Maintaining your deck in Newcastle’s climate

November 8, 2017 Uncategorized

Decks! You need to look after them!

As a painter, we see this day in and day out. Beautiful decks and privacy screens, built for entertainment areas gone to waste with little to know maintenance. 90% of the time this comes down to not knowing the importance of deck coatings. A poor maintained timber surface is ugly and simply will not last in Australia’s harsh conditions.

We believe to keep a timber surface looking brand new forever is to regularly inspect the surface for dry or broken down areas. Every 6 months should do the trick . Give the surface a wash down using a reviver and Apply 1 x coat of decking oil.

Save Money with Maintenance Inspections

The cost of trying to bring a poorly maintained timber surface back to life would most likely be 4 x the cost of the price of a simple maintenance inspection, wash down and recoat. Why would you waste your money!

What product to use?

Most leading brands have turned to the water based oils which are great and do last if maintained. A lot easier to clean up and better for the environment so I would recommend water based system and I would recommend Intergrain or Feast Watson.

Give our team a call if you would like to book in an inspection and free quote for you deck before the festive season sets in