Q. Why does wood deteriorate?
A. Pure and simple it loses its protective nondrying natural oils. The wood turns gray, splits and absorbs water - the food source for infestation.
Q. How is Armstong's different?
A. Armstrong has nondrying oils in the formulas. During the drying process these oils completely separate; penetrate deep and bulk into the dry wood fibers. The balance of the formula dries on top and locks in the nondrying oils. You get two layers of protection with one spray pass or brush stroke.
Q. Do you use Titanium-dioxide in your formulas?
A. Titanium-dioxide is used by most paint and stain manufacturers to increase hide (opacity). We feel that this clouds the final color. We only use Transparent-oxide and earth colors in our coatings. The color is therfore much sharper.
Q. Does Shake Shield allow the shakes to breathe?
A. Yes, Shake Shield repells liquid (H20) however vapor from inside the house is free to exit.
Q. Why use Armstrong's Wood Stain?
A. Armstrong's has nondrying conditioning oils that separate from the drying side of the formulas. These oils penetrate deep into the wood fiber where the wood's natural oils used to be. This process rejuvinates the wood. The drying oils stay at the surface and lock in the conditioning oils and create a dry to the touch barrier. Armstrong's formulas also contain vegetable oils, transparent-oxide pigments, water repellents, mildecide and solvent. Armstrong's contains no titanium-dioxide (like most companies). (Driftwood tone excluded)