2020 Update on Defy Application Instructions
Defy Application Instructions Defy Stains? We love hearing from our customers who have used the Defy Stains or have questions. We appreciate your input, so feel free to leave a comment below and pictures of your completed projects if you have them.
It is important to follow proper application instructions to ensure Defy Wood Stain will perform as expected. Defy Wood Stains have excellent wood penetrating properties that dive deep into the wood to block out water and provide lasting weather protection. The Defy product’s excellent penetration also helps eliminate surface buildup and risk of peeling.
Do not apply Defy Wood Stain over preexisting stains or paints. Use Defy Wood Stain Stripper or Defy Wood Cleaner to remove all contaminants from the wood surface prior to staining.
Stir or shake the contents prior to opening. Do not thin the product. Defy Stains should be applied at air temperature between 45-95 degrees and should not be applied in direct sunlight.
Protect all non-target areas such as siding, concrete, plants, etc. from runs or overspray with a drop cloth or plastic. Use a high-quality polyester or nylon brush, roller, stain pad, pump sprayer, or airless sprayer to apply. When using a sprayer to apply Defy Wood Stains be sure to back brush for an even finish.
Start on the bottom of vertical surfaces first such as deck railings and work up. Do not over apply Defy Deck Stain which can lead to peeling. Work out any drips, runs, or puddles that may occur before they dry. Do not stop staining in the middle of a board. Stopping can cause color variations and lap marks. Stain an entire board or section from end to end. If lap marks do occur, use a brush to feather and blend them to a more even appearance.
Defy Wood Stain can be applied in two coats for maximum protection. Wait for a minimum of 20 minutes between the first and second coat. Do not allow the first coat to dry, the stain coats should be “wet on wet” for best results.
Coverage: For two coats, Defy Deck Stains will cover approximately 100-150 sq. ft. per one gallon depending on wood type, texture, and porosity.
Clean-Up: Clean all stain tools and equipment immediately with soapy water.
Dry Time: To touch 2-4 hours. For heavy traffic allow 24 hours. Dry times may vary depending on weather and humidity.
Maintenance: Defy Wood Stain maintenance can consist of occasional cleanings using a mild detergent and water. For maximum protection, a light coat of Defy Stain is recommended once the wood begins to fade. Defy Extreme Wood Stain should be recoated