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Do I need to oil Merbau fence & gate?

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Do I need to oil Merbau fence & gate?


Hi, do I need to treat/oil this Merbau gate & fence panels (from Bunnings) to sustain the colour & treat the wood? 

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Re: Do I need to oil Merbau fence & gate?

Hello @Reno_Mum


The answer is yes to both questions. In ideal situations, you re-stain your fence every six months. But in harsher weather conditions it could be as short as three. A good indicator that your fence needs re-staining is when its colour starts to go dull and parts of your fence start going grey. 


The steps to re-staining your fence are the same when re-staining your deck. A thorough clean is required with Oates Compact Deck Scrub Brush and the use of Intergrain 1L UltraPrep Timber Cleaner. I recommend using a power washer to rinse it thoroughly. Once the fence is dry and clean you can now stain it with your preferred product. 


If you need further assistance, please let us know.




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