Frequently Asked Questions

How do I choose the correct stain color?

Testing your stain is very important, because the ultimate color is dependent on the type of wood it is applied to. Before you start, try the stain on a sample piece of wood from your project or an inconspicuous area on your project so you can see the color you will achieve.

Why do I get bubbles in the top coat?

There are a few explanations on how bubbles develop in a top coat. The product was shaken rather than stirred. The product was over worked, with excessive brushing or rolling. In the case of a lacquer based product, working in direct sunlight will cause solvent popping which forms bubbles in the top coat. To remove bubbles, sand lightly and apply an additional coat.

What Deft product should I use on my hardwood floor?

Defthane Interior/Exterior oil based polyurethane, Interior Polyurethane (oil base) or Water Based Polyurethane Interior/Exterior are all excellent choices for interior wood surfaces and are all specially formulated to hold up in hard use areas like floors.

What Deft product should I use on my exterior door?

Defthane Interior/Exterior oil based polyurethane or Water Based Polyurethane Interior/Exterior are both excellent choices for most exterior wood surfaces, especially doors. Defthane and Water Based Polyurethane contain ultra violet absorbers which help block out the sun's harmful rays.

Why do I need to shake an aerosol can?

You shake an aerosol can to disperse the flattening agents in semi gloss, satin and low luster top coats. You will hear the marble doing its job as you shake the can. Since there is no flattening agent in gloss top coats, a marble is not added to the can.

What happens if I get a run in my top coat?

Runs and drips can happen when the top coat is applied too thick. To avoid runs and drips and for best results, apply several thin coats. To remove a run or drip, sand smooth and apply an additional coat.

Why do I get bubbles in the top coat?

There are a few explanations on how bubbles develop in a top coat. The product was shaken rather than stirred. The product was over worked, with excessive brushing or rolling. In the case of a lacquer based product, working in direct sunlight will cause solvent popping which forms bubbles in the top coat. To remove bubbles, sand lightly and apply an additional coat.