Armstrong Clark Hardwood/Ipe Stain 1 Gallon

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Amber and Mahogany colors for  Exotic Hardwoods.

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'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.

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

Amrstrong Clark Hardwood Colors

Gallon Sizes: Temperature:
1's and 5's 45-95 F
Coats  Required: Application Tools:
1 Coat Sprayer, Pad, Brush, Roller
Coverage Per Gallon: Dry Time:
250-350 sq. ft 4-24 Hours
Cleanup: VOC Compliant: 100
Mineral Spirits Compliant in all States/Canada


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    Fernando · 04/27/2023
    I have a 7 year old mahogany deck that has never been treated. We purposely let it age to achieve a grey Nantucket look ( we live on the coast near Cape Cod). The wood is now looking very dirty and dark grey(full southern exposure). Also starting to splinter due to dryness. Would love to keep it looking grey but not sure if possibly without compromising the integrity of the wood itself. Trying to avoid a “painted” look by applying semi-transparent grey stain. What are you recommendations?
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    Angela Ochterski · 05/18/2022
    I ordered samples of the 3 colors available in the AC Hardwoods/IPE stain to use on a new mahogany deck and stair treads. Sharing this photo so that other homeowners can see how different the colors look on the same mahogany board.  
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    Renae · 05/07/2022
    Should I use AC Amber or Mahogany to restore the beautiful colors of my tigerwood/IPE deck?
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    Alex · 07/30/2021
    AC amber on new ipe test boards changed the reddish brown color to brown. What’s the best way to keep the look of a natural wet ipe color?
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    Catharine Erhardt · 05/05/2021
    Would a second coat to the lighter boards be a bad idea? Thanks, Catharine
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    Catharine Erhardt · 05/05/2021
    I have a (I'm told) new Mahogany wood deck (Fall 2020). It did look mahogany when constructed. It was not oiled/stained then and has weathered to a pale grey. I have used the RAD kit to wash and brighten it. Now it is a pale grey-pink. So I have stained half the boards, one-by-one with brush, with the AC "mahogany" hardwood stain (I ordered "IPE" but the cans you sent don't say that). I gave one coat. When wet, the boards look lovely.  Now that they are dry (about 48 hours in, no stain coming off on cloth or my feet), the boards do not look uniform in coloration.  Before I stained, I did take moisture meter readings: boards read between 6% - 12% moisture.  Why would the boards come up so differently in color? Am I brushing too hard? Are they too dry? (I am attaching photos: one a closeup of some stained boards, another wider shot showing the still-unstained pale boards to the side.) What can I do to remedy this strange coloration? Thanks, Catharine
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      The Sealer Store · 05/05/2021
      That is the wood grain for each board and how it takes the stain. It has nothing to do with the stain, moisture % or how you are applying it. There is not a way to remedy it as it is the wood itself causing this.
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    Betsy · 04/10/2021
    I have an Ice railing system, we have cleaned and used mesmers UV and it looks great when done, the deep reddish brown color. It only last about 18 months and starts to fade.  We are thinking of changing to Armstrong Clark hardwood stain and can't decide between amber or mahogany.  We love the look of the reddish ipe after we used mesmeric.  Which AC color should we use Amber or Mahogany?  Thank you
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    Gail B · 03/17/2021
    can you stain a tigerwood deck with armstrong clark mahogany and then put a transparent IPE oil on for further protection? Would that cause any problem for future years treatment?
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    David · 09/20/2020
    In powerwashing my Ipe deck I have borne down too hard on certain spots, making them brighter than the surrounding word. Ipe oil works well overall but does not darken these spots enough to blend them. Should I sand and use a more darkly stained oil on these areas?
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      The Sealer Store · 09/20/2020
      You cannot spot fix this by applying a darker color. The only way to fix would be to sand it all evenly o the stain would then apply and dry evenly.
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    Steve · 07/09/2020
    I have exterior mahogany furniture AKA bright work AKA boat trim Can I put a clear top coat for added protection ie varnish, urethane or lacquer
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      JKM49 · 05/05/2021
      Disaster the carpenter that installed my Mahogany deck used some clear coat product, it was like an ice skating rink initially, had a harsh winter the following summmer, the seal coat was peeling it looked awful. Solution complete sanding of the entire deck. Then the Two Step cleaning process you can purchase here then the Armstrong Mahogany stain. I repeat this process every two years, harsh winters do a job on wood in general. Note to self get an expert to do a particular job, carpernter to build, painter to paint.
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      The Sealer Store · 07/10/2020
      No, that will peel and create a major issue with trying to fix when it does.
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    CRJ · 06/10/2020
    I live in Los Angeles and I have an ipe wood deck that get high sun exposure. About three years ago I used Ipe Oil Hardwood Deck Finish on the deck and it looked great for about 18 months before greying out. Unbeknownst to me, California changed the VOC from 250 to 100, so Ipe Oil stopped selling and I was forced to used Penofin, which lasted maybe 6 months before greying out. I've sanded the deck twice and used two coats of Penofin both times but the deck grays out within six months. Will the Armstrong wood stain last longer, or because the VOC is also 100, will it also grey out within six months? If so, do you have a recommendation for an ipe treatment that is better than the oils, or a treatment that will extend the life of the oils?
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      The Sealer Store · 06/10/2020
      Only the LA counties switched to the 100 VOC, the rest of the state is 250. AC is much better than the Penofin but your wood does require recoating annually.
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    PGL · 05/22/2020
    I am sanding the old Sikkens Cetol transparent stain off my mahogany porch and want to use Armstrong Clark on it. Do I sand, then RAD clean, then RAD brightener, then AC 1 coat? (Are both the cleaner and brightener necessary when removing a finish with a sander?)
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    Dave · 05/06/2020
    What is the best stain from Accoya treated wood?
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    Ben · 04/23/2020
    Hi - I applied AC Mahogony last Spring and was going to apply a maintenance coat this Spring. Can i just power wash and apply or is it necessary to use a RAD cleaner/brightener?
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    Steve · 04/11/2020
    i have Jensen ipe table and chairs on my deck. I clean and re-oil every year. I have used Penofin and Ipe Oil but i cannot get it back to the original dark color that the ipe was when we bought it. What would you suggest i use? Thanks
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    Russ · 10/04/2019
    I have a new IPE dock int he Florida Keys. Looking for a suggestion for a sealer that will not change the color but will provide protection and a glossy look when dry. Dock is 60' x 6'
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      The Sealer Store · 10/04/2019
      You must have a tint for UV protection and that means it will enhance or change the color. You cannot have a gloss to exterior decking. It will peel and blister. Basically what you would like to do is impossible.
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        Kevin · 11/20/2019
        I made that mistake with Glossy finish on my mahogany deck. The carpenter who built the deck suggested that, a good carpenter but not a person to give information on staining. The deck looked great for one season, winter and snow the neck season the deck had peeled and looked terrible. Ever since I have used Armstrong Hardwood Deck Stain. Also an added negative for those who think glossy is cool, you slip and slide on it like an ice skating rink. IMHO
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    Kevin · 09/15/2019
    I have used the Armstrong Mahogany in the past. Looks great and goes on very easy. Can you tell me should my mahogany deck be stained every year? My handrails are cedar, is this stain appropriate for those? Thanks
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      The Sealer Store · 09/15/2019
      Mahogany wood being a hardwood does require annual applications for most scenarios. You can use it for the cedar as well.
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    George · 07/30/2019
    I have a mahogany deck, which previously had ATO applied. I opted to completely sand the deck back to original wood finish and am now looking at the amber stain for hardwood. My question, likely hard to answer, will this provide a even amber color, or will it allow some of the natural color or shade variation that products like Penofin oil provide? I am hoping for more of the later. Understanding all results rely on me following proper steps, etc. Thank you
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      The Sealer Store · 07/30/2019
      The Amber highlights the natural grain of your wood so if it has variations in the wood then it will show hen stained.
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        George · 07/30/2019
        perfect, thank you for your quick response.
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    terry · 05/05/2019
    canit be shipped to canada
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    terry · 05/04/2019
    you never gave me prep steps on what to do next ? you never told me if washing deck with dish soap was okay? you never told me advise on steps for staining custum rails ? i want product deliverd to me , for i have no passport, it use to be easy to cross the border with no passport so your site says canada excepts armstrong clark ? can you help me or not thankyou
Parameters of Product: Deck/Wood Stains
Available Sizes
1 Gallon
Armstrong Clark
Coats Needed
1 Coat
Free Shipping
Oil or Water Based
Oil Based
Stain Transparency
Your Wood Type
Exotic Hardwoods/Ipe
Horizontal or Vertical Surfaces
Low VOC State