Defy Exterior Wood Brightener

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Defy Exterior Wood Brightener is an oxalic acid deck brightener for wood deck cleaning that removes dirt, grime, tannin, rust and fungi stains from wood surfaces. Find out how to clean your wood deck for the best results to restore the wood?s natural beauty. Defy Wood Brightener is a liquid concentrate that is mixed 5:1 with water to brighten and restore the natural beauty of exterior wood.

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  • Restores the rich look of new wood
  • Won't harm most plants or shrubbery
  • Removes tannin and rust stains
  • Biodegradable
  • Neutralizes strippers
  • Helps stains penetrate

Defy Wood Brightener removes tannin and rust stains and is recommended for use on all species of wood, including redwood. Defy Wood Brightener will not harm wood fibers, grass or most plants when used properly.

Defy Wood Brightener is recommended for surface preparation prior to initial application of clear finishes and stains. It is used as a neutralizer and brightener for all wood species that have been cleaned with Defy Wood Cleaner. For best results, use Defy water repellent wood finishes.

How to clean your wood deck with oxalic acid deck brightener
Even new wood needs cleaning to remove mill scale, making the surface more porous to easily absorb deck stains. Defy Wood Brightener is the 2nd step in a 3 step system to maintain your deck and keep it looking like new. The 3 steps are:

  1. Brighten using Defy Wood Brightener
  2. Apply Defy water repellent wood stains

Product Data Sheet

Defy Wood Brightener is a liquid concentrate sold in 1 gallon containers. 1 gallon of Defy oxalic acid deck brightener makes 5 gallons of solution and will clean approximately 500-1,000 total square feet (or 100-200 square feet per gallon). Defy Wood Brightener is not formulated to remove intact paint, stain, or clear finishes and may dull painted and metal surfaces if not quickly rinsed.

Sizes: Gallons Only
Concetrate: Makes 5 Gallons
Coverage Per Gallon: 100-150 sq. feet
Temperature: 45-95 F
Application Tools: Sprayer, Mop
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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Excellent wood brightener for prep and to neutralize a deck cleaner/stain stripper.

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    opwdecks · 05/28/2013
    You cannot use the Defy Extreme on top of the Cabot semi-solid. It will not properly work. It needs to be able to penetrate into the wood and the old Cabot would prevent this.
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    steve and Michele · 05/27/2013
    We have just stripped a "semi-solid" cabot stain from all horizantal surfaces of a very big deck in prep for a new stain. The railings and apron around the deck (that are also cedar) held the old semi-solid stain better and were not stripped completely to the bare wood. Can/Should the Extreme product (being a semi-transparent) be applied on the railings and apron, or does all wood need to be stripped down to the bare wood?

    Thanks!
    Steve and Michele
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    opwdecks · 05/15/2013
    Most likely you will not have an issue but best to always do a test spot first as all surfaces may react differently.
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    Barb · 05/15/2013
    Hello. I plan on using the deck stripper & brightener soon. Are there precautions that need to be taken with vinyl siding or the aluminum ballisters with the baked on metal finish? Thank you! :-)
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    opwdecks · 05/08/2013
    Jon, I would use the Defy Hardwood stain for both. It will not match exactly but it should be close in color.
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    Jon · 05/08/2013
    I am installing a new cedar deck with Pressure Treated 4x4 railing posts. Is there a stain that I can use on both? Is there a stain the will make the colors of the two different woods close to matching?
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    opwdecks · 04/22/2013
    New wood should weather for a few months then be cleaned and brightened before applying the stain.
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    Craig · 04/21/2013
    Is a cleaner and brightener needed for prepping a new cedar deck for stain? Or could I skip the cleaner during this initial application?
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    DJ · 04/20/2013
    Hello, can your semi-transparent stains or clear stain be used to water seal a Trex composite wood deck? If not, what product would you recommend? Thanks for your help. DJ
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    opwdecks · 04/03/2013
    All the colors above now come in the Defy Extreme as of this year, 2013.
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    Sue · 04/03/2013
    We have decided to use the Extreme product on our new deck that was put up last August . We are a bit confused what stain colors are available, in one of you above answers you say the driftwood is not available for extreme, but then in the color chart it states drift wood, red wood and butternut only are able in extreme. Please list all the color options available for the Extreme, we don' want to order a sample we would not be able to get in the Extreme. Thank You
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    opwdecks · 03/29/2013
    I would use the Defy Hardwood stain after waiting a few months and prepping. Please read this article for more info:

    Prep New Wood for Defy ([url]http://www.defystainhelp.com/prep-new-wood-for-defy-stains/[/url])
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    Lori · 03/29/2013
    Installing a new eastern cedar deck. How long should I wait before staining? Will I need to prep the surface? Do you recommend Defy Extreme or Hardwood? The deck will likely be covered if that makes a difference.
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    opwdecks · 08/08/2012
    The Extreme does not come in Driftwood Gray. You can use the Epoxy version.
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    Ann · 08/08/2012
    Moist Pacific NW coastal site requires mold mildew protection. Can I use Driftwood gray? Is it now available in the extreme product?
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    opwdecks · 06/25/2012
    You should apply the Defy Brightener as soon as you are done with the cleaning while the wood is wet. You can clean the entire house then brighten the same day. Stain needs to be applied 2-3 days later.
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    Arlan DeKock · 06/25/2012
    Should Defy Brightner be applied to dry? damp? wet? wood that has been Defy Cleaned?

    Would it be okay to [u]clean [/u]the entire house and then [u]brighten [/u]the entire house and then [u]stain[/u]?

    Thanks / adekock
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    opwdecks · 06/21/2012
    The Extreme will not come in a Redwood color. If you have mold then the Extreme would be best as it has zinc oxide which really helps reduce any chance of mold.
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    Jan · 06/20/2012
    I have a cedar deck that I have just stripped and cleaned back to its original color. I really like the sound of Defy Extreme, but the Cedartone colour sample I got is very "blah". The Redwood stain only comes in the "Epoxy Resin" version of the product. Will this product be suitable for my deck or will I just have to put up with a color I don't love? I live in the Pacific Northwest and mold and mildew are more of a problem than a lot of UV rays. BTW - Is Defy Extreme ever going to come in the Redwood colour? i see I am not the only one asking about it. Thanks.
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    opwdecks · 06/17/2012
    They are both biodegradable products.
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    Michele · 06/17/2012
    Are both of these products "Certified Green" like the stains?
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    opwdecks · 05/11/2012
    I would use the Defy Extreme Stain for your fence. It has excellent UV protection for verticals.
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    Howard Parker · 05/11/2012
    I am building cedar fence, using 6" smooth, premium cedar pickets. The rails are 2x6 doug fir.
    What is the recommended Defy product to use on this fence?
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    opwdecks · 05/07/2012
    You can change to the Light Walnut Color if you want to go a little darker.

    Thanks
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    Joe · 05/07/2012
    My deck was previously stained with Defy epoxy Cedar tone stain. Can I change the color to light walnut if the wood is not stripped completely clean, or would it be better to stick with Cedar tone?

    Thanks.
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    opwdecks · 05/06/2012
    You should have a tint in your stain if you want it to last longer then a year. The clear will need to be redone annually. You would probably need three 5 gallon pails to cover the deck and both sides of the fence.
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    Patrick McBride · 05/06/2012
    Hi - I'm installing a 450 sq ft cedar deck and a 60 ft cedar privacy fence 6ft 6in tall (5ft of dog ear boards, 18in cedar lattice). I want to retain the natural color of the cedar as close as possible. Do you recommend the Defy Extreme Clear stain? I just purchased three different samples to test the color on our cedar boards for which we like best (clear, cedar tone, redwood)... Can you recommend a quantity that we will need for full coverage of our deck and fence? Thanks!!!
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    opwdecks · 04/30/2012
    A Stain Strippers effectiveness if not based on the wood type but rather on what type of finish you are trying to remove. No wood deck stain strippers will remove shiny varnish type coatings effectively. The Defy Epoxy is an excellent choice and will work very well on a vertical pole as long as the previous coating has been removed.
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    C. Eroh · 04/30/2012
    I live in southwest Arizona and have horizontal smooth pine poles and vertical rough hewn planks (above windows) on my southwest style house. The poles have been sanded, but the rough hewn appears to have stain and possibly varnish. Does the Defy stripper work well on rough hewn planks? Regarding staining,would the Epoxy work well in this condition(prefer the redwood color) or should I stick with the Defy extreme (I know it does not come in the redwood color, my color preference). Thanks
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    opwdecks · 04/27/2012
    no it will not