Follow these guidelines to prepare your deck for staining or painting. This will not only prepare the deck for the desired finish, but is vital for an even, smooth finish.
Before your apply the stain or solid colour, make sure the surface is clean (no dust, dirt, wood fibres or grease), dry and free from mildew. For best results clean all timber prior to application of coatings with Quantum’s Conditioners and Cleaners. This will prevent early adhesion failure and drying issues due to contamination caused by tannin’s and extractive’s.
Depending on the condition of the timber deck will determine which preparation product you will need to use. Refer to Product Selector Chart – Decking for more information.
New Timber Deck
SAP STRIP: Wood Conditioner
Old Timber Deck
DEX PREP: Timber Brightener
POWER CLEAN: Removes old residual oil based coating
Q-STRIP: Paint Remover
Refer to the product data sheets for more information or download a copy of Cleaning Your Exterior Timber for Coating flyer for further information.