Always work in shaded areas during the hottest part of the day. If you are applying in hot, windy conditions or on porous surfaces, thin the first coat by up to 10% with water.
It's worth taking the time to maintain your decking on a regular basis. You'll keep it looking beautiful and will give it maximum protection from year round weather, extending its lifespan.
Why Decking Oil?
Decking Oil penetrates timber, protecting and enhancing its natural beauty. It also highlights the timber grain and produces a natural timber-look finish. Try Pascol Decking Oil, which contains fungicide to provide protection against discolouration caused by mould, and UV absorbers to protect against UV damage. It also contains wax for improved durability and water repellency.
New timber: Use galvanised or stainless steel fasteners to avoid rust stains. Allow resinous timbers and dense hardwoods such as Merbau, Tallow wood, Jarrah, Blackbutt, Balau and Cypress Pine to weather for 4–6 weeks prior to coating. See can for details.
Previously oiled or stained timber: Previously oiled decks in sound condition may be re-oiled to rejuvenate following suitable cleaning and preparation. If a more transparent, new looking appearance is required, sand timber back to bare before applying oil. Previously oiled decks where the oil is very patchy, or in unsound condition, should be stripped to bare timber before applying oil.
If mould is present, remove as much as possible by scraping or brushing. Clean remaining decking area with household bleach and water. Rinse well and allow to dry before oiling.
Tip: To avoid lap-marks apply along the full lengths of timber, working your way across the deck.
Always work in shaded areas during the hottest part of the day.