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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Figuring how to choose the best deck stain for your deck staining project can be difficult. There are so many options, it can get overwhelming. Watch this video to see what’s important when choosing a deck stain.
Wood Brightener does 3 things for your deck – it neutralizes any remaining stain stripper or wood cleaner, it restores and brightens wood to its natural, bare state, and it opens the pores of the wood. All 3 of these things are critical to getting the longest lifespan out of […]
Watch this video to find out whether you should use a stain stripper or wood cleaner to prepare your deck for stain. If your wood deck has a weathered solid stain, or an unweathered semi-transparent stain use a deck stain stripper to remove these products. If the semi-transparent stain is […]
Prepping your deck with an oxygenated bleach wood deck cleaner is crucial for getting the most out of your deck stain. It not only cleans the wood, but it opens the pores of the wood so it can absorb more stain. Watch this video to find out why DEFY Wood Cleaner […]
Watch this video to find out why you should let your new deck weather before using any deck stain on it. Weathering allows the surface of the wood deck to break down and become more porous. It also allows moisture or chemicals from the pressure treating process time to dry […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]