DEFY Wood Oil for Decks is a
long-lasting, professional grade semitransparent wood stain
specially formulated for use on all types of decking materials
including cedar, mahogany, redwood, pressure treated lumber,
exotic hardwoods and composite lumber.
New cedar should be cleaned and stained as quickly as
possible to avoid damage from the sun and rain. Let oil-rich"
woods, such as mahogany weather six months prior to application.
New pressure treated lumber typically contains a high degree of
moisture and should be allowed to weather for 6 -12 months prior
To achieve optimum results in appearance, DEFY Wood Oil for
Decks should not be applied over previously stained surfaces. In
no case should it be applied over previously painted or
varnished surfaces. These surfaces must be stripped prior to
application of the product. In all cases, once stripper has been
used the wood must be neutralized by using DEFY Wood Brightener.
Wood surfaces must clean, porous, and dry before applying
Wood Oil for Decks. Use DEFY Wood Cleaner to remove mill glaze,
mildew, graying and other foreign matter that might block
surface pores and interfere with product penetration. Rinse
thoroughly with garden hose or pressure washer (maximum 1200
p.s.i.). DEFY Wood Cleaner will darken redwood and some types of
cedar; however, this darkening will disappear once the wood is
treated with DEFY Wood Brightener. Brighten: While surface is
still wet from cleaning, use DEFY Wood Brightener to neutralize
the wood, restore the wood to its natural color, and open the
pores of the wood allowing the stain to be more easily absorbed.
Start by applying 2 coats of DEFY Wood Oil for Decks to the
railings, benches, and undersides of upper level decks (only one
coat is required on undersides). When applying two coats, allow
the first coat to dry to the touch before applying the second
coat Once underside is treated, immediately brush out all
overspray, drips, etc. on top of deck. Treat horizontal surfaces
Apply two coats, allowing the first coat to dry to the touch before
applying the second coat Brush product into surface working out
all drips, puddles, or areas of overspray before product dries.
Do not over apply stain. To avoid the possibility of peeling,
apply only as much stain as the wood can easily absorb. A sure
indication of over application is a shiny finish. Complete the
entire sections or to a natural break before allowing to dry.
Never break in the middle of a board as it will cause unsightly
color variations. Thoroughly coat the ends of boards to prevent
When staining composite lumber and exotic hardwoods, allow materials to
weather for no less than 12 months. Prior to staining, clean all
surfaces using DEFY Wood Cleaner per label directions. For all
composite wood and exotic hardwoods apply only one coat of
1 to 3 hours depending on temperature and humidity.
Allow 24 hours for deck to completely cure before using. Note: The"wet" color of DEFY Wood Oil for Decks has a cloudy/milky
appearance but will dry to a beautiful, semi-transparent finish.
Clean-Up: Clean tools and equipment immediately after each use
with soap and water.
Proper safety procedures should be followed
at all times while handling the product. Refer to the
Material Safety Data Sheet for important health / safety
information before use.