Follow these 5 tips to keep your wooden decking in prime condition.
i) Periodic washingKeeping your wood free of debris, coarse dirt, dust, and organic matter, such as leaves, is advisable. Cleaning it with normal water and, if needed using very mild household, non-acidic detergents help. Please note that pressure water jets might not be suitable for your wood deck and may cause damage depending on the wood type.
ii) Water drainageEnsure water drains away quickly from and below the surface. Prolonged water accumulation can cause mold/fungus to form and cause the deck wood to warp. Check your water drain for any clogging periodically.
iii) Planters & bar be cue grillsKeep a tray for water accumulation below the planters. Continuous seepage and water accumulation below the planters can cause mold and premature decay of wood fiber. Similarly, keep something below your outdoor grill to avoid grease falling and staining the deck.
iv) Re CoatingKeeping your deck recoated annually is a good idea, especially if you want to maintain the color. Since the sun falls directly on a horizontal surface, your wood decking will dry out and fade quickly. An annual recoat will keep the timber protected and retain the original color. Ensure you do not use a film-forming coating like acrylics or lacquers on your deck. They eventually will start peeling and flaking, causing extensive renovation problems later. Quality Oils are generally the best bet in this case. You may consider our latest Silicon coating if you desire a low-maintenance finish for your deck.
Low maintenance coating for wood decks – The wood turns a beautiful grey and retains the color longer, avoiding annual recoating – Image courtesy: https://sioox.com/