DEFY Extreme Clear Wood Stain is a synthetic-resin, transparent wood stain formulated using state-of-the-art nano-technology to create a level of durability that has simply not been available in a clear wood stain finish in the past. Extreme Wood Stain is the newest member of the DEFY line of wood products and is our most innovative, high-performance product yet.
Ultraviolet rays cause wood to turn gray and become susceptible to water penetration and decay. DEFY Extreme Wood Stain effectively protects the wood from the harmful effects of the sun and from graying by using state-of-the-art nano-technology.
DEFY Extreme Wood Stain contains zinc oxide particles that reflect the damaging ultraviolet rays from the sun. When you reduce the size of these zinc particles down to the nano level, they become invisible to the naked eye. These nano-particles are distributed at a rate of over 30 trillion per square inch of surface area to provide protection from the sun, much like sun blockers and sunscreen lotions.
This will not only help to prevent the graying, but, as the nano-particles are highly resistant to mold and mildew, will also enable you to retain the natural color. DEFY Extreme Wood Stain is also available in six, semi-transparent deck stain colors and is designed to be used on interior or exterior wood surfaces including:
- wood siding
- log homes
- shake shingles
- outdoor wood furniture
- pressure treated lumber
- all other natural wood surfaces.
Applying Extreme Wood Stain is easy! A treatment of DEFY Wood Cleaner will generally clean and restore previously treated surfaces to their original appearance. Once cleaned, a quick application of DEFY Wood Brightener will brighten the wood and restore the wood’s natural beauty. This deck sealer will provide long-term beauty and will protect the natural appearance of your wood. The surface should be re-coated annually or when graying initially starts to appear.
Note: PREPARATION BEFORE APPLYING EXTREME WOOD STAIN. To ensure your satisfaction with this product, it is highly recommended that you use both DEFY Wood Cleaner and DEFY Wood Brightener, per label instructions, to prepare any weathered wood for staining. Use of alternative products or methods prior to sealing may result in unsatisfactory final results.
DEFY Extreme Wood Stain dries to a transparent finish that allows the natural wood grain to show through. It is sold in one- and five-gallon containers and covers 100-150 square feet per gallon, depending on wood texture and porosity.
Easy Deck Care Maintenance
Periodically, as the surface begins to get dirty or dull, simply wash it down with a mild detergent and water. As the weather begins to wear away at the surface, a maintenance coat will need to be applied. To see if the surface is ready for a maintenance coat, simply sprinkle a little water on it. If the water is immediately absorbed into the wood, then it is ready to be recoated.
The first step in the maintenance process is to apply a coat of Wood Brightener. This will lighten any minor graying and clean the surface. Allow the surface to dry for 24 hours, then apply a single-coat application of Extreme Wood Stain as directed on the label.
- Coverage Rate: Approx. 100-150 sq. ft. per gallon
- Available Sizes: 1 and 5 gal. containers
- Application Temperatures: Minimum 45° F
- Application Method: Pump sprayer, airless sprayer, pad applicator or brush
- Dry Time: 2-4 hours (above 45° F), allow 24 hours before using
- Cleanup: Soap and water
- VOC Content: <250 g/L
Warning: This product can expose you to Ethylene oxide, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm, and Cumene, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
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- DEFY not only stains the wood, but it also seals it against water penetration
- DEFY stains can be applied to visibly dry wood or wood that is slightly damp. This makes it possible to clean, brighten and stain all in one day.
- DEFY stains are penetrating stains that soak into the wood pores to form a strong, long-lasting bond.
- No messy solvents needed! Clean-up is easy with just soap and water.
- DEFY offers clear, semi-transparent, and solid stains in a variety of colors that not only protect but beautify your wood.
- DEFY stains are available in flat, natural-looking finishes as well as finishes with a satin sheen (DEFY Ultra).
- DEFY stains are formulated with the latest technology, combined with high-quality ingredients that create a lasting finish that is not prone to peeling, premature fading, or graying.
- DEFY stains offer weather protection from the sun, rain, and snow.
DEFY stands behind the integrity of our products. If you are not satisfied with the performance of this product, and provide that you have followed label instructions, return the unused portion with a proof of purchase for refund or replacement of product.
This guarantee does not include the cost of labor for removal or application of the product.
When you've been making wood stain products as long as we have, you get used to answering similar questions. So we've gathered some of our most frequently asked questions for you here.
If you can't find the answer you're looking for below, we have more FAQ's here. Our blog is also has helpful resources and videos designed to help homeowners with every type of wood stain project.
CLEANING & PREPARATION
The answer varies based on the current condition of your wood. If you do decide to pressure wash your deck, use pressure between 1,000 or 1,200 psi. Also be sure to work with the grain and never against it, as it will cause damage to the wood's surface and splinters.
If you don't have easy access to a pressure washer or have to pay to rent one, we recommend DEFY Wood Cleaner instead. It's easy to use and will clean deep into the wood, which makes your next coat of wood stain more effective and more beautiful.
If you are using an oil-based stain, definitely. You can use DEFY stains, which are water-based products, even when the surface is slightly damp.
With oil based stains, wood must be bone-dry before you can begin staining. However, DEFY stains are water-based, so you can use them even when the surface is slightly damp.
If your wood is in constant shade and moisture is present often, you might never be able to prevent mold and mildew completely. However, you can improve your chances by keeping your deck cleaned and sealed with professional grade stains like DEFY Extreme, DEFY Ultra, and DEFY Solid stains. All 3 of these DEFY stain products contain zinc nano-particles to resist mold/mildew growth. Zinc is naturally resistant to mold & mildew.
Use a diluted bleach solution to clean it off. Mix DEFY Wood Cleaner with water (five parts water to one part cleaner), spray it on, let it set for five or ten minutes, and rinse it off. To prevent it from coming back, stain your deck with DEFY Ultra, Solid, or Extreme Wood Stain for the ultimate mold and mildew protection.
TOOLS & APPLICATION
The best tool for the job varies by the type of job. For decks, the quickest and easiest method to apply DEFY deck stain is with a "car wash" brush. Some have handles and some are handheld and they can be found in most home improvement stores.
You can, but we don't recommend it. Paint rollers were designed for thick paint, not water-based wood stains. Using a roller will often simply push the stain around on the surface and not force it into the pores. It can also leave a stipple effect in the finish when the stain has dried.
When using a semi-transparent DEFY stain (Essential, Extreme or Ultra), only apply as much stain as the wood can absorb easily. If any puddles form during your staining process, be sure to brush them out to disperse the puddle.
DEFY Essential and Extreme stains have a flat finish, so if a gloss has formed on the surface the stain has been over-applied. Over time, it will be likely to peel. Even after two coats, your deck should still have a flat finish.
With DEFY Ultra stains, two coats will result in a satin finish. One coat will appear flat. A glossy appearance, would still indicate an over-application.
This can vary slightly based on where you live, but typically the Spring and Fall offer the easiest conditions to work in. Below 80° is ideal and regardless of the season, it's best to stay out of direct sunlight because it can cause the stain to dry too quickly.
CARE & MAINTENANCE
We know it's easier NOT to stain your deck, but we've designed DEFY wood stains to be the next easiest thing! Leaving your deck untreated, means you'll be building a new deck in a few years and that's much more expensive than protecting the one you've already got.
Your home's outdoor spaces are extension of your life and they deserve both beauty and protection. DEFY wood stains will help protect your investment from UV rays, stains from mold and mildew, and moisture. Restore and extend the life of your deck with DEFY.
That’s easy! Clean your deck with DEFY Wood Brightener, which will give it a boost in appearance. You can also apply one, light coat of new stain once you've brightened.
Yes, DEFY Composite Deck Sealer works well on most composite wood surfaces. Just follow all of the directions in the same way that you would if you were staining regular wood and you'll love the results!
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CLEAN or STRIP
If your wood that is weathered, dirty, graying, or already has a worn out stain on it, use DEFY Wood Cleaner. If there is existing, weathered stain that is still holding up, use DEFY Stain Stripper instead. These products help prepare your wood to receive the maximum amount of new stain and give the entire surface a consistent color.
Once the wood has been cleaned or stripped, use DEFY Wood Brightener to neutralize and brighten the surface.
It also opens the wood pores, so that they can receive the maximum amount of stain.
DEFY offers a variety of stains designed specifically for exterior wood, marine wood and composite wood. Choose your preferred stain color and transparency, then apply one or two coats to protect the natural appearance of your wood.
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