Decorative Oils & Stains for Protecting your Decking
Decking oils and stains have increased in popularity recently, as more and more people are turning to wooden decking as a way of enhancing their gardens. Those with old decking are looking to bring their weathered decks back to life too, and one way to do this is with a quality decking stain or oil.
Because wood is a natural substance, it will expand and contract (depending on the varying amounts of moisture it absorbs). The expansion can cause cracks and damage to the decking, which of course nobody wants. Water isn’t the only thing that can damage your decking, however. UV rays from natural sun exposure can also have an enormous impact on the appearance of your decking.
With weather having such a big effect on exterior wood, the importance of finding a quality treatment is high.
What is the Best Decking Oil or Stain?
When it comes to finding the best decking stain or oil, there’s a lot to consider before you go jumping in and buying the wrong product. Consider the look you want to create and the surface you have to work with, and this will help you to choose the best decking stain or oil to suit your needs.
Choosing Exterior Wood Stain and Oil for Decking
Owatrol specialise in quality wood treating products, designed to stabilise damaged timber and woods. They do this by reducing the amount of water the decking absorbs, keeping it healthier and looking better for longer. Various products are available, depending on the state of the exterior wood and the look you want to create. Providing you clean and prepare the surface properly, you will be able to enhance the natural colour of the decking to create a beautiful finish that will also protect your wood through the changing seasons.
Osmo specialise in coloured wood oils, designed to protect and decorate your decking. One of the popular products is Osmo Decking Oil, which produces a satin matt, smooth, non-peel, non-flake surface which resists water and dirt to leave an immaculate finish.
Osmo also manufacture clear decking oil and transparent products, recommended for those of you with exotic woods. 2 coats of decking oil is usually required to achieve the desired finish.
Other products, such as Owatrol Textrol Penetrating Oil, contain special ingredients which protect against against UV damage and moisture. Through the sunny summer months and the wet winter months, decking oils and stains can prove to be very effective when it comes to protecting your outdoor wood.
Why use Decking Treatment and what is it good for?
The right decking treatment can be used to produce an anti-slip or non-slip finish, helping to make your decking more safe when it is wet. The best decking treatment will also protect your decking from weathering to make sure it looks good all year round.
Promain offer an extensive range of products designed to decorate and protect your decking. We have listed a few of the key products we supply below:
- Softwood and Hardwood Decking Oil
- Anti-slip Decking Stains
- Coloured Decking Oil
- Decorative Decking Paint
- Decking Cleaners and Strippers
- Water Resistant Deck Stain
Staining a Deck
Stains can be used to create different decking colours to match the theme of tour home or garden. From blue decking stain to grey decking stain, we have a range of colourful decking stains available, each with their own colours to choose from.
If you have chosen your product but would like to learn more about applying decking stain or decking oil, we have several resources available below:
- How to strip treated decking and wood surfaces?
- Protecting your deck with a finish
- How to treat softwood decking
- How to treat and finish weathered wood
- Maintaining your garden
- Anti Slip Winter Decking
- Types of Decking
The best thing to do is to refer to the product data sheet. This way you can be sure that you are preparing the surface properly for the product in question.
How can we help?
If you need stain for your decking, we have dozens of decking stain colours to choose from to enhance the appearance of your decking. With a number of quality outdoor wood stains available, we are certain your will find what you are looking for within our range of decking oils and stains. Call us for support if you want to speak to someone about applying decking oil or stain to your deck.