Mar 24 2010

New Colors for DEFY Extreme Wood Stain

ss_ecws-2t DEFY Extreme Crystal Clear Wood Stain was launched in 2008 and has absolutely taken off since. This product has been improved since with new Nano technology making an even more durable and protective stain. Coming this Spring 2010, after much tinkering done by the manufacturer, DEFY has finally achieved this level of quality in pigmented products.

Now available is DEFY Extreme Wood Stain in Natural Pine, Light Walnut, and Cedar Tone pigments, specially formulated to match the existing DEFY Epoxy Fortified Wood Stain colors.

When paired with the Epoxy Fortified Wood Stain, the Extreme Wood Stain will not only match in color but add improved long-term durability and fade resistance. Combining this Nano technology with the incredible power of the Epoxy Fortified Wood Stain is going to make for an incomparably beautiful deck that is protected better than has ever been offered before.

13 Comments on this post


  1. Eileen said:

    The Defy “natural pine” stain goes on BRIGHT ORANGE. We just put a small sample on our beautful pine porch floor, and it was very ugly. The product is not available within 300 miles, so I had it shipped from Michigan. The company will not take the gallon back because it’s been opened. I used about 1/4 teaspoon full. The color on the gallon can is nowhere near what it looks like when applied.

    August 23rd, 2010 at 3:32 am
  2. Clay said:

    Eileen, are you sure you didn’t get the Cedartone color? Cedartone has more of an orangey tint. But just so you know, it’s always best to try out a sample first. I’ve put the exact same stain on 2 different boards and can sometimes get dramatically different color variations. I would contact SaverSystems and have them send you a sample of the natural pine and see if it matches up. If not, maybe you got the wrong color in the can.

    August 23rd, 2010 at 4:48 pm
  3. Adam said:

    Just to let you know, I got the cedartone defy extreme also and thought the same thing about the orange on the first board but kept going b/c I didn’t want to deal with the hassle of returning all of it it after I’d spent an entire day cleaning the deck. After I got through all of the railings on the deck, I noticed the orange color actually looks really good. It gives the wood a suntanned type look, but the grain still stands out. I’m really liking it. This is on pressure treated lumber.

    September 7th, 2010 at 3:47 am
  4. Ron said:

    I was reading on you website to use Epoxy fortified wood stain with Extreme wood stain. Which would you put on first and why use both? If I would only use one of those, which one on pressure treated wood deck?
    thanks, Ron

    June 10th, 2011 at 1:09 am
  5. administrator said:

    No need to use both. Use either or. Main difference is that the Defy Extreme Stain will offer better UV protection.

    June 10th, 2011 at 9:58 am
  6. Chris Tutak said:

    New yellow pine pressure treated deck, cured one year. Will wash with TSP, then apply SOMETHING? My contractor recommended Sikkens, but it is oil based. I have 1700 SF of deck, 8 ft high. Don’t want to apply treatment yearly. Defy Epoxy or Extreme? Which one lasts longer?
    I need advise, please HELP! Chris from Virginia

    October 21st, 2011 at 2:29 am
  7. administrator said:

    I would use the Defy Extreme. TSP is not the proper way to prep the wood. I would use the Defy Wood Cleaner and Defy Wood Brightener. Please read this for prepping help: Defy Stain Prep

    October 22nd, 2011 at 9:17 pm
  8. Karen said:

    Product reviews say Defy longevity claims are hype–have you heard from anyone 3-5 years later– who says the product still looks and performs as the ads state it will?

    October 31st, 2011 at 7:36 pm
  9. administrator said:

    Nothing lasts 3-5 years on a horizontal surface and Defy does not claim that their stain will. Typically will last 2-3 years on a horizontal (flooring) surface. The verticals (railings) do last twice as long and can exceed 3+ years. This is due to natural weathering as the horizontals get 2-3 times the amount of rain, snow, sun, etc.

    Any deck stain manufacturer that claims 3-5 years on a deck floor is flat out lying.

    November 4th, 2011 at 10:25 am
  10. Jan said:

    I am trying to choose between Defy Extreme and Defy Expoxy Resin for my cedar deck. It is properly prepped and I ordered the samples from The Sealer Store (something I would highly recommend doing!). I see from previous comments that some considered the Cedartone to be “orange.” But mine looked really blah – kind of a dull brown on my deck material. I much preferred the Natural Redwood colour but it is only available in the Epoxy Resin, not the Defy Extreme. I live in the Pacific Northwest so rain and mold are more of a problem than lots of UV rays.
    Which would you recommend? Thanks

    June 21st, 2012 at 5:31 am
  11. administrator said:

    If you like the color better then I would stick with the Defy Epoxy in the Redwood.

    June 26th, 2012 at 8:21 pm
  12. Iain said:

    if I use the defy extreme crystal, can I use the redwood epoxy a year or two later and expect decent results?

    November 7th, 2012 at 2:32 am
  13. administrator said:

    There would be no point in that. Best to use a tinted color now as it will last 2-3 times longer then the clear.

    November 7th, 2012 at 10:55 am


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