Ask Questions on Defy Stains

by Defy Help

Update on Asking Questions for Defy Stains 2020

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 to 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

 
1,205 comments

You may also like

1205
Ask a Question

avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshockunamusedcooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsadexclamationquestionideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
Photo and Image Files
 
 
 
 
Audio and Video Files
 
 
 
 
newest oldest
Paul von Goertz
Paul von Goertz

What do you recommend for maintenance coats? i did my 523 sq. ft. deck with DEFY last summer and it looks great! I do I keep it that way?

Dan A
Dan A

Hello, I applied 2 gallons of DEFY Extreme Composite Deck Sealer and I’m not sure if the composite deck wasn’t completely dry or if I applied the coats too heavy but I have large areas that are white/hazy/cloudy. How do I remedy this? Thank you

Dale Crowley
Dale Crowley

Can defy clear stain be painted over?? Djc

BIll B
BIll B

Our 55+ Community has a composite deck boardwalk. The surface freezes after the slightest frost making walking hazardous. Are your clear sealants compatible with composite material ie like the Tamko product on our boardwalk? Can a product like H+C Shark Grip additive be used with your sealant to provide a more walkable surface? Do you have suggestions to make a composite surface more slip resistant ?

MARY MEYERHOFFER
MARY MEYERHOFFER

Do you have a water based outdoor transparent stain? My experience with semi- transparent stains tend to look cloudy with too much pigment obscuring the wood grain. We are staining 8 carriage house doors and our home’s front Pella oak door. We previously used Benjamin Moore water based ‘Arbor’ teak deck/wood stain/sealer. We now have green algee growing (from the bottom) however it has held up better than expected for the past 12 years. BM no longer makes the water based and now only offer oil-based “Arbor”. Living on the water I will not use oil base that encourages mold… Read more »

Viet Tran
Viet Tran

Hi, I have a few more questions. With my brand new deck, do i have to do the following before stain the deck ?
1) Clean the deck with Wood Cleaner
2) Prepare the deck with Wood Brightener
3) Sand the deck
Thanks,

Viet Tran
Viet Tran

Hi, I just a brand new redwood deck about 800 sqf and i’m going to buy the DEFY Extreme semi-transparent to stain my deck. What is the best semi-transparent stain applicator should i use.
Thank you!

Brooks Yarborough
Brooks Yarborough

I applied extreme natural pine semi transparent on my dock in the summer of 2018. It looks like it is needing another coat unfortunately. Can I apply the same extreme semi transparent on top of the existing stain coat? Or do I have to completely strip and reapply?

Thanks.
Brooks

James
James

Do the Cleaner and Brightner affect painted surfaces? Thinking about the house walls around the deck. Do I need to tape these off.?

LarryG
LarryG

Can the new “clear” Defy Extreme be mixed with other Defy stains, in order to lighten a color? I’m concerned that they aren’t compatible for mixing, since the clear is milky in color.

Leslye
Leslye

Only day soon that looks ok to stain is Sunday,
but temps Go down to 36 degrees at night. Only 57 during day. Is that ok to use extreme semi transparent?

Leslye
Leslye

How much stain do I need for 450 sq ft. And do I need one or two coats?
Older deck but great condition. Sanded, cleaned and neutralized. Thank you.

Leslye
Leslye

Additional question…sorry so many. Can it go below 45 degrees at night after application. Atlanta area. Surprising this time of year.
If 75 degrees is it ok to apply in sun?

Teresa loy
Teresa loy

We stained with defy light walnut 2 years ago. The color said it had a red tinted, but it actually had annoyance tinted more like cedar. I dont like the orange tint. Can I apply butternut over that after cleaning to cover the orange toned light walnut?. Do I need to use a brightner after cleaning.

David Evans
David Evans

Last year I used Defy Extreme Wood Stain Cedar Tone on my wood siding and it came out a nice redish color. I bought it again and used it again this year and it came out brown. Did Defy change the color? Can I get the same redish color now? Is the redwood color similar to the old cedartone?

ROOSTERPUPPY
ROOSTERPUPPY

HOW MANY COLORS ARE THERE

Bob
Bob

I have used Defy Extreme (clear) on my deck at 2,500′ elevation in the woods of WV to great effect. After stripping an earlier product, cleaning and brightening, I now just powerwash and apply a coat every other year. Attached to the deck is a 22 year old cedar sided house (rough planks and board/ batten) that has been stained several times with a semi-transparent alkyd Benjamin Moore product. Unfortunately, the product was darkened by the mfgr between the first and second staining and is darker than we care for. It also is due for another staining. We are assuming… Read more »

scott alexander
scott alexander

Hi – I need to seal a concrete porch and would like to use one with a light color tint like driftwood gray or light burnt orange or light tan. Does DEFY sell such concrete sealer products? If not could you recommend a company that does? I have just stained the steps, and rails surrounding this concrete porch with Extreme DEFY light walnut and it looks great! I have used Defy products for years and trust your products without exception or hesitation! Thanks for your help.

Scott Alexander
540.746.6109

Chris Hill
Chris Hill

I am planning to stain about 1500 sq ft of new pressure treated syp decking (pre-install, both sides). After a fair bit of research I have decided on your product. I have had the boards sticker stacked for about 3 months to dry adequately before stain application. I want to use semi-transparent defy stain. My question is about color, I want a light golden color that does a decent job of covering or obscuring the green flashes from the pressure treatment. I would love to go with the natural pine, but I am concerned it may be too light to… Read more »

gary brichler
gary brichler

I bought Defy wood stain back in 2012. The color was Colorado Gold (#260). Do you still have this color. If not, what color is closest to Colorado Gold.

Thanks,
Gary

Zach
Zach

I did not buy enough stain and now I have to finish the first coat (only about 10 percent of the main deck to finish) and do the railings and outward facing structure. Should I avoid a second coat this time and wait until next summer to clean and do a second coat, as we are getting ready to go into fall/winter here? I love the product but am so frustrated, this is an older deck and I spent many hours pressure spraying and sanding. The deck is not in bad shape but used to have solid stain so after… Read more »

Evelyn
Evelyn

I understand that Defy crystal clear will not enhance the grain of the wood but will you get the same matte appearing finish you get with the semitransparent finishes?

Don
Don

My deck is 5 years old, made with treated yellow pine in New York State. Original stain was Behr premium solid stain. I had to hand sand all of this stain off which took many hours to say the least. Is this now considered “New Wood”? Should i only do one coat of Defy and then another 12-18 months later? Or can I do Wet on Wet application?

Evelyn
Evelyn

I am trying to beat the predicted rain coming. Can I apply your deck stain 24 hours after using your cleaner and brightener?

Evelyn
Evelyn

Ok Thanks I will have to wait. How long after a rain do you have to wait to apply your deck stain. And if there is a long period where I can’t get to it because of weather how long before I have to reapply the brightener?

Alan G
Alan G

I have a 20+ year old cedar deck. I just power washed it over the weekend. Removed about 5 year old TWC cedar stain. I also have to replace a few rotten boards. what is the best way to age the wood and get it to look similar to the current deck? I know it won’t be exact just want closer. Have had the replacement material sitting outside since spring trying to weather it. What stain do you recommend? I am thinking the Defy Extreme Butternut to help even out the wide range of wood colors. The deck is 14… Read more »

Evelyn
Evelyn

I have a dry sunny day to apply your deck stain but rain is expected overnight. Is it best to wait? What is the time frame from deck application to potential rain.

charles rehm
charles rehm

I have a 950sqft western cedar deck installed in May this year in southeastern PA. It has not been stained or sealed yet but needs to be in the next 30 days. I have used Defy Deck Stain for Hardwoods since 2014 but want to try Defy Extreme this time. * How many gallons will this take for one coat? * After 5 months the surface still apears clean but it actually shows a faint dirt tint. Will the stain cover or must I powerwash? * If I move the furniture/canopy to half the deck and finish the other half,… Read more »

Nancy Nagy
Nancy Nagy

I did wet on wet application on my deck as your instructions suggest. 12 hours later it rained and washed some of the stain off my deck. It has a very uneven stain pattern, some areas are stained some aren’t. Please help!