Steps for Optimum Performance of DEFY Wood Care Products
Stain Stripper should be used where existing coating or stain is still present on some or all of the surface.
DEFY Stain Stripper will cover 100-150 square feet
per gallon. Lightly dampen surfaces to be stripped to avoid
excessive grain raising. Apply a generous and uniform coat
of DEFY Stain Stripper with a polyester brush, roller or
pump-up hand sprayer. Allow Stripper to remain wet on surface
for 15-20 minutes (keep re-applying Stripper so area does
not dry out). Make sure to allow enough time for product
to work. When the finish begins to lift from the wood’s
surface, scrub it with a stiff bristle brush in the direction
of the wood grain. After scrubbing, rinse with large amounts
of water in the direction of the wood grain.
After rinsing you must neutralize and brighten the wood
with DEFY Wood
Brightener (TimberBrite). If stubborn areas remain,
repeat the application in those areas.
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detailed Stripping Instruction
Note for cedar and redwood:
DEFY Exterior Wood Stain Stripper and DEFY Wood Cleaner
will darken cedar and redwood, and raise
the grain on some species of wood. This darkening is removed
when the wood is brightened with DEFY Wood Brightener.