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Decking Paint – Mid Brown

Premium and long-lasting matt opaque finish for decking

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  • Excellent adhesion and flexibility of the film
  • Guaranteed against peeling or flaking for 5 years on bare wood decking
  • Delivers high traffic performance on deck surfaces and perfect choice for long-lasting beauty on siding
  • Protects against moisture damage
  • Available in wide range of 35 different colours
  • ALL previous finishes must be removed prior to application

Our Mid Brown Decking Paint is a premium finish suitable for use on new wood, weathered wood and even previously treated wood. It is fortified with Owatrol’s Emulsa-Bond helping it to provide unsurpassed adhesion on both horizontal and vertical surfaces where competitors would require extensive preparation and priming whilst providing a rich matt finish perfect for decking.

The Decking Paint range has now been expanded and it is available in 35 stylish colours and is incredibly easy to use with just 2 coats needed in most cases. It provides long-lasting performance, even in high traffic areas like your garden decking and when applied correctly to bare wood is guaranteed against peeling or flaking for 5 years on horizontal surfaces such as decking and 15 years on vertical cladding and sidings (please see below for limited warranty specific details).

Ideal Uses for Owatrol’s Mid Brown Decking Paint

  • Giving your decking a new look in our Mid Brown Decking Paint
  • Protecting decks previously treated with inferior products which have peeled or flaked
  • Long-lasting protection for outdoor wood furniture
  • Also suitable for fencing, cladding and other exterior wood surfaces

If this isn’t quite the Brown you were looking for, we also have other shades available such as Canyon, Coffee, Bark Brown, Mahogany, Dark Brown & Traditional Oxford Brown.

Please Note: colour shown is given as a guide only. Actual colour will depend on the type and age of the wood surface treated. Always test with a sample first before coating the entire surface.



Owatrol International warrants Decking Paint against peeling on wood decks for 5 years and against cracking, peeling and flaking on wood cladding for 15 years from the date of purchase if it is applied on bare wood to a properly prepared surface according to label directions – this means that all previous coatings MUST be properly removed before applying Decking Paint or the adhesion could be compromised.

Owatrol International will, at its option, replace the material or refund the purchase price if Decking Paint does not perform as described above. Please see the technical data for the full warranty.

This Product is DeckMark & CladMark Certified.

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Always read the Decking Paint Product Information before using and follow the instructions carefully.

Surface Preparation

New wood surfaces

Before using Decking Paint, all surfaces must be clean, dry and free of dirt, grease and mildew. However, in addition new wood also has a hard shiny surface known as mill glaze which prevents maximum penetration – preventing any coating from adhering properly. We would always recommend new wood is treated with Seasonite new wood protection and then allowed to weather for a minimum of 6 months after which time Decking Paint can be applied following the  instructions for weathered wood.

Weathered wood surfaces

Uncoated wood surfaces which have weathered for 6 months of more simply need a thorough cleaning to restore their original colour and remove any built-up dirt and grime before applying decking paint. To do this simply use Net-Trol wood cleaner which is scrubbed on, allowed to work and then rinsed off. Be sure to allow your wood to dry thoroughly for 48 hours afterwards before applying Decking Paint.

Previously coated surfaces

In this case, first sand or scrape to remove any loose, flaking or peeling finish (if there is any). If necessary, you should strip the surface with Dilunett Gel before cleaning and neutralising it with Net-Trol wood cleaner. Then allow 48 hours for the surface to dry before applying Decking Paint.

Application of Owatrol’s Decking Paint

Owatrol’s Decking Paint is easy to apply by following these simple instructions.

First apply a coat of Decking Paint avoiding heavy application. Be sure to work it into the grooves of the deck to ensure even protection. Next allow this coat to dry for 3-4 hours before applying a second coat. If applying by spray, always back-brush or back-roll immediately after application to ensure uniformity of colour, coverage and penetration.


Surfaces with harsh exposure to weather or traffic will wear more quickly than other areas. In these cases, clean affected areas with Net-Trol and recoat as necessary.

Clean Up

Clean all tools and equipment with soap and water whilst still wet. If allowed to dry, remove with paint stripper.

Rags soaked in this product should be soaked with water before disposing of with household waste.

Please Note: Woods high in tannins e.g. Cedar, Ipe, Oak, Teak will darken when treated with Aquanett, Prepdeck or Dilunett. Neutralising with Net-Trol immediately after rinsing will lighten and restore the woods colour.

It is imperative that a contact time test is done when using Aquanett, Prepdeck or Dilunett on Oak, Chestnut and other high tannin content woods to avoid blackening the wood – Refer to the relevant TDS.

Things to Remember

  • Before starting your project, test penetration and absorbency by sprinkling water lightly onto the wood. If the water is absorbed rapidly, surface is free of contamination and ready for staining. If water is repelled, thorough preparation, as for new wood must be performed.
  • Before starting application, test the colour choice on a small area and allow to dry to determine final colour.
  • Purchase sufficient product for the whole job and mix all product together before starting to avoid colour variances.
  • If applying with a sprayer it must be (.017-.021 tip at 1800-2000 psi (124-138 bars)
  • Cover everything you do not wish to coat, including plants and shrubs.
  • Apply between 10°C and 35°C.
  • Do not apply in direct sunlight, on hot surfaces.
  • Do not apply if cold and/or wet weather is expected within 48 hours.
  • Mix product thoroughly before and during application. Do not thin.
  • Always work the entire length of a deck board or horizontal siding to a logical break, such as a window or door frame.
  • Vertical siding should be coated from top to bottom.

51 reviews for Decking Paint – Mid Brown

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    Frank Walsh Verified Owner

    Very expensive, but hopefully worth it if I don’t need to repaint every year as previously.
    Covered very well and looks solid and even. One 2.5 litre can was enough to paint 15 sq. metres, twice.

    Originally posted on Decking Paint - Dark Brown

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    Can this be used on the spindles and hand rails?

    Originally posted on Decking Paint - Aged Grey

    • Owatrol Team

      Owatrol Team

      Hi Graham,
      Yes Decking Paint can be used on hand rails and spindles as well as on the decking itself.
      The Owatrol Team

      Originally posted on Decking Paint - Aged Grey

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    Can this be used on the spindles and hand rails?

    Originally posted on Decking Paint - Aged Grey

    • Owatrol Team

      Owatrol Team

      Hi Graham,
      This can indeed be used on spindles and handrails as long as it is bare wood (the same applies to the deck itself). If you have previously used a different coating on them then you will need to strip it using Dilunett and then neutralise with Net-Trol. Alternatively if they haven’t been coated before then you’ll just need to clean with Net-Trol and allow to dry before applying the decking paint (same applied for the deck).
      If you need any further help then please let us know.
      Many thanks,
      The Owatrol Team

      Originally posted on Decking Paint - Aged Grey

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    Evelyn Verified Owner

    Just used this but compared to the previous paint looks much better with great cover. I got fed up repainting every year so if this is still good next year it will be worth every penny.

    Originally posted on Decking Paint - Deep Red

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    Christie Verified Owner

    Had the same problem as the previous review. After a lot of research decided to give Owatrol a try. Went for grey for a contemporary look. Went on very easily, and is a lovely colour. A bit more pricey but hopefully worth it. Deck looks a million dollars!! Part of it is a raised path, that will be the real test of the product!!!

    Originally posted on Decking Paint - Grey

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    Janet Mays Verified Owner

    After using decking stain previously, which flaked and peeled, I decided to search for proper decking paint and found this. I purchased Black and I am delighted by the result which has received many positive comments from visitors. Yes it’s expensive, but absolutely fantastic. Would highly recommend this product to others.

    Originally posted on Decking Paint - Black

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    Bruce Marshall Verified Owner

    We used Ronseal decking paint before which is akin to using cold tea and about as effective. It used to peel within weeks of going on. We decided to try something new as it couldn’t be any worse that what we had used before. Although expensive it does the job 1000% more effectively. Really pleased with the result and hopefully repainting the decking will become an every 5 year job rather than an annual one as has been the case thus far.

    Originally posted on Decking Paint - Dark Brown

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    andy kamara

    andy love the paint just ordered another tester not sure what colour to use, could you give me a hint my holiday park home is magnolia?

    Originally posted on Decking Paint - Grey

    • Owatrol Team

      Owatrol Team

      Hi Andy,
      This really depends on the look you are going for. Our suggestions would be Grey or Aged Grey for a subtle look that stands out from the crowd, or perhaps Dark Brown to set it off against the magnolia? You could even go for Light Green or Racing Green for something a little different?
      Many thanks,
      The Owatrol Team

      Originally posted on Decking Paint - Grey

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    Andy kamara

    Sounds like just the type of paint that I need

    Originally posted on Decking Paint - Aged Grey

    • Owatrol Team

      Owatrol Team

      Hi Andy,
      Glad you think Decking Paint could work for you and we’d love to hear what you think if you do try it.
      The Owatrol Team

      Originally posted on Decking Paint - Aged Grey

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    brian bell Verified Owner

    My decking is 10 yr old and has been stainsd every yr tbe stain started to peel off when hosing down looking unsightly so i decided to try owatrol paint and im delighted with the results

    Originally posted on Decking Paint - Aged Grey

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Coverage: 8-10m2 per litre
Tools: Brush, Roller, Airless Sprayer
Suitable for: Exterior use
Clean up: Soap & water
Drying Time:  24-48 hours
Re-coating Time: 3-4 hours
Suitable Surfaces: New or weathered softwood & hardwood