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How to "treat" decking?

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museumum Sat 09-May-15 22:02:04

We have bought a house with a large area of decking looking quite weathered.
What can we treat it with? It's very bleached/grey.
Surrounding wood (fence etc) is quite yellow coloured so similar finish would be good.

echt Sat 09-May-15 22:44:02

You need a bucket, warm water, Napisan and a stiff brush. Use these to clean the boards, leaving the Napisan mix on for 15 minutes before rinsing off. You may need to do this twice.

If you go for a high-pressure hose to clean, set it as low as you can.It is very east to damage wood with theses things. Less is more.

When it's dry, coat with decking oil, running the pad the whole length of the plank. I always do two coats.

IceniMist Thu 14-May-15 20:19:41

What do you do if the decking has been stained and most of this is rubbed off? We also have a pond next to it so can't use cleaning chemicals. Looks filthy too.

echt Thu 14-May-15 22:23:42

I think with pond nearby you'd need to rely on high pressure water hose only.

IceniMist Fri 15-May-15 08:03:11

Arh back to it then. Have a deck brush. Our old dog scratched the decking to bits. Thanks.

ThumbWitchesAbroad Fri 15-May-15 08:05:33

This guy might be able to help:

echt Fri 15-May-15 08:30:32

Arf grin

IceniMist Fri 15-May-15 08:37:00


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