DEFY Epoxy Fortified Wood Stain
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One of the most reliable and accredited deck stains available on the market today is the DEFY Epoxy Fortified Wood Stain, which is available in five colors for optimum visual enhancement for your deck. After either pressure treating your wood or washing it using oxygen bleach, this stain is incredibly easy to use. A very promising aspect of the DEFY Epoxy Fortified Wood Stain is the fact that it is environmentally friendly, meaning it won’t kill vegetation around the deck while you are applying it. You won’t have to worry about covering up shrubbery or flowers in order to stain your deck or other project. It is water based and, due to its penetrating finish, resists peeling unlike other wood stains.
When it comes to choosing what deck stain is best for you, be sure to take into consideration how much of the actual grain you would like to show through. DEFY Epoxy Fortified Deck Stain is semi-transparent, meaning it is going to allow almost all of the grain show through and all of the texture, while enhancing the natural color with its pigmentation. Other stains may be more opaque, which does not allow as much of wood’s natural beauty to show through, or more transparent, which provides less protection from the sun. My team and I feel that this particular stain is the perfect balance.
The finish is penetrating, meaning that it prevents the destructive effects of water, fungi, and UV rays on your deck, swing set, or other exterior wood project. When shopping for deck stain, it is imperative that the stain be penetrating. A film forming stain that simply rests on the surface of the wood will not enhance the look of the wood, nor will it provide the same protection as a wood stain that penetrates, such as DEFY Epoxy Fortified Wood Stain. Although it is formulated for use on pressure treated wood, it also can be used on interior or exterior wood surfaces such as outdoor wood furniture, log homes, wood siding, shake shingles, and other naturally porous wood surfaces.
This wood stain lasts up to twice as long as conventional wood stains before it becomes necessary for another application, covers approximately 100 sq. ft. per gallon (150 sq. ft. if only one coat is required), and can be applied using a pump sprayer, brush, airless sprayer, or pad applicator in any temperature above 45 degrees Fahrenheit. After application, you should wait about 24 hours before replacing your deck furniture or walking about on it. Clean up is easy, requiring only soap and water.