Protective top coat products
Which product you choose is dependant on the timber species, the location and main use of your deck.
Linitop Prime & Finish is a multi-purpose semi-transparent penetrating wood stain including both primer and topcoat with a matt sheen finish. It is available in 13 different colours. It can be followed by a top coat of Linitop Classic for a richer colour and more hardwearing surface, good when you need to wash it down – ie to clean pigeon mess! NOT for use on Red Cedar and wood types containing an anti-oxidant e.g Iroko. Avoid wood types rich in resins.
Textrol is designed specifically for the protection of weathered softwood and hardwood and is a saturating product which protects from within. It is available in 7 tints and has exceptional and long-lasting protection from the effects of moisture, weathering and UV rays.
Deks Olje D1 is also a saturating wood oil but it is not tinted, it simply gives a clear matt finish to really enhance the natural beauty of your decking. It is designed particularly for dense and difficult to impregnate hardwoods but it be used on softwoods too.
Aquadecks is a water-based penetrating wood finish that leaves a long-lasting, rich, matt appearance for all woods. This includes exotic hardwoods. For easy application, Aquadecks is ready to use, dries quickly and has a low odour.
Owatrol Decking Paint is designed specifically for decking and performs well in high-traffic areas. It is available in 35 stylish colours and can be applied simply with just 2 coats. It provides excellent adhesion and the film is very flexible meaning that it won’t peel or flake. It’s even guaranteed against this when applied correctly for 5 years on decking.
If your deck is made from composite product, please contact Owatrol who will happily provide alternative solutions from their range of products.