How To Oil A Deck
Decks finished with oil should be cleaned and re-oiled twice a year to keep the timber protected.
If decks aren’t refinished regularly, the surface will become rough and appear discoloured and dirty.
Check if a deck needs refinishing by splashing water on the boards. If the water soaks in instead of beading off, then resealing is required.
Wash the deck prior, then apply two coats of quality oil, selecting a formula that resists abrasion and doesn’t fade when exposed to UV light.
TIP Stained decks need to be lightly sanded and re-stained every two years.
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Sweep the deck with a stiff-bristled broom, then hose the boards down. Apply deck cleaner to a square metre at a time, choosing a cleaner that suits the timber and the finish. TIP The cleaner is activated by water.