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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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    Dan Phillips · 06/21/2017
    I read where it you are not suppose to have wood filler in the deck. Unfortunately, I had already filled some holes with wood filler. Any advice on how to proceed with your stain. Also, I'm not sure where my form is that I had order four sample stains. Is there any way I can still get credit for the 5 gallon container.
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    Armstrong · 06/18/2017
    Gellian:
    Hello
    I have a wood deck (pressure treated pine, about 3 years old, unstained/unpainted) and I had an addition installed (new wood, pressure treated pine, almost 2 1/2 month ago). Should I be using the semi-solid or can I use a semi transparent? I noticed the semi-solid indicates that it not be used for 1 year old or less. Thank you

    Semi-trans as the semi-solid has to be 1 year. Clean and brighten all the wood for the prep with the Restore a Deck Cleaning Kit.
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    Gellian · 06/18/2017
    Hello
    I have a wood deck (pressure treated pine, about 3 years old, unstained/unpainted) and I had an addition installed (new wood, pressure treated pine, almost 2 1/2 month ago). Should I be using the semi-solid or can I use a semi transparent? I noticed the semi-solid indicates that it not be used for 1 year old or less. Thank you
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    Administrator · 06/14/2017
    Reecejackson870:
    I have approx 2700 square feet of a 10 year old cedar fence that has been pressure washed and ready to treat.....never been stained or treated before. Can you recommend the number of gallons it should take to cover this area using 2 coats of your semi-transparent stain?

    Does the 2700 sq. feet cover both sides? You will need about 20-25 gallons for the two coats and 2700 sq. feet.
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    Ann · 06/14/2017
    I have approx 2700 square feet of a 10 year old cedar fence that has been pressure washed and ready to treat.....never been stained or treated before. Can you recommend the number of gallons it should take to cover this area using 2 coats of your semi-transparent stain?
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    Armstrong · 06/04/2017
    rick clement:
    i tested sequoia and oxford brown semi solid on my deck.i feel i would like a color a little browner than sequoia and not as dark as oxford.can i mix them together? i was thinking 4 parts sequoia to 1 part oxford...thanks

    You can intermix the colors.
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    rick clement · 06/03/2017
    i tested sequoia and oxford brown semi solid on my deck.i feel i would like a color a little browner than sequoia and not as dark as oxford.can i mix them together? i was thinking 4 parts sequoia to 1 part oxford...thanks
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    Armstrong · 06/03/2017
    jaime:
    had a deck and pergola of redwood built last year. It was sealed with Thompson. With all the rain we had in N.califonia wood turned dark. Pressure washed it with wood cleaner. which is best to seal and stain with uv protection? Does REDWOOD TONE have uv protection?

    Redwood tone has UV protection. For even more protection from UV, use the Sierra Redwood.
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    jaime · 06/02/2017
    had a deck and pergola of redwood built last year. It was sealed with Thompson. With all the rain we had in N.califonia wood turned dark. Pressure washed it with wood cleaner. which is best to seal and stain with uv protection? Does REDWOOD TONE have uv protection?
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    Armstrong · 06/02/2017
    Ralph:
    Hi, I wanted to make sure that the oxford brown stain is appropriate for an IPE deck. Does it need a sealer after the stain?

    The Oxford Brown is not for IPE. Use the Amber, Mahogany, or Black Walnut.

    You cannot apply a sealer over a deck stain nor is there a need. The AC is a sealer as well.
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    Ralph · 06/01/2017
    Hi, I wanted to make sure that the oxford brown stain is appropriate for an IPE deck. Does it need a sealer after the stain?
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    Armstrong · 05/31/2017
    Paul Franklin:
    Hi, can I mix two different colors together to make a new color? I need a warmer (more purple) gray than Driftwood and thought about mixing a gallon of Driftwood with a gallon of Sierra Redwood or Mahogany...

    You can intermix the AC colors.Try samples to test first.
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    Paul Franklin · 05/31/2017
    Hi, can I mix two different colors together to make a new color? I need a warmer (more purple) gray than Driftwood and thought about mixing a gallon of Driftwood with a gallon of Sierra Redwood or Mahogany...
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    Armstrong · 05/29/2017
    Glenn Neely:
    We have cedar siding on our house that is stained with a natural cedar tone semi transparent stain - not yours -but is close in color to your cedar semi. Looking for a semi transparent stain color for our adjacent pt decks that we are cleaning and staining. Looking for a color that will go with cedar semi but not be the same.

    Try Rustic Brown or Natural Oak.
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    Glenn Neely · 05/29/2017
    We have cedar siding on our house that is stained with a natural cedar tone semi transparent stain - not yours -but is close in color to your cedar semi. Looking for a semi transparent stain color for our adjacent pt decks that we are cleaning and staining. Looking for a color that will go with cedar semi but not be the same.
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    Armstrong · 05/26/2017
    danny:
    I'm a little confused about whether to use your 1 part bleach to 3 parts water formula or the RAD cleaner. After reading some of the questions the readers have asked, I'm inclined to do the RAD cleaner and skip the bleach method. Is this correct analogy?

    The RAD prep is better for the wood and is a better prep overall.
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    Danny Phillips · 05/25/2017
    I'm a little confused about whether to use your 1 part bleach to 3 parts water formula or the RAD cleaner. After reading some of the questions the readers have asked, I'm inclined to do the RAD cleaner and skip the bleach method. Is this correct analogy?
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    Armstrong · 05/23/2017
    Constance goldie:
    Where is your closest dealer to Plattsburgh New York ?

    Hello,

    There are not any dealers in NY. Shipping from our site takes 2-3 days.
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    Constance goldie · 05/23/2017
    Where is your closest dealer to Plattsburgh New York ?
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    Armstrong · 05/16/2017
    Stan Gresens:
    I am planning a porch with a sapele deck, treads and railings. I would like to leave it natural color. Which of your products do you recommend?

    All of the AC colors are tinted and will enhance the grain based on the color you would like. The Natural is the lightest tint and is similar to a wet look.
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    Stan Gresens · 05/16/2017
    I am planning a porch with a sapele deck, treads and railings. I would like to leave it natural color. Which of your products do you recommend?
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    Armstrong · 05/15/2017
    Matt H"][quote name="TheSealerStore"][quote name="Matt H"][quote name="TheSealerStore:


    The BM Arbocoat does not remove well with a stain stripper so sanding is most likel needed. After the sanding, continue the prep with the Restore A Deck Kit. This should do it for the prep.[/quote]

    Thank you for the response.

    I have heard sanding is almost required with the BM stuff. So process should go sand, cleaner, brightener, AC stain....correct?

    thanks again[/quote]
    That is correct![/quote]

    Thanks for the quick responses...one last question though.

    I have read belt sanding along the grain of the wood is best to sand the cedar deck...would you go to an 80 grit paper to really get this old BM stain out? Thanks again!

    60 to 80 grit.
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    Matt H · 05/14/2017
    TheSealerStore"][quote name="Matt H"][quote name="TheSealerStore:


    The BM Arbocoat does not remove well with a stain stripper so sanding is most likel needed. After the sanding, continue the prep with the Restore A Deck Kit. This should do it for the prep.[/quote]

    Thank you for the response.

    I have heard sanding is almost required with the BM stuff. So process should go sand, cleaner, brightener, AC stain....correct?

    thanks again[/quote]
    That is correct!


    Thanks for the quick responses...one last question though.

    I have read belt sanding along the grain of the wood is best to sand the cedar deck...would you go to an 80 grit paper to really get this old BM stain out? Thanks again!
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    Armstrong · 05/13/2017
    JT:
    Hello, i'd like to get a sample of your black walnut. A customer wants a dark brown stain on his ipe deck to match what he had on it before. I don't know what it was, but haven't found any other dark brown deck stain for ipe beside yours. I could not find a black walnut for hardwoods in the samples. There was only a semi transparent black walnut available. Thank you,

    It is the same. There is only one version of Black Walnut. It is color designed for hardwoods but can be sued on all wood types as well.
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    JT · 05/13/2017
    Hello, i'd like to get a sample of your black walnut. A customer wants a dark brown stain on his ipe deck to match what he had on it before. I don't know what it was, but haven't found any other dark brown deck stain for ipe beside yours. I could not find a black walnut for hardwoods in the samples. There was only a semi transparent black walnut available. Thank you,
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    Armstrong · 05/11/2017
    Matt H"][quote name="TheSealerStore:


    The BM Arbocoat does not remove well with a stain stripper so sanding is most likel needed. After the sanding, continue the prep with the Restore A Deck Kit. This should do it for the prep.[/quote]

    Thank you for the response.

    I have heard sanding is almost required with the BM stuff. So process should go sand, cleaner, brightener, AC stain....correct?

    thanks again

    That is correct!
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    Matt H · 05/11/2017
    TheSealerStore:


    The BM Arbocoat does not remove well with a stain stripper so sanding is most likel needed. After the sanding, continue the prep with the Restore A Deck Kit. This should do it for the prep.


    Thank you for the response.

    I have heard sanding is almost required with the BM stuff. So process should go sand, cleaner, brightener, AC stain....correct?

    thanks again
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    Armstrong · 05/08/2017
    MH:
    Hi…

    I have a 2 year old cedar deck that I stained after a few months with Benjamin Moore Arborcoat semi-transparent stain…it is junk and started to peel after the first winter. I waited another winter to get as much of it off as possible “naturally”, but need to do the staining again this year.

    I have heard odd things about AC and will try the “Cedar” semi-transparent, or Amber (will get some samples though).

    I live in Vancouver, BC so we get a fair amount of rain, and possible snow.

    My question is what is recommended approach to get this horrible BM product off the deck, and prep it so I can stain with the AC product this season? I have a big flat (2x6”) cedar deck with a one step (along the entire edge) going down to the lawn. No railings to worry about.

    Many thanks!

    The BM Arbocoat does not remove well with a stain stripper so sanding is most likel needed. After the sanding, continue the prep with the Restore A Deck Kit. This should do it for the prep.
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    MH · 05/08/2017
    Hi…

    I have a 2 year old cedar deck that I stained after a few months with Benjamin Moore Arborcoat semi-transparent stain…it is junk and started to peel after the first winter. I waited another winter to get as much of it off as possible “naturally”, but need to do the staining again this year.

    I have heard odd things about AC and will try the “Cedar” semi-transparent, or Amber (will get some samples though).

    I live in Vancouver, BC so we get a fair amount of rain, and possible snow.

    My question is what is recommended approach to get this horrible BM product off the deck, and prep it so I can stain with the AC product this season? I have a big flat (2x6”) cedar deck with a one step (along the entire edge) going down to the lawn. No railings to worry about.

    Many thanks!
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    Armstrong · 05/07/2017
    Alan Siers:
    I have a cedar deck that was installed in the fall and has gone through 1 one winter untreated.

    Prep first with the Restore A Deck Prepping Kit.