Defy Application Instructions

by Defy Help

Last Updated on January 19, 2021 by Defy Help

Defy Exterior Wood Stains

Defy Exterior Wood Stains

2021 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 the 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

 
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Craig
Craig
9 days ago

Can you use carwash brush to apply solid stain

marie a lauterbach
marie a lauterbach
3 months ago

Do you wet the wood before applying the stain stripper ?

Lori
Lori
4 months ago

My husband decided to do one coat and ran out of time. The first coat dried. Are we doomed?

Terry
Terry
4 months ago

Have been using Armstrong oil on Ipe for 5 years. I just sand each year because it so easy(76 sq ‘ walkway). The smell is horrendous for weeks and I would like to try a water based product. Will your Extreme product last a full season and can I go over the old oil ( next year) if I sand to bare wood again. Thanks Terry

Barbara Aikens
Barbara Aikens
6 months ago

Last fall (2020) I applied 2 coats to new deck of pressure treated lumber that had aged for 4-5 months. Perfect. Now I’d like apply a refresh coat as some areas look faded and dried – a little blotchy. Aside from washing and rinsing, do I need any prep?

Same with cedar log siding, except it was 2 summers ago and some areas look a bit faded and dried out.

Barbara Aikens
Barbara Aikens
6 months ago
Reply to  Defy Help

Thank you!

Edward Kalbach
Edward Kalbach
11 months ago

temp at application time preferred is?

Amy Hyatt
Amy Hyatt
1 year ago

Can I put a 3rd coat of defy within 24 hrs of the first two? Temps are in the mid 70’s and low humidity.

Soroush
Soroush
1 year ago

Hi, Regarding second coating and walking on:
– My 15’×15′ deck has access from middle on end side of planks. How to stain first and second coat without interruption?
– What happens if small leaves falls during process?
Thanks

Wayne Hubbs
Wayne Hubbs
1 year ago

What effect does waiting too long for second coat due to the finish?

Wayne
Wayne
1 year ago
Reply to  Defy Help

Thank you. So if I applied during a hot 80 degree day and in about 1/2 hr it dried (over 30 min wait time). – there is no opportunity for a second coat. This difficult to time. Any suggestions for application of a second coat? Or am I stuck now with one coat?

Dylan
Dylan
1 year ago

How long after using cleaner and brightener can you apply stain? I was hoping to stain about 2 weeks after using cleaner and brightener…. is this too long of a time to use the stain? Will it affect how good the stain will penetrate the wood?

Barbara
Barbara
1 year ago

How do apply wet on wet defy stain and not walk on the wet coat?

Susan
Susan
1 year ago

What is the best way to remove dried drips of Defy?

Susan
Susan
1 year ago
Reply to  Susan

This is one area. It’s on my deck. I’ll have to take a picture of the other areas.

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Susan
Susan
1 year ago
Reply to  Susan

This is another picture of some of the drips.

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Erik
Erik
1 year ago

I finished applying the stain at 9pm friday night, it was in the shade and went quite well. It started raining at 9am the next day-12 hrs later apx. Was that too soon. It was deffinately dry by the time it started raining, but now its done being wet and it looks kind of faded, did it mess it up or is that how it looks?

Shane
Shane
1 year ago

My deck was last treated with Defy Extreme about 3 years ago. We are now re-staining and I was curious if we need to do two coats?

Bill
Bill
1 year ago

I bought 5 gal defy extreme 8 months ago, can I still use it?

Bill
Bill
1 year ago

I bought 5 gal extreme 8 months ago.
Can I still use it?

Toni
Toni
1 year ago

How long must the temperature be between 45-95 degrees? Just while applying the stain or how long after application must the temperature stay within this range? I will be using Defy Extreme for Hardwoods on an older cedar deck after stripping and Brightening it a couple of days before.

Toni
Toni
1 year ago
Reply to  Toni

Also, do you recommend 2 coats or is 1 coat enough?

John Reynaud
John Reynaud
2 years ago

Do I apply 2 coats on siding? And if so how long in between?

Brad Moore
Brad Moore
2 years ago

How long after application till you can use your new stained deck

Sally Adair
Sally Adair
2 years ago

can I apply another layer of stain
24 hours later

Vickie
Vickie
2 years ago

Temp is 70 degrees with humidity at 58, can I still stain with rain predicted in 12 hours?

Kyle
Kyle
3 years ago

I’m having difficulty timing my Defy stain application when the deck isn’t in direct sunlight. Living in Texas, every morning there is dew buildup on the unfinished deck areas so by the time it dries, it’s 85 degrees and in direct sunlight. When I wait for the evening hours to stain I have about an hour of shade then dew sets in again 3-4 hours later, soaking the newly stained wood. Your thoughts? Can I stain this PT KDAT pine if it has dew accumulation on it in the morning? I’m at a loss on this one. Thanks

Kyle
Kyle
3 years ago
Reply to  Defy Help

Great idea! Yes I should be able to do that

Kayla
Kayla
4 years ago

I completed my stain job on my deck, but have some thick areas where I splashed and dripped. Can I use a thinner or sand them down?

Tom
Tom
5 years ago

I just appled Defy extreme over a pressure treated deck. The deck boards were all absorbing water droplets before application. The color turned out really splotchy, with some areas soaking in and some not. I think the areas that didn’t soak in were where the sun came out and helped cure it. You can actually see where a shadow from the railing was. What are my options now? Can I apply a third coat over the cured stain to even it out?

DefyHelp
DefyHelp
5 years ago
Reply to  Tom

No I third coat will not adhere or penetrate. You can wait 9-12 months and apply a light coat then or you can strip it all off and start over.

John
John
8 years ago

Can I apply the extreme on Saturday morning if it supposed to rain early Sunday morning? Thanks.

Defy Help
DefyHelp
8 years ago
Reply to  John

John, that will be fine.

DeckDefier
DeckDefier
8 years ago

I stripped a deck 2-3 years ago of old non-Defy stain and applied Defy Extreme. It has worked well, but I need to clean and re-coat it. Can I simply wash with detergent and re-apply Defy or do I need to strip it again? Even if I don’t have to strip it, should I use anything other than detergent to prepare it(a brightener etc)?

Defy Help
DefyHelp
8 years ago
Reply to  DeckDefier

Prep with the Defy Wood Cleaner before reapplication with the Defy.

Thanks!

Jacob
Jacob
8 years ago

I stained my deck with Defy 4 years ago and it worked much better than Home Depot stain I used before. However, the color started to fade and I want to re-apply the stain. Here are my questions:

1. How many SF/Gallon it takes for re-staining?

2. I don’t remember what type of stain I’ve used (extreme, epoxy…). Is there a problem with putting one type on the top of another?

Thank you

Defy Help
DefyHelp
8 years ago
Reply to  Jacob

Jacob, what is the sq. footage? You can use the Extreme on top of the Epoxy.

Dave R.
Dave R.
8 years ago

Hello a few questions:

1.) I have a pine pressure treated wood deck on a seasonal cabin – northern Wisconsin that is probably 25 yrs old, wood is still solid but definitely weathered, how does extreme stain work on weathered horizontal deck – not much foot traffic, deck is used about 12- 15 weekends a year.

2.) What would coverage be per gallon 100 – 150 sq. ft./gallon?

3.) If I order a 5 gallon pail on Monday morning May 20 – cedartone, will it get delivered to Minneapolis by Thursday?

Thanks,
Dave

Defy Help
DefyHelp
8 years ago
Reply to  Dave R.

Dave R,

1. If you prep correctly the Extreme will work
2. 100 sq, feet for the 2 coats.
3. Most likely.

bang
bang
8 years ago

can I apply 3 coats?

Defy Help
DefyHelp
8 years ago
Reply to  bang

No as it will not properly penetrate.

Dave G
Dave G
8 years ago

how long should i wait after a rain storm before applying defy extreme semi transparent.? Today is Friday and it is going to rain very hard all day. If both Sat and Sun are sunny,could i start applying it on Sunday? Thank You

Defy Help
DefyHelp
8 years ago
Reply to  Dave G

At least 48 hours after heavy rain.

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