Nano-Technology Improves Stain Performance 200-600%
SaverSystems has joint ventured with several companies to develop a new long lasting stain technology. Our research efforts over the last year and a half have lead to a new development in the performance of exterior, semi-transparent wood finishes to protect your deck.
A newly developed nano-technology used in combination with our existing technology has been found to significantly increase the durability and weather resistance of our synthetic resin based deck stains. This new light stabilizing nano-technology actually works by blocking and absorbing the harmful UV rays from the sun that damage your wood.
Not only does this new technology help prevent wood from graying it also helps prevent water intrusion while resisting fungal growth. The independent test results are in, and below are photo’s of the actual test boards which show how the new DEFY Extreme new technology stacks up against the best selling national brands.
DEFY EXTREME STAIN AVAILABLE COLORS:
CLEAR, NATURAL PINE, CEDARTONE, LIGHT WALNUT, BUTTERNUT, REDWOOD, DRIFTWOOD GRAY
Defy Extreme Wood Stain utilizes Nano Particles (Similar to Sunscreen) and High Grade Synthetic Resins. When combined they will reflect the sun and provide UV protection that has never been seen in a Tinted Wood Finish. This is a First in the Industry
Defy Extreme Wood Stain can be used on interior or exterior smooth hardwood surfaces including: wood siding, decks, outdoor wood furniture, and other hardwood surfaces.
Defy Extreme – Wood Stain:
- Utilizing Nano-Particles and Synthetic Resins. Nano Light-Stabilizers block the sun’s harmful UV rays preventing graying
- Nano particles help prevent mold and algae
- Semi-Transparent wood finish adds color and protection to your wood
- Stains and seals your wood from water penetration
- Water-Based with easy soap and water cleanup
- VOC Compliant and Eco-Friendly formula
- Leading protection that will outperform all tinted transparent wood stains
WARNING: This product can expose you to Ethylene oxide, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm, and Cumene, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to www.p65Warnings.ca.gov.
I live in Miami Florida. I have a New Pressure Treated shadow box Fence. How long should I wait to apply your product? Can I use a pump sprayer? What is the coverage per gallon?
See her about new wood. https://www.deckstain.com/prep-new-wood-for-defy-stains
Coverage and application tips are on the product pages and the help site as well.
Will Defy Extreme work on bamboo fencing?
It will not.
I previously used Defy Extreme on a pine fence about eight years ago. I just had it pressure washed and am going to re-stain. Should I use one coat or two?
Two coats since it has been 8 years.
I’m buying several buckets to stain the log home. Is there any color variation from one batch to another? Do you recommend mixing the buckets together for a consistent tone? Or is it not necessary? Also, we had a bad carpenter bee infestation. Can anything be mixed into the stain to deter them?
Colors are the same between batches. We do not know of anything to deter bees. Best to have sprayed by a company after the stain is applied.
How long is the Defy Extreme stain supposed to last on a deck/Is there a warranty that goes with it? Can you share any actual pictures of each of the stains on a deck?
2-3 years on a deck. We do not have a photo album on our website. Warranty is on the PDS: https://www.defystain.com/pdf/extreme-wood-stain-datasheet.pdf
Hi, I applied Defy Extreme Driftwood Gray last fall and would like to apply a different color of Defy Extreme at the beginning of Spring 2022. When it comes time for this, how should I proceed with prepping the deck for the new color. Thanks!
Use the Defy Stripper to remove: https://www.defystain.com/defy-stain-stripper.html
Defy Brightener after: https://www.defystain.com/defy-wood-brightener.html
I built my deck last fall (in southern Ontario, Canada) and want to use the semi transparent cedar coloured stain. Do I need to prep the wood? What is best way to apply the stain? One coat or two? How much stain do I need for 20 x 20 with steps and skirting? Thanks.
Yes, prep with the Defy Cleaner and then the Brightener. One coat of stain, apply with a stain pad or brush. We would need a total sq footage of all wood added up for amounts needed.
Hello. I applied Defy Extreme about 11 months ago. Under the Texas sun it already needs a maintenance coat. Can I just pressure wash and apply, or do I need to do a cleaner? Thank you.
Cleaner while pressure washing.
No after pic.
This is before and after photos of our 21 yr old deck. We used Defy Extreme Cedar tone.
finally, we are in Canada. Can we buy it in Canada? or if not, can we buy online from you?
Online only from our website. No dealers in Canada.
the deck is our wharf actually by the water…
can you apply defy to an old deck after washing and mildly sanding it first?
As long as the wood is prepped properly and free of previous coatings.
West coast Canada. I have a partially covered cedar deck which was treated with Defy Extreme several years ago. The stain has gone from the exposed area but is still on the covered area. I want to restore the deck. Do I have to strip all of the old stain before applying another coat of Defy Extreme? I would appreciate advice on how to proceed. Thanks
Strip and brighten all is the best way for the prep.
Had a new pressure treated pine deck installed last June. Ready to be stained using Defy Extreme ( cedar tone). I’m on Long Island and my deck is in direct sunlight by a pool. Is 1 or 2 coats recommend.
2 coats wet on wet if it is going to be over 1 year. Less than one year, do one coat.
No. Tinted colors will have 2-3 times the UV protection as the clear.
I have an old cedar deck I have used Thompsans on for years. Have not applied anything for 2 years. Water no longer beads. Can I just use cleaner then apply Defy Extreme.
No, you will need to use the Defy Stripper and then the Defy Brightener.
New wood requires only one coat so best to just apply with a stain pad or brush.
I have aluminum balusters in my railing. If any of the Defy products – cleaner/brightener/stain get on them, will it damage them?
They should not but always test spot first.
Will this product be good to seal/UV protect Bamboo poles used as patio roofing in the desert southwest?
Sorry but no, our products will not work on bamboo.
Is an HPLV sprayer best for this stain to apply or a good garden sprayer better?
Either works well.
Is the temperature range of 45 degrees just for the application or does need it to stay over that during the night?
It can drop below that at night but no below freezing.
How long can you wait between cleaning and staining? And how long should you allow deck to dry after cleaning or rain before applying stain?
48 hours after rain or prep and stain within two weeks.
We are going to stain a new fir deck. Does Defy Extreme work well on fir? Would you recommend two coats? We are considering the grey stain.
See here about new wood: https://www.defystainhelp.com/prep-new-wood-for-defy-stains/
We want to preserve a 20 year old deck that has been periodically stained with redwood color. I would like to use your butternut, will it cover it? We have pressured washed it, and will use your cleaner to clean it, will sand rough spots. Do I need to use the brightener and the stripper? Before the Butternut, and would satin or semi transparent be best if I want to see some of the wood grain, but cover old flaws like splinters? I want to save money if I don’t need all four products, but don’t want to have to re do it. Lynn
You cannot apply the Defy Stains over a stain of a different brand. The old coatings have to come off first. As to how to remove, that depends on the brand and type of stain? Pictures would help as well.
How long does a sealed (but used, I have one gallon left out of 5) container of extreme exterior cedar tone defy stain stay good for? Mine is about 3 years old. I’m going to order another 5 gallon container of the same item, making sure I can use them together…
12 months if it was an opened container.
All done. Here’s the before and after with Cedartone.
I used your Defy Extreme stain on a new KDAT deck that aged a year. I used your cleaner and brightened before application and all went well. It’s been over a year and I want to re-apply. Should I used the brighter again and should I use two coats of stain?
Use the Cleaner for prep. Just one coat of stain.
Got a 20 year old pressure treated pine deck, power washed it, sanded it. What is left to do before I stain it? Planning to use the extreme cedar tone.
Clean and brighten for final prep.
I have a log home and am interested in possibly using your product. I last stained the home in 2012-13 with TWP 1500 oil based stain. Would I be able to use your product over this stain and would I have to clean it with your brightener before using your product?
You will have to strip and brighten the wood when switching any brand of stain like the Defy. Use the Defy Stain Stripper and Defy Wood Brightener.
I’m applying over existing Defy stain that is about 4 years weathered. Will I need 2 coats? I’ve never used 2 coats before and have gotten 4-5 years before needing to restain. Also, is the new extreme product epoxy?
Just one coat. The Extreme is an improved version of the older Defy Expoxy stain.
Thanks. Defy is the best I have ever seen.
1/4 saw log”
I will be applying this to Canadian Ceder 1/4 log ship lap siding approximately 12 years old. What is best method of application and approx. sq. Ft. coverage per 5 gal. ?
Use a stain pad or brush fore applying. For 2 coats, about 500 sq feet per 5-gallon.
Which stain should we use for a new kdat deck? We would lije to atain it right away and not wait if that’s possible.
New KDAT wood needs to season for 1-2 months and then prepped with the Defy cleaner and the Defy wood brightener. Use the Defy Extreme Stain.
When I last stained my wood deck I had a couple of gallons of Extreme semi transparent left over. How long is it good for? It’s been at least a couple of years. Is it still good?
Hard to say. Depends if they were opened and how they were stored. If mixes fluidly then probably okay.
I live on the water in Florida and want to stain and seal the dock what do you think I should use
Use the Defy Marine Stain: https://www.defystain.com/defy-marine-seal-for-wood.html
If properly stored, how many years will I be able to store the stain and it still be good to apply?
I built a large wood deck out of Garapa 10 years ago and have used other stain products. We tried the Defy extreme light walnut hardwood stain and love the results, however we noticed that after a good downpour the other day that the water was only beading up in certain places. Should it be beading up everywhere? We stripped it and brightened it prior to staining. I wish I took a few before photos to show the change. Stafford Springs CT
No. It is a breathable stain that does not bead water but sheds water. Looks great!
We stripped, brightened and recoated with light walnut again this Spring/Summer. I had to sand a few places where the old stain would not come off of the Garapa(hard wood) with PWasher. People still ask if we just built it going on 13 years. Stain every 2-3 years.
I’m installing t-111 siding with 1×3 pine battens over the grooves for a natural wood “board-n-batten” look. I want to stain/seal with Extreme. Should I stain the T-111 and the battens separately prior to installing? … or stain all together after the battens are installed? … In other words, how best can I get the stain/seal behind the battens? If stained after full install, will “unstained” shadows appear as the structure ages?
No. Stain after install, just the exposed wood. No need stain behind.
I’m building a 24 x 32 detached garage using T-111 siding. Wanting to do all the trim (corners, window casing, etc.) in white. Can I stain everything (including the trim) with Extreme and then paint over the trim with white exterior latex paint? … or, do I need to leave off the trim, stain the siding by itself, the put on the painted trim after the siding staining is done?
Do this “… or, do I need to leave off the trim, stain the siding by itself, the put on the painted trim after the siding staining is done”
I applied Defy on a marine deck that is over a moving fresh water river approx. 3 years ago. the deck gets full sun all day. I would like to apply another coat to my deck this year. Can I apply the extreme over the top of the first coat?
No, you cannot apply the Extreme over the Marine.
I have a 22 year old 16 X 14 deck with 2) 4-step stairs . I need to redo all railings / balusters / outside frame that are all pressure treated . ( decking & rail topping is TREX ) Intend to sand off old coatings to wood . Want to use DEFY Extreme Stain – Butternut color . Is there anything else I need to make it last the longest time possible ?
Prep with the Defy Wood cleaner after the sanding. Do not sand with grit finer than 80.
We have a log home in South Dakota that needs to be re-stained – we have used Defy original, color: Teton Bronze. Can I switch to your Defy Extreme? If so, what color would closely match the Teton Bronze in the Extreme Line?
You can switch but there is not a color that will match exact. Closest would be the Light Walnut.
What would be the advantage to switch to the Defy Extreme over the original Defy? And would I need to do any special prep to make the switch?
Better UV protection from fading with the Extreme. Make sure and prep with the Defy Wood Cleaner first.
We have a new pressure treated pine deck. What do you recommend using?
See this about new wood: https://www.defystainhelp.com/prep-new-wood-for-defy-stains/
Use the Defy Extreme after the wait and prep.
When staining a new western red cedar fence, do you recommend spraying? The wood has a fair amount of roughness to it.
You can spray this but make sure to back wipe/brush and drips so it dries evenly.
I just had a western red cedar fence installed and would like to stain it. Fencing is rougher than decking, so I’m not sure your advice for decking applies. Do I have to prep the wood before staining? How long do I have to wait before staining? Also, the rot boards are pressure treated pine. Can I stain them with the same stain I will use on the cedar?
If the wood is rough sawn you can stain right away as long as the wood is dry and clean. No prep should be needed if clean. You can use the same stain for all.
Does your Extreme Wood Stain product actually penetrate into the wood, or does it act as a film on top of the wood surface. I’ve tried several products which claim to penetrate, but actually only form a film on the surface, which is prone to extensive peeling after only a few months…
The Defy Extreme is a penetrating stain but you do have to prep correctly and not over applicate.
how much does the 5 gallon container weigh?
About 42 pounds.
I have a new and newly-sanded with 80 grit redwood deck. What do you recommend for pre-treatment prior to applying Defy Extreme Wood Stain?
The Defy Wood Cleaner followed by the Defy Brightener.
I have a 2 year old barn/shed that I had built that has T-111 siding. The person who built it for me used Olympic Maximum Semi-Transparent water based stain on the siding. The stain is starting to look like it could use another coat in the near future due to some fading, but it is not in bad shape or mildewed or the like. I am considering using your stain based on the review given at deckstainhelp.com. If I switch to your product which is also water based, do I need to use your wood stain stripper, or would the wood deck cleaner & brightener be sufficient?
Hi Gary, you will need to remove the Olympic fully first with the stripper and even possibly some sanding. Use the Defy Wood Brightener after.