What Our Customers Say About DEFY Extreme Wood Stain

  • I live in one of the sunniest cities in the US where summer temperatures often reach 100 degrees or more and this stain has held up to the heat and sun amazingly well. I applied this stain to my cedar fence two years ago and it is still looking good without pealing or darkening. I live in a new subdivision and my neighbors have used other well known brand name stains, but their new fences are peeling and discoloring already. I have had a number of my neighbors knock on my door to ask what kind of stain I used on my fence as they like the appearance. Application was easy and without odor.
  • Defy Extreme is just about the best product you can buy to protect a wooden deck from the ravages of the sun. I've been using it for nearly 5 years now with excellent results.
  • We used this product on a new wood deck. Turned out great, easy to put down, no odor, dried quickly. We love the results of this product. The color is perfect. I would recommend this.
  • We have a very large western red cedar deck which is exposed to a lot of debris as our backyard is heavily wooded. Our deck requires a lot of maintenance. We have tried every high end stain and sealer out there with price no consideration. Far and away DEFY is the best. It goes on easy, lasts long, and most importantly makes the deck look spectacular. We used to have to clean, stain and seal it every year but we are now down to every other year or 3 years. This product is excellent.
  • Stuff works great and goes a long way. Water beads up now and it has penetrated the wood on my old previously treated (about 7 years ago) porch. I bought a gallon too much. I didn't believe it, but their coverage estimates are right on.
  • This is the best stain/sealer I have ever used on a deck. I began using it several years ago and order it every other year. It keeps an old deck looking new. Everyone comments on how great the deck looks and they always want to know what product I use. For me DEFY is incomparable.
  • After researching products, I chose Defy to seal an 8 month old white pine dock behind my home. I was impressed with the cleaner, brightener and the Defy stain. Application of cleaner and brightener was done with sprayer and was fairly easy. The Natural Pine Defy sealer was brushed on by hand.. I learned quickly that the second coat of sealer must go on before the first coat dries. I was able to seal two boards at a time (two coats) as the product dries fast. Dock looks great. I’m amazed at the hardness of the product and water resistance it has exhibited.
    Tom D.
  • ...I was immediately impressed with the appearance upon applying the product to the deck railings. The ease of application was amazing and I almost enjoyed staining the deck! I love this product so far…I used the car wash brush as suggested and the job was done in record time.
    Paula J

Welcome to DEFYWoodStain.com, the official home and manufacturer of DEFY wood stain products. SaverSystems has manufactured weatherproofing solutions for over 30 years. Our deck stain product lines include DEFY Extreme Wood Stain, Deck Stain for Hardwoods, DEFY Stain Stripper, Wood Cleaner, and Wood Brightener. Our product lines include clear deck stains, semi-transparent deck stains, as well as wood prep products for decks.

DEFY Stain Help Videos



May 19, 2016
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Maintaining Your Deck Stain & Setting Expectations

No deck stain will last forever. Eventually all deck stains will fail. The question is how long does it take, and how easy is it to maintain when it begins to fail. Some deck stains will need to be completely stripped or sanded every other year or two. Others, simply […]
May 19, 2016
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How Many Coats of Deck Stain to Apply

The general rule of thumb is to apply only as much deck stain as the wood can absorb. Typically this will be 2 coats, unless your dealing with extremely dense hardwoods which may only be able to absorb 1 coat of wood stain. Watch this video to see more tips […]
May 19, 2016
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When to Stain Your Deck

The best time to stain your deck is either the spring or the fall. If you stain your deck in the summer, make sure you do it out of the direct sunlight. Applying a deck stain in direct sun will cause the stain to dry to quickly and can result […]
May 19, 2016
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The Best Deck Stain Application Tool

When it comes to staining decks, there are several tools available including sprayers, brushes, and rollers. Watch this video to find out the best deck stain tool that works the best, and will help you stain your deck with less time and effort.


DEFY Stain Help Articles



March 28, 2016
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How To Clean and Seal Composite Decking

Follow these simple steps to clean mold on composite decking (cleaning Trex®). When you made the decision to build your deck using composite lumber, you paid a little more for your lumber, expecting that it would be maintenance free and maintain its beautiful appearance for years to come. If your […]
March 22, 2016
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How to Apply Extreme Wood Stain

DEFY Extreme Wood Stain is an easy-to-use, water-based deck stain that can be used on decks, siding, fences, or any other type of exterior wood surface. DEFY Extreme Stain can be applied to pressure-treated lumber, vertical cedar, or pine. To stain your wood surface using DEFY Extreme Stain, follow these […]
March 16, 2016
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Why Deck Stains Peel

Staining your deck is no simple task, and the frustration and disappointment that occur when the project comes out poorly can be overwhelming. One of the more common failures that you can experience is that the stain, whether semi-transparent or solid color, begins to peel away. To avoid the problem, […]
March 16, 2016
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Deck Staining Like a Pro – How To Stain Your Deck

I have spent my entire adult life working with paints and stains, so I’ve seen many homeowners who were dissatisfied with their deck staining projects. Either it didn’t look as good as they thought it would, or it didn’t last as long. This article will show you how to stain […]