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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    Administrator · 05/14/2015
    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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    Marie · 05/13/2015
    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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    Administrator · 04/26/2015
    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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    John Gorczyca · 04/25/2015
    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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    Administrator · 04/04/2015
    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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    Alan Sandals · 04/03/2015
    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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    Administrator · 03/25/2015
    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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    Lisa Marsh · 03/24/2015
    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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    Administrator · 02/03/2015
    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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    Rick Streiff · 02/02/2015
    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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    Administrator · 11/27/2014
    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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    Corrie · 11/26/2014
    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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    Administrator · 10/07/2014
    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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    Harold Feinleib · 10/06/2014
    Can I use Oxford Brown stain on my Mahogany deck?
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    Administrator · 06/30/2014
    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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    bernard marchive · 06/29/2014
    What is the best stain for a new ipe deck under construction
    are dark color penetrating better than natural ?