color stain will keep that red tint that is so rich in color?
Please email
Jennifer Stabile
Hollywood Florida

There are no dealers there but we can ship to you from our website. Use the Mahogany color.
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Customer
Where can I buy your stains for Ipe deck in South Florida and which color stain will keep that red tint that is so rich in color?
Please email
Jennifer Stabile
Hollywood Florida
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RE: Best Stain for a Ipe or Mahogany Deck
Quoting james arado:
what is best stain for tigrwood

We have two colors that we suggest for your wood type. Amber or Mahogany.
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RE: Best Stain for a Ipe or Mahogany Deck
what is best stain for tigrwood
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RE: Best Stain for a Ipe or Mahogany Deck
Quoting G DiCicco:
I have a Cumaru deck that I installed last year and treated with Deckwise Ipe Oil. This year I sanded, washed and retreated the deck again with Ipe Oil and after 3 months, I am not happy with the color retention (I was also unhappy with the fading and color retention the first time). I plan to restain the deck again in early October ahead of the winter. Do I need to use the stripper before I switch to your stain or do could I get away with the cleaner and brightner? I have some mold spots to remove, but most of my problem is due to fading.

Best to remove the IPE Oil fully so use the stripper.
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RE: Best Stain for a Ipe or Mahogany Deck
I have a Cumaru deck that I installed last year and treated with Deckwise Ipe Oil. This year I sanded, washed and retreated the deck again with Ipe Oil and after 3 months, I am not happy with the color retention (I was also unhappy with the fading and color retention the first time). I plan to restain the deck again in early October ahead of the winter. Do I need to use the stripper before I switch to your stain or do could I get away with the cleaner and brightner? I have some mold spots to remove, but most of my problem is due to fading.
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RE: Best Stain for a Ipe or Mahogany Deck
Just the exposed wood needs to be stained. Install, wait a month, prep with the Restore A deck Kit, and apply one coat only.
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? what stain would work best
Would this be the proper stain to coat new tongue and groove 1x4" covered front porch, would you recommend coating all sides before installation?
The product we have is Blue Star 100% certified Malaysian Hardwood tongue and groove 1x4" x8' boards, we are replacing existing mahogany tongue and groove floor on the porch
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RE: Best Stain for a Ipe or Mahogany Deck
Quoting Michael Mahoney:
I have a mahogany deck about 10 years old,very faded we sanded it parts of it get a lot of sun and so chlorine water from the pool next to it, what should we use for best protection

Try the AC in the Mahogany color. You wood type and deck will need a new coat annually.
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Michael
I have a mahogany deck about 10 years old,very faded we sanded it parts of it get a lot of sun and so chlorine water from the pool next to it, what should we use for best protection
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RE: Best Stain for a Ipe or Mahogany Deck
Quoting Christian Reinauer:
any experience or suggestions?

Yes use the AC in either the Amber or the Mahogany for very dense wood. Apply one coat but do not back wipe.
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green heart
I have green heart wood I salvaged and started to make handrails out of. Someone suggested your product as a good preservative. Any experience or suggestions with this wood?

It is naturally rot resistant and very dense and light in color but I was told it is in the IPE family.
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RE: Best Stain for a Ipe or Mahogany Deck
Quoting kevin hipps:
I have an IPE dock. Do you have any photos of the different stains on decks?


We do nit as all decks will turn out differently. Best to get some samples to try on your wood:

www.armstrongclarkstain.com/.. ./
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RE: Best Stain for a Ipe or Mahogany Deck
I have an IPE dock. Do you have any photos of the different stains on decks?
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RE: Best Stain for a Ipe or Mahogany Deck
Quoting Dan G.:
For a new mahog deck over flat rubber roof:

Rubber roofing should not be exposed to oils.
So would you advise not to use your hardwood stain in this situation since it would likely drip onto the roof during application?
Or is this not a concern?

We have never had any issues with rubber roofs but that is more of a question for your roof manufacturer then us. If they say no oils then we would not advise it.
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RE: Best Stain for a Ipe or Mahogany Deck
For a new mahog deck over flat rubber roof:

Rubber roofing should not be exposed to oils.
So would you advise not to use your hardwood stain in this situation since it would likely drip onto the roof during application?
Or is this not a concern?
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RE: Best Stain for a Ipe or Mahogany Deck
Quoting Jennifer S:
We are building an outdoor bench out of Fijian Mahogany and would like to oil it before it is built. Is that a good idea or should we let it sit for a month before oiling it? Also, is the Amber stain a clear stain? Would it also work on teak furniture?

Finally, if I order online, will it be at my house in 2-3 days? Or does it ship out in that time?

Thanks!
Jennifer

Wait a month then oil it. Amber shows all the grain but is tinted. Yes it works on Teak. Shipping time depends on where you live.
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Fijian Mahogany Oil
We are building an outdoor bench out of Fijian Mahogany and would like to oil it before it is built. Is that a good idea or should we let it sit for a month before oiling it? Also, is the Amber stain a clear stain? Would it also work on teak furniture?

Finally, if I order online, will it be at my house in 2-3 days? Or does it ship out in that time?

Thanks!
Jennifer
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RE: Best Stain for a Ipe or Mahogany Deck
Quoting Marie:
Hi I am having my mahogany decks sanded this Sunday I have researched the best oil natural stain. And it seems that you guys make the best for mahogany can you tell me how many gallons I will need. I have one deck size 50'x10' ' with thee steps
Other deck size 30' x 8 '
Other deck 18'x4' with 16 steps other deck is 4'x4' with two steps
Can you do the calculations and see how much natural oil stain I will need and if I order it from you can I get free shipping
Please call me if possible
Marie. 617-966-7770
Thank you !

Get one 5 gallon pail of the Armstrong clark in the Mahogany color. Thanks
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Home owner
Hi I am having my mahogany decks sanded this Sunday I have researched the best oil natural stain. And it seems that you guys make the best for mahogany can you tell me how many gallons I will need. I have one deck size 50'x10' ' with thee steps
Other deck size 30' x 8 '
Other deck 18'x4' with 16 steps other deck is 4'x4' with two steps
Can you do the calculations and see how much natural oil stain I will need and if I order it from you can I get free shipping
Please call me if possible
Marie. 617-966-7770
Thank you !
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RE: Best Stain for a Ipe or Mahogany Deck
Quoting John Gorczyca:
I have a IPE deck outside not covered what would be best stain and do you have local realer in Charleston SC area zip code 29466.
Thank You

We do not have a dealer there and can ship in 3 days to SC. Use the Mahogany color.
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RE: Best Stain for a Ipe or Mahogany Deck
I have a IPE deck outside not covered what would be best stain and do you have local realer in Charleston SC area zip code 29466.
Thank You
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RE: Best Stain for a Ipe or Mahogany Deck
Quoting Alan Sandals:
I have a 7-8 year old Ipe deck. I don't know how the previous owner maintained it. Two years ago, I used Cabot ATO Natural in the original(not low VOC) formulation. It did not hold up well in the areas exposed to sun and rain/snow.

If I only want to darken the color, not change it, should I use Hardwood Amber Stain? Also, is there any compatibility issue going over old formula Cabot ATO?

Thanks for letting me know.

When switching brands you will need to remove the old coatings first. Use our stain stripper and pressure wash off. You can use the AC Amber. IPE will require a new application annually of the stain.
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RE: Best Stain for a Ipe or Mahogany Deck
I have a 7-8 year old Ipe deck. I don't know how the previous owner maintained it. Two years ago, I used Cabot ATO Natural in the original(not low VOC) formulation. It did not hold up well in the areas exposed to sun and rain/snow.

If I only want to darken the color, not change it, should I use Hardwood Amber Stain? Also, is there any compatibility issue going over old formula Cabot ATO?

Thanks for letting me know.
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RE: Best Stain for a Ipe or Mahogany Deck
Quoting Lisa Marsh:
How often would your Armstrong Clark in the Mahogany color be expected to last in a full sun area? Will it hold up better than messmers? Seems like after 60 days the deck loses its luster and needs redone when using Messmers.

AC fades lightly on IPE. In most scenarios it will last the season and will need to be reapplied annually on IPE.
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Mahogany
How often would your Armstrong Clark in the Mahogany color be expected to last in a full sun area? Will it hold up better than messmers? Seems like after 60 days the deck loses its luster and needs redone when using Messmers.
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RE: Best Stain for a Ipe or Mahogany Deck
Quoting Rick Streiff:
New Ipe deck going in- not wanting to do a 'reddish' tint, like your Mahogany color. I'm guessing that your Amber will basically darken the natural Ipe color?
I'm assuming deck can be stained as soon as weather allows?
Also, any advantage to pre-treating all 4 sides of the Ipe before installation?

Amber darkens similar to as if wet with water. No need or advantage to staining all sides. The Ipe should season for a few months then prepped first with the Ipe Cleaner before staining.
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Ipe stain
New Ipe deck going in- not wanting to do a 'reddish' tint, like your Mahogany color. I'm guessing that your Amber will basically darken the natural Ipe color?
I'm assuming deck can be stained as soon as weather allows?
Also, any advantage to pre-treating all 4 sides of the Ipe before installation?
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RE: Best Stain for a Ipe or Mahogany Deck
Quoting Corrie:
Hello- for a new 6" Meranti covered deck - what do you recommend if we don't want the deep red color but something more light/brown? Should both sides be coated? When should it be treated (prefinished or wait a while)? Thank you.

Wait a month or two, prep with a deck cleaner and apply just to exposed wood. Look at the Amber color
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RE: Best Stain for a Ipe or Mahogany Deck
Hello- for a new 6" Meranti covered deck - what do you recommend if we don't want the deep red color but something more light/brown? Should both sides be coated? When should it be treated (prefinished or wait a while)? Thank you.
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RE: Best Stain for a Ipe or Mahogany Deck
Quoting Harold Feinleib:
Can I use Oxford Brown stain on my Mahogany deck?

You could order a sample to test but I think it might have too much pigment to penetrate.
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RE: Best Stain for a Ipe or Mahogany Deck
Can I use Oxford Brown stain on my Mahogany deck?
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RE: Best Stain for a Ipe or Mahogany Deck
Quoting bernard marchive:
What is the best stain for a new ipe deck under construction
are dark color penetrating better than natural ?

Let the IPE weather for a month than prep first with a Deck cleaner. Use the AC in the Mahogany color.
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pie new deck owner
What is the best stain for a new ipe deck under construction
are dark color penetrating better than natural ?
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