|No. of coats
|Up to 10m² per litre
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|Please Select Size/Option
Ronseal Decking Oil leaves softwood and hardwood decking protected and looking great for longer with a clear natural, or colour tinted finish.
Please Note: Ronseal Decking Oil is solvent-based and is therefore not compatible with Ronseal Ultimate Protection Decking Oil, which is water-based. This means that one cannot be used to overcoat or maintain the other.
Decked areas to be treated should be clean, dry and free from all traces of dust, dirt, oil, grease, wax and silicone.
For all bare wood decking, including tanalised, pressure treated and preservative impregnated decking timbers.
Hardwood decking usually requires a period of weathering to allow the surface grain to open up. This allows for better absorption of the oil. Check the decking manufacturer's guidance on how long it should be left to weather before applying Ronseal Decking Oil.
Old 'coating' type finishes, such as decking paints, varnishes, and coating type stains must be fully removed back to bare wood before oiling. Depending on the condition and type of finish, it may require more than one attempt to fully remove the old coating.
Always do a test area before starting any project to assess product suitability and final finish. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the tin at all times.
Do not apply decking oils in wet conditions or if rain, frost or snow is likely before the product is dry. Decked areas should be completely dry before application. Stir thoroughly before and periodically during application.
Two coats of Decking Oil is usually sufficient but this may vary depending on the type of decking timber and its absorbency.
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 wood deck and in the grooves, which can degrade or damage deck finishes and decking timbers over time.
If signs of mould or algae appear, use an appropriate decking cleaner. The condition of wooden decking should be inspected on a regular basis and treated as required.
Scuff marks, stains, grease and other surface contaminates should be cleaned with a suitable decking cleaner.
Inspect the finish on a regular basis and apply a fresh, maintenance coat of oil as and when required.
Stubborn marks and stains may require a light sanding before re-applying a thin coat of Ronseal Decking Oil to the affected area.
Q. I'm looking for a clear decking oil treatment, is the 'Natural' option clear?
A. In short yes. The 'natural' version of this product is the Ronseal Clear Decking Oil. The oil has it's own natural colour and will enhance the natural grain and colour of decking when applied. For example, it will draw out the natural warm wood tones of lighter softwood decking and enhance the deeper brown tones of hardwood decking.
Q. How long does Ronseal Decking Oil last?
A. As with any decking oil, there is no way to specify how long it will last as it depends on how much wear it gets, how much weathering it receives and also the type and condition of the decking it's applied to. This said, decking oils are very easy to apply and maintain so when it does start to look a little worn or tired, a thin maintenance coat is all that is needed to make the decking look like new again.
Q. Is Ronseal Deck Oil water-based?
A. No, this particular product is solvent-based. If you require a water-based alternative consider Ronseal Ultimate Protection Decking Oil.
Q. Is Ronseal Decking Oil sprayable?
A. Ronseal do not recommend spraying this product.