Ask Questions on Defy Stains

by Defy Help

Last Updated on February 8, 2021 by Defy Help

Update on Defy Stains for 2021

We love hearing from our customers who have used the Defy Stains or have questions on prepping and application. We appreciate your input, so feel free to leave a comment below and pictures of your completed projects if you have them.


DEFY wood and deck stains contain advanced quality synthetic resins that resist mold and mildew growth, are easy to apply, and environmentally friendly. How your Defy stands up to the elements varies though. A stain’s longevity is directly related to the preparation of the wood and how the stain is applied. At DefyStainHelp.com, we want everyone to have the best possible results when using the products we sell.

Please give us some details about your wood restoration project.

  • Structure? Examples: Decking, Fencing, Wood Siding, Dock
  • Wood Type? Examples: Redwood, Cedar, Treated Pine, Exotic Hardwood.
  • When was Wood Installed?
  • The last Brand of Stain used, if any?
  • Additional Info if Needed

Please respond to these questions in the comment area below so we may offer some advice and help.

Thanks

TWP Stain Help Staff

 
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Austin
Austin
1 day ago

Hello-
i just got done staining my new pressure treated deck (1 year old). I used the Defy extreme butternut. The railing and post looks great but I ran out of stain on the deck boards and you can see the transition from one stain to the next half way across my deck. I only did one coat on the deck boards. This has now dried for 3 days. Can I apply a second coat?

Austin
Austin
1 day ago
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What would happen if I apply another coat now? Also, what is the process of restraining next time my deck needs it? Do I have to sand everything off if I’m using the same stain?

Austin
Austin
1 day ago
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What would happen if I don’t wait to apply another coat? What’s the process of restraining the deck when the time comes? Do I have to sand everything down if I use the same stain?

JI IRELAND
JI IRELAND
1 day ago

what tool is best to apply your composite sealer~~roller, brush, spray, pad applicator?????

Mike
Mike
6 days ago

Previously used Defy Wood Stripper. Wood has dried after that process. Planning on using Defy Wood Cleaner and then Brightner next. Should the Wood Cleaner be applied to pre-wetted wood or dry? Label says to wet surface – video on youtube shows it being applied to dry wood.

Sara Gentry
Sara Gentry
7 days ago

We applied the semi transparent deck stain, two coats a few days apart. Since then we have had a lot of rain and have had puddles of water in the deck. In a few spots it seems to have left marks. Should we remove the excess water after big rains?

Jo Ann Bishop
Jo Ann Bishop
8 days ago

Hey,
I am going to add kiln dried boards for my porch skirting. Will I be able to stain right away?
Pressure wash, clean then brighten with wet on wet?
I am sending pictures of the completed stained porch. I know we made some mistakes but will do better next time! I am still pleased. Thank You.

Porch stained 2021.jpg
Porch stained 2021 2.jpg
Phill Hoxie
Phill Hoxie
12 days ago

We live in Northern AZ and our TREX deck is exposed to snow, ice and 100+degree heat. It has been down for seven years. In the last two years it has developed a white haze on the surface. It has not occurred in places where the deck is protected by something sitting in one place on it. I contacted TREX and they agreed that there is problem from the pictures I sent them. Would your cleaner and composite deck treatment help us get rid of the white haze? TREX stated that it occurs in some parts of the country but offered no good reason for it nor any process to restore the deck to it’s original color.I have attached a couple of pictures to illustrate the problem. One picture shows the door mat moved over and the other was when I power washed the deck. The circled area is where a mat sits in the summer and the surrounding area did not change appearance durring the washing and powerwash rinse. I have more pictures if they would help.

Powerwashed area Under round Mat.jpeg
Door Mat At Deck Door.jpeg

Bruce C
Bruce C
14 days ago

Looking for a concrete sealer / paint, I have a sidewalk that was patched several years ago. Due to portions that were crumbling. The newer portion is a different color than the older section even after power washing. Do you have any products that would color it all back to one color and then seal it?

Sheryl
Sheryl
19 days ago

We applied wet on wet to 10 month old new redwood.
Deck wood is splotchy after 2weeks. Wood did not take Defy Redwood Stain evenly.
Suggestion???

Sheryl
Sheryl
17 days ago
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Pictures.

Sheryl
Sheryl
14 days ago
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I sent photos last week. But I’ve not heard back??

Bob Wilson
Bob Wilson
24 days ago

Is there a “shelf life” or a “best used before” date on your stain? I have run into project delays and in a worse case scenario the project could be delayed as much as a year. The stain was purchased in the spring. Is this an issue?

Bob Wilson
Bob Wilson
24 days ago
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Good News! Thank you!!

Doug
Doug
26 days ago

If I use Defy extreme stain can I put Marine spar Varnish Like Total Boat Glaze spar over it?

Mary Hartley
Mary Hartley
28 days ago

What is the best stain to use on a deck with new, unstained, pressurized pine wood 8″ wide by 2″ deep boards, that has been weathered for 12 months? Does prep require cleaner and brightener?

Mary Hartley
Mary Hartley
28 days ago
Reply to  Defy Help

Thank you for your replies!

Mary Hartley
Mary Hartley
28 days ago

What is the best stain to use on pressurized wood 8″ wide 2″ thick, pine. It has aged for 12 months, new wood, never stained.

Mary Hartley
Mary Hartley
28 days ago

Hello, I have several questions. I’ve used Defy Extreme semi-transparent on a small covered porch, and I read that the hardwood line is better. When it is time to re-coat can I use the Hardwood Stain over the Extreme?
Secondly, I have a large cedar sided home that. has not been sealed or stained in at least 10 years, and it is extremely dry on the eastern and southern faces with black discoloration. What do you recommend to restore and stain? This is in Maine.

Mary Hartley
Mary Hartley
28 days ago
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I neglected to say that the siding is rough sawn, does this make a difference in selection of stain line?

Sheryl Montgomery
Sheryl Montgomery
1 month ago

We recently bought Defy Deck Stain. We applied it to a new redwood deck after waiting 10 months. As per your instructions, we did a total clean followed by Defy Brightner. The redwood stain is pretty blotchy in several areas. We only applied when not in the sun. You told us to only use 1 coat.
Will we need to apply another coat?
And should it be done this year or wait a year??

Andy Trull
Andy Trull
1 month ago

I have 2 year old cedar deck originally covered with Olympic Elite cedar tone. Used Behr stain stripper and then neutralized with Behr cleaner. Pressure washed stripper so deck was sanded with 150 grit to remove “hairs”. Can I apply 2 coat “wet on wet” or should I apply1 coat? If 1 coat, when should 2 coat process be applied?

David
David
1 month ago

Is this product good for log siding.

John Chartrand
John Chartrand
1 month ago

I applied two coats of Defy stain yesterday. Today the deck is shiny and tacky. I followed all instructions including cleaning and brightening. Any suggestions to fix the shine and tackiness?

Lolly
Lolly
1 month ago

is there an option for driftwood gray in the marine stain?

Lolly
Lolly
1 month ago
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Thank you. Will the extreme hold up as well on a dock?

Jo Ann Bishop
Jo Ann Bishop
1 month ago

should I remove aluminum or iron decorative railings before I clean and brighten the new wood. I didnt know if it would remove paint on metal.

thanks

John B
John B
1 month ago

I have 20+ year old wooden windows that have mold/mildew stains from condensation. Would Defy Wood Brightener work on the windows to lighten wood and then be stained?

Tama
Tama
1 month ago

It’s supposed to rain tmrw, should I hold off using the extreme clearcoat until I have a full 24 hrs to let it cure. Year old deck that we are ready to seal.

Bob
Bob
1 month ago

Deck is sticky after 48 hours applying stain
2- coats wet on wet
Rained 12 hours after applying
Light walnut defy extreme

Bob
Bob
1 month ago
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been 2-weeks the deck is still tacky
some say use mineral sprits to remove excess stain using either cotton cloths or steel wool do you agree
or
if I just leave as is what will happen

Bob
Bob
1 month ago
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Any suggestions in the removal of the tackiness if mineral sprits does not remove it
or with time will it wear off or peel

David
David
1 month ago

New cedar fence. Applied Defy clear sealer stain. Less than 6 months old, fence is starting to gray. What now?

john
john
1 month ago

I found my wet wood dry time buried in one place ..you should make it easier to find ….
” Permit the wood to dry for approximately 48 hours before continuing. Do an absorption test on the wood by sprinkling a few drops of water on the surface. The wood should absorb the drops immediately if not, do not apply the stain. The wood may not be dry or porous enough to accept the stain correctly. Test a small area before staining to assure desired results.”

Last edited 1 month ago by john

john
john
1 month ago

how dry does the wood need to be after cleaning brightening ?

Patti Soderberg
Patti Soderberg
1 month ago

I have black metal enamel railing on my deck. Do I need to remove that before doing Breitner?

Susan
Susan
1 month ago

hi, love the stain. The only issue is despite masking, the stain splattered further out than I anticipated. Is there any cleaner that will get little spots of stain off vinyl siding or plastic? I have tried several cleaners and no luck so far. Thx

Karen
Karen
2 months ago

I just did our 3 1/2 yr old deck as instructed with Defy stripper, brightener and stain. It had been stained 2 1/2 yrs ago with an oil stain.

Looks good but 48 hrs after the floor was done with 2 coats stain, I gently hosed and scrubbed a big bird poop off and the stain came off too. I used no detergent.

Should I have waited longer before cleaning or use a different method?

Rob
Rob
2 months ago

I used the Driftwood gray on a pressure treated deck prepped correctly. At the end of the stain, it seems that some of the pigment clumped together and I have a spot that has way more color than the others. My mistake, but any tips on how to fix this or remove the extra stain?

Nadine Schumacher
Nadine Schumacher
2 months ago

I would like to stain my outdoor stairs that are pressure treated pine with a semi-transparent color. Where can I see the colors.

Nadine Schumacher
Nadine Schumacher
2 months ago
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Can you please tell me where I can see the driftwood semi-transparent color on pressure treated pine. Do you sell this stain at any retailers at all in Connecticut?

Wendy Fitzsimmons
Wendy Fitzsimmons
2 months ago

We stained our new cedar siding with Defy transparent stain in the cedar color last summer and find it too orange, We would like to make it more brown and was thinking of restaining with 100% butternut or maybe adding some cedar color to the butternut..we are trying to match other old existing siding. Do we have to do any prep before restaining? We have some unused stained boards from last year and can do stain testing on it..
We love your product and it has faded abit in the last year but still too orange.

Christine E Swim
Christine E Swim
2 months ago

We are suppose to have a light frost possibly the next two mornings, should I wait before using the Brightener?