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    opwdecks · 07/16/2014
    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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    Guirish Sardesai · 07/15/2014
    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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    opwdecks · 07/13/2014
    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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    Bill T · 07/13/2014
    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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    opwdecks · 07/07/2014
    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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    DonB · 07/07/2014
    Our barn is in Western Pennsylvania.
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    DonB · 07/07/2014
    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?
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    opwdecks · 05/23/2014
    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:
    http://www.defystainhelp.com/prep-new-wood-for-defy-stains/
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    James Stack · 05/22/2014
    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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    opwdecks · 05/09/2014
    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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    Adam Trout · 05/08/2014
    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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    opwdecks · 05/05/2014
    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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    ryan erickson · 05/04/2014
    My name is Ryan and I have a 1000sqft dock over a lake. I'm guessing the previous home owner built the dock about 8-10 years ago. My neighbor says it was never stained and it looks like he is right from my point of view. The dock is mostly made up of 2x6 boards. I can't tell if they are treated, but I know the side boards are 2x10 and they are pressure treated. I replaced some bad boards with pressure treated, but not very many. The color is dark and you can tell the rain and sun has really done a number. (Seattle area.)

    I need to know what to use. I want to be environmentally friendly especially being on a lake and I feel overwhelmed doing any more research. I was reading blogs about some other products that didn't look low VOC, but the customers complained of marks from the brush and things. I don't want to deal with that. Your cleaner suggested that I don't need to pressure wash. Any way. Maybe you can give me some info on what to buy and how much.
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    opwdecks · 04/26/2014
    Jeff, you would want the Defy Extreme for this. Not sure on colors.
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    Jeff · 04/25/2014
    Good day to you all!
    I have double sided fence 84ft by 6ft with 1' x 84 foot of lattice as well as a 16 ft by 14ft in ground pool deck. in a south facing Canadian climate. we are interested in a transparent stain representing the tones of the Caribbean. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Jeff
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    opwdecks · 04/25/2014
    Joanna Wilson, please read article about new wood: http://www.defystainhelp.com/prep-new-wood-for-defy-stains/
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    Joanna Wilson · 04/24/2014
    New deck with a full roof being built over the next 2 weeks. Treated Pine - faces west - Houston, TX - lot of sun and heat. Will be staining all exposed wood including trim around the roof edge. I don't want it to turn gray - I would prefer to at least get a coat on it as soon as possible...
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    opwdecks · 04/11/2014
    Douglas, if you have any remaining old stain than you do need to remove with a stain stripper first and brighten when done. You should not apply the Extreme in the Driftwood Gray without removing any old stain first. You need the Defy to have a clean and unstained surface for it to work correctly.
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    Douglas Grove · 04/10/2014
    Have a probably pressure treated pine deck and attached planter boxes, stained in a cedar red oil stain. The deck is weathered with almost NO stain left and cracked, and the planter boxes were restained recently and are quite "cedary." Would like to preserve the wood and stain the deck a gray to change the color and cover the cedar red. What do you recommend?
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    opwdecks · 03/21/2014
    Phillip, Defy Extreme for this and it has very low VOC that goes away within a couple of hours as it dries.
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    Philip · 03/20/2014
    I have a six year old pressure treated deck in NC (Charlotte area) that was stained with what I am assume is an oil based stain (Olympic?). I plan to strip with HD-80 and brighten before staining. The current stain is probably the original stain.

    What would you recommend? Also how long does it take for any VOC to evaporate?
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    opwdecks · 03/17/2014
    laurie, yes the use of the Defy Brightener would help. For the stain, use the Defy Extreme Stain.
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    laurie · 03/17/2014
    Our deck is cypress and is 1 year old. When we first put it down we used Olympic transparent oil stain. It got black & some green mold very quickly. We just pressure washed it, cleaned it with sodium percarbonate (Corte Clean), and then cleaned it with a solution of Dawn detergent, 25% chlorine & 75% hot water because there was still a lot of black mold. Should we now use a deck "brightener" to make the pH better for a stain, and what stain should we use - we live near Tampa, Florida (LOTS of sun, and very humid with heavy rains in summer)?
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    opwdecks · 03/14/2014
    For newer cedar wood in Canada, it would be best to use the Defy Stain for Hardwoods. Do not sand. Please read this about new wood: http://www.defystainhelp.com/prep-new-wood-for-defy-stains/
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    opwdecks · 02/10/2014
    Randy, please read this about the new wood deck: http://www.defystainhelp.com/prep-new-wood-for-defy-stains/

    The Defy will not work on the reed weaved chairs.
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    randy l · 02/08/2014
    i have a new pressure treated pine deck, how long dose it need to set "weather" before i can stain? i also have some outdoor hickory furniture with flat reed weaved seats which product would be best for sealing the chairs?
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    opwdecks · 02/04/2014
    Yes the Defy Extreme would be a good choice. After sanding it would be best to clean out the sand dust with the Defy Wood Cleaner.
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    Alina · 01/31/2014
    Hi,
    I have a wood cabinet in my terrace that came with the house we bought 2 yrs ago. I use it for storing light gardening tools and my kids pool toys and gear. On the top I place potted plants as decoration. It was painted, and needed restoring. So I sanded it to prime and repaint, but when I saw how beautiful the wood is I decided to strip it and stain it. I already stripped it and sanded it down, it looks like a good hardwood, but I don't know what type. I started researching to get the stain and that's how I found you. It gets all the afternoon sun in Florida and also a lot of rain. I was thinking the butternut extreme? Do I still need to use brightening if I just sanded? It only comes in big size and its just a cabinet. Please, advise! Thanks a lot!
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    thesealerstore · 09/17/2013
    You cannot put Defy on top of CWF. It needs to be stripped. It is not that hard. Apply stripper, pressure wash off and apply brightener.
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    Denis Bedel · 09/17/2013
    Used the Defy Extreme on an old pressure treated, pressure washed, mostly in the shade deck as recommended and so far I'm quite impressed! Next up I have alot of cedar siding, (real 3/4" tongue and groove), which has two very old coats of Flood CWF Oil based stain on it, (last stained over 8 years ago). The tint from the CWF is still largely on/in the wood and stripping would be a monumental task, which Defy Stain can I apply over top?