Allow new wood to weather for 3 to 6 months to adequately dry out prior to application. Kiln dried lumber can be stained immediately.

CLEAN: All wood surfaces must be clean, porous, and visibly dry before applying DEFY Extreme Solid Color Wood Stain. Use DEFY Wood Cleaner to remove dirt, mill glaze, mold or mildew stains, graying and other foreign matter that might block surface pores and interfere with product penetration. Rinse thoroughly with a garden hose or power washer (maximum 1200 p.s.i.). DEFY Wood Cleaner will darken redwood and some types of cedar; however, this darkening will disappear once the wood is treated with DEFY Wood Brightener.

BRIGHTEN: While surface is still wet from cleaning or stripping, use DEFY Wood Brightener to neutralize the wood, restore the wood to its natural color, and open the pores of the wood, allowing the stain to be more easily absorbed.


WEATHER CONDITIONS: Surface and air temperatures should be between 45°F and 95°F. Avoid application in direct sunlight. Do not apply to wet or water saturated surfaces, or when rain is expected within 12 hours. Stain may be applied to wood surfaces the same day as cleaning and brightening as long as surface is visibly dry before staining.

MIX WELL: Shake or stir contents before and periodically during use. To ensure absolute color uniformity from container to container, mix at least one third of the product from a used container with the contents of a new one. Do not thin product.

PROTECT ADJACENT AREAS: Use plastic, cardboard, and/or drop cloths to protect all adjacent non-targeted surfaces such as siding, windows, masonry, plant life, etc. from overspray and runoff. Immediately remove overspray from non-targeted areas with soap and water. Overspray that is allowed to dry will be difficult to remove; dried product cannot be removed from concrete and masonry.

USE THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT: Hand brushes should be high quality nylon or polyester. A paint roller may also be used. If using an airless sprayer, use tips between .013 and .015, and use the lowest pressure that achieves a uniform spray pattern to minimize fogging and overspray when spraying. To insure a uniform finish, it is always best to back brush when spraying.

Proper application requires 2 coats of product be applied, waiting for the first coat to dry before applying the second. Brush out all overspray, drips, etc. prior to them drying. Thoroughly coat the ends of boards or logs to prevent water penetration.

DRY TIME: To touch, one to two hours depending on temperature and humidity. Allow 24 hours for deck to completely cure before using. High humidity and lower temperatures can greatly increase dry time.

CLEAN-UP: Clean tools and equipment immediately after each use with soap and water.

COVERAGE: With two coats, one gallon of DEFY Extreme Solid Color Wood Stain will cover approximately 100 - 150 sq. ft., depending on wood texture and porosity.

COLOR TINTING: Defy Extreme Solid Color Wood Stain can be colored/tinted with any high quality, water soluble universal colorant.


Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Wash hands and exposed skin after use. 


IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air. Get medical attention if symptoms persist. SKIN CONTACT: Wash  with soap and water. Get medical attention if irritation develops and persists. EYE CONTACT:Flush with water for several minutes. Get medical attention if irritation persists. IF SWALLOWED: DO NOT induce vomiting. Rinse mouth with water. Get medical attention if symptoms develop. For additional information for this product, consult the Product Data Sheet.