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    Vlad · 08/22/2019
    What is the recommended stain\sealer for new cedar wood (it's outdoor sauna). I want product that maintains a natural look of wood and lasts long, so I don't have to reapply it every year.
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    Bob · 08/15/2019
    Hi, I am ready to purchase Armstrong Clark semi-solid stain for my deck. It is approximately 575 square feet, 28 year old pressure treated. What is the probable amount that I will need - I estimate 3-4 gallons. If I were to purchase a 5 gallon container, what is its shelf life after opened?
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    Terry Reardon · 08/11/2019
    My deck is what i call fake wood, as you can see in picture it has all turned light gray from the sun. the original was a medium brown. Is there a stain that I could use to make it a little darker gray, that will last on this type of decking?
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    Ed OBrien · 08/10/2019
    We have an Ice deck that we believe was originally with Penofin penetrating oil (we found an old can). The deck needs restoring everywhere except it is still bright under the doormat. Prior to staining we plan to Restore a Deck cleaner and then brightener. Do we need to use the wood stain stripper as an additional step? If so, where does it fit into the process?
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      The Sealer Store · 08/11/2019
      You should use the Stripper instead of the Cleaner. Brightener after.
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    Jane Wasserbach · 07/28/2019
    Hello! We have ipe wood deck that we stained 6 years ago and has not been treated since. I would like to retreat the areas again. What products do you suggest to start with? Also, is it necessary to stain again or can I just clean and apply an oil product to bring out the beautiful red color?
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    John val · 07/28/2019
    Is oil based deck stain available for delivery in Ontario?
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    Joaquin · 07/25/2019
    What is the best sealer or stain for Massanaruba that you carry? Thanks
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    JoeMc33 · 07/22/2019
    For the last 15 years I have been treating my covered Ipe porch deck with Penofin Rosewood Penetrating Oil. It remains in excellent condition, though very dark. Would there be any benefit to switching to Armstrong-Clark Mahogany Hardwood & Softwood Wood Stain for Wood Decks? Would there be any compatibility or special prep issiues?
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      The Sealer Store · 07/26/2019
      You would have to remove the Penofing by stripping. The AC will not turn black like the Penfoinf so, yes, it is a better product.
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    John Knudson · 07/21/2019
    Massanaruba(sp?) deck. +/- 10 years old. Stripped and stained with AC Mahogany stain for hardwoods 2 years ago. Fading already, is this normal? Should I try a different stain? If so, just clean, not strip? If I stay with AC clean and brighten? Should I use a brightener? Great website, good advice. Thanks.
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      The Sealer Store · 07/22/2019
      Your wood type requires annual application so getting two years is much better than average. Nothng will last longer for exotic hardwoods like yours. Clean and brighten then recoat.
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    Anne Edwards · 07/21/2019
    Do you have a sealer product that you would recommend to use on dried 1" x 2' bamboo(wired together to create a short fence) that would help to slow the blackening that can happen when left in the weather? Understand that there is nothing to 'stop' the degradation. Thank you very much.
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      The Sealer Store · 07/22/2019
      Sorry, but we do not have any coatings that will work for bamboo.
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    G. T. Laudouar · 07/21/2019
    Hello, Can you ship Defy Wood Stain (2 gallons) to France? Thanks!
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    Mark · 07/16/2019
    Hello I have a larger cedar deck that is appropriately 7 years old.it measures 12 x40ft.

    Last time I sealed it I sanded the deck down before applying a transparent sealer. The sealer has burnt off and now the cedar is exposed again.

    I don't want to sand it again if possible . I have scrubbed the deck but it is still somewhat grey. The surface has some fine fuzz as well. There is also some discoloration around the screw holes.


    What do you recommend?

    What is the process to ship to Toronto Ontario Canada?

    Thank you


    Mark
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    Kevin · 07/14/2019
    Hi - We are seeing tiny bugs all over our deck and I thought we had bought something from you in the past that we would mix in with the stain to get rid of them. I just can't remember what it's called?
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    susan · 07/09/2019
    Stained a new pressure treated deck with Armstrong-Clark semi solid 3 years ago. Deck is in full sun and I have had significant sun fading so wanted to use 2 coats this time. Armstrong Clark's web site says no to 2 coats of semi solid. Do I have to wait a year before applying a second coat? Thanks in advance.
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      The Sealer Store · 07/10/2019
      Yes, over application now could lead to it not curing correctly.
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    Mary · 07/09/2019
    I have a very large pressure treated deck that is 3 years old - nothing has been done to it. What would you recommend. One half of it gets morning sun, the other half gets some afternoon sun (shaded with trees). Live in MN. This year has been wet, wet, wet, & I need to get this project off my list of things to do. I am willing to use a semi-transparent stain/sealer, but just cant make up my mind. Leaning towards Defy, but the Armstrong-Clark looks like its a bit more forgiving in application? Help me out
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    blake · 07/08/2019
    How much stain? (two coats on new CS2 treated boards)
    How to determine square feet of a pergola? It's not like a deck... No flat surfaces. 6x6 posts..2x6x14 boards, etc
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      The Sealer Store · 07/08/2019
      You would have to measure all wood individually, there is not an easy way to determine how much stain is needed. A picture would help but we would still have to guess.
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    Mike · 07/07/2019
    Is RAD cleaner safe to use on aluminum soffit and gutters?
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      The Sealer Store · 07/08/2019
      It should be but if the aluminum is heavily oxidized (white powder), it will clean this off.
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    charlie · 07/06/2019
    can nmd 80 be used to clean a trek material deck?
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    Mary · 07/02/2019
    Hello, I have a 10 year old cumaru deck. It's in pretty good shape and we are ready to clean and seal it again (have already done a few times). We have previously used Messmer UV plus, but I've seen some good reviews for the Armstrong Clark stain. The deck gets full sun almost all day, but we do have some areas near the house with some mold issues. Which product do you recommend for my deck and why if you have a particular reason? Thank you.
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    Tim · 06/27/2019
    I'm building office bathroom dividers out of EPI lumber. What is a good sealer to use for this?