defy-oxygen-bleach-wood-cleNew or Gray looking Decks/Wood

When cleaning Wood or Decks, use the Defy Wood Deck Cleaner. This will open the pores and remove any graying and or dirt. This is important even for new wood. New wood has a mill glaze that should be removed prior to any stain application. For removal of old coatings see Defy Wood Stain Stripper.

 

  1. Wet deck down thoroughly with water. Take extra care to pre-rinse vegetation.
  2. Apply Defy Wood Deck Cleaner following manufacturer's directions. Most cleaners can be applied with a pump-up sprayer. The cleaner should dwell on the wood for 5-15 minutes. Makes sure that you mist the deck with water if it starts to dry. Use protective clothing, glasses, and gloves.
  3. Pressure Wash or Hand Scrub the wood to remove dirt, graying, mold, mildew. If there is a previous coating and it starts to come off unevenly, then you may want to consider using the Defy Wood Stain Stripper. This will ensure a more even appearance when stained.
  4. When done washing, take your time to rinse all wood, home, vegetation, etc to remove the cleaner residue, grime, and wood fibers.
  5. Use a Defy Wood Deck Brightener to "brighten" the wood and neutralize the cleaner back to the proper pH balance for the wood. This should dwell on the wood for 5-15 minutes. Once done make sure to rinse the wood, home, vegetation, etc.
  6. Wood should dry for 48 hours prior to a Defy Stain application.

defy-exterior-wood-stain-stPreviously Stained Deck/Wood

When removing a failed transparent wood or decks coating it is needed to use the Defy Stain Stripper. This will soften the old coating allowing easier removal.

Note: It is need not needed to do Step 1 Wood Deck Cleaning if you are using the Defy Stain Stripper.

*This process will work on the majority of transparent and semi-transparent stains. It will not be as effective on solid or opaque stains.

  1. Wet wood or deck down thoroughly with water. Take extra care to pre-rinse vegetation and house.
  2. Apply Defy Stain Stripper following manufacturer's directions. The stripper should dwell on the wood for 10-15 minutes. The wood will "darken" in color during this process. Makes sure that you mist the deck with water if it starts to dry. Use protective clothing, glasses, and gloves.
  3. Pressure Wash or Hand Scrub the wood to remove the old coating, dirt, graying, mold, mildew.
  4. When done washing, take your time to rinse the wood, home, vegetation, stripper suds, dirt and wood fibers.
  5. Use the Defy Wood Brightener to "brighten" the wood and neutralize the wood back to the proper pH balance. This should dwell on the wood for 5-15 minutes. Once done make sure to rinse the wood, home, vegetation, etc.
  6. Wood should dry for 48 hours prior to a Defy Stain application.

 

defy-wood-brightenerBrightening Decks/Wood after Cleaning

When brightening Wood or Decks, use the Defy Wood Brightener. This is extremely important after cleaning or stripping the wood. Not only will this "brighten" the wood, it will also neutralize the cleaner/stripper, ensuring that your deck stain will perform properly.

 

  1. Apply immediately after done cleaning/stripping the wood. Do not allow the wood to dry! Take extra care to pre-rinse vegetation.
  2. Apply Defy Wood Brightener following manufacturer's directions. The brightener should dwell on the wood for 5-15 minutes. Makes sure that you mist the deck with water if it starts to dry. Use protective clothing, glasses, and gloves.
  3. When done, take your time to rinse the wood,  home, vegetation, cleaner residue, grime, and wood fibers.
  4. Wood should dry for 48 hours prior to a Defy Stain application.

*Make sure that you follow all manufacturer's instructions