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decking oil or stain

Post by tatter » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:24 pm

im in the process of laying new decking and I'm undecided on what to use decking oil or stain ? icon_scratch
Do you guys and gals out there have any preference and why ?
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Post by chainsaw kid » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:27 pm

If you like the colour it is oil it, although it will go slightly darker. If you don't like the colour stain it. Personally I prefer to oil it. icon_thumright
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Post by Blairs » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:32 pm

Yacht varnish for long term protection and look. Oils and stains don’t work well if you are putting down softwood decking, which most people in the U.K. use and neither protect well.


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decking oil or stain

Post by Chez2 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:25 pm

I agree with the above comments. Stain involves more work long term as it needs sanding down more thoroughly and its a pain if they discontinue your colour unless you have one of the stains that s more like a paint (solid pigment you can see through).


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Post by chainsaw kid » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:08 pm

As Blairs states yacht varnish is dam good stuff...... On a Yacht but do you really want a shiny deck round the garden? icon_thumright
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Post by Blairs » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:30 pm

Yacht varnish comes in Matt/satin. Super shiny decking will look a tad shitty.


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Post by tatter » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:05 pm

thanks guys but I think we have settled on decking oil icon_cheers
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Post by chainsaw kid » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:06 am

tatter wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:05 pm
thanks guys but I think we have settled on decking oil
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