Tips to Achieve Best Results with Defy Stains
Having the right know how and using a quality wood stain will yield the best results when taking on an exterior staining project. Although Defy Wood Stain will give you the best chance for excellent results, there are a few factors that will also help you get the results you expect.
An important step in wood staining is to prepare the wood properly. Prepping the wood surface for Defy Stain is crucial to its performance and longevity. Improper preparation of the wood surface can cause the stain to fail prematurely.
We recommend using a quality wood cleaning product like Defy Wood Cleaner and Defy Wood Brightener. This is a 2 step cleaning and brightening system designed specifically for the DIY homeowner. The wood surface should be cleaned prior to staining to remove any dirt, grime, graying, or old existing stain. If the wood has a previous semi-transparent stain, it is best to remove the old coating first before applying the Defy. This can be done in most scenarios with the Defy Stain Stripper. Sanding may be needed if the old stain is a film forming coating or solid color stain. Allow the wood to air dry for 1 to 2 days prior to staining with Defy.
When staining with Defy Wood and Deck Stains you should always follow the general instructions on the label. Never apply more stain than the wood can absorb. Stain one board or area at a time to eliminate lap marks and wipe any excess stain away with a clean cloth or brush.
Prior to getting started with an exterior wood-staining project, be sure to check the forecast. No rain should be expected during the staining and for 12 hours after it has been applied. Deft Stain works best when it is applied in temperatures of 60-80 degrees. Avoid applying in direct sunlight or on very hot days. If temperatures are much colder, be sure it is not going to drop below freezing within 8 hours of application.
Defy Wood Stains will enhance the wood’s natural beauty while protecting it from the harsh elements. A quality product like Defy and following these guidelines to achieve the best results will have your deck or other wood surface looking great for years to come.
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