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Decking Paint – Olive

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 Olive 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 Olive Decking Paint

  • Giving your decking a new look in our Olive 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 colour you were looking for, we also have other similar shades available such as Birch Wood, Prairie Dust, Sand Dollar & Mid 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 – Olive

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    Susan Doherty Verified Owner

    Really good coverage and appears non-slip at present, which was a big issue previously. My decorator also did his research and came up with this product. The aged grey looks good and has really lightened up the area. Only issue is that the decking literally drank the paint up so we had to order double the recommended amount. Would definitely use this again. Also, extremely good service and communications

    Originally posted on Decking Paint - Aged Grey

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    James Kerr Verified Owner

    Used this after dissapointment with both wicks own brand followed later by “does’nt do what it says on the tin”
    I had put 6 coats of the wicks on to bare decking and it lasted less than 18 months and the actual cuprinol colour was so far away from the advertised colour on the tin that I took it off again next day……its application suggested a similar quality to wicks stuff. Got on internet and found a guy who lays decking for a living and reccomended your product.
    Difference in quality is obvious, you can feel the adhesion as you brush it on……bare wood application again…. two coats were fine and it took a wee while longer to dry as some of my decked area is enclosed and out of the sun.
    So save yourself time and hastle and get what I consider by far the best decking paint I,ve found….you may even save money in the long run if like me you have tried other products which are not effective. Cannot comment on durability yet but quietly confident
    5 stars

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    This sounds perfect as the previous paint didn’t last very long and was not cheap! Begins with a V! Do we have to strip off or can we paint on top, planning to go dark grey from dark blue

    Originally posted on Decking Paint - Aged Grey

    • Owatrol Team

      Owatrol Team

      Hi Sue,

      Unfortunately you will need to remove the previous paint as otherwise the Decking Paint will be adhering to the old finish rather than the wood and so will only be as good as that finish in terms of adherence (which seems like it has been disappointing). You would need to remove the old finish with a suitable stripper (we’d recommend trying a sample of Dilunett) to take it back to bare wood so that the Decking Paint can adhere to the wood.

      Originally posted on Decking Paint - Aged Grey

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    Jade To Verified Owner

    Purchased the decking paint and Netrol cleaner, quick speedy delivery and great website

    Will i need to use anything to treat the decking before painting?

    We laid the decking over 18months ago and its not been treated or painted and has weathered over time

    Originally posted on Decking Paint - Black

    • Owatrol Team

      Owatrol Team

      Hi Jade,

      If your decking is untreated you’ll just need to clean it with Net-Trol and then wait for it to dry fully before applying Decking Paint. You don’t need to treat it with anything else as Decking Paint itself provides the moisture and UV protection for your wood.

      If you need any further help please don’t hesitate to get in touch,
      The Owatrol Team

      Originally posted on Decking Paint - Black

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    Bradley Verified Owner

    Great product with a quality finish..

    Originally posted on Decking Paint - Grey

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    David Kitchener Verified Owner

    Really pleased with the excellent service received from Owatrol regarding delivery of samples and my order which arrived next day. The application of the decking paint was easy with a brush and gave excellent coverage after two coats. All of the colours suited our needs but we chose green which looks really smart and complements our newly laid artificial lawn. Very satisfied with the product and service provided by Owatrol……not cheap but if it lasts five years as claimed then it represents a good investment.

    Originally posted on Decking Paint - Mallard Green

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    david luxton Verified Owner

    Very helpful team supporting products. Found stripping previous decking oil coats frustrating and very time consuming, requiring repeat treatments of Dilunett, Aquanett and Nettrol and eventually I resorted to sanding the last vestiges. These strippers though, as claimed, seemed non toxic to the pondlife nearby. Painting was therefore a simple operation, colour a little lighter than anticipated so should have bought a sample pot first. Time will tell as to whether the paint is as dusrable as is claimed but looks very nice freshly painted, though none of the products are cheap. Delivery very efficient.

    Originally posted on Decking Paint - Sea Foam Green

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    L Trivett Verified Owner

    We chose the dark brown decking paint and the product was a good consistency and went on well with a large brush. The finished look was professional with good coverage, so hopefully we won’t be repainting for a while.

    Originally posted on Decking Paint - Dark Brown

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    Thank you for getting back to me i will try and strip the old stain of the decking first.

    Kind Regards

    Originally posted on Decking Paint - Aged Grey

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    Richard Dixon Verified Owner

    Really impressed with the finish and how it seems to be protected some scaffold boards I had installed (instead of decking).

    Originally posted on Decking Paint - Dark Brown

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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