To preserve the look and performance of the oiled finish for longer it is recommended that decked areas are swept with a stiff broom on a regular basis. This is to remove loose leaves, dirt and other organic matter that can settle on the decking boards and in the grooves, which can degrade or damage the finish and decking timbers over time.
Scuff marks, stains, grease and other surface contaminates can normally be cleaned with Barrettine Driveway, Decking and Patio Cleaner. Stubborn marks and stains may require a light sanding and a thin application of Barrettine Decking Oil to restore the affected area.
High foot traffic areas that start to appear worn or tired, or that are losing the ability to repel water effectively can be easily restored. First clean with a suitable decking cleaner then re-apply a thin coat of Barrettine Decking Oil to the affected area for an invisible repair.
If the finish begins to look tired or worn over time, or loses its ability to repel water, simply re-apply a fresh coat of Barrettine Decking Oil, following the Preparation and Application instructions above.