DEFY Marine Seal Wood Dock Cleaner
DEFY Marine Seal Wood Dock Cleaner

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DEFY Marine Seal Wood Dock Cleaner

MSRP
Sale price$33.97
SKU: 300045
Size:2 lbs
  • Removes Dirt, Grime, Mildew and Graying from Wood
  • 1 Container of Concentrate Makes 5 Gallons of Cleaning Solution
  • Safe for Marine Life & Plants
  • Biodegradable & Environmentally Friendly for Clean Marinas

Marine Seal Wood Dock Cleaner removes dirt, grime, mildew stains, previous coatings (not paint) and weathered graying from horizontal and vertical wood surfaces. This product is recommended for surface preparation prior to application or reapplication of clear finishes and stains. For best results use DEFY Marine Seal Wood Dock Stain

This product is an excellent wooden dock cleaner for wood, exterior vinyl, aluminum, fiberglass and concrete surfaces. Unlike chlorine bleach based cleaners, DEFY Marine Seal Wood Dock Cleaner is biodegradable and will not harm wood fibers, grass, plants or marine life. Safe Oxygenated bleach is the secret to protecting you and marine wildlife. Marine Seal Wood Cleaner is a powdered concentrate that is mixed with water. One 2 lb. container of powdered concentrate makes 5 gallons of cleaning solution.

PLEASE NOTE: Marine Seal Wood Cleaner will darken redwood and some types of cedar. Apply cleaner in a test area to ensure proper results prior to proceeding on the entire project.

QUICK FACTS

  • Coverage Rate: Approx. 500-1,000 sq. ft. per 2 lb. container. Each 2 lb. container makes 5 gallons of cleaning solution.
  • Available Sizes: 2 lb. containers
  • Ideal Application Temperature: Minimum 45° F
  • Application Method: Pump Sprayer, Mop or Soft-Bristle Brush
  • Rinsing Method: Garden Hose or Power Washer
  • Cleanup: Soap & Water

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FAQs

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 with a professional-grade synthetic stain (like DEFY Extreme Wood Stain) compared to an oil based stain. Oils are a critical food source that mold and mildew feed on, so by eliminating the oil from your deck it's less likely to return.

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. The mildew should die off in the process. To prevent it from coming back, stain your deck with DEFY Ultra 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!

Our Recommended Steps for Maximum Performance

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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.

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