I just moved into a new house and need to re-oil the spotted gum wooden deck for the first time.. part of the deck is covered and the other part is open.. I have intergrain decking oil. I had a few questions before I start.
1. Do I need to sand my deck before oiling ? If so should it be done before cleaning or after. And also what grit sandpaper should I be using.
2. Do I need to fill in the cracks before oiling. I don’t see any major cracks. But the exposed part of the deck seems to look worned out.
3. What deck cleaner can I use for cleaning the deck.
4. Should 2 coats of oil be good enough if I plan to re-oil every 12 months?
5. In general, What is the best way to keep the deck looking clean and shiny between the oil coats.
Looking forward to hearing from the experts
Intergrain UltraDeck Timber Oil offers fast weather resistance and can withstand light rain on the day of application. The coating won't be damaged, wash away or peel if exposed to light rain once it is 'rain ready'. Water whitening can still occur when rain falls and pools on the surface within the first week or two after application. Water whitening does not affect the integrity of the coating or its exterior durability and usually goes away once the surface dries out.
If you continue to see this marking after the deck has fully dried out over the next week, I'd suggest contacting the Intergrain experts to discuss.