Weather Tips for Defy Application
When applying Defy Wood Stains to any exterior wood surface your results will depend on several factors. Defy is an easy to apply user friendly wood stain that enhances the wood’s natural beauty and gives superior protection from the elements. One factor that can effect the final staining results with Defy is weather.
Always check your local forecast before starting a wood staining project. Temperature and moisture level can have a negative effect on the newly applied stain if they are not ideal. Defy Deck Stain should be applied in temperatures of 60-80 degrees. The temperature should not dip below freezing for 8 hours after application.
Try not to apply Defy Wood Stain in direct sunlight or on extremely hot days. This can cause the stain to dry quicker than it can penetrate the wood and may result in an uneven appearance or inconsistent coloring.
Before staining with Defy Stain the wood needs to be dry. If it has gotten wet due to being cleaned or by rain it is best to allow the wood to dry for a minimum of 24 hours before staining. This wait time can vary depending on the wood’s age, porosity, and sun exposure.
To check for adequate dryness before staining do a water drop test. Put some water drops on the wood in several locations. If the water absorbs into the wood quickly it is most likely ready to be stained. If the water does not seem to absorb in you should wait another day before staining. Only apply Defy Stain when it is not going to rain within 12 hours of application.
Defy needs to penetrate and dry properly before getting wet. Plan your stain application for a couple of dry warm days and keep an eye on the forecast and you should not have any problems. When applied correctly and weather isn’t a factor, Defy wood and deck stains will give you years of protection and lasting beauty.
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