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
  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Active 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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