This is the finished product with a lot of elbow grease from our new apprentice Ghulam 'G' for short
Sanding with the machine sander, deck wash and then 2 coats of Livos exterior oil.
The deck after sanding and deck wash
Using an oil is much easier to maintain for the future life of the deck.
Rather than using an acrylic decking product that will just sit on top of the timber and never penetrate. Oil done properly will soak into the timber and create a barrier to keep out the elements.
The oil brings out the natural colours in the decking timber.
The oil has a hint of colour in it, this acts as a sunscreen for the oil and timber which helps with the longevity. Keeping the uv from breaking down the oil too fast and drying out the deck.