Important Note: This is Our 2nd Review of Defy Epoxy Fortified Wood Stain. Our first review of the Defy Epoxy Stain was started in 2007 and completed in 2009. See Here for First Review: Defy Epoxy Stain Review
Defy Epoxy Wood Stain is a specially formulated semi-transparent exterior wood stain that helps resist water damage, UV fading, and fungi. Its VOC compliant epoxy resin penetrates wood pores to lock out moisture and provide excellent protection from the elements.
Defy Stains are one of the few water-based stains that actually seem to penetrate into the wood properly. This allows for better wearing.
Defy Epoxy Wood Stain Scores (1-10)
Appearance After Initial Stain Application: 8
– Defy Epoxy in Cedartone is a rich caramel color. Typical of most cedar stain colors, the Defy Epoxy highlighted the wood grain with a golden/orangish tone. It was a little more on the orange side than other brands. We personally like their Natural Pine color better but used the Cedartone at the customer’s request.
Preventing UV Graying at 2 Year Mark: 8
– UV discoloration after 2 years had faded at about 20% of the original color. The color actually looked better (less orange) then it did when first applied.
Wear/Tear and Peeling: 8
– We noticed a little wearing of the deck in the high traffic areas and around the table. The majority of the deck had the stain intact.