Defy exterior deck stain and sealer remover
Defy Exterior Wood Stripper is a biodegradable, easy to use deck stain remover that will quickly remove stain wood finishes to restore the natural beauty of wood surfaces. Stains and varnishes are removed along with collected dirt, mold, mildew and mill glaze.
- Strips worn finishes
- Biodegradable deck stain remover
- Restores the natural beauty of wood
- Water clean-up
Defy Exterior Wood Stain Stripper will remove most oil and latex based finishes including: clear film-forming varnishes, polyurethanes, solid color and semi-transparent stains. To find out how to remove wood stain with Defy wood stripper, read below.
How to remove wood stain
Defy Exterior Wood Stain Stripper will remove weathered solid color stains and varnishes as well as semi-transparent stains that cannot be removed by simply cleaning. If unsure whether the wood needs to be stripped or just cleaned, test a small, inconspicuous area to determine which method will provide the best results before proceeding. Defy wood stripper will cover 100-150 sq. ft. per gallon and is sold in 1 gallon containers. Applying a generous amount of this deck stain remover with a polyester brush, roller or pump-up hand sprayer and then allowing it to sit for 15 minutes will cause the finish to begin to lift and remove stain wood finish from the wood?s surface. After the finish begins to lift, scrub with a stiff bristle brush in the direction of the wood grain. After scrubbing, rinse with large amounts of water in the direction of the wood grain. Using a pressure washer, although not mandatory, will eliminate the need for scrubbing. However, particular care should be taken with a power washer to avoid damaging the wood. After rinsing, you must neutralize and brighten the wood with Defy Wood Brightener immediately. If stubborn areas remain, repeat the application in those areas.
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.
Please contact the manufacturer directly for help at http://www.saversystems.com
I have read that the Defy Stain Stripper can permanently make cedar wood darker. Is there any truth to that?
All deck strippers will darken wood while using and that is why you must neutralize with a brightener to lighten the wood back up. It is not permanent.
I have a semi solid BM on cedar tha t i want to strip – is this the correct product?
Post some pictures of the stain on the wood that you want to strip.
Some of it is peeling, some has good adhesion – its is three years old, which it seems that is all I get out of any product on a deal surface
You cannot strip this stain. It is a solid opaque stain in appearance and it is not possible to strip this type.
I will be refinishing a very worn deck. No idea what was used on it previously, but it looks like any previous finishing is gone. Would it hurt to use the stripper just in case? Also, do I need to protect painted spindles from the stripper?
Post pictures for prep help.
Here’s the deck. We won’t be doing anything with the painted spindles. They are in good shape.
Clean and brighten for prep.
What is the active ingredient in the Stain Stripper
Sodium Hydroxide and additional products designed for wood stripping.
will this remove previous defy application?
Yes, it will.
“After rinsing, you must neutralize and brighten the wood with Defy Wood Brightener immediately”… How much time do you define immediately as? Does the impact the max time I can allow stripper to sit? I have solid stain deck (it is weathered) but want to do best to make sure it gets removed.
Withing 20 minutes is best. Does not matter how long the stripper sits. Strippers will not remove a solid stain.
Oh I read that in the description above that says it will. “How to remove wood stainDefy Exterior Wood Stain Stripper will remove weathered solid color stains and varnishes as well as semi-transparent stains that cannot be removed by simply cleaning.”
It will not fully remove a solid stain.
Hi!im working on my deck. I cleaned and scrubbed it with Armour mold.It’s a solid stain. I plan on covering with another solid stain. Do I need to stripe first?’
You will have to sand this off to be able to use the Defy Stains.
Will this stripper take the coating off my black metal deck spindles?
No it should not but always test spot first.
I am trying to refinish a raised panel wooden garage door. It was stained about 7 years ago. I was able to sand the flat areas. I wondered if the stain stripper would work on the panels.
I am not sure if it will work correctly for this.
What are the instructions how long does it need to sit and can I spray it clean with a power nozzle
Apply with a pump sprayer, let sit for 15 minutes, pressure wash off.
Does this stripper remove all paints latex and oil also mildew stains and does it also clean it
It does not remove paints or solid stains. It removes semi-transparent coatings. It will remove mildew.
TLDR is there any benefit to applying stripper to old un-stained dirty decking?
I re-decked my deck rails, stairs and bench last year with green treated pine. I re-decked the main area a couple of years ago. Unfortunately there has been some meat dripping (from smoker) and oil spills on the two year old decking. I did buy stripper for other areas however my question is will the help the unstained re-decked areas that the messes I described? Is there any benefit to applying the stripper to these un-stained areas at all? I am going to follow up with the wood brightener regardless.
No, for unstained areas you would want the Defy Cleaner and then the Defy Brightener.
if I use the the
wood Stain Stripper do I need to also use the Wood Cleaner before using the Brightner? My deck is relatively clean except for some old stain areas, that is why I am going to use the Stripper.
No need to use the Cleaner if you are using the Stripper.
Can I buy the deck stripper in the UK?
I mean zip code
Is there a dealer for the deck stain stripper and brightener for area code 40475?
We sell online only from our website to your door.
Will Defy Wood Stain Stripper remove Defy Extreme Deck Stain?
Yes it does. Make sure to use the Defy Wood Brightener after the stripping is completed.
[quote name=”Tina T”]Just re-stained section of deck w/BM Arborcoat semi-trans and don’t love the color. Will this product work to strip it so I can start over using Defy Lt Walnut or Natural Pine? How many gallons to do entire 1100sf deck? How long to ship to zip code 11763? Thanks[/quote]
The BM Arborcoat cannot be stripped off. Sanding will be needed to remove it. As for the Defy Extreme, you will need about 10 gallons for the two coats.
Just re-stained section of deck w/BM Arborcoat semi-trans and don’t love the color. Will this product work to strip it so I can start over using Defy Lt Walnut or Natural Pine? How many gallons to do entire 1100sf deck? How long to ship to zip code 11763? Thanks
[quote name=”John Ellis”]I am planning on using the Extreme natural pine or light walnut stain on my front porch and back deck. The old Flood CWF-UV5 finish was applied at least 5-6 years ago and has mostly disappeared. I have floor sanded the decks and also applied wood cleaner and then pressure washed. Not sure if I’ve adequately prepped though, and I’ve copied a link to two photos below. Am I ready to stain or do I still need cleaner, stripper, or deck brightener before proceeding?
Use the Stripper and pressure washing. Brighten after. The rest of the CWF needs to come off.
I am planning on using the Extreme natural pine or light walnut stain on my front porch and back deck. The old Flood CWF-UV5 finish was applied at least 5-6 years ago and has mostly disappeared. I have floor sanded the decks and also applied wood cleaner and then pressure washed. Not sure if I’ve adequately prepped though, and I’ve copied a link to two photos below. Am I ready to stain or do I still need cleaner, stripper, or deck brightener before proceeding?
[quote name=”Bill Wheeler”]Is the Defy Stain Stripper OK to use on docks?[/quote]
Yes it is.
Is the Defy Stain Stripper OK to use on docks?
[quote name=”Graham Knowles”]Is this product available in the UK
“Defy Exterior Wood Stripper”
If so can you tell me where from
If not can you ship to the uk?[/quote]
Sorry there are not dealers there nor do we ship there.
Is this product available in the UK
“Defy Exterior Wood Stripper”
If so can you tell me where from
If not can you ship to the uk?
[quote name=”Janice Doherty”]i live in area code 27265. Where can I find your stripper and stain products?[/quote]
We are an online dealer and can ship to you in 2-3 days.
i live in area code 27265. Where can I find your stripper and stain products?
Use the Defy Stain Stripper followed by the brightener.
What steps are required to remove years of tompsons water sealer prior to using Defy wood stain?
1. If you pre wet and rinse the plants form any over spray you will not have issues. Failure to do this could result in browning of the leaves.
2. Not when heavily diluted as it would be by the time anything got into the water.
1. Will Defy Stain Stripper and Defy Wood Brightener harm flowers and plants?
2. We live on a lake and I plan to redo our stained dock. Are Defy Stain Stripper and Defy Wood Brightener toxic to fish?
Best to use the Defy Stain Stripper to remove the old stain and brighten when done with the Defy Wood Brightener.
I have a previously-treated deck that is pretty much worn of it’s stain completely – in need of cleaning(?) along with wood trim that is in various stages of stain depending on the exposure. Is there 1 product/method that i can use to get everything back to the same starting point so that the i use your Extreme stain on everything?
Strip and or media blast to remove the old coatings so the Defy can properly soak into the wood.
I have a house near the ocean in southern California. My cedar shingles have been stained with water based Cuprinol and SW DeckScapes in the past. Would you recommend using the Srtipper, then Brightener before using Extreme Cedar Tone? Thanks, Walter
It is best to use it as soon as possible but if you cannot then applying a few days later is better then not applying at all.
I used the Defy stain stripper to remove a solid stain and it removed a good bit of it, but it looks like I’ll have to go over it a couple more times to get some of the more stubborn spots. That could take a few days, and the directions call for using the wood brightener “immediately” after using the stripper. Is it okay to use the stripper several days in a row before using the wood brightener to neutralize it?
It depends on which Sikkens you have. If it is the thick “shiny” varnish type Sikkens, then no nothing will get it off effectively. You would need to sand.
I have 2 coats of sikkens on my deck. Will this product remove it effectively? I haven’t come across any comments online about having success getting this stuff off with ANY product.
Yes the Defy Stain stripper will clean everything. I think you need 3 gallon for the two coats on your size deck.
My deck has an old flooring/base with some old stain on it, plus mold/mildew etc. The railings are new wood that has dried for at least a year and is moldy etc. I want to clean all of it of course. Will the stain stripper clean the mold/mildew and clean the newer wood too? or do I need to buy the cleaner to clean everything after the stripper. I just don’t know if I need the stripper and cleaner. I know I need the brightener. Thanks for your help. Also, my deck is 12×14 with two steps and railing. Do I need 2 cans of stain? Thanks again!
I would use the Defy Stain Stripper to prep the wood followed by the Defy Wood Brightener to neutralize the stripper. This would be the best way to prep for the Defy Stain in a light color (natural pine).
Looking for some advice. I used your clear epoxy stain for the fist time on a new cedar deck approx 2 years ago. It looked great at first but I have never seen clear stain appearance last more than a year or 2 anyway. Customer wants it done again. I dont want to change products but want to use a Defy stain with a light toner which should hide some of the dirt created over time. My questions…….
Do I need to strip off the Epoxy stain?
If so, which of your products would do this?
Is there an Epoxy stripper?
Would I use a brightener afterwards before applying the new stain?
Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
John K Pequannock NJ
Defy Exterior Wood Stain Stripper will remove weathered solid color stains and varnishes as well as semi-transparent stains.