Last Updated on December 1, 2022 by chuckm
Best Defy Stain for IPE Decking is Defy Hardwood Stain
Exotic hardwoods like IPE are extremely durable and work well for exterior surfaces. Their beauty and overall appearance are hard to beat. They can however be at risk when exposed to the elements and need to be protected from water and sun damage. IPE, also known as Brazilian walnut is three times harder than cedar. It is one of the densest woods available. Due to its dense nature it can be difficult to find a stain that will penetrate well enough to provide protection. Using any type of regular wood stain will most likely fail to be effective. A special type of stain needs to be used so it will penetrate the dense wood to block out sun and water damage.
The best Defy Stain for IPE is Defy Hardwoods. This VOC-compliant stain will penetrate the dense wood pores to help shield against weather damage and provide a beautiful long lasting finish. Most stains are not effective at penetrating the oil rich dense nature of IPE and will remain on the surface and ultimately fail. Defy Stain for Hardwoods is uniquely designed with smaller resins that penetrate dense woods better. This helps reduce surface buildup, which can lead to peeling.
The synthetic, semi transparent finish comes in Natural Pine, Cedartone and Light Walnut. Besides providing maximum weather protection, it also brings out the natural beauty of IPE as well as other hardwoods like cedar, mahogany and redwood. It is the best Defy Stain for any of these hardwoods and can be used in many applications such as hardwood decks, wood siding, outdoor wood furniture and other hardwood surfaces.
Defy Hardwood Stain should be applied in two “wet on wet” coats for the best results. It is compliant in all 50 states and cleans up easily with water. The coverage rates can vary depending on the woods porosity, condition and age but will normally average 100-150 square feet per gallon. It can be applied using a sprayer, stain pad, brush or roller and typically dries in 2-4 hours.