How To Oil Decking - Instructions
1. Clean timber with sugar soap and a long handle scrubbing brush, or use high pressure water. Allow timber up to several days to dry, depending on air temperature.
2. Apply ONE COAT ONLY every 1 - 2 years depending on foot traffic and use. Shake container vigorously for 1 minute to mix contents. When applying oil, use a paddle to mix oil in tray every 10 minutes to ensure consistency.
3. Use a thickish roller to apply decking oil, giving a generous coating to old poorly maintained timber, which will absorb most or all of the oil, and less deck oil to newer well maintained timber which will absorb less of the product.
EXCESS OIL PATCHES MUST BE REMOVED WITH A CLOTH TO ENSURE DRYING AND TO AVOID STICKINESS. To do this, after 1 hour remove any patches of excess oil sitting on the surface by rubbing lightly with a cloth, and inspect the bottom of all vertical timber for drips which will require a light wipe.
In winter, use a thin coating of oil, making sure to lightly wipe off patches of excess oil to allow drying.
Dries in 1 to 5 days provided ALL EXCESS OIL IS REMOVED AS PER INSTRUCTIONS.
Rope off area if necessary.
Light rain, after job is fully completed and drying, will not damage finish. Product can be applied in cold weather if wood is dry, making sure to remove patches of excess oil.
1 litre will oil 6 - 7 square metres of decking if it has been well maintained. Coverage depends on previous oiling and the condition of timber.