Defy Extreme 1 Gallon

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Important Note! Defy is introduced new Product Labels for 2019. The same great products are still inside, just new and improved labels.

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 · 06/30/2013
    4 gallons for the 2 coats.
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    nancy · 06/30/2013
    deck is 324 square feet, how many gallons would I need
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    opwdecks · 06/18/2013
    You can use the Defy Composite Sealer
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    Doug · 06/18/2013
    Do you offer a product that will work on a composite deck?
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    opwdecks · 06/08/2013
    yes 2 coats wet on wet.
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    Tom Marvel · 06/07/2013
    Are two coats of Deft Extreme usually recommended for an older deck that is in good condition?
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    opwdecks · 06/04/2013
    You would need to remove the Biowash first with a stain stripper followed by a wood brightener.
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    mark solarz · 06/03/2013
    I have used bio wash natural deck oil, on treated wood. Can defy extreme stain be applied on top of it? What prep would be needed?
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    opwdecks · 05/10/2013
    I would use the Extreme for this and it would work well. Make sure clean and brighten the wood first.
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    Sam · 05/10/2013
    I recently purchased a house with wood deck. I have no idea what wood the deck is made of and I am guessing it is about 10 years old. Would the extreme be a good choice to use or would you recommend a different product? Thanks.
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    opwdecks · 05/08/2013
    New smooth wood is difficult to penetrate. Please read this article:
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    Johnny · 05/08/2013
    The board come smooth on one side. Can you explain more detail why need to wait few months for smooth wood before stain?
    If it is rough, do I clean and brighten before 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