Defy Stain Samples

$8.00
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Natural Pine Sample
$8.00
Cedar Tone Sample
$8.00
Light Walnut Sample
$8.00
Driftwood Gray Sample
$8.00
Redwood Sample
$8.00
Clear Sample
$8.00
Butternut Sample
$8.00
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Defy Stain Color Samples
*All 7 colors available in Extreme Wood Stain.

*Cedartone, Light Walnut, and Natural Pine only for  Defy Hardwood Stain and Defy Marine Stain.

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Thursday, 19 October 2017

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    jl · 07/31/2020
    do you sell Defy Extreme Solid Stain?
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    Demer Conetzkey · 07/03/2020
    Is it necessary to strip a Cabot wood toned deck and siding stain which is oil based when covering with Defy extreme solid color stain.
    Thanks
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    Gary Guenther · 06/28/2020
    The deck is 20 yes old. Only stained with “Silver Cedar” Benjamin Moore. Mostly worn off. Do I need to strip before stain?
    thanks, Gary
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      opwdecks · 06/28/2020
      Yes, remove all previous coatings.
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    Ithier · 06/09/2020
    Can this be applied to outside cedar columns
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    Cheryl · 04/20/2020
    Can this be used on composite decks
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    Dan metroff · 04/18/2020
    2 years ago I used Thompson clear sealer. Outside of power washing is there anything else I need to do before I apply the defy extreme
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      thesealerstore · 04/19/2020
      You will need to remove it. Use the Defy Stripper and then the Defy Brightener.
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    sandra · 04/18/2020
    Oh and I did stain the right side of the fence but apparently the photo is too large to post here. One gallon stains about two and a half sections of fence. I've been using a hand pump sprayer.
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    sandra · 04/18/2020
    I recently stained my deck and am working on the fence now. Doing this project myself (66 year old lady) because of the pandemic. The deck was a bear to do because of all the areas that had to be coated. The fence has been a breeze. I am using the water-based cedar stain and I think it looks great.

    The deck closeup doesn't look so great though. The stain is impossible to control and even though I started first thing in the morning when it was cool, the stain dried very quickly. There are runs and drips all over the place but I figure as long as the wood is protected I'm okay with the way it looks. Plus I live with my two dogs and they don't care. Lol.

    I started staining the fence in the shady areas and then ran out of stain. I am now on my third batch of stain at six gallons per order. I had no idea just how much stain the wood would suck up but it's like a sponge. I haven't even started staining the other side of the fence either. :(

    Love the stain though!
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      Bruce Gordon · 06/14/2020
      How did you apply the stain to the deck, also using the pump sprayer? I'm about to apply the natural pine to my deck and plan to use a LPHV spray gun for the railings and a stain pad for the decking. Looks great in the pics!
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      Vicky · 06/04/2020
      Yours looks great. We just started staining our deck (24x24) last week with Light Walnut. It's amazing how much work and time this takes. But the outcome is well worth it. Ours is drippy also. Suppose that is typical for stain.
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    monte · 04/18/2020
    I am redoing my pergola, do I need to use pressure treated wood or can I use pine with the defy extreme. My question is will the defy protect the pine adequately. also which color has the darkest red tint
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    Colleen · 02/04/2020
    I ordered samples and am broken-hearted because we need a dark stain to help hide imperfections and the Butternut appears too red. Light Walnut is too light. I had just stripped previous stain a few weeks ago and then washed and brightened the 11 year-old treated pine boards a day before I put the samples on. Will letting the boards dry out a bit/weather for a week change how it accepts the color? Can I apply more than 2 coats to get a darker result? Are your samples the same as the one’s I ordered? The second/darker Light Walnut picture has 3 coats of the sample, applied about 10 minutes apart. The other pics show 2 coats. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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      thesealerstore · 02/04/2020
      Sorry but no it is not possible to darken it and adding additional coats is a bad idea as the stain will not be able to fully penetrate into the wood. Never apply more than two coats. Letting the wood dry out longer will not change anything.
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    gary wilson · 11/07/2019
    How long to get a sample to tampa florida
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    Gary Wilson · 11/07/2019
    Colors for marine sealer, which has the most red color? Cedar or light walnut?
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    Tom Beers · 10/01/2019
    I appreciate your answer to my earlier question regarding the need to fully strip my deck of the residual ArborCoat. I wanted to ask a few more Qs. Our deck is pretty beat up after 30 years...it has a lot of raised grain on deck and railings. I plan on sanding deck to bring this down a bit, but a lot of open grain will remain.
    - After getting the ArborCoat off, will your Defy Semi-Transparent provide good protection in this case?
    - Any recommendations on better preparation?
    - What is the procedure for refreshing Defy Semi-Transparent stain every 2 years or so?
    - Does it need to be stripped off each time? Or, can we simply over coat it?
    Thanks again,
    Tom
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      thesealerstore · 10/01/2019
      -Yes.
      -No, not really.
      -Clean and then recoat. Use the Defy Wood Cleaner.
      -See above.
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    lou · 09/25/2019
    Is it necessary to wipe deck stain with a cloth after applying?
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    Tom Beers · 09/18/2019
    A few Q's. We did our deck about 4 years ago with Benjamin Moore oil-based Arborcoat. It actually held up pretty well, but all that is left now is the faded pigment. Do I need to completely strip the deck to go to Defy water-based semi-transparent Butternut stain? Do you know how long it takes to receive a shipment in New Jersey? Is that the same time for samples and then a 6 gallon order? Thanks!!
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      thesealerstore · 09/18/2019
      Yes, you would have to remove fully and that would require stripping and sanding. Shipping takes about 2-4 business days samples or gallon orders.
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    Kip Tircuit · 09/02/2019
    We just had 80 ft of redwood privacy fence built in our backyard, oil over water based? Closest color stain to keep it’s beautiful color? Please help all new to me
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      thesealerstore · 09/02/2019
      Defy only comes in water-based. Natural Pine is the lightest tinted color.
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    Alan Chenkin · 08/20/2019
    I am a taskrabbit Elite tasker. A client hired me to stain some chairs for them, and they used your water-based extreme product. It went on like a charm, and I used less product than anticipated. your formulation is awesome. Thank you.
    Alan Chenkin
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    Gus Soto · 08/13/2019
    I recently used your semi transparent butternut stain on boat dock in Lake Murray, SC. I did not realize that as soon as I applied the stain to the deck. the hot sun baked the first coat on and I was not able to attain the same shade throughout my project. Lesson learned. I was wondering if you would recommend me sanding the light areas of my project and re-stain in cooler temperatures to allow the stain to soak into wood for desired shade. Please help! Any advice you may have. Thank you Gus Soto
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      thesealerstore · 08/14/2019
      Unfotnauly you cannot spot treat this and have it all blend. Best would be to just leave it as is for now. More than likely the color will even out. You can lightly clean and reapply another coat in the Spring of next year as well.
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    Jackie Oglesby · 08/05/2019
    House was previously stain with Cabot clear solution oil formula. We have cleaned removed oxidized stain. Can we now switch to your Water based Defy semi transparent?
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      thesealerstore · 08/06/2019
      Did you remove all of the Cabot down to the bare wood? If so, then yes, you should be okay to stain now.
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    K huntley · 07/24/2019
    We recently purchased our home. I have sanded our pine pergola that is 10+ years old and does not appear to have had a stain ever put on it. Interested in using your product but have noticed numerous carpenter bee holes. We plan to fill these before staining. Can you advise whether the stain will cover the plugs and deter future bees.
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      thesealerstore · 07/25/2019
      Wood filler will not work on exterior wood. It will not "stain" to blend with a deck stain nor will it perform correctly. It will look very unsightly. Best to leave as is or try the blend the stain with a caulk that is close in color after you apply the Defy.
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    sandra · 07/18/2019
    The butternut stain isn't available in your water based stain/sealer?
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    Janet · 07/12/2019
    Do you have samples of the solid stain?
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    J Hansen · 04/01/2019
    We live in north FL (lots of sun and humidity) and have built a pergola out of milled cypress. What is the best stain to apply for maximum UV protection?
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    Tom · 03/27/2019
    I purchased TWP 1511 Cal Redwood previously from you, but would like to switch to Defy Extreme. Which color would come closest to this?
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      thesealerstore · 03/27/2019
      FYI, you must remove the TWP first before using the Defy Extreme. There is not a color that will match the 1511. Closest will be the Light Walnut but that will be a little richer in tone.
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    Mandy · 03/26/2019
    I am from Toronto Canada. I am planning to install a new ceder pergola. Can I stain the wood before installation? Which of your product is best for new wood?
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      thesealerstore · 03/26/2019
      Use the Defy Hardwood stain for cedar. It cannot be pre-stained. It will need to weather outside for a few months and then cleaned and brightened for the initial prep.
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    Barbara L Anderson · 03/17/2019
    My deck is 5 years old. I used a compound "One Time Wood". The finish is failing, can I use Defy products over the One Time Wood.
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      thesealerstore · 03/17/2019
      No. You will have to strip off the OneTime first and then brighten the wood.
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    Beth · 12/26/2018
    Hello-we have added a frame construction addition to our log home that will have log siding (pine) to replicate the true logs in the main house that is stained with Teton Bronze in 2001. We are trying to have the two structures match as closely as possible. Can you recommend a color that would come close to a (now darkened/exposed/periodically re-stained) Teton Bronze? Many, many thanks for your help.-Beth
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      thesealerstore · 12/27/2018
      Hello, sorry but it is not possible to match new wood to old wood exactly. Best to use the Teton Bronze again as there is not a way to replicate an "aged" look.
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    Patty · 09/18/2018
    We have ordered samples of TWP and Armstrong oil base from you in the gray colors. But now I think we have decided to use a water base stain, due to drying time. Is the Defy Extreme Driftwood Gray darker then the Armstrong Driftwood.
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    Patty · 09/15/2018
    Which stain product has the darkest gray color in the semi- transparent? We will be using on tongue and groove pine, on a roofed porch and exposed stairs. Thank you in advance for any help.

    Patty,

    Spencer WV
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      thesealerstore · 09/16/2018
      Only the Defy Extreme comes in a gray color and it is not a dark gray but a lighter Driftwood Gray.
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    Jon Woodman · 07/11/2018
    In the photo of your color samples the wood used appears to be a light colored pine. But, won't these colors appear different on much darker woods such as ipe or mahogany? Can you supply photos of your stains on darker woods? Thanks - Jon
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      thesealerstore · 07/11/2018
      We do not have photos for all wood types and yes colors will always vary based on the wood type and age. This is why we supply the samples for testing on your wood.