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Transparent Cedar Tone
$8.00
Transparent Redwood Tone
$8.00
Semi-Trans Cedar
$8.00
Semi-Solid Mtn. Cedar
$8.00
Semi-Solid Sequoia
$8.00
Semi-Solid Woodland
$8.00
Semi-Trans Rustic Brown
$8.00
Semi-Trans Sierra Redwood
$8.00
Semi-Trans Driftwood Gray
$8.00
Amber
$8.00
Mahogany
$8.00
Transparent Natural Tone
$8.00
Semi-Solid Oxford
$8.00
Semi-Trans Natural Oak
$8.00
Semi-Trans Chestnut
$8.00
Semi-Trans Black Walnut
$8.00

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    Mike · 05/20/2018
    Sorry if this has been asked before (can't find question)....My deck has splinters and cracks and small gouges where wood had splintered. Do you carry a stain that fills cracks?

    Is shipping free to Canada too?

    Thanks,
    Mike
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      Armstrong · 05/20/2018
      Sorry but no, the AC products are penetrating coatings and cannot fill cracks.

      Shipping to Canada is not free.
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    Joan Miller · 05/16/2018
    I am trying to decide between the rustic brown and chestnut semi trans stain. They look similar. Does the chestnut have a red undertone?
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      Armstrong · 05/16/2018
      Yes, the Chestnut has reddish brown while the Rustic more of a medium brown.
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    astevens · 05/08/2018
    We need to stain some new log posts that support the roof above our deck. Can we use your stain for that? I saw in one of the comments that wood needs to breathe and that you don't recommend completely covering the wood, but we need to find some way to protect the posts from the sun.
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      Armstrong · 05/09/2018
      Yes, you can use the AC for this. The AC is a penetrating breathable wood stain.
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    JFB · 05/03/2018
    Hi there! I have an old pressure treated pine deck that was painted and I'm sanding down and cleaning, and I'm getting an addition installed (same wood but new). What kind of stain is my best bet so there is not an obvious difference in color between the old and new wood? Thank you/
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    Jose · 05/02/2018
    What kind of stain is best to use on a pressure-treated wooden deck?
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      Armstrong · 05/02/2018
      Any of the AC stain colors will work for PTP decking.
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    Jason Edgewood · 05/01/2018
    To stain two pine Adirondack chairs, how much stain should I account for? If I buy too much, what is the shelf life of the stain?
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      Armstrong · 05/01/2018
      Just one gallon. Shelf life is 12 months after opened.
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    Tari Stordahl · 04/28/2018
    We ordered two samples last summer but don’t have the order number and we’re ready to order our stain. Can we still get the cost we paid for the samples deducted from our order and if so how?
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      Armstrong · 04/28/2018
      Here you go:

      2KAX021297, Confirmed order by Tari Stordahl
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    Amy · 04/27/2018
    Does Semi Transparent last longer or have more staying power than semi solid? Can't decide between the two cedar products. Our deck is almost 20 years old and has full sun exposure and regular heavy winter snows.
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      Armstrong · 04/28/2018
      The semi-solid would give a little better UV protection. That is the only difference.
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    Andrew · 04/23/2018
    i have a 2 wide steps (about 10 ft wide) with a landing at the top (about 8X5) made from IPE. I have let it gray over the last few years. I have cleaned the wood but there are still some spots where the old stain is visible (mostly on the vertical posts). The hand rails and steps/landing are grayed. Can I use a stain to give it color or do I need to do something else before staining it.
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    Mary · 04/22/2018
    If I have splintered wood and cracks, do I need to use a wood filler first? If so what kind? Also I have sanded it the best I can but there are still gaps or deep crevices from removing deck over. I have pressure washed it also.
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      Armstrong · 04/22/2018
      Wood filler will not work on exterior wood. Nothing you can do to fill this and best to just leave the cracks alone. Go ahead and stain.
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    Scott Slinde · 04/17/2018
    What type and color stain best for cedar fences
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      Armstrong · 04/17/2018
      Any color you like will work for a fence. Does not matter. Most use semi-transparent colors.
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    Michael · 03/19/2018
    May be a dumb question, but the "natural tone" stain has no color? i.e. the color will be whatever the underlying woods natural color is? I have an IPE deck and want to seal to protect from UV weathering of the color, but also want just the natural color of the IPE. I am not looking to change the color of the IPE just prevent it from fading to grey.
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      Armstrong · 03/19/2018
      Natural is lightly tinted and has color. It is impossible to not change the color and prevent graying at the same time. The color tint is what gives the UV protection from graying. So if you want to prevent graying, you must have a tinted stain and that will enhance/change the natural grain of the wood.
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    Nancy · 03/14/2018
    I can’t decide what stain to choose. I have American redwood which has some lighter and darker tones in it. If I pick a semi-transparent stain will it make the deck look like the color in the picture?
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      Armstrong · 03/15/2018
      Hello, final colors on your deck will vary based on the type of wood, age of wood, application, etc so it will not look exactly the same as the sample chart above. Please try a few samples that you are considering on your wood so you will be able to determine what works best.
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    Mark · 03/13/2018
    In the Semi Solid I would like a dark charcol color, almost black, can the Oxford Brown or Sequoia be furhter tintied at a local paint shop to get them darker?
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    Jim Hough · 03/02/2018
    In December, I purchased exterior furniture made from oak wine barrels (chairs, benches, and table). The vendor applied a stain that has rapidly faded as it has been exposed to the wet weather ... obviously, the wrong stain. Would your product be able to successfully penetrate oak to provide appropriate protection?
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      Armstrong · 03/03/2018
      As long as you prep correctly and you fully remove the previous coating, the AC should work. Just one coat of the stain. Being a hardwood, oak will need reapplication every 1-2 years, depending on the weather and UV exposure.
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    Charles Reed · 02/25/2018
    Do you have any retail dealers in Alabama
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      Armstrong · 02/25/2018
      There are not any there. Shipping takes about 2-3 days.
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    Sarita Eisenstark · 12/03/2017
    As a result of repairs on my garage/shed, I have brand new light-colored cedar shakes mixed in with very old dark brown cedar shakes. Is there a best way to stain the new shakes so they'll blend in or closely approximate the dark brown? My cedar is rougher and more rustic than the photo below, but the color contrast is comparable.
    Thanks
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      Armstrong · 12/03/2017
      You would need to strip and brighten all the old shakes first so the dark brown is removed. For the AC stain after this prep, look at Rustic Brown or Black Walnut for a dark brown.
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    David · 12/01/2017
    Hi, I have a new IPE wood dock in the Florida sun and was wondering how long can you go between coatings (years) Thanks David
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      Armstrong · 12/02/2017
      With with exotic hardwoods like IPE wood, you will have to recoat annually. The issue is the extreme density of the IPE, not the stain, that creates this annual reapplication. Just light clean and reapply.

      Thanks
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    Denise Kolenda · 10/09/2017
    Can I mix a little drift wood with the rustic brown to create a unique color?
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    Armstrong · 09/17/2017
    Hutch Hostetler:
    I am looking to put this stain on deck that has what they call " sun wood " . It's a reddish treated wood used for decks. I am curious as to whether or not when I buy a 5 gallon bucket, if I can have it be one that is pre mixed, or am I stuck with having to buy 2-1/2 gallons of each color, and going from there. I was thinking of using the Cedar semi- transparent and mixing it with the chestnut to get a little lighter color in case it might be a little dark. Would that work? Thanks!

    We do not custom mix colors. AC colors can be intermixed though on your end.
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    Hutch Hostetler · 09/16/2017
    I am looking to put this stain on deck that has what they call " sun wood " . It's a reddish treated wood used for decks. I am curious as to whether or not when I buy a 5 gallon bucket, if I can have it be one that is pre mixed, or am I stuck with having to buy 2-1/2 gallons of each color, and going from there. I was thinking of using the Cedar semi- transparent and mixing it with the chestnut to get a little lighter color in case it might be a little dark. Would that work? Thanks!
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    Armstrong · 09/07/2017
    Todd Yamello:
    Is the redwood tone color only available in transparent? We applied this a couple years ago and I thought it was available as a semi-transparent or semi-solid color but I don't see that in color chart. Thanks.

    Sierra Redwood is the semi-transparent color.
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    Todd Yamello · 09/07/2017
    Is the redwood tone color only available in transparent? We applied this a couple years ago and I thought it was available as a semi-transparent or semi-solid color but I don't see that in color chart. Thanks.
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    Armstrong · 09/04/2017
    Steve Merrill:
    Good day. I live in Rapid City, South Dakota. Where is the nearest retailer or dealer?

    We ship directly from our website to your door as there are not any dealers there.
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    Steve Merrill · 09/03/2017
    Good day. I live in Rapid City, South Dakota. Where is the nearest retailer or dealer?
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    Armstrong · 09/02/2017
    Lv:
    We have a log cabin stained in Sikkens Cetol 1 and 23 in NATURAL. Which of your transparent stains would match closest to that color as we have stripped Behr solid stain off and are now ready to apply Armstrong stain.

    Sorry, but we are not familiar with Sikkens colors. Please try a few color samples to test.
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    Lv · 09/02/2017
    We have a log cabin stained in Sikkens Cetol 1 and 23 in NATURAL. Which of your transparent stains would match closest to that color as we have stripped Behr solid stain off and are now ready to apply Armstrong stain.
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    Armstrong · 08/27/2017
    Patrick Sommers:
    What is the shelf life of unused portion left in a 5 gal container? Or is it best to re-seal in 1 gal containers? My project is expected to stretch over two years hence the question.

    12 months or less with an opened 5 gallon pail. you can try to seal in singles gallons and it should last a little longer. Cannot be stored in a freezing situation.
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    Patrick Sommers · 08/26/2017
    What is the shelf life of unused portion left in a 5 gal container? Or is it best to re-seal in 1 gal containers? My project is expected to stretch over two years hence the question.
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    Armstrong · 08/11/2017
    Ann Dunstan:
    I want a stain to put on a weed deck that surrounds a swimming pool with chlorine in it. Will this stain peel from the chlorine and dampness? I live in Toronto Ont and I would like to know the price. Thank you in advance

    It will not peel but chlorine can damage a deck stain by "bleaching" out the color. Prices are on the website. For shipping costs, add products to cart and enter your shipping info.