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DEFY Exterior Stain Stripper

DEFY Exterior Stain Stripper is a fast, effective way to strip clear-coat wood finishes and stains (both semi-transparent and solid-color). DEFY Exterior Stain Stripper is formulated for exterior use only on decks, fences, siding, and log homes, etc.


SURFACE PREPARATION: Surfaces to be stripped must be dry and warm; above 50°F. Protect adjacent surfaces; cover with plastic sheets and/or tape off any adjacent areas not being stripped. Thoroughly wet plants and shrubs and/or cover. Rinsing residue will not harm plant or roots. Exposure to full strength product may burn foliage.

TEST AREA: Test product in a small inconspicuous area to ensure desired results before general use.

PREAPPLICATION: Review cautions on container and wear appropriate safety goggles, rubber gloves and protective clothing. Note: DEFY Exterior Stain Stripper is slippery when applied. Take special care if product is applied to walking surfaces.

APPLICATION: 1.) Shake well before use. 2.) Dampen surfaces to be stripped. 3.) Apply a generous and uniform coat with a polyester brush or roller. On vertical surfaces, apply product from bottom up to avoid streaking. Avoid application in direct sunlight. 4.) Allow DEFY Exterior Stain Stripper to remain wet on the surface for 15 to 25 minutes. Reapply if drying occurs. Allow product time to work. 5.) When finish begins to lift from wood surface, scrub if necessary with a stiff bristle brush in the direction of the wood grain. 6.) Rinse in the direction of the wood grain with large amounts of water using highest pressure from a garden hose or power washer with 500 - 1200 psi. Using a power washer will eliminate the need for scrubbing. However, care should be taken not to damage wood. Rinse adjacent areas at the same time. 7.) If stubborn areas remain, repeat the application in those areas. 8.) Neutralize and brighten wood with DEFY Wood Brightener (TimberBrite) immediately after stripping, or within one day. Any stripper not neutralized and thoroughly rinsed will cause poor coating adhesion. 9.) Allow wood to dry thoroughly (usually 24-48 hours or longer depending on temperature and humidity) before refinishing. Note: product may darken cedar and redwood and raise the grain on some species of wood.

COVERAGE: 100 - 150 square feet per gallon depending on surface.

CLEAN-UP: Clean tools with water.

HEALTH, SAFETY & HANDLING: For exterior use only. Use only with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin and inhalation of vapors. Wear chemical-resistant gloves, boots , goggles and protective clothing. If vapors or mists are generated while applying or removing, wear a NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator and face shield.


Danger! Contains sodium hydroxide and sodium metasilicate. Causes eye, skin and mucous membrane burns. Harmful or fatal if swallowed. Harmful if absorbed through skin. Vapor harmful. Change clothing and wash thoroughly when finished. Avoid contact with bare metal surfaces. Project surfaces are extremely slippery to walk on. Do not store in aluminum containers.

FIRST AID: In case of eye or skin contact, flush with water continuously for 15 minutes. If swallowed, drink large amounts of water, do not induce vomiting. Get medical attention immediately in all cases of eye contact and ingestions, or if skin irritation persists. In case of spillage, absorb with inert material and dispose of in accordance with applicable regulations.

LIMITED WARRANTY: Saversystems warrants this product to be free from defects for six months from date of purchase. Any claim must be made in writing, accompanied by proof of purchase. We will only be obligated to replace the product or refund the purchase price. There is no other express warranty. SaverSystems shall not be liable for incidental or consequential damages resulting from any breach of this warranty and fitness for use. Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above warranty may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights which vary form state to state.

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