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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    Armstrong · 08/30/2017
    donnabaer:
    We have a large wrap around mahogany deck that is 15 years old- 1 section needed to be replaced. we replaced all the cedar balusters with horizontal cabling and mahogany posts. Want the color to look uniform- is the Black Walnut darker color a good option to even out the differences in color?

    It will help but it is not possible for the new wood and older wood to match exactly. Darker colors will help to blend better.
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    donnabaer · 08/29/2017
    We have a large wrap around mahogany deck that is 15 years old- 1 section needed to be replaced. we replaced all the cedar balusters with horizontal cabling and mahogany posts. Want the color to look uniform- is the Black Walnut darker color a good option to even out the differences in color?
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    Armstrong · 08/01/2017
    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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    Mike lillard at work · 07/31/2017
    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
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    Armstrong · 06/08/2017
    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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    Daria · 06/08/2017
    Was is the best way to prep an old mahogany deck before applying your product?
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    Armstrong · 06/07/2017
    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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    Reta Andrews · 06/07/2017
    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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    Armstrong · 05/29/2017
    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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    Minh Nguyen · 05/29/2017
    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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    Armstrong · 04/28/2017
    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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    Rite Way Painting llc · 04/27/2017
    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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    Administrator · 01/17/2017
    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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    Jennifer J Stabile · 01/16/2017
    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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    Administrator · 09/23/2016
    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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    james arado · 09/23/2016
    what is best stain for tigrwood
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    Administrator · 08/30/2016
    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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    G DiCicco · 08/30/2016
    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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    Administrator · 06/12/2016
    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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    Raymond Danner · 06/12/2016
    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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    Administrator · 04/24/2016
    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 Mahoney · 04/24/2016
    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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    Administrator · 01/14/2016
    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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    Christian Reinauer · 01/13/2016
    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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    Administrator · 11/04/2015
    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:

    http://www.armstrongclarkstain.com/samples
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    kevin hipps · 11/03/2015
    I have an IPE dock. Do you have any photos of the different stains on decks?
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    Administrator · 10/04/2015
    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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    Dan G. · 10/03/2015
    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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    Administrator · 07/22/2015
    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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    Jennifer S · 07/22/2015
    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