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DEFY Wood Stain Stripper

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DEFY Exterior Deck Stain and Sealer Remover is a biodegradable, easy-to-use, deck stain remover that will quickly remove stained wood finishes to restore the natural beauty of wood surfaces. This deck stain and sealer remover will remove most oil- and latex-based finishes including: clear film-forming varnishes, polyurethanes, solid color and semi-transparent stains.

Collected dirt, mold, mildew, and mill glaze are removed along with stains and varnishes. To find out how to remove wood stain with DEFY Wood Stripper, read below.

How To Remove Wood Stain

DEFY Exterior Wood Stain Stripper will remove weathered solid color stains and varnishes as well as semi-transparent stains that cannot be removed with simple cleaning. If you are unsure whether the wood needs to be stripped or just cleaned, test a small, inconspicuous area to determine which method will provide the best results before proceeding. DEFY wood stripper will cover 100-150 sq. ft. per gallon and is sold in one- and five-gallon containers.

Apply a generous amount of this deck stain remover with a polyester brush, roller, or pump-up hand sprayer; then allow it to sit for 15 minutes so the finish will begin to lift and remove the stain wood finish from the wood's surface. After the finish begins to lift, scrub 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.

Though not mandatory, using a pressure washer will eliminate the need for scrubbing; however, particular care should be taken with a power washer to avoid damaging the wood. After rinsing, you must neutralize and brighten the wood with DEFY Wood Brightener immediately. If stubborn areas remain, repeat the application in those areas.



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Size Approx. Weight Product Code UPC #
1 gal 10 lbs 300187 709057440011
5 gal 47 lbs 300188 709057440059

  • Available Sizes: 1 and 5 gallon containers
  • Coverage Rate: 100-150 sq. ft. per gallon
  • Application Method: Pump sprayer
  • Rinsing Method: Power washer, or garden hose and a scrub brush
  • Cleanup: Soap and water


DEFY Wood Stain Instructional Video