Decking oils and stains are a must have when it comes to treating decking boards. This article will list the best decking oils for your decking boards from our own previous experience. We love helping our readers with their decking options and want every reader to finish their decking projects by using the best products!
Decking oils are there to make your decking look good, but more importantly, they are there to preserve your timber and make it long-lasting and resilient to the elements, which helps with low maintenance while keeping your decking looking good all year round and many years in advance!
- 1 All Decking Oils/Stains Are:
- 2 Using The Best Decking Oils!
- 3 #1 Ronseal Ultimate Protection! Best Decking Oil, By Far!
- 4 #2 Cuprinol Anti-Slip Decking Stain
- 5 The Types Of Decking Treatments
- 6 Stains
- 7 Sealers
- 8 Oils
- 9 The Application Options
- 10 Treating New Decking Boards
- 11 Think You Have Found The Best Decking Oil?
- 12 Share this:
All Decking Oils/Stains Are:
- weather resistant
- Contains algaecide
- UV guard
- Suitable for softwoods and hardwoods
- Does not crack or peel
Using The Best Decking Oils!
Using the best decking oils will produce better results that last! Because some decking oil brands use inferior ingredients, they tend to fade at a much quicker rate. It pays to invest and purchase oil that’s higher quality!
#1 Ronseal Ultimate Protection! Best Decking Oil, By Far!
The Ronseal decking oil provides your boards with the best overall protection compared to the alternatives. It comes in many colours and lasts twice as long compared to other decking oils. If you want the best decking oil, then stain them with Ronseal for years of protection and low maintenance!
Apart from the great coverage and quality stain, we were just as impressed with the way Ronseal makes your boards look natural even when the product had dried. If your looking for a natural wood colour such as Teak, dark/light oak, and natural; then the Ronseal Ultimate Performance is the product for you!
- Natural colours
- Great protection
- Good user feedback
- Excellent cover
#2 Cuprinol Anti-Slip Decking Stain
The Cuprinol brand is generally our first choice among paints and stains for the garden area, but not this time! Although it is still a great choice of different colours compared to the Ronseal brand, it just does not stand up to the test of time! It covers excellent and offers a wide array of colours but tend to dull after a few years of weathering quicker than the first brand of decking oils!
The Types Of Decking Treatments
With many decking oils available on the web or in your local DIY store, it pays to use an oil that’s right for your boards. If you have new hard/softwood boards, then all the oils and stains featured in this article will work wonders and finish your project perfectly!
Seem the most popular type of decking preserve but not always the best option! If your decking boards are new and have never been varnished/stained before then, we would suggest oils. But if you’re looking to top up protection or change the appearance of your older boards, then stains are the next best thing to using oils!
This type of wood protection will cover the outside of your boards and will seal your boards against water and the elements.
This option is less attractive because it will not show off the grain of the decking, which can be more appealing depending on the types of boards you are using!
The most undiscovered protector, generally people will cover their boards in stains and nonslip paints. But, using a good decking oil will make your boards stand out much better. Oiling your boards bring out the grain and give them a more natural look. Oil is absorbed deep into the boards making them water resistant and much better protected against all weather!
The Application Options
There are a lot of gimmicks sold in local DIY stores in recent years. If you’re looking for advice from an experienced decking installer, then we highly recommend you use an excellent natural brush.
Yes, it may take longer to cover the boards, but you will end up with a far better finish. Sprays, rollers and sponge devices will make your work look sloppy because you will get pools of product between the groves!
Treating New Decking Boards
When you treat your new decking boards for the first time you must always:
- Clean any debris and sawdust
- Make sure all screw heads are below the surface
- Let your hardwood decking boards lay for a few days
- Softwood decking boards are ready to be treated straight away
- Let both hardwood and softwood boards dry out before oiling
These are straightforward tips to follow, but, if you treat decking boards when they are wet or even damp, they will not absorb the oils! When you have followed the simple advice above, then take your time and do not carry the whole tin of decking oil around with you, because mistakes happen!
Decant some into a jam jar or smaller container and dip your brush in making sure you do not drip any oil. Plan your method and oil every board individual until you move onto the next one!
Think You Have Found The Best Decking Oil?
Have you found the perfect decking oil not mentioned in this article? We want to hear about it! Let us know your brand of decking oil you’re using and share any photographs, for other readers of Wezaggle.