DEFY Extreme 40 Wood Stain (Discontinued)

Product Features & Benefits

  • NOTE: DEFY Extreme 40 has been discontinued as of January 1, 2021. We recommend using DEFY Extreme Wood Stain as it has been improved to be 100 VOC Compliant and can be purchased in all 50 states.
  • Ultra Low VOC Content – Less than 40 g/L
  • Durable – Lasts an Extra Season or Two Over Competition
  • Resists Color Fading with Sunscreen Technology
  • Enhanced Mildew Resistance
  • Resists Darkening & Fading
  • Easy to Maintain
  • Tolerant of Damp Conditions
  • Eco-Friendly & Water-Based
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DEFY Extreme 40 Wood Stain is a synthetic-resin, semi-transparent wood stain formulated using state-of-the-art nano-technology to create a level of durability that simply has not been available in a wood stain finish in the past. Extreme 40 Wood Stain is the newest member of the DEFY line of wood products and is our most innovative, high-performance product yet.

Ultraviolet rays cause wood to turn gray and become susceptible to water penetration and decay. DEFY Extreme 40 Wood Stain effectively protects the wood from the harmful effects of the sun and from graying by using state-of-the-art nano-technology.

Extreme 40 Wood Stain contains zinc oxide particles that reflect the damaging ultraviolet rays from the sun. When you reduce the size of these zinc particles down to the nano level, they become invisible to the naked eye. These nano-particles are distributed at a rate of over 30 trillion per square inch of surface area to provide protection from the sun, much like sun blockers and sunscreen lotions.

This will not only help to prolong the graying, but, as the nano-particles are highly resistant to mold and mildew, will also enable you to retain the natural color.

This VOC-compliant, semi-transparent stain provides the maximum UV protection available, adding a semi-transparent tint to your wood. Extreme 40 Wood Stain is available in six semi-transparent colors: natural pine, cedar tone, light walnut, redwood, driftwood gray, and butternut. It also comes in a clear finish.

DEFY Extreme 40 Wood Stain Uses

DEFY Extreme 40 Wood Stain is designed to be used on interior or exterior wood surfaces including:

  • wood siding
  • log homes
  • decks
  • fences
  • shake shingles
  • outdoor wood furniture
  • pressure treated lumber
  • all other natural wood surfaces.

Applying Extreme 40 Wood Stain is easy! A treatment of DEFY Wood Cleaner will generally clean and restore previously treated surfaces to their original appearance. Once cleaned, a quick application of DEFY Wood Brightener will brighten the wood and restore the wood’s natural beauty. This deck sealer will provide long-term beauty and will protect the natural appearance of your wood. The surface should be recoated annually or when graying initially starts to appear.

Note: PREPARATION BEFORE APPLYING EXTREME 40 WOOD STAIN. To ensure your satisfaction with this product, it is highly recommended that you use both DEFY Wood Cleaner and DEFY Wood Brightener, per label instructions, to prepare any weathered wood for staining. Use of alternative products or methods prior to sealing may produce unsatisfactory final results.
DEFY Extreme 40 Wood Stain dries to a flat, semi-transparent finish that allows the natural wood grain to show through. It is sold in one gallon containers and covers 100-150 square feet per gallon depending on wood texture and porosity.

Easy Deck Care Maintenance

Periodically, as the surface begins to get dirty or dull, simply wash it down with a mild detergent and water. As the weather begins to wear away at the surface, a maintenance coat will need to be applied. To see if the surface is ready for a maintenance coat, simply sprinkle a little water on it. If the water is immediately absorbed into the wood, then it is ready to be recoated.

The first step in the maintenance process is to apply a coat of Wood Brightener. This will lighten any minor graying and clean the surface. Allow the surface to dry for 24 hours, then apply a single-coat application of Extreme 40 Wood Stain as directed on the label.


Additional Info

Coverage Rate: Approx. 100-150 sq. ft. per gallon

Data Sheets

– Product Data Sheet


Size Approx. Weight Product Code UPC #
1 gal./Crystal Clear 9 lbs. 400623 709057000253
1 gal./Cedar Tone 9 lbs. 400618 709057000239
1 gal./Light Walnut 9 lbs. 400620 709057000246
1 gal./Natural Pine 9 lbs. 400619 709057000222
1 gal./Redwood 9 lbs. 400616 709057000208
1 gal./Driftwood Gray 9 lbs. 400617 709057000215
1 gal./Butternut 9 lbs. 400615 709057000192