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Browse Armstrong Clark Exterior Wood Stains Carried By NC Paints Store in Durham, NC

Armstrong Clark exterior oil wood stains are available at NC Paints in Durham, NC. We ship anywhere in the US and deliver locally. We are your North Carolina Armstrong Clark stain dealer and expert.

Ease of Application
  1. Can be in direct sunlight and the heat of the day no matter how hot it is without the risk of drying too quickly or leaving sticky puddles and shiners.
  2. No wiping - soaking in period is 24 hours
  3. Can be exposure to rain only 60 minutes after absorption into wood*
  4. No stripping or sanding required on maintenance coats
  5. One coat coverage. A second coat can be applied "wet-on-wet" or "wet-on-dry" to softwoods for extra protection only if the first coat soaked into the wood within 60 minutes. Do not apply a second coat of Semi-Solids except on siding.
  6. Blending all containers before applying is not required
  7. Stain can be applied to wood with a higher moisture content - up to 20%; 15% is recommended for cedar shingles and redwoood to help prevent tannin bleed
  8. Freezing after absorption will not affect newly applied stain
  9. Walk on stain during application without worries that footprints will remain.
*Ability to withstand rain 60 minutes after absorption (not application) applies to normal rain conditions; if heavy down pours are expected it is recommended that you let the storm pass and then let the wood dry for two days (or until moisture content is down to 20% or less). Additionally note that exotic hardwoods take much longer to absorb stain than softwoods. These woods can sometimes take 8 - 24 hours to fully absorb an applied stain.
Longevity
  1. Color/ appearance lasts several years*
  2. Provides non-drying oils to condition wood
  3. No peeling or cracking of stain
  4. Stain in unopened cans has an indefinite shelf life**
*Pigment is the sacrificial raw ingredient that absorbs UV rays. Transparent stains have lower amounts of pigment and therefore a reduced ability to prevent premature graying of wood. Natural Tone has the least amount of pigment and can only delay the onset of the graying process. For these reasons semi-transparent, and not transparent stains, are recommended for higher elevations.
**Periodically check cans for leaks. Although the stain may last a very long time the storage environment may provide conditions that lead to pin holes and stain leaking out of the can.
Ease of Reapplication
  1. No stripping required (or at the very least a light and easy stripping)
  2. One coat coverage on maintenance coats
Final Appearance and Color
  1. All colors are intermixable to create custom colors.
  2. No worries about color mistints or color mismatches
  3. Natural looking, not pastel looking, colors allow the wood grain and or texture of the wood to be seen
Actual Wood Protection
  1. Allows wood to breathe
  2. Includes non-drying oils to condition and rejuvenate wood
  3. Provides water repellency and protection from mother nature
  4. Includes mildewcide to combat molds and mildew
  5. Includes UV inhibitors (Natural tone only as enough pigment to slow down but not prevent premature graying)*
*Pigment is the sacrificial raw ingredient that absorbs UV rays. Transparent stains have lower amounts of pigment and therefore a reduced ability to prevent premature graying of wood. Natural Tone has the least amount of pigment and can only delay the onset of the graying process. For these reasons semi-transparent, and not transparent stains, are recommended for higher elevations.
Value
  1. For every $10 of stain applied, $9.50 worth of Armstrong-Clark stain remains behind after the curing and drying process while only $1.70 - $6.90 worth of our competitor's product remains
  2. No need to purchase additional strippers and brighteners on maintenance coats
  3. Time is Money: hot, sunny weather or imminent rain do not have to keep you applying stain
General
  1. Comes in 16 natural colors.
  2. Phones answered by Armstrong-Clark employees
  3. Backed by six generations of experience in the field of wood preservation
  4. 95% active ingredients
  5. 68% of ingredients are from renewable & recycled materials
  6. Low VOC formula is compliant in all counties in all states
  7. No mistints or complaints

Armstrong Clark stains are a traditional oil stain compliant everywhere - not a modified oil; no water. Can be applied in direct sun in the heat of the day. Can be applied to wood with up to 20% moisture. No peeling, cracking, flashing, or sticky shiners. No stripping, sanding, or media blasting on maintenance coats.

Able to walk on wet stain during application without having to back brush. Can be exposed to rain one hour after full absorption into the wood. No need for additional primers or sealers. If the 1st coat soaks into the wood within 60 minutes a second coat can be applied for extra protection. Armstrong Clark is the perfect solution for any exterior wood project!