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.