Defy Extreme Solid Color Wood Stain is an extremely durable synthetic-resin, opaque wood finish that helps protect against the damaging effects of water, fungi, and UV radiation on exterior wood surfaces. This VOC compliant water-based product provides a beautiful matte finish, fortified with transparent oxide based nano particles.There are over 30 trillion nano particles per square inch that provide extreme protection for your wood by blocking out the sun's harmful UV rays, moisture and fungal growth. DEFY Extreme Solid Color Wood Stain can be used on interior or exterior horizontal and vertical wood surfaces including wood surfaces, log homes, decks, fences, outdoor wood furniture, pressure treated and all other natural wood surfaces.
Keep reading to learn about the different types and what to look for when choosing the best deck stain for your exterior wood structure. Then, check out the following products, which all earned a spot in this lineup by performing well in the tests.
Deck stains come in two main types: oil based (alkyd) and water based. Both stains are applied in a similar manner and are available in a range of attractive wood-tone shades, including colors that mimic redwood, cedar, and mahogany. Still, while similar, each type has some specific benefits and considerations.
Wood varies by species, and different types of wood are better suited to weathering the elements. Most wood surfaces still need some kind of protection and may, at some point, benefit from a deck stain that refreshes color. When constructing exterior decks, contractors generally use four main types of wood:
Also, make sure the wood is completely dry and the temperature is mild. Deck stain of any type does not dry well in cold temperatures or humid conditions. Choose a day when the temperature is between 50 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit with no wind or rain in the forecast.
While choosing a deck color is a matter of preference, the product should go on uniformly and leave the deck looking fresh, natural, and new. These deck stain products differ in type and hue, but each is well suited for staining various kinds of wood decking.
Each of the deck stains was scored using a rubric, and I awarded points based on how easy the products were to apply, how well they enhanced (or hid) the wood grain, and their overall water-resistance factor. At the end of the testing, I added the points and used them to determine the best category for each of the products.
DEFY Extreme Wood Stain is a semi-transparent wood stain formulated using state of the art Nano-Technology. This technology allows for premium protection from the suns harmful UV rays. This not only stalls the graying of the wood, but the zinc oxide particles are highly resistant to mold and mildew.