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    Ray · 10/20/2017
    I have stripped a cedar shingle house to bare wood and planning to use Defy Extreme. How long should I expect the product to last before needing another coat? Do I need to strip the shingles again at that point?
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      thesealerstore · 10/20/2017
      On vertical wood, the Defy should last 4-8 years. Depends on UV exposure. Just clean and reapply when needed.
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    thesealerstore · 10/02/2017
    Darla K:
    Which product would be best for new red cedar siding? Thank you

    Northwestern Pennsylvania

    Use the Defy Extreme Stain
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    Darla K · 10/01/2017
    Which product would be best for new red cedar siding? Thank you

    Northwestern Pennsylvania
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    opwdecks · 08/23/2017
    Victoria:
    My treated pine deck was installed about 15 years ago. I've retreated it about every 3 years, but last year missed due to health. Must clean and restain now. Deck has very dark areas of algae or mold as it gets just a few hours of sun each day in summer--more in winter due to nearby trees. What products do you recommend for cleaning and staining? I have used a Honey Gold color in the past for deck and railing. Size is approx. 12' x 35'. Can I use a long handled brush to apply? One or two coats?

    Is the old stain still on the wood? If so, you will need to remove the old coatings for the prep. Also, you may want to come into our location in Bloomfield Hills for advice and purchases:
    The Sealer Store
    2388 Franklin Rd
    Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48302
    866.856.DECK(3325)
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    Victoria · 08/23/2017
    Forgot to add I am in southwest Michigan.
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    Victoria · 08/23/2017
    My treated pine deck was installed about 15 years ago. I've retreated it about every 3 years, but last year missed due to health. Must clean and restain now. Deck has very dark areas of algae or mold as it gets just a few hours of sun each day in summer--more in winter due to nearby trees. What products do you recommend for cleaning and staining? I have used a Honey Gold color in the past for deck and railing. Size is approx. 12' x 35'. Can I use a long handled brush to apply? One or two coats?
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    opwdecks · 08/14/2017
    Walter Kurz:
    You said for older wood 2 coats
    how about new wood weathered 1 year

    2 light coats applied wet on wet.
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    Walter Kurz · 08/14/2017
    You said for older wood 2 coats
    how about new wood weathered 1 year
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    thesealerstore · 08/12/2017
    Andrew Jones:
    Florida coastal dock which of your systems do you recomend?

    Defy Marine Stain:
    https://www.defystain.com/defy-marine-seal-for-wood.html
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    Andrew Jones · 08/12/2017
    Florida coastal dock which of your systems do you recomend?
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    thesealerstore · 07/24/2017
    Ron Green:
    I live in the Arizona desert and Have a Santa Fe style house with pinewood posts supporting porches. Are your products suitable for periodic maintenance of these posts in a harsh desert environment?

    Yes, the Defy Extreme would work well here.
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    Ron Green · 07/23/2017
    I live in the Arizona desert and Have a Santa Fe style house with pinewood posts supporting porches. Are your products suitable for periodic maintenance of these posts in a harsh desert environment?
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    thesealerstore · 07/20/2017
    bobdaw41:
    Our deck was built in 1988, pressure treated wood.A couple of weeks ago it was power washed and we would like to stain it with Defy Wood Stain Cedar Tone.We purchased a sample of this stain and applied it to the deck 24 hours ago. Would that be the right product for us? Also is it necessary to apply your brightener product before applying the stain? If so, how many gallons of brighter would we need for approx 370 sq. ft of deck. We plan to order 5 gallons of the stain to apply two coats. Here are images of our deck Left side shows close up of Defy Cedar Tone sample applied yesterday. [img]https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1heGRIKFnESWE5RSTNfb01YemM/view?usp=sharing[/img] Hope this image link works.

    Hello, there are no pictures in your comment for us to see if any additional prep will be needed.
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    Robert Dawson · 07/19/2017
    Our deck was built in 1988, pressure treated wood.A couple of weeks ago it was power washed and we would like to stain it with Defy Wood Stain Cedar Tone.We purchased a sample of this stain and applied it to the deck 24 hours ago. Would that be the right product for us? Also is it necessary to apply your brightener product before applying the stain? If so, how many gallons of brighter would we need for approx 370 sq. ft of deck. We plan to order 5 gallons of the stain to apply two coats. Here are images of our deck Left side shows close up of Defy Cedar Tone sample applied yesterday. [img]https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1heGRIKFnESWE5RSTNfb01YemM/view?usp=sharing[/img] Hope this image link works.
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    thesealerstore · 07/19/2017
    Sara Persinger:
    I have a natural cedar deck with full southern sun exposure and snow in winter. The deck is 1 year old and was originally coated with Cabot clear Satin Spar Varnish which is already peeling off. The deck is greying and looks terrible. I want to refinish it with something that will retain its natural cedar look. Please advise which products to use. thanks

    To be able to use the Defy, you will need to sand off the Spar finish first. After full sanding, clean and brighten the wood after. For the stain, use the Defy Extreme Stain.
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    Sara Persinger · 07/18/2017
    I have a natural cedar deck with full southern sun exposure and snow in winter. The deck is 1 year old and was originally coated with Cabot clear Satin Spar Varnish which is already peeling off. The deck is greying and looks terrible. I want to refinish it with something that will retain its natural cedar look. Please advise which products to use. thanks
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    thesealerstore · 06/19/2017
    kenny thames:
    Have pressure treated dock 14 years old and previously treated with WoodRX. Most of old stain now gone, and I need to treat with a new penetrating stain. I have about 650 ft squared to treat in a salt water environment. Can you suggest the proper stain to use?
    Thanks,

    Kenny

    Hello,

    The Defy Marine Stain would be best here:
    https://www.defystain.com/defy-marine-seal-for-wood.html
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    kenny thames · 06/19/2017
    Have pressure treated dock 14 years old and previously treated with WoodRX. Most of old stain now gone, and I need to treat with a new penetrating stain. I have about 650 ft squared to treat in a salt water environment. Can you suggest the proper stain to use?
    Thanks,

    Kenny
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    thesealerstore · 06/04/2017
    Ron2:
    What is the best method to apply the Defy Extreme stain? Brush, Spray or Roll-on?

    Thanks.

    Stain pad:
    https://www.defystain.com/padco-pad-applicators.html
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    Ron2 · 06/03/2017
    What is the best method to apply the Defy Extreme stain? Brush, Spray or Roll-on?

    Thanks.
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    opwdecks · 05/19/2017
    Don from T.C.:
    I stained my wolmanized deck in 2003 and again in2008 with Defy water based Epoxy fortified stain. This product was discontinued several years ago I was told. Could I apply the new Defy Extreme over this without having to strip it down to bare wood???

    Yes, that is correct. Clean for the prep.
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    Don from T.C. · 05/19/2017
    I stained my wolmanized deck in 2003 and again in2008 with Defy water based Epoxy fortified stain. This product was discontinued several years ago I was told. Could I apply the new Defy Extreme over this without having to strip it down to bare wood???
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    opwdecks · 05/19/2017
    Pat Dumaine:
    Used Defy Extreme 3 years ago on my dock and it's weathered. I have pressure washed deck and ready to restrain. Should I use Extreme again or Marine stain?
    Also Used butternut color before which was dark and hot on the feet. Can I use a lighter color this time? What's the next lighter color?

    Hello, if you want to switch to a lighter color you will need to make sure all of the Butternut is removed. Using the Defy Stain Stripper will help with this. The next lighter color will be the Light Walnut. You can use the Marine or the Extreme.
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    Pat Dumaine · 05/18/2017
    Used Defy Extreme 3 years ago on my dock and it's weathered. I have pressure washed deck and ready to restrain. Should I use Extreme again or Marine stain?
    Also Used butternut color before which was dark and hot on the feet. Can I use a lighter color this time? What's the next lighter color?
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    opwdecks · 04/16/2017
    carol roberts:
    Deck has new wood (pine). Would like a slight tint that would let the wood grain show,since the wood is new.

    See this about new wood:

    https://www.defystainhelp.com/prep-new-wood-for-defy-stains/

    Try the Natural Pine color.
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    carol roberts · 04/15/2017
    Deck has new wood (pine). Would like a slight tint that would let the wood grain show,since the wood is new.
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    opwdecks · 03/26/2017
    Sherri Chronister:
    Can Defy Hardwood Stain be used over Defy Extreme. Used Extreme last year on cedar deck buts sounds like Hardwood works better on cedar.

    No, you would need to strip off the Extreme to use the Hardwood.
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    opwdecks · 03/26/2017
    Sherri Chronister:
    I stained a new cedar deck last year with Defy Extreme in Natural Pine. I want to stain again and use a darker color of the same stain. Will the darker color be changed much by the old color and do I clean and brighten again before staining?

    You should be okay as long as you pressure wash with the Defy Wood Cleaner. No need for the brightener.
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    Sherri Chronister · 03/26/2017
    I stained a new cedar deck last year with Defy Extreme in Natural Pine. I want to stain again and use a darker color of the same stain. Will the darker color be changed much by the old color and do I clean and brighten again before staining?
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    opwdecks · 11/07/2016
    William Riddick:
    I have an oceanfront house on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. (Lots of sun, salt, corrosion, etc.) I am replacing about 3000 sq. ft. of sun decks, porches, walkways, and steps. I am using high quality treated pine 2x6 deck boards. (This is C grade lumber (two steps above #1) that is commonly used for floors and trim.) My lumber supplier suggests I seal this wood immediately (on all sides) before it gets wet.

    What is the best sealer for me to use? I don’t care about “staining” the wood, nor it turning gray. I simply want to prevent the wood from water absorption and “checking.”

    You should not stain new wood right away. See this article:

    http://www.defystainhelp.com/prep-new-wood-for-defy-stains/

    After the wait and prep, look at our Defy Extreme Clear.