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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting 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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Forgot to add I am in southwest Michigan.
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
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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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting 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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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
You said for older wood 2 coats
how about new wood weathered 1 year
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting Andrew Jones:
Florida coastal dock which of your systems do you recomend?

Defy Marine Stain:
www.defystain.com/.../
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Home owner
Florida coastal dock which of your systems do you recomend?
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting 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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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
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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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting 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. 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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Which Defy Stain is Best For Me?
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. Hope this image link works.
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting 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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Mrs.
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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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting 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:
www.defystain.com/.../
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
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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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting Ron2:
What is the best method to apply the Defy Extreme stain? Brush, Spray or Roll-on?

Thanks.

Stain pad:
www.defystain.com/.../
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
What is the best method to apply the Defy Extreme stain? Brush, Spray or Roll-on?

Thanks.
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting 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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What stain should I use?
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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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting 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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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
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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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting 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:

www.defystainhelp.com/.../

Try the Natural Pine color.
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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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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting 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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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting 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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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
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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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting 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:

www.defystainhelp.com/.../

After the wait and prep, look at our Defy Extreme Clear.
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Best Defy Sealer?
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.”
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting Jack Morrison:
Have a log home used your synthetic stain in Teton bronze should we stay with it or can we use the extreme live in Arizona lot of sun

Yes, but you will need to prep and there is not the same color in the Extreme Line.
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Have a log home used your synthetic stain in Teton bronze should we stay with it or can we use the extreme live in Arizona lot of sun
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting David Watson:
I have 9 year old Trex Select composite deck, original in saddle color. It's now bleached out very light tan and heavily black algae stained. Will Defy cleaner remove the stains? Can I then stain with Defy Extreme to change the color to driftwood gray? And then use Defy Sealer to maintain it? Thanks for any help.

The cleaner should help to remove the mold. The Defy Extreme is not designed for composite wood. FYI, you cannot use a sealer over a stain.
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Composite deck stain
I have 9 year old Trex Select composite deck, original in saddle color. It's now bleached out very light tan and heavily black algae stained. Will Defy cleaner remove the stains? Can I then stain with Defy Extreme to change the color to driftwood gray? And then use Defy Sealer to maintain it? Thanks for any help.
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting Michael Petersen:
I used clear tone last time. Would like something just a little darker. Deck is made out of pressure treated pine. 20 years old.

Prep well and use the Defy Extreme in Natural Pine.
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I used clear tone last time. Would like something just a little darker. Deck is made out of pressure treated pine. 20 years old.
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting Suzi:
I am in southeast Louisiana and have a new raised covered deck made of pressure treated pine and also new fencing made of rough sawn cedar boards. I would like a semi-solid stain in a brown that is muted -- more muddy gray-brown and not reddish. What color samples should I try?

Butternut.
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what defy stain is best?
I am in southeast Louisiana and have a new raised covered deck made of pressure treated pine and also new fencing made of rough sawn cedar boards. I would like a semi-solid stain in a brown that is muted -- more muddy gray-brown and not reddish. What color samples should I try?
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting Jason Shoults:
We are looking at getting some extra life out of our boarwalks here on our property. We have been replacing them recently using KDAT 2x6 boards and I was wondering what you would recommend using on these to help seal them. Thank you

Hello, use the Defy Extreme Stain for this.
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Maintenance manager
We are looking at getting some extra life out of our boarwalks here on our property. We have been replacing them recently using KDAT 2x6 boards and I was wondering what you would recommend using on these to help seal them. Thank you
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting B McCormick:
We have had a Vietnamese hardwood deck on our balcony for almost 10 years half which is away from the patio door and wall is in very badly faded and the whole balcony deck needs to be refinished what defy stain should we use

Prep first with the Defy Wood cleaner and stain with the Defy Hardwood stain.
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Mr.
We have had a Vietnamese hardwood deck on our balcony for almost 10 years half which is away from the patio door and wall is in very badly faded and the whole balcony deck needs to be refinished what defy stain should we use
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting Tim Williams:
Refinishing a redwood deck. Want a semi transparent that I can custom color to match a dark brown

Defy stains are not able to be custom colored.
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Refinishing a redwood deck. Want a semi transparent that I can custom color to match a dark brown
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting Barry Weissglass:
Hi. I have a new dock with treated Select deck boards in brackish water in Charleston, SC. What is the best treatment for this environment? Also, is there a local outlet in the 29414 zip code area?
Thank you,
Barry Weissglass

Use the Defy Extreme Stain for this. Prep with the Defy Wood Cleaner. See this about new wood:
www.defystainhelp.com/.../

We are an online dealer. We can ship there in 3 business days.
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Hi. I have a new dock with treated Select deck boards in brackish water in Charleston, SC. What is the best treatment for this environment? Also, is there a local outlet in the 29414 zip code area?
Thank you,
Barry Weissglass
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting Arthur W. Macon, jr:
Can I use this no an older deck that have
Some cracks and old stan on it?

If the stain is of a different brand then you will have to remove it before using the Defy.
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Can I use this no an older deck that have
Some cracks and old stan on it?
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting Todd McGhee:
We have a large home with cedar shake siding. We have completed a significant cleaning effort and the wood is ready for staining. Should we use the Defy Original, Defy Extreme, or other product for this application? We want the most durable and mildew resistant product available. Thanks!

Defy Extreme offer the best UV resistance and mold prevention for vertical siding. Make sure that any previous coatings are removed.
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
We have a large home with cedar shake siding. We have completed a significant cleaning effort and the wood is ready for staining. Should we use the Defy Original, Defy Extreme, or other product for this application? We want the most durable and mildew resistant product available. Thanks!
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting Rick Diebold:
I am looking for a deck or marine transparent/semi transparent stain in a white color

Sorry but we do not offer a white color.
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I am looking for a deck or marine transparent/sem i transparent stain in a white color
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting Richard D Franklin:
Will Defy Wood Deck Cleaner remove the mill glaze from NEW PT southern pine decking without weathering/aging the boards?

Yes but use to wood brightener after as well.
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Will Defy Wood Deck Cleaner remove the mill glaze from NEW PT southern pine decking without weathering/agin g the boards?
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting Jim Sanderson:
I believe your Defy Extreme Stain would perform best in my situation, but would like confirmation. The deck was consructed of yellow pine (not pressure treated) and is located in Saint George, Utah.

Yes that would be best. Make sure to prep first with our Deck Cleaner and Wood Brightener.
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
I believe your Defy Extreme Stain would perform best in my situation, but would like confirmation. The deck was consructed of yellow pine (not pressure treated) and is located in Saint George, Utah.
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting Martha:
New front porch-- ceiling- putting fir tongue & groove- which Defy stain should I use? Do I finish with a spar polyurethane?
Thanks for your help!

You cannot and never should use a spar urethane on outside decking. Clean and brighten for prep and use the Defy Extreme Stain.
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
New front porch-- ceiling- putting fir tongue & groove- which Defy stain should I use? Do I finish with a spar polyurethane?
Thanks for your help!
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting Jeff:
Hello,

I will be installing a new redwood fence over an existing block wall. I am in southern California and the fence will be south facing. Which stain product would be best for this scenario?

The Defy Extreme Stain is your best option for this.
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new redwood deck
Hello,

I will be installing a new redwood fence over an existing block wall. I am in southern California and the fence will be south facing. Which stain product would be best for this scenario?
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting Jeremiah Miller:
I have a 1 year old cedar deck in Iowa that was stained with flood cwf last year after aging 2 months. I had terrible black mold on the entire deck and rail this spring/summer so I pressure washed using the cleaner and brightner. I plan on using stripper, cleaner and brightner again before restaining. The deck faces south and sees 80% sun. I am unsure why the mold was so bad and also unsure which product is best for this deck, the extreme or hardwoods version in light walnut? Thanks

The Extreme will do better when preventing mold issues.
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
I have a 1 year old cedar deck in Iowa that was stained with flood cwf last year after aging 2 months. I had terrible black mold on the entire deck and rail this spring/summer so I pressure washed using the cleaner and brightner. I plan on using stripper, cleaner and brightner again before restaining. The deck faces south and sees 80% sun. I am unsure why the mold was so bad and also unsure which product is best for this deck, the extreme or hardwoods version in light walnut? Thanks
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting Rachel Kaiser:
Hi!
I'm building a house in Nashville, TN and the interior will be all pine. Should I go with your interior wood stain? I see Defy also makes an "extreme" version which can also be used inside. I want the beauty of the wood to show through but also protect it from UV light and fading.
Thanks!
Rachel

Best would be the Interior product. UV is not an issue on the inside and it has a slight satin shine to it. This makes it easier for cleaning. You can use the Extreme indoors but it will tint the wood and have no shine.
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Best Stain for Pine Interior?
Hi!
I'm building a house in Nashville, TN and the interior will be all pine. Should I go with your interior wood stain? I see Defy also makes an "extreme" version which can also be used inside. I want the beauty of the wood to show through but also protect it from UV light and fading.
Thanks!
Rachel
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting Jon Lambertus:
I have a new cedar plank fence and I want to protect it. I don't really want to change the color except darken it like when it rains would be acceptable.
thank you for you help choosing the right protector.
Jon

Look at the Natural Pine color in the Defy Extreme.
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
I have a new cedar plank fence and I want to protect it. I don't really want to change the color except darken it like when it rains would be acceptable.
thank you for you help choosing the right protector.
Jon
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting neilgershman:
I just replaced the decking and some of the rail on my 20 year old cedar deck. I live in New York and the deck gets shade to full sun for part of the day. Should I use the extreme or hardwood stain. How long do I need to wait before I clean and brighten before I stain? Can I mix the semi-transparent with the clear to get a more translucent stain?
Thank you

Use the Defy hardwood. Wait a couple of months then plane and brighten for prep. Mixing the clear into the stain will lower the UV protection.
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Which Defy Stain is best for me
I just replaced the decking and some of the rail on my 20 year old cedar deck. I live in New York and the deck gets shade to full sun for part of the day. Should I use the extreme or hardwood stain. How long do I need to wait before I clean and brighten before I stain? Can I mix the semi-transparen t with the clear to get a more translucent stain?
Thank you
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Quoting hconnor:
We are refinishing our cedar deck this year. We have used your cleaner and brightener and have tested the sample colors. Now we are ready to order, but I noticed you have marine grade stain and thought that this might be better. I also noticed that the extreme (non- marine) is listed as the best. Is that because the marine grade is thicker and harder to apply? Does the marine grade last longer? Does it perform better for wetter areas? Please inform me of the differences of these two stains and which you would recommend. Thank you!

Marine grade does not last longer then the Extreme. It is for docks and decks that are above water. Use the Extreme for your scenario.
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
We are refinishing our cedar deck this year. We have used your cleaner and brightener and have tested the sample colors. Now we are ready to order, but I noticed you have marine grade stain and thought that this might be better. I also noticed that the extreme (non- marine) is listed as the best. Is that because the marine grade is thicker and harder to apply? Does the marine grade last longer? Does it perform better for wetter areas? Please inform me of the differences of these two stains and which you would recommend. Thank you!
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting Mj:
I have a brand new kiln-dried Cedar Deck. I am trying to decide between your Extreme stain and your Harwood stain. I was reading some of the replies below and I'm a bit confused. It seems most replies recommend the Hardwood stain because it apparently penetrates deeper. However, it does not appear to have the nano-technology of Extreme stains. Which stain is going to last longer between maintenance coats? I live in Oregon where we get rain for 8 months and hot sun for 2 months. My confusion comes from a similar question/situation from a person in Medford,OR and the recommendation he received back was for the Extreme stain. Could you clarify which product is going to hold-up better against the elements over the long haul?

Use the Extreme for this one due to the additional mold resistance needed for a wet climate like yours. Just one coat the first time staining and you will need to prep with the wood cleaner and brightener to remove the mill glaze.
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Home Owner
I have a brand new kiln-dried Cedar Deck. I am trying to decide between your Extreme stain and your Harwood stain. I was reading some of the replies below and I'm a bit confused. It seems most replies recommend the Hardwood stain because it apparently penetrates deeper. However, it does not appear to have the nano-technology of Extreme stains. Which stain is going to last longer between maintenance coats? I live in Oregon where we get rain for 8 months and hot sun for 2 months. My confusion comes from a similar question/situat ion from a person in Medford,OR and the recommendation he received back was for the Extreme stain. Could you clarify which product is going to hold-up better against the elements over the long haul?
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Quoting Tom:
Hi,

I am adding on to an existing un stained pressure treated pine framed deck with more pressure treated pine framing and then usuing Trex composite decking boards on top of both the old and new sections. The decking boards will be durable, but I also want to protect the pine framing. Since it is underneath the deck boards, it will never get any direct sun. I am most concerned about long term protection from water, mold and fungus. Is Extreme the best thing to use? Also, is it required to put on the cleaner and brightener before applying the stain? It's a big deck and I'm not sure if I want to go over it 3 times. Thanks for your input.

Tom

Use the Defy Extreme Clear and you should be okay in this instance to just apply since it is not going to be exposed.
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Quoting mattc:
I stained my two decks last year with a water-based acrylic stain from another company, and it is already fading on the horizontal surfaces. Can I apply Defy Extreme on top of the other stain without having to strip it off?

One deck was stained with a light cedar color, the other with a medium brown.

No you cannot.
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Best for Presseure Treated Pine Deck Framing
Hi,

I am adding on to an existing un stained pressure treated pine framed deck with more pressure treated pine framing and then usuing Trex composite decking boards on top of both the old and new sections. The decking boards will be durable, but I also want to protect the pine framing. Since it is underneath the deck boards, it will never get any direct sun. I am most concerned about long term protection from water, mold and fungus. Is Extreme the best thing to use? Also, is it required to put on the cleaner and brightener before applying the stain? It's a big deck and I'm not sure if I want to go over it 3 times. Thanks for your input.

Tom
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Applying over another water-based stain
I stained my two decks last year with a water-based acrylic stain from another company, and it is already fading on the horizontal surfaces. Can I apply Defy Extreme on top of the other stain without having to strip it off?

One deck was stained with a light cedar color, the other with a medium brown.
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Quoting Dl:
We have a new cedar porch built this spring. We want to stain the cedar deck and cedar ceiling with Defy semi transparent stain. The deck will get minimal rain and sun exposure and the ceiling will get no rain or sun. Not sure if Defy Extreme or Defy Hardwood would be the right stain?

Defy Hardwood penetrates into new cedar better. We would suggest that.
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Cedar stain?
We have a new cedar porch built this spring. We want to stain the cedar deck and cedar ceiling with Defy semi transparent stain. The deck will get minimal rain and sun exposure and the ceiling will get no rain or sun. Not sure if Defy Extreme or Defy Hardwood would be the right stain?
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting Corinne McGarrity:
We installed a bead fir ceiling (over vinyl) on our exterior porch in winter of 2014. The ceiling is beautiful and i don't want to change the color or appearance, but we need to protect it with a sealant. The ceiling does not get any UV rays, but obviously is exposed to water and other elements since it is outside. I have heard good comments about your product. Which sealant or stain would be best for our project?

Since it does not get any UV and you do not want to change the appearance you would want to use the Defy Extreme Clear.
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Porch ceiling
We installed a bead fir ceiling (over vinyl) on our exterior porch in winter of 2014. The ceiling is beautiful and i don't want to change the color or appearance, but we need to protect it with a sealant. The ceiling does not get any UV rays, but obviously is exposed to water and other elements since it is outside. I have heard good comments about your product. Which sealant or stain would be best for our project?
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting Augustus:
Have a redwood deck, do not know if it is pressure treated wood. Also don't know what product/kind of prior stain/water proofer is on it currently. We're in Los Angeles, so only rarely do we have a freezing temp at night. Deck is partially shaded, partially in full sun. What products & methods should be used to clean and prep, and which of your products should be used for the final staining? Thanks for your help.

If you have an old stain then you need to remove that first. Depending on the brand of the old stain, you would need to either sand or strip it all off. You can try the Defy Stain Stripper for this. If no old coating then use the Defy Wood Cleaner. Brighten the wood when done with either with the Defy Wood Brightener. Use the Defy Extreme Stain.
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Have a redwood deck, do not know if it is pressure treated wood. Also don't know what product/kind of prior stain/water proofer is on it currently. We're in Los Angeles, so only rarely do we have a freezing temp at night. Deck is partially shaded, partially in full sun. What products & methods should be used to clean and prep, and which of your products should be used for the final staining? Thanks for your help.
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting Ron Clough:
Last summer my son in law purchased 5 gallons of Defy Wood Dock Stain & Sealerto refinish my Cedar dock. I have approximately 3 gallons left and a porch deck that I am stripping by sanding. The deck boards are Cambara wood. Will the Wood Dock Stain work well on this material? If so should it be a one or two coat application? If not what material should be used?
Thank you,

Just one coat for this wood type.
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Last summer my son in law purchased 5 gallons of Defy Wood Dock Stain & Sealerto refinish my Cedar dock. I have approximately 3 gallons left and a porch deck that I am stripping by sanding. The deck boards are Cambara wood. Will the Wood Dock Stain work well on this material? If so should it be a one or two coat application? If not what material should be used?
Thank you,
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
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I have been using Defy Original stain on my log cabin. I would like to upgrade the stain on the next application to one of your newer stains. Do you have a recommendation?

Thanks

The Defy Extreme is the best options. What color where you using before?
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Stain Selection
I have been using Defy Original stain on my log cabin. I would like to upgrade the stain on the next application to one of your newer stains. Do you have a recommendation?

Thanks
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting Marge Abel:
Hi, I have just learned about your products from the web site Buffalo-Lumber.com. I live on the central California coast where moisture and fog are typical. We have discovered black mold on the interior wood frames adjacent to the glass (which we have cleaned off and hopefully killed with a borax solution. The original finish looks like a matte or maybe a slightly satin finish.
I am intrigued with the possibility of using a synthetic resin product to refinish the wood and to prevent future mold growth. Could you please tell me which of your products would be most suitable.
THANKS!!!
Marge Abel

For you to use the Defy would would have to remove all of the old finish first. Best would be the Defy Extreme.
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Hi, I have just learned about your products from the web site Buffalo-Lumber. com. I live on the central California coast where moisture and fog are typical. We have discovered black mold on the interior wood frames adjacent to the glass (which we have cleaned off and hopefully killed with a borax solution. The original finish looks like a matte or maybe a slightly satin finish.
I am intrigued with the possibility of using a synthetic resin product to refinish the wood and to prevent future mold growth. Could you please tell me which of your products would be most suitable.
THANKS!!!
Marge Abel
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting Rich:
I have 20 24"x48" sections of Red Cedar purchased from Menards. Each section contains 4-48" 2x6"s. This wood has been stored inside for 6-12 months. These panels are used as the deck for lakefront piers/docks.They are removable for winter storage. The spaces between each 2x6 is 1/2". What would be the best product and application procedure?

Use the Defy Stain for Hardwoods for the new cedar. Prep before staining with the Defy Wood Cleaner and the Defy Wood Brightener. Only 1 coat for newer wood.
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
I have 20 24"x48" sections of Red Cedar purchased from Menards. Each section contains 4-48" 2x6"s. This wood has been stored inside for 6-12 months. These panels are used as the deck for lakefront piers/docks.The y are removable for winter storage. The spaces between each 2x6 is 1/2". What would be the best product and application procedure?
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting Guirish Sardesai:
I would like to use Defy Extreme on my deck. It is a new cedar deck built last year.

Do you ship the stain to Ontario, Canada. If so, please let me know how to order. I live near Toronto.

Yes we can ship to Canada. Just order from the website.
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
I would like to use Defy Extreme on my deck. It is a new cedar deck built last year.

Do you ship the stain to Ontario, Canada. If so, please let me know how to order. I live near Toronto.
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting Bill T:
I have a new deck which has Ipe for the floor boards, and cedar elsewhere. Some of the cedar is smooth (posts & railing), and some rough (trim around the deck). Seems I should use Hardwood Stain for the Ipe & smooth Cedar, and Extreme Stain for the rough cedar. I'd rather use one product all over the deck though. Is Extreme Stain suitable to use all over? (It does say "Best for All types of wood"). Or is Hardwood Stain much better on the Ipe? Thanks.

Use Hardwood for all wood types for this.
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Best choice for combo of woods
I have a new deck which has Ipe for the floor boards, and cedar elsewhere. Some of the cedar is smooth (posts & railing), and some rough (trim around the deck). Seems I should use Hardwood Stain for the Ipe & smooth Cedar, and Extreme Stain for the rough cedar. I'd rather use one product all over the deck though. Is Extreme Stain suitable to use all over? (It does say "Best for All types of wood"). Or is Hardwood Stain much better on the Ipe? Thanks.
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting DonB:
Our barn was built over a year ago and the bare wood has undergone mild weathering. The siding is board-and-batten hemolck/pine with a rough-sawn surface. What would you recommend for surface preparation and wood stain?

Prep with the Defy Wood Cleaner and the Defy Wood Brightener. Stain with the Defy Extreme Stain.
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Barn Stain
Our barn is in Western Pennsylvania.
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Barn Stain
Our barn was built over a year ago and the bare wood has undergone mild weathering. The siding is board-and-batte n hemolck/pine with a rough-sawn surface. What would you recommend for surface preparation and wood stain?
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Defy extreme
Yes and let it season as well.
One Coat
Enter info into the calculator on right for the amount needed.

Please read this about new wood:
www.defystainhelp.com/.../
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Dear Sir / Madam
I live in Medford OR (southern Oregon). The annual weather consist of approximately 3 weeks of freezing weather and approximately three weeks of 95 plus. It rarely snows here and it’s usually gone in a day or so. The remainder of the year ranges from 38 to 85 degrees with an annual rainfall of 17 inches. I’m having a new cedar deck install next week that measures 33’ x 12’ with a new railing approximately 3‘ high, 37’ long and three steps @ 4’ each.
I’m looking for a stain or sealer recommendation that I don’t have to redo every two years. Also, I don’t want grey coloring or peeling. My questions are:
• What product do you recommend
• Do I have to clean the new wood
• Do I need to apply one or two coats
• How many gallons will I need
• What is the warranty and if there is an issue; how is it handled
Please provide me with the pros and cons of the product you recommend
Thank you in advance for your assistance.
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Quoting Adam Trout:
Want to know what stain I should use on a deck. Just bought the house. I'm in Santa Rosa, California. Was told the deck was built with red mangaris about 8-9 years ago. Doesn't look like it was ever maintained. Shows a lot of graying and the wood has some slight cupping in a few places.

Prep first with the Defy Wood Cleaner and Defy Wood Brightener. Stain with the Defy Extreme.
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Want to know what stain I should use on a deck. Just bought the house. I'm in Santa Rosa, California. Was told the deck was built with red mangaris about 8-9 years ago. Doesn't look like it was ever maintained. Shows a lot of graying and the wood has some slight cupping in a few places.
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RE: Which Defy Stain is Best for Me?
Ryan, you do need to pressure wash off after applying the Defy Wood Cleaner. Once done you apply the Defy Wood Brightener. Stain with the Defy Extreme for this. Calculator on right will help with the correct amount.
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