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Decking Oil

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Description

Nourish and protect your decking while leaving a lightly tinted finish. Rainproof in only two hours and ready for a second coat in only six hours. Our Decking Oil stops water from seeping in and damaging your deck. It also protects against the sun and stops it from turning grey.

  • Natural protection for your deck in only two hours.
  • Suitable for bare wood, pressure treated, preserved decking boards and softwood and hardwood deck
  • Nourishes the wood while protecting against water, mould, mildew and fungal growth
  • Stops decking from fading and greying
  • Leaves a subtle natural finish
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How much oil do I need?

Measure your area precisely, drop the numbers into this smart calculator and it will tell you straight away how many litres you'll need to complete your project.

Use for the following wood types
  • Softwood decking
    Softwood decking
  • Hardwood decking
    Hardwood decking

4 colours available including:
Natural Cedar

Natural Cedar

Natural Oak

Natural Oak

Natural Pine

Natural Pine

Natural

Natural

How do I use it?

Number of coats

You'll need to apply 2 coats

Finish

Clear or colour tinted

Application

Brush or Perfect Finish Pad

Dry time

Rainproof in 2 hours, apply second coat after 6 hours.

How to oil your deck

Before you start

Before you can apply the Decking Oil, you need to ensure your decking is clean. Remove all furniture and use a pressure washer or specialist decking cleaner to get rid of dirt, oil, mould, leaves and any other detritus.

How to prepare new decking for oiling

The timber of new hardwood decking should be left to weather naturally for about six months. This will ensure any pre-treatment has eroded and so it will be easier for the oil to penetrate the wood.

  1. Once your deck has weathered, use a decking cleaner and scrubbing brush to open the pores of the wood and remove contamination from the decking.
  2. Rinse is thoroughly with clean water, preferably using a pressure washer.
  3. Let the deck completely dry before applying the oil.
  4. You can check if you have cleaned thoroughly enough by splashing the deck with water. If the water beads, you will need to keep scrubbing to remove the coating. Once water has stopped beading, your deck is ready to be oiled.

How to prepare old decking for oiling

For old decking, you need to remove previous finishes like paint and varnish. You need to strip the deck back to its bare wood before oiling.

  1. Once you have removed all dirt and contaminants, use a pressure washer or decking stripper to remove loose, flaking or peeling coatings. To avoid patchiness, completely remove all coatings.
  2. Treat the ends with end grain protector to ensure water doesn’t seep through and damage the wood.
  3. Once the wood is completely bare and clean, it will be ready for oiling.

Application

Decking Oil needs to be applied in dry conditions when the forecast is clear of rain and frost.

  1. Thoroughly shake the tin to ensure the contents is mixed together.
  2. Pour the whole tin into a tray. If you need to use more than one tin, mix them together.
  3. Apply the oil on a small hidden patch of decking to make sure you’re happy with the colour. The colour can be influenced by the texture, grain, type of wood and any other previous treatments so always be sure to test it first.
  4. Apply a first coat to your deck using a good quality brush or roller. Focus on a few boards at a time and work the oil into the surface. You will need to stir the oil regularly while you’re applying it.
  5. Wipe away excess oil with a lint-free cloth.
  6. The first coat will be rainproof in two hours and after six hours, it will be ready for a second coat.
  7. Apply a second coat after six hours.

Wait 24 hours before moving furniture back onto your deck.

Aftercare

Cleaning

Your brushes can easily be cleaned with white spirit or a brush cleaner.

Once the oil is dry, your decking can be cleaned with decking cleaner.

To keep your finish looking its best for longer, regularly clean your deck and remove leaves, mould, mildew, algae and any other dirt. Mould and algae should be removed with decking cleaner, general dust and dirt can be tackled with a stiff wire broom.

Maintenance

Inspect your coating every six months to look out for any chips or patches. Re-coat the patch when necessary.

Technical specification

Usage Softwood and hardwood exterior decking
Coverage Up to 10m2 per litre
Dry time 2 hours
Coat time 6 hours
Number of coats 2
Colours Natural, Natural Cedar, Natural Oak, Natural Pine
Finish Clear or colour tinted
Durability Protects decking from rain and sunshine
Application Brush or Perfect Finish Pad
Oil base Oil
Sizes

2.5L, 5L

VOC

high