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How To Prepare & Coat Your Deck


Instructions


Merbau

New Merbau is a beautiful deep red-brown colour that looks fantastic when coated with a good decking oil.

First prepare the surface with Rapid Clean to remove tannins and allow the grain to open up ensuring the coating can adhere. New Merbau contains tannins (natural oils) that must be removed with a cleaner before any coating will adhere.
Please read How To Prepare & Coat Your Deck instruction sheet for the best results.

Next, coat with a good quality timber finish such as Dexpress. Dexpress lasts up to 4 times longer than traditional oil and only requires 2 coats with a 2-hour recoat time and washup in water - easy!

Older/Weathered Merbau can be rejuvinated with Woodcare Wood Cleaner and a stiff brush. For severely weathered timber a repeat application or stronger solution may give the desired result.

Cypress

New Cypress has an amazing variation in grain colour and knotty features. It can weather and split fairly quickly so apply a protective oil coating as soon possible.

First prepare the surface with Rapid Clean to remove the mill glaze and surface resins that will affect the coating adherance. Remember to check the timber is ready for coating with the water penetration test as described in the How To Prepare & Coat Your Deck instruction sheet.

Next, coat with a good quality, long lasting decking oil. Dexpress lasts up to 4 times longer than traditional oil and only requires 2 coats with a 2-hour recoat time and washup in water - easy!

Blackbutt

Blackbutt is a cream/pale brown hard-wearing decking material. Being a beautiful light colour it can brighten up any outside area.

First prepare the surface with Rapid Clean to open up the hard grain and prepare the surface of the timber for coating adherance. Remember to check the timber is ready for coating with the water penetration test as described in the How To Prepare & Coat Your Deck instruction sheet.

Next, coat with a good quality, long lasting decking oil such as Dexpress. NOTE: if using a lambswool applicator it is best to immediately follow with a soft brush to evenly spread the decking oil and prevent streak marks in the light coloured timber.

Spotted Gum

Queensland Spotted Gum varies in colour from pale to dark brown/chocolate and is an extremely tough australian hardwood, therefore correct preparation is essential for coating performance.

Because Spotted Gum is so dense it is preferable to leave it to naturally weather for a few weeks after installation before applying the oil coating. After weathering, prepare the surface with Rapid Clean to open up the hard grain of the timber for coating adherance.
Important: Check the timber is ready for coating with the water penetration test as described in the How To Prepare & Coat Your Deck instruction sheet.

Next, coat with a good quality, long lasting decking oil. Haymes Decking Oil Natural is an excellent traditional oil that will nourish the timber while repelling water, mould, algae and UV rays without cracking or peeling. Up to 10m2 per litre with turps/Ezyclean wash-up. Regular applications will protect the deck and keep it looking new for longer.

Yellow Stringy

Yellow Stringybark Decking has similar light colour tones to Blackbutt but with more gum veins, pin holes and other features to give real character to the deck.

First prepare the surface with Rapid Clean to open up the hard grain and prepare the surface of the timber for coating adherance. Remember to check the timber is ready for coating with the water penetration test as described in the How To Prepare & Coat Your Deck instruction sheet.

Next, coat with a good quality, long lasting decking oil such as Dexpress. NOTE: if using a lambswool applicator it is best to immediately follow with a soft brush to evenly spread the decking oil and prevent streak marks in the light coloured timber.

Jarrah

Jarrah decking is a rich dark brownish/red, very hard, and with an impressive grain variation. It wont "bleed" tannins like Merbau and is therefore ideal for balconies as well as decks.

First prepare the surface with Rapid Clean to open up the hard grain and prepare the surface of the timber for coating adherance. Remember to check the timber is ready for coating with the water penetration test.

Next, coat with a good quality, long lasting decking oil. Dexpress lasts 4 times longer than traditional oil and only requires 2 coats with a 2-hour recoat time and washup in water - easy!

Treated Pine

Treated Pine micropro treated is light in colour and ideal for staining to whatever shade is required.

First prepare the surface with Rapid Clean to remove any contaminants and allow the coating to bind to the surface of the timber.

Next, coat with a good quality, long lasting decking oil. Dexpress comes in Natural or Merbau tinted colour which can look great on a treated pine deck. Check out the samples we have pre-coated in store for an idea of what your decking can look like.

Older/Weathered Treated Pine can be rejuvinated with Woodcare Wood Cleaner and a stiff brush. For severely weathered timber a repeat application or stronger solution may give the desired result.