Should I use a Decking Oil (natural finish), a Decking Oil (tinted with a transparent stain) or an opaque Decking Finish. - Quantum Timber Finishes
September 12, 2018
By : quantumdev
Decking Oils (natural finish) are designed to protect the timber without dramatically changing the colour. The oil enriches the timber to protect it from warping and cracking, ideal for use on hardwood timber. ECODEX and TIMBRE PLUS Decking are decking oils with relatively short drying times (recoat 6 hours), QUANTEC is a wood preservative that protects without colouring the wood. It reduces cracking, splitting, warping, checking and cupping and prevents moisture.
Decking Oil (tinted with a transparent stain), ECODEX and TIMBRE PLUS Decking may also be tinted to a range of semi transparent colours. This will change the colour of the timber without hiding the grain features of the timber. Transparent stains also provide added protection against UV rays.
An opaque decking finish (E.L. DECKCOAT) is suitable where a solid colour is required. This is good for use on older weathered decking or for decking where regular maintenance is not desirable e.g. holiday homes and rental properties.