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Ultimate Protection Decking Stain

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Description

Protect your decking against harsh weather and footfall and keep it looking good for twice as long as standard decking stain. Available in 13 different colours and covers 6.4m2 per litre, it’s rainproof in only 90 minutes and stops your wood from greying and splitting.

  • A great finish with long-lasting protection
  • Soaks deeper into the wood so it lasts longer
  • Keeps your wood healthier and protected for longer
  • Available in a range of colours so you can take your pick
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  • Rainproof in 90 minutes
  • Lasts twice as long as usual stains
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Use for the following wood types
  • Softwood decking
    Softwood decking
  • Hardwood decking
    Hardwood decking

Can be used on both ridged or smooth wood.

13 colours available including:
Cedar

Cedar

Charcoal

Charcoal

Country Oak

Country Oak

Dark Oak

Dark Oak

Medium Oak

Medium Oak

Mountain Green

Mountain Green

Pine

Pine

Mahogany

Mahogany

Teak

Teak

Slate

Slate

Stone Grey

Stone Grey

Walnut

Walnut

White Wash

White Wash

How do I use it?

Number of coats

Two coats

Coverage

Up to 6.4m2 per litre

Application

Brush on

How to use Ultimate Protection Decking Stain

Before you start

Make sure your decking is clean and free of dirt, oil, grease, wax and silicone. Scrub off any algae, moss or mildew and leave your decking to thoroughly dry.

How to prepare decking for staining

Untreated, weathered decking

  1. Apply decking restorer to highlight your deck’s natural colour and provide a sound base for application to ensure the stain penetrates effectively.
  2. Follow the instructions on the tin to apply your restorer.
  3. Leave your deck to thoroughly dry out before applying the stain

Previously finished decking

  1. Use sandpaper to remove areas of loose, flaking or peeling coatings.
  2. Strip all old finishes to ensure your new finish isn’t patchy.
  3. Check the cut ends of your decking and use protector to make sure no moisture seeps in and ruins your decking.

New wood

New wood should be left for roughly six months to weather naturally. This helps to erode pre-treatment so your stain can thoroughly penetrate the deck. Once you’ve left it six months, you need to follow these steps.

  1. Clean the deck with a scrubbing brush and decking cleaner to open the pores of the wood and fully remove any contamination from the manufacturer of the timber.
  2. Rinse thoroughly with water – ideally a pressure washer.
  3. Allow the deck to completely dry

You can test the effectiveness of your cleaning by sloshing the deck with water. If it beads, keep cleaning until it no longer does that.

Application

Your decking stain is best applied in temperatures above 10°C. Be sure to pick a day with a clear forecast and make sure your deck is thoroughly dry before you begin.

  1. Stir the stain thoroughly before you apply it and don’t dilute it. You will need to periodically keep stirring it as you apply it.
  2. Use a wide brush specially designed for water based finishes. Apply it liberally to make sure the deck is evenly covered.
  3. Focus on three to four boards at a time to avoid overlap marks. Work along the grain and ensure the leading edge is distributed evenly.
  4. Wait four hours for the first coat to dry.
  5. Apply a second coat and leave it to dry.

And that’s it! Your decking is now protected against all weather conditions and heavy footfall – so there’s no need to worry about a summer BBQ ruining it.

Aftercare

Cleaning

Sweep your decking with a stiff broom to help your stain looking it’s best for longer. Use a broom to remove debris, leaves and dirt that can work its way into the grooves of your decking.

If you notice mould or algae, clean it to prevent it getting worse.

Repair

You should regularly inspect your decking for signs of dirt or damage.

If you notice a spot that’s not quite up to standard, all you need to do is lightly sand it and reapply a thin coat of the stain to the problem area.

Technical specification

Usage Exterior on ridged or smooth hardwood and softwood decking
Coverage Up to 6.4m2 per litre
Dry time Rainproof in 90 minutes
Coat time Four hours
Number of coats Two
Colours Pine, Country Oak, Medium Oak, Teak, Mahogany, Dark Oak, Cedar, Mountain Green, Charcoal, Slate, Stone Grey, White Wash, Walnut
Finish Matt
Durability Lasts twice as long as standard stains
Application Brush
Stain base Water
Sizes 2.5L, 5L
VOC Low