Colors & Products Overview

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
  • A traditional oil compliant everywhere - not a modified oil; no water
  • Formulated for all climates in all states
  • Can be applied in direct sun in the heat of the day
  • Can be applied to wood with up to 20% moisture
  • Conditions and rejuvenates wood
  • Formulated for single coat application
  • No formula changes anticipated...ever!
  • No peeling, cracking, flashing, or sticky shiners
  • No stripping, sanding, or media blasting on maintenance coats
  • Can be exposed to rain one hour after full absorption into the wood
  • Able to walk on wet stain during application without having to back brush
  • A 2nd coat can be applied wet-on-wet or wet-on-dry for extra protection for some applications
  • All colors are intermixable
  • Top rated by wood restoration professionals
  • No need for additional primers or sealers
  • A 2nd coat can be applied wet-on-wet or wet-on-dry for extra protection for many applications
  • No wiping required during application
  • Includes water repellents, UV inhibitors and mildewcide
  • Easy application with a natural bristle brush, stain pad, roller, or airless sprayer (no garden sprayers)
One product line for all applications

Decks

Fences

Log Homes

Gazebos

Docks

Playground Equipment

Furniture

Shakes & Shingles

Colors
Transparent

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"

Natural Tone

Cedar Tone

Redwood Tone

Hardwood Transparent

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

Mahogany

Black Walnut

Amber

Semi-Transparent

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

Sierra Redwood

Driftwood

Rustic Brown

Cedar

Chestnut

Natural Oak

Semi-Solid

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

Oxford Brown

Mountain Cedar

Sequoia

Woodland Brown

Other Products
Shake Shield

Shake Shield is a one-coat, high solids semi-transparent pigmented finish for unpainted wood shakes and shingles.

Armstrong's Shake Shield is made up of heavy and light-bodied oils. Heavy bodied oils provide water repellency. Light bodied oils combined with solvent penetrate deep into the wood.

Armstrong's Shake Shield repels water, replenishes the natural oils baked out by the sun, thereby adding flexibility to the wood and the pigments reflect the sun's UV rays, thus retarding the graying process of the wood. Reconditioned shakes should reduce damage caused by wind and hail.

Product Technology

Armstrong's Shake Shield is specifically designed for weathered wood shake or shingle roofs. Although Armstrong's Shake Shield works extremely well on older roofs of 15-20 years old, it should be applied to new roof installations as well. 60-80% of the natural oils leach and bake out of wood roofs within the first five years. It is to the advantage of any owners of a wood roof to use Armstrong's Shake Shield at the earliest opportunity.

Shake Shield Pricing

Maintain Your Wood Shake Roof Now or Pay Later. The following is based on a 3,000 square foot roof. The prices have been averaged between California and Mid West markets. Labor and material costs vary.

Armstrong's Shake Shield - $37.40 gallons X 30 gal. to maintain roof ONLY... $1,122
Class B Fire Retardant Wood Shakes - Tear off and install new $18,000
Untreated Wood Shakes - Tear off and install new $15,000
40 year Composition Asphalt Shakes - Tear off and install new $11,000
30 year Composition Asphalt Shakes - Tear off and install new $ 9,000
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