DEFY Deck Stain uses smaller particle solids that penetrate hardwoods and oily softwoods better than other stains on the market. By using smaller particles, defy helps to eliminate surface buildup and peeling on your surfaces. This amazing formula out-performs any solvent base stain because it is in the wood not on the wood.
US Paint Supply recommends that as DEFY begins to dirty or dull(should take years when applied properly) you wash the surface with a mild detergent & water. Under intense UV exposure and over enough time, the color will typically fade some. When fading occurrs, test if the surface is ready for a maintenance coat by sprinkling water onto the surface. If the water is immediately/quickly absorbed it is time for a new coat. Start with DEFY Wood Brigthener to clean the surface and lighten any graying that has occured. Allow 24 hours to dry. Once the surface is dry recoat the surface following the directions shown on the can of DEFY Deck Stain. In our experience this maintenance coat may come out somewhat darker than the origin application.