Home Owner Resources from DEFY
How To Stain Your Deck Like a Pro
You may have been let down by other wood stains in the past, so let's take a look at how to tackle your next stain project with total confidence and DEFY. Follow these steps to ensure a great-looking and long-lasting wood stain.
Why Do Deck Stains Peel?
The answer is easy... the stain was over applied or had poor adhesion. Both of these problems are avoidable with proper planning and the right DEFY products. Keep reading to learn how to prevent your new wood stain from peeling.
How to Apply DEFY Extreme Wood Stain
Whether it's your first time staining a deck or outdoor furniture, or if you're a seasoned professional, you'll appreciate how easy DEFY wood cleaning and staining products are to use. Keep reading to learn how to apply DEFY!
Should I Let My Deck Weather Before Staining?
Yes! This step is important for the wood to become as porous as possible, so that it can receive the maximum amount of wood stain. The more it absorbs, the more vibrant the stain will be and you'll get the maximum protection from the stain you choose.
Cleaning Your Wood Deck
Before starting your wood staining project, we recommend preparing the wood for the new stain. The best way to do that is with DEFY Wood Cleaner that both cleans the wood and opens its pores to better receive the new stain.
Wood Stain Stripper
When To Use a Stain Stripper on Wood Decks
If there is an existing amount of stain remaining on your deck, you have a few options to remove it before applying your new stain. Read more to find out which product is best suited for your wood stain project.
Use Wood Brightener Before Staining Your Deck
Our powerful brightening concentrate neutralizes the woods' surface and restores the natural beauty of exterior wood. DEFY Wood Brightener removes rust or tannin stains caused by fallen leaves and is recommended for use on all species of wood, including redwood.
When to Stain Your Deck
This varies by season and location, but it's usually best to stain your deck in the spring or fall. You can certainly start staining in the summer, just be sure to do it outside of the direct sunlight.
How Many Coats of Deck Stain to Apply
We always recommend two coats of stain for any wood project, but you should only apply as much stain as the wood can absorb. Extremely dense hardwoods may only be able to absorb one coat of wood stain.
Maintaining Your Deck Stain & Setting Expectations
Unfortunately, no brand of deck stain will last forever. However, there are steps you can take to make the look you love last as long as possible.
Find The Right Products for Your Wood Stain Project
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If you have a wood stain project in mind, but not sure which product you need to get going... no problem! Answer a few questions and you'll be on your way to an amazing wood.