Tips to Achieve Best Results with Defy Exterior Wood and Decking Stains
Taking on a staining project is not for everybody, but with a little ambition and education, most homeowners can have successful results. Defy makes an excellent product for both interior and exterior wood surfaces. Its “easy to use” formula gives homeowners a chance to achieve professional-like results at a fraction of the cost. There is however, a few tips to follow that will increase the rate of success when taking on your own wood-finishing project.First and foremost the wood surface in question needs to be free of dirt, grime, mold, mildew, and graying. Applying any wood stain to an unclean surface will, without question, diminish the stain’s performance. It’s recommended to use a wood cleaning product like Defy Wood Cleaner and Wood Brightener. This will ensure the wood is cleaned and prepped correctly prior to a Defy Stain application.
Choosing the Correct Defy Stain Type:
- Defy Extreme Wood Stain – use on all wood types except exotic hardwoods
- Defy Stain for Hardwoods – use for exotic woods such as IPE, Mahogany, Tigerwoods, etc. Also, best to use for Cedar and Redwood.
- Defy Marine Stain – use on wood and docks near or above water.
- Defy Composite Sealer – use on all composite decking to prevent mold and fading.
Once the wood surface has dried for 1-2 days, it is ready for staining. Apply Defy Wood Stain using a brush, roller, stain pad, pump sprayer, or airless sprayer. To eliminate overlap marks apply Defy evenly to one board or section at a time before moving to the next. Do not coat the wood surface with more stain than it can absorb. Once a board is coated, wait 10 minutes before back brushing or wiping off any excess stain. Do not allow excess stain to puddle, run, or drip.
Avoid staining exterior wood with Defy on an excessively hot day or in direct sunlight. Doing so can cause inconsistent coloring and an uneven appearance. Apply Defy Stain in temperatures between 45-95 degrees and when rain is not expected for 12 hours after application. The temperature should not drop below freezing for 8 hours after.
Staining with Defy and following these tips will help you to achieve the best results possible. Get results like the professionals. Enhance your wood’s natural beauty and longevity with Defy staining products.
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