Oil Based Wood Stain: Transparent Colors

A 50/50 mix of Redwood Tone and Cedar Tone.

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, mildecide and solvent. Armstrong's deck and siding wood stain contains no titanium dioxide (white) like competing products.

Product Features

  • Can be applied in direct sunlight and heat of day.
  • If the first coat penetrates within 60 minutes a second coat can be applied for extra protection.
  • Apply coating and let it soak in overnight.
  • Easily applied by brush, roller, 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.
  • All Armstrong-Clark colors are intermixable to make your own custom color.
  • Do not apply more than 1 coat to furniture or sitting surfaces.
*Pigment is the sacrificial raw ingredient that absorbs UV radiation and prevents wood from turning gray. Generally speaking, transparent stains allow more of the wood grain to be seen while providing less UV protection than semi-transparent and semi-solid stains. The amount of pigment in Natural Tone slows down the premature graying process, but it does not prevent premature graying.

Transparent Coatings


Natural Tone

Cedar Tone

Redwood Tone

PDF DOWNLOADS & FAQs

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