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We will reply to your comment shortly.· 07/27/2012Unfortunately we do not have any history with the "Wet and Forget" product. We do not know if there will be any compatibility issues when using the Defy Staining products on top of it. We cannot advise the use of our products and be confident of no potential issues.
We will reply to your comment shortly.· 07/27/2012Hi,
Sorry for the extended question but I think it is useful to give you some background...
My Trex composite is 10 years old in San Diego coastal area. Had mildew on it and looked bad. Sprayed with bleach solution, power washed, then used Wet & Forget to inhibit mold & mildew.
Instructions for Wet & Forget say it can take a longer time to work (2+ months) and needs occasion rain and wind to work. It is meant to clean the composite of mold and mildew without scrubbing and inhibit future growth. My guess is the occasional watering stimulates spores to "sprout" and the active ingredient then kills it.
I am using Wet & Forget because even though the deck looks clean (albeit faded drab grey) after the bleach wash, I read that bleach does not kill deep seated spores so mildew will come back with a vengeance after bleach and water washes. So figure I need to use something like Wet & Forget to keep the mildew at bay and make sure the spores are gone as BEFORE I seal/stain with Defy Extreme.
Is my logic correct?
OR... can I apply Defy Extreme right now, after the bleach cleaning and one application of Wet & Forget? Do I need to wash off the Wet & Forget stuff or can I apply Defy on top of it? Afterwards, shall I still use Wet & Forget on top of Defy to keep mildew at bay? (would it work, given than Defy Extreme is water repellent? or water vapors will help to have Wet & Forget still work?)
We will reply to your comment shortly.· 07/23/2012New wood should dry for at least a couple of months. You should then clean and brighten the wood. I would use the Defy Hardwood/Cedar Stain for new cedar wood.
We will reply to your comment shortly.· 07/23/2012I have built a new Cedar deck in Toronto, Canada. I've read different things about when to stain it. Should I stain immediately? In a few weeks? Next year? Should I use the cleaner and brightener then stain it?
I planned to use Defy Extreme in Cedartone. Is there something better? Should I use the Defy for Hardwoods?
Any suggestions are appreciated
We will reply to your comment shortly.· 07/09/2012If the floor is intake and not heavily worn then I would clean and rcoat with the Defy Extreme.
We will reply to your comment shortly.· 07/09/2012Two years ago we applied Defy Epoxy Cedar tone to our deck. This year we need to re-coat at least the floor. The railings still seem okay. Do I need to strip the deck floor before applying Extreme? If so would I need to do the same if applying Epoxy?
We will reply to your comment shortly.· 06/02/2012Deck stains are not supposed to have a shine or gloss. You cannot put the Defy Extreme Clear on top of Behr and the Extreme does not have a shine or gloss as it is a penetrating coating.
We will reply to your comment shortly.· 06/02/2012Used Behr deck waterproofing stain and it has no shine or gloss finish. Im hoping i can use your crystal clear coat over it . Will i be able to hose dirt off my deck as of now i can the dirt penetrates my deck and doesnt come clean i had to put thin coat of stain over it. Looks great now but need to clear coat
We will reply to your comment shortly.· 03/13/20121. I would say it is a 8 as far as applying. Really depends on the day and how fast you are moving.
2. You can clean and reapply without stripping.
3. I would say 3 times before application buildup would cause the need for removal.
We will reply to your comment shortly.· 03/12/2012Hello,
I am looking at your Defy Extreme stains and have a few questions.
I am looking to offer deck staining to my customers and I'm looking to use a product that will hold up well in the Northeast.
1. On a scale of 1-10 how hard is it to apply this product with regards to overlap?
2. Can I use this product and offer service contracts to reapply every 18 - 24 months with out stripping the deck and if so
3. How many times can I re-coat before stripping is required?
We will reply to your comment shortly.· 11/27/2011Cedartone does not match Coastal Cedar color exactly.
You could put a light coat of the Extreme over the original as long as the wood is still absorbent.
We will reply to your comment shortly.· 11/20/2011I just used up left over Defy Original Coastal Cedar. I wanted to buy another gallon, the only thing it is offered in five gallon containers. I only need a gallon to finish so if I purchased Defy Extreme, two things; Can I put a second coat over fresh Defy Original Synthetic and can I recoat 3 year old Original with the Extreme? Does Cedar Tone equal Coastal Cedar?
We will reply to your comment shortly.· 10/01/2011It would be best to strip off the Sikkens prior to applying the Defy. This will allow the Defy to properly adhere to the wood.
We will reply to your comment shortly.· 09/30/2011What prep and product for covering a rough sawn pine trellis previosly coated with slikkens?
We will reply to your comment shortly.· 09/11/2011Best to use both the Defy Wood cleaner and the defy Wood Brightener to prep a new deck for stain.
We will reply to your comment shortly.· 09/11/2011what type of prep (besides cleaning) would be needed on a new (pressure treated)deck?
We will reply to your comment shortly.· 09/08/2011No you cannot add pigment to the Defy Stains.
We will reply to your comment shortly.· 09/07/2011Can Defy extreme have pigment added to it to match the color of a previous coat of Cabot oil-based stain?
We will reply to your comment shortly.· 09/06/2011The clear will not last as long as one of the tints. The Natural Pine color will last 2-3 times longer and will enhance the natural color of the wood as if wet with water.
We will reply to your comment shortly.· 09/06/2011Hi,
We live in New Hampshire and have a covered farmers porch. The wood floors are Fir. We stripped the paint to the bare wood. The porch receives minimal sunshine and no rain except for outer edges. We do get some snow in winter. I like the natural look of the wood and was thinking of using the clear stain finish. How will this hold up over time on a surface like fir that is protected from most elements?
We will reply to your comment shortly.· 07/27/2011I would go with the Defy Extreme Cedartone over the Clear. In addition I would wait until next season. No need now.
We will reply to your comment shortly.· 07/27/2011I just purchased a new cedar swing set and it came pre-stained. My question is on the defy extreme clear vs. cedartone. The pre-stain looks similiar in color to the cedartone but would fear it would clash. Also, is it recommended that I seal immediately after assembly?
We will reply to your comment shortly.· 07/09/2011The only reason it would do that is if you over applied or did not prep the wood properly first. Did you prep and if so what did you use?
We will reply to your comment shortly.· 07/09/2011Hi
We applied the defy extreme clear on our brand new cedar deck fence this morning and hours later we are still seeing a white coat on the wood. It was absorbing well and We thought we were applying thinly enough. Will this disappear or are we doing something wrong? How can we get our wood back to normal?
We will reply to your comment shortly.· 06/30/2011The Defy extreme stain is a penetrating stain then can be cleaned and re coated, If stripping is needed it can be done fairly easily as it does not film on top of the wood like an acrylic deck stain.
We will reply to your comment shortly.· 06/30/2011Is the Extreme Nano product considered a penetrating stain like your traditional epoxy fortified deck stain says it is? If the Extreme is used on a deck in two years when its time to clean again can you simply add a top coat and if so will it penetrate and absorb into the wood like a traditional oil based stain or will I have to strip it off every two years before applying a top coat? The reason I ask is that the Extreme is advertised as a stain and "Sealer" which to me implies that it may sit on top of the wood versus penetrating it which to me would seem that it could prevent future coats from being able to penetrate it. If and when stripping is required how difficult will it be to remove it as compared to traditional oil based stains or for that matter your traditional "Epoxy Fortified Product" that does not have the nano technology? Just spent four weeks stripping off 9 layers of acrylic deck stain and I never want to go through the cost of the special chemicals required to cut it nor the time and aggravation every again. In other words, when the product starts to fail is it going to create a lot more cost and effort to maintain it?
We will reply to your comment shortly.· 06/20/20111. Behr is not easy to remove since it does apply like a paint. I would get a high quality wood stripper then if needed sand the rest of.
2. For cedar wood I would suggest the Defy Hardwood/Cedar stains as it penetrates better.
3. Typically no you do not need to strip when recoating.
4. Every couple of years in Michigan is normal.
5. Our store is in Rochester Hills, Mi if you would like to come in for some advice.
We will reply to your comment shortly.· 06/20/2011Hi,
I have a ceder deck in Michigan that we applied a water base Behr stain to and it all flaked off in less than a year, we followed all the directions and talked to Behr numerous times to make sure we did it right. It was a semi transparent stain but went on like paint and did not absorb in to the wood. I know I need to strip it but would like to know :
1. What is the best way to remove it ?
2. If the Defy Extreme will do the same ?
3. Do you have to strip it every year or two to recoat it ?
4. How long will the product last before it needs to be redone ?
5. And any other advice you can give I do not want to go through this again.
We will reply to your comment shortly.· 06/13/2011I would do a test spot to see if the second coat absorbs and dries properly into the wood. You do not want the second coat to film on top and become shiny.
We will reply to your comment shortly.· 06/13/2011Just applied Extreme clear to brand new cyress used in cladding pt deck posts. I applied 1st coat and forget. It wasnt until next day I realized I did not return within the 20 minute window to apply 2nd coat. How and when would it be safe to apply a 2nd coat? Do I need to strip it and then apply two coats. I hope not.