after searching the forum I see that the 46 threads on decking oil all come back to the same sorts of products. Oils, oils, tung, danish, DWD, wattyl etc etc.
Now I have a deck that is in place that was put in by the previous owner and it was never coated or finished with anything by the look of it. It has no roof over it only a shade sail and as a result it looks black, mouldy and very ordinary.
Now here is the deal, this deck is probably getting replaced or added to in the next 2 years so I didn't want to spend big dollars on getting it up to scratch but I don't want it looking cr@p (typical aren't I)
I was going to sand it (we are talking 30m2 here) and try a home made forumla on the deck - something like this I on the net.
"Used on wooden decks for schooners, fishing boats, and porch decks. Makes for an amber finish. To customize the mixture, add more pine tar for a darker color or add less for a lighter color. Allow more drying time for the darker mixture.<TABLE width="75%" align=center border=1><TBODY><TR><TD>Turpentine</TD><TD>1 qt</TD></TR><TR><TD>Boiled Linseed Oil</TD><TD>1 qt</TD></TR><TR><TD>Pine Tar</TD><TD>1/2 pt</TD></TR><TR><TD>Japan Drier</TD><TD>1/2 pt</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
* Covers approximately 100 square feet
What are your thoughts, I haven't priced this option yet but I would be interested to see or hear from anyone who has a DIY recipe or has done this before.
Thanks in advance