One Formula For All Applications


Decks
Fences
Log Homes
Gazebos

Docks
Playground Equipment
Furniture
Shakes & Shingles


UNIQUE QUALITIES AND BENEFITS

Two Layers of Protection with a Single Brush Stroke

Wood deteriorates, turns gray, and absorbs water because it loses its natural oil. It becomes susceptible to fungus, rot, and infestation once the natural defense system provided by the wood’s oil is gone.

Armstrong-Clark oil base wood stains utilize a combination of drying and non-drying oils that give the user two layers of protection with one brush stroke. Armstrong-Clark stains have non-drying conditioning oils that separate from the drying side of the formula. These oils penetrate into the wood fiber where the wood’s natural oils used to be and rejuvenates the wood. The drying oils stay at the surface, lock in the conditioning oils, and create a barrier that is dry to the touch as they lock out the harmful effects of Mother Nature.

Product Features

  • Easy to use for DIY’ers who will make mistakes
  • Formulated for all climates in all states
  • Survives harsh snowy winters
  • No peeling, cracking, flashing, or sticky shiners
  • Top rated by wood restoration professionals
  • Conditions and rejuvenates wood
  • NO formula changes anticipated....ever!
  • All colors are intermixable
  • Includes water repellents, UV inhibitors and mildewcide
  • Easy application with brush, stain pad, roller, or airless sprayer (no garden sprayers)
  • Can be applied in direct sunlight up to 110°+F
  • No stripping or sanding on maintenance coats
  • Able to walk on wet stain without having to back brush
  • Can be applied to wood with up to 20% moisture
  • Formulated for single coat application
  • Can be exposed to rain 60 minutes after absorption
  • No wiping required during application
  • A 2nd coat can be applied wet-on-wet or wet-on-dry for extra protection for many applications
  • No need for additional primers or sealers
  • 95% active ingredients
  • A true traditional oil under 50 g/l VOC (Not an alkyd/oil; No water)
  • VOC compliant everywhere!

Colors

Age and species of the wood, and how wood is prepared will affect the final color of an applied stain. Please use a sample can to test for color and absorption before beginning application.


Transparent Stains

Allow the wood grain to be seen while providing the least amount protection against UV rays that gray wood.


  • For softwoods
  • If the 1st coat soaks into the wood within 60 minutes a second coat can be applied for extra protection
  • 1 coat only for furniture and sitting surfaces
  • Higher elevations may require annual maintenance
  • Makes wood grain "pop"


Semi-Transparent Stains

Provide a balance between seeing the wood grain and providing enhanced UV masking properties.


  • For softwoods
  • 1 or 2 coat applications
  • If the 1st coat soaks into the wood within 60 minutes a second coat can be applied for extra protection
  • For furniture and sitting surface applications apply one coat and wipe stain off after one hour to prevent rub-off


Exotic Hardwoods

Highest quality pigments provide enhanced transparency and UV protection over semi-transparents


  • For hardwoods (like ipe) and softwoods
  • Transparent colors
  • 1 sparingly thin coat for hardwoods
  • Stain pad recommended for hardwood applications; roller application not recommended for hardwoods
  • For softwoods a second coat can be applied for extra protection if the 1st coat soaks into the wood within 60 minutes
  • For furniture and sitting surface applications apply one coat and wipe stain off after one hour to prevent rub-off


Semi-Solids Stains

Allow minimal wood grain to be seen while providing the greatest amount of UV protection.


  • For softwoods
  • 1 coat only for horizontal applications
  • For high elevations
  • NOT for wood less than 1 year old
  • NOT for sitting surfaces or furniture
  • NOT for playground equipment
  • Roller application not recommended for horizontal surfaces


Species and age of the wood will determine final color. Always try a test sample first