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The best time to think about keeping your deck in shape for the next season is to start working on it during the early autumn or late summers. This is the perfect time to make a decision as to whether you would be keeping it as is till the next season or would work on it right away to use it in the next seasons without any hassle. Either way, we highly suggest that the above stated season is the best time in the year to protect it and coat it with a decking oil in order to work well in the winter months.

The things that are required to apply decking oil Perthl are something that you should keep with yourself beforehand so there is no hassle while conducting this activity. Let’s find out the objects you would be needing for this;

Soft broom

120 grit sandpaper (fine quality)

40 grit sandpaper (coarse quality)

Wide paintbrush

Paddle or stick for mixing the decking oil

Decking oil enough to cover the entire deck

Turpentine for cleaning of brushes

If you are someone who has never oiled their decks earlier themselves, here is what you need to know;

When applying the decking oil on the deck for the first time, make sure you aren’t wearing any shoes in order to avoid having foot prints over the surface. In fact, we suggest to either work barefoot or in socks (that too of a quality which won’t leave any fabric prints in case they touch the decking oil). Visit http://vcssolidtimberfloors.com/blackbutt-wa.html for blackbutt flooring.

The next thing you need to take care of is to start off the oiling process by beginning from the edges of the deck. Once you are done with the edges, make sure you are bringing it forward with the help of a wide brush to get it towards the wall area and other decking boundaries.

Once the walls and edges are done oiling, use a roller tray (the one that is used for paint) and grab a roller in order to spread the oil in the right manner to every part of the deck surface. Make sure that the layer of oil is thin and in an even quantity. A quick tip for this particular step is to start off from the point that is least accessible and move onwards towards the point that is easily accessible to roll oil at so that you do not have to walk over to the areas again and again.

Once the oiling process is completely done and you have covered the entire area with decking oil, leave it to dry for a while and then move on to the next coat. All decks usually require 2 to 3 coats to be covered nicely with oil.