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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?
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    thesealerstore · 09/07/2013
    doug, yes you should strip and brighten for the prep. The Defy Hardwood works better as it soaks deeper into the wood.
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    doug · 09/06/2013
    I have 8 year old cedar deck in northern states. It does not get alot of sun. It was stained, but not happy as lots of mold buildup and fading. I have pressure washed deck but some old stain remains in patches. Should I apply striper and brightener?

    Your website says that Extreme and Hardwood are both good for cedar. Which is best. As Extreme has more colour options, I would like to use it; but the Hardware stain better to use?

    Thanks
    Doug
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    thesealerstore · 08/29/2013
    Defy Extreme would be best for this. Clear if you want it to gray naturally.
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    tcm · 08/29/2013
    I am replacing some rotted cedar shake siding on my home with new cedar shake. I will need to finish the new siding and refinish (after cleaning) all of the old siding. The siding is weathered grey, which product would be best for these applications?
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    thesealerstore · 08/28/2013
    The Defy Extreme would be best for UV protection and mold prevention. We can ship to you from our website. Sorry but no idea on the borax.

    Thanks!
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    Jocelyn Bombardier · 08/28/2013
    We have a white pine log home in eastern township in Quebec and we just sandblast it removing permashink product. We need to know what defy product should be used and where could it be shipped. We have mold and mildew problems, probably insects also and we wish to apply several borax coat (like Tim-Bor) or maybe you have better ideas. Please help us!
    Jocelyn Bombardier
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    thesealerstore · 08/20/2013
    If retaining color than go with the Defy hardwood. If want to gray than use the Defy Extreme Clear.
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    Simon Joubert · 08/20/2013
    I am building a new deck out of west red cedar and am wondering which stain would be best as first coat. I would like to maintain the original color if possible but my wife seems to want to let it weather to a gray tone. Defy extreme is the best but does not penetrate as much as Defy hardwood right? What is your recommendation? Thanks!
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    Richard Bailen · 08/12/2013
    I stripped the old UV Clear and then brightened the cedar deck. I applied the cedar tint Hardwood stain to the cedar deck and pine tint Extreme to the pine steps. Everything looks new and awesome again! Thanks!!!
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    opwdecks · 08/05/2013
    Rich, you need to remove the Clear UV all the way otherwise it will look light in those spots. I would use the Defy Hardwood stain for the cedar. It penetrates better.
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    Rich · 08/05/2013
    I've been applying Defy UV Clear w/Epoxy to my 200 sq ft cedar deck every year for the last 10 years but would like to switch over to a tinted stain. I have cleaned and brightened the cedar deck. It looks like its mostly ready for stain except for some small patches with old UV Clear finish thats peeling up. I will lightly sand over the deck like I do every year to get it ready for application. Is it ok to apply stain if there are still some patches of old UV Clear finish? Also could I go with either Defy Hardwood Stain in cedar tone or the new Defy Extreme Stain in cedartone? It would be fun to leverage the epoxy and nanotechnology of the new Extreme stain and try a product that can go 2-3 years between full efforts. I've been using cedartone Hardwood Stain on my Pine Steps on the side of the house the last few years and really like the way the stain takes to the wood and the way the cedartone tints the pine wood steps. I guess I could leverage either the Hardwood Stain or the Extreme Stain on the pine steps in addition to the cedar deck.
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    opwdecks · 07/16/2013
    Best to stay with the Defy Stain for hardwoods in the cedartone. You cannot apply the Extreme Clear on top and the Clear will not last as long as the Hardwood Stain will when it comes to preventing UV graying.
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    Diane Logan · 07/16/2013
    I applied Defy Hardwood Stain ("cedartone") to my new cedar deck 3 years ago. Now it's time to renew. Can Extreme Crystal Clear be used over that stain, possibly after strip-sand-brightening? Thanks for your help, please let me know if anything else might help. Portland, OR climate.
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    Kate · 07/07/2013
    I've heard that Defy Wood Oil is formulated for compatibility with Biowash Natural Deck Oil--meaning that maintenance coats of DWO can be applied on top of NDO. Is this true? I don't see any info about your DWO on your site. How do I get the MSDS and technical instructions?

    Thanks!
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    opwdecks · 06/27/2013
    I would prep with the Defy Wood Cleaner then apply the Defy Bightener. Stain with the Defy Extreme Stain.
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    woods · 06/27/2013
    I have a deck that is approx. 450 square feet. It gets full sun exposure from about 10:00 till sundown. I live in Alabama so the weather gets pretty hot. What is the best deck stain to use for my deck. It is newly constructed deck that was built a few months ago.
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    opwdecks · 06/23/2013
    It would be best to remove the Thompson first by stripping it off.
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    Ken1228 · 06/23/2013
    I last stained my deck three years ago with Thompson Stain and Sealant. Can I apply Defy Extreme Stain to the deck after power-washing it or must I strip the deck before staining with Defy Extreme?
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    opwdecks · 05/23/2013
    Just use the Defy Wood cleaner and Defy Wood Brightener
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    Morris · 05/22/2013
    It has been over 5 ears since cleaning and refinishing treated deck with Thompson's Water sealer and now we are needing to refinish deck. After doing significant online research, we have decided to go with Defy Extreme. The question is do we need to strip & sand deck before using cleaner and brighter?
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    opwdecks · 05/17/2013
    Yes you can do that.
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    brad · 05/17/2013
    Have a pressure treated pine deck that is ready for maintenance coat. Originally used Defy Epoxy in Light Walnut. Would like to achieve darker look. Can I use Defy Extreme in Butternut for my maintenance coat? I'll be using Brightener as a first step per product data/instructions.
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    opwdecks · 04/26/2013
    Defy stains are not toxic and will work well for a playset.
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    Chadd · 04/26/2013
    Would you recommend Defy for swingsets made of PT lumber? With children playing on it I would be concerned about the toxicity. Thanks Chadd
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    opwdecks · 04/17/2013
    Jim, strip it all then lightly sand if needed with no higher then 60 grit paper. After sanding you want to thoroughly rinse with water to remove any sand dust that could hinder the stain penetration. Once done I would suggest the Defy Extreme Stain
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    Jim Finn · 04/17/2013
    I have a 10 year old deck on a house I just bought. It had some kind of semi transparent stain but don't know which one. The deck is cedar and it gets FULL sun. I'm in Rochester MN. The deck floor has been poorly powerwashed and the exterior sides are worn. I planned on stripping the sides and sanding the deck before staining. What should I use?
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    opwdecks · 04/07/2013
    You can use the Defy Extreme Stain. Just one coat and make sure to clean first for the prep.
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    Bill and Kat · 04/07/2013
    we are installing a new straight grain fir tongue and groove floor on our covered front porch. We live in Illinois and the porch is south facing. The wood has been in our climate controlled garage since last fall. I have read your reviews and are happy with them but can we use your product on this wood and which one do you recommend for a stain/sealer? We were planning on using a semi-transparent stain to keep the grain visible. We plan on redoing this every 2 years or as needed.
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    opwdecks · 09/05/2012
    I would use the Defy Hardwood Stain for new cedar.