Defy Extreme Stain 5 Gallon

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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 exterior smooth or rough wood 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


Nanoparticles are similar to Sunscreen. When the Particles are distributed at a rate of over 30 trillion per square inch, they will reflect the sun and provide UV protection that has never been seen in a Wood Finish.



Wednesday, 03 May 2017

The best deck stain we have used.

Scott Paul - Over 17 Years of Experience

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Do you have samples that I can get to test for the correct color of stain to go on my deck?
re: Shipping to canada
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Shipping to canada
I live in Ottawa, Ontario. if you ship to canada, what is the extra shipping cost for a 5 gallon stain?
re: color reference
Samples are on this link:
color reference
Looking for a light stain to apply to our pressure treated pine deck installed two years ago. We'd like a larger reference for the various color choices. Are there samples or other online references to build confidence before we make this leap?
Working as Expected!
Just wanted to drop a note about my experience with Defy Extreme Stain.

I did a lot of research after buying a home here in North Texas with a worn out painted deck. I didn't want to completely redo the deck every few years (strip and sand), and Defy Extreme seemed the best option. I had to strip the deck of that horrible paint, then I sanded the whole thing down, and finally I applied Defy Extreme. We have a big deck so it was time consuming to do the two coats, but the color (light walnut) was beautiful when done. This was all completed in November 2012.

It is now March 2015 and I am buying my second pail of Defy Extreme. The deck has worn out as I anticipated thanks to the Texas sun and heavy rain, but there is no peeling like with paint and there is still enough color that it doesn't look terrible - but I can tell the wood is accepting too much water when it rains. To be honest, the new coat probably should have been applied Fall 2014, but the stain has held up very well here in Texas.

I cannot describe how happy I am about NOT having to strip or sand again! The stain did its job and kept the deck in good shape overall. All I have to do is a quick rinse (with Dawn was recommended) and break out the paint brush again. I plan to continue using Defy Extreme for as long as it is available (and will probably cry if it ever disappears). :-)
prep time
I am trying to figure out if I can prep and stain the boards before I install them on the deck. I live in western Washington where we don't get much time between rain storms for the deck to dry properly. I am going to use douglas fir and was thinking of staining the ends and sides plus the exposed side of the board. Do I have to wait 3 plus months after purchasing the boards to stain them?

The Defy Extreme would be best for cedar siding.
Please tell me what products is best for cedar siding?
Gail, for two coats you will need 5-6 gallons of the Defy Extreme for 600 sq. feet.
re: eco-friendly?
Defy Extreme is the improved version of the Defy Epoxy. Yes on your questions.
When researching deck stains, one of my concerns with oil based stains was the use of algecides and so on. The deckstainhelp website recommended Defy Epoxy Fortified as a safe, eco-friendly product. Also, barefoot grand child friendly. Is the Extreme product equally friendly?
Also, the coverege rate is about 150 square feet/gallon. Is this the coverage rate for both initial coats?
We are considering purchasing Defy Extreme Stain (as well as Defy wood cleaner & exterior wood brightener). We have approximately 600 sq ft of outdoor deck to cover. HOW MANY GALLONS OF THE DEFY EXTREME STAIN WOULD YOU ADVISE WE PURCHASE? I'm estimating we'd start, after both steps of cleaning, with one 5-gal unit. Would like your feedback.
Deck/handrail details: About 1.5 years old; handrails uncoated but weathered cedar; decking treated wood, but well-weathered; Climate - South-central Missouri (lots of hot & cold)
Thanks for any info you share.
THANK YOU! Mrs Gail Rowley

1. Applied well to older wood as long as all of the old coating is removed. Wood fillers do not work on decking. Leave the cracks alone.
2. Best to use a stain pad.
3. You will have to add products to cart and enter checkout to get shipping costs.

I have few questions regarding Defy Extreme Stain and the task at hand. I have a fairly old deck and would like to do some maintenance to make it look better and serve longer. I power-washed it to remove the dirt and bits of old paint - looks good now.I live in Canada and after some research the Defy Extreme seems the best I can legally use here. Questions:
1. Does it apply well on older wood? What would you recommend to use for fixing cracks/cavities prior to staining?
2. Product description says that it can be applied by either spraying or with brush/roller. Is there a preferable way assuming inexperienced DIY painter (i.e. myself)? Does quantity required vary depending on the application method?
3. How much shipping to Toronto area will cost and how long does it take?

Your prompt response is much appreciated

Thanks for the fir staining tips.
Now contemplating ipe instead of the vertical grain fir. What woudl you recommend for ipe in terms of stain type, number of sides to stain and timing? I have heard and read that cut ends need to be waxed within 24hrs to prevent checking. Have also read conflicting information regarding when to stain for the first time. Some say immediately, others say wait 6-12 months. Thoughts?
re: Stain Recommendation
1. No reason to stain all sides, just exposed wood after install. You want the wood to not be 100% sealed.
2. Yes the Extreme would work well. Just one coat for the first time and another coat in 1-2 years or as needed.
Stain Recommendation
Have built a new deck in Seattle. Deck faces West so exposed to the wind, rain and sun. Plan to use 5/4 x 4 kiln dried vertical grain fir deck boards. I plan to cut all boards to fit and then stain all 6 sides of the boards prior to installing.
1) any reason why I cannot or should not stain the deck boards prior to installing?
2) would you recommend Defy Extreme for fir?
re: Defy Marine seal or Defy Extreme stain?
Best for this would be the Defy Extreme. We can ship the Defy Extreme to CA. Takes 4-5 business days. Not sure on the paint. Best to take it to a local paint store and get them to match the Defy color.
Defy Marine seal or Defy Extreme stain?
I have salt water pool, pool deck is Douglas Fir wood. What stain is best for my deck? I am in southern California. Do you ship Defy stains to CA? How long will it take? I also like to paint my patio cover with the same color as the stain. Do you recommend any products ? Thanks.
What color should I choose?
My previous stain was Super Deck Red Cedar color (oil) on rough sawn horizontal cedar siding with cedar shingles on the gables. I want to put Defy Extreme back on after thorough cleaning and brightening. I had a terrible mildew problem because of the oil stain. I liked the previous color. What color of Defy Extreme would you recommend to come the closest to my previous red cedar color?
re: New PTW deck
New wood should weather for a few months then prepped with a deck cleaner and wood brightener.
New PTW deck
I am going to be staining a new PTW deck. For new decks do you recommend using the wood cleanser and brightener or is it best to just power wash the deck? Thanks for your help!
Willy, yes we can ship the Defy to Canada.
Defy to Canada?
Can you ship Defy Extreme stain to Canada, if not, what is the best stain you can ship for use on a cedar deck?
Peggy, the 5 gallons will cover 500 sq. feet for the 2 coats. Wet on wet means to apply the second coat right after the first coat while the first coat has not completely dried.
How much does 5 gallon cover?
What does "wet on wet" mean?
Defy Extreme Question
I applied Defy Extreme clear on newly planed, old treated pine 2 years ago and am very pleased that the wood still looks freshly planed, i.e., like new wood. Wish I had used the natural pine stain version for visual interest. Question: with the current application being 2 years old under extreme high altitude, winter conditions, could I apply the natural pine stain version of this product and have it go evenly? Or should I just stay with the clear?
re: Cedar shingles
The Defy Extreme Stain is a water based stain and would work very well.

Take in consideration that a clear will not last as long as a tinted stain.

I would look at this page to narrow your choices:

Deck Stain Help (
i am wanting to do my house which is cedar shingles i have just finished the house which is approx 32-3600sq ft i figured that i will need about 40 gallon i would like to have a solvent bourne clear stain what do you recommend thank you
re: Defy Extreme Stain
Yes it is the Defy Epoxy but with the added zinc oxide nano particles for added Uv protection and helps with mold/mildew as well.
Defy Extreme Stain
Is this stain the same as you epoxy stain with the nano particles? Is it as mold and mildew resistant?
re: Owner, Painting Contracter
The closest color to match the Sun Valley Pine would be the Natural Pine. I would look at the Defy Extreme for the vertical logs and the Defy Hardwood stain for the horizontal redwood deck.
Owner, Painting Contracter
I have a customer who has a log home with cedar logs and redwood decks which was originally finished with Defy stain. It appears that the defy hardwood product would be the best for refinishing? Or Defy Extreme? The original color is Sun Valley Pine #250. Can we get this color in the appropriate product? Thanks for your reply and recommendations .
Sincerely, Van Gould
re: Log Home
The Defy Extreme is an excellent product for a Log Home. It will protect from natural weathering while maintaining the color for many years. It can be cleaned and re coated as needed without stripping. Sorry but exterior wood stains do not protect from bugs/termites. You would need a borate for this.
Can you help me,I'm stripping down my log home right now.What stain will give me the best protection from the wood rotting etc.water base or oil base?When I need to do my house again in a couple of years,can I just go over it again without stripping the house down again?Does your stain also have material added to it to protect the wood from bugs termites etc. Thank you for any help.
Parameters of Product: Deck/Wood Stains
5 Gallon
Available Sizes
2 Coats Wet on Wet
Coats Needed
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Water Based
Oil or Water Based
Stain Transparency
All Wood Types Cedar/Redwood/PTP/Etc
Your Wood Type
Horizontal or Vertical Surfaces
Low VOC State