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

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Thursday, 22 June 2017

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    Skip · 08/01/2020
    I have about 250 LF of new (2 months old) Western Red Cedar 8' privacy fence. I used an oil-based semi-transparent stain (Ready Seal) on about 40' in a color that should have left the pickets in a natural cedar color, but turned out very orange and does not look good with our house color. Can I apply a darker Armstrong-Clark semi-solid stain over the Ready Seal I've already applied? Can I do that now, or do I have to wait the 12 months you've recommended? How about the rest of the new fencing that I've not yet stained?
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    larry · 07/31/2020
    Is the natural tone transparent stain "clear" or is there some pigmentation to it.

    We want to preserve the natural color of our new cedar deck
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    glm2p · 07/30/2020
    Can you blend stains to create your own color. I am looking at creating a blend of amber and redwood tone or amber and sierra redwood to get more red than amber.
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    Nathan · 07/27/2020
    We have some exposed columns and beams on a porch (Douglas Fir) that were previously stained with an solid stain when we built the house (they were exposed for about 1 month, then stained for about 2 years). We're looking for the darkest brown, non red tinted stain possible - should be be looking at the semi-solid espresso? Is a semi-solid appropriate for the age of the wood? The wood is still pushing sap through the previous stain. We've been sanding the beams with 50 grit and probably finish with 80 grit sandpaper to remove all of the previous stain. Is black walnut your next darkest color for Douglas Fir if the semi-solid is not appropriate? Are these going to require annual applications in a high altitude (6800')?
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      Armstrong · 07/27/2020
      You will have to remove 100% of the solid stain to be able to use the AC stains. Darkest would be the Espresso and Black Walnut. Either could be used. Just one coat. Redo every 2-3 years is normal. Nothing will top sap from leaching out of the wood.
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    Eric Hockstad · 07/25/2020
    Is the hardwood Black walnut labeled in the sample as "semi transparent Black walnut"? we have Cumaru and are looking for a darker stain. Will that work on Cumaru?
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      Armstrong · 07/26/2020
      There is only one Black Walnut formula and it is a color designed for hardwoods but can be used for other wood types as well. It will work for your wood type.
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    cesarcoco · 07/16/2020
    Can I use a painter's mitt to apply semi-transparent stain to softwood deck spindles?
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    Patti · 07/16/2020
    Quick question about samples. New P/T deck I plan to stain with semi-trans this fall. I've already ordered Chestnut and Sierra Redwood samples and applied them to scrap, but both seem too light. I was going to order Rustic Brown sample, but notice on the order form that Black Walnut is also semi-trans (yet Mahogany and Amber in the same category are not). Is that correct ... Black Walnut is the same as the six semi-trans stains you have available and will be okay for P/T? Thanks.
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      Armstrong · 07/16/2020
      You can use the Black Walnut on PTP and is a semi-transparent.
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    Mike · 07/13/2020
    I am installing new Cypress T&G on a porch ceiling. Looking to introduce a mahogany tint / color. Would the Amber or Mahogany color for Hardwoods and Softwoods be recommended? I was planning on staining board prior installation - is this recommended with your product?
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    Ni B · 07/04/2020
    I'm in Toronto,Ontario my deck is 3 years old PT and I am looking to stain. Which is a stain with a wet finish look and doesn't really change the color of the deck? Does each stain type offer the same amount of protection? Also, how long can the product be stored for?
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      Armstrong · 07/05/2020
      Look at the Amber color. Once opened it is good for about 12 months.
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    fgmaloziec@chartermi.net · 06/29/2020
    My wife reminded me about the sample program. We have received 6 samples. I ordered a 5 gal bucket today.

    Forgot about the program. Can it still be applied? Sample order #00033721
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      Armstrong · 06/29/2020
      The max sample credit is $15 and we issued that today. BTW, I have a summer home on Blue Lake just north of you.
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        fgmaloziec@chartermi.net · 06/29/2020
        When our project is finished, I will let you know, with photos. Maybe you can come by and actually look at the finished product. Use the above email if interested. BTW also, We both love the BLT. Hope it reopens soon.
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    Neil · 06/23/2020
    Hello I am in Montreal Canada, we have a deck of 2ftx2ft squares of hard wood semi-open slats. 18 years old. I am not looking for more than protecting the wood and an enduring stain rather than one or two years. Normally I just sand and stain. After 18 years I think this must have worked, some distortion is happening and disintegration of the base wood that never got stained but overall its a great achievement. So, I think of just sanding and buying your stain. thanks for any comment.
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      Armstrong · 06/24/2020
      You will be fine with doing this as long as you remove the previous coatings first.
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    Lee S. · 06/19/2020
    We have a two year old cedar fence we are going to apply a finish to. This fence replaces one we put up in the summer of ‘89. We used Floods CWF clear. We liked the “golden” color (and it lasted).
    We are looking at using your transparent. Does it bring out the natural just sawn coloring? How long should we expect it to last?
    Thank you!
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      Armstrong · 06/19/2020
      Natural looks like a wet look. For a fence. It will last about 2-4 years.
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    CaroM · 06/17/2020
    Hi, I'm looking for some advice.
    I'm planning on re-staining our deck, Can you tell what kind of wood I have In my deck and suggest what product I should buy?
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      Armstrong · 06/18/2020
      Use on of the three hardwood colors. Amber, Mahogany, or Black Walnut.
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        CaroM · 06/18/2020
        I’m looking for more protection, this deck is fully sun all day. Ive already tried to use transparent stain (Sikkens/TWP) but didn’t last 1 year after the application, just fade were the sun hits, and remains impecable under we put the furniture. Does why I ask you if you can help me recognize the type of wood in my deck, maybe I need to apply a sealer or something else. I just want my stain to last.
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          Armstrong · 06/18/2020
          Your wood type requires an annual application, nothing will last longer nor is it possible to make it last longer. You have an exotic hardwood.
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            CaroM · 06/18/2020
            Thanks. When you said exotic wood do you mean IPE?
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    David Hill · 06/08/2020
    I built a porch swing with Ipe. The original finish did not last. I want to sand and refinish it. I am concerned about it drying and sitting on it after finishing it. I would like to finish it close to the natural wood color. Thanks!
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      Armstrong · 06/08/2020
      Look at Amber color for IPE.
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        David Hill · 07/27/2020
        The swing looks amazing. Thanks for the assistance!
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    Patricia Connor · 06/07/2020
    Hi. Could you please advise as to whether your semi-solid stain is recommended for use on our railing system and on the porch floor. I was thinking of Amber on the floor and mountain Cedar on the railing. If that stain is not suitable, can you recommend another of your products please?

    Do we need to clean the porch floor with something given it has been installed for some time? The wood types and their exposure to the weather are noted below.

    The railing is cedar, all constructed last summer, stored inside and installed in late April, 2020. The railing is white cedar except for the upcoming post caps which will be red cedar (caps yet to be cut to size and bevelled - and thus not weathered yet).

    The porch floor and stair steps are made of pressure-treated pine, installed about 8 years ago. Our exposure is south. Porch is covered, steps and edges of porch (and thus railing system) are exposed to rain. We live in Ontario, Canada.

    Is it possible to have the small can samples of stain shipped to Ontario?

    Lastly, since it is on our wish list for... if anything was possible... can a stain be tinted (at a price) to more closely match an existing colour, e.g., the siding colour on our home? The Benjamin Moore Paint colours on our home are: HC 103- Cromwell Grey, and HC 104 - Copley Grey. Thank you.
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    Anne · 06/06/2020
    I live in Quebec and have a brand new deck as of May 12. It is treated pine. My deck is very shaded by large trees all late spring, summer, and early fall. Can I use a transparent stain?
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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