Need Help applying or prepping for your Defy Stains?

DEFY wood and deck stain products are formulated with premium quality synthetic resins that resist mold and mildew growth, are easy to apply and are environmentally friendly.

We are here to help you achieve the best possible results with these Defy Stains:

  • Defy Extreme Stain (Most Popular Defy Stain)
  • Defy Epoxy Stain (Second Most Popular)
  • Defy Stains for Hardwood Decking such as IPE and Mahogany
  • Defy Original Synthetic Wood Finish

 

To help us give you some advice, please answer these stain application questions

  1. info buttonFinal color desired?
  2. What kind of wood do you have?
  3. New wood or old wood?
  4. Smooth wood or roughsawn?
  5. Has the wood been stained prior?
  6. Additional info?

 

In addition please ask any questions you may have on prepping for Defy Stains:

  • Defy Wood Cleaner
  • Defy Stain Stripper - When to use this over the cleaner?
  • Defy Wood Brightener

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    opwdecks · 03/29/2014
    You can use a pump sprayer or a airless sprayer to apply the Defy Stains. You will need to back brush to ensure even application.
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    Jeff · 03/28/2014
    Can a sprayer be used to apply the sealer?
    Thanks
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    opwdecks · 02/12/2014
    Sebastian, the Defy Extreme Clear will offer some UV protection but not nearly as much as one of the tinted colors. The lightest tint is the Natural Pine. You can order samples form the site to test.
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    Sebastian Kleiner · 02/12/2014
    I am hoping to coat 30 cedar benches with the best penetrating water based stain - the cedar is smooth, new with now prior treatment, ideally I want no tint and just have the color of the cedar show but am not sure if this will grey to quickly and I would be better going with a cedar tone tint- can you advise?
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    opwdecks · 01/27/2014
    Patt, you must have a tint in the stain if you want it to last when it comes to IPE. You will not be able to keep the natural color. Best to use the Defy Hardwood stain in one of the 3 colors. We have samples on the site to test.
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    Patt Moore · 01/27/2014
    Hi,
    I just had a ipe deck built and the contractor gave me the choice of leaving as is and it will turn to grey or putting on teak oil which I thought was too dark. I love how it looks now and would love to find something to keep it looking that way as close as possible. What do you suggest? (I live in Southern California a couple of miles from the ocean.)
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    opwdecks · 10/30/2013
    Doug, please read this about new wood: http://www.defystainhelp.com/prep-new-wood-for-defy-stains/

    The Extreme in the Driftwood Gray would work once the wood has seasoned.
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    Doug · 10/30/2013
    I recently had a new deck installed. It has 2-levels and sits under a lot of Live Oak shade in Florida. In the past, we had problems with mildew. Looking for a driftwood gray tint, but would really like to see the wood grain as well. Also, is it okay to apply right away on new decking? Thanks for any suggestions.
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    opwdecks · 10/07/2013
    Jon, sure that sounds like a good plan.
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    Jon · 10/07/2013
    Wondering if this sounds like a good plan of attack for a failed PTP deck that has full sun and is only 100 feet from the ocean. 1) Strip with Defy Deck Stripper, 2) Power wash to rinse off stripper and remove failed stain, 3)Treat with Defy Deck Brightener, 3) Sand rough wood with 80 grit paper, 4) Apply Rustoleum Deck Restorer to horizontal decking per customer's request, 5) Apply 2 coats of Defy Extreme Stain on all railings and spindles to provide maximum UV protection.
    Thanks,
    Jon in Groton CT
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    thesealerstore · 08/27/2013
    You cannot but a stain color on top of the UV clear without removing it first. It will not penetrate into the wood to color it. If it was a stain color of the epoxy and you wanted to switch to the same color in extreme it would be okay.
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    Keith Arnett · 08/26/2013
    Thanks for your reply. So, to clarify further, I cannot put the new Defy Extreme product over the Defy Epoxy without first stripping the Defy Epoxy.

    According to another page on your website, I should be able to apply another coat of Defy Epoxy directly over the previous coat of Defy Epoxy:

    "This professional deck stain will give you years of protection for your deck and is easy to maintain. On horizontal surfaces simply apply a single maintenance coat every 2-3 years and 3-5 years for the vertical surfaces. No need to strip the deck every time."

    Can you please confirm this? I would like to avoid a costly and hard to rectify mistake. It is too bad that the Defy Extreme cannot be applied over the Defy Epoxy.

    Thanks,

    Keith
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    thesealerstore · 08/26/2013
    The Extreme is the Epoxy but improved with the zinc oxide nano particles.

    You would need to strip off the Clear UV so the Defy Extreme can properly penetrate into the wood and stain it.
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    Keith Arnett · 08/26/2013
    Hi,

    First: is Defy Extreme also an epoxy-based product like the earlier Defy Epoxy? It appears to be, but I don't see this stated explicitly anywhere.

    Second: I have a deck that I applied Defy Epoxy (clear) to approximately 2 years ago, and it is looking like it will need a touch-up top-coat in the near future. Can the Defy Extreme stain be applied over the Defy Epoxy? Any tips for doing that?

    Thanks,

    Keith
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    opwdecks · 08/13/2013
    We only have on product for mahogany and that is the Defy Hardwood Stain. It is tinted and does not come in a clear so it will darken the appearance.
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    Ren · 08/13/2013
    1. Final color desired: Orangish/reddish but NOT dark
    2. Mahogany door and side/top window unit approx 12ft high
    3. Door unit was installed in 2009, part of a new-home build
    4. Smooth wood
    5. Door never stained as far as I can tell. Seems to have a faded flat clear finish, absolutely no peeling appears present
    6. Door unit is recessed about 10ft from face of home, thus protecting from direct rain. However the lower portion gets quite a bit of sunlight, thus a UV protectant is imperative. I do not want the natural mahogany wood color to change, though a slightly darker appearance would be fine. Some areas of the door have some water streaks that need to be cleaned out. I was thinking of using Defy Wood Brightener followed by Extreme Clear. Is this appropriate for mahogany?
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    opwdecks · 08/03/2013
    Mark, For IPE you would want the Defy Hardwood Stain.
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    Mark uhrich · 08/03/2013
    Can i use defy extreme wood stain on an epi deck that is 15 years old or do i need to use your hardwood stainn? My main goal is uv protection to prevent graying.
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    opwdecks · 07/20/2013
    Do at the same time so it dries evenly. Sides first then top right away.
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    Paula McKaig · 07/20/2013
    We are restoring our weathered pressure treated deck and so far it looks great. Used Defy Cleaner and Brightener and are waiting for the deck to dry to stain.

    Our question is in order for the stain to be even between the boards and the space between them, should we stain the boards first and then the space between the boards, or visa versa?

    Thank you.

    Paula
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    opwdecks · 07/07/2013
    Wait 3+ months then prep with the Defy Wood Cleaner and Defy Wood Brightener.
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    Campa · 07/07/2013
    Just installed 700 sqf of new yellow pine boards treated with Zinc or copper.
    What is the shortest time I must wait to apply Defy Semitransparent Driftwood Stain ??
    Please advice
    Campa
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    opwdecks · 07/05/2013
    Carl, for hardwoods you would want the Defy stain For Hardwoods.
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    opwdecks · 07/05/2013
    pwood35009, please read this article:

    http://www.defystainhelp.com/prep-new-wood-for-defy-stains/
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    carl · 07/05/2013
    Hi, I have a 1986 boat that has the original teak wood that is used in many places on the exterior and interior.I would like to know if it would be beneficial to use one of your products on it .Last year I used defy Xtreme Cedartone on my ceder shed and it is slill looking great. I would like to keep it to the original oil rubbed teak color. I have sanded the gray off of the exterior wood and it is now raw teak.
    Thanks, Carl
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    John Woodland · 07/04/2013
    1. Natural color. 2. Western Read Cedar. 3. Mostly new except for a couple of sections that use older wood not previously stained or exposed to sunlight.
    4. Deck boards and railings are smooth, uprights and pickets are rough. %. Not previously stained. 6. Deck boards were sanded on the top surface after installation.
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    opwdecks · 07/01/2013
    Best would be the Defy Hardwood in the Natural Pine for the lightest tint. I would not sand. In the future you could switch the the Extreme in the Natural Pine. Please read this article: http://www.defystainhelp.com/prep-new-wood-for-defy-stains/
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    Tony Manning · 06/30/2013
    Hi, I am putting in a new cedar deck,

    I would like to keep a natural clear look if possible
    most or the surface is new smooth but some damage on one side of the new boards has meant using the rougher side.
    I understand that I should install the wood and let weather (how long?), this will mean that I won't be able to access the underside on this deck is this a concern if it is not visible?
    Some boards have areas with quite a bit of dirt on them and I was thinking of sanding these areas as the dirt seems to be more than superficial. Do you recommend sanding?
    I see that your hardwood stain is recommended for new cedar. Would using the Defy Hardwood stain mean that I should only reapply with the same product or can you use the Defy extreme clear as the wood gets older in a year or two. It would be great to take advantage of those nano particles.

    Tony
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    opwdecks · 06/27/2013
    It will not work to apply anything on top of the Defy Clear.

    Thanks
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    Nancy Alexander · 06/27/2013
    We live in the desert and have wooden posts and vigas on the portals(porches). We have applied 2 coats of the clear defy for UV protection. Will applying Watco oil over that have a detrimental effect?
    Nancy