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Defy Extreme Wood Stain is a long-lasting synthetic resin, semi-transparent wood finish that helps shield against fungi, water, an
d UV damage. Its VOC compliant water-based formula contains "oxide" based Nano Particles. Over 30 trillion particles per square inch provide outstanding protection.
Defy Extreme Stain Uses
Defy Extreme Wood and Deck Stain is used for interior and exterior wood surfaces such as wood siding, log homes, decks, fences, gazebos, wood shakes, and outdoor furniture. Good on pressure treated and all other natural wood surfaces.
The Surface Preparation
Allow pressure treated lumber to dry out for 3-6 months prior to application. Do not apply Defy Extreme Exterior Wood Stain over existing stains or paints. Strip any old stains with Defy Exterior Wood Stain Stripper. Clean wood surfaces using Defy Wood Cleaner when no old stain is present to remove any mill glaze, dirt, soils, mildew, and graying.
Apply either Defy Stain Stripper or Defy Wood Cleaner using a pump up sprayer. Clean the wood surface with a brush or lightly wash with a pressure washer. Rinse the surface well. The wood will appear dark as a result of cleaning. To brighten the wood and open the wood pores for better stain penetration, apply Defy Wood Brightener while the surface is still wet again using a pump sprayer. Rinse well.
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.
The Defy Extreme Application
Stir or shake contents prior and occasionally during use. Do not thin Defy Extreme Stain. Surface and air temperatures should be between 45-95 degrees for staining. Avoid applying Defy Extreme in direct sunlight. Cover non-targeted surfaces such as plants, siding, concrete, windows, etc using plastic, tarps, or drop cloths.
Use only high-quality polyester or nylon brushes. You can also use rollers, stain pads, pump up or airless sprayer for application. Back brush when spraying to ensure a more even appearance.
Start on deck railings first. Do not over apply Defy Extreme Deck Stain. Work out excess drips, runs, or puddles before the stain is allowed to dry. Start on the bottom of vertical surfaces and work up. Do not stop staining in the middle of a board or this may cause color variations and lap marks. Stain entire board from end to end or to a natural break in the surface before stopping.
On porous and pressure treated woods two coats of Defy Extreme Stain can be applied. Best to wait for a minimum of 20 minutes between coats and do not allow the first coat to dry before a second coat application. Avoid an unwanted shiny appearance and peeling issues by only applying as much Deft Extreme Deck Stain as the wood can absorb.
Coverage: When applying two coats, Defy Extreme will cover 100-150 sq. ft. per gallon depending on wood texture and porosity.
Clean-Up: Clean tools and equipment directly after use with soap and water.
Dry Time: 2-4 hours to touch and 24 hours before use. Drying times will vary depending on temperature and humidity.
Maintenance: Occasional cleaning with mild detergent and water is recommended. Defy Extreme Wood Stain should be recoated within 24 months, or when graying begins to appear. Brighten with Defy Wood Brightener after washing and before recoating with Defy Extreme Stain.