Defy Wood Deck Stains

Why Water Based Stain is the Best For Staining a Wood Deck

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Defy Extreme Water Based Wood Stains

Last Updated on December 16, 2022 by Defy Help

Defy Extreme Stain is the Best Water Based Deck Stain

Defy Extreme Water Based Wood StainsOil based stains have been around for many years but their formulas have not changed much in that time. Water based deck stains such as the Defy Extreme, have made great leaps in wood preservation and protection. One reason water based stains are one of the best types of stain for staining a wood deck is because they are less prone to mold and mildew growth than oil based stains. A water based stain containing the natural mildewcide zinc will fight off mold and mildew whereas oil based stains can actually encourage fungal growth.

Another reason water based stain is best for staining a wood deck is simply that it is environmentally friendly. Oil based stains contain high VOC percentages and are banned from some states. An eco-friendly water based stain like Defy also uses nano-technology, which increases the durability and weather resistance to be more like, if not better than oil based stain. This technology has been proven to improve stain performance by 200-600%. Most oil based stains are the same old formula they have always been and are not VOC compliant in some states.

Best Water Based Deck StainDefy Extreme Stain is very user-friendly and easy to work with. It is VOC compliant, easier on the environment, and cleans up easily with soap and water, unlike oil based stain that requires mineral spirits or thinner. It helps reduce wood graying, prevents water intrusion, while resisting mold and mildew growth. The new technology of zinc oxide nano particles is similar to sunscreen and when combined with high-grade resins, reflects harsh UV rays like no other stain ever has. A newly formulated water based stain that will provide a beautiful long lasting finish that is easy on the environment and less prone to fungal growth.

Give up the old oil based formulas and move to a more eco-friendly water based stain like the Defy Extreme Wood Stain. It truly is one of the best types of stain for staining a wood deck or any exterior wood surface.

 
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Syl
Syl
1 year ago

Decades old (neglected) New England, weathered decks need stain! Also getting a new deck.
1. What’s best for these high sun/extreme weather areas – oil or water based?
2. How do I ensure stain matches with old and new decks? (one coat for new, two for old?)
3. How to prep both old and new decks? (What restores the older deck?)
4. Do I need to sand older deck before stain?
Thanks!

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1 year ago
Reply to  Syl

1. Defy Extreme Stain. It is water based.
2. New wood will not match older wood. It will stain lighter.
3. Defy Cleaner and Defy Brightener.
4. No.

Brett
Brett
4 years ago

For about 15 years I have re-stained my cedar deck every 2-3 years with Armstrong Clark stain. I’ve always used Bio-Wash Stripex to protect water-based siding and trim paint, and Cabot’ Problem Solver Wood Brightener. It is a large deck that requires about 4 gallons to stain not including the railing. Armstong Clark stain is beautiful, but in the NW it takes a beating October through March. Tired of all the work to maintain. Is it possible to successfully change to a water-based product after so many years of applying oil? How do I correct the pH in substrate for Defy Extreme stain?

Tracie
Tracie
4 years ago

We are getting ready to stain our brand new deck with kiln dried wood. I see that one coat is fine. I’m wondering do you go back and stain again in so many years? What kind of “maintenance schedule” is needed to keep the deck looking great over the years?

Ted Livernois
Ted Livernois
5 years ago

Is the defy water based stain good for cedar siding that will be power washed and brightened if needed?

Cindy Baratko
Cindy Baratko
5 years ago

I used Thompson water sealer for 3yrars on my deck. My deck faces the south with no protection. If I go with your water base what do I do about any residual Thompson’s. And how long does your product last being in the direct sun.

D. Jones
D. Jones
5 years ago

Started staining deck yesterday now rain is predicted this afternoon. What should I do about the newly stained boards (4) floor and (1) top rail? What about the rest of the deck that was just cleaned?

Lori
Lori
5 years ago

Do I need to apply a sealant after using the stain? Does the stain already include the sealant and all I need to do is apply two coats?

Peter
Peter
5 years ago

Our white cedar deck was treated 2 years ago with Heritage Natural Finishes exterior finish, which is tung, linseed, orange oils plus bees wax and pine rosin. Within a year it turned from a nice natural color to an unappealing grayish brown. How should I prepare the wood for application of Defy Extreme stain?

mark
mark
5 years ago

I have sanded my 18 year old deck to bare wood. Do I need to use the brightener before applying the stain?

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5 years ago
Reply to  mark

You should use both the cleaner and the wood brightener for the final prep.

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5 years ago

Will it adhere to epoxy-coated wood? If yes, are there any special surface preparation instructions?

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5 years ago
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MAS epoxy, which makes the claim that it is low blush.

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5 years ago
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Because. . .? My research suggests most water-based paints will adhere to epoxy adequately. Have you found otherwise?

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6 years ago

Is a small amount of graying ok or do i need to clean all of it off new wood

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6 years ago
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Best to remove as much as possible.

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6 years ago

[quote name=”Linda Mador”]You indicate one coat for new wood and two coats for older wood. Our deck is about 4 years old and is made of pressure-treated wood, but it has never been stained before. We have washed it and applied the brightener. Would this be considered old wood or new wood, with respect to the number of coats of stain we should apply? I see that this questions was asked by someone in the past, but I couldn’t find a response.[/quote]
Old wood for this. 2 coats applied wet on wet.

Linda Mador
Linda Mador
6 years ago

You indicate one coat for new wood and two coats for older wood. Our deck is about 4 years old and is made of pressure-treated wood, but it has never been stained before. We have washed it and applied the brightener. Would this be considered old wood or new wood, with respect to the number of coats of stain we should apply? I see that this questions was asked by someone in the past, but I couldn’t find a response.

Tammy S
Tammy S
6 years ago

What preparation do I need to apply this on a deck that was stained 1.5 years ago with a water-based stain (Behr)?

Walter Kurz
Walter Kurz
6 years ago

CAN I APPLY ONLY ONE COAT

Jacob schaefer
Jacob schaefer
7 years ago

Will i need to sand my deck first it has a lot of uv damage. Is it required to be sanded for this stain?

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7 years ago

[quote name=”mike roberts”]Can the Defy stain be used over wood previously done with an oil based stain?[/quote]
The oil based stain would need to be removed first.

mike roberts
mike roberts
7 years ago

Can the Defy stain be used over wood previously done with an oil based stain?

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