You’ve invested a lot of time and effort into your deck! So, it’s no surprise you want to keep it looking good for as long as you can – to enjoy many years of entertaining. Luckily, it’s fairly simple to maintain a deck and keep it looking beautiful.
Protection is the key
To keep your decking looking its best, it needs to be cleaned regularly. However, if you want your deck to last longer, you need to protect it. Don’t wait for your deck to start deteriorating before you do something about it. Preventative maintenance is a very wise idea. Before a problem arises, prevent it!
It’s extremely important to protect your deck once a year by using a decking cleaner and a decking stain, oil or protector. If it’s looking really old and weathered, you will need to use a decking restorer first before applying the products.
There are 3 types of products that will protect your decking:
- Decking protector. This makes your deck water proof. Don’t worry, applying a decking protector won’t change the colour of your deck at all because it is translucent in colour;
- Decking stain. This is available in a variety of colours. This makes your deck weather proof and gives it a semi opaque finish; and
- Decking oil. It penetrates deep inside the wood replacing its lost natural oils while leaving a subtle colour that enhances the natural beauty of your wood decking.
Each of the above provides different levels of protection. Don’t let your deck look worn out and weary! Keep it looking fresh and new, so you can hold a deck party at the drop of a hat, without worrying about how tired it looks.
How to keep your decking looking good?
Do you need some decking? For all of your timber supplies, contact West Coast Timbers. We supply decking materials in Bunbury and the surrounding areas. Our woods are of the highest quality and we also customise, cutting according to your very own requirements. Ring us today on 08 9720 2561 to discuss your needs with us.