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Decking Protector

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Description

Protect your decking from greying in the sun and rotting in the rain. Decking Protector helps prevent timber from cracking, twisting and swelling so your decking stays healthy for longer.

  • Scuff resistant with a natural matt finish
  • Protects against foot traffic
  • Keeps the colour of your decking for longer
  • Repels water with a wax enriched formula
  • Ideal for newly laid decks
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  • Protects again scuffs and foot traffic
  • Repels against water and wax
  • Recoat in 2 hours
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How much decking protector do I need?

Measure your area precisely, drop the numbers into this smart calculator and it will tell you straight away how many litres you'll need to complete your project.

Use for the following wood types
  • Softwood decking
    Softwood decking
  • Hardwood decking
    Hardwood decking

Can be used on both ridged or smooth wood.

2 colours available including:
Natural

Natural

Natural Oak

Natural Oak

How do I use it?

Number of coats

Two coats

Coverage

Up to 6m2 per litre

Application

Brush or Perfect Finish Pad

How to use Decking Protector

Before you start

Clean your decking and remove dust, dirt, grease and oil. A stiff wire brush should be able to dislodge a lot of dirt.

How to prepare new decking for protecting

The majority of new decking is suitable for protecting including tanalised, pressure treated and preservative impregnated decking.

You need to let your decking weather for roughly six months to ensure the grain opens up and any pre-treatments have washed away.

You then need to clean the decking to remove dirt and dust. If you notice any mould or algae, use decking cleaner to remove it.

How to prepare old decking for protection

All old coatings need to be removed from the decking before you can apply the protector.

  1. Use decking stripper or a jet washer to remove all the old coating and strip back to the bare wood.
  2. Clean the decking with specialist cleaner.
  3. Leave your decking to thoroughly dry.

Application

Decking Protector is best applied on days when the weather is above 10 °C and no rain is forecast.

  1. Shake the tin thoroughly to ensure it’s all mixed together.
  2. Pour the Decking Protector into a plastic container.
  3. Use a brush, roller or low pressure spray to apply the protector. If you use a sprayer you will need to protect the surrounding area from overspray.
  4. Work the protector into the wood grain.
  5. If, after 15 minutes, you notice any protector pooling or ponding, redistribute it to dry areas.
  6. Wait for a maximum of two hours for the first coat to dry. Drying times can vary though depending on the weather conditions and the type of wood you’re protecting.
  7. Reapply a second coat and wait 20 minutes before redistributing pooling protector with a dry brush.
  8. Wait 24 hours for the decking to dry completely before moving back furniture.

Aftercare

Cleaning

Brushes can be cleaned with water and detergent.

Keep your deck well maintained and use a wire brush to regularly clean it to remove the dirt and dust.

If you notice a build-up of any leaves, grime and mould, use a deck cleaner to remove this dirt to keep the finish of your deck looking good.

Repair

Inspect the finish of your decking on an annual basis to look for any patches or scuffs that need repairing. To fix this, all you need to do is apply another coat of the decking protector and it will look good as new.

Technical specification

Usage

Ridged or smooth softwood and hardwood exterior decking

Coverage Up to 6m2 per litre
Dry time 24 hours
Coat time Two hours
Number of coats Two
Colours

Natural, Natural Oak

Finish Matt translucent finish
Durability Protects decking from rain and sunshine
Application Brush or Perfect Finish Pad
Base Water
Sizes 5L
VOC Low

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