treating decking

Postby carwyn » Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:28 pm

Can any1 tell me when is the best time to treat decking?. I have just had some put down and wanted to know when it should be treated.
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Postby stoneyboy » Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:18 pm

Leave the decking for about a month for it to dry out and then apply an oil based decking preservative (it will say clean brushes in white spirit or brush cleaner in the instructions).
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Postby dgheath » Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:09 pm


Depending on what decking you have for example if it has a wax treament in it you want to leave it weather for a year then clean it off next year and use an oil on it rather than a stain because it looks terrible with a stain. dont treat a wax treated deckign til next year cause it will just run off the decking.
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