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

Armstrong Clark Wood Stain Color Chart

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Thursday, 22 June 2017

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    Shannon Wenzel · 05/30/2020
    Hi..in Ohio..full sun abg pool deck about 8 yrs old. Should I use semi transparent or semi solid? Pressure washing first. Will either peel? Before I buy samples I want to know what opaquisity to use. I wd like it to last a few yrs bc its a big deck and expensive to have someone stain it
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      Armstrong · 05/30/2020
      AC does not peel. Use the semi-transparent or semi-solid. Either is fine.
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        Shannon Wenzel · 05/30/2020
        Which would be better for chlorine?
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          Armstrong · 05/31/2020
          It does not matter as no deck stain will be resistant to chlorine.
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            Shannon Wenzel · 05/31/2020
            Thought you wd say that..ugh..ok thanks for the reply!
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    Paul Ryan · 05/24/2020
    I put a coat of AC semi-transparent drift wood grey on my deck and it's not as grey as I would like it. If I put a second coat on will that bring more grey out?
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    John Bink · 05/23/2020
    was thinking of using your product on older treated lumber..not a fan of stains so was thinking of going with transparent stain natural tone. ..do your transparent stains peel over time or should i stick with a sealer? thx in advance
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    M Dianne DeFuria · 05/21/2020
    I would like to have the AC stain used on my deck applied by a professional. It was done 2 years ago but needs another application. Problem is that I cannot find anyone who knows about the product and how to use it. The company that did it last time is no longer doing decks and cannot recommend anyone else. How can I find a competent professional who knows how to use AC on my Ipe deck. I am in zip code 18940. Do you have a list of professionals in my area?
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      Armstrong · 05/22/2020
      We do not know of anyone. Look for a deck restoration company online for your area. It is not hard to apply so any company that knows how to apply a deck stain will work.
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    John d · 05/18/2020
    I started to stain a new cedar fence and don’t like it, I would like to keep the natural wood look, can I remove the stain that I applied? Is there a product that would only enhance the natural wood grain/color. The wood is semi rough what size nap roller do I need, maybe I’m not applying it correctly , I’m using a 3/8 nap roller, I did not prep it, seems to not roll on smoothly but it just looks dull and flat , no wood grain.
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    Michael Roper · 05/13/2020
    I am restoring a small 50 year old deck. I do not know the type of wood. Because it is a cantilever deck, we must save and preserve the floor joists that extend back into the house. We are replacing the rim boards and decking with pressure treated lumber. I need to stain the floor joists now because some will need a new sister for support and this will be the last time for a long, long time we will have access to them. The new wood obviously will need to season before staining sometime next year. With both old and new wood, what do you recommend for stain, semi-transparent or solid? And do you have a retailer anywhere near Kansas City? Thank you.
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      Armstrong · 05/13/2020
      Semi-Transparent. No dealers in KC.
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    Brad Bardua · 05/11/2020
    I bought semi-transparent stain to redo the rough cedar siding on my house. The original stain used was SIKKENS Cetol SRD translucent stain, but you can no longer get this in an oil-based formula in Canada so I chose to change to Armstrong Clark. The south and west side of the house take a beating from the sun in the summer, so I went with semi-transparent this time. After using the new stain on the railings and sides of our upstairs patio, my wife is concerned about the opaqueness of the semi-transparent. Can it be thinned down with something to reduce the pigment to oil ratio? Any other suggestions?
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      Armstrong · 05/11/2020
      No, you cannot thin it. The semi-transparent is not opaque in that it hides or masks the grain of the wood.
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    Ann · 05/09/2020
    I'm using semi-trans natural oak on exterior cedar patio structure. Should a wood pre-conditioner be used prior to staining to prevent blotching?
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      Armstrong · 05/09/2020
      No, you cannot use a pre conditioner.
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    Omar Alejo · 05/09/2020
    Can a semi transparent stain be used on a exterior wood coffee table ? My wife wants me to sand it down and stain it.
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      Armstrong · 05/09/2020
      Yes but do not sand finer than 80 grit.
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    Sandra Swift · 04/24/2020
    Can a Semi-Solid Stain be used on top of a Semi-Transparent stain?
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      Armstrong · 04/24/2020
      If the semi-trans is ACA and you prep it, then yes.
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    Tina · 04/24/2020
    We have a new deck and are trying to match our deck color to Minwax Special Walnut hardwood stain which is on our den floor. Our wall in the den is mostly windows and opens up to the deck. We are not having any luck at Lowes or Home Depot and just found your stain listed high on a Deck Stain review website. Does anyone have an actual picture of the semi-transparent Natural Oak?
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    Elliott W · 04/23/2020
    Looking for some advice on untreated southern yellow pine. I’ve built a cedar deck and used Armstrong-Clark before, turned out great. This T&G pine will go underneath a covered porch.
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      Armstrong · 04/23/2020
      Most would use the Natural for the T&G.
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    Mark T · 04/22/2020
    For a new pine KDAT covered deck on screened porch, can I apply AC prior to install? Or is it necessary to install, wait 1-2 months, then prep? If prep is required, what is the product or kit from AC?
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    Joe Konrad · 04/16/2020
    can you use this stain over existing stain
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    John Blesing · 04/14/2020
    Is this a one step process, do I put anything on top of the stain
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      Armstrong · 04/14/2020
      You cannot add a sealer or any coating on top of any deck stain. The AC is a sealer and a stain.
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    RT · 04/11/2020
    Which of the semi-solid options is closest to a medium brown? I don't want any orange/red hue. And, I don't want something that is dark and will get hot.
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      Armstrong · 04/11/2020
      There is not a medium brown in the semi-solid colors.
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    Meg Armus · 04/10/2020
    What is the most popular semi solid color?
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    Colleen · 03/16/2020
    You list "Semi-Trans Black Walnut" as a sample color, but I do not see that color on the color chart. The only Black Walnut I see is under "Hardwoods and Softwoods." We want to order the following samples: Semi-Solid Espresso, Semi-Solid Oxford Brown, and Hardwoods & Softwoods Black Walnut.
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      Armstrong · 03/16/2020
      There is only one "Black Walnut" color and it can work on wood types. It is a semi-transparent color.
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    Nancy K · 02/20/2020
    We will be adding another coat this spring. Hopefully that will hold up another year. Decks are a lot of maintenance to keep them looking nice. Here is what it looked like last fall after staining rustic brown. We live in Indiana and deck tends to fade in winter. It always looks darker when you first apply.
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    DUSTIN SMITH · 02/20/2020
    I'm getting your Restore A Deck kit but i'm not sure which stain I should use. I have southern yellow pine and I hear it's difficult to stain. Can you recommend a stain? I was thinking about the Cedar or Natural Oak from the Semi Transparent Stains but i'll go with whichever looks best.
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      Nancy K · 02/20/2020
      I would use the Natural Oak, the darker the color I think will hold up longer. I would do two coats. We use rustic brown just did it last fall. We get a lot of early to mid day sun. We have cedar boards. Cedar stain will look more yellow.
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        Dustin Smith · 02/22/2020
        Your deck looks really good. Thank you for the example that helps a lot
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      Armstrong · 02/20/2020
      Any color is good. We like the Natural Oak color.
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    Stefan · 01/11/2020
    Any experience or luck with mixing rustic brown with driftwood together for an application.
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      Armstrong · 01/11/2020
      You can mix colors together. As for what it will look like on your wood, you would have to test that out as it will vary.
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    Jeff L. · 12/02/2019
    Stained the cedar railing of my porch last spring with semi-transparent cedar and there was a noticeable darkening, almost mildewy appearance over the last few months. Stripped off stain and am going to reapply. I was wondering if applying a polyurathane or other sealant over the newly stained wood would help preserve the color better.
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      Armstrong · 12/03/2019
      No, it is not possible to top coat a deck stain like the AC nor would that help in any way.
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    LY · 10/13/2019
    Will this stain work well in an air sprayer?
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      Armstrong · 10/14/2019
      Yes.
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        LY · 10/15/2019
        The deck is 12’x20’ with 126 rails, end caps, bannisters steps and flooring. Will I need 5 gallons of stain if I use airless sprayer for smaller areas except flooring?
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          Armstrong · 10/15/2019
          Depending on the color and coats applied, you will need about 3-5 gallons.
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            LY · 10/21/2019
            I finished preparing deck for stain one week ago. Since then our drought has changed to misty rain every day or so. Will I have to clean all the wood again if this wet weather continues for another week?
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              Armstrong · 10/21/2019
              As long as you stain within a couple of weeks or so of prep, you should be okay.
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                LY · 10/24/2019
                Is it necessary to strain AC semi-solid stain? Airless Sprayer directions state this several rimes.
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                  Armstrong · 10/24/2019
                  You should not have to.
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                    LY · 10/26/2019
                    Rain continues and once a week we get two sunny days where the wood is not dry enough to stain until the end of the second day. This week the prediction is only two dry days and will be the third week since I used cleaner and brightener. Will I have to use both again when we finally get a dry week?
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                      Armstrong · 10/27/2019
                      Just the brightener. Apply and rinse well with water.
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                        LY · 11/25/2019
                        We’re about a month from the second or third time I applied the brightener. Rain every few days. What will happen if I start applying the stain to the dry wood without brightening again then waiting for 48 more hours? We have a forecast of 4-5 days of sun and 70 degrees.
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                          Armstrong · 11/26/2019
                          It may not take correctly. Brighten now and stain two days later. It can take a rain within 12 hours after applying.
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    Danielle · 08/18/2019
    Hello, I have been reading reviews about your products and I could use help for my specific concerns regarding my deck. We have a 30 year old red oak deck that is in pretty good condition, however, we did have some rotting woods planks that we had to have replaced. We were ill advised and originally told we couldn’t get replacement boards in red wood and ended up replacing boards with pressurized treated wood. We’ve only power washed at this point, but plan to use RAD strip and brightener before staining the deck. With the wood types being and looking so vastly different, would a dark-semi solid work for them to look like the same colors when stained? Or, are we going to need a solid stain?
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      Armstrong · 08/19/2019
      Hello, the new wood and old wood will not match even if you have gotten the same wood type. New wood will be lighter since it is less absorbent. New wood also has to weather for 3+ months and 12 months if using a semi-solid color, which would blend better. AC does not come in a solid color stain.
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    Steve Mossholder · 08/06/2019
    I would appreciate it if someone at Armstrong Clark would identify the color used on these decks. Thanks so much, in advance! they were taken from the collection of about 162 Armstrong Clark posted customer samples.
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    Michael · 07/02/2019
    I have a 10 Year Brazilian Mahogany covered deck. Do you recommend power washing? Also would you use the “mahogany” stain or another rec?
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    Marc-Eric Smith · 06/30/2019
    Hi my customer's deck was done last year with Armstrong-Clark wood stain (Cedar semi-transparent). The fences and flowers pots still look good but the deck's color is fade out. Do I need to do the preparation kit 1 and 2 and than stain again and will it last more than a year?
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      Armstrong · 07/01/2019
      Yes, prep again and apply one coat. Typically lasts about 2 years.
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    Marcus Mere · 06/27/2019
    Do you still need to use wood conditioner prior to staining for pine?
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      Armstrong · 06/28/2019
      You always have to prep before applying a stain. How to prep depends on the current condition.
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    Brenda · 06/16/2019
    The wood is pressure treated.
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    Brenda · 06/16/2019
    Hi...we are looking for advice. We live in Illinois with harsh winters. Our deck is about 20 years old, but boards have been replaced and it is in great condition. My husband has sanded down the deck and we are ready to stain. There are places where you can still see the old stain, so we are thinking about a semi-solid. Is that a good decision and will your product hold up in tough Chicago winters?
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      Armstrong · 06/16/2019
      The old coating will need to come off. Feel free to send a picture.