Staining is a highly effective way of decorating and personalising a deck.
Members of the TDCA coatings and protection sector offer a range of tried and tested decorative and maintenance products. One decking manufacturer offers a ready coloured deck board.
Water repellent coatings can be used to improve the water repellency of timber and is suitable for both hardwoods and softwoods. These coatings help to prevent water absorption and improve the weathering properties of your deck.
Some suppliers offer preservative treated timber with water repellent or colour already built into the decking.
If you want to paint your deck with a natural wood shade or fashion colour, here are a few points to bear in mind:
- Make sure your choose a product designed for outdoor use on a decking surface.
- Use a penetrating product rather than a film former; film formers can be problematic on an outdoor horizontal surface leading to cracking and flaking of the paint film.
- Always follow the manufacturers’ recommendations when applying and maintaining the coating
- You will need to re-coat at certain intervals as recommended by the manufacturer to keep the finish in good condition.