Decking stain or oil?

Discussion in 'Landscaping and Outdoors' started by furious_customer, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. I have recently built a small deck to site a kids playhouse on.
    I used Wickes budget decking boards - and some of them ain't pretty - green (!) knots in some.

    Everyone seems to say that oil is best for decking, but I am thinking of using stain to hide the ugly blotches in the wood.

    Good idea or bad idea?
    :)
     
  2. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    I prefer microporous decking oil,allows the wood to breathe, Osmo Decking Oil & Osmo Anti Slip Decking Oil would be high on my list,excellent products.
    A bit cheaper then look at Manns Decking Oil or Barrettine Decking Oil, not sure if they are microporous though

    https://www.wood-finishes-direct.com/product/osmo-anti-slip-decking-oil

    https://www.wood-finishes-direct.com/product/osmo-decking-oil

    https://www.wood-finishes-direct.com/product/manns-uv-decking-oil

    https://www.wood-finishes-direct.com/product/decking-oil
     
  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Member

  4. Mark Cheihk

    Mark Cheihk New Member

    Best advise I can give you when it comes to decking, where wood used is lower quality or recycled. Use a solid colour decking finish they come in many different colours that simulate a wood finish. They are highly durable, especially in the out door areas.
    You could stain or oil but you'll find your self having to redo every year or so. I have given customers the same advise. The decks I've prepared and painted with a solid colour decking finish have lasted and looked good 4-5 years
    Try it out
     

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