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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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    Derek · 08/17/2018
    I have a new cedar deck that I will stain in Sept after 3 months of weathering. It has already greyed, which I like, significantly due to full south exposure. If I apply a clear sealer, is this enough to protect the cedar? Will cedar continue to grey due to the UV light hitting the wood through the sealer indefinitely or will there be a time when the greying eventually stops? Is it best to just use a semi-transparent driftwood stain instead of a clear sealer?

    I have sienna PT steps running down from the deck to the ground. To keep both the cedar and PT wood consistent in colour, do you agree that it would be best to use a semi-transparent driftwood stain instead of a clear sealer for everything?

    Also, does the driftwood as shown in your sample section above look that white washed?
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      Armstrong · 08/18/2018
      Armstrong does not come in a Clear. Best to try some samples to test the Driftwood Gray color on your wood. Different wood types will stain slightly different.
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    Cindi · 08/12/2018
    I have a porch made of pressure treated pine that is about 15 years old. It was previously stained several times with Thompson's Waterseal cedar finish. I have stripped and cleaned the deck part of the porch but I am leaving the railing and pickets as is (see photos). They are still in good condition and would be way to much work to strip. I would like to find a color for the deck that matches fairly closely the rails and pickets. I would like to order some samples but I'm not sure where to even start and with them being $8 each do not want to order more than I need to. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions. Thank you.
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      Armstrong · 08/13/2018
      Look at Rustic Brown and Oxford Brown.
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        Cindi · 08/13/2018
        Those colors appear very brown. The stain I'm trying to match has a lot of orange in it. So if I order several samples I will only get credit on the 5 gallon purchase for $15 even if I buy 4 samples at $32?
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    pat · 08/06/2018
    what is the most popular/most sold color in the semi-transparent stain?
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    Toni · 07/19/2018
    We area looking for color options for IPE, but we haven't built the project yet. So we are wondering can we order some small wood pieces that have been stained in different colors?
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      Armstrong · 07/19/2018
      We sell samples of the stain, not the wood pieces.
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    Mark · 07/13/2018
    Where can I buy product in Oregon?
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      Armstrong · 07/13/2018
      Hello,

      We are an online dealer for the AC and can ship this directly to you in 4-5 business days.
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    Dara · 06/21/2018
    A PS question:
    which of your stain colors do you suggest I sample to get these looks on a clear redwood fence?
    thabk you!!!
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    Dara · 06/21/2018
    Hello,
    a few questions:
    any retailers local to Los Angeles?

    Which of your stains best for a clear redwood fence that could get Lots of sun, and on occasion heavy rain? and can I stain right away, or do I need for the wood to weather. If so, for how long?

    thank you!
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    Cathy · 06/19/2018
    We live in Iowa cold winters, hot sun and humidity, how many years will the semi transparent last before we have to stain it again. We have pine log siding on our house that is 10years old. We powerwashed and bleached it. Now ready to restain.
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      Armstrong · 06/19/2018
      For exterior pine logs, about 3-6 years. Longevity is directly related to UV exposure. All previous coatings must be removed first.
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        Cathy · 06/19/2018
        Yes we have done already removed all layers. When we restain with Armstrong semi- translucent how many years will it last before we have to re-stain
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          Armstrong · 06/20/2018
          For exterior pine logs, about 3-6 years. Longevity is directly related to UV exposure.
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    Guest · 06/12/2018
    are custom mixed colors available?
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    Mohan · 06/12/2018
    Hi, we are looking for darker stain for the Alaskan yellow cedar( AYC) So far with other brands, AYC seems difficult to stain. It’s causing uneven red hue with bloched appreance.. Can we use the stain in interiors around the bathroom. Thanks
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      Armstrong · 06/12/2018
      Sorry but no, this will not work for interior wood.
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        Marique · 07/08/2018
        I just saw this thread and wanted to ask clarification for my project which is currently unfinished white pine paneling and I want it to match my covered deck ceiling. I hoped that because of it being "non-toxic" and having "low VOC's" that it would be able to be used on interior surfaces...or is it not recommended for my situation either?
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          Armstrong · 07/09/2018
          You can use it on the deck ceiling but it is not suggested for any interior wood that is in the house.
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    Larry · 06/02/2018
    I really like the look of the semi solid oxford brown- a new cedar fence installed 6 weeks ago fencing running horizontal. Any concerns with this color south facing and east facing in Denver, CO suburbs. Thanks!
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      Armstrong · 06/03/2018
      No issues with this. It will look great!
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    Doug D · 05/28/2018
    We have just replaced the top of our dock in Georgia with pressure treated pine. The old top was drained with Armstrong’s driftwood color and was very hot in summer. Are there colors that will protect the dock but be less hot under foot?
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      Armstrong · 05/28/2018
      Lighter tints seem to retain less heat but if in full sun all day, it can still get hot under foot.
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    Dustin · 05/27/2018
    Is the black walnut stain the same color as the twp 1500 BW?
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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.