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    Default Decking stain OR Decking oil

    would you use decking stain or decking oil
    the deck is Merbau new deck
    5 months old still have not oiled it yet
    open not covered gets full sun most of the day
    also if stain which would you use on merbau

    http://www.feastwatson.com.au/DeckingDeckingOil.asp

    the deck is about 45sqm
    how much stain/oil will I need

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    The info you need is in the link you provided.

    Oil, rather than stain.

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    Oil, but i would recommend a brand call Flood Spa and Deck. It gives a dull finish however they actually give you a gurantee on the life of the coating. Most other brands you can only expect to last 6 - 12 months before it would need to be re-done.

    Also, being merbau, make sure you leave the decking raw for a couple of weeks before you coat it so it can bleed as some call it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 123 View Post
    Oil, but i would recommend a brand call Flood Spa and Deck. It gives a dull finish however they actually give you a gurantee on the life of the coating. Most other brands you can only expect to last 6 - 12 months before it would need to be re-done.

    Also, being merbau, make sure you leave the decking raw for a couple of weeks before you coat it so it can bleed as some call it.

    S&D is a water based acrylic not an oil though..

    up to you for coating but go either oil or S&D and not stain.. oil gives protection stain is more about colour which you already have..
    check my sticky at the top of section for how to apply and clean your deck

    cheers utemad

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    Quote Originally Posted by UteMad View Post
    S&D is a water based acrylic not an oil though..

    up to you for coating but go either oil or S&D and not stain.. oil gives protection stain is more about colour which you already have..
    check my sticky at the top of section for how to apply and clean your deck

    cheers utemad
    Thanks utemad
    great read on how to coatdeck


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