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How to Maintain Your Timber Decking in the Winter Time


Timber Decking

Timber decking is some of the most popular decking in the UK. However, this decking is, unfortunately, prone to wear and tear in the winter months. Because of the weather, your decking could offer from being discolouration, or down-right damaged in some cases. That being said, this is preventable as long as you take the right steps. Here are some tips from Arbordeck, specialists in non-slip timber decking boards.

Clean It

timber deck cleaning

Timber is prone to discolouration, unfortunately. On top of this, cleaning your timber isn’t as simple as you might think it is. You can use pressure washers, but only if they’re not heavy-duty. Use something basic, otherwise you can damage the fibers in the wood.

You can also clean your timber buy sweeping the deck of any dirt or debris. You’ll want to avoid having smaller objects fall into expansion gaps. If they do, you can use a small knife to remove them.

Then, you will want to use a mile all-purpose cleaner to mop the deck and rid of any possible animal dung on your deck, any possible mould or any stains. Do not use bleach as you could damage your deck this way. Any fungal growth can be stopped with fungicide. These won’t hurt your wood.

Stain It

You should stain your deck once a year. In the winter months, it can help protect your timber from damage or being discoloured. Staining in the winter time can give the material time to recover.

How Should You Go About Staining It? When you pick out your stain, make sure that you pick up some paint brushes, and some paint rollers. You could also buy a paint sprayer. This might save you more time.

If you buy a roller, use the roller to cover as much area as possible, and then use the brushes you also bought to paint any gaps or small places you may have missed. A paint sprayer may save you time in the long run, as it is much faster than a roller.

Use Decking Oil

decking oil

A decking oil may be a good idea if you’re in a particularly wet area. Even if you use a stain that is weatherproof, the surface-level protection may not work as well, and be somewhat pointless. The decking out is used to seal the wood against the weather by drying into pores and cells in the wood. Oils don’t crack when your timber expands, and this makes it great for weatherproofing your timber.

If you take care of your timber decking in the winter, you’ll have a nice area to use when the summer rolls back around. Protecting your timber is something that needs a yearly recoating, and is something that is a matter of regular maintenance. However, it is well worth it.

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