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I have an oceanfront house on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. (Lots of sun, salt, corrosion, etc.) I am replacing about 3000 sq. ft. of sun decks, porches, walkways, and steps. I am using high quality treated pine 2x6 deck boards. (This is C grade lumber (two steps above #1) that is commonly used for floors and trim.) My lumber supplier suggests I seal this wood immediately (on all sides) before it gets wet.What is the best sealer for me to use? I don’t care about “staining” the wood, nor it turning gray. I simply want to prevent the wood from water absorption and “checking.”
Have a log home used your synthetic stain in Teton bronze should we stay with it or can we use the extreme live in Arizona lot of sun
I have 9 year old Trex Select composite deck, original in saddle color. It's now bleached out very light tan and heavily black algae stained. Will Defy cleaner remove the stains? Can I then stain with Defy Extreme to change the color to driftwood gray? And then use Defy Sealer to maintain it? Thanks for any help.
I used clear tone last time. Would like something just a little darker. Deck is made out of pressure treated pine. 20 years old.
I am in southeast Louisiana and have a new raised covered deck made of pressure treated pine and also new fencing made of rough sawn cedar boards. I would like a semi-solid stain in a brown that is muted -- more muddy gray-brown and not reddish. What color samples should I try?
We are looking at getting some extra life out of our boarwalks here on our property. We have been replacing them recently using KDAT 2x6 boards and I was wondering what you would recommend using on these to help seal them. Thank you
We have had a Vietnamese hardwood deck on our balcony for almost 10 years half which is away from the patio door and wall is in very badly faded and the whole balcony deck needs to be refinished what defy stain should we use
Refinishing a redwood deck. Want a semi transparent that I can custom color to match a dark brown
Hi. I have a new dock with treated Select deck boards in brackish water in Charleston, SC. What is the best treatment for this environment? Also, is there a local outlet in the 29414 zip code area?Thank you,Barry Weissglass
Can I use this no an older deck that have Some cracks and old stan on it?
We have a large home with cedar shake siding. We have completed a significant cleaning effort and the wood is ready for staining. Should we use the Defy Original, Defy Extreme, or other product for this application? We want the most durable and mildew resistant product available. Thanks!
I am looking for a deck or marine transparent/semi transparent stain in a white color
Will Defy Wood Deck Cleaner remove the mill glaze from NEW PT southern pine decking without weathering/aging the boards?
I believe your Defy Extreme Stain would perform best in my situation, but would like confirmation. The deck was consructed of yellow pine (not pressure treated) and is located in Saint George, Utah.
New front porch-- ceiling- putting fir tongue & groove- which Defy stain should I use? Do I finish with a spar polyurethane?Thanks for your help!
Hello, I will be installing a new redwood fence over an existing block wall. I am in southern California and the fence will be south facing. Which stain product would be best for this scenario?
I have a 1 year old cedar deck in Iowa that was stained with flood cwf last year after aging 2 months. I had terrible black mold on the entire deck and rail this spring/summer so I pressure washed using the cleaner and brightner. I plan on using stripper, cleaner and brightner again before restaining. The deck faces south and sees 80% sun. I am unsure why the mold was so bad and also unsure which product is best for this deck, the extreme or hardwoods version in light walnut? Thanks
Hi!I'm building a house in Nashville, TN and the interior will be all pine. Should I go with your interior wood stain? I see Defy also makes an "extreme" version which can also be used inside. I want the beauty of the wood to show through but also protect it from UV light and fading.Thanks!Rachel
I have a new cedar plank fence and I want to protect it. I don't really want to change the color except darken it like when it rains would be acceptable.thank you for you help choosing the right protector.Jon
I just replaced the decking and some of the rail on my 20 year old cedar deck. I live in New York and the deck gets shade to full sun for part of the day. Should I use the extreme or hardwood stain. How long do I need to wait before I clean and brighten before I stain? Can I mix the semi-transparent with the clear to get a more translucent stain?Thank you
We are refinishing our cedar deck this year. We have used your cleaner and brightener and have tested the sample colors. Now we are ready to order, but I noticed you have marine grade stain and thought that this might be better. I also noticed that the extreme (non- marine) is listed as the best. Is that because the marine grade is thicker and harder to apply? Does the marine grade last longer? Does it perform better for wetter areas? Please inform me of the differences of these two stains and which you would recommend. Thank you!
I have a brand new kiln-dried Cedar Deck. I am trying to decide between your Extreme stain and your Harwood stain. I was reading some of the replies below and I'm a bit confused. It seems most replies recommend the Hardwood stain because it apparently penetrates deeper. However, it does not appear to have the nano-technology of Extreme stains. Which stain is going to last longer between maintenance coats? I live in Oregon where we get rain for 8 months and hot sun for 2 months. My confusion comes from a similar question/situation from a person in Medford,OR and the recommendation he received back was for the Extreme stain. Could you clarify which product is going to hold-up better against the elements over the long haul?
Hi, I am adding on to an existing un stained pressure treated pine framed deck with more pressure treated pine framing and then usuing Trex composite decking boards on top of both the old and new sections. The decking boards will be durable, but I also want to protect the pine framing. Since it is underneath the deck boards, it will never get any direct sun. I am most concerned about long term protection from water, mold and fungus. Is Extreme the best thing to use? Also, is it required to put on the cleaner and brightener before applying the stain? It's a big deck and I'm not sure if I want to go over it 3 times. Thanks for your input. Tom
I stained my two decks last year with a water-based acrylic stain from another company, and it is already fading on the horizontal surfaces. Can I apply Defy Extreme on top of the other stain without having to strip it off?One deck was stained with a light cedar color, the other with a medium brown.
We have a new cedar porch built this spring. We want to stain the cedar deck and cedar ceiling with Defy semi transparent stain. The deck will get minimal rain and sun exposure and the ceiling will get no rain or sun. Not sure if Defy Extreme or Defy Hardwood would be the right stain?
We installed a bead fir ceiling (over vinyl) on our exterior porch in winter of 2014. The ceiling is beautiful and i don't want to change the color or appearance, but we need to protect it with a sealant. The ceiling does not get any UV rays, but obviously is exposed to water and other elements since it is outside. I have heard good comments about your product. Which sealant or stain would be best for our project?
Have a redwood deck, do not know if it is pressure treated wood. Also don't know what product/kind of prior stain/water proofer is on it currently. We're in Los Angeles, so only rarely do we have a freezing temp at night. Deck is partially shaded, partially in full sun. What products & methods should be used to clean and prep, and which of your products should be used for the final staining? Thanks for your help.
Last summer my son in law purchased 5 gallons of Defy Wood Dock Stain & Sealerto refinish my Cedar dock. I have approximately 3 gallons left and a porch deck that I am stripping by sanding. The deck boards are Cambara wood. Will the Wood Dock Stain work well on this material? If so should it be a one or two coat application? If not what material should be used?Thank you,
I have been using Defy Original stain on my log cabin. I would like to upgrade the stain on the next application to one of your newer stains. Do you have a recommendation?Thanks
Hi, I have just learned about your products from the web site Buffalo-Lumber.com. I live on the central California coast where moisture and fog are typical. We have discovered black mold on the interior wood frames adjacent to the glass (which we have cleaned off and hopefully killed with a borax solution. The original finish looks like a matte or maybe a slightly satin finish. I am intrigued with the possibility of using a synthetic resin product to refinish the wood and to prevent future mold growth. Could you please tell me which of your products would be most suitable.THANKS!!!Marge Abel
I have 20 24"x48" sections of Red Cedar purchased from Menards. Each section contains 4-48" 2x6"s. This wood has been stored inside for 6-12 months. These panels are used as the deck for lakefront piers/docks.They are removable for winter storage. The spaces between each 2x6 is 1/2". What would be the best product and application procedure?
I would like to use Defy Extreme on my deck. It is a new cedar deck built last year.Do you ship the stain to Ontario, Canada. If so, please let me know how to order. I live near Toronto.
I have a new deck which has Ipe for the floor boards, and cedar elsewhere. Some of the cedar is smooth (posts & railing), and some rough (trim around the deck). Seems I should use Hardwood Stain for the Ipe & smooth Cedar, and Extreme Stain for the rough cedar. I'd rather use one product all over the deck though. Is Extreme Stain suitable to use all over? (It does say "Best for All types of wood"). Or is Hardwood Stain much better on the Ipe? Thanks.
Our barn was built over a year ago and the bare wood has undergone mild weathering. The siding is board-and-batten hemolck/pine with a rough-sawn surface. What would you recommend for surface preparation and wood stain?
Want to know what stain I should use on a deck. Just bought the house. I'm in Santa Rosa, California. Was told the deck was built with red mangaris about 8-9 years ago. Doesn't look like it was ever maintained. Shows a lot of graying and the wood has some slight cupping in a few places.