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Restore A Deck Wood Stain Review

Restore A Deck Wood Stain Review

Update: What are the Best Water Based Deck Stains in 2019?

We here at hear about the best deck stains directly from thousands of consumers. Water-based deck stains have skyrocketed in popularity over the last 4 years, due in part to the crackdown on environmental regulations. Individual states are adopting lower VOC laws that cause less stress on the environment and are easier to clean up. Water-based stains tend to abide by these stricter VOC regulations, so they are a good choice if this is a priority for you.

The two highest rated water-based deck stains are Restore-A-Deck and Defy Extreme.

Restore-A-Deck Wood Stain is a new stain that comes in 4 different semi-transparent finishes and is designed to penetrate deep into wood pores for maximum protection and longevity. Restore-A-Deck Wood Stain protects wood from harmful UV rays and mildew growth caused by water penetration. Restore-A-Deck Wood Stain is safe to use, has a low odor, and is easy to clean up with soap and water. It is ideal for all wood types including pressure treated pine, cedar, fir, or redwood. Restore-A-Deck is the only stain we have encountered that can be applied to wet wood, allowing prep and stain to be applied on the same day.

Defy Extreme has been on the market since 2008 and has held up to the test of time over and over again. Defy Extreme Deck Stain is a penetrating water-based stain that does not film on the wood. Defy Extreme contains synthetic epoxy resins that “harden” the wood pores below the surface. Utilizing nano-technology, Defy Extreme is one of the best stains on the market when it comes to preventing UV graying.

Advantages of Semi-Transparent Water-Based Deck Stains:

  • Water cleanup
  • Does not promote mold or mildew growth
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Low Odor
  • Excellent Color Retention

Top Water-Based Stain Ratings
1. Restore-A-Deck Wood Stain
2. Defy Extreme Stain
3. Defy Hardwood/Cedar Stain

Have you used Restore-A-Deck Stain or Defy Extreme and have some input? Leave us a review. We love to see pictures of your finished deck stain projects as well.

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I have a 650 sq ft white cedar deck that i just finished sanded removing “Sikken deck finish” semi transparent stain on it. ; first sanded with a paper grade 40 and then finshed with a 120 grade.
Did i done the right thing doing this sanding? This was the only way to remove Sikken product on it.
Do i need to do more cleaning step before applying Defy Extreme or Restore a deck stain ?
Do i put 1 or 2 coats of it ?
Both product are water base; after 2 or 3 years is it possible to restain with other water base product or have to restain with the same product .
I live in Montreal , Canada. where do i buy Defy Extreme or Restore a deck ?
It seem that Defy extreme has made is proof. restore a deck is a newer product and proof aren,t done. Why does it come first now?