Sadly, it’s all too common to see what was once a beautiful wooden decking, transform into a cold, dark and grey decking due to an inferior product being used to finish it.
This customer’s decking was finished with a low quality oil which lasted only 3 months before turning their beautiful new deck into a sorry state of affairs.
Luckily, our good friend Roger over at R&A Pressure Washing Services (visit his website using the link at the bottom of this post) knew exactly what to do to restore this Balau decking back to its former glory.
So how exactly did Roger get this beautiful finished result?
Striping the previous coating
Before Roger could apply any finishing products, he first had to remove the awful previous coating that caused all this damage in the first place.
To do this, he used Prepdeck, our wood stripper specially designed for the removing of old solid and semi transparent stains, unsightly grade stamps and other finishes from wood.
Due to the balau decking being a tight grooved deck, he had to be sure to scrub the decking thoroughly with a brush to be sure no previous coating would be left behind in between the grooves. This is very important when using Owatrol products as they need to penetrate deep into the surface (not just sit on the top layer) to give you the best finish possible.
Neutralising and brightening the wood
After the wood has been thoroughly stripped and the previous coatings are a thing of the past, the wood then needs to be neutralised.
To do this, Roger used Net-Trol, our powerful wood cleaner and brightener which restores greyed and weathered wood to its natural colour without damaging the wood’s fibres.
Net-Trol is fast acting and can restore the original colour of your wood surface in as little as 15 minutes.
Applying the finish to the decking
Finally, Roger applied the customers chosen finish, Textrol.
Textrol is available in 7 shades and the customer opted for Clear so they could fully appreciate the beautiful natural colour of the Balau wood. Roger applied 2 coats to get the desired finish.
Textrol enhances the natural beauty of the wood whilst providing a mildew-resistant finish with exceptional and long-lasting protection from the effects of moisture, weathering and UV rays.
We think you’ll agree that the finished result is absolutely beautiful!
Using inferior products may seem like the most cost effective way to finish your decking, but unfortunately, these types of products simply do not last and will cost you more in the long run to get the wood to the way you want it. Owatrol offers high quality, long lasting coatings which offer exceptional protection and superior finish.
If you have any questions regarding the use of Owatrol products on your next project, feel free to contact us.