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DEFY-ColorTipsDEFAULTNano-Technology Improves Stain Performance 200-600%

SaverSystems has joint ventured with several companies to develop a new long lasting stain technology.  Our research efforts over the last year and a half have lead Project_buttonto a new development in the performance of exterior, semi-transparent wood finishes to protect your deck.

A newly developed nano-technology used in combination with our existing technology has been found to significantly increase the durability and weather resistance of our synthetic resin based deck stains. This new light stabilizing nano-technology actually works by blocking and absorbing the harmful UV rays from the sun that damage your wood.

Not only does this new technology help prevent wood from graying it also helps prevent water intrusion while resisting  fungal growth. The independent test results are in, and below are photo’s of the actual test boards which show how the new DEFY Extreme new technology stacks up against the best selling national brands.

Defy Extreme Wood Stain utilizes Nano Particles (Similar to Sunscreen) and High Grade Synthetic Resins. When combined they will reflect the sun and provide UV protection that has never been seen in a Tinted Wood Finish. This is a First in the Industry

Defy Extreme Wood Stain can be used on interior or exterior smooth hardwood surfaces including: wood siding, decks, outdoor wood furniture, and other hardwood surfaces.

Defy Extreme - Wood Stain:

  • Utilizing Nano-Particles and Synthetic Resins. Nano Light-Stabilizers block the sun's harmful UV rays preventing graying
  • Nano particles help prevent mold and algae
  • Semi-Transparent wood finish adds color and protection to your wood
  • Stains and seals your wood from water penetration
  • Water-Based with easy soap and water cleanup
  • VOC Compliant and Eco-Friendly formula
  • Leading protection that will outperform all tinted transparent wood stains

Defy Stain Tips and Help

Gallon Sizes: 1's & 5's
Coverage Per Gallon: 100-150 sq. feet (100 for 2 coats)
Coats Required: 2 Coats. "Wet on Wet"
Temperature: 45-95 F
Application Tools: Pad, Sprayer, Brush, Roller
Dry Time: 2-4 Hours
Cleanup: Water & Soap
State VOC Limits: Compliant in all States
More Info: Product Data


Monday, 01 July 2019

Location: Lawrenceville, Ga Stain: Defy Natural Pine Prep: None Wood/Age: Pressure Treated Pine # of Coats: 2 Excellent ? product - 1 Gallon covered entire 12×14 deck 2× ? Natural Pine is Golden and Rich, doesn't look like paint on wood. Looks like Harwood floors with a Semi -Matte appearance. We hand painted our platform Brush/Roller and it was quick and easy. If you hand paint don't skip around. Paint one plank at a time end to end. Also Dry time was quick - no smells- water like consistentcy goes far. Clean- up with Soap/Water. Wish I could post the pictures! Thank you

Rimlin Deck Platforms

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Top rated water-based deck stain!


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    opwdecks · 05/08/2013
    If the cedar fence is "rough" wood then you can stain right away. If smooth then you need to let it weather for 3+ months then clean and brighten for the prep.
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    Johnny · 05/07/2013
    Building new fence with horizontal frence board on both side of the post so there is hidden side of wood. Wanted to stain with Extreme on all surface of board for protection which mean staining before installation. Question is do I need to wait before staining new cedar (non-treated)? Do I need to clean and brighten before stain? Staining board individually will take time but doable. However cleaning and brightening individual board seems impossible. Any suggestion? What would be the effect if I stain the new wood without doing the prep?
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    opwdecks · 04/17/2013
    Jim, for pressure treated wood you would want the Defy Extreme. Please read this about new decks:
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    Justin · 04/17/2013
    Extreme or hardwood
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    opwdecks · 03/02/2013
    2 gallons should cover 200 sq. feet for the 2 coats when applied wet on wet. If you have railings and steps then you need to add that sq. footage into the total.
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    steph · 03/02/2013
    Our deck is approximately 200 sq. ft. How many gallons do we need to apply the two coats fully?
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    opwdecks · 12/09/2012
    Glenn, this would not work for you. Defy is a penetrating sealer that does not create a film or glaze and cannot be blended.
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    Glenn Richardson · 12/09/2012
    Dear Defy,
    I am a chainsaw carver ( I paint almost everything I carve with exterior grade house paint and augment the Harry Homeowners colors with pigments that are superior light fast artist grade. That said I am looking for a reliable clear acrylic that I can blend for glazing effects and sealing properties. Would your product be suitable for for such an application? I am currently using BM's Arborcoat but It hasn't been getting the best reviews and I want my work to stand up well. -Glenn
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    opwdecks · 10/28/2012
    I would wait until spring, clean and then apply one coat to the walking surface.
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    Brian · 10/27/2012
    Just applied 2 coats to the rails and upper portion, but only got 2 coats on part of the walking surface of the deck - some parts only got one. On top of that, I got some spotting in one area that I thought was covered - but wasn't. So the upper parts of the deck look fantastic, and the walking surface only so-so

    I'm sure I need to let what I've done sit and weather - how best to correct the part 1 coat and the drip spots? Should I use 2 coats in the spring on the whole walking surface? Thanks.
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    opwdecks · 07/31/2012
    You should let the new wood dry for a couple of months then clean and brighten the wood to prep. You can use Defy on PTP wood. If you switch to a different brand later on then it would be best to remove it first.
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    Kay · 07/31/2012
    I have a brand new pt lumber deck i want to stain. can i apply defy to the decking/railing/pergola now or do i have to wait? If i change my mind later and want to do paint or an oil based stain - will I have to strip the Defy? I guess I am wondering whether I can do oil over water or vice versa.
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    opwdecks · 07/27/2012
    The Extreme contains zinc oxide. This can help eliminate mold spores. I would think you would be okay.
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    Strategerizer · 07/27/2012
    I appreciate the feedback. Let me simplify my question...

    For a moldy old composite, washed with bleach and rinsed, that looks pretty good at first blush, would you recommend applying Defy Extreme Tint? Or deep seated mildew spores that are caught underneath the sealer will create problems?

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    opwdecks · 07/27/2012
    Unfortunately 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.
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    Strategerizer · 07/27/2012

    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?)
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    opwdecks · 07/23/2012
    New 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.
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    Chris · 07/23/2012
    I 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
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    opwdecks · 07/09/2012
    If the floor is intake and not heavily worn then I would clean and rcoat with the Defy Extreme.
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    gil · 07/09/2012
    Two 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?
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    opwdecks · 06/02/2012
    Deck 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.
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    Frank · 06/02/2012
    Used 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
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    opwdecks · 03/13/2012
    1. 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.
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    Rob · 03/12/2012
    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?
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    opwdecks · 11/27/2011
    Cedartone 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.
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    Jeffrey Furr · 11/20/2011
    I 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?
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    opwdecks · 10/01/2011
    It would be best to strip off the Sikkens prior to applying the Defy. This will allow the Defy to properly adhere to the wood.
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    Lewis · 09/30/2011
    What prep and product for covering a rough sawn pine trellis previosly coated with slikkens?
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    opwdecks · 09/11/2011
    Best to use both the Defy Wood cleaner and the defy Wood Brightener to prep a new deck for stain.
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    jdon · 09/11/2011
    what type of prep (besides cleaning) would be needed on a new (pressure treated)deck?