Armstrong Clark Stain 5 Gallon

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Mahogany is the go to choice for Exotic Hardwoods such as IPE and has shown better color retention than any other Exotic Hardwood Stain!

Armstrong-Clark Company Wood Stains

Armstrong's deck and siding wood stain has nondrying conditioning oils that separate from the drying side of the formula. These oils penetrate deep into the deck or siding wood fiber where the wood's natural oils used to be. This process rejuvenates the wood. The drying oils stay at the surface, lock in the conditioning oils and create a dry to the touch barrier. Armstrong's deck and siding wood stain formulas also contain vegetable oils, transparent oxide pigments, water repellents, mildewcide and solvent.

Quality is what Armstrong-Clark brings to you. Backed by five generations of oil based coatings experience, coupled with modern technology, Armstrong-Clark can meet and exceed your need for oil based wood coatings.

  • Can be applied in direct sunlight and heat of day. If the first coat penetrates within 30 minutes a second coat can be applied for extra protection.
  • Easily applied by brush, roller, garden sprayer or airless spray equipment.
    When spraying - back-rolling or brushing will help even out appearance. If there are any puddles or glossy spots after 24 hours, remove with dry rag.
  • Non-drying oils penetrate deep to recondition older wood.
  • Drying oils, pigments and water repellents protect against water and UV damage and lock in the nondrying oils.
  • Complies with all government environmental standards.
  • No offensive odor.

Coverage:
Armstrong-Clark Wood Deck Stain applies at about 150-200 feet per gallon. Actual coverage varies depending on wood porosity.

Armstrong Clark Stain Colors

Reviews

Friday, 05 May 2017

Easily applied with great UV protection.

Scott Paul - Over 17 Years of Experience

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RE: Armstrong Clark Stain 5 Gallon
Quoting Toni:
How do you open the Armstrong clark 1 gallon can? Does the plastic rim get removed? Also, question on how to appky stripper to vertical areas to let it soak for 30 mins. It just drips off. Thanks.

The ring pops off. Pry inwards with your fingers or pliers, gripping just the ring.
Apply stripper heavily, it will work.
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Open the can?!?!
How do you open the Armstrong clark 1 gallon can? Does the plastic rim get removed? Also, question on how to appky stripper to vertical areas to let it soak for 30 mins. It just drips off. Thanks.
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RE: Armstrong Clark Stain 5 Gallon
Quoting Emily:
Is it possible to use the black walnut on a rough cut pine fence that was installed over 1 yr ago and never stained

Yes, but make sure to prep first:
www.opwdecks.com/.../
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Emily
Is it possible to use the black walnut on a rough cut pine fence that was installed over 1 yr ago and never stained
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Best to use the Restore A Deck Kits with the pressure washing for the proper prep. this is a cleaner and a brightener system.
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Four years ago I stripped an older deck and re-stained with Armstrong Clark semi transparent. It was stripped, washed, brightened, and then stained as there have been many years of old stain applied. This time around do I need to just pressure wash it , dry it and reapply the stain or do I need to do brightening this year also?
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re: ARMSTRONG CLARK AMBER
amber is similar in color to the Transparent Cedar but has 3 times the trans oxides so it will have UV protection of a semi-transparen t.
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Armstrong Clark amber
Is the color amber similar to trans cedar? And is it transparent or semi transparent? Do you have a photo of amber used on a cedar deck
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re: OXFORD BROWN
Yes the Oxford is more brown than red.
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Oxford Brown
Hi there - we ordered samples of the sequoia and woodland brown but they are more red than appears on the website. We are looking more for a rich dark brown. Would the Oxford Brown be less red?
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re: Best grit
60 or 80 grit.
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Best grit
What is the best grit sandpaper to used for hardwood to prep the surface but not make it so smooth the stain is not absorbed?
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re: remove excessive wax from sealed ends
Sanding.
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remove excessive wax from sealed ends
We have completed our deck install and the ends of some boards have a little wax from the end grain sealant on the deck surface. What is the best way to remove this before staining? Sanding , pressure wash, chemicals?
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RE: 2nd coat of AC
Yes, but it may need to dry for a few days before it fully cures.
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2nd coat of AC
We used AC Amber stain last year on a 7 month old PTP deck. We used RAD to prep for another coat this year and just applied one coat of rustic brown. There are a few spots lighter than others and it's also lighter in colour than a small deck that is covered (used the same stain). I read a second coat is ok in some instances, but not others. I applied a thin coat yesterday and it dried pretty quickly (but not all spots within 30 min). Would be ok to apply a very thin 2nd coat a pad just to even out the colour? Thank you.
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re: NEED TO PRE TREAT?
There should not be any mill glaze now after your prep.
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re: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SEQUOIA AND WOODLAND BROW
They are both a reddish/brown color but the Sequoia is a deeper and richer color.
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Difference between Sequoia and Woodland Brown?
The paint photos look so similar. What would you say are the main differences in these two colours?
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Need to pre treat?
Hi there, just pressure washed and sanded our pressure treated deck down to bare wood. Will we have to pre treat the wood to remove mill glaze?
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re: CEDAR DECK STAIN
Semi-trans will offer better UV protection as they have slightly more pigment. The semi-cedar does have a cedar color.
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Cedar deck stain
Hello,
I built a new cedar deck late last summer. I waited until spring this year to stain.
I'm hoping to restore and enrich the natural cedar tones, but not sure if I should use a transparent or semi-transparen t? Any recommendations?
For the Armstrong stains, does the semi-transparen t Cedar option have a "cedar" colour? Or is it designed to bring out the tones of cedar wood?
Thanks
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re: Using a pad to apply Armstrong-Clark
Yes a stain pad works great for applying the AC.
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Using a pad to apply Armstrong-Clark
Hello,

Can I use a pad to apply AC transparent or semi-transparen t stains? (The above notes do not say so: "Easily applied by brush, roller, garden sprayer or airless spray equipment."

Thanks for confirming!
Felix
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re: OLD DECK WITH PREVIOUS STAIN
Need to remove the SW first. Shoot for 90-95% removal or more.
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Old deck with previous stain
We have an old deck. Our deck was stained two years ago with semi-transparen t Sherman Williams deckscapes waterborne stain. We sanded the deck, yet not the spindles. That is still some stain left on the deck even after sanding. Can we use Armstrong semi-solid stain on the deck and the spindles? Thanks
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re: MIXED WOOD DECKS
It does not matter, Same protection. Your two different wood types will come out with two different colors though. Not possible to match IPE to PTP.
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Mixed wood decks
Will Armstrong Clark Stain (Redwood) provide better protection than Armstrong Clark Hardwood/Ipe Stain (Mahogany) on new pressure treated wood? Looking to determine if I should buy one of each and use the redwood for all the pressure treated wood and use the IPE for all the hardwood.
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You can do either but it will be easier to remove the lid completely for stirring. A 5 gallon drill mixer that goes on your drill works great for mixing. You can get one for $5 at a local hardware store.
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This may seem like a silly question, but I bought the 5 gallon steel pail and I'm not sure how to use it. Do I have to pry up the sides and open it completely to stir or can I just put a stirring stick in the center hole? I guess I'm used to the 1 gallon pails. Thanks!
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re: NEW FENCE QUESTION
If the wood is rough like most fences, you do not need to wait or prep. Use any color but most use the semi-transparen ts.
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New fence question
Which Amber Clark stain would you recommend for a new cedar fence?
Do I have to let the fence age before applying the stain?
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Apply another coat in the Spring. If you want to switch to the Rustic Brown then you will need to use the Restore A Deck Kit and light pressure washing for the prep.
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We just stained a 9 mo old PT deck and another small porch (20yrs) in Amber. Prepped well so everything looks good. Couple of questions. When should we apply a second coat (this year or next spring?). Second we were considering Rustic Brown but went with Amber due to fears or would be too dark. Now I think I'd prefer rustic brown. When we stain second coat, any issues doing it in rustic brown? Thank you.
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re: drying time
That will be fine at 8-10 hours.
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drying time
Going crazy down here in Georgia with nearly daily popup rainstorms. What is the minimum drying time for AC semitransparent stain, assuming it gets direct sun for 8-10 hours, before it can safely be exposed to rain?
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re: Can the mahogany color be used on pressure treated decks or is it just for hardwood?
It can be used on all word types but it will not look like the sample picture as that is on IPE wood. It looks much more red/orange on PTP.
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Can the mahogany color be used on pressure treated decks or is it just for hardwood?
Thankyou
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re: Mixed Colors
Sorry but no we do not mix custom colors.
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Mixed Colors
Hi, is it possible to buy an AC 5 gallons of a 50%-50% mix of semi-trans amber and semi-trans mahogany?? Thanks!
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Yes we can ship it there. Colors vary a lot based on the wood so hard to say what it will look like. They will not turn it green though.
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Hi. I hope you can help me.
I live in Canada, directly across the border from International Falls, MN. From what I've read Armstrong-Clark seems to be a top choice for deck stain for Canada. I would like to go with semi-solid to get as much longevity out of the stain as possible. I have a new deck (deck laid last fall) and previously stained decks (clear finish) that I will, in time, refinish with this Armstrong Clark stain. Would you have any idea how the stain would end up looking on green pressure treated lumber? I don't want it to be too dark and am leaning toward the Mountain Cedar or Sequoia. I just don't want the pressure treated wood to turn it toward the green side. Any idea of how these two stains might react? Thanks so much for any assistance you can offer.
P.S. I have a mailbox on the USA side in Minnesota. I have all my Amazon.com and Ebay items delivered to it. Can I assume I can have a 5 gallon pail of stain delivered there?
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re: shipping costs to Canada
Michael, please add to cart. At checkout it will explain costs.
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shipping costs to Canada
Approximately how much to ship a 5 gal pail to Ontario Canada.
thanks
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Garth, sand first before using a cleaner and wood brightener.
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If sanding is required, should this be done before or after using the cleaner and brightener?
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re: Any benefit to a darker color?
Yes a darker color will offer better Uv protection. Semi-solids are even better.

Only the 3 colors.
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Any benefit to a darker color?
I am looking at AC semi trans for an older weatherered dect that I will clean and brighten first. Do the darker colors (more pigment I presume) provide any extra benefit in terms of better/longer protection? Are ther only 3 colors in ST? Thx.
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re: Temperature
45 degrees F at lowest temp. Not sure on Celsius conversion.
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Temperature
Hi. What's the lowest temperature you would apply this stain in? If I apply it during the day and it's 10-15 degrees during the day and drops down to 5 degrees at night. I am in Toronto Canada
Thanks
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Re-application
jwC, you can clean and re-coat without stripping.
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Re-application
After a couple of years, will this stain have to be stripped completely from a deck or can one just clean and reapply?
Thanks!
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re: Shipping to Ontario Canada
Kent,

Best to add product to cart. During checkout you will get a shipping cost and it will also explain to you about brokerage and province taxes that you will need to pay once the item is shipped.
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Shipping to Ontario Canada
How much for shipping 5 gallon pail to N4N3B8 Ontario,Canada
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re: Mahogany on Cedar Decking
Yes you can use the Mahogany color on cedar wood.
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Mahogany on Cedar Decking
I noticed on AC's website that the Mahogany color is meant for use on hardwoods. Is it also ok to use on cedar decking? I really like the color but want to be sure it is an appropriate product for our new cedar deck. Thank you!
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re: Cedar to mahogany
If you clean first then you should be okay. The Maybe the Rustic Brown color?
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Cedar to mahogany
I stained last year with Cedar-semi for a first coat on a new deck. Can I use mahogany this year without removing the cedar? Is there a color you would recommend that is a bit darker than the cedar-semi?
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re: NBS-30 and Armstrong stain
It is okay to use a product such as this in the Armstrong Clark.
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NBS-30 and Armstrong stain
I have been recommended to use an NBS-30 additive into the stain I want to buy for my deck in order to repell bees.
Some stain companies do not recommend the addition to their stain for some reason (Sikkens and others).
Do you know if it is ok to use NBS-30 with Armostrong-Clar k? Would it change the color or the durability of the stain?
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re: sample of the semi-transparen t cedar color
You can get samples here:

Deck Stain Samples (www.opwdecks.com/.../)
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Is it possible to get a sample of the semi-transparen t cedar color? We think we will need 2 5-gallon buckets, but we would like to test the color beforehand because of the cost. Thank you, Denise Sheldon
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re: Dock Stain
I am not sure as we do not sell or use Behr. I would think the cedar semi-transparen t would be close.
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Dock Stain
My dock was previously coated with Behr Wood Toned Weatherproofing Wood Finish No. 501 (Natural Cedar). What Armstrong-Clark semi-solid color is closest to the Behr No. 501?

Any help is appreciated.

Semper Fi,
Sully
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re: cost
No it is the correct price. If you bought 5 single gallons and paid shipping on them, the cost would be much more then the 5 Gallon pail with the Free Shipping.

Free shipping is only on the 5 Gallon Pail, not on 5 single gallons.
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cost?
hi there. i notice that the cost of a 5 gallon pail is more than if we got 5 1 gallon cans individually. in most other cases the 5 gallon is cheaper. is this a typo? lastly, how fast can i get this product. i live in NY. i was hoping to place the order tomm (mem day) and was hoping to get it by the end of the week? thanks so very much
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re: retired
You can use either. The semi-cedar is a little "richer" in color and will last longer as well.

I am sorry but we only give free shipping on 5 gallon pails and not on single gallons as they must ship in a separate box.

Thanks!
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retired
I have used "Cedar Tone" for my decks. Which is equivalent, the tranparent or the semi transparent. I will order at least one 5 gallon pail. Can I get free shipping if I order a 5 gallon pail and a couple of gallons or do I pay shipping on the extra individual gallons?
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Deck_Stains
Parameters of Product: Deck/Wood Stains
3Available_Sizes
5 Gallon
Available Sizes
3Brands
Armstrong Clark
Brands
3Coats_Needed
1-2 Coats
Coats Needed
3Free_Shipping
Yes
Free Shipping
3Oil_or_Water_Based
Oil Based
Oil or Water Based
3Stain_Transparency
Semi-Transparents
Stain Transparency
3Your_Wood_Type
All Wood Types Cedar/Redwood/PTP/Etc
Your Wood Type
3Horizontal_or_Vertical_Surfaces
Both
Horizontal or Vertical Surfaces
3Low_VOC_State
Yes
Low VOC State