Defy Extreme 5 Gallon

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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 to a new development in the performance of exterior, semi-transparent wood finishes to protect your deck.

Project_buttonA 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


Wednesday, 03 May 2017

We have tried numerous stains and the Defy Extreme is the only stain that lasted the full two years/


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    Bill and Kat · 04/05/2013
    We bought straight grain fir, not PT, last fall to do our porch floor. It has been in our climate controlled garage since then. The porch floor is south facing but does have a roof. We have read the reviews on your products and are happy with them but do not see anyone that has used this type of wood for flooring. Which product do you recommend?
    We want semi-transparent stain to see the grain, but do not want it to fade fast. Plan to reseal about every 2 years.
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    opwdecks · 11/07/2012
    New wood needs to weather for a few months then cleaned and brightened prior to staining. I would do this early next Spring. As for the stain, I would use the Defy Extreme Stain in one of the tints.
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    Dick and Becky · 11/07/2012
    We are currently building a new deck around our home. We are located in northwest Kansas which is normally a hostile environment both in summer (very hot) and in winter (ground blizzards). I am framing the deck with PT pine and decking it with Douglas Fir. How would you prep this? What would you seal/stain it with. I don't mind spending a little money for durability. You have to out here. Thanks
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    opwdecks · 10/20/2012
    If brand new it would be best at this time to wait until Spring then clean and brighten to prep before applying the stain.
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    Michael Laker · 10/19/2012
    I recently installed a new PT Pine deck in Northern VA. I purchased the Defy Extreme Cedartone Stain to apply. My question is what do I need to do before I apply the stain? Do I need to let the PT lumber "dry/air" out for some period of time? Do I need to clean or pressure wash before application? With what? How?
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    opwdecks · 08/02/2012
    I am sorry but Defy products are not "paintable". Thanks
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    Jlb · 08/02/2012
    Firstly, thank you for your expertise and this Q/A space.
    I recently purchased used cedar fence panels. They are well aged and have, we'll say, a rustic look. I'm looking for a product that will bind the wood fibers, protect from additional weathering, and will be paintable (paint/whitewash/stain). I'm looking at either Defy Extreme or Defy Epoxy. What product(s) and methods would you recommend?
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    opwdecks · 06/24/2012
    It would need to be stripped off to fix.
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    bz · 06/22/2012
    I applied the extreme clear version to cedar and applied it over multiple days doing a small section of my deck every day. On one hot, humid day the milky appearance remained after it dried. any ideas on how to get that off ?
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    opwdecks · 06/13/2012
    Did it dry with a milky appearance?
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    Francisco · 06/13/2012
    My son and I just finished putting 2 coats of Extreme cedar tone stain on our new cedar deck. It's about 250 sq feet and we used less than two gallons total. I cleaned it with your cleaner and brightened also two days ago. Today I sprayed the stain while my son was going behind me brushing it. I noticed a milky appearance on some boards. There was no puddles or overspray. It was at the end of the day and wind was cold, maybe 50s. Is this milky appearance a problem? Is it going to give me trouble later on?
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    opwdecks · 06/05/2012
    No the cleaner and brightener does not affect composites. I would use a stain pad for best results.
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    Victor · 06/05/2012
    My deck has a white composite railing. Does it need any special care/protection before/while appling the cleaner and wood brightener? Also, what do you think gives better results applying the Defy Extreme stain cedartone, a sprayer, a brush or a pad? Thanks
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    opwdecks · 06/04/2012
    You should use both the wood cleaner and the wood brightener to prep prior to applying the stain. This will open the wood pores.
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    Victor · 06/04/2012
    I live in the Washington, DC area and have a 2-y old deck that was never stained. In addition to the natural effects of sunlight, snow and falling leaves it got some ugly stains. I just sanded all the deck and I wonder if I need the wood brigthtener before applying the Defy Extreme (cedartone). Thanks
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    opwdecks · 05/22/2012
    With your type of wood you will need to recoat annually with any brand of stain including the Defy. It is the wood not the stains fault.
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    CT Mahogany deck · 05/22/2012
    We have a 8 yr old mahogany deck. Have been using Cabots ATO and Penofin Hardwood finishes none of which last a full year before showing gray. I am getting tired of the annual pressure wash and recoat process which starts out looking like new only to have it emerge from winter looking old and gray. Is Defy Extreme a good match with Mahogany and what surface prep (sanding?) is necessary to get the best performance from Defy?
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    opwdecks · 04/27/2012
    Yes you should clean and brighten with the Defy Wood Cleaner and Defy Wood Brightener.

    Let wood dry for 24-48 hours after the prepping process prior to applying the Defy Extreme.
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    busy mom · 04/27/2012
    Hi, I live in Iowa and have a PTL deck. It has never been stained as it was installed 2 summers ago. Do I need to wash and brighten? It is full sun after twelve noon. Also how soon after the deck gets wet can I apply the stain. I am going with the Extreme light walnut. Thanks
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    opwdecks · 03/26/2012
    Defy products do not "promote" mold or mildew growth. In addition the zinc oxide that is in the Extreme will prevent the growth of mold.

    Verticals typically last 3-6 years on exterior wood. Interior would last indefinitely.

    Cumaru is an exotic hardwood and these types of wood need to be maintained constantly. This is wood not the stains fault. Most likely you would need to apply a coat annually to the cumaru decking.
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    kathy Sullivan · 03/26/2012
    I am building on the coast of Hawaii. I am looking for a stain for my beams both exterior and interior. Mold and Mildew is a major problem here. What are your suggestions and how long would you expect the stain to last in this high humidity, high salt climate? How does it work on Cumaru decking?
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    opwdecks · 10/16/2011
    I would wait to let the wood dry until the Spring with your new deck.
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    N8 · 10/16/2011
    I'm building a new deck and using PTL, should I wait to seal/stain it next spring once the lumber has dried up some or stain it right away?
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    opwdecks · 09/07/2011
    New wood typically only needs one coat of stain.
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    Greg · 09/07/2011
    This looks like a great product from all that I've read. Just wondering how necessary the second coat is for a deck that is only 6 months old? Thanks.
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    opwdecks · 08/29/2011
    Defy does not darken in color over time. Just fades. You will get 2-3 times the UV protection if you choose a color over the clear.
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    Brian · 08/29/2011
    from my research defy seems like a great product which i will probably be purchasing on line since I live in Canada. I just finished a cedar deck I am thinking about going clear not because i don't like a little color i am just afraid that after 2 years the light cedartone will look very much darker. Is defy extreme more resistant to this darkening over time than other oils/stains. Can you post a picture that shows how the product ages over time. Thanks
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    opwdecks · 08/05/2011
    Yes but having one of the tinted colors will protect from UV graying 2-3 times longer then the clear.
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    Dave Persing · 08/04/2011
    I just installed a new pine PTL deck and really like the color of the natural wood. Will your crystal clear sealant keep the natural wood look?
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    opwdecks · 07/24/2011
    Ships from Michigan and can take 4-5 business days to ship to Oregon