Why Use Defy Wood Brightener

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Defy Wood Brightener

Last Updated on January 30, 2023 by Defy Help

Why Use Defy Wood Brightener Video 2023

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Wood Brightener does 3 things for your deck – it neutralizes any remaining stain stripper or wood cleaner, it restores and brightens wood to its natural, bare state, and it opens the pores of the wood. All 3 of these things are critical to getting the longest lifespan out of your deck stain and will save you time and money in the long run.

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Kim
Kim
2 months ago

I know not to apply stain onto the deck in sun. Bur, can I apply stain on a totally overcast day onto a deck that would normally be in sun from 11am to 6 pm?

Denise Howard
Denise Howard
6 months ago

I stripped and brightened the entire front (faces north) of my house, which is cedar wood and it looks great! Now I am working on the side that faces east and the stain colors are drastically different! The front is a light cedar color and the side is a dark cedar color. I am contemplating applying the brightener again, but mixing it stronger in order to lighten the wood so it matches better. Is there any danger in doing this?

Denise Howard
Denise Howard
6 months ago
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The wood is about 30 years old and has darkened due to age and because of the CWF that has accumulated over the years, so what would you suggest? Would it help to apply the brighter using the recommended strength muliple times?

Blue rain
Blue rain
2 years ago

How soon do I have to stain the cedar deck after applying Defy brightner?
The weather forcasts that it will rain after two days for four more days followed by several sunny days.
Do I stain before rain or after rain?
The brightner has been already applied yesterday.

9/20/2020 : Defy Brightner applied
9/23 ~ 9/26: Forcasts rain
9/27/2020 ~ 10/5/2020: Forcasts sunny days

Thanks.

G Sugihara
G Sugihara
2 years ago

Can I apply stain directly over wood brightner (w/o washing with water)?

G Sugihara
G Sugihara
2 years ago

Is it necessary to wash off brightener before applying stain? In the location I am working in (portico eaves) washing with water is problematic.

Sharon Bower
Sharon Bower
2 years ago

Is the brightener safe for plants?

Leigh
Leigh
2 years ago

Is it necessary to use a wood brightener before staining a fence as well?

Ej
Ej
3 years ago

I finished striping too late and had to use brightener next morning. Is it okay? Or I need to redo striping and brightener again? Thanks

Claudia Kay
Claudia Kay
3 years ago

Hello, We used power and hand sanders to remove the old stain from our very old deck. Is it really necessary to use brightener? Are the pores already open from the sanding?

If you recommend that we still use brightener, our deck is already dried out so do we hose it down with water first and then use the brightener? Thank you.

Michael Keith Kelly
Michael Keith Kelly
3 years ago

How long do I have to wait after using the deck stripper to apply the deck brightener?

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