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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

14ptWARNING: This product can expose you to Ethylene oxide, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm, and Cumene, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to

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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    Amy · 08/13/2013
    We have a one year old deck that gets a lot of shade. By this summer it was covered with mildew. We bleached and pressure washed it. Would there be any purpose to the cleaner and brightener from Defy? I am not sure what they really do.
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    opwdecks · 08/10/2013
    Prep with a wood brightener and heavily rinse the wood when done.
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    Gregg · 08/10/2013
    I am going to plane the boards of my Redwood deck due to hail damage. With new wood surface after I plane the wood, how should I prep the wood. I just purchased the Chrystal Clear Extreme Defy.
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    opwdecks · 07/10/2013
    2-3 months for the waiting. Prep after the waiting with the Defy Wood Cleaner and Wood Brightener. You can use the pressure washer as a rinsing tool when prepping. You would want the Defy stain for Hardwoods. Natural Pine is the lightest tint. Similar to a clean wet look.
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    JC · 07/10/2013
    I'm building a new deck out of redwood in Southern California. It gets full sun from about 8am to 4pm. How long should I wait before staining? Until water doesn't bead and instead is absorbed into the wood? I'd like to seal/stain as soon as possible so what is the minimum amount of time I can wait? Do I need to use a pressure washer on the new wood when I clean/brighten? Which Defy product would you recommend and what color do you recommend for the closest match to the natural redwood color... I'm concerned redwood will be too red but I do not want an orangey color like cedar. Thank you!
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    opwdecks · 06/10/2013
    You cannot put the Defy on top of another stain. You should remove first by sanding or stripping. You do need to brighten when done. Maybe the Buternut color in the Extreme.
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    Slater · 06/10/2013
    I have a PTL deck (in Maryland) that hasn't been stained/sealed for 6 years (since I bought the house). I power washed the deck and also used a wood cleaner on it however, you can still see most of the old stain on the deck. I just recently replaced the top cap and one deck board with new PTL. My questions are:

    1) Do I also need to use a wood brightener before I stain?
    2) What Defy stain would you recommend? I'm looking for a solid semi-dark stain that can go over the lighter current stain.

    Thanks in advance for your help!
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    opwdecks · 06/07/2013
    Yes you would need to remove the old stain first before applying the Defy. if you sand make sure to use a deck cleaner and wood brightener after to help open the wood grain better. Defy typically needs to be redone every 2 years on a horizontal. It can be cleaned and reapplied.
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    Cam · 06/07/2013
    I live in southern Ontario Canada. My white cedar deck is about 9 years old. The first year we built it I applied a deck stain from Glidden. The next spring all the horizontal surface was pealing. I got discouraged therefore I haven't done anything to it other than power wash it. The horizontal areas still have some original product on it. Do I have to sand this area before applying your product?
    The horizontal area I will sand to smooth it out. How long will Defy Extreme last on the horizontal area and can I simply reapply Defy Extreme when needed without prepping the deck next time?
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    opwdecks · 06/03/2013
    Use the Defy Extreme. Apply two coats wet on wet. You can get high quality pads from our site. Stores carry similar versions.
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    Sharon Blazer · 06/02/2013
    We have a PTW pine deck which is about 1 1/2 years old. We have stripped off the clear stain that was applied to the deck,(which didn't work),cleaned, sanded and ready to brighten. Which stain to use, Defy Epoxy or Defy Extreme? We live in Cincinnati, OH.
    Also, should we do 2 coats and use a stain pad? Do we get stain pads at most big box stores or hardware stores? Thank you, S. Blazer
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    opwdecks · 05/28/2013
    You do need to remove the old stain first. You would want the Defy Extreme stain for this.
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    Peggy · 05/28/2013
    We have a Redwood deck that is about 10 years old, have a redwood semi transparent stain on there now, about three years, so we need to restain. Which product would be best for us to use, the extreme stain or epoxy stain? Also, do we need to sand the old stain off?
    Thank you!
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    opwdecks · 04/06/2013
    Bill and Kat, I would use the Defy Extreme Stain for this fir. Only 1 coat on newer wood. Make sure you prep the wood first to remove and mill glaze.
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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.