How to rescue your old deck

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If your deck is looking a bit worse for wear, you don’t need to replace it. Rescue it! Our Decking Paint fills in small cracks and covers grey wood, making your deck look as good as new. A good clean and a couple coats of paint is all it takes to give your deck a new look.

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Before you start give your decking a good scrub with a stiff brush. This'll get rid of any dirt or loose bits of wood.

Then give it a hose down with some water or even use a jet wash.

For the best results, use our Decking Cleaner and Reviver – this will make the paint stick better and last longer.

Let your deck dry fully before painting.


Make sure you give the paint a really good stir before you start. Find a hidden area and test the colour here to make sure that you're happy with it.

Start in the furthest corner and get loads of paint on your brush. Work along the length of the boards painting 3-4 boards at a time to avoid overlap marks.

Put some extra paint over any splits or cracks.

You'll need to put on 2 coats to get the best finish and protection.

Leave 4 hours between each coat and 48 hours before you use it.

Make sure you put loads on, then just leave it to do the hard work for you.

That's it, job done.

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